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Mardi Himal Base Camp

Why Go for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Compared to other more established treks in Nepal, the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is relatively new. Located in the popular Annapurna region, it started to become popular only 6-7 years ago around 2012. So one advantage of going for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is that there are not many trekkers crowding the route.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Madri Himal Trek Machhapuchhre

Credit: @brozesdangol


 

When to go

As a rule of thumb, the best period to go for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is in the Autumn months of September, October and November. The weather is clear, temperature is moderate, and little possibility of snow.

The second-best period to trek Mardi Himal Base Camp would be the spring months of March and April. The surrounding is full of colours due to the blooming Rhododendrons and the weather is friendly and pleasant.

Try to avoid the winter months from December to February as the temperature can get quite chilly (freezing temperature) and snow might block the access to some paths between the High Camp and Base Camp.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Madri Himal Trek Upper View Point

Credit: @katalytickonverter


What to see

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is one of the most diverse and abundant treks in Nepal. You’ll go through stunning forests, rocky mountain landscape and a snowy base camp. In addition, you’ll also get the million-dollar view of the 6990-meter Mount Machapuchare on the way to the base camp.

Mardi Himal Base Camp. Madri Himal Trek Machhapuchhre

Credit: @ironnm


 

Where to stay

As this is not a popular or overcrowded trek, accommodation costs are relatively lower than the other routes. The selection is made up of some modest Tea Houses with shared bathrooms and simple beds.

Internet connection / WiFi is working only half the time and the speed is pretty sluggish. Electricity is also not always readily available, so prepare yourselves well.


 

What is the duration

While the actual Mardi Himal Trek takes around 5-7 days from Pokhara and back to Pokhara again, it will take additional 3-4 days if we take into account the journey to and from Kathmandu.

Check out our package Mardi Himal Trek 11 Days


 

What permit to get

You will need two permits to complete the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. The first permit will be the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) that are available in the Tourism Board building in Kathmandu. You can also get it at the Annapurna Conservation Area Project office in Damside.

The second permit will be a TIMS permit which you can also get from the tourism office. Alternatively, get it from the TAAN offices.


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