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    Mardi Himal Trek

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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Duration
      12 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Tour and Trek
    • Accommodation
      Standard and Luxury Options
    • Meals
      Bed and Breakfast Plan (BB Plan)
    • Mx.altitude
    • Vehicle
      Private and AC Tourist bus Transportation
    • Max. People
    Mardi Himal TrekMap
    • StartsKathmandu, Nepal
    • EndsKathmandu, Nepal

    About - Mardi Himal Trek


    Here are the highlights that emphasize the unique aspects and unforgettable experiences that the Mardi Himal Trek offers to adventurers.

    • Spectacular Panoramas: Experience breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli from high viewpoints.

    • Diverse Terrain: Traverse through lush forests, charming villages, and rugged landscapes, offering a dynamic trekking experience.

    • Mardi Himal Base Camp: Reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which sits at an elevation of 4,500 meters, providing close-up views of Mardi Himal and surrounding peaks.

    • Rich Flora and Fauna: Hike through the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to diverse wildlife, including the colorful Danphe bird and a variety of alpine plants.

    • Cultural Insight: Explore the daily lives and culture of the local Gurung communities in the villages along the trek, adding a rich cultural dimension to your journey.

    • Low Camp's Magical Forests: Walk through the mystical forests covered with moss, lichen, and fern near Low Camp, offering a serene and enchanting trekking atmosphere.

    • Mardi Himal Viewpoint: Climb to the Mardi Himal Viewpoint, located above High Camp, for stunning early morning views of the entire mountain range.

    • Flexible Itinerary Options: Choose from various trekking options including the short Mardi Himal trek or combine it with a visit to Annapurna Base Camp for an extended adventure.

    • Siding Village: The descent through Siding Village provides a different route back to Pokhara, showcasing traditional Nepalese rural life away from the more frequented trails.

    • Sustainable Trekking Practice: Promote eco-friendly trekking practices, contributing to conservation efforts while ensuring a minimal environmental footprint.

    Mardi Himal Trek for 2024 and 2025

    No. of Pax Booking Together

    Starting Price (pp)


    1 Person

    USD 999


    2 Persons

    USD 699


    3–5 Persons

    USD 649


    6 - 10 Persons

    USD 599


    10 + Persons

    USD 549


    Basic Options

    USD 350


    Add-ons & Options

    At Luxury Holidays Nepal, we've been pioneers in Annapurna Region Treks for decades, continually innovating to enhance your trekking experience. We're thrilled to offer a variety of exclusive add-ons that will take your Annapurna journey to the next level!

    Accommodation Upgrades in Kathmandu:

    • 4-Star Hotel Upgrade (Twin Share) - USD 85 per person (Hotel Mulberry, Kathmandu)
    • 5-Star Hotel Upgrade (Twin Share) - USD 275 per person (Kathmandu Marriott Hotel)
    • 5-Star Hotel Upgrade (Twin Share) - USD 550 per person (The Dwarika's Hotel)

     All meals During Trekking - USD 115: Opt for a complete meal plan to fuel your trek.

    How to Get Add-ons?

    1. Select your departure date.
    2. Add the number of travelers.
    3. Click 'Book Now'.
    4. Choose your desired add-ons from the list provided.
    5. Proceed to payment.

    Embrace our tailored add-ons and discover the majesty of the Annapurna region in style. We go the extra mile, so you can ascend to new heights! Book your adventure today and turn each step into a remarkable story of achievement.

    Note: Please note that our standard itinerary may vary slightly due to factors beyond our control such as flight delays/cancellations, adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, changes in government regulations, political unrest, health issues among trekkers, and other unforeseen events. We will assess the situation and make adjustments based on the best available alternatives to ensure the continuation of the trek. Your cooperation and flexibility in these situations are greatly appreciated.

    We recommend arriving a day before your trek starts to allow for rest, last-minute shopping for trekking gear, and buffer against potential delays with your international flights. Additionally, consider scheduling extra days in Nepal both before and after your trek to accommodate any unforeseen changes in flight schedules. You also have the option to customize your trip with add-ons like a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, other adventure sports, or day trips around the country.

    The Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem among the trekking routes in the Annapurna region, providing an off-the-beaten-path experience with stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This trek is perfect for those seeking a quieter path with fewer crowds compared to the more popular treks in Nepal. The journey begins in the bustling city of Pokhara, proceeds through lush forests and charming villages, and culminates with a thrilling ascent to the Mardi Himal Base Camp.

    As trekkers ascend, the landscape transforms dramatically from verdant rhododendron forests to rugged high mountain landscapes, offering panoramic views of iconic peaks such as Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. The trek typically reaches an exciting climax at the Mardi Himal Viewpoint and the Mardi Himal Base Camp, where the vistas are truly spectacular. The trail is less crowded, allowing for a peaceful and intimate connection with nature.

    Suitable for most trekkers with moderate fitness levels, the Mardi Himal Trek includes stops at various altitudes to ensure proper acclimatization. The best time to trek Mardi Himal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons, when the weather is clear and the views are at their best. This trek not only offers majestic views but also provides a chance to experience the warm hospitality of the local Gurung and Magar communities, making it an enriching cultural experience as well as a physical challenge.

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    Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

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    What's Included

      All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
      Basic Option: Standard Guest Houses during trekking only (Day 4 to day 9)

      Standard Options: In Kathmandu- 3-star Hotels, for example, Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar establishments, and In Pokhara- Hotels such as Hotel Lake Star or similar, offer a standard level of comfort and amenities.

      Deluxe Options: In Kathmandu- 4-Star Hotel, such as Hotel Mulberry or similar, and In Pokhara- Upscale accommodations like Mount Kailash Resort or similar, with additional facilities and services compared to the standard options.

      Luxury Options: In Kathmandu- a 5-star Hotel, with the Kathmandu Marriott Hotel, is mentioned as a benchmark, and In Pokhara- High-end hotels like Temple Tree Resort & Spa or similar, provide luxurious amenities.

      Premium Options: In Kathmandu- The Dwarika's Hotel, which is known for its luxurious heritage accommodation and service, and In Pokhara- The Pavilions Himalayas or similar, which is likely to offer an exclusive, upscale experience with premium amenities.

    • PERMITS:
      All necessary paperwork, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS.
      Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
      Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map - if necessary
      Tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara and by private vehicle from Pokhara to the trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara.
      Pokhara - Kathmandu flight, as per itinerary.
    • LUGGAGE:
      Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters.
      Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
    • GUIDE:
      Government-licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
    • PORTER:
      Porters as required (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter) to and from Basecamp.
      All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
      Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley with private vehicles
      Comprehensive medical kit.
      Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
      All government taxes and official expenses.

    What's Excluded

      International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
      Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
      Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in all meals during the trekking days
      Optional Add-on for Meals, Hotel upgrades in cities and domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara)
      Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)
      Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages.
      Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking Gear.
      Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
    • FILMING:
      Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
      City sightseeing and entrance fees(NPR 2600 ∼ US $ 22 per person )
      Not included during the trek.
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    • Group and Family Discounts
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    • TIPS:
      Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).
    • EXTRA:
      Any other services, activities or personal expenses, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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      Mr. Jennifer Martin
      United States of America (the), Texas

      Adventure at Its Best!

      An unforgettable trek with breathtaking views and excellent guidance from Luxury Holidays Nepal. The perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion. I can't wait to go back!

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      Mr. Michael Brown
      United States of America (the), New York

      A Memorable Experience!

      Absolutely incredible! The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the accommodations were comfortable. Every day presented a new, awe-inspiring landscape. Highly recommend this trek!

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      Mr. Henry Lefebvre
      United States of America (the), Texas

      Exceeding Expectations at Every Turn

      From the majestic views to the luxurious lodges, everything about this trek was exceptional. Luxury Holidays Nepal ensured a memorable and comfortable journey.

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    Essential Information


    Packing List for the Mardi Himal Trek


    • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking shirts, and thermal underwear.
    • Mid Layers: Fleece jacket, lightweight sweaters.
    • Outer Layer: Waterproof jacket and pants.
    • Trekking Pants: Lightweight and quick-drying.
    • Warm Layers: Insulated jacket, hat, gloves.
    • Trekking Socks: Wool blend, multiple pairs.
    • Trekking Boots: Sturdy and broken-in.
    • Gaiters: To keep snow/mud out of boots.


    • Backpack: 40-50L with rain cover.
    • Sleeping Bag: Rated for sub-zero temperatures.
    • Trekking Poles: Adjustable for ascents and descents.
    • Headlamp: Extra batteries included.
    • Water Bottle/Bladder: Reusable with purification tablets.


    • Sunglasses: UV protection.
    • Sunscreen: High SPF and lip balm.
    • First Aid Kit: Including blister care.
    • Trekking Map/Guidebook: Useful for navigation.
    • Personal Toiletries: Biodegradable soap, toothbrush, etc.
    • Camera/Phone: For capturing the journey.
    • Snacks: Energy bars, trail mix.

    Documents & Miscellaneous:

    • Permits: TIMS, conservation area permits.
    • ID/Passport: Carry a copy and originals.
    • Cash: For small purchases in villages.
    • Power Bank/Chargers: Ensure devices stay charged.

    This list provides the essentials you'll need for a safe and enjoyable Mardi Himal Trek experience.

    How High is the Mardi Himal Trek?

    The Mardi Himal Trek is a high-altitude journey that takes trekkers up to an impressive maximum elevation of 4,500 meters at Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trek begins at a lower altitude in Phedi (around 1,130 meters) and gradually ascends through diverse ecological zones. The major high point of this trek, apart from the base camp, is the Mardi Himal Viewpoint, situated at approximately 4,200 meters. This provides adventurers with awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna range, including prominent peaks like Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South. The gradual ascent helps trekkers acclimatize to the thinning air as they climb higher into the Himalayas.

    Accommodation during the Mardi Himal Trek

    Accommodation along the Mardi Himal Trek route is typically in the form of teahouses and lodges which offer basic but comfortable lodging options. These facilities provide a cozy retreat after a day's trek, with twin-sharing rooms equipped with beds and mattresses. While the accommodation is not luxurious, it offers essential shelter, warmth, and meals to trekkers. As the trek gains popularity, the facilities continue to improve, though they remain modest compared to more established trekking routes. Trekkers should set their expectations accordingly, as the focus is on the immersive natural experience and breathtaking scenery.

    Kathmandu Accommodation for the Mardi Himal Trek

    For trekkers embarking on the Mardi Himal Trek, Kathmandu offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all preferences and budgets before and after the trek. Options range from budget-friendly guesthouses and hostels to luxurious five-star hotels. Popular choices for trekkers include hotels like the Hotel Holy Himalaya or the Kathmandu Eco Hotel, which provide comfortable rooms, hot showers, Wi-Fi, and other amenities that are much appreciated after a trek. For those seeking more indulgent pre-and post-trek accommodations, the Kathmandu Marriott Hotel and The Dwarika’s Hotel offer premium services and comfort, ensuring a restful stay in the capital.

    Attached/Toilet Bathroom Facilities during the Mardi Himal Trek

    On the Mardi Himal Trek, the availability of attached toilet facilities varies greatly with the altitude and the remoteness of the trekking route. In lower altitude areas and more frequented spots, some teahouses offer rooms with attached bathrooms. However, as trekkers ascend closer to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, the facilities become more basic. In higher and more remote locations, shared bathroom facilities are the norm, and these are usually squat toilets. It is important for trekkers to be prepared for basic conditions and to carry necessary supplies such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer, as these amenities are not guaranteed in more rustic lodgings along the trek.

    Permits for Mardi Himal Trek

    To embark on the Mardi Himal Trek, trekkers are required to obtain a few essential permits. The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is mandatory as the trek traverses through the protected region of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Additionally, the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card is needed for safety and regulation purposes. These permits can be acquired in Kathmandu or Pokhara at the offices of the Nepal Tourism Board or through registered trekking agencies like Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. The permits ensure that trekkers are registered and contribute to the maintenance and management of the trekking region.

    How Safe is it to Embark on Mardi Himal Trek?

    The Mardi Himal Trek is considered safe for trekkers who are well prepared and aware of the challenges of high-altitude hiking. It is advisable to trek with a reputable guide and porter, which not only enhances safety but also enriches the trekking experience with local knowledge. The trail is well-marked in most parts, but weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains, making it crucial to be well-equipped and informed. Regular communication, proper gear, and adherence to safety protocols significantly mitigate risks. Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd ensures that all safety measures are in place, including emergency procedures and first aid.

    How to Prevent Altitude Sickness during the Mardi Himal Trek?

    Preventing altitude sickness on the Mardi Himal Trek involves several key practices. First, it is crucial to acclimatize properly by gradually ascending and incorporating rest days in your itinerary. Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated helps mitigate the symptoms of altitude sickness. Avoiding alcohol and smoking during the trek is also advisable as these can exacerbate the effects of altitude. Listening to your body and recognizing early symptoms of altitude sickness such as headache, nausea, and dizziness is essential. If symptoms appear, it is important to stop ascending and descend to a lower altitude if they worsen.

    What is the Best Time for Mardi Himal Trek?

    The best time to trek Mardi Himal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer clear skies, stable weather, and the best views of the Himalayan peaks. Spring brings vibrant blooms of rhododendrons and other wildflowers, making the forests along the trail colorful and lively. Autumn is characterized by clear blue skies and excellent visibility, ideal for mountain photography and long treks. While it is possible to undertake the trek during winter (December to February), trekkers should be prepared for colder temperatures and possible snow. Monsoon season (June to August) is less ideal due to heavy rains, slippery trails, and obscured views.

    Flying Pokhara (Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu)

    Flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara are a quick and convenient way to bridge the 200-kilometer distance that separates these two major cities in Nepal. The flight duration is typically about 25 minutes, offering a rapid alternative to the more time-consuming road journeys that can take between 6 to 8 hours. Several domestic airlines operate this route, including Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, and Simrik Airlines, offering multiple flights daily. These flights not only save time but also provide passengers with stunning aerial views of the Himalayan landscape, including views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

    Baggage Allowances in Flight

    The standard baggage allowance for flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara usually includes 20 kg of checked luggage and 5 kg of hand luggage. However, it's essential to check with the specific airline at the time of booking as allowances can vary slightly between carriers. For trekkers heading to the Mardi Himal Trek, it is advisable to pack wisely, keeping in mind the weight restrictions. Excess baggage can usually be transported for an additional fee, but it’s best to confirm this with the airline ahead of your travel.

    Travel Insurance for Mardi Himal Trek

    Travel insurance is highly recommended for anyone planning to undertake the Mardi Himal Trek. When choosing a policy, ensure that it covers trekking activities up to altitudes of at least 4,500 meters, which is the maximum elevation reached during the trek. Comprehensive travel insurance should include coverage for medical expenses, emergency evacuation, and repatriation. Additionally, considering the rugged terrain and remote nature of the trek, policies covering trip cancellation, loss of luggage, and delays are also advantageous. It’s crucial to read the fine print of your insurance policy to make sure it meets all the needs for your adventure in the Himalayas.

    Tipping Tips for Your Mardi Himal Trek

    Tipping is a customary way to show appreciation for the services provided by your guide and porters during the Mardi Himal Trek. While tipping is not mandatory, it is highly appreciated and forms a significant part of the income for trekking staff. A general guideline is to allocate about 10% of the total cost of the trek for tips. This amount can be divided among the team, with about 60-70% going to the guide and the remaining portion distributed among the porters. It's best to hand over tips at the end of the trek, and doing so in a tipping ceremony can make it a more respectful and appreciative gesture.

    Phone and Gadgets Charging

    During the Mardi Himal Trek, charging facilities for phones and other gadgets are available at teahouses and lodges along the route. However, as you ascend to higher elevations, the availability and reliability of these facilities can decrease. Most lodges charge a small fee for using their charging services, which can range from NPR 200 to 500 per device. It is advisable to bring additional power banks or solar chargers to ensure your devices remain charged, especially in higher and more remote locations where electricity might not be as readily available.

    Trip Extensions

    After completing the Mardi Himal Trek, many trekkers choose to extend their trip to explore other parts of Nepal. Popular extensions include a safari adventure in Chitwan National Park, where you can see wildlife like rhinos, elephants, and even tigers, or a visit to the tranquil lakeside town of Pokhara, which offers paragliding, boat rides on Phewa Lake, and visits to local temples and museums. Another interesting extension could be a cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley’s historical sites or further trekking excursions to places like the Annapurna Base Camp or Ghorepani Poon Hill.

    Food Options during the Mardi Himal Trek

    The food on the Mardi Himal Trek is typically Nepalese cuisine, with a variety of other options depending on the lodge or teahouse. The staple food is Dal Bhat, a nutritious meal of rice and lentil soup, served with vegetable curry and pickles. This meal is all-you-can-eat, providing the necessary carbohydrates and proteins for trekking. Other common dishes include momo (dumplings), noodles, soups, and Tibetan bread. Some teahouses may offer basic western dishes like pasta, pizza, and fries. Vegetarian options are readily available, but vegan and gluten-free options may be more limited, especially in remote areas.

    Can a Beginner Trek Mardi Himal?

    Yes, a beginner can trek Mardi Himal, provided they are in good physical condition and adequately prepared. The trek is considered moderate in difficulty, involving some steep sections and uneven terrain. Beginners should prepare by engaging in cardiovascular exercises like running, swimming, or cycling, and some strength training several months before the trek. Acclimatization days are included in most itineraries, which help mitigate the risk of altitude sickness. Additionally, hiring a guide and possibly a porter can enhance the trekking experience, ensuring safety and providing local knowledge about the trails and culture.

    Training Program for Mardi Himal Trekking

    Preparing for the Mardi Himal Trek involves a comprehensive training program that focuses on cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and hiking experience. Here’s a typical training schedule:

    1. Cardiovascular Training: Engage in activities such as running, cycling, or swimming at least 3-4 times a week. Start with moderate sessions of 30 minutes and gradually increase to 60 minutes or more.

    2. Strength Training: Incorporate strength workouts focusing on legs, core, and back, which are crucial for trekking. Exercises like squats, lunges, planks, and deadlifts are beneficial. Aim for strength training 2-3 times a week.

    3. Hiking Practice: Start with shorter hikes in your local area, preferably on uneven terrain, and progressively take on longer hikes carrying a backpack. This not only builds your endurance but also helps you adjust to long trekking hours.

    4. Altitude Acclimatization: While not always possible, if you have access to higher altitudes, practice hiking at these elevations to familiarize your body with reduced oxygen levels.

    5. Flexibility and Balance: Yoga or similar stretching routines can improve balance and flexibility, reducing the risk of injury.

    Mardi Himal Trekking Difficulty

    The Mardi Himal Trek is considered moderate in difficulty. It involves daily hikes of approximately 4-6 hours across varied terrains at high altitudes. The trek reaches a maximum altitude of 4,500 meters at Mardi Himal Base Camp, which requires good physical health and some prior trekking experience. The paths can be steep and narrow, especially closer to the base camp, necessitating careful footing and some physical endurance.

    Nepal Mardi Himal Trek Cost

    The cost of the Mardi Himal Trek can vary significantly based on several factors such as the season, the duration of the trek, the type of accommodation chosen, and whether you opt for a guided or independent trek. Generally, the cost for a basic 5 to 7-day trek ranges from $400 to $700 per person. This typically includes permits, accommodation, guide and porter services, and meals during the trek.

    Beginners Guide for Mardi Himal Trekking

    For beginners embarking on the Mardi Himal Trek, preparation and knowledge are key. Here are some essential tips:

    • Fitness Preparation: Begin training at least two months before your trek. Focus on cardiovascular workouts, strength training, and regular hiking.
    • Gear and Clothing: Invest in good-quality hiking boots, comfortable clothing layers, and a durable backpack. Don't forget a warm sleeping bag and a waterproof jacket.
    • Understand the Route: Familiarize yourself with the trekking route, key stops, and what to expect each day. Knowing the altitude changes and terrain types will help you mentally prepare.
    • Altitude Awareness: Learn about altitude sickness, its symptoms, and prevention strategies. Ascend slowly and stay hydrated.
    • Local Guides: Consider hiring a guide, especially if you are new to trekking in Nepal. Guides can enhance safety, provide local knowledge, and assist with logistics and communication.

    Internet & Wi-Fi Availability During the Mardi Himal Trekking

    Internet and Wi-Fi availability during the Mardi Himal Trek are limited and vary significantly with altitude. In lower regions and major stops like Pokhara, internet services are generally reliable. However, as you ascend, connectivity becomes sparse. Some teahouses may offer Wi-Fi for a fee, but the service can be unreliable and slow. It’s advisable to prepare for limited access and consider purchasing a local SIM card with data for better coverage in some areas.

    Extra Expenses for the Mardi Himal Trekking

    While the main costs of the Mardi Himal Trek are typically covered in your trek package, there are several extra expenses you might incur:

    • Personal Snacks and Drinks: While meals are included, extra snacks, alcoholic beverages, and bottled water are additional.
    • Wi-Fi and Charging Costs: Teahouses may charge for internet use and electronic charging.
    • Tips for Guides and Porters: Tipping is customary and not included in the package price.
    • Souvenirs and Personal Purchases: Items like handicrafts or additional gear.
    • Travel Insurance: Ensure your insurance covers high-altitude trekking.
    • Unforeseen Expenses: Such as delays or extended stays due to weather or health issues.

    Trekking Distance from Pokhara to the Mardi Himal Trekking

    The Mardi Himal Trek starts with a short drive from Pokhara to the trek’s starting point at Phedi or Kande, which are about 30 minutes away by car. From there, the actual walking begins. The trekking route to Mardi Himal Base Camp and back, starting from Phedi or Kande, covers a total distance of approximately 40-45 kilometers, depending on the specific trail variations and side trips you choose. Typically, trekkers complete this distance over several days, allowing for acclimatization and exploration of the beautiful landscapes and viewpoints along the way.


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