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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Duration: 6 Days

Mardi Himal Trek leads up to near of Amazing Fishtail mountain. Even though the trail was established some year ago and there are nothing promotional activities for this trail from Nepal’s government, the trial is getting huge tourists.

The Mardi trail is getting season by season more tourists because of recommendation. Do you know, in the main season hoteliers getting trouble to provide accommodation for tourist due to mass tourism and insufficient Hotel? It’s difficult to get permission for local to add hotel on the trail because it’s lies on Annapuran Conservation Areas.

If Hotel quantity increased, then it will impact that ACAP. So that on this Mardi Hiking route there is the limited hotel.

If we compared to flow of International tourist and domestic( Nepali) tourist for this trial, more often there is Nepali tourist.

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Highlights

In short time span ,this Mardi Route is getting huge tourist.

You know, Why?

Here is some highlighs of Mardi Route

  1. You’ll have stunning view of Fishtail mountian, which you can not see from another trekking route
  2. It’s short and moderate adventure trek
  3. During March – April, you’ll see Rhododendron Blooming.
  4. Eyecatching mountain view such as Fishtail, Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Gangapurna and many more peaks with close distance
  5. It’s moderate difficulty and custumizable trek which is near the Pokhara City

How to go and Away

To go Mardi Himal Trekking strating point here are some option.

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 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 flight ticket with mountain side window seat.

Just 1 and half hour driving from Pokhara, you will get stroll starting point 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 cost approx 150 USD. Four-person can travel by using Private Car.

Note :

Fact

Maximum Elevation4,460m /14,584 ft
Time 6 Days
Difficulty Level Moderate
Best Time/SeasonMarch – May and Oct – Nov.
Accomadation TypeTeahouse
Necessary PermitsTIMS and ACAP

Itinerary

DaysItineraryAltitude in ftHour
Day 1 Dhampus Village1,600 m 9 Hour
Day 2 Forest Camp2,500 m 7 Hour
Day 3High Camp3608ft7 to 8 hr
Day 4Trek to Low Camp Via Mardi Himal Base Camp2,900 m9 hr
Day 5Siding Village1,700 m4 hr
Day 6 Trek to Lumre and Drive to Lakeside Pokhara3540m4 – 5 hr

Mardi Himal Cost

495 USD for 6 days per person is nomal Mardi Himal package price. It covers 6 Days Guide and Porter salary,TIMS permit, transportation and company service charges.

Mardi Himal Trek Detailed itinerary

Here is a detailed itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek brought you by BASE CAMP HIKE

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 weather is clear, from Dhampus you will see majestic views of Fishtail, Annapurna and Manaslu same like as Sarangkot. So in the morning, we suggest to wake 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 to 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 tree are Rhododendron and Juniper. Low Camp and Badal Danda are two major beautiful places that we will across 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 chance to see the sunrise from outside of the Hotel. You should be prepared to have breakfast to 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.

Why?

After passing difficult trial, you’ll reach that amazing places from where views are amazing. On the midway to Base Camp, there is teashop.

Cool.

It’s good to have to there as you move further to Base Camp. We’ll 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 descend 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’s place will be your solution as well.

From Lumre according to our plan, we move toward to Lakeside Pokhara through 2 hours driving. We’ll drop you to the hotel that we booked.

Frequently asked question

Here is a mostly repeated question on the topics of Mardi Himal

Can we extended or shorten Mardi Himal Trek?

There 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 ends at Lumre. If you want to make Mardi Hiking more days or fewer days, here are some alternative trail.

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 whereas 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 Accomodation and meals we can get on this route

For the accommodation 2 nights you will find a room with an attached toilet but remain 3 nights we should adjust with basis teahouse. You shouldn’t go outside of the hotel for the bathroom, it’s in inside the hotel. But you shold share with others.

For the food, every hotel on Mardi route they have Menu. You’ll have delicious food on Mardi trek.

Can we hire guide and porter ?

Sure. You can hire an experienced expert experienced guide to 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 best time to visit ?

Due to Rhodendron 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 weather will be perfect in the September to December, that time is also considered as the best time to explore Mardi Himal.

Conclusion

Mardi Himal is perfect those adventure lover who are seeking for short trekking near the 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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