Short Mardi Himal trek - 5 Days

Know before you go
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Trip Start and End Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Best Season Mar - May and Oct -Dec
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude 4500m.|14760ft.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the marvelous and lush views of the mountains of Annapurna Mountain Range. 
  • Enjoy a short and easy trek with enjoying the beauty of the mountains all day. 
  • Get to interact with a lot of Nepalese trekkers. 
  • Reach the base camp of the beautiful Mardi Himal.

The Mardi Himal is a short and easy trek in the Annapurna Region. The Mardi Himal 5 Days Trek starts just after a two-hour drive far from the famous tourist hub of Nepal, Pokhara. The trek offers breathtaking views of the marvelous mountains of the Annapurna Region. The Mardi Himal Trek used to be one of the lesser-known treks of the Annapurna trekking region, but it has welcomed foreign and local tourists in huge numbers in recent years. 

The trek starts with about two hours of drive to Kande from Pokhara. After we reach Kande, our walking trail officially starts, and we begin our hike to Australian Camp. The pathway is moderate and easy to walk. It is a bit steeper to the Australian Camp and downhill to Pothana from the Australian Camp. The beginning of this trek is easy and doable for beginner trekkers. 

Unlike other trekking routes, this route does not follow the pathway of local villages from Pothana. The trekking trail is under the woods, which gives an adventurous vibe even in the easy trek. As altitude increases the size of the trees also starts being short. Mardi Himal Trail is rich in jungle resources with loads of rhododendron and alpine trees. 

As soon as you reach high camp, the temperature starts to fall and you might even feel dizzy. There is a high chance of simple symptoms like dizziness while reaching high camp. High Camp is the last stoppage point before Mardi Himal Base Camp. In clear weather, you will be viewing the mesmerizing view profiles of the Mardi Himal and other Annapurna Range mountains. 

After walking for two-three hours early in the morning, you will reach the Mardi Himal base camp, which is at the elevation of 4200 meters from sea level. Mardi Himal Base Camp offers the most beautiful view of the beautiful Annapurna Range. Mardi Himal Base Camp's viewpoint offers a staggering sunrise reflecting the mountains. To see this view, you have to be lucky enough to have the weather in your favor as well. 

Annapurna Mountain Range 

From the trail of Mardi Himal Trek, we can see the exquisite and panoramic view of the Annapurna Mountain Range. Fishtail, Annapurna, Mardi, and Dhaulagiri are the mountains we can see on this trail. When the weather is clear, these mountains can be seen with a closer view. The experience of watching so many mountains from close is very extraordinary.

Mardi Himal Base Camp 

Situated at 4250 meters above sea level is the highest and furthest we will go on this trek. The Mardi Himal base camp and several viewpoints on the way offer the best views of the Mardi Himal and Annapurna Range with the sunrise if the weather allows it. 

Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal stands at an altitude of 5587 meters and is the major attraction of this trek. We will reach the lap of Mardi Himal and have the closest view of Mardi Himal from the Mardi Himal Viewpoint. Mardi Himal looks aesthetically beautiful from the distance, and the peak is itself classified as, “Trekking Peak” by the Government of Nepal. 

Badal Danda 

Badal Danda is the well-known viewpoint of the Mardi Himal Trek that comes along the route, which provides a natural and beautiful view of the different mountains of the Annapurna Himalayan range. This is also the major stopping point for tourists. On a clear day, the clear views of several mountains like Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Mardi impress you with their stunning views. 

Why Travel with Nepal Nirvana Trails Unique? 

With more than two decades of experience in leading large numbers of tourists to the Himalayas, Nepal Nirvana Trails provides the utmost knowledge of the adventure during your travel with us. Nepal Nirvana Trails makes your journey smooth and organize everything hassle-free. The client's reviews on trusted review sites like TripAdvisor and Truspitlot prove that we are reliable and trustworthy.

You can prepare for the Mardi Himal Trek book us through our website for 2022|2023|2024. You can contact us anytime regarding the trek and any other queries.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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Our trek begins from Pokhara. You will meet the guide at 6: 30 am in the morning or the day before the hike. The private vehicle will take you on a drive to Kande in about one hour. From Kande, we will begin our trek to Samjay Deurali. The walk through the stone paved way leads us to the forested pathway, reaching Australian Base Camp, which takes about one and a half hours. We will walk three to four hours to Samjay Deurali, passing through Pitam Deurali.

    After breakfast at Samjay Deurali, we will proceed on our trail. The peaceful way of the beautiful forest leads us to Kokar(Forest Camp), where we will have lunch. Our trip does not end here. We walk upwards through the stone-paved pathway on the rhododendron forests, reaching Low Camp. We will rest for some time at Low Camp and trek ahead to get to Badal Danda. From Badal Danda, we can see the clouds floating below us.

      Today, we will have a short trek to High Camp. The hike to the High Camp offers stunning views of the Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, and many more mountain peaks. We rest and have lunch at High Camp. In the evening, we will hike for a while, which helps in acclimatizing the body.

        We get up early at 4 am and hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp. We get the headlight and trekking poles and begin our hike. It starts to rise the sun at the top of the mountain peaks until we reach the Mardi Himal Viewpoint(4200m). From Upper Viewpoint, we will walk to the Mardi Himal Base Camp(4500m.), our ultimate destination. We spend some time at MBC and then retrace our way to the High Camp. We will get our bags and start to descend, following the trail to Low Camp.

          From Low Camp, we will walk downhill for three hours to Sidhing. There is a rare chance to meet other trekkers or locals while walking along the forest path. We can see some newly opened tea houses along the way before reaching Sidhing. We get to the private vehicle and drive to Pokhara, where our trek 5 Days Mardi Himal Trek comes to an end.

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            Route Map

            Short Mardi Himal trek - 5 Days map

            What's Included

            • Accommodations during the treks twin sharing basis 
            • Standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and tea or coffee while on the treks
            • Experienced English speaking government Licensed trekking guide 
            • Guide salary, food, equipment, and insurances 
            • All applicable permits, ACAP, TIMS, and Local permits
            • Pokhara to Kande, Sidhing to Pokhara sharing vehicle service.
            • Nepal Nirvana Trails T-shirt and Water purifications tablet Complimentary
            • Official expense and government tax and vat.

            What's Excluded

            • International flight tickets
            • Nepal entry visa
            • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
            • During trekking time personal expensive snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
            • One porter between 2 trekkers is recommended ( Porter Cost $90)
            • Accomodation and food in Pokhara 
            • Tips for treks guide (it is expected)

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            Useful Info

            Altitude Sickness 

            The highest altitude you will reach during the Mardi Himal Trek is 4,500m.|14,760ft. at the Mardi Himal base camp. There are very low chances of catching altitude sickness at this altitude but if you are a beginner trekker and have low blood pressure then you might have dizziness and headache. As soon as, you feel like you have an altitude sickness problem, you can inform your guide. Our guides are basic first aid trained so, they can help you and take you to the health assistant. 

            Accommodation during the Trek

            The Mardi Himal Trail does not lack accommodation with a basic facility. You can find the newly built hotels along the pathway. You will have satisfactory services along with a hot shower and internet facilities in some lodges. The guest houses and the forested trail serve the majestic view of the mountains, which makes you forget about the lack of facilities of the cities over there.

            Food During Short Mardi Himal Trek 

            The food service of the Mardi Himal Trek is basic. They try to offer you healthy and nutritious food throughout the journey. You will have an open menu of non-veg, veg, and vegan options available for you. We suggest you have normal Nepali Food, Dal Bhat, during the trek because it is more healthy. You can also remove an ingredient or add some more to the food according to your food habit and restrictions. 

            Short Mardi Himal Trek Permit Costs:

            Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP) costs NPR 2000 per person.

            Trekker’s Information Management System(TIMS) card costs NPR 2000 per person.

            Best Time to Trek 

            Mardi Himal is suitable to trek at any time of the calendar as it is an easy and low-altitude trek. You can enjoy Mardi Himal trekking at any season, but to take the optimum joy of the trek, you have to trek here in Spring Season (March-May) and Autumn Season (September - December). Mardi Himal Trek is easy, and it does not rain much in the monsoon season, so it is safe to trek even in the monsoon, only you have to be worried about the leeches during that time. Spring Season: This is considered the best time to trek on the Mardi trail. The lush rhododendron trees bloomed with colorful flowers all over the jungle, and the weather offer us the most beautiful views of the mountains. The temperature is also suitable for this period. Autumn Season: The festive season in Nepal, Mardi hosts a large number of domestic tourists in this season. The Autumn season has equal days and nights, balanced temperatures for trekking, and clear weather to have the lushest view of the mountain ranges. 

            Last minute booking

            For your convenience, Nepal Nirvana Trails provides last-minute reservations. You can book your trek with us 24 hours before the scheduled departure during the off-season and 72 hours during the peak trekking season. You can reach us directly by email at [email protected] or WhatsApp at +9779841380469 if you have any queries.

            FAQs

            • The Mardi Himal trek is one of the easiest and safest treks in the Annapurna Trekking region. There are no difficult roads and no high altitudes and passes, so it is easy to access. But, you should be prepared for everything that comes your way.

            • The food and accommodation services in Mardi Himal Trek are satisfactory and basic. The infrastructures are still in the developing phase, so there are no lavish services up the hill. You are served healthy, clean, and good services of food and accommodation in the region.

            • The trekking route will not follow the trail in which local people have their settlements. But still, telecommunication works well on the trail except in some forested trails, and some lodges will provide you with the internet at some added cost.

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