Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek
Remote Ridge Walking Above the Clouds
Tour Runs as a Private Expedition. Bespoke Trips Run at Your Convenience.
Combine with the Annapurna Base Camp or Poon Hill treks or complete as a stand-alone adventure
Trek away from the crowds of nearby Poon Hill to equally as spectacular views of the whole Annapurna range, including the sacred Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna South (7,219m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m). Watching as the first light of sunrise dances across these Himalayan giants is an absolutely unforgettable experience.
Only opened to the public in 2012, this teahouse trek follows the sheperd’s routes through unspoilt alpine pastures and beautiful forests of bamboo and rhododendron.
The Mardi Himal Trek can be completed as an independent trek, but usually is done as an extension to the Annapruna Base Camp, Kopra Danda or Poon Hill Treks.
For more information on this trek, contact us telling us how many people will be in your group, and how long you would like the trek to run for, and we will send you a bespoke itinerary and quote within 24 hours.
Welcome to Nepal, let the adventure begin!
- A panoramic experience of untouched Himalayan landscapes
- Follow the shepard’s routes through beautiful pastures
- Unforgettable sunrise glinting off the mountain giants
- Away from the crowds of trekkers of the nearby Poon Hill
- An excellent extension to the Annapurna Base Camp, Kopra Danda or Poon Hill Treks
Want more adventure? Combine this trip with one of our other Nepal treks or tours.
Dates and Prices
As there are lots of variations possible for this trip, we will give you a price based on your specific requirements. The prices start from £945.
We can provide private tours for individuals to groups of one hundred or more. Contact us with your ideas, how many days you want to trek for and where you want to go including any excursions to receive a price within 24 hours.
We can run this trek anytime from October to May. It is colder between the months of December and February, with the possibility of snow in January and February, but these cold temperatures bring clearer skies and extraordinarily beautiful scenery.
Allow £550-800 for return flights from London or Manchester. To book flights, click here.
Sample Itinerary and Route
Click here for a detailed map of Mardi Himal.
All of our itineraries are meticulously researched and well planned. They are designed to give you the most amounts of fun and excitement, whilst also giving you ample time to relax. Lost Earth Adventures takes the hassle out of organising your trip, leaving you to sit back and enjoy your adventure!
The below itinerary can be done a lot quicker if you are acclimatised from the Poon Hill or Annapurna Base Camp treks. If done before the other routes then it is a perfect option for an acclimatisation trek to help you be a bit more sprightly up there.
- Day 1: Drive Pokhara to New Bridge, Trek to Landruk (1,620m)
- Day 2: Trek from Landruk to Forest Camp (2,630m)
- Day 3: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,150m)
- Day 4: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3,850m)
- Day 5: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base (4,500m)
- Day 6: Trek from High camp to Landruk (1,565m)
- Day 7: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, Poon Hill or Both.
Click on the arrows to take a photographic journey around the Mardi Himal Trek.
As always on our treks there is plenty of staff and we can accommodate everyone’s trekking pace. We appreciate that in a group there will be many different speeds of walker and we don’t ever want you to feel like you are holding up a group or being held up. Having plenty of guides and porters allow for us to change itineraries and pace easily.
Here you can read 2 trip reports about trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp.
- Read our comprehensive guide to travelling at high altitude.
Travelling to Nepal
You will need a passport with 6-month’s validity and you will need to obtain a Nepalese visa. The easiest way to get the visa is to buy it on entry to Nepal with either dollars or any major currency but not Nepali Rupees. Currently the cost for a single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$30/50/125. You can buy a visa in advance from the Neplese embassy in your home country if they have a location there. It is more expensive than buying it on arrival in Kathmandu and it doesn’t always save you time when you arrive as it is random which queue is longer. You also have to risk sending your passport off and they may take it for several weeks. You will need to buy travel insurance for your trip which you can find out about here. You also need to visit your GP or travel health professional at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to check what vaccinations you need.
For more information about travelling safely and obtaining passports you can see more at the FCO know before you go Travel Aware Campaign.
Why don’t we use domestic flights in Nepal?
All airlines in Nepal are on the EU blacklist. This means they don’t meet international safety standards. Lost Earth Adventures is passionate about giving every one of our customers the best possible experience but we will never compromise your safety to do so. Instead of domestic flights, we use private 4x4s to drive you to the start of your trek. You may see searing vistas, traditional villages and lush rice paddies along the way.
What Our Guests Say
I would recommend this holiday to people with a sense of adventure and love to see more interesting parts of the world. Top marks to all concerned.” – Jim Ramshaw
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Groups: Private Treks and Group Tours
Charities, Schools, Military, Private Groups and Tailor Made Trips for Individuals
All our tours can be run privately for you and your group, from solo travellers to groups of over 50. We specialise in organising bespoke tours for groups of friends, charity challenges, school groups, mountaineering clubs, families, and countless others.
Please contact us with your details to receive a price within 24 hours.
We love working with charity challengers! We have our own charity (Share the Load Foundation) and are inspired by your determination to fundraise for worthy causes. That’s why we will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals during a charity challenge. We provide support from start to finish, including fundraising tips, training plans and the very best in-country support.
We believe that the best way for students to develop into global citizens ready to go and conquer the world is to get them out into it as soon as possible. We meticulously plan our itineraries to increase students’ independence and self-belief and develop a sense of social responsibility. UK safety standards and documentation for all activities and a 24 hour UK based operations centre ensure students’ safety and well-being on their Asian Lost Earth Adventure.
We are an Approved Military Contractor and provide many courses, expeditions and adventure training for groups of serving personnel and Cadets.
We understand honeymooners need a bit of champagne sparkle, some celebrations warrant the inclusion of heli-trekking and spa treatments, and that the very active relax with white-water rafting after summiting 6,000m peaks. Decades of research and our extensive in-country network mean anything is possible. Get in touch and we’ll start preparing your perfect adventure.
Information for group leaders & group discounts
Depending on your trip and number of participants, we can offer groups of 10 or more a complimentary place or a discount for all adventurers. Schools trips can benefit from free places for teachers, whilst we can discount rates for charity challenges. Contact us with your details and requirements and we will get a quote to you within one working day.
We also appreciate the effort it takes to coordinate a group of people so in exchange for your efforts, we will give group organisers of 10+ people a £150 Cotswold gift voucher; perfect for kitting yourself out ahead of your big adventure!
All group members receive a complimentary kit bag, t-shirt and a voucher code for 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor.
For Your Information
Health and safety and financial protection
At Lost Earth Adventures, health and safety is our top priority. All our trips are run to UK and international safety standards, and are proud to surpass these standards in many areas. We are an ABTA and ATOL bonded and insured, UK based tour operator, ensuring your financial protection.
Full details of our policies and protections are available here.