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Mardi Base Camp Trek - 9 Days

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Good to Know
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 4250
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation Teahouse

Highlights

  • Easy online booking system
  • The best-guaranteed service and price 
  • Professional guide with fluent english 
  • Daily Guaranteed Departure 
  • Stunning Scenery and Views 
  • Varied Terrain and Flora
  • Teahouse Accommodations
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp Exploration

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a nine-day captivating hike to the base camp of Mardi Himal in Nepal's Annapurna area that is perfect for nature lovers who want to get close to nature. A moderately tough trek covers a distance of about 64 kilometers, making it possible for a wide range of adventure seekers to join.

The Mardi Base Camp Trekking offers awe-inspiring views and encounters with renowned landmarks. Hikers will witness the majestic Machapuchare (Fishtail) Mountain and its untouched beauty. The hike also includes traversing through rhododendron forests, quaint villages, and terraced fields, offering glimpses into the rich local culture. The trek culminates at the Mardi Himal Base Camp, providing panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges

As you drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you can see beautiful views of the Himalayas. From Pothana to Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp, the hike goes through a variety of landscapes. It ends at the beautiful Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is 4,450 meters high. The path goes down through Siding Village, Lwang, and Khora Muk. It finishes at Khora Muk, from where you drive back to Pokhara. 

The trek to Mardi base camp has both moderate and challenging terrain. Trekkers should be in good shape for this route because it encompasses different heights and challenging sections, providing a rewarding and remarkable Himalayan experience.

Our company makes sure that 9 days trekking to Mardi base camp goes smoothly by offering experienced guides, comfortable lodging, and help with planning. Our Mardi Base Camp Trek package takes you deep into the Annapurna area on a trip you'll never forget. Don't wait—book your spot on this amazing journey right now.

Notes: Trekkers are advised to bring appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate clothing. It's recommended to have a moderate level of physical fitness for an enjoyable experience. Additionally, check the weather conditions and be prepared for altitude changes during the trek.

Attractions

  • Reveling the stunning panoramic vistas of Annapurna, Machapuchare, and Hiunchuli peaks
  • Escaping the crowds on this less-traveled route for a more intimate trekking experience.
  • Engaging with Gurung and Magar communities, gaining insights into their unique traditions.
  • Exploring lush rhododendron and oak forests, home to diverse flora and fauna.
  • Reaching the awe-inspiring Mardi Himal Base Camp for unparalleled mountain views.
  • Traverse through traditional villages and terraced fields, witnessing local life.
  • Strolling through peaceful forests adorned with blooming rhododendrons in spring
  • Encounter a varied terrain, from subtropical forests to alpine meadows, offering a visual feast.

Route

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek route starts in the beautiful city of Pokhara. The following day involves a drive to Kande and a trek to Pothana, a charming village surrounded by nature. Day three includes trekking to Forest Camp, navigating through rhododendron forests and absorbing the serenity of the Annapurna region.

Continuing the journey, day four leads from Forest Camp to High Camp via Low Camp, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. The trek reaches its pinnacle on day five with a visit to the Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4,450 meters, followed by a descent back to High Camp. Day six involves a descent to Siding Village, a cultural haven enveloped in the beauty of the Nepalese landscape.

The trek winds down from Siding Village to Lwang on day seven, offering  a mix of cultural experiences and natural wonders. Day eight includes hiking from Lwang to Khora Muk before concluding the adventure in Pokhara. The final day involves a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, allowing hikers to reflect on the diverse landscapes, cultural encounters, and personal achievements of the memorable Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.

Best Seasons

The best season for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) periods, making it an ideal adventure between late March to early June and September to November. 

During the spring season, the trekking trails come alive with vibrant rhododendron blooms, painting the landscape in a myriad of colors. The weather is mild and stable, offering clear skies and excellent visibility of the surrounding mountain ranges, including the iconic Machapuchare and Annapurna peaks.

In autumn, the post-monsoon period, the weather remains dry and the skies are generally clear, providing stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas. The crisp air and moderate temperatures make trekking comfortable during the day, while the evenings offer a cool respite. This season also allows for a crystal-clear view of the landscapes, making it a photographer's delight. The trails are well-defined, and the trekking conditions are at their best, ensuring a delightful and rewarding experience for participants.

Both spring and autumn offer a unique charm to the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, allowing trekkers to witness the natural beauty of the Annapurna region in its full glory. 

Why choose NTA?

  • Simple and Secure Online Booking System
  • Trip postponement services with flexible itineraries
  • Packages that include transportation (private or public vehicle, as requested by the client)
  • Certified NTA Trek Guide with fluent English
  • Years of Experience in the Trekking Field 
  • Record of 100% customer satisfaction in every trip
  • 24*7 available for customer service
  • Positive reviews and testimonials from previous trekkers
  • Expertly crafted itineraries considering the famous landmarks and hikers preferences as well
  • Trekking routes include breathtaking landscapes and diverse terrains
  • Prioritize the well-being of hikers with expert guides, proper acclimatization, and emergency protocols.
  • Emergency rescue service in case of unexpected situations.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Cost

We're thrilled to announce that advance bookings for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek in 2024 and 2025 are available. The Mardi Himal base camp trek cost for groups joining during the main trekking season is an all-inclusive $850 per person.

Our trekking approach is designed to cater to each trekker's preferences. As part of the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek package, you also have the option to go on a solo trek with a guide.

Please note that if you prefer a private trek for a group size ranging from 1 to 5 trekkers, the combined cost varies between $850 and $1550 per person. Selecting a private trek allows you the freedom to set your own pace, making it an excellent choice for families, groups of friends, or those seeking a more personalized experience.

Our specially crafted itinerary for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek in 2024 and 2025 ensures a seamless and memorable experience, starting from your arrival in Nepal and gracefully concluding as you depart.

Itinerary

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  • Duration6 to 7 hours (Drive)
  • Highest Altitude822 m (Pokhara)
  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel (twin sharing)

Our Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek begins with an early morning departure from Kathmandu. After a hearty breakfast, we start on a picturesque drive to Pokhara, a city nestled beside the serene Phewa Lake. The journey promises stunning views of rural landscapes, terraced fields, and glimpses of the towering Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges in the distance.

Upon reaching Pokhara, we enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant. Pokhara's charm, with its mix of tranquility and excitement, makes it the perfect starting point for our trek. We then check into our hotel to freshen up and get ready for the trek. Depending on the time, we can explore Pokhara's Lakeside, visit the World Peace Pagoda, or take a boat ride on Phewa Lake.

Later in the evening, we savor a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, enjoying both Nepali and international cuisine. This time is also a great opportunity to meet the trekking team, go over the itinerary, and gear up for the exciting adventure that lies ahead.

  • Distance: 201 km
  • Meals Included: Lunch 
  • Attractions of the day: a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, glimpses of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges, exploration of Pokhara's lakeside, and preparation for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.

  • DurationDrive: 1.5 hours / Trek: 4 to hours
  • Highest Altitude1,890 m (Pothana)
  • AccommodationTeahouse (twin sharing)

Our second day of the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek starts with a short drive to Kande from Pokhara. En route, we are treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges, with the journey serving not only as transportation but as a visual feast of lush green hills and terraced fields.

Once we get to Kande in the late morning, we smoothly shift into trekking mode, heading for Pothana. The trail takes us through beautiful rhododendron forests, giving us a refreshing vibe. As we climb, we're treated to awesome panoramic views of nearby peaks, making the trek even more special. 

Our day ends in Pothana, where we settle into a cozy teahouse or lodge. The rest of the afternoon is free for us to explore the village, chat with the locals, and take in the cultural richness. In the evening, we enjoy dinner with traditional food (according to the local teahouse menu) and rest for the day.

  • Trek Distance: Approximately 10 km

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (according to the local teahouse menu)

  • Attraction of the Day: Scenic drive from Pokhara to Kande, mesmerizing views of Annapurna and Machapuchare, trek through rhododendron forests, the quaint village of Pothana

  • DurationApproximately 6 hours
  • Highest Altitude2,600 m (Forest Camp)
  • AccommodationTeahouse (twin sharing)

Our third day begins with an energizing breakfast in Pothana as we prepare for the trek to Forest Camp. Beginning our journey in the morning, we navigate through charming trails that lead us deeper into the heart of the Annapurna region.

The trek to Forest Camp takes us through dense and enchanting forests, filled with the melodies of local birdlife. The route unveils stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, providing a serene and peaceful ambiance. As we ascend, the air becomes crisper, and the lush greenery of the forest creates a refreshing atmosphere.

By the afternoon, we reach Forest Camp, our destination for the day. Nestled amidst the woods, this camp offers a tranquil setting for us to relax and unwind. We can settle into the teahouse, take in the natural beauty surrounding us, or take a short stroll to explore the nearby surroundings.

In the evening, we enjoy dinner with traditional food (according to the local teahouse menu) and rest for the day.

  • Trek Distance: Around 10 km

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (according to the local teahouse menu)

  • Main Highlights: Enchanting forest trails, birdlife melodies, panoramic views, and tranquility at Forest Camp.

  • Durationapproximately 7 to 8 hours
  • Highest Altitude3,580 m (High Camp)
  • AccommodationTeahouse (twin sharing)

Our fourth day begins with a delicious breakfast in the morning, then we set out from Forest Camp, our starting point for the day. The trek takes us through the scenic route leading to High Camp, with a stopover at Low Camp along the way.

The trail from Forest Camp to Low Camp offers enchanting views of the surrounding forested landscapes. As we navigate through this stretch, we experience the gradual transition in vegetation and altitude. Low Camp provides a perfect spot to rest and recharge, offering picturesque views of the Himalayan scenery.

Continuing our journey in the afternoon, we ascend towards High Camp. The trail unveils breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped peaks and alpine meadows. The trek to High Camp is a gradual climb, allowing us to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. By late afternoon, we reach High Camp, our destination for the day. 

In the evening, we enjoy dinner with traditional food (according to the local teahouse menu) and rest for the day.

  • Trek Distance: around 16km 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (according to the local teahouse menu)

  • Main Attractions: Forested landscapes, transition in vegetation, Low Camp resting point, panoramic views en route to High Camp

  • Duration6 to 7 hours
  • Highest Altitude4,500m (Mardi Himal Base Camp)
  • AccommodationTeahouse (twin sharing)

Our fifth day of the Mardi Himal Trek starts with an early morning breakfast, then we ascend from High Camp to the breathtaking Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an elevation of 4,450 meters. 

Today's hike offers awe-inspiring views and a sense of accomplishment. As we reach base camp, we get to experience stunning surrounding peaks, including the Annapurna and Machapuchare. After soaking in the panoramic vistas and relishing the unique ambiance of the Mardi Himal Base Camp, we make our way back to High Camp. 

The descent allows for a different perspective of the stunning landscapes, ensuring a day filled with both challenge and reward. Arriving back at High Camp, we conclude the day's trek and in the evening, we enjoy dinner with traditional food (according to the local teahouse menu) and rest for the day.

  • Distance:  around 10 km

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Main Attractions: Mardi Himal Base Camp, spectacular mountain panoramas, Annapurna, and Machapuchare views.

  • Duration6 to 7 hours
  • AccommodationTeahouse (twin sharing)

Our sixth day of the Mardi Himal Trek begins with a nourishing breakfast at High Camp before we embark on a descent toward Siding Village. The trail challenges us with varying terrain, from snow-covered landscapes to rocky paths, offering a diverse and rewarding trekking experience.

As we make our way down, the majestic Himalayan peaks accompany us, creating a stunning backdrop for our journey. The descent leads us through a transition from icy slopes to lush forests, showcasing the rich biodiversity of the region.

Upon reaching Siding Village, nestled amidst the mountains, we are welcomed by the warm hospitality of the locals.nIn the evening, we enjoy a traditional dinner according to the local teahouse menu, reflecting on the challenges overcome and the beauty witnessed during our trek from High Camp to Siding Village.

  • Distance: Around 10 km
  • Accommodation: Teahouse (twin sharing)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Main Attractions: Diverse landscapes, cultural encounters in Siding Village, and the overall trekking experience in the Himalayas.

  • DurationApproximately 6 hours
  • AccommodationTeahouse (twin sharing)

On the seventh day of our Mardi trek, we bid farewell to the picturesque Siding Village and set our sights on the enchanting destination of Lwang. The day's hike takes us through a captivating blend of terraced fields, charming hamlets, and dense forests, offering a diverse tapestry of landscapes.

The trail to Lwang winds its way through the heart of the Himalayan foothills, providing us with glimpses of local life and culture. As we traverse the well-trodden path, we encounter friendly villagers going about their daily routines, showcasing the simplicity and warmth of mountain life. The day unfolds with each step, revealing not only the natural beauty of the region but also the resilience and hospitality of its inhabitants.

Upon reaching Lwang, we are greeted by the tranquility of this mountain haven. The day concludes with a sense of accomplishment as we settle into our accommodation in Lwang, sharing tales of the day's experiences and marveling at the cultural richness that surrounds us.In the evening, we enjoy a traditional dinner according to the local teahouse menu and rest for the day.

  • Distance: Around 12 km
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Main Attractions: Terraced fields, local villages, cultural interactions, and the serene beauty of Lwang.

  • DurationApproximately 4 hours
  • Accommodation3 Star hotel or similar

On the eighth and final day of our trek, we begin the trek from Lwang to Khora Muk. The trek begins with a descent through lush landscapes and charming villages, providing a fitting farewell to the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region.

As we approach Khora Muk, the trail reveals stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, allowing us to savor the last moments of the awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery. Khora Muk serves as a vantage point, offering a breathtaking perspective of the landscapes we've traversed over the past days.

Following our trek to Khora Muk, we bid farewell to the mountains and  begin on a scenic drive to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we settle down and for the rest of the day you can either explore near by places or rest for the day after having dinner.

  • Distance: Around 8 km
  • Mode of Transportation: local Transportation
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Main Attractions: Panoramic views from Khora Muk, scenic drive to Pokhara, and the sense of accomplishment at the end of the trek.

  • DurationApproximately 6-7 hours
  • AccommodationNot included (On your own)

On the ninth and final day of our trek, we bid farewell to the enchanting city of Pokhara and start on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. The journey takes us through diverse landscapes, from the tranquil shores of Phewa Lake to the winding mountain roads that lead us back to the bustling capital.

The drive back to Kathmandu offers a transition from the serene mountainous regions to the vibrant urban atmosphere, allowing us to appreciate the cultural and geographical diversity that Nepal has to offer.

Upon reaching Kathmandu, we conclude our journey with a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. The evening in Kathmandu provides an opportunity for relaxation, celebration, and perhaps a final exploration of the city's rich cultural offerings before bidding farewell to this Himalayan haven.

  • Mode of Transportation: Private vehicle
  • Distance: 220km
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Main Attractions: Scenic drive, reflections on the trek, and the return to the vibrant cityscape of Kathmandu.

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Customize Trip

What's Included

Airport Pickup and Drop-Off Services

  • International Arrival Pickup
  • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

Accommodations 

  • 2 Nights in Pokhara's Hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan)
  • 6 Nights in Local Tea Houses (Twin Sharing Basis)
  • If you want to upgrade the hotels, apply the Addons option.

Trekking Permits

  • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP Permit)
  • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

Transportation 

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by local transportation
  • Pokhara to Kande by  local transportation
  • Khora Muk to Pokhara by local transportation
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by local transportation

Food 

  • 9 Breakfast: Local and Continental Choices from Tea House Menu
  • 9 Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Tea houses
  • 7 Dinner: Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian Meals from the local tea houses Menu
  • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant

Guide/Porter Services

  • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years’ Experience)
  • All Meals for the guide or porter
  • Insurances for Guide & Porter
  • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates
  • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage Up to 20 KGs Max (only for group of 2 or more)
  • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team
  • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
  • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
  • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary 
  • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
  • All other expenses not included in the cost includes list.
  • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.
Add-Ons & Options

Upgrade Flight to Pokhara

If you desire a more comfortable flight experience from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you have the option to upgrade your flight. Kindly inform us in advance, and we will make the necessary arrangements for you. The additional cost of upgrading the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is USD 120. Enjoy a more luxurious journey with upgraded flight services.

Upgrade Flight to Kathmandu

If you desire a more comfortable flight experience from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you have the option to upgrade your flight. Kindly inform us in advance, and we will make the necessary arrangements for you. The additional cost of upgrading the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is USD 120. Enjoy a more luxurious journey with upgraded flight services. 

Upgrade hotel in Kathmandu 

If you wish a more luxurious stay in Kathmandu, you can upgrade your hotel accommodation. Please let us know in advance, and we will arrange it accordingly for you. The cost of upgrading hotels in Kathmandu is an additional USD 150 for two nights.

Upgrade Hotel in Pokhara 

If you prefer a more upscale lodging experience in Pokhara, you have the option to upgrade your hotel. Just inform us beforehand, and we will make the necessary arrangements. The additional charge for upgrading hotels in Pokhara is USD 150 for two nights.

Availability & Private Trip

For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

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Start DateStart: MondayMay 20, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayMay 28, 2024PricePriceUS $850StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: FridayMay 31, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayJun 08, 2024PricePriceUS $850StatusStatusGuaranteed

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is generally considered to be a moderate trek. This hike is  suitable for individuals who are physically healthy and have some prior trekking experience. The Mardi Himal route takes you through picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and lush forests, offering an exciting and memorable journey. Although the trek doesn't involve any technical climbing, there are steep ascents and descents, especially in the higher altitudes. The weather can also be unpredictable, ranging from warm and sunny to cold and snowy, adding an element of challenge. The trail might be slippery at times, so sturdy footwear is recommended. The accommodation along the route is basic but comfortable, and the local teahouses provide warm hospitality. 

Weather During Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

The weather during the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is quite diverse and can vary depending on the season. 

Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures and blooming rhododendron forests, creating a picturesque landscape. Daytime temperatures hover around 15-20 degrees Celsius (59-68 degrees Fahrenheit), offering pleasant trekking conditions. The skies are generally clear, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. 

Summer (June to August) brings warmer temperatures, with daytime highs ranging from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit). However, this season also comes with increased rainfall, so be prepared for occasional showers. 

Autumn (September to November) is considered the best time for trekking, with cool temperatures ranging from 10–15 degrees Celsius (50–59 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day. The skies are clear, offering stunning views of the Himalayas. 

Winter (December to February) brings colder temperatures, with daytime highs ranging from 5 to 10 degrees Celsius (41 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit). While the trek is still possible, be prepared for chilly conditions, especially at higher altitudes.

Elevation Gain During Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 

The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From there, the journey starts on the second day with a drive to Kande (1770 m), followed by a trek to Pothana. As you ascend, each day brings new landscapes and challenges, with the third day taking you from Pothana to Forest Camp (2600 m). The fourth day involves a trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3,580 m) via Low Camp (2,600 m), providing a significant elevation gain. The pinnacle of the trek occurs on the fifth day, as you reach Mardi Himal Base Camp at an impressive altitude of 4,500 meters before returning to High Camp.

To illustrate the elevation gain, here's a table outlining the altitude at the end of each day.

Starting point

Ending Point

Elevation Gain 

Difficulty

Kande (1770 m )

Pothana (1,890 m)

120m

easy

Pothana (1,890 m)

Forest Camp (2600 m)

710 m

moderate

Forest Camp (2600 m)

High Camp (3,580 m) via Low Camp (2,600 m)

980 m

moderate

High Camp (3,580 m)

Base Camp (4500 m)

920 m

moderate

Altitude Sickness During Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Altitude sickness is a common concern for trekkers heading to destinations like the Mardi Himal Base Camp. At higher altitudes, the air pressure decreases, leading to lower oxygen levels, and some people may experience altitude sickness as a result. 

This condition can be seen in symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. It's essential for trekkers to acclimatize gradually, allowing their bodies to adjust to the changing conditions. Adequate hydration, proper nutrition, and regular breaks are crucial to minimizing the risk of altitude sickness. 

Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an elevation of around 4,500 meters, poses a moderate risk of altitude-related issues. Trekkers are advised to be mindful of their bodies, listen to their guides, and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey to this stunning Himalayan destination. If symptoms persist or worsen, it's crucial to descend to lower altitudes promptly, as severe altitude sickness can be dangerous.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Permits

Permist are the necessary documents that are mandatory for trekking in Nepal. The permits required for the Mardi Himal trek typically include the Local Permits, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card. The ACAP aims to preserve the natural beauty of the Annapurna region, while the TIMS card helps in tracking trekkers for their safety. The best part is, these permits will be arranged by us in advance, ensuring a hassle-free experience for you. So, all you need to do is focus on enjoying the stunning scenery, and the paperwork will be taken care of before the trek begins. It's a seamless process designed to make your Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Food During Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 

Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is not just a feast for the eyes with its stunning mountain views; it's also a culinary adventure that satisfies your taste buds along the way. The trekking packages for Mardi Base Camp typically include meals, ensuring that you're well-fed and energized throughout your journey. The meals are designed to provide a balance of nutrition and energy needed for trekking at high altitudes.

Expect a variety of dishes, ranging from hearty breakfasts to warm and comforting dinners. You'll likely encounter a mix of local and international cuisine, with options like dal bhat (a traditional Nepali dish), pasta, rice, vegetables, and more. The meals are not only delicious but also essential for maintaining your stamina during the trek. Dining amidst the breathtaking landscapes adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the overall trekking experience.

Accommodation During Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 

Accommodation is an essential aspect that ensures your comfort throughout the journey. Our Mardi base camp trekking packages typically include accommodation, making it convenient for our trekkers. The accommodations for Mardi Himal Base Camp are basic teahouses.

The accommodations provided are basic yet cozy, offering a rustic charm that aligns with the natural surroundings. It's important to note that the accommodation is usually arranged on a twin-sharing basis, which promotes a spirit of companionship among the trekkers. This means you'll be paired with a fellow trekker to share a room, enhancing the social aspect of the adventure.

While the facilities may be simple, the warmth of the accommodations, coupled with the breathtaking mountain views, creates a unique and memorable experience. After a day of trekking through the picturesque landscapes, returning to these cozy lodgings becomes a welcome respite, allowing you to recharge for the next day's adventure.

Travel Insurance For Mardi Base Camp Trek

Traveling to Mardi Himal Base Camp is an exciting adventure, and having travel insurance is like having a safety net for your journey.

Imagine this insurance as your travel guardian angel. It's there to make sure you're covered in case unexpected hiccups pop up during your trek. Whether it's a sudden illness, an unexpected flight delay, or a misplaced bag, travel insurance has your back. If you need medical assistance or evacuation from the mountainous terrain, your insurance is your go-to hero. It's like having a reliable friend on standby, ready to help you out when you least expect it. 

So, before you begin the Mardi Himal trek, consider getting travel insurance. It might just be the unsung hero of your adventure, ensuring you have a worry-free and enjoyable journey to the breathtaking base camp.

Mardi Base Camp Trek Packing List 

Here is the general packing list for Mardi Himal trekking. Also, remember to adjust the packing list based on the season and specific requirements for your Mardi Base Camp trek.

Clothing:

  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Insulated jacket
  • Breathable base layers
  • Fleece or soft-shell jacket
  • Quick-drying trekking pants
  • Thermal gloves and hat
  • Trekking socks and gaiters

Footwear:

  • Waterproof trekking boots
  • Comfortable hiking sandals or shoes for camp

Gear:

  • Backpack (30–40 liters)
  • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories:

  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Water purification tablets or filters
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Towel and toiletries

Electronics:

  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Portable charger
  • Travel adapter

Documents:

  • Passports and necessary permits
  • Travel insurance details
  • Emergency contact information

Snacks:

  • Energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits

Miscellaneous:

  • Lightweight duffel bag or daypack
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Trekking poles
  • Multi-tool or knife

Note: If you need any kind of help packing, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We'll be happy to help. If you haven't packed yet but are thinking about it, our guide will help you by showing you different stores where you can buy or rent your things in Nepal.

Important Notes For Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 

Here are a few things that you need to know for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek:

  • Gradual acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness.
  • Do not neglect if you are showing any symptoms of altitude sickness.
  • Always listen to your guide and follow instructions accordingly.
  • Stay hydrated and listen to your body.
  • Check weather forecasts before trekking.
  • Pack accordingly for varying temperatures.
  • Keep identification and permits handy.
  • Prepare with cardiovascular and strength exercises.
  • Consult a doctor if you have health concerns.
  • Layered clothing for temperature variations
  • Quality trekking gear, including a sturdy backpack.
  • Carry energy snacks and stay hydrated with safe water.
  • Have emergency contacts and communication devices.
  • Practice responsible trekking, leaving the environment as you found it.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Obtain comprehensive travel insurance.
  • Ensure coverage for medical emergencies and evacuations.
  • Be mindful of local customs and traditions.
  • Respect wildlife and the environment.
  • Follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" to minimize your environmental impact. 
  • Dispose of waste responsibly.
  • Carry a list of emergency contacts, including local authorities, embassy, and your trekking agency.
  • Be mentally prepared for the challenges and enjoy the stunning views and unique experiences that the Mardi Himal trek offers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1. Are there separate permits for the Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal Trek?

    The ACAP and TIMS card cover various treks in the Annapurna region, including the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. Separate permits are not required for each trek.

  • Yes, altitude sickness can affect anyone, irrespective of fitness level. It is crucial to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms.

  • Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a backpack, sleeping bag, toiletries, and a first aid kit. A detailed packing list is typically provided by the trek organizers.

  • Trekking poles can be beneficial, especially during descents. While some teahouses may have rental options, bringing your trekking poles ensures a comfortable fit.

  • Yes, both Kathmandu and Pokhara have numerous stores where you can purchase or rent trekking gear and equipment.

  • It's recommended to keep your backpack weight manageable, ideally around 10-15 kg. Pack only essential items to ensure a comfortable trek.

  • Trekkers need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

  • Permits can be obtained upon arrival in Kathmandu or Pokhara. However, you don't have to worry about it, as we will obtain it on your behalf in advance.

  • While photography is generally allowed, it's important to respect local customs and ask for permission before photographing people. Drone usage may be restricted.

  • Basic medical facilities are available in some villages, but it's essential to carry a personal medical kit. In emergencies, evacuation to lower altitudes may be necessary.

  • Yes, comprehensive travel insurance, including coverage for medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and evacuation, is highly recommended for all trekkers.

  • The insurance should cover emergency medical expenses, evacuation, trip cancellations, and loss of personal belongings. Confirm that it includes trekking at high altitudes.

  • While it's possible to purchase travel insurance in Nepal, arranging it in your home country allows for better coverage and comprehensive planning.

  • Provide details of the trek, including the itinerary, maximum altitude reached, and any pre-existing medical conditions. This ensures that your insurance covers potential risks associated with the trek.

  • Teahouses provide basic toilet facilities. While some may have western-style toilets, squat toilets are more common. Carry your toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

  • Phone signal and internet connectivity are available in some villages, but it may be intermittent. Local SIM cards can be purchased in Kathmandu or Pokhara for communication.

  • Credit card usage is limited along the trekking route. It's advisable to carry enough cash, preferably in Nepalese Rupees, for expenses during the trek.

  • Respect local customs and traditions. Learn a few basic Nepali phrases, dress modestly, and seek permission before taking photographs, especially of local people. Engaging with locals in a friendly manner enhances the cultural experience.

  • It's advisable to bring your sleeping bag, as teahouses may have limited or basic bedding. Having your sleeping bag ensures comfort and warmth.

  • The ideal trekking seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the weather is stable and the views are clear. Winter treks are possible but entail colder temperatures.

  • While there are limited ATMs in Pokhara, it's advisable to carry enough cash for the trek, as remote areas may not have banking facilities. Tea houses usually accept cash only.

  • Yes, the itinerary can be tailored to your preferences. Additional rest days or side trips can be arranged with prior notice to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trek.

  • Trekking durations vary, but on average, you can expect 5-7 hours of walking per day. The itinerary is designed to acclimatize gradually and ensure an enjoyable trekking experience.

  • The itinerary includes only a few hours of trekking and rest days for acclimatization at strategic points. Adequate rest, hydration, and a gradual ascent help minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

  • Yes, the itinerary may be adjusted based on weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances to ensure the safety and well-being of trekkers.

  • Accommodations are primarily teahouses, providing basic amenities. Rooms are usually twin-sharing with communal bathrooms. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, standard hotels are included.

  • Teahouses along the trekking route typically offer hot water for showers, often for an additional fee. However, be prepared for basic facilities.

  • Yes, the Mardi Himal Trek is considered moderate and is suitable for trekkers with a reasonable fitness level. However, some uphill and downhill sections require stamina and endurance.

  • Charging facilities may be available in teahouses, but it's recommended to bring a portable charger. Charging fees may apply, and electricity availability can be limited.

  • Meals in teahouses include a variety of local and international dishes such as dal bhat, noodles, pasta, and rice. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice.

  • It's advisable to drink bottled or purified water. Avoid untreated tap water to prevent waterborne illnesses. Tea houses also provide hot water for refilling reusable bottles.

  • Yes, teahouses offer vegetarian and vegan meal options. Inform your guide about your dietary preferences, and they will ensure suitable meals are arranged.

  • Bringing your snacks is recommended. While teahouses provide meals, having energy bars, nuts, and snacks can be convenient during the trek.

  • Adequate hydration, gradual acclimatization, and a well-paced ascent are crucial. It's also advisable to consult a healthcare professional before the trek.

  • Symptoms include headache, nausea, and dizziness. If symptoms worsen, descending to a lower altitude is the primary treatment. Diamox can be considered under medical advice.

Testimonials
What Our Clients Say
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    Mark AndrewUnited States,November 22, 2023

    Solo trek to Mardi Base camp

    Mardi Base Camp solo trek was an absolute blast! The trail took me through cool forests and awesome mountain views. I found a friendly guide through a trekking company who made the journey even more exciting by sharing cool facts about the places we passed. The trek was well-marked, and I felt safe the whole time. The villages along the way were welcoming, and I met some interesting folks. A big shout-out to the Nepal Tourism Board for keeping the trek in great shape. Solo trekking on Mardi Himal was a fantastic adventure, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a solo journey filled with nature and good vibes.

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    Cassie SmithUnited States,November 08, 2023

    Mardi Trek with NTA

    My partner and I went on the Mardi Trek, and it was an incredible experience. The trekking route was so beautiful, with amazing mountain views and cool forests. Having a guide was super helpful; they knew a lot about the places we visited and made sure we were safe. The trails were easy to walk, and the people in the villages were really nice. Shoutout to the NTA for making this trek so awesome. It was a perfect adventure for us as a couple, surrounded by the stunning Himalayas. We loved every moment of it!

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