Mardi Himal Trek

Astonishing Mardi Himal Trek is located just the eastern part of the most popular and famous trekking trail in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp trek. This trail mostly covers the masked Landscape of the Annapurna region, awe-inspiring glacial valleys, and alpine lush green forest. Mardi Himal trek is still an unseen gem, where only a few people make the way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp which is outstandingly positioned at the base of the most iconic mountain Mt. Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) and base of the Mardi Himal. The trek is normally known as an Eco-Tourism trail that crosses through the small winding paths, dense rhododendron forest, and diverse vegetation. The landscape changes quite unexpectedly into a rugged high mountain, which offers spectacular views of snowcapped mountains like Mt. Machapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna ranges. 

Highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek takes you to the lap of the Annapurnas, where you will be hiking through the land of incredible biodiversity, landscapes, and perfectly shaped terrain. The spectacular backdrops of Himalayan peaks like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna is undoubtful highlights of Mardi Trek. 

Trekking in Mardi Himal also means you’ll also get to have a cultural experience in both rural and urban areas. During this trip, you will explore the most beautiful and picturesque city, Pokhara, where you can also explore the different cuisine, walking near Phewa lake, boating, fishing, paragliding, and many more activities will definitely be the most influenced factor of Mardi Himal Trek. Once you reach the village area, you will see the diverse ethnic community like Limbu, Rai, Magar, and Chhetri, which also help you to learn about their culture and lifestyle. This exciting combination of natural beauty and diverse cultural aspects is the reason, that makes the Mardi Himal Trek truly beautiful.  

More Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Trek through the less crowded and newly opened trail can offer the experience of the off-beaten virgin path of Nepal. 
  • Experience the closest view of the Annapurna mountains range and most iconic mountain, Machapuchhre (also called Mt. Fishtail) including the snow-capped mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Mardi Himal, Heauchuli, Nilgiri, and many more. 
  • Trek through the traditional mountain village, lush green jungle, and unrevealed majestic natural beauty.
  • Experience of local culture, traditional villages, and warm hospitality from the locals. 
  • Breathtaking view of the sunset over fishtail from Mardi high camp.

 How difficult Mardi Himal Trek?

Normally Mardi Himal Trek is considered an easy to moderate level hiking trail. The walking distance is shorter and easier and you won’t gain much altitude in a single day. Also, the maximum altitude is nearly 4200m, So, this altitude is common for high mountain trekking. The longest day will be hiking from high camp to base camp and back to high camp. The risk of altitude sickness will be less as we won’t spend much time at higher altitudes. Still, plenty of water, proper rest, and sufficient food will take you easily to the most famous and beautiful trekking trail in Nepal. However, a narrow path. Steep slope might be the problem while trekking, so it’s better to be aware of it. 

Best Season for the Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal trek can be done around the year since the altitude is quite normal as compared to high mountain trekking and also it's moderate in trekking grading. Despite this, there is always favorable weather for the amazing view of mountains and landscapes. Spring and Autumn are the best season to trek in all the Himalayan regions of Nepal and including Mardi as well. Spring generally arrives in February and lasts until May. This season is best for a long day with mild weather and a brightly colored landscape filled with wildflowers and diverse colors rhododendron bloom. Autumn normally occurs from September and lasts until November end. This season is an excellent choice mostly for the photographers because you can see the clear blue sky which offers an amazing view of mountains and sunset and sunrise over such snow-capped mountains are the stunning view ever. 

Besides Mardi Himal Trek, Luxury Holidays Nepal also offers various trekking packages in the Annapurna region like Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, ABC Trek with 5-star accommodation in cities, Poon 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$900 / 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 Timber House
  • 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

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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

Days

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

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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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