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11 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu
Min Age : All ages
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Wеlcomе to thе magnificеnt world of Mardi Himal Trеk, a truly captivating advеnturе that will takе your brеath away! Located in thе hеart of thе majеstic Annapurna rеgion in Nеpal, this rеmarkablе trеk offеrs an unforgеttablе еxpеriеncе for all lovеrs of naturе and еxploration.

Imaginе yoursеlf surroundеd by clеan mountain landscapеs, whеrе snow-cappеd pеaks with bluе and clеar sky and vibrant rhododеndron forеsts providе a picturеsquе background. It is a hiddеn gеm, known for its untouchеd bеauty and calmnеss. As you bеgin this incrеdiblе journey, you will bе grееtеd by friеndly locals, who proudly showcasе thеir rich culturе and traditions. Discovеr thе warm hospitality and gеnuinе smilеs that will makе you fееl right at homе in this еnchanting land.

This Mardi Himal Trеk is a pеrfеct blеnd of advеnturе and sеrеnity, tailorеd for individuals with a passion for еxploration. This hiddеn trеasurе offеrs a clеan, frеsh, and friеndly еxpеriеncе, allowing you to connеct with naturе on a dееpеr lеvеl. Takе еach stеp in wondеr as you movе up to thе Mardi Himal Basе Camp, whеrе captivating panoramic viеws await you.  Thе magnificеncе of thе Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhrе (also known as thе Fishtail Mountain) will lеavе you in wondеr and rеmind you of thе absolutе majеsty that thе Himalayan rangе holds.

Whеn it comеs to accommodations, fеar not, for Mardi Himal Trеk offеrs a comfortablе blеnd of tеa housеs and camping options, allowing you to choosе thе еxpеriеncе that suits your prеfеrеncеs. Local cuisinе will attract your tastе buds, providing a culinary advantage along your path, and will rеchargе your body and mind for thе еxploration.

So pack your bags, and Join us on an unforgеttablе advеnturе. Join us on thе Mardi Himal Trеk and crеatе mеmoriеs that will last a lifetime.

What makes Mardi Himal Trek Special?

Mardi Himal Trеk is special because it offеrs a uniquе and lеss crowdеd trеkking еxpеriеncе in thе Annapurna rеgion of Nеpal. Thе Mardi Himal Trеk combinеs stunning mountain viеws, cultural immеrsion, and a sеnsе of advеnturе in a lеss crowdеd and off-thе-bеatеn-path trеkking routе. It is a hiddеn gеm that offеrs a uniquе and mеmorablе trеkking еxpеriеncе.

One of the highlights of thе Mardi Himal Trеk is thе stunning viеws of thе snow-cappеd mountains, including Mount Machhapuchhrе (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. Thе trеk takеs you through bеautiful rhododеndron forеsts, charming villagеs, and tеrracеd fiеlds, providing a glimpsе into thе local culturе and way of life. Anothеr spеcial fеaturе of thе Mardi Himal Trеk is thе opportunity to rеach thе Mardi Himal Basе Camp, which offеrs brеathtaking panoramic viеws of thе surrounding pеaks. Thе basе camp is locatеd at an altitudе of 4,500 mеtеrs and providеs a sеnsе of achiеvеmеnt and advеnturе.

Thе trеk is also rеlativеly short compared to othеrs, making it suitablе for thosе with limitеd timе or lеss trеkking еxpеriеncе. Thе trail is wеll-markеd and not too challеnging, making it accеssiblе to a widе rangе of trеkkеrs.

The main Features of Mardi Trek are:
  • An experience that you’ll remember forever, the Mardi Himal Trek
  • Enjoy a variety of scenery while you ascend from 900m to 4,440m across different regions with temperate climates
  • Explore the gorgeous rhododendron woodlands and authentic teahouses, and stroll through the Annapurna Mountain Range
  • Learn about the traditional mountain culture and enjoy scenic villages
  • You can also find trails leading to Annapurna Base Camp, as well as Poon Hill
How to Reach Mardi Himal 

Mardi Himal Trek offers an offbeat hiking experience. The journey commences with a breezy ride to Pokhara, leading to Kande and Phedi. This moderate hike, starting at 900m, reaches heights of 4,440m, making it an ideal mountain adventure. Located east of Annapurna Base Camp and north of Pokhara, the trail meanders through ABC via Dhampus or Australian Camp, Pothana, and Deurali in a 11-day trek. The enchanting forest path leads to Forest Camp, followed by a splendid day in the woods at Low Camp. The view from Mardi Himal, with the sun caressing Mt. Fishtail and Pokhara Valley, is surreal. The ultimate day takes you to Mardi High Camp at 4,440m, known as the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek. Subsequently, you’ll traverse the picturesque villages of Siding, Lwang, and Khora Muk, rich in Gurung/Magar tradition and history. Discover a century-old way of life along this remarkable journey.

Best Time to visit Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the shortest hiking courses in Nepal which elevates up to 4,400 meters. You can do the trek throughout the year. Whereas, Fall and Spring season is the ideal time to hike Mardi Himal. During this time, the weather and temperatures are generally steady, clean, and clear and the forests are vibrant and offer stunning views over the Himalayas. However, it’s not recommended in the monsoon and winter season. However, some prefer this time of year seeking to avoid the crowds, and prefer to hike in solitude.

If you like to avoid the crowd and love to trek in isolation, it’s the ideal place for trekking. Indulge yourself in the beauty of Mardi Himal and this trekking route.

  • Price Includes
  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 4 night accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis in the available hotel, lodge or camp.
  • 4 night accommodation in 4* Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis
  • 2 night accommodation in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar in Pokhara on breakfast basis
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • ACAP, TIMS,Trekking permit & other necessary permits.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking and tour guide.
  • All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • First aid kit.
  • Price Excludes
  • Your Personal Expenses
  • Food, Drinks/ Beverage bills.
  • Entrance Fees for Heritage Sites & others
  • Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters)
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International Flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels if/when available
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
  • Any items not specified in includes.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Kathmandu

Welcome To Kathmandu Nepal!
As you arrive, Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate. Then, you shall immediately be transferred to the hotel. On the way to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity, and Garden Of Dream before you reach Thamel. Your hotel will be downtown at Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2Sightseeing in kathmandu.

After breakfast, your tour guide will join you along with a driver and a vehicle. Your first stop will be Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient wood-carved temples and buildings, offering a glimpse into the city’s rich history. Next, you’ll head to Swyambhunath, the famous monkey temple, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Kathmandu.

Following that, you’ll visit Pashupatinath Temple, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site in Southeast Asia. Here, you’ll witness the sacred ritual of body cremation. Nearby, you can explore Guweyswori Temple, another important pilgrimage spot. Finally, your tour will take you to Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO site, dating back to 600 A.D. It’s the only stupa of its kind, symbolizing Buddhism worldwide. You’ll have time to explore the area around the stupa before returning to your hotel to relax, concluding your day of exploration.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or Similar.

Day 3Kathmandu To Pokhara Drive Duration: 5-6 Hours

Today, we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. On the way, you can enjoy the greenery of the beautiful hills. Pokhara is rich with its pure and intact natural beauty. Just imagine the joy of observing the shadow of the Himalayas reflecting on Fewa Lake.
The valley is equally outstanding with elevated close-ups of the snowy peaks. Pokhara is famous for sightseeing, mountain views, and many adventurous outdoor activities. We will visit David’s Waterfall, Gupteswor Mahadev, and International Mountain Museum.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel White Pearl or similar

Day 4Pokhara To Phedi Drive & Trek To Pritan Deurali (Driving Duration: 1 Hour, Hiking Duration: 4/5 Hours)

On Day 4 of your adventure, you’ll have a delightful day ahead. Begin with a tasty breakfast, and then hop on a short 1-hour drive from Pokhara to Phedi. Once you arrive in Phedi, it’s time to lace up your hiking boots and start trekking towards Pritan Deurali. This scenic trek will keep you on your feet for about 4-5 hours, during which you’ll be treated to breathtaking natural beauty all around you. After a day of exploring the picturesque landscapes, you’ll settle for a restful night at Pritan Deurali, surrounded by the tranquility of the mountains.
Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Day 5Pritan Deurali to Forest Camp (Hiking Duration: 4/5 Hours)

On Day 5 of your  Trek, start your day with a hearty breakfast at Pritan Deurali. Then, embark on a 4 to 5-hour trek to reach the enchanting Forest Camp. Along the way, immerse yourself in the beauty of lush green forests and the wonders of nature. After a day of exploration, settle in for a restful overnight stay at the tranquil Forest Camp.
Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Day 6 Forest Camp to high camp (Hiking Duration: 4/5 Hours)

On Day 6 of your Trek, you’ll set off from Forest Camp and make your way towards High Camp, which should take around 4 to 5 hours of trekking. As you climb higher, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan mountains all around you. Your day will conclude with a cozy overnight stay at High Camp, where you can rest and prepare for more awe-inspiring sights tomorrow.
Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Day 7Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and trek down to low camp (Hiking Duration: 6/7 Hours)

On Day 7, you’ll start your day early with a thrilling hike up to Mardi Himal Base Camp, where you’ll be greeted by breathtaking mountain views. Take your time to soak in the natural beauty and explore the base camp. Afterward, begin your descent and trek back down to Low Camp, which will take around 6-7 hours. You’ll spend the night at Low Camp, resting and preparing for the next adventure on your journey.
Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Mardi Himal Trek in November

Day 8Low camp to Lumre via Kalimati & Drive to Pokhara (Hiking Duration: 5/6 Hours, Driving Duration: 1 Hour )

On Day 8 of your Trip, you’ll begin by trekking from Low Camp to Lumre, which will take about 5-6 hours of walking through beautiful landscapes. Once you reach Kalimati, You will have your lunch in Kalimati and after that, you’ll hop on a one-hour drive to Pokhara. After arriving in Pokhara, you’ll check in to your hotel where you can finally relax and unwind after your trekking journey. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Pokhara, recharging for the next part of your exciting trip.
Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

 

Day 9Pokhara – Kathmandu Drive Duration: 6-7 Hours

On Day 9 of your trek, you’ll start your morning with a hearty breakfast in Pokhara, and then it’s time to hit the road back to Kathmandu. The journey will take around 6-7 hours, so sit back and enjoy the scenic drive. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you’ll check into your hotel, where you can freshen up and relax. In the evening, you have some free time to explore the city, maybe do some shopping for souvenirs, or simply unwind at your own pace. You’ll spend the night in Kathmandu, ready for more exciting experiences in this beautiful place.
Accommodation: Overnight in  Yatri Suits and Spa or similar.

Day 10Sightseeing in Patan & Bhaktapur.

On Day 10, you’ll embark on a fascinating journey through history as you explore Patan, a city steeped in culture. Wander through its ancient streets and soak in the rich heritage. Next, venture to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to marvel at its historical architecture and vibrant local markets. In the evening, make your way back to Kathmandu, where you’ll spend the night, concluding a day filled with cultural discoveries.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suits and spa or similar.

Bhaktapur Pottery Square

Day 11Departure

Your trip will come to an end today. First, you will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, we shall transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule.
Have a safe journey onward.

 

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Merel

Couple Traveller

Super gave trek gedaan, helemaal op maat gemaakt voor onze wensen! We zijn naar de Mardi Himal geweest een hele mooie ervaring.
De gids wist super veel over het land, cultuur etc. en kon ons daar veel over vertellen.
Daarnaast was de gids ontzettend flexibel en luisterde hij goed naar onze wensen.

October 24, 2019

Eva

Solo Traveller

In Nepal ging ik een lieftallige vriendin opzoeken en haar man. Mijn eerste Nepal ervaring en hier hoort natuurlijk een trekking bij. Via Asian Heritage hebben we samen een zes-daagse trekking door het Himalaya gebergte gedaan. De trekking naar Mardi Himal was divers en veelzijdig. Indrukwekkende plaatjes, unieke uitzichten en zeer divers landschap. Gids Shiva en porter Gyan waren erg fijn om erbij te hebben. Enorm vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Ik heb enorm genoten van alle dagen, de bijzonder vriendelijke mensen waar we bij hebben mogen overnachten, de unieke sfeer en de rust. Asian Heritage is een enorme aanrader. Je hoeft nergens aan te denken, het is allemaal voor je geregeld. Dank voor de mooie trekking die ik met jullie heb mogen maken.

May 22, 2019

Britt

Solo Traveller

Together with Asian Heritage we created a trek that would suit me and my family, I am very thankful for this service because now we I got to combine some villages and the rural areas of the Mardi Himal trek in the amount of seven days that we got to trek. We made it all the way to the top with the help of our very good English speaking and caring guide Shiva. He made us feel very comfortable during the trek. Thank you very much!

May 22, 2019
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