Located at the base of the Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal, Mardi Himal Trek is like no others. With the rocky terrain to the beautiful grasslands and the lush rhododendron forest, the amount of nature one can grace on this journey is immense. Also hailed as one of the most beautiful treks in all of the Eastern Himalayan region, Mardi Himal Trek has been increasingly popular. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
The best month to travel would be March to May, and September to November. Rainy season is not recommended due to the difficulty in traversing due to slippery roads, and leeches. Talking about difficulty, this is one of the easy routes and combined with the beauty, it is one of the best blends of nature and difficulty.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and overnight in Kathmandu preparation for trekking.
Day 2 Drive on Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km) – 06hrs
Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus and overnight in Pokhara 820m.
Day 3 Pokhara to Phedi and Trek to Pitam Deurali – 04 hrs
After a pleasant stop in Pokhara, your day starts with a short drive to Phedi. It is approximately 14 km from Pokhara. Similarly, Phedi is the starting point for the Mardi Himal trek. Today, you have to climb up to Dhampus for a couple of hours. Dhampus offers a nice view of the Annapurna Himalaya range. After Dhampus, you will have forest areas all the way to Pitam Deurali via Pothana.
Day 4 Trek from Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp (2520m)- 04 hrs
After a pleasant overnight in Deurali with fantastic views, walk leads from the main trekking trail towards the pristine wilderness of lovely forested area of tall rhododendron, pines and oaks trees.
Day 5 Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp -05 hrs
From the forest camp, walk leads higher on the uphill path with a steep climb to reach a pasture land for an overnight stop at Low Camp (2970m) on the route of Mardi base camp.
Day 6 Low Camp to High Camp- 05 hrs
This wonderful area offers a grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach High Camp. You will feel the air getting thinner and cooler with a steep climb to reach High Camp (3700m)
Day 7 Trek to Base Camp 4500 m and back to High Camp -05 hrs
With another night stop, get to explore beyond High Camp with a day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp on much higher ridge reaching the highest point of this trek at 4,500 meters. From the base camp close views of Mardi Himal at 5,587 m beneath towering Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” at 6,993 m high, a highly respected and unclimbed peak. After a wonderful moment head back to High Camp for last overnight stop around Mardi Himal ridge.
Day 8 Trek to Pothana 1800m – 06 hrs
From High Camp, retrace the walk back on the long downhill to Pitam Deurali through a forested area. On reaching Deuarli, head back on the main trekking trail a short descent of an hour which will bring you to Pothana village for last overnight stop on the high hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalaya.
Day 9 Trek to Kande via Australian Camp and Drive to Pokhara
In the Morning catching fantastic views of snowcapped peaks, continue your last day walk into the cool forest with last uphill to Thulo Kharka known as Australian Camp. It offers a scenic and pristine spot located on a large meadow with parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains.
Likewise, our final walk of this adventure leads downhill to the road at Kande village (1770m). You will then have a drive back to Pokhara.
Day 10 Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, you will head back to Kathmandu after a fantastic time at Mardi Himal West Ridge Trekking. After six hours of nice pleasant ride, you will then reach Kathmandu where you will be transferred to your hotels. At the afternoon leisure you can go for shopping souvenirs.
Day 11 International Departure
Last day in amazing Nepal country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after a greatly enjoyable and memorable time on Mardi Himal West Ridge Trekking.
- Trekking Guide
- Trek Briefing
- Permit Fee
- Additional Luxury Expenses
How hard is Mardi Himal Trek?
There has been a myth regarding Mardi Himal Trek as the difficult trekking. Mardi Himal Trek is just easy. If you have proper trekking equipment, a well-planned itinerary, proper logistic support, you will easily reach the Mardi Himal base Camp before you know it.
What is the altitude of Mardi Himal base Camp?
Mardi Himal Base camp is in 4500m from sea level but we are sleeping at High Camp, High Camp is 3900m from sea level.
What kind of weather is in Mardi Himal Trek?
In Mardi Himal Trekking temperature reaches up to 15-20 °Celsius (59-68 ° Fahrenheit) during a day, it can drop down to -5 ° Celsius (23 °Fahrenheit) during night.
What is the best time for Mardi Himal Trek?
Spring season continues for March to June and is the trekking season to visit Mardi Himal but people do it for all the time in a year. Best season for trekking is usually March-April and October-November but Mardi Himal trek can be done in February, June, April, May, and December as well.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
In the cities, off course, yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also, you have exchanged the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
- How hard is Mardi Himal Trek?
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