Mardi Himal Trek - 7 Days

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 trek. 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.

Mardi Himal Trek Route Map

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. This hike offers everything you would expect of a Nepal trekking experience including native culture, majestic forests, craggy rockscapes, and broad views of the Nepali landscape.

The Mardi Himal trek offers an 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 trek on to Mardi Himal Base Camp takes you to 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, this trek can be adjusted to start and finish at Siding (1,750m / 5,741 ft). This would mean missing out on Dhampus, Pitam Deurali, and Forest Camp – arguably the best parts of the Mardi Trek.

Trek Difficulty Level

Mardi Himal 7 Day Trek is considered an easy hikes. On a scale of 1 to 10, it is rated 5.

In general, you won’t have any problems in going to Mardi Base Camp. We recommend doing some minor works out prior to the trekking. However, without proper guidance and at bad weather you may have some trouble trekking to base camp.

Best Time/Season to Trek in Mardi Himal

Autumn(Sept – November) is Nepal’s apex and the best time to trek. So its best time for trekking in Mardi Himal as well. April – May is another incredible time of visiting Mardi Himal Base Camp.

From May-June, the valley starts to bloom, and a better than average time to trek. In June – September, there is the risk of bloodsuckers, storms augment gigantically. Along these lines, the least individuals travel in this time.

We don’t prescribe to walk in December to January in light of the fact that there is a peril of way being closed by snowfall. Mardi Himal Trek climate ought to be a great idea to get 100% from it.

Day 1
Pokhara to Pothana (1,970m / 6,463 ft)

Trekking Itinerary to Mardi starts after an early breakfast, from Pokhara you will catch a bus to Phedi. The trek could also be started from Nayapul. After about 40 minutes bus ride, you will start the 5 hours trek towards the destination for the day, Pothana. Walking through the dense jungle will take you to the beautiful village of Dhampus.

From Dhampus, a steep climb will first take us to the Australian Camp, passing Deurali. Further on you walk up to Pothana situated on the Annapurna Circuit trail. The evening can be spent exploring Pothana.

5 Hours Trekking

All Meals Included

Overnight in Guesthouse

Day 2
Pothana to Forest Camp (2,550m / 8,366 ft)

Todays destination in this course is Forest Camp. From Pothana, the stone paved trail lead uphill until reaching Deurali. From Deurali, you leave the trail and catch an off-the-beaten trail that heads east.

The trail passes through the dense forest and you will witness various flora and fauna along with some sightings of wild animals. Occasionally, the trail presents us with the glimpses of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif. You finally reach the Forest Camp where you will spend the night in a tented camp.

7 Hours Trekking

All Meals Included

Overnight in Tents

Day 3
Forest Camp to High Camp (4,100m / 13,451 ft)

Leaving forest camp, you start walking towards High Camp climbing to an altitude of 4,100m (13,451 ft) walking across beautiful ridges. From Forest camp, the path leads towards lesser forest trails and more uphill with breathtaking landscapes.

From Forest Camp, you start walking towards the steep trails. There is almost no settlement in this region except some people who herd their animals. You first reach low camp, and then we pass the Nangge Danda to reach the high camp. If the day is not cloudy, you see the glimpses of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Base Camp.

6 Hours Trekking

All Meals Included

Overnight in Tents

Day 4
Day Trip to Base Camp (4,500m / 14,763 ft)

Waking up early in the morning, you will see the sunrise amidst the clouds. After breakfast, you walk on a narrow rocky trail on the edge of the hilltops to reach the base camp of Mardi Himal.

Leaving High Camp, you ascend for about 4 hours crossing one hill to another. The view is simply gorgeous as you witness all the mountains up close. After enjoying the views from the base camp, you walk back to the High Camp. You the drop down to High Camp from Base Camp and stay the night before descending to Siding tomorrow.

6 Hours Trekking

All Meals Included

Overnight in Tents

Day 5
High Camp to Siding Village (1,280m / 4,199 ft)

From High Camp, you will walk amidst the forest, waterfalls and some hills before reaching the village of Siding. The Mardi Himal trek crosses the Nangge Danda and steep descent brings you back to Low Camp. From the Low Camp, you leave the trail used earlier and head towards the Mardi Khola River through the dense forest. The walk continues till Siding.

7 Hours Trekking

All Meals Included

Overnight in Guesthouse

Day 6
Siding Village to Pokhara (1,970m / 6,463 ft)

After breakfast, you will hike down following the river until Lumiere from where you’ll catch a bus for a ride back to Pokhara. And its end of Beautiful Hiking. A private vehicle can also be hired from here. (not included in package) The drive will be for an hour and will cross beautiful flat terrains with vegetation, little bridges, and waterfalls. Upon reaching Pokhara you check in to your Hotel.

3 Hours Trekking / 1 Hour Drive

All Meals Included

Day 7
Siding Village to Pokhara (1,970m / 6,463 ft)

After a number of days of the tiring Mardi Himal Trek, you can spend the day relaxing in the city of Pokhara. The surrounding and territory itself will calm us and relax our stressed muscles. Pokhara is a beautiful place that offers a number of attractions to both tourist and the local people. Today you spend your time exploring various attractions of Pokhara.

Breakfast Included

Mardi Himal Trek Cost Includes

  • The cost of mardi himal trek is about $550. This price includes the following services. Your cost of trekking depends upon the services you choose!
  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

Mardi Himal Trek Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Mardi Himal Trek - FAQ

How hard is Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the easiest treks. This trek 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 trekking experience.

What Permits are required?

You need special permits to trek in Mardi Himal Range. You should have TIMS card and ACA Permit for this trek. Each permit costs about USD 20.

When is the best time for this Trek?

The months of September, October, April, and May are the perfect month for Trekking in Mardi Himal. Generally, the sky is clear, the climate is good and weather is favorable for trekking in these months.

What are the challenges faced by trekkers while traveling on the Trek?

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 Base Camp Trek is the best short trek that can be completed in 6-9 days. It is generally 7 days long trek.

Why should this route 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. Easy and Beginner's Trek

Find the necessary things for the Mardi Himal Trek. The following trekking gears makes your trek much easier.

  • T-shirts,  Shirts
  • Trekking Trousers and Shorts
  • Water Bottles
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favourite Snacks and Diets
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles

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Price From USD $ 550/person
Total $ 550 USD

Trip Facts

  • Bus
  • 1-12 People
  • 4100m
  • Easy
  • 7-12 days
  • September, October, April, May

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