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Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days

Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days

Annapurna Region
Mardi trek
Annapurnsa South view from Mardi Himal base camp
Mardi base camp, singu chuli peak view
guide minar and customer at Mardi Himal Base Camp, fishtail view
Mardi base camp
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Trip Facts

Duration : 5 Days Max-Altitude : 4500 m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to Aug Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Land
All price inclusive
$460 $ 400

Overview

Mardi Himal Trek 5 days itinerary from Pokhara

Mardi Himal trek follows the interfluve ridge between Modi Khola and Mardi Khola valleys, also referred to as the Hidden Treasure Trek of the Annapurna region and delightful scenery surrounds this trek. Mardi Himal high camp is located just east of Annapurna Base Camp and just above the magnificent and imposing Fishtail Mountain. 

Mardi Himal Trek opened for tourism

The Mardi Himal base camp and high camps were opened for tourism after a survey conducted by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) in 2012.

The 5 days Mardi Himal trek appears first and foremost as an easily accessible trek, 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

From Pokhara, take the Pokhara Baglung Highway for about 40 minutes to Kande. About one and a half hours is required to reach the peak at 2,060 m. This clearing in the forest is known as the Australian camp. It offers panoramic views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. A rhododendron forest leads to the mountain pass called Deurali. Located between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal, it overlooks the Modi Khola gorge.

Alternatively, can start from Dhampus Phedi too

Mardi trek itinerary begins after driving to Phedi from Pokhara too. Hike ascent to Dhampus village, Australian Camp, and Potana village, the area which is known by the Gurung people inhabiting the village for its beautiful landscape and isolated terraces. Interact with the locals here, learn about indigenous Gurung cultures.  the second day is Low camp and the third day is a hike to High camp, It takes about 3-4 hours to climb from Low Camp to Mardi Himal High Camp, which offers breathtaking views of the entire Annapurna Range.

More in Detail

Mardi Himal hike will take you through a greenery rhododendron forest at an elevation of around 3,300m through small winding 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 best trekking trails to see the mountains naked-eyed.

Mardi Himal trek is the best option for avoiding the crowds of Ghorepani Poon hill trek, Most jungle trails, more chance to see wildlife and birds, Himalayan Thar, long-tailed langurs (monkeys), butterflies Danphe, Kalij, and Monal.

What makes us different?

The Nepal Wilderness Trekking Agency organizes the 5-day Mardi trek itinerary with local guides and porters who are local base agencies with expert local guides and porters at a Competitive cost. Our guides are all residents, they have an intimate understanding of local 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 our guides, porters, and transports.

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

  1. Sunrise Lodge (Potana)
  2. Splendid view (Lodge low camp)
  3. 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 

Aside from the hotel, the Mardi Base Camp trek is the best location for taking photos of the Annapurna Himalayan range, with white peaks all around. You can take photos and videos of the mirror-style balcony. Charge your camera battery before you go. It’s a golden opportunity.

Mardi Himal trekking difficult

The trek was mildly challenging for beginners. As compared to many other treks, this is a fairly simple trek for most trekkers. Today, you can choose from several options based on your tolerance for difficulty. Trekking can last from 4 to 10 days, depending on your preference. The trek can be customized and is suitable for people with no previous experience in trekking. The longer the trek, the better it is for the trekker.

As part of the Mardi Himal Trek, there are plenty of teahouses to rest along the way. Since there is no vertical climbing involved, the trek is also suitable for everyone. The route is pretty easy and does not require hard climbing. You have to walk five to six hours a day on this journey. It is also challenging for beginners to climbing long climbs. Rest stops along the way make the journey more enjoyable.

There are a number of tea houses and other resting places along the trails. Despite the high elevation, there is no problem with altitude sickness since the tea houses and rest stations are well organized. Therefore, it will be easier than expected to reach 4500 m. 



TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0

172 Reviews

TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0 Reviews By Arum on May 6, 2019.
Amazing Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

I initially contacted Himal asking for a guide/porter for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.
Then he also offered his service for arranging a permit, and I wanted his help to organize my bus ticket as well.
He got everything ready on the day we arrived, so helpful! The trekking trip itself was amazing, we enjoyed it much. I would not doubt…more»

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0 Reviews By Rathy on December 16, 2018.
Mardi Himal Trek

This is my second time in Nepal, so I just booked a trekking package starting from Pokhara. Himal did a very good job with the best cost. He always replied to my inquiry promptly and customized a trekking route according to my needs. After my husband and I arrived in Kathmandu, we contacted Himal in his office to arrange the TIMS. He helped us to book a flight to Pokhara at a lower price…more»

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Your guide and porter will pick you up at your hotel in Pokhara at 8 AM and drive to Kande, where your trek began, the trek to Pitan Deurali (1925m, about 4 hours trek). Overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02: From Pitan Deurali to Low Camp (2985m). After trekking for about four hours, you will stop for lunch at Forest Camp (2600m). It takes 6 hours to trek from Pitan Deurali to the Low Camp, overnight stay at the Lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3,700m). There will be spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to the left. The trek to High Camp (3550m) took about four hours. Overnight at the Lodge
  • Day 04: You will hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to High Camp on this excursion. Approximately four to five hours will be needed to complete the round trip. Alternatively, you can hike to a viewpoint about halfway and back to High Camp if you do not want to trek all the way to Mardi Himal Base. Trek down to Badal Danda (3210m), and then overnight at a lodge
  • Day 05:There is also the option of extending one more day. If you add one day to your trek, you will trek from Siding to Lwang via Ghalel. On this day, we trek down to Lwang Village. The walk from Siding to Lwang takes about 5-6 hours. You then stay at the Lodge overnight. The next day, you drive back to Pokhara. In the morning, you will have a very picturesque view. Afterwards, you will walk to Siding. The trek takes around four hours. Drive 3 hours back to Pokhara after lunch, and then stay at your hotel overnight.

Cost Included

  • Pokhara to Kande by private car or Van and Siden village to Pokhara by sharing jeep
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the way during your Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • ACAP permit and TIMS card permit for Mardi Himal trek
  • One fluent English speaking, the government, registered, experienced, first aid trained guide who are friendly and familiar in this area and required porters, one porter, for every two pax
  • Guides/Porter's: food, accommodations, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus 25 degrees
  • Prices will be 10% discountable if there are more than 5 travellers with the contact person
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants with the contact person
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

Reviews

From Thailand
Thank you very much for the beautiful experience and kindness with your team. Lok and Lam as Porter are a friendly and kind person for...
From Australia
My name is John Cayless, owner-operator of a travel business called Asian Experience. I have had the very great pleasure of knowing and working with...

Mardi Himal Trek 5 days itinerary from Pokhara

Mardi Himal trek follows the interfluve ridge between Modi Khola and Mardi Khola valleys, also referred to as the Hidden Treasure Trek of the Annapurna region and delightful scenery surrounds this trek. Mardi Himal high camp is located just east of Annapurna Base Camp and just above the magnificent and imposing Fishtail Mountain. 

Mardi Himal Trek opened for tourism

The Mardi Himal base camp and high camps were opened for tourism after a survey conducted by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) in 2012.

The 5 days Mardi Himal trek appears first and foremost as an easily accessible trek, 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

From Pokhara, take the Pokhara Baglung Highway for about 40 minutes to Kande. About one and a half hours is required to reach the peak at 2,060 m. This clearing in the forest is known as the Australian camp. It offers panoramic views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. A rhododendron forest leads to the mountain pass called Deurali. Located between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal, it overlooks the Modi Khola gorge.

Alternatively, can start from Dhampus Phedi too

Mardi trek itinerary begins after driving to Phedi from Pokhara too. Hike ascent to Dhampus village, Australian Camp, and Potana village, the area which is known by the Gurung people inhabiting the village for its beautiful landscape and isolated terraces. Interact with the locals here, learn about indigenous Gurung cultures.  the second day is Low camp and the third day is a hike to High camp, It takes about 3-4 hours to climb from Low Camp to Mardi Himal High Camp, which offers breathtaking views of the entire Annapurna Range.

More in Detail

Mardi Himal hike will take you through a greenery rhododendron forest at an elevation of around 3,300m through small winding 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 best trekking trails to see the mountains naked-eyed.

Mardi Himal trek is the best option for avoiding the crowds of Ghorepani Poon hill trek, Most jungle trails, more chance to see wildlife and birds, Himalayan Thar, long-tailed langurs (monkeys), butterflies Danphe, Kalij, and Monal.

What makes us different?

The Nepal Wilderness Trekking Agency organizes the 5-day Mardi trek itinerary with local guides and porters who are local base agencies with expert local guides and porters at a Competitive cost. Our guides are all residents, they have an intimate understanding of local 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 our guides, porters, and transports.

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

  1. Sunrise Lodge (Potana)
  2. Splendid view (Lodge low camp)
  3. 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 

Aside from the hotel, the Mardi Base Camp trek is the best location for taking photos of the Annapurna Himalayan range, with white peaks all around. You can take photos and videos of the mirror-style balcony. Charge your camera battery before you go. It’s a golden opportunity.

Mardi Himal trekking difficult

The trek was mildly challenging for beginners. As compared to many other treks, this is a fairly simple trek for most trekkers. Today, you can choose from several options based on your tolerance for difficulty. Trekking can last from 4 to 10 days, depending on your preference. The trek can be customized and is suitable for people with no previous experience in trekking. The longer the trek, the better it is for the trekker.

As part of the Mardi Himal Trek, there are plenty of teahouses to rest along the way. Since there is no vertical climbing involved, the trek is also suitable for everyone. The route is pretty easy and does not require hard climbing. You have to walk five to six hours a day on this journey. It is also challenging for beginners to climbing long climbs. Rest stops along the way make the journey more enjoyable.

There are a number of tea houses and other resting places along the trails. Despite the high elevation, there is no problem with altitude sickness since the tea houses and rest stations are well organized. Therefore, it will be easier than expected to reach 4500 m. 



TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0

172 Reviews

TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0 Reviews By Arum on May 6, 2019.
Amazing Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

I initially contacted Himal asking for a guide/porter for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.
Then he also offered his service for arranging a permit, and I wanted his help to organize my bus ticket as well.
He got everything ready on the day we arrived, so helpful! The trekking trip itself was amazing, we enjoyed it much. I would not doubt…more»

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0 Reviews By Rathy on December 16, 2018.
Mardi Himal Trek

This is my second time in Nepal, so I just booked a trekking package starting from Pokhara. Himal did a very good job with the best cost. He always replied to my inquiry promptly and customized a trekking route according to my needs. After my husband and I arrived in Kathmandu, we contacted Himal in his office to arrange the TIMS. He helped us to book a flight to Pokhara at a lower price…more»

  • Day 01: Your guide and porter will pick you up at your hotel in Pokhara at 8 AM and drive to Kande, where your trek began, the trek to Pitan Deurali (1925m, about 4 hours trek). Overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02: From Pitan Deurali to Low Camp (2985m). After trekking for about four hours, you will stop for lunch at Forest Camp (2600m). It takes 6 hours to trek from Pitan Deurali to the Low Camp, overnight stay at the Lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3,700m). There will be spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to the left. The trek to High Camp (3550m) took about four hours. Overnight at the Lodge
  • Day 04: You will hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to High Camp on this excursion. Approximately four to five hours will be needed to complete the round trip. Alternatively, you can hike to a viewpoint about halfway and back to High Camp if you do not want to trek all the way to Mardi Himal Base. Trek down to Badal Danda (3210m), and then overnight at a lodge
  • Day 05:There is also the option of extending one more day. If you add one day to your trek, you will trek from Siding to Lwang via Ghalel. On this day, we trek down to Lwang Village. The walk from Siding to Lwang takes about 5-6 hours. You then stay at the Lodge overnight. The next day, you drive back to Pokhara. In the morning, you will have a very picturesque view. Afterwards, you will walk to Siding. The trek takes around four hours. Drive 3 hours back to Pokhara after lunch, and then stay at your hotel overnight.

Cost Included

  • Pokhara to Kande by private car or Van and Siden village to Pokhara by sharing jeep
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the way during your Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • ACAP permit and TIMS card permit for Mardi Himal trek
  • One fluent English speaking, the government, registered, experienced, first aid trained guide who are friendly and familiar in this area and required porters, one porter, for every two pax
  • Guides/Porter's: food, accommodations, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus 25 degrees
  • Prices will be 10% discountable if there are more than 5 travellers with the contact person
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants with the contact person
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Mardi Himal trek is a moderately short trek. 4500 m is an altitude that everyone would be able to reach slowly.
5 to 6 hours walk and 12-15 km hike per day.
Mardi Himal trek accommodation is a basic tea house as Annapurna regions trek
Sure, if you have more days, you can add 2 to 3 extra days to explore Mardi high camps. The additional cost will be $60 per additional day.
We have a guide who is well-versed in altitude sickness and, if an emergency arises, the guide will contact the insurance company and us for assistance. (but note that the insurance most have to cover evacuations)
Pre-monsoon (from February to May) and Post-monsoon (from late September to December)
Mardi Himal trek has limited rooms at each place, so if you don't book in advance, you may have trouble.

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