Mardi Himal Budget Trek Overview
Mardi Himal Trek is a challenging adventure trek route of the the Annapurna region and is quickly gaining popularity among hiking enthusiasts. It is located east of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route and on the lap of Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) offering a relaxing hiking experience through beautiful villages, lush green forests, small huts, and some of the best landscape views of the the massive Annapurna ranges displaying nature's grandeur and beauty.
Mardi Himal Budget Trek journey takes you through alpine forests, tranquil waterfalls, and challenging hilly terrain. The views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalayas in broad open spaces dominate the whole region. In a short amount of time, trekkers will be able to discover the region's natural landscapes. Aside from the natural beauty, the Mardi Himal Inexpensive Trek allows you to see distant ethnic settlements in this region that are far from modernization.
This specially designed budget trek to Mardi Himal is a mix of adventure and enjoyment. Low camp is the major highlight of this Mardi Himal Budget Trek as it has the greatest views of Machhapuchhare Himal along with sunrise and sunset vistas. The trails are full of beautiful sights as we make our way to the base camp and offer spectacular views of the Mardi Himal (5,500 meters), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 meters), and some parts of Annapurna.
Furthermore, this stunning walk is great for hikers on a budget and with limited time on their hands. We offer this walk at a fair price and take care of all logistics so you can relax and enjoy your journey.
- Hike in the Annapurna’s off the beaten track that is still relatively new is less crowded
- Relish the views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Machapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and other peaks
- Traverse through rhododendron groves that are in full bloom (in March-April)
- Get insights into the Nepali culture indulging in the daily lifestyle of the locals
- Picture-perfect vistas from the low camp, high camp, and base camp
- Get a glimpse of traditional Nepali villages and taste of warm hospitality of the localities
Mardi Himal Budget Trek Difficulty
The Mardi Himal Budget Trek is a reasonably short and moderate trek that requires minimal technical skills. The lower part of the trek is dominated by lush green trees, while the upper levels have more exposed and rocky terrain.
The journey from the High Camp to the Mardi Himal Base Camp is the most difficult part of this trek as the trail becomes steeper and rougher on this day. However, the majority of the hike is comfortable, making for a pleasant and pleasurable walk.
Although this trip is appropriate for the novice and does not require any experience, they are suggested to complete the necessary preparation and do cardio-related training.
Permits for Mardi Himal Budget Trek
Mardi Himal lies in the Annapurna region so, trekkers must obtain Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to trek in the Mardi Himal Trail. Along with ACAP, you will need Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS). The cost of these permits are:
- ACAP: NRP. 3000 (~USD 30) p/p for foreigners, NRP. 1000 (~USD 10) p/p for SAARC Nationals
- TIMS: NRP. 2000 (~USD 20) p/p for foreigners, NRP. 600 (~USD 6) p/p for SAARC Nationals
The permit fees are within the package cost. So, the trekkers must not worry about this subject.
Mardi Himal Trek is considered an easy to intermediate level trekking location in Nepal, due to which it is accessible throughout the year (spring, Summer/Monsoon, autumn, and winter).
However, the ideal time to trek the Mardi Himal is during the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons. During this time, the weather will be constant, and you will have the best views of the scenery. The clear sky and tranquil setting allow you to take in the best views of the surrounding foliage and snow-capped peaks. Because the weather is neither too hot nor too cold these seasons, you'll be able to trek at the ideal time of year in the region. In addition, the rich Rhododendron forests blossom in reds and whites during the spring season.
If you wish to avoid the crowds and experience the hike in complete isolation, go during the monsoon/summer (June-August) or winter (December-February).
During the summer and monsoon, it rains almost every day, making the trails and route muddy and slippery, making this the most challenging part of your walk. The Annapurna region, on the other hand, appears spectacular after the rain, with a stunning panorama of natural beauty.
During the winter, most of the paths leading to the Mardi Himal may be covered in snow and the environment gets extremely dry and chilly. As a result, most tourists avoid trekking to the Mardi Himal during the winter. But, the region's visual splendor and snow-covered mountains, during this time are stunning. One disadvantage of this season is that some passages may be covered by snow due to heavy snowfall, preventing tea houses from operating.