Asiana Treks

Mardi Himal trekking

Best Price
Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
4500 m / 14763 ft
Group size
1 - 15
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Tourist bus/ private vehicle
Best Season
September to November and February to June 15
Accomodation
Simple guest house
Meals
B/L/D in Trek/B/B in KTM and PKR
Starts at/ Ends at
kathmandu / kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara- Forest camp- High camp - Sidding - Astam -Pokhara -Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Peace and serene walk through the forest.
    • Best view of Himchuli, Annapurna South and Annapurna North and Mardi Himal and many more peaks.
    • Close to see Annapurna Base camp.
    • Long-range of Modikhola valley view and cultivate Rice and millet field.
    • Much more traditional life style village and wide range of stunning view.

Overview

Overview

Mardi Himal trekking in the Annapurna region is a short yet spectacular trek that is growing in popularity nowadays. The Mardi Himal Trek explores some of the less explored areas of the Annapurna region close to Mt. Fishtail and magnificent views of other mountains of the Annapurna range Mardi Himal. This trekking is a famous tea house and rich cultural immersion into Nepalese lifestyle and hospitality. It is a peaceful and spectacular walk where You can have satisfying experiences in a tranquil atmosphere. You are away from the crowd and can enjoy the incredible Himalayan wonders great trek closer to the mighty mountains in the Annapurna region. which is a perfect trip for people looking for a short, quiet, and spectacular Himalayan trekking experience. 
The beautiful Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) Mountain and Mardi Himal are situated above high ridges hills from a picturesque journey following the traditional path via Dhampus and Deurali to Annapurna Basecamp Trekking. Asiana Treks and Tours offers Mardi Himal Trek, the ultimate destination of the Annapurna base camp. This latest explored remote trekking sections of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Col. Jimmy Roberts and his British team first studied this trekking in the early 1960s and named it "Other Sanctuary" after first naming It Annapurna Sanctuary, separated by the high ridges of Mardi and Machhapuchare Himal. Mardi Himal stands 5,587 meters above sea level, alongside the towering majestic Machhapuchare Fish Tail Peak lower rocky ridge of Machhapuchare. Even though this route offers stunning views of lofty snow-capped peaks in a serene environment with peaceful wilderness, the hike to Mardi Himal is bumming and growing in popularity. By taking a short drive from picturesque Pokhara Lake City well-known tourist destination blessed with natural green surrounding hills, mountains, and lakes, you may begin this fantastic trek to Mardi Himal Trekking.
Drive leads from the Kande or Phedi starting point, and then the main trail heads toward high alpine hills inside traditional Gurung tribe villages. After this,  our route departs from the main trekking path and enters a dense alpine forest with beautiful views of snow-capped mountains. As the hike continued, we arrived at the high Mardi Himal base, where we had breathtaking views of the mountain range and lovely surroundings, as well as our main attractions and goal.
A short drive outside Pokhara Valley brings you to your hotel in Pokhara by the peaceful Phewa Lake after an experience on high ridges and hills at Mardi Himal with excellent guidance and services of Asiana treks and tours. Our return journey takes an alternative route with amazing farmland views and traditional types of villages. Incredible views of Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft), Annapurna South (7,219m/23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m/24,457ft), and Annapurna III (7,555m/24,787ft), as well as views of Mt. Machhapuchare (Fishtail), which stretches towards the seventh-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Dhaulagiriand mt Manaslu 8163 meter in the east.

High camp: This ultimate destination, situated at 4500 meters, offers unparalleled views of the Mardi Himal, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and other towering peaks, along with the Modi Khola Valley.
Upper viewpoints: is another best viewpoint for sunrise and panorama Himalayan view.

Mardi Himal Trekking itinerary:

Asiana Treks and Tours has the best Mardi Himal Trekking itinerary for people who love long and short trekking. Travelers who desire to explore Nepal with moderate physical fitness. You'll discover the best places for breathtaking views from the city to the countryside. Experience the contrast of cold nights at High Camp to relaxing in Pokhara an unforgettable lifetime journey.


Mardi Himal Trekking Distance:


The Mardi Himal trekking distance is approximately 40 km/ 25 miles long, typically requiring 6-13 days, depending on the itinerary. If you combine another Trekking route like Poon Hill or Annapurna Base Camp, you should plan for an additional 3-5 days. Depending on the chosen itinerary. The Mardi Himal Trekking showcases awe-inspiring natural beauty.

This trek walks through the beautiful ridge from Deurali to Mardi Himal base camp, offering stunning views from both sides. However, if you are fit enough, you start and end in Kathmandu, where the trek takes 11 days, and if you start from Pokhara to Pokhara, it takes only six days.


Mardi Himal Trekking route:


The Mardi Himal Trekking route showcases awe-inspiring natural beauty. Starting in lush valleys with terraced fields and traditional villages, the journey unfolds amidst the Himalayan foothills. Rhododendron forests bloom in spring, and stunning views of snow-capped peaks on both sides are seen when we walk from the Ridge. The Mardi Himal Trekking route showcases awe-inspiring natural beauty. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, and many more mountains offer close views. The trek promises unforgettable moments, whether you're a seasoned trekker or novice adventurer, offering an unparalleled journey through Earth's most breathtaking landscapes. Includes Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dhampus, Pothana, Deurali, Forest Camp High Camp, and Descend from High Camp, Sidding, Astam via Melbet and a return via Pokhara to Kathmandu. 


 Mardi Himal Trekking price:


Our package tour ensures reliability in terms of cost, itinerary, and overall experience. For Nepali citizens, the Mardi Himal trek typically ranges from US$ 400 to 700, and for foreigners, US$ 615 to 985, variations depending on group size, service level, guide and porter services, transportation preferences, and accommodation category in Kathmandu or Pokhara. This cost estimation is subject to the types of trekking gear and accommodation preferences. However, we could end the trek via Astam and Melbet if you avoid Kathmandu sightseeing and Pokhara exploration and want a Short route you could get a heavy discount on our Price.


Mardi Himal Trekking Altitude:


The Mardi Himal trek starts from the bustling city of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1337 meters. From there, you'll descend to the peaceful lakeside city of Pokhara, situated at 827 meters above sea level. Along the way, you'll ascend to the famous viewpoints of High Camp reaching an altitude of 3590 meters. Finally, the trek culminates at High Camp situated at a breathtaking height of 4500/1460ft.


Major villages of Mardi Himal Trekking:


The major Magar and Gurung ethnic villages along the Mardi Himal Trekking route are Phedi, Dhampus, Pothana, Deurali, Forest Camp, Badaldanda High Camp, Siding, Lwang, Astam Melbet finally driving back to Pokhara. These villages are significant landmarks and offer scenic beauty and accommodation options along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route.


Best Viewpoints Mardi Himal Trekking:


These viewpoints provide unforgettable experiences, highlighting the beauty of the Mardi Himal Trek.

Mardi Himal Trek offers breathtaking viewpoints, showcasing stunning panoramas of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Here are the critical views along the route:


    Dhampus: Dhampus has a beautiful view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre and many other Himal, as well as magnificent views of the wide range of the valley and rice terraces.


    Deurali: Have a wide range of views of Pokhara and Mountain with Modikhola Valley.


    Forest Camp: Tadapani is a tranquil and peaceful place. Surrounded by Rhododendron and ever-green forest, it is the best location for overlooking the best view. In the Breezi morning, you have the best sunrise view of the stunning "Fish Tail" peak (Machhapuchhre) and Annapurna South and Himchuli right in front of you. 


    Low Camp: Offering the best view of Annapurna basecamp with Dhauligiri, Annapurna South Annapurna I, Himchuli, Fishtail mountains, and Modi River Valley another side Annapurna two, Annapurna four, Himal Chuli, Lumjung Himal, Mardi Himal and Pokhara valley. From here, you can see the glacier of Annapurna South. The village deserves a breathtaking view near Modi Khola, Annapurna, Himchuli, and Fishtail Mountains.

    Badal Danda: Experience impressive mountain vistas during the second day of trekking.


    Biodiversity of Mardi Himal trekking: 


    The Mardi Himal Trekking trail is a biodiversity hotspot, perfect for nature lovers. Lush forests in the lower regions house various bird species, including rhododendrons and bamboo. Alpine meadows greet you higher up with vibrant wildflowers. Look out for elusive wildlife like Himalayan Thars and snow leopards, while diverse birdlife, including the Himalayan Monal, adds to the experience. This trek offers a captivating glimpse into the Himalayan ecosystems, promising an unforgettable journey through nature's diversity.


    Festivals and cultures in Mardi Himal Trekking:

     

    You'll immerse yourself in vibrant festivals and cultural traditions along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route. The region, predominantly inhabited by ethnic groups like the Gurungs and Magars, celebrates various festivals. 

    Dashain, typically in September or October, is a significant Hindu festival symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. Villages burst with colorful decorations, music, and dances as families gather for blessings and feasts.

    Tihar, known as the Festival of Lights, falls in October or November. This five-day celebration honors animals and the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. Oil lamps light up homes, and rituals bring prosperity and fortune.

    These festivals offer a unique and lifetime experience, as well as Nepalese culture with the majestic beauty of the Himalayas.


    Advantage book with Asiana Treks and tours:


    • Private transport for airport transfers to/from your hotel.
    • Trip briefing on Facebook and online if you love to connect.
    • Last minute booking at your hotel at a suitable time after your arrival.
    • Easy booking and reservation system.
    • Multi-channel communication via Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, Skyp  24/7 phone communication at +977-9851076270
    • Free excess luggage storage during the trek
    • Pulse oximeters for monitoring blood oxygen saturation at high altitudes to detect altitude sickness early
    • Medical kits along the trek and hot airbags are available in winter
    • Arrange sleeping bags, duffel bags, down jackets, and walking pools if you don't have your own.


    Trek Booking:


    Asiana Treks and Tours is the best and most trusted trek and tour company operator authorized by the Nepal government. We require a 10% advance payment to book your trip, and you'll need to send us a copy of your passport, photos, travel insurance, and flight details as soon as you book a tour with us. You can use bank transfer, or any other way like Western Union, or online via our website, which is easy. The remaining trip cost can be paid upon arrival in Nepal. We offer last-minute bookings, but changes may occur due to circumstances like bad weather. 


    Transportation for Mardi Himal trekking:


    We pride ourselves on our flexible transportation options, which include planes, helicopters, tourist buses, coasters, vans, jeeps, and cars. These are tailored to our Clints' specific needs, preferences, itineraries, and agreements, ensuring a comfortable and personalized travel experience. However, we provide Tourist buses to and from Pokhara, Private transportation from Nayapul to and from Sewai and Kathmandu sightseeing private vehicle as per the group, and optional fly to and from Pokhara at extra cost.


    Trekking Start: 


    Your Mardihimal trek begins with a warm welcome in Kathmandu. As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our dedicated team will be there to greet you. We'll then escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free start to your adventure, setting the tone for a memorable journey.

    If you miss the regular trip briefing, don't worry. We'll provide it at a convenient time before departure, Pokhara, either before a World Heritage tour the following morning or the next day; we'll then proceed to Pokhara by tourist bus, departing around 7 a.m. from Sorakhutte, Kathmandu.

    The package includes transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara, offering a comfortable and scenic journey. However, if you prefer a quicker option, you can also take a 25-minute domestic flight to Pokhara or use a private vehicle for an additional cost, giving you the freedom to choose what suits you best.


    Currency Exchange:


    The Nepalese rupee is Nepali currency, and 1 USD is approximately 130 NPR. Only NPR is accepted in Nepal, so it's best to bring cash to facilitate transactions. Banks and ATMs in Kathmandu provide currency exchange services, but note that most banks prefer new, crisp notes


    Guide and Porter Arrangement:


    Our company, Asiana Treks and Tours, focuses on responsible tourism in Nepal. We make sure our guides and porters are well-trained in Trekking and mountaineering. They know a lot about the areas we go to, including geography, history, customs, and culture. We train them regularly in safety, first aid, and environmental conservation. We follow guidelines to treat our porters fairly, providing them with good pay, accommodation, and meals during treks. Our guides and porters are essential team members, and we appreciate their hard work. When you trek with us, you support ethical tourism in Nepal, making your trip meaningful and memorable.

    Asiana Treks and Tours prioritizes your safety and enjoyment. Our knowledgeable guides, reliable equipment, and safety measures ensure a great trekking experience in Nepal.


    Porter, Luggage, and extra Luggage storage: 



    We cover the cost of porters for your luggage, but the maximum weight limit is 12 kg per person. Each porter carries luggage for two trekkers; please share a duffle bag with another. Our porters will carry up to 25 kg each. If you need a porter for yourself, we can arrange that. We also recommend carrying a small backpack for your valuables and important documents. You can leave extra luggage at our office for free and at a hotel in Pokhara, Namche, etc.


    Accommodation:


    Accommodation during the Mardi Himal Trek varies. Along the trekking route, you'll stay in guest houses, commonly known as teahouses. These basic lodges offer rooms, dining areas, and toilets. The quality of guest houses varies but remains affordable and convenient for trekkers. Rooms typically have twin or bunk beds and shared bathrooms, and blankets and pillows are provided. Our company can offer a sleeping bag if you don't have one. You'll spend nine nights in lodges along the trekking route, two nights in a hotel in Pokhara, and three nights in a hotel in Kathmandu. Some places and lodges have attached bathrooms, while others offer simple yet clean rooms with shared facilities. We can arrange a solo trekking service if you're traveling solo, but availability may be limited during peak season in some places. In Kathmandu or Pokhara, your hotel room will have excellent amenities, including TV, 24/7 hot water, electricity, and laundry service.


    Meals during the trip:


    Eating well is essential since the Mardi Himal Trek takes you through the high Himalayas. You'll have plenty of nutritious meals in the trekking regions, although the options won't be as varied as in the cities. You'll get twelve breakfasts, eight lunches, and nine dinners during the Trek. The menu includes local, Asian, and Western dishes, but it gets more straightforward as you climb higher. Try popular Nepali foods like lentils, rice, curry, dumplings, noodles, Spagaties, and many more. We highly recommend eating fresh vegetables and drinking liquids like green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup, especially at high altitudes. While non-vegetarian options are available during the Trek, we suggest avoiding them for hygiene reasons. It's also best to steer clear of dairy, cheese, alcohol, caffeine, and hot chocolate. Personal expenses like alcoholic drinks and extra beverages at lodges or cafes aren't included in the package. 


    Drinking water:


    Nepal is the second country in the world regarding water sources after Brazil. According to the Nepal government, only 27% of people here have clean drinking water. You can buy mineral water in teahouses, but it is expensive; people prefer plastic bottles in some trekking areas. So, there are some safe drinking water stations where you can refill your bottle. However, we recommend carrying Steripen, iodine drops, water purification tablets for safe drinking, and refillable water bottles for boiled or filtered water. We strongly advise not to drink from taps, wells, and rivers in trekking areas. However, in all the city areas, Mineral water is available at a reasonable cost everywhere.


    Extra Personal Expenses:


    While most expenses during the Trek are covered, you'll need to spend money on accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara, souvenirs, and additional beverages. We estimate about USD 10-20 per trekking day for miscellaneous expenses.


    Toilet Facilities in Mardi Himal Trekking:


    Most teahouses have Western-style flush toilets during mountain treks, especially at lower elevations. But as you go higher, find simple squat toilets along the trails and teahouses at higher altitudes. These toilets usually have water or toilet paper, but it's a good idea to bring your toilet paper just in case. You can also use restrooms at nearby teahouses or find a private spot along the trekking routes.


    Internet Connectivity:


    While trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal, connecting with your family and friends is also a good idea. You can find internet access at teahouses and lodges, but it might be extra minimal cost. The signal might be weak because of the remote location. You can also get internet access using a local SIM card and data packages available at Kathmandu airport or nearby shops in Thamel and Pokhara. You'll have a passport-sized photo and a copy of your passport to get a SIM card. It's a good idea to compare prices and data packages from telecom companies like Ncell and Nepal Telecom before buying. Knowing about teahouse connectivity. Our guide will suggest connections for you. 


    Electricity voltage and plugs:


    However, 95 % of Nepali people have access to electricity as of May 29, 2023. almost popular trekking routes, teahouses, and lodges have electricity. However, some isolated and solo trekking tea houses in the jungle don't have electricity; Most of these tea houses let travelers charge their devices for a small fee. The average electrical voltage in Nepal is 230 volts, with plug types like Type C, Type D, and Type M. Travellers should bring a suitable adapter and, if needed, a voltage converter for their electronic devices.


    Communication:


    The guest houses in the trekking regions have internet access. You could buy a SIM card at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, the signal may need to be more assertive at high altitudes. Our office keeps in touch with all trekking teams via the trek guide at least once daily to ensure everything goes as planned.


    Trip Extension:


    Suppose you have extra days in Nepal after the Trek. In that case, we can arrange a tour, overnight stay at Nagarkot Balthali or any other place around Kathmandu and Chitwan, jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, or other treks. Do not hesitate to Inform us. We will create the best for you.


    Trek Difficulty:


    The Mardi Himal trek presents an easy moderate and challenging yet enriching adventure. Your enjoyment of the trip will largely depend on your level of fitness. We recommend building stamina at least two weeks before the trek. Activities include jogging, running, swimming, or taking long hikes for the journey ahead.

    Completing this trek is achievable even if you're a beginner, although you must maintain a reasonable fitness level. Prior trekking experience can be advantageous, though it is optional. All you need is the readiness to hike steadily for 4-8 hours, navigating tricky terrain.

    Suppose trekkers have pre-existing medical conditions, such as lung or heart diseases. In that case, they are advised to consult their physician before booking the trek to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the journey.


    Trip Safety:


    We highly give priority to your safety We provide experienced guides with first aid kits and necessary safety gear to ensure a safe hand. Our team monitors weather and trail conditions and takes precautions to avoid risks. Before starting the trek, we discuss the trip to provide a clear understanding and ensure a reliable experience.


    Group & Private Treks:


    We organize many group and private treks simultaneously, with discounts available for larger groups. Every group will have a trekking guide and porters; an assistant guide may be provided for larger groups. Our team ensures a safe and enjoyable trekking experience for all participants.


    About solo traveler:


    If you're a solo traveler, please contact us to confirm departure dates before booking. You can tell us via call, WhatsApp, or email. We have listed upcoming departure dates for your convenience. Feel free to share the trip details with friends and family.


    Notes: Please be aware that the itinerary may change due to weather or other factors, and we'll adjust it accordingly for the group's safety and enjoyment. We look forward to guiding you through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region and ensuring a memorable trekking experience.


    Responsible Travel:


    We prioritize responsible travel to minimize environmental impact and support local communities. We collaborate with organizations like the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to promote eco-friendly practices in trekking regions.


    Graduate:


    Graduate or tipping is appreciated in Nepali culture and reflects the quality of service provided. You decide how much to tip, but we recommend tipping as a group at the end of the trip.


    End of Trek:


    On the 12th day, you'll take a bus from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, which takes about seven hours. Alternatively, you can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu for an extra fee. In the evening, we'll host a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.


    Departure:


    On the day of your departure flight, we'll come to pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you enjoyed the Nepal trek and will consider returning for more adventures in Nepal.


    Feedback:


    After you complete the Mardi Himal Trek, we'll organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu and present you with a trekking achievement certificate. After the dinner, you can provide feedback about the Trek on travel portals.


    Last-Minute Booking:


    If you can't book in advance, we offer last-minute bookings. Full payment is required 24 hours before departure. While we do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings, delays may occur due to unforeseen.



    Special Note:  Please remember that sometimes unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or unavailable lodging, may cause the schedule to be altered. Your trip guide will design a fresh schedule based on the group's interests in such circumstances. 





    Important Note

    Best time to travel to Nepal:


    Nepal is a country of differences with various landscapes, including towering mountain ranges, lush forests, and a vibrant cultural heritage. The best time to travel to Nepal depends on your preferences and the type of excursions or events you intend to participate in. Generally, Nepal has four distinct seasons, each with unique charms and challenges.

    Autumn Season: September to November is Nepal's best time for Trekking and outdoor activities. Clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and festivals like Dashain Tihar and Chhat make this period ideal for experiencing Nepali culture.


    Winter Season: Cold temperatures start in late November or early December, but clear skies suit budget travelers. Lower-elevation treks and skiing/snowboarding in ski resorts are popular activities.


    Spring Season: From late February to May, warmer temperatures make it perfect for Trekking. Rhododendrons bloom, adding to the scenic beauty. Celebrations like Holi and Buddha Jayanti occur during this time.


    Summer Season: Monsoon rains from June to August make trekking challenging, but it's a great time to experience lush greenery and agriculture. Ideal for peace seekers and cultural tours of cities accessible by road.


    Fitness and Training:


    Trekking and climbing in Nepal's Hilly region and high-terrain Himalayas require physical fitness and training for a safe journey. Trekking involves walking long distances, sometimes for hours daily, over different terrain and at high altitudes. To build stamina and prepare the body, it's best to start fitness activities a few months before the trip, including cardio, strength, and endurance training.

    Your journey to Nepal can be safe and successful with physical fitness, training, and preparation. Be aware of the risks and challenges, and take necessary safety measures for a fun and secure trip.


    Entry and exit requirements at the Tribhuban International Airport in Nepal:


    Upon arrival at the entry point, all baggage undergoes declaration and clearance through customs. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without access to goods may proceed through the Green Channel for swift clearance without luggage checks.


    Before departing Nepal, it is crucial to possess a valid visa and passport. If your Visa has expired, you must extend it before being permitted to leave. Please note that the Immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport is not authorized and allowed to extend visas.


    About Visa requirements:


    To visit Nepal, you need a valid passport and a visa. You can quickly get an arrival visa at entry points or Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. However, some people need a permit before they come, so it's good to check with the nearest Nepalese embassy.

    Some nationalities that don't get visas from immigration entry points in Nepal are Nigeria, Iraq, Ghana, Afghanistan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Palestine, and Ethiopia.


    Types of visas, as in the table below: 


    Fifteen days, 30 days, or 90 days. The cost varies from $30 to $125 depending on how long you want to stay. You can pay in US dollars or other significant currencies, sometimes even Nepalese rupees.

    If you're coming for business, you can get a suitable visa for up to 5 years. The fee depends on how much money you're investing. If you invest less than 10 million Nepalese rupees, it's $35 per month, $400 per year, or $1000 for five years. If you invest more, the fees are lower; if you invest more than 100 million Nepalese rupees, you don't have to pay any fees.

    People from SAARC countries get a free 30-day visa. Indians don't need a visa, but they must show ID, like a passport or citizenship card. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months. And it's a good idea to have travel insurance which covers medical treatment and emergency evacuation.

    Some places in Nepal require a separate permit to visit. 


    To visit Nepal, you need a valid passport and a visa. You can quickly get an arrival visa at entry points or Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. However, some people need a permit before they come, so it's good to check with the nearest Nepalese embassy.

    Some nationalities that don't get visas from immigration entry points in Nepal are Nigeria, Iraq, Ghana, Afghanistan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Palestine, and Ethiopia.


    TIMS and Permit:


    TIMS and permits are compulsory to travel to the Annapurna region or visit the Mardi Himal trekking. These permits include the TIMS card and the Annapurna Conservation Area permit. You can get these permits in Kathmandu or Pokhara from registered trekking companies.

    The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits foreigners 3000 Rs per person, which is $26$ in equivalent.

    The TIMS card is 2000 Rs Per person (USD 17). in equivalent.


    The ACAP permit for Indians is 1500 RS per person, and the TIMS is 600 RS per person.


    Travel Insurance:


    Asiana Treks and Tours strongly advises our valuable clients to have travel insurance that protects adventurous activities at high altitudes above 5,000 m. This comprehensive coverage, which includes accidents and emergency help, will provide you with the peace of mind you need during your high-altitude adventure.

    However, you can get this insurance online from different companies. Here are some popular trekking choices for Mardi Himal  Trekking


    USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross


    Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia


    Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad Explore plan level 3.


    Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe.


    India: ICICI Lombard


    But make sure the policy covers trekking up to 5985,000 m altitude. These are just suggestions, so the policies and what they cover might vary. It's best to contact these insurers directly to ask about what they offer before you buy anything.


    Altitude Sickness and Acclimatisation:


    Altitude sickness is common among hikers in Nepal's Himalayan Region. It happens when the body doesn't get enough oxygen at higher elevations, causing headaches and dizziness. Acclimatization is essential to prevent this. It means gradually getting used to higher altitudes by resting, drinking fluids, and ascending slowly. Spending an extra day at lower elevations before going higher is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Hydration is the main issue during Trekking to prevent dehydration, which can worsen altitude sickness. Drinking plenty of water, tea, and soup can help. Trekkers can also take medicines like acetazolamide or dexamethasone to relieve symptoms. However, it's best to consult a doctor first. Proper acclimatization techniques are like "climb high, sleep low," and please keep in mind that during your trek, you should always stay hydrated, which would reduce the Risk of altitude sickness. Booking with an experienced guide can ensure you get the right advice and help during your trek.



    Packing Check list :


    When planning a trip to Nepal, packing the right gear is crucial for a successful journey, which includes clothing, equipment, and accessories tailored to your trek and the time of year. If you're trekking, pack light unless you're hiring a porter. Consider renting or buying gear in Nepal to save space. Ensure your equipment is high-quality and in good condition to avoid problems in the mountains. Take our suggestions to prepare your baggage correctly. Lastly, double-check the weather forecast and ensure you have all the necessary items for a safe and comfortable trip.


    About the sensitive zone in Mardi Himal trekking:


    There are not many risky areas for Mardi Himal trekking. Certain parts of the trail, such as the steep descent and the ridge walk, are little Risk, especially during snowfall or heavy rains in winter and March. Our guides are familiar with these risky spots and can help navigate them safely. Travelers sometimes run into difficulties, and sadly, some have even lost their lives while trekking to Mardi Himal trekking without a guide and proper information.

    Trip Itinerary

    Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.


    Max. altitude

    1337 m/ 4385 ft

    Accomodation

    3* hotel

    Meals

    only Hotel

    We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.


    Max. altitude

    1337 m/ 4385 ft

    Hours

    6 hrs

    Accomodation

    3* hotel

    Meals

    B/B

    We will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus in the morning after breakfast. After driving for about seven hours through scenic countryside of Nepal, we reach an eloquently charming city of Pokhara. The drive will have enough stopovers necessary on the way. Once we reach Pokhara, the charm of the city will capture our attention for a good feeling of being amidst the natural wonders from close up Himalayas to the surrounding lakes. A lake nearby our hotel is a nice place to take an evening stroll and the lakeside town has lots of options to dine.Have an option to fly to Pokhara at an extra cost.

    Max. altitude

    827 m/2713 ft

    Hours

    6-7 hrs

    Accomodation

    3* hotel

    Meals

    B/B

    Today is the first day of our trek. We start early morning drive for half hour from Pokhara to Phedi. We set on our first trekking steps on the mountains. The first section of the trek is a steep uphill walk to Dhampus. We spend some time at Dhampus for the lunch and admire the panoramic view of the Annapurna range. After lunch we walk on pace towards Deurali for the overnight stay

    Max. altitude

    2100M/6888 ft

    Hours

    4-5 hrs

    Accomodation

    Best guest house

    Meals

    B/L/D

    The second day of the trek, we trek to Forest Camp today. About 6 hours of walk today takes us to the destination. The trail goes through pine and rhododendron forest giving us a rich experience of nature walk. The trail stretch feels like somewhat a secluded part as there are very less human settlements we come across. We eventually reach Forest Camp to stay overnight today.

    Max. altitude

    2550 m/8364 ft

    Hours

    3-4 hrs

    Accomodation

    Best guest house

    Meals

    B/L/D

    A beautiful stretch of the trip, the trekking section brings some spectacular views of the mountains in the Annapurna range including the most dominating Mt. Fishtail towering right in front of us. Once we reach the Low Camp, we will stop for the lunch and at the same time enjoy the spectacular Fishtail. Moving ahead from the Low Camp towards High Camp, we reach the view point that brings incredible Himalayan views again to us. Apart from the Mountain View, we can enjoy the view of several beautiful villages of Chhomrong, Ghandruk in the Annapurna region. Stay overnight at High Camp.


    Max. altitude

    3550 m/11644 ft

    Hours

    5-6 hrs

    Meals

    B/L/D

    We are going to achieve the highest elevation of the trek today and the day is also the highlight of the trip. We are going to trek to the Mardi Himal Base Camp situated at 4500 meters above sea level. The walk today is characterized by a rocky and steep path which gives us some challenging task yet keeps us at our leisurely pace. The walk brings us wonderful views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Gandharbhachuli etc. to make our challenging day a little soothing. Once we reach the Mardi Himal base camp and spend some time there, we start descending towards the High Camp for overnight stay.

    Max. altitude

    4500 m/14760 ft

    Hours

    5-6 hrs

    Accomodation

    Best guest house

    Meals

    B/L/D

    Today, we are on our journey back towards lower elevation. After an awesome adventure to the Mardi Himal base camp yesterday with incredible Himalayan views, we are leaving all those mountains behind us and heading back down. We are taking only the memories to cherish. We walk to Siddhing village today to stay overnight. The walk today is obviously another incredible nature walk.

    Max. altitude

    1700 m/5576 ft

    Hours

    5-6 hrs

    Accomodation

    Best guest house

    Meals

    B/L/D

    We walk to Lwang village today after breakfast. Traversing the trail up and down the hill most of the time, we reach Ghalel village to stop for the lunch. After lunch we head up to go to Lwang village which is an ethnic village in the region. We might get to see some traditional ethnic cultural show in the evening at the homestay that we stay at.

    Max. altitude

    1450 m/4756 ft

    Hours

    4-5 hrs

    Accomodation

    Best guest house

    Meals

    B/L/D

    We trek to Astam village today after exploring a tea garden at Lwang in the morning. The trek that starts after breakfast will take us to Astam by the lunch time. So we can have our lunch enjoying the Mountain View of Annapurna region. As we earn plenty of afternoon time by arriving to Astam for lunch, we can go around exploring the cultural and natural beauty of the surrounding.


    Max. altitude

    1530 m/5018 ft

    Hours

    3-4 hrs

    Accomodation

    Best resort

    Meals

    B/L/D

    We trek for about 3 hours to Melbot early in the morning. We will get on a vehicle and drive to Pokhara for more or less about 1 hour. Once we reach Pokhara, we will have free time to relax and wander around the lake side.


    Max. altitude

    827m/2713 ft

    Hours

    4 hrs

    Accomodation

    3* hotel

    Meals

    B/L

    We drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Or we have an option to fly back to Kathmandu paying an additional cost for the ticket. Check into hotel once we arrive to Kathmandu and freshen up. We will go for dinner later in the evening.

    Max. altitude

    1337 m/ 4385 ft

    Hours

    6-7 hrs

    Accomodation

    3* hotel

    Meals

    B/D

    You will be transferred to airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time.

    Max. altitude

    1337 m/ 4385 ft

    Hours

    30 minute drive to Airport hrs

    Meals

    Breakfast
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    Mardi Himal trekking

    Includes

      • Airport picks up and transfers to hotel.
      • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara in the 3-star category with breakfast.
      • Half-day Kathmandu sightseeing with an English/ any other foreign language-speaking city guide.
      • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
      • Land transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu.
      • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit.
      • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System.
      • An experienced and first aid-trained license holder accompanying a trekking guide.
      • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
      • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, and transportation of our trekking crew.
      • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek.
      • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges).
      • Farewell dinner.

    Doesn't Include

      • Nepal entry visa and your Travel/Medical insurance.
      • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
      • Hot shower while on trek and Bar bill and Laundery service.
      • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
      • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost).
      • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary and personal trekking equipment.
      • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
      • Donations to the local organization.
      • Tipping to guide and porter.

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    Equipment List

    Clothing:
    • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
    • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
    • Waterproof and windproof jacket
    • Waterproof and breathable pants
    • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
    • Quick-drying T-shirts
    • Thermal socks
    • Waterproof and insulated gloves
    • Warm hat and sun hat
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    Footwear:
    • Comfortable, broken-in trekking boots
    • Gaiters (optional but can be useful in snow or rain)
    Backpack:
    • Large backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying personal gear
    • Daypack (20-30 liters) for daily essentials during trekking
    Sleeping Gear:
    • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures (rated for at least -10°C or lower)
    • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)

    Trekking Gear:
    • Trekking poles for stability
    • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
    • Water purification tablets or water filter
    • Refillable water bottles or a hydration system
    • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
    Health and Hygiene:
    • First aid kit with basic medications (consult with a healthcare professional)
    • Personal medications and prescriptions
    • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Quick-dry towel
    • Sunscreen with high SPF
    • Lip balm with UV protection
    • Personal hygiene items
    Electronics:
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
    • Power bank and charging cables
    • Travel adapter for electrical outlets
    Climbing Gear (if attempting higher peaks):
    • Crampons
    • Ice axe
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    Documents and Permits:
    • Passport and necessary permits
    • Travel insurance
    • Passport-sized photos
    Miscellaneous:
    • Snacks and energy bars
    • Trekking map and guidebook
    • Whistle
    • Multi-tool or knife
    • Cash (local currency) and credit cards
    • Lightweight and compact daypack for exploring around base camps

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