Mardi Himal Trek - 7 Days

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Mardi Himal Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 4200 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

Embark on an extraordinary journey to the heart of the Annapurna region with the Mardi Himal Trek. This unexplored route offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. As one of the shorter treks compared to other major trekking routes in Nepal, the Mardi Trek can be completed in just 7 days.

Our 7 Days Mardi Trek Itinerary presents you with an excellent opportunity to witness the enchanting Mardi Himal (5553m) and the mystically captivating Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) up close.

Avoiding the crowds, the Mardi Trek takes you off the beaten path, revealing less-known areas such as Australian Camp, Siding, and Lumle. Throughout the trek, you will get to traverse through vibrant rhododendron forests, diverse landscapes, and untouched villages that remain unchanged by modernization.

This allows you to experience the authentic Himalayan way of life while being treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna massif, Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Gangapurna (7454m), Mardi Himal (5553m), and the imposing Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m).

Starting from Pokhara, the route takes you through Kande, Australian Camp, Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp, gradually ascending to the base camp at an elevation of 4500m. Along the way, you can immerse yourself in the rich Gurung and Magar cultures.

Furthermore, as the Mardi Trekking Route falls within the Annapurna Conservation Area, you will have a chance to witness the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

With our 7 days itinerary, be prepared to be mesmerized by the natural wonders that unfold before you as you venture deeper into the pristine landscape.

Major Highlights of the Mardi Trek

  • Explore the hidden valleys of the Annapurna region.
  • Stand in the lap of Mardi Himal and Mt. Machhapuchhre.
  • Experience the lifestyle and culture of the Gurung and Magar communities.
  • Witness the majestic sunrise and sunset views over the mountains.
  • Relish the panoramic views of Annapurna massif, Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Gangapurna (7454m), Mardi Himal (5553m), and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m), etc.

Exploring the alluring mountain trails: What can you expect during the Trek to Mardi?

Embark on the mesmerizing trek and get ready to be captivated by the charm of the mountain trails. This remarkable adventure spans over 7 days, offering an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Himalayas. The trek to Mardi takes you on a carefully crafted route, carefully designed to showcase the stunning beauty of the region.

As you traverse the well-defined itinerary, you'll be immersed in a world of breathtaking landscapes and awe-inspiring vistas. The trail leads you through enchanting forests, charming villages, and serene valleys, providing a perfect blend of natural wonders and cultural encounters.

Throughout the journey, you'll witness the ever-changing scenery, from lush rhododendron forests to high alpine meadows, all while marveling at the towering peaks that surround you.

The Mardi Treks carefully planned itinerary ensures that you make the most of your time in the Himalayas. Each day brings discoveries and adventures as you hike through picturesque trails, ascend to higher altitudes, and reach the ultimate destination—the Mardi Himal Base Camp. At an elevation of 4500m, this vantage point offers panoramic views of the majestic mountains, including the iconic Machhapuchhre (6997m) and the Annapurna massif.

Is Mardi Trek the Ideal Trek you are looking for?

The remarkable adventure toward the base camp of Mount Mardi spans over 7 days, offering you an exceptional experience in the heart of the Annapurna Himalayas. The Mardi Trek takes you on a route that showcases the stunning beauty of the region.

The trek is most suitable for trekkers looking for a short escape to the mountains. As it is an easy-grade trek, everyone, from beginners to experts, can easily complete the journey. As you traverse our well-defined itinerary, you'll be amazed by the breathtaking landscapes and awe-inspiring mountain vistas.

With its well-paced itinerary and the perfect duration of 7 days, whether you're an experienced trekker or a first-time adventurer, Mardi Trekking promises an amazing experience that combines natural beauty and cultural diversity.

A Day in the Life During the Trek to Mardi Himal

Every day of our 7 Days Mardi Trek offers you something to explore as you pass through ethnic villages surrounded by giant peaks. As the sun rises, the day begins with breakfast, setting you for the adventure that lies ahead.

After having breakfast, you set off on the route, passing through scenic trails and winding your way through dense forests and captivating landscapes. As you move further, the scenery becomes clearer, displaying breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and pristine valleys.

You will have lunch on the midway at any of the villages you pass by, and then continue the walk. Throughout the day, you trek at a steady pace, taking breaks to rest and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Our carefully designed itinerary ensures that you have enough time to rest at the increasing altitude, letting you fully enjoy the journey without any risks. As the day comes to an end, you arrive at your selected stopping point for the night.

Steps to Get Ready for the Trip to Mardi Himal

If you are now preparing for your epic adventure trip to Mardi Himal, there are several ways you can prepare to make sure you have a comfortable and fun time.

Firstly, familiarize yourself with the Mardi Trek itinerary and route, which will help you estimate the physical demands that the journey requires and plan fitness training accordingly.

As the trek involves walking for 5 days continuously, you must be fit enough with a good stamina level. Thus, make sure you get engaged in physical activity before the journey. 

Ensure that you have all the necessary gear and equipment for the trek. You can invest in proper, cost-effective trekking gear, including shoes, layered clothing for varying temperatures, a backpack, and essential accessories such as a headlamp, trekking poles, and a sleeping bag.

Lastly, mentally prepare yourself for the journey. With a complete understanding of the itinerary, careful planning, and a positive mindset, you're all set to embark on the Mardi Trekking.

Explore the Less-known trail of the Annapurna region: Mardi Trekking in 2024,2025

The Mardi Trek, situated in the heart of the Annapurna region, is a less known route compared to other treks in the region. Embarking on this captivating journey offers you an off-beat route that reveals the hidden gems of the Annapurna region.

Unlike the popular trekking routes, this adventure offers a refreshing choice to immerse in the wonders of nature while being fascinated by the unique culture for a short period of time.

As you traverse the Mardi Himal route, you will be rewarded by the vistas of the Annapurna massif, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Gangapurna, Mardi Himal, and the iconic Mt. Machhapuchhre. You are ensured to have the time of your lifetime in the lap of the Himalayas.

Why us for the journey to Mardi Himal?

  • We have qualified and knowledgeable guides with years of experience leading the trip to the Annapurna region.
  • We have a safety-focused method, always keeping our client's safety at the top.
  • All of our itineraries can be customized according to each trekker's time and preference.
  • We focus on small group sizes for personalized attention.
  • We have strong local connections to provide you with an authentic trekking experience.
  • We give high emphasis on sustainable travel practices and environmental sustainability.
  • We have competitive costs and provide value for money.
  • We offer 24/7 customer support during the trek.
  • We give pre-trip online and offline briefings.

The Level of Difficulty for the Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Trekking is classified as an easy-level trekking experience. With a duration of 7 days, this trek takes you to elevations ranging from 3000m to 5000m, offering a perfect balance between challenge and comfort.

Ideal for beginners with limited hiking experience, the Mardi Himal trekking provides a great opportunity to embark on a multi-day adventure in the stunning Himalayan landscape. The itinerary is carefully designed to ensure a gradual ascent, allowing trekkers to acclimatize to the increasing altitude.

During the trek, you can expect a mix of uphill and downhill climbs, with altitude gains ranging from 400m to 700m per day. It is recommended to have some prior uphill hiking experience to better prepare for the challenges of this trekking grade.

The 7 days itinerary for the Mardi Trek provides you with enough time for exploration and enjoyment of the breathtaking surroundings. Our carefully planned itinerary ensures a rewarding and fulfilling trekking experience within a moderate difficulty level.

Acclimatization and Mardi Trek Safety Precautions

During the 7 days of the Mardi Trek, it is necessary to prioritize acclimatization and safety. Our itinerary is planned considering the safety of our clients and includes a very decent walking hour each day. 

You can take a rest in between the walks as much as possible and should stay hydrated throughout the journey. We highly recommend that you follow the guidance of your trekking guide along the route.

Also, ensure that you have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, and rest assured that you will have a remarkable experience with Himalayan Recreation.

Estimating the Mardi Himal Trek Cost for 2024–2025

When planning the Mardi Himal Trek, it's essential to consider the estimated cost of a 7 Day itinerary. The overall cost of the trek can vary depending on several aspects, including accommodation, meals, permits, transportation, duration, and additional expenses.

Generally, the trek cost can range from USD 449 to USD 699 for the 7-day itinerary. The cost covers your accommodations, three board meals, transportation, permits, and a guide charged during the 7-day journey.

Additional costs, including trekking gear and equipment, guide and porter services, travel insurance, and any personal expenses or souvenirs, can add up to the total cost of the trek.

Thus, it is highly recommended to carry the extra cash for the miscellaneous expenses you will have along the route. 

Group Trip Cost (Fixed Departure)
We specialize in organizing cost-effective group trips for the Mardi Trek, tailored to suit individual preferences. If you prefer to travel in a group, we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure an affordable and enjoyable experience.

By joining a 7 days Mardi Himal group trip, you can benefit from significant cost savings. Our fixed departure dates for group trips offer lower costs compared to other options, making it a budget-friendly choice. We also provide attractive group discounts based on the number of participants, with a typical 20% discount available. 

As the group size increases, the overall cost of the trek decreases further, making it a highly cost-effective option. You can choose from our list of departure dates or contact us for a customized Mardi Himal trekking itinerary that fits your budget and time.

Private Trip Cost
If you prefer a more personalized experience and don't want to travel in a group, we can arrange a private trip specifically tailored to your preferences for the Mardi Himal trekking.

Whether you're a couple, a family, or a group of friends, we can customize the itinerary based on your preferred time, individual needs, and interests.
Please note that the cost of a private trip for the Mardi Himal trekking may be higher compared to the cost of a group trip due to the added services and personalized attention provided. 

Factors such as the number of trekkers, duration, level of customization, and additional services or accommodations can affect the overall cost.
To embark on your private trip, you can choose any of our available departure dates. Contact us to discuss your personalized trekking experience.

Solo Trip Cost
If you're planning a solo adventure to the Mardi Himal, we've got you covered. We specialize in organizing trips for solo travelers and have itineraries designed especially for those seeking a solo trekking experience.

Join our trek and embark on a memorable journey. The cost of the 7-day Mardi Himal trekking for solo travelers ranges from around USD 699 to USD 899. However, please keep in mind that the cost may vary depending on the included facilities and services and any additional requests you may have.

As accommodation options are limited at higher altitudes, you may need to share a room with other solo trekkers along the way. Also note that the cost of a solo trip is slightly higher compared to group trips, as you will be receiving personalized services and facilities.

Female Trip Cost
If you are a female traveler looking to trek the Mardi Himal, we are here to guide your journey. As we are dedicated to ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience for you, whether you choose to trek to Mardi Himal solo or in a group, we have tailored packages that cater to your requirements.

Our itinerary prioritizes your safety and comfort above all else. If you decide to join a group for the trek, you can benefit from significant cost savings as the expenses are shared among the participants. However, if you prefer a solo adventure, the cost may be slightly higher due to the personalized services and individual attention provided throughout the journey.

You can select from our fixed departure dates that match your schedule and preferences. We are here to assist you in understanding the cost breakdown and inclusions for both group and solo trips. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us for any further inquiries or clarifications.

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  • Max Altitude:827 M
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Transport:Tourist Bus

You'll start the day today with a drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The journey will start early in the morning & you can enjoy the drive with some amazing views of the landscapes & side rivers on the way. It will take around 7-8 hours of drive to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. After arriving in Pokhara, you can settle into your accommodation and take some time to explore the beautiful lakeside city in the evening. Overnight stay at Australian camp.

  • Max Altitude:2520 M
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After having breakfast in Pokhara, you will have a short scenic drive to Kande. The drive offers you scenic views of the village's hills and mountains. As Kande is the starting point of your trek, you will begin your hike through lush rhododendron forests. The walk begins with an easy walk with slight uphills that takes around an hour. After an hour of walking, you'll arrive at the Australian camp. 

From the Australian camp, you will head towards the forest camp. Going through the narrow route soon leads to the lush forests with alpine trees. Most of the route you'll be walking is forested with a few open fields giving you a sneak-peak of the Himalayas. As you continue the walk, you'll find the moss-covered trees providing a shady roof over the trail. The route is steep at a few places until you reach the forest camp which, as the name suggests, is situated in the middle of the forest. Overnight stay at Forest Camp.

  • Max Altitude:3035 M
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

As the sun rises, you will continue your journey towards Low Camp today. The walk starts with an uphill climb as soon as you leave the forest camp. The trek is mostly on the uphill landscape today, but you can enjoy a few walks in the serene forests as well. 

As you climb higher, you'll notice the changing landscape and serene surroundings providing a perfect setting for peaceful trekking. Along the route, you can encounter local villagers going about their daily routines. Also, you'll get some of the best views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Annapurna Peaks on the way. After walking for around 5-6 hours, you'll arrive at a low camp where you will be greeted by stunning panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. You can enjoy the serenity of the Himalayan wilderness as you reach Low Camp. Overnight stay at Low camp.

  • Max Altitude:3550 M
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You'll head towards High Camp today leaving the forest trail behind. The trail from here on is decorated mostly with colorful rhododendrons. As you trace your step toward high camp, you'll start noticing the grassland terrain getting wet with snow. 

The trail becomes more challenging as you gain elevation, rewarding you with magnificent views. Along the route, you can catch glimpses of the high peaks that surround you, and as you arrive at High Camp, you'll be welcomed by snow-capped mountains, including the Mardi Himal itself. As it is a short walk of around 3 to 4 hours, you will have time to explore and enjoy the views from the High camp fully. Overnight stay in high camp.

  • Max Altitude:4250 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, the hike starts early in the morning as you make your way to View Point from High Camp. It is an uphill walk & from the top, you can witness the sight of peaks like the Mardi Himal (5553m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Annapurna South (7219m), Mt. Hiunchuli Peak (6441m), Mt. Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Mt. Mount Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m), etc. 

The panoramic views from View Point are simply awe-inspiring, and the natural beauty of this vantage point makes it a cherished moment for you. After engaging yourself in the breathtaking vistas, you'll descend back to Low Camp, retracing your steps through the scenic landscapes. The descent again offers you views of the changing scenery and the rich flora along the route. Overnight stay in low camp. 

  • Max Altitude:1750 M/820m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch

From High Camp, today you will slowly descend to the village called Siding which is a traditional village with a settlement of ethnic Gurung people. The walk today mostly includes downhill until you reach Siding. Siding is a village filled with traditional houses and terrace farms of potatoes and barley. You can witness the typical village lifestyle here. Overnight stay at Siding. 

Descending through terraced fields and charming villages, you can experience the local way of life in the mountains this day. After reaching Siding, you will further continue the journey as transportation awaits to take you back to Pokhara. Once you are in Pokhara, you are free to spend the evening as you want either by resting or going for short walks around the lakeside.

  • Max Altitude:1350 M
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast & Dinner

After breakfast in Pokhara, you will embark on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. You can enjoy the changing landscapes and scenery during the drive as you look back on your epic journey to the Mardi Himal. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Route Map

Mardi Himal Trek - 7 Days map

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • 3 standard meals a day during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the trip.
  • Porter services (1 porter = 2 trekkers)
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Mardi Himal Permit fee and TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Tuesday Jun 25, 2024
Ends:Monday Jul 01, 2024
Price US$499
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Starts:Friday Jun 28, 2024
Ends:Thursday Jul 04, 2024
Price US$499
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Know Before You Go

Choosing the Perfect Season for Mardi Himal Hike

Mardi Himal Hike in Spring (March to May)
This is the perfect time to trek to Mardi when you can witness the true charm of the route. The entire trail comes alive with vibrant colors as rhododendrons and other flowers bloom during spring.

The weather is delightful, with clear skies and moderate temperatures, making it an ideal time to enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges. The only downside is that it is peak trekking season, and the routes might get packed with lodges being fully booked.

Mardi Himal Hike in Autumn (September to November)
From September to November, autumn offers a perfect time for the Mardi Trek. The weather remains clear, providing excellent visibility of the surrounding peaks. The moderate temperatures and stable weather make it a comfortable and enjoyable time for trekking.

Autumn also offers a chance to immerse yourself in the cultural festivities of Nepal, as it overlaps with major Hindu festivals like Dashain and Tihar.

Mardi Himal Hike in Winter (December to February)
Trekking Mardi Himal during the winter can be a rewarding experience. The trail, decorated with a blanket of snow, offers a serene ambiance. The breathtaking views of snow-covered peaks and the untouched beauty of the landscape create an amazing trekking environment.

However, it's important to note that winter trekking requires extra preparation, including proper gear and clothing, as temperatures can drop significantly. It's advisable to avoid peak winter to ensure a safer and more enjoyable trekking experience.

Mardi Himal Hike in Summer/Monsoon (June to August)
The summer season, from June to August, is considered the monsoon period in Nepal. The weather during this season can be unpredictable, with occasional rainfall. There are also chances of blockage of the trail and landscapes, which make trekking during the summer risky.

However, trekking Mardi Himal in the summer offers a quieter and more secluded experience, as the number of trekkers is lower compared to the peak seasons. The trails are serene, with greenery all around.

Home Away From Home: Accommodation Options on the Mardi Trek

You can expect to have comfortable accommodation facilities during the 7-day Mardi trek. During the initial days, you can expect to stay in standard hotel rooms that offer modern comforts such as in-room showers, western-style flush toilets, and free Wi-Fi. These comfortable accommodations provide a convenient starting point for your trek.

However, as you ascend to higher elevations, the availability of electricity becomes limited, and you may have to pay for charging your electronic devices and hot water showers. 

In the higher elevations of the Mardi Himal Trail, the accommodation facilities are more basic. While the rooms may not have in-room showers or Western-style flush toilets, they still provide a comfortable resting place for trekkers.

When it comes to cost, the cost of accommodation on the Mardi Himal trekking varies depending on the level of comfort and facilities offered. In general, the cost of accommodation is relatively affordable, especially when compared to other popular trekking routes in the region.

Exploring The Local Cuisine: Food Along the Mardi Himal Route

When it comes to food, the Mardi Himal Trek offers diverse and satisfying foods all along the route. The menu spans a wide range of traditional Nepali village meals as well as Asian and Western cuisines.

You can start the day with a breakfast that typically includes traditional bread, eggs, potatoes, and a warm bowl of soup. During lunch and dinner, you have choices, with the popular Dal Bhat being the major dish. This traditional Nepali dish consists of lentil soup, rice, and a variety of seasoned vegetables, providing a nutritious and satisfying meal.

Additionally, you can enjoy soup noodles, fried rice, dumplings, and other local delicacies, depending on the lodge and destination. However, keep in mind that as you ascend to higher elevations, the choices become more limited due to the remoteness and limited resources available.

In terms of cost, the food cost of the trek to Mardi Himal is generally reasonable, and it is advisable to have some extra cash on hand for snacks or additional food cravings along the route.

Drinking Water Facilities During the Mardi Trek

You can access tap water all along the route during the Mardi Trek for drinking water. As tap water is not always safe to drink directly, we recommend you go for a mineral water bottle. However, plastics are harmful to the environment, so you can go for other options.

The best choice is to treat water from local sources to ensure its safety. You can use water purification tablets or filters to make tap water safe for drinking.

Carrying a reusable water bottle and using a purification tablet instead of a mineral water bottle is also recommended to minimize plastic waste in the Annapurna region and practice eco-friendly travel.

Transportation Options for Mardi Himal Trek

During the Mardi Himal journey, transportation mainly involves reaching the starting point of the trek and returning to Kathmandu after completing the trek.

The usual starting point for the Mardi Trek is Kande, which can be reached by private vehicle or public transportation from Pokhara. Our 7 days Mardi Trek itinerary includes transportation by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Kande, either on a jeep or bus. From Kande, you will have a walking journey.

On the way back to Kathmandu, you will have a drive on a jeep from Siding to Pokhara and then on a bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Essential Permits for Trek to Mardi Himal

Before embarking on the hike, you need to have two permits to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. These permits are required to enter and trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, including the Mardi Himal Route. Here are the essential permits you'll need:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): The ACAP is a permit that allows you to enter and trek within the Annapurna Conservation Area. This is a permit to help with conservation efforts and ensure the preservation of the region's unique flora and fauna. The ACAP cost for foreign nationals is USD 30 per person, while for SAARC nationals, it costs NPR 1,000 per person.

TIMS Card (Trekkers' Information Management System): The TIMS Card is another important permit that delivers information about trekkers, their routes, and emergency contacts. For foreign nationals, it costs USD 20 per person, and for SAARC nationals, it costs USD 10 per person.

Your Trusted Travel Companion for the Mardi trek, Himalayan Recreation

Venturing on the Mardi Himal Trekking is an exciting journey for which having a reliable travel partner is extremely essential. Himalayan Recreation is your trusted companion for the Mardi Trek, offering expert guidance and support throughout your 7-day journey.

With our well-crafted itinerary of 7 days that covers all the highlights of the Mardi Himal Route, you are ensured to have every day of your trek filled with breathtaking vistas, cultural meetings, and thrilling experiences.

All our guides are well experienced with years of guiding and will provide you with insight about the route, culture, and several other pieces of information along the way. When it comes to cost, Himalayan Recreation offers competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of services.

Get ready for an incredible experience with Himalayan Recreation that awaits you on the lap of Mardi Himal.

What to Pack for a Comfortable Hiking Trip to Mardi Himal

Packing necessary and suitable gear is crucial for a successful journey to the Mardi Himal. Here we have prepared a list of all the necessary trekking gear and equipment for trekking to Mardi. Most of the equipment can be easily purchased in Kathmandu. You can either buy or rent the equipment and gear. The cost of renting the gear depends on the rental duration and time of the year. Below are the packing essentials for hiking.

  • Clothing: -Baselayer -Insulation layer -Third layer 
  • General Trekking gear -Trekking trousers and shirts -Trekking shorts -Waterproof shell jacket and trousers -Underwear 
  • Headwear: -Hat -Beanie -Neck gaiter 
  • Handwear and Footwear -Inner Gloves -Outer insulated gloves -Hiking boots -Trekking shoes/sandals -Hiking socks -Warm thermal socks -Gaiters 
  • Bag and backpackers -Duffel bag -Backpack -Day back -Raincover -Drybag 
  • Sleeping gear -Sleeping bag -Liner earplugs
  • Poles and Headgear -Trekking poles -Sunglasses -Headlight 
  • Important accessories -Water bottle/Hydration bladder -Towel -Pee funnel -Lock -Waterproof bag 
  • Extra accessories: -Camera -Portable charger -Books -Cards -Passport, Money 
  • Medications and Toiletries: Water Purification Tablet, Isotonic powder, Diamox, Common Medications, First aid kit, Sunscreen, Baby wipes, Toiletries, Plasters, Oximeter, Hand Sanitizer

Showing Appreciation: Tipping During the Mardi Himal

Tipping is a regular practice during the Mardi Himal trekking or any other trek in Nepal as a gesture of appreciation for the guides, porters, and support staff who contribute to your trekking experience.

The cost of the trip is entirely your choice, based on the level of service and your satisfaction. It serves as a way to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of staff and guides in making your Mardi Himal trekking memorable.

Travel Insurance for the Trek

Travel Insurance is essential for a trek to Mardi or any Himalayan adventure. Given the potential risks associated with high altitudes and unforeseen circumstances, having comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory for your safety and well-being.

Please note that our trekking package does not include travel insurance. It is required for all trekkers to have a travel insurance policy that covers medical costs, emergency evacuation, and helicopter rescue at high altitudes. During the booking process, you will be asked to provide a copy of your travel insurance policy certificate as proof of coverage.

Insider Tips and Essential Information for the Mardi Trek

  • Choose the best time to trek during spring (March–May) and autumn (September–November) for suitable weather and clear mountain views.
  • Pack proper clothing and gear, including layers for uneven temperatures, a sturdy pair of trekking shoes, a good-quality backpack, a sleeping bag, and trekking poles.
  • Stay hydrated throughout the trek by carrying a reusable water bottle and using water purification methods.
  • Acclimatize properly by gradually ascending to higher altitudes and walking at your own pace.
  • Respect the local culture and traditions of the Gurung and Magar communities along the route.
  • Carry some cash in Nepalese rupees for expenses along the way, as ATMs and card payment facilities may not be available in remote locations.
  • Practice sustainable tourism and do not litter the route.

Alternative trekking routes for the Mardi Trek

The Mardi Himal Trail is situated within the renowned Annapurna region and offers trekkers a variety of alternatives. While embarking on the Mardi Himal trekking, you can consider extending your adventure to other popular destinations.

Some options include the iconic Poon Hill TrekAnnapurna Base Camp, where you can witness the majestic Annapurna massif up close, or the charming Ghandruk village, known for its traditional Gurung culture and stunning views.

Another notable option is the Annapurna Circuit Trek, which takes you on a remarkable journey around the Annapurna range. If you prefer your journey to the Everest Region, then the Everest View 5 Days Trek might be the perfect option. Furthermore, all of our itineraries can be customized according to your time and preference, offering you more options to choose from.

Last-minute booking for the Mardi Trek with Himalayan Recreation

It is recommended to book your 7 days Mardi Trek Package in advance to ensure a smooth and convenient journey. However, if you find yourself unable to do so, we at Himalayan Recreation also offer last-minute booking options.

For last-minute bookings, please note that full trip payment must be made 24 hours before the trek departure. Keep in mind that certain circumstances beyond our control may arise for last-minute bookings. To inquire about last-minute bookings for the Mardi Trek, please contact us as soon as possible through the following media: Email: [email protected], Phone: +977 9851101413

Responsible Travel to Mardi Himal with Himalayan Recreation

At Himalayan Recreation, we are dedicated to promoting responsible travel during your Mardi Trek experience. As a responsible tour company, we prioritize the protection of nature and the well-being of local communities.

We encourage you to join us in practicing sustainable travel practices during the trek. This includes avoiding littering, engaging in community activities, supporting local businesses, and leaving the trail unspoiled. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through breathtaking landscapes, providing insights into the region's culture and environment. Choose Himalayan Recreation for an eco-friendly and rewarding Mardi adventure.

Mardi Himal Trek - 7 Days FAQs

  • Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by one of our team's representatives or Guide at the airport (please note our Company name Plate Himalayan Recreation Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd in the terminal. He/she will then assist you to the hotel in Kathmandu, where you will meet with your trekking Group and Company Tour Manager. If you do not see our representative or nameplate in the airport, Please reach us at +977-9851101413 (24/7). 

  • You can apply for a visa online before departing or once you arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. to learn more specifically about Visa regulations.

  • Yes, We can suggest to you (Hotel Thamel Park or Hotel Kailash Kutee, or Similar) in Kathmandu. These are is the 3-star level Hotel in Thamel. If you wish, you can change the hotel according to your preference. 

  • Yes, you can leave your luggage in Kathmandu with us before starting the trek. We will keep all your things safe until you get back to Kathmandu after the completion of the trek.

  • Yes, it is possible to have a flight from Kathmandu Pokhara and back during the trek instead of the ride. It will save time but keep in mind that flight can add to the overall cost of the trek. 

  • The length of the Mardi Himal trek depends on several factors like; the starting and ending point of the trek which can be either Kathmandu or Pokhara and if you choose to add any side trips on the initial itinerary. But, generally, the trek can be completed in 4-10 days.

  • Like any other trek in the Annapurna region, the best month for the Mardi Himal trek is March-April (spring) and October-November (autumn). During these seasons, the temperature is moderate and the skies are usually clear offering some best views of the Himalayas. If you want a trail filled with snow then, the Mardi Himal trek can be done in winter as well with little more caution and preparation.

  • You first need to arrive at the starting point of the trek, which is Pokhara. You can either catch a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu or ride through a public or private vehicle. From Pokhara, there are several different routes to reach Mardi Himal. The most convenient trail is via Australian camp followed by forest camp, low camp, and high camp respectively. 

  • Yes, beginners can complete the Mardi Himal journey with proper preparation, physical fitness, and the guidance of experienced guides. 

  • Yes, the Mardi Trek is suitable for solo trekkers, offering both group and private trip options.

  • Yes, you can climb the Mardi Himal. The summit of the peak is at an elevation of 5587 m, whose journey begins from the Mardi Himal base camp. As it is a peak below 6000 m, the climb is not technically difficult, but you still require to be physically fit with previous climbing experience for a successful summit. 

  • The height of the Mardi Himal Base Camp is 4500 m above sea level. During the Mardi Himal trek, you can choose to reach up to the base camp or just the viewpoint whose elevation is less than that of the base camp. 

  • You can easily buy the Mardi Himal trek map in Kathmandu and Pokhara in the travel book shops. You'll be provided with the map by our company if you choose to travel with us. 

  • Mardi Himal lies in the Kaski district at 5587 m above sea level. It is one of the easiest peaks to summit in Nepal which is situated just beneath the mystical peak Machhapuchhre.

  • In the springtime, the average temperature in the Mardi Base camp can range from 15 degrees to 20 degrees while in the monsoon the temperature can go from 10 degrees to 23 degrees. In the autumn, the average temperature is 20 degrees with the lowest being 5 degrees while during the coldest time of the year winter, the temperature can go as low as -5 degrees.

  • From Pokhara, you can take a bus to Kande and hike to the Australian camp. From the Australian camp, the trail goes through forest camp, low camp, and high camp before you make it to the viewpoint and the base camp of Mardi Himal. After reaching the top, the ending point of the trek is siding from where you can catch a jeep to Pokhara.

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