Kathmandu-(7 hrs drive) Pokhara- Kande (by drive ) hike to Pitam Deurali- (5 hrs) Low Camp-(4 hrs) High camp-Mardi BC - Low Camp- (6 hrs) Sidhing Village- (5-6 hrs ) Pokhara- (7 hrs 25 mins by flight ) Kathmandu.
February, March, April, May, September, October, December
The Mardi Himal trek is a beautiful and challenging trek that brings you closer to the high Himalayas from Nepal. Therefore, it is not a big surprise for anyone to stay longer on the trip. You can walk for a short time, especially with older children to observe things around them. This trek is for people of every age group. However, you should be interested in the trek. This journey is very valuable with incredible scenery, engaging culture, and comfortable accommodation. Walking is not that exhausting with all those beauties around.
The trip passes with the villages that welcome you with warm culture. There is terraced farmland that provides you an insight into the traditional farming of Nepal. Farming and cattle rearing is the major occupation of local people residing in the villages. You will be more delighted to see rhododendron forests, over Glacier Rivers, waterfalls, and spectacular views of sheer cliffs. On top of that, there are the giant Himalayas that add beauty to nature. The sunrise from the Poonhill is something that excites every traveler. Therefore, many travelers at Ghorepani wake up at dawn so that they can make the Poonhill trekking.
On the way, you will be observing Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mardi, Manaslu, etc. We can observe the amazing views of the mountains from Poon Hill and discover the diverse Annapurna region. The Poonhill trek also welcomes you with the warm hospitality of the Gurung community. The Ghandruk village is amazing for the cultural tourism of the Gurung community.
You can change this itinerary, services, accommodation, duration of this trip etc.to suit your needs and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday.
A representative from our office will pick you from the airport after you arrive in Kathmandu. He/She will take you to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may visit the office or take a rest if you are too tired. You will also be provided a welcome dinner hosted by our institution. You will be served authentic Nepali cuisine that tells you the Nepalese culture. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
We will catch up on some last-minute shopping if there is leisure time. Travelers will explore landscape of the Kathmandu valley and the Newari culture. We may also go for the short tour to Kathmandu valley as there are various important sites such as Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, Bhaktapur, etc. We will stay overnight at Kathmandu.
We will go to Pokhara on the 2nd day. There are two options to head to Pokhara. You can drive or travel by air. A drive would take 7-8 hrs while a flight will take just 25 minutes to reach. You may drive if you want to enjoy highway scenes. Otherwise, you can take a short scenic flight. It is up to you how you want to travel. If you take a flight, you can enjoy the rest of the day, chilling or exploring Pokhara.
7 hrs drive
7 hrs drive
There are only public houses while we travel from Pokhara to Kande. Buses will leave from the main bus station on the western side of Pokhara Bazaar. After a few hours of drive, we reach Kande. Kande is the exit point for several treks in the Pokhara region. We will continue through the forest from Kande until we reach Pitam Deurali. You need to make sure you bring your sleeping bag there. Pitam Deurali is a beautiful spot for you to spend overnight.
We will follow the trekking path along with moss and lichen-covered woods to a Lower camp. There are natural windows in the woods. They look out into thrilling panoramas. The knife-sharp traverses towards Annapurna South. We can see the Modhi Khola valley to our left. This leads up to the Annapurna Sanctuary. It is also not considered wise to go too high too fast. Therefore, we will rest there. Like forest camp, the low camp also has only some essential lodges. We will stay overnight there.
The trail breaks out above the three lines after an hour or so above low camp. We are out of the forest after a short steep climb. The ridge is grassy and sometimes under the snow. This path leads us to up to high camp. You can explore awesome views from there. From there, Machapuchhre itself is close enough to touch which you cannot even imagine. The lodge at high camp is larger than low camp and forest camp. We will stay overnight at high camp.
The high camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp is not that difficult. It is stunning with views of snowy peaks. People from all age groups can do this trek if they are physically healthy. On the way, you can see beautiful villages, rhododendron forests that welcome you into the immortal wilderness. After that, we go downwards again to the low camp. We will stay overnight in lodges if there are not any shortages. However, the Low camp only has some essential lodges. Therefore, it is advised to book lodges in advance.
We will take a different route on the return trek. There is a path that goes down to a siding village from low camp. The village is famous for its honey hunting. Honey hunting is done in traditional ways. The hunter climbs the rocky cliffs and slides gently towards the honeycomb. You may even take your camera to capture the process of honey hunting. You can meet friendly, humble, and simple people at this place. They live a normal life but still have a smile on their faces. We will stay at a home in the traditional Siding village owned by the person who runs one of the lodges at Low Camp.
We take a drive from Sidhing village to Pokhara which is a beautiful city. If you are tired of physical activities, you can go boating, food hunt, or experiencing the nightlife of the city. We will stay overnight at Pokhara. It is better to explore some more days to Pokhara if you want. It is one of the best places to discover natural beauty. Do not forget to visit Davis falls, Mahendra cave as well as the lakeside of Pokhara. We do organize other adventures and sports activities besides trek. Please feel free to contact the tour operator or guide. They are 24/7 ready in service. We will provide you unused services if you want to explore Pokhara. You can use them anytime. They include farewell dinner, transportation service, etc.
We say goodbye to the stunning lake city of Pokhara after breakfast. After that, we drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the remaining day off to rest or do some reminder shopping. We may also go for the short tour to Kathmandu valley as there are various important sites such as Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, Bhaktapur, etc. We will have a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful journey. The overnight will be at Kathmandu.
7 hrs drive 25 min flight
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end from today. Our representative will guide us to the airport about 3 hours before our planned flight. On our way home, we have an abundance of time to map our next adventure in the astonishing country of Nepal.
Trekkers will enjoy 3 hearty meals on each day of the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will stay at night. You will be provided lunch at teahouses or small restaurants along the way. You can easily choose your favorite food from the menu provided to you. Our leaders will make sure that you are provided with the right foods. You will be given fresh and organic fruits. They may be brought from Kathmandu or locally sourced in the villages. Your diet will comprise complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We may arrange vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets with prior notice.
Many travelers also might think about who they are traveling with. You don’t have to worry about this. You will be traveling with compatible travelers from all around the globe. There is no such age limit for doing this trek. The only thing is you need to be healthy and have the willingness to trek. Your previous hiking experience, as well as mental fitness, counts a lot. We will be trying to include the same age group persons in a group so that the hiking pace among trekkers matches.
Besides, altitude sickness has been a major problem for most of the visitors. Here are the few tips that are tried and tested by our professional leaders:
Safety and Security
Here are the few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
You will be provided the following trekking equipment by our office
You will be provided an experienced guide for a group of 1-5. However, for the group of 6-12 individuals, you will have 2 professional guides. The package consists of 2 porters for every 2 individuals. You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek in Nepal.
The best time is during the pre-monsoon months of March through May. It is also favorable after post-monsoon. This starts from late September till December. However, it is also possible to trek in February and early September.
You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have been to camp multiple times for years. Our guides are locals who communicate in English. They acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, hygiene, and safety.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there are fewer participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics or catastrophes, etc.
Our institution offers a lifetime deposit policy. This allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. However, you will charge a certain amount, if you wished to cancel your booked trips. You may visit our booking terms and conditions. In this way, you will get detailed information.
The accommodation in this region is considered the best so far. There is an upscale service than anywhere else in the upper Himalayas. It’s all up to you where you want to sleep. You may choose from guesthouses, hotels, resorts, or teahouses. Guesthouses may vary from extremely expensive to cheap. Low-budget houses are usually of poor quality. They are as not much deluxe as those in the urban areas. However, they are well off than the cheap lodges or budges guesthouse. Teahouses' accommodation is most predominant amongst hikers. They are equipped with furnished wood and solar hot showers. You will have a pillow, mattress, and a blanket along with western toilet facilities. As you ascend higher, the accommodation will be simpler with basic facilities.
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