Mardi Himal trek 9 days

  • Duration: 9 days

  • Trip level: moderate (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 4500 m

  • Accommodation: teahouse/lodge

  • Season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

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On the Mardi Himal trail

The Mardi Himal trek is relatively nearby Pokhara. This trek is far less famous than Poon Hill or Annapurna BC. Therefore you are able to hike in peace and quiet, with stunning mountain views. Firstly the path goes through oak and rhododendron forests. But as soon you are hiking on the Mardi ridge, you are able to enjoy a 360 panoramic view.

After you have arrived in Pokhara, a private drive will bring you to the starting point of the Mardi Himal trek. After that you hike a winding path through forests of oak & rhododendron to Pitam Deurali and Forest Camp. During hiking in the forest you regularly see the Annapurna mountains. But the best panoramic views start at Middle camp. From here on the Mardi Himal trail follows on a ridge with grass and some isolated bushes. Once you have arrived at High camp you are very close to some famous Annapurna mountain peaks. Machapuchre, or Fishtail, and Annapurna South showing themselves in full glory. Finally a four hour walk brings you to viewpoint further up Mardi Ridge. A breathtaking scenery and a peak into Annapurna Base Camp are the rewards. Shortly after you have tracked back to Middle camp, the Mardi Himal trail descends towards Lumre. A pleasant drive takes you back to Pokhara.
It is possible to extend the Mardi Himal trek to 13 days. For more info click here.

Day 01                  Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 hrs.)
Day 02                  Drive to Dhamphus (1 hr.), and trek to Pitam Deurali (2100 m – 3 hrs.)
Day 03                  Trek to Forest camp (2550 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 04                  Trek to Middle Camp (3220 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to High Camp (3580 m – 5,5 hrs.)
Day 06                  Day hike to Mardi Himal base camp viewpoint (4500 m – 7 hrs.) overnight at Middle Camp
Day 07                  Trek to Sidhing (1850 – 6 hrs.)
Day 08                  Trek to Lumre (3 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara (2 hrs.)
Day 09                  Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu. (6 hrs.)

During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.

Please inquire about the price

We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus; flight is optional. Drive to start and from end trek
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
-One night in guesthouse, including breakfast, in Pokhara before and after trek
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
-ACAP fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lunches and dinners in Pokhara
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)