Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek - 8 Days
Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a newly opened and less crowded trek located east of Annapurna Base Camp. This is nearest base camp trek than other base camps treks in Nepal. It has become a popular destination for its excellent and close-up views of Mardi Himal (5587 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), and Fishtail/Machhapuchhre (6993 m). The trek offers wilderness experiences, a vast landscape, the daily lifestyle of the local indigenous community, and dense alpine forests. You still can't find fancy hotels in this area with only basic teahouses and homestays available. It provides food and accommodation to the trekkers. Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is an easy base camp trek as compared to other base camp treks in Nepal.
It is suitable for those who love to experience the beauty of flora and fauna, stunning scenery, walk through a dense forest with dense rhododendron forest, and are even more beautiful in spring. This is the perfect trekking trail for the true trekking enthusiast who wants to escape the crowds and dive into the serenity of nature.
The hardest point of the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is going from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m). It is a difficult trek of 6 hours in rocky hilly terrain. Altitude and mountain sickness are not really a problem on this trek as you will not be at altitude for very long. Many people from all walks of life, ages, and fitness levels have undertaken this trek. The best seasons are considered to be autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May), but it is possible to undertake this trek at any time of the year.
Usually, trekkers start this trek from Dhampus Phedi but some start from Kande. The trek climbs up to Mardi Himal Base Camp. After reaching your final destination (Mardi Himal Base Camp) and trek to Lumre. From here you come to Pokhara by private vehicle.
Day 01: Kathmandu drive to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus
Day 02: Drive to Dhampus Phedi and trek to Pothana (1900m)
Day 03: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2554m)
Day 04: Trek to High Camp (3980m)
Day 05: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4350m) and back to High Camp
Day 06: Trek from High Camp to Siding Village (1700m)
Day 07: Trek from Siding Village to Lumre and drive to Pokhara
Day 08: Pokhara drive to Kathmandu (1350m)