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Mardi Himal Trekking

Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
Mardi Himal Base Camp
Program Type:
Tea house trek( Basic lodges),
Minimum Pax:
Walking & sight seeing tour,
Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner,
Best Season:
Sep to Dec & March to June,
Car / Bus and plane ( on request),
Per Day Walking:
4 to 7 hours,
Trip Grade:
Mardi Himal Trekking


The Mardi Himal Trekking is a newly opened beautiful hidden path trails to Mardi Himal Base Camp and Mardi Himal (5555 meters).it is to the Midwest of Nepal in Annapurna region and there are few alternative trekking routes and different perspective to see the view of Annapurna range and mt. Fishtail. Mardi Himal peak lies about 20 km in Distance from  Pokhara and to the east of Modi river.

Mardi Himal Trekking starts from few different places but mostly it starts from Mardi pool and ending at the Ghachok there are so many interesting things along the way of mard Himal trekking such as bamboo forest, Rhododendron, Oak, Gurung ethnicity village  as it is really beautiful area than the trails ascend to the high alpine area.

Mardi Himalayas several base camps but the Lower Base Camp is one of the best points to see Machhapuchhre( 6993 meters) and this place probably the best viewpoint to see Mt.Machhapuchhre anywhere in Nepal because the view in a daytime sunrise, sunset all you can explore from the low camp after low camp you can visit Mardi Himal base camp where you get to see all Annapurna range. 

Freelance /independent trekking guide must be your best choice to make Mard Himal Trekking because it is newly opened and also for your safety it is better to hire a Freelance experienced Trekking Guide. 

Mardi Himal Trekking Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu-30 minute drive to your hotel.

DAY 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara- 7 hrs drive

DAY 03: Drive to Kande and trek to Australian Camp-3 hrs Walk

DAY 04: Trek to Forest Camp (2500m).

DAY 05: Trek form forest camp to low camp (2990m) - 3hrs walking

DAY 05: Trekking from Low Camp to High Camp (3,580) -4hrs walk

DAY 06: Trekking from High Camp to Mardi Himal West Base Camp/Upper Viewpoint (4,450m),

DAY 07: Trekking to Siding Village (1,885m) through Mardi Himal South Base camp- 8 hrs walk

DAY 08: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara.

DAY 09: Drive to Kathmandu in the morning.

DAY 10: Final departure day.


Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu-30 minute drive to your hotel.

I will be in Kathmandu airport when you arrive there with your name on paper or board which helps to catch you easily at the airport than I will drop you at your hotel. Once you are refreshed at the hotel I will like to meet you again for trip remind and preparation.

DAY 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara- 7 hrs drive

After we have breakfast we will go to Kantipath, Jamal by taxi or Rikshow(3 wheel cycle), The bus leaves at 7 am and continue drive to Pokhara with two time stop for food along the way. The first break will be at Malekhu and the 2nd break will be at Ghasikuwa than Pokhara tourist bus station at Lakeside. The drive will be very smooth and be relaxing with a scenic view and wonderful landscapes.

DAY 03: Drive to Kande and trek to Australian Camp-3 hrs Walk

Early in the morning you can get breakfast from the hotel which is included in your accommodation and Drive to Kande about 40 minute and trek to Australian Camp (2060m) takes about 2 to 3 hours. Overnight stay at Australian camp which is situated at over 2000m high and we can have Panorama of Annapurna mountains.

DAY 04: Trek to Forest Camp (2500m).

After taking a breakfast in Australian camp the trails ascending to Forest Camp (2,500m), However, this day we will have perfect walking distance and majestic view of Annapurna and fishtail mountain each of our steps towards forest camp. The trail is stone made steps in the forest most of the time through Deurali than continue to forest camp. Overnight at Forest camp.

DAY 05: Trek form forest camp to low camp (2990m) - 3hrs walking

We begin our walk in the morning after we have breakfast in the lodge than we walk into the forest again. The trail will slightly step through the forest of Rhododendron and oak trees. Overnight at the Low camp tea house.

DAY 05: Trekking from Low Camp to High Camp (3,580) -4hrs walk

This is one of the best and highlight of the trip because the view of Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre is just stunning and close view comparatively. The trail is quite narrow to walk but it is unbelievable views of all Annapurna area mountains however this day we will get such a panorama view and spectacular valley view. Overnight in tea house.

DAY 06: Trekking from High Camp to Mardi Himal West Base Camp/Upper Viewpoint (4,450m),

We begin our walk after we have breakfast in the tea house it is also one of the best days of this trip because we will have a view of all Annapurna range including Machhapuchhre(fishtail) and we get the experience of high area walk and beautiful Mardi Himal base camp and lovely view.

DAY 07: Trekking to Siding Village (1,885m) through Mardi Himal South Base camp- 8 hrs walk

This is our day to go back after we have wonderful views of high Himalaya to siding village. We descent a lot this day about 2565 meter so we should walk slowly and need to save energy for the long day. We will pass forest, landscapes, and field most of the time on a stone made steps. Overnight at the siding village. 

DAY 08: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara.

We start our journey again after breakfast in the lodges. We will follow the small trail and wonderful Mardi valley and crystal clear river. We will walk about 3 to 4 hours in this scenario than we reach Lumre it is where we will have our transport back to Pokhara takes 2 hours. Overnight in Pokhara hotel

DAY 09: Drive to Kathmandu in the morning.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about 7 to 8 hours including breakfast and lunchtime by tourist standard Bus.

DAY 10: Final departure day.

Our airport representative will drop you from your hotel to the Airport on time.

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • Professional Trekking guide and strong local porter.( one porter between two trekkers)
  • Three times meal a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), one main course each time for additional food you have to manage yourself.
  • 2 night hotel in kathamndu and 2 night hotel in pokhara and Local standard Accommodation  while you are n the mountain,
  • Entry trekking Permit for Annapurna conservation Area ,
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card,
  • All ground  transportation, 
  • 2 night hotel accommodation on BB plan(breakfast  and bed),
  • Insurance and equipment's for the guides and porters
  • Souvenir (t-shirt).

Service Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses,
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance, flight tikets(domestic and international)
  • Tip for field staff especillay for guide and porter to inspire them in their future.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara

Essential Infos

Is Nepal safe to make holiday?

Yes, it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involves in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party is already in parliament and doing their best, it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe. if you feel scared still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you much information.

How Can I get Nepal visa?

To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and  some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easier when you arrive at Kathmandu airport.

Where is the best area to trek in Nepal?

There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.

Which season is the best to travel to Nepal?

Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drives. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to call the best season of the year.

What type of equipment do I need to bring for the trek?

The trekking equipment will depend on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Windproof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as below:

  • Sleeping bag, torch,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Trekking pools, a pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
  • Pair of suck and Sun Glass,
  • General medicine,
  • Rucksack and day bag,
  • Windproof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
  • Inner Paint and thermal,

Can I trek in Nepal?

Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for the first time you can make the easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are an easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is the best area up on your pace.

Can I get an experienced guide in Nepal?

Yes, you can get an experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is a nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.

What is the price of Everest trekking?

There are so many different trekking and travel company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two people going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the mountain. you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except for your domestic flights.

What is the maximum weight for a porter in Nepal?

Nepal tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg , so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekker need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra clothes or any extra things that you bought from your country you can leave in hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.

What is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla in a plane?

Flying to Lukla we will be in a small plane whereas just 14  to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra things in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still, after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.

How much do I need to tip for guide and porter?

Tipping things is not compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as waiter Driver, Guide porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your special trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.

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Giusy Bertolotto

Giusy Bertolotto Aug 1, 2012

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

The trip to Nepal was a great experience.  I organized the tour (10 days) with Santosh Gauli . Very good flexibility on his part to change the program to suit our needs (both of time and things to see). Santosh welcomed us at the airport and we have always followed the best. I was really happy for his organization of all the pro ... Read More

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