Annapurna Base Camp Trek-18 days ABC Mardi Himal Trek is beautiful, yet challenging, a good hike to enjoy breathtaking mountain views of Annapurna region.The thrilling adventures in Annapurna explores different parts of Annapurna such as Poon Hill, ABC, Muldai Hill and Badal Danda.You will hike through pristine landscapes, valleys and villages into the heart of the Himalayas.A hidden gem in Annapurna, Mardi Himal Trek offers beautiful hiking experience. Please, stay physically fit with sound health to complete ABC Mardi Himal trek in 18 days. Please email us at email@example.com and call or leave message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023742 for Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal Trek package price and dates 2024/2025.
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.
Annapurna Base Camp with Mardi Himal Trek is the best treks in Nepal that combines the Annapurna base camp and Mardi Himal Trek. This is a must to do trip in Nepal if you have three weeks time for trekking in Nepal. Mardi Himal trek is a lesser known trek area of Annapurna. Quite a few people know about Mardi Himal Trek. The Mardi Himal is a hidden gem to the east of Annapurna Base Camp. Mardi Himal Trek offers beautiful views of the entire Annapurna and Fishtail with Annapurna Sanctuary.
Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a lodge to lodge tea house trekking takes you to an altitude of 4500 m, the highest point of the trek. On 18 days trekking itinerary, we first trek to Annapurna base camp at a height of 4200 m which is helpful before trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4600 m. All around the year, it is possible to do Annapurna base camp with Mardi Himal trek. Autumn and Spring are the best season trekking to ABC and Mardi Himal trek. You will see Rhododendron is blooming on the trail if you trek in Spring from March to May. Autumn offers the crystal clear view of the mountains with blue sky with stars in the sky in the night.
Boarding House on Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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.
ABC Trek with Mardi Himal Trip Difficulty
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
ABC Mardi Himal Trek Package
We offer budget, standard and full fledged trekking package to Annapurna base camp trek.Please write us email know about these package price and what is inclusion in the price. We come to see you soon by mail with all details price of budget, standard and full fledged trip package.
Best season trekking ABC to Mardi Himal
8 days trekking Annapurna base camp is possible throughout the year. But Autumn and Spring are the best time of the year trekking Annapurna Base Camp due to a good weather with clear blue sky and crystal clear view of the Himalayas. Winter is also a good time if you wish to avoid crowds of trekkers on the trail of Annapurna base camp but be prepare with cold. It is still possible to trek Annapurna base camp in rainy season, but we can't see clear view of the mountains, and also the leeches and rain my disturb you while trekking to Annapurna base camp.
ABC Mardi Himal Trek Preparation-You will need at least 8 weeks of solid preparation for this trek. You can begin preparation by going for brisk walks and then do brisk jogs to improve your cardio. Your target should be to cover 10 km in under 60 minutes minutes comfortably by the start of the trek.
Weather and Temperature on the Trek-Spring and Autumn are two distinct seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. In Spring, although you will find patches of hard snow at higher altitudes, the temperature during the day will be slightly warmer than that in Autumn, when there won’t be any snow on the trek. Even the air is different. While Spring is moist, Autumn is dry and crisp.In Autumn, the temperature is between 15 °C and 18 °C in the day time and at night time, it will drop between 5 °C and -5 °C. Likewise, in the Spring, the temperature is between 20 °C and 24 °C and at it will dorm between 10 °C and 5 °C.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Meals
On our full fledged trekking package, we do provide three times meals each day on the trekking.Breakfast and Dinner you have to eat at tea house where you stay.For lunch you will stop anyone of the tea house on the trail.There are different food options you can choose from Menu.
Breakfast Options-Tibetan Breads, Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles, and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano.
Lunch Options–Thukpa (noodle soup), Dal Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, Yak steak and desserts items.
Dinner Options- Momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), Dal Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, Yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available
Desert and Snack Options-Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.
Hot Drinks Option–Hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice.
Note: On the tea houses, Menu offers plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to request you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.
Mardi Himal ABC Trek Permit Cost
You need two permits to trek to Annapurna Base Camp.One is Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) card that cost US $ 30. Second is Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card that costs US $20. This we organize you once we get scan passport copy and passport size Photographs.
You can make last minute booking a day before this trek gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form, by sending us an email, messages on Whats app and by calling. But, Last minute booking is not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet tours.
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.
Season for ABC Mardi Himal Trek
You can go to Annapurna Base Camp trek any time of the year. Yet, the monsoon is not a good time. There is heavy rainfall during the evening or night but the dark clouds are ever present. This means bad too, no view of the beautiful peaks. It also means leeches, mosquitoes, possible landslides and slippery roads. But, this is the time when animals are most active. If you are a keen biologist, then monsoon is best for you.
Autumn Season-Autumn is the best time to do this trek. Autumn is a dry season that offers clear blue sky and moderate temperature. This is the best time do any trek in Annapurna and is, therefore, very crowded.
Winter Season-You could go during December if you would like it to be quieter. ABC is possible in winter as well. Dry air and clear sky with the best visibility but, during winter, it will be very cold and will snow. If you plan to trek in December, you need to prepare well with appropriate packaging.Starting from January, you need to be careful about the avalanche when traveling from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This stretch is prone to avalanche. Trekkers should be careful no matter what time in a year they are trekking when trekking from Deurali to MBC.
Spring Season-Spring is another best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. Watch out for the avalanche though. Listen to the locals for the news about the avalanche ahead. In spring, the trail will bloom with red and white rhododendrons and many other exotic flowers found in this region, a good time to go for botanists.
Electricity and Charging Battery-You can charge batteries en route. For this, you need to bring your charger. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for it.
Money Matter-There are no ATM on this trek route. You have to draw enough cash from Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are many ATMs in these cities. Everything you do is in Nepali rupees. So, you need to carry enough Nepali currency before you set off for the ABC trek.
WiFi and Internet-You will have enough Internet access in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you in your home country and at losing connection is very common at times.
Guide and Porter Cost- For ABC trek, pay for guides range from $25 to $35 per day and porters take $20 to $30 per day.
Tipping-People have become used to receiving tips. However, there is no set amount as tipping is a westerner created culture. They will be happy to receive what you see fit to give. If you feel confused, trekkers have taken 15% of the total pay as the standard.
Annapurna Base Camp with Mardi Himal Trek Equipment
Here is a general idea of what you should bring to Annapurna Base Camp trekking.What to pack for the trek is one of the important questions. Not having proper gears can prove troublesome. It may cause health issues or ruin your mood.
-A few pairs of Thermal tops
-Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
-Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
-Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
-Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
-Warm Hiking socks
-Trekking sue with spare laces
-Pair of flip flop
-Underwear & Swimming costume
-Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
-Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
-Trekking poles (Not 100%)
-Day bag above 40 L
-1 set- Headlamp
-Small lock for the day backpack
-Reusable water bottles- 2 liters
-Water purification tablets/ electric light
-Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
-Basic personal first aid kit
Travel Insurance-For safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs in the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
High Altitude Sickness-Travelers to altitudes higher than 2,50 m are at risk of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). This can be life-threatening and affect anyone, even people who are very physically fit. There is a higher risk for those who have had altitude sickness before, who exercise or drink alcohol before adjusting to the altitude, or who have health problems that affect breathing. If your tour travels to high altitude, see your doctor for advice specific to you and your situation before you depart. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter BUT NOT worry about:
1.Periods of sleeplessness
2.Occasional loss of appetite
3.Vivid, wild dreams at around 2500-3800m in altitude
4.Unexpected momentary shortness of breath, day and night
5.Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition. Please be aware that should your guide deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, they will arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.
Medical Facilities and Treatment-Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.
Alcohol and Caffeine-Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.
Monsoon-The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.
Departure Tax-All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.
Safety and Security-We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. Swimming, including is always at your own risk.
Drugs and Smoke-Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for our travellers, also illegal in Nepal. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. We have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Money Matters-Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.As currency exchange rates in Nepal fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. As of June 2022 the exchange rate for NEPAL was 1 USD = 122 NPR (Nepalese Rupees). There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard but these are limited to Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche Bazaar. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 4%-6% transaction fee.
Laundry- Laundry facilities are offered by some of tea house and hotel for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Passports-As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
Nepal Visas-All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US $30: Multi Entry Visa for 30 days - US $50 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $125. All travellers are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to get visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport.
Own Departure-Small groups of four or more can pick their own desired departure dates. So grab your family, your neighbors, or your best friends and call us.
Customized Private Trip-Family reunions, corporate groups, wedding parties, student groups, church groups, and any groups interested in a customized departure are welcome to contact us.
Trip Cancellation-If you cancel prior to departure, we need written notice and cancellation fees are:
91 or more days -$0
61 to 90 days -$500
31 to 60 days -50% of trip cost
0 to 30 days -100% of trip cost
Go to Nepal for FREE-For private groups with nine full-paying passengers, the 10th person goes free. Well, almost free.International airfare not included and there is a $400 cost which is needed to cover Pokhara flights, and trekking permit.
Payment and Cancellation Policy- Deposit of $500 due at time of reservation. Final balance prior to trip departure.