Tradition & Culture in Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek will present you blend of different ethnic communities who have their own culture, tradition, dialect, and lifestyle. You will go through small villages, which are resided by Gurungs, Thakalis, Manangba, and many others. Monasteries, mani walls, prayer flags, chortens, temples can be seen everywhere. People living here are kind and big-hearted. They love to share their stories and interact with tourists so don't feel shy.
We will be staying in 2 or 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, we will stay in the lodge or tea house. The tea house is basically a combination of hotel and lodge. The room will be small with little furniture, bed & blanket. All the accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis.
On a special request, single rooms can be arranged in the cities. However, single rooms might not be available all the time due to the limited service on higher elevations. Please understand that the services in the teahouse will be very basic and also all the teahouse does not come with attached washrooms.
Meals & Drinking Water
In Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, we will enjoy authentic Nepalese food with few other cuisines like Tibetan, Indian. Meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse or lodge. Beside that you can find bars, bread, cookies, butter tea, extra on the trail but, remember as the elevation get higher, the cost also gets high. In Kathmandu, you will only get breakfast. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for you.
Drinking water can be easily found everywhere. You can get hot water from the teahouse and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We request you to not buy mineral water bottle on the way as it will help in preserving the region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with yourself to purify the water.
Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Difficulty & Physical Fitness
As a matter of difficulty level, the trail is moderate. Anyone with good physical fitness can go on this trek. Previous trekking or hiking experience are not required but, if you have one then that will be beneficial.
Other than that, if you have any kind of health related issues then do consult with your doctors before booking the trip. In case of any medical history, we highly recommend you to inform us so that any future event can be tackled without having any issue.
Best Season to go on Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek
Autumn (mid-September to November) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons to go on Mardi Himal Trek. The weather will be warm and clear with spectacular views. May to June is a hot pre-monsoon season and climate can get pretty hot, however, the whole region begins to bloom with colorful flowers, which make this time also good for Mardi Himal Trekking.
Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Permit
Some part of the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek goes through the Annapurna Conservation Area which, requires the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit. Besides that, you also required to get TIMS card (TIMS cards is not needed if you have immigration permit).
Following is the list of permits for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek:
ACAP permit fee for foreigners: 2,000 NPR (Around USD 20)
ACAP entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 200 NPR (Around USD 2)
TIMS permit: 1,000 NPR (Approx. USD 10)
TIMS entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 600 NPR (Around USD 6)
*If you are traveling with a trekking agency they will arrange these permits for you.
* These prices exclude 13% VAT (Value Added Tax) compliance.
Why go with Royal Himalayan Safari Tours on Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?
Royal Himalayan Safari Tours offer one of the most extensive Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek in the market. We take our clients as a family member, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different part of the world. Our specially designed Mardi Himal Trek itinerary give you all of the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking experience. We assure you that, with us, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with lifelong memories.