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Mardi Himal trek is a venture into the deep forests and high alpine pastures that runs along the Annapurna ranges. The emphasis of Mardi Himal trekking is on the forest and wilderness zone of these mountains. Mardi Himal is one of the popular treks in western Nepal because of its bearable weather and temperature. The climatic and the surrounding is moderate for almost as trekkers wanting to pursue their trek. Mardi Himal trekking follows the least traveled trail away from the crowd of many trekkers. It also provides with amazing ranges of exploration starting off from Pokhara to Mardi Base Camp itself.

Mardi Himal trekking is one of the best Eco-tourism based trekking destinations in the Annapurna Himalaya region. Visitors retain much of their traditional charm when it comes to Mardi.

When it comes to the weather and temperature of Mardi Himal, we need to look after the weather of the four major places. They are:

Mardi Base Camp Weather and Temperature

Mardi Himal Base Camp Dream Trekking in 3 Days from Pokhara, Nepal is the best trekking option for those who dreamed to do Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek (4500 Meters). And, wish to collect unlimited memories in limited time.

In this place, you will cover Pokhara, Siding, High Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trip will begin and ends at your hotel in the Lakeside area of Pokhara

The maximum and minimum temperature of Mardi Base Camp is 15-degree centigrade and - 3-degree centigrade respectively. This means the weather is neither too cold nor much hot. So, you will enjoy your trek in the splendid mountainside in a bearable weather and climatic condition.

Autumn season is the most feasible time to go trekking in Mardi Himal. Because the weather is quite constant with crispy clear skies. And, the days are sunny and warm while nights chilling cold. So, you will recollect the best memories in the Mardi Base Camp.

Whereas, Summer and Winter are quite risky seasons to visit. During summer and monsoon, the trail may get affected, and turn slippery due to heavy rainfall. You may also find too many leeches and insects en route.

And, in winter, December to February, it is the coolest weather. During that time, the temperature falls to zero degrees or even below. Plus, the trails may be too snowy to walk further.

However, the hostile weather is not the end to you trekking decision. With proper preparation and packing, you can opt for this trek any time of the year.

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Mardi Lower Base Camp Weather and Temperature

Mardi lower Base camp lies at the elevation of 2,990 meters. The average maximum and minimum temperatures of Mardi Lower Base Camp are 21-degree centigrade and - 2-degree centigrade respectively.

It means during days you will feel much hot weather where you will get the best visibility. And, to your bonus, you can do this trek in light clothes during the day.

March to May, the season of flowers, plants, and animals, walking to the Mardi Himal Low Camp is also possible and easier. This is the end of the dry season and the best time for trekking. Therefore, it is better to trek here at this very season.

While summer and winter may appear the unfavourable seasons to visit. Because of the rainfall, leeches, and slippery trails summer is considered an unfavourable time. And, the extreme cold with snowfall may disturb your trekking.

But, when you are physically fit and dare to choose this trek, it is not impossible to trek to the Low Camp

Once you set off for a hike, you can see the climb is up pretty easily through magnificent moss-covered trees and also cloud’ forest with swirling mist.

You also come across lichens, tree ferns and orchids set amidst tougher oaks; there is a great variety of flowers and shrubs on the way.

You will also find some natural windows in the woods that open up fascinating views of Hiunchuli and the deep cutting mountains towards Annapurna south. Beyond the horizons, we can see Mardi Lower Base Camp.

Mardi High Camp Weather and Temperature

Mardi High Camp lies at the altitude of 3,580 meters. The average minimum and maximum temperature of Mardi High Camp are 17-degree centigrade and - 2-degree centigrade respectively.

On this trail, you will experience a uniform climatic condition and the moderate temperature with the best scenic views.

This trek offers the opportunity to escape Nepal’s tourist trails and venture into the deep forests and high alpine pastures that flank the Annapurna ranges.

The limelight of Mardi Himal trekking is on the forest and wilderness zone of these mountains Mardi Himal trekking follows the least trod trail away from the trekkers’ madding crowd and provides an essence of exploration.

The best season to embark into trekking Mardi High Camp is during the autumn, September -October – November. Plus, March-May is the second best season of the year to go trekking. During these months, the surrounding is dry with less cold yet the best of the views.

December – January -February: the skies are clear but it can get very cold and there is a risk of passes being closed due to snowfall. So, you need to collect the updated weather for the region before you decide to trek.

May - June is Nepal's hot pre-monsoon season and it can get very warm indeed. The valleys, however, are starting to bloom with flowers though green leaves come up, still a good time to trek.

June - Mid September is Monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal. The risk of leeches, downpours increases greatly. However, if you opt for this trek, you will definitely have the best experiences in the least crowded trails.

Due to the early forested areas leeches at this time of year in Mardi Himal are quite active! Wear long trekking trousers tucked in at this time of the year.

Forest Camp Nepal Weather and Temperature:

Forest Camp Nepal lies in an altitude of 2,550 meters.

The maximum and minimum temperature of Forest Camp Nepal is 35-degree centigrade and 10-degree centigrade respectively. It means it is neither hot nor cold, rather the best temperature for trekking.

During the monsoon, you may find the forest blanketed in mystic fog. Such a heavenly moment you will experience!

The enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, and hemlock makes the trek to Forest Base camp monumental. If the weather is clear you will see stunning mountain views while trekking.

Forest Camp is the embarking point to Mardi Low Base Camp.

Mardi Himal

When to trek Mardi Himal?

Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Mardi Himal Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. You neither have to fear of heat, nor cold, nor the rainfall or snow if you trek during these seasons.

If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (December, January, and February) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for you if you are prone to cold.

Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek can be a boon for a keen botanist.

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Highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek:

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley.

The ancient cities Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur are the major attractions, with their evocative city squares and represent an epitome of harmony in urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture.

You get to enjoy the antique heritages of Kathmandu as a part of this trek.

Sightseeing in Pokhara

As the trek head for the Mardi Himal trekking route map starts from a drive from Pokhara, you will get time to explore the lively city of Pokhara.

Pokhara is another enchanting place potential for a tourist destination. The view of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the Fishtail summit of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6977 m).

Also, there is the World Peace Pagoda, Tal Barahi, and many more historically significant places. The city situated in the tranquil valley (827 m), is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most trekking and rafting destinations.

The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lake and the world famous views of the Himalaya. Situated 200 km west of Kathmandu, Pokhara is connected by air as well as by road from Kathmandu.

Forest base Camp

The enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, and hemlock makes the trek to Forest Base camp monumental. If the weather is clear you will see stunning mountain views while trekking.

Low camp and High camp

As you climb to the lower base camp, the view of flora and fauna; mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids is bound to enchant you. There are natural windows in the woods that look out onto thrilling panoramas – towards Hiunchuli and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South.

Far below, to our left, we can see the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. Though still surrounded by forest, you will get to have a spectacular northerly view of the ever-closer ‘Fishtail’.

Just a short, steep climb and we are out of the forest. A ridge, now grassy and sometimes under snow, takes us up to High Camp.

Mardi Base Camp

With a packed lunch, you will set off to reach your objective. Conditions being favourable, you should reach up to 5,000m and only the crest of Mardi Himal itself separates you from the south face of Machhapuchhre.

The great ice fields and blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below. Annapurna I, highest of all is beyond, and around us, and an arc from horizon to horizon, from Dhaulagiri to the Ganesh Himal. There are a dozen or more glistening snow-bound giants.

As you stand by, you will see you are at a spot that has been your constant aim for days now. A place, a time, a view that is almost impossible to equal and you’ve earned it. Afterwards, you need to descend, returning to the welcome steaming mug, the hot food, the shelter of High Camp.

(If weather conditions require it, you shall descend through High Camp to trek on down to a re-established Low Camp to spend the night there.)

Siddhing village

This is a different route down – down to the upper Mardi Khola, the torrent that has been the ice and snow of the Mardi Himal.

Although remote and still away from all the much-used ‘Tea-house’ trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the mood of the arm valley and the friendly villages.

Here you make your way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the interesting bridges. There is no doubt this is indeed idyllic Nepali countryside.

Lwang Village

The path from Siding now follows the contour of the river valley gradually down between the pastures and through Tamang and Gurung villages. You can see the refined texture of varied cultures in here.

Further on the trail, there’s the road, and there’s the transport. Soon as you will be back to Pokhara at your Base Camp marking the end of the expedition.

Food and Accommodation in Mardi Himal trek:

There are many tea shops along the way to the Mardi Base Camp. These tea shops are very hospitable and polite. The taste of brewing tea in course of travel adds texture to the trek.

Conclusion

Mardi Himal Base Camp is among the moderate trek in Annapurna region with the temperate weather and climatic conditions.

This trek is very potential to see the ranges of Himalayan trails, varied culture and the floras and faunas. If you love trekking and travelling why not pay it a visit?

Planning your trip to Mardi Himal Trek? Don't hesitate to contact us. Tell us your requirements, we can help you to make your trip memorable.