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Mardi Himal Trek is situated in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas and is a freshly opened trekking path. For a short hike in the Annapurna Region, this is one of the best. This isn’t yet as popular as others in Nepal it tends not to be as crowded. A perfect walk to enjoy the serenity.
This 7-day course that starts from Pokhara so it is perfect for those in the Pokhara region looking to do a short trail. If you are starting and ending from Kathmandu, you need to add 2 days to the itinerary because it takes around 7 hours to bus to and from Pokhara.
Why Mardi Himal?
- Shortest route near Pokhara
- Views of Mountains Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Mardi Himal, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre.
- Mardi People Cultures and Lifestyles
- Easy and Beginner’s Trip
- From Us: No hidden Charges, Free Cancellation
Mardi Himal Trekking Itinerary
Mardi Himal Trekking is one of the shortest routes that can be done in 7 days. We have made this itinerary by taking advice from our itinerary experts including the must-visit places en route. Be sure, it is only recommended the route, you can change it as per your comfort.
Day 1: Pokhara to Pothana (1,970m)
Day 2: Pothana to Forest Camp (2,550m)
Day 3: Forest Camp to High Camp (4,100m)
Day 4: Day Trip to Base Camp (4,500m)
Day 5: High Camp to Siding Village (1,280m)
Day 6: Siding Village to Pokhara (1,970m)
Day 7: Siding Village to Pokhara (1,970m)
Find each day by day itinerary details in itinerary section.
Trekking Route of Mardi Himal
The path is winding but quite easy and the view from bottom camp is outstanding. The path takes you a short distance to Mount Machchapuchhre. It offer everything you would expect: native culture, majestic forests, craggy rockscapes, and broad views of the Nepali landscape.
Mardi offers attention-grabbing view of mountains such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna Fang, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. During this trip, you are able to get to the highest possible point (4,100m / 13,451 ft) in such a short time.
The trail to Base Camp starts from Phedi, about 15 kilometres from Pokhara. From Phedi, the route starts to ascend for about 30 minutes to Dhampus. If you are short on time, it can be adjusted to start and finish at Siding. This would mean missing out on Dhampus, Pitam Deurali, and Forest Camp – arguably the best parts of the Mardi Route.
Mardi Himal Base Camp Cost
The cost depends upon the services you take and itinerary you choose. For the above 7 days trail, it costs you about $550. This the best price for the trip. The $550 includes your three time food, accommodation , trekking permits, guide and porter fees, and other necessary government document with trip completion certificate.
When is the Best Time?
Autumn(Sept – November) is Nepal’s apex and the best time to trek. So its best time for hiking in Mardi Himal as well. April – May is another incredible time for the trail.
From May-June, the valley starts to bloom. In June – September, there is the risk of bloodsuckers, storms augment gigantically. Along these lines, the least individuals travel in this time.
In October, along with beautiful mountain views, greenery you can also have perspective on national festivals of Nepal – Dashain and Tihar.
Trekking in December, is ideal time for those who hate walking in group. You will see only few groups in this time. Likewise, the guest houses are vacant. Mardi offers coldest nights and sunny morning in december.
It is located in Annapurna Region of Nepal. Hence, you must have Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP) along with Tourist Information Management System(TIMS) card to go upto High Camp of Mardi Himal. Each of the permits cost you around $20 (i.e. $40 in total).
You may be checked for permits anywhere in the trek. If you want to make permits on your own(without guide), you need your passport and fill small form to get these permits. You can get permit either in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Mardi Base Camp Trekking Difficulty
Mardi Himal is one the easiest trek in Annapurna Area. As we will be trolling through forest, there won’t be any problem of altitude sickness(AMS). However, you have to walk up and downs. So you should have good level of physical fitness.
We recommend you to do some physical exercises and warm ups one week prior to the trek. So that you can walk easily.
You can have typical Nepali Food(Dal, Bhat, Curry, Pickle) or some italian dish. Generally you can have om-lets, grains, breads, potatoes and some fruits. Please don’t expect to get any 5-star dishes during the trip.
Mardi is in rural area. Please do not expect any VIP stay. Hence, you should be comfortable to accommodate in small tea house/ guest house. There will be two single bed rooms in a room. You will get a shared room. And, There won’t be attached bathroom. You have to share common bathrooms in each stay.
How hard is trekking in Mardi Himal?
This is one of the easiest voyage. This tour will take you up to 4300m but there won’t be the problem of altitude sickness. And you do not have to have a high level of physical fitness and previous experience.
What are the challenges faced while traveling?
Since the trek is moderate. You have to go through terrain. Lack of proper accommodation and altitude sickness are some common challenges faced by visitors.
What is a good 6-9 day trek in Nepal?
Mardi Himal Base Camp is the best short trek that can be completed in 6-9 days. It is generally done 7 days.
Why should Mardi Trek be in your Bucket list?
1. Shortest Trek near Pokhara
2. Views of Mountains Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Mardi Himal, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre.
3. Mardi People Cultures and Lifestyles
4. Its Easy and for Beginner’s