Trek to Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the legendary trekking routes. At Annapurna Base camp, Mardi Himal is a pure gem overlooking Macchapucchare (Fish Tail Mountain). Perfectly lying at the base of Mardi Himal and the stunning Annapurna range, Mardi Himal has its own story to unfold. Mardi Himal is at an altitude of 3,300m above sea level. You will see changing landscapes in your trail to Mardi. The trekking trail passes through winding paths, enticing rhododendron forests and, of course, the awe-inspiring Mardi Himal. The serene view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli is promised in this trek. As you may find it difficult in searching best Mardi Himal trekking itinerary, Raconteur Adventure has just the perfect Mardi Himal Trek Package.

Short Itinerary Information

Trekking to Mardi Himal starts and ends in Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the enticing cities of Nepal. You may book a flight to Pokhara for your comfort. But options for public and private vehicles are also available. Trekking can be completed within 5-7 days, depending on your level of physical fitness. We have a nicely designed seven days Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary. This itinerary is just for all, from beginners to expert trekkers. There are several options on where to start and end the Mardi Himal trekking.

On the first day, you will be driven to Kande from Pokhara, just 40 minutes. Kande is the beginning of the trek. On your day two of trekking, you will trek to forest camp (2700m). The third day will take you to Badal Danda Camp (3,300m). View of Snowcapped Mountains and sweeping valleys is all guaranteed on the third day. On your fourth day, you will trek to High Camp (3600m).

The fourth day will award you the mesmerizing view of parallel views of mountainous range and greenery all around. Then on your fifth day of the trek, which is the most demanding day, you will see Mount Fish Tail and Mardi Himal closer. On this day, the total elevation you will trek is almost 1000m. The trail follows back to Badal Danda on the same day. On the sixth day of trekking, you will travel downhill, reaching Deurali and staying overnight. On the seventh day, you will be trekking to Dhampus Phedi, where you will be picked up on a private vehicle and driven to Pokhara.

We have an alternate itinerary of the Mardi Himal Trek, please check our itinerary section.

Best Season

The best season to do this trekking is September- October, and November. Spring season, November, is the best time to do this trek. March-May is the second-best time to do Mardi Himal Trek. In the winter season, like in December, January, February, the weather could be cold, adding more complications and hassles. The weather can get hot from May to June, but you will have this peculiar chance of observing booming rhododendron. June to Mid-September might not be the best time for trekking here as downpours and sponges can be problematic. There are specific permits you need to hold before commencing this journey to Mardi Himal.

Necessary permits include

  • For Non- Nepali only, ACAP and TIMS are mandatory.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) by Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) from TAAN office, Thamel/Maligaun, Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Four Passport size photos and passport copy required.

As the climate can get cold during winters, jackets are a must. Trousers, long socks, trekking shoes, power banks, and medicine are prerequisites in Mardi Himal Trek.

Just don’t worry and choose our best Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary to go for a journey where you can sing a lullaby with birds overlooking majestic sky-touching mountains with the breathtaking foreground of rhododendron forests and green hills. Raconteur Adventure has a good name among the travel fraternity. This is because of the consistent quality service we deliver. Believe in us, send us a message @ [email protected]. Leave to us for creating the best memories in this Mardi Himal Trek.

Image by photographer – Mr.Salil Phuyal

Included

  • Accommodation, Food, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All typical meals during the trek(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Raconteur Adventure personnel standby during emergency
  • Hotel and Airport pickup and drop by car, bus and van
  • Star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tea House accommodation in higher altitude
  • Accommodation as required per itinerary
  • Trekking Guide and Porter(on demand)
  • Domestic airfares(on demand)
  • 3 Cup of tea during the trek
  • Park Fees wherever applicable
  • All your trekking permits
  • All government taxes
  • Official expenses
  • First aid Kit
  • Map

Excluded

  • Your personal expenses which might include room service, internet charges, laundry, bar bill, telephone bills, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International Plane fare and taxes in the airport
  • Sightseeing and activities other than mentioned
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment’s
  • Travel Insurance which is mandatory
  • Tips and Gratitude’s (expected)
  • VISA Fees

Checklist

  • Backpack depending on how much you want to carry
  • LifeStraw or any other water purifying pills
  • Smartphone to listen to audio
  • Headlamp for early morning trek
  • Sleeping bag for extra warmth
  • Annapurna Trekking Map
  • Rain/Jacket/down jacket
  • Soap/Shower Gel
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Waterproof pouch
  • Trekking pants
  • Sleeping clothes
  • Humid Tissues
  • Hiking shocks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Hiking poles
  • Hiking shirt
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Kindle
  • Beanie
  • Fleece
  • Cap
  • Buff
01

Day 01

Kathmandu Arrival

On the first day of this trek, we will welcome you to the capital, Kathmandu, and will assist you through cultural shock as you enter Kathmandu out of the airport and will assist your check-in at the hotel in or around Thamel.  Overnight at Kathmandu.

1350m, 4,429.134 ft.

3/4/5 Star Hotel

Dinner

02

Day 02

Kathmandu-Pokhara-Australian Camp (2070m/6,791feet)

You will drive to Pokhara early morning, which will take 6/7 hours. After reaching Pokhara, we will go to Kande village via car or taxi, and it is just 40 minutes’ drive. Our trek commences from Kande village to Australian Camp, which is just one hour trek. Overnight at Lodge at Australian Camp.

2070m ,6,791.339ft.

7 hours

  1.5 hours

Lodge/Guesthouse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

03

Day 03

Australian Camp- Forest Camp (2500m/8,202feet)

Our third day of trek starts after having an early morning breakfast. Then walk starts passing through natural magnificence and mountain views. Journey to Forest Camp from Australian Camp passes takes you to a delightful experience of the heritage village of Pothana, Deaurali and Forest Camp. On this trail, pine and rhododendron blooming across the hills accompany you the most. This whole day of trekking is 5/6 hours. Overnight at Forest Camp.

2500m ,8,202.1ft.

  5/6 hours

Lodge/Guesthouse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

04

Day 04

Forest Camp- High Camp (3635m/11,925feet)

This day of trekking is an exciting one as our final destination is up-close. The trek will ascend, accompanying rich flora and fauna, exciting weather and cool breeze of air touching your skin. We will reach High Camp and spend one hour capturing, realising, and observing the natural serenity of mountains. Overnight at High Camp

3635m ,11,325 ft.

  5/6 hours

Lodge/Guesthouse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

05

Day 05

High Camp- Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m/14,763feet) – Back to High Camp

With a very early morning breakfast at your belly, this day trek starts early. We will hike up to Mardi Himal Base Camp, the final destination of this magnificent journey. We won’t carry any heavy luggage. After enjoying Mardi Mountain full of blissfulness, our hike descends to High Camp. Overnight at High Camp.

4500m , 14,763ft.

  5/6 hours

Lodge/Guesthouse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

06

Day 06

High Camp – Siding Village (1280m-4,199feet)

Day six consists of descending hikers. Passing from the silent forest where you can listen to your breath, the trek will rest at the siding village. The total trek is 5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge in Siding.

1280m , 4,199.475ft.

  5/6 hours

Lodge/Guesthouse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

07

Day 07

Siding – Pokhara

Upon having breakfast at Siding, we will drive to Pokhara. After a drive time of 2/3 hours, we will reach Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city in south Asia full of energy, adventure and deep history. You can roam around Lake Side, hire a cycle and roam Pokhara city, can hire private vehicles to see the attraction of your choice. Overnight at a star hotel in Pokhara.

822m , 2,696.85ft.

2/3 hours

  3/4/5  Star Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

08

Day 08

Pokhara-Kathmandu

After having a delicious breakfast at Pokhara, we will drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be invited for a farewell dinner so that we can share stories and be the raconteur.

6/7 hours

  3/4/5  Star Hotel

Breakfast & Lunch

What is the cost of the Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Base Camp can be reached in a variety of ways. If you fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the cost will be greater. In comparison to Europe or America, domestic flights (Ka Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu) are extremely expensive in Nepal. Taking a Tourists Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu saves money. Food is not as pricey on the Mardi Himal walk as it is on the Everest Base Camp trek or the Kanchenjunga Trek. If you want to get the greatest deal on this trek, Raconteur Adventure is the place to go.

How difficult is the Mardi Himal Trek? Is a physical train required?

The Mardi Himal Trek has a reputation for being a challenging trek. The Mardi Himal Trek is a breeze. You will easily reach the Mardi Himal base Camp if you have sufficient trekking equipment, a well-planned itinerary, and adequate logistic assistance. Remember that acclimatization is crucial, but you aren't going on a high-altitude hike. Our trekking agency has taken even a novice visitor to Mardi Himal without difficulties. With an average walking hour of 5 to 6 hours each day, a total distance of 45 kilometers is covered. Through boulders and stone steps, there will be some hard ascents and descents. Always keep your luggage light. If you are traveling with a family or group, we can provide a porter to carry your luggage.

What are the advantages of working with a local agency?

Nepal is a landlocked country in the Himalayas, and no one knows it better than the people who live there. Also, if you want to save money, you should hire Nepali agents. If you use a Nepali travel agency, you can save about half of your money. In addition, the money you pay goes directly to the local. It's not only about the money; it's about your service, your safety, and your perfect vacation. Our team treats each guest as if they were a god!

What is the elevation of the base camp of the Mardi Himal?

The Mardi Himal Base Camp is located at 4500 meters above sea level, but we are staying at High Camp, which is located at 3900 meters above sea level.

What kind of weather might you expect on the Mardi Himal Trek?

The temperature in Mardi Himal Trekking ranges from 15-20 degrees Celsius (59-68 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and drops to -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) at night. Spring season lasts from March to June and is the greatest time to visit Mardi Himal for trekking, however people travel all year. The monsoon season lasts from July to September, and the journey is not suggested at this time. From September until November, the autumn season is in full swing.

Is it possible to camp on the Mardi Himal Trek?

The Mardi Himal Trekking is a teahouse (lodge) trip. If you like to camp, we can provide you with a tent, but you will be eating your meals at the tea house. Your tent will be set up right next to the tea house.

Is it okay for me to drink tap water throughout the trek?

It is not advised that you drink tap water immediately. You can use water filters and purification pills. Although the water is clean, you are not accustomed to it. During the cold season, the water at high altitude remains frozen. So having a good water bottle is a smart idea.

How risky is trekking up the Mardi Himal?

The Mardi Himal Journey is a relatively easy trek. You will only be walking in a jungle for one or two days, therefore always walk in a group. You might come across a wild yak, a leopard, or other wild animals. When you get at Mardi Himal Base Camp, be cautious of the avalanche.

What are some helpful hints for avoiding High Altitude Sickness (HAS) and Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

The hike to Mardi Himal is not particularly high in altitude. Staying overnight at an altitude greater than 3500m from the previous night's altitude is one of the best ways to avoid high altitude sickness. It's always a good idea to take one acclimatization day after each 1000m as a precaution.

Is it possible to trek the Mardi Himal with a child?

Of course, a youngster can accompany you on the Mardi Himal Trek. The Mardi Himal Base Camp has been visited by many families with their children. However, you should ensure that your youngster can communicate effectively in the event of high altitude sickness or other issues. Bringing your child to Annapurna/Mardi Himal is a good option if you take adequate rest days, as there are many things to discover and see, including snow-capped mountains and Himalayan animals.

Is electricity available in the Mardi Himal area?

Yes, you can use the internet while on the Mardi Himal trek. Additionally, 3G mobile phone coverage is available on the Mardi Himal route. So, using Ncell and NTC mobile phones, you may now make video calls and surf the internet.
How long does it take to walk to the top of Mardi Himal?
In total, it takes about 7 to 12 days.

Is the Mardi Himal region connected to the internet?

Yes, you can use the internet while on the Mardi Himal trek. Additionally, 3G mobile phone coverage is available on the Mardi Himal route. So, using Ncell and NTC mobile phones, you may now make video calls and surf the internet.

How long does it take to walk to the top of Mardi Himal?

In total, it takes about 7 to 12 days.

Do I require a guide or can I go trekking alone?

Because the Mardi Himal walk is a freshly opened track with few people undertaking it, we always recommend that you have at least a local guide, and because of a change in Nepal Government policy, all trekkers must be accompanied by a guide throughout the majority of the trekking region.

Is this trip for me, and what kind of fitness do I need to be in?

The Mardi Himal trek is suited for anyone who is moderately fit and has no prior experience. Before embarking on your adventure, several physical training programs such as walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended to prepare you for the travel. Anyone with a pre-existing medical ailment or disease should obtain medical counsel before embarking on any adventure.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport?

Yes, a representative from our company will be there to greet you. Outside the airport terminal, he will display your name. Our private vehicle will transport you to your accommodation.

When is the ideal time to go trekking?

The best trekking seasons are often March-April and October-November, but the Mardi Himal walk can also be completed in February, June, April, May, and December.

What kind of weather and temperature can you expect when trekking?

The weather in the highlands is often unpredictable. The weather is often cold at night and pleasant during the day. Temperatures may range from 30 degrees Celsius to minus 15 degrees Celsius.

What is your preferred form of transportation?

Various automobile services are available depending on the nature of the trip. We provide sightseeing vehicles, city excursions, and airport pick-ups and drops. We provide tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu. We arrange a flight ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa using Simrik Air, Buddha Air, and Yeti Air.

Is there any way for us to communicate while we're trekking?

Some villages along the trekking trails have landline telephones from which you can contact your family and friends. There is also internet connectivity available somewhere, which you can use for a fee. You can also get a sim card for your phone by faxing a Xerox copy of your passport and a PP size photo.

Can I use my credit card to pay for things in the places I go trekking?

Of course, in the cities, yes; but, once outside of the cities, all payments must be made in cash. You've also swapped your money for Nepali rupees before leaving the city.

Is it possible to charge my phone, camera, or other electronic devices while hiking?

Yes, charging facilities will be provided in all guesthouses and lodges; however, due to the possibility of load shedding, it is recommended that you bring a power bank or spare batteries.

What can I expect in terms of food while trekking?

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, there are numerous restaurants where you can discover whatever delicacy you desire. However, most teahouses are located along the trekking path. Noodle soup, steam mo: mo, daal bhat, green salad, finger chips, eggs, potatoes, and fresh veggies are all on the menu. Tea, coffee, hot lemon, and hot chocolate are available. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at a lodge every day.

Is it a problem that I'm a vegetarian?

The majority of lodge meals are vegetarian, so vegetarians will have no problems. In addition, to avoid food poisoning, we constantly advise our clients to consume vegetarian meals. At a high altitude, non-vegetarian foods are dangerous to the stomach.

What showering options will I have along the way?

For the shower, hot water will be delivered in a bucket, and you will be charged for it.

Do your guides have a certification as a trekking guide? Have they received high-altitude first-aid training?

Yes, they have received NATHM training (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management). KEEP has also provided them with high-altitude first-aid training (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Is it necessary for me to tip my guide and porters?

Actually, tipping is not required, but it is a nice gesture to your guides and porters. The amount you tip should reflect how satisfied you are with your guide and how personally involved you are with him or her.

I'd like to prolong my vacation; do you have any suggestions?

Yes, there are numerous opportunities for extending your vacation before or after your primary trip.

Overview

Trek to Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the legendary trekking routes. At Annapurna Base camp, Mardi Himal is a pure gem overlooking Macchapucchare (Fish Tail Mountain). Perfectly lying at the base of Mardi Himal and the stunning Annapurna range, Mardi Himal has its own story to unfold. Mardi Himal is at an altitude of 3,300m above sea level. You will see changing landscapes in your trail to Mardi. The trekking trail passes through winding paths, enticing rhododendron forests and, of course, the awe-inspiring Mardi Himal. The serene view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli is promised in this trek. As you may find it difficult in searching best Mardi Himal trekking itinerary, Raconteur Adventure has just the perfect Mardi Himal Trek Package.

Short Itinerary Information

Trekking to Mardi Himal starts and ends in Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the enticing cities of Nepal. You may book a flight to Pokhara for your comfort. But options for public and private vehicles are also available. Trekking can be completed within 5-7 days, depending on your level of physical fitness. We have a nicely designed seven days Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary. This itinerary is just for all, from beginners to expert trekkers. There are several options on where to start and end the Mardi Himal trekking.

On the first day, you will be driven to Kande from Pokhara, just 40 minutes. Kande is the beginning of the trek. On your day two of trekking, you will trek to forest camp (2700m). The third day will take you to Badal Danda Camp (3,300m). View of Snowcapped Mountains and sweeping valleys is all guaranteed on the third day. On your fourth day, you will trek to High Camp (3600m).

The fourth day will award you the mesmerizing view of parallel views of mountainous range and greenery all around. Then on your fifth day of the trek, which is the most demanding day, you will see Mount Fish Tail and Mardi Himal closer. On this day, the total elevation you will trek is almost 1000m. The trail follows back to Badal Danda on the same day. On the sixth day of trekking, you will travel downhill, reaching Deurali and staying overnight. On the seventh day, you will be trekking to Dhampus Phedi, where you will be picked up on a private vehicle and driven to Pokhara.

We have an alternate itinerary of the Mardi Himal Trek, please check our itinerary section.

Best Season

The best season to do this trekking is September- October, and November. Spring season, November, is the best time to do this trek. March-May is the second-best time to do Mardi Himal Trek. In the winter season, like in December, January, February, the weather could be cold, adding more complications and hassles. The weather can get hot from May to June, but you will have this peculiar chance of observing booming rhododendron. June to Mid-September might not be the best time for trekking here as downpours and sponges can be problematic. There are specific permits you need to hold before commencing this journey to Mardi Himal.

Necessary permits include

  • For Non- Nepali only, ACAP and TIMS are mandatory.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) by Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) from TAAN office, Thamel/Maligaun, Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Four Passport size photos and passport copy required.

As the climate can get cold during winters, jackets are a must. Trousers, long socks, trekking shoes, power banks, and medicine are prerequisites in Mardi Himal Trek.

Just don’t worry and choose our best Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary to go for a journey where you can sing a lullaby with birds overlooking majestic sky-touching mountains with the breathtaking foreground of rhododendron forests and green hills. Raconteur Adventure has a good name among the travel fraternity. This is because of the consistent quality service we deliver. Believe in us, send us a message @ [email protected]. Leave to us for creating the best memories in this Mardi Himal Trek.

Image by photographer – Mr.Salil Phuyal

Included

  • Accommodation, Food, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All typical meals during the trek(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Raconteur Adventure personnel standby during emergency
  • Hotel and Airport pickup and drop by car, bus and van
  • Star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tea House accommodation in higher altitude
  • Accommodation as required per itinerary
  • Trekking Guide and Porter(on demand)
  • Domestic airfares(on demand)
  • 3 Cup of tea during the trek
  • Park Fees wherever applicable
  • All your trekking permits
  • All government taxes
  • Official expenses
  • First aid Kit
  • Map

Excluded

  • Your personal expenses which might include room service, internet charges, laundry, bar bill, telephone bills, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International Plane fare and taxes in the airport
  • Sightseeing and activities other than mentioned
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment’s
  • Travel Insurance which is mandatory
  • Tips and Gratitude’s (expected)
  • VISA Fees

Checklist

  • Backpack depending on how much you want to carry
  • LifeStraw or any other water purifying pills
  • Smartphone to listen to audio
  • Headlamp for early morning trek
  • Sleeping bag for extra warmth
  • Annapurna Trekking Map
  • Rain/Jacket/down jacket
  • Soap/Shower Gel
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Waterproof pouch
  • Trekking pants
  • Sleeping clothes
  • Humid Tissues
  • Hiking shocks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Hiking poles
  • Hiking shirt
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Kindle
  • Beanie
  • Fleece
  • Cap
  • Buff

Tour Plan

01

Day 01

Kathmandu Arrival

On the first day of this trek, we will welcome you to the capital, Kathmandu, and will assist you through cultural shock as you enter Kathmandu out of the airport and will assist your check-in at the hotel in or around Thamel.  Overnight at Kathmandu.

1350m, 4,429.134 ft.

3/4/5 Star Hotel

Dinner

02

Day 02

Kathmandu-Pokhara-Australian Camp (2070m/6,791feet)

You will drive to Pokhara early morning, which will take 6/7 hours. After reaching Pokhara, we will go to Kande village via car or taxi, and it is just 40 minutes’ drive. Our trek commences from Kande village to Australian Camp, which is just one hour trek. Overnight at Lodge at Australian Camp.

2070m ,6,791.339ft.

7 hours

  1.5 hours

Lodge/Guesthouse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

03

Day 03

Australian Camp- Forest Camp (2500m/8,202feet)

Our third day of trek starts after having an early morning breakfast. Then walk starts passing through natural magnificence and mountain views. Journey to Forest Camp from Australian Camp passes takes you to a delightful experience of the heritage village of Pothana, Deaurali and Forest Camp. On this trail, pine and rhododendron blooming across the hills accompany you the most. This whole day of trekking is 5/6 hours. Overnight at Forest Camp.

2500m ,8,202.1ft.

  5/6 hours

Lodge/Guesthouse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

04

Day 04

Forest Camp- High Camp (3635m/11,925feet)

This day of trekking is an exciting one as our final destination is up-close. The trek will ascend, accompanying rich flora and fauna, exciting weather and cool breeze of air touching your skin. We will reach High Camp and spend one hour capturing, realising, and observing the natural serenity of mountains. Overnight at High Camp

3635m ,11,325 ft.

  5/6 hours

Lodge/Guesthouse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

05

Day 05

High Camp- Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m/14,763feet) – Back to High Camp

With a very early morning breakfast at your belly, this day trek starts early. We will hike up to Mardi Himal Base Camp, the final destination of this magnificent journey. We won’t carry any heavy luggage. After enjoying Mardi Mountain full of blissfulness, our hike descends to High Camp. Overnight at High Camp.

4500m , 14,763ft.

  5/6 hours

Lodge/Guesthouse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

06

Day 06

High Camp – Siding Village (1280m-4,199feet)

Day six consists of descending hikers. Passing from the silent forest where you can listen to your breath, the trek will rest at the siding village. The total trek is 5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge in Siding.

1280m , 4,199.475ft.

  5/6 hours

Lodge/Guesthouse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

07

Day 07

Siding – Pokhara

Upon having breakfast at Siding, we will drive to Pokhara. After a drive time of 2/3 hours, we will reach Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city in south Asia full of energy, adventure and deep history. You can roam around Lake Side, hire a cycle and roam Pokhara city, can hire private vehicles to see the attraction of your choice. Overnight at a star hotel in Pokhara.

822m , 2,696.85ft.

2/3 hours

  3/4/5  Star Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

08

Day 08

Pokhara-Kathmandu

After having a delicious breakfast at Pokhara, we will drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be invited for a farewell dinner so that we can share stories and be the raconteur.

6/7 hours

  3/4/5  Star Hotel

Breakfast & Lunch

Tour Location

FAQs

What is the cost of the Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Base Camp can be reached in a variety of ways. If you fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the cost will be greater. In comparison to Europe or America, domestic flights (Ka Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu) are extremely expensive in Nepal. Taking a Tourists Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu saves money. Food is not as pricey on the Mardi Himal walk as it is on the Everest Base Camp trek or the Kanchenjunga Trek. If you want to get the greatest deal on this trek, Raconteur Adventure is the place to go.

How difficult is the Mardi Himal Trek? Is a physical train required?

The Mardi Himal Trek has a reputation for being a challenging trek. The Mardi Himal Trek is a breeze. You will easily reach the Mardi Himal base Camp if you have sufficient trekking equipment, a well-planned itinerary, and adequate logistic assistance. Remember that acclimatization is crucial, but you aren't going on a high-altitude hike. Our trekking agency has taken even a novice visitor to Mardi Himal without difficulties. With an average walking hour of 5 to 6 hours each day, a total distance of 45 kilometers is covered. Through boulders and stone steps, there will be some hard ascents and descents. Always keep your luggage light. If you are traveling with a family or group, we can provide a porter to carry your luggage.

What are the advantages of working with a local agency?

Nepal is a landlocked country in the Himalayas, and no one knows it better than the people who live there. Also, if you want to save money, you should hire Nepali agents. If you use a Nepali travel agency, you can save about half of your money. In addition, the money you pay goes directly to the local. It's not only about the money; it's about your service, your safety, and your perfect vacation. Our team treats each guest as if they were a god!

What is the elevation of the base camp of the Mardi Himal?

The Mardi Himal Base Camp is located at 4500 meters above sea level, but we are staying at High Camp, which is located at 3900 meters above sea level.

What kind of weather might you expect on the Mardi Himal Trek?

The temperature in Mardi Himal Trekking ranges from 15-20 degrees Celsius (59-68 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and drops to -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) at night. Spring season lasts from March to June and is the greatest time to visit Mardi Himal for trekking, however people travel all year. The monsoon season lasts from July to September, and the journey is not suggested at this time. From September until November, the autumn season is in full swing.

Is it possible to camp on the Mardi Himal Trek?

The Mardi Himal Trekking is a teahouse (lodge) trip. If you like to camp, we can provide you with a tent, but you will be eating your meals at the tea house. Your tent will be set up right next to the tea house.

Is it okay for me to drink tap water throughout the trek?

It is not advised that you drink tap water immediately. You can use water filters and purification pills. Although the water is clean, you are not accustomed to it. During the cold season, the water at high altitude remains frozen. So having a good water bottle is a smart idea.

How risky is trekking up the Mardi Himal?

The Mardi Himal Journey is a relatively easy trek. You will only be walking in a jungle for one or two days, therefore always walk in a group. You might come across a wild yak, a leopard, or other wild animals. When you get at Mardi Himal Base Camp, be cautious of the avalanche.

What are some helpful hints for avoiding High Altitude Sickness (HAS) and Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

The hike to Mardi Himal is not particularly high in altitude. Staying overnight at an altitude greater than 3500m from the previous night's altitude is one of the best ways to avoid high altitude sickness. It's always a good idea to take one acclimatization day after each 1000m as a precaution.

Is it possible to trek the Mardi Himal with a child?

Of course, a youngster can accompany you on the Mardi Himal Trek. The Mardi Himal Base Camp has been visited by many families with their children. However, you should ensure that your youngster can communicate effectively in the event of high altitude sickness or other issues. Bringing your child to Annapurna/Mardi Himal is a good option if you take adequate rest days, as there are many things to discover and see, including snow-capped mountains and Himalayan animals.

Is electricity available in the Mardi Himal area?

Yes, you can use the internet while on the Mardi Himal trek. Additionally, 3G mobile phone coverage is available on the Mardi Himal route. So, using Ncell and NTC mobile phones, you may now make video calls and surf the internet.
How long does it take to walk to the top of Mardi Himal?
In total, it takes about 7 to 12 days.

Is the Mardi Himal region connected to the internet?

Yes, you can use the internet while on the Mardi Himal trek. Additionally, 3G mobile phone coverage is available on the Mardi Himal route. So, using Ncell and NTC mobile phones, you may now make video calls and surf the internet.

How long does it take to walk to the top of Mardi Himal?

In total, it takes about 7 to 12 days.

Do I require a guide or can I go trekking alone?

Because the Mardi Himal walk is a freshly opened track with few people undertaking it, we always recommend that you have at least a local guide, and because of a change in Nepal Government policy, all trekkers must be accompanied by a guide throughout the majority of the trekking region.

Is this trip for me, and what kind of fitness do I need to be in?

The Mardi Himal trek is suited for anyone who is moderately fit and has no prior experience. Before embarking on your adventure, several physical training programs such as walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended to prepare you for the travel. Anyone with a pre-existing medical ailment or disease should obtain medical counsel before embarking on any adventure.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport?

Yes, a representative from our company will be there to greet you. Outside the airport terminal, he will display your name. Our private vehicle will transport you to your accommodation.

When is the ideal time to go trekking?

The best trekking seasons are often March-April and October-November, but the Mardi Himal walk can also be completed in February, June, April, May, and December.

What kind of weather and temperature can you expect when trekking?

The weather in the highlands is often unpredictable. The weather is often cold at night and pleasant during the day. Temperatures may range from 30 degrees Celsius to minus 15 degrees Celsius.

What is your preferred form of transportation?

Various automobile services are available depending on the nature of the trip. We provide sightseeing vehicles, city excursions, and airport pick-ups and drops. We provide tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu. We arrange a flight ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa using Simrik Air, Buddha Air, and Yeti Air.

Is there any way for us to communicate while we're trekking?

Some villages along the trekking trails have landline telephones from which you can contact your family and friends. There is also internet connectivity available somewhere, which you can use for a fee. You can also get a sim card for your phone by faxing a Xerox copy of your passport and a PP size photo.

Can I use my credit card to pay for things in the places I go trekking?

Of course, in the cities, yes; but, once outside of the cities, all payments must be made in cash. You've also swapped your money for Nepali rupees before leaving the city.

Is it possible to charge my phone, camera, or other electronic devices while hiking?

Yes, charging facilities will be provided in all guesthouses and lodges; however, due to the possibility of load shedding, it is recommended that you bring a power bank or spare batteries.

What can I expect in terms of food while trekking?

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, there are numerous restaurants where you can discover whatever delicacy you desire. However, most teahouses are located along the trekking path. Noodle soup, steam mo: mo, daal bhat, green salad, finger chips, eggs, potatoes, and fresh veggies are all on the menu. Tea, coffee, hot lemon, and hot chocolate are available. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at a lodge every day.

Is it a problem that I'm a vegetarian?

The majority of lodge meals are vegetarian, so vegetarians will have no problems. In addition, to avoid food poisoning, we constantly advise our clients to consume vegetarian meals. At a high altitude, non-vegetarian foods are dangerous to the stomach.

What showering options will I have along the way?

For the shower, hot water will be delivered in a bucket, and you will be charged for it.

Do your guides have a certification as a trekking guide? Have they received high-altitude first-aid training?

Yes, they have received NATHM training (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management). KEEP has also provided them with high-altitude first-aid training (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Is it necessary for me to tip my guide and porters?

Actually, tipping is not required, but it is a nice gesture to your guides and porters. The amount you tip should reflect how satisfied you are with your guide and how personally involved you are with him or her.

I'd like to prolong my vacation; do you have any suggestions?

Yes, there are numerous opportunities for extending your vacation before or after your primary trip.

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