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Mardi Himal Basecamp Trek

Spectacular glacial valleys and the hidden landscape of the Annapurna Massifs with views of Mt. Machhapuchchhre Fishtail (6993m), Mt. Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8090m), Hiuchuli (6444m), Gangapurna (7575m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m) and Mardi Himal 5587m etc. Likewise scenic terraced landscape and rhododendron forest, high mountain meadows, breathtaking Sunrise and Sunset View from the High Camp, Typical Local Gurung and Tamang Villages.
  • Trip Code:EBA-TA02
  • Duration:11 Days
  • Trip Grade:Easy To Moderate
  • Max. Altitude:4500m
  • Min. Altitude:1750m
  • Trip Type:Tea House Lodge Trek
  • Start Point:Kande (1770m)
  • End Point:Siding (1750m)

Major Highlights

  • Spectacular flat ridge walking overlooking Himalayas and Green Valleys
  • Mardi Basecamp 4500m
  • Australian Camp 2060m
  • Badal Danda 3300m (Cloud Mountain range )
  • Rhododendron forest
  • High Mountain Meadows
  • Sunrise and Sunset
  • Local Villages
Max Elevation:

4500m Mardi Basecamp

Best Time:

Spring and autumn (Mid of Sep, Oct, Nov, March, April, May)


Alpine Mountains, Jungles, Grasslands and Alpine Villages and Cold Places

Himalayan Sights:

Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Mardi, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiuchuli et cetera

Trip Overview

Mt. Mardi (Mardi Himal) is separate, not very high peak as its height is just 5587m lies just beneath as a frontal face of paramount Mt. Fishtail in Annapurna region of Nepal. Its record of summiting goes back to the date of 1961 by Colonel Basil Goodfellow from United Kingdom.

Mardi route is moderately new in the Annapurna Region. It was not noticed and popular until opened for trekking in the year 2012, following a ridgeline towards the summit. With the good arrangement of lodges and teahouses till high camp 3550m, trekkers and climbers can elevate themselves up to base camp 4500m and even further climb to summit the top. The Mardi peak has been classified by the Nepalese government as a “trekking peak” and one can try claim its top. It became popular in short time frame reason may be is relatively short but one can experience diversity from forested land to Yak grazing meadows and to rocky ridgelines overlooking all direction offering amazing mountain views.

The gateway town of Mardi Himal Trek is also Pokhara just like many other Annapurna routes. From Pokhara, after a short drive (an hour) you reach to Kande. From Kande you start trekking following the short but steep trail to Australian Camp. This place offers one of the best view of Annapurna Range. Trail penetrate through the rhododendron forest with some villages and tea shop stops. Vegetation change after reaching 3300m when the trail takes on a rugged mountain setting with spectacular views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South and beautiful Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail).

Trail offers probably the best view of Machhapuchchhre, Annapurna Range in Nepal along with sunrise and sunset views. Mardi Himal Basecamp itself with views overlooking all of the Annapurna range but there are no guesthouses in Mardi Base Camp. Returning will be same route from High camp to low camp and then steep descending through the thick forest to Sidding and Lumre where trekking ends. After that, you drive back to Pokhara with the following of Kathmandu.

You can experience the Local Cultural richness, majestic view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Mardi, and Mt. fishtail and whole Annapurna Massifs. Many tourists came to Nepal for adventure trekking experience and Mardi Himal Trek is suitable in terms of easy to moderate level trekking destination in Nepal and due to reason that it doable in every season in Nepal.

DAY 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1350m)

DAY 02: World Heritage Site Sightseeing

DAY 03: Drive to Pokhara (813m)

DAY 04: Drive to Kande, Trek to Australian Camp, Pothana, Pritam Deurali (2150m)

DAY 05: Trek to Kokar Forest Camp (2500m) to Low Camp 3170m

DAY 06: Trek to Badal Danda (3300m) to High Camp (3620m)

DAY 07: Visit to Upper View Point, Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m)(5533m Mardi Himal,6997m Mt. Machhapuchchhre)

DAY 08: Trek down to Low CampΒ 

DAY 09: Trek down to Siding (1850m) and drive back to Lumre, Hyangja, Pokhara.

DAY 10: Pokhara Sightseeing. Fly back to Kathmandu.Β 

DAY 11: Final Departure

  • Traditional Welcome and Assistance upon arrival.
  • All Arrival and departure transfer from/ to airport.
  • Airfare of Pokhara/Kathmandu.
  • 3 nights stay at 4* Hotel in Kathmandu as per above On BB.
  • 2 Nights stay at 4* Similar Hotel in Pokhara as per above BB.
  • Surface transfer of Kathmandu- Pokhara - Kande Drop and Siding -Pokhara)
  • Traditional Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural shows.
  • 6Days tea house lodges during trek with 3 times a day meals as per the itinerary with Tea break.
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing tour as per the itinerary with licensed English/Native Speaking Guide.
  • Full Service of highly experienced one English speaking trek guide and 1 porter for every 2 trekkers during trekking.
  • TIMS Card & Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
  • Medical Supplies(First Aid Kit)
  • Souvenir
  • All personal nature expenses such as personal nature expenses such as tips/ donations, liquors, laundry etc.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your Personal, Travel and Baggage Insurance
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Gears.
  • Hot Shower during the trekking.
  • Day bag, Waist Bag, wind Cheater, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag during trekking.
  • All deserts Sweet things, chocolate, cake, pie, pudding during trek.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily get the visa upon your arrival at International Airport Kathmandu. You need 2 passport size photos)
  • Camera’s Battery Charge during the trek, hot water shower.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.
  • Any additional costs due to prolonged/postponement of trek - cancellation of flight, landslide, raining, political problem et cetera which are beyond control of Everest Bodhi Adventures Holiday & Treks and its associates.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive in Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu; Greetings, Welcome and Assistance by representative from Everest Bodhi Adventures Holiday & Treks, you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. Short session of briefing in the evening.
Traditional Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural shows. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we'll visit
1) Pashupatinath temple – regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition.

2) Swayambhunath Stupa –The Most Enigmatic Holy Shrine situated on the top of a hill, west of Kathmandu, is one of the most popular, holy and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the 'monkey temple' because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who guard the temple.
3) Kathmandu Durbar Square Listed as one of the eight Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, famous for Living Goddess Kumari, is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries.
The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of the capital city. The palace complex was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and is the site of important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese Monarchy.

Breakfast and Drive to Pokhara –beautiful lake city on the foothill of Annapurna massif. Transport to hotel, Check in and Rest. Roam around the lake side area, boating. Overnight.

Breakfast and Drive to Kande –our trek starting point. We stretch little and start our trekking. We cross the small village section, then steep climb up to Australian Camp. Australian camp is one of the beautiful view point tea house area. There are some old sheep grazing meadows too from where one can observe the best view of Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna massifs, southern green valleys. We continue our trek toward north through the mixed jungle and village pothana. From pothana, trail is gentle and walks through the thick rhododendron forest. Nicely stone paved trail will take us to the Pritam Deurali. Overnight.

We follow the trail toward our right to Mardi Basecamp, left trail will take us to Annapurna Basecamp trail. We walks through the thick jungle trail of Maple, rhododendron, birch, mountain oak, hemlock.
We reach to Forest Camp in the middle of the jungle just beside the vertical slope of northwestern Annapurna region. One of the connecting trail to Annapurna base camp via Landruk separates here as trail goes steep down to Landruk and further down to Modi riverbelt –the river directly coming down from Annapurna Massifs.
We continue our ascending through the jungle following the stone paved path. We reach Rest camp from where beautiful fishtail can be observed and the next ridge line toward east also connected to Mt. Fishtail. We follow the trail through the dense forest slowly and sturdily. We reach to Low Camp. Overnight.

After having breakfast, we leave for Badal danda. Again we walks through the jungle with steeper ascending. We come across at small tea house from where tree barren ridge line can be seen. We cross small section of jungle. We see that now tree line ends here and only higher ridgeline and meadow can be seen. We reach to Badal Danda 3300m meaning Cloud Hill tops. Badal danda is named and famous because it’s a view points from where you see clouds lower than you and your place covering whole valley special in the morning time.
We follow the ridge line trail to High Camp. The trail offers wonderful multiple views of Himalayas and valleys. We reach to High Camp. Overnight.

We leave early in the morning for upper view point and Mardi Basecamp so that we do not miss the best view of Himalayas. We climb to Upper View point which takes approx. 3hrs and another an hour to reach to the Mardi Basecamp. Basecamp and upper view point offers breathtaking view of Himalayan ranges notably Mt. Fishtail(6993m), Mt. Annapurna I(8091M), Annpurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Mardi Himal etc.
We return back to High camp. Overnight.

We retrace the trail back low camp through the same dense forest viewing southern valleys and beautiful villages. Overnight.

We leave early morning to siding where our vehicle is waiting for us. This steep deep jungle descend to Siding takes almost 2-3hrs. We catch the jeep and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Morning go for half day sightseeing of International Mountain Museum, Davis Falls, Mahadev Cave, And Tibetan Refugee Camp. Afternoon fly back to Kathmandu and Rest. Free time for last minute exploration of Kathmandu valley -city of ages old Culture and Tradition. Overnight.

Breakfast and timely transfer to International Airport for your way back to home with beautiful memories.

Important Note:

While travelling with Everest Bodhi Adventures Holiday & Treks, your safety is of apex concern and Priority. Please note that your leader has authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is unavoidable necessary due to safety concerns. Every Priority effort will be made to keep up on the above itinerary; however, since this adventure involves travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Why Everest Bodhi Adventures?

We are the trekking and tour company based and handled basically from Kathmandu we have USA representative for your urgent queries and assistance. We are the team of tourism experts and professionals, have been contributing the Nepalese Treks and tourism industry for more than 13 Years.

Best price and value for money
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Customizable Itineraries
Experience Team and Guides

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My first contact with Nepal was with our guide called Dhawa. From the first day he was very helpful and very friendly. What impressed us the most was, how well he knows the history of his Country. There was no question he did not know how to answer and the places he had not been. At the same time, he was excellent company and satisfied our every request. Every recommendation for my favorite guide....

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