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Mardi Himal Short Trek

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USD $ 799 per person

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Duration
9 days
Max. Elevation
4500m
Group Size
Min 2
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Transportation,Tourist Bus & Local Bus
Best Season
March-May
Accomodation
Hotels and teahouses
Meals
Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek
Starts at
Kande
Ends at
Pokhara
Trip Route

Highlights

Mardi is filled with calmness and peace that completely helps to relax the visitor’s entire body, mind, and soul.  

  • Beautiful sunrise and sunset views from various viewpoints
  • Marvelous landscapes, local villages, farmlands, rice terraces, gorgeous hills and mountains
  • The aromatic and vibrant Rhododendron forests during spring
  • Spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Himal (6,993 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), and the Annapurna South (7,010 m).
  • Friendly homestays and warm hospitality of the locals
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp and the Mardi Himal High Camp
  • An easy tour around the great and unspoiled Annapurna region
  • Floral and faunal diversities in the region
  • The socio-culture and lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups.

Overview

Mardi trek is considered as gem as it’s view is amazingly mesmerizing, it lies in the Annapurna region. This wonderland is filled with immense tranquility where one can completely relax their mind, body, and soul.

Why Mardi Himal Trek Is On The Bucket List Of Trekkers?
Mardi Himal Base camp Trek often called the Mardi short trek is in the top list of trekkers wishing to do the short treks in Nepal. It lies in the Annapurna region and is quieter and less crowded in comparison to the other routes. It provides one of the best views of Himalayas in a shorter period.

Going into the beautiful forest of Mardi, the refreshing aroma of the woods will completely rejuvenate the trekkers no sooner they breathe in the fresh air. The major attraction of Mardi is to speculate on various wildlife animals and the magnificent view. The spectacular peaks are Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Himchuli (6441m) and Mardi Himal (5587m). The people residing at Mardi are extremely friendly and welcoming. 

Within just a short period of trekking, the trekkers will get to get to view gorgeous scenery, one can not get their eyes off the lovely scene. This trekking is feasible for every age group. The tea houses and lodges have brought a huge attraction on this site too where one can massively enjoy observing the stunning scenery while taking each sip of your tea or satisfying your tummy by watching the beauty right in front of your eyes.

Mardi Mountain’s discovery came into highlight because of the pictures taken by the Englishman Basil Good Fellow in 1953. Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Hiunchuli. Fragrant and vivid Rhododendron breathtaking views will win the hearts of all. The lifestyle of Magar and Gurung people will entertain you to the utmost too. This trek is reasonable for both solo trekkers and gathering trekkers. The astounding dawn and nightfall view will melt your heart without any doubt. If you are enthusiastic about solo trekking, at that point, you will be in love with Mardi Himal Trek. 

Weather And Temperature Around Mardi Trail 
Weather and temperature at the Mardi Himal vary throughout the year. Trekkers will get to experience all the different four seasons. Summer/Rainy, Spring, Winter, and Autumn. Awareness of altitude sickness is good to know, however, the risk of altitude sickness is lesser here at Mardi.

Spring
The weather is perfect for the trek so is the sky clear. Trekkers will get to view the gorgeous Himalayas. Rhododendron blossoms beautifully during this season.

The temperature may increase up to 20 degrees. However, the daytime temperature is generally near to 17 degrees. One can feel the cold wind as the nights and early mornings are a bit chilly. 

Trekkers do not need to worry during this season as the weather is perfect.

Monsoon
June brings warmth to the Mardi Himal. The summer lasts until August. Summer in Nepal comes with heavy rainfalls.

During monsoon, the views may not be clear. Dark clouds may cover the sky, and heavy rainfalls may obstruct the mountain panorama. But if you are lucky, you will see beautiful scenery after the rain washes off the dirt.

The average temperature during monsoon ranges from 10 to 23 degrees. The temperature after rainfall during the nights and mornings drops from 5-10 degrees.

Trek during monsoon could be an ordeal as the trails inside the forests gets slippery.

Autumn
Autumn at Mardi Himal brings amazingly beautiful sunrise and sunset. Monsoon clears the atmosphere and the sky too looks lovely. The mountains shine with grace. The weather remains clear and more stagnant.

Rainfall isn’t seen much. But there are chances that you may experience little rainfall while trekking in early September.

During the daytime, the temperature is around 20-degree Celsius. The night temperature is near to 5 degrees.

Winter
Winter in the Himalayas means icy cold. December-February is winter at the Mardi Himal. The weather is dry. Piles of snow cover the mountains and the trails.

During winter, the temperature drops down by 5 degrees Celsius (approx) with every 1000 meters ascent in altitude. The trekkers will feel the warmth of the sun while walking under the sun during the day time. The temperature will be around 9 to 12 degrees. The mornings and evenings are pretty cold. The temperature reaches about – 5 degrees Celsius.

One needs to prepare well for extreme cold and bad weather while traveling in winter. 

Permit Requirements For Mardi Trek
The trek to the Mardi Himal Range requires trekking permits. The permits include the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) worth USD 20. And the TIMS Card (Tourism Information Management System) worth USD 20.

Suitability Of The Trek For Any Age Group And Here Is Why.
The availability of less but neat and clean teahouses has added the richness in this trek. You don’t need to take lots of stuff so it’s a kind of easy trek you can do in the Himalayas. It is suitable for almost all levels of trekkers; regardless of age and experiences. You don’t need to worry about being a victim of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). This trek has won the heart of many trekkers. The numbers of teahouses/lodges are being increased at this route which will help trekkers to get a good tea house in the mountains. This trek can be the alternative to Annapurna Base Camp trek as you will get the view more or less the same as each other. If focuses this trek can further attract the number of trekkers visiting Mardi.

Mardi Himal Short Trek With Bharal Adventure
Bharal Adventure is there at your service for since long. We have been providing tourist-friendly offers at quality service and a better price. Our flexible itinerary and the facilities we have been providing have attracted many tourists. We have been providing special offers to big groups as well. So we have been winning the heart of every level of trekkers. So please feel free to contact us, we are always there for your good.

Trip Itinerary

On the very first day as soon as you land on Kathmandu we (our staff) will be there at the airport to pick you up and you will be transferred to the hotel by them. After taking a rest for a couple of hours you can just move around the local market and get the stuff if you have missed any. Late in the evening after the dinner in a good restaurant presented nearby you can manage the stuff and make your bag ready for the next day.

Depending upon road and weather conditions and the pressure of traffics on the way it will roughly take you 6 to 7 hours to be in Pokhara.

After an hour's drive to Kande through Pokhara Baglung highway, we will get off the vehicle and start our trek. After hiking for like 2 t0 3 hours we will be in Pritam where we can have the lunch of the day and we continue to hike to Pritam which will roughly take like 2 hours. Today is the beginning day of our trek so it isn't that hard the trek grade is moderate. The major attractions of the day is passing through the green forest and the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Himchuli (6441m) and Mardi Himal (5587m) are the major mountains that can be seen.

After a while, we start to hike to our destination. Our mission today will be at the Rest Camp which will take like 7 hours. We will have our lunch at Forest Camp today. Today is a little more exciting day as we will be close to the mountains and if the weather is clear you will be able to see  Mt.Fishtail and Mardi Himal. Passing through the Rhododendron forest maybe the other exciting part of the day. Himalayan Thar, Spotted Deer, and Musk Deer can be seen if you are lucky enough. If you aren’t tired enough you can even extend your trek to Badal Danda which will take further 2hours from Rest camp from where you can have a more better view which doesn’t mean Rest camp is bad either. But the thing to remember is Rest camp  has only one lodge to spend a night at.

Leaving the Low camp and Badal Danda behind today we step our step forward towards high camp.The tree line will go on declining with the increasing altitude and the bushes can be seen.We may even be able to see the colourful bird “Danphe” which is also the national bird of Nepal.You may stop at several places as today you will have the most mesmerizing view of the Mt. Mardi and Mt.Fishtail.Hiking through the mardi ridge will definitely feel like you are in heaven with the amazing view of surroundings.Later in the evening you can witness  the sunset with a cup of coffee in a hand.

After an early morning breakfast we start to hike up to Mardi Base Camp :;our final destination of the trek.We will be at the Mardi Base Camp after 4 to 5 hours of the hike.We will spend some time to capture the memories at the Mardi Base Camp and enjoy the surroundings.If you have carries your flags that would be more better as you can wave your national flag in the Mardi Base Camp.However,we shouldn’t forget the other half of the day.From basecamp to Badal danda is a way steep down so you have to careful with that.

It is on the way to dawn hill But you will feel different being in Siding as you have two options whether to spend a night in local teahouse or spend a night in local homes.Homestay can be the other choice here which  you can experience in the warm welcome of the locals along with some local musics and dances in the late evening.You can be the part of this wonderful celebration. Our goal on this day will be in pokhara and enjoy a short walk on the late evening along the lakeside.It will take you like 2 to 3 hours depending upon road and weather conditions.Missing the mountains and with the strong determination to be back in the mountains we start our way towards Pokhara.You can visit the restaurant of yours choice in Pokhara and spend a relaxful nights after several days of treks.

Depending upon road and weather conditions and the pressure of traffics on the way it will roughly takes you 6 to 7 hours to be in Kathmandu.

We will drop you to the airport for your flight towards your onward destination.After the boarding pass with the good memories and happy face you will leave Nepal with a determination to be back in this beautiful land.

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Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Tourists Bus (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English/French/Chinese/German speaking trained and experienced local tour guide which one is your necessary and assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Bharal Adventure’s trekking bag/duffel bag for the trekking and t-shirt is yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek after dinner 
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Excess baggage charges
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,Highway and Pokhara
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot and cold drinks, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Reviews

Mardi Himal - unforgotten experience

We came to Nepal for Mardi Himal trekking. my travelling & hiking trip become holiday like experience thanks to Bharal adventure. Everything enough & wonderful. friendly, very helpful, good service, very informative & photography skill.

Discover
Malaysia

Trekking to Khopra Danda & Mardi Himal!!! :D

Our guide, Suraj & porter, Ram are very friendly, funny people. Their hospitality service was MORE than i expected. Our guide also knew how to advice us on which trek is safe to go or not base on our ability as our safety is their top priority. They took ULTIMATE GREAT care of us throughout the whole journey until the end. We were ensured a comfortable, warm, and full stomach everyday. Also, booking a customized trip with Arjun from Bharal was very easy, smooth and he would answer all of our questions quickly. Great hospitality from beginning until the end!! Bharal Adventure was recommended by a friend & now i would also recommend them to others!! It was a great trekking experience with Bharal Adventure!! It was a humble & great experience for us since it is our first time in Nepal. We felt like home and would love to visit Nepal again! It is a beautiful country indeed, with DELICIOUS dal baht, mo mo's, Naan and masala tea!!!

Jiaaa
Singapore

Mardi Himal Trek

Best experience with Bharal Adventure, friendly and helpful guide and also porter. Recommended to all. Definitely will come again with Bharal Adventure

Asmawiza G
Hong Kong
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Equipment List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk are provided by Bharal Adventure inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
 Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Frequently Asked Questions

The Mardi Himal trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. The trail involves some steep ascents and descents, but it is not as challenging as some other treks in the region.

Trekkers need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card before starting the Mardi Himal trek.

Yes, some trekkers may choose to extend their trek to the Annapurna Base Camp or include a visit to Jhinu Danda for a relaxing hot spring bath.

The Mardi Himal trek typically takes around 7 to 10 days, depending on the starting point and trekking pace.

While teahouse accommodation is readily available, some trekkers choose to camp for a more immersive experience. However, proper camping permits and equipment are required.

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