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Duration
9
Days
Trip Facts
  • Activities: Trekking and Hiking
  • Min. Age: 8
Accommodation
3 Nights 3* Hotel
5 Nights Best Available Teahouse
Meals
8 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
6 Dinners
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Trip Introduction

Mardi Himal Trek offers you an exciting ridge-line trekking adventure across a pristine and untouched Himalayan trail. Mardi Trek is a short and inspiring trek that takes you to one of the least explored trails in Annapurna Region. Within five days of trekking you reach Mardi Base Camp, close to the forked summit of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak). Filled with stunning close up-views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal Trek is a must-do trek for those looking for a short and authentic Himalayan experience off-the-beaten path. Opened recently, the Mardi Himal Trek route is quite new and less crowded than the popular Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp trails. 

Your trek begins from Kande, lying just an hour’s drive from Pokhara. Hike through virgin forests of rhododendron, oak and birch. During spring, rhododendron blooms fill up the forest and it’s a dreamlike experience to follow a trail studded with pink and red blooms. The route traverses a wild and uninhabited part of the Annapurna Region, with snow-covered peaks looming close. Don’t forget to stargaze at night as the overnight stops during your Mardi Himal Trek are the best spots for stargazing. The Milky Way and the constellations look amazing from Badal Danda, Low Camp and High Camp. 

Mardi Himal Trek  involves walking on a narrow ridge line, surrounded by awesome views of the Annapurna Massif and green valleys. The unhindered and exposed views of the frozen mountains and valleys offer ample opportunities for budding as well as professional photographers and filmmakers to capture dramatic mountain shots. Mardi Himal Trek is highly recommended for both novice and experienced trekkers looking for a easy and short trek in annapurna region. This is a teahouse trek where you will be stopping for food and rest at teahouses run by locals. Our experienced local guide will offer cultural insights and will help you reach your goal safely. As the Mardi Himal trail lies between ABC and Ghorepani Poon Hill, this trek can be an extension of either Annapurna Base Camp Trek-11 days or Ghorepani Poon Hill trek-7 days. If you want a more challenging option you can ccomplete the Annapurna Circuit - 16 days. If you want to try out a new route then, anotther off-the-beaten path option is Khopra Ridge Trek-10 days. 


Trip Highlights

  • Mardi Himal Trek is a short trek offering impressive close-up views of Mardi Himal, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and the Annapurna South
  • The trail lies off- the-beaten path and has less crowds
  • Dramatic ridge line hiking to Mardi Himal Base Camp with incredible Himalayan views 
  • Walk through an untouched landscape and connect with nature

Is This Trip Suitable For You?

  • If you are used to hiking for long hours you can do this trek.This is a moderate graded trek with occasional demanding ascents. No technical climbing is involved.
  • The route follows steep ascents and descents through forested trail and on gravel paths. You will also be walking on a narrow ridgeline with exposed sides. 
  • You spend 6 days on the trail. Minimum time spent walking on the trail is 3 hours and maximum 9 hours. 
  • The highest point reached during your Mardi Himal Trek is 4,500m (Mardi Himal Base Camp).                                                             
  • Hassle-free trek with experienced local guide and porter. On the trail you stop for food and rest at local teahouses. Facilities maybe basic. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal | Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal

DAY 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft) expand

Transfer to hotel & Trip Preparation

Our representative will welcome you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. He will help you check in. Later in the day, there will be a trip briefing where your guide will brief you about the route, condition of the trail and some dos and don’ts while trekking. 

Go through your gear list for the final time. If you have forgotten any item, you can buy or hire from any of the trekking gear shops in Thamel. Your guide will help you out in case you need help. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Oasis Kathmandu Hotel or Thamel Boutique Hotel

DAY 2:

Fly to Pokhara, drive to Kande and trek to Pothana(1990m/6528ft) expand

25 minutes flight , 1 hour drive, 2-3 hours trek

Take an early morning flight to Pokhara. During the flight enjoy mesmerizing views of rolling green hills and Himalayan mountains. After reaching Pokhara, you take a short 1-hour drive to Kande, the starting point of your trek. 

Begin with an ascent along a well-laid stone trail. After walking uphill for an hour or so you reach Australian Camp. Enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna Massif and Lamjung Himal from here. 

Walk downhill and proceed to Pothana, a Gurung village and your stop for the night. On reaching Pothana, head to a local tea-house and rest your tired muscles. 

Enjoy a hot beverage and gaze at the beautiful forked summit of Macchhapucchre or Fishtail Peak. You will be walking close to this peak in the next few days. Overnight in Pothana. 

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 3:

Trek to Forest Camp (2600m/8531ft) expand

Walking Distance: 4-5 hours trek

 Today’s trek takes you past a dense forest of rhododendron, oak, birch and hemlock. If you do this trek during Spring season, the rhododendrons will be in full bloom and you will get to walk under canopies of blooming rhododendrons. It will feel like a walk through an enchanted forest. Do be careful while stepping on the gnarled roots spreading over the trail. Covered with algae, these can be slippery and a wrong step will make you fall.  After an uphill hike you reach Forest Camp. There are a few teahouses and you head to the one where your room has been booked. Up in the middle of the forest,  you can soak in the tranquility listening to nothing but the chirping of birds. Take a well deserved rest. Overnight in Forest Camp. 

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 4:

Trek to Badal Danda (3210m/11528ft) expand

Walking Distance : 3-4 hours trek

 It’s uphill once again, as you gather your things and head onwards to Badal Danda(Cloud Hill). Walk up a forested path. At intervals you will come across a clearing from where you can gaze at the valley below. Enjoy the view of the Modi Khola Valley that leads to the Annapurna Sanctuary from here. After walking for sometime, the vegetation begins to change. The lush jungle gives way to short scrub and grasses and the iconic Machhapuchhre(Fishtail Peak appears closer). When you reach Badal Danda make your way to a tea house. The place is called Badal Danda(Cloud Hill) as  oftentimes the areas below the hill are covered in a sea of white cottony clouds. At night you can stargaze and view the constellations which appear a lot more closer. Overnight in Badal Danda.

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 5:

Trek to High Camp(3600m/11810ft) and Acclimatization expand

Walking Distance: 2-3 hours trek

 From Badal Danda take a leisurely walk to High Camp. The tree line ends and you get a great view of Machhapuchhre. Walk slowly as you are about to reach above 3000 metres.

The air is slightly thinner up here and you start feeling the altitude. You are advised plenty of water to offset the symptoms of altitude sickness. You walk along a ridge line with great views of Himalayan peaks and green valleys. It is a 360 degree extravaganza.

You remain on this narrow ridge facing Mardi Himal with Machapuchhre towering right above. It is a memorable short hike filled with once-in-a-lifetime views as you walk to the final settlement in this ridge line, the High Camp. High Camp is the highest point at which you sleep on this trek. There are only a handful of lodges at High Camp and you head to the one where your room has been booked. Spend the rest of the day at leisure reading by the warmth of the hearth, playing cards or explore the ridge and capture incredible pictures of the Himalayas. Take things easy and don't over exert yourself as tomorrow you have a tough day. Overnight in High Camp.

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 6:

Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m/14760ft) and trek to Low Camp(3050m/10006ft) expand

Walking Distance : 8-9 hours trek

 Wake up early in the morning and hike to Upper Viewpoint or Mardi Himal Base Camp. This hike to the Base Camp is the real highlight of this trek. After walking on further on the ridge you reach the Upper View Point. From here continue to Mardi Himal Base Camp. 

 
The ridge becomes increasingly narrower and the views become surreal. The grand summits of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre appear very close. The peaks loom right above you and you can see the massive glaciers tumbling down the mountainsides. This is a view to kill for!
 
Machhapuchhre, which looked so far away from Pokhara, is in front of you. After reaching the base camp take pictures, have your packed lunch and retrace your steps before the clouds roll in. Make your way down Badal Danda(Cloud Hill) or Middle Camp from where the valley below covered with white clouds looks like a sea of clouds. Descend to Low Camp, where you stay overnight at a local teahouse. Overnight in Low Camp.
Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 7:

Trek to Sidhing and drive to Pokhara (800m/2624ft) expand

Walking Distance: 3-4 hours, Drive: 3 hours

   Get up early to catch breathtaking views of the Himalayas. After breakfast, begin your journey down to Sidhing, a traditional village rarely visited by trekking groups. 

At Sidhing our vehicle will be waiting to drop you to Pokhara. The drive is filled with delightful views of green hills and mountains. Once you arrive in Pokhara, you will be driven to your hotel. Take a well-deserved rest. Overnight in Pokhara. 

Accommodation: Hotel Pokhara Batika
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

DAY 8:

Fly to Kathmandu expand

Duration: 25 minutes flight

 You have an afternoon flight to Kathmandu. You can spend the first half of the day as you wish. Take rest at the hotel or explore Pokhara on your own. You can stroll down the lakeside and take a boat ride on the Phewa Lake. You can also visit Davis Falls, Gupteshwar Cave and the island Temple of Tal Barahi on Phewa Lake.

 
You will be driven to the airport on time to catch your flight to Kathmandu. From the plane, catch the last few glimpses of the inspiring hills and mountains which gave endless memories to last for a lifetime. 
 
Once you reach Kathmandu, head back to your hotel and take rest. If you aren’t too tired you can explore Thamel and shop for souvenirs. Come evening, celebrate the completion of your wonderful trek with a farewell dinner with your guide or our representative. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Oasis Kathmandu Hotel or Thamel Boutique Hotel
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

DAY 9:

Final Departure expand

Bid goodbye to Nepal and the friends you have made during your trip to Nepal. Our representative will drive you to the airport 3 hours before your flight departs. If you want to stay and explore more of Nepal, do let us know.
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast


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Route Map

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Altitude Map

Mardi Himal Trek 9 days Altitude Map

What's Included

  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle
  • 3-star Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 3-star accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast

  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trip

  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Domestic flight(Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide)
  • Assistant Trekking Guide (4 trekkers : 1 Asst. guide) for personalized cares
  • Porter service to carry your main luggage during the trek (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their food, accommodation, salary, flight, insurance, equipment etc.
  • Trekking permits - Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fee and TIMS
  • First Aid kit, Pulse Oximeter and essential medicines (Paracetamol, Diamox etc.) carried by the Trek Leader
  • Souvenirs - Third Rock Adventures’ kit bag (Duffel bag), T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trek completion)
  • All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges

What's not Included

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Excess baggage fee
  • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs, hot showers, extra porter etc.)
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

Accommodation

During your Mardi Himal Trek, you spend 2 nights in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara. You will be accommodated at a 3-star hotel - Oasis Kathmandu Hotel or Thamel Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu and Hotel Pokhara Batika in Pokhara. These hotels are centrally located feature rooms with comfortable beds and en suite bathrooms. Other amenities include in-house restaurant, café, bar and free wi-fi.

While trekking you will be staying at the best available teahouses. These are run by local families and is a source of sustenance for mountain communities. As this is a newly introduced trail, the teahouses only offer basic facilities.

Facilities available at the lodges include bed, shared washroom (western style toilet) and a communal sitting and dining area. You need to pay extra for using the wi-fi hotspot and charging your electronic devices. To save on cost, you can bring extra batteries.  Carry toilet paper rolls with you as most teahouses’ toilets don’t have toilet paper rolls. 

The rooms have thin walls and are not insulated.  Most rooms have two single beds with a small table in between. The beds come with mattresses, pillows and blankets. Using your sleeping bag and pillow liner will be more hygienic. Layer your sleeping bag with the blanket for warmth as it can get quite cold during the night.

Accommodation is arranged on a twin-sharing basis. If travelling solo, you get to share the room with a fellow traveler of the same gender. Single room will be available on request, at added cost. It’s possible to get a single room in Kathmandu, Pokhara and at lower elevations while trekking. But at higher elevations there are few lodges and single rooms are not available during high season.


Meals

During your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, breakfast will be complimentary. There are many multi-cuisine restaurants and eateries around Thamel in Kathmandu and lakeside area in Pokhara which serve good food. From fine dining options to budget eateries, you will be spoilt for choice. On your last night in Kathmandu, we invite you for a complimentary farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant. 

On the trail, enjoy full-board trekking. Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation cost are already included in the package. While breakfast and dinner will be served at the lodge you will be staying at, lunch will be taken at a teahouse en route.

If you are gluten-intolerant, we advise you to bring your own gluten-free snacks and extra food as there will be limited food options for you at the teahouses.

The meals served at the teahouses are freshly prepared. Items on the menu include the traditional Nepali and Tibetan fare like dal-bhat (rice, lentils, curry), momo, Tibetan bread etc. as Indian and continental dishes (chapattis, apple pie, pancake, pizza, mac & cheese, noodles etc.).

At breakfast you can expect bread, eggs, hash brown, cereal or porridge with tea or coffee. During lunch and dinner, you can choose from the extensive menu. Nepalese traditional meal of ‘Dal-Bhat’ (rice, lentil soup, curry and pickle) with unlimited refills is the most filling and energy-giving.

We urge you to stick to vegetarian foods as the meat served on the trail could be several days old and not safe for consumption. If you feel you need your dose of protein, you can bring canned tuna or sardine. These are readily available at departmental stores in Kathmandu.

It is advisable to stay away from alcohol and carbonated drinks while trekking, as these will adversely affect your body’s acclimatization process.


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Best Time to Travel

Spring (March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November) are considered as the best seasons to trek to Mardi Himal. The weather stays dry and clear during these times which makes it ideal for trekking and enjoying unobstructed views of mountains. The days are warm and the nights chilly. On the downside however, these are peak seasons and the trails get crowded and busy.

The Mardi Himal trail passes through a pristine forest which is filled with wildflowers and orchids during spring. Rhododendron trees burst into colorful pink, white and red blooms. Walking past the hills covered with wildflowers and rhododendron blooms, against the backdrop of the snowy Himalayas will seem heavenly.

Autumn is the most popular season for Mardi Himal Trek. With the end of wet monsoon season which clears the skies of dust and impurities, you can enjoy crystal clear views during this season. Timing your trek around late September or October will allow you to experience the most important festivals of the Nepalese, Dashain and Tihar. These festivals celebrated by Hindus last for several days. Expect good food, merry-making, dance and music at the villages along the trail. 

You can also opt for a monsoon or winter trek, if you want to avoid the crowds. Trekking during these times will let you enjoy some off-season discounts at teahouses which remain mostly empty. But you should be ready to face some discomforts (rain, leeches, snow and extreme cold) if you take to the trail at these times.


Getting to Mardi Himal Base Camp

First you need to travel to Pokhara, which can be done by taking a flight or driving overland. Many private airline companies operate daily flights on the Kathmandu- Pokhara route. Taking a flight maybe expensive but it saves you time and is more comfortable. In less than 30 minutes you reach your destination.

If you are traveling on a budget, you can opt to travel by a tourist coach or a local bus. The journey takes around 6 to 7 hours. Tourist bus to Pokhara departs daily from Sorahkhutte and Thamel  at 7 AM. If you want to travel like locals then you need to go to Naya Bus Park in Gongabu and get yourself a bus ticket to Pokhara. There are also micro vans or Hiace vans which leave for Pokhara at an interval of 1 to 2 hours daily. Private vehicles are also available on hire. The vehicle comes with a driver and rental charges vary according to the size and type of the vehicle.

 As per our itinerary, you travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa by flight. Due to the mountainous terrain, aircrafts used for domestic flights in Nepal tend to be small and light.  You will be flying either in a 70 to 47 seater ATR , 30 seater Jetstream or a 18 seater Beechcraft. The 25 minutes flight lets you enjoy incredible views of Himalayan peaks.

On reaching Pokhara, you board a private vehicle and drive to the trailhead of your trek, Kande, The drive, on a pitched highway, lasts for about an hour. From Kande you trek all the way to Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to Sidhing., from where you will be picked up and driven to Pokhara.


Entry Permits & Requirements

The permits you need for Mardi Himal Trek are – 1) Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit, and 2) TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card.

Both Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit and TIMS Card can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board’s Office in Kathmandu or Tourist Information Centre in Pokhara.

To get these permits you need to provide the following documents and information:

  • Copy of your passport
  • 2 Passport-sized photos
  • Dates when your trek starts and ends
  • Itinerary/route
  • Entry and exit points
  • Emergency Contact Information (local and home country’s)
  • Travel Insurance Details

Permit Fees: Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit: NRS 3000 per person for foreigners, NRS 1000 for citizens of SAARC countries, and NRS 100 for Nepalese.

TIMS Card: NRS 1000 if you are trekking with a guide. NRS 2000 for free individual trekker (FIT). For SAARC country nationals, NRS 300 if trekking with a guide and NRS 600 for a solo trekker.

You won’t have to worry about queuing up to get the permits as the company or our guides will arrange all the permits for you.


Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization

Mardi Himal Trek takes you very close to Mardi Himal Peak (5,587m), Fishtail Peak or Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and other 7000 and 8000 metre peaks. The highest point of your trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp located at 4,500 metres above sea level. The low levels of oxygen in such an environment will sometimes make breathing difficult.

To let your body, get used to the thin air, you need to walk slowly, steadily and keep your body hydrated. If you try to hasten and walk fast to reach your destination in less time, chances are you may suffer from AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness.

AMS symptoms like dizziness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue etc., are seen at elevations above 2000 metres. Taking diamox and a good night’s rest may work for mild cases. Drinking plenty of fluids (water, tea, soup etc.) and keeping your body hydrated will also help to keep the sickness at bay.

One should take necessary precautions to ensure that the condition does not worsen. But if the symptoms worsen, one may have to return to a lower elevation and get medical help. In the worst-case scenario, an air evacuation will be arranged, where the patient will be flown Pokhara or Kathmandu to receive medical aid. AMS, if untreated or ignored can take your life.

This itinerary has been designed by experts and veteran guides. The trek is well paced and allows your body to gradually get used to low levels of oxygen in the mountain air.

The chart given below will give you a rough idea about the level of oxygen in the atmosphere on the trail.

Altitude

Oxygen Level

1000m/3,281ft

88%

2500m/8,202ft

73%

3000m/9,843ft

68%

3500m/11,483ft

64%

4000m/13,123ft

60%

4500m/14,764ft

57%


Drinking Water

It is important to keep your body hydrated on the trail as dehydration also causes AMS. One should drink at least 3-4 litres of fluid

To tackle the menace of plastic waste in the Annapurna region, the sale of bottled water has been banned since 2015.  Inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, you will find several safe drinking water stations.  We highly recommend you to carry a reusable water bottle with you, one that can hold hot water. You can use one with a steri pen or an inbuilt filtration system like LifeStraw.

You can also use water purification tablets to treat the water. While the water in the mountains tend to be pure and without impurities, it’s better not to take chances and filter or treat the water before drinking.

Using chlorine or iodine tablets to treat the water may alter its taste. You can add flavored electrolyte powder (which are readily available at pharmacies in Kathmandu) to mask the bitter chemical taste. Adding electrolyte to your drinking water may also be beneficial as the minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium etc.) you lose while walking gets replenished.

Teahouses offer boiled and filtered drinking water at additional cost. Charges vary according to altitude (the higher you reach, the more expensive it will be) and quantity. You will be charged from USD 1 to 2 for a pot of hot filtered drinking water.


Internet Connectivity

Internet connection (though erratic and irregular at some places) is available in the Annapurna Region. You can connect with your loved ones while trekking, post updates and upload pictures on social media. Wi-fi is available at all teahouses. Teahouses charge extra for using their Wi-Fi hotspot. You can also get a sim card (preferably Ncell) in Kathmandu and purchase internet data to use on your trek.


Packing Checklist for Mardi Himal Trek

As opposed to popular belief, you don’t need a lot of complicated gear and equipment for this adventure. Here’s a basic checklist of the most essential items that you should not forget to bring with you during your Mardi Himal Trek:

  • A sturdy pair of trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Rucksack or daypack (30 litres) with waterproof cover
  • Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down jacket
  • Wind/ waterproof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Headlamp, power bank and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Water bottle and water purification tablets
  • Crampons and Gaiters
  • 4 season Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner

These are only some of the essential items. Find a more Packing List For Trekking In Nepal 

Most of the trekking equipment are available on hire in Kathmandu. You can keep your baggage light by only packing the most essential items and renting or buying the rest in Kathmandu. Shops in Thamel offer branded as well locally made gear and equipment.

You can leave your spare luggage at your hotel’s storage room. It is completely safe and free. But do make sure to lock your luggage before leaving it at the storage unit.    


Guide(s) & Staff Arrangements

Mardi Himal Trek takes you close to Fishtail Peak or Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Mardi Himal Peak(5587m). Having an experienced local guide accompanying you will enrich your trip in so many ways. Trekking with a person who has in-depth knowledge of the mountain will also keep you safe and secure.

When you book a trek with us, we pair you up with one of our local guides. All our guides have an experience of more than 10 years and have a vast knowledge of the area you are visiting. They have completed the trekking guide course and have the required government license to work as a mountain guide. They can communicate in English and have received training on wilderness first aid and crisis management.

The trek will be led by a chief guide or trek leader. For every 4 trekkers, there will be an assistant guide assisting them personally. One porter will carry the luggage of 2 clients. Make sure that your luggage does not exceed 15 kg, as the porter can only carry a weight of 30 kg.

We believe in ethical treatment of our staff. All our Guides and Porters are provided with weather appropriate gear and clothing to battle the harsh weather in the mountains. Before the start of a trek, we ensure that our mountain guides are fully insured. They are given fair wages and treated with respect.

We seriously follow the guidelines set by IPPG (International Porter protection Group) and offer assistance to porters to develop other skills. A portion from the booking fee goes to fund the education of our field staffs’ kids.


Travel Insurance

For Mardi Himal Trek, you need a good travel insurance policy that offers you coverage for all activities and altitudes included in your itinerary. The highest altitude you reach is 4500 metres and your travel insurance should offer you suitable coverage up to this elevation.

Though we take your safety as our number one priority, we cannot rule out mishaps and emergencies that may occur at this altitude. There is less oxygen in the environment and trekkers usually suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness, which could prove to be fatal if not treated on time.

Walking on a treacherous mountain environment also exposes you to physical injuries. Therefore, make sure that your insurance covers the cost of all injuries and emergencies that you can possibly face during this trekking adventure.

Your insurance policy should especially cover the cost of helicopter evacuation and hospitalization in case of an accident or medical emergency as these happen to be quite expensive. Check for vaccination requirements as some travel insurance policies makes it mandatory to immunize yourself before you leave your country. 

Before you decide on a policy, be mindful and don’t forget to read the fine print. It would be advantageous for you also to choose a company that offers insurance cover on both domestic as well as international flight cancellations and lost or stolen baggage.


Trip Safety

We ensure the safety of our clients by following all safety protocols during the trip. This itinerary has been designed by travel experts and veteran guides who have trekked on this route innumerable times.

To prevent AMS, required number of rest days have been added in the itinerary. Our guides always carry a first-aid kit and pulse oximeter (to measure the oxygen level in your blood) with them. The guides assigned to you have more than 10 years’ experience and know what steps to take during an emergency. They are well-trained in wilderness first aid and crisis management.

If a client shows symptoms of AMS and needs to descend to a lower elevation, an assistant guide will escort him/her and will follow the safety protocol. He will closely monitor the client’s condition and will take the required steps needed for the well-being of the client.

If he/she feels alright after a night’s rest, the guide will escort the client back to join the group. But if the condition worsens, the client will be escorted down to a lower elevation or get air lifted to Pokhara or Kathmandu for expert medical aid.


A typical day on the Mardi Himal Trek

A typical day on the trail begins with a wakeup call at around 6 AM by your guide. Freshen up and get ready. Pack your belongings and head to the dining area for breakfast by 7 AM. Check your luggage for the final time and fill your water bottle, before you hit the trail by 8 AM along with your guide.

To avoid walking in the heat and to enjoy clear views of the mountains, you make an early start. En route there will be short breaks to enjoy the views and take photographs. You stop for lunch at a local teahouse around noon or mid-day. After a quick rest of about an hour or 40 minutes, you get back on the trail and continue till you reach your overnight stop.

Upon reaching the stop for the night, you head to your teahouse, check in and have some rest. Tea with some light refreshments (cookies or biscuits) will be served at 5 PM. As the rooms are not insulated, you can warm yourself by the heater or stove in the communal area.

Exchange stories or play cards with other trekkers till dinner is served (around 7PM). After dinner, your guide will brief you about the next day’s trek – the route you will take, difficulty, where you will stop for lunch etc. Afterwards, retire for the night and have a well-deserved rest.

On average, you may have to walk 3 to 4 hours daily. Apart from Day 6, which involves a long hike of about 8 to 9 hours and is probably your toughest day on the trail, the hikes on other days are relatively short. You will get plenty of time to enjoy the scenery at each stop. 


Responsible Travel

Travel responsibly and try to limit any negative impact on the environment. Limit the use of plastic and be mindful about throwing waste in the mountains. When you trek with us, you will be supporting local communities (from the guides and porters to teahouse owners). We as a company support sustainable tourism and patronize local businesses. We partner with service providers who work towards saving the environment.  As an active member of KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) we make sure that our trips are environment friendly.


Mardi Himal Trek FAQs

If you have booked a package with us you won’t be spending much as accommodation and 3 meals are already included in your trip price. You may have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, extra snacks, hot showers, electronic device charging, wifi etc. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000-3000) per day will suffice.

Please do note that if you are traveling in a group, a member falling sick won’t disrupt your trip. While the sick person will be taken care of, the rest of the group will be able to continue with the trip.

If someone becomes ill on the trail your trekking guide will take the sick person’s condition on account and decide he or she shall continue with the trek or return to a lower elevation and wait for the rest of the group. If his or her condition is serious then the person will be flown by air ambulance to Kathmandu or Pokhara for expert medical attention. An assistant will take care of the sick person, while the rest of the group shall proceed onwards and complete the trip as per the itinerary. 

If you want to add extra activities and sites to your itinerary it can be done. Our Travel Consultant will help you customize your trip. Just let us know which places you want to visit and what you want to do and we will add these in your itinerary.

We usually provide private comfortable vehicles to individual tourists. For groups we provide comfortable luxury buses for pick up and drop-offs.

While tipping is not mandatory it is a nice way of showing your appreciation to the people who have helped you enrich your holiday experience. It all depends on how far you are pleased and satisfied with their services. There is no fixed amount, but many of our clients offer 8-10 percent of the total tour price as tips.   

The permits needed are - Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fee and TIMS(Trekkers’ Information Management System fee).

The quality of teahouses in the Annapurna Region is pretty good and most of them offer facilities like western toilets, hot showers (may charge cost) and a wide range of items on their menu. The rooms are usually furnished with two separate beds with mattress, pillows, blankets and bed sheets. Most of the teahouses are family or community run establishments. Teahouses are like an extended home and have a warm and cosy feel to them.

We provide sleeping bag and down jacket but you need to bring your own personal gear. We can recommend some good stores where you can hire or buy new ones.

Teahouses offer boiled and filtered drinking water to trekkers for a price. Though you can purchase bottled water, we discourage the use of plastic bottled water on the trail because of the adverse effect on the environment. You can bring along with you a reusable bottle nd fill it up with drinking water. 

Your guide will check the condition of the water of the filtered water before you purchase it. Please be assured that our guide will thoroughly check whether the water has been boiled and treated properly before you drink it.

Teahouse trekking is one of the most popular ways of trekking in Nepal. Teahouse trekking has almost replaced old style camping treks in Nepal along the popular trekking routes of Annapurna and Everest regions. Teahouse Trek involves resting or stopping at teahouses or lodges scattered along the trail for the night. The teahouses are locally owned and they provide accommodation and food. While the standard of teahouses varies, most of these establishments usually offer basic services - small rooms (usually on a twin sharing basis with comfortable beds), shared washroom, a heated communal dining area and a menu with a range of dishes. Some may offer wi-fi and hot shower. As these teahouses are located in remote locations, one should not expect the service of a city hotel while staying in one. But in popular trails like Everest Base Camp trail and Annapurna Base Camp trail one can expect luxury standard accommodations too. 

You can store it at your hotel (most hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities) or you can leave it at our office.

Yes, single supplement will be available in the cities and at lower elevations while trekking. At higher elevations there are very few teahouses. During peak season when there is high demand for rooms, it will be difficult to book single rooms. However if you are travelling during off season a single room can be arranged at all places.

Most of the guides in our adventure company come from the mountainous areas. They are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. We provide guides that are experienced and fluent in English. With the objective of sustaining local communities, we employ guides from different ethnic backgrounds who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora and fauna, geography and history of Nepal.

Our guides have the required government license to guide tourists. They have all gone through intensive training programs like wilderness first aid, trekking guide training, eco training workshop and rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering, which are certified and approved by the government of Nepal.

We carry a first-aid box with us while trekking. But if you want you can carry along some essential medicines like ibuprofen, codeine, paracetamol, lozenges, anti-diarrhea tablets and diamox for AMS.

Please do note, all our trekking itineraries incorporate adequate number of acclimatization days. You will get an extra day’s rest at a lower elevation to prepare your body for a walk up in the higher reaches.

AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness usually occurs due to the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere in high altitudes. Our body is not used to walking in high altitude and it requires a lot of time to adapt to thin air in the mountains. Technically there is no way of stopping AMS but you can surely prevent it by following the given tips:

  • Keep your body hydrated. Drink at least 4 liters of water daily.
  • Give up smoking, alcohol and caffeine, the major causes of dehydration and headache.
  • Go slow- it’s not a race. Take plenty of time to acclimatize to the increase in altitude.
  • Don’t skip the acclimatization day. Take Diamox, an over-the-counter pill used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness.

We would recommend all our clients to purchase travel insurance before booking any of our treks. Trust us you will have a pleasant holiday knowing that you have a good insurance cover. In the event of any sickness or injury while trekking in the mountains, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation will be considerable. Therefore, traveling with an insurance cover is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up for any of our trips. But be careful while choosing a policy as some policies make special exceptions for adventure travel.

Do read the fine print. Before buying insurance make sure your insurance company is aware of your travel itinerary and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken during the trip. Such as if you are planning to trek or climb (mountaineering expedition) in the Himalayas, your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tour in an urban area, insurance cover of air ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory. While booking a trip with us you need to send us a copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come for the trip.

No, you cannot get insurance in Nepal. Please also note that Third Rock Adventures does not arrange or sell insurance.

If you have to leave the expedition due to ill-health or injury, an emergency air rescue will be arranged whereby an air ambulance/helicopter will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain rescue. If you are able to walk down, one of the assistant guides will guide you down to a lower elevation where you can wait for the rest of the team or fly out to Kathmandu ahead of the group. Whether for health or personal reasons, please do note refunds for the unused days of your trip will not be given. Even if you leave the expedition beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters, and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired.       


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Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.
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Based on 21 reviews

Jason Freeman
flagsUnited States of America
Feb 29, 2020
Trekking in Nepal-Mardi Himal
We initially booked an EBC trek but canceled it when the weather turned foul and our flight got canceled. Instead of waiting for the skies to clear up and losing a couple of days from our holiday, my wife and I thought it best to cancel our EBC Trek and do the Mardi Himal Trek instead. Naba suggested this trek and I am glad we did this. Being Botanists and keen birdwatchers this was perfect for us. The trail meandered through a deep forest of rhododendron and oak. Our guide Shiva gave us space and time to take in the views, photos and patiently shared with us the local names of the birds and vegetation. And though it was cloudy on the first day, the skies luckily cleared up as we climbed higher. We both felt a bit queasy and had a mild headache while we were in Low Camp. This was due to the altitude. I felt okay after taking Diamox and a night’s rest. But since Sheryl was still not feeling okay we decided to spend an extra day at Low Camp. Shiva was a great help and took very good care of us. He made sure we had plenty of warm fluids to keep us hydrated. FYI dehydration is one of the major causes of altitude sickness, so one should drink plenty of fluids at higher altitudes. As promised the views from High Camp were breathtaking. Words fail to do justice to the grandiosity of the views. One has to experience it. No regrets for taking this trek. This was hands down the best trekking adventure we have ever taken. Thanks to all the team at TRA for giving us a great holiday. We will travel with you again!
Recommended by Friend,
Cecelia K. Becker
flagsUnited States of America
Feb 29, 2020
Mardi Himal Trek-An Amazing Adventure
We love to travel independently but this time around we decided to book through an agency as we had very little time in Nepal. We didn’t want to waste our time planning the logistics. One of our friends recommended Third Rock Adventures to us. It would suffice to say that we were not disappointed. We were a bit apprehensive to use a local company but Naba was so helpful and forthcoming with the information that we booked our trip with them right away after the first conversation. We wanted awesome mountain views but less crowds and a trek that would last for about a week. Among the recommended treks, we chose Mardi Trek. We trekked during early winter (first week of December). Some parts of the trail were covered in thick snow and there were very few trekkers on the trail. The pristine snow covered views and the frozen walls of the Fishtail Peak are etched in our memories. The humorous stories shared by our guide Shiva and Thule, our good-natured porter, kept us in good spirits. I sure am not surprised with the sheer number of positive reviews Third Rock has garnered. They are really good at what they do. Thumbs up to their excellent service! Would plan more trips with them in future.
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Brandon Caron
flagsUnited Kingdom
Feb 24, 2020
Mardi Himal Trekking
We did an incredible trekking trip to Mardi Himal with Third Rock Adventures . The service provided by this company was second to none and my friends & I couldn’t be happier with everything we experienced. The consultant Nabin was expert in explaining and planning our whole trip from beginning to end. Our guide, Bimal, was helpful, supportive, friendly & funny throughout. Highly recommended. Thank you everyone who were involved throughout the process.
Amaury Khumalo
flagsSouth Africa
Feb 17, 2020
Natural trail and himalayas in Mardi Himal Trek
I felt like i have selected the best destination in Nepal, beautiful view, good friends, nice guide and porters. Third Rock Adventures is the best company in my mind. I am really excited as this is the first time I came to this trail. "Mardi Himal Trek". The important in this times, My group has a great guide and porters. They are professional. They take care of everyone in my group very well. So everyone can reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp with fun and safe. Thank Third Rock Adventures.
Prabodh Kaur
flagsIndia
Jan 27, 2020
Beautiful trail and view of Mardi Himal
I am happy to have a very much organized trip by Third Rock Adventures with their professional team together with us. Our Guide Mr. Babu is an experienced, polite, knowledgeable, and professional guide who helped us in every moment up in the mountain. Nice view and I strongly recommend this company to anyone willing to visit Nepal. Thank you everyone for your support in Nepal.
Maya Maughan
flagsAustralia
Jan 20, 2020
Magical Mardi Himal Trek through ridge-line.
WOHOOOO!!! Thanks for providing an opportunity to share my experience here. I am back from Heaven- Nepal! I was about to do Everest Base Camp, but due to my short time left in Nepal, I had to shift from EBC Trek to Mardi Himal, suggested by one of the travel consultant of TRA. I was kinda confused if this trip is worthy or not but it was- in fact, it turned out to be one of the great treks I have ever done. The adventure through ridge that connects to Majestic Machhapuchre and Mardi Himal is the highlight of this trek, which I loved absolutely. My days in Low Camp, High Camp and View Point were incredible. I have unbelievable photos from my Mardi Himal Trek. Had I known about this trek, I would have prepared myself for these wonderful days in the Himalayas.
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Brian E. Henley
flagsUnited States of America
Jan 20, 2020
Marvellous Mardi Himal
Just as I am writing this review, my mind is brimming with wonderful memories of my recent trek to Mardi Himal. The moment I started walking along the trail to Mardi Himal, I knew that this will be one of the best trek of my life. This short and easy trek, as guided by many websites is not wrong but I would love to add two other words- Sweet and enthralling. Yes, this trek is amazing trek. I thoroughly enjoyed trekking through the ridge line with Mardi, Machhapuchre Himal dominating the skyline. I still remember my guide, Mr. Baburam dancing with me at Low Camp and with other travelers fellow. I do remember he sharing his trekking experience since decade. From Mardi Himal View Point, I could see Mardi Himal, Machhapuchre, Huinchuli and Annapurna South at a distance of my hand stretching to the farthest. It was heaven! A pure bliss in Himalayan ambience. I did not want to move a inch- stay in sublime peace. I absolutely love reminiscing the memories as I am writing this. At last, would like to thank Naba for suggesting me Mardi Himal Trek.
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Brayden Wood
flagsAustralia
Jan 06, 2020
Beautiful scenery of Mardi Himal Trek
My sincere thanks to Third Rock Adventures and team for their efforts and dedication to make the trip successful, this is a great company. They actually offered us the best deal and helped us get organised with our permits, equipment, accommodation and foods very quickly. Our guide was Mr dol and He was very experienced and was absolutely fantastic. We did the Mardi Himal Base Camp, and he planned the trek perfectly so that we would experience a nice variety of terrain and wouldn’t be affected by altitude sickness. He also tailored the trek to our individual needs and desires, specifically choosing places with good view points for the sunrise/sunset. He was very knowledgeable about the ecosystem, often pointed out animals that we would not have spotted ourselves, and made sure to give us plenty of rests along the way. He honestly went above and beyond to ensure that we had the best time possible and we are extremely thankful. We will use this company again for our future trips.
E Cross
flagsAustralia
Dec 13, 2019
Mardi Himal trek, a spectacular trek
We initially booked an EBC trek but cancelled it when the weather turned foul and our flight got cancelled. Instead of waiting for the skies to clear up and losing a couple of days from our holiday, my wife and I thought it best to cancel our EBC Trek and do the Mardi Himal Trek instead. Naba suggested this trek and I am sure glad we did this. Being Botanists and keen birdwatchers this was the perfect for us. The trail meandered through a deep forest of rhododendron and oak. Our guide Shiva gave us space and time to take in the views, photos and patiently shared with us the local names of the birds and vegetation. And though it was cloudy on the first day, the skies luckily cleared up as we climbed higher. We both felt a bit queasy and had a mild headache while we were in Low Camp. This was due to the altitude. I felt okay after taking Diamox and a night’s rest. But since Sheryl was still not feeling okay we decided to spend an extra day at Low Camp. Shiva was a great help and took very good care of us. He made sure we had plenty of warm fluids to keep us hydrated. FYI dehydration is one of the major causes of altitude sickness, so one should drink plenty of fluids at higher altitude. As promised the views from High Camp were breathtaking. Words fail to do justice to the grandiosity of the views. One has to experience it. No regrets for taking this trek. This was hands down the best trekking adventure we have ever taken. Thanks to all the team at TRA for giving us a great holiday. We will travel with you again!
Akmal Ting
flagsMalaysia
Nov 14, 2019
Naturally beautiful trail to Mardi Himal
I had one of the best holiday experiences walking on these natural heavens like a place of Mardi Himal. I want to thank you Bimal for being the big part of it you are very dynamic and enthusiastic guides all went as planned, well-organized program, perfect timing wonderful trek great mountain view and a lot of adventures, they have a good knowledge.they are born to guide! Thank you to Third Rock Adventures and all teams.
Tony Martin
flagsCanada
Nov 14, 2019
A trek to Mardi Himal
The hike was wonderful experience with the easy walking through mid hill region & the views of Annapurna range was awesome. i did find that Mardi Himal trek is another ideal trekking route in Nepal which had iconic scenery,landscape,forest,local culture,flora & fauna.all the services was first class as i had in my previous trip with this team. Thank you Third Rock Adventures and my guide Dol for your kind support & you all are excellent. Thank you & see you soon again.
Carol Baldwin
flagsUnited Kingdom
Oct 16, 2019
Annapurna Base Camp
The stunning view of Fishtail from the base camp is the highlight of this trek. Every day was a wonderful experience. The beautiful villages, delicious food, beautiful trail and lush forests all added to some of the best memories of my life. Nepal is in my heart. Every single day rewarded me with precious memories. I still remember the morning view from Badal Danda. Everyone was helpful. I didn't have to wait for another day. My guide, Babu made sure that everything was seamless. He managed everything perfectly. All I had to do was stop at the teahouses, wait for my food, eat, sleep and enjoy. I couldn’t be happier with everything I experienced. And if you ask me if I recommend them or not- here's my words- I will travel with them again.
Thomas Kelly
flagsAustralia
Sep 28, 2019
Trek to naturally beautiful and easy Mardi Himal Base Camp
For the first time in my travel career, I went for the Himalayan trip and started from small Mardi Himal trek in the country Nepal where there are more than 7 world's highest mountains. Luckily our excellent guide Babu was able to make it the best experience ever in my life with effectiveness and proficiency. Babu arranges everything in the trail carefully to meet our requirements and made an excellent choice. Thank you Third Rock team and Namaste.
Ibrahim Nazari
flagsUnited Arab Emirates
Sep 24, 2019
Natural trail to Mardi Himal Base Camp
I have been traveling to Nepal since past few years and my 3rd trip with Third Rock Adventures team. Previously i had Mr Dol as guide and the experience was fantastic. This time with my friends, everything went as planned and had nothing to complain about. We were lucky to get Mr. Dol again as our guide and our porters were all great and very helpful to all of us. Our needs were always looked after from arriving in KTH to the day we left . A great experience for myself and friends. We will continuously use this company and their services till travel to these region. Thank you again.
Ahsan Sarraf
flagsUnited Arab Emirates
Sep 21, 2019
Trip to Mardi Himal
This was our very first Himalayan experience and selected this option. We did the trip with Third Rock Adventures and their team. The Mardi Himal trek was an amazing experience. You will go up to 4500m, the Himalayas views are fantastic, but more than that, the professionalism of our guide Mr. Babu and his team is excellent, he took care of everything from the beginning and we felt at safe hand. Thank you all for your great work. We recommend this company for mountain trekkings.
Halsey Brown
flagsUnited Kingdom
Sep 18, 2019
Mardi Himal trail rocks, easy and beautiful
Nepal and the beauty called me back for the second trek and it is in Mardi Himal with Third Rock Adventures again. Before 2 years I did the Everest Base Camp trip with Dol and had a fantastic time! I decided to come back to Nepal and go to Mardi Himal this year. As expected, the trek was safe, exciting and fun! We went to Pokhara from Kathmandu for an overnight stay. Then we started the following day and kept a good schedule. Even though it's the monsoon season, we got very lucky and had some amazing views of the region, with fishtail stealing the crown. The whole time we had a great time with Dol and met other fun people along the way also. The team always paid attention to my interests and needs. Highly recommended!
Alphaeus Abergel
flagsIsrael
May 12, 2019
Best trekking experience ever in Mardi region, Nepal
We booked a total 9 days trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp with Third Rock Adventures. They helped us out a lot in advance by answering all our questions through emails and provided us with all the information we needed for our trip in Nepal. We also booked rafting and paragliding with them and they helped us to plan everything. Upon arrival at 2 o'clock in the night, because our flight got delayed, they were still waiting at the airport to give us a warm welcome. During our entire stay they gave us tips and helped us with small things like transport and accommodation, even when we were not trekking and were travelling on our own. The trek itself was perfect, everything was well-organised and they made sure we had a great experience. They also arranged other fun things like a farewell dinner with typical Nepali food and souvenirs. I'm very happy I booked with this company! We made some perfect memories from Nepal.
Karan Agarwal
flagsIndia
Mar 16, 2019
Beautiful landscape and hiking trail of Mardi Himal
I have been doing many luxury trips and city tours around the world but this was my first experience in the Himalayas. I must say, it was a wonderful experience right from booking with Third Rock Adventures. Bimal is a great guide who is passionate about the mountains. His passion is contagious and I have fallen in love with the Himalayas! My experience with the Mardi Himal and the introduction of the Annapurna region was awesome. I am sure I will be going back to Nepal again and it will surely be with Third Rock Adventures.
Thomas Rogers
flagsUnited States of America
Mar 13, 2019
Best travel experience in the Mardi region
No word is enough to appreciate the hard work of our guide Mr Babu and porters during my trip to Mardi Himal. I trekked with Third Rock Adventures and everything went as planned and they exceeded my expectations. They were prompt to organize accommodation as well as travel itinerary even though we decided to make slight changes in our plan towards the end. Babu was great with routes and knew so much about the area, it felt like he grew up in the mountains. They really did a great job and i highly recommend this company.
Rimba Wa Ti-yem
flagsIndonesia
Mar 11, 2019
Beautiful mountain views from Mardi Himal
I was amazed by the beauty of nature and trails during Mardi Himal Trek. It was really amazing trip of Mardi Himal, we had lot of fun with snowfall, short one but really amazing. Our Guide Bimal is too friendly and highly experienced guide. He is a mountain man and looking forward to go another trip with him again in the future. Also Third Rock Adventures did an amazing job by organizing this trio without any problem, they arranged everything the way we want. Thank you Bimal and Third Rock. Will come again.
Bayu Wan
flagsMalaysia
Nov 02, 2018
Easy but beautiful natural trek to Mardi Himal
We agreed to book 9 days Mardi Himal Trek with Third Rock Adventures after a long conversation. The people of this company were really nice and informative. The trekking itself was beautyfull. Our guide Mr Deepak was great guide with good english communication skills. He knows so much about the area and the mountains! He took good care of us during the trip and made us feel safe during the climb upon the viewing point (4200m). But most of all Deepak and Third Rock Adventures made this trip really fun and an amazing experience! We will recommend the service to anyone who would like to visit Nepal in future. Thank you.
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