Mardi Himal Trek leads up to near Amazing Fishtail mountain. Even though the trail was established some years ago and there are no promotional activities for this trail from Nepal’s government, the trial is getting huge tourists.
The Mardi Himal trail is getting season by season with more tourists because of recommendations. Do you know, in the main season hoteliers are getting trouble to provide accommodation for tourists due to mass tourism and insufficient hotels? It’s difficult to get permission for locals to add a hotel on the trail because it lies on Annapurna Conservation Areas.
If Hotel quantity increased, then it would impact that ACAP. So on this Mardi Hiking route, there is the limited hotel.
If we compare the flow of International tourist and domestic( Nepali) tourists for this trial, more often there is Nepali tourists.
Mardi Himal is perfect for those adventure lovers who are seeking a short trek near Pokhara.
This trek is also perfect for those who don’t want to do photography trekking in Nepal as we’ll be close to the mountain when we rich High Camp.
If you want to do trekking up to Base Camp and want to do paragliding from the lap of the mountain, Mardi trek is for you.
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How to get there and Away?
To go to the Mardi Himal Trekking starting point, here are some options.
Option 1: Start Trek From Pokhara
If you wish to start your hike from Pokhara, that’s also possible from our company. We will send our guide and porter to your hotel. Subsequently, the guide will tell you the plan and itinerary of the day. According to the plan, your journey moves to the hiking area.
Option 2: Start from Kathmandu
As you landed in Kathmandu Airport on the first day due to only one international airport in Nepal, the second day either you take a flight or drive through roadways.
A)Taking a flight of Ktm to Pokhara.
The Kathmandu to Pokhara flight takes 25 minutes which cost approx 120 USD for foreigners for a single trip. The benefits of taking flight are:
You can save your precious travel time( 7 hours ).
If you fly in the morning and weather suppose to clear, you might be able to see majestic Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Mount Manaslu as well as Annapurna Range. To grab that opportunity you should book a flight ticket with a mountainside window seat.
Just 1 and half hour driving from Pokhara, you will get a stroll starting at Kande.
By Car or Local Bus.
If you have time and main things want to save flight ticket money, you have a cost-minimizing option. That one is either you can enroll in Local microbus or you can hire a private car to drive Phedi.
Kathmandu to Phedi drive by using a private car it costs approx 150 USD. Four-people can travel by using Private Car.
In a short time span, this Mardi Route is getting huge tourist.
You know, Why?
Here are some highlights of Mardi Route
- You’ll have a stunning view of Fishtail mountain, which you can not see from another trekking route
- It’s a short and moderate adventure trek
- During March – April, you’ll see Rhododendron Blooming.
- Eye Catching mountain views such as Fishtail, Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Gangapurna and many more peaks with close distance
- It’s a moderate difficulty and customizable trek which is near the Pokhara City
495 per personSee Group Discount
|No. of people||Price P.P|
|3 -5||US$ 450|
|6 – 14||US$ 430|
|Days||Itinerary||Altitude in meter||Hour|
|Day 1||Dhampus Village||1,600 m||9 Hour|
|Day 2||Forest Camp||2,500 m||7 Hour|
|Day 3||High Camp||3608ft||7 to 8 hr|
|Day 4||Trek to Low Camp Via Mardi Himal Base Camp||2,900 m||9 hr|
|Day 5||Siding Village||1,700 m||4 hr|
|Day 6||Trek to Lumre and Drive to Lakeside Pokhara||3540m||4 – 5 hr|
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Kathmandu to Dhampus Phedi by drive and hike to Dhampus
It takes approx 8 hours to reach Dhampus Phedi by Local Microb Buses from Kathmandu Newbuspark. On the way to Phedi you will see Trsihuli river, Marsyandi and Seti river.
Among them, Trishuli river is popular for Rafting. If the weather is clear, you will see mountains view on the way to PHEDI. For the lunch, Local micro-buses makes stop around 11: 00 am.
Day 2 – Dhampus to Forest Camp 2,550 m
If the weather is clear, from Dhampus you will see majestic views of Fishtail, Annapurna and Manaslu same as Sarangkot. So in the morning, we suggest waking up early to see the sunrise from your hotel. 3 hours walking from Dhampus, you’ll be in Deurali. At Deurali, we do our lunch. Subsequent lunch, we move toward the forest camp which takes around 4 hours.
Day 3 – Forest Camp to High Camp
It takes approx 6 hours to reach High Camp from Forest Camp. Mostly we will walk through thick forest, where most of the trees are Rhododendron and Juniper. Low Camp and Badal Danda are two major beautiful places that we will cross today.
Day 4 – Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m) and trek to Low Camp (2,990)
If you wake up early then it will be a chance to see the sunrise from outside of the Hotel. You should be prepared to have breakfast on our day hike. We’ll hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp which is situated at 4,500m altitude above the sea level.
Some parts of High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp , trail are rocky narrow trail.
But don’t worry.
After passing a difficult trial, you’ll reach amazing places from where views are amazing. On the midway to Base Camp, there is a tea shop.
It’s good to have it there as you move further to Base Camp. We’ll go back to High lodge and will have lunch there. Finally, we’ll trek back to low Camp to stay overnight.
Day 5 – Low Camp to Siding Village(1,700 m)
After having Breakfast at Low Camp, we’ll trek down to Siding Village through the forest trail. The whole day walking it only descended the trail.
At lunchtime, you’ll be in beautiful Siding Villages. Enjoy the whole day at Trekkers Home Hotel in Siding.
Day 6 – Siding Village to Lumre and drive to Pokhara
We’ll walk approx 2 hours through typical Nepali Village to reach Lumre. On the way, you’ll see traditional Nepali Houses as well as their farming styles.
Near Lumre, there is a beautiful waterfall. If you’re interested in Canyoning in Nepal, that place will be your solution as well.
From Lumre according to our plan, we move toward Lakeside Pokhara through 2 hours driving. We’ll drop you to the hotel that we booked.
- Private transfers for your international flight 2 times (arrival/ departure).
- 2 nights of Tourist standard Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1-night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast Plan
- Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by Tourist bus transfer (upgrade to Both way Flight – $220 )
- Lumre to Milanchok by Local bus and Milanchok to Lakeside hotel by Private Cab.
- Meals on Trekking Days( B, L, D)
- ACAP Permit and TIMS Card
- Experienced license holder local guide for 6 days.
- 1 strong porter for on the basis of 2 guests for 6 days.
- All expenses of Guide and Porter
- Seasonal fruits during the trek
- 13% Government VAT and official charge.
- Any types of Drinks and dessert foods
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- ALL personal Nature Expenses.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Tips for the crew
- Any other things which are not mentioned in Included.
Can we extend or shorten Mardi Himal Trek?
There are so many options to do Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. Among them Start from Kande and Finished to Lumre is a popular one. Here according to our BCH plan, 5 nights 6 days plan we will start from Dhampus Phedi and end at Lumre. If you want to make Mardi Hiking more days or fewer days, here are some alternative trails.
1) Start from Landruk and Ends at Siding 4 days
2) Ghorepani Poon Hill plus Mardi Himal 10 days
3) Express Mardi Himal 3 nights 4 days from Pokhara
How difficult is this trail?
The maximum elevation that we accommodate 1 night is 3,660m from sea level. And we’ll hike up to where we can go. That’s why according to elevation it’s easy to trek.
This Mardi Himal Hiking is also suitable if you are searching trekking in Nepal for beginners.
What types of Accommodation and meals we can get on this route
For the accommodation 2 nights, you will find a room with an attached toilet but for the remaining 3 nights, we should adjust with a basic teahouse. You shouldn’t go outside of the hotel for the bathroom, it’s inside the hotel. But you should share it with others.
For the food, every hotel on the Mardi route they have Menu. You’ll have delicious food on Mardi trek.
Can we hire a guide and porter?
Sure. You can hire an experienced expert guide to a basic guide from our BCH. If you wish to do the trek with an expert experienced guide, you should pay 30 USD per day for his salary. Likewise, if you want to have a basic English speaking guide, it cost per day USD 25 per day.
For the strong experienced porter can carry a backpack of 2 people ( maximum 25 kg)who can carry max 25 kg of a backpack. It cost 20 USD per porter per day.
When is the best time to visit?
Due to the Rhododendron forest trail, it will be colorful during the March and April time. So that March and April are the best seasons to explore Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Since the weather will be perfect in September to December, that time is also considered as the best time to explore Mardi Himal.