About Trip

This  trek is a relatively new route located in the Annapurna region which is officially opened for Tourist in 2012 and has yet to command large crowds like other treks in the region. A richly diverse trek it takes you through beautiful forested areas though to rocky mountain terrain and several base camps which may have snow depending on the time

Situated just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp spectacularly situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre. The trail goes along small winding paths, through magical rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 m. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. From High Camp (3580 m; some maps incorrectly mention 3900 m) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range. There are simple guesthouses and homestays along the entire route. If you plan to do this trek in the winter months please check with a local tour operator if the lodges are open. – 

Trip Highlights

  • Mardi Himal Trek

Day to Day Itinerary

Detail Itinerary Outline Itinerary

Day 01KTM-PKH- DRIVE TO KANDE AND TREK TO PRITAM - DEURALI (2,232 m)

Fly to Kathmandu Pokhara drive for about 40 mints to Kande on Pokhara Baglung highway. The trail climbs for about 1 ½ hrs to the ridge at 2,060 m. The clearing in the forest with lodge settlement is known as ‘Australian camp’. The place is scenic with the panoramic view of Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. The trail further winds through the rhododendron forest to the mountain pass called ‘Deurali’. Deurali is overlooking into the Modi Khola valley wedged between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal / Mt Fishtail.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services
  • One trekking guide
  • Porters (one porter carries 25 kilograms of your luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if required
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • land transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara by regular T. bus & Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Transportation form Pokhara to Nayapur and back to Nayapur by private vehicle
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast at 2 star standards hotel
  • Two Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast with double sharing basis.
  • Insurance and equipments for the guide and porter
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical - --services. For this, it would be better to have your travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost if required.)

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Extra night in Kathmandu and pokhara

Trip 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 of hotel you would like to stay in.

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