18 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) and Mardi Himal is a stunning trek in the heart of the Annapurna mountain range. This is one of Nepal's most classic trek route takes you to the base camp of Mt Annapurna and Mardi Himal. This 18 days trek is designed for those adventure lovers who have relaxed time-schedule and want to do both ABC and Mardi Himal trek. You will walk through some of the best hiking trail in the Himalayas after exploring Kathmandu and Pokhara. A popular trek that offers the best trekking experience, also a hidden gem in Annapurna region. We first trek to Annapurna base camp(ABC) known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek, and we then continue to Mardi Himal base camp. We offer Annapurna base camp and Mardi Himal trek 18 days package price and departure dates for 2021.22.23.24.25.
Trek Name: ABC Mardi Himal Trek
Trek Duration: 18 days
Trek Difficulty: Challenging
Trek Season: Aug to Nov, Feb to Jun
Trek Altitude: 850m-4500m
Trek Cost: USD 920-USD 1610
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal Trek is a combined trip on which you can complete both Annapurna base camp and Mardi Himal trek in 18 days.
17 days Annapurna base camp trek with Mardi Himal is the best treks in Nepal. The trek combines the Annapurna base camp with Mardi Himal Trek. This is a must do treks in Nepal if you have three weeks time for trekking in Nepal. Mardi Himal trek is a lesser known trek in Annapurna to see a quite a lot of people. The Mardi Himal is a hidden gem to the east of Annapurna Base Camp. Mardi Himal Trek offers beautiful mountain views of the entire Annapurna range.
Mardi Himal Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a lodge to lodge teahouse trekking takes you to an altitude of 4500m, the highest point of the trek. On 17 days trekking itinerary, we first trek to Annapurna base camp at a height of 4200m which is helpful before trekking to the Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4600m. All around the year, it is possible to do Annapurna base camp Mardi Himal trek. Autumn and Spring are the best of year trekking ABC Mardi Himal trek. It is also possible to see Rhododendron is blooming in the trail if you trek in Spring time from March to May. Autumn offers the crystal clear view of the mountains with blue sky with stars in the sky in the night.
We sleep and eat at tea house lodges during ABC Mardi Himal Trek. The accommodations are basic, neat and clean with twin or 3 to 4 beds with sharing toilets and bathroom. The tea house lodges offers Nepali, Tibetan, Chinese, Indian and continental both veg and non-veg meals. Mostly, the common meals are porridge, pancake, chapati, omelet, boiled egg, muesli for breakfast, fried rice, noodles, dalbhat, curry, soups for lunch and dinner.
Mardi Himal Annapurna base camp trek difficulty is moderate to challenging grade. We hike on mostly uphill and downhill through villages and forest for 5 to 7 hours each day. Please be prepare physically and mentally to enjoy the trip as the trek is challenging. A regular exercise like jogging, gym, hiking is helpful. No previous trekking experience require to join on 17 days Annapurna Base Camp Mardi Himal Trek, and also no age limits. All hikers like children with family to senior can trekking ABC Mardi Himal
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel. Free day in the afternoon and trek briefing in the afternoon.
Day 02: In Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu, preparation for trekking and walking around Kathmandu local market and Thamel market.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Birethanti(1,015 m, 8 hours)
Your guide will pick you up you at hotel and escort to the bus station. You will drive by tourist bus through the beautiful rivers Trisuli and Marshyangdi which is very popular for rafting as well. Pokhara is very popular for the panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machhapuchare in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. Pokhara is a beautiful city of lakes, caves, and Buddhist and Hindus temples and continue further drive to Nayapul. As you arrive here, hike about 30 minutes further to get Birethanti village. Birethanti is a large village with many shops and guesthouses. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 04: Birethanti to Ghandruk (1,950m, 6 hours).
The early part of trek is gradual ascend over the flat land with rice terraces until Syauli bazaar with mixed ethnic groups of people. To reach the next destination Kyumi hill, a village inhabited by mostly Gurung and few Brahmins the trail is gradual ascent passing through terraces and few settlements. Now the steep ascent trail moves uphill to reach Ghandruk village. There are many lodges, Gurung museum and traditional houses made of stone slabs. Furthermore, you can see Annapurna South (7229 m.), Hiunchuli (6441 m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.), Glacier dome (7200 m.) and Fishtail (6,997 m.) very clear.
Day 05: Ghandruk to Chhomrong village(2140m, 6 hours)
Today, you will trek from Ghandruk village to Chomrong village. The trail from Ghandruk to Komrong Danda is slowly up. From Komrong Danda, you will trek downhill to Komrong Khola. Again climb up to Chhomrong, Chhomrong is another nice and big village. If the weather is nice, you will have nice Mountain View, overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Chhomrong to Bamboo(2400m, 6 hours)
Breakfast and trek descends to Chhomrong Khola and the steep uphill trek to Sinuwa. The trial follows the river through another tiny settlement known as Bamboo which has some tea houses and overnight stay at guest house.
Day 07: Bamboo – Deurali (2920 m, 9 km).
A short day but steep uphill trek to Deurali.
Day 08: Deurali – MBC – ABC(Annapurna Base camp) (4130m, 8km)
Breakfast and trek 5 to 6 hours to Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchare base camp. An amazing point of this trek.
Day 09: Annapurna Base camp – Bamboo (2335m, 17 km).
A full and easy day downhill as you get more oxygen the more you descend, left ABC around 8.30 AM and reached Bamboo around 3 pm. Could easily have walked for another hour or two to reach Shine, but decided to stop at Bamboo to take advantage of the hot shower there.
Day 10: Bamboo – Jhinu Hot Spring (1710m, 12km).
Another easy day, with a big climb back up to Chhomrong, here you can decide if you want to walk towards Ghandruk (5 hours walk) from where you can get transportation back to Pokhara or continue your trek to Poon Hill. We decided to head back to Jinhu to enjoy the hot springs and rest.
Day 11: Jhinu Danda to Landruk village and ascend to forest camp (2,500m, 7 hours)
Walk downhill to kimrung Khola ad cross to walk on a rice terrace then becoming more flat until we will reach Himal Pani (a cold waterfall). Here we will take a break to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls. Beyond this village, the trail climbs gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After a short distance, we will be at Landruk (1,640m), a pretty big village inhabited by a mixed community of Gurungs, Magars, and Brahmins. After lunches at the trail goes uphill to forest camp. As you ascend from Landruck to forest camp the trail is quite stiff and more difficult compared to the last days. Reach Forest camp walking and passing through different oak forests. The lodges in the Mardi Himal trek route section are based on Gurung community.
Day 12: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,035m, 4 hrs walk)
We will have to walk inside the forest for another day but as we reach higher the vegetation changes with more rhododendron trees. This is another pleasant day for us letting us walk on the peaceful route. The trail is steep at the beginning however changes to gradual climbing after a while. We will have some random views of snowy Himalayan peaks. The view of Machhapuchhre peak is superb from Low Camp. This is very small places with only a couple of lodges opened for providing basic meals and accommodation to trekkers. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 13: Low Camp to High Camp (3,590m, 4 hrs walk)
We have another pleasant walking here with stunning views of close Himalayas in front of us. As we climb higher the route also becomes open and spacious as there is no forest anymore. The trail continues through grasslands of a high region with occasional rhododendron trees. Spotting the beautiful bird called Himalayan Monal; also known as the Pheasant danphe in Nepali are easy around here. This is a colorful Himalayan bird represented as the national bird of Nepal. Finally, we will arrive at High Camp to spend a night here. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 14: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m)-High Camp (3,590m, 5 hours)
Wake up early in the morning before the sun rises. Get sunrise over the Annapurna. We have time to rest before we start hiking up to the upper viewpoint for magnificent views of close Himalayan peaks. The trail heading to Upper View Point is well marked through the grassland involves few steep sections. In overall, this is a moderate walk, not too easy and not too challenging as well. In summer season this area is full of yaks and sheep along with several yak herder’s huts. There are some narrow and steep trails that extensive care is required. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 15: High Camp to Siding Village (1,280m, 7 hours)
We descend to the low camp from the same trail we went up. We then leave the previous trail and trek via forest heading towards Madi Khola. Descending further we will reach the Siding Village where we camp for the night. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 16: Trek To Lumre village (2 hours). Drive to Pokhara.
Early morning after breakfast, walk towards the Lumre village where the bus is waiting for you to drop off on Hari Chowk. Then we can take a private vehicle transfer to reach Fewa lakeside of Pokhara city. On your way back to Pokhara, you will cross a milky river which is known as the Seti river in Nepali. As soon as you reach in town, you can visit some of the most beautiful landmarks of Pokhara city or go shopping where you can enjoy your moment. Reaching Pokhara, explore Pokhara city as a private day tour Guide. The worth able places such as Fewa Lake, Devi’s Fall, Tibetan refugee settlement, and Gupteshower Cave. Besides that, the rest of the time, you can either visit Fewa lake for boating on Tal Barahi temple or rest at hotel.
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu(200km 6 hours)
At morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Kathmandu Airport
Drop you in Kathmandu Airport to your flight back to home and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey back to home.