Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Overview And Highlights

Mardi Himal trek is a popular destination for both international and domestic tourists. This is a short but adventurous trek that takes you to the base camp of Mardi Himal at 4500m.

You will experience pristine wilderness, walking through pine, oak and rhododendron forest buzzing with birds, animals and colourful flowers. Trek through villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups of Nepal and taste local cuisine. All along the trek you will have multiple opportunities to catch spectacular views of Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Annapurna I and Mardi Himal.

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Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
822

Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes about 6 hours. Enjoy scenic views of terraced fields, green hills and raging rivers along the highway.

Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2500

After early morning breakfast drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Forest Camp (2,500m) via Australian Camp (2060m) takes about 5 hrs. The one and a half hrs drive to Kande on a well paved road, followed by a short trek to Australian Camp (2060m) takes about 3 hours. The trail passes through rhododendron, oak and pine forests all the way to Forest Camp via Pothana and Deurali village that takes about another 3 hrs.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3580

Early morning trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3,580) takes about 6 hours. The trail goes through rhododendron and pine forests buzzing with birds and wild animals. The High Camp offers an excellent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Macchapuchre and other peaks.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4450

After early morning breakfast, trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal West Base Camp/Upper View point (4,450m) and back to Low Camp takes about 6 hours. You will make a steep ascent to view point and then descend to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail is covered with lush vegetation and colourful flowers. You will have the opportunity to watch beautiful views of Annapurna South, Annapura I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal as well as Pokhara Valley.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1885

Early morning trek from Low Camp to Siding Village (1,885m) takes about 5 hours. Follow a downhill path making through rhododendron forest. You will witness cattle sheds and small hamlets along the way. After reaching Siding, you will take a short drive to Pokhara which takes about 1 hr.

Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Food
Breakfast
Elevation
1400

After morning breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 6 hours. You will enjoy beautiful views of mountains, hills, rivers and villages as you enjoy the highway ride.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Trekking guide/s
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Trekking equipments: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area (ACAP)
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe A/C tourist bus and Pokhara – Kande and Bhedabari– Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Altitude Profile

Route Map

Route map

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

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