Mar 28 - Apr 3, 2018  confirmed

Mardi Himal (7 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 2 reviews
Difficulty: moderate

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Mardi Himal
$139 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.20 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits
+ $10 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Guide
Mingma Nuru
Languages
English, Japanese, Sherpa, Nepali, Hindi, little Tibetan, little German.
Ratings
great
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Jessica (U.K. )

With 1 guest: Vasily (Russia)

Trip Board (1)

Jessica (U.K. )
itinerary creator

Hi, this is a private trip that's being organised, so please no requests to join. sorry! :)

posted on 16 Mar 2018 at 02:23PM

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.

Weather Conditions in March

March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 6.4°C (44°F) and lows down to -10.6°C (13°F) at Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Mardi Himal
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(7 days / 6 nights )
created by Jessica (U.K. )

Wed Mar 28 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in March.

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 26.6°C (80°F) and lows of about 9.6°C (49°F) in March.

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 23.5°C (74°F) and lows of about 6.5°C (44°F) in March.

Pothana (1890 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dhampus (trail follows the ridge from Dhampus)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.1°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in March.

Thu Mar 29 (day 2)

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 15.1°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.9°C (29°F) in March.

Fri Mar 30 (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 15.1°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.9°C (29°F) in March.

Sat Mar 31 (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 10.0°C (50°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in March.

Sun Apr 1 (day 5)

Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m)

About 6-7 hours round trip from High Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in April.

Mardi Himal Base Camp

High Camp (Mardi Himal) (3900 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.0°C (55°F) and lows of about -3.0°C (27°F) in April.

Mon Apr 2 (day 6)

Sidhing (1945 m)

About a 6 hour descent from High Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.7°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.7°C (48°F) in April.

Tue Apr 3 (day 7)

Lumre (1200 m)

About 3 hours from Sidhing
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.2°C (85°F) and lows of about 13.2°C (56°F) in April.

Public bus from Lumre to Pokhara (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 Lumre to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15.00
Travel time: 40 minutes

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in April.

Pokhara