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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
Mardi trek

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


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Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $430
2 Paxes $400
2-4 Paxes $380
4-6 Paxes $360
6-10 Paxes $340
10-15 Paxes $300
15+Paxes $300

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The Mardi Himal Trek 5 days itinerary from Pokhara:

Mardi Himal Trek follows the interfluous ridge between the Modi Khola and Mardi Khola
The Mardi Himal base camp trek is an adventure that everyone can enjoy. The route takes you through some of the most beautiful valleys in the world, including Pitamber, Deurali, and Badal Danda ridges, as well as rhododendron jungles. Winter is also an option for a Mardi journey. However, you must bring appropriate equipment such as decent trekking shoes, warm clothing, down jackets, and microspikes. The Mardi Trek is also known as the Annapurna Hidden Treasure Trek since it passes through picturesque scenery throughout the hiking trail.

Mardi Himal Trek is open for tourism:

After a survey by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the Mardi Himal base camp trails opened in 2012. (ACAP).

The Mardi Himal trekking appears to be the most accessible of the five-day treks, with the best views of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), and Annapurna South (7,219 m). Him Chuli (6,441 m), Mardi Himal (5,553 m), and Annapurna III (7,555 m). Gangapurna (7,454 m), Dhaulagiri Himal (8167 m), and so forth. Mardi Trek is located directly east of the most popular journey to Annapurna Base Camp trek, alongside the magnificent and imposing Fishtail Mountain, and is the closest trek to the newly inaugurated Kori trek.

The Mardi Himal trek begins with a 40-minute drive from Pokhara to Naudanda Kande on the Beni Baglung Highway, followed by a one-and-a-half-hour hike to Australian Camp. The Australian Camp has breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Pokhara valleys. Today the camp is located at Pitam Deurali, between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal, and overlooks the Modi Khola gorge and rhododendron forest.

Details About the Mardi Trek:

The Mardi Himal hike takes you through a lush rhododendron forest on narrow pathways at an elevation of roughly 3,300m. As you rise, the terrain will change into rugged high mountains, providing a spectacular panorama of Machhapuchhre Himal, popularly known as Fishtail. There are many diverse types of trees, but the Mardi Himalayas region is known for its rhododendron, bamboo, and oak trees. Furthermore, there are some blue pines in the forests at this elevation that must be traveled through. The 5-day trek to see the Annapurna mountains with your own eyes is one of the most popular Mardi hikes.

A Mardi Himal trek is the best option for avoiding crowds like a Poon hill trek, is the best alternative for avoiding crowds. The Mardi journey takes you through jungle routes through which you can view wildlife and birds such as the Himalayan Thar, long-tailed langurs (monkeys), and butterflies such as the Danphe, Kalij, and Monal.

What makes us different?

Nepal Wilderness Trekking Agency provides a 5-day Mardi Trek itinerary with skilled local guides and porters. Our guides are all locals with extensive knowledge of the region’s routes, mountains, cultures, and people. The guides have wilderness first aid training as well as first aid and law enforcement licenses. We provide guides and porters with full insurance coverage and equipment. Our package price for the Mardi Himal trek itinerary is very competitive; there are no hidden expenses other than tips for guides and porters.

How long is the Mardi Himal trek?

Depending on your time available and level of physical fitness, the Mardi Himal Trek itinerary will consist of 4 nights and 5 days from/to Pokhara. It is possible to combine this trek with other related treks to Annapurna; many people combine it with Ghandruk Trek, Panchase Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, etc. We have carefully designed a standard 5-day itinerary that is suitable for all average trekkers. By taking domestic flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu and beginning the trek on the same day, you will be able to shorten your journey.

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

● The best view of the Annapurna range can be seen from Mardi Himal.
● Three mountains soar above 8,000 meters. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m),
and Manaslu (8,163 m) .
● The trek between Pokhara and Mardi Himal is 31.0 kilometers (19 miles).
● Significant hike through rhododendron jungle in an eco-friendly environment in the
Annapurna region.
● The four-night, five-day Short Mardi Trek begins in Pokhara and travels to Kande, Potana,
the forest camp, the low camp, the high camp, and Siden village.
● If you have additional days, you can continue the SIKLES Village Trek via Dhibrang.

The best place to take photos:

With snowy peaks all around, the side of Mardi Base Camp Hotels is the perfect location for photography of the Annapurna Himalayan range, making videos of the mirror-style balcony view.

Mardi Himal distance:

The drive from Pokhara to Kande is 27 kilometers, followed by a trek to Australian Camp, Pothana, Deurali, Forest Camp, Low Camp, Middle Camp (Badal Danda), High Camp, and finally Mardi Himal Base Camp. It then returns to Low Camp before deviating to Siding Village. The distance from Pokhara to Mardi Himal base camp is 31.0 km (19 miles) one way, however, the hiking total around the journey is 57 km and 35 miles. There are numerous tea houses along the Mardi Himal Trek where you can rest. The path is rather simple and does not involve any difficult climbing. This journey requires you to walk for five to six hours per day. The journey is made more delightful with stops along the way.

Best Time for Mardi Himal Trekking:

The best months to trek the Mardi Himal are March, April, May, September, October, and November. Mardi Himal Trekking is preferable in the post-monsoon season when clear and blue skies are common in the Annapurna Region due to summer rains.

Mardi Himal Trek in December

If you’re curious about the Mardi Himal Journey in December, it’s a stunning trek with natural beauty and snow-covered pathways that captivates trekkers. The off-season is the winter season. December marks the start of the winter season. The trails are quiet and rarely overcrowded, providing you with complete privacy and a stunning view of numerous majestic peaks. If you want to travel to Mardi Himal in December, you must make suitable preparations and strategies. Pack appropriate clothing and equipment. To see the pathways and forests coated in the snow in December is quite breathtaking.

Mardi Himal or Poon Hill trek?

The most popular treks in the Annapurna region are Mardi Himal and Poon Hill. Mardi Himal is excellent for mountain vistas, while Poon Hill is excellent for sunrise views. On both tours, you may view the stunning Annapurna Himal as well as the rich Gurung and Magar cultures. Poon Hill is 3 days away from Pokhara and Mardi Himal is 5 days away. if you have 10 days time then possible to continue to the Annapurna base camp and + Mardi trek from the Mardi Himal base camp.

How safe is Mardi Himal Trek?

As a local trekking company, we prioritize our customers’ safety not only on the Mardi Himal trek but across the entire trekking region. As a result, we do not compromise on the quality of our services. Our constant goal is to ensure our participants’ safety, immaculate judgment, kind demeanor, and ability to deliver meaningful and competent guidance.

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, and 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. Trek down to Badal Danda (3210m), and then overnight at a lodge
  • Day 05: Trek to Siding village for 5 hours hike, and drive back to Pokhara. There is also the option of extending it one more day. If you add one day to your trek, you will trek from Siding to Lwang via Ghalel it takes about 5-6 hours, and drives back to Pokhara.

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, and many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • ACAP permit and TIMS card permit for the Mardi Himal trek
  • One fluent English speaking, the government, registered, experienced, first aid trained guide who is 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
  • 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 are 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.
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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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