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Mardi Himal Trek – Base Camp Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is also known as the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, a newly established but very popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek will take you to Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4,500 meters. Mardi Himal Base Camp is located east of Annapurna Base Camp and near Pokhara.

The Mardi Himal Trek route has been open to trekkers since 2012, but has quickly gained popularity and is used by thousands of international and local trekkers each year. Along the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek you can see the most beautiful mountains Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna.

In addition to the mountain views, the trek also offers the opportunity to discover the transitional villages, the endless cultural diversity and the alluring views of the river. The trek passes through ancient rhododendron forests and brings you close to Mardi Himal.

There are many starting points for the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek, but Kande and Dhampus phedi are the most popular. The trek itinerary is given below also starts from Dhampus phedi after 40 minutes drive from Pokhara. First, the steep trail leads up to the village of Dhampus, then on a flat and steep walk to Pothana (1,950 m) and then to Pitam Deurali (2,100 m).

There is a right turn in Deurali sign posted “Forest Camp” the trail is through the jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2,550 m).

This trail is initially quite steep leaving Forest Camp, but soon gets less steep as you again get up on the ridge. The trail leaves Low Camp in the jungle again, but the trees soon start getting smaller. After about an hour of trekking exits the jungle with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre on the open ridge and Annapurna south to the left. Finally, you reach High Camp above the treeline, you must prepare for colder temperatures.

High Camp is the last tea house stop where most of the trekkers stay for the night before going to Mardi Himal Base Camp. If you stay the night at Low Camp or Badal Danda, it is possible to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m) and back to High Camp in a single day. But it's hard.

This makes a long day trek, but there is also a viewpoint about halfway, the amazing view can be seen from here. After that, we trek to the High Camp, then to the Low Camp, and then we proceed to Siddhing and Lumre. From Lumre, we drive back to Pokhara and the next day drives back to Kathmandu.

11 days Mardi Himal Base Camp trek includes 6 days trekking (8 days from Kathmandu) and one day sightseeing in Kathmandu, two days for arrival and departure from Kathmandu.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp offers a close-up view of the Mardi Himal and the surrounding peaks.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path offers a more serene and tranquil trekking experience.
  • Hike through diverse landscapes, including terraced fields, lush forests, alpine meadows and high-altitude moraines.
  • Offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapurna range, including the famous peaks of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal and Lamjung Himal.
  • The hike takes you through traditional Nepalese villages, where you can get to know the culture and hospitality of the Gurung and Magar communities.
  • The trail leads through beautiful rhododendron and oak forests, which are particularly impressive in spring when the rhododendrons are in full bloom.
  • One of the most beautiful and quickly accessible base camp hikes of medium difficulty, suitable for all age groups.
  • Offers the opportunity to combine the Mardi Himal Trek with other trekking in the Annapurna region or a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park.
  • Staying in teahouses along the route, enjoy local meals, and share experiences with other trekkers.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Cost

The cost of the Mardi Himal Base Camp trekking package depends on various factors. These include the size of the group (Larger groups might be able to negotiate better rates, while solo trekkers or small groups may pay a premium for personalized services), the level of services included (budget, standard, luxury) and the reputation and standard of the trekking company you choose.

The Alpine Adventure Club announces the cost and some fixed departure dates for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek for groups joining in 2024 and 2025, the cost includes the standard service. If you wish to participate in a private trek, the cost will be different.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820 m) by tourist bus
Day 04: Drive to Dhampus Phedi and trek to Pothana (1,900 m)
Day 05: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2,554 m)
Day 06: Trek to High Camp (3,600 m)
Day 07: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m) and back to High Camp (3,600 m) 
Day 08: Trek from High Camp to Siding Village (1,700 m) 
Day 09: Trek from Siding Village to Lumre (1,200 m) then drive to Pokhara (820 m) 
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu (1,350 m) by tourist bus
Day 11: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination

Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trek Start Point:  Dhampas Phedi
Trek End Point: Lumre
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse/Camping
Trekking Grade: Easy-Medium
Best Season:  March - May / September-November
Max Elevation: 4,500 m
Duration: 11 Days

The price of a private trek can fluctuate due to several factors, such as the trekking agency selected, the trek's duration, the group size, the level of services desired, and the preferred category of accommodation (deluxe, standard, or budget) in the city and during the trek, the choice between normal (simple) teahouses or the best available teahouses can also impact the overall price. Therefore, it is recommended that you click here: Price request form and fill in the required information and submit the same to get the exact price of your preferred trek and service.

PRICE INCLUDES:-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room in a 3-star standard hotel)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room in a tourist standard hotel)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Dhampus phedi transportation by private vehicle
  • Lumre to Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary.
  • Porters carrying your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, Kathmandu visits Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which are all World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square throws light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Late in the afternoon, we introduced you to your mountain/trek guide. overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m)
200 km: Early Morning (7.00 AM) departure to Pokhara by Tourist Bus transfer to Hotel. Arrive in the Pokhara afternoon about at 2 Pm. Relax or walk around Lake Side. O/N Hotel

Day 04: Pokhara Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana
From Pokhara half an hour drives to Phedi, from where we will commence our Mardi Himal trekking. We will start the trek by climbing the stairs from Phedi which will eventually level level. The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through rhododendron and pine forests till we reach the Dhampus, a Gurung village known for the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. We will continue our ascent until we reach the small village of Pothana, surrounded by forests and exhibiting marvelous mountain views.. Overnight at Teahouse

Day 05: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2554m)
After a hearty breakfast, we start our trek with a steep uphill climb through thick forest along the beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The forest is the home to many rare wildlife and we may catch glimpse of some of the rare birds and animals along the way. After walking for around five hours, we will reach the forest camp , Overnight at Teahouse

Day 06: Forest Camp to High Camp (3600 m)
The trail from the Forest camp to the high camp follows a steep ascent through the rhododendron and Juniper forest. The pattern for the day is a steeper climbing to get over a hillock, then relatively flat for a while and again start the ascent. On Reaching the top, we will be highly rewarded with the magnificent, breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and Mount Macchapuchre. Overnight at Teahouse

Day 07: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to High Camp
We will rise early to appreciate the spectacular sunrise view over the Annapurna range from the high Camp. After the breakfast, we will start our ascent to Mardi Himal Base Camp, which stands at 4500 meters. The trek today is challenging with a walk along a narrow, rocky trails. The hardship of the day is generously rewarded with the stunning mountain views along the pristine surroundings at the Mardi Himal Base Camp. After spending some time at the base camp, we will retrace our steps back to high camp. Overnight at Teahouse

Day 08: Trek from High Camp to Siding Village (1700 m) 
We will retrace our steps and follow a steep descent to low camp from where we will trek into the forest to Mardi Khola. After a delightful walk along the river and the forest, we will reach a warm and hospitable village of Siding. Overnight at Teahouse/Homestay

Day 09: Trek from Siding Village to Lumre (1200m) then drive to Pokhara (820 m) 
After a hearty breakfast, we will start our easy descent to Lumre. The trail follows the contour of the Mardi river valley and gradually descends down the pastures through beautiful Tamang and Gurung Villages. Our Transport will wait for us at Lumre from where we will take an hour long drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel

Day 10: Pokhara drive bus to Kathmandu (1350m)
We drive back to Kathmandu, on the sixth and the last day of our trip, crossing over some mountain passes and rivers along the way. Overnight at Hotel

Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

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