Mardi Himal Trek – The best alternative trek – 7 days

Mardi Himal Trek is renowned for its less crowded route and also as one of the off-beaten trails in the Annapurna Region. This relatively new route is named after mountain Mardi, which stands at an elevation of 18,330 ft. If you want to experience a less explored and less-congested part of Annapurna, this trek is ideal for you. Various options of camping, teahouses, lodge and homestay are available depending upon one’s need and choices.

This off-the-beaten Mardi Himal Trek route will take you through the isolated and sparse villages, paths decorated with blossoming rhododendron flowers, rivers, alpine meadows, and many waterfalls. This trail indeed is a hidden gem in the natural surroundings with its diverse flora and fauna. The traditional culture of the people that reside in this region is unspoiled and still pristine. This is a chance for you to experience the raw natural beauty while observing the traditional way of life of local people in its untouched raw form.

Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek

As you climb out of the forest, the landscape transitions into rugged terrain with a magnificent view of Machhapuchre, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and Mardi. Once you make it to the base camp, the entirety of the Annapurna Range will be visible. 

March, April, May, September, October, and November would be the right time to do Mardi Himal Trek and it is advisable to make sure that the lodges are open before venturing out this way during winter.  

Ghorepani poon hill is the best alternative to the Mardi Himal trek which is also similar to Ghodepani Poon hill trek but with its different topography and vegetation.

Trek Venture Nepal airport representative welcome you on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu displaying Trek Venture Nepal signboard outside the airport terminal. We will be transferred to our hotel in the city center. The drive will take around 30 minutes from airport depending on the traffic of the day. A brief itinerary will be given on the way to our hotel about your schedule. We can take rest of the time for leisure after you get to hotel. In the evening, get together for an welcome, introduction dinner.

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast, Dinner included.

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, at 8.30 am, you will start city tour around the valley with professional tour guide. You will visit one of the most important Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the bank of Bagmati river. Then after Pashupatinath it comes another World Heritage Site, it is Boudhanath Stupa which is also regarded as the oldest and holy place for Buddhism. It was built in 5th century. We will have our lunch in Boudhanath with a beautiful view of big standing stupa in front of us. And after that, we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is rich in famous pagoda style temples in Nepal. There you can see the only living goddess Kumari on her home which is along the entrance of square. We will return to our hotel around 3 pm and will prepare for the trek.

Overnight in hotel. Breakfast included

Trek Venture Nepal staff will receive you from your respective hotel at 6.30 am and take you to the tourist bus station if you prefer bus travel. The bus journey will start after an hour with offering a beautiful view of hills and rivers. Beautiful city in the band of Phewa lake with panoramic views of first glimpse of Annapurna and Machapuchare which is seen like a tail of a fish in the north, Manaslu in the east and Dhaulagiri in the west. If we are taking a flight to Pokhara,the flight time is approximately 25 minutes with the distance of 146 km (straight line) with free 20 kg baggage and 7 kg hand carry. This alternative can give you spare time in Pokhara for leisure, shopping etc

Overnight in Hotel. Breakfast included.

We take early morning ride to Kade by private/ local vehicle. After around one and half hour drive, we stop in Kade for breakfast. We prepare our ascend and follow the lead of our guide to Mardi Himal Trek. We stop for lunch in Australian Camp. The place offers Panoramic mountain views during clear weather day.We trek few more hours for our today destination Deurali, a place in between the two hills.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Greetings of the day, we leave the crowded trails of Annapurna Sanctuary behind and take a solitary path towards the Forest Camp. The dense forest of rhododendron, maple, oak, and hemlock surrounds the entire trail. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach the Forest Camp.

The trial follow through the forest area. However, the vegetation varies as rhododendron trees become densely populated in this area. Ferns, lichens, and moss cover the trees dominantly. You’ll reach Low Camp during afternoon. Relax rest of the evening.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

We prepare for trek after breakfast in guest house. We begin by climbing the uphill trial to Badhal Dada meaning cloud hill. We pass tree line after the Badal dada lunch place. In the serene day, the trek will be amazing experience with spectacular views.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

We would carry only required day bag for our hike to view point or base camp and leave our main bag in our guest house. The view point is 2 hrs climb from here and the base camp is 3 hrs. We may find the Himalayan yak in the hill slope eating grass.

Trek down to high camp and to badal dada for the overnight stay. Note that the trial are small through rocky hill and we recommend to follow the lead of guide in his pace and instruction.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Today will be an different route and taste of adventure of the whole trip. Prepare your knees and legs on downhill trek through the dense forest until Sidding.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Depending upon the size of the passenger, we will hire a jeep to Pokhara. If we are out number, we will hike 2 hour to catch the local bus from Lumre.

Overnight at a tourist standard hotel. Breakfast included.

If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari,river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities. We start our journey to Kathmandu in a comfort Tourist Bus. Our guide will escort you to your respective hotel after we get in to bus stop. We will have a Farewell dinner with Trek Venture Nepal ‘s family last but not the least before leaving this beautifully gifted country.

Overnight at a hotel. lunch and dinner included

Trek Venture Nepal’s private vehicle will escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for final departure to your onward destination.

Price Includes

  • • Airport pick up and drop off and by private vehicles.
  • • 2 nights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu (BB plan)
  • • 2 night Tourist standard Hotel in the Pokhara
  • • 3 Meals on Trekking: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • • Seasonal Fruits
  • • Sleeping Bag for trekking (If required)
  • • Teahouse basis trekking accommodation on trekking duration.
  • • Tourist bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • • Communicative English speaking license holder guide.
  • • One porter for two guests who carry maximum 25 kilograms.
  • • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits.
  • • Pokhara hotel to Kade andSidding to Pokhara hotel by Private vehicle.
  • • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and allowances of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • • Trekking Map.
  • • One Nepali simcard(Ncell) for local communication.
  • • Trekking completion certificate from company.
  • • Welcome and farewell dinner program.
  • • Cultural Heritage tour in private car
  • • Tour guide wage and entry fees to World heritage sites.

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Travel and Emergency Helicopter Evacuation Insurance
  • Meals( Lunch & Dinner) & other expenses during Kathmandu( breakfast included at Hotel)
  • Any types of bottled/boiled water, soft drinks or Alcoholic drinks during trek
  • Personal expenses like hot shower, laundry, unforeseen cost due to bad weather, flooding, landslide, urgent helicopter evacuation, etc.
  • Trekking gears and clothing
  • Tips for guide, driver and porter
  • Climbing gears & personal Equipment
  • Any other expenses not listed above.

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Mardi Himal Trek – The best alternative trek – 7 days

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