Grade

Easy

Geography

Hills/Mountains

Location

Kaski/Lamjung

Max altitude

4500 meters

Religions

Hindu/Buddhist

Ethnic People

Gurung/Chhetri/Ghale

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse

Transportation

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Minimum Pax

2pax

$599

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Explores the revered Annapurna region of Nepal and has gathered praise for mesmerizing trail and setting. This trek aims to explore the abundant wildlife residing in the wild jungles of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Furthermore, a cultural excursion in the quaint village of Siding offers joyful experiences to every soul seeking a taste of Nepali culture. If you want to gain maximum nature exposure, then the Mardi Himal trek is definitely made for you.

 

Mardi Himal Base Camp Highlights

  • Observe the panorama of the Annapurna Mountains and Mardi Himal from the Upper View Point
  • Trek through pristine trails of the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Witness a plethora of flora and fauna
  • Experience Gurung culture and hospitality at Siding Village

 

Mardi Himal Trek Overview

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 10 days commences from Kathmandu and after you collect all your stuff. We shall head to Pokhara. The drive takes us through the Prithvi Highway. Pokhara is a beautiful valley that is abundant in natural landmarks like Phewa Lake, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and World Peace Pagoda. A short drive from Pokhara takes us to Kande and, from there, the real trek starts.

The first stop is at Forest Camp which sits right between the wilderness of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The lack of human settlements grant unreal solitude to the trails on the trek. From the Forest camp, we will head to the Low Camp. The increase in altitude can be a bit challenging so, tread carefully. We make camp there and spend the night.

The next day leads us to High camp and provides us a picturesque view of the Mardi Himal (5553m), Annapurna Mountains, and Lamjung Himal (6983m). The walk to the upper viewpoint is pretty steep but rewarding. From the high camp, we will begin our descent. The downward trail takes us to Siding village. The people here are of Gurung ethnicity. Their hospitality and unique lifestyle allow us to immerse ourselves in the local ethos. As we make our way through Lumle, we reach Pokhara. After spending a night there we head to Kathmandu where the trip shall end. The season from Mid September to December is the best season for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.

If you are willing to take the Mardi Himal base camp trek then be sure to opt Nepal Treks. We have trained staff who can cater to each of your needs. They are witty and knowledgeable and are bound to make your trip worthwhile.

  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
    10
  • Nights
    9
  • Geography
    Hills/Mountains
  • Location
    Kaski/Lamjung
  • Max altitude
    4500 meters
  • Religions
    Hindu/Buddhist
  • Ethnic People
    Gurung/Chhetri/Ghale
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse
  • Transportation
    Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Minimum Pax
    2pax
Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m)
Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. A light stroll or exploration of the Kathmandu City is perfect to end the day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Drive to Pokhara (820m)
Today, we leave the Kathmandu Valley and drive to Pokhara. The drive lasts for about 7 hours and takes you through the PrithviHighway. The Trishuli River and curvaceous hilly landscapes keep us captivating company throughout the drive. Pokhara is a beautiful valley with plenty of tourist attractions like the Lakeside, Phewa Lake, and Davis Falls. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 3
Drive to Kande, trek to Forest Camp (2,500m)
Initially, we drive towards Kande which takes approximately 40 minutes from Pokhara. The trek takes us through the lush greenery and into a forest clearing called the Australian Camp. After having lunch here, we head to Forest Camp. This is a campsite in the wilderness and comprises mostly of forests. There are no teahouses or settlements here. Overnight in Forest Camp.
Day 4
Trek to Low Camp (2,970m)
The walk from Low Camp begins along dirt trails.We soon find ourselves walking through the lush forests and greenery. As we arrive in Low camp, we can see amazing views of the Mardi Himal (5553m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m). The trails are isolated from human settlements and are pristine in nature. Overnight in Low camp.
Day 5
Trek to High Camp (3,550m)
The journey from the Low Camp to High Camp begins on a similar note as we tread on trails enveloped by a variety of trees. Our road takes us through Badal Danda along with amazing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The walk is relatively short and it takes only 3 hours. At High Camp, we can see traces of snow. The Annapurna Himalayas stand tall drenched in the whites of snow to reveal a stunning panorama. Overnight in High camp.
Day 6
Hike up to Upper View Point (4,500m), back to High Camp
Today, we head to the Upper View Point. The trail to the base camp needs walking for about 6 hours and the track is pretty steep as well. As the name suggests, Upper View Point is an outstanding vantage point to enjoy the views of the Himalayas like Mardi Himal (5553m), Annapurna I (8091m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Annapurna III (7525m) among others. After visiting the view point, we head back to the High Camp. Overnight in High Camp.
Day 7
Trek to Siding Village (1,750m)
Today, we trek to Siding Village. The trail to Siding is descending and takes us through the dense vegetation and shrubs which mostly comprise of oak and rhododendron. With the glorious Himalayas keeping us a hearty company, we divert from the previous trail to Siding Village.Sidingoffers great options for homestay and cultural experience. Overnight in Siding village.
Day 8
Trek from Siding Village to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara
From Siding village, we shall head to Pokhara where the trek for the day shall end. Our initial trek takes us to Lumre which takes about 3 hours. Thereon, we head on the road to Pokhara. The drive takes about 2 hours and upon arrival in Pokhara, you can head to your hotel to rest. Later, in the evening, you can boat on the Phewa Lake. The reflections of the lush greenery and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) make up for refreshing end to the trek. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 9
Drive to Kathmandu
From Pokhara, we shall drive back to Kathmandu. The drive takes us about 6 hours and along the road we can see the amazing view of Hills Mountains and the Trishuli River. We shall take a quick break at Muglin and, later, continue our journey to Kathmandu. You can enjoy visiting some of the nearest tourist attractions in the city while shopping for gifts and souvenirs along the way. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 10
Departure to International Airport.
Today is your final day in Nepal and our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. We hope to see you again. Goodbye!


Included
  • Airport pick up drop off by a private vehicle
  • 2 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Transportation by tourist bus (Kathmandu-Pokhara, and Pokhara-Kathmandu) by tourist bus
  • Transportation (Pokhara-Kande and Lumre-Pokhara) by a private vehicle
  • 2 Nights hotel in Pokhara at 3-star category with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • 4 Nights teahouse accommodation during the trekking
  • Full board food during the trekking
  • Entrance fees during the trekking and Chitwan Jungle safari tour
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking and tour including insurance
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers and carries 15-20 kgs.) and their all expenses including insurance
  • Trekking route map
  • Complimentary sleeping bag and down jackets (return after the trekking)
  • First aid kit
  • All the government taxes and service charges
 
 
Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and on the way to Pokhara, Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Extra nights accommodation in Pokhara, Kathmandu in case of change of plans, unforeseen circumstances and other.
  • Personal expenses (WIFI, Device charging during the trekking, laundries, bar bills etc).
  • Tipping to the guide(s), porter(s) and driver (s)
  • Anything does not included in the cost.
   
 
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