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Mardi Trek

Overview

The Mardi trek delivers breathtaking views of the Mt. Dhaulagiree (8167 m) and Annapurna range, including; Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m). Gangapurna (7,454 m), towering Mt Fishtail or Machhapuchhre (6993 m) and Mardi peak (5,553 m). It is a relatively new and less crowded trekking route, making it perfect for those seeking a peaceful and off-the-beaten-path experience in the Himalayas compared to the popular ABC and Poon Hill treks. The Mardi Himal trek is a great choice for trekkers, who prefer a quieter and more peaceful journey. The trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion, as you pass through traditional Nepalese villages and interact with friendly locals along the way.
The route takes you through less known beautiful part of Aannpurna, passing rhododendron forests, seasonal flora and fauna, charming tea houses, providing a unique and less crowded experience and the Mardi view point offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere.
Additionally, during winter, the Mardi trek can still be enjoyed by those who are well-prepared with the right gear and equipment for colder temperatures.

Highlights

Enjoy the trip just off the main trail to ABC and Poon hill with exciting walk

See the nearest view of Fishtail, Annapurna south and Himchuli from Badal danda

Opportunity to see yak and wild pheasant, deer and Himalayan griffins along the trail

Walk through beautiful lush dense forest, stone wall set tea houses and rock cairns

Itinerary

Day 1 : Day 01 Kathmandu to Pokhara as per your choice either flight for 30 minutes or 7 hours by road drive traffic flow may affect the road to Pokhara, O/N in Pokhara

Day 2 : Day 02 Pokhara drive to Kande, walk start and trek to Deurali (2200 m), Approx 3.5 hours

Day 3 : Day 03 Deurali to Low Camp (2900m), Approx 7 hours

Day 4 : Day 04 Low Camp to high camp (3585m), Approx 4 hours

Day 5 : Day 05 Early morning around 4:30 walk to view point (4200m) for great mountain view, sunrise and trek to forest camp (3200m), Approx 8 hours

Day 6 : Day 06 Forest camp to Kalaimati and drive to Pokhara trek ends

Day 7 : Day 07 Either flight or drive by road to Kathmandu

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and 3 times meal during 5 days Mardi trekking period
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary, insurance
    • Porter salary, equipment and insurance
    • Air flight or tourist bus transportation to Pokhara/Kathmandu
    • Private transportation to Kande and back to Pokhara
    • ACAP and TIMS permits
    • Trip route map

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense such as WIFI internet, data pack, telephone calls, bar and beverage bills bottled drinks including (cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water, laundry)
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue expenses
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude to staff

Map

Additional Information

The trail incorporate easy ranking of usual 6-7 hours walking every day. Mardi trek is the relatively shorter duration of trek which makes it an ideal choice for those with time constraints but still seeking an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

Accommodation and Food

On trek: 5 days twin sharing accommodation in a tea house (trekking guest house) with meals, (Break fast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/ Coffee) on full board. The tea houses along the trekking route provide basic but comfortable accommodations, with twin sharing rooms available. These tea houses also offer a variety of delicious home cooked meals to keep you energized throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy hot drinks such as tea or coffee to warm up after a long day of trekking.

Travel insurance
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt/ Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are insured locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.
When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

When is the best time to do Mardi Trek in general ?

While, the best times to go walking and trekking to Mardi are in the spring, summer(late February – May, June, July) and autumn (late September-Mid December).

Autumn; The best time of year to do Mardi trek is supposedly in the autumn. With dry weather and crisp, clear skies, the mountain views are at their best. Since the summer monsoon, the countryside has been lush and green.
Spring; As the weather warms up in late February and May wide variety of trekking options become available. The gorgeous magnolia and rhododendron will be in bloom, even though the skies may be cloudier than in the fall. If you want to trek in Mardi in the both fall and spring time, you should book well in advance because the popular trails can get crowded during this time and flights fill up fast.
Winter; Generally, winter brings bright, dry days, though the evenings are bitterly cold at altitude and snow. Well-prepared with the right gear and equipment for colder temperatures. Winter can be an excellent time to do Mardi trek because there are fewer tourists.

Required gears check list

Having the right gear ensures that you are prepared for adventure and all challenges or emergencies that may arise during your mountain adventures. From proper clothing and footwear to essential tools and safety equipment, your gear provides the necessary support and protection needed to navigate through rugged terrains and unpredictable weather conditions.
Below we present you a basic complete packing list suitable for this trek.

Hiking gears

Day bag – 1
Dry Bag – 1
Walking pole – 1
Water bottle – 1
Head light – 1
Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket – 1
Sleeping bag – 1
Light warm hiking trouser – 2
Warm liner – 2
Towel – 2
Warm and sun hats – 1/1
Fleece / jacket and pants – 1
Windproof jacket – 1
Long and half sleeve hiking shirt – 3
Buff for (neck and head) – 1
Walking boot – 1
Gloves / mittens – 2
Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) – 4
Gaiter – 1
Flip flap/ Sandal – 1

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream – 1
Sun glass – 2
Sun hat – 1
Lip guard – 1
Tooth brush – 1
Face wash soap – 1
Sanitizer – 2
Prescription medicine
Water bottle / Camel bag – 1
Water purifier tablet / lightweight filter
Toilet paper
Menstrual product

Personal belonging items

Passport
cash
Visa / credit card
Cell phone Power bank backup and charger
Camera / Gopro

Reservation cancellations policy

There will be no fees associated with cancellations made more than 45 days prior to departure.
A penalty of 30% of the total trip cost will apply for cancellations made between 30 and 44 days prior to departure.
60% of the total trip cost will be lost for cancellations made between 15 and 29 days prior to departure.
If a cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure, there will be no reimbursement.

Additional specifications
When making your reservation, please let us know about any special needs you may have so that we can make responsible efforts to accommodate your requests and special requirements, as long as the locations and resources allow.

Tour Cost & Schedule

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Trip Facts

  • GradeTrip Grade :   Moderate
  • Duration Trip Durations :  7 days from Kathmandu
  • Point Highest Point :  Mardi View Point 4200m
  • Season Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec - Mar to June
  • Meal Plan Meal Plan :  Full board ( Break fast, Lunch, Dinner) on Trek

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