The Mardi Himal Trek 5 days itinerary from Pokhara 2022
The Mardi Himal Trek follows the interfluve ridge between the Modi Khola and Mardi Khola valleys. This trek is also called the Hidden Treasure Trek of the Annapurna region since it passes through picturesque scenery throughout the trek. Mardi Himal high camp is located just east of the Annapurna Base Camp, at the side of the magnificent and imposing Fishtail Mountain.
The Mardi Himal Trek is now open for tourism
Mardi Himal base camp opened in 2012 after a survey by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
The Mardi Himal trek appears to be the most accessible of the five days treks, and it is the closest view of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre 6993 m, Annapurna I 8,091 m, Annapurna South 7,219 m. Him Chuli 6,441 m, Mardi Himal 5,553 m Annapurna III 7,555 m Gangapurna 7,454 m, Dhaulagiri Himal 8167 m etc. Mardi trekking is situated just east of the most popular trek to Annapurna Base Camp trek and closest to the newly opened Kori trek.
Mardi Himal trek starts by driving from Pokhara to Kande, the Baglung Highway 40 minutes by car, then one and a half hours of hiking to Australian Camp. Australian Camp offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Pokhara valleys. Today Camp is in the Deurali which is Located between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal, it overlooks the Modi Khola gorge and rhododendron forest.
Details About the Mardi Trek
Mardi Himal hike takes you through a greenery rhododendron forest at an elevation of around 3,300m through narrow paths. The landscape will change into rugged high mountains as you ascend, a landscape that offers a magnificent view of Machhapuchhare Himal, which is also known as Fishtail. There are usually many trees, bamboos, and chirping plants in the forests that you must walk through. The five-day Mardi Himal trek is one of the most popular trekking trails to see the mountains naked-eyed.
A Mardi Himal trek is the best option for avoiding crowds like a Poon hill trek. This trek allows you to hike through the jungle trails, where you can see wildlife and birds, including the Himalayan Thar, long-tailed langurs (monkeys), and butterflies Danphe, Kalij, and Monal.
What makes us different?
Nepal Wilderness Trekking Agency provides a 5-day Mardi trek itinerary with local guides and porters who are local experts in the area. Our guides are all local residents, they have an intimate understanding of the region’s trails, mountains, cultures, and people. The guides are trained in wilderness first aid and have first aid and law enforcement licenses. We provide full insurance coverage and equipment for guides and porters. Our package cost for the Mardi Himal trek itinerary is very competitive; there are no hidden costs except for tips for guides and porters.
The best tea houses on the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek route
- Sunrise Lodge (Potana)
- Splendid view (Lodge low camp)
- Namaste Lodge (high camp)
Mardi Trek highlights
- From Mardi Himal, 5,553 m, the best view of the Annapurna range can be seen.
- Three mountains rise above 8,000 m. The Annapurna I 8,091 meter peak, Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, and Manaslu 8,163 m.
- Trekking from Pokhara to Mardi Himal is 31.0 kilometers
- Annapurna region substantial hike through rhododendron jungle in an eco-friendly environment.
- The four-night, five-day Short Mardi Trek starts in Pokhara and goes to Kande, Potana, forest camp, low camp, high camp, and Siden village.
- The trek can continue the SIKLES Village Trek via Dhibrang if you have additional days.
The best place to take photos
The side of Mardi Base Camp Hotels is the best location for photography of the Annapurna Himalayan range, with white peaks all around, making videos of the mirror-style balcony view.
Mardi Himal distance
Distance from Pokhara to Kande is 27 km driving road north of Pokhara, then trek to Australian Camp, Pothana, Deurali, Forest Camp, Low Camp, Middle Camp (Badal Danda), High Camp, and ultimately to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Then it returns to Low Camp and deviates to Siding Village. The distance from Pokhara to Mardi Himal Trek is 41 km and 25 miles.
As part of the Mardi Himal Trek, there are plenty of teahouses to rest along the way. The route is pretty easy and does not require hard climbing. You have to walk five to six hours a day on this journey. stops along the way make the journey more enjoyable.
Best Time for Mardi Himal Trekking
March, April, May, Sept, October, and November are the best months to trek the Mardi Himal. though Mardi Himal Trekking is the best during the post-monsoon season when clear and blue skies are common in the Annapurna Region because of summer rainfall.
Mardi Himal Trek in December
As you are wondering about the Mardi Himal Trek in December, it is a spectacular trek that wins the hearts of trekkers with its natural beauty and snow-covered trails. The winter season is the off-season. December is the beginning of the Winter season. The trails are quiet and not too crowded, giving you complete privacy with a gorgeous view of various magnificent peaks. So you need to make proper preparations and plans if you are planning to trek to Mardi Himal in December. Be sure to pack the right clothing and equipment. find it mesmerizing to look at the trails and forests covered in white during December.
Mardi Himal or Poon Hill trek?
Mardi Himal and Poon Hill are considered to be the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal is great for mountain views, and Poon Hill is great for sunrise views. You can see beautiful Annapurna Himal, as well as rich Gurung and Magar cultures on both trips. Mardi Himal is 5 days away from Pokhara and Poon Hill is 3 days away from Pokhara.