Overview of Mardi Himal Trekking from Pokhara
Mardi Himal Trekking from Pokhara is a short trek that uncovers the treasures of the Annapurna region and will take us on an exciting and thrilling adventure to the base camp of the Mardi Himal. This trek offers the alluring and stunning views of mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Macchapuchhre, Manaslu, and Himchuli along with views of the lovely hills.
Having been formally launched in 2012, the Mardi Himal Trekking route features a course of moderate difficulty. It is one of the short treks in the Annapurna region. It is comparatively easy and is also located near Pokhara.
Annapurna region accommodates hundreds of trekking routes. Out of those trekking routes, the Mardi Himal trekking route is becoming the first choice in the Annapurna region. Since you’ll have a chance to thoroughly discover this region’s cultural experience along this path, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the stunning scenery.
As we started walking towards the high camp, we pass through the large pristine forest of oak and rhododendron, farms, traditional villages of Gurung and Magar people, Valleys, etc. Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect package to explore the Himalayas of Nepal along with experience the precious culture of the Gurungs as well as Magars.
In addition, Mardi Himal trekking is not just mountain trekking, it’s a trekking that gives a real taste of Nepalese Culture.
Mardi Himal Trekking from Pokhara Itinerary
On our first day, we will leave Pokhara in the early morning and drive towards Kande, which is considered the starting point of our Mardi Himal trekking route. Upon reaching Kande, we will trek for about (4-5) hours towards Pitan Deurali (1925m). We will stay overnight there at the lodge.
Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Pitan Deurali will be the starting point for today’s journey to the low camp, where, after a four-hour hike, there will be a lunch stop at Forest Camp (2600m). Then, after a 2 to 3-hour hike, we will arrive at a low camp, where we will spend the night.
On this day, we will go from low camp to high camp (3550m), giving you a breathtaking vista of Machhapuchhre on the front and Himchuli and Annapurna to the left. The journey to the high camp will take roughly 4 hours in total. Overnight at the lodge.
Eventually on this day you will wake early for the sunrise view and hike towards Mardi Himal base camp (4550m). After hiking for 3 hours we will reach the base camp where you will be able to see the extensive view of Annapurna (south face) as well as other massive peaks including Himchuli and Machhapuchhre. After that, we will ascend down to high camp for the lunch. Then retrace to the low camp for the night.
On the way back we take a route from low camp that goes down to siding. From there you will trek from siding to Lwang via Ghalel which will take about 5 to 6 hours. When you reach Lwang village, the villagers will warmly welcome you with their unique traditional and cultural approach and afterward, a cultural show and performance will be held. Ultimately, you’ll spend your night there.
The villagers will bid you farewell after placing flowers and tika on this last day. You will then travel via Hemja to reach Pokhara. There you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and lakes in the valley.
- Arrangements for arrival and departure.
- Accommodations in twin-sharing rooms in Pokhara and Kathmandu as per the program.
- Accommodation in local tea house during trekking.
- Breakfast is served each morning in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
- All meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner while hiking.
- One extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and pleasant guide, porters (one porter per two guests), and all of their related expenses. Including meals, lodging, pay, tools, and staff accident insurance.
- First aid kit and water purified tabs.
- Mardi Himal Map.
- Everything that follows the prescribed itinerary.
- Trekking permit and TIMS card.
- Government taxes and official service.
- Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
- Private transportation to and from the trailhead.
- Private transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
- Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa charge.
- All beverage and other personal expenses.
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot shower during the trek.
- Any additional costs brought on by a change in the weather or by accidents or other natural disasters.
Mardi Himal Trekking from Pokhara - Essential Information
Weather and temperature in Mardi Himal:
Mardi Himal trek has Favourable Conditions for weather and temperature throughout the year. However, to be successful in trekking you should collect information on the climatic conditions and should consider this as an important factor. Although this mountain is not very tall, the route climbs from a starting elevation of 1500 meters to 3500 meters (High base camp) before arriving at the Mardi Himal base camp (4500m).
This region has a moderate temperature throughout the year. The maximum temperature in this region rises to 15 °C and the minimum temperature falls up to -3 °C. In each season of the year the temperature changes. Here are the details on Mardi Himal base camp temperature in all of the 4 seasons throughout the year:
Mardi Himal weather in the spring season:
This is the best time for trekking in Mardi Himal. Especially the months between March and May are the most preferable ones. The wonderful view of the flora and fauna and the forests attracts most of the trekkers for this trek in this season. The main soothing attraction in this season is the clear sky which provides the most scenic view of the mountains and the forest located at far distances.
You can also witness the blooming flowers on the pathways covered with the rhododendron and oak trees. However, in this season the day temperature may reach up to 20 °C and at the night the temperature may fall up to 3 °C. If you want to avoid the crowd and have wonderful time trekking in a peaceful environment then we highly recommend you to visit Mardi Himal in the spring season.
Mardi Himal weather in the Monsoon season:
In Nepal, the monsoon season begins in June and lasts until August. Since the country’s western section is regarded to be its dampest, this lovely peak is located there. You may get bright skies and the ideal mountain scenery during this time of year. The rain will assist the temperature to stay stable throughout this rainy season, and the surrounding area will have beautiful weather.
Although the summer season is not the preferred season to visit Mardi Himal you will still enjoy the trek. The peak temperature during this season will be around 15-20 °C during the day. The lowest temperature during the night will be around 5-10 °C.
You can opt to get up early in the morning since the weather will be quite clear if you want to get the more clear view. You should also be sure to have your weather gear, including strong hiking boots and raincoats with you. Also necessary are waterproof socks and hiking pants.
Mardi Himal weather in the Autumn season:
In Nepal, fall is known as the popular hiking season. The majority of trekkers arrive in Nepal around this time to go hiking. Because it is the pre-monsoon season, you will enjoy clear skies every day at this time of year. The likelihood of rain is too low, the temperature is often mild, and the likelihood of natural disasters is similarly low. The most enjoyable part of a walk in the fall is taking in the area’s magnificent sunrise and sunset views. The forest regions will embrace you with a bunch of rhododendron flowers and oak trees.
The afternoons and evenings tend to be very mild during this time of year, but the mornings and nights are typically rather chilly. The temperature can move up to 20 °C during the daytime and can drop to 5 °C in the morning and at night. Trekking and traveling in Nepal in the fall is the ideal time of year from all dimensions, and you’ll take home a ton of experiences from the region.
Mardi Himal weather in the winter season:
December, January, and February these three months are considered the off seasons for trekking in Nepal. Most of the trail paths in this region will be messy and will be fully covered with snow. The chances of rainfall in this season are very minimum but the mornings and nights are extremely cold which is quite obvious and as expected. Rainfall is much less expected, but the cold air still can give you the common cold as well as other illnesses.
Nevertheless, the mountains’ snowfall has covered them, giving the area a winter dreamland look. The place’s scenic beauty, especially the views of the snow-capped mountains, makes for the ideal photo opportunity.
Winter weather is icy and cold. The temperature at night can drop as low as -5 °C, while the typical daytime temperature is 9 to 12 °C. It is strongly advised that you wear spikes, thick thermal jackets, and sleeping bags. Of course, your lodging will also feature a campfire, warm tea, and blankets according to the weather.
However, we do not recommend to trek during this season. However, some trekkers enjoy the trip to Mardi with the help of their guides and porters.
Required Equipments for the Trip
Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.View Equipment List
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