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Mardi Himal Trek
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Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Overview

Key Information

Group Size

2-25

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Grade

Easy

Accomodation

Twin room

Transportation

private vehicle

Best Months

September-December/March-May

Max Elevation

4500

Trip Length

10 Day

Starts/Ends

Arrival to Departure

Trekking Style

Tea House

Wi-fi

Every day

Activity Per Day

6-7 hrs

Trekking Region

Annapurna

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

The Mardi Himal Trek is a lesser-known trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including the famous peaks of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The trek takes you through beautiful rhododendron forests, traditional villages, and terraced fields. One of the highlights of the trek is the opportunity to camp at high altitude, giving you a chance to see the stars and the Himalayan panorama at night. The trek also passes through the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which offers a close-up view of the Mardi Himal peak. Additionally, the trek also offers an opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of the local people, as you pass through several traditional Gurung and Magar villages. Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure.

Mardi Himal Trek summary

The Mardi Himal Trek is a lesser-known trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, which is becoming increasingly popular among trekkers looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. The trek offers an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Himalayas, traditional villages, and the unique culture of the local people. The trek starts from Kande and ends at Phedi. It is a moderate trek that can be completed in 5-7 days.
One of the highlights of the trek is the opportunity to see the beautiful Himalayan peaks of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), which can be seen from various points along the trek. The trek also takes you through beautiful rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages of Gurung and Magar people. The trail passes through the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which offers a close-up view of the Mardi Himal peak.
The trek is also a great opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of the local people. You will have the chance to visit traditional villages, interact with the locals, and learn about their customs and traditions. Additionally, the trek offers an opportunity to camp at high altitude, giving you a chance to see the stars and the Himalayan panorama at night.

The Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure. It is a perfect trek for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas but are looking for something less crowded and more remote than the more popular treks in the region.

It is not highly technical and is accessible to most hikers with some hiking experience. However, it is important to be in good physical shape, as the trek involves hiking at high altitude, and some steep and strenuous sections. It is also important to be well-prepared, as the trek takes place in a remote area and facilities are limited.
Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek is a must-do trek for nature and adventure lovers, as well as those looking for a cultural experience in the Himalayas. It is a perfect alternative to the more crowded and touristic treks in the region, and offers a unique and rewarding experience.

What is the benefit to trek with mountain magic treks

Trekking with Mountain Magic Treks can provide many benefits for those looking to explore the beautiful mountains of Nepal. Some of the benefits include:

Local expertise: Mountain Magic Treks is a local company, run by experienced and knowledgeable guides who have grown up in the mountains and have a deep understanding of the local culture and terrain. They can provide valuable insights and information about the trek and the places you will visit.

Safety and security: Mountain Magic Treks prioritizes the safety and well-being of their clients, and their guides are trained in first aid and emergency procedures. They also use high-quality equipment and follow best practices for safe trekking.

Flexibility and customization: Mountain Magic Treks can tailor their trekking itineraries to suit the needs and preferences of their clients, whether it's a shorter or longer trek, a more challenging or leisurely pace, or a focus on a particular activity or interest.

Responsible tourism: Mountain Magic Treks operates with a commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism, ensuring that their activities have a positive impact on the local communities and environment.

Affordability: Mountain Magic Treks offers competitive prices for their trekking packages, and they are transparent about the costs and what is included in their price.

Trekking with Mountain Magic Treks can provide you with a unique and unforgettable experience, with the confidence and security that comes with local expertise and responsible tourism

Mardi Himal Trek Cost 

Mardi Himal Trek Cost can vary depending on a number of factors, including the length of the trek, the time of year, and the services included in the package.

Typically, our Mardi Himal Trek Package include transportation to and from the trailhead, accommodations in teahouses along the route, and the services of a guide and porter. The cost for this type of package can range from around $500 to $1000 per person, depending on the level of service and the time of year.

If you are looking for a more luxury experience, you can opt for a package that includes private transportation, comfortable lodges, and a higher level of service. These packages can cost anywhere from $1000 to $3000 per person, depending on the level of luxury and the time of year.

Lastly, it's worth noting that the cost of the trek may be higher during peak trekking seasons, such as during the autumn (September to November) when the weather is clear and the views are best.

In summary, Mardi Himal Trek Cost can range from around $500 to $3000 per person, depending on the level of service and luxury desired, and the time of year. It's important to consider additional costs such as permits, and meals, snacks and drinks along the trail.

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Food Dinner
Accomodation 3 star hotel
Elevation 1250

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and will transfer to the hotel in Thamel area, here our guide will brief you with all information on Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. The evening includes a typical Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.
 

Day 2 : Starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara-Drive to Kare village-Trek to Deurali
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Teahouse
Elevation 2200

Day 02 of the Mardi Himal Trek starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara then two hour drive to Kare village, which is the starting point of the trek. The drive typically takes about 2 to 3 hours, depending on the road conditions and traffic.
Upon arriving in Kare, you will have a chance to have breakfast and prepare for the trek. Your guide will also check your equipment and give you a briefing on the itinerary and safety procedures.

After the preparation, you will begin your trek to Deurali, which is the first stop on the itinerary. The trail starts with a gentle climb through lush forests, passing by small streams and waterfalls. You will also pass through small villages and terraced fields, where you can see the local people working in the fields.
The trail gradually becomes steeper as you get higher, but the views of the surrounding mountains and valleys become more spectacular. After about 3 to 4 hours of trekking, you will reach the village of Deurali, where you will set up camp for the night.
Deurali is located at an altitude of 2200 meters and offers a good place to acclimatize. You will have a chance to rest and explore the area before having dinner and preparing for the next day's trek.

Day 3 : Trek to Low Camp (2,900m); 7 hours walking.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Teahouse
Elevation 2900

Day 03 of the Mardi Himal Trek starts with an early breakfast at Deurali, and then you will pack up and continue your trek to Low Camp. The trail starts with a steady ascent through beautiful rhododendron forests, with views of the surrounding mountains becoming more and more impressive as you gain altitude.
As you trek higher, you will also pass through small villages and traditional settlements of the local Gurung and Magar people, where you can learn about their culture and way of life.

The trail will also take you through terraced fields and pastures, where you can see the local farmers tending to their crops and livestock.
After about 7 hours of walking, you will reach Low Camp, which is located at an altitude of 2,900 meters. This is a great place to camp for the night as it offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
At Low Camp, you will set up camp, have dinner, and prepare for the next day's trek. It is also a good idea to take it easy and rest to help your body acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 4 : Trek to High Camp (3585m) 5-6 hours trekking
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Teahouse
Elevation 3585

Day 04 of the Mardi Himal Trek starts with an early breakfast at Low Camp, and then you will pack up and continue your trek to High Camp. The trail starts with a steep climb through beautiful rhododendron and oak forests, with views of the surrounding mountains becoming more and more impressive as you gain altitude.
As you trek higher, the landscape becomes more rugged and alpine, with the trail becoming more rocky and challenging. You will also pass through small settlements of local shepherds, where you can learn about their way of life and see their flocks of sheep and goats grazing in the high pastures.

After about 5-6 hours of trekking, you will reach High Camp, which is located at an altitude of 3585 meters. This is the highest point of the trek and offers the best views of the surrounding mountains, including Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

At High Camp, you will set up camp, have dinner and prepare for the next day's trek. It is also a good idea to take it easy and rest to help your body acclimatize to the altitude. High Camp is also a great spot to enjoy the sunset and the panoramic views of the mountain ranges.

Day 5 : Hike Mardi Himal BC (4500m); back to Middle Camp (3200m)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Teahouse
Elevation 4500

Day 05 of the Mardi Himal Trek starts with an early breakfast at High Camp, and then you will pack up and head towards Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail starts with a steep climb through rocky terrain, and it's a bit strenuous, but the views of the surrounding mountains including Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) are absolutely breathtaking.
As you trek higher, you will pass through rocky landscapes and glaciers, and the trail becomes more challenging, due to the altitude and the steepness of the climb. It's important to take your time, and to hydrate and eat regularly to avoid altitude sickness.

After about 3-4 hours of trekking, you will reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of 4500 meters. This is the highest point of the trek, and it offers the best views of the Mardi Himal peak and the surrounding mountains.
At the base camp, you will have some time to rest, take photos, and enjoy the views before heading back to High Camp. The trail back to High Camp is steep and rocky, so it's important to take your time and be careful. After about 3-4 hours of trekking, you will reach High Camp, where you will set up camp for the night.
It is a good idea to take it easy and rest to help your body acclimatize to the altitude. It's also a great spot to enjoy the sunset and the panoramic views of the mountain ranges.

Day 6 : Trek to Kalimaati (1,750m) 6 to 7 hours walking.
Food Breakfast/lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Teaouse
Elevation 1749

Day 06 of the Mardi Himal Trek starts with an early breakfast at High Camp, and then you will pack up and begin the descent to Kalimaati. The trail starts with a steep descent through rocky terrain and beautiful rhododendron and oak forests, with views of the surrounding mountains becoming more and more distant as you lose altitude.

As you trek lower, the landscape becomes more lush and tropical, with the trail becoming more gradual and easy. You will also pass through small villages and traditional settlements of the local Gurung and Magar people, where you can learn about their culture and way of life. The trail will also take you through terraced fields and pastures, where you can see the local farmers tending to their crops and livestock.

After about 6 to 7 hours of walking, you will reach Kalimaati, which is located at an altitude of 1,750 meters. This is a great place to camp for the night as it offers a chance to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.
At Kalimaati, you will set up camp, have dinner, and prepare for the next day's trek. This is also a good spot to rest and recuperate after the strenuous days of the trek.

Day 7 : Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara- 3 hours walking and 2 hours driving.
Food Breakfast/lunch
Accomodation 3 star hotel
Elevation 850

Day 07 of the Mardi Himal Trek starts with an early breakfast at Kalimaati, and then you will pack up and continue your trek to Lumre. The trail starts with a steady descent through beautiful rhododendron and oak forests, with views of the surrounding mountains becoming more and more distant as you lose altitude.
As you trek lower, the trail becomes more gradual and easy, and you will pass through small villages and traditional settlements of the local Gurung and Magar people, where you can learn about their culture and way of life. The trail will also take you through terraced fields and pastures, where you can see the local farmers tending to their crops and livestock.

After about 3 hours of walking, you will reach Lumre, which is the end point of the trek. From Lumre, you will be transferred by vehicle to Pokhara, which takes around 2 hours of driving.

Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will have the chance to check into your hotel and rest, and you can also explore the city and its many attractions, such as the Phewa Lake, the Peace Temple, and the World Peace Pagoda.
This is the end of the Mardi Himal Trek, and you will have unforgettable memories of the beautiful mountains, natural beauty, traditional culture, and adventure that you have experienced on this trek

Day 8 : Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel located in Thamel.
Food Breakfast
Accomodation 3 star hotel

Early morning transfer to the pokhara domestic airport for fly back to Kathmandu. Free and relaxing day today
 

Day 9 : Kathmandu Day Tour Start From 8.00Am
Food Breakfast
Accomodation 3 star hotel
Elevation 1250

The tour will Starts 8:00AM and ends at evenning around 5:00PM to 6:00PM.

Touring places in 1 day

  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Pashupatinath Temple (Hindus Temple)
  • Boudhanath Stupa
Day 10 : Time for back home, final departure day from your Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.
Food Breakfast
Elevation 1250

 A representative from Mountain Magic Treks will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. If you have more time, you can do some shopping
 

Service Includes on Price

Standard Package Inlcudes

  • All Necessary Paper work and Permit (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies and energy bar)
  • Three night hotel in Kathmandu
  • One night hotel in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight
  • Seasonal Fresh fruit every day after dinner
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfortable, twin room with sharing toilet)
  • Trekking equipment such as Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • An experienced English- Speaking Gov. registered Guide and local Sherpa porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide,Porter, Salary, Insurance, equipment, food and lodging 
  • Private transport Pokhara - Kande and Lumre (trail ahead) to Pokhara 
  • A comprehensive medical kit 
  • Mardi Himal Trekking route Map
  • Day tour in Kathmandu 

Standard Package Excludes

  • Meals in Pokhara and kathmandu
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Hot Shower 
  • Wi-fi
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Bottle drinks
  • Personal expenses 
  • Travel Insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tip

  • All Necessary Paper work and Permit (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies and energy bar)
  • Three night hotel in Kathmandu
  • One night hotel in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight
  • Seasonal Fresh fruit every day after dinner
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfortable, twin room with sharing toilet)
  • Trekking equipment such as Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • An experienced English- Speaking Gov. registered Guide and local Sherpa porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide,Porter, Salary, Insurance, equipment, food and lodging 
  • Private transport Pokhara - Kande and Lumre (trail ahead) to Pokhara 
  • A comprehensive medical kit 
  • Mardi Himal Trekking route Map
  • Day tour in Kathmandu 
  • Meals in Pokhara and kathmandu
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Hot Shower 
  • Wi-fi
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Bottle drinks
  • Personal expenses 
  • Travel Insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tip

FAQs

When is the best time for Mardi Himal Trek?

The best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek depends on the type of experience you are looking for.
If you prefer clear weather and the best views of the mountains, the best time to trek is during the peak seasons of September to November and March to May. During these months, the weather is usually clear and stable, and the skies are usually free of clouds, providing the best views of the surrounding mountains.

However, if you prefer to avoid the crowds and enjoy a more peaceful trek, the off-peak seasons of December to February and June to August can also be a good time to trek. During these months, there are fewer trekkers on the trail, and you can enjoy the natural beauty and traditional culture of the region without the crowds. However, the weather during this period can be unpredictable, with occasional rain and snowfall.

In summary, the best time to trek depends on your personal preferences and what you want to get out of your trek. If you want to avoid the crowds, the off-peak seasons can be a good option, but if you want the best views of the mountains, the peak seasons are the best option. It is important to keep in mind that trekking in the mountains always has some level of uncertainty and risk, so it's important to be prepared for all weather conditions.

How fit should I be for Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is considered a moderate trek, and it is generally accessible to most hikers with some hiking experience. However, it is important to be in good physical shape, as the trek involves hiking at high altitude, and some steep and strenuous sections.
To prepare for the trek, it is recommended to do regular physical exercise, such as cardio and strength training, at least a few months before the trek. This will help you build endurance and strength, which will make the trek more manageable.

During the trek, you will be walking for 5-7 days, covering around 6-8 hours of walking per day, with an elevation gain of around 1000m to 1200m. It's important to be able to walk up and down hills, with a full backpack and on different terrains. This will make the trek less strenuous and more enjoyable.

It's also important to be well-prepared, as the trek takes place in a remote area and facilities are limited. Be sure to take the time to research the trek, and be familiar with the itinerary and the equipment you will need.
Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek is a rewarding and challenging experience, and being in good physical shape will make it more enjoyable. It's important to listen to your body, take your time and don't push yourself too hard. With the right preparation and mindset, you will have an unforgettable trekking experience.

How much does it cost to trek to Mardi Himal

The cost of the Mardi Himal Trek can vary depending on the type of trek you choose, the level of service you require, and the time of year you go.
A typical cost for a basic package including transportation, accommodation, meals, guide and porter service, and necessary permits can range from around $500 to $800 per person. This cost can be higher or lower depending on the level of service you require, and the time of year you go.

Additional costs that you should consider include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Expenses in Pokhara and Kathmandu (such as accommodation, meals, and sightseeing)
  • It is recommended to get a detailed quotation from a trekking agency or a local guide, to get an idea of the total cost of the trek.

Keep in mind that when comparing prices, it's important to check what is included in the package and to ensure that the company is reputable, and that they follow sustainable and responsible tourism practices.
In general, the Mardi Himal Trek is considered to be a budget-friendly trek compared to other popular treks in the Annapurna region, such as the Annapurna Circuit and the Poon Hill Trek. And it is a great way to explore the beauty of the Himalayas while still keeping the budget in check.

What to bring to trek to Mardi Himal

When planning a trek to Mardi Himal, it's important to bring the following items:

  • Warm and waterproof clothing, including a jacket, pants, gloves, and a hat
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes with good grip
  • A backpack to carry your supplies and equipment
  • A tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad (if camping)
  • A water bottle and a water purification system (such as a filter or tablets)
  • A headlamp or flashlight
  • A first aid kit
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sun hat
  • Insect repellent
  • A camera (optional)
  • Enough food and snacks to last the duration of your trek
  • Cash or credit card to buy things on the trek
  • Permit and TIMS
  • It's also a good idea to bring a copy of your passport or government-issued ID, in case you need to prove your identity.
How long is the Mardi Himal trek distance from Pokhara to Pokhara

The total distance of the Mardi Himal trek from Pokhara to Pokhara is about 50-70 kilometers (31-43 miles), depending on the route taken and the trekker's pace.

How difficult is the Mardi Himal trek

The difficulty level of the Mardi Himal trek can vary depending on factors such as the route taken, the trekker's experience and physical condition, and the weather conditions. Generally speaking, the trek is considered to be moderate to challenging. It involves steep ascents and descents, with some sections of the trail being narrow and rocky. The altitude gain is also significant, with the trek reaching an altitude of up to 4500m. So,it's important to have good physical fitness and proper acclimatization before attempting the trek

Travel Insurance required for the trek

It is generally recommended to have travel insurance when undertaking a trek like the Mardi Himal trek, as the remote and mountainous terrain can present various risks such as accidents, illnesses, and natural disasters. The insurance should cover emergency medical expenses, evacuation, and other unexpected costs that may arise during the trek. It's important to check with your insurance provider to ensure that your policy covers trekking and adventure activities in Nepal. It's also important to check the altitude limit of your insurance policy as some insurance policy have a cap on the altitude they cover. Be sure to bring a copy of your insurance policy and emergency contact information with you on the trek.
 

Do I need a guide for the Mardi Himal trek

While it is possible to complete the Mardi Himal trek independently, hiring a guide or a porter is highly recommended for several reasons:

Navigation: The Mardi Himal trek passes through remote, mountainous terrain and it's easy to get lost. A guide will have knowledge of the trail, weather, and local conditions, and will be able to lead the way safely.
Local knowledge: A guide is familiar with the local culture, customs, and language, and can help you to better understand and appreciate the places you visit.
Safety: A guide will be able to recognize and respond to potential hazards, such as altitude sickness, and will be able to provide assistance in case of an emergency.
Permits: A guide will be able to help you obtain any necessary permits, such as TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
Porters: If you are not comfortable carrying your own backpack, a porter can carry your gear for you, which will make your trek more enjoyable.
That being said, It's always good to weigh the pros and cons of hiring a guide and make a decision that fits your budget, comfort, and preferences.
 

Where does the trek start

The Mardi Himal trek typically starts in Pokhara, a popular tourist destination in Nepal known for its beautiful lakes and panoramic views of the Himalayas. From Pokhara, trekkers typically take a short drive to the starting point of the trek, which is usually the village of Kande. From there, the trail leads through small villages and lush forests to the base camp of Mardi Himal, and then to the high camp, from where the summit can be reached. The return journey follows the same trail back to Kande, and then to Pokhara.

What is the accommodation like on the trek

Accommodation Mardi Himal trek is generally in the form of teahouses or lodges. These are simple, locally-run establishments that provide basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and toilets. Some of the teahouses have electricity, but it's not reliable and some may not have it. The teahouses usually serve meals and snacks, but the menu is limited and the food is basic. You can expect dal bhat (lentil soup and rice) as the staple food.
It's important to note that the teahouses are basic, and the facilities and services may be limited. In some areas, the teahouses can be quite crowded, and it's important to be prepared for basic living conditions.

Alternatively, camping trek also an option, but it needs more preparation, gear, and logistics.
It's also important to be prepared for the cold temperature as the altitude increases, it can get much colder in the evenings and nights. It's always a good idea to bring a warm sleeping bag and extra layers of clothing.

What is the food like on the Mardi Himal Trek route

The food available on the Mardi Himal trek is generally simple and basic. Most of the meals are provided by the teahouses and lodges that you will be staying at along the trail. The menu will usually consist of local Nepalese dishes such as dal bhat, momos, and tarkari (vegetable curry), as well as some Western options like pasta, pizza and sandwiches.

Meals are usually prepared with locally sourced ingredients, so you can expect fresh and healthy food. However, since the teahouses are remotely located, the options may be limited and the quality may vary.
Breakfast options usually include porridge, omelette, and toast. Snacks such as popcorn, chocolate, and biscuits can be found in most teahouses.

It's important to note that the teahouses may not have refrigeration and it's also limited, so it's best to be prepared for simple and basic meals. It's also a good idea to bring some snacks, such as energy bars or nuts, to supplement your meals.

Overall, the food on the trek is adequate and will provide you with enough energy for the day's hike, but it may not be as diverse or as high quality as you would find in urban areas.

Which Itinerary for the Mardi Himal Trek is Best

There are a few different itineraries for the Mardi Himal trek, and the best one for you will depend on your time constraints, physical condition, and trekking experience. Here is a general itinerary that is considered to be one of the most popular and classic routes:

Day 01: Drive to Kare and trek to Deurali (2200m, about 3 to 4 hours trek) 
Day 02: Trek to Low Camp (2,900m);7 hours walking.
Day 03: Trek to High Camp (3585m) 5-6 hours trekking.
Day 04: Hike Mardi Himal BC (4500m); back to Middle Camp (3200m)
Day 05: Trek to Kalimaati (1,750m) 6 to 7 hours walking. write details
Day 06: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara- 3 hours walking and 2 hours driving.

This itinerary is considered to be a moderate trek, that can be done in 6 days, and it covers the most popular and beautiful sections of the trail. Some people also add a day or two to this itinerary, to make it a 7-8 days trek.
It's important to note that the itinerary can be modified and adjusted to suit your needs and preferences, and it's always a good idea to consult with a local trekking agency or guide for the most updated and appropriate itinerary.

It's also important to keep in mind that trekking itineraries are always subject to change, weather and trail conditions can affect the schedule, and flexibility and good communication with your guide is essential.

How Do I Get Fit For The Mardi Himal Trekking

Getting fit for the Mardi Himal trek is crucial to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are a few tips to help you prepare:

Cardiovascular exercise: The Mardi Himal trek involves a lot of uphill and downhill hiking. To prepare for this, it's important to increase your cardiovascular fitness through activities such as running, cycling, or swimming.
Strength training: Building up your leg strength through activities such as squats, lunges, and stair climbing will help you to handle the steep ascents and descents on the trek.
Hiking: If possible, try to get in some practice hikes on trails that are similar in difficulty to the Mardi Himal trek. This will help you to build up your endurance and familiarity with hiking on rocky and uneven terrain.
Altitude acclimatization: The Mardi Himal trek reaches an altitude of up to 4500m, so it's important to prepare your body for this by doing some altitude training.
Flexibility and Balance: The trek will require some balance and flexibility, so it's important to incorporate yoga, stretching, and other balance exercises into your training routine.
Packing: it's important to get use to carrying your own backpack, as this will help you to better manage your load and prevent injuries.

It's important to note that trekking is a demanding activity, and it's important to consult with your doctor before starting any training regimen. Make sure you have enough time to prepare before your trip, and remember that consistency is key. Gradually increasing the intensity and duration of your training will help to prevent injuries and ensure that you are well prepared for the trek.

How safe is it to do the Mardi Himal Trekking

The Mardi Himal trek is considered to be relatively safe, as long as you are properly prepared and follow safety guidelines. However, as with any trek in the mountains, there are risks and hazards that you should be aware of:
Altitude sickness: The Mardi Himal trek reaches an altitude of up to 4500m, so it's important to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, and fatigue, and to descend if you experience these symptoms.
Weather: The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, and it's important to be prepared for the possibility of rain, snow, and high winds. Be sure to bring adequate clothing and equipment to protect yourself from the elements.
Trail conditions: The trail can be rocky and uneven, and it's important to watch your footing and be careful of loose stones or slippery surfaces.
Wildlife: The area is home to some wild animals such as leeches, and it's important to take precautions to avoid any encounter.
Accidents: As with any outdoor activity, there is always a risk of accidents, so it's important to be prepared and to have a plan in case of an emergency.
It's important to note that it's always advisable to hire a guide and/or a porter, as they have experience and knowledge of the trail, weather and local conditions, and will be able to help you navigate and respond to potential hazards.

Overall, the Mardi Himal trek is a safe and enjoyable experience as long as you are properly prepared and take the necessary precautions. It's important to be aware of the risks, to be prepared for the conditions and to have a plan in case of an emergency.
 

Additional Information

Booking Terms and Conditions

Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd Term & Conditions:

Please read Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd. Terms and Conditions carefully prior to trip booking. Trekking or mountaineering in the higher elevations of the Himalayas is one of the most adventurous endeavors which carries the risk of AMS, injuries, or even death. Mountain Magic Treks is always concerned about trekkers' comfort, safety, and health while meandering at higher altitudes. We contribute great effort to reduce or control the risk and hazard, but sometimes nature’s curse or fluctuating climate in the Himalayas is beyond our control and we are not responsible for it.
If you are a keen adventure lover and are ready to follow the hereby mentioned terms and conditions, then you are heartily welcome at the Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd office, Galko Pakha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

1. All package bookings are handled by Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd, an authorized adventure company based in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

2. The term "trip" formally refers to walking, sightseeing, treks, tours, mountaineering, expeditions, or holidays in the mystical land of Nepal.

3. Mountain Magic Treks faithfully includes all amenities in the package's estimated price.

4. Please go through the itinerary page or trek inclusion/exclusion pages for the details of the cost transparency. The trek cost may vary from one package to another, and some packages don’t include the cost of the following:

Personal travel insurance, medical assistance, and helicopter evacuation.

Visa, passport, and transit point expenses.

Extra meals, entertainment activities, accommodation and transportation costs are not included in the itinerary.

Extra baggage and gratuity

5. For trip confirmation, travelers must pay 20% of the total trip cost up front.

6. You can pay the booking confirmation amount either by credit card or wire transfer. Both payment options are subject to additional bank service fees of up to 4% on top of the sum.

Pay deposit by wire transfer:
Pay to:
 Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd
Current A/c: 01908312510017
Paying Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd
Account Type: Foreign Currency (USD.)
Branch: Thamel
Bank Street Address: Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: HIMANPKA

Or

Payment for Booking:
Payment can be done through the below option:
Bank Transfer:
Account Name:
 Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd
Account Number: 0570010152240
Paying Bank: Mega Bank Nepal Limited
Account Type: Local Currency (Nepali.)
Address: Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: MBNLNPKA
Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of a client:
Risk and Liabilities:
(Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of the client)

7. The trip will be booked once the payment is made by the travelers. We will send you the confirmation letter via email and guarantee that you will receive all of the services listed in the itinerary.

8. The final payment must be submitted at the Mountain Magic Treks office or at the hotel where you will be staying before the tip departure. Otherwise, you will not be legitimate for the trip and no final documentation will be disclosed before payment.

9. Regarding the trip cancellation, we offer a free trip cancellation service upon submission of a trustable reason before 90 days of the departure date with adequate evidence and written reasons. 

10. If you cancel the trip 60 days prior to the departure date, then a 75% cancellation fee will be levied from the booking amount.

11. An 85% cancellation fee will be levied if you cancel the trip before 30 days of the trip's departure date.

12. The company will be unable to refund the earlier paid (20%) booking fee if you cancel the trek before 15 days of departure.

13. There will be no payment refund if you voluntarily leave or cancel the trip once it has started, but if you are forced to leave due to unforeseen immediate circumstances, then payment can be refunded after proper discretion.

14. We guarantee your safe and successful trip; however, the company reserves the right to cancel the trip if there will be no minimum number of travelers. The company will postpone or manage alternative trips in this condition.

15. If the company cancels the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances which are beyond our control (i.e. natural disaster, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, quarantine, government intervention policy, weather conditions), we will refund after deduction of the minimum operating cost involved.

16. If you want to change your booking date, the booking amendment request must be made 90 days prior to the original trip departure.

17. If trekkers demand to change the departure date prior to 60 days of the final departure, US $ 50.00 per person will be charged as a cancellation fee. The cost of the trip may also be increased if the market price soars higher during the postponed trip date.

18. The policy of our company is that trekkers must have an insurance policy contract if they want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks. The policy must feature medical coverage, air ambulance, helicopter evacuation facility, and flight cancellation insurance if possible.

19. Mountain Magic Treks and Expedition organizes various adventurous trips, which have a high-risk factor and demand more physical stamina and training. If you can’t accomplish the trek due to your physical inability or sickness, we are not obliged to refund the payment.

20. During the trip, there may be hindrances, obstacles, or circumstances such as political riots, insurgencies, accidents, climate change, or natural disasters. Make sure you are ready to deal with all of these problems.

21. The trip route, accommodation and modes of transport may be changed without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances. It is for your convenience and safety, so I hope you will display flexible human nature in this context.

22. While changing the route, transportation, accommodation, or itinerary due to the above circumstances, we may charge an additional fee or lower the cost as per the total expenses of the entire trek.

23. Mountain Magic Treks holds all the authority to decline, accept, detain, or retain any member of the trip if we find anyone suspicious or indisciplined. If you want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks, you must accept our leadership during the whole trip.

24. Mountain Magic Treks has contracted with a network of companies, the government of Nepal, and individuals to assist the travelers during the trip. These third parties are qualified to perform the duties as contracted. We are not liable in the event of loss, damage, or irregularities if the third parties don’t perform their duties properly.

25. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any law or rule violations committed by travelers in any country.

26. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Government of Nepal. No individual, including employees, representatives, or guides of the company, can alter the terms and conditions.

27. In exceptional circumstances, these terms and conditions may be waived by submitting a written request to the director. Only the director of the company has all the rights to amend them.

28. Travelers must be physically and mentally fit for the trek. It is compulsory to bring health certificates along with proper legal documents for trip approval if asked.

29. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any additional costs or compensation incurred as a result of a flight being canceled or delayed due to weather or other factors. We can manage alternative arrangements on special requests, which may require additional extra cost.

30. We have displayed authentic, genuine, and accurate information on our official website and brochure. If you notice any errors, incomplete or incorrect information, please notify us as soon as possible.

Please read all the terms and conditions mentioned above before making the bookings. You must abide by these conditions if you fancy trekking in the Himalayas with Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Trekking Equipment List

Trekking Equipment List:

If it’s too much to carry from your home country some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel as well.Most of the equipment is general and standard lists for all seasons while on trek, but may differ as per the season and duration of trekking and areas of your chosen trip.Sun hat or scarf

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu. 
  • Health requirements arranged Money: cash/credit card 
  • Down Sleeping bag and Down Jacket provided by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu
  • Lightweight Towel Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm 
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best Warm Hat 
  • Sunhat/bandana Sunglasses Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex Scarf 
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu) 
  • Sewing Kit Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants 
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure) 
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such a combination 
  • Running shoes or sandals for the evening 
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months. 
  • T-Shirts 2 or 3 Shirt - Long Sleeved Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable) 
  • Thermals upper and lower 
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.
Threat and Risk in Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is considered a moderate trek, but there are certain risks and threats that trekkers should be aware of. These include:

Altitude sickness: The trek takes place at high altitude, and trekkers may experience symptoms of altitude sickness such as headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath. It is important to acclimatize properly, to avoid altitude sickness and to be aware of the symptoms and the appropriate actions to take if they occur.
Weather: The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable and can change quickly. Trekkers should be prepared for all types of weather, including rain, snow, and high winds. It's important to have the appropriate clothing, footwear and shelter.
Trail conditions: The trail can be steep and rocky, and trekkers should be prepared for uneven terrain and loose gravel. It is important to be aware of your footing and to take your time.
Health concerns: Trekkers should be aware of their own physical limitations and should seek medical advice if they have any health concerns.
Safety and security: The trek takes place in a remote area and facilities are limited. It's important to be well-prepared, and to have a good guide, who is trained in first aid and emergency procedures, and who can provide valuable insights and information about the trek.
Environmental concerns: Trekkers should be aware of their impact on the environment and should follow best practices for sustainable and responsible tourism, such as leaving no trace and respecting the local culture and customs.
Overall, the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a rewarding and challenging experience. With the right preparation and mindset, and by being aware of the risks and threats, you can have an unforgettable trekking experience while minimizing the risks.

Trip Reviews (2)

Mountain Magic Treks

Ramon Scholl

10th Jun, 2022

Great guide, great trekking

Last August, My friend and I did a trekking through the Annapurna region. Phurba Sherpa was our guide and showed us the best places and helped us to get the most out of this experience. Since we were both inexperienced in trekkings, it was really great to have such an experienced guide, who was really friendly and personal throughout the whole adventure. However the weather conditions in August were (as expected) not too helpful for seeing the high peaks of the mountains, the extra information and experience of Mountain Magic Treks helped us to enjoy every piece of it.

Jason Kee

Jason Kee

1st Jan, 2023

The best experiance with Mountain Magic

Just back from the most amazing hike to Mardi Himal. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. Mountain Magic Treks is a professional and specialized company. Khem our guide was brilliant and helpful and always smiling. Keshap our porter made light work of carrying our bags. He also helped me by giving me my bag. I recommendMountain Magic Treks to everyone. Mr. Rewati responded promptly to all my questions and concerns, putting my mind at ease. Mardi Himal Base camp is a great hike if you don't want to be surrounded by lots of other hikers.

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