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Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek (11 Days)

Trip Highlights

Duration: 11 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Max Altitude: 4120 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation , Flight

Grade: Moderate

Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that form the southwesterly lower slope of Mount Fishtail (Machhapuchhare). Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is an exotic and interesting trekking in Nepal, uncrowned terrains provide a golden chance to explore traditional villages with infinite and diverse cultures and view incredible scenery with spectacular views of silvery mountains and tempting views of rivers and exotic valleys. Definitely a trek you will remember for a lifetime!

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  • Detailed Itinerary
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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Australian Camp (2060m) takes about 2 hours.

Day 03: Trek from Australian Camp to Forest Camp (2,500m) takes approximately 4 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (2990m) takes about 3 hours.

Day 05: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3,580) takes about 4 hours.

Day 06: Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal West Base Camp/Upper View point (4,450m)

Day 07: Trek from High Camp to Siding Village (1,885m) via Mardi Himal South Base camp takes about 8 hours.

Day 08: Trek from Ghalel to Lwang Village takes about 2 hours.

Day 09: Trek from Lwang Village to Dhampus (1650m) takes about 4 hours.

Day 10: Trek from Dhampus down to Phedi for about 2 hours and then drive back to Pokhara takes about half an hour.

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you-up from your hotel to bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara.

Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Australian Camp (2060m) takes about 2 hours.

Drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Australian Camp (2060m) takes about 2 hours. The camp offers an excellent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Maccapuchre and other peaks. You can also view majestic sunrise views. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Australian Camp to Forest Camp (2,500m) takes approximately 4 hours.

Trek from Australian Camp to Forest Camp (2,500m) takes approximately 4 hours. The trail passes through Pothana and Deurali. Forest Camp is the last tea house before Base Camp. Trek will consist of ascents as well as descents in some places and passing through beautiful rhododendron, oak forests. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 04: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (2990m) takes about 3 hours.

Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (2990m) takes about 3 hours. Along the way you will be carrying packed lunch. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3,580) takes about 4 hours.

Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3,580) takes about 4 hours. There are no hotels and lodges along the trail so you will be carrying packed lunches. The earlier part of the trail will ascend. Camp at Badal Danda (3200m).

Day 06: Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal West Base Camp/Upper View point (4,450m)

Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal West Base Camp/Upper View point (4,450m) and back to High Camp takes about 6 hours. You will have the opportunity to watch beautiful views of Annapurna South, Annapura I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna and Hiunchuli. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from High Camp to Siding Village (1,885m) via Mardi Himal South Base camp takes about 8 hours.

Trek from High Camp to Siding Village (1,885m) via Mardi Himal South Base camp takes about 8 hours. The trail is very steep and difficult.  You pass through Ghalel Village, a big village inhabited by Ghale Gurung and Magar, where you will be having lunch. This is the last village before Lwang. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Ghalel to Lwang Village takes about 2 hours.

Trek from Ghalel to Lwang Village takes about 2 hours. Spend rest of the day exploring local culture and life style of Lwang Village (1460m). The village is inhabited by Gurung ethnic people. You can enjoy homestays in Lwang Village as well as tea and bees. Lwang Village also hosts the office of Annapurna Conservation Area Project and a high school. Stay overnight at traditional home stay facility enjoying local cuisine.

Day 09: Trek from Lwang Village to Dhampus (1650m) takes about 4 hours.

Trek from Lwang Village to Dhampus (1650m) takes about 4 hours. Dhampus is a scenic tourist village and a popular picnic spot. The village population comprises of Bahun, Chhetri, Magar, Gurung etc. Machapuchre, Annapurna II, Annaurna South can be easily viewed from Dhampus. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Dhampus down to Phedi for about 2 hours and then drive back to Pokhara takes about half an hour.

Trek from Dhampus down to Phedi for about 2 hours and then drive back to Pokhara takes about half an hour. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city of Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by A/C deluxe tourist bus and Pokhara – Kande and Dhampus Phedi – Pokhara by private Vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance and equipment's for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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