May 30 - Jun 8, 2020 | Change

Mardi Himal via Ghandruk and Chomrong trek (10 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Mardi Himal Base Camp and Ghandruk

Difficulty: moderate
Mardi Himal
Starting at $422 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.03 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $32.50 per person for vat tax
+ $48 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

The route was opened for trekking as recently as 2012 and now has lodges along the trail, so it can be done as a teahouse trek. The trek has the advantage of drawing far fewer trekkers than the more well-known destinations like Poon Hill and Annapurna Basecamp. The trail ascends the ridge beneath Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak and boasts some of the best views anywhere of this picturesque mountain.

Side trip via Ghandruk and Chomrong: Return via the picturesque villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong

Weather Conditions in May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 10.4°C (51°F) and lows down to -2.6°C (27°F) at Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Mardi Himal via Ghandruk and Chomrong Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Sat May 30 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in May.

Pokhara
Public bus from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 1 hour
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Private vehicle from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15.00
Travel time: 40 minutes

Dhampus Phedi (1130 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.6°C (87°F) and lows of about 17.6°C (64°F) in May.

Dhampus (1650 m)

About 1.5 to 2 hours from Phedi (trail climbs steeply through forest and then paddy fields)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.5°C (82°F) and lows of about 14.5°C (58°F) in May.

Pothana (1890 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dhampus (trail follows the ridge from Dhampus)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.1°C (79°F) and lows of about 13.1°C (56°F) in May.

Sun May 31 (day 2)

Deurali, Kaski (2100 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.8°C (77°F) and lows of about 11.8°C (53°F) in May.

Forest Camp (Kokar) (3050 m)

About 5-6 hours from Pothana (trail climbs the Kali Danda Ridge through rhododendron and magnolia forest)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.1°C (66°F) and lows of about 6.1°C (43°F) in May.

Mon Jun 1 (day 3)

Low Camp (3050 m)

About 3-4 hours from Forest Camp (trail continues to climb through forest to Low Camp)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.1°C (66°F) and lows of about 9.1°C (48°F) in June.

Tue Jun 2 (day 4)

High Camp (Mardi Himal) (3900 m)

About 4-5 hours from Low Camp (trail climbs out of the forest revealing the impressive mountain peaks including Fishtail)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.0°C (57°F) and lows of about 4.0°C (39°F) in June.

Wed Jun 3 (day 5)

Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m)

About 6-7 hours round trip from High Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.4°C (51°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in June.

Mardi Himal Base Camp

High Camp (Mardi Himal) (3900 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.0°C (57°F) and lows of about 4.0°C (39°F) in June.

Thu Jun 4 (day 6)

Forest Camp (Kokar) (3050 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.1°C (66°F) and lows of about 9.1°C (48°F) in June.

Fri Jun 5 (day 7)

Landruk (1565 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.0°C (82°F) and lows of about 18.0°C (64°F) in June.

Sat Jun 6 (day 8)

Chomrong (2210 m)

About 5-6 hours from Landruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.1°C (75°F) and lows of about 14.1°C (57°F) in June.

Chomrong
Sun Jun 7 (day 9)

Ghandruk (2000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in June.

Ghandruk
Mon Jun 8 (day 10)

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.3°C (88°F) and lows of about 21.3°C (70°F) in June.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in June.

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in June.

Pokhara
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

May 8 - May 14, 2019  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Mardi Himal (7 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Private trek
1 interested

0 confirmed trekkers

$311 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $195 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$31.04 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $48 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

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by Nicholas (Singapore) on Mar 25, 2019

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The trail provides stunning views of the Annapurna range. For a short and moderate trek, it offers very rewarding views. Just a note, the tea houses are rather basic.

by Sumeer (India) on Dec 23, 2018

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Mardi Himal is just out of the world, I feel I am in a position to do a comparison between ABC and Himal Mardi, I would say from the overall trek (journey) perspective I would always rate Mardi Himal higher than ABC. Poonhill is only exceptional place on ABC trek where I would like to visit again someday. Thanks for reading

by Lara (Australia) on Dec 12, 2018

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It is said that this is a moderate hike... but moderate in Nepal means something different! A little bit of rock scrambling, a few steep sections... but the views are stunning. We loved it!

by Aaron (Australia) on Sep 27, 2018

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If you want very little tourist this is your trek

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