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Mardi Himal Trek


Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal, also known as the Mardi Trek or Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, offers breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. It allows trekkers to enjoy the Himalayan foothills' beauty and culture in Annapurna on a quieter route than more popular routes. The trek to Mardi Himal Peak base camp, where you can see lush forests, alpine meadows, and snow-capped mountains, is thrilling due to its gentle slopes and beautiful surroundings. Mardi Himal Treks's natural beauty and cultural diversity are best experienced on this trek.

The Mardi Himal Trek is a mesmerizing and fairly new trail that offers a unique experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This scenic trekking route was opened for adventurers in 2012 and has quickly become a favorite among hikers. The journey starts amidst lush green forests that are home to a variety of flora and fauna, gradually giving way to rocky mountain terrain that boasts awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas. Depending on the time of your visit, the base camps may be covered in a blanket of snow, making the scenery even more breathtaking.

The magnificent Machhapuchhre, also known as Fishtail, will greet you as you start the Mardi Himal trek in an awe-inspiring fashion. This majestic peak is located on the top ridge en route to the base camp and will leave you spellbound with its grandeur. The Mardi Himal peak lies to the east of the famous Annapurna Base Camp, nestled beneath the spectacular Machhapuchhre. As you traverse the trail, you will pass through tranquil stone-built villages that offer a glimpse into the daily lives and culture of the local populace. The trek will take you through magnificent rhododendron forests that bloom in a myriad of vibrant colors, creating a picturesque setting that will leave you mesmerized.

As you continue along the forest path, you will gradually ascend to an elevation of about 3,550 meters. The serene landscape you have been walking through will begin to change into a rugged mountain setting. There will be breathtaking views and towering peaks all around you. As the air thins and cools, the gentle rustling of leaves and distant bird calls will take their place as natural sounds.

As you ascend, you will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna South. The peaks will rise from the clouds, their snow-capped summits gleaming in the sun. You'll feel small and insignificant in comparison to these enormous giants, while also feeling energized by the natural beauty of the surroundings.

The high camp is located at an elevation of 4,500 meters. This will be your base for the final Mardi Himal Base Camp ascent. From here, you will have another vantage point with breathtaking views of the valley below. The majestic Himalayas will encircle the area, which is dotted with small villages, terraced fields, and glacial lakes. You will be filled with awe and wonder at the sheer size and grandeur of this natural wonderland.

If you want an unforgettable adventure, the Mardi Himal Trek should be at the top of your list. This incredible trek will take you through a variety of stunning landscapes, each more breathtaking than the next. Every step of the way, from the lush forests and cascading waterfalls to the towering cliffs and snow-capped peaks, will take your breath away. When you finally reach the summit, you will be greeted with some of the most breathtaking mountain views in the Annapurna region. Whether you are an experienced trekker or just getting started, this is an experience you will not want to miss.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights and Attractions




13 Days

Starting Price

USD 1200

Group Size

2-15 Person




Private Overland


Hotel & Lodge

Meal Plan


Trip Grade


Max. Altitude


Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Trip Hours/Day

4-8 Hours

Trip Itinerary

  • 01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m).

    When you arrive at the airport, our company representative will greet you warmly and ensure a smooth transfer to the hotel. At the hotel, you will have the opportunity to meet our team. We will organize a pre-trek briefing in the evening, between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. This gathering is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the other members of your group before we all proceed to enjoy a delicious dinner. The welcome dinner will feature authentic Nepalese cuisine and captivating cultural dance performances, immersing you in Nepal's rich cultural traditions.

    Transfer: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Welcome Dinner
  • 02 Full day Guided Tour in Kathmandu valley with City Tour Guide

    Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu with our knowledgeable city tour guide. Our itinerary includes several notable sites:

    • SWOYAMBHUNATH, also known as the Monkey Temple, is perched atop a hill and can be reached by climbing a long set of steps. From there, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu.
    • BOUDHANATH STUPA is adorned with traditional Gompas adorned with vibrant prayer flags. It serves as a focal point for Sherpas and Tibetans who partake in the spiritual practice of circumambulating the stupa (koras).
    • PASHUPATINATH, a sacred Hindu temple, is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and features ghats where cremation ceremonies take place, offering a unique glimpse into Hindu rituals.
    • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, one of the ancient capitals of the Kathmandu Valley, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vibrant square showcases a harmonious fusion of Hindu and Buddhist temples, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

    With our knowledgeable guide, you will learn about the historical, religious, and architectural significance of these iconic landmarks. Prepare to be captivated by Kathmandu's unique charm and spiritual ambiance.

    Sightseeing: 7-8 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast
  • 03 By Private Bus: Kathmandu to Kande (1,740m). Trek to Australian Base Camp (2,165m)

    After breakfast in Kathmandu, you will drive for eight hours to Pokhara, passing through charming villages and catching glimpses of the Trisuli River along steep mountain roads. As you approach Pokhara, the breathtaking Annapurna mountain range comes into view. Kande is an hour and 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. The trail begins with a gentle ascent through terraced fields and small houses, leading to the breathtaking Rhododendron forest. After about an hour, you will arrive at Australian Base Camp, which has spectacular views of the Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). After a brief rest, the climb continues up stone staircases for about an hour, eventually arriving at Australian Camp. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to watch a breathtaking sunset over the Himalayas, creating an unforgettable experience.

    Distance: 231km |  Distance: 8-9 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +425 meters    |    Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 04 Australian BC to Forest Camp (2,600m)

    On the second day, we will leave Australian Base Camp and head to Forest Camp. The first leg of the journey will be a pleasant 1.5-hour walk along a level path to Deurali. From there, we will take an off-the-beaten-track trail that leads to Mardi Himal Base Camp on the right side. Our journey continues on a quiet trail that winds through dense forests of oak, maple, hemlock, and rhododendron. After a 4-hour jungle walk, we will emerge from the forest into a clearing at Forest Camp, where we will spend the night. The journey will be filled with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, as well as the opportunity to experience the tranquil beauty of nature.

    Walking duration: 5-6 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +435 meters    |    Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 05 Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m)

    We will continue our trek through dense forests that showcase Nepal's diverse biodiversity before arriving at Low Camp. As we ascend the valley, we will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail). When we arrive at Low Camp, we will take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking views before immersing ourselves in the local way of life. This beautiful part of the world has a distinct atmosphere, and we will have the chance to take it all in. We will spend the night at Low Camp resting and preparing for the next stage of our adventure.

    Walking duration: 4-5 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +285 meters    |    Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 06 Low Camp to High Camp (3550m)

    During this section of our journey, we will hike uphill along a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. As we ascend, the tree line will gradually thin out, and the trail will be surrounded mostly by shrubs, with rhododendron bushes dotted along the way. During our hike to High Camp, we may be able to spot the Daphne pheasant, Nepal's national bird. After a challenging climb, we will arrive at our destination for the day: High Camp. The views from this point are simply breathtaking, with majestic mountains towering over the landscape. We will spend the night here, admiring the breathtaking scenery and getting some much-needed rest.

    Walking duration: 4-5 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +580 meters    |    Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 07 Excursion to Upper View Point (4,500m)

    After an early breakfast, we will begin our trek to the highest point of our journey, which will be around 15,000-16,000 feet if the weather permits. The Annapurna Sanctuary walls below us will be visible from this vantage point, with breathtaking ice fields and blue glaciers. The breathtaking views of the Himalayas will stay with us forever. We will be able to admire towering peaks such as Mardi Himal, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang), Tent Peak, Singhachuli, Machapuchhre, and many more. After taking in this breathtaking view, we will return to the high camp for the night.

    Walking duration: 4-6 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +900 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -900 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 08 High Camp to Sidding (1700m)

    After breakfast, we will start our leisurely descent, surrounded by the forest's cooling shade, and gradually work our way out to the terraced fields, descending a total of 1,600m. Unlike the path we took to ascend, this one takes us down to the upper Mardi Khola. We will travel along the riverbanks, passing through charming hillside villages, picturesque fields, and quaint farms. We will also have the opportunity to cross intriguing suspension bridges, making this descent an enjoyable way to experience Nepal's idyllic countryside.

    Walking duration: 7-8 Hours    |    Altitude Loss: -1,150 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 09 Sidding to Lwang (1470m)

    The trek from Sidding to Lwang takes you through the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal. As you travel through the lush forests and quaint villages of Kalimati and Ghalel, you will encounter a distinct blend of Brahmin and Gurung cultures. The trail provides breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, while Lwang, a charming village, welcomes visitors with warm hospitality and a rich cultural heritage. This trek is ideal for those seeking natural beauty and a true taste of Nepali rural life.

    Walking duration: 6-7 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +400 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -600 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 10 Lwang to Khoramukh Bazar (1090m). Drive to Pokhara.

    The trek from Lwang to Khoramukh Bazar in Nepal is captivating, showcasing breathtaking landscapes. The trail begins in the charming village of Lwang, surrounded by lush hills and terraced fields, and provides a glimpse into the Gurung community's culture and warm hospitality. As you trek through dense forests, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. When you arrive at Khoramukh Bazar, you will find a lively local market with traditional flavors. Following this enriching trek, a scenic drive to Pokhara allows you to relax by the serene Phewa Lake while admiring the beauty of the Annapurna range, capping off an unforgettable adventure.

    Distance: 25 KM    |    Transfer Duration: 1 Hr    |    Altitude Loss: -320 meters | Accommodation: Hotel l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch
  • 11 Excursion day in Pokhara

    Start your day early, around 4:30 a.m., by driving to Sarangkot for a breathtaking sunrise experience. Sarangkot provides breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and is ideal for starting your day on a high note. Continue your day's itinerary after you have enjoyed the sunrise. Here are some recommended places to visit:

    • International Mountain Museum: Gain insights into the rich history and culture of the majestic Himalayas at the International Mountain Museum. Learn about mountaineering, flora, fauna, and the local communities that call these mountains home.
    • Bindhyabshini Temple: Explore the Bindhyabshini Temple, an ancient Hindu temple known for its spiritual significance and unique architecture. Take in the serene ambiance and admire the intricate details of the temple.
    • White Water (Seti Gorge): Experience the beauty of the Seti Gorge and its white-water rapids. You may choose to take a relaxing walk along the riverbanks or enjoy the thrill of river rafting if it is available and safe.
    • Devi's Fall (Patale Chhango): Discover the mesmerizing Devi's Fall, also known as Patale Chhango. Marvel at the powerful waterfall and the natural wonder it creates. Be sure to capture some memorable photos!
    • Gupteshwor Cave: Venture into the Gupteshwor Cave, a mystical underground cave located near Devi's Fall. Admire the stalactites and stalagmites as you explore the fascinating caverns.
    • World Peace Pagoda: Complete your day with a visit to the World Peace Pagoda, a symbol of peace and harmony. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and the city below.

    Please note that this itinerary is subject to change based on your preferences and the availability of time. Make sure to bring comfortable footwear, a camera, and sufficient water for your day of exploration. Enjoy your journey and create wonderful memories!

    Accommodation: Hotel l Meal: Breakfast
  • 12 By Private Bus: Pokhara to Kathmandu

    After a delicious breakfast, we say goodbye to the enchanting lake city of Pokhara and embark on a scenic drive to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, we have the rest of the day at our leisure to relax and rejuvenate or shop for souvenirs. Whether you choose to relax or explore the vibrant markets for unique souvenirs, this free time allows for personal enjoyment before we continue our adventure in this captivating city.

    Distance: 200 km l Transfer Duration: 6-7 Hrs l Accommodation: Hotel l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch
  • 13 Free day in Kathmandu for self-visit and shopping

    Today we have free time to explore Kathmandu on our own. You could spend the day shopping for souvenirs, exploring the colorful streets and bazaars, or sampling the local cuisine. You could also go to some of the city's popular tourist attractions, such as Bhaktapur and Patan, which highlight Nepal's rich cultural and historical heritage. You could also participate in other activities such as hiking, biking, or adventure sports, or simply relax and rejuvenate at one of the city's many spas and wellness centers. Whatever you decide, make sure to take in the unique sights, sounds, and flavors of this wonderful city.

    Accommodation: Hotel l Meal: Breakfast
  • 14 Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

    Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport to depart. After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will collect our belongings and head to the airport. We will arrive at the airport on time to complete all of the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we leave this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking Himalayan views and appreciate the Nepalese people's warm hospitality and kindness. This concludes our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable experience in Nepal.

    Transfer: 25-30 min l Meal: Breakfast
Included in package cost

  • Airport pick-up drop service on private vehicle.
  • Hotel: 4 nights in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara in a twin-sharing room on BB plan.
  • A warm welcome dinner at a typical and authentic Nepalese kitchen with a cultural dance.
  • Full-day Guided Tour in Kathmandu with an English-speaking Tour guide.
  • Land transportation on a private vehicle: Kathmandu to Kande, Khoramukh Bazar to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Completely lodges treks which include Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, and room during the whole trekking period.
  • Trekking Permit: Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and TIM Card entrance fees.
  • First aid and medical kits.
  • Trekking staff: English Speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide, and Porters.
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staff.
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Agency service charge.

Not included in package

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after Trek.
  • International air ticket.
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Extra supporting staff, laundry, battery charge, and communication expenses.
  • Personal expenses like tea, coffee, bar bill, drinking water, beverage, snacks, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation/natural disaster, or personal reasons.
  • In any case of natural calamities, mishaps, or anything beyond our control.
  • Tips and gratitude for the members of the trekking or the tour.

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The Mardi Himal Trek is located in Nepal's Annapurna region, specifically the western portion of that region. The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, along with the opportunity to experience the region's diverse landscapes and cultures, make this one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal.

Mardi Himal Trek typically lasts between five and eight days, depending on the itinerary that you choose and the pace at which you trek.

The Mardi Himal Trek is considered to be a moderate-difficulty trek. It is suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness and some prior trekking experience. The trail involves ascending and descending through various terrains, including forests, ridges, and high-altitude landscapes.

The trek involves walking through varying terrains, including forested paths, steep ascents, and occasional rocky sections. Altitude gain is gradual, and the highest point, Mardi Himal Base Camp, is at around 4,500 meters (14,764 feet) above sea level. The altitude should be taken into account, and trekkers must be cautious about proper acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness.

TheThe highest altitude on the Mardi Himal Trek is approximately 4,500 meters (14,764 feet) above sea level. This altitude is reached at Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is the primary destination for trekkers on this route.

The best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek is during the two primary trekking seasons in Nepal: the pre-monsoon (spring) season and the post-monsoon (autumn) season. These seasons offer the most favorable weather and optimal trekking conditions for Mardi Himal and other treks in the region.

  • Autumn (September to November): This is considered the best time for the Mardi Himal Trek. The weather is generally stable and clear, offering excellent visibility of the mountains and landscapes. The temperatures are moderate during the day, making it comfortable for trekking, and the nights are cool. The colorful autumn foliage adds to the scenic beauty of the trek.
  • Spring (March to May): Another favorable time for the Mardi Himal Trek is during the spring season. The weather remains pleasant, and the hills come alive with blooming rhododendron forests, creating a spectacular sight. Like in autumn, the temperatures are comfortable for trekking during the day, but the nights can still be chilly at higher elevations.

During these seasons, the weather is generally more predictable, and the chances of rain and snowfall are relatively low, making the trekking conditions more favorable. The clear skies provide excellent views of the snow-capped mountains, including the Mardi Himal, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

While these two seasons are the best times for the Mardi Himal Trek, it's essential to be aware that the trek can still be possible during other months. However, outside of autumn and spring, the weather can be more unpredictable, with a higher chance of rain, snow, and leeches in some areas. Trekking during the monsoon season (June to August) is generally not recommended due to the heavy rainfall and slippery trails. To enjoy the Mardi Himal Trek to its fullest and for the best trekking experience, plan your journey during the autumn or spring months.

Mardi Himal Trek is a captivating journey through the Annapurna region of Nepal, offering a range of highlights that make it a memorable and rewarding trekking experience. Some of the key highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek include:

  • Stunning Mountain Views: Throughout the trek, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The scenery includes panoramic vistas of Mardi Himal, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, and other majestic peaks.
  • Diverse Landscapes: The trek takes you through diverse landscapes, starting with lush forests of rhododendron, oak, and maple trees, and ascending to higher alpine regions with open meadows and stunning views.
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp: The ultimate highlight of the trek is reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an altitude of about 4,500 meters. From here, you can enjoy a close-up view of the impressive Mardi Himal and its surrounding peaks.
  • Local Culture and Villages: Along the trail, you'll have the opportunity to visit and interact with traditional Nepalese villages, experiencing the local culture, customs, and hospitality of the Gurung and Magar ethnic communities.
  • Rhododendron Forests: During the spring season, the trekking trails are adorned with vibrant blooming rhododendron flowers, creating a stunning and colorful landscape.
  • Panoramic Sunrise and Sunset: Several vantage points along the trek offer beautiful sunrise and sunset views over the snow-capped mountains, providing unforgettable moments for trekkers.
  • Wildlife Sightings: The region is home to various wildlife species, and if you're lucky, you might spot some Himalayan wildlife, such as Himalayan thars, pheasants, and other bird species.
  • Option for Side Trips: There are opportunities for side trips and detours, such as visiting the Australian Camp or descending to Jhinu Danda for a relaxing soak in natural hot springs.

Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek combines diverse landscapes, cultural encounters, and stunning mountain views, making it an excellent choice for trekkers seeking a less crowded yet rewarding adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Absolutely, permits are indeed required for the Marid Himal Trek. There are two main permits that trekkers need to obtain: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is issued by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Its purpose is to support the conservation and sustainable management of the Annapurna region. The permit fees contribute to the preservation of the natural environment, cultural heritage, and local communities.

Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card is a registration card that helps to ensure the safety and security of trekkers. It provides essential details about trekkers, including their trekking routes, emergency contacts, and other relevant information. The TIMS card also helps in collecting data for trekking statistics and contributes to the overall management and promotion of trekking in Nepal.

Both the ACAP and TIMS card can be obtained in either Kathmandu or Pokhara, the major starting points for the Marid Himal Trek. You will need to submit the necessary documents, such as your passport, passport-sized photographs, and the required fees to obtain these permits. It's important to carry these permits with you throughout the trek, as they may be checked at various checkpoints along the route.

Trekking in Nepal now requires a licensed trekking guide and a trekking agency-issued TIMS Card, as per the Revised TIMS Provision effective from March 31, 2023. This rule applies to specific Protected Areas in Nepal, and it is mandatory for trekkers to be accompanied by a guide. This regulation is in place for safety purposes and to enhance the overall trekking experience.

Absolutely, hiring a guide for the Mardi Himal Trek is highly recommended. While it is possible to trek independently, having a knowledgeable and experienced guide can significantly enhance your overall experience and ensure your safety throughout the journey. Here are some key reasons why hiring a guide is beneficial:

  • Navigation and Safety: Annapurna region can be challenging to navigate, with numerous trails and variations. A guide is familiar with the routes, knows the correct paths, and can navigate through tricky sections, especially when crossing the high passes. They can help prevent you from getting lost, ensuring you stay on the right track and reach your destinations safely.
  • Local Knowledge and Cultural Insights: Guides are typically locals or have extensive knowledge of the region. They can provide valuable insights into the local culture, customs, and traditions, enriching your understanding of the area. They can also act as interpreters, facilitating communication with local communities and teahouse owners.
  • Altitude and Acclimatization: Altitude sickness is a concern in the Annapurna region. A knowledgeable guide can help monitor your health, recognize early symptoms of altitude sickness, and make appropriate decisions regarding acclimatization. They can suggest necessary rest days and guide you on proper hydration and pacing to minimize the risk of altitude-related problems.
  • Logistics and Communication: Guides are well-versed in the logistics of the trek. They can assist with arranging accommodations, meals, and necessary permits along the way, saving you time and effort. In case of any emergencies or unforeseen circumstances, a guide can quickly communicate with local authorities and arrange necessary assistance.
  • Support and Motivation: Trekking in the Annapurna region can be physically and mentally demanding. A guide provides valuable support, encouragement, and motivation throughout the trek, helping you overcome challenges and keeping your spirits high.
  • Overall, hiring a guide for the Mardi HImal Trek offers numerous advantages, particularly in terms of safety, navigation, cultural insights, and logistics. It allows you to focus on enjoying the trek while leaving the complexities to an experienced professional.

Accommodation on the Mardi Himal Trek varies depending on the location and the type of teahouse or lodge available along the route. Teahouses are the most common form of accommodation on the trek, and they offer basic facilities for trekkers. Here's what you can generally expect in terms of accommodation:

  • Teahouses/Lodges: Teahouses are small, family-run guesthouses or lodges that provide a place to sleep, food, and some basic amenities. The rooms are usually simple and come with twin beds and basic bedding. In some teahouses, you might find attached bathrooms with hot showers, but it's more common to have shared bathrooms with cold showers. Keep in mind that the availability of hot water can be limited, especially at higher altitudes.
  • Comfort and Amenities: Accommodation at teahouses is basic and functional. While some teahouses may have electricity and Wi-Fi, especially in lower areas, you should be prepared for occasional power outages and limited internet connectivity, especially as you gain altitude.
  • Dining Facilities: Teahouses usually have a communal dining area where trekkers can enjoy meals. The menus often offer a variety of local and international dishes, and it's recommended to try the local Nepali cuisine.
  • Heating: At higher altitudes, teahouses may have heating options in the dining area, but rooms typically do not have individual heating. It can get cold, especially during the evenings and early mornings, so be prepared with warm clothing and a good sleeping bag.
  • Cleanliness: The cleanliness of teahouses can vary, but most places try to maintain basic hygiene standards. It's a good idea to bring your own sleeping bag liner for added comfort and hygiene.

While accommodation on the Mardi Himal Trek may be simple, the experience of staying in these teahouses amid the stunning Himalayan landscapes and local culture is an integral part of the trekking adventure. It's essential to have a flexible and positive mindset, embrace simplicity, and cherish the unique experiences of trekking in the Annapurna region.

For the Mardi Himal Trek, it is essential to have the right gear to ensure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment throughout the journey. Here is a list of essential gear you should consider packing:


  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying long-sleeved tops and bottoms to provide insulation and regulate body temperature.
  • Insulating Layers: Fleece jackets or down jackets to provide warmth in cold conditions.
  • Waterproof Jacket: A waterproof and breathable jacket to protect against rain, wind, and snow.
  • Trekking Pants: Lightweight, quick-drying pants with zip-off options for versatility.
  • Hiking Shorts: Comfortable shorts for warmer days or lower altitudes.
  • Thermal Underwear: Extra layer of thermal tops and bottoms for colder conditions.
  • Trekking Socks: Moisture-wicking, comfortable, and thick socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.
  • Headwear: Sun hat, beanie or warm hat, and a buff or neck gaiter for protection against the sun, wind, and cold.
  • Footwear:
    • Trekking Boots: Sturdy and waterproof boots with ankle support for comfortable and safe trekking. Trekking Sandals: Optional for wearing around the lodges during rest days or for lower-altitude walks.
    • Backpack:
      • Daypack: A comfortable and durable backpack with a capacity of around 20-30 liters for carrying your essential items during the trek.
      • Sleeping Gear:
        • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag suitable for temperatures down to freezing or lower, depending on the season.
        • Trekking Equipment:
          • Trekking Poles: Adjustable and lightweight trekking poles to provide stability and support during the trek.
          • Headlamp: A headlamp with extra batteries for visibility during early morning starts or in case of power outages.
          • Water Bottle: Reusable water bottles or a hydration bladder to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
          • Accessories:
            • Sunglasses: UV-protective sunglasses to shield your eyes from the strong sunlight at high altitudes. Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen protects your skin from intense sun rays.
            • First Aid Kit: A basic medical kit including bandages, antiseptic cream, painkillers, and any necessary personal medications.
            • Toiletries: Travel-sized toiletries including soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and a small towel.
            • Electronics: Camera, extra batteries, power bank, and charging cables.
            • It's important to note that the gear requirements may vary depending on the season and your personal preferences. It's advisable to check with your trekking company or travel agency for a detailed gear list specific to the Mardi Base Camp Trek, as they may have additional recommendations or requirements. Additionally, it's recommended to pack light and bring only the essentials to avoid carrying excessive weight during the trek.

Safety is of utmost importance when trekking the Mardi Himal. There are several key factors to consider in order to ensure a safe journey. First and foremost, proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. Take your time and allow your body to adjust to the increasing elevation. It's also important to stay hydrated throughout the trek. Being aware of the weather conditions is vital as well. Stay updated on the current weather forecasts and be prepared for any changes that may occur. Sudden weather shifts can affect the trail conditions and your overall safety.Carrying a basic first aid kit is highly recommended. It should include essentials such as bandages, antiseptic ointment, painkillers, and any necessary medications. Additionally, having travel insurance is a wise precautionary measure to cover any unforeseen circumstances or emergencies that may arise during your trek.

Lastly, it is essential to follow the guidance of experienced guides or porters. They possess valuable knowledge of the region, the trail, and potential challenges. They can provide insights, offer assistance, and ensure your safety throughout the journey. Before embarking on the trek, always check the current trekking conditions and any possible trail closures. This will help you plan your route accordingly and avoid any hazardous situations. By taking these safety considerations into account, you can have a more secure and enjoyable experience while trekking the Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd is dedicated to providing exceptional services, ensuring an unforgettable journey for you. We are committed to honesty and diligence, striving to make your experience smooth and enjoyable. All services will be delivered as agreed upon during booking, following our policies and those set by the Tourism Authority. However, please be aware of the inherent risks involved, and you must take responsibility for your actions and participation. The adventure may entail extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and itinerary changes beyond our control. Proper acclimatization to high altitudes is crucial. Our trips often take place in remote areas, where access to emergency services and medical facilities is limited. In case of serious injury requiring hospitalization, evacuation may take several days, affecting your recovery. While helicopters are commonly used for evacuation, they may not always be available due to weather conditions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes or cancellations due to factors such as government restrictions, natural disasters, political unrest, flight cancellations, delays, sickness, accidents, or vehicle breakdowns. Any additional costs incurred are the client's responsibility. Therefore, we strongly advise obtaining travel insurance covering cancellation, curtailment, personal liability, and loss of luggage and personal effects. Proof of travel insurance is required on the first day of your trip, and without it, participation will not be possible.

Certified by the Government of Nepal and proficient in English, our Trekking Guide from Ethic Himalaya is designated to accompany you from the moment of your arrival in Kathmandu until your departure. Entrusted with the pivotal role of ensuring the triumph of your expedition, he holds the authority to steer its course. We encourage you to actively engage with him by seeking clarification through inquiries and, most importantly, by adhering to his expert counsel.

  • Sirdar (Sardar): The Sirdar is in charge of the whole team. Starting as a porter and moving up to roles like kitchen assistant or even cook, the team holds a deep respect for Sirdar's leadership.
  • Assistant Guide or Sherpa: The Assistant Guide or Sherpa assists and guides clients, regardless of their ethnic background. Their numbers vary based on the group's size, with a ratio of 4:1 Assistant Guides to clients.
  • Porters: In Nepal's mountainous terrain, the tradition of human porterage has endured over time. Some porters working with agencies request heavier loads for higher pay, exceeding 20 kg. We ensure extra payment for every kilogram beyond 20 kg. To avoid excessive strain, particularly loads over 25/30 kg, we kindly ask you to consider the weight of your belongings. We provide a 2:1 porter-to-client allocation.

You move on foot with a light backpack, containing your personal belongings necessary for the day (water bottle, camera, protective clothing...). The rest of the equipment is carried by the porters to the next accommodation. We ask everyone not to exceed 13 kg for the bag that will be carried by the porters. You will be able to leave your belongings at the hotel in Kathmandu and pick them up when you return from trekking.

NB: On your arrival at the hotel in Kathmandu, you will be provided with a suitable travel bag, in thick canvas. You will transfer your belongings there and can leave your bag or suitcase at the hotel. Although relatively waterproof, it is preferable to compartmentalize your belongings in plastic bags or waterproof sub-bags.

Nepal is a mountainous country, the tradition of human carrying dates back to the dawn of time, and still continues today. The porters earn little, but the income from this activity is still more lucrative than other manual tasks. Without trekkers, the mountain populations would live even more poorly, and the porters would lose their means of subsistence.

The standard load must not exceed 25 kg per male/female carrier (outside the scope of expeditions). At the request of male carriers, their load can be increased within the limit of a maximum ceiling of 45 kilos. For each kilo over 25 kg, the carrier is awarded additional compensation.

We ask you, moreover, to make an effort to limit the weight of your bag entrusted to the porters:

  • At most 13 kg for a trek in a lodge or in a tent
  • At most 16 kg (including 3 kg for technical equipment) for a trek with summit ascent.

In addition, Ethic Himalaya takes care to take out insurance for the porters. Specific equipment is allocated to them for passages of the collar in altitude (even if often the carriers refuse to put the shoes for lack of habit...).

We strictly prohibit our local teams from hiring porters under the age of 16. This instruction is not always well understood by the Nepalese themselves. Reporting, on your return, abuses observed on the spot is insufficient. As a responsible traveler, it is also your responsibility to help us enforce this right by reporting any breaches to your guide and demanding that this part of the contract be honored from the start of the trek.

In Nepal, the traditional national dish is "Dal Bhat," which is lentil rice, served with white rice, lentil soup (dal), and accompanied by spicy vegetables and meat. We offer food services, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with occasional tea breaks. The meals are intentionally simple to cater to your preferences and ensure satisfaction. Before leaving Kathmandu, consider bringing 'trail munchies' for extra snacks during your journey. Nepal has a diverse range of foods, and our goal is to provide an authentic culinary experience while considering local limitations. Your guide will work with the kitchen teams or local cooks to create menus that allow you to explore various dishes at different prices. We recommend trying Dal Bhat to savor the traditional Nepali flavor and make the most of your culinary journey.

  • Breakfast: Begin your day with the customary "morning tea" complemented by Tibetan bread, toast, chapati, pancakes, and various egg preparations. Occasionally, muesli or porridge may be served.
  • Lunch: Depending on the trail's progress, enjoy a cold (picnic-style) or hot meal. The main course includes options like stir-fried rice with vegetables, pasta, potatoes, curry, and assorted vegetables. Tea or coffee is also available.
  • Afternoon Snack: Upon reaching your daily destination around 4-5 pm, a snack comprising cookies and tea awaits.
  • Dinner: Served typically in the early evening (around 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), dinner features a soup or starter, a warm dish (dal bhat, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, etc.), and a dessert. Tea or coffee accompanies the meal.
  • Beverages: During each meal, two cups of tea or coffee per person are provided. Additional cups and other beverages are at your discretion. Drinking water during trekking days and extra meals is an additional cost.
  • Special Circumstances: For particularly arduous treks or when crossing challenging passes, breakfasts may be streamlined due to early departures. In such cases, energy-rich supplements become crucial. You're encouraged to bring energy bars, dried fruits, nuts, or chocolate from your home country or obtain them in Kathmandu.
  • Dietary Considerations: Should you have specific dietary preferences, restrictions, or allergies, please inform us during the trip booking process. Our field teams will strive to accommodate your needs, though certain local limitations might affect the range of alternative menus. For high-energy expenditure journeys, planning extra supplies (such as energy bars, dried fruits, and chocolates) is advisable to ensure adequate caloric intake.

During the trek, tea and coffee are provided with meals. Soft and alcoholic beverages, including mineral water, are not included and are the responsibility of the participants. You can refill your water containers at the lodges, but it's important to treat the water with purifying tablets to ensure it's safe to drink. To reduce plastic waste, avoid buying bottled water and opt for treated water available in the villages. This way, we can limit the issue of plastic bottles and promote responsible environmental practices during the trek.

Transportation within Kathmandu Valley is facilitated by private vehicles, tailored according to the group size. During trekking periods, we provide the services of Porters to carry your baggage for the day. It is important to note that one porter will be assigned to assist two members.

  • Transfers: Airport pick up and drop by Private vehicle.
  • Private minibus: Kathmandu to Kande, Khoramukh Bazar to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.

We kindly request your attention to the mandatory use of seat belts in all vehicles utilized during the trip, both in the front and rear seats, where they are available and in accordance with the regulations enforced in the visited country. By participating in the trip, you agree to adhere to this safety requirement. Please be aware that Ethic Himalaya cannot be held responsible for any bodily injuries or material damages incurred if this safety provision is not complied with by you.

In Kathmandu, you will sleep in three-star hotels offering comfortable double rooms with good amenities at a reasonable price. These hotels provide basic facilities such as en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning or fans, TV, and Wi-Fi access. Additionally, they may have in-house restaurants serving a mix of local and international cuisine, along with possible amenities like rooftop terraces, business centers, or small fitness areas.

Trekking in the Annapurna region offers a variety of lodge accommodations, from basic to luxurious, blending comfort with nature. These lodges provide an authentic experience, different from modern options elsewhere. Accommodations vary, offering different services and amenities. Basic sanitary facilities are available, with showers for a fee, usually with lukewarm solar-heated water. At higher altitudes, lodges offer hot water basins on request to save energy. Electricity availability varies; some lodges lack it. Lodges with electricity charge for battery charging and limited Wi-Fi. If lodges are full near the pass, rustic tent stays without showers are an option. As single room reservations are rare, flexibility is key. Adequate preparation, like a sleeping bag and light sandals, enhances the trekking experience in the captivating Annapurna region.

Clients are required to inform the Company in writing about any medical conditions, physical challenges, or other mental and physical conditions that could affect their fitness to travel or any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking. Failure to notify the Company of such conditions, leading to cancellation, will result in the Client incurring 100% cancellation fees.

Trekking in Nepal involves long hours of walking daily, ranging from 3-10 hours and sometimes even up to 8-12 hours in high passes. To prepare for this physically demanding journey, Ethic Himalaya Treks recommends engaging in approximately 12 km of daily walking or jogging exercise for at least three months before embarking on the Nepal Trekking. This preparation is essential to endure the challenges of high-altitude conditions and remote areas for extended periods.

For a successful and enjoyable trekking experience in Nepal, participants must possess strong willpower, the ability to tolerate harsh conditions, a high level of fitness, and good health. Participants are responsible for their medical and evacuation expenses. It's vital to consult a doctor for necessary vaccinations and other medical requirements before the trip. Additionally, Ethic Himalaya reserves the right to request a medical certificate before confirming the booking for the trek. Being well-prepared physically and medically is crucial to ensure a safe and fulfilling journey through the beautiful landscapes of Nepal.

Travel insurance is a compulsory requirement for all travelers and must be obtained at the time of booking. The insurance should provide coverage for personal accident, death, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation, with a recommended minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for each category. It should also include accidents, injuries, illnesses, and related medical expenses, even for pre-existing conditions, as well as emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and air ambulance services if applicable. Personal liability coverage is also recommended. The Company also suggests coverage for trip cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage, and personal effects. Travelers must carry proof of insurance and produce it if requested by the company employees or suppliers. Failure to provide proof of insurance upon request may result in the cancellation or suspension of participation in the trip or certain activities, even after the trip has commenced, without any right to a refund.

Ethic Himalaya Treks holds no liability for injuries, health conditions, emotional or other factors experienced by clients during the trip. Furthermore, our package cost does not encompass personal insurance coverage. Thus, we strongly recommend clients to procure comprehensive insurance packages, encompassing medical emergencies and helicopter evacuation.

Trekking equipment is vital for a successful trek. High-quality gear, including proper clothing like moisture-wicking layers, insulating jackets, and waterproof outerwear, ensures comfort and safety in varying weather conditions.

  • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Trekking pants and/or convertible pants
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants (shell)
  • Thermal socks and regular socks
  • Comfortable underwear
  • Sturdy and waterproof trekking boots or hiking shoes
  • Sandals or lightweight footwear for relaxing at lodges/camps
  • Headwear:
  • Sun hat or cap with a wide brim
  • Beanie or warm hat for cold weather
  • Buff or neck gaiter for protecting against wind and dust
  • Polarized sunglasses with UV protection
  • Handwear:
  • Lightweight gloves (for lower altitudes)
  • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens (for higher altitudes)
  • Backpack and Daypack:
  • Reliable trekking backpack (60-80 liters) for porters to carry
  • Comfortable medium-sized daypack for your daily essentials
  • Sleeping Gear:
  • High-quality sleeping bag suitable for the trek's temperature range
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)
  • Hydration and Water Purification:
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (2 liters capacity)
  • Water purification tablets or a reliable water filter
  • Trekking Poles (optional but helpful for stability and reducing strain)
  • Personal Items:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Sufficient cash and cards (local currency and some USD)
  • Personal identification and travel insurance documents
  • Trekking permits and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card
  • Camera with extra batteries/charger
  • Portable power bank for charging electronic devices
  • Personal toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medications and a basic first-aid kit
  • Electronics:
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Mobile phone with a local SIM card (for communication and GPS)
  • Portable charger for electronic devices
  • Trekking Map and Guidebook (if applicable)
  • Snacks and Energy Bars
  • Emergency Whistle and Multi-tool

Being well-prepared with the right equipment allows adventurers to focus on embracing nature's beauty and conquering challenging trails with confidence. Always prioritize quality and reliability when selecting your trekking gear. Pack efficiently, and consider the weather conditions and altitude of your trek to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Prioritize comfort and safety to make the most of your trekking adventure.

Trekking members are required to submit passport copies and passport photographs for trekking permits before their arrival in Nepal. These documents can be sent to us either by mail or through a post box. Ensuring timely submission of these documents allows us to process the necessary trekking permits in advance, streamlining the trekking arrangements and ensuring a smooth start to the adventure once in Nepal.

If you encounter any issues or complaints during your tour, trekking, or expedition, it is essential to communicate them immediately to the hotelier and our company on the spot. Giving us the opportunity to address the problem promptly is crucial, as we cannot accept liability for any issues that are reported after you return home. If the matter cannot be resolved on the spot, you must inform us in writing within 30 days of completing your trip. Failing to follow this procedure may impact your rights to make a claim against us. Timely communication is vital to ensure that we can take appropriate actions and rectify any problems you may face during your journey.

All clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity beyond the return date. Nepalese visas can be acquired either from the Nepalese Consulate in your home country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. The visa fees are as follows:

  • USD 30.00 or the equivalent in foreign currency for a 15-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 50.00 or equivalent for a 30-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 125.00 or equivalent for a 100-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
Visa Extension Fee
  • Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of a delay of fewer than 150 days additional USD 5 per day a late fine.

For most nationalities, E-Visas are available through the Government website: Click here for Nepal Tourist Visa Online Application Form

This will be validated with your doctor, taking into account the recommendations of remount doctors, responsible for your safety during the trip. It will contain:

  • Treatment of altitude pulmonary edema (Nifedipine 20LP or Sildenafil50).
  • Treatment of altitude cerebral edema (Betamethasone).
  • Treatment of acute mountain sickness (Acetazolamide).
  • Blood thinner (aspirin).
  • Analgesic (Paracetamol).
  • Powerful analgesic (Tramadol).
  • Anti-diarrheal (Racecadotril).
  • Anti-spasmodic (Phloroglucinol).
  • Anti-emetic (Domperidone).
  • Anti-acid for heartburn.
  • Intestinal antibiotic (Metronidazole).
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Azithromycin).
  • Anti-inflammatories (tablets and ointment).
  • Antitussive (in tablets).
  • Lozenges for colds and sore throats.
  • Ophthalmic healing (Vitamin A Dulcis).
  • Tick tweezers, splinter, and blister needle, tweezers, 2/3 safety pins.
  • Disinfectant wipes, adhesive dressings (various sizes), double skin, 6 cm adhesive tape, Steri-strip.
  • Anti allergic treatment and cream against itching.
  • BIA fine and sunscreen.
  • Purifying tablets for water.
  • Appropriate antimalarial treatment, antiphrastic powder, and mosquito repellent.
  • Your personal medications

If you are traveling with children, minors are subject to the same obligations as adults (visa, passport, etc.): see above.

  • Formalities for leaving county territory

To leave the territory, all minors usually residing regardless of their nationality, if they are not accompanied by a holder of parental authority, must present the following three documents:

  • Identity document: Identity card or passport according to the requirements of the country of destination.
  • Authorization to leave the territory signed by one of the parents with parental authority.
  • Photocopy of the signatory parent's identity document.

Well, there is no fixed rate for tipping in Nepal. When our field staff is picked up from the trek starting points, they will bid you goodbye on the last day of your trek completion day. Most staff will simply accept whatever you give and never count the money in front of you. Although your guide may be with you on the next day too, best to tip him along with others in the group. Most of the trekkers are still confused about the tipping amount. They fear either giving too little or too much. We have tried to put together a guideline about a reasonable amount of tipping suitable for most cases. The amount of tipping and the rates expected will also vary depending on the length of the trek and the challenges involved. To calculate the amounts generally applied, multiply the daily amount given to each position by the number of working days.

Daily amount per item:
  • English-speaking guide USD 3 to USD 4 per day/participant.
  • Porter USD 1 per day /participant.
  • Driver USD 1 to USD 2 per day/participant.

The tripping amount mentioned above is communally in the case of a group trip, not individually. If you are a solo traveler, the tipping amount can be slightly less by a few dollars per day.

Annapurna region's climate varies greatly with altitude, resulting in distinct temperature and weather changes at different elevations. Here's an overview of the climate at different altitudes:

  • 1,000 to 2,000 meters (3,280 to 6,560 feet): In this range, including trekking starting points like Nayapul, the climate turns temperate. The averages are 10°C to 30°C. It's pleasantly mild, making it great for trekking.
  • 1,000 to 2,000 meters (3,280 to 6,560 feet): As you ascend higher to areas like Ghorepani, the climate gets cooler and alpine. Averages range from 5°C to 25°C. Nights are chilly.
  • 2,000 to 3,000 meters (6,560 to 9,840 feet): This range, including places like Manang, is colder, especially at night. Averages are 0°C to 20°C (32°F to 50°F). Days are trek-friendly, but warmer clothes are needed at night.
  • 3,000 to 4,000 meters (9,840 to 13,120 feet): This range, including places like Manang, is colder, especially at night. The averages are 0°C to 20°C. Days are trek-friendly, but warmer clothes are needed at night.
  • Above 4,000 meters (13,120 feet): Climbing even higher to places like Thorong La Pass and Annapurna Base Camp, the climate turns significantly colder. Averages drop below freezing, ranging from -10°C to 15°C. Expect snow, especially in winter.
  • Keep in mind that these are approximations and can change based on location, season, and weather. Altitude effects are stronger as you go higher, making altitude sickness a concern. Be ready for changing weather and have proper clothing and gear for your Annapurna trekking adventure.

    The itineraries or programs mentioned may be subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as weather hazards, landslides, political unrest, road blockages, avalanches, sudden sickness, and more. We are open to customizing the program based on clients' interests. In the event of trip cancellation due to unavoidable circumstances like war, natural disasters, political unrest, adverse climate, etc., Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition P. Ltd will be pleased to offer an alternative trip of similar standard. We will hold the reservation for your next trip, but not for longer than one year.

    Before departure, if there is a major change in the itinerary affecting at least one day in five, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible. You may choose between accepting the change, getting a refund of the money paid for the land portion of the trip only, or accepting an alternative tour offered.

    After departure, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to local circumstances or events beyond our control. In such emergency situations, any additional costs incurred for necessary itinerary alterations will be borne by you. Please be aware that we are not responsible for any incidental expenses resulting from changes in the itinerary, such as visa fees, vaccinations, or non-refundable flight costs.

    To secure your booking for Nepal Trips, a non-refundable deposit of USD 500 per person per trip is required. Once this deposit is received, your booking will be confirmed. In case your booking is made within 30 days of the departure date, the full amount is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance can be paid before or upon your arrival in Nepal prior to the trip's departure. The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Company or its designated Agent. If the deposit amount differs from what is specified in this clause, the company will inform you during the booking process. You can make the booking deposit through bank transfer or by using a Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). Detailed instructions for payment can be found on the provided booking form.

    For trekking, tours, climbing, expeditions, or any other trips in Nepal, the final payment can be made upon your arrival in Nepal. Various payment methods are accepted, including bank transfer, travel checks, cash, or Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). However, please note that there is a 4% surcharge applicable to all card payments, including deposits, final balances, trip extensions, and other miscellaneous purchases. So, if you choose to pay by card, keep in mind the additional surcharge.

    We maintain the right to adjust pricing rates, as displayed on our marketing materials and website, under certain circumstances or when influenced by external factors beyond our control, such as fluctuations in exchange rates or government actions. It's important to note that domestic flight fares may also change due to increases in fuel prices. We make every effort to present current and accurate prices for our treks and tours.

    Once you have paid the deposit, your trip is confirmed, and the remaining fees are due 90 days before the trip's start date. If you decide to cancel your participation, the following cancellation charges will apply:

    • More than 45 days before departure: Deposit will be retained.
    • Between 45 to 31 days before arrival: 30% of the total tour price.
    • Between 30 to 14 days before arrival: 40% of the total tour price.
    • Between 14 to 09 days before arrival: 70% of the total tour price.
    • Between 08 to 02 days before arrival: 80% of the total tour price.
    • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of the total tour price.

    We reserve the right to cancel a trip up to 56 days before departure, considering Clause 14. We may also cancel a trip prior to departure if it becomes unfeasible to operate the planned itinerary due to factors like terrorism, natural disasters, political instability, or other external events. If we cancel your trip, you have the option to transfer the amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a full refund. In cases where the cancellation results from external events beyond our reasonable control, refunds will be adjusted for any unrecoverable costs. Please note that we are not liable for any incidental expenses you may have incurred in relation to your booking, such as visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess, or non-refundable flights. Different cancellation conditions may apply to specific trip styles, and your booking consultant will inform you of any variations if applicable.

    If you intend to transfer from one trip to another or transfer your booking to a third party, you must inform us at least 30 days prior to the planned departure date. A fee of USD 200 per person per change will be applied, along with any additional charges imposed by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. If you notify us less than 45 days before the departure date, the cancellation refund policy will be applicable. Transfers to a third party are allowed only if the transferee meets all the requirements for the trip, and transfers to another departure are permissible within the current validity period.

    Modifications to other arrangements associated with your trip will incur an administration fee of USD 200 per booking per change. This fee is in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. No amendments can be made to your booking within 10 days of departure.

    The price listed on our website covers a group size of 6 to 15 individuals for the Mardi Himal Trek. Upon request, this trip can be arranged as a private experience, starting with a minimum of two participants. For group bookings involving 15 or more people, there's a substantial discount available, which includes the opportunity for one person to join the trip for free. We understand that many clients have questions about their preferred dates. However, our pricing is influenced by the following factors:

    • Group Size: The cost of the trip varies based on the number of participants in the group.
    • Accommodation Tier and Budget: The selection of hotel accommodations and the budget preferences of clients play a role in determining the overall cost.
    • Customization: We're open to adjusting the trekking itinerary to suit your available time and specific requirements.
    • Extra Services: If you wish to incorporate additional services, we can discuss and mutually agree upon adjustments to the price.
    • Support Staff: The presence of Trekking Guides, Assistant Guides, and extra porters can impact the overall cost.

    Feel free to reach out to us for further clarification or to tailor the trip to your preferences. We aim to provide a transparent and flexible pricing structure that aligns with your needs.

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