The Mardi Himal Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that offers stunning views of the Annapurna Range and the surrounding Himalayas. The trek starts from Kande, which is located around an hour’s drive from Pokhara, and takes you through lush forests, terraced farmland, and high alpine zones. The trek is relatively new compared to other popular trekking routes in Nepal, and the trail is less crowded, providing trekkers with a unique and peaceful experience.
Breakfree Adventures is a reputable trekking company in Nepal that offers various trekking packages, including the Trek to Mardi Himal. Their Mardi Himal Trekking in September package includes all the necessary services, including a trekking guide, porter, accommodation, and meals.
Spectacular views of the Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal.
Trek through lush forests, terraced farmland, and high alpine zones.
Experience the unique culture and traditions of the local communities.
Relatively new trekking route with fewer crowds.
Max. Altitude: 4,500m/14,764ft (Mardi Himal Base Camp)
Trek Duration: 10 Days
Trek Distance: 64 km/39.8 miles
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Best Time to Trek: September – November and March – May
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 3: Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali (2,100m/6,889ft)
Day 4: Deurali to Forest Camp (2,520m/8,268ft)
Day 5: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,035m/9,957ft)
Day 6: Low Camp to High Camp (3,590m/11,775ft)
Day 7: Acclimatization day at High Camp
Day 8: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m/14,764ft) and back to High Camp
Day 9: High Camp to Siding Village (1,750m/5,741ft)
Day 10: Siding Village to Pokhara
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Trek Guide and Porter:
Breakfree Adventures provides a licensed and experienced trekking guide who is familiar with the local trails, culture, and traditions. The guide will also assist you in acclimatizing to the high altitude and ensure your safety throughout the trek. The company also provides a porter who will carry your luggage and equipment during the trek, allowing you to trek comfortably and enjoy the scenery.
During the trek, you will stay in basic teahouses that offer comfortable beds and hot showers. The teahouses are usually run by local families and provide a glimpse into the unique culture and traditions of the local communities.
Breakfree Adventures provides three meals a day during the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meals include a variety of Nepali and Western dishes and are prepared using fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
September is a great time to do the Mardi Himal Trek as the monsoon season has ended, and the weather is stable with clear skies and pleasant temperatures. The average temperature during the day ranges from 10°C to 25°C, and at night it can drop to 0°C to 10°C. However, it’s essential to be prepared for all types of weather, including rain, wind, and snow.
The trail conditions during the Mardi Himal Trek in September are generally good. However, there are some steep and rocky sections that require careful footing, particularly around High Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail is also narrow in some areas, so it’s essential to be mindful of other trekkers and yaks or mules carrying goods.
Altitude sickness is a concern during the Mardi Himal Trekking, particularly as you ascend to higher altitudes. It’s important to acclimatize properly by taking rest days and drinking plenty of fluids. The trekking guide will monitor your health and provide necessary advice and assistance if any symptoms of altitude sickness develop.
September is a great time to do the Mardi Himal Trek as the trail is less crowded compared to peak trekking seasons like spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November). However, there may still be some other trekkers on the trail, particularly around High Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek in September with Breakfree Adventures offers a unique and rewarding trekking experience, with stunning views of the Himalayas, diverse landscapes, and a glimpse into the local culture and traditions. The company provides all the necessary services, including a trekking guide, porter, accommodation, and meals, ensuring a comfortable and safe trekking experience.