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Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Annapurna
Trip Grade
Moderate
Trip Type
Trekking
Maximum Elevation
4500M
Accomodation
Tea house
Destination
Annapurna
Best Time
Sep-May
Trip Start
Pokhara
Trip Ends
Phedi

Overview

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is like a hidden treasure in the big mountains of Annapurna, Nepal. It’s not as well-known, but it’s really amazing. You get to see stunning views, beautiful landscapes, and have a peaceful time away from the busy crowds. This is a special trip for people who want a unique adventure.

This Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek goes to the east of the famous Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You’ll walk through forests with lots of rhododendron flowers, bamboo forests, pine forests, and visit villages that are far away and traditional. There are also waterfalls that look amazing, and fields high up in the mountains. The trek is named after Mardi Himal, a really tall and beautiful mountain that’s 5,587 meters high.

The journey of the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek starts in a pretty city called Pokhara. There are lovely lakes and you can see big mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from here. You’ll drive from Pokhara to a village called Kande, where the trek begins. The trail goes through forests with colorful flowers and lots of different kinds of animals like birds and butterflies.

When you go higher, the landscape changes. It’s not as forested, and you’ll see fields on hills where people grow things like millet, potatoes, and buckwheat. Along the way, you’ll meet friendly villagers who belong to different groups, like Gurung and Magar. They’ll welcome you and show you their way of living.

One of the best parts of this trek is when you reach High Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp. From here, you can see the sun rising and the mountains all around you. It’s like a dream because you can see really tall peaks like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (which looks like a fish tail), Hiunchuli, and Lamjung Himal. The snow on the mountains makes everything peaceful and amazing.

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek trail of the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is not as crowded as other popular treks. This means you can enjoy nature quietly. It’s good for beginners and people who have done trekking before, but you need to be a bit fit because some parts are steep and tough.

The best time for this trek is spring (from March to May) and autumn (from September to November). The weather is nice and you can see the mountains clearly. But if you’re well-prepared, you can do the trek anytime. Along the way, you’ll sleep in simple places called tea houses or lodges. You can eat local food like lentil soup with rice (dal bhat), dumplings (momos), and soups to keep your energy up.

In the end, the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is an amazing adventure. You’ll see nature, learn about different cultures, and see incredible mountains. It’s a chance to explore a place not many people know about, where you can feel the calmness of nature and the kindness of local people.


Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Here is a detailed itinerary for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

You will start your journey by driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The duration of the drive is approximately 6-7 hours, depending on the road conditions.

Upon reaching Pokhara, you will check in to your hotel on a bed and breakfast (BB) plan.


Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Kade and Trek to Deurali

After breakfast, you will drive from Pokhara to Kade, which takes about 1-2 hours.

From Kade, you will begin your trek to Deurali. The trekking duration is around 5-6 hours.

Deurali is located at an elevation of approximately 2,100 meters and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.


Day 3: Trek from Deurali to Forest Camp

Today, you will trek from Deurali to Forest Camp, also known as Kokar.

The trekking duration is about 6-7 hours, and the trail takes you through lush forests and rhododendron groves.

Forest Camp is situated at an elevation of around 2,520 meters.


Day 4: Trek from Forest Camp to Badal Danda Camp

You will continue your trek from Forest Camp to Badal Danda Camp.

The trekking duration is approximately 4-5 hours.

Badal Danda Camp is located at an elevation of about 3,200 meters and offers beautiful views of the mountains and valleys.


Day 5: Trek from Badal Danda Camp to High Camp

Today’s trek takes you from Badal Danda Camp to High Camp.

The trekking duration is around 4-5 hours.

High Camp is situated at an elevation of approximately 3,580 meters and provides breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains.


Day 6: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to Low Camp

Early in the morning, you will start to hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp to witness the stunning sunrise and panoramic mountain vistas.

After enjoying the views, you will return to your lodge at High Camp for breakfast.

From High Camp, you will trek back to Low Camp, which takes about 5-6 hours.

Low Camp is located at an elevation of around 2,970 meters.


Day 7: Trek from Low Camp to Landruk Village

Today, you will trek from Low Camp to Landruk Village.

The trekking duration is approximately 5-6 hours.

Landruk Village is a picturesque Gurung settlement situated at an elevation of around 1,565 meters.


Day 8: Trek from Landruk Village to Australian Camp, then drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, you will trek from Landruk Village to Australian Camp.

The trekking duration is about 3-4 hours.

From Australian Camp, you will descend to Kade and then drive back to Pokhara.

After reaching to Pokhara, you will check in to your hotel.


Day 9: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today, you will drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.

The drive takes approximately 6-7 hours.

Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will conclude your trek and proceed with your final departure from Nepal.


Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Cost

00-01 Pax: USD 650 per person

01-03 Pax: USD 590 per person

01-04 Pax: USD 610 per person

01-06 Pax: USD 600 per person

10-12 Pax: USD 550 per person


Above Cost Includes:

  1. One night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara With BB Plan.
  2. ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
  3. TIMS Card (Trekkers’ Information Management System Card)
  4. 1 porter for 2 clients (weight limit: 15 kg per 2 clients)
  5. Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist Bus.
  6. Pokhara-Kade-Pokhara Transports Service.
  7. Kathmandu Airport Pick up-Drop.
  8. 1 expert and license holder trekking guide
  9. Three meals a day during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  10. Tea or coffee with each meal during the trek in cup system (Pot system not applicable)
  11. Guide and porter transportation, food, accommodation, and local insurance

Cost Does Not Include:

  1. Extra drinks and additional nights at hotels in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  2. Extra food during the trek and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  3. Emergency evacuation or travel insurance, flights, and sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  4. Extra transportation not mentioned in the itinerary
  5. Tipping for guides and porters
  6. Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions

Please note that the costs provided are per person and may be subject to change. It’s always advisable to check with your trekking agency for the most accurate and up-to-date information on costs and inclusions.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Guide Cost-

00-01 Pax= USD350 Per Person

02-03 Pax= USD170 Per Person

04-06 Pax= USD120 Per Person

07-10 Pax=USD90 Per Person.

The above cost includes only a Trekking Guide, His local insurance, food, transportation, accommodation. No porter, not Food etc.

Note: If you want to hire one porter, so you have to pay 22USD per day for one porter and one porter can carry abour 15 Kilos only.


Can Children do Mardi Himal Trek?

Yes, children can do the Mardi Himal Trek. However, it’s important to consider several factors before allowing children to undertake the trek. The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek involves hiking at higher altitudes and can be physically demanding. Therefore, it’s crucial to assess the child’s age, physical fitness, and overall health before deciding whether they are ready for the trek.

Older children, typically aged 10 and above, who are physically fit and have previous hiking experience can often handle the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek with proper preparation and guidance. It’s important to ensure that children are comfortable with walking for extended periods and are capable of managing the physical challenges of the trek.

Moreover, it’s recommended to consult with a pediatrician or healthcare professional to assess the child’s readiness for the trek and to obtain any necessary medical advice or precautions.

When trekking with children, it’s essential to plan the itinerary accordingly, allowing for more frequent rest breaks and shorter daily distances. This helps ensure that the child doesn’t become too exhausted or overwhelmed. Additionally, choosing a reliable trekking agency or hiring an experienced guide who is knowledgeable about trekking with children can provide valuable support and enhance safety during the journey.

The safety and well-being of the child should always be the top priority during Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. Adequate clothing, proper nutrition, and hydration are crucial throughout the trek. It’s important to be prepared for changing weather conditions and have appropriate gear and equipment for the child’s comfort and safety.


What is the duration of Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?

The duration of the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek typically ranges from 7 to 10 days, depending on various factors such as the trekking pace, itinerary, and acclimatization needs. Please, find the general breakdown of the trek duration:

Shorter Itinerary (7-8 days):

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 2: Kande and trek to Deurali

Day 3: Deurali to Forest Camp

Day 4: Forest Camp to Low Camp

Day 5:  Low Camp to High Camp

Day 6: Mardi Himal Base Camp and descend to High Camp

Day 7: High Camp to Siding Village-Pokhara

Standard Itinerary (9-10 days):

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 2: Kande and trek to Deurali

Day 3: Deurali to Forest Camp

Day 4: Forest Camp to Low Camp

Day 5: Low Camp to High Camp

Day 6: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp, back to High Camp

Day 7: High Camp to Siding Village

Day 8: Siding Village to Lumre-Pokhara

Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu (or additional day in Pokhara for sightseeing)

These duration are approximate and can vary depending on individual preferences, acclimatization needs, and the trekking pace of the group. It’s recommended to allow some extra days in the itinerary for acclimatization, rest, and to account for any unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions.

It’s important to note that the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek can be customized to fit specific time constraints or preferences, so the duration may vary based on the specific itinerary chosen.


Difficulty if Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is considered a moderate-level trek in terms of difficulty. It requires a reasonable level of fitness and stamina, but it does not demand extensive trekking experience or technical skills. The trail involves ascending and descending sections, some steep uphill climbs, and uneven terrain. Altitude sickness is not a major concern on this trek, as the maximum altitude is around 4,500 m. However, it’s still important to acclimatize properly and listen to your body. With proper preparation, a positive mindset, and appropriate guidance, the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek can be a rewarding adventure for trekkers of moderate fitness levels.

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Itinerary

You will start your journey by driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The duration of the drive is approximately 6-7 hours, depending on the road conditions. After reaching Pokhara, you will check in to your hotel on a bed and breakfast (BB) plan

After breakfast, you will drive from Pokhara to Kade, which takes about 1-2 hours. From Kade, you will begin your trek to Deurali. The trekking duration is around 5-6 hours. Deurali is located at an elevation of approximately 2,100 meters and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Today, you will trek from Deurali to Forest Camp, also known as Kokar. The trekking duration is about 6-7 hours, and the trail takes you through lush forests and rhododendron groves. Forest Camp is situated at an elevation of around 2,520 meters.

You will continue your trek from Forest Camp to Badal Danda Camp. The trekking duration is approximately 4-5 hours. Badal Danda Camp is located at an elevation of about 3,200 meters and offers beautiful views of the mountains and valleys.

Today’s trek takes you from Badal Danda Camp to High Camp. The trekking duration is around 4-5 hours. High Camp is situated at an elevation of approximately 3,580 meters and provides breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains.

Early in the morning, you will start to  hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp to witness the stunning sunrise and panoramic mountain vistas. After enjoying the views, you will return to your lodge at High Camp for breakfast. From High Camp, you will trek back to Low Camp, which takes about 5-6 hours. Low Camp is located at an elevation of around 2,970 meters.

Today, you will trek from Low Camp to Landruk Village. The trekking duration is approximately 5-6 hours. Landruk Village is a picturesque Gurung settlement situated at an elevation of around 1,565 meters.

After breakfast, you will trek from Landruk Village to Australian Camp. The trekking duration is about 3-4 hours. From Australian Camp, you will descend to Kade and then drive back to Pokhara. After reaching to Pokhara, you will check in to your hotel.

Today, you will drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu. The drive takes approximately 6-7 hours. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will conclude your trek and proceed with your final departure from Nepal.

This will be your last day in Nepal. We will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight back home.

What's Include in Cost

    • Airport pick up and drive according to itinerary and plan.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per program.
    • Trekking permits according to itinerary.
    • TIMS cards: Trekking Information Management System.
    • Food and accommodation during the trip: B/L/D.
    • Hot drinks- Teak, Coffee during the trek.
    • Porters and guide with their wages.
    • Insurance for guide and porters.
    • Entry fee of Annapurna Conservation area.
    • Applicable Nepal government tax.

What's Excluded in Cost

    • Nepal entry visa-
    • International flights and airport tax.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Personal expenses, Hot or Mineral water
    • Laundry service and Bar Bills
    • Internet and Battery charge
    • Alcoholic drinks with mineral water.
    • Rescue in emergency.

Fixed Departure

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1 05/10/2023 Kathmandu Pokhara Enquiry This
2 05/03/2024 Kathmadu Pokhara Enquiry This
3 10/04/2024 Kathmandu Pokhara Enquiry This
4 15/05/2024 Kathmandu Pokhara Enquiry This
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FAQ

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

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