Short Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 2022

Key Information:
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy

About Short Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 2022

"Join the best Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 2022 with us Joy Treks & Expedition to have a once-in-a-lifetime venture in the Himalayas and enjoy the adventure of off-the-beaten trekking."

Explore one of the newest trekking routes in the Annapurna Region during the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. Mardi Himal Trek is an adventurous yet moderate trek in the Himalayas that rewards with surprisingly breathtaking panoramas in a matter of a few trekking days.

The Mardi Himal Trek package was first commercialized in 2012. Not many trekkers know about the charms of Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 11 Days, therefore the trail is less crowded and unspoiled. To this date, only a handful of trekkers trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp, which makes the trail tranquil.

Even if you are following the Mardi Himal Trek shortest route that is from Kande to the Upper Viewpoint via Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp, you will get to experience off-beaten trekking. To know more about the Mardi Himal Trek route, you can check our Mardi Himal Trek map.

Views during the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

The landscape and mountain views during the Mardi Himal Trekking are phenomenal and unlike any other trekking route. The views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m), and many others are seen throughout Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.

What do we offer?

We offer the best Mardi Himal Trek itinerary, which can be customized as per the needs of our guests too. During the trek, you will be accompanied by an experienced trekker and a porter. We will keep you safe along the way and be there for you anytime.

Join our Mardi Himal Trek 2022 package and escape in the beautiful Himalayas. To know more about the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 11 Days go through our Useful Information section or get in touch with us anytime.

These are our other short yet adventurous trekking packages in the Himalayas- Langtang Valley Trek,Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Everest Panorama Trek.

Highlights

  • Less crowded, off-beat trekking route
  • Trek through dense forests and get to see a range of flora & fauna
  • Pass by small settlement areas
  • Observe the simple lifestyle of the locals along the trail
  • Enjoy trekking in tranquillity and serene
  • Reach Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4,500 meters
  • Witness great panoramas of mountains and breathtaking landscapes

Itinerary

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Say hello to our airport representative at the airport. He will escort you to the hotel we have booked for you. Depending upon your landing time, you will have time to relax before meeting the rest of the team members in the evening at welcome dinner.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the hotel
  • Meals:Welcome dinner

We have planned a guided sightseeing tour of the famous monuments in Kathmandu in the morning. The tour will be very insightful and introduce you to Nepali art and architecture. Some of the places you will visit are Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, meet with the trek guide and prepare for the trek.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast only

To reach the starting point of the trek, you will take a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning. From Pokhara, you will drive for an hour to reach Kande. From here, the trek begins towards Deurali. After walking for one and half hours, you will reach Australian Camp at 2,100 meters. Further, the trail ascends through Pothana and leads you to Deurali for the night stay.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you will leave the Annapurna Sanctuary and join an off-beaten path to Mardi Himal Base camp. The route ascends along the dense forest of oak, rhododendron, maple, and hemlock. You will trek for around four hours to reach Forest Camp, also known as Kokar. From here, the trail climbs to Low Camp. You will notice a change in vegetation as you get closer to the Low Camp.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Low Camp, the trail ascends through lush rhododendron forests for one and half hours to reach Middle Camp. Further, you will reach Badal Danda that offers breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, and Gangapurna. Continue trekking along the Mardi Himal ridge and reach High Camp to spend the night.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you will begin trekking in the dawn and reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp to witness a beautiful sunrise and striking mountain views. The trail to the base camp follows a steep, grassy path. Along the way, you may come across herder's huts. The views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Mt. Hiunchuli are phenomenal. After spending some time at the base camp, you will descend to Low Camp to spend the night.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Follo downhill route to Siding village, after breakfast. The trail descends through a forested path, passing by small streams and waterfalls. In Siding village, you will stay overnight in the local's house and get to see the rural mountain lifestyle.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the homestay
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Siding village, you will walk on the well-made path to Lumre. The trail passes through villages like Kalimati and Ghalel. From Lumre, you will drive back to Pokhara. Enjoy the evening exploring Phewa Lake and Lakeside Market.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & lunch

Today, you will get a full day to explore the City of Lakes, Pokhara. Wake up early and drive to Sarangkot to witness a glorious sunrise and an aerial view of the city. This place is also very famous for Paragliding. Later, visit tourist sites like the International Mountain Museum, Bat Cave, Davi's Falls, etc.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast only

We will fly back to Kathmandu, enjoying spectacular mountains and hills views. The rest of the day is free in Kathmandu. You can go shopping and relax in cafes around Thamel. There are also nice spas and salons to pamper yourself after the trek. Keep your evening free for a few hours to join the farewell dinner.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & farewell dinner

It is the last day in Kathmandu. You will take a flight back to your home today. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport.

  • Meals:Breakfast only

Useful Info

How difficult is Mardi Himal Trek?

The difficulty of any trek in the Himalayas differs from one individual. Many trekkers have marked Mardi Himal Trek 11 Days as an easy trek, where for some the trek was a bit difficult. Overall, Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate trek. Anyone can do Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek regardless of their age and experience.

Mardi Himal Trek distance

The total Mardi Himal Trek distance is 41 kilometers. You will walk 5 to 8 kilometers every day. The trek begins from Kande and ascends through Australian Camp, Pothana, Deurali, Forest Camp, Low Camp, Middle Camp (Badal Danda), High Camp, and ultimately leads to Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Mardi Himal Trek route

Mardi Himal Trekking route has numerous long forested, rugged, and steep ascents that add the zest of off-beaten trekking in the journey. The trekkers have to walk 5 to 6 hours on average on a daily basis. Therefore, stamina and physical fitness matter a lot.

As Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a teahouse trek, you will have good resting points throughout the trek. The terrain is overall doable by any level of trekkers.

Altitude Sickness

Mardi Himal Trekking takes you to 4,500 meters in a matter of 4 to 5 days, which may trigger altitude sickness symptoms to some trekkers. However, with our Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek itinerary, the chance of altitude sickness is low because of ample rest days and under 500 meters rise in elevation every day.

Some of the early symptoms of altitude sickness are difficulty in breathing, headache, loss of appetite, insomnia, nausea, etc. We strongly advise you to inform your guide right away if you see any of the above symptoms.

Below are some precautions you can take to stay away from altitude sickness during Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek:

  • Never drink alcohol or smoke while high altitude trekking because it dehydrates the body, which can lead to altitude sickness.
  • The next point is of course to keep yourself hydrated. Drink plenty of water and fluids daily.
  • Eat a balanced diet to maintain energy. Do not solely rely on chocolate/energy bars.
  • Carry prescribed medicine for headache, body pain, cold, etc.
  • Take ample rest while trekking and remember to climb high, sleep low rule.

Training for the Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal Trek 11 Days do not need any specific training. You can take your time and prepare your body for the trek by going on a hike that involves 6 to 7 hours of walking with a 5 to 10 minutes break.

Likewise, you can focus on strengthening your leg muscles and increasing stamina. Incorporate cardio and aerobic routine in your exercise. You can also go swimming, cycling, and running regularly.

What permits do I need for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?

For Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, you will need a TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) entry permit. We arrange all permits for our trekkers in advance to keep them away from the hassle. The permits cost:

ACAP permit cost for foreigners: 3,000 NRS (Approx. USD 30)

ACAP permit cost for SAARC nationals: 200 NRS

TIMS Card permit cost: 1,000 NRS (Approx. USD 10)

Mardi Himal Trek time

The best time to do Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is during the spring and autumn when the region sees stable weather and mild climate. The temperature at the lower elevation usually hikes up to 15°C, whereas the higher part of the trail sees a temperature up to 0°C.

The bright days with clear mountain views and trails bloomed with a range of wild rhododendrons make trekking from March to April and October to November fantastic.

Accommodation & Food

The accommodation during the Mardi Himal Trek is usually a basic lodge or teahouse. While trekking with a local agency, all the accommodations along the trekking route are pre-booked. Therefore, you do not have to worry about spending the night. The rooms are small and twin-shared with a common/private washroom.

As the Mardi Himal Trekking route is not that developed, we highly recommend you to buy all your favorite snacks and bars in the city. The meals during the trek are breakfast, lunch & dinner. You will get a variety of Nepali and Indian dishes to have during the trek. Similarly, drinking water is available in all the tea shops to refill.