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Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

9 days Package | (Based on 4 Review)

  • Availability
    Any Time of the Year

  • Trip Duration
    9 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Moderate

  • Group Size
    Private & Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    4500

  • Guide Language
    English

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Quick Overview

  • Start: Kathmandu
  • End: Pokhara
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Best Season: Sept-Dec, Feb-May

Introduction

A hidden gem, Mardi Himal Base Camp is one of the most happening trekking destination situated in the Annapurna Region. This trek offers overhelming trekking experience to the mountain land, beautiful rolling green hills, picturesque snow-clad mountains, and peaceful walk into the rhododendron and oak forests. Situated at an elevation of 4,500m, it offers the most spectacular views of giant mountains such as Dhaulagiri at the west, Annapurna mountain ranges and , Mt. Fishtail at east, and Manaslu mountain range in the east. This trek lets you experience the vision of different mountains, cultural diversity in rural areas of Nepal, valleys, waterfalls, beautiful lakes, and many more.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek starts with a day sightseeing to the most famous landmarks in Kathmandu valley: Boudhanath Stupa, famous Hindu temple Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath Stupa, and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. The very next day, we'll leave for Pokhara and few hours of drive takes us to Kande, which is the starting point of our trek. We go through several ascents and descents with scenic surrounding beauty. Our trail goes via Kande, Deurali, High Camp and Mardi Himal and descents via same route. This trek is full package of spectacular views, varieties of flora and fauna and diverse Nepali culture.  

Trek Highlights

  • Opportunity to walk through tranquil routes that pass through ethnic villages
  • Witness awe-aspiring views of different Annapurna Ranges, Mardi Himal, Fishtail, and Hiunchuli.
  •  Diverse local culture and warm hospitality
  •  A peaceful walk through rhododendron and oak forests.
  •  Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
  • Amazing sunrise view over the Himalayas

Food

Food menu during this trek is a blend of traditional local, Asian and continental cuisines which will be all home-cooked,fresh, hygienic, delicious and nutritious. You can select your favorite dish from the menu available at the teahouse or lodge. We recommend you to have organic and local made food and in liquids hot lemon, ginger tea, green tea, lemon tea, and garlic soup(must) which are very good to make you healthy at high altitudes.

Accommodation

Accommodation during Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is at local teahouses which are essentially hotels but with a more homely feel. Teahouses are run by the locals and provide all the basic facilities including hot water at a low extra cost. The rooms are simple and clean but comfortable usually with twin beds with mattress blanket and pillows. Some teahouses will have en suit bathroom but most have shared bathrooms with a squat toilet. But anyway you'll get a chance to experience the rich Nepalese hospitality as well as interact with them. When you're in Kathmandu and Pokhara city, we'll stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 2:    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 3:  Drive Pokhara to Kande and trek to Pothana
Day 4: Trek from Pothana to Forest camp
Day 5: Trek to low camp
Day 6: Trek for high camp
Day 7: Trek to low camp via the viewpoint
Day 8: Trek to Lwang
Day 9: Trek to Anante Thanti then drive back to Pokhara
Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu

Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, they'll transfer you to the hotel and introduce you to the tour leader and other staff. Overnight at a hotel


Day 2:    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

We'll have breakfast at the hotel and catch a bus to Pokhara. This approximately takes 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara through the beautiful hillsides, the towering mountain peaks and flowing rivers, and pilgrimages alongside the road. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3:  Drive Pokhara to Kande and trek to Pothana

We leave Pokhara early morning and trek to Pothana via Kande. Panoramic views of mountains including Annapurna, Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Lamjung Himal will welcome you upon your arrival. Overnight at Pothana.


Day 4: Trek from Pothana to Forest camp

The trail becomes steeper as we move towards Forest Camp from Pothana. The trail goes through the forest of Rhododendron, oak, birch, hemlock to the forest camp. Overnight at Forest Camp.


Day 5: Trek to low camp

The trek to Low Camp from Forest Camp is short in distance but the way up is very steep and it rewards us with the most breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Ranges. Overnight at Low Camp.


Day 6: Trek for high camp

As we move upwards the ridge becomes narrower and we can see the deep valleys on both sides. Today, we'll spend overnight at High Camp at 3,900m. The trail to High camp offers great views of Pokhara on a clear day.


Day 7: Trek to low camp via the viewpoint

Today, we will get to witness the most spectacular sunrise views over the mighty Himalayas. We will climb along the narrow Mardi Himal Base Camp to get the best views of Fishtail and Annapurna Ranges. Then we descend to Low Camp for overnight stay.


Day 8: Trek to Lwang

On the way to Lwang, you may encounter the national bird of Nepal Danphe if you get lucky enough. While you're in Lwang, you can stroll around, learn new cultures, traditions, and lifestyles. Overnight stay.


Day 9: Trek to Anante Thanti then drive back to Pokhara

This is the final day of Mardi Himal trek where we trek down to Pokhara to end our trek.


Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Three-star hotel in Kathmandu ( On arrival)
  • Three times meal on trek ( breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (tea or coffee)
  • Jomsom Pokhara airplane Ticket
  • All the necessary airport pick up and drop
  • All necessary ground transportation during the trip
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms. Best in twin)
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Sporting staff (porter) each  two people one porter (  porter  carry 25kg)
  • All the Annapurna conservations entrance fee and TIMS card as a required from Nepal Gov.
  • Pokhara –Kathmandu tourist bus services (you can come by plane too if you want. It cost $120 per person.
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after the trek)
  • Down Jacket for the cold place (Refundable after the trek )
  • Nature Explore Trek T- shirt as a gift
  • Medical Kitbag
  • Treated drinking water
  • All the Gov. Vat Tax, services

Cost Excludes

  • International air ticket( Home to Home)
  • personal insurance(encase for emergency only)
  • personal trekking gear
  • Accommodations, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra cold drinks 
  • Personal expenses like use internet, extra snacks, laundry, buttery charges etc…
  • Above mentions in Itinerary if you stay in longer or use more services in mountain.
  • Tipping to staff
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Bryan Prince

Published: Feb 19, 2020

Canada
Rating:

Trekking With The Best Along The Chisapani Trail and Mardi Himal in Nepal...

This was my fourth trip to the hills of Nepal and again I called on my friends at 'Nature Explore' to help plan my treks. We started with a short tune-up on The Chisapani Trail starting from the town of Nagarkot. This trail is close to Kathmandu and can be arranged as a 3-5 day hike. If you're pressed for time or just want to test your legs and lungs, this is a great way to catch some amazing views of the Himalayas and surrounding countryside. For our next outing, we decided to tackle The Mardi Himal out of Pokhara. It is longer, higher and more challenging but at 4,500 metres, you will be richly rewarded with spectacular views of Machhapuchhare or 'Fishtail' as the locals affectionately call it and on first sighting, you will understand why! The Mardi Himal isn't on everyone's list but its popularity is growing season by season. Depending on where you begin, it can be a 5-10 day trek offering lush, quiet forest trails along with breathtaking mountain vistas. It is a favourite hike with young Nepalis. What a wonderful experience to meet some singing and laughing along the trail! I was accompanied on both treks by 'Nature Explore' guide Chhabin KC and I can't say enough about his skills and knowledge as a guide but also his enthusiastic, congenial companionship.

Bharat, Dinesh, Chhabin and everyone at 'Nature Explore' grew up in the hills of Nepal. Their love of this beautiful country and its people is matched only by their passion to share it with others. Whether this is your first trip to Nepal or you are an old hand, the 'Nature Explore' team will not only get you to your mountain 'safe and sound', you will have the time of your life along the way. Five stars for The Chisapani Trail. Five stars for The Mardi Himal. Five stars for 'Nature Explore'!

Adrian Leddy

Published: Feb 19, 2020

Ireland
Rating:

A Dream Making Company! Do Not Miss Out!

Dinesh, Bharat and Chhabin! I cannot express enough gratitude to you all for your incredible hospitality and kindness during our lifetime dream holiday to Nepal. You are truly professional with great expertise and social skills when dealing with customers. As this was our first high altitude trekking adventure, we felt really prepared and safe throughout the trip, but also very well accommodated in terms of our diet and sleeping arrangements.

Most importantly, we really became close and understanding of each other, and enjoyed wonderful food and drinks together at your generosity. This was truly outstanding service, and we are certainly glad to call you all friends. We also really enjoyed hearing about your personal histories from back in the Khumbu region of Nepal and about the objective of your company. It will surely continue to grow quickly, as your attention to detail and incredible business model will gain much more attention in the future.

It is also really important to stress the amazing value this package was! It contained all meals during the trek, accommodation, buses and taxis to and from the locations and also some great hotel stays in both Pokhara and Kathmandu! We were also very much impressed that a considerable portion of your profits are invested into impoverished communities within Nepal! Both ethically and professionally you are superb people and again thank you for such a personalized experience. Also, your really nice gifts; printed t-shirt, beanie cap and personalized printed mug of achievement really sets you guys apart from the competition.

To sum it all up, i'd say Nature Explore Nepal was the best personalized guide experience we've ever had! Their kindness, willingness to open up and absolute attention to the client's needs is just sensational! A company that puts people before profits and openly profess their love for nature and their country, which speaks volumes compared to other agencies who just want to make a quick buck. Dinesh was so reasonable before we booked with him that he even said 'No matter what guide you choose for your trek, just make sure you at least choose one, as the mountains are dangerous places without the right guidance and expertise' . This was the absolute selling point for me, as I knew as a mountain lover myself that Nature Explore and Co were the genuine guys for the job. Thank you guys, for making a lifelong dream come true! Best wishes and we will certainly meet again in the not too distant future!

Celia Cole

Published: Feb 20, 2020

UK
Rating:

 

We had a fantastic trek organised by Nature Explore. They helped us get from A to B when the transport we had booked fell through and were always on hand to make our trip go smoothly. Our guide was brilliant - friendly, informative and caring, all help make this a trip to remember.

7 wonderful days on the Mardi Himal

Bryan

Published: Feb 24, 2020

Hamilton, Canada
Rating:

Trekking With The Best Along The Chisapani Trail and Mardi Himal in Nepal.
This was my fourth trip to the hills of Nepal and again I called on my friends at 'Nature Explore' to help plan my treks. We started with a short tune-up on The Chisapani Trail starting from the town of Nagarkot. This trail is close to Kathmandu and can be arranged as a 3-5 day hike. If you're pressed for time or just want to test your legs and lungs, this is a great way to catch some amazing views of the Himalayas and surrounding countryside. For our next outing, we decided to tackle The Mardi Himal out of Pokhara. It is longer, higher and more challenging but at 4,500 metres, you will be richly rewarded with spectacular views of Machhapuchhare or 'Fishtail' as the locals affectionately call it and on first sighting, you will understand why! The Mardi Himal isn't on everyone's list but its popularity is growing season by season. Depending on where you begin, it can be a 5-10 day trek offering lush, quiet forest trails along with breathtaking mountain vistas. It is a favourite hike with young Nepalis. What a wonderful experience to meet some singing and laughing along the trail! I was accompanied on both treks by 'Nature Explore' guide Chhabin KC and I can't say enough about his skills and knowledge as a guide but also his enthusiastic, congenial companionship.

Bharat, Dinesh, Chhabin and everyone at 'Nature Explore' grew up in the hills of Nepal. Their love of this beautiful country and its people is matched only by their passion to share it with others. Whether this is your first trip to Nepal or you are an old hand, the 'Nature Explore' team will not only get you to your mountain 'safe and sound', you will have the time of your life along the way. Five stars for The Chisapani Trail. Five stars for The Mardi Himal. Five stars for 'Nature Explore'!

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