Insight: How To Reach Mardi Himal Basecamp
Mardi Himal route which was opened in 2012, can be the best option for you if you have a relatively short time and less budget.
In this travel guide, we are going to write about the best possible way to reach Mardi Himal Basecamp.
How To Reach Mardi Himal Basecamp
Mid Sept-October – November: Though the trails are crowded, This is the best time to trek Mardi Himal Basecamp in Nepal.
March – May: Second best season of the year to go for a trekking.
December – January -February: Sky is generally clear but high snowfall at this time.
June – Mid September: Monsoon in Nepal, hence not so favorable time to go for a trekking. There is a high risk of leeches in the Mardi Himal route but if you love adventure and the rain, this time of the year is for you.
Mardi Himal Trek starts from Pokhara – which is connected to all the major cities of Nepal.
Pokhara is around 200 km west of Kathmandu from where all major domestic airlines run several flights daily from Kathmandu.
Meanwhile, You can also hire a private vehicle or can take a tourist bus to Pokhara which is 6-7 hours drive.
Itinerary For The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek
Day 1: Kathmandu(1300+m) to Pokhara (800m)by tourist bus
Flights are also easily available to Pokhara from Kathmandu, Bharatpur, and Bhairhawa
Some people prefer to reach and stay at Dhampus on the same day to save time.
Day 2: Drive to Dhampus and trek to Forest Camp (2480m)
Start your journey early from Pokhara. Public bus or private jeep are easily available from Pokhara to reach Dhampus, from where you can start your trek to Forest Camp via Deurali. Deurali can be the ideal place to have your lunch. It will take you 4-5 hours through dense forest from Deurali to reach Forest camp.
Day 3: Forest Camp to High Camp (3150 m)
Day 4: High Camp To Basecamp (4500) To Low Camp (3150m)
The amazing part of this whole trek is as you approach Basecamp from high camp.
Start your journey as early as you can so that you won’t miss any views.
There is always a high possibility of the weather getting worst as Sunrises.
Mesmerizing views of the northern face of Mt Fishtail will be staring at you all the time while Annapurna south and Himchuli smiles at you from another end.
You will reach the Upper viewpoint after almost 2 hours of walk from the high camp.
It will take you around 3-4 hours to reach Basecamp from the high camp.
You will see the massive fishtail mountain standing tall just in-front of you. If the weather is clear you can easily see the Annapurna Basecamp from the Mardi Basecamp.
Trek back to High Camp, have lunch at High Camp and start walking back to Lowcamp for overnight stay.
Day 5: Low Camp to Forestcamp To Australian Basecamp (2165m)
You can trek to Australian Basecamp rather than heading back to Dhampus.
Day 6: Australian Basecamp To Kande To Pokhara
Hike back to Kande and then drive to Pokhara.
Day 7: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Travel back to Kathmandu from Pokhara via Tourist bus or flight.
List Of Hotels In Mardi Himal Trek With Contact Number
Nice View Lodge And Restaurant: 061-620294/9779846059125/977989819125634
Trekkers Inn Lodge: 9846045171
2. Forest Camp
Hotel Forest Camp And Restaurant: 9846619146
Hotel Mardi And Restaurant: 9806635881/9846802007
Hotel Green View And Restaurant: 9806536904/9817121180/9846802009
3. Rest Camp
Hotel Rest Camp And Restaurant: 061-696535/98560114428/9816121776/9806666036
4. Low Camp
Hotel Laligurans Garden And Restaurant: 061-696883/9846087626/9846183583/9846817340
Hotel Machhapuchre Samjhana And Restaurant: 061-696875/9856031903/9846418575/9860504755
5. Middle Camp
Twin Peak Guest House: 9746133781
6. Badal Danda
Hotel Lucky View And Restaurant: 061-620041/9866061995/9814157732
7. High Camp
Hotel Fishtail And Restaurant: 061-696945/9856014765/9869143940/9856075031
Hotel High Camp And Restaurant: 061-696839/9846284859/9866014558
Hotel Trekker’s Paradise And Restaurant: 061-69668/9856087625/9846087625/9846087624/9846183746/9815155811
Meanwhile, if you are planning to come back via Sidhing or Kalimati trail, then the following hotels’ details can be useful for you:
Hotel Trekker’s Home Nepal Himalayan Meditation Center: 061-696668/9846087625/9846087624/9846183746
Mardi Himal Eco Village Hotel: 061-696436/9856034899
Gautam Cottage And Restaurant: 061-696883/9846087262/9846183583/9846817340