When most trekkers follow the bustling trail of Annapurna base camp, you can opt for the Mardi Himal base camp trek, which is less crowded & if not more, equally adventurous. The Mardi Himal trekking route is a gem, located east of the famous Annapurna base camp trail. Following the steep ridge between Modi Khola valley and Mardi Khola valley, you will ascend to the Mardi Himal base camp at 4,500 meters.
Our Mardi Himal trek is 14 days long, but if you are short on time, then you can do this trek in 5 to 7 days as well. To customize the Mardi Himal trek itinerary, please get in touch with us. For now, let us inform you more about the Mardi Himal trek 14 days itinerary and why it is so special.
Our 14 days itinerary explores the fine villages in the lower Annapurna region and slowly progresses towards the Mardi Himal base camp. The trail winds through rhododendron, bamboo, oak, pine, etc forests. You will cross Modi Khola several times on hanging bridges and walk past stupas & chortens on the way. Explore the popular Ghorepani village and hike to Poon Hill before joining the Mardi Himal trail.
Poon hill presents a gorgeous sunrise along with 270 degree views of the western Himalayan mountains. While trekking, the breathtaking views of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), etc will compensate for your effort. If you wish to embark on a less crowded and lowkey offbeat trek in the Annapurna region, we cannot recommend the Mardi Himal trek enough.
Mardi Himal trek was opened in 2012. So you can say the trail is relatively new and untouched. For a quick gateway into the Himalayas without pushing yourself too much, the Mardi Himal trek package is the best. The trail is very rich in vegetation. Rhododendrons, the national flower of Nepal, dominate the route in the spring seasons.
The interactions with the villagers along the way, the immersive trekking experience, and the adrenaline you will feel during the Mardi trek are exceptional. You can do the Mardi Himal trek with your family. It is a fantastic family adventure kind of package. Learn about mountain people and bond with your loved ones.
Difficulty & Altitude Sickness
The Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate to challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness. The trek involves hiking for several hours each day over rough and sometimes steep terrain at high altitudes. You can expect to walk for 5 to 7 hours per day on average, with some long days of up to 8 or 9 hours.
The highest point on the trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is at an altitude of 4,500 meters. The thin air at high altitudes can make the trek more challenging, so it's important to take it slowly and acclimatize properly to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. In addition to the physical demands of the trek, you should also be prepared for the weather and other environmental conditions.
The Mardi Himal Trek takes place in the Annapurna region of Nepal, which can experience a range of weather conditions, including rain, snow, and strong winds. It's important to be properly equipped with warm and waterproof clothing, as well as good quality trekking gear and shoes.
Our guide takes care of you in the mountains and makes sure you get a quick medical response in case of altitude sickness. Well, the chances of altitude sickness are very low if you follow our well-designed itinerary. But to be on the safe side do not drink alcoholic drinks or smoke while trekking. Keep yourself hydrated.
Book Mardi Himal 2023 trek
If you are looking for a trek to do in Nepal in 2023, then Mardi Himal is the answer for you. Especially if you are a beginner trekker, then this is a perfect trek to introduce yourself to the Himalayan trail before embarking on much higher trekking ventures.
The Mardi Himal trek 2023 spring and autumn booking is open.
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These are some other beginner-friendly treks in Nepal that you may like- Langtang Valley trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Everest Panorama trek, Mohare Danda Trek, Pikey peak trek, and Everest base camp trek with helicopter return.