Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking is a newly explored route in Annapurna region which allows capturing the grand view of majestic Annapurnas and several other peaks walking through beautiful rhododendron forest and experience of local homestay. Despite the fact that Annapurna region is getting more garnished with roadways connecting several hilly and Himalayan areas, Mardi Himal trekking route is still intact offering pleasant walk in the beautiful countryside and gaining more popularity to avoid traffic like in other popular Annapurna trails.
Trekking to Mardi Himal is ideal for any travelers to wish to enjoy the hushed milieu of nature watching over the stunning peaks and amazing landscapes. Not to forget the grand hospitality of the local people who are not still getting used to with tourists like other regular/busy trekking trails of Annapurna. It can be a great experience of local homestay and understand the typical lifestyle of hilly people.
This one-week trekking itinerary for Mardi Himal is relatively easy walking trails and can be done with any fitness level which also makes it one of the trekking routes suitable for kids to witness the beauty of culture and nature as a family trip to the Himalayas. Mardi Himal Trek starts with swift 30-45 minutes drive from Pokhara valley towards Kande and walk pass through Australian Camp towards Pothana village and then overnight at scenic Deurali enjoying a splendid view of Annapurna South (7219m) from the sitting area of the teahouse.
The trail continues to ascend and descends through the green jungle with rhododendron fragrance in the fresh air and dense oak & bamboo forest towards Forest Camp and further to High Camp at 3700m. We start day visit to Mardi Himal Base Camp watching Annapurna Base Camp trekking route on the other side of the river and all our effort will be granted with a fabulous view of Mt. Machhapuchere, Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and Pokhara Valley. We start our descend to High Camp after spending some time taking rest while feeling the blowing mild air at 4300m/ 14108 ft and continue next day aiming where we started from – the City of Lake – Pokhara Valley.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 4Morning drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali (2100m /6890 ft) Drive: 45 – 60 min | Walk: 2.5 -3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Trek from Deurali to Forest Camp (2520m / 8268 ft.) Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3700m/ 12139 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Explore Mardi Himal Base Camp (4300m/ 14108 ft) Walk: 6.5 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from High Camp to Sidhing (1700m/ 5577 ft) Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Sidhing to Lwang Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Lwang to Hyangakot and drive to Pokhara Walk: 6.5 – 7 hrs | Drive: 45 - 60 min. | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 12Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers.
There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.