Duration
10 Days
Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Adventure Sports

Accommodation
  • 4 Night hotel
  • 5 Night eco-lodge

Meals
  • 09 Breakfast
  • 07 Lunch
  • 06 Dinner

Price

Reduced

$1220 USD

$950 USD

10% Discount for Group
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
1-20 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Tourist Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours trekking

Overview & Highlights

Mardi Himal Trekking Highlights


  • Less crowded and newly discovered trekking area in Nepal
  • Himalayan Flora and fauna
  • The stunning view of Annapurna Ranges, Mount. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Mount Dhaulagiri
  • Unspoiled cultural and traditional experiences
  • ‘Eco-Tourism route’ in the Annapurna region
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

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, it is not off beaten at all. For less effort to complete any trek, it is one of the best options for you. This trek pictures mystical mountains with never-ending rivers and dense forests in one frame. This trek is an alternative for Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking.

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

 

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 10 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 which is the popular tourist destination. The places around Pokhara and Kathmandu valley add up more beauty in your journey. Trek 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 their way from here but Mardi Himal trekking swarms up to the Mardi Himal base camp which is 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 the youngest and easy trekking path in Nepal, the trek to Mardi Himal base camp has gradually started to become wholly popular for the trekkers. This trek follows the western margin of Mt. Machhapuchhre up to the altitude of 4500 meters at Mardi Himal base camp. Yet, the trek is usually less crowded than other treks.

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

Meanwhile, the squat and amazing trip can be made less tiring and beautiful by Peregrine Treks and tours. We offer all your safety and guidance throughout this trek. Your time is worth every single glance that you take during this trek.

Mardi Himal Trekking Itinerary

On the first day of your trip, once you arrive at Kathmandu, our frontman will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport. 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 sight-seeing 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 ancestors of Nepal around the temples, stupas, and museums will leave you amazed.

Meals: Not Included

Eventually, on the second day of your trip to Mardi Himal base camp, you must navigate to Pokhara. However, once after finishing your breakfast, there is an arrangement of tourist buses made for you to travel to Pokhara. The long Trishuli river follows the road. It takes about 6 – 7 hours to reach Pokhara on a tourist bus. One the way, you can see beautiful rivers with green hills where amazing waterfalls do not keep your eyes away. This journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara is beautiful as there are amazing destinations 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 Pokhara from Kathmandu. It costs US$100 to book a one-way private car with a maximum of 3 trekkers. One-way flight costs US$110 per person. Kathmandu to Pokhara flight has amazing 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 sight-seeing 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

On the third day, you must leave Pokhara after your 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. there you will have your trekking’s first night’s accommodation in the eco – friendly lodge. This is the first day of your trekking, so it is quite tiring.

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

Meals: Breakfast

The true adventure of this base camp trip starts on the fourth day as you start 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 just free your mind from anything. The forest camp lies at 2540 meters altitude. The climate there is quite cold as once you have reached a high altitude.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

However, the next day is your day of trekking to a high camp which lies at 3590 meters. This trek from forest camp brings you up here in high camp passing the low camp that lies down in 3035 meters. On the way from forest camp to low camp, you will find a dense forest full of orchids in the giant trees, mosses, and bracken. The ridge follows over the breathtaking south view of Annapurna One of the popular valleys called ‘Modi Khola Valley’ is also visible from your left side in the broad range.

After leaving behind the low camp area, you must move forward to reach high camp. The roads around there are quite narrow while irregular landscapes prove how high you are moving forward. There 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. You must bear all your expenses.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After reaching this far, now it’s time to reach 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 any kind of tea houses or lodges that provide you lunch up there. The snowy path to travel up in the base camp is the most beautiful and tiring part of this trek. Your energy is everything that matters to step up there.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On the next day, you must descend to Jhinu Danda after your breakfast through the beautiful forest. This trek brings you closer to the upper Mardi Khola along with the bank of ice and snow streams. A natural hot spring which is near to 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 capture these areas beautifully and enjoy your accommodation around the traditional people of that place.

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 the organic tea garden.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 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 a cool and beautiful climate there. You must pay for your dinner once you are back in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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

You can always choose the way for your travel. You can also extend your trip to sight-see Pokhara once you return from Ghandruk. You also have the option to sight-see around Kathmandu valley in your extension package. Like the above, you can also book your private car or get flight tickets. It costs US$100 to book a one-way private car with a maximum of 3 trekkers to return to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Therefore, One-way flight costs US$110 per person.

Meals: Breakfast

However, this trip has an end. It is the last day of your 1o days Mardi Himal trekking. The amazing journey that you will always remember. For the last time, our frontman will drop you and bid you a beautiful farewell at the airport.

You must apply for the visa and tickets fee of your international flights by yourself. You will always remember this safe and beautiful journey provided by Peregrine Treks and Tours. We are also very proud to serve our customers and their safety is in our hands.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

Mardi Himal Trekking Accommodation

Mardi Himal Trekking from Peregrine Treks and Tours offer you luxurious accommodation for 2 days in a three-star hotel along with a night in a four-star hotel. During this trek, eco-lodges offer your accommodation. While you are at Kathmandu, there is the conduct of a three-star bedroom along with your companion.

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

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

In the trek, we offer you breakfast, lunch, and dinner 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.

 

 

DayHotelHotel LocationCategory
01 Samsara Resort Thamel, Kathmandu 3-star
02 Kuti Resort Lakeside, Pokhara 4-star
03-07 Local Lodge Trekking Area Basic Accommodation
08 Kuti Resort Lakeside, Pokhara 4-star
09 Samsara Resort Thamel, Kathmandu 3-star

Mardi Himal Trekking Route Map

Mardi Himal Trekking Route Map
Mardi Himal Trekking Route Map

Since the trek starts from Dhampus to Mardi Himal Base Camp it is one of the moderately easy treks. Generally, after reaching Dhampus in a private car from Pokhara, your trek starts from there. You must walk 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 who are proceeding for 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. From forest camp, you must move ahead to Mardi high camp passing through the low camp at 3035 meters. 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. The highest altitude of this trek lies up 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 the altitude of 1760 meters. The final trek route for this trip ends at Ghandruk Phedi. From this point, you don’t have to trek anymore.

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    Essential Information

    Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

    Mardi Himal trek might sound easier, but it is comparatively hard for people with low physical fitness. So, people with a low immune system face a lot of problems and difficulties during this trek. It is utterly common among the trekkers to suffer from altitude sickness especially while climbing up at 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 extremely tired as you must walk 6 – 7 hours on average per day. If you are extremely comfortable with your physical exercise and have enough physical strength, this trek is for you.

    Most of the time, trekkers who visit during 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 is difficulty climbing up due to freezing weather. Moreover, Monsoon is a bad time for you to trek. You may become the victim of heavy snowfall during Monsoon. You need to choose 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 car 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, there is a tourist bus waiting for you. You can also seek your comfort while traveling either by flight or private car as mentioned above.

     

    Physical condition and experience requirement

    There is not necessarily a requirement of your physical condition to experience this trek. But you must be at least fit to join this trek as you must walk 6 -7 hours on average in a day. It is common for elders and children also to join this adventure. To make your trek easier, we prefer you to have physical fitness along with 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. You must be engaged with regular exercise for this trek.

     

    Trekking Group

    You can easily completely 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 number of 8 people. The cost per person in the group is relatively less than the regular cost person. During arrival and departure, 3 hours prior is required than scheduled international flight.

     

    Mardi Himal Trek Cost

    Peregrine Treks offer USD 950 for this trek. Anyhow, floating your group costs a relatively lesser amount. One-way fly per person from Kathmandu – Pokhara costs the only US $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 2 nights in a 3-star hotel, 2 nights in a 4-star hotel along with breakfast. Also, it includes the expenses of accommodation during the trek. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during trekking also include 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, private car from Pokhara to Dhampus along with jeep charge while returning from Phedi to Nayapul.

     

    Mardi Himal trek 5 days

    The entire trip is for the Mardi Himal trip for 10 days. This covers 5 days 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. On the second day, your station is from Deurali to a forest camp. You can see a lot of trekkers in the forest camp. There is an Australian base camp which separates Mardi Himal trekkers from other trekkers. Trekking ahead, on the third day you will move towards high camp passing low camp in the route.

    The dense forest full of mosses and orchids, whispering of the birds makes your trek even powerful. Diverse flora and fauna do not let you keep your eyes away from them. The snow-covered path while proceeding towards Mardi Himal base camp will make your trek glorifying. You must accommodate around lodges or tea houses during the trek with twin sharing bedrooms. Peregrine treks provide you with 3 times meals during the trek i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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

     

    Best season for Mardi Himal trek

    Generally, the weather condition is not also persistent around the areas of trekking. 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 very 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 just 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 in the day – time. During night-time, temperature places down to 10 degrees Celsius. This initiates you not having to carry a heavy bulk of clothes while trekking. The sunny and warm weather makes your trekking very clear and smooth due to monsoon’s rainfall around the region.

    However, Autumn is the perfect season for trekkers, so this period is likely to 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 bad time for trekking, but Summer is a chunk for Mardi Himal trekking. In Nepal, June, July, and August estimate Summer. This time frame is also called Monsoon. Due to heavy rainfall, the trackway towards Mardi Himal gets moist and sticky. You must become very attentive and 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 very least number of trekkers. So, if you are looking for a solitude trek, it is a perfect time. You also do not have to face the problem of reserving lodges and teahouses during the trek due to the lesser number of trekkers during this season.

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

    Mardi Himal Trek in Winter

    Not so far, Winter season falls during December, January, and February. This season is extremely cold with a temperature of 9 – 12 degrees Celsius during the day – time. The temperature places down to -5 degrees and more during the night- time around Mardi Himal. Due to the cold and dry climate, trekking around anywhere in Nepal is very difficult. The roads are covered with snows which adds up the difficulty in the trek.

    Not being so popular, you can find a very 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. You also need to carry a lot of bulky and heavy clothes. This may add up more difficulty while trekking. Even if you are habituated to bearing cold, you still must be a lot careful while trekking. The scenic beauty that you get to see around the Annapurna ranges are worth your efforts. Pictures are a lot clear and 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 day – time. Whereas, it gets 0 – 5 degrees at night. It is quite a perfect time for you to trek around Mardi Himal during spring. Your trekking paths are filled with diverse varieties of flora and fauna. The national flower of Nepal ‘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 a bit difficult 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 popular for the trekkers after the Autumn season.

     

    What to Pack for the Mardi Himal Trek?

    Unless like other treks, packing for Mardi Himal trekking is not a tough job. You must carry all the equipment that you need up there. Starting with warm clothes make sure to pack the base layer, insulation along the outer layer. Your hands and legs get excessively cold up there in 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 along with your visa and passport. You need to have local currency or an ATM card for your expenses. Also, do not forget to pack toilet papers, sunscreen, sunglasses, lip care, etc. However, you need to carry a portable charger to charge your electronics as well since there might not be enough tea houses around some areas. Carrying a lot of extra things may cause trouble to you along with the safety of belongings.

     

    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 difficult to complete. Expert trekkers are likely to find this trekking track comparatively comfortable and shorter than other treks. However, you need to be wholly physically fit for this trekking. Make sure to have physical exercise practice or regular walk before the trek so that you can 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 big 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 difficult as another trek. However, during the trek, you must reside around tea houses or lodges. In the morning, lodges offer Breakfast and you must get going ahead for the next trekking stop.

    You must be physically ready to and 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, 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. At night-time, you can discuss your trek with your group members and use your free time with entertainment.

    Your guide will also explain your next day’s trek. You must take rest after your long journey, so you need to have proper sleep. We must move ahead the next day as well.

     

    Communication during the trek

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

    During the time of arrival, Peregrine Treks and tours also provide you with one local sim card along with the 2 G.B. data pack. You can easily recharge your card and communicate. But sometimes, due to network error during the time of the trek, it is heavy to communicate. However, you do not have to face plenty of problems in communication unlike another trek during the time of Mardi Himal trekking.

     

    Water and electricity during the trek

    You do not have to worry about water and electricity during the trek. You can easily get warm and purified water by 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 in a day, it is quite unsure to find teahouses. Drinking directly from tap water is harmful, so you must carry your water bottle by purifying them.

     

    Extra personal expenses during the trek

    In these trekking packages, we do not agree with covering your expenses at all. Carrying local currencies or cards during the time of trek is important. You should expense for personal behavior such as bottled water, extra snacks, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara, bar bills, etc. In case you want to give some tips to your guide or potter, it is also regarded as personal expenses.

    Occasionally, you must reimburse extra for charging your gadgets around off beaten areas. Sometimes, you might need to pay extra for charging your electronics, using the internet, and drinking bottled water. You must reinforce an extra porter’s fee by yourself. From shopping to beverage bills, you must cover it 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 you to cover your health treatment, rescue, and medical part. It is hazardous to continue the trip without travel insurance.

     

    Passport and visa

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

     

    Tipping

    You need to fetch the tipping expenses for porter and guide, lodges staff, or maybe private car drive. Our agency does not include your 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 kind of 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 done, make sure to send the screenshot to confirm your booking.

    Once you receive the booking, per person will be charged with US$99. This is the reservation fee that you need to pay to confirm your trip booking. This amount is nonrefundable. You must pay 25% 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 trip reservation. Anyhow, for the last minute you need to make 50% of your total payment at the time of booking. Whereas, nationals of Tibet, India, and Bhutan vital to pay only a certain percentage of tour costs at the time of 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 Annapurna Base camp trek, one day Pokhara tour, one or two days Kathmandu tour, or 3 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 visit 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 wildlife.

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    Mardi Himal Trekking FAQs

    Where is Mardi Himal Trek?

    The flawless Mardi Himal lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is located at 4500 meters high. Peregrine treks offer you a 10 days trek from Kathmandu to Mardi Himal base camp.

     

    Do I need physically strong for Mardi Himal Trek?

    Yes, you must have basic physical fitness but you do not need athletic. If you are physically and mentally strong you can do this trek easily.

     

    Why I choose a local agency for Mardi Himal Trek?

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

     

    What is the difference between a solo trek and an organized trek?

    If you do individually this is a solo trek. You need to take Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (Cost USD NPR 3000, approx USD 27) and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS), which cost is NPR 2000, approx USD 18. You will get those permits from Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu. You must be responsible for yourself because this is a little 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.

     

    Do I need travel insurance for this trek?

    Yes, you should have travel insurance which must cover medical, accidental, and rescue part. Some companies will operate this trek without travel insurance but this is a risky decision.

     

    Is there internet and electricity access during the Mardi Himal Trek?

    Yes, there is an internet facility in teahouses. Also, you can buy a local SIM Card and activated 4G; you can easily buy in 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.

     

    Is this trek is suitable for the elder, beginner trekker, and children?

    Yes, this is easy trekking in Annapurna Region. You need to walk around 5-7 hours per day.

     

    Do I need any training before Mardi Himal Trek?

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

     

    What is the maximum and minimum temperature during the Mardi Himal 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 you can use your sleeping bag.

     

    Which is the best season to trek in Mardi Himal?

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

     

    Can I drink tap water directly?

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

     

    What differs the Mardi Himal Trek from another trek?

    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, along with plants and species through this trek.

     

    What is the safe and favorite Trekking Season for the Mardi Himal Trek?

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

     

    Is trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp very Difficult?

    Hiking or trekking to Mardi Himal Base camp is moderately difficult for the beginners. Regular trekkers with strong physical fitness find it as an easier task than other treks.

     

    How many days is enough for this Trek?

    10 days Itinerary is best for the Mardi Himal trek due to its moderate difficulty. Sight-seeing around two popular valleys is also possible during this trek.

     

    What is the essential trekking equipment for trekking?

    You need to have 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.

     

    How can I prepare for Mardi Himal Trekking?

    You need to be physically active during this trek. Make sure to be habituated with physical exercise. We prefer you to join swimming, jogging, or any other regular exercise.

     

    Is Mardi Himal Trek dangerous?

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

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    Mar 5, 2020
    by Tạ Thị Gấm Nha on Peregrine Treks - Everest Base Camp Trek - Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Langtang Valley Trek - Annapurna Circuit Trek - Manaslu Trekking

    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.

    Hi Thị,Thank you for your 5-star ratings and recommending us.Regards,Pradip

    Feb 14, 2020
    by Chariton Ignatieff on Peregrine Treks - Everest Base Camp Trek - Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Langtang Valley Trek - Annapurna Circuit Trek - Manaslu Trekking

    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.

    Hi Chariton,Thank you for your review and recommend us.Peregrine Team

    Nov 13, 2019
    by Consuelo Lettiere on Peregrine Treks - Everest Base Camp Trek - Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Langtang Valley Trek - Annapurna Circuit Trek - Manaslu Trekking

    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.

    Hi Consuel,Thank you for your review. Peregrine Team

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    Mardi Himal Trekking Highlights


    • Less crowded and newly discovered trekking area in Nepal
    • Himalayan Flora and fauna
    • The stunning view of Annapurna Ranges, Mount. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Mount Dhaulagiri
    • Unspoiled cultural and traditional experiences
    • ‘Eco-Tourism route’ in the Annapurna region
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

    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, it is not off beaten at all. For less effort to complete any trek, it is one of the best options for you. This trek pictures mystical mountains with never-ending rivers and dense forests in one frame. This trek is an alternative for Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking.

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

     

    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 10 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 which is the popular tourist destination. The places around Pokhara and Kathmandu valley add up more beauty in your journey. Trek 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 their way from here but Mardi Himal trekking swarms up to the Mardi Himal base camp which is 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 the youngest and easy trekking path in Nepal, the trek to Mardi Himal base camp has gradually started to become wholly popular for the trekkers. This trek follows the western margin of Mt. Machhapuchhre up to the altitude of 4500 meters at Mardi Himal base camp. Yet, the trek is usually less crowded than other treks.

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

    Meanwhile, the squat and amazing trip can be made less tiring and beautiful by Peregrine Treks and tours. We offer all your safety and guidance throughout this trek. Your time is worth every single glance that you take during this trek.

    On the first day of your trip, once you arrive at Kathmandu, our frontman will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport. 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 sight-seeing 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 ancestors of Nepal around the temples, stupas, and museums will leave you amazed.

    Meals: Not Included

    Eventually, on the second day of your trip to Mardi Himal base camp, you must navigate to Pokhara. However, once after finishing your breakfast, there is an arrangement of tourist buses made for you to travel to Pokhara. The long Trishuli river follows the road. It takes about 6 – 7 hours to reach Pokhara on a tourist bus. One the way, you can see beautiful rivers with green hills where amazing waterfalls do not keep your eyes away. This journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara is beautiful as there are amazing destinations 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 Pokhara from Kathmandu. It costs US$100 to book a one-way private car with a maximum of 3 trekkers. One-way flight costs US$110 per person. Kathmandu to Pokhara flight has amazing 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 sight-seeing 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

    On the third day, you must leave Pokhara after your 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. there you will have your trekking’s first night’s accommodation in the eco – friendly lodge. This is the first day of your trekking, so it is quite tiring.

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

    Meals: Breakfast

    The true adventure of this base camp trip starts on the fourth day as you start 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 just free your mind from anything. The forest camp lies at 2540 meters altitude. The climate there is quite cold as once you have reached a high altitude.

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    However, the next day is your day of trekking to a high camp which lies at 3590 meters. This trek from forest camp brings you up here in high camp passing the low camp that lies down in 3035 meters. On the way from forest camp to low camp, you will find a dense forest full of orchids in the giant trees, mosses, and bracken. The ridge follows over the breathtaking south view of Annapurna One of the popular valleys called ‘Modi Khola Valley’ is also visible from your left side in the broad range.

    After leaving behind the low camp area, you must move forward to reach high camp. The roads around there are quite narrow while irregular landscapes prove how high you are moving forward. There 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. You must bear all your expenses.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    After reaching this far, now it’s time to reach 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 any kind of tea houses or lodges that provide you lunch up there. The snowy path to travel up in the base camp is the most beautiful and tiring part of this trek. Your energy is everything that matters to step up there.

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

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    On the next day, you must descend to Jhinu Danda after your breakfast through the beautiful forest. This trek brings you closer to the upper Mardi Khola along with the bank of ice and snow streams. A natural hot spring which is near to 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 capture these areas beautifully and enjoy your accommodation around the traditional people of that place.

    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 the organic tea garden.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    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 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 a cool and beautiful climate there. You must pay for your dinner once you are back in Pokhara.

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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

    You can always choose the way for your travel. You can also extend your trip to sight-see Pokhara once you return from Ghandruk. You also have the option to sight-see around Kathmandu valley in your extension package. Like the above, you can also book your private car or get flight tickets. It costs US$100 to book a one-way private car with a maximum of 3 trekkers to return to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Therefore, One-way flight costs US$110 per person.

    Meals: Breakfast

    However, this trip has an end. It is the last day of your 1o days Mardi Himal trekking. The amazing journey that you will always remember. For the last time, our frontman will drop you and bid you a beautiful farewell at the airport.

    You must apply for the visa and tickets fee of your international flights by yourself. You will always remember this safe and beautiful journey provided by Peregrine Treks and Tours. We are also very proud to serve our customers and their safety is in our hands.

    Meals: Breakfast

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • Three-star category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Best available lodge or tent and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
    • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
    • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
    • Kathmandu Pokhara City guided sightseeing in private vehicle
    • All entrance fees during sightseeing
    • 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
    • All necessary Permit and TIMS
    • First Aid Medical kit or essential medicine
    • Seasonal fruits during trek and Farewell dinner
    • All applicable government and local taxes

    • 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, prior return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
    • 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)

    Mardi Himal Trekking from Peregrine Treks and Tours offer you luxurious accommodation for 2 days in a three-star hotel along with a night in a four-star hotel. During this trek, eco-lodges offer your accommodation. While you are at Kathmandu, there is the conduct of a three-star bedroom along with your companion.

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

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

    In the trek, we offer you breakfast, lunch, and dinner 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.

     

     

    Mardi Himal Trekking Route Map
    Mardi Himal Trekking Route Map

    Since the trek starts from Dhampus to Mardi Himal Base Camp it is one of the moderately easy treks. Generally, after reaching Dhampus in a private car from Pokhara, your trek starts from there. You must walk 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 who are proceeding for 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. From forest camp, you must move ahead to Mardi high camp passing through the low camp at 3035 meters. 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. The highest altitude of this trek lies up 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 the altitude of 1760 meters. The final trek route for this trip ends at Ghandruk Phedi. From this point, you don’t have to trek anymore.


    There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

    Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

    Mardi Himal trek might sound easier, but it is comparatively hard for people with low physical fitness. So, people with a low immune system face a lot of problems and difficulties during this trek. It is utterly common among the trekkers to suffer from altitude sickness especially while climbing up at 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 extremely tired as you must walk 6 – 7 hours on average per day. If you are extremely comfortable with your physical exercise and have enough physical strength, this trek is for you.

    Most of the time, trekkers who visit during 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 is difficulty climbing up due to freezing weather. Moreover, Monsoon is a bad time for you to trek. You may become the victim of heavy snowfall during Monsoon. You need to choose 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 car 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, there is a tourist bus waiting for you. You can also seek your comfort while traveling either by flight or private car as mentioned above.

     

    Physical condition and experience requirement

    There is not necessarily a requirement of your physical condition to experience this trek. But you must be at least fit to join this trek as you must walk 6 -7 hours on average in a day. It is common for elders and children also to join this adventure. To make your trek easier, we prefer you to have physical fitness along with 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. You must be engaged with regular exercise for this trek.

     

    Trekking Group

    You can easily completely 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 number of 8 people. The cost per person in the group is relatively less than the regular cost person. During arrival and departure, 3 hours prior is required than scheduled international flight.

     

    Mardi Himal Trek Cost

    Peregrine Treks offer USD 950 for this trek. Anyhow, floating your group costs a relatively lesser amount. One-way fly per person from Kathmandu – Pokhara costs the only US $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 2 nights in a 3-star hotel, 2 nights in a 4-star hotel along with breakfast. Also, it includes the expenses of accommodation during the trek. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during trekking also include 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, private car from Pokhara to Dhampus along with jeep charge while returning from Phedi to Nayapul.

     

    Mardi Himal trek 5 days

    The entire trip is for the Mardi Himal trip for 10 days. This covers 5 days 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. On the second day, your station is from Deurali to a forest camp. You can see a lot of trekkers in the forest camp. There is an Australian base camp which separates Mardi Himal trekkers from other trekkers. Trekking ahead, on the third day you will move towards high camp passing low camp in the route.

    The dense forest full of mosses and orchids, whispering of the birds makes your trek even powerful. Diverse flora and fauna do not let you keep your eyes away from them. The snow-covered path while proceeding towards Mardi Himal base camp will make your trek glorifying. You must accommodate around lodges or tea houses during the trek with twin sharing bedrooms. Peregrine treks provide you with 3 times meals during the trek i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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

     

    Best season for Mardi Himal trek

    Generally, the weather condition is not also persistent around the areas of trekking. 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 very 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 just 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 in the day – time. During night-time, temperature places down to 10 degrees Celsius. This initiates you not having to carry a heavy bulk of clothes while trekking. The sunny and warm weather makes your trekking very clear and smooth due to monsoon’s rainfall around the region.

    However, Autumn is the perfect season for trekkers, so this period is likely to 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 bad time for trekking, but Summer is a chunk for Mardi Himal trekking. In Nepal, June, July, and August estimate Summer. This time frame is also called Monsoon. Due to heavy rainfall, the trackway towards Mardi Himal gets moist and sticky. You must become very attentive and 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 very least number of trekkers. So, if you are looking for a solitude trek, it is a perfect time. You also do not have to face the problem of reserving lodges and teahouses during the trek due to the lesser number of trekkers during this season.

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

    Mardi Himal Trek in Winter

    Not so far, Winter season falls during December, January, and February. This season is extremely cold with a temperature of 9 – 12 degrees Celsius during the day – time. The temperature places down to -5 degrees and more during the night- time around Mardi Himal. Due to the cold and dry climate, trekking around anywhere in Nepal is very difficult. The roads are covered with snows which adds up the difficulty in the trek.

    Not being so popular, you can find a very 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. You also need to carry a lot of bulky and heavy clothes. This may add up more difficulty while trekking. Even if you are habituated to bearing cold, you still must be a lot careful while trekking. The scenic beauty that you get to see around the Annapurna ranges are worth your efforts. Pictures are a lot clear and 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 day – time. Whereas, it gets 0 – 5 degrees at night. It is quite a perfect time for you to trek around Mardi Himal during spring. Your trekking paths are filled with diverse varieties of flora and fauna. The national flower of Nepal ‘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 a bit difficult 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 popular for the trekkers after the Autumn season.

     

    What to Pack for the Mardi Himal Trek?

    Unless like other treks, packing for Mardi Himal trekking is not a tough job. You must carry all the equipment that you need up there. Starting with warm clothes make sure to pack the base layer, insulation along the outer layer. Your hands and legs get excessively cold up there in 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 along with your visa and passport. You need to have local currency or an ATM card for your expenses. Also, do not forget to pack toilet papers, sunscreen, sunglasses, lip care, etc. However, you need to carry a portable charger to charge your electronics as well since there might not be enough tea houses around some areas. Carrying a lot of extra things may cause trouble to you along with the safety of belongings.

     

    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 difficult to complete. Expert trekkers are likely to find this trekking track comparatively comfortable and shorter than other treks. However, you need to be wholly physically fit for this trekking. Make sure to have physical exercise practice or regular walk before the trek so that you can 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 big 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 difficult as another trek. However, during the trek, you must reside around tea houses or lodges. In the morning, lodges offer Breakfast and you must get going ahead for the next trekking stop.

    You must be physically ready to and 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, 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. At night-time, you can discuss your trek with your group members and use your free time with entertainment.

    Your guide will also explain your next day’s trek. You must take rest after your long journey, so you need to have proper sleep. We must move ahead the next day as well.

     

    Communication during the trek

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

    During the time of arrival, Peregrine Treks and tours also provide you with one local sim card along with the 2 G.B. data pack. You can easily recharge your card and communicate. But sometimes, due to network error during the time of the trek, it is heavy to communicate. However, you do not have to face plenty of problems in communication unlike another trek during the time of Mardi Himal trekking.

     

    Water and electricity during the trek

    You do not have to worry about water and electricity during the trek. You can easily get warm and purified water by 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 in a day, it is quite unsure to find teahouses. Drinking directly from tap water is harmful, so you must carry your water bottle by purifying them.

     

    Extra personal expenses during the trek

    In these trekking packages, we do not agree with covering your expenses at all. Carrying local currencies or cards during the time of trek is important. You should expense for personal behavior such as bottled water, extra snacks, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara, bar bills, etc. In case you want to give some tips to your guide or potter, it is also regarded as personal expenses.

    Occasionally, you must reimburse extra for charging your gadgets around off beaten areas. Sometimes, you might need to pay extra for charging your electronics, using the internet, and drinking bottled water. You must reinforce an extra porter’s fee by yourself. From shopping to beverage bills, you must cover it 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 you to cover your health treatment, rescue, and medical part. It is hazardous to continue the trip without travel insurance.

     

    Passport and visa

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

     

    Tipping

    You need to fetch the tipping expenses for porter and guide, lodges staff, or maybe private car drive. Our agency does not include your 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 kind of 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 done, make sure to send the screenshot to confirm your booking.

    Once you receive the booking, per person will be charged with US$99. This is the reservation fee that you need to pay to confirm your trip booking. This amount is nonrefundable. You must pay 25% 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 trip reservation. Anyhow, for the last minute you need to make 50% of your total payment at the time of booking. Whereas, nationals of Tibet, India, and Bhutan vital to pay only a certain percentage of tour costs at the time of 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 Annapurna Base camp trek, one day Pokhara tour, one or two days Kathmandu tour, or 3 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 visit 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 wildlife.

    Learn more on Mardi Himal Trek with our Complete Guide on Mardi Himal Trek.

    Where is Mardi Himal Trek?

    The flawless Mardi Himal lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is located at 4500 meters high. Peregrine treks offer you a 10 days trek from Kathmandu to Mardi Himal base camp.

     

    Do I need physically strong for Mardi Himal Trek?

    Yes, you must have basic physical fitness but you do not need athletic. If you are physically and mentally strong you can do this trek easily.

     

    Why I choose a local agency for Mardi Himal Trek?

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

     

    What is the difference between a solo trek and an organized trek?

    If you do individually this is a solo trek. You need to take Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (Cost USD NPR 3000, approx USD 27) and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS), which cost is NPR 2000, approx USD 18. You will get those permits from Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu. You must be responsible for yourself because this is a little 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.

     

    Do I need travel insurance for this trek?

    Yes, you should have travel insurance which must cover medical, accidental, and rescue part. Some companies will operate this trek without travel insurance but this is a risky decision.

     

    Is there internet and electricity access during the Mardi Himal Trek?

    Yes, there is an internet facility in teahouses. Also, you can buy a local SIM Card and activated 4G; you can easily buy in 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.

     

    Is this trek is suitable for the elder, beginner trekker, and children?

    Yes, this is easy trekking in Annapurna Region. You need to walk around 5-7 hours per day.

     

    Do I need any training before Mardi Himal Trek?

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

     

    What is the maximum and minimum temperature during the Mardi Himal 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 you can use your sleeping bag.

     

    Which is the best season to trek in Mardi Himal?

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

     

    Can I drink tap water directly?

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

     

    What differs the Mardi Himal Trek from another trek?

    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, along with plants and species through this trek.

     

    What is the safe and favorite Trekking Season for the Mardi Himal Trek?

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

     

    Is trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp very Difficult?

    Hiking or trekking to Mardi Himal Base camp is moderately difficult for the beginners. Regular trekkers with strong physical fitness find it as an easier task than other treks.

     

    How many days is enough for this Trek?

    10 days Itinerary is best for the Mardi Himal trek due to its moderate difficulty. Sight-seeing around two popular valleys is also possible during this trek.

     

    What is the essential trekking equipment for trekking?

    You need to have 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.

     

    How can I prepare for Mardi Himal Trekking?

    You need to be physically active during this trek. Make sure to be habituated with physical exercise. We prefer you to join swimming, jogging, or any other regular exercise.

     

    Is Mardi Himal Trek dangerous?

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

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      Mardi Himal Trek

      Mardi Himal Trek is a short trek from Pokhara and less crowded than Annapurna Base Camp. This is the best option of Annapurna Circuit Trek for adventure seekers.