5 Days Mardi Himal Trek

    27 September, 2022
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    • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
    • Best SeasonMarch- May, Sep- Nov
    • Max Altitude4500 m

    Overview

    Mardi Himal - 5 Day is an absolutely amazing hike in the Annapurna region that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain ranges like gorgeous Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region as well as the most iconic mount Machhapuchhre which is also known as a holy mountain of the region.

    This short version Mardi Himal trek starts in Pokhara, taking a short drive to Kandem, the real trekking journey just gets started from here walking through the magical lands of the mountains, and terraced fields with beautiful scenery of the valley.

    A beautiful journey takes you to the highest point of Mardi Himal Base camp which is situated at 4500 meters via High camp (3700m), the trek offers a unique lifestyle of the locals where you will be able to experience the delicious meals prepared by the little guest houses or homestay.

    Mardi route is a newly opened trekking route for trekkers and it has gained popularity in a short time. Now, it has become one of Nepal's most popular trekking destinations in terms of popularity and scenery.

    Best time to trek

    For those who loved enjoying the mountain vistas more than cultural appearance then plan for this trek in the months of Sept-October – November which is the Autumn Season in Nepal. Likewise, March-May these months are in spring the best season of the year for trekking in Nepal, Mentioned months are undoubtedly the perfect seasons to go on a hike, and it is Nepal’s peak time for mountaineering and trekking in Nepal Himalayas. Trek freely without any hesitations with the most spectacular crystal clear views!

     

    BENEFITS 

    • Airport pick-up and drop-off services - (Airport- Hotel- Airport) 
    • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
    • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
    • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company HIKING T-shirt
    • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at a high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
    • WOKI TOKI - for communicating in distance one to another place and that's for a potentially critical situation on the  trek

     

    Highlights

     

     

    Itinerary

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    • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
    • 5-6 hrs approx
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Diner
    • 1800 m
    • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
    • 5-6 hrs approx
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Diner
    • 3500 m
    • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
    • 5-6 hrs approx
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Diner
    • 4500 m (Base Camp)
    • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
    • 6 hrs approx
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Diner
    • 2600 m
    • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
    • 4-6 hrs approx
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Diner
    • 850 m

    Trip inclusion

    • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
    • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
    • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
    • Local strong porter to help the trekkers luggage during the trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers with limited weights ‘10kg each max’) 
    • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
    • All necessary papers including Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) fee.
    • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
    • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek 
    • Assistant guide for group 8 or above
    • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • Private vehicle from Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara by taxi/Jeep/car
    • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, cookies, etc.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits dessert every evening after dinner.
    • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
    • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
    • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
    • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
    • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
    • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
    • All government, Local taxes/ vat, and official Expenses

     

    • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
    • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
    • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
    • Additional costs by out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
    • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
    • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
    • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
    • Tips for guide and staff (Tipping is expected
    • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

    Trip Info

     

    Travel Insurance

    Travel Insurance is mandatory for all the clients who are going to participate in Mardi Himal Trek. We highly recommend a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at Height altitude for the trekkers to Annapurna base camp, it will be assisted inadequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send a reliable travel insurance copy through email once you book the trip with us.  Your travel insurance must cover personal accidents, medical expenses, emergency repatriation, and personal liability. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

     

    A Typical Day On The Trek

    Every morning during the Mardi Himal Trek, you will be served a wake-up tea at about 6 am by our guide then we go to have breakfast with the stunning views.

    Breakfast, normally the breakfast serves around 7 am, and walk start by 8 am, the walking will begin after the stretching and warm-up before we move on every day, Our daily walk is Normally around 3-4 hours approximately but it depends on your level of physical fitness as well. 

    Lunch during the trek is usually held between 12-1 pm with a 40-minute duration, the fresh and hygienic lunch will be typically taken from the menu which will serve as fast as possible with a cup of tea or coffee.

    Dinner and Overnight camp, Soon we arrive at our camp (Trekking lodge) then we might take some rest before we go to dinner and but our guide and porter will be glad to serve the cup of tea in your room while resting and we alert that for our dinner around 5-7 5 pm, rest of the time you may like to visit the places around or resting in the room.

    At the termination of the day, our trekking guide encourages you to visit the local Sherpa settlements to know more about their culture and lifestyle in the Himalayas region while preparing the meals.

    Every day our trekking will be nicely pleasured by stunning sceneries of Himalayas mountain views, taking the captivating photos and videos of untouchable mountains and exploring the mountain villages and their lifestyle which can be a delighting moment.

    Note: Every day, after dinner our guide will be briefing about the program the next day.

     

    Passport and Visa

    All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months prior validity from the return date  Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

     

    Last-minute booking

    Concerning your desirable interest in any trip with Alpine Ramble Treks, we absolutely accept even your last-minute booking. You can book a trip directly Online or by calling anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet.

     

    Extra personal expenses on trekking

    All your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per the package program and besides that cost will be extra if you extend the trip more than the schedule of our package. last but not least, we would also like to suggest that our client carry some snacks like energy bars, snickers, water, chocolates, cookies, and personal belonging materials like passport, battery chargers, etc..

     

    Equipment lists for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Head and Face 

    • Warm and a sun hat with a scarf
    • Headlight
    • Sunscreen +40 or above
    • Proper sunglass
    • Face wipes and tiny towels

     

    List for Hands & Body parts

    • Lightweight gloves
    • And warm Globes
    • Down jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
    • A thick Sleeping bag (the company will be provided in rent)
    • 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
    • Fleece jacket and sweaters for the cold temperature
    • Poncho or rain jacket
    • warm Socks, preferably a cotton –mix
    • Lightweight cotton trekking pants 
    • The proper Trekking Boots
    • crampon (optional)
    • walking poles 

     

    Essential gear

    • Day Backpack above the 30 L
    • Pack covers and Thermal bottle
    • Water peals for the normal water
    • Deodorant
    • Laundry soap
    • Antibacterial Gel
    • Toiletries
    • toothbrush
    • Shampoo

    Personal accessories

    • Camera/ Cell Phone
    • Money wallet with Money
    • Padlocks/ Plastic bag
    • Watch/ Sewing kit
    • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

    First-aid Kit

    • Diamox (acetazolamide)
    • Lozenges
    • Elastic bandages
    • Moleskin
    • Cotton bandages and band-aids
    • Lancing needle
    • Antibiotic eye-drops
    • Thermometer
    • Sling
    • Paracetamol
    • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
    • Painkillers
    • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
    • Loperamide to control diarrhea
    • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, and other infections

    FAQs

    You could use the credit card only in cities, areas of Nepal, in the mountains; the credit card is not acceptable in most places.

    The Highest elevation of the Annapurna base camp trek is 4130 meters above sea level. 

    Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can easily store your luggage at our hotel or office.

    Not at all, you’ll be provided 3 meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek in the mountains and it’s a good idea to carry some power bars, cereal bars or other high energy foods with you. Powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

    Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits, and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems), they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Treks- it's all included on our package program.

    Eventually, almost every trekking region has tea House facilities in Nepal; during the treks in the mountains, we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide/ porter will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from a local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat it with water purification pills

    In city areas of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara, your hotel accommodation will generally include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception, Restaurant, and dining services. The level of accommodation is generally Nepalese 3 star and is comfortable and clean. If you require an upgrade of accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, there are many 4 stars and 5-star options at an extra cost. Please let us know if you like high categories hotel service like 5 stars then we will be glad to book for you.

    Accommodation in the mountain, you will be staying in “Teahouses.” Accommodation is limited, particularly the higher you get, so your room may differ from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. The accommodation is very basic and there will frequently be shared shower and toilet facilities with other trekkers sometime. Every teahouse has a common dining hall offering varieties of local and western kinds of meals including hot drinks like coffee and any kind of tea in the mountains.

    You will need to carry a good-size of a daypack where you could put your personal belongings, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, a fleece jacket, and gloves for higher altitudes. The porters will carry the bigger packs with your clothes etc. They will carry packs up to 15kg.

    It depends on the nature of the sickness. Generally, if you become sick, you will descend to a lower high altitude with the help and support of the staff. If you are seriously ill, injured etc we will arrange an emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation in the mountains. Please ensure you arrange travel insurance that covers you for an evacuation service and trekking at high altitudes.

    Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect any mountain climbers, hikers, trekkers, or travelers at high altitudes, normally; it can be suffered above high of 9,000 feet. Acute mountain sickness is caused by reduced air pressure and lowers oxygen levels at high altitudes. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, and return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! Please familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness before your trek. Do not ignore even the mildest of altitude symptoms, inform your guide, porters, or hotel staff immediately. Generally, Our guides carry basic medicine and first aid equipment including simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle ache, and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting.

    Yes, a visa is required to enter Nepal except for SAARC and Chinese nationals. One can get a visa at the Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Two copies of passport-sized photographs are required to get a visa.

     Yes, the  Laundry services are available in every place or camp except for Annapurna base camp and Himalayas! 

    Yes. Any of your currency can be exchanged in Nepal at better rates. 

    Yes, a hot shower is available and it will be prepared by the gas, it is called a gas shower or bucket shower. Normally, we wouldn't prefer to take showers above the 4000 meters height because of the cold situation.

    Yes, almost every teahouse has Wi-Fi Facility at a little extra Cost during the trek in the Mountains.

    Yes, we highly recommend that you buy travel insurance before you travel to Nepal; it’s easier and better to purchase travel insurance in your own country.

    Yes, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by our official representative then transfer to the hotel at Thamel, which is the most interesting tourist hub with many facilities in Nepal. Overnight at the hotel.

    The Answer is absolutely safe even for the solo female traveler, who loves to explore Nepal through the reliable team with us; our Alpine Ramble team has been leading many successful solo female trips in Nepal Himalayas.

    The best months for trekking in Nepal are in the months of September, October & November in the Autumn season and March, April & May in the Spring season.

    Yes, you could choose to own your departure date according to your time and schedule If the published Group Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plan, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary.