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Nepal Environmental Trek
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Treks & Expedition

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Duration
09 days
Max. Elevation
4450m
Group size
Min 1
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
March, April, May, September, October, November.
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
{ Kathmandu - Pokhara - Australian Camp - Forest Camp - Forest High Camp - Mardi Himal west base camp - Mardi Himal south base camp - Low Camp - Siding - Pokhara - Kathmandu }

Highlights

    • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) mountain ranges throughout the trek.
    • Explore lush rhododendron forests, diverse wildlife, and pristine landscapes as you ascend through varying altitudes.
    • Interact with friendly Gurung and Magar communities, experiencing their unique culture and warm hospitality.
    • Suitable for trekkers of various fitness levels, with moderate gradients and well-maintained trails.
    • Reach Mardi Himal Base Camp for a close-up view of the stunning Mardi Himal and Machapuchare peaks.
    • A relatively short trek of about 6-7 days, making it ideal for those with limited time.
    • Witness awe-inspiring sunrise views over the Annapurna range from High Camp.
    • Capture memorable moments against a backdrop of pristine landscapes and picturesque villages.
    • Strike a balance between adventure and serenity in this hidden gem of the Annapurna region.

Overview

Mardi Himal trek is a popular destination for both international and domestic tourists. This is a short but adventurous trek that takes you to the base camp of Mardi Himal at 4500m.

You will experience pristine wilderness, walking throughpine, oak and rhododendron forest buzzing with birds, animals and colourful flowers. Trek through villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups of Nepal and taste local cuisine. All along the trek you will have multiple opportunities to catch spectacular views of Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Annapurna I and Mardi Himal.

Important Note

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

Trip Itinerary

On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted with flower garlands/Khadas. Our representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork.

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing.  By late afternoon you will drive back to your hotel.

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes about 6 hours. Enjoy scenic views of terraced fields, green hills and raging rivers along the highway. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Max. altitude

914m

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

After early morning breakfast drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Forest Camp (2,500m) via Australian Camp (2060m) takes about 5 hrs.The one and a half hrs drive to Kande on a well paved road, followed by a short trek to Australian Camp (2060m) takes about 3 hours. The trail passes through rhododendron, oak and pine forests all the way to Forest Campvia Pothana and Deurali village that takes about another 3 hrs. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

2500m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Early morning trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3,580) takes about 6 hours. The trail goes through rhododendron and pine forests buzzing with birds and wild animals. The High Camp offers an excellent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Macchapuchre and other peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

3580m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

After early morning breakfast, trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal West Base Camp/Upper View point (4,450m) and back to Low Camp takes about 6 hours. You will make a steep ascent to view point and then descend to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail is covered with lush vegetation and colourful flowers.You will have the opportunity to watch beautiful views of Annapurna South, AnnapuraI, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal as well as Pokhara Valley. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

4450m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Early morning trek from Low Camp to Siding Village (1,885m) takes about 5 hours. Follow a downhill path making through rhododendron forest. You will witness cattle sheds and small hamlets along the way. After reaching Siding, you will take a short drive to Pokhara which takes about 1 hr. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Max. altitude

1885m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast & Lunch

After morning breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 6 hours. You will enjoy beautiful views of mountains, hills, rivers and villages as you enjoy the highway ride.

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

Max. altitude

1400m

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

    Kathmandu:

    • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
    • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 3 star standards hotel
    • One day city sightseeing with an English speaking tour guide and private vehicle
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
    • Souvenirs


    Trekking:

    • 2 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 3 star standards hotel in Pokhara
    • One trekking guide (if there are 10 or more participants, we will provide 2 trekking guides)
    • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
    • Trekking equipments: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking poles
    • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area (ACAP)
    • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
    • All land transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe A/C tourist bus and Pokhara – Kande and Siding – Pokhara by private vehicle
    • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
    • First aid kit
    • Tax, VAT and our service charge
    • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)

Doesn't Include

    • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips for involved staffs
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

The 7 Stupas I wanted to see...

I want to thank you for the tour(s) you set up for me while in KTM. Your group got me to see the 7 Stupas I wanted to see...and then the mountain flight today. The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. The Driver showed up on time ...every time.. Even at 5am! Thank you! Michael Genji Takeuchi USA

M
Michael Genji Takeuchi
United States

Spectacular ! is the word for our EBC trek

Spectacular ! is the word for our EBC Trek with Hari – the best guide ! Harry(me), age 75, and Jeff, my son, age 51, were well provided for on our 12 day trek. We highly recommend Environmental Trekking Nava, Hari – and our porter, Ikla. Thank you (Dun Babat), Harry & Jeff Schlieff, Minnesota, USA

H
Harry & Jeff Schlieff
United States

Majestic Mountains

Mountain views from Mardi are simply the best.

Ram
Ram
Nepal

Equipment List

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking.

General Items

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff  

Sun-worn Items

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries), 

Liquid/Snacks

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials

First Aid Kit

Optional

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc

Additional items for camping trek

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are various permits such as trekking permits, national park permits, conservation area permits required for trekkers and tourists.

TIMS

TIMs is an abbreviation of ‘Trekkers’ Information Management Systems’. TIMs is kind of a permit card issued by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board. TIMs is mandatory for entering all normal trekking areas in Nepal.

In the TIMS Card, you will have to fill in information about the dates of your trip, the itinerary, and a contact number. These data will be inserted in the visitors’ database, where they can be accessed for park management purposes or for rescue missions in case of accidents and/or natural calamities.

Trekkers and tourists can avail the card at specific counters designated by TAAN and NTB including their own head offices in Kathmandu.

There are two types of TIM Cards:

(a) Individual (Green coloured) TIMS

Free Individual Trekker (FIT) or Single trekkers who are planning to trek without the help of assistants (guides or porters) are required to obtain Green TIMS card. Green TIMS card can be obtained by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US$20 per person. The form can be filled out by the trekkers themselves by visiting the nearest TIMS Center. Such FIT trekkers will have to take full responsibility of the possible risks while trekking.

(b) Group (Blue coloured) TIMS

 Blue TIMS card is for those trekkers who are travelling in groups accompanied by assistants (guides and/or porters). Such groups of trekkers will be taking the service of government-authorized trekking agencies. The trekking agencies will help the groups to obtain Blue TIMS card by paying Nepali currency equivalent of US$20 per person.

Please note: Citizens of SAARC countries will have to pay NRs. 200. Nepali currency equivalent of US$ 10 per person

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