Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2018  confirmed

Mardi Himal (7 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 3 reviews
Difficulty: moderate

Public trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Mardi Himal
$142 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.93 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $48 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
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

Guide
Pema Futi
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa
Ratings
great
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Lara (Australia)

With 1 guest: Dominic (Australia)
Hired 1 porter

Trip Board (1)

Lara (Australia)
itinerary creator

Hello! I love adventures, photography, animals and a heap of other things

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 November

Early November, along with late October, are the most popular times to trek in Nepal. Temperatures get cooler in November, but the skies get clearer and the chance of rain or snow interrupting your trek gets lower. At high altitudes, trekkers are rewarded with good views throughout the day.

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in November. The highest point on the trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500 m. During November, expect high temperatures of around 5.4°C (42°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 Lara (Australia)

Tue Nov 27 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

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 25.6°C (78°F) and lows of about 9.6°C (49°F) in November.

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 22.5°C (73°F) and lows of about 6.5°C (44°F) in November.

Pothana (1890 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dhampus (trail follows the ridge from Dhampus)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.1°C (70°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in November.

Wed Nov 28 (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 14.1°C (57°F) and lows of about -1.9°C (29°F) in November.

Thu Nov 29 (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 14.1°C (57°F) and lows of about -1.9°C (29°F) in November.

Fri Nov 30 (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 9.0°C (48°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in November.

Sat Dec 1 (day 5)

Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m)

About 6-7 hours round trip from High Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.4°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.6°C (6°F) in December.

Mardi Himal Base Camp

High Camp (Mardi Himal) (3900 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.0°C (41°F) and lows of about -11.0°C (12°F) in December.

Sun Dec 2 (day 6)

Sidhing (1945 m)

About a 6 hour descent from High Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.7°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.7°C (33°F) in December.

Mon Dec 3 (day 7)

Lumre (1200 m)

About 3 hours from Sidhing
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.2°C (70°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in December.

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 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in December.

Pokhara