Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days

At a Glance
  • Duration5 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Maximum Altitude4500m
  • ActivityTrekking
  • Group Size1-20
  • StartsPokhara
  • EndsPokhara
  • Best SeasonAll Around The Year.
Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days Highlights
  • A closeup view of Mt Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhere 
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp and other Himalayan ranges such as Mardi Himal and Hiunchuli.
  • Hiking along the cliff with the experience of walking side by side with the clouds
  • Off-beaten bath with the warm hospitality of the Gurung Community
  • Explore the cultural immersion of ethnic communities like Magar and Gurung
  • Enchanting the different varieties of Rhodendron flowers, especially during the Spring Season.
  • Reach up to the Base Camp of Mardi Himal 4500m.
  • Abundant photography opportunity with diverse landscapes, flora, fauna, and mountain Vistas.
  • Easy to Moderate level fitness trek is suitable for all age groups trekkers.
  • Taste the local Nepalese cuisine and traditional meals.
  • Witnessing the breathtaking sunrise and Sunset view over the Himalayas.
  • Budget cost with high elevation trekking to the base camp of Mardi 4500m.

Mardi Himal Trek, which takes you to the Base Camp of Mardi Himal (4,500m/14,763ft), it's one of the most relaxed trekking journeys in Nepal. It's located east of the Annapurna Base Camp Trip. It's a stylish option for those who want to witness wild trekking and enjoy the peaceful terrain of Nepal.

The 5 Days of Mardi Himal journey is easy in the Annapurna Region where you do not need any previous trekking experience and skills. This journey is suitable for pedestrians who can walk for 5 to 6 hours a day with a light pack. 

After an hour's walk from Pokhara, the Mardi Himal journey starts from Fedi. Along the journey, you'll be warmly welcomed by the beautiful mountains and the journey substantially highlights the stylish view of the mountains.

This trekking route has all the classic Nepal touring experience with townlets, forests, varied geographies from sub-tropical to alpine situations, and beautiful mountain views. In some corridors of the journey, you'll stay overnight in a house which will help you make a better relationship and relationship with the original people, you can also observe their life.

The journey leads through beautiful Rhododendrons (The national flower of Nepal) through 3,300 measures of forested hillside on a scenic route.

This journey can be done throughout the year but September to November (Autumn) and March to May (Spring) are considered the suitable seasons for pedestrians. Pedestrians can enjoy the sun and warmth with great views during these seasons. If you want to avoid the crowds, you can enjoy touring in December, January, and February.

Eventually, the Mardi Himal journey is a retired treasure in the Annapurna Region and a newly launched route. This journey is a perfect destination to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The Mardi Himal Journey gives you the capability to see the beautiful mountains. Mardi Himal Base Camp, Ghandruk Village is the main attraction of this journey.

If trekkers want to do the same trek option from Kathmandu which is also possible if you take the Kathmandu-Pokhara Flight in the early morning. For more info, you can directly contact the operation team with our email or WhatsApp.

Why Mardi Himal Is Perfect for Trekkers

  • Spectacular mountain views
  • Time-Efficient Adventure
  • Less crowded
  • Peaceful trails
  • Easier Accommodations

How to prepare Mardi Himal Trek

Trekking in the Mardi Himal Circuit trek requires good weather conditions for you to enjoy the trek to its fullest. Choosing the right time to do the trek is our first tip among our top 5 tips for the Mardi Himal journey.

  • Get physically and mentally strong, fitness.
  • Choosing the right footwear.
  • Careful for hydration, pack light, and UV protection.
  • Maintain your own pace
  • Protect your electronics.

How Safe is Mardi Himal Trek?

The Mardi Himal Trek is considered a safe trekking route in the Annapurna Himalayan Region of Nepal. However, any type of hiking and adventure safety depends on various factors such as personal health, climate, and weather. Regarding Safety during Mardi Himal Trekking travelers must hire a reputed trekking company that arranges all the required major safety protocols.

If travelers book Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking with a local company they will provide an experienced trekking guide who knows almost all the normal safety protocols which helps during difficulty that is why we highly recommend trekking with an experienced trekking guide/Porter. Travelers always be aware of a weather forecast, carry an essential checklist, and be prepared with the itinerary and elevation. If travelers have a problem with the height they must go very slowly and before hiking they take acclimatization and drink more water. Carry a reliable local communication device like a phone or different devices.

Ensuring Safety during the Trekking to Mardi Himal is our main priority to our beloved customers.

What makes different 5 Days Mardi Himal Trekking With Mount Glory Treks:

We at Mount Glory Treks are a local travel company with expert team members with many years of working experience. We organize different varieties of trekking, tours, peak climbing, and other adventure activities around the Himalayas of Nepal. In the same way, we organize 5 days of popular trekking in Mardi Himal a part of the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Our guides are knowledgeable about the local culture, tradition, lifestyle, trekking routes, mountains, and precautions during higher elevations. All of our guides are fully trained with wilderness fir Aid with full licenses from the government and related organizations.

Mount Glory Treks is also a fully insured travel company for our all team members like Guides, porters, and crew members if they have problems during hiking in high elevations which will be covered by our travel insurance. We also provide a normal first aid kit box during the trekking. If trekkers or other members have problems on the way we normally use this for the basic level. During 5 Days Mardi Trek from Pokhara or Kathmandu is a fully customized trekking Itinerary for budget-friendly and short vacation travelers. We also provide very competitive prices compared with others, no additional cost, the best service, three meals a day, a private vehicle during the first and last day of the trek, an experienced trek leader, and a very easy and secure online booking system. We also provide a company Duffel Bag, Trekking route Map, Company logo T-shirt, additional snacks, farewell dinner, measure the oxygen level (Oximeter), and lastly a trek completion certificate.

Mardi Himal Trekking Cost For 2024/2025:

The Mardi Himal Trek cost Depends on different factors like Group Size, Services, Transporation, Food, Accommodations, Guides, and Porters but Mount Glory Treks offers this trip starting at USD 290 and might reach up to USD 450 Per Person. At this price, we provide a mode of transportation from Pokhara to the trek starting point and last da back to Pokhara, an experienced trekking guide, three meals(Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner), trekking days accommodation, required permit and legal documents, Insurance, food and accommodation for crew members.

If you search the real cost of 5 Days Short Mardi Trek you can find different cost details related to different local and international travel agencies. Please follow the below cost breakdown table from Pokhara. If any travelers want to do this same trip from Kathmandu which is possible Kathmandu-Pokhara flight with an additional Price. For more details, you can directly contact the operation team.

Please check the below price breakdown table of 5 Days Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek:

No of TrekkersPrice Per Person
1-1USD 450
2-2USD 390
3-5USD 370
6-9USD 330
10-12USD 290

Note: If the group size is more than 12 trekkers please contact us for a special group offer price.

Itinerary

Meet your crew member and drive towards Kande.

From here, begin your trek through a small Gurung settlement. The trail then gradually leads you through a lush rhododendron forest and to Australian Base Camp. With the scenic view of the local village, continue your trail walking uphill through the forest leading you to Deurali welcoming you with the view of Annapurna South (7219m), Mardi Himal (5553m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m).

  • Max. Altitude:1925m/6315ft
  • Time:1 Hour Drive and 5 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House Stay
  • Meals:Lunch And Dinner

Breakfast with a view. 

Continue your journey starting with a gradual ascend through the lush jungle. A short steep uphill hike will lead you to a small settlement with some lodges. Along the way, you will see the sign leading you to the Forest Camp. The path is mostly through the forest gradually inclining you to our today’s destination, Low Camp. Low Camp is also known as Mid Camp. 

  • Max. Altitude:2985m/9793ft
  • Time:4-5 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House Stay
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

After breakfast, we may make our way to High Camp. The trails are mostly uphill. The first half of the trail leads you through the rhododendron forest. As you gain altitude the forest slowly starts to decline and the view clears up. By the time you reach Bhadal Dhanda, you will see the Himalayan Vista right in front and the valley below you.
 
The term Bhadal means: Cloud and Dhada means Hill, and as the name implies, you can see the cloud rivering on both sides. On cloudy days, the clouds fog up the entire hills hiding all the views, but walking along the ridge during this time is also of a kind experience. 

From Bhadal Dhanda to High Camp, you will mostly walk along the ridge of the hills admiring the views from both sides.  

  • Max. Altitude:3700m/12139ft
  • Time:4-5 Hours Walk
  • Accommodation:Tea House Stay
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today, we start early, before sunrise. Make sure you have headlights! 

We march steeply uphill to the view point first. Be careful as you walk in the dark, following the footsteps of your expert guide. After a few ascend you will meet stairways that will lead you to the viewpoint. 

The view from this point is simply breathtaking. You can witness Mt. Machhapuchhere and Annapurna range close up front. At this point, you can either stop here and admire the sunrise view with some hot tea and coffee. 

Or you can move ahead to Mardi Base Camp. The trail is steep and tough but you will reward yourself with an even more mesmerizing view of the range and the other mountain ranges like Mt Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu range, Mardi Himal (5553m) even close up front. 

Later, we walk back to the same trail, this time steep downhill to lodge in High Camp. Once you are all set, we make our way to Badal Danda, which is approx. 2 hrs. Downhill through the ridge.

  • Max. Altitude:4500m/14763ft
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Stay
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Enjoy breakfast with a view.

Today we walk downhill all the way to Lumbre. 

Retrace your way to Low Camp. From Lo Camp, we leave the path where we came from and take the downhill trail to Siding. The walk to Silding is through uneven stone-paved stairways that usually hide behind the leaves of the dense forest. There are few resting points in between while the view of the Himalayas slowly hides behind.

Once you reach Silding, your trek ends, and your driver will pick you up and head back to Pokhara, after reaching Pokhara our 5 Days Mardi Himal Trek Ends.

  • Time:4-5 Hours Walk and 1 Hour Drive
  • Meals:Breakfast And Lunch

NOTE: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge, considering the current situation of the itinerary. But please note that the changes might occur at any time despite our best efforts to improve our program or due to logistical regions such as traffic jams, flight schedules, weather conditions, governmental policies, or any external reasons.  

If you are not satisfied with the above itinerary please you can customize it yourself and follow the below Customize Link.


B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner 

What's Included
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Standard Guest House accommodation while trekking time on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Well, English-speaking Government License Holder and Experienced Trek leader/Guide.
  • Food, Accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment are for all staff.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and TIMS  for trekking.
  • All government, hotel, and other applicable taxes.
  • Farewell, dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • Official expenses.
What's not Included
  • International Airfare and taxes.
  • Travel insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Nepal entry visa(visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival.USD 30 per visa for 15 days, USD 50 per visa for 30 days, and USD 100 per visa for 90 days. All the visas are multiple entry *visas. please carry 02 passport-sized photographs for the visa.
  • Lunch, Dinner, and Hotels in Kathmandu And Pokhara.
  • Porter Services(We arrange with an additional Cost As Per Request).
  • All items of personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guides, porters, and drivers( Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the 'Price Include' section.

Note: Please bring 2 Passport size photos, a copy of your passport, and travel insurance at Our First Meeting In Our Office

Dates & Availability

Select a Departure Month
Starts: WednesdayAug 28, 2024
Ends: SundaySep 01, 2024
PriceUS$390
StatusAvailable

Useful Information

The Best Season to do Mardi Himal

The Mardi Himal trek is one of the shortest treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This short trek is popular among those who have a busy lifestyle and are new to high-altitude hiking. It has the most stupefying path in the heart of nature which provides stunning views.

This hiking is an easy-to-calm-level trekking destination in Nepal due to which it is feasible in every season. Trekkers will be wowed by landscapes, hills, and green forests when visiting the camp during an ideal season. However, to have the best hiking experience, Autumn and spring are the most preferred times of the year for the Mardi Himal trek.

Mount Glory Treks will provide you with proper details and facilities related to your Mardi Himal trek. Join us to explore the unexecuted place of the Annapurna and make your journey to the Mardi Himal treacherous.

1. Autumn Season

Autumn is the best time of the year for the Mardi Himal trek. Autumn is also a suitable season with trekkers in September, October, and November. Between September and October, Nepalese celebrate their biggest festival -Dashain. Traveling around this time lets you enjoy the greatest Nepalese festival with them. The festivity’s warmth in the air is a plus point in the trek to Mardi Himal during the fall season.

Autumn is the post-monsoon period due to which the surrounding of the Annapurna zone becomes clear because of the summer rainfall. So, that visibility of the mountain views and the scenic beauty of the region.

It is around 20 degrees Celsius/ 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime and falls to around 5 degrees Celsius/ 41 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Trampers can find the delicate autumnal leaves scattering over the trail during the month. timbers illuminating in different tones of color including bepainted red and unheroic will be windswept by the end of November.

2. Spring Season

Another Season That has hikers all smile during the Mardi Himal trek is Spring. It’s peak time for hiking the campsite, following the days, colorful, fresh breeze and beautiful sunshine view. It offers the most subtle weather with drop views. Compared to the other seasons.

Spring is also a suitable time with trekkers in March, April, and May. This is the peak season of trekking for nature lovers because the flowers start blooming, making the environment magical.

The season starts in mid-March after months of summer heat. The temperature is suitable for trekking in Mardi Himal during spring. It ranges from 15 degrees Celsius/ 59 degrees Fahrenheit to 21 degrees Celsius/ 69.8 degrees Fahrenheit during the daytime and nights are slightly cold with temperatures decreasing as low as 5 degrees Celsius / 41 degrees Fahrenheit to 0 degrees Celsius / 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The sky is clear and no rain is expected during May.

3. Summer Season

Another season that has trekkers all suitable for the Mardi Himal trek is the summer season (June to August) season is not the best time to trek to Mardi Himal. The temperatures range from 17 degrees Celsius / 62.6 to 23 degrees Celsius/ 73.4 during the day and at night it decreases from 5 degrees Celsius / 41 degrees Fahrenheit to 10 degrees Celsius / 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

The trekkers experience heavy rainfall during this season. This makes hikers a bit hard and risky. Likewise, the dark clouds and rainfall also obstruct the clear view of the sky and mountain sights. The only reason trekkers should opt for this season for the Mardi Himal journey is beautiful and joyful.

During this time, there is not much movement of hikers. If you plan to Mardi Himal trek around the summer season, you make sure to be prepared to stay safe from precipitation with proper clothes and other requirements like raincoats, waterproof jackets, and boots.

4. Winter Season

Winter is among the most unsuitable seasons for a journey on the Mardi Himal. The cold, dry air makes your heart race. The winter season might make you lose confidence while trekking. During this season Mardi Himal journey, there will be less vegetation to see.

Temperatures will descend from 0 degrees Celsius to 7 degrees Celsius throughout the day. the nights get cold, and fall a temperature from 0 degrees to 5 degrees. The trekkers cannot even consider staying one night without ample loading. In addition, throughout this season, heavy and woolen clothing is required.

Packing List

We need proper journey equipment and clothing for the Mardi Himal Trek. Although the journey to Mardi Himal is considered an easy trek, you should have a proper packing list. If you go without proper trekking gear, it might be hard to reach the Mardi base camp. We suggest you purchase the required materials which are required for trekking in the Mardi base camp in Kathmandu as well as Pokhara.

  • Hiking boots, pants, trekking shoes, and socks.
  • Long-sleeve shirts, insulated gloves, and a warm hat.
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Hand sanitizer and toilet paper.
  • First aid kit and cash (Nepali rupees)
  • Portable charger and maps, guidebooks.
  • Snacks and energy bars.

Best Mardi Trek Route

Our 5 Days of Mardi Himal Trek starts to drive towards Kande from Pokhara for about 1.5 hours. Now we start the trip towards Forest camp and we reach the Australian camp after a trip from Kande and walk through hills and rhododendron forests and reach the Pritam deurali. 

On day 2, we journey over Pritam Deurali we will have a view of the grasslands with a lovely sun view on the top of the Machapucchre and Annapurna range. We'll reach the low camp. 

On day 3, we will trip along the Mardi Himal range to reach the High Camp. And another day we will start early morning and move towards the Mardi Himal Base Camp the view the beautiful daylight over Mardi Himal and Machapucchre. And the trip from Base Camp to Badal Danda, we will reach the ancient village of siding and also take a 3-hour drive to Pokhara. We will successfully arrive from the Base camp to Pokhara.

About Food and Accommodation In the Mardi Region

Food and Accommodation frequently conduct to intimidating situations when gathering the stylish time to hike Mardi Himal. It happens as trampers from around the world fly to the region for a journey to the campground at formerly. lodgment including tea houses, food houses, and lodges are crowded with people during the right time.

The food and lodgment during the Mardi Himal journey are much more dependable at each teahouse or Chesterfield which comforts you at an advanced position and provides sustained energy to walk fluently for around 4- 5 hours every day.

This trekking route is newly opened, you might not get all the international food in Mardi Himal, but the taste and proper diet will be enough for this trail. They serve typical local Nepali food (Dal Bhat) and some Indian food also.

During breakfast, you will get pancakes, bread items, local cornbread, and chapati with tea. You will get soda, coke, and some soft drinks on the way.
You will find some hard drinks also. During lunch, the teahouse and lodges offer Nepali Dal Bhat, achars are included (Gundhruk and Vatta) and more types of pickles which are made in the home and other types of foods are pasta, MoMos, and some other flavors. Dinner will be mostly similar to lunch, but it depends on what to eat for your dinner. Also, sometimes you might get hungry while trekking, so it’s better to bring some chocolate, dry fruits, and nuts. When you get exhausted and hungry, it always helps you.

Accommodation on the Mardi Himal Trek

The hike of the Mardi Himal journey at the beautiful Gurung townlet is known for its majestic view of the hills and for furnishing you with a place to rest and relax.

Accommodation will be normal in all the mountain regions. The apartments have 2 to 3 beds and have no private restroom. The lodges then have wi-fi services. The cost of the room ranges from USD 5 to 15, depending on the season. For a fresh charge per head, pail showers can be available, wi-fi installation is available at the timber camp or low camp.

The accommodation installations are smaller as you lift to an advanced mound. The options for food also come smaller as compared to the low altitude. As you get to high camp, you get a little more expensive in accommodation and food than low camp.

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a trip of around 41 KM and to cover that distance, you’ll need to perform 5 to 6 hours of touring. Mardi Himal Trek is an easy to moderate level difficulty trekking in the Annapurna Mountain Region of Nepal with a maximum elevation of 4500m from sea level which is Mardi Himal Base Camp. Trekkers with no or little Himalayan trekking experience can face some challenges while doing this. The trekkers with no similar experience will find this journey delicate. So, touring length and time of the journey can be problems for some pedestrians. else, it's an easy trip to the Nepal mountain.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Mardi Himal Base camp is the ultimate height you’ll achieve in this journey. Pedestrians will reach a maximum height of 4500 measures during the Mardi Himal journey. As a consequence, altitude sickness is a normal miracle on the trip. Altitude sickness is popular at advanced elevations trip is a veritably pivotal problem.

Different bodies respond to altitude sickness else, so one of the major factors affecting trip difficulty is altitude sickness. Some can find it grueling while some can survive it.

Trekkers will reach a maximum height of 4500 measures during the Mardi Himal journey. The possibility of altitude sickness on the trip is veritably common. Any of the altitude sickness symptoms include headaches, briefness of breath, nausea, and diarrhea. Drinking plenitude of water and enabling your body to acclimatize are the ways to overcome these problems.

Why Travel Insurance is Required

Travel insurance is needed for all trekkers taking part in our Mardi Himal journey. Your travel insurance plan covers all medical and travel-related issues as well as accidents that may occur on the trekking routes. For trekkers in the Mountains region, the insurance covers the cost of helicopter deliverance, air ambulance, clinical attention, and so on at coming through the problems of high altitudes. We explosively suggest that all of our guests buy a comprehensive travel insurance package.

Weather and Temperature

The weather and temperature in the mountains are changeable. Trekkers nowadays know how and when it can change. still, the weather and temperatures feel to stay calm in the Autumn and Spring.

Trekking during these times will give you a less dangerous trip experience as the weather and temperatures during these seasons will give you better weather conditions. But it gets unsuitable in winter and monsoon. This season is among the less favored hiking ages. Hikers generally avoid the months of December, January, February, June, July, and August.

Mardi Himal's average day temperature in the winter is from 9 degrees to 12 degrees. These temperatures fall by 5 degrees as every 1000 measures you lift. But the nights get cold, and fall a temperature from 0 degrees to 5 degrees. Above all of that, the temperatures in advanced places are always cold and challenging for people living in sticky and low-altitude places.

Guides and Porters Service

Mardi Himal Odyssey is a newly established route, and though the trails are well marked, the route mostly leads through the dense jungle, so it's easy to get confused. So we recommend having a guide.

Since it is a moderate-level Hike, hiring a porter to carry your stuff will make your trip more enjoyable. In our package details, we are not providing the porter service. If some one wants to hire a porter service during the trip we arrange it as per their request at an additional cost.

Electricity Charging and Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi and electricity are available in the tea houses in the lower zones of the Mardi Himal journey. The trekkers can recharge while maintaining an active social media. There may be an extra charge of over $3 for wi-fi and charging stations at the tea houses. There is no electricity facility after Deurali only solar power is available, which can bring you around $3 to charge your phone and other electronics. There are 2 common networks in Nepal (NTC and NCELL) which you buy for 1.5 to 3 USD. Both work in Mardi Trek but in base camp NTC is better than NCELL. When you are at a higher altitude it will be hard to access the mobile network, Wi-Fi, and electricity. We advise hikers to travel with interim power banks.

Drinking Water and a Hot Shower.

The water from the sources along the way is unsafe to drink. So, we suggested not to drink directly from the top. Bottle of the water is available to buy throughout the way. The best idea is to bring your refillable bottles along with water sanctification tablets to help against the threat of waterborne diseases. You can fill the water at the teahouse along the trip whereas boiled water is also available with minimum charges. still, we discourage buying mineral bottled water that helps to produce plastic pollution in the mountains.

Permits and Documents for Mardi Himal Trek:

If planning to do trekking in Nepal travelers must buy a required trekking permit and other documents. Mardi Himal Trek is also a Popular Treking Route in the Annapurna Region of Nepal which lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area. If you are planning to do Mardi Himal Trekking you have to manage 2 Permits which are the Annapurna Conservation Area permit(ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS).

Cost of Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP):3000 Nepali Rupee, ACAP Permit helps to conserve the Flora and Fauna in the Annapurna Region.
Cost of Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS):2000 Nepali Rupee, TIMS Permit helps to locate the travelers during trekking.

To get a permit travelers must provide a Four square Photo and details of their Passport with the above amount. If trekkers book this 5-day Mardi Himal Trek with us we will arrange all necessary legal documents which is required during Mardi trekking. Both permits are obtained from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Before going to Mardi Himal travelers must carry the required permit and tims. Without these two permits, trekkers are not allowed to trek on the Mardi Himal Route.

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