Mardi Himal Trek  |  6 Days

Mardi Himal Trek is a short 6 days trek that will take you to the base of Mardi Himal. Located in the Annapurna region, Mardi Himal Trek is a newly open and famous trekking trail. Mardi Himal Trekking is perfect for anyone who has limited time on their hand but wants to witness stunning Himalayan mountains as well as gorgeous sceneries.  The trek follows least traveled routes in the Annapurna region, which makes the journey more peaceful and relaxing. The trail is short but difficult and slippery until you reach Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail will lead you at the moderate altitude through the remote path crossing dense forests and lovely villages. The trek will present you views of picturesque villages, lush green hills, beautiful forests of oak & rhododendron, lovely lakes, cascading waterfalls, fine valleys, and the high Himalayas. You will get to see panoramic views of Annapurna range (8,091 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and many other mountains.

Mardi Himal Trek begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kande. From here, you will ascend to Pothana/Deurali through lovely forests of oak, rhododendron, and magnolia. The trail then takes you to Low Camp through beautiful rhododendron forest following a ridge. Leaving Low Camp behind, you will continue to trek towards High Camp, located at a small pasture. You will then ascend all the way up to the Mardi Base Camp enjoying captivating sceneries and amazing views of  Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Gangapurna, (7,455 m) and many others.  Today, the trail will be more difficult than other days. Spending some time at the Mardi Himal Base Camp, we will descend back to Lumre via Sidding and drive to Pokhara. And, our short yet adventurous Mardi Himal Trek comes to end.

We, Good Vibe Adventure have designed our Mardi Himal Trek itinerary professionally. Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate trek. You do not need to have prior trekking experience to go on this trek. Be a part of this short adventurous journey with us, and we will make sure you enjoy every moment of the trip. We also design itineraries as per our guest's requirements. Feel free to contact us for any further information or Mardi Himal Trek cost.

Trip Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Explore abundant flora and fauna
  • See gorgeous sceneries throughout the trail
  • Experience a rich tradition & culture
  • Witness picturesque villages, lush green hills, beautiful forests of oak & rhododendron, lovely lakes, cascading waterfalls & fine valleys
  • Panoramic views of Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many other mountains

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Drive to Kande and trek to Pothana/Deurali (2,125m); 3/4 hrs:After having breakfast, we begin our drive towards Kande. Within an hour of the scenic drive, we will reach Kande. From here, we trek towards Pothana (or Deurali). The trail will be easy and included forested path along with refreshing landscape views. Upon reaching Pothana/Deurali, we get settled in our lodge and rest for the day enjoying delicious food.
  • 2Day 2: Trek to Low Camp (3,150 m); 3/4 hrs:Today. the trail continues toward Low Cap. The first part of the trail will take us to Forest Camp following the main Annapurna trekking trail. From here, we will ascend through beautiful rhododendron forest following a ridge. Upon reaching Low Camp, we get to see fantastic views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m) and Mardi Himal (5,587 m). There is only three lodges in Low Camp with facilities like Wi-Fi, hot shower, extra blankets.
  • 3Day 3: Trek to High Camp (3,700 m); 5/6 hrs:Waking up early, we will ascend to High Camp, which is a small pasture. We will hike up to Badal Danda and leaving the tree line behind, we will enter in the alpine zone. We will pass by Mardi Himal ridge witnessing amazing views of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), and Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m). On the way, we also get to see gorgeous rhododendron bushes and colorful Danphe pheasant (national bird of Nepal).
  • 4Day 4: Hike to Mardi Base Camp and trek back to High Camp (4,500 m); 3/4 hrs:Today, the trail is going to be more difficult than other days. We will ascend on a steep trail along with frequent rugged and uneven sections. We will reach ridge top, which is marked as Mardi Himal Base Camp, however, it is not the real one. On the way, we will get to see spectacular landscape view and panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Gangapurna, (7,455 m) and many others. After spending some time at the Mardi Himal Base Camp, we will trek back to High Camp following the same route to stay overnight.
  • 5Day 5: Trek to Sidding (1,700 m); 6/7 hrs:After having a warm breakfast, we will descend down to Sidding village. The trail will be slippery and steep, so we will descend slowly as well as carefully. Sidding is a beautiful village with many facilities like Wi-Fi, organic & non-organic foods, fresh water, and many more. We will spend today's night in one of the lodges of Sidding.
  • 6Day 6: Trek to Lumre and drive back to Pokhara by jeep:The trail further descends down to Lumre. Upon reaching here, we will take a small break to have our lunch. Further, we hop on a private jeep and drive back to Pokhara seeing beautiful countryside views.

Cost Includes

Transport

  • All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfers with private vehicles.
  • Pokhara to Phedi by private vehicle.  
  • Sidding to pokhara by private Vehicles.
  • Transfer to Nepali restaurant.

Accommodations

  • Pokhara (2Ns):2**Category Hotel (But it can be customized according to your requirement about hotel).
  • Mardi Himal Trekking (5Ns): Best Available Lodge Accommodation during treks on twin sharing basis room.

Meals

  • There are multiple selections in meals item in Mardi Himal trekking. But, it can be basic and may not have choices in menu some of the rest places.
  • Breakfast: includes full trip.
  • Lunch: During the trekking (6 Lunches)
  • Dinner: During the trekking (5 Dinners)
  • Guide and Potter
  • Trekking Guide leader in mountains.
  • 1 Sherpa potter for 2 trekkers in mountain.

Trekking Package

  • Best Lodge Accommodations Mountain , all meals during trekking, all necessary staff with experienced leader (guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Taxes and Entrance Fee
  • All the applicable services charges, government taxes, all necessary paperwork and permits (Annapurna Conservations Area permit, TIMS Card).

Others

  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Good Vibe Adventure offers you Farewell Dinner on last night.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water & Hot Drinks Tea and Coffee, Hot Shower, Batteries charge, Heater during the Trek and Sweet things like desert).
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping is voluntary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
  • Trip Duration 6 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge Trek
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