Sep 21 - Sep 27, 2018  confirmed

Mardi Himal (7 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 2 reviews
Difficulty: moderate

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Mardi Himal
$149 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
+ $40 per person for permits
+ $15 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
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
Rajkumar
Languages
English and Nepali
Ratings
new on Sherpana
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Aaron (Australia)

With 1 guest: Conor (Australia)
Hired 1 porter

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 September

Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 9.4°C (49°F) and lows down to -0.6°C (31°F) at Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Mardi Himal
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(7 days / 6 nights )
created by Aaron (Australia)

Fri Sep 21 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

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 29.6°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.6°C (67°F) in September.

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 26.5°C (80°F) and lows of about 16.5°C (62°F) in September.

Pothana (1890 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dhampus (trail follows the ridge from Dhampus)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.1°C (77°F) and lows of about 15.1°C (59°F) in September.

Sat Sep 22 (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 18.1°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.1°C (47°F) in September.

Sun Sep 23 (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 18.1°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.1°C (47°F) in September.

Mon Sep 24 (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 13.0°C (55°F) and lows of about 3.0°C (37°F) in September.

Tue Sep 25 (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 -0.6°C (31°F) in September.

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 (37°F) in September.

Wed Sep 26 (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 14.7°C (58°F) in September.

Thu Sep 27 (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 19.2°C (67°F) in September.

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 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

Pokhara