Situated just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp spectacularly situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre.
The trail goes along small winding paths, through magical rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 m. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
From High Camp (3580 m; some maps incorrectly mention 3900 m) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range.
There are simple guesthouses and homestays along the entire route. If you plan to do this trek in the winter months please check with a local tour operator if the lodges are open.
Duration: 8 Days
Max Attitude: 4500 m.
Seasons: March, April, May, September, October, November
Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge, Homestay
Start Point: Kande
End Point: Lumre
Level of Difficulty: Medium
Group Size: Min. 1 & Max.15
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. Issued in Kathmandu.
Day 1: Flight Kathmandu - Pokhara (or drive 7 hrs) - drive to Kande (1 hrs) - trek to Pitam-Deurali (2100 m) 2.5 hrs
Day 2: Pitam-Deurali (2100 m) - Forest Camp (2550 m) 4-5 hrs
Day 3: Forest Camp (2550 m) - Low Camp (2990 m) 3 hrs
Day 4: Low Camp (2990 m) - High Camp (3580 m) 3 hrs
Day 5: Day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m) and return to High Camp (3580 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 6: High Camp (3580 m) - Sidhing (1850 m) 6 hrs
Day 7: Sidhing (1850 m) - Lumre 3 hrs - drive to Pokhara 3 hrs
Day 8: Flight or bus Pokhara – Kathmandu
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with GHUMNAJAU.COM. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
09 Sep 2018
16 Sep 2018
- 1 Night accommodation at 3 start hotel in Pokhara.
- 6 Nights accommodation All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/coffee break & Dinner).
- Breakfast included in Pokhara.
- Internal flight (Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu )
- All surface transportation as per itinerary
- All Travel permits (ACAP Permits & TIMS)
- English speaking guide & his/her Guide fees. (if requires other language as well)
- Comprehensive first aid kits
- Insurance for the staff
- Medical Insurance for the client
- All applicable government taxes.
- Meal In Pokhara (Only included Breakfast)
- Personal expenses
- Medical/Rescue Insurance
- International airfare and VISA (On Arrival)
- Gratuities for Staff