Things you must pack for Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is an untouched and easier trekking trails in the Annapurna region. It is a short but high altitude trek. Mardi Himal Trek blesses the trekkers with magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu.

The beauty is immensely scattered throughout the route, and the journey takes you to 4500m to display the marvelous snow-clap mountains. The Low camp, forest camp, high camp, and the Mardi Himal Base Camp are some fantastic places to be at while trekking to Mardi Himal.

Mardi Lower base camp lies at the altitude of 2990m, and the average temperature is 21-degree centigrade to -2 degree centigrade. Mardi High Camp lies at the elevation of 3580m, and the average temperature is 17-degree centigrade to -2 degree centigrade.

Now that you know the temperature you are going to encounter during this trek let’s take a look at the list of things you must pack for Mardi Himal Trek.

Clothing

You will start from low altitude to high, so dressing in layers works the best. This way, you can add or remove the layers as per your wish.

A base layer is essential when you will reach the highest altitude as it is going to be the coldest. Thermals work the best for the base. The layer you take must have the perfect fit and comfortable as it is going to be closest to your body. For the second layer, fleece is what you shout carry; they are soft and warm and work best as the insulation layer. The outermost layer must be thick and able to protect you from the snow and extreme cold. Hence, you should carry a water-resistant down jacket.

Other trekking clothing can be hiking trousers and shorts, trekking shirts, rainproof jackets, and quite a few pairs of undergarments. You will also need headwear to protect your head, face, and neck from both sun and cold and gloves to warm your hands, make sure they are waterproof.

Footwear

Good footwear is essential to make your journey easy and comfortable. You will need a few pairs of footwear for this trek. A good quality hiking boot with a strong grip and ankle support is a must. You can carry trekking shoes to walk around teahouses or exploring the nearby places. Sandals for bathroom use and resting in teahouse. Most importantly,take 5-6 pairs of warm and moisture-wicking socks to keep your feet warm in higher altitudes.

Bags

If you are hiring a porter, a duffel bag works the best to carry all your stuff, and if not, you can carry a backpack of around 40-60L to fit in everything. Check that all your bags are durable and waterproof; if not, remember to carry rain covers. You have to carry a daypack to carry your essentials like document, phone, camera, water, tissue, snacks, etc.

Other Things You Must Carry

Sleeping bags

Skin protection (sunscreen, SPF lip balm, mosquito repellent, moisturizer)

Toiletries (Soap, Shampoo, Towel, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, deodorants, hairbrush, tampons, toilet paper, sanitizer)

First Aid (bandages, gauze, medical tape, medicines, pain relief spray)

Electronics (Mobile phone, camera, chargers, power bank, torchlight)

Food and Water (Water treatment, water bottles, food)

Documents (Passport, permits, Cash)

About The Author

Aksharika is an avid traveler who loves to travel and explore new places. Since 2000, she has been working as a trekking guide for Green Society Adventure, a reputed travel agency in Nepal, and has trekked with many nationals along the plains, hills, and Himalayas of Nepal. Get in touch with her to talk about travels at aksharika[@]greensocietyadventure.com

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