Himal Trekking Facts
- Destination: Nepal
- Highest altitude: 4500m/14,762ft
(Mardi Himal Base Camp)
- Lowest altitude: 1400m
- Trip grade: Moderate
- Group size: Any
- Start point: Pokhara
- Departure point: Pokhara
- Meals: Breakfast
in Pokhara and all meals during the trek
- Accommodation: hotel
of your choice in Pokhara and teahouse/lodge during the trek
- Best time to trek: September,
October, November, March, April, May
When you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara, from the standard to
five-star hotel accommodations are available. During the trek to Mt. Mardi
Himal base camp, clean with basic accommodation lodges are available, which is
also known as the tea house. Nepal Hiking Trekking arranges the lodge with
basic facilities. It may be difficult to find good accommodations at a higher
altitude, but our team will organize you the best among them.
Breakfast will be included in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all
meals are included in the trekking in package trekking. Although you will be on
the mountain, you can have varieties of meals that can be selected from the
menu. From Dal Bhat (typical Nepali meal) to the Indian and continental items
are available in the tea houses or restaurants during the trek to Mardi
Drinking-Water normally will be the boiled that you can get
in the tea house. Another alternative is, filling from the stream or from hilly
sources. You should use a purifying tablet or liquid to make it worth to
Physical Condition &
Being a moderate trek, 6-7 usual walking hours during the
trek is sufficient. You do not need previous trekking experience. Having
moderate physical fitness is suitable for the trek. But, your medical
conditions and health consultants' advice should be followed by you. Nepal
Hiking Trekking team brings first-aid medical kits during the trek.
What Permits are Required for Mardi Himal Trekking?
While trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp, you will require
two different permits — TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System) and
the ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). You do not need any
other special authorization to enter this area.
If you’re trekking with an authorized trekking company, they
will take care of this hassle for you. However, if you’re planning to travel
individually, you can acquire both of these permits from Nepal Tourism Board
offices in Kathmandu as well as in Pokhara.
To acquire the TIMS Card and ACAP permits, you’ll require
your passport, insurance details, four passport size photos, and contact
details of a person in Nepal. If you do not have printed photos, you can take
one at the office free of charge.
How to receive the TIMS Card:
· You must first fill up the form you get from the counter of
the Tourist Information Center in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
· Take a photo, if you haven’t brought it with you. You can
take a photograph in the office without any charge.
· Submit the filled-out form along with two passport size
photos and NPR. 2000/$18 per person to the counter. Remember they only accept
Nepalese Rupees, so make sure to exchange your dollars to NPR.
· Finally, get your TIMS Card.
How to receive the ACAP Permit:
· After receiving your TIMS Card, from the corresponding door,
you can get another form.
· Fill the necessary details in the form.
· Submit the filled form, your passport, and two photos with
NPR. 3000/$27 per person (payable in Nepalese Rupees only).
· Get your ACAP Permit.
As of 2018, the province of Gandaki announced to charge a
levy of US$10 per tourists to enter the area. But, it has not come into effect
till now. However, it is handy to keep this in mind as it may be practiced any
NPR 2000/ US$ 18
NPR 1000/US$ 9
NPR 300/ US$ 2
NPR 600/US$ 4
Conservation Area Project)
NPR3000/ US$ 27
NPR 1000/ US$ 9
Best Time to Travel to Mardi Himal
Unlike most of the treks in Nepal, trekking to Mardi Himal
is possible throughout the year. However, Autumn (September to November) and
Spring (March to May) are two most favorable seasons to trek to Mardi Himal.
The temperature in Autumn is usually moderate and stable
with a clear sky, which means the scenery of the mountains and landscapes is
incredible throughout the trek. You also get to relish an exceptional sunrise
and sunset during this period. However, the trekking trail is slightly more
crowded in Autumn.
Spring is considered the second-best time for trekking in
Nepal. The temperature is a bit warmer and stable during this time of the year.
However, the sky can be slightly vague and hazy at times, which means the
scenery may not be as exceptional as the Autumn.
Winter brings cold and harsh weather, especially at the
higher elevations. Most of the time, snow covers the upper reaches of the
trail. Therefore, in case of excessive snow, the trails may be more challenging
to walk. However, the skies are unclouded and rewarding with magnificent
sights. If you’re planning to trek to Mardi Himal during the winter, make sure
to pack warm clothes and high-quality sleeping bags.
Monsoon is the least favorable time to go trekking in Mardi
Himal. The temperature and weather are far too unstable with wet and slippery
trails. Since dense forests dominate this region, the risk of leeches increases
extensively. Trekking in monsoon demands proper preparation and packing for the
Himal Trekking season Possibilities
This months of year has the excellent weather and taken as
best time to explore. The temperature is moderate which wonderful weather
for Mardi Himal trekking. On this time we will get to see
blooming colourful Rhododendrons and can smell nice around surroundings.
Rhododendrons is the national flower of Nepal and it is found around 30 species
in Nepal. The skies are blue and clear which provides the clear and detailed
view of mountains around.
In early September we will just pass Manson season but some
drops of rain still possible. We can see lot of newly blooming flowers along
the trek. We will have opportunities to see nice landscapes as well as few
beautiful waters falls while doing trek . These activities and weather makes
this Mardi Himal trekking beautiful and successful.
This month is the cold time but generally have clear skies.
Trekking mardi himal this time is very beautiful time to discover this area. We
will see only few trekkers on the trail. The nights are colder in comparing to
other months but the environment is fresh and beautiful. We recommend doing
this trekking on these months too.
These months are known as Manson season in Nepal so Travel
in Manson months is not good enough for hiking. There we can see lots of grassy
landscapes and can get leeches in lower elevations. It is not the best idea to
trek in months of Monsoon time. Still many people do Mardi Himal trek on
these months. We need to be careful while doing trek because we have to walk on
the ride and definitively slippery.
Located just at the east of Nepal's, the most popular
treks Mardi Himal is a hidden gem in the Annapurna region. Few hikers go to the
Mardi Himal base camp located dramatically at the base of Mardi Himal and the
impressive Machapuchhre. Another benefit of this trekking is that the trail has
a small circuit to the Mardi Himal base camp so that we do not have to go back
to the same terrain. The 10-day Mardi Himal trek is an easy and moderate level.
Be careful about
Our team of Taleju Adventure Pvt. Ltd will organize the
Mardi Himal Trekking with best arrangements. However, there can be some issues
that are beyond our control. Heavy rainfall, snowfall and landslides can extend
the trip, which may cost extra, but probability of such cases is very low
Our team, Taleju Adventure Pvt. Ltd is ready to assist you
with trip service and providing authentic information at the time you need. If
you need further information, please, do not hesitate to email us or call us.