MARDI HIMAL TREK [BHAMHTR]

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Annapurna Region. This 6 Days Mardi Trek itinerary is specially designed for the trekkers who wanted to see the mountains clearly but are restricted time-wise.

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Overview

Mardi Himal trekking route is perfect for those who don’t have enough time to trek all the way to Annapurna Base Camp or Everest base camp, but still want to experience making it to the lap of the Himalayas. It is a 5-day-long trek that is abundant in majestic sceneries of the mountains and warm encounters with the local people. 

 

Mardi Himal, the star of the trek, is 5587m tall and rests on the foot of Machhapucchre along with other neighboring mountains such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Annapurna I. The Marti Himal Base Camp lies at an altitude of 4500m above sea level. It is a rather less-crowded route with a good number of tea houses and resting places

 

It is ideal to take this trip sometime between March to May during the spring, or from October to January during the winter to take in the most that the route has to offer in terms of trials, weather, and the view of the sceneries. Mardi Himal was made feasible for trekking and tourism in 2012, and is now classified by the government of Nepal as a ‘trekking peak’.

 

Taking a 25-minute flight to Pokhara, preferably in the early morning is ideal. Buddha air has nine flights going from Kathmandu to Pokhara every day. The first stop of the route is Kande which is a one-hour drive from Pokhara. From there, a 2-hour hike will take you to the village of Australian Camp. It is a stunning camp that sits amongst the hills and gives a 360-degree captivating view of the hills and the mountains. 

 

After a brief moment of admiration here, an easy walk will take you to the village of Pothana, and then Deurali village. It is a picturesque place with lush green trees and a captivating view of the mountains. The bustles of trekkers to the Annapurna Base Camp and Macchapucchre base camp trekkers. Spending a night in the tea house here, you will get to witness the enthralling sunset views. 

 

On the third day, after waking up to a more-so alluring sunrise on Deurali, your trek will continue through the shimmering rhododendron forests. The forest camp is also known as ‘Kokar’ by the locals which literally means ‘the middle of a forest’. An opening in the forest is recognized as a camp where trekkers stop to rest. The route is a 5 to 6-hour walk from Deurali where you break from the common ABC track and head closer to your destination here. 

 

From the forest camp, a 3-hour trial will lead you to the Low camp. There is an option to spend the night here or choose to continue your journey. A one-hour hike will take you to Badal danda. 

After a night's rest at the Badal danda, you will be headed to the middle camp and then towards the high camp, an opening amidst the woods that has about three lodges. Spending the night here would be perfect to get ready for the final stop tomorrow. 

 

With a short but steep trek, you will witness the forest gradually fade away to grassy shrubs covering the rocky hill. The open air will again bless your trek with a beautiful view of the Pokhara valley towards the south and the mountains to the north. It takes one hour to reach from the high camp to the Mardi Base camp, your destination. The trial comes with a series of dangerous cliffs and a narrow and rocky path. 

 

But this road-less-taken will take you to the marvelous close-up view of the Mardi Himal. As you stand on the rocky base of the mountain, a breath of adventure and enchantment will flow through you. You can spend a couple of hours taking in the nature here at its best. Remember to head back to low camp carefully following your footsteps way before it gets dark. 

 

The next day, from Low Camp, you can make your way through the forest to the Mardi Khola. Have some fun in these cold waters flowing from the Mardi Himal. It is delightful to walk along the river on the edges of the forest. It will take you to the warm village of Siding. From there, a drive for one hour leads to Pokhara, marking the end of the trip.

Hotel Details
Tea House 
( )

Sarangkot, Pokhara 33700, Nepal

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Hotel crown Himalayas 
( )

Baidam-6,gaurighat, Lakeside, पोखरा 00977, Nepal

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Included Flights
Flight Details
  • KATHMANDU

    09:23 am

  • POKHARA

    10:00 am

  • POKHARA

    02:31 pm

  • KATHMANDU

    03:00 pm

Itinerary
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 - Kathmandu - Pokhara - Deurali
  • Kande

    Pick up from Pokhara Airport and drive an hour to Kande.

  • Australian Camp

    Hike for 2 hours takes to the beautiful village of Australian Camp.

  • Deurali

    The trail to Australian camp from Kande is an uphill and pleasant easy walk up to Pothana from there, and it is a gradual walk up to Deurali

  • Tea House

    Overnight stay at the Tea House Lodge.

  • Fly to Pokhara

    Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara.


Day 2 - Deurali - Low Camp
  • Breakfast

    Breakfast at the Lodge and start your Trail.

  • Forest Camp

    Some hours of jungle walk will bring us at the in a clearing of the forest at Forest Camp or also known by the locals as Kokar.

  • Low Camp

    Today we have a choice, we can go all the way to Badal Danda which sits at 3050m, or we can stop at the Low Camp where there are two lodges with marvellous views of Maccapuchare and the Annapurnas.

  • Tea House

    Overnight stay at the Tea House Lodge.


Day 3 - Low Camp - High Camp
  • High Camp

    Just a short trek, steep climb and you are out of the forest. A ridge, grassy and sometimes under the snow, leads up to High Camp.

  • Tea House

    Overnight stay at the Tea House Lodge.

  • Middle Camp

    Hours climb the through rhododendron forest takes us to Middle camp then to Badal Danda offers a stunning view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal itself.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast at the Lodge and start your Trail.


Day 4 - High Camp - Mardi Base Camp - Low Camp
  • Breakfast

    Have an early breakfast and then set off for Mardi Himal Base Camp.

  • Mardi Base Camp

    The first steep climb to the top of the ridge, marked as MBC (Mardi Himal Base Camp), will take about 2 hours. The actual base camp, however, will take another 2 hours along the mountain. The view along the hill is incredible.

  • Low Camp

    We come back to High camp for lunch then retrace back to Low Camp.

  • Tea House

    Overnight stay at the Tea House Lodge.


Day 5 - Low Camp - Siding village - Pokhara
  • Breakfast

    Breakfast at the Lodge and start your Trail.

  • Siding Village

    On the way back we take a different route so completing a circuit, from Low Camp there is a trail that goes down to Siding village rather than going back down Mardi Himal back to Kokar.

  • Siding Village

    Once we reach Siding Village, you will meet jeep organised by Buddha Holidays in advance to drive you back to Pokhara.

  • Hotel crown Himalayas

    Reach Pokhara and Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 6 - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Breakfast at the hotel

    Early morning wake up and do your lavish Breakfast at the Hotel.

  • Transfer and Fly

    Pick up from Hotel and Drop to Pokhara Airport and fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Inclusion/Exclusion
inlcusion
 
  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Pokhara 
  • Pokhara- Kathmandu- Pokhara Airfare
  • Hotel Crown Himalaya or Similar with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Accommodation at the local lodge (Teahouse) during the trek
  • All tours and transfers to and from trekking points by a private vehicle
  • TIMS Card Fee
  • Annapurna Area Conservation Fee (ACAP)
exclusion
  • Anything which is not included in the inclusion
Trip Notes

Passports, visas and entry requirements

 PASSPORT

A valid passport is required for you to travel internationally. Similarly, your passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity remaining to travel in most of the countries. We recommend you take copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well. And also please ensure that the name on your passport and airline ticket matches exactly.

 VISAS

Entry necessities can alternate at any time. Visas can take several weeks to process, so make sure you research the requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for obtaining any necessary documents as well as the application and processing time.

 NEPAL :

All foreign nationals (except Indian passport holders) require a visa to enter Nepal. In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic kiosks that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival". You may also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars (subject to change, cash only). Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. The following costs were correct at time of writing:

- Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US$30

- Multi entry visa valid for 30 days - US$50

- Multi entry visa valid for 90 days - US$125

Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country.

 

Medical and health information

GENERAL HEALTH

Consider your physical and mental health before you travel, especially if you have an existing medical condition. Consider whether you may be in a vulnerable category for COVID-19. See your doctor or travel clinic to have a basic health check-up, ask if your travel plans may affect your health, plan any vaccinations you need. Do this at least 8 weeks before you leave.

Vaccination Policy

All travellers on Nepal  trips (outside Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travellers on trips, including in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

AIR POLLUTION:

Air quality in Nepal can be poor, especially in winter. Some towns, including Kathmandu, experience very high levels of seasonal smog and heavy particulate pollution. Seek medical advice if you're concerned about the effects of air pollution.

MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES:

Malaria and Dengue fever is a risk in various part of Nepal . Mostly, during the monsoon season . Protect yourself against insect bites by wearing clothing that covers as much skin as possible, including repellent sleeping under a net.

MEDICAL FACILITIES AND TREATMENT:

Healthcare services are unevenly distributed across the country and access to care in some areas may be limited. Healthcare in Kathmandu generally meets international standards but healthcare throughout the rest of the country may be inadequate. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance, including evacuation. Hospitals in Nepal typically require upfront payment in cash or credit card, regardless if you have travel health insurance.

 

Food and dietary requirements

FOOD IN NEPAL:

In Kathmandu and Pokhara there are plenty of restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budgets. Nepal caters very well towards vegetarians and vegans with almost all restaurants having a veg section of the menu.

Accommodation

 

Transport

LUGGAGE LIMITS:

Domestic flights in Nepal have strict weight limits - 10kg of check-in luggage and 5kg of carry-on hand luggage per person is included with your flight ticket. Excess baggage (up to 5kg per person only) will be charged at your own expense.

ROAD TRAVEL:

Roadworks and infrastructure projects can cause significant delays on major roads within cities and highways between destinations. Road travel can also be disrupted due to demonstrations and bandhs (strikes) without warning. Major roadworks are currently ongoing in and around Kathmandu and the roads to Chitwan National Park. Delays, heavy traffic, poor road conditions and dust are a reality of road travel in Nepal.

MONSOON:

The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS:

There have been a number of air accidents in Nepal. We only use airlines that have passed strict safety audits for included internal flights in Nepal, including Buddha Air, Yeti Air & Tara Air.

Money matters

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali rupee (NPR). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. ATMs can only be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur. Make sure you carry sufficient cash to cover your needs when travelling outside of these cities. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu, Namche, Pokhara, Chitwan (only outside the park), and Bhaktapur. Credit cards are not widely accepted.

Packing

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail. Below is a list of equipment and documentation that we suggest you take with you. Please use this checklist as a guide when packing for your holiday.

- Travel documents: passport, visa (if required), travel insurance, air tickets or e-ticket receipts, trip notes

- Photocopy of main passport pages, visa (if required), travel insurance and air tickets

- Spare passport photos

- Money: cash/credit card/EFTPOS card

- Money belt

- Small padlocks

- Personal first-aid kit

- Watch/alarm clock and torch/flashlight (and spare batteries)

- Electrical adapter plug

- Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes

- Insect repellent

- Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat and sunglasses

- Earplugs and eye mask (for light sleepers)

- Extra pair of prescription glasses (if required)

- 2 strong plastic garbage bags (for laundry and in case of rain)

- Refillable water bottle

- Phrase book

- Warm clothes - when travelling in cooler climates

- Wind and waterproof jacket

- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with good walking socks

- Camera/phone (with charger)

- Binoculars

Informal clothing is all that is required. Remember to dress in a modest fashion. Light clothing is usually all that will be required for most of the year. During the winter months, December to February, it will be chilly and possibly foggy in the early mornings, with temperatures dropping down to a minimum of around 0ºC on some days. A warm, windproof jacket will be required.

Climate and seasonal information

Nepal's climate varies greatly depending on the season:

JUN - SEP: the monsoon rains (mostly at night) bring landslides in regional areas. Cloud cover often obscures mountain views with rain, mud, and leeches deterring most trekkers at this time of year. Treks running in September can be hot and very humid at lower altitudes.

MAR-APR: Spring brings warm weather and spectacular rhododendron blooms. A popular time to visit and one of the peak times to trek.

OCT - NOV: Clear skies and warm days make autumn the peak season.

DEC - FEB: Winter brings cold temperatures and snow to the mountains. Good trekking, but remember to rug up.

Phone and internet access

Hotels in Kathmandu generally have excellent WiFi connections. Most hotels offer free WiFi in public areas, with some also offering in-room WIFI, sometimes for an additional fee.

Group Leader

The goal of the group leader is to make your travels easier and to help you have the best trip possible. Have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects.

Safety

We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all destinations and activities on your trip. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, flight tickets, cash and other valuable items. Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however, during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests or relax and take it easy.

Strikes :

Strikes happen on a very frequent basis in Nepal. Most, but not all, of the recent strikes are political in nature and are generally called for the night before with little or no warning. If you arrive as a tourist during a busy political time of year there's a strong chance you might not be able to travel the country as much as you would normally.

 

INSURANCE:

 Travel protection is highly recommended to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or before our trip. Make sure your insurance covers you for your intended activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services and helicopter evacuation costs.

FESTIVALS:

The weather is not the only factor when thinking about when to go to Nepal. This Himalayan nation has a rich history, which can be discovered through its festivals. Nepal’s festival calendar fills every month of the year with colourful celebrations that offer interesting insights into the local culture. Stumbling onto a local festival may prove to be the highlight of your travels in Nepal – and given the sheer number of them, you’d be unlucky not to. Festivals may be Hindu, Buddhist, animist or a mix of all three. Travelling in Nepal during Holi Festival (28-29 March 2021, 27-28 March 2022), can at times be dangerous due to revellers consuming intoxicating substances. The day is often associated with physical violence and danger. Travelling during the Hindu festival Diwali (4 November 2021, 24 November 2022) can also be dangerous. During this time there are many displays of fireworks in the streets. It can be very noisy for several days and there is also a lot of pollution caused by the fireworks.

Culture shock

Not all cultures share the same beliefs and values. These differences can cause severe culture shock. Some culture shocks that travellers might find while travelling in Nepal are:

 Don’t assume people to speak your language. In cultures where you don’t speak the language, simple tasks suddenly become more complicated- like riding a bus, ordering food at a restaurant.

Some Asian cultures such as Indian, Korean and Chinese openly spit on the sidewalk same with Nepal.

In some Asian countries such as Thailand, India, Nepal and some Muslim countries such as Morocco, using water and your hands, not toilet paper, is considered much cleaner than using toilet paper.

There is poverty all over the world but it never seems real until you experience it firsthand. There are number of homeless beggars and slums in Nepal. There are piles of garbage next to rivers, people sleeping in gutters, meat being butchered on a tarp next to the street.

 After your arrival you will run into people who will offer you a taxi ride or a cheap hotel. When you hop into a car and leave through the gate of the airport you will see the snake driving of vehicles. There are dividers but the car might go to the wrong side to overtake, which is very normal here, and therefore no reason to worry.

When in Nepal, don’t expect things to go on time. You will face delay almost in all activities. There is even a phrase “Nepali Time” which is used sarcastically to point out delay in activities.

You might see guys holding hands when they are walking down the street. Guys holding hands in Nepal is a sign of a good friendship and brotherhood.

At monuments, museums, Durbar Squares etc if someone starts following you and explaining things, they are hiring themselves as your guide and expecting to be paid at the end. Tell them clearly their services are not required pronto, or things are going to get awkward.

 

(Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

Vaccination Requirements: Nepal is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. However, vaccinated individuals can bypass the testing rules that require travellers to provide proof of a negative corona virus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. All travellers regardless of vaccination status must have travel insurance that covers health, immediate crisis or rescue for the duration of the trip; proof of accommodation in Nepal; a completed International Travel Arrival Form; and either a Nepalese visa or a recommendation from the tourism board.

1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This does not apply to Nationals of Nepal, Passengers of Nepali origin (Non-Resident Nepali (NRN)) and their family members, Passengers with a visa issued by a diplomatic representation of Nepal.

2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are Gene X pert, NAAT and RT-PCR. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

3. Passengers must obtain an International Traveller Online Arrival Form at https://ccmc.gov.np/

4. Passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation. This does not apply to nationals of Nepal, Spouses of Nepali nationals, Passengers of Nepali origin and their family members.

5. Passengers could be subject to hotel quarantine for 10 days at their own expense. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

6. Visa on arrival facilities restarted for eligible passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This does not apply to passengers travelling with an emergency passport, a temporary passport or a temporary travel document.

 

 

 

Policies
Payment Policy

The company accepts all major credit cards (MasterCard and Visa Cards). 

The client also has the option to wire transfer the payment of booking the package to the following bank account in Nepal: 


Name of Account Holder: Buddha Holidays Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd., Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Account Number (USD):        006 08082190011
Account Number (NPR/INR):  006 08082190019
Name of the Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd, Patan Branch, Lalitpur
Swift Code: HIMANPKA

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policies are applicable under the following scenarios: 

1. If cancelled by the Company:

 

The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances. The company will not cancel a tour less than 30 days before the start date of the tour except for force majeure or failure on the client’s part to make all due payments or if the client fails to comply with any requirements of the booking conditions. 

 

If the Company has to cancel, you will be informed as soon as possible. 

 

If there is time to do so before departure and the cancellation does not result from your failure, then the Company will offer you a choice to purchase an alternative tour as a result of consolidation or another available tour offered by the company. In either case, paying or receiving a refund in respect of difference in price or receiving a full refund of all monies paid to the Company. 

It is advisable to only book fully flexible transport and other arrangements which can be cancelled or changed without charges, as the Company is not liable to pay the Client any cancellation, amendment or other changes the Client may need to make as a result of the cancellation of the tour. 

As a minimum, the Company, where compensation is due will pay a compensation of USD 100 per confirmed passenger. The Company is not liable for compensation if the booking is cancelled as a result of force majeure. 

 

2. If Cancelled by the Clients 

 

Clients have the option to cancel their booking as per the following policies of the Company: 

  • 10% of the advanced payment will be retained by the Company if cancellation is done 30 days prior to the start date of the tour. 
  • 50% of the advanced payment will be retained by the Company if cancellation is done 2 to 3 days prior to the start date of the tour. 
  • 100% of the advanced payment is retained by the Company is the cancellation is done less than 2 days before the start of the tour date. 

 

In case of non-payment of the remaining balance before the due date, the Company reserves the right to treat your booking as cancelled and 100% of the advanced payment will be retained as a cancellation charge by the Company. 
 

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