Trip Fact

Trip Duration 3 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Price US $ 390
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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Trip Highlights

  • Newly found and less crowded trek in Nepal
  • A safe and instant online booking system
  • No credit card fees on booking amount
  • Free trip cancellation and postponement
  • Immense Cultural and traditional experience
  • Calm and short eco-friendly trek
  • The best perspective on mountains such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Mount Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal, and Mount Manaslu
  • Stone-paved and remote trail through rhododendron, pine, magnolia, and oak forest
  • Wonderful and remote settlements like Deurali/Dhampus, and Sidding with its cultural and traditional influences
  • Blue and white markings on the trees to show the path; hence, it becomes helpful to find the path easily
  • Thirteen years' experience team
  • Cost-effective trek in Nepal

Mardi Himal Base Camp 3 Days trek is the shortest route to the base camp of Mardi Himal on the Annapurna shade of Nepal. This 3 days Mardi Base Camp trek leads you to the lap of high mountains, green and shaded hills, terrace and forest tracks, and cloudy mound in a very short period of time. Mardi Himal is elevated to the height of 5,587 meters with its base camp at height 4,500 meters. It is located underneath the Fishtail Mountain of height 6,993 meters. Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) is also known as the Virgin Mountain, as it is forbidden to submit it, and there are no records of its expedition till the date. Mountains other than Machhapuchhre, observed during the trial and from the base camp are Mount Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal.

3 Days Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek starts from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara. Along the journey, we drive from Pokhara to Dhampus/Deurali. From there, the trekking begins. We trek to Low Camp via Forest Camp and halt there. The next day, we reach Mardi Himal High Camp from the Low Camp, crossing over the most beautiful Badal Danda (Cloud Hill). Finally, on the third day, we arrive at Mardi Himal Base Camp, the final destination of this whole journey. And, likewise, descend to Sidding and catch a ride all the way to Pokhara.

Pokhara -> Dhampus/Deurali (by vehicle) -> Low Camp (hike) -> High Camp (hike) -> Mardi Himal Base Camp (hike) -> Sidding (hike) -> Pokhara (by vehicle)

NOTE: This is the three days trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp from Pokhara. But, if you are in Kathmandu and wish to perform the same trekking itinerary, it is also possible. For this, one needs to take an early flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and start the journey. Also, if you want a road trip between Pokhara and Kathmandu, there will be a need for an extension of days in the designated schedule. Easy customization of the trip is available with Nepal Trek Adventure & Expedition. For more information and any kind of inquiries, feel free to contact us at +977 9851017030 (for Nepal) and +1 210 390 9390 (for USA/Canada). We are available in Viber, Skype, WhatsApp, and WeChat. With these contact details, you will be in direct touch with the managing director of the company, Binod Sapkota.

Mardi Himal 3 Days Trek Details

  • Trip Destination: Annapurna Region of Nepal
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,500 meters (Mardi Himal Base Camp)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1,400 meters (Pokhara)
  • Start Point: Pokhara
  • End Point: Pokhara
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Group Size: 1 to 12 people in a group
  • Walking hours per day: 3 to 8 hours
  • Best Time to Trek: September, October, November, March, April, and May

Nepal Trek Adventure & Expedition organizes this 3 days’ trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp at a cheaper and reasonable cost. Our itinerary is pure and does not resonate with previously provided ones. This power-packed itinerary is easily accessible with NTA's collaboration, by means of customization and tailor-made facilities as well. We offer group joining facility for the ones who want to unite with other and stroll on. A private or solo trip is likewise obtainable as per your demand. Check-in towards our fixed departure section for pre-defined dates and easy booking. We offer the best deals for the years of Visit Nepal 2020, 2021, and 2022.

What is the height of Mardi Himal and Mardi Himal Base Camp?

The height of Mardi Himal is 5,587 meters and the height of Mardi Himal Base Camp is 4,500 meters.

What types of food and accommodation is available during this trek?

The typical Nepali food (Dal, Bhat, chapatti, spinach, and grilled vegetable) along with some international cuisines like Italian, Chinese, and Indian varieties are available throughout the trek. Fried pies, pancakes, and spaghetti are also presented. Tea houses, hotels, and lodges are preferred for accommodation.

How difficult is Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?

Mardi Himal 3 Days Base Camp Trek is not much difficult and hence it is rated from easy to moderate grade of trekking. The individuals with a normal physical condition can easily complete the trail. There might be some strain during the steep ascends and descends, but those can be minimized with the usage of kneecaps, trekking poles and appropriate rest after some walk. Too much cold can be the problem for some to walk along, especially for those who have a breathing problem and are afflicted easily by cold. Too much cold can freeze the hands and legs too. Most importantly, do not rush and do not panic in any situation.

Can I extend my trekking days with the same route of 3 days Mardi Base Camp Trek?

Yes, of course, you can extend your trekking days for this 3 Days Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, with the same route. For any kind of changes and modifications, feel free to contact us, and we will organize the trip as per your feasible schedule and requirement.

Is there any age limit for Mardi Himal Trekking?

No, there is no age limit for Mardi Himal 3 Days trekking. Anyone with a normal physical condition can complete this trek easily. Just be careful about your breath and walking rate.

What are the major attractions of 3 Days Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?

The major attractions of 3 Days Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek are mountain panorama (on Annapurna, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre), Mount Manaslu, Mardi Himal, and Mount Dhaulagiri), pine, oak, spruce and magnolia trees, forest-way and stone-steps, blue and white markings on trees to direct the trekkers, spots like Deurali/Dhampus, Forest Camp, Low Camp, High Camp, Pokhara, and Sidding, river, cascades and springs, terrace land, suspension bridges, and more.

What should I do if I get sick during Mardi 3 Days Trek?

There is less possibility of getting sick during Mardi 3 Days Trek. But nothing can be predicted while you are in nature. In any kind of situation, do not panic and rush. It can make the situation worse. The guide will be there with you. So, follow the instructions provided by him. If it is a minor situation, s/he will handle that and in case of some critical situation, descend back to a lower altitude immediately.

What type of trek is better, guided or independent?

It is not that hard to find the way to Mardi Himal Base Camp, as the route is marked with white and blue strips on the trees and the rock. When there come two or three ways, the right path is directed with arrows on stones and mud. There is no chance that one will miss the path or head in the wrong direction. Getting accommodation is also easy. You just need to arrive at the hotel and ask for the room. This trek may be tough for inexperienced hikers; that is all because of higher altitude, cold, steep ascents and descents, unpredictable weather and climate condition. We recommend having guided trek, as it will help in marching the path with no trouble, finding food and accommodation, and dealing with any situations in the Himalayas. NTA provides well-experienced, licensed and English Speaking guides for your trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp for 3 Days.

Can I start Mardi Himal Base Camp trek from Kathmandu?

Yes, of course. You can start your trek and end your trek via Kathmandu. Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek eventually starts from Pokhara; so firstly, there is the need of reaching Pokhara at first. For this Pokhara Kathmandu interconnection, there is the availability of public vehicles (tourist bus), private vehicles (jeep, van, car, and micro-buses), and air flights.

Kathmandu Pokhara by Tourist Bus

The tourist bus leaves early in the morning at the time between 07:00 AM and 07:30 AM, from Kathmandu/Pokhara Bus Park. It will take around 6 to 7 hours to complete the distance. But the time always varies according to the road and weather conditions. The bus stops two times on the way for breakfast and lunch. The total cost cited for this road transport ranges from USD 15 to USD 30. Cost varies according to the quality and luxury level of the bus. Book your Tourist Bus Ticket Here

Kathmandu Pokhara by Private Car/van

The private car/van leaves the city according to your time. Being early or being late does not matter at all, as you will be moving as per your requirement and flexibility. Also, you can choose the vehicle as per your group size. The transport will reach at your place, upon your one call. It will take around 5 to 6 hours to complete the distance via private car/van. The total cost cited for this road transport ranges from USD 130 to USD 150. Cost varies according to the type of vehicle and level of luxury offered. Book your Private Car/Van Here.

Kathmandu Pokhara by Domestic flights

There is altogether 17 flight departure per day between Kathmandu and Pokhara. It takes about 25 to 30 minutes to complete the distance. The total cost cited for Kathmandu Pokhara domestic flight is USD 120 per person, for the foreigner. Flight tickets will be easily available in off-seasons. But in on-seasons, it is very hard to find the ticket. So, there is the need for booking the flight ticket as soon as possible, as the flights remain jam-packed with both country insiders and outsiders. Book your Kathmandu Pokhara Domestic Flight Here

Everyday departure is available for Visit Nepal 2020, 2021, and 2022 at an attractive cost and offers!!!

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Drive to Dhampus/Deurali and Trek to Low Camp
  • Day 02:Trek to High Camp
  • Day 03:Hike to Base Camp, Trek Down to Sidding and Drive to Pokhara

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Drive to Dhampus/Deurali and Trek to Low Camp Today, we drive from Pokhara to Deurali or Dhampus. It will take around 2 to 4 hours to reach there. We pass through the rough and remote way, observing the rhododendron, oak, and spruce forest. Small cascades, waterways, and settlement will elapse on the way. Reaching Dhampus/Deurali is followed by ascending to the Low Camp via Forest Camp. We will complete the distance by means of walking for around 6 to 7 hours. We follow the trail-side through the forest ways, stone steps, roots' steps, and some bushy edges. There is no chance that we miss the path or move through the wrong path. It is because there are presented the blue and white markings on the trees, following which one will surely reach the destination. After reaching Low camp and checking in to the hotel, we will freshen up and stay side to the fireplace in dining to make our body warmer. Stay overnight at a hotel in the Low camp.

    Driving Time: 2 to 4 hours
    Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 2,970 meters
    Minimum Altitude: 1,400 meters
    Breakfast at: Pokhara
    Lunch at: Forest Camp
    Dinner at: Low Camp
    No. of hotels/lodges: 6
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Mountains Viewed: Fishtail Mountain/Machhapuchhre (6,993 meters), Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), Manaslu Ranges and Annapurna Massifs
    Major Attractions of the Day: Pokhara City, off-road drive, forest-way, stone-steps, roots' steps, Rhododendron and spruce, fireplace, small tea houses, a cluster of hotels, sunrise view, and floating clouds panorama
  • Day 02:Trek to High Camp Today we start the day with an early morning wake-up and breakfast at Low Camp. We start our trek of the day with poles and boots on. Along the way, we pass through the maximum steep ascends and some straight forest-trail. After 45 to 60 minutes of ascending, we reach Badal Danda (Cloud Hill). From here, the view of floating clouds underneath and 180 degreed mountains is way beyond imagination. We spend some moments there are move further to high camp. It will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach there. The steep and slippery rocks, whitish bushes and foggy (cloudy) hill-side paths are the major track to follow. The views on the hills, mountains, clouds, and cluster of tea houses and hotels are likewise the mains of the day. Stay overnight at a hotel in high camp.

    Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 3,580 meters
    Minimum Altitude: 2,970 meters
    Breakfast at: Low Camp
    Lunch/Dinner at: High Camp
    No. of hotels/lodges: 5
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Mountains Viewed: Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre – 6,993 meters), Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), Manaslu Ranges and Annapurna Massifs
    Major Attractions of the day: Forest Camp, Low Camp, High Camp, whitish bushes, steep and slippery black rocks, Badal Danda (Cloud Hill), floating clouds underneath, forest-way and stone-steps, High Camp hotels and tea houses, rhododendron, oak, and spruce forest
  • Day 03:Hike to Base Camp, Trek Down to Sidding and Drive to Pokhara Today, we wake up early at around 4 and start our stroll towards Base Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp. It is the last destination of this whole trekking journey. It takes around 3 to 4 hours to arrive at Mardi Himal Base Camp. We spend some moments on the base camp enjoying the high snowy Himalayas, natural environment with flora and fauna, and more. We return to high camp and breakfast and plunge back to Sidding via Badal Danda and Low Camp. Descend is steeper and more dangerous than ascend, as there are lots of slippery soils, mud, and pebbles. Careful steps should be taken to prevent any harm to the legs and body. It will take around 2 hours to reach Badal Danda. At Badal Danda, we have lunch and move further. From here, it will take around 4 to 5 hours to reach Sidding. From here, we take a transport to Pokhara. It will take around 4 hours to reach Pokhara. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

    Driving Time: 4 hours
    Walking Time: 9 to 10 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 4,500 meters (Mardi Himal Base Camp)
    Minimum Altitude: 1,400 meters (Pokhara)
    Breakfast at: High Camp
    Lunch at: Sidding
    Dinner at: Pokhara
    No. of hotels/lodges: 100+
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Mountains Viewed: Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre – 6,993 meters), Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), Manaslu, Mardi Himal (5,587 meters), and Annapurna Massifs
    Major Attractions of the day: Mardi Himal Base Camp, Badal Danda, exotic flora and fauna, traditional Sidding Village, rivers crossing the roadways, suspension bridges, wooden bridges, and the lake city: Pokhara

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups upon your arrival and a drop off at the end of your trip
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • All needed ground transportation by private car/vehicles to trekking starting/ending points as per itinerary
  • Complete trekking information before starting the trek (In Kathmandu or Pokhara)
  • Nepalese cultural welfare dinner at the end of the tour/trek on your choice
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during the trekking only (Twin sharing basis)
  • An experienced English speaking, License holder Trekking Guide (Local Guide) or Guide cum Porter
  • Trekking Porter (Strong Local Sherpa) for carrying your luggage is provided for a minimum group of 2 people (2 Guest Sharing 1 Porter)
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, Accommodations and local tax for Guide/Guide cum Porter/Porter
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire

Note: There will be an English speaking Guide cum Porter provided to you for this trekking when your booking is applied for a single person. However, we accept your booking for the everyday departure of this trekking throughout the year. We provide trekking for solo, private group or group joining basis to ABC. Group joining is possible only during the main seasons of the year.

Cost Excludes

  • International flight tickets to Nepal & return
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Return
  • Hotels in Pokhara (We can make a booking in extra cost)
  • Ground transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (By Tourist Bus or Private Car/Vehicles)
  • Nepal entry visa fees - On Arrival Visa Fee (15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude to your guide, porters, guide cum porter and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation or any meals in Pokhara/Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Your travel insurance (Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.

Food during Mardi Himal Base Camp 3 Days Trek

During this 3 Days trek to Mardi Base Camp, one will get the proper supplement of typical Nepali food like Dal Bhat Tarkari, with the motivation Dal Bhat Power 24 Hours. There is also the availability of some continental cuisines like Italian, Indian and Chinese, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, wrapped up within the package. These foods are fresh, organic and hygienic, as they are self-grown and nourished. The bought and brought foods are also fresh and eligible to eat. Apart from heavy dishes, bread, pancakes, spaghetti, coffee, salads, etc. are available for nourishment.

Accommodation during Mardi Himal Base Camp 3 Days Trek

During this 3 Days trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp, accommodation will be offered at the selected hotel, as per your requirement. Rooms are offered according to a sharing basis. The private room is also accessible but at an extra cost. The luxury facilities like hot drinking water, hot shower, room heater, luxury beds, extra folding beds, Wi-Fi, etc. are likewise available but at extra cost. There are the dining rooms in some hotels circling tables, chairs, fireplace, and folding beds, where one can spend time enjoying the heat and meal.

Best Time for Mardi Himal Base Camp 3 Days Trek

Autumn/Pre-winter (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May) are the best seasons for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. During pre-winter, the atmosphere is warm and dry which is entirely sensible. The spring season is likely the best time. It is when Rhododendron grows and dry leaves turn green. There is greenery all around. The summer/monsoon (June, July, and August) and winter seasons (December, January, and February) are less conspicuous than pre-winter and spring. The temperature diminishes underneath 0 degrees during winter in the Mardi Base Camp. So this trek is less pervasive in winter because of solidifying cold in the locale. In any case, the trekking is possible in case you pass on enough basic trekking gears with you. During storm season, overwhelming rainfalls during the night and in the night make the trekking trails tricky and sloppy.

Freedom of Panorama

There is not any restriction for clicking the photographs and videos during this 3-days trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail goes through the forest-way and stone-steps, which include some steeps, grassy pastures, and pebbled way. Strolling around with lesser concentration on the way and more on camera can lead to an unsafe journey. But impeding at the spots and capturing the moments on memories is the best way. Likewise, if there are some photo-restricted-areas, then, have photos only after the consent of local individuals.

Backpack Essentials for Mardi Himal Base Camp 3 Days Trek

It is a very essential aspect of this trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp of 3 days. Your comfort and proper existence in the trek are determined by the quantity and kinds of stuff you carry throughout. Some of the important kinds of stuff one must carry are trekking poles, trekking shoes (or any shoes with good grips), trekking trousers, hi-necks, comfort t-shirts, woolen caps, and hats, chocolates, bars, and mint candies, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, moisturizers, chewing gums, rain covers or raincoat, mask, and handkerchief, earplug, ear-covers, sanitary pads, cotton, wet and dry wipes, and more. First aid kit will be provided by the company that includes all the ingredients for high-height trekking, such as Diamox, acetazolamide, pain reliever spray or tablets, MOOV/DFL gel, cetamol, sinex, and so on.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as height infection, is certifiable during this 3 days trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp. This problem is observed after the crossing of 2500 meters height, and in this trekking, we reach the height of 4500 meters. As you stroll to a higher height, the proportion of oxygen gets slender. Along these lines, you may have some issues in relaxing because of the inhale-exhale process. In case you are a patient of any heart disease, it is perfect to avoid high height trekking. If you face any issue while trekking, drop to a lower height immediately. Hydrate yourself by drinking water. Go moderate and take rest along the course. Try not to hurry to land at the objective. Carrying the garlic and medication like acetazolamide and Diamox and taking them in case of some uneasiness is suggested.

Physical Fitness for Mardi Himal Base Camp 3 Days Trek

There is no exceptional necessity for wellness during this trekking experience. Be that as it may, the one with strolling and climbing experience is qualified for it. It is on the grounds that; the path goes straight upwards and downwards. It pressurizes the leg muscles that may get dangerous. Consequently, one ought to have the option to stroll along with the stride of the manual for the assigned path in the afternoon. Individuals with well-being circumstances like High Blood Pressure, Asthma, and different sicknesses are probably going to have uncommon emergency clinic remedies.

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