Mardi Himal Trekking: All FAQ Answered
Mardi Himal Trekking is a newly opened trekking trail and you can do it for very first time. Having adequate information on Mardi Himal will help you in preparations and formulate a strategy. Through this blog, we attempt to cover all tips for Mardi Himal trekking. Find answers to all FAQ about Mardi Himal Trek !!
How Much Does the Mardi Himal Trek Cost?
There are various ways to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp. Price will be higher if you fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Domestic flight (Ka thmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu) is quite expensive in Nepal as compared to Europe or America. The price goes down if you take a Tourists Bus for Kathmandu – Pokhara -Kathmandu. In Mardi Himal trek foods are not expensive as Everest Base Camp trek or Kanchenjunga Trekking.If you are looking for the best price for this trek then never hesitate to visit Master Himalaya Treks.
How hard is Mardi Himal Trek? Do we need the physical train?
There has been a myth regarding Mardi Himal Trek as the difficult trekking. Mardi Himal Trek is just easy. If you have proper trekking equipment, a well-planned itinerary, proper logistic support, you will easily reach to the Mardi Himal base Camp before you know it. Remember that acclimatization is the key factor but you are not going such a high trek. Even a beginner traveler has gone to Mardi Himal without any difficulty from our trekking agency. A total of 45km distance is covered with an average walking hour per day of 5 to 6 hours. There will be some steep ascend and descend through boulders and stone steps. Always travel light. We offer porter to carry your bag if you are in a family or a group (if you need them).
What is the reason to choose local agencies?
Well, Nepal is the landlocked country, the country of Himalaya and no one knows it better than the locals. Also, you would choose Nepali agents if you want to save extra bucks. You can save your money by almost half if you choose Nepali travel agency. Also the money you pay it directly goes to the local. Not only money it’s about your service, safety and your holiday which must be perfect. Our team serves guest as a god!
What is the altitude of Mardi Himal base Camp?
Mardi Himal Base camp is in 4500m from sea level but we are sleeping at High Camp, High Camp is 3900m from sea level.
What kind of weather is in Mardi Himal Trek?
In Mardi Himal Trekking temperature reaches up to 15-20 °Celsius (59-68 ° Fahrenheit) during a day, it can drop down to -5 ° Celsius (23 °Fahrenheit) during night. Spring season continues for March to June and is the best trekking season to visit Mardi Himal but people do it for all the time in a year. Monsoon continues from July to Mid-September and is not highly recommended for the trek. Autumn season continues from of September to November.
Can I Camp at Mardi Himal Trek?
Mardi Himal Trekking is a teahouse (lodge) trek, If you are interested in camping then we can offer you a tent, but you are going to have your dinner in the tea house. We will fix your tent just next to the tea house.
Can I Drink tap water during the trek?
We are not recommended you to drink tap water directly. You can use water purifying tablets, water filatures. Water are clean but you are not used to it. Water remains freezing at high altitude during cold season So, it is a nice idea to have a good water bottle.
How dangerous is Mardi Himal Trekking?
Mardi Himal Trek is just the easy trek, Only one or two days you are going to walk in a jungle so always walk in a group. You might meet wild yak, leopard and some others wild animal. When you reached Mardi Himal base Camp just careful with the avalanche.
What are the Tips to prevent High Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
Mardi Himal is not that high altitude trek. The golden tips to prevent high altitude sickness is not to stay overnight at an altitude more than 3500m from the altitude of the previous night. For extra safety, it is always better to take one acclimatization day after you conquer every 1000m.
Can I do Mardi Himal Trekking with Child?
Off Course, Mardi Himal Trek is possible with a child as well. Many families have taken their child to Mardi Himal Base Camp. But you should be sure that your child can properly express himself in the case of high altitude sickness and other problems. If you take enough rest days, bringing your child to Annapurna/Mardi Himal is a fine idea as there are many things to explore and see including snow-clad mountains and the Himalayan wildlife.
Is there Electricity in Mardi Himal area?
Yes, there is electricity. You can charge the camera battery, phone at the lower places and at high Camp they have solar power. But they will charge a few buck for charging a battery, wifi, hot shower etc.
Is there internet access at Mardi Himal region?
Yes, you have internet access at Mardi Himal trek. Furthermore, you can also find 3G mobile phone coverage at Mardi Himal trail. So, you can now make video calls and you can also surf the internet on Ncell and NTC mobile phones.
How long does it take to complete Mardi Himal trekking?
It takes around 7 to 12 days in total.
Do I need the guide or can I do solo trekking?
Mardi Himal trek is newly opened trail and not much people doing this trek so we always recommend you to take at least a local guide and also a change in Nepal Government policy has made it compulsory that all trekkers must be accompanied by a guide for most of the trekking area.
What kind of trekking gear I need for Mardi Himal trek?
Trekking gears for Mardi Himal trekking.