Mardi Himal Trek is one of the best short-duration treks that can be done within 3 to 5 days. It’s easy to embark on a 5-day trip from Pokhara to Pokhara. However, if you’re pressed for time, we also offer 4-day and 3-day itineraries that are perfect for those who want to complete the trek quickly. If you have more than 5 days, we can combine the Mardi Himal Trek with another trek and explore side trips using the same trekking permit.
The Mardi Himal trail is highly demanded for short-day hiking, as it is enriched with amazing mountain views. If you are searching for the best package for trekking to Mardi Himal, you are in the right place. On this website, you will find many itineraries that combine Mardi Trekking with other treks in the Annapurna region, as well as very short route plans.
Mardi Himal Trek – a perfect adventure for both BEGINNERS AND EXPERIENCED TREKKERS
Located in the majestic Annapurna region, the Mardi Himal Trek stands as a perfect adventure canvas, inviting both beginners and seasoned trekkers alike to paint their own memorable journey. This trek offers a harmonious blend of stunning landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests to high alpine meadows, showcasing the diverse beauty of Nepal. For beginners, the well-maintained trails and gradual ascents provide an ideal introduction to the world of trekking, while experienced trekkers will appreciate the challenge of reaching the pristine Mardi Himal Base Camp. With breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare, Mardi Himal Trek promises an enriching experience for all, making it a must-try for those seeking a harmonious balance of adventure and natural splendor.
Trekking Name :
Mardi Himal Trek
Maximum Elevation :
4500m, Mardi Himal Base Camp
Trip duration :
5 days ( we have 3 to 14 days plan )
Trekking Difficulty :
Easy to Moderate
Best Time/Season :
March to May and October to Dec
Lodge Type :
ACAP Permit and TIMS Permit
WIFI and Mobile Network :
All over the Route
100 % Satisfaction GUARANTEED for Mardi Himal Trek
We at Base Camp Hike are pleased to present our well-crafted 5 DAYS Mardi Himal SHORT ITINERARY, which will give you experience of lifetime. Booking options are now open for 2024 and 2025, featuring affordable prices along with several itineraries. You can book Mardi Trip in less than 5 minutes. Our team is more than willing to customize this package to align with your holiday schedule, budget scale, and physical capabilities. When it comes to a reliable Trekking company for your MARDI HIMAL TREKKING, look no further and Contact Us Now.
Mardi Himal Trek Cost/Price
According to our 5-day plans, the cost of the Mardi Himal Trek is USD 398 per person, based on double occupancy. This price covers most trekking-related expenses, making it an all-inclusive best price. As the group size increases, the cost of the trip decreases. Therefore, we can offer group discounts.
The cost of the trip depends on the itinerary. Please refer to the above itineraries for pricing details.
ECONOMY PACKAGE PRICE FOR 5 DAYS MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP TREK
We completely understand that not everyone prefers the economy package. Some may opt for a premium trekking package that encompasses nearly all aspects of the Mardi Himal Trekking experience, from transportation to and from Kathmandu/Pokhara. With our premium/comfort package, you’ll get many additional amenities that are not available in the economy package.
This premium package includes a Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight, a one-night stay in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast, another one-night stay in a 3-star hotel in Pokhara, unlimited meals throughout the trek, three cups of tea or coffee daily, access to safe drinking water, Wi-Fi and phone services, battery charging facilities, hot showers, and the assistance of a guide for groups of six or more during the trek. While all teahouses on the Mardi Himal Trek offer similar amenities, we ensure you receive the best within the same category. Below are the prices for the Mardi Himal premium/comfort trekking package, which vary based on the size of your group.
Among the short days to long days plan, 5 days Mardi Himal Trek is best for entry-level trekkers including experienced hikers. If you want to do five days duration Mardi Himal Trekking from Pokhara or from Kathmandu with local agency in Nepal, we’re here for your trip.
In our 5 days plan, we can start our trip from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara as well as from and to Kathmandu. In order to start and ends in Kathmandu, we have to take Kathmandu to Pokhara flight.
Price USD 398
ITINERARY of 5 Days Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara
Drive to Dhampus and trek to Forest Camp
Forest Camp to High Camp
Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and back to Badal Danda
You will be picked up by your guide at your hotel in Pokhara to start the Mardi Trek. We will then drive to Dhampus Village and start our trekking.
On this day, we will have lunch at Pittam Deurali, a beautiful village from where we can see the Annapurna range if the weather is clear. After lunch, we will walk most of the day inside the forest, where we can see oak, maple, rhododendron, and hemlock trees. If we are lucky, we may catch glimpses of deer, monkeys, and other animals. The total distance from Dhampus Village to Forest Camp is 12 kilometers (7.46 miles), and it takes approximately 6 to 7 hours to walk.
Drive duration: 1 hour approx
Trek duration: 6 to 7 hours
Trek Distance: 12 km ( 7.5 miles )
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse in Forest Camp
Day 2: Forest Camp to High Camp
On the second day of our trek, we will trek from Forest Camp to High Camp. The trail from Forest Camp to Rest Camp is quite easy and takes only one hour. After one and a half hours of walking from Rest Camp, you will reach Low Camp.
From Low Camp, you will have awesome views of Mount Fishtail. Low Camp is the junction of two trails: one from Forest Camp and the other from Siding. Those who want to finish the Mardi Himal trek within 4 days follow the Siding to Low Camp trail.
We can have lunch at Low Camp or Badal Danda, whichever you prefer. In one and a half hours of walking from Low Camp, we will reach Badal Danda. From Badal Danda, you will have magical mountain views (360-degree views).
Beyond Badal Danda, we will have a great view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail. The trail will also be treeless due to the high elevation. The trail continues to High Camp through the grassland with some isolated Rhododendron bushes along the way. You may see the colorful Danphe pheasant on this section of the trail. After walking for another 2-3 hours from Badal Danda, we will reach High Camp. High Camp offers superb views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Mardi Himal. High Camp is the last camp of the Mardi Himal Trekking. Stay overnight at the guesthouse in High Camp.
Trek duration: 6 to 7 hours
Trek Distance: 8.5 km ( 5.3 miles )
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse in High Camp
Day 3: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp ( 4,500m ) or View Point ( 4200m ) and retrace to Badal Danda
On the third day, we will hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp or Viewpoint (depending on the guest’s interest). Today marks the most highlighted and challenging day of our 5-day Mardi Trekking. We will wake up around 3:40 AM and start our hike around 4 AM. We will go to Mardi Himal Base Camp without luggage but with a daypack as we have to come back to the same place after the hike.
We have to wake up early in the morning in order to catch the sunrise view from the viewpoint or on the way to the viewpoint (depending on walking speed). If we start in the late morning, we will miss the beautiful sunrise views as well as the eye-catching mountain views because of clouds/fog.
Generally, clouds start in the late morning. Around 2 hours of walking from High Camp, we will reach the viewpoint station. There are three Teashops there where we can have tea or coffee with amazing mountain views. For breakfast, we have to pack breakfast that we can eat along the way. The kitchen will not be ready by the time we start hiking.
We will hike through the narrow way from the lower viewpoint before reaching the upper viewpoint. However, the view at the end of the trek makes all the hard work worth it. Machhapuchhre is a sacred mountain in Nepal. No one has ever climbed the summit because of its sacred value. To date, Machhapuchhre remains unclimbed.
On the way to Mardi Himal Base Camp, we can see Mardi Himal (5587m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna I (8091m), Baraha Shikhar (Annapurna Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singha Chuli (6501m), and more others.
After reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp, we will retrace to High Camp and have lunch. After lunch at High Camp, we will trek to Badal Danda, which will be one and a half hours of walking. The total distance from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp and back to Badal Danda is 9 kilometers ( 5.6 miles), and it takes approximately 7 to 8 hours to walk.
Trek duration: 7 to 8 hours
Trek Distance: 9 km ( 5.6 miles )
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse in Badal Danda
Day 4: Badal Danda to Landruk
On the fourth day of our trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp, we will make the journey to Landruk from Badal Danda. From Badal Danda, we will descend down to Forest Camp using the same way that we used before. However, from Forest Camp, we will follow a different route to go to Landruk. We will have lunch at Rest Camp or Forest Camp. The total distance between Badal Danda and Landruk is 10 kilometers ( 4.6 miles ), and it takes approximately 6 to 7 hours to walk. Stay overnight at a Guesthouse in Landruk.
Trek duration: 6 to 7 hours
Trek Distance: 10 km ( 6.2 miles )
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse in Landruk
Day 5: Trek to Siwai and drive to Pokhara
The Day 5th marks the end of our short trekking to Mardi Himal. On this day, we will make a short trek to Siwai, which will be a 1.5 to 2-hour walk. The total distance between Landruk and Siwai is 1.7 kilometers (1 miles), and it takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to walk. From Siwai, we will take a private taxi or jeep ( depending on group size ) to drive to Pokhara. Upon reaching your hotel in Pokhara, our trekking will be finished.
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There are many route options to get to Mardi Base Camp. Depending on the available time and preference of the trekkers, we can make it very short to long. We can do it in 3 days to 14 days depending on the route. The following are some of the popular routes related to Mardi Trekking:
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Is prior hiking experience necessary for this adventure? Can beginners in hiking participate in this activity?
No, it is not necessary. This is an easy to moderate difficulty trek. If you can walk for around 5-6 hours a day, that is sufficient. Therefore, it is suitable for beginner trekkers (novice hikers).
Are there any age restrictions for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?
There are no official age restrictions for the Mardi Himal Trekking. However, due to the nature of the trek and the physical demands involved, it is generally recommended for individuals aged 12 and above. It is important to be in good health and have a reasonable level of fitness.
Can you provide me with a 5-day itinerary for the Mardi Trek starting from Pokhara or Kathmandu?
In the 5-day itinerary, we will fly to Pokhara, drive to Dhampus, and trek to Forest Camp if you are coming from Kathmandu. However, if you are already in Pokhara, we will first drive to Dhampus and then trek to Forest Camp. On the second day, we will trek from Forest Camp to High Camp and stay overnight at High Camp.
On the third day, you will hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and back to High Camp. Likewise, on the second-to-last day (the 4th day), we will trek to Landruk and stay overnight there. On the 5th day, we will trek to Siwai and drive to Pokhara. You can even reach Kathmandu on that day by flight or by road transfer. This is how we can do the Mardi Himal Trekking within 5 days from Pokhara as well as from Kathmandu.
It is much easier to do the 5-day Mardi Trek than the 2-night/3-day trek to Mardi Himal. However, if you don’t have 5 days for trekking, we also have a 4-day itinerary for the Mardi Trekking. To get to the trekking starting point (Dhampus), we can take a cab or jeep from Pokhara (depending on the size of the group). To reach Pokhara, we can fly or drive. From Landruk (the trekking closing point), we can drive to Pokhara by jeep/cab.
What is the difficulty level of the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek?
Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp is considered an easy to moderate difficulty trek. If you want to complete this trek in 5 days, you will need to walk for 6 to 7 hours per day. It involves walking on steep and uneven terrain, but it does not require any technical climbing skills.
For the optimal experience on the Mardi Himal Trail, it is recommended to visit during the Spring season (March to May) or Autumn season (September to November). These seasons provide stable weather conditions, clear skies, and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. However, it is important to note that these seasons are typically crowded. If you wish to avoid large crowds, consider visiting slightly before or after these peak seasons.
What are the accommodation options during the trek?
Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Mardi Himal Trail?
Hiring a guide is not compulsory for the Mardi Himal Trek, but it is highly recommended, especially for novice trekkers. A guide can assist with navigation, provide valuable insights, and ensure your safety throughout the journey. Even for experienced hikers, a guide can make their trip more enjoyable and safe. So, we suggest hiring a guide for trekking.
Can I trek this route independently?
Yes, you can do this route independently, but it is not advisable. We strongly recommend going with a registered trekking company so that you will have a comfortable and safe journey.
What should I pack for Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp?
Trekking essentials for Mardi Himal Base Camp include boots, jacket, pants, thermal layers, thick socks, gloves, and sunglasses. For a detailed packing list, visit the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Packing List.
How high is the highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek?
The highest point of the Mardi Himal Trekking is Mardi Himal Base Camp, which stands at an elevation of approximately 4,500 meters ( 14,764 feet ) above sea level.
Are there any altitude-related risks on this trail?
While the maximum altitude that you will stay overnight is 3550 meters (High Camp), it is not that risky in terms of high altitude sickness. However, some tourists experience high altitude sickness symptoms while hiking from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Where is the Mardi Himal located?
The Mardi Himal Trek is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, near Pokhara. The distance from Pokhara to Mardi Himal Base Camp is 31 kilometers (19 miles) in a straight line. However, the total hiking distance is around 57 kilometers (35 miles).
How can I get to the starting point of the Mardi trek? What are my transportation options?
The starting point of the Mardi Himal Trek is usually Kande or Dhampus Phedi, which are easily accessible from Pokhara. We can reach Pokhara either by domestic flight or by surface transfer from Kathmandu. From Pokhara to the starting point of the trek and from the ending point back to Pokhara, we can hire a private taxi/jeep or take a shared jeep/local bus.
Is it possible to extend or modify the Itinerary?
Yes, it is possible to extend or shorten the itinerary. This means we can modify the Mardi Himal trekking itinerary according to your preferences. To extend the trek, you can choose to add side trips, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the Khopra Ridge Trek, or the Poon Hill Trek. We can also shorten the trek to 3 days, which is a very short itinerary.
Can I buy or rent trekking gear and equipment in Kathmandu, or do I need to do it in Pokhara?
Yes, you can buy or rent trekking gear in Kathmandu as well as in Pokhara. There are several trekking gear and clothing shops in Kathmandu/Pokhara where you can buy or rent trekking gear and clothing, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking pants, trekking poles, and other items needed for a successful mountain trip. However, it is advisable to bring your own well-fitted and comfortable hiking boots.
Is it possible to do the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek during the monsoon season?
While it is possible to trek the Mardi Himal route during the monsoon season (June to August), it is not advisable due to slippery, muddy trails, heavy rainfall, and the possibility of landslides too at lower parts of the trail. Mainly, the visibility of the mountains may also be limited (covered by clouds) during the monsoon season.
Are there any ATMs available on the Mardi Himal trekking route?
There are no ATMs available on the trekking route to Mardi Himal Base Camp. It is advisable to prepare local cash (NPR) in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting the trek.
How far in advance should I book this trip?
It is recommended to book your trek to Mardi in advance, especially during the peak trekking seasons (spring and autumn). Booking a few months in advance will ensure the availability of a professional guide, proper accommodations, and other necessary things. It takes less than 5 minutes to book your trip with our company, Base Camp Hike Pvt. Ltd.
Are there any water sources available along the trail?
Yes, there are limited water sources along the trail where you can refill your water bottles. However, it is suggested to buy safe drinking water from teahouses or use water purification tablets to avoid the risk of waterborne diseases.
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