Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Mardi Himal trek follows beaten trails of shepherds as it still provides summer grazing in high camp of this trek. Mardi Himal Trek is one of the best trek in terms of short but gain the high elevation. Rich in flora and fauna. Most of the trail dense forest of rhododendron and bamboo tree. The trek was officially opened in 2012 and is still pristine. There are limited lodges with basic facilities. This is a short relatively easy and unspoiled trek not far from Pokhara. Yet it is highly diverse with cultural insight, beautiful forest walks and alpine landscape. As the trail mostly stays along the ridge, the altitude gain becomes more gradual.

Highlights

  • Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Good views of Mount Annapurna range
  • View of Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre)
  • Rich variety of flora and fauna
  • Unique culture with varied customs

Trip Map

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek  Map

Short itinerary

DAY 1: DRIVE TO KANDE AND TREK TO PRITAM DEURALI (2,232 m)

DAY 2 : TREK TO LOW CAMP (6 Hrs / 2,950 m)

DAY 3: TREK TO HIGH CAMP (5 HRS / 3,550 m)

DAY 4: EXPLORE MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP (6 Hrs / 4,500 m)

DAY 5: WALK DOWN TO LWANG GHALEL VILLAGE (5 Hrs / 1,500 m)

DAY 6: DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA

Detail Itinerary

Detailed itinerary

DAY 1: DRIVE TO KANDE AND TREK TO PRITAM DEURALI (2,232 m)
After breakfast, drive for about 40 mints to Kande. Then trek to ‘Australian camp’ which is about 2 hours climb. The place is scenic with the panoramic view of Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. The trail is through the rhododendron forest to the mountain pass called ‘Deurali’. Deurali is overlooking into the Modi Khola valley wedged between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal / Mt Fishtail. Over night at Pritam Deurali.

DAY 2 : TREK TO LOW CAMP (6 Hrs / 2,950 m)
The trail gradually climbs through the rhododendron forest following the ridge. Low camp has got couple of lodges in the middle of the forest. The view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal appears much closer. Over night at Low Camp.

DAY 3: TREK TO HIGH CAMP (5 HRS / 3,550 m)
The trail further climbs along the Badal Danda (Cloudy Hill). From Badal Danda, we leave the tree line and arrive in shrubby alpine zone. Snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail looms in a distance above deep valley on the either side. High camp is the last settlement of this trek. Over night at High Camp.

DAY 4: EXPLORE MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP (6 Hrs / 4,500 m)
We hike early in the morning to see the sunrise view from View point half way to Mardi Base Camp. Today is more difficult than other days with steep climb up. Trail is more vertiginous at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps. The first steep climb will take about 2 hrs to the view point from where you can see beautiful view of Mardi, Mt Fishtail, Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Annapurna. After brekfasst TREK BACK TO FOREST CAMP (4 hrs)

DAY 5: WALK DOWN TO LWANG GHALEL VILLAGE (5 Hrs / 1,500 m)
Walk down steeply through rhododendron and Maple forest to the permanent settlements closer to valley. Lwang is a Gurung village with rich culture and happy people. The village is the best place to watch Nepalese countryside lifestyle. Overnight at Lwang Ghalel village.

DAY 6: DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA
Drive back to Pokhara by Jeep.

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop. 
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS ).
  • Trekking equipment: walking poles and duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter’s salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging.
  • Private transport from trek starting point & ending point.
  • Full meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on your choice. 
  • Water purifier for Safe Drinking water.
  • Accommodation (twin sharing private room with share toilet). 
  • 2 star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast for 2 nights. 
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Trekking Route map printed T Shirts. 

Cost Excludes:

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Hot shower during trek. 
  • Wi-Fi in the mountain.
  • Electronic device recharge in tea houses.
  • Hot and cold beverages.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation. 
  • Tipping for guide and porter.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Date & Price

Date and price

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2019-09-01 2019-09-06 Available US$ US$585 Book Now

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Trip Facts

  • Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November
  • Per day walking: 6 hours in average
  • Type of trek: Hotel and Lodge
  • General Duration: 6 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4500m

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