Mardi Himal Trek
March to May, Sept to Nov
Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
12 pax Maximum
Flights/private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Mardi Himal Trek
The Mardi Himal Trek is a relatively new and less-traveled trekking route located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek takes you through beautiful forests, traditional villages, and high alpine pastures, with stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Mardi Himal.
The trek starts and ends in Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region, and takes around 5-7 days to complete. The trail passes through lush forests of rhododendron, oak, and maple, and crosses several ridges with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The highest point of the trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m), from where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range.
The Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate trek, suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness. The trekking route is less crowded compared to some of the more popular routes in the region, which makes it a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna mountains in a more peaceful and serene environment. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to experience the local culture and hospitality of the Gurung people, who are the predominant ethnic group in the region.
Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek is a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna mountains, but prefer a less-crowded and more off-the-beaten-path trekking route.
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1337m)
Day 02 Rest/preparation/Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Day 03 Fly Pokhara
Day 04 Drive Dhampus and trek to Pothana
Day 05 Trek to Forest camp
Day 06 Trek to High camp
Day 07 Trek to Base camp and back to low camp
Day 08 Trek Siding village and drive pokhara
Day 09 Fly kathmandu
Day 10 Depart home
Annapurna Base Camp trek and Poonhill trek can be another option with stunning mountain views encountering the unique culture and tradition along the route from pokhara.
• Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private tourist vehicle
• Airfare: Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ Kathmandu (Fixed wing)
• All ground transportation by private vehicle as per the itinerary
• Annapurna Conservation Area Project Fee
• TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) fee
• 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights along with breakfast on twin sharing basis
• 3-star accommodation in Pokhara for 2 night along with breakfast on twin sharing basis
• Accommodation during the trek in Teahouse/Lodges
• All meals (Breakfast/ Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
• Experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
• Assistant Guides as required by group size
• Porters as required
• Staff expenses (salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation)
• First Aid Kit (Carried by trek guide)
• Applicable local and government taxes
• Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
• Nepal arrival visa and international flights.
• Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for welcome dinner (Day 1).
• Your personal equipment (Available on hire in Kathmandu)
• Expenses such as mineral water, laundry, bar bills, showers, internet, battery chargers, etc.
• Travel insurance covering Helicopter evacuation, medical expenses and trip cancellation.
• Tips to guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
• Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.
- Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
- B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3 star hotel on a twin-share basis
- Complete camping equipment for trekking
- Accommodation & meals while trekking
- Food & camping at Base Camp for members & staff
- Expedition permit (shared basis) & national park fee (wherever applicable)
- 1 tent per climber at Base Camp
- 2 Base Camp staff (1 cook & 1 kitchen boy)
- 1 liaison officer plus daily wages, equipment & insurance
- Staff wages, equipment allowance & insurance
- Required number of porters (porters to carry up to 30kgs each) including food & equipment
- Domestic airfare (strictly as per itinerary) for members & staff
- Cargo fees (strictly as per itinerary)
- Cargo clearance & duty fees
- All surface transfers as per the itinerary
- Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program
- Nepal visa fee
- unch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
- High-altitude Climbing Sherpa
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones and Internet expenses
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Personal climbing gears
- Supplemental oxygen
- Filming permit (if special camera)
- Cargo Customs clearance duty fees
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not included in “Included” section