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Mardi Himal Trek Guide

Mardi Himal Trek Guide

The Mardi Himal Trek is an incredible new trekking route situated in the Annapurna region. The Mardi Himal Trek was formally opened since year of 2011 and it has become a famous trek destination in Nepal, within the Annapurna region. Now it’s so popular hiking destination in Nepal, like other major treks in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal Trek is not only popular for its spectacular Mountain views, but it’s also famous for the very rich diverse, local unique culture, way of the local’s livelihood, and this trek through the incredible lush green valley to rocky snow-capped mountain terrain.
The Mardi Himal Trek is also known as the Machhapurchere (Fishtail) model trek on the off-the-beaten trekking trails with very beautiful wilderness trekking experiences in the Annapurna region. It’s. It’s also considered to be the best scenic and exotic trekking destination in Nepal. It starts with trekking through the beautiful lush green forests, colorful rhododendron woodland to steep rocky landscapes and snow-covered high mountain terrain. Sometimes entire the region can be expected to walk in the snow as reaches the high mountain areas, and depending on which time of year trekkers visit this area.
The Mardi Himal trek can be completed either a short period of holiday in Nepal or a long holiday, depending on the hiker’s own interest and requirements. On average this trek can be done between 5- 9 days, depending on the available Holiday schedule and own requirements.

Table of Contents


    Spectacular views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna and Himchuli, Mardi Himal Base camp, High camp, and Low camp.
    Less crowded wilderness trekking in Nepal.
    Scenic landscape and beautiful rhododendron forests.
    Sunrise and sunset mountain views.
    Breathtaking panorama of Annapurna Himalaya ranges.
    Local lifestyle and cultural trekking in Nepal.
    Beautiful terraced fields and homestay.
    Friendly and hospitable people of the mountain region.
    Wonderful experiences of Mardi Himal Trekking.

Facts of Mardi Himal Trek

    Trip standard: hotel/lodge basis/Teahouse/homestay.
    Trek Grade: moderate to high hills.
    Trek duration: 05- 09 days.
    Highest point: 4500 meters at Mardi Himal Base Camp.
    Best trip Seasons: All season, except mid-June to August.

Trip itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (800m) by tourist coach.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi& Trek to PothanaDuerali (1810 m ) – 4 hours.
Day 04: Trek to forest camp (2480 m) -5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Low Camp (2970 m) – 4 hours.
Day 06: Trek to High Camp (3550 m)-4 hours.
Day 07: Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) – 4 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Sidding (1700 m) – 6 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Lumle -3 hours & Drive to Pokhara (800 m) – 2 hours.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu -6 hours.
Day 11: Departure from Nepal.

Note– The trip itinerary is very flexible and it can be customized according to your own available holiday schedule or requirements, whether you make your holiday in Nepal either shorter or longer.

The best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek

Nepal has four climatic zones with country of geographical diversity and typographical diversity from mountain to hill to Terai, Nepal has diversity in weather and climate also. Nepal is very diverse from the deepest gorge to the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest. Spring (Mar-May) and Autumn(Sept-Nov) season are the best times to trek in Nepal.
1.    Spring season (Mar-May): Spring season is the best time to do a trek in Nepal. During this season, wildflowers will blossom. Treks make themselves so pleasant and beautiful because all the plants are deep green and blossoming. Entire trekking hills are covered with colorful flowering rhododendrons and will be visible breathtaking mountain panorama which is magnificent to capture. During the season
The weather is very good with warm \ hot temperatures, mostly clear, sunny, days so many hikers prepare to hike in Nepal during the spring season.
2.    Autumn (Sept-Nov): Autumn is one of the best trek seasons to holiday in Nepal. During the autumn season, the weather is very nice, temperature is perfect. Temperature is neither hot nor cold, moderates. This time of year, the rain has stopped and still, the forest is so lush with green scenery, stream\river\ waterfalls are crystal clear; the stunning peaks are breathtaking. Over 50% of hikers have the choice to visit Nepal during the autumn season.
Note- However trekkers can do this trek during the other seasons like summer and winter.

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ) of Mardi Himal Trek:

•    Where is Mardi Himal trekking?

The Mardi Himal trek is situated in the western part of Nepal east of Annapurna base camp areas and exactly under the southeast of the stunning holy Mt. Machhapuchhere (fishtail) 6,997m. The Mardi Himal trek route starts with the low warm areas of pasture passing through the spectacular huge lush green forest of colorful rhododendrons. The trail continues to the forest then as we reach above 3,000m the the trail goes through some rocky sections trail, from where we can see the magnificent view of Mt. Annapurna south, Machhapuchhere (fishtail), and Mardi Himal. And trekking trails continue to low camp, perhaps it’s the best advantage viewpoint for Nepal Trekking, especially since sunset and sunrise mountain views are so impressive.

•    Is the Mardi Himal trek safe?

Yes, the Mardi Himal trek is safe and you easily get accommodations and food everywhere, trekking trail is very well-defined, and people are so kind, helpful, and friendly. Now, we don’t have conflicts, and all sorts of conflicts are settled peacefully and promulgated a new constitution for Nepal.  People rights now have clear rights and duties and move accordingly. Nepal doesn’t have any political and religious violence right now.

• What does food and accommodation look like in Mardi Himal Trek?

All entire the Annapurna region, it is easy to get accommodation and food, we really don’t need to carry on food and accommodation stuff, everything is available. As we reach the low forest camp, to be honest, we will get just normal accommodation on a sharing basis along with sharing a bathroom as well but the teahouse is neat and clean.
Nepal is very famous for typical local meals, which are very hygienic. you will enjoy fresh and organic meal items in the Mardi Himal trek within the Annapurna region. The hotel keepers serve you every description of meal items, so you can pick from the food menu whatever you like, which is prepared by the Hotel management community.  It’s very common to get all kinds of dishes from the guest house but better to have local fresh dishes like Dalbhat, Bread, pancakes, Noodles, potatoes, Dumplings, etc…

•    What Mountain expect to see from Mardi Himal Trek?

The Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem of the Annapurna region itself with awesome snow-capped mountain views. The views of silver mountain peaks are so spectacular as we reach low camp and high camp, and incredible mountain views of Annapurna south (7219m), Mardi Himal, Himchili (6440m), and magnificent view of Mt. Machhapuchhere (fishtail 6997m).

•    What can we expect from the Mardi Himal trekking?

We easily get all food items and accommodation from tea houses \ homestays. Expect to pick up the food item mentioned in the menu by guesthouse or tea house. Expect to wait for the food for some time. Expect to Share accommodation too sometimes but not all the time. You need to share the bathroom or toilet with other people. Expect to walk 4-8 hours a day and you will be climbing 4-500 meters high in a day on average. Expect to hit the Virgin Country trail hard. Expect to meet friendly and beautiful people in the mountains. Expect to witness breathtaking mountain peaks.

• What is the difficulty level of the Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Trek is considered a short and easy-moderate trek in Nepal and sometimes low land, as short and very easy walking through the deep lush forests of rhododendrons with breathtaking views of the mountain head of the valley. As you cross around 3,000m the trail becomes a few rocky sections trail with spectacular snow-covered silver peaks.  It takes you to Mardi Himal Base camp, which is located at 4,500 m. This is the highest spot of this trek. If you have some trekking experience and skill then you can do it without any problem. However, short hiking and trekking experiences will be an asset to it. These experiences will enhance your level of stamina

•    How long will we walk on an average day’s trekking in the Mardi Himal trek?

The particular trekking itinerary is designed with special attention to walking pace and hours in a day. Normally, trekkers have to walk 4-8 hours a day. This walking hour includes our lunch time too. We spent about an hour for lunch in the middle of the trip in the afternoon at around 12-1 pm.

•    What kind of weather do we expect during the Mardi Himal trekking?

Normally, mountain weather will be cold. The temperature in the mountain will range between  4-18 degrees Celsius. But sometimes, even it gets colder like -3 or -4. The weather in the mountains may have a sudden change. In shorter treks, we do not really get snowfall but in longer trekking, we have sometimes heavy snowfall during winter. So, we need to be ready to adjust to this weather in the mountains. Even, we sometimes, have rainfall too.

•    What is the number requirement for the Mardi Himal trek?

Even a single individual can make or do the trek to Mardi Himal. It does not mean that we cannot handle the big groups. We even offer an opportunity to do any kind of our featured trekking trips to a single individual. Some people really do not want to join with group. We understand it. We will divide the bigger groups into different smaller groups with no more than 10 members in a group so, that our leader or guide can take care of them properly.

•    What type of insurance do we need to have before coming to the Mardi Himal trek in Nepal?

You need to have travel insurance that covers your rescue or evacuation and all medical expenses. It is required in case you are to be evacuated from the mountain due to any sudden injury or sickness during your trip. Sometimes we have to face altitude sickness or some fall due to slippery or steep trails in the mountain. Thus we need to be well prepared for this before coming to Nepal. We must be sure that our travel insurance covers all these sudden incidents. It is for your safety

•    Is Mardi Trek known as wilderness trek?

Trekking into the core wild nature where there is no human settlement is known as a wilderness trek. Wilderness trekkers can have the most natural flavor of nature. The complete bliss of getting into the core of nature and celebrating freedom is absolutely the perfect experience. Nepal offers different kinds of wilderness trekking such as Manaslu Trekking, Makalu Trekking, and Kanchenjunga Trekking. The Mardi Himal trek is a sort of wilderness trek route in Nepal.

•    How high can I get during the Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the best advantage spots in the Annapurna region. 4,500 m is the highest elevation in the Mardi Himal trek at the Mardi Himal base camp, that will be the highest point ever you will get during the Mardi Himal trek.

•    What should I bring myself?

You should bring all your personal equipment like clothing, a small backpack bag, jacket, fleece, t-shirt, Thermo coat, hat, gloves, socks, good hiking or trekking boots, sunglasses, sun cream etc. If should also bring a charger or power bank with you in case there is no power in the mountain. It occasionally happens. If you want some pastimes, you can bring some books.

•    Can I get any Communication battery charging during the Mardi Himal trek?

This area has good coverage of communication networks. Many hikers will buy local SIM cards like NT and N CELL to access the network on their phones. It is also possible to buy a data pack for internet access. Which helps to connect with family and friends etc…  And mostly in the places, you easily get the WIFI service also.
In the Annapurna region, power supply is from the local hydroelectricity power plant or somewhere, in the upper part of the region uses solar power. The hotel keeper provides the facility to the trekkers for battery charging, and lighting inside the room with either solar power or hydroelectricity.

•    What are the best time to come to Nepal for trekking and adventure?

Nepal has basically four climatic seasons: Winter (Dec- Feb), autumn (Sept-Nov), summer (June-Aug), and spring (March-May). Winter and summer are not supposed to be good times to travel in Nepal. In winter, we have heavy snowfall in the mountains and we have heavy rainfall during summer. Autumn is the best time to travel in Nepal because the weather is pleasant and the mountain views are breathtaking. People also love to travel to Nepal during spring because they love to see beautiful flowering rhododendrons amidst alluring mountain peaks. So, Spring and autumn are the best times to Trekking in Nepal.

•    Can I trek in the Mardi Himal if I haven’t done any trekking before?

Yes, we can trek in the Himalayas even if you haven’t done any trekking before. First, you should try the trekking below 3,000 m. You won’t get any health hazards below 3000 m. If you have a good level of stamina for hiking for 4-8 hours at higher elevations in the mountains, you can do other challenging trekking too. But before heading to the trailhead, we recommend you do jogging, short-day hiking, and normal exercises which enhance your stamina for hiking in the mountains. Further, if you have any kind of serious sickness, consult a doctor before heading to the trekking trail.

•    Are the foods and water in the lodges and camps hygienically standard?

Yes, the foods and the water you are going to have are hygienically standard. All food items are locally produced or grown. They are fresh, hygienic, and organic too. You will certainly have a quite different flavor. And the water is safe to drink. The water either is boiled or you are provided bottled water which is well purified. But do not try water from the creek or river. Your tummy sometimes, may not adjust with the water and food in the mountain. In this case, you should be very watchful. Sol, be with some general medicine which helps your tummy to adjust to the food in the mountain.

•    How much does it cost to Mardi Himal Trek?

Numerous trek\ tour company offers many different trip cost but to be honest, the cost of a Mardi Himal trip differs as the service, mode of accommodation, quality of service, No. of group size etc…If you choose a full board package trip of 5-9 days it costs roughly $400- $850 per person and a full board package trip Includes with Guide, porter, all meals, accommodation, ground transportation, and all applicable Annapurna conservation project permit, Tims card and guide porter food accommodation, equipment, salary, daily wages, etc… during the trip.
It’s possible to do this trek on your own but we highly recommend doing the trek with either a guide or porter for always safe hand and they will help during the trip. Trekkers have many more options to complete the Mardi Himal trek by themselves, it is also possible to hire either a guide or porter, who looking for a budget basic hike around the Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region. The cost of hiring a guide and porter is as follows: Guide hiring cost – is $30 per day and porter hiring cost: is $20 per day.
Several trek agency offers various trip packages to hikers to complete the Mardi Himal trek with a lifetime memorable holiday in Nepal, Most trekking company can offer full-board packages, non-package ( guide porter hiring service) trip, half-package trip, etc… according to Traveler’s own interest and requirements, so cost also can be slightly different each other. 

•    Can I do a Mardi Himal trek with full board packages?

Of course! You can do full board package trip to Mardi Himal,  if you do full board package trip everything is included i.e all food, accommodation both city and mountain, porter, all ground transportation, permits, Tims card, and an experienced and professional government-authorized licensed holder guide or leader will lead you in the mountain.  He/she knows the local culture, flora and fauna, and the mountain peaks very well. He/ she has very professional knowledge about the entire region. He/she will arrange all the accommodation and transportation. 
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