Mardi Himal Trekking

Away from the Annapurna Base Camp crowd

Mardi Himal Trekking

Away from the Annapurna Base Camp crowd

Duration Duration 10 Days
Meals Meals
  • 09 Breakfast
  • 07 Lunch
  • 06 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 4 Night hotel
  • 5 Night eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Adventure Sports
Price Reduced US$ 1150 Price Starts From US$ 950
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Moderate
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
4500 Meter
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Tourist Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours trekking

Overview of Mardi Himal Trekking

One of the most legendary treks you can experience in Nepal is the Mardi Himal Trekking. The beautiful country full of Himalayas has recently brought up the path for this trek. Despite being less popular than other treks here in Nepal, Mardi Himal Trekking is not off-beaten. Mardi Himal is one of the best options for less effort to complete any trek, and it pictures mystical mountains with never-ending rivers and dense forests in one frame. Mardi Himal Trekking is an alternative to Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal.

All those beautiful sceneries will mesmerize your trip by the end of Mardi Himal Trekking. The chance to learn the people’s cultural and traditional way of living there will make your trek even more beautiful. The incredible natural beauty you see during this journey is full of Himalayas, Flora, and Fauna. This is short and less tiring hiking for moderately fit people.

Journey to Mardi Himal

In the year 2012, the Mardi Himal’s amazing trek was unlocked. However, this trek initiates from Kathmandu, typically whose journey is for ten days. On the way, you will visit Pokhara on the visitor bus. Undoubtedly, you can spend your day at Pokhara around the magnificent Phewa lake, a popular tourist destination. The places around Pokhara and Kathmandu valley add more beauty to your journey. Mardi Himal Trekking begins from Dhampus Phedi; the trek goes up to Deurali.

Around this area, now gradually teahouses are increasing. Since this is also an alternative for Annapurna base camp, the trekker for Annapurna base camp separates from here. Still, Mardi Himal Trekking swarms up to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, located at 4500 meters. Henceforth, Mardi Himal Trekking ends near Pokhara, usually at Phedi. You must drive back to Kathmandu and spend your night there. Meanwhile, the extension of the trip also sanctions you to sightseeing around Pokhara and Kathmandu Valley.

Mountain Views

Being Nepal’s youngest and easy trekking path, the Mardi Himal Trekking has gradually become wholly famous for trekkers. This trek follows the western margin of Mt. Machhapuchhre up to the altitude of 4500 meters at the Mardi Himal Base Camp. Yet, the trek is usually less crowded than other treks.

Moreover, this magnificent trek sums up all the Himalayan beauties, diverse flora, and fauna, especially around the dense forest. Subsequently, an adventurous tour has a snow-covered path. The dense forest is full of rhododendrons, taking you to the snowy hills. They are full of spectacular mountain landscapes with views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli. Thus, this journey brings you a unique and closer view of the Annapurna range and the cultural and ethnic aspects of the people living there.

Meanwhile, Peregrine Treks and Tours can make the squat and fantastic trip less tiring and beautiful. We offer all your safety and guidance throughout this Mardi Himal Trekking. Your time is worth every single glance that you take during this trek.

Mardi Himal Trekking Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    On the first day of your trip, our frontman will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport once you arrive in Kathmandu. They will accommodate you directly inside the three-star hotel through our private car. Once you check-in, you can freshen up and take some rest. It is composed of your breakfast for the day inside the hotel. In the meantime, your plans for the evening are in your hand. Also, you can go to visit the beautiful Thamel market, which is full of national handmade products. Thus, it is up to you how you want to spend your day.

    You can drive up for sightseeing around Kathmandu as it has several UNESCO heritage sites. You can extend your trip to add this adventure to your list. The beautiful and mind-blowing architectural craft of the ancestors of Nepal around the temples, stupas, and museums will leave you amazed.

    Meals: Not Included

    Note: Note: In the evening, please show your trekking equipment to your guide.
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara

    Eventually, on the second day of your trip to Mardi Himal base camp Trek, you must navigate to Pokhara. However, after finishing your breakfast, there is an arrangement of tourist buses for you to travel to Pokhara. The long Trishuli river follows the road. It takes 6 – 7 hours to reach Pokhara on a tourist bus. You can see beautiful rivers with green hills where impressive waterfalls do not keep your eyes away. This journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara is gorgeous, as exceptional destinations are on the way. Once you reach Pokhara, you can go around the lakeside and enjoy your evening accordingly.

    You can also book your private car or get flight tickets to travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It costs US$120 to book a one-way private vehicle with a maximum of 3 trekkers. A one-way flight costs US$110 per person. Kathmandu to Pokhara flight has fantastic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal. It vibes you similar to the mountain flight. The shining mountains melt your heart. You can also get sightseeing around Pokhara in the extended version of your trip, where you can visit Barahi temple, Davi’s fall, Mahendra Cave, Sarangkot, etc. You can also add an adventurous trip there.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Note: Note: The bus will leave at 7 AM from Balaju (tourist bus station), so you might take a packing breakfast. If you leave any trekking equipment, you can buy it on this day.
  • Day 3: Drive to Dhampus and trek to Deurali

    On the third day, you must leave Pokhara after breakfast and drive to Dhampus in a private car. Once you reach Dhampus, your trek to Deurali starts. On the way, there is an Australian base camp where you will have your lunch. This place is crowded as other trekkers for a different trip also reside here. After this, you will have to move forward to Deurali, where you can view mystical Mt. Machhapuchhre. The trekking spot lies 2100 meters up. You will have your trekking first night’s accommodation in the eco–friendly lodge. This is the first day of your trekking, so it is pretty tiring.

    Enlightenment for Mardi Himal
    Enlightenment for Mardi Himal

    The lodge provides you with dinner as well. You must charge extra expenses like boiled water, charging electronics, recharging, snacks, etc.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4: Trek to Forest Camp

    The true adventure of this base camp trip starts on the fourth day as you begin to proceed up to the forest camp. This trekking path is going to look just like a magical world. One the way, the dense forest is full of rhododendron, enhancing the bird’s singing. This fresh and pure environment will free your mind from anything. The forest camp lies at 2540 meters altitude. The climate there is quite cold once you have reached a high height.

    Mardi Himal Trek Path
    Mardi Himal Trek Path

    Therefore, you must reside in a local eco-lodge that night. For dinner, you can eat Nepali dishes or whatever is available there.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 5: Trek to High Camp

    However, the next day is your day of trekking to a high camp that lies at 3590 meters. This forest camp trek brings you to the tall center, passing the low base at 3035 meters. You will find a dense forest full of orchids in the giant trees, mosses, and bracken from forest camp to low camp. The ridge follows over the breathtaking south view of Annapurna. A famous valley called ‘Modi Khola Valley’ is visible from your left side in the broad range.

    On the Way to High Camp during Mardi Himal Trek
    On the Way to High Camp during Mardi Himal Trek

    After leaving behind the low camp area, you must move forward to reach the high camp. The roads are pretty narrow, while irregular landscapes prove how tall you move forward. You can see the staggering outlook of amazing Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre very closely. High camp is the place where you must accommodate the night in. There is a local lodge. It would help if you bore all your expenses.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 6: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp to Low Camp

    After reaching this far, now it’s time to get to Mardi Himal Base camp. Your morning starts with breakfast in the lodge. Then, you must move ahead by packing your lunch as there are not many tea houses or lodges that provide you lunch up there. The snowy path to travel up in the base camp is this trek’s most beautiful and tiring part. Your energy is everything that matters to step up there.

    Mardi Himal Tea Shop - Mardi Himal Trek Cost
    Mardi Himal Tea Shop

    The beautiful view up from Mardi Himal base camp at 4200 meters is everything you have come so far. It gives your mesmerizing view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna, and the outlook perspective of Dhaulagiri to Ganesh Himal. You cannot spend your night up there once you enjoy the picture with your packed foods by collecting a glimpse of it in your cameras. So, you must return to the low camp’s lodge.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 7: Low Camp to Jhinu Danda

    On the next day, you must descend to Jhinu Danda through the beautiful forest after breakfast. This trek brings you closer to the upper Mardi Khola and the bank of ice and snow streams. A natural hot spring which is near Jinu danda also lies there. You can visit it if you like. Once you reach Jhinu Danda, you will find a way to capture the cultural site of Tamang and Gurung. You can catch these areas beautifully and enjoy your accommodation around the traditional people of that place.

    Mound Annapurna View from Badal Danda
    Mound Annapurna View from Badal Danda

    You can extend your trip and reside extra days around in Jhinu Danda. During that time, you can learn the traditions and culture of those people even closer. Lewan village is known for its organic tea garden.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 8: Trek back to Ghandruk Phedi- trekking and drive to Nayapul by local jeep and Nayapul to Pokhara by car

    On the 8th day of your trip, you must leave from Jinu danda to Ghandruk Phedi. You must trek the altitude of 1940 meters from 1760 meters. Ghandruk is also one of the major tourist destinations. It is covered with traditional people and their way of living their lifestyle. Once you reach Ghandruk, you will have your lunch. This is the place where your trekking ends. Then, the next step is to drive to Nayapul by local jeep. The road there isn’t good enough for private vehicles. Once you reach Nayapul, there is a private car from our agency to pick you up. You must return to Pokhara the same day.

    You can visit Ghandruk closely enough if you extend your package. Being a major tourist destination, it has an excellent and beautiful climate. You must pay for your dinner once you are back in Pokhara.

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 9: Drive Back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast in the hotel, you must return to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. It takes about 6 -7 hours to produce. Once you return to Kathmandu, we will drop you off at your hotel. Later that evening, you can enjoy yourself around the market or spend your free time shopping. Maybe you may get tired of this trek; you can take a rest inside the hotel as well.

    You can always choose the way to your travel. You can also extend your trip to sight-see Pokhara once you return from Ghandruk. You also can sight-see around Kathmandu valley in your extension package. You can also book your private car or get flight tickets like the above. It costs US$120 to book a one-way private vehicle with a maximum of 3 trekkers to return to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Therefore, a One-way flight costs US$110 per person.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 10: Departure

    However, this trip has an end. It is the last day of your 1o days Mardi Himal trekking. A fantastic journey that you will never forget. Our frontman will drop you off for the last time and bid you a beautiful farewell at the airport.

    You must apply for the visa and ticket fee for your international flights by yourself. You will never forget this safe and beautiful journey provided by Peregrine Treks and Tours. We are also very proud to serve our customers; their safety is in our hands.

    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included

    • Airport pickups and drop off in a private vehicle
    • Three-star category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Best available lodge or tent and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
    • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
    • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
    • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five trekkers
    • Guide, porter and different necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
    • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are yours to take
    • Mardi Himal Trekking Permit and TIMS
    • First Aid Medical kit or essential medicine
    • Seasonal fruits during trek and Farewell dinner
    • All applicable government and local taxes

What is excluded

    • Nepalese visa fee and international airfares
    • Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal before return from Mardi Himal Trekking
    • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers only.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
    • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodation

Mardi Himal Trekking from Peregrine Treks and Tours offers you luxurious accommodation for two days in a three-star hotel and a night in a four-star hotel. During this trek, eco-lodges provide your accommodation. While you are in Kathmandu, there is the conduct of a three-star bedroom along with your companion.

You can also request your single bedroom, but it will cost US$ 250 per person. Similarly, Pokhara serves you up with a four-star hotel. Conclusion: there are facilities of HD TV, internet and Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, and breakfast in the hotel.

Generally, there is an internet and electricity facility in teahouses during the trek. You can also purchase your sim card with 4G activated. Peregrine Treks provides you with a national 4G SIM card and 2 GB Data packs.

We offer you breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek in the lodge. In the teahouses, you must share your bedroom with your companion. There you may or may not have attached bathrooms. Sometimes, you may have to use sharing toilets and bathrooms.


Route Map

Mardi Himal Trek Map

It is Mardi Himal Trek Map. Generally, this trek starts from Dhampus to Mardi Himal Base Camp; it is one of the moderately easy treks. Generally, your trek starts from there after reaching Dhampus in a private car from Pokhara. It would help if you walked up to Deurali, which lies 2100 meters, on the first day of your trek from the Dhampus. There is an Australian base camp where you can find other trekkers proceeding their trek towards different destinations. It is located at 2540 meters.

Your route from Deurali to forest camp gets very exciting. The way is filled with dense forest, which is covered with rhododendron. The scenic beauty of this trek pulls away from all fatigue. You must move ahead to Mardi high camp passing through the Low Camp at 3035 meters from forest camp. The High Camp lies at 3590 meters. The way from Forest Camp to high camp is filled with a dense forest of giant mosses, orchid trees, and bracken. This trek’s highest altitude lies in Mardi Himal at 4500 meters. You must return to High Camp for accommodation.

Then we descend our trek from High Camp to the Low Camp. The next station from the low camp is at Jhinu danda at 1760 meters. The final trek route for this trip ends at Ghandruk Phedi. From this point, you don’t have to trek anymore.


Departure Dates

We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.

Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

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    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

    Mardi Himal trekking might sound more accessible, but it is comparatively complex for people with low physical fitness. So, people with a low immune system face many problems and difficulties during this trek. T trekkers typically suffer from altitude sickness, especially while climbing up to 4500 meters. The symptoms of altitude sickness are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, etc. Therefore, the trekker needs to be physically strong.

    Moving ahead, the other difficulty trekkers may face is due to the long duration of the trek. You may feel exhausted as you must walk 6 – 7 hours on average per day. This trek is for you if you are incredibly comfortable with physical exercise and have enough physical strength.

    Most of the time, trekkers who visit during the Winter and Monsoon season may face a lot of difficulty during the trek. In winter, sometimes the temperature goes below -5 degrees. At that time, there was difficulty climbing up due to freezing weather. Moreover, Monsoon is the wrong time for you to trek. You may become the victim of heavy snowfall during Monsoon. It would help if you chose the correct season for this trek.

    Transportation

    Peregrine Treks and Tours have a very comfortable facility for their fellow travelers. We have the proper conduct of transportation during the trip. Our frontman receives you during your arrival and drops you during your departure in our private car. A private vehicle lets you sight-see around Kathmandu valley and Pokhara valley, which is available in the extended version of this trip.

    We have the facility of a tourist bus for you to travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back included in this trip. But, if you wish to fly over the route, one-way costs US$ 100 per person. Also, there is a facility for you to book your private car from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu. It costs US$ 100 for one-way travel.

    From Pokhara to Dhampus, we have a facility of a private car. It is the initial stage where the trek starts. After finishing your trek in Ghandruk, there is an arrangement of a jeep that brings you to Nayapul. From Nayapul to Pokhara, you must travel in a private car. While returning from Pokhara to Kathmandu, a tourist bus is waiting for you. As mentioned above, you can also seek comfort while traveling by flight or private car.

    Physical condition and experience requirement

    Your physical condition is not necessarily required to experience this trek. But you must be at least fit to join this trek as you must walk 6 -7 hours on average daily. It is common for elders and children also to join this adventure. To make your trek easier, we prefer you have physical fitness and proper exercise. It will automatically help you enjoy your journey by making you less tired. We also recommend you have swimming, jogging, or regular exercising habits. It would help if you were engaged with regular exercise for this trek.

    Trekking Group

    You can easily wholly choose to enjoy this trek alone. The cost per person for this trip is US$ 1050. You can also join this trip by forming your group with a maximum of 8 people. The cost per person in the group is relatively less than the regular cost person. Three hours prior is required than scheduled international flights during arrival and departure.

    Mardi Himal Trek Cost

    Peregrine Treks offer USD 950 (This might increase) for this trek. Anyhow, floating your group costs a relatively lesser amount. One-way flight per person from Kathmandu – to Pokhara costs the U.S. $100. Other than that, you need to pay extra if you will book your private car. Private cars limit up to 3 trekkers on that cost. Your expenses are not included above in the tour price.

    This Mardi Himal Trek cost includes two nights in a 3-star hotel and two nights in a 4-star hotel and Breakfast. Also, it includes the expenses of accommodation during the trek. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during trekking are also included here. It also covers your transportation charge during arrival and departure at Kathmandu. This cost embraces tourist bus charges while traveling to Pokhara and back, a private car from Pokhara to Dhampus, and a jeep charge while returning from Phedi to Nayapul.

    Mardi Himal trek five days

    We have designed ten days Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary. We can cover five days of Mardi Himal trekking duration as well. This trek starts from Dhampus to Deurali on the first day. You must walk 6 -7 hours per day. Your station is from Deurali to a forest camp on the second day. You can see a lot of trekkers in the forest camp. An Australian base camp separates Mardi Himal trekkers from other trekkers. You will move towards high camp on the third day, passing low camp along the route.

    The dense forest full of mosses and orchids whispering of the birds makes your trek even more powerful. Diverse flora and fauna do not let you keep your eyes away from them. While proceeding towards Mardi Himal base camp, the snow-covered path will make your trek glorifying. It would help accommodate lodges or tea houses with twin sharing bedrooms during the trek. Peregrine treks provide three meals during the trek, i.e., Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Since you are high at an altitude of 4500 meters, there is no way for you to spend your night up there. You must return to the low camp. Now, the route separates while returning. On the fifth day, you must follow the route that brings you down to Jhinu Danda. It would help if you also trekked from Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk Phedi. Ghandruk Phedi is the spot where your trek ends.

    Best season for the Mardi Himal trek

    Generally, the weather condition is not also persistent around trekking areas. There is a swing in the temperature around the Himalayas. So, the best season for you to adapt to experience the Mardi Himal trek is in March, April, May, September, October, and November.

    Mardi Himal Trek in Autumn

    The Autumn season lies during September, October, and November. It is up to scratch to trek during mid – September to early December for trekking in Nepal. Hence, trekking in Mardi Himal during Autumn is perfect. The skies are clear enough, and the temperature is warm. The view of a shining peak on the top of the skies melts your heart. The view of the Annapurna range is clear during Autumn due to summer rainfall there.

    The temperature of Autumn during Mardi Himal trekking is not above 20 degrees Celsius the day – time. During the nighttime, the temperature places down to 10 degrees Celsius. This prevents you from carrying a heavy bulk of clothes while trekking. The sunny and warm weather makes your trekking clear and smooth due to the region’s Monsoon rainfall.

    However, Autumn is the perfect season for trekkers, so this period will likely be a bit crowded during the trek. Since the temperature is neither too cold nor too hot, it is the perfect time for you to experience the Mardi Himal trek.

    Mardi Himal Trek in Summer

    There is never a wrong time for trekking, but Summer is a chunk for Mardi Himal trekking. In Nepal, June, July, and August are estimated as Summer. This time frame is also called Monsoon. Due to heavy rainfall, the trackway towards Mardi Himal is moist and sticky. It would help if you became very attentive, and it is perilous to conquer every step during the trek. Around the Annapurna ridgeline, the climate gets hugely hot.

    One of the eminences of Mardi Himal trekking during Summer is that there is the least number of trekkers. So, it is a perfect time if you are looking for a solitude trek. You also do not have to face the problem of reserving lodges and teahouses during the trek due to the fewer trekkers during this season.

    However, walking around muddy, slippery, wet areas might make your trek difficult. Only people with extreme physical fitness are preferred to go there. The temperature around Mardi Himal is about 10 -23 degrees Celsius during the day. Whereas, at night, the temperature falls to 10 – 15 degrees Celsius.

    Mardi Himal Trek in Winter

    Not so far, the Winter season falls during December, January, and February. This season is frigid with a temperature of 9 – 12 degrees Celsius during the day—the temperature decreases to -5 degrees and more during the night around Mardi Himal. Due to the cold and dry climate, trekking anywhere in Nepal is very difficult. The roads are covered with snow, adding to the trek’s difficulty.

    Not being so popular, you can find a significantly lesser number of trekkers during this season. Perhaps, it makes it easier for you to find suitable lodges and tea houses for your trek. This solitude trek is a bit difficult. It would help if you also carried a lot of bulky and heavy clothes. This may add to more difficulty while trekking. Even if you are habituated to bearing cold, you still must be careful while trekking. The scenic beauty you see around the Annapurna ranges is worth your efforts. Pictures are more precise and more beautiful during winter due to clear skies.

    Mardi Himal Trek in Spring

    Spring reclines during March, April, and May. The apex temper for trekking has a temperature of 17 – 20 degrees Celsius. At the same time, it gets 0 – 5 degrees at night. It is quite a perfect time to trek around Mardi Himal during Spring. Your trekking paths are filled with diverse varieties of flora and fauna. The national flower of Nepal, ‘the rhododendron,’ starts to blossom throughout the paths. This is also the perfect time for you to explore wild plant species in the dense forest. You can capture the beautiful scene of the Annapurna range as it is pre-monsoon season.

    Most of the teahouses and lodges are available during this time. The climate is warm and clear skies make your journey more beautiful than ever. Sometimes, as it is the second peak season for trekking, it might be challenging to get lodges. But the maximum number of lodges provides you with comfort. You may also want to experience little rainfall. Rainfall occurs during May. The humid weather lets you not carry bulky clothes during the trek. However, this season is also adequately famous for trekkers after the Autumn.

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    What to Pack for the Mardi Himal Trek?

    Unless, like other treks, packing for Mardi Himal trekking is not a tough job. It would help if you carried all the equipment you need up there. Starting with warm clothes, pack the base layer and insulation and the outer layer. Your hands and legs get freezing up there at 4500 meters. In that case, you must carry gloves, socks, and comfortable boots that could be used during trekking. The average temperature is 10 -120 degrees during the day and below 10 degrees at night.

    To stay hydrated, you should possess a respective water bottle. Do not forget to carry your travel permit and your visa and passport. You need to have local currency or an ATM card for your expenses. Also, do not forget to pack toilet paper, sunscreen, sunglasses, lip care, etc. However, it would help to carry a portable charger to charge your electronics since there might not be enough tea houses around some areas. Carrying many extra things may cause safety trouble for you and your belongings.

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    How safe is it to do the Mardi Himal Trekking?

    Elders to children can easily crown this trek. Beginners say that this trek is moderately challenging to complete. Expert trekkers are likely to find this trekking track comparatively comfortable and shorter than other treks. However, it would help if you were wholly physically fit for this trekking. Make sure to have physical exercise practice or a regular walk before the trek to enjoy this trek with more energy.

    The safety of the trek also depends upon the climatic conditions. Autumn and Spring are regarded as the best to trek around Nepal. So, it is very safe for you to trek during these seasons. Trekking in summer and Spring is a significant threat.

    A typical day during Mardi Himal Trek

    Trekking in Mardi Himal is an entirely new experience of trekking. Being the newly explored trekking trail, this trek is not as challenging as another trek. However, it would help to reside around tea houses or lodges during the trek. In the morning, lodges offer Breakfast, and you must get ahead for the next trekking stop.

    You must be physically ready to walk 6 -7 hours a day. During the trek, you can interact with the natural beauties of flora and fauna, the wild plant species around the path, and the glorious mountain view from different spots.

    Once you start walking for 3 -4 hours, you can take a rest. In the meantime, there are spots of tea houses where you can have your lunch and snacks. Your porters and guide will be along with you throughout the trek. Although you can take a rest in between, the trek should end by 5 P.M.

    There is an accommodation spot where you can explore nearby places once you reach there. Dinners will be served to you by the lodge itself in the evening. You can discuss your trek with your group members nighttime and use your free time with entertainment.

    Your guide will also explain your next day’s trek. It would help if you rested after your long journey, so you must sleep properly. We must move ahead the next day as well.

    Communication during the trek

    Getting in touch with your well-wishers is hard during the times of trek. The hotel provides you with internet and a wi-fi facility. Although lodges and teahouses during the trek also have internet and wi-fi facilities, you may not have easy access to them due to network errors. A few times, during the trek, you also might have to pay an extra charge for using the internet.

    Upon arrival, Peregrine Treks and tours will provide you with one local sim card and the 2 G.B. data pack. You can quickly recharge your card and communicate. But sometimes, communication is difficult due to network errors during the trek. However, you do not have to face many communication problems, unlike another trek during Mardi Himal trekking.

    Water and electricity during the trek

    You do not have to worry about water and electricity during the trek. You can quickly get warm and purified water from the hotel and lodges. There are various spots where you can charge your electronics and gadgets. Your place of accommodation provides you with this service.

    We highly advocate for you to carry a portable charger for emergencies. As you must travel 6 – 7 days, it is pretty unsure to find teahouses. Drinking directly from tap water is harmful, so you must carry your water bottle to purify them.

    Extra personal expenses during the trek

    In these trekking packages, we do not agree with covering your expenses. Carrying local currencies or cards during the time of trek is essential. It would be best to expense personal behavior such as bottled water, extra snacks, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara, bar bills, etc. If you want to give some tips to your guide or potter, it is also regarded as a personal expense.

    Occasionally, it would help if you were reimbursed extra for charging your gadgets around off-beaten areas. Sometimes, you might need to pay extra to charge your electronics, use the internet, and drink bottled water. You must reinforce an extra porter’s fee by yourself. From shopping to beverage bills, you must cover them yourself.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is highly recommended but not essential for the Mardi Himal trek. In the worst-case scenario, we ensure your health and medical treatment if required during travel. This insurance helps cover your health treatment, rescue, and medical part. It is hazardous to continue the trip without travel insurance.

    Passport and visa

    You must apply for a visa and passport to fly internationally for this trek. Your passport should contain at least one empty page to apply for a visa at a time. There must be six months or more validity of the passport at entry.

    Tipping

    You need to fetch the tipping expenses for the porter and guide, lodges staff, or maybe private car drive. Our agency does not include the cost of tipping your helpers during the trip.

    Booking and payment process

    Peregrine Treks and Tours offer your booking through an online process. You can easily book your trip by simply paying online. We do not charge any extra fee during online payment. We accept various credit and debit cards. Bank transfer is also available, but the bank may charge you an extra amount. Once the payment is made, send the screenshot to confirm your booking.

    Once you receive the booking, per person will be charged US$99. You need to pay this reservation fee to confirm your trip booking. This amount is nonrefundable. You must pay 20% of the total tour cost before 60 days of your departure. You must settle the remaining money once you arrive in Kathmandu.

    Last-minute booking

    Peregrine Treks and Tours accept your last-minute booking. It is valid 24 hours before the trip; you can make a reservation. Anyhow, at the last minute, you need to make 50% of your total payment at the time of booking. Whereas nationals of Tibet, India, and Bhutan are vital to pay only a certain percentage of tour costs the last time booking.

    Trip extension

    Most of you want to explore more by extending your trip. You can easily extend your trip and move ahead for the Annapurna Base camp trek, one-day Pokhara tour, one or two days Kathmandu tour, or three days Chitwan Jungle safari. You can visit your craved place around there in the extension package. You might want to broaden your trek towards Annapurna Base camp to see mystical Annapurna ranges even closer.

    Moreover, extending your trip around Pokhara and Kathmandu lets you sight-see around those valleys. It conveys your trip to UNESCO heritage sites and beautiful destinations around Pokhara valley. Chitwan Jungle safari is beautiful and full of wild species. You can explore there to have a closer look at the wildlife.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The flawless Mardi Himal lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is located 4500 meters high. Peregrine treks offer you a ten-day trek from Kathmandu to the Mardi Himal base camp.

    Yes, you must have essential physical fitness, but you do not need to be athletic. You can do this trek easily if you are physically and mentally strong.

    Local agencies are experts in mountain tourism. They will provide an experienced and well-trained guide and porter. With this, your trekking will be easy, and you will get complete information about trekking.

    If you do it individually, this is a solo trek. You need to take Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (Cost USD 3000, approx USD 27) and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS), which cost NPR 2000, approximately USD 18. You will get those permits from Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu. You must be responsible because this is a bit adventurous trek if you join with a government-authorized trekking company that is organized trek. This is highly recommended. All of your paperwork will arrange by the respective trekking company.

    Yes, it would help if you had travel insurance to cover the medical, accidental, and rescue parts. Some companies will operate this trek without travel insurance, but this is a risky decision.

    Yes, there is an internet facility in the teahouses. Also, you can buy a local SIM Card and activate 4G; you can easily buy it at the Airport and nearby your hotel. Peregrine Treks will provide one local 4G SIM with a 2 GB Data pack. Similarly, there is electricity in teahouses you can charge your electronic devices.

    Yes, this is easy trekking in Annapurna Region. It would help if you walked around 5-7 hours per day.

    You do not need any special training before this Mardi Himal Trekking. But swimming, jogging, and other physical exercise help you during the trek.

    If you are doing this trek in the summer and Rainy season, the minimum temperature will be around minus one degree Celsius, and the maximum is around 20 degrees Celsius. In winter, the temperature drops up to minus ten. But don’t worry; the minimum temperature is from midnight to early morning. At that time, you will be inside the teahouses. You can ask for extra blankets or use your sleeping bag.

    March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best month for Mardi Himal Trekking. June, July, and August are the rainy seasons, and December, January, and February are the winter season in Nepal.

    We won’t recommend you to drink tap water without any purification.

    Mardi Himal trekking is suitable for elders and children. Being the youngest trekking path, it does not have a huge crowd. Even moderately fit people can explore flora and fauna through this trek, along with plants and species.

    Generally, all four seasons are suitable for the Mardi Himal trekking. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for any trekking in Nepal.

    Mardi Himal Trekking is moderately tricky for beginners. Regular trekkers with essential physical fitness find it an easier task than other treks.

    Ten days Itinerary is best for the Mardi Himal trekking due to moderate difficulty. Sightseeing around two famous valleys is also possible during this trek.

    It would help if you had comfortable and light warm clothes during the trek. Make sure to carry your money or card along with a water bottle. Hiking gear makes your trek less tiring.

    It would help if you were physically active during this trek. Make sure to be habituated to physical exercise. We prefer you join swimming, jogging, or regular exercise.

    It is comparatively safe to do Mardi Himal trekking during the Autumn and Spring seasons. Physically fit people are safer for this trek.

    Reviews

    Rated 5 out of 5
    June 13, 2022

    We have completed a 10-day Mardi Himal Trek with our Sherpa Nima and had a satisfactory experience! Nima is experienced, well-trained, helpful, funny, intelligent, and patient. Everything turned out properly planned; Mr. Nima taught us now no longer best the hiking direction but the approximately Nepali culture. We are so thankful that the whole lot went so correctly, and we can endorse the corporation Peregrine Treks and our Sherpa Nima to our friends.

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    Edith C. Atkison
    Rated 5 out of 5
    May 23, 2022

    Mardi Himal Trek was an exciting journey. Mardi Himal made such an impression on me. Kaji is a knowledgeable and knowledgeable guide. We had a great chat along the way; he knew he would have fun. Raju was a perfect helper who always tried to guarantee my safety and comfort. We collect perfect memories. I hope to see this team and Peregrine Trek next time.

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    Robert J. Gains
    Rated 5 out of 5
    January 20, 2022

    Such an amazing and thrilling adventure provided by the Peregrine Treks. The views during the trek were truly amazing. The people in the tea house were very good and the beautiful flora and fauna were too good. I can recommend Peregrine Treks without hesitating because the coordination of the guide with us was amazing. Thanks to Mr. Pradip and his team.

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    Tạ Thị Gấm Nha
    Rated 5 out of 5
    January 20, 2022

    Amazing experience throughout the trek. I have no words to describe the beauty of this place. Such a helpful guide and porters like family made my time enjoyable. I’d like to strongly recommend Peregrine Treks if you wish to trek in Mardi Himal.

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    Chariton Ignatieff
    Rated 5 out of 5
    January 20, 2022

    I and my friend decided to go to Mardi Himal Trek organized by Peregrine treks. We booked a service trek with a private guide. The guide was very helpful, experienced, and knowledgeable. Also, the price provided by Peregrine treks was very reasonable.

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