Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Highlights

  • View of Mount Annapurna, Mount Fish Tail, Mount Mardi and its Ranges
  • Panoramic Rhododendron and Oak Forest, Valleys, Landscapes, Flora and Fauna
  • Experience of Local Cultural And Community With Friendly Behavior
  • Entry-Easy level trek in the majestic Himalaya Annapurna's foothill
  • Makes a terrific gift for the adventure-seeking person in life 
  • Less crowded and less beaten trekking trails
  • Sightseeing of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu and naturally blessed Pokhara Valley

Are you seeking for less beaten trekking trail in the Annapurna region in Nepal? If so, we recommend you go with Mardi Himal Trek which is a newly opened trekking trail in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal trek is widely popular now as a moderate and a less crowded trekking trail in Nepal. Actually, Mardi Himal is popular as a hidden gem in the Annapurna region which invites trekking enthusiasts to explore it. There were no teahouses before 2011 in the Mardi Himal Trekking trail. It was popular as a camping trekking in the Annapurna region among a few trekkers.

Mardi Himal Trekking is a perfect choice for the trekkers to experience the core wilderness and capture breathtaking mountain views include Annapurna massif, Mardi Himal, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu. Moreover, the lush rhododendron, rhythmic waterfalls, and classical ethnic settlements will mesmerize us.

Mardi Himal Trekking begins either from Phedi or Kande after 1.30 hrs drive from Pokhara. To go to Pokhara from Kathmandu, we either drive or fly. If we choose to fly, it takes 30 minutes and our drive takes 7-8 hours. Phedi is the beginning point of many other treks like Annapurna Base Camp, Ghandrku Circuit Trekking and Australian Camp Trekking. We begin our hiking via beautiful traditional settlements and lush rhododendron. First, we ascend to Dhampus. Dhampus offers us spectacular views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre ( Fishtail). We further ascend to Forest Camp via dramatic landscapes. The trek goes through the miraculous rhododendron forest at the initial portion and eventually, the setting turns on the rugged trail dominated by the hard rock formation. We, ultimately, trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp via High Camp. The Mardi Himal Base Camp offers us miraculous Annapurna range including mesmerizing Machhapuchhre. On backtracking, we trek to Siding village and drive back to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we again take a drive or a short domestic flight to end our Mardi Himal Trek in Kathmandu. 

Besides Mardi Himal Trek, Luxury Holidays Nepal also offers various trekking packages in the Annapurna region like Ghorepani Poonhill TrekABC Trek with 5-star accommodation in citiesPoon Hill Sunrise Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek.  Contact us for any kind of customized trekking trip in Nepal. 

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN22
  • Duration12 Days
  • Pricefrom US$1160 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax02-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner Included

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What's Included

  • Airport/Hotel pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal or similar Category) and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • All accommodations in a standard guest house during the treks in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Luxurious tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Pokhara to the trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits and TIMS permit fees.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bags, city and trekking routes maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

Trip Map

Mardi Himal Trek Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport/Hotel pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal or similar Category) and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • All accommodations in a standard guest house during the treks in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Luxurious tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Pokhara to the trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits and TIMS permit fees.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bags, city and trekking routes maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

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Rated 5 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful Journey

Wonderful Journey

Rating:  

Wow!wow! it was an unbelievable trip to Mardi Himal that I had ever in entire life which was fulfilled by Luxury Holiday Nepal and their groups. They were supportive and generous with everything that the trip involves. LHN provided us with experience, an energetic and professional guide as per my request. As it is located in the Annapurna region, we observed high mountain landscape, the sunrise view was amazing and mesmerizing, it like magic! It felt like my dream came true into reality and it is only possible by this company. so I request all the visitors to visit Nepal throughout Luxury Holiday Nepal for your adventure experience of natural beauty.

, Australia

Amazing Mardi Himal Trekking

Amazing Mardi Himal Trekking

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Our trek was truly an amazing experience to Himalayas. The professionalism of the entire staff from Luxury Holidays Nepal and also Guide and porters could not have been better. Our guide (Ram) managed each of our requirements perfectly at all of the Tea houses. We couldn’t be more pleased with this experience.

 

, Australia

Awesome Time in Mardi Himal Base Camp!!

Awesome Time in Mardi Himal Base Camp!!

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We went on a 12 day trek to Mardi Himal Base camp and we were very lucky to have Ram as our guide. The trek was not very hard but great and was made even better because of Ram. He was really nice and caring guide and couldn’t do enough for us. He also made a nepali mean for us! Dal Bhat power 24hour! And a special thanks to Luxury Holidays Nepal for organizing this trek.

, Austria

Wonderful Mardi Himal trekking

Wonderful Mardi Himal trekking

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We booked the Mardi Himal trek, and not only was the trek wonderful but also Luxury Holidays Nepal provided us with wonderful tours of Kathmandu. Out trek guide and porters were strong and always concerned for our safety. A special shout-out to our patient and caring guide, Krishna. Our Kathmandu tour guides were also wonderful and added so much memory to our trip. We asked for changes mid-trip, and Luxury Holidays Nepal accommodated us immediately. It was a wonderful trek and very affordable. Thank you everyone!!!

, Australia

“Mardi Himal Trek”

“Mardi Himal Trek”

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We had a marvelous experience with Mountain Monarchs staying in tea houses, homestays with local families and camping high in the mountains. All logistical planning was excellent and the guides and porters all were professional, helpful and good company. A holiday of a life time. The additional trip to Chitwan was equally memorable.

Visited November 2016

, United Kingdom

“Poon Hill & Mardi Himal Base Camp”

“Poon Hill & Mardi Himal Base Camp”

Rating:  

A fantastic time from start to finish! Luxury Holidays Nepal was excellent - helping us plan an itinerary to make our visit to Nepal a trip of a life time. With their local expertise, the staff were brilliant - friendly, knowledgeable and great fun. Everything was well organized and nothing was too much trouble. Their customer service and the equipment they provided were really high quality. Great time thanks to a great company.  Have already recommended to a colleague.

Visited May 2016

, Australia

Accommodation
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 3/4-star hotels in Kathmandu and Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have an electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day. If you want the luxury accommodation of 5 stars in Kathmandu then contact us for cost detail. In Kathmandu, we will be staying at Timber House Nepal or Similar category and In Pokhara Mount Kailash Resort or similar category.

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Transportation on Journey
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicles for airport transferal and sightseeing and a Luxurious tourist bus for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu. Private vehicle for Pokhara-Phedi.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Communication during Journey: 
Mardi Himal Trek is an easy level trek so you can find the telephone and internet facilities in most of the places.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.

Tourist Visa Fee Details

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Updated Tourist Visa Fees

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

USD 3 per day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)

Late fee USD 5 per day

For more details please click here.

Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies are accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude-related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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