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Step into Nepal’s breathtaking landscapes on the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek—a 10-day adventure that promises epic moments in the highest country on Earth! Starting off in Kathmandu, the City of Temples, we’ll head to Pokhara, the gateway to the stunning Annapurna region. Along the way, we’ll wander through vibrant rhododendron forests, mingle with locals in scenic mountain villages, and get awestruck by the gleaming Himalayas as we reach the base camp of the 18,330-foot peak of Mardi Himal. Unlike other famous Nepalese treks, Mardi Himal trek offers a quieter, more intimate experience. With fewer fellow trekkers, you’ll have peaceful moments to soak in nature and local culture. Get ready to discover the magic of Nepal!

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Adventure highlights

  • Hidden gem of the Himalayas

    With fewer people than other famous Nepalese treks, Mardi Himal Trek offers peaceful moments to soak in nature and local culture

  • Cultural immersion

    Learn about ancient history and traditions, visiting impressive sites in Kathmandu and along the trek

  • Hassle-free experience

    Expert guidance, quality lodging, most meals, entrance fees, permits, ground transportation and more is included in the price

Itinerary

Come join us on the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, a 10-day adventure through Nepal's stunning landscapes. Starting in Kathmandu, trek through incredible Himalayan landscapes, culminating at the base camp of the 18,330-foot Mardi Himal peak. Enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna Range and experience local culture in quieter, more intimate settings. The tour includes experienced guides, 4-star accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara, mountain lodges during the trek, most meals, and all necessary permits and transfers. Discover the magic of Nepal like never before!

  • Upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you’ll be warmly greeted and transferred to our accommodation. After checking in, we have some time to relax and acclimatize to the vibrant energy of Nepal’s capital city. In the evening, our exploration begins at Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the sun sets, the square transforms into a tapestry of light and shadow, with ancient palaces and temples taking on a mystical glow. Street vendors and performers add to the lively atmosphere.

    Accommodation: Hotel Barahi or similar 4-star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Not included

    Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, those interested can take a one-hour morning mountain flight to see Everest, with guaranteed window seats. Later, we visit Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), perched atop a hill with panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. Surrounded by prayer flags and resonating bells, the spiritual ambiance is deeply moving. Next, we explore Boudhanath Stupa, one of Nepal’s largest stupas. Observing pilgrims circumambulating the stupa and spinning prayer wheels, we soak in the sacred atmosphere. In the evening, we experience the Aarati at Pashupatinath Temple, a mesmerizing ceremony of lights where priests perform rituals accompanied by ringing bells and chanting hymns.

    Accommodation: Hotel Barahi or similar 4-star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

    Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • We take an early flight to Pokhara, the adventure capital of Nepal, offering stunning views of the diverse landscape. Upon arrival, we check into our hotel and take a moment to enjoy the tranquility of Pokhara. Lunch at the lakeside, known for its variety of restaurants offering both local and international cuisine with stunning views of Phewa Lake, is a delightful experience. In the late afternoon, we visit the World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa), located atop a hill with panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city, and Phewa Lake. Afterward, we enjoy a short boating trip on Phewa Lake, and dinner at the hotel or one of the fine restaurants around the lakeside.

    Accommodation: Mount Kailash Resort or similar 4-star hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: Breakfast

    Phewa lake in Pokhara, Nepal, with small colorful boats.
  • After breakfast in Deurali, we continue our trek through dense forests filled with the sweet scent of pine and vibrant colors of rhododendrons, especially during the spring bloom. The trail gradually ascends, offering serene silence apart from occasional bird calls. In the late afternoon, we arrive at Rest Camp, where we enjoy dinner amidst the Himalayas. This segment of the trek is all about immersing ourselves in the natural beauty of the Himalayas and enjoying the solitude away from busier trails.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Quality mountain lodge

    Lush Vegetation, Mardi Himal, Base Camp Trek, Nepal.
  • We depart from Rest Camp, continuing to climb as the vegetation becomes sparser, approaching the alpine zone. Midday, we stop for lunch at a spot with a breathtaking view of the valley below and the peaks above. In the afternoon, we arrive at High Camp, greeted by the stunning sight of the Annapurna range. We rest and prepare for the next day’s trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Quality mountain lodge

    Mardi Himal High Camp.
  • We begin the trek before dawn to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp for sunrise. The trail is steep and challenging, but the reward is a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas. Upon arrival at Mardi Himal Base Camp, we take in breathtaking views of the entire Annapurna range. After spending time capturing memories, we start the descent back to Badal Dada. The walk down can be tough on the knees, so we take it slow and steady. In the afternoon, we arrive back at Badal Dada, with the rest of the day meant for relaxation and reflection on the incredible journey to the base camp. This is the most exhilarating day of the trek, offering dramatic views and a true sense of accomplishment.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Quality mountain lodge

    Mardi Himal Base Camp, Nepal.
  • We depart from Low Camp after an early breakfast, descending steeply through rhododendron and maple forests. As we lose altitude, the terrain becomes gentler. In the afternoon, we arrive in Siding, a traditional village far from the main trekking paths, experiencing authentic Nepalese village life. We then board a jeep for the return journey to Pokhara, with the drive offering a different perspective of the landscapes we trekked through. In the evening, we explore Pokhara’s lakeside, dine in one of the many restaurants, or simply relax and celebrate the completion of our trek.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Mount Kailash Resort or similar 4-star hotel in Pokhara

    Vedute of Pokhara, Nepal.
  • After breakfast, we take a flight back to Kathmandu and check into the hotel. The rest of the day is free for relaxation and rest at our own pace.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel Barahi or similar 4-star hotel in Kathmandu

    Vedute of Kathmandu,Nepal.
  • We enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, reflecting on the memorable experiences of our visit. Then, we transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for our departure flight. As you bid farewell to Nepal, you’ll be carrying with you the rich memories of its landscapes, culture, and the warmth of its people.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Views of the Himalayas from a plane window, in Nepal.
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Meet your guides

Narte Rai
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Narte Rai
Trekking Guide
Narte Rai brings a wealth of experience with 25 years as a trekking guide, having worked with Euro-Asia for the past 12 years. As a seasoned trekking leader, Narte has expertly led numerous groups through major trekking regions, particularly in the Everest and eastern regions of Nepal. His extensive knowledge and dedication ensure that every trek is a memorable and safe adventure for all participants.
Euro-Asia Tours and Travels
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Euro-Asia Tours and Travels
Euro-Asia Tours and Travels
Established in 1995, Euro-Asia Tours and Travels has emerged as a premier international travel agency in Nepal, renowned for its exceptional tours and trekking services across Nepal, India, Tibet, and Bhutan. EuroAsia is dedicated to client satisfaction, offering a diverse array of exhilarating travel packages. With a deep commitment to social responsibility, EuroAsia actively engages in community initiatives, reflecting its respect for Nepal’s natural and cultural heritage. Celebrating 29 years of excellence, EuroAsia continues to deliver memorable and seamless travel experiences.
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Great Tour Company!!Highly recommend!
Chalita S (October 2016, source: Tripadvisor)

Great Tour Company!Loved every second of my time spend in this tour! Friendly guides and awesome management. One of the best experience.Highly recommend!

Unforgettable Experience in Nepal with Euro-Asia Treks
uzzalhrm (May 2017, source: Tripadvisor)

It was really a fantastic moment of my life in Nepal. Euro Asia Treks made my time just awesome. Their service exceeds my expectations.

Nepal
Frida A (November 2018, source: Tripadvisor)

Love it, it was an amazing experience the places are absolutely beautiful. The culture and the people are incredible

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local trekking guide with extensive knowledge of the area, along with porters
      • Local tour guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu
      • Local guide for boat ride tour and Peace Stupa tour
      • 10-day Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek and City of Temples (Kathmandu) exploration in Nepal
      • Airport transfer upon your arrival in Kathmandu
      • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara based on double occupancy (single rooms available for an added fee of $360 per person) — 5 nights
      • Accommodation in mountain lodges during the trek (dormitory-style rooms) — 4 nights
      • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
      • All transfers during the adventure, except for Kathmandu-Pokhara flights
      • Entrance fees for monuments and boating fees at Phewa Lake
      • Trek permit and TIMS card for Trekking

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Kathmandu
      • Meals not indicated in the itinerary (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara, except for the farewell dinner)
      • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara on Day 3 and from Pokhara back to
      • Kathmandu on Day 9 (approximately $205, can be arranged with your guide upon booking)
      • Mountain flight with views of Mount Everest on Day 2 — optional and available for an added fee of $250 per person during the booking process
      • Guide gratuities — customary
      • Travel and medical/rescue insurance
  • The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for most people with a reasonable level of fitness. Participants should be comfortable hiking for several hours a day, carrying a backpack, and staying in remote areas. No prior trekking experience is necessary, but being physically prepared will enhance your enjoyment of the trek.

    The trek involves several hours of walking each day on varied terrain, including steep uphill and downhill sections. Expect to walk 5-7 hours a day with breaks, with the maximum elevation being 4,500 meters (14,764 feet). While most trekkers do not experience severe altitude sickness, some may have mild symptoms. It’s important to ascend gradually and stay hydrated.

    Engaging in cardiovascular exercises like running, cycling, or swimming before your trip will improve your stamina and endurance. Incorporating strength training exercises like squats, lunges, and weightlifting will help build muscle strength, which is beneficial for the trek’s uphill and downhill sections. Throughout the journey, you’ll have a guide to set the pace, ensure regular breaks, offer encouragement, and make the experience enjoyable for everyone.

  • Here’s a list of personal equipment you need to bring:

      • Backpack or duffle bag (50-70 L)
      • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
      • Trekking poles — recommended
      • Valid passport & passport scanned photocopies
      • Visa (easy to obtain on arrival)
      • 2 passport-sized photos for your permits
      • Sleeping bag
      • Waterproof bag for your clothes
      • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
      • Sunglasses with UV protection
      • Sunscreen
      • Personal toiletries
      • Camera — optional
      • Power bank
      • Water bottle and thermos
      • Ear plugs
      • Small personal first-aid kit (simple and light) — first-aid tape, Band-Aids, alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc.
      • Toilet paper
      • Medium-sized quick drying towel

    Here’s a list of clothing you need to bring:

      • Waterproof hiking boots with a sturdy sole
      • Waterproof jacket & pants (GoreTex recommended)
      • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
      • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
      • Lightweight thermal tops and bottoms
      • Fleece windbreaker jacket or pullover
      • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket and pants
      • Hiking pants (1-2)
      • Short sleeve t-shirts (3)
      • Long sleeve t-shirts (2)
      • Hiking shorts (1)
      • Non-cotton underwear briefs
      • Heavy polyester or wool socks
      • Trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
      • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves

    Please do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant. Your guide will contact you about any additional equipment at the time of contracting the trip and give you suggestions. Keep in mind that the exact packing list depends on the season, but that you will need to be prepared for different weather conditions.

  • During your Mardi Himal Base Camp trekking adventure in Nepal, your accommodation will vary between city stays and mountain lodges. In Kathmandu (Hotel Barahi or similar) and Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar), you will stay in 4-star hotels that offer comfortable double-occupancy rooms and amenities. Single rooms in hotels are available for an added fee of $360 per person during the booking process. During the trek, you will stay in the best available lodges along the route. These lodges provide a cozy and authentic mountain experience with dormitory-style rooms, ensuring you rest well after a day of trekking.

    In Kathmandu and Pokhara, breakfast is included with your hotel stay, featuring a variety of continental options. Other than breakfasts, a farewell dinner in Kathmandu is included as well. On the trek, you can expect a full board, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine such as Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), along with other common dishes like porridge, Tibetan bread, pancakes, eggs, and tea or coffee for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, you might have momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), fried rice, noodles, vegetable curries, and chapati.

    This arrangement ensures that you have a comfortable stay and nourishing meals throughout your adventure, allowing you to fully enjoy the stunning landscapes and culture of Nepal.

  • Round-trip flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the starting point of your trekking adventure, are not included in the package. You can arrange these flights with your guide upon booking the tour, with an expected additional cost of approximately $205. If you want to arrange these round-trip flights, leave a note for the guide during the booking process. Please note that this price is subject to change.

  • Every 1,000 m/3,200 ft you travel above sea level makes aerobic exercise 10% harder. On the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, you will hike at elevations ranging from approximately 3,200 meters (10,500 feet) to a maximum of 4,500 meters (14,764 feet).

    Most trekkers typically do not experience severe altitude sickness on this trek. However, some trekkers might still experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness, especially if they ascend too quickly without proper acclimatization. Here are a few tips on do’s and don’ts for adapting to high altitude and avoiding altitude sickness:

    Do not eat heavy food the day before traveling to Kathmandu. Make sure you drink between 6-8 glasses of water the days before your trip and during your hike along the Langtang Valley Trek and make sure to avoid drinking alcohol or smoking. Once you arrive at your accommodation, lie down a few minutes before going out to explore the area. Once you are ready to go out and explore the area, try not to become agitated climbing stairs or walking fast.

    You should also try to include cardio and strength training in your schedule. Cardio means getting your heart rate up by doing things like running, cycling, skipping and burpees. Strength training means using resistance, weights or your body weight to grow your muscles. The fitter you are, the less oxygen your muscles need to move — something invaluable at higher elevations.

  • Apart from the fact that you’ll have a highly experienced and knowledgeable person by your side—who’ll also make sure you have the best time in the country—trekking in Nepal is no longer allowed without a guide. This decision has been made for the tourists’ benefit, as many tourists have gone missing over the past few years when they went trekking by themselves.

  • Yes, to visit Nepal, you must have a Nepalese visa. For the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, you will need a 30-day multiple-entry visa, which is valid for 6 months and costs 50 USD. You can easily obtain it as soon as you arrive in the country, which is usually at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For this group adventure, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is 12:1.
      • It takes a minimum of 2 people for this tour to operate. The maximum group size is set at 12 participants.

    Trekking along the Mardi Himal Trek can be arranged for private groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Your guided Mardi Himal Trek adventure starts in Kathmandu, Nepal. To get there, most people fly into Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Most people arrive in the morning or the afternoon on Day 1. Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a representative and transferred to your accommodation.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance.

    With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Deposits

    You can secure one of the set dates with a 30% deposit upon booking. The remaining 70% of the trip price is to be paid 90 days prior to departure, at the latest.

    Cancellations

    Booking fees are non-refundable in all cases. During checkout, however, you can choose one of 57hours’ flexibility options:

    Basic

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a 70% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 30-59 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, there is no refund.

    Super Flexible

      • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
      • For cancellations 30 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
      • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
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