Photo was taken at Annapurna Base Camp during Annapurna Annapurna Base Camp with Hiardi Himal Trek.Photo was taken at Annapurna Base Camp during Annapurna Annapurna Base Camp with Hiardi Himal Trek.

Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 days Itinerary

Quick Facts
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 4,500 m/14,763 ft
  • Activity Trekking
  • Starts/Ends Pokhara - Pokhara
  • Group Size 1 - 16
  • Best Season Local bus
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • Witness the 360-degree breathtaking snow-capped mountain views of the stunning Annapurna range, which include peaks such as Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Machapuchhre (6,993 m), and Annapurna I (8,091 m).
  • You will be passing through the trails with great scenes, including dense rhododendron forests, rugged terrain, and Himalayan landscapes.
  • You can gain knowledge of the cultures and traditions of the Gurung community as you get into Gurung village on the way to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • The crowd is less at the 4,500-meter Mardi Base Camp height above sea level.
  • You can capture snow-capped mountain peaks scenes from the nearest point at the Annapurna Base Camp height of 4,130 meters above sea level.
  • You will discover the diverse fauna and flora at the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • After the end of the trip, you can relax and enjoy the natural hot springs to get some relaxation.
  • Since Mt. Machhapuchhre is considered a holy mountain, it is prohibited to carry any meat above with you from Sinuwa due to the belief that the weather can change at any time.
  • A glimpse of the face of Gautam Buddha is visible on the wall at the foot of Machhapuchhre Himal.

Short Introduction of Annapurna Base Camp with Mardi Himal

You will be passing through a variety of breathtaking scenarios, including dense forests and high-altitude flora and fauna. The villages located on that trekking route are mostly Gurung villages, which are rich in culture. They treat the trekkers with warmth and create a friendly environment with you. While exploring the Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp, the hike takes you through the various thick forests with Nepal's national flower, rhododendron, and other trees.

This voyage begins in the busy city of Pokhara, the city of lakes. While you ascend upward with the start of hike days, you hear the sounds of birds chirping. As you climb, the temperature changes, and you start to see the snow-capped mountain peaks more clearly. This voyage will be one of the most remarkable memories while hiking through unbelievable natural beauty. Trekking can be enjoyable with the spiritual depth that the mani walls, old monasteries, and vibrant prayer flags provide for the trail.

You will be at the 4,500-meter Mardi Himal Base Camp height, which is one of the trek's highlights. The Mardi Himal (5,587 meters), Machapuchare (6,993 meters), popularly known as Fishtail Mountain, and other nearby peaks are clearly visible. You can get a great opportunity to visualize the Himalayan landscape in peace, away from the busy cities, at Mardi Himal Base Camp.

It can be a thrilling experience to arrive at the 4,130-meter Annapurna Base Camp height. You can witness the Annapurna Base Camp 360-degree view of some of the highest mountains in the world, surrounded by Machapuchare, Hiunchuli (6,441 meters), Annapurna South (7,219 meters), and Annapurna I (8,091 meters). It is really a satisfying trek because of the amazing views and the sense of success you get from it.

You will encounter the rich biodiversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area's flora and fauna during the journey. A vast variety of bird species, as well as the Himalayan Thar and langur monkeys, can be found in the area. You will be trekking through the rocky Annapurna trails, making the experience thrilling and full of surprises. The Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp trip is an incredible journey and life-changing experience because you will be seeing fresh and different amazing scenes every day.

What to expect during the journey of Mardi Himal along with the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

As you trek, you can see the beautiful scenarios that will make your hike worthy. You can expect the following things while you initiate the journey to Mardi Himal along with the Annapurna Base Camp trek:

  • Challenging but Worthy Hikes: This journey works best for hikers who are moderately fit, as this hike includes both moderate and difficult stages.
  • Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets: You can spectate stunning panoramas of the gorgeously snow-layered Himalayas at dawn and dusk from various location sites.
  • Cultural Experience: You can interact with the local villages, learn their traditions, and taste traditional Nepalese foods through cultural participation.
  • Tiny Tea Houses and Annapurna Himal Hotels: The small tea houses and Annapurna Himal hotels deliver friendly service along with modest facilities.
  • Continuously Changing Nature Scenes: You can fully enjoy the transformation from subtropical jungle to high-altitude mountain ranges and alpine grasslands.

Who can do the Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp trek?

The hike from Annapurna Base Camp to Mardi Himal is suitable for:

Prepared Hikers

The hike itself will be enjoyable and fulfilling for those who have hiked before and are in good physical condition. Individuals with experience will find the combination of moderate to quite challenging, all the while enabling them to relax in the stunning scenery.

Seekers of adventure

This route is ideal for anyone seeking excitement, lifestyle, culture, and natural splendor all at once. For those looking for a full-on adventure, diverse landscapes, high-altitude hurdles, and cultural exchanges present a complete adventure.

Nature Lovers

The trail is appealing to trekkers who enjoy varieties of biodiversity and stunning views. Acclaimed for its natural diversity, the Annapurna Conservation Area provides many opportunities to observe and experience nature at its most natural stage.

Cultural enthusiasts

This excursion will be particularly beneficial for those who want to see how the mountain villages of Nepal live. Enjoying celebrations of culture, learning to understand the customs of the local villagers, and connecting with them all bring a unique perspective on life in the Annapurna region.

Besides all this, other people who are willing to trek to Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp can also go on this trekking journey. Yes, you read this correctly. This is possible with Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd., a trekking company that will guide you through all the hurdles and misconceptions about trekking.

Can people with different abilities go trekking?

Of course, there is a special team at Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd. that will provide you with the proper guidance to make your trekking journey much easier, even if you are different from other people.

Can overweight people join the trekking journey?

Yes, they can. Even if you are overweight, you need not be worried about joining the trekking journey. We will help you with the best itinerary, and the days will be extended as you will not be able to hike for 7-8 hours a day.

Can kids and elderly people trek?

Yes, it is possible to go trekking even if you are a kid or an elderly person. We will help you throughout the trekking journey. We will provide you with the proper itinerary and days and help you with your difficulties.

What are the preparations required to trek the Mardi Himal, along with the Annapurna Base Camp?

It is crucial to properly plan the trek by understanding the trekking routes and creating an itinerary. You can make the Mardi Himal-Annapurna Base Camp trek enjoyable, but proper planning is required.

Physically Fit: You can start doing some physical exercise three months prior to the trek. Gaining good leg strength will help you make the Annapurna Base Camp trek much easier while hiking through the rugged terrain and high altitude.

Adaptation: You should learn to adapt to the high-altitude environment. You should learn to cope with the altitude sickness that you will experience while climbing on the Annapurna trails.

Permits: You should be prepared with your documents for the permits that you will require for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The permit is necessary to enter the Annapurna Region.

Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp 14-day itinerary: You need proper planning for your trek to Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp, so you should ask a trekking company to guide you with the 14-day itinerary of Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp. We will provide you with the itinerary for this combined trek, along with detailed information on the things you require for this trek.

Why should you choose Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd. for the Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp trek?


Since you are visiting a foreign country, you need a knowledgeable trip advisor, so we, Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd., are here to guide you through thick and thin until you are here in our country. We will be providing you with a mountain guide who has decades of experience guiding in Nepal’s Himalayas. Your trip is going to be fantastic since they will help as well as entertain you with the stories of Nepal’s beauty and past.

Our company values the client's safety and satisfaction the most, so we focus on you. Our native guide is fluent in English and can guide you throughout Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp. He will be taking you on the 14-day trek to explore Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp. You can also separately trek to the Annapurna Himal, where we will be providing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary.

You can get the following benefits once you join us:

  • We will be providing free transportation to and from the airport.
  • You can get a duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket (you'll need to return after the trip).
  • Tshirt.
  • We will provide the certificate of appreciation once you complete the trek.
  • A mountain guide with many years of expertise and knowledge of the Himalayas. 9
  • We will provide you with medical attention and a helicopter evacuation (at your travel insurance company's expense).
  • An oximeter and first aid kit come in handy during the hike.
  • Our office provides free luggage storage.
  • After the end of the trip, we will arrange a goodbye meal.
Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 days Itinerary pictures and video
Mardi Himal Trek

Itinerary

Day1

At Tribhuvan International Airport gates, our team will be ready with your name on a cardboard, and then they will pick you up in a private vehicle to your hotel. After you reach the hotel, check in, get fresh, and get ready for the preparation and briefing of your trip. After this, you can explore the Thamel area.

  • Max. Altitude:1400 m/4594 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
Day2

On this day, we'll drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning. The highway curves through green landscapes as it follows the Trishuli River. This path provides views of the mountains and scenic environment. Along the route, there will be little towns that we pass.

The tour will drop you off at the hotel we have booked prior to your arrival in Pokhara. Later, spend some time taking in Phewa Lake's peace while exploring the surrounding areas. Enjoy the spectacular view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. Dine at the restaurant of your choice to wind off the day.

 

  • Max. Altitude:822 m/2697 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:7-8 hours
Day3

We are going to drive to Dhampus early in the morning. It is a charming Gurung community with magnificent views of snow-capped mountains. This is the place where the adventure starts. We'll go to Pothana, then take an ascent to reach Pritam Deurali. The trail winds across dense rhododendron forests.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2100 m/6890 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:2 hours of driving and 3–4 hours of trekking
Day4

We'll walk through a peaceful trail that weaves through a dense forest of hemlock trees, oak, maple, and rhododendron woods. There's a sense of peace as we walk deeper into the forest.

We journey through forests for around four hours before reaching a beautiful place called Forest Camp, or Kokar to the locals. Here, we take a little break and enjoy delicious food in the peace of the environment.

After that, we continue on the trail across the forest as we ascend higher and closer to Low/Rest Camp. The greenery changes over time along the path, and more beautiful rhododendron blooms may be spotted.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2900 m/9514 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6-7 hours
Day5

We hike for 1.5 hours through dense forests of rhododendron before reaching Middle Camp and Badal Danda, which provide incredible views of the Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal.

The trail rises above the treeline, an hour from Low Camp, presenting a panorama of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. Heading up the grassy Mardi Himal mountain among rhododendron trees, keep an eye out for the multicolored Danphe pheasant. The lodge at High Camp offers outstanding views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. This lodge is usually larger than that of Low Camp and Forest Camp, with eight rooms and a dining area with a heater.

 

  • Max. Altitude:3585 m/11762 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5–6 hours
Day6

We go for a hike at 3 am in the morning. We hike through grassy terrain in the direction of Mardi Base Camp height. Although there are a few tougher parts on the path, it is not extremely challenging. As we go up, you can look out for vivid Danphe pheasants and dzokpo, which is a hybrid of yak and cow. Make sure to have some energy drinks and a bar.

We hike roughly four and a half hours before arriving at Base Camp, through which we enjoy an incredible view of the south face of Annapurna and the peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary, which include Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre. After enjoying nature, we trek back to High Camp to have lunch. Then, we continue our way back to Low Camp to rest for the night.

 

  • Max. Altitude:4500 m/14764 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:9–10 hours
Day7

We will take alternate trekking routes from the Low Camp and trek downhill to the Landruk. The trail passes through suspension bridges as it winds through dense forests. We take a rest and get prepared for the next day on the way to Annapurna Base Camp.

 

  • Max. Altitude:1565 m/5134 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4 hours
Day8

While walking from Landruk, we encounter the Modi Khola and amazing waterfalls. After that, we pass through the beautiful village of Nayapul, which has a green landscape. We can witness the largest suspension bridge on the way to Jhinu Dada. We get to relax and enjoy the hot spring at Jhinu Dada. Then, after a few hours of hiking into the steep hills, you reach Chhomrong.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2150 m/7054 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5-6 hours
Day9

We start hiking from Chhomrong after having breakfast there. Our next destination is one of the gorgeous villages, which is Dovan. We enter through the greenery and steep hills, passing through the rhododendron forests and thick bamboo trees.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2500 m/8202 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5-6 hours
Day10

We ascend through the various forests of pine, rhododendron, oak, and bamboo trees. After that, we pass through a slightly muddy trail in between. It takes approximately 4 hours to reach the location, Deurali, from Dovan.

  • Max. Altitude:3200 m/10,499 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day11

On this day, we can finally reach our destination, Annapurna Base Camp. Before reaching here, we have to cross a narrow glacier valley, which is Modi Khola at the foot of Machhapuchhre. A remarkable 360-degree view ranges from Hiunchuli through Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8097 m/26,566 ft), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhre.

We forget all the difficult situations we faced during the trek and breathe peacefully once we get to witness the magnificent view above.

 

  • Max. Altitude:4130 m/13551 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day12

Today, we wave farewell to Annapurna Base Camp and start our return journey. We will head out of the Annapurna Sanctuary and leave quickly for Machhapuchhre. The track then arrives at Bamboo after navigating the Modi River Valley and ascending through beautiful forests.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2310 m/7578 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6-7 hours
Day13
  • Max. Altitude:1780m/6393ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day14

We walk for 10–15 minutes while ascending from Jhinu Dada to the bus stop point, and then we get back to Pokhara after around 3 hours of driving. Today, we will rest in hotels in Pokhara and spend a night there. We will see the lake view from here and enjoy the time in Pokhara, as the nightlife in Pokhara is the best.

 

  • Max. Altitude:822m/2697 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:10-15 minutes of walking and 3 hours driving
Day15

On this day, we will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Like the last time, we can witness the same thing on the highway. The guide will drop you off at the hotel once we get back to Kathmandu. Relax the whole day or explore a few places in Kathmandu on this day. In the late evening, we will meet for a farewell dinner and enjoy ourselves. On your departure day, our team will drop you with a private vehicle at Tribhuvan International Airport.

  • Max. Altitude:1400 m/4594 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:7-8 hours
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Cost Details
Includes
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services during the arrival and departure dates
  • Transportation: Kathmandu-PPokhara and Kathmandu, both ways on a tourist delux bus
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Dhampus on a private vehicle (trek start point) and driving back to Pokhara from Jhinu Danda (trek end point) by sharing a local jeep
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (Hotel Thamel Park)
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Pokhara with complementary breakfast (Hotel Silver Oaks)
  • All mountain-based standard rooms during the Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp trek
  • Full-board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) (main course from the menu) during the trek
  • Government-licensed, friendly, English-speaking 'Nature Excursion’s experienced native guide with his meal, salary, transportation, insurance, and other necessary equipment (you will get an assistant trek guide group of 6 or more trekkers)
  • Sherpa/Porter to help your luggage (1 porter for two trekkers, luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekker)
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card fees
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruit every evening as per the availability during the trek
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • The medical kit box carried by the guide, including dimox 
  • An oximeter to measure your pulse and oxygen level
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of complicated health condition (incurring charges should be covered by your travel insurance)
  • Souvenir: A company t-shirt
  • Trek achievement company certificate after the trek completion
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the Nepali Cultural Restaurant after the trek completion (complimentary)
Excludes
  • International flight costs
  • Nepal entry visa fee at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) (15 days USD 25–30, 30 days USD 40–50, and 90 days USD 100–10)
  • Extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses, such as shopping, hot and cold drinks (tea-coffee, coke/fanta/sprite/juice), hard drinks (beer/wine/vodka), hot shower, laundry, massage, wifi, battery recharge, extra porter, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance, which has to cover high-altitude emergency rescue and evacuation 
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, like landslides, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, and strikes
  • All the costs and expenses that are not listed in the include section
  • Tips for guides and porters (expected)

Clients Reviews

  • Mardi trek 05/24

    This is my first time in Nepal. Hiking there is great, lots of fantastic scenery, couple it with great guides & not so hectic sch makes it even better. I really missed the mountains. Hope to go again next year.

    Kim hatt C
    Kim hatt CMalaysiaMay 24, 2024
    TripAdvisor
  • Great team for Nepal trekking

    Our group of 4pax was properly taken care by guide Karan and porters Taran & Emmanuel for the 5-day Mardi Himal trek. Despite some wet weather at the beginning, Karan kept our spirits high, and as a group, we all reached Mardi Himal viewpoint for an amazing sunrise across the Annapurna South mountain range. Karan was patient also, as one of our trekking buddies is more senior at 68 years old and managed our trekking speed accordingly.

    Wye Wong
    Wye WongMalaysiaMay 18, 2024
    TripAdvisor
Useful Information

What is the best time to do the Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp trek?

One of the best times to visit Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp is in the spring, which is from March to May. This is the best season for the Mardi Himal base camp trek as well as the Annapurna base camp trek. The blooming rhododendrons and other wild, colorful flowers make the trek more beautiful this season. The temperature and weather in this season are moderate, and the sky remains clear.

Another season that is best for the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek and the Annapurna Base Camp trek is the autumn season, which lies between September and November. The weather conditions during this season for trekking are great and favorable. This season offers brighter and clearer skies, steady weather, and a moderate temperature. Dashain and Tihar, the biggest festivals in Nepal, fall during this season, so you can get to experience the tradition and culture of the festivals clearly. The surroundings look attractive because colorful flowers bloom during this season.

You can also go trekking to the Mardi Himal Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp during the winter season with our proper guidance. We will assist you throughout your journey, addressing any obstacles you encounter. We inform you about the safety measures, precautions, and necessary gear for trekking.

What is the Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp total cost?

Talking about the Mardi Himal along with Annapurna Base Camp, the total cost depends on individuals or groups and the service you need from us. The cost includes the pick-up and drop-off from and to Tribhuvan International Airport. The cost also covers all vehicle fares and meals, which include breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek at the Annapurna Himal hotels. The Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp cost also includes the accommodation costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara and a complementary farewell dinner.

There are some expenses that are excluded in the Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp total costs. International flight costs and Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport are excluded. Accommodation and meal expenses if you have to stay more than the decided days are excluded. Personal expenses like tea, coffee, drinks, laundry, shopping, boiled water, internet, etc. are excluded. All the expenses that are not included in the parts and tips for the guide and porter are excluded.

You can always adjust the costs and itinerary of the Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camps according to your preferences. We can adjust according to your stay and facilities. The meals during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara are excluded just because we want you to try some dishes according to your wishes and explore some good places for food; otherwise, meals during the city stay can be added to the additional cost.

The cost varies depending on the services you receive from us. The price ranges from USD 600 to USD 1,000 depending upon your trekking days and itinerary, your modifications to the services that we will provide you, your modifications to the trek according to your budget, etc.

How difficult is the trek? How can you be prepared for the risk of altitude sickness?

The Mardi Himal Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp trekking difficulties are moderate to challenging. When you are trekking at high altitudes, you have a chance of suffering from altitude sickness. You can get symptoms like nausea, headaches, and exhaustion. In case you suffer from altitude sickness, tell your guide about the symptoms so that you can feel a bit better because the guides are the experienced ones from many years ago.

You can minimize the risk of altitude sickness by doing the following:

  • You should not run or walk fast. Walk slowly and gradually, which makes you more comfortable.
  • You should drink plenty of water.
  • You should take hot drinks such as ginger tea, lemon tea, etc.
  • You should make garlic soup.
  • You should do an acclimation hike on a rest day.
  • You strictly follow the guidelines of your guide.

How do I get trekking permits, and how much are the permit fees at Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp?

Before starting trekking, you should get a permit to enter some of the trekking routes. For these trekking permits, you need two permits, which are (ACAP) Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and (TIMS) Trekkers' Information Management System. We will help you get your trekking permits along with your necessary documents.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit costs

  • For foreign nationals, you need 3000 rupees per person.
  • For SAARC nationals, you need 1500 rupees per person.
  • For Nepali citizens, you need 100 rupees per person.

Trekkers’ Information Management System card costs

  • For foreign nationals, you need Nepali 2,000 rupees per person.
  • For SAARC nationals, you need Nepali rupees per person.
  • For Nepali citizens, there is no need for a TIMS card.

What are the things you should not forget while trekking to Mardi Himal along with Annapurna Base Camp?

  • You should carry your travel insurance because we provide you with immediate rescue in case of emergency.
  • You need a passport and visa to enter Nepal, so you should be responsible for both of the documents.
  • As we organize both solo and group treks, you can trek to Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp. We can customize your itinerary as per your wishes and guide you throughout the journey.
  • There is a limitation on luggage, so during the trek, you can carry two pieces of luggage. The porter will take your main duffel bag, and you should carry a backpack for your essential items.
  • The lodge offers charging and internet services, but due to the additional cost, it is advisable to carry sufficient Nepali cash. You can also get a Nepali tourist SIM and use data on the internet.
  • Talking about the tips, if you are happy with our services, then provide tips to the porter and guide as per your wish.
  • You should keep emergency cash with you in case of an emergency. Also,  your flight, insurance shopping, and personal expenses will not be borne by us during the trek.

What things should you pack during this trek?

You must have good knowledge of the weather and pack the essentials accordingly. The things that you should pack during the trek to Mardi Himal, as well as the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal, are as follows:

  • You should carry waterproof backpacks to keep your clothes and belongings safe while it’s raining or snowing.
  • You should protect yourself from the wind and the cold, so dress comfortably and warmly.
  • You should keep boots and trekking pants, which are essential for a comfortable walk, even on the challenging Annapurna trails.
  • You should put on warm caps and gloves to protect yourself from the cold.
  • For your hiking comfort and keeping your feet warm, you require warm socks and cozy undergarments.
  • You should carry trekking poles and a sleeping bag, which are essential while trekking on the difficult trails in Annapurna Region.
  • You should keep your sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from those dangerous UV rays up above.
  • You should bring water bottles and water purification tablets, as it is rare to come across water bottles and tablets for water purification on the ascent.
  • You should take toilet paper, moist tissues, soaps, and toothpaste with you for your own convenience.
  • Hiking safety can be ensured if you carry first-aid supplies and headlamps.
Equipments

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Wear a winter hat, an insulating hat, or a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Headlamp with an extra battery

FACE

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Face and body wipes

HANDS

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Lightweight winter gloves

BODYY

  • Hiking shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton trousers
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool).
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jackets are available for rent in Kathmandu.
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

FOOTWEAR

  • Hiking boots
  • Take an extra pair of thick wool shocks.

ESSENTIAL GEARS

  • Backpack or day back (The size depends on whether you take a porter or not.)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • A sleeping bag with a temperature of -20 degrees is ideal for high-altitude trekking.

TOILETORIES

  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable soap bar
  • Nail clippers

PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

EXTRA ITEMS

  • First aid kit
  • We provide additional passport photos and photocopies.
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 days Itinerary FAQs

  • Both of the trekking routes have their own unique features. You can trek Mardi Himal along with Annapurna Base Camp to not miss any of them and choose between them. You can also trek separately, as we can provide you with the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek itinerary and the Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary separately.

     

  • The months that are best for Mardi Himal Base Camp as well as the Annapurna Base Camp trek are the spring season (March to May) and the autumn season (September to November).

  • The difficulty while trekking to Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp is moderate to challenging. The difficulty depends on the trekking route's steepness, rugged terrain, rocky hills, etc.

     

  • The Mardi Himal Base Camp has its own beauty features, and Annapurna Base Camp has its own. Both of the trekking routes have breathtaking scenes and landscapes in dense pine and rhododendron forests. You will be amazed to witness the snow-layered mountains from very near and clearly.

     

  • The Mardi Himal Base Camp height is 4500 m/14764 ft) above sea level.

     

  • The height of Annapurna Base Camp is 4130 m (13551 ft) above sea level.

     

  • For this trek, you should be fit enough to walk 6-7 hours a day. You should be both physically and mentally fit for this hike for up to 14 days.

     

  • The distance from Pokhara to Mardi Himal Base Camp is 31 km (19 miles) one way.

     

  • The Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp distance is around 40 km (25 miles) one way.

     

  • There is no age limit to trek to Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp, but it is okay to go for a trek if you are physically fit and well prepared for the hike on moderate-to-challenging trekking routes.

     

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