Mardi Himal Trek  |  12 Days

A lesser known, yet fascinatingly adventurous: Mardi Himal Trek is a gem of a trek which just recently opened for trekking in 2012. Mardi Himal Trek takes you through a diverse geographical topography with such pace and abrupt changes that you are left to admire the wondrous region. This trek, being both teahouse and camping trek offers you the luxury of enjoying a plethora of natural wilderness while providing you the option to rest and experience traditional food and culture in the teahouses and lodges. The journey is an entertaining, madness mix of adventure and luxury that, surprisingly enough ensures you are never overwhelmed or bored by neither.  

Mardi Himal Trek 12 days begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Kathmandu, being the capital of the country is the trade and business hub of the nation. Nevertheless, it is exceptionally rich in diverse religion and culture as well as the heritage that reflect those traditional practices. We spend a day visiting some of the major attractions of the city. We drive to Pokhara, another city that blows your mind with the elegant combination of natural beauty and modern hospitality. We again drive to Kande where the actual trekking of our journey begins. We walk downhill to reach Pothana and go uphill to reach Deurali. We then take a short hike to reach Low Camp (3,050m) and successively ascend to High Camp (3,600m). From the High Camp, we go to Mardi Base Camp (4,500m) which offers the ecstatic joy to each person who dreams of being in the cradle of pristine nature and amass sheer joy and excitement. The panoramic view of Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and numerous other peaks is simply breath-taking and is a genuine pleasure to watch. We don’t have to retrace our steps but instead, we goto Siding village and return back to Pokhara to end our wonderful journey.

Reasonable Treks And Tour shares its genuine pleasure to inform you that it is one of the best travel and Trekking agency in Nepal with 10 years of graceful history. We are always delighted to provide the best services to our clients. The clients needn’t worry about any legal or journey related issues and can be focused solely on entertaining themselves. We are welcome to any suggestions regarding the quality of service or the tour package flexibility. 

Trip Highlights

  • In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and exciting cultural and historical place.
  • On the least trekked areas around high scenic ridges of Machhapuchare and Mardi Himal.
  • Wonderful country walks into the fresh and natural environment.
  • Mardi Himal base Camp Trek at 5106m High.

Itinerary

  • 1 Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.As soon you arrive at Kathmandu, our representative will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. We’ll discuss briefly the trek later. In the evening, we’ll have a special dinner that represents Nepali food culture.
  • 2 In Kathmandu sightseeing Tour at places of interest and trek preparation.Today, we spend our whole day exploring the riches of the Kathmandu valley. We visit different religious and historical places in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, durbar squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. These places have been enlisted as the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. We also buy proper gears and equipment for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • 3Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)In the morning, after breakfast, we drive towards Pokhara through the Prithvi Highway. We’ll have a lunch break on the way. You can also flight option to reach Pokhara. The flight features scenic mountain ranges whereas the road trip has picturesque hiss and gorges of the wonderfully diverse Nepal. The ‘City of Lakes’, Pokhara is a lively city and we enjoy its beauty during the night before our trek begins. Overnight in Pokhara.
  • 4 Drive to Kande (trek point) with 3 hrs walk to Potana 1,900m.The next morning, we have a short drive to Kande from where we begin our trek towards Pothana. The trail leads us through several uphill climbs through rhododendron forests. We get to see the beautiful terraced farms and human settlements along the way. The fact that those settlements are situated on the base of serene mountains makes it even more exciting. Finally, after some gentle walk, we reach Pothana. Overnight in Pothana.
  • 5 Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520m via Deurali 2,100m - 04 hrs.The next day, we trek towards Kokar forest camp via Deurali. We continue to walk along the trail and we pass through rhododendron and pine forests. We may get glimpses of water buffalos along the way. The uphill trek is also filled with scenic views of wonderful landscapes. We also get to see the views of the beautiful Ghandruk village. After a short walk, we reach Forest Camp. Overnight in the Forest camp.
  • 6 Trek to Forest camp to Low Camp 2,970 m - 04 hrs.We take a short hike to Low Camp. The trail goes through dense mix forest rendering us to acknowledge the wealth of biodiversity of the region. We reach Low Camp in a relatively short and easy trek. Upon reaching the Low Camp we get the enchanting views of snow-capped Himalayas of South Annapurna (7,219m), Mt. Fishtail (6,997m), and Hiunchuli (6,441) along with quaintly glamorous traditional villages. Overnight in low camp.
  • 7 Trek to High camp 3, 700 m - 05 hrs.Early in the morning, we ascend towards High Camp. We walk through pine and rhododendron forests whilst enjoying the sunrise over the mountain ranges. The walk is simply mesmerizing and we feel the excitement in every step of the trek. Overnight in High Camp.
  • 8 Explore beyond High Camp to Mardi West Base Camp 4,500m.After an early breakfast, we explore the beautiful High Camp. We follow an uphill trail on a mixed terrain. The path to the Base Camp also has pastures where you can see Yaks in their natural habitat. We finally reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp where we can get an amazing view of Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal and numerous mountains of the Annapurna region. Overnight in Mardi Himal.
  • 9 Trek to Siding village 1,750m | 5,740ft - 06 hrs.The next day, we’ll trek towards Siding village in the Kaski district of Gandaki zone. The returning trail from the Mardi Himal Base Camp takes us through this exciting village which depicts the local culture and welcomes tourists with such humility that it sets an exemplary reputation. Overnight in Siding village.
  • 10 Drive to Pokhara - 04 hrs.From Siding village, we drive back to Pokhara. We take some much-needed rest in a hotel and walk around the city in the evening. The nightlife of Pokhara too never fails to impress anyone visiting the place. Overnight in Pokhara.
  • 11 Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.After the early breakfast in the morning, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can do some shopping for gifts for your family and friends. You will be treated with a ceremony to celebrate the success of our trek and it features the traditional food culture of Neal and Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • 12 International Departure for Homeward bound.Our trek comes to an end this day. After an early breakfast and hotel checkout, a representative will help you with your departure via the scheduled flight to your home country.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Three Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Two Night hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dance show.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader (Guide)
  • Porter service (3 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees and Annapurna Conversation Area Project ( permits) fees.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s). and driver(s).
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  • Mardi Himalaya Trek madness in 12 days!!
    Georgia

    Mardi Himalaya Trek madness in 12 days!!

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    “A trek to define pure soul in heavenly earth” I was with my few friends on this trekking adventure. I was speechless, seeing its natural beauty. The ‘City of Lakes’, Pokhara is a lively city and we enjoy its beauty during the night before our trek begun. Next morning we began our trek to Pothana. We get to see the beautiful terraced farms and human settlements along the way.The fact that those settlements are situated on the base of serene mountains makes it even more exciting. The uphill trek is also filled with scenic views of wonderful landscapes. We also get to see the views of the beautiful Ghandruk village. We walk through pine and rhododendron forests whilst enjoying the sunrise over the mountain ranges. The walk is simply mesmerizing and we feel the excitement. We follow an uphill trail on a mixed terrain. We finally reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp where we can get an amazing view of Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himalaya and numerous mountains of the Annapurna region. Mardi Himalaya is truly an unseen gem yet. It was wonderful trek into natural and fresh environment. Credit goes to: Anil for arranging such a wonderful trek.

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    What a great Company  My Partner and I had a Great on This Trekking   We book  12 Days Mardi Himal Trek with Reasonable Treks And Tour  The Owner Mr.Anil  organization Trekking  Mardi Himal Trek and He is Recommended A guide  And potter when he was available to take us our amazing and fantastic Trip to Mardi Himal Trek. Anil was so Professional and gave me the Best Reasonable cost This Trip!! Last Days  He also took me out to farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance show that I loved Thank you Anil for giving me the best memories of my lifetime Thank you so much Anil we will back  Next Time!!!.

Trip Note

Mardi Himal Trek.

Sheltered by the Annapurna Massif, is the Mardi Himal Trek harbors bewitching natural wonders and graceful ethnic communities. Annapurna, literal meaning in Nepali being the giver of food and nourishment, has civilizations that have flourished in its lush hills and the dry rain shadow areas alike. To trek through this region is a dream for most trekkers as it combines most things they seek for in one package.  Iconic peaks such as the Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Hiunchuli (6441m) along with the notoriously dangerous and massive Annapurna (8091m) lie in this region. Dotted around the trails are villages of the charming Gurung, Manangi and the Thakali communities.

Accommodation ON Mardi Himal Trek.

Nepali are known to be naturally graceful in nature. It's no different in the Mardi Himal Trek. Teahouses have sprung around the trekking regions, where you go from one teahouse to the next till you complete the trek. Tea houses offer basic accommodation and meals. These lodges are located along the routes and offer basic twin rooms, attached or common bathrooms, a dining room, and the ability to use wifi or take a hot shower at an extra cost. In addition to this, there are options for luxury treks where you can spend time on wonderful lodges and mini-hotels, which provide you with the most luxurious experience if you are ready to pay.       

Transportation on Mardi Himal Trek.

You can take a flight, bus or hire a vehicle to travel to the Mardi Himal Trek. The most famous starting point of any trips in the Annapurna region is Pokhara. There is an established trekking infrastructure, with an easy access to start the trek at around an hours’ distance from Pokhara. From Pokhara, you have a choice if you want to start your trek right away or travel to the next destination by a vehicle. You will find plenty of buses leaving for different places every day at different times. You will need to get tickets to travel by buses in order to get a seat. After you reach the higher altitudes in the region, you find comparatively fewer vehicles.

Food & Meals on Mardi Himal Trek.

You may not get the fanciest meals as you head to remote areas, but you sure will get the fascinating taste of food and a variety to choose from even in such places. The most popular meal you can get here is the Dal Bhat set. It includes Rice, lentils, vegetables and even meat in some places. Three Dal Bhat meals a day and you are ready to go. You will also find various other food items such as soups, momos, noodles etc. Look out for bakeries, they will have items such as bread and doughnuts.

Backpack list On Mardi Himal Trek.

You have to keep in mind that you must carry only what is needed. Even if you have a porter, there are weight limits in such agreements. Thus, you should only care to take the essentials that will be used on your trip. The ideal backpack would consist of:

  • Proper clothing: Strong durable warm jackets, sweat absorbent clothes for trekking, inner layers, undergarments, trousers, and socks.
  • Gears: hats, beanies, buff/balaclava, gloves, and Hiking/trekking shoes.
  • Accessories: trekking poles, sunglasses, lamps/headlamps, water bottles, first aid kits, medication tablets, toiletries etc.
  • Additional items: snacks, electronic gadgets (power bank, kindle, tablets), game cards etc.

You should have a proper bag that can accommodate all the necessities. If you hire a porter, you can add another bag under the weight limit for your porter to carry.

Guides & Porters on Mardi Himal Trek.

It is completely up to you to hire guides and porters. But it surely is highly recommended that you do so. Not only will the guide help you in the trek by leading you to your destination, but he will also be your Nepali companion for the trek.  He will help with dealings to be made in lodges, communicate in Nepalese in the villages and other necessities during the trek. The number of guides and porters vary depending on the number of guests and the amount of luggage. This may not be fixed precisely in advance due to unpredictable conditions in the mountains.

Electricity/ Recharge & Internet on Mardi Himal Trek.

Wi-Fi is now widely available in most of the teahouses and lodges in the trekking area, albeit the speeds are lower, but as you trek to higher altitudes the speed may be far slower than what you may be used to.  The connection may also be disrupted by weather conditions. The lodges generally sell Wifi card for NRs. 350 or NRs. 500. As you climb further in altitude, the standard lodges there are very cheap, and one of the factors is they don’t provide electricity for luxuries like charging your electronics. You need to pay hourly up to 2-4 USD for that, it is advised to take a fully charged power bank so you have something to rely on when you climb higher.

Group Size & Crew Member Mardi Himal Trek.

Your group size can vary according to your preference. However, you have to note that the larger the group, the more porters and guides are required for the smooth operation of the trek. If you are going on camping treks, you will be needing crew members skilled in navigating along with guides, porters and cooks. Other than this, the normal teahouse treks warrant reasonable guides, assistant guides, and ample porters. There will not be other difficulties as the routes are already well established, and can accommodate even larger groups. Apart from this, you may travel alone if you wish but that depends upon the agreement that you are responsible for your own safety.

Medical Facility on Mardi Himal Trek.

We recommend that you bring some medications that you would normally use for a headache, flu, stomach problems, and other common sicknesses along with you. In addition to this, your trekking guide will also most likely be traveling with a first aid kit. Most guides are also well versed in first aid procedure and basic medical and life aid, which they have garnered through training and experience. There are small medical stations around the villages, which can help with primary treatment.  The prominent hospitals are down in Pokhara, which you can get to through helicopter rescues if things go very uncharacteristically awry.

Flight Cancellations & Delay (Internal) on Mardi Himal Trek.

Traveling by the domestic airlines in Nepal can be a real headache. Due to the unpredictable weather changes, you can face flight delays and even cancellations. This might disrupt your trekking schedule. Thus it is best to schedule your flight a day ahead so that if in any case your flight is canceled, you can take the next flight and reach in time for your trek. Or, the best next alternative is to travel by road. You can get tickets for public buses or hire private jeeps/vans to travel to your destination. Traveling by bus can be extremely cheaper than traveling by air or hiring vehicles. The alternatives to any unpredictable situations during travel are usually arranged by travel agencies. However, the additional costs of these services have to be paid by you since they are not covered by the agreement between you and the travel agency.

Altitude Sickness on Mardi Himal Trek.

Altitude sickness can happen to anyone. At high altitudes, you have to maintain a slow and steady pace giving your body the least amount of work to do. Once you ascend an altitude of 3000 meters, you have to take a step further in being careful. The worst part here is that altitude sickness cannot be cured or removed in an instant. It can lead to other problems such as high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)! As soon as you see the symptoms (shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia, headache, nausea, etc.) of it, it is best to descend right away. Medications such as Diamox can help you to minimize the effects of the altitude sickness. It is better to stay hydrated, get adequate rest and acclimatize to the location to avoid this sickness.

Best Season to travel On Mardi Himal Trek.

One of the most important things you must know before going off a trek is to know the best time to go on the trek. It isn't as easy as going off whenever you want to. The climate and the unpredictable weather during particular seasons can make a big difference in your experience of the trek. It is best to avoid the monsoon and peak winter season for treks in the Mardi Himal Trek. The ideal time to trek is considered to be around October to early December and late February to April. There is a lower risk of heavy snowfall and dangerous slippery trails. You'll find the perfect weather, dry trails and the best possible views.

Insurance & Rescue on Mardi Himal Trek.

When you are traveling at altitudes like that of the Mardi Himal Trek, you can face unexpected circumstances at any time during the journey. You must get yourself a good insurance policy that covers such situations. Many travel insurance companies do not have policies that cover high altitude traveling. Be sure to check your insurance policy. If you get injured or if you need immediate evacuation, you will require a rescue team to come for you. In dire cases, one might require a helicopter rescue, or might have to be carried back by a yak or horse. Rescue services such as hiring a helicopter can be really expensive. It is best to have insurance to cover all of these charges. You can find insurance providers who also cover your insurance at high altitudes.

Booking & Payments on Mardi Himal Trek.

You will not have a hard time finding a travel agency that will arrange for you a decent journey to the Mardi Himal Trek. You can schedule a trek at your choice of destination online or in person. Or you can also place your interest and the travel agency will give you the perfect time to leave for your trek. Terms and agreements applied, you will have to comply with the demands set by the agencies before booking your trip. You will be required to send necessary documents such as passports, and advanced payment for your confirmation. You can be charged a certain amount of money depending upon the agency if you want to cancel a booking.

Acclimatization on Mardi Himal Trek.

Acclimatization is a vital aspect of any high altitude travel. It is a process by which your body develops an increase in the number of red blood cells which increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. This lowers your risk of getting altitude sickness. Acclimatization may require several hours up to a day or two. Your body needs time to adjust to the new climate and thus function accordingly. It is recommended that you spend a night or more at every checkpoint you reach so that your body can acclimatize to the climate. You can get enough rest and also enjoy the surroundings while you're at it. 

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Depature Dates

We provide the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide a 5% discount for a booking of 5 or more than 5 people. If a group booking of more than 15 people we provide discount up to 10% for your trip.

Note: Start date is your arrival date in Nepal and end date is the returning date from Nepal. 

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
24 November, 2019 05 December, 2019 US 800 $ Available
27 November, 2019 08 December, 2019 US 800 $ Available
30 November, 2019 11 December, 2019 US 800 $ Available
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
01 December, 2019 12 December, 2019 US 800 $ Available
03 December, 2019 14 December, 2019 US 800 $ Available
06 December, 2019 17 December, 2019 US 800 $ Available
09 December, 2019 20 December, 2019 US 800 $ Available
12 December, 2019 23 December, 2019 US 800 $ Available
15 December, 2019 26 December, 2019 US 800 $ Available
18 December, 2019 29 December, 2019 US 800 $ Available
21 December, 2019 01 January, 2020 US 800 $ Available
24 December, 2019 04 January, 2020 US 800 $ Available
27 December, 2019 07 January, 2020 US 800 $ Available
29 December, 2019 09 January, 2020 US 800 $ Available
31 December, 2019 11 January, 2020 US 800 $ Available

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  • Trip Cost USD $800
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Accomodation3 Star (or greater) Hotel, Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during The Trek
  • Transportation: All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
  • Max. Altitude: 5, 106 m high at Mardi Base Camp.
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