Expeditions by Janet Belarmino

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Our Mardi Himal Expedition 

Our fully supported  6 day  Mardi Himal trekking is an ideal choice for those of us who are looking for an ‘off the beaten path’ trekking experience in the quieter parts of the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is the lowest and perhaps the least visited of the trekking peaks in Nepal.

We are the only operator that provides a truly unique Mardi Himal expedition with the optimum client/guide ratio of 1:4 and client/porter ratio of 2:3. Spending more time in the mountain sharing the outdoors with the our team, the Nepalese people of the mountains. 

Committed to safety and the environment It is an adventurous social  outdoor experience for those who are looking for more than the average encapsulated tourist experience.  We employ and incorporate guides, porters, yak trains, mess tents,  tent base-camps and 1 tea house on the last day to give you a traditional expedition experience.

Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp outstandingly positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region´s most iconic mount Machapuchhre literally meaning "Fish tail". The trail goes along small winding paths, through enchanted rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 meter. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchhre, Annapurna.  

Our trip is for the adventure traveler of all ages. Come join the people of the mountains and have the trip of a lifetime!

Facts about the Mardi Himal Trek

Facts about the Mardi Himal Trek are becoming more frequent as trail is frequented by more and more trekkers every year. 

Highest point of the Mardi Himal trek At 4,500 meters (14, 763 ft) Mardi Himal Base Camp marks the highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek. 

Highest sleeping point on the Mardi Himal trek The highest sleeping point along the Mardi Himal trek is at High Camp which is 3,580 meters (11,745 ft). Low camp is 2,990 meters (9,809 ft). 

How long have people been trekking the Mardi Himal route? 

Rhododendrons along along the Mardi Himal trek Mardi Himal has always been there. The Mardi Himal route has been popular with campers for nearly a decade. Over the past five years efforts were put in place to establish tea houses (guesthouse) along the trail for those who didn't want to camp. 

In 2011 the Mardi Himal trek officially opened up with tea houses available from the start all the way to high camp. What mountains can you see from Mardi Himal? The Annapurna mountain range is on full show from high camp on. At low camp Machhapuchhre is spectacular. The highlights of the entire trek include Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail, (6,993 m) Annapurna South (7,010 m), and Mount Hiunchuli (6,441 m).

Trek Duration: 6 Day 5 night
Cost: 898 USD

Trip Destination: Nepal
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size : Min 2 Pax
Best Season: Spring & Autumn
Max. Altitude :4500m
Accommodation: Tent Basecamps & Tea house Lodges
Departure Point: Phokara 

How to arrange your trek to Mardi Himal


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  • Your balance is due before you start the expedition.

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All trips included

Tent basecamps & 1 Tea house accommodation 

Down sleeping bag, tents,mats(to be returned after trip. Tents will be setup and broken down each day your support team).

All Base camp tents for kitchen and living facilities on the mountain.

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.

All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per itinerary.

Welcome and Farewell dinners.

An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed Team leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.

Porter service (2 trekkers: 3 porters).

Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.

Mardi Himal trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.

All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).

All government and local taxes.

What is not included

Nepalese visa fee.

International airfare to and from Kathmandu.

Domestic flight from Kathamandu to Phokara and vice versa.

Excess baggage charges.

Travel and rescue insurance.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).