Mardi Himal Trek is the best short trek in Nepal. It is also known as way to reach the base camp of Mardi Himal, a short and slightly challenging, equally popular trekking in Nepal for the breathtaking mountain views and incredible trekking experience. Within a few days, this trek offers a memorable travel experience full of joy, entertainment, excitement, and most of all a true Himalayan Mountain exploration.
Mardi Himal Trek is the best choice for Nepalese travelers and trekkers as well. From the start of Trekking to Mardi Himal, Mardi Trekking has been an attraction for numerous trekkers, both Nepalese and foreigners. Either in natural and cultural aspects or terms of the Adventurous experience, This Trekking surpasses your every expectation. From the beginning of this trek, the nomads can expect a truly natural experience with a cultural blend. It begins with walking through the green lush alpine forest full of junipers, pines, oaks, rhododendrons, and wildflowers. Furthermore, every step of your hike through the ridge line offers splendid views and chameleonic landscapes; the sight to the down offers a beautiful green valley, and the rise of the heads catches an astounding mountain scenery.
Lesser known/popular trekking in Nepal compared to the classic Everest Trekking or Annapurna Trekking, but still, Mardi trek ranks high for its outstanding aspects. Even in a short period, Mardi rewards a full package of thrill, excitement, wilderness, rugged and rough trails, a long range of the mountains of the Mid Himalayas each standing and rising high to dominate the sky, and all those with the cultural mix-up. More about the Mardi Himal Trek, it still comes on the top list for every traveler visiting Nepal for a short period looking for perfect Himalayan trekking. Even the wanderers go for long trekking such as Annapurna Trek or Everest Trek balance Mardi trek for their preparation and pre-trek activities.
Food and Accommodation comes always in high concern during trekking or any tour or traveling. The First things making a holiday incredible are food and accommodation service. During the stay at Kathmandu and Pokhara, we maintain the tourist standard/ 3-star hotel accommodation in twin sharing basic and that includes breakfast. While both food and accommodation during the trekking are provided in a local teahouse or guest house. Despite the sound low facilitates but they maintain high quality and the best available services.
All accommodation is subject to Twin sharing basic and only Breakfast is included in the packages. While every guest house or teahouse offers all meals especially, Dal Bhat, Roti, Spaghetti, Pastas, bread, and butter, Noodles, Paratha, chicken items, omelets, and much healthier hygienic, and delicious national and international foods.
Mardi Trekking can be attempted at any season, but we recommend completing it during the autumn or summer season. Those two seasons have a very low/ nominal chance of rain and snowfall and the route will be dry and stable. Even those seasons are very clear, and the scenery will be very clean all day and night. Autumn is one of the most followed times of the year for trekking in Nepal while summer is equally popular for rhododendron flowers. They bloom and change the whole scenery during summer. All the seasons are a great way to reach the base camp of the Mardi Himal.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative of Travers Nepal will welcome you and take you to the hotel as per the itinerary. After refreshing and resting, you may also visit the Office of Travers Nepal. The Trekking Guide and/or the Travers Nepal's Official will visit you for the remaining processes and formalities before the trip begins. You may ask related questions and queries to the official Guides as well.
After Breakfast, the City Tour Guide will visit your Hotel with Private Vehicle for Kathmandu City Tour. The Tour will be done with other crew members (No needs to join other for Private trips). Out of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, we explore four sites. You may visit other sites also with applicable charges.
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For more information about Kathmandu Sightseeing, visit the Link. Kathmandu City Tour
We reach the Tourist Bus Station near Thamel early in the morning to travel to Pokhara. Breakfast and lunch are taken on the way. Restaurants are as per the rules of the Tourist Bus.
The Kathmandu to Pokhara travel will be your first experience enjoying the geographic diversity of Nepal. The green hills and landscapes, Trisuli River and Marsyandi River, Far-seen Mountain views, and many more attractions make this journey perfect. Some parts of the road may be in development and reconstruction; road conditions may not be good.
After Breakfast in Pokhara, we take a short ride to Kande for our exclusive Trek. Kande is a small Village settlement at an altitude of 1,770m and is pretty good for rest before starting the hike.
Within an hour of normal trekking, we approach Australian Base Camp at an elevation of 1,890m. Australian Base Camp is one of the best attractions of the Mardi Himal Trek and is popular for beautiful sunrise views and panoramic landscapes. Many tourists visit this place for recreation and retreat. Its High-standing mountains of the Annapurna Range are also visible from this hill station.
Afterwhile, we continue to trek till Deurali where we spend the night and take our Dinner.
We continue our trekking after the morning meal in Deurali. The 2nd day of our exclusive trekking will be more exciting with the gradual uphill ascends through the dense sub-tropical forest full of wildflowers, lush Rhododendron trees, and oaks. After a hike of around 3-4 hours, we reach the beautiful settlement, Forest Camp, and take our lunch. Its located at an elevation of 2900m in the middle of the forest. This Settlement is so recreating and retreating as well. After a rest for a while, we continue to trek through the dense subtropical forest. From here we begin to get closer views of Mt. Machhapuchhre and other sky-dominating mountains and peaks of the Annapurna Range.
This segment of trekking will be more exciting if you're lucky to witness wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Langurs, Musk Deer, wild boar, and many more.
The 3-4 hours of hike from Forest Camp bring us to Low Camp where is spend a while and take dinner. Low Camp has a great view of Mt. Machhapuchhre and presents a great picturesque landscape as well.
After Breakfast, we join the Mardi Himal Trekking route from Low camp and ascent the uphill segment through the Alpine Forest. Gradually, the dense forest becomes thin. We cross the Middle Camp and a few more gradual ascend take ups to the Badal Danda, Ridge rising above the clouds.
Settlement at the elevation of around 3400-3500m, Badal Danda is like coming out of the room on the Balcony, the whole surroundings are open. We take our lunch here and continue to trek. The Route from here goes through the ridge line joining the Mardi Himal. With open surroundings and a few bushes, you have great mountain views and awesome panoramas of the Annapurna Range. Every step brings us closer to Mt. Machhapuchhre. The iconic looks and shape of Mt. Machhapuchhre begin to appear. You get an awesome view of Mt. Machhapuchhre from top to bottom. On the left, you have great views of several peaks of the Annapurna range and at the right, the Mighty Mt. Machhapuchhre is mouthwatering, in short, the whole Annapurna Massif appears forward. While the back side shows the beautiful landscapes of the basin.
After a couple of hours of walking, we reach High Camp, 3700m, where we spend the night. Don't forget to admire the magical colors of Mt. Machhapuchhre reflecting in the dusk.
Early in the morning before dawn, we grab our breakfast and begin to hike toward the Mardi Viewpoint. The Mardi Viewpoint shows an awesome glimpse during the dawn, Mt. Machhapuchhre will have a magical color reflection when the sun rises behind the gigantic mountain, likewise, the first sunlight hitting the mountains and peaks of Annapurna Range equally shines as crystal or diamond.
After a while in Mardi Viewpoint, we continue to gradually ascend and reach Mardi Himal Base Camp. It takes another around 2 hours to reach Mardi Base Camp from Mardi Viewpoint.
Mardi Himal Base Camp with an elevation of 4,500m will give the most closeup look of Mt. Mardi. Imagine, you are at the elevation of 4,500m and admiring the 5,587m tall peak from very close, it's incredibly awesome!
Along with Mardi Himal, you have a very close view of many other snowcapped peaks from the Annapurna Range such as Hiuchuli (6,441 m), Annapurna south (7,219 m), and Mt. Machapuchare (6,993 m). With a joyful moment, excitement, enjoyment, and snow play, we return full of memories and an energize and self-motivated experience. It will be a glorious memory and always like a fairytale to share with anyone. Remember to leave only footprints behind, let's allow others as well to feel this glorious moment.
We return to High Camp and take our lunch after backpacking, we descend to Low Camp passing the Badal Danda, and mid-Camp. We can also take a short tea break at Low camp before taking a route towards Siding. The continuous descent till siding may be a little difficult but, a regular and even pace helps in passing easily.
Siding, a small countryside settlement, is a typical village with helpful and so-nice people. We spend a night here and take rest more because it's a long walk almost 8-9 hours per day.
After Breakfast, we start to go down passing through Kalimati and Ghelel Village till Lumre approaches. We take lunch at Lumre before going for a Jeep/ Four-wheel ride to Pokhara.
We have enough memories, joy, and exciting-thrilling adventures from Mardi Trekking, now it’s time to enjoy a great variation of Natural Nepal. We visit lakes, caves, hill stations, heritages and monuments, and temples.
Pokhara is a beautiful city located in the basin of the Himalayas and high hills. It's a popular destination in Nepal for tourists with Nepalese/ Domestic or foreigners. Pokhara is also famous as the tourism capital of Nepal and is the biggest tourist hub as well. We explore the city accordingly in a private vehicle.
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After breakfast in the hotel, we reach the Pokhara Tourist Bus stand and return to Kathmandu.
For the departure date, our representative with Private Vehicle will pick you up from the hotel and drop to Airport.
I recently travelled to Nepal and trekked around annapurna region encompassing the beautiful Thorang-La at 5412m. It was my first time to Nepal and i was solo traveller. I had my reservation about this once realising it would just be me and a guide. On arriving Nepal, i was introduce with guide on a first day. Travers Nepal managed everything from airport pick up, guide manage, accommodation manage to airport departure. At end of each night we (Me and guide) would have a chat and discuss how was doing and what would be happening the next day. I found this company is managing very well and cannot recommend highly enough.
My Mardi Himal Trek with Travers Nepal, guided by Nitesh, exceeded all expectations and left me truly mesmerized by the beauty of the Himalayas. Nitesh's expertise was evident from the outset as he navigated us through pristine forests, terraced fields, and rugged terrain with ease. The trek to Mardi Himal offered unparalleled vistas of the Annapurna and Machapuchare peaks, and Nitesh's insights into the local culture, traditions, and wildlife enriched the journey. His friendly and accommodating nature fostered a sense of camaraderie within the group, creating a warm and enjoyable atmosphere throughout. Travers Nepal's organization was impeccable, from comfortable lodges to delicious meals that catered to various dietary preferences. Nitesh's attention to our safety and well-being was unwavering, ensuring a worry-free adventure. Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek with Travers Nepal and Nitesh was a transformative experience that allowed me to immerse myself in the natural beauty of Nepal while learning about its rich culture. I would highly recommend this trek and Nitesh as a guide to anyone seeking an unforgettable Himalayan adventure.
Autumn and Summer are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal. Likewise, Autumn and Summer are the best seasons for Mardi Himal Trek. It's short trekking, thus trekkers can attempt at any season.
Mardi Himal Trek is a Beginner's level trekking. Nomads with physical fitness and good health condition can do this trekking. So yes, Children or senior citizens who can walk ups and downs for around 5-6 hours a day can easily pass this trekking. The recommended age limit is 12-75 years.
Mardi Himal Trek is one moderate or beginner's level trekking. The routes are likely wider and maintained as well. Certain tracks are sloppy uprising, but the stairs will make it moderate. After the ascends the track goes through the ridgeline that is easy to pass.
The Mardi Trek will be slightly hard after the High Camp till the base camp during the snowfall. Otherwise, anyone with walking habits and breathing fitness can complete this trek without any difficulties.
Talking about the difficulties of the Mardi Himal Trek, possibly there will be no such hardeners in general. Despite Mardi being a moderate trek, it pins the elevation of up to 4550 Meters and that may cause altitude sickness during the high camp to Mardi Base Camp hike. Some trekkers have also suffered from diarrhea and food poisoning due to unhealthy drinking and food habits. We suggest drinking healthy and processed water and eating well-cooked foods and avoiding any packed or junk food; it's better to avoid such things rather than taking risk of ruining the whole journey. So, Altitude sickness, food poisoning, Diarrhea, and muscle turning are some risks or challenges of the Mardi Himal Trek, and we suggest taking proper rest and breaks during the hike and making good food and drink habits.
Mardi Himal Trek is safe, secure, and best for solo travelers or couples. Not only Mardi Trekking, but almost every trekking is safe for women, teenagers, and solo
or a couple of travelers. But still maintaining proper distance and communicating with locals and other travelers is best to avoid any route confusion.