Mardi Himal Trek is newly opened trekking route of Annapurna region and it is less touristic are trek that can be done basic tea houses. It is located just east of one of the most legendary trekking destination of the Annapurna region. This trek is the best destination to avoid the crowd which is the hidden treasure of Nepal. The trek is best to experience the brilliance of solitary ever snowcapped peaks and the great opportunity of an excellent cultural experience and venture of Machhapuchare base camp. During the time of trekking, we offer and promoting this trekking for those who are at beginner trekkers and you can enjoy local home stay and tea garden last day of your trek. In the time of trekking, we will follow through clam nature and peaceful hill and dazzling mountains all around. It is an area of spectacular scenery, trekking through beautiful villages inhabited by the Gurung’s people. The discovery and adventure are much more similar to normal a trekking package which is one of the best and popular trekking destinations. The unique culture test of ethnic tribes such as Gurung, and Magar with the every smiling reception of rich hospitality makes everyone blissful and it is an experience to discover the various landscapes in Annapurna region. The trip covers some of the breathtaking glacial valleys and the hidden landscape of Annapurna region. At the time of trekking, we get chance to see the wonderful views of mountain including Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. It is a classic trekking route to give you tastes of unspoiled culture and villages. second popular then Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in Nepal.
Mardi Himal Trek is one of the best and easier trekking in Annapurna mountain ranges. The trail is harsh and slippery to slogging ahead till the Mardi Himal base Camp and there are simple guesthouses and home stays along the entire route. The trails complete with lush forests, interesting villages, terraced farms, dazzling rivers and the extraordinary views of the mountain. The path is so less used and non-touristy that you feel like embarking upon a discovery expedition. The trail mostly stays along the ridge; the altitude gain becomes more gradual. This is very popular trekking trail in the western Annapurna region of Nepal and the attraction of the trek is pristine mountains views, beautiful valleys, and mixed culture and landscapes hills. The entire Annapurna range is visible from this point. It is an interesting trek compared to other popular treks in the Annapurna region. The season between February to May and October to December is considered as the best season for trekking in this route.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus/ Car or by flight
Day 03: Pokhara to Deurali (2100m). 5 hour
Day 04: Deurali to Forest Camp (2600m) 6 hours
Day 05: Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m) 6 hour
Day 06: Low Camp to High Camp (3550m) average 6 hrs
Day 07: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to same place. (4500m) 7 hour
Day 08: High Camp to Forest Camp 6 hours
Day 09: Forest Camp to Dhampus 6 hour
Day 10: Dhampus to Pokhara 1 hour trek and 30 minute drive
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus 7 Hours Drive
Day 12: Final International Departure
According to our official Itinerary schedule, if any things exchanges instead of actual packages as Domestic Flight, Reserve Car or Van, Donation extra days and any things else the cost will be adding on your full board packages.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m) Arrival in Kathmandu, The representatives by Everest Trekking Routes will welcome to you at TIA Upon your Arrival. We transfer to Hotel overnight stay.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus after hotel short morning walk to tourist bus park. the tourist bus to pokhara about 6-7 hours driven rife Prithivi Highway. After reach in the pokhara you can also explore the local places and their culture.
Day 03: Pokhara to Deurali (2100m). 5 hour After breakfast having a short drive to Kande and continue trek to Deurali. Reaching on Kande we will take our things and start walking. We may have a bit difficulty in walking in first day. All the things in surrounding will be amazing for us. We will climb until & unless we will be at Deurali for spending a first walk night. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Deurali to Forest Camp (2600m) 6 hours After breakfast Trek to Forest Camp which is more wild and exploring about Deurali our journey leads us to Forest Camp. It is mainly known as Nyauli Kharka which is given name as Forest Camp. We need to walk through beautiful forests of rhododendron and oaks. We will follow the gentle ascent. Lastly we will reach forest camp for our night.
Day 05: Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m) 6 hour Our real climbing starts from Low Camp as our main destination is Mardi Himal Base camp. We need to have a gradual climb for short period of time. In Our way we will be impressed with the spectacular view of beautiful surrounding. Our night will be exhilarating at Low camp in a tented camp.
Day 06: Low Camp to High Camp (3550m) average 6 hrs After breakfasts we explore continue to High camp our today’s hike will be up to High camp just a bit to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Professional trekkers can make the attempt to the summit directly to base camp. We are beginners so we need to accumulate our self in high camp. Walking on humpty dumpty path finally we will be at high Camp for rest.
Day 07: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to same place. (4500m) 7 hour The Important day to hike up Mardi himal base camp and return same place today is the day of fulfilling our program. We will climb up to Mardi Himal Base camp & return back to the High camp. It will be a long climb as we need to return back to High camp. Without stopping we will continue until we reach base peak. On reaching base camp we will be offered with panoramic view all around us. We will be impressed with this. Spending our few precious time it will be time of our returning Journey. For memory we will capture picture in our camera. Lastly we will return back & spend a relaxing night at land of Himalayas.
Day 08: High Camp to Forest Camp 6 hours After breakfast same way returning and wild nature of beauties’, It is the time of returning journey after completing our dream project. We will return back through the same track. We will be fully relaxed as our returning journey is very easy. We will be offered with the same things but our looking angle will be different. We will rest fully as we have just climbed up Mardi Himal base Camp.
Day 09: Forest Camp to Dhampus 6 hour After breakfast continue to Dhampus, in our returning journey it will be so much easy in walking. We just need to trek downward following the main trial to reach Dhampus. The same beauty of nature with mountain ranges from different angel will be so much impressive. Continuing in downhill track we will reach Dhampus for night and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Dhampus to Pokhara 1 hour trek and 30 minute drive After breakfast short walk to Fedi and drive to Pokhara, half day sightseeing pokhara valley which is more important place to see Devise fall, Mahendra cave, International mountain museum and fewa lake. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11:Back to Kathmandu by Bus or Private Van/Car. We get a chance to see the wonderful scenery of Nepal. After reach in Kathmandu valley, first of all, we will check out our hotel first then after we will explore all around the Thamel Bazaar and have a farewell dinner. And return back to the hotel, spend one night in the hotel.
Day 12: Final International Departure We will drop you to the TIA for your final departure and happy journey your hometown, hope to see you again and good bye.
This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That show how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty and of course, the great supporting staffs he have. I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea-houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.
With more than 20 years of trekking experiences, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with ice-sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult. We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin's team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don't have to wait long for food to be served.
If you feel tl;dr, please skip to the last line. My name is Patibut Preeyawongsakul. I have been trekking since 2012. I do either individual trekking or going with mountain guide. I was with Rabin on Annapurna Trekking in Dec 2015. Not only on the mountains, but also roaming around in the city. I was with him for totally 15 days. By 4 years of my trekking around Asia (and a little hiking in US), Rabin is the best mountain guide so far. Rabin knows how to take care any kind of trekkers from slow ladies to teenagers. Luckily we didn't need his first aid kit which he always carry it in his backpack. He's expert in almost mountains' information in Nepal (including sometimes Tibet). He can calculate trip's timing very precisely.
We could change itinerary on the way we walk without affecting flight schedule (we had one more day on the base camp last time.) Though, His skill still not matches his humbleness and hospitality. I had been seriously discussing with him for 6 months with nothing guarantee I'd go with him, but he happily helped me decide which route to take. He frankly showed the cost breakdown before we make final decision. He welcomed us at the airport, and all of my team had his souvenirs on the day we flew back to our home country. If you want a short review, Hire this guy. 10/10 would go with him again.