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Package Price: USD 850 per person
Trek Duration: 6 days
Trip Duration: 13 days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium
Highest Elevation: 4500m at Mardi Himal Base Camp I
Season: Mid-February to Mid-June, Mid-September to Mid-December
Trek Type: Tea House Trek
Permits: ACAP Permit, TIMS Card

Trek Summary:

If you are limited with few trekking days and want to reach the mountain base camp,then Mardi Himal Base Camp trek will be the best trekking option for you. Mardi Himal base camp trek is new trekking trail, off beaten path, less touristy and one of the short trek of Nepal in the Annapurna Region. Mardi himal base camp trek offers spectacular view of Annapurna Range with beautiful landscapes. The highest altitude during mardi himal base camp trek is 4500m at Base Camp I. We can further ascend to Base Camp II. Mardi himal base camp trek can be done in 5 to 7 days depending upon the extra coverage.  This trek is least crowded trek than other trekking trails of Nepal. The trekking path is full of forests, rhododendron flowers, trekking uphill and downhill, river flowing on the side, majestic view of mountain peaks. If you have only 4 days available to trek in Nepal then also this trek is possible, normally this trek can be done with 1 week travel plan in Nepal or 2 week travel plan in Nepal. Mardi Himal Base camp trek is also less costly/medium trek package in Nepal. Depending upon the number of travelers as well as standard/budgeted trek, we can arrange Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek price accordingly.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: City tour and trek preparation

Day 3: Drive or flight to Pokhara

Day 4: Pokhara to Australian Camp to Deurali

Day 5: Deurali to Rest Camp

Day 6: Rest Camp to High Camp

Day 7: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp and back to Bandal Danda

Day 8: Bandal Danda to Kalimati

Day 9: Kalimati to Pokhara

Day 10: Rest Day in Pokhara

Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 12: Rest Day in Kathmandu/ Souvenir shopping day

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu

Note: This trek package can be fully customized, contact us and we will make Itinerary as per your available days, activities you want and what you want and to include more services, more tours. We offer Private Treks so as to provide the full time of the guide to guests and this trek can be booked upon the available time of yours, can be modified as per your taste.

Accommodation: During the mardi himal base camp trek accommodation will be in tea houses/mountain lodges. All accommodation are served on twin sharing basis, single supplement will increase the price. But for the trek booked on single basis, you will be served on single supplement. During the peak season of trekking in Nepal, for trek booked on single basis, you have to share the room with other trekkers when the mountain lodges are over booked.

Meals: During the mardi himal base camp trek we will provide breakfast, Lunch and Dinner serving tea 2-3 times as well as fresh fruits per day as per itinerary. There will be farewell dinner as well as souvenir from us.

Physical Conditions & Experiences: : No such experience need for mardi himal base camp trek as well as you should be physical fit as this trek involves hiking through the forest, stoned paved path and need to hike for 6 hrs per day. Doing some stretching, jogging, some other exercise for few weeks will be highly beneficial.

Season for trekking: Mardi himal base camp trek can be done in all months, best time to trek is Mid-February to Mid-June and Mid-September to Mid-December. June to September is monsoon season and December to February is cold season. Peak season for trekking is October and November. It would be also good idea to celebrate New year at the base camp. We organize group treks for New year too and the price become relatively low for group treks.

 

FAQ’s:

Q. What is the best time to do Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?

A. The best season to do Mardi Himal Trek is Mid September to Mid December and Mid February to Mid June, whereas the peak month of trekking is October and April. Yet we can do this trek throughout the year.

Q. Do I need any kind of special training to do Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?

A.  No any kind of special training is needed for this trek, but you need to be physically fit as well as can walk average 6 hrs per day for a week. So we recommend to do some exercises prior the trekking.

Q. Is the Mardi Himal Trekking Route safe for solo travellers?

A. Yeah, Nepal is safe to travel, doing solo travel slightly expensive as the trekking price gets reduced with the number of travellers. The trek package price so mentioned for Mardi Himal Base Camp is based on solo traveler, if you are with group or more than one then also we provide discount.

Q. What are the minimum days to do Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?

A. Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek can be done within 4 days and can be extended more than 7 days, lesser days means covering more parts per day and shortening the trek route by covering only main areas.  With Extended days we will cover more side trips, if you have enough holidays then contact us we will cover more areas.

Q. Do I fee Altitude Sickness for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?

A. The highest elevation for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is 4500m, with highest overnight spot at High Camp, 3550m. Due to presence of wild forest and more trees the air level is not low, as well as we will provide proper acclimatization so the cases of Altitude Sickness are generally low while doing Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu:  Pick up from airport and drop in hotel included. Accommodation in 3 star level hotel with Breakfast included. Brief info about Nepal and trekkings in Nepal.

(Service Included: Airport Pick up Service, Accommodation in 3 star hotel level, welcome dinner)

Day 2: City tour and Trek Preparation: If you are time bound then we can escape this day and drive to Pokhara or Flight (Domestic Flight to Pokhara with additional Amount) and Trek Preparation. Otherwise you can make City tour on your own (We can also provide City tour with guide but it will increase the trek package price. We will surely provide all information which sites to visit, how to reach there, Entry fees to the site and what to try in those areas). Kathmandu valley is beautiful valley with Temples, Stupas, Monasteries, Durbar Square (Palace), UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. We will make trek preparation, get introduce with the guide, Buy Trekking gears and for Rentals we will rent from Pokhara.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Accommodation in 3 star hotel level)

Day 3: Drive/ Flight to Pokhara: 7 hrs drive from Kathmandu to reach Pokhara. Transportation in Tourist Bus. For Fligt Trek Package price will slightly increase, we make this package including Tourist Bus service. If anything is missing then we can buy from Pokhara. Final Trek Preparation and sightseeing around Lakeside, Phewa Lake. Accommodation in 3 star level Hotel.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Luxury tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Accommodation in 3 star hotel in Pokhara)

Start of the trekking days for  Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Day 4: Pokhara – Australian Camp – Pothana – Deurali : With 40 minutes’ drive from Pokhara we will reach Kande, from here hike starts. 1.5 hours steep uphill hike from kande will take us to Australian Camp, we will have our Lunch and short rest. From Australian Camp the trail will be easy, with 30 minutes hike we will reach Pothana, it is the ACAP/TIMS check point and 45 minutes hike from Pothana to Deurali.  Dinner and Overnight at Deurali.

Maximum Altitude: 2100m: Deurali

Average Hike: 4 Hours

(Service Included: Private Car Transportation to Kande, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 5: Deurali – Forest Camp – Rest Camp: 4 hours hike through Dense Rhododendron Forest, oak trees, will take us to Forest Camp. We can have our Breakfast and Lunch at Deurali and can start trek as there are no good place in between Deurali and Forest Camp to have lunch. With 45 mins hike from forest camp we will reach Rest Camp. We will stay overnight at Rest Camp and have dinner there.

Maximum Altitude: 2480m: Rest Camp

Average Hike: 5 Hours

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 6: Rest Camp – Low Camp – Badal Danda – High Camp: Another Day in wilderness, hiking through the Rhododendron forests, closer view to mountains will ease the pain. We will start our hike to Low Camp after breakfast at Rest Camp. 1 hours hike from Rest Camp takes us to Low Camp. With 45 minutes hike from Low Camp we will reach Bandal Danda, we will have Lunch and take short rest. With 2 hours hike we will reach High Camp. We will have our dinner and overnight at High Camp.

Maximum Altitude: 3550m: High Camp

Average Hike: 4 Hours

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 7: High Camp – Mardi Himal Base Camp – Bandal Danda: Waking up in early morning and 3hrs hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp. We will spend few minutes here for watching spectacular Mountain View and start our return hike to High Camp. It’s not good to spend more time in Base Camp as it can bring altitude sickness rest. We will eat packed food during the way as there is no place to eat. With 2hrs hike we will reach high camp, will have lunch here and take short rest. With 1hrs hike we will reach Bandal Danda, Dinner and Overnight here.

Maximum Altitude: 4500m: Mardi Himal Base Camp

Average Hike: 6 Hours

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 8: Bandal Danda – Low Camp – Kalimati:  Hiking through the midst of green forest, beautiful villages, amazing landscapes, brooks involves in this day. With 30 mins hike from Bandal Danda we will reach Low Camp and with 3hrs from here we will reach Kalimati. From Kalimati we can see good views of Himalayas and Pokhara valley.

Average Hike: 5 Hours

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

Day 9: Kalimati – Pokhara:  We will have our Breakfasthere and take Jeep towards Pokhara. With 3 hrs jeep drive we will reach Pokhara and our trek ends.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)

 Day 10: Rest Day in Pokhara: Explore the beauty of Pokhara, you can also do adventure activities like Paragliding, Zip Flyer, Bungee Jump, Boating in Phewa Lake. We provide booking for these services too.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Accommodation in 3 star hotel level)

Day 11: Drive/Flight to Kathmandu: Shopping for Souvenir in Kathmandu, visiting some of the sites.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Transportation via Luxury tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Accommodation in 3 star hotel)

Day 12: Kathmandu City Tour and Souvenir Shopping day: Take your time and visit the remaining areas of beautiful Kathmandu valley. City tour on your own, we can discuss about this after the completion of the trek whether you want to do city tour yourself or guided city tour.

(Service Included: Breakfast and Accommodation in 3 star hotel)

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu: Airport drop service included. If you want to add your holiday and do more hikes then also we will provide those services.

(Service Included: Brakfast, Airport Drop, Farewell gift)

Note: We can start this trek through Dhampus also, as well as with additional days we can cover Lwang Ghalel. These places are also the best places for the mountain view and to spend the time.

Note: This trek package can be fully customized, contact us and we will make Itinerary as per your available days, activities you want and what you want and to include more services, more tours. We offer Private Treks so as to provide the full time of the guide to guests and this trek can be booked upon the available time of yours, can be modified as per your taste.


Services Included:

  • Airport pick up and drop facilities.
  • Luxury Tourist Bus ticket Kathmandu to Pokhara Both ways on Tourist Bus.
  • Transportation by Private Car Pokhara to Kande and By Jeep Kalimati to Pokhara.
  • Accommodation on 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per Itinerary.
  • Accommodation on Tea houses (Mountain Lodges) during the trek.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) on your choice subject to availabilty in the menu during the trek only. And only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Well Experienced and English speaking Trekking Guide.
  • 2-3 times tea during the trek.
  • Fresh Fruit during the trek sometimes.
  • Trekking Permits, TIMS Card, Entrance ticket to Poon Hill.
  • First aid kit.

 

Services Excluded:

  • Accommodation except trek days.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages/Mineral water (water can be purified using some medicines and can be drink, we provide only water purification tablets).
  • Personal Expenses such as internet, laundry, telephone, battery charging etc: Internet is available on per hour basis, the network connectivity can be good as well as poor some days. 
  • Trekking gears
  • Any unforeseen expenses.
  • Other expenses not covered in services included above.

 

Additional Services with additional amount:

  • Porter (2 persons: 1 Porter, Maximum weight porter can carry is 25 kg).
  • Extra services/activities.

 

Note: This trek package price is made on the view for Private treks/solo traveler, if you are more than 2 people then please contact us to get price quote.

Note: This trek package can be customized as per your need, covering all expenses from arrival up-to departure. More person in a group helps to reduce the trek package as some of the cost can be distributed upon number of person. Such as guide cost remains same if you are travelling alone or with 4 other persons.


Bring represents bring that item from your country as the price for branded good will be same whether you buy from Nepal or your country. Buy represents buy in Nepal. Some items can be found cheaply in Nepal but expect it to be not as good quality as you expect. Some items are used just for trekking for such item buy in Nepal (Kathmandu/Pokhara). For renting we can rent in Kathmandu/Pokhara depending upon the trek.

Head:

  1. Woolen Cap: Buy: Nepal (for winter)
  2. Sun Glasses with UV Protection: Bring/Buy
  3. Scarf: Buy: Nepal
  4. Sunscreen(SPF: 40 recommended): Buy/Bring
  5. Lip Balm ( SPF: 20): Buy/Bring
  6. Head Lamp: Buy/Bring (Optional)

Body:

  1. Thermals: Buy/Bring (for winter)
  2. Fleece Jacket : Buy/Bring (for winter)
  3. Warm Windproof/Waterproof Jacket: Buy/Rent/Bring
  4. Warm Trousers, Shorts, Trekking Pants (waterproof): Buy/Bring
  5. T-shirts: Buy/Bring
  6. Gloves: Buy/Bring
  7. Inner wears: Synthetic.  NO  COTTON

Footwear:

  1. Trekking Boots: sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in: Bring (Highly recommended)
  2. Warm Socks: Buy/Bring
  3. Flip Flop (for use in hotel stay/tea houses)

Others:

  1. Rain Cover: Buy
  2. Sleeping Bag: Rent/Buy
  3. Power Bank( For charging Mobile/Camera): Bring
  4. Toiletry Kits: Buy/Bring
  5. Pocket Knife/Swiss Knife. Bring/Buy

Chocolate Bars: Bring/Buys

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