Mardi Himal Trek – 10 Days
Mardi Himal Trek is newly opened trekking destination. In last couple of years the flow of tourists in Nepal is increasing and due to this the government of Nepal opened Mardi Himal Trekking. It is a less crowded trekking destination in the Annapurna Region.
This trekking is best for the closest view of Annapurna south, Himchuli, Machapuchhre, Ganga Purna, Annapurna I and Mardi Himal. For Mardi Himal trekking we begin our trip from Kande. It is in driving distance from Pokhara .
It is relatively easy trail that gains elevation slowly. For the best view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain Mardi Himal trekking is best.
Situated just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp which is at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre.
The trail goes along small winding paths, through magical rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 m. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
From High Camp (3900 m – 12,795ft) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range.
There are simple guesthouses and home stays along the entire route. If you plan to do this trek in the winter months please check with Ammonite Adventure if the lodges are open.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »
Mardi Himal Trek Level
Mardi Himal Trek is considered Demanding. A good level of cardiovascular fitness and some trekking experience is strongly advised. In a scale of 1 to 10, the Mardi Himal Trek is rated 6.
Your safety and the safety of the support team safety of everyone on the trek is our highest concern and like all strenuous treks, the Mardi Himal Trek is treated as an expedition.
Included In Package
- An experienced local guide including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- Return bus tickets to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
- Private car from Pokhara to Kande
- Private car from Khora Muk to Pokhara
- Twin share accommodation at tea house while on trek including all meals.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- Permits to enter National Parks
- Nepal Government Tourism Levy charge
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.