Mardi Himal Trek

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Trek Region
Trip Grade
Highest Elevation
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Tea House Basis
Trek Duration
6 Nights 7 Days
Best Time
All round a year
Start/End Point
Pokhara to Pokhara

Are you ready for the hiking of a lifetime? Look no further than the Mardi Himal Trek, a hidden gem in the Himalayas that is waiting to be discovered by adventure seekers like you. This trek offers an off-the-beaten-path experience, away from the crowds and commercialization of other popular Himalayan treks. You’ll be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and charming villages along the way. And the best part? You’ll have the opportunity to challenge yourself both physically and mentally as you trek through challenging terrain and altitude. The Mardi Himal Trek may not be as well-known as some of the other treks in the region, but it’s a true hidden gem that will leave you with memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime in the Himalayas.

Trip highlights

  • Drive towards Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • Explore Gurung village and get to know about the Gurung culture and tradition
  • Visit Annapurna Conservation Area and get a chance to see endangered animals
  • Suitable for all age groups people
  • Shower in a natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda
  • Mesmerizing views of the mountain like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, fishtail, and many more
  • Get a chance to explore the beautiful city of lakes which is Pokhara
  • Visit one of the hidden gems of the Annapurna region
  • Less crowded place and perfect for peace with the nature lover
  • Get into the rural life of the high Himalayan land of Nepal

How long is Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Trekking is one of the shortest trekking in Nepal and this trekking route is perfect for those people who have limited time to trek in Nepal. While trekking this beautiful destination, it takes almost 6 to 7 days to complete the whole trek and this trekking is one of the shortest trekking in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal Trek is only for 6 to 7 days of trekking and if you want to extend trekking for more days then you can combine other trekking with this beautiful trekking.

You can combine this trekking with Ghandruk Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill, and Panchase Trek with mesmerizing mountain views. This beautiful trek starts with a 1-hour drive towards Kande from Pokhara. There are so many routes to start this beautiful trek but Kande is one of the best and most walking routes for the Mardi Himal Trek. And combining with other routes makes your journey more memorable.

How difficult is Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened trekking destination with less crowded where it provides an off-the-beaten trail experience for those who are mountain and adventure lovers. This beautiful trekking destination is moderately difficult in comparison to other trekking destinations in Nepal. This trekking is easy and can do for every age group of people. Trekking in Nepal offers a variety of trekking destination which is easy to difficult and busy to more peaceful and from them Mardi Himal Trek is one of them.

Well, there are many factors that cause difficulty when embarking on this route, and from them, one is altitude sickness, weather and climates, the duration of the trek, and the route you choose for trekking. And most trekking destination has a common difficulty which is altitude sickness it is because Nepal offers you to trek in the high Himalayan land and it is common to have altitude sickness in the high Himalayan land. This trail offers countless things to the trekkers and that is why people love coming here again and again.

Best time for trekking in Mardi Himal Trek

Before embarking on trekking in Nepal, you must have to know about the perfect time to start trekking. This short trek is popular among the one who has a busy lifestyle and is new to high altitude so is better to know about the weather and temperature for trekking on this route. For trekking this beautiful route, you have four seasons and from four season autumn and spring season is perfect for trekking in this route. It is just because these seasons are perfect for trekking in every corner of Nepal.

During these seasons, you will get mesmerizing views of the mountain with beautiful landscapes, awesome small villages, and beautiful natural scenery. In the autumn season, the surrounding of this route becomes the summer falls and during this time the visibility of the mountain ranges and scenic beauty of this region seems to be spectacular. And in the spring season, you will have an awesome forest view which is full of flowers everywhere. You can also trek in winter and summer seasons but in these seasons the entire route is slippery and muddy and everywhere foggy and the views are not so clear.

Trekking Difficulty Level and Duration

Mardi Himal Trek is considered a moderate trek, but it’s still challenging due to its steep ascents and descents. The trek takes you through a variety of terrain, including forests, rocky terrain, and high alpine terrain. You’ll need to be in good physical shape to complete this trek, but it’s still achievable for most people with proper preparation.

The duration of the trek is typically 7-10 days, depending on the itinerary you choose. The shorter itinerary skips the High Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp, while the longer itinerary includes these destinations. The shorter itinerary is ideal for trekkers who are short on time or want a less challenging trek, while the longer itinerary is perfect for those who want to push themselves to the limit and experience the full beauty of the region.

Safety Tips for Mardi Himal Trek

Safety is a top priority when trekking in the Himalayas. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when trekking the Mardi Himal Trek:

– Acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness

– Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated

– Follow the advice of your guide

– Dress appropriately for the weather conditions

– Bring a first aid kit

– Be prepared for emergencies

– Respect the local culture and traditions

Trip Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus drive 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 03: Pokhara to Deurali (2100m). 4 hour
  • Day 04: Deurali to Forest Camp (2400m) 5 hours
  • Day 05: Forest Camp to Low Camp or Badal Dada (2970m) 5 hour
  • Day 06: Low Camp or Badal Dada to High Camp (3550m) average 5 hrs
  • Day 07: Hike to Mardi Himal Viewpoint (4000m.) and return to Low Camp 8 hrs
  • Day 08: Low Camp to Siding (1700m.) 5 hrs
  • Day 09: Siding to Pokhara 2 Hrs Drive
  • Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus drive 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 11: Final International Departure

Details Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu includes Breakfast.
  • 2-night hotel in Pokhara includes Breakfast.
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit and Paperwork as Annapurna conservation entry permits (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • Local Transportation Sharing Jeep or Van.
  • All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: Government License Holder Trekking Guide An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking porter ( one porter for two members) No Porter for Solo Trekkers
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffel bag, and walking stick, if necessary.
  • After the successful trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provide an Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid for by your Travel insurance company.
  • All government taxes and Service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Private Car, Jeep, Van, Flight, or Helicopter
  • personal expenses (bar bills, beer, coke, a bottle of water, hot water, phone call, laundry service, Helicopter rescue, Electronic device recharge such as Mobile, Camera, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porters, and driver.

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