One of the newly opened trekking routes in Nepal, Mardi Himal trekking takes you through least crowded area in the serene Annapurna Region to Mardi Mountain. Located at an altitude of 5587m, Mardi is the southernmost peak of Annapurna Mountain Range which was conquered for the first time in 1961.
Mardi Himal Trekking highlights include walk through the isolated lands with striking views of Annapurna and other mountains. Mardi Himal trekking route encompasses lush green valleys, high land meadows, rhododendron forest, ethnic villages and waterfalls.
One of the best alternative to classic Annapurna Base Camp trek, Mardi Himal Trek is the popular for the wilderness where majority of our trekking continues in the lichen laden dense forest where we get rare opportunity to witness several species of flowers, birds and animals.
Tourist Link Treks & Expedition organizes Mardi Himal trekking itinerary as 13-days package. After Kathmandu sightseeing tour, we will drive to Kande via Pokhara. Trek begins from Kande and continues through Forest Camp to High Camp of Mardi Mountain. We will enjoy spectacular sunrise from the View point located above High Camp before returning via Jhinu Danda to Nayapul where the trek ends. March to May and September to November are best season for Mardi Himal Trekking. This is the easy trek and hence it is recommended as the family package. There is limited lodges for accommodation so it is best suitable as the camping trek. Our expert guide and professional service is sure to make your adventure holiday in Nepal a memorable one.
Outline Itinerary Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel (1300m) Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m), Free Activity Day 04: Drive to Kande, Trek to Forest Camp (2540m) Day 05: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3035m) Day 06: Low Camp to High Camp (3590m) Day 07: High Camp to View Point, Back to High Camp Day 08: High Camp to Forest Camp (2540m) Day 09: Forest Camp to Jhinu Danda (1450m) Day 10: Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk (1940m) Day 11: Ghandruk to Pokhara (820m) Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m) Day 13: Departure to home
Trip Start Dates and Price
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Detail Itinerary Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel (1300m)
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you need to go through custom formalities. You will find our representative waiting for you with a placard displaying your name. You will be transferred to the three star category hotel in a private vehicle for comfortable stay.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
You will be taken to our office on the next day for documentation work. You will be introduced to your guide and fellow trekking members. The guide will give you briefing regarding Mardi Himal Trek itinerary. Enjoy Full Day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. The tour begins with visit to Nepal’s holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and continues with visit to Nepal’s largest Buddhist Stupa at Bouddhanath. We will also stop by Nepal’s oldest Swayambhunath Stupa. Our day Tour concludes with visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m), Free Activity
Distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200 km. These two popular cities are linked together by Prithvi Highway. Early in the morning, we will reach Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath to catch a bus. We will follow the meandering path that offers exquisite views of green hills, Trishuli River and forest. We will reach Pokhara in about 5 hours. You can go for boating in Phewa Lake in the evening and row the boat by yourself to reach the Island Temple of Tal Barahi that exists at the middle of Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Kande, Trek to Forest Camp (2540m)
After breakfast, we will leave our hotel and drive towards Kande. Perched high above on hill, Kande is famous for the spectacular mountain views. Mardi Himal Trekking begins from Kande. We will follow the ascending trail to the tiny Pothana village. The trail continues further to Deurali. After brief rest at Deurali, we will head towards Forest Camp. The trail leads us through the dense oak, maple and rhododendron forest to the clear area in the middle of forest where we will stay overnight.
Day 05: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3035m)
After an early morning tea, we will proceed through the forest area. The trail stretches higher and higher and rhododendron trees become more dominant over other vegetation. Enjoy the pleasant walk in peaceful forest with an opportunity of bird watching. We will follow the steep narrow trail to the Low Camp. Enjoy the breath-taking view of Machhapuchhre Mountain. Stay overnight in Low Camp.
Day 06: Low Camp to High Camp (3590m)
This is going to be the difficult day as we will reach the High Camp of Mardi Himal. We will walk past lush green highland meadows. We can enjoy views of pheasants like Munal and Danphe. We will exit from the forest area and reach to the High Camp and enjoy spectacular panorama of Himalayas. Stay overnight in High Camp.
Day 07: High Camp to View Point (4200m), Back to High Camp
View Point is the highest altitude for Mardi Himal Trek. We will begin our trek early in the morning as we do not want to miss sunrise view from view point. The trail is neither easy nor too difficult. We will pass through grass land and cross few steep section to reach view point. Enjoy the 360 degree panorama of mountains and return to High Camp for overnight stay.
Day 08: High Camp to Forest Camp (2540m)
From High Camp, we will descend to the Low Camp. We will be following the descending trail. After breakfast, we will walk through the dirt trail to Low Camp. The trail branches after Low Camp. We will continue walking to Forest Camp where we will stay overnight.
Day 09: Forest Camp to Jhinu Danda (1450m)
Leaving Forest Camp early in the morning, we will lower down to Landruk village. Moving further, we will arrive at the newly constructed bridge. Crossing this bridge, we will make gradual descend to Jhinu Danda. Near to Jhinu Danda is a natural hotspring known as Tatopani. We can bath in Tatopani which is believed to have medicinal value. Stay overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Day 10: Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk (1940m)
Lowering down from Jhinu Danda, we will arrive at Kimrong River. We will cross this river and choose an escalating path to Ghandruk village. Homestay facility is available in Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung village in the region. We will visit Ghandruk Museum and enjoy the cultural show in the evening.
Day 11: Ghandruk to Pokhara (820m)
Walking past the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we will lower down through Birethanti village to Nayapul. We will catch a vehicle and return back to Pokhara. You can explore the nearby marketplace to buy souvenir items. Stay overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m)
We will return to Kathmandu on this day. Follow the meandering Prithvi Highway for 5 hours to arrive at Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel for luxurious stay.
Day 13: Departure to home
You will be transferred to Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.
Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Pokhara
Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by Tourist Bus and private car to and Nayapul
One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS) please bring 3 passport size photographs
All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
Nepal Visa fee
Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
Personal trekking equipment
Snacks and other expenses
International airfare to & from home town
Excess baggage charges
Hot showers during the trek except when in Pokhara
Personal travel insurance
Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
Tips and donations for guides and porters.
Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
1 Pair of hiking boots
1 Medium size backpack
1 Day pack
1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
1 Light wind & water proof jacket
1 Inner sleeping sheet
2 Long sleeve T-shirts
1 Water bottle
1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
2 Pairs light weight trousers
1 Pair shorts
1 Fleece / warm sweater
2 Pair’ light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
1 Torch & spear batteries
1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
1 Medium size towel
1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
Moleskin for blister
Swiss type of army knife
Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
Underwear (including thermals)
Warm hat/ gloves
Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 20 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.
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Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
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So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks