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9-Day Expedition to Nepal, Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Join us and other like-minded adventurers from 23-31 March 2024 as we embark on an expedition to Mardi Himal Base Camp in Nepal!

An approachable yet breathtaking trek through the majestic Himalayan range

Mardi Himal with The Travel Intern - beginner friendly hike

Perfect for both novice and seasoned hikers, this trail is an excellent introduction to multi-day hiking! Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan range without the strenuous demands of more advanced treks.

Mardi Himal is not only easier on the nerves but also lighter on the pocket, providing an affordable yet equally awe-inspiring alternative to pricier hikes.

The route is nestled in the Annapurna region of Nepal, taking you through charming villages, forests, and rice plantations. And through the trek, you will be awed by breathtaking views of seven-thousanders such as the iconic Machapuchare (6993m) and Annapurna South (7219m).

Embark on your next adventure

If you’re looking for hiking buddies, here’s the perfect chance!

This community trip is open to hikers of all levels! Just book your flights, train up, and be prepared for a lot of fun!

BONUS: You’ll be travelling with the TTI Experiences team, who will help capture different moments from the trip. Feel free to ask for advice on framing your shots and receive some edited photos and a special trip video at the end of the trip to remember the breathtaking moments. 

Itinerary (9 days, 8 nights)

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu — meet up with your new travel pals and explore the city. Do some last-minute shopping for essential gear and rest early before the start of the expedition!

Day 2

The expedition begins with a 6-hour drive to the trek’s starting point. From there, it’ll be a short trek up to our tea house for the night.

Day 3-6

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is suitable for beginners, but it’s no walk in MacRitchie Reservoir. Throughout the journey, we’ll pace ourselves, take leisurely breaks, and pause for picturesque moments amidst the stunning mountain scenery. 

Get ready for a visual treat as we pass through valleys flanked by stunning snow-capped mountains. This trek takes us to the closest viewpoint possible of Mount Macchapucchre (6993m) and Mardi Himal (5587m), and provides panoramic views of the massif Annapurna Range (7219m-8091m).

Day 7

After 4 days of trekking through the mountains, we take a jeep down to Pokhara — back to civilisation and a nice warm shower!

Day 8

Pokhara serves as the gateway to the Himalayas for trekkers, but also boasts some of the most exciting activities – such as paragliding, zip lining, or white water rafting. If these sound too adrenaline-pumping for you, relax in town with a cup of coffee overlooking the Phewa Lake, or just explore the city! 

Day 9 

Start early with a 8-hour drive back to Kathmandu, before catching our flight back to Singapore!

Are there no more slots for the trip that you’re interested in? Or the dates just don’t fit your schedule? Join our waitlist and interest form!

Here’s what to expect:

Expedition Package: S$1,550

Expedition Date Pre-Trip Briefing Date Photography Workshop + Training Hike
Spring 23 – 31 Mar 2024 (1 SLOT LEFT) 22 Feb 2024, 7:30PM 10 Mar 2024, 2:00PM
Autumn 16-24 Nov 2024 (FULL) 17 Oct 2024, 7:30PM 3 Nov 2024, 2:00PM

What’s Included:

We tried to make things simple and easy, with no hidden fees or charges so you don’t have to worry about anything.

– Airport Transfer
– All Accommodations during the trip
– All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
– All Transportation by private van & jeep during the trek
– English-speaking, experienced local sherpa
– Misc. taxes, fees and permits
– Refilled water daily
– Edited trip photos and a special video to commemorate the trip
– Travel photography guidance and exclusive pre-trip workshop

What’s not:

– International Flights
– Personal travel insurance
– Nepal VISA (USD30 on arrival)
– Meals not stated in the itinerary
– R&R Activities
– Personal expenses
– Emergency rescue flights (if necessary)

What’s next?

Secure your slot by filling in this form (or click on the button below)

A $300 deposit will be collected and we’ll send you a welcome package with more details about what to expect and how to prepare for the trip. We will be collecting the full payment 3 weeks before the start of the expedition.

All trips are organised by our travel agency arm More Better Pte Ltd (TA03559), in partnership with licensed local vendors.

FAQs

Qn: What if i can't make it for the dates above?

If you can’t make it for the dates above, come and talk to us as we may be organising more departures!

And join the interest list here! This will help us plan future trips that (hopefully) suit your interest and schedule 🙂

Qn: How is this trip different than going on my own?

Trips to exotic destinations are more fun with a big group! But not everyone has friends that are willing to jump onto an adventure at a moments notice! We planned this trip so that you can meet other fellow adventurers, people different walks of life that are equally as passionate about travel!

With the local expertise of our travel partner, we’ll get an intimate taste of our surprise destination’s culture, especially the authentic, rugged experiences that most tourists don’t have access to.

What’s more, our TTI Experiences team will be on the ground capturing different moments from the trip. We’ll be producing a trip video and sharing some edited photos for you to remember all the epic moments.

Qn: Are flights included in my trip?

International flight to and fro are not included in this package! This gives you the flexibility to plan if you’d like to extend your trip before or after joining us! If you’d like to travel with us, let us know and we’ll send you our schedule of recommended flights!

Qn: Who is this trip suitable for?

If you’re adventurous, open-minded, and excited to immerse in a new culture, this is the trip for you!

You should also be ready to embrace the great outdoors. While we will have comfy hotels and Western-style toilets in town, restroom and shower facilities during the trek will be a little more basic. There will be days without hot showers too so be prepared for that!

Having a moderate fitness level will also make your trip more enjoyable.

Qn: Is this trip open to all nationalities?

All nationalities are welcome to join.

Let us know where you’re from during the application! If you need a visa, we’ll help you out with the info required for the application.

Qn: Who will be on the trip?

We’re looking for at least 10 fun-loving travellers who’d love to explore together!

Whether you’re a solo traveler or want to tag along with some friends, you’re in for a great time. Rounding off the expedition are our TTI Experiences team, local expedition guide and porters.

Qn: How safe is this trip?

Safety assessments, precautions, and processes are constantly updated and refreshed. On top of that we’ll take the following precautions for a smooth and safe trip:

  • Travelling in a big group of at least 10 people
  • Local guides will accompany us at all times, with firsthand knowledge of the areas.
  • Enough porters to help with our gear according to the final group size Travelling in a private all-terrain vehicle with a local, experienced driver
  • Trip ICs will be first aid trained

The pre-trip briefing will also include precautions and things you should take note of to ensure a safe experience for everyone.

We also only work with licensed local partners in Nepal. Our local guides are licensed, and have all undergone training at the government affiliated training centres.

Qn: Do I need a certain level of fitness?

It’s no walk in the park, but definitely possible for beginners or first-time multi-day hikers if you train for it. This hike is more suitable for new hikers compared to our longer Annapurna Circuit Trek.

There will be long hours of hiking and we’ll reach high altitudes of up to 4,500m in the trek. Having a moderate level of fitness will definitely make your experience more enjoyable. You should be comfortable walking 6-8hrs a day over hilly terrain with a 5kg load

We’ll be hosting an optional hike and sharing a training programme one month before the start of the expedition to ensure a base fitness level for all participants!

Qn: What should I pack?

Upon confirmation, we’ll be providing a detailed packing list specifically for this trip.

Qn: Do I need to bring any cash along?

Yes, you do! There are two R&R days of the trip for you guys to book optional activities and sightseeing.

Qn: What will accommodation be like during the trip?

We’ll get to try different types of accommodation in, each promising a unique experience. In town, we’ll be staying in hotels, while on the trek, we’ll be in a mix of guesthouses and teahouses.

If you’ve got any accommodation requests, let us know and we’ll see what we can do. 🙂

Have any other questions?

Drop us your questions by email at [email protected], or by WhatsApp at +65 88196479 🙂

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