"In search of a less crowded yet mesmerising & beginner-friendly trekking route in the Himalayas? We have the best Mardi Himal trek itinerary, including tours in Pokhara and Chitwan. It's a perfect package that lets travellers introduce themselves to Nepal's mountains, wilderness, and historical monuments."
Opened in late 2012, the Mardi Himal trek is one of the best alternatives to the famous Annapurna base camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill treks. Trekking through beautiful rhododendron forests, you'll reach the high pastures and walk alongside the Mardi Himal ridge to the Mardi Himal base camp. The trail offers close-up views of mountains like Annapurna South (7,219 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), and Mardi Himal (5,587 m).
Mardi Himal trek is one of the best doable offbeat treks for beginner trekkers in the Himalayas. The Mardi Himal trail has all the adventure one may look forward to and furthermore involves steep, uphill ascents through the forested paths. This trekking route is a hidden gem of the Annapurna region. The venture offers breathtaking mountain scenery away from the crowd.
Our Mardi Himal trek 15 days itinerary is designed combining tours in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan, which make the package full of activities. After trekking on the offbeat, rugged terrain for multiple days, you can relax in Nepal's two most famous cities, Pokhara & Chitwan. Even though we have sightseeing and some other activities planned in these two cities, you'll still get plenty of time to rest.
Our Mardi Himal base camp trek is a very immersive journey. The trail offers gorgeous landscapes and a glimpse of the Himalayan mountains from the very first day. As you gradually walk and come out of dense forests, towering snow-capped mountains unfold themselves. The landscape changes from lush green hills, terraced farms, and rivers to barren hills and mountains as you go higher.
Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), etc are some other mountains you can see during Mardi Himal trekking. In Pokhara, you get to enjoy a lovely aerial view of the city from Sarangkot, including Lamjung Himal (6,983 m) and other peaks. Likewise, the sight of lush forests and rivers in Chitwan has its own essence.
Mardi Himal Trek route
Now the tour part comes. After spending a couple of nights in Pokhara and exploring the city, we’ll drive to Chitwan. Here, we explore the Chitwan National Park and do activities like jungle safari, bathing with baby elephants, bird watching, canoeing, etc. We also visit the Tharu village. They are one of the indigenous groups in Nepal. We then drive/fly back to Kathmandu and explore the city.
Mardi Himal trek difficulty is moderate. This trek is advised for naive trekkers looking for the offbeat trail. If you are looking for an easy gentle walk with less steep ascend, then the Mardi Himal trail is not for you. You may rather go with Langtang Valley Trek or Everest Panorama Trek.
The trekkers have to be fit and healthy to do Mardi Himal trekking. They have to walk 6 to 7 hours daily. On top of that, the tourist infrastructure is not as ample as other trekking routes in the Annapurna region. So, the unavailability of basic modern comforts may add up further to the difficulty of the trek.
The Mardi Himal trek is a high-altitude trek. There is a chance of altitude sickness. It is a common illness travellers face during high-altitude journeys. The key to avoiding altitude sickness during trekking in the Himalayas is to get proper rest and keep yourself hydrated. Your body has to adjust with the elevation as you ascend higher. To do so, we add acclimatisation days (if needed) and ascend slowly.
Our itineraries are well designed. You do not have to worry about altitude sickness during trekking with us. On the off chance, if you get symptoms of altitude sickness, our trek guide will give you first aid. If the symptoms do not subside with first aid, we may air evacuate you to the hospital (rare cases).
To prepare for the Mardi Himal base camp trek, go on hiking and do activities that will build your stamina. For instance, swimming, cycling, and jogging are great ways to work on your stamina. The trek demands long walking hours, so walk 5 to 6 hours on a regular basis. Make your shoes ready to hit the trail and pack your favourite snacks.
You can book the Mardi Himal trek 2022/2023 anytime with us. Our team will help you in booking and preparing for the trek. You'll get the best Mardi Himal trek price and service with us. We are a team of active trekkers and climbers, so you do not have to worry about anything with us. We'll make sure you are trekking safely in the Himalayas.