Mardi Himal Trek
Looking for an exciting yet easy and shorter trek in the Annapurna region? Then, this Mardi Himal trek is just the perfect trekking route for you.
Mardi Himal Trek is an emerging destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal, gaining popularity among trekkers seeking shorter and easier treks. Mardi Himal (5587m) is situated just east of the Annapurna Base Camp and is known as the hidden treasure of the Annapurna Region – the ‘Unseen Jewel’ –making it perfect for those who want to avoid the crowds and experience trekking on the beaten off the path. If you are seeking a budget adventure, Mardi Himal Base Camp awaits you.
This moderately difficult Mardi Base Camp trek is an adventure that covers amazing landscapes, dense forests, and stunning snow-capped peaks. Known as the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek, this hike passes through the heavily forested area and wilderness of the mountains. Starting at Kande, the landscape of the Mardi Himal Trek Map changes into the high Rocky Mountains as you pass via the forests filled with rhododendrons, pines, juniper, bamboo, and oaks. The forest is all green and fresh until Low Camp. Beyond that, as you approach the high camp, you can see the alpine grassland being dominant. From high camp, we climb to the Mardi Viewpoint and then to the Mardi Base Camp before walking down to Phedi.
Throughout the trek, you witness the stunning views of some of the most famous mountains and mountain ranges in the world, such as the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu mountain range, Mount Machhapuchhre (6988m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m) and of course Mardi Himal Peak (5587m) will accompany you. This Mardi Himal trail also gives our travelers the chance to experience the unique tradition and culture of Nepal, as we come across several villages like Siding, Lwang, and Ghale land, as well as terraced farms and sacred rivers.
My Everest Trip makes sure that you stay safe and comfortable whilst trekking in Nepal – with our highly experienced Mardi Himal trek guides always available to help. Or if you would like to know more about what it’s like to take this trip, you can check out our Mardi Himal trek blog below.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Altitude: 1400m
MyEveryTrip Mardi Himal Trek starts as soon as you land at the airport in Kathmandu. You will find our driver waiting with a car right outside the airport gate so that you can easily drive to your hotel in Thamel. In the evening we have an explanatory session for Mardi Trek and a welcome dinner planned for our guests. Before that, you can engage yourself in personal activity. If we have enough time you can also go sightseeing around Kathmandu. Our guide will also help you with some remaining shopping and get your bags ready for Mardi Himal Trekking.
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara
- Altitude: 800m
- Duration: 8 hours/ 25-mins
Pokhara, a beautiful city of lakes lying in the west of Kathmandu at about 200 km away, is the starting point of our Mardi Himal Trekking. We drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist bus or fly from Kathmandu Airport to Pokhara airport. Driving along the Trishuli highway with the site of the lush green forest takes about 8 hours. Or, you can choose to fly directly into Pokhara. This is about 25 minutes of a flight accompanied by the views of the Mountains.
If we reach Pokhara early, we shall stop around Phewa for boating. We can also join the evening prayer (Arati) in Phewa and then enjoy the charm of the Lakeside and get lost in the nightlife of Pokhara.
Day 3: Drive to Kande and trek to Forest Camp
- Altitude: 4500 meters
- Duration: 7 hours walk
After breakfast on the bank of Phewa Lake, we hop in a private car that drives us from Pokhara to Kande via Hemja. Kande, a small settlement of 10 to 15 houses is where we start the Mardi Himal Trek on foot. From Kande, we walk on a path leading us to the Australian base camp. After this challenging part, we stop for an exciting lunch at the Australian base camp or Deurali. From Deurali, the trail is rather relaxing as we walk via the thick forest. They are a few uphill and downhill walk before we reach forest camp for the night. Forest camp has about ten tea houses where we can get good food and comfortable sleep.
Day 4: Trek to Low Camp
- Altitude: 2540 m
- Duration: 3 to 4 hours
After the long day of the walk to the forest camp, the 4th day of the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is rather relaxing and fun. We enjoy a leisure-ish breakfast at forest camp and then start walking. After half an hour, we stop at a viewpoint for the mountain Panorama. Now as we walk upwards in the forest, the Mardi Himal trail is not marked well. So, make sure that you listen to your guide. carefully. We reach Low camp at about 1 p.m. Although many trekkers prefer to head towards Low Camp on the same day, we let our acclimatize. MyEverestTrip Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary is quite relaxing.
Day 5: Trek to High Camp
- Altitude: 3580 m
- Duration: 4 hours
Since the walking duration from Low Camp to High camp of Mardi Himal Peak is only about 4 to 5 hours, we start the walk quite late in the morning. After breakfast at low camp, we start walking uphill. The forest has now changed into different kinds of landscapes with small glasses all around. On a newly made stone path, we climb beyond the middle camp and see the amazing mountain views before us. From about 2 to 3 pm, we find ourselves resting in one of the most beautiful hotels available at High Camp. It’s amazing that locals have built such a comfortable hotel even in the rough landscape of mountains at high camp.
Day 6: Trek to Mardi Base Camp/ viewpoint and back
- Altitude: 3580 m
- Duration: 5 hours
Today is the most challenging day of your Mardi Himal Base Camp trek. We wake up at around 3:30 or 4:00 a.m. to climb up to the Mardi upper viewpoint before sunrise. If you manage to climb the tough hill from high camp to the Mardi viewpoint with the help of a flashlight, you will be at the viewpoint before Sunrise. The views of entire mountain vistas turning Golden in the morning are the most amazing sight of Annapurna, Fishtail, and Mardi during the trek.
From the upper viewpoint, we can either walk to the Base Camp or return back to the high camp. Walk to base camp is about 3 hours from the viewpoint and the views of the mountains are not that clear, so many trekkers prefer to skip it. However, we suggest that you climbed up to the base camp and then walk back to the high camp in the daytime. You might want to carry some food in your handbag as there are no restaurants beyond high camp. As you return back to the high camp we have our lunch and the rest of our snacks. We will start to return only tomorrow.
Day 7: Trek to Phedi and Drive to Pokhara
- Altitude: 800 meters
- Duration: 5 hours walk and 2-hour drive
Keep your knees strong as you have a long walking day today. We walk all the way from high camp to low camp and then start walking towards Phedi. The Mardi Himal trail leading to Phedi is quite steep and you need to be very careful about the falling rocks. After 4 to 5 hours of the walk, we finally cross Modi Khola and reach Phedi. At Phedi, a private Jeep will be waiting for us. The Jeep shall drive us to Pokhara in less than two hours. Plus, in the evening, you will find yourself enjoying the vibrant streets of Lakeside once again.
Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu
- Duration: 8 hours ride
As the journey approaches the end, our plan for the 8th day of the Mardi Base Camp trek is to drive back to Kathmandu. After breakfast at our hotel in Pokhara, we hop into the tourist bus that shall drive along the Prithvi highway. Witnessing the awesome Trishuli River and the lush soft tropical forest, we reach Pokhara to Kathmandu by evening. Even then, you shall have some time for shopping and roaming up around Thamel. In the evening, we shall all gather for short interaction and a farewell dinner.
Day 9: Departure
Today, you fly back to your respective country, it’s your final morning in Nepal. Inform us about your flight schedule so that we can send you a car to the airport. We wish you a safe journey home and probably we will meet again.
Accommodation in Mardi Base Camp
In the trek: Mardi Himal Trek is a popular tea house trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Don’t know what a tea house is? It’s a small guest house owned by the locals where you can get a comfortable bed a good food. The tea houses in the Mardi base camp trek route have been recently built. So, they have facilities like a hot shower, a shareable bathroom with a western seat, and a centrally heated dining room.
The rooms are also large enough for 2 to 3 single beds. You will get a clean mattress, pillow, and blankets. If you are lucky, the rooms shall have a mirror as well. The newly built tea houses in High camps are also very comfortable. Make sure you look for a couple of options before booking your stay. It’s important to book your room well in advance. Especially in the peak season, spring and autumn, the rooms are quickly filled, and you might miss the best ones. Or, just let your guide for the Mardi Base camp trek do the bookings as you stay back and relax.
Best time for Mardi Base Camp trek
Trekkers claim spring and autumn to be the best time for the Mardi Himal trek. Along with unleashing the true beauty of mountains, it’s also the time when the color of the flora and activities of fauna takes your heart away. The picturesque foreground of sub-tropical Rhododendron and Pine forest filled with spectacular mountain vistas in the backdrop makes a perfect setting. The mornings are warm enough to stroll around, and the days are cool enough for the hike. You can walk freely carrying a load of the bag, and the entire path of Treks in Nepal is vibrant. That’s perfect, isn’t it?
Summer trek in Mardi is not so popular. That’s because people are yet to acknowledge the beauty of the after-rain view. The newly born grasses, cleaner environment, and the great after-rain views are the perks of the summer trek. However, you need to avoid the evening walk and aim to reach the destination quickly. With the right gear- raincoats, bag covers, and rain boots summer treks to Mardi Base camp are easily achievable. You will need very less packaging, and the walk gets easier. Similarly, the explicit views of winter with the thick layer of snow are second to none. All the regions above 3000 to 3500m are covered in the snow, and you will literally be surrounded by paradise. All you need is some extra pair of clothes and good guidance from the expert in the MyEverestTrip team. These being the off-season for trekking in Nepal, the trails are quiet and peaceful. The tea houses are mostly empty, and you can enjoy the utmost attention and also maybe some discount. Good luck…
How difficult is Mardi Himal Trek?
MyEverestTrip’ neatly designed Mardi base camp trek package is 9 days long. However, the Mardi Himal trek duration is only five days long. The trail from Kande is about 64kms. Covering this duration in 6 days is literally no big of a deal. You will be walking for 4 to 5 hours per day and reach the tea house before evening. Trekking from the high camp to the base camp is the hardest part of the journey. The rest of the Mardi Himal trek route is among the easiest treks in Nepal.
What are the permits for Mardi Himal Trek?
You need two kinds of permits for the Mardi Himal trek. The first one is ACAP, an entry card to the Annapurna Conversation Area. This $30 permit (Rs 200 for SAARC country) can be issued from Kathmandu/ Pokhara or even at the entry point while you are traveling. The money goes for the management of the conversation area itself. The next permit is called a TIMS card and costs $20 for solo trekkers and $10 for group trekkers. This Mardi Himal Permit permit is issued by the government and helps to trace your movement within the country.
Is there Internet Mardi Base Camp Trek
Internet in Mardi Himal trek is available but quite slow. There’s no issue with free Wi-Fi in Deurali. In low and high Mardi base camps, the Wi-Fi costs a few dollars ($1 to $3). But the internet is very unstable and slow. It might just be useful to send some texts. But you cannot stream high-quality videos or upload them with such a connection. Back to Siding, you might find free Wi-Fi with a not-so-good connection.
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, there will be internet with good speed. The hotels provide internet for free, and you can easily do your work.
You might still have a million questions in your head. If so, you can mail MyEverestTrip for any queries. If you want us to make the bookings for your Mardi Himal Trip, we will be more than delighted to do that for you.
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- Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
- At least two nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in the whole trekking
- Trekking map
- An experienced Government license holder guide
- Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
- Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
- Travel and rescue arrangement
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
- All government taxes and tourist service charge
What's not included
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking.
- Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
- Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc
- Personal trekking equipment
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Underwear (4)
- Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
- Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Shorts (2)
- Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Water bottles (2)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
- Small wash towel
- T-shirts (2)
- Footwear appropriate to the trip
- Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
- Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
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These reviews are from the travellers who have travelled with us previously.
Vi er en aktiv familie med to sønner på 11 og 13 år. Vi har altid rejst meget og vil gerne have fuld fart på vores ferier. Jeg havde egentlig aldrig tænkt på Nepal som et land hvor man rejste hen med børn, men da et ungt familiemedlem kom hjem og fortalte om sine oplevelser i landet blev vi alligevel nysgerrige og begyndte at undersøge hvad man egentlig kunne gøre sammen med børn i Nepal. Vi fandt My Everest Trips hjemmeside og indså hurtigt at der var masser af aktiviteter der var velegnede for børn på vores alder.
Efter et par mails frem og tilbage med manageren fandt vi frem til et fint lille trek som knægtene sagtens ville kunne klare, nemlig Mardi Himal.
Mardi Himal trekket var et rigtigt godt valg, man får udfoldet sig fysisk, men det er ikke hårdere end at man også kan hygge sig mens man vandrer. Både vores guide og vores portere var utroligt opmærksomme på vores sønner, lavede sjov og spillede kort med dem. Det var virkelig dejligt at se den gensidige glæde der udspillede sig mellem dem, på trods af sprog og kultur forskelle og det havde en utrolig afsmittende effekt på os som forældre at vi bare kunne nyde turen i ro og mag.
Trekket bare var en del af vores ferie i Nepal og vi besøgte også Chitwan nationalpark, Pokhara og selvfølgelig Kathmandu med alle dertilhørende seværdigheder, men der hersker ingen tvivl om at Mardi Himal var turens højdepunkt.
Nepal er et rigtigt dejligt land at rejse i med børn. Vi mødte så meget velvilje og godhed over alt.
Vores tur var sammensat af My Everest Trip i samarbejde med os, så vi fik set et bredt spekter af dette vidunderlige land. Det hele var så fint tilrettelagt og planlagt på forhånd at vi ikke skulle bekymre os om noget som helst.
Jeg kan varmt anbefale at tage børnene med til Nepal og jeg kan i dén grad anbefale My Everest Trip.
Good itinerary, skilled staff, reasonable price, and great service provided by My Everest Trip and the manager Puru added so much to this Trek.
It is obvious that the safety and well-being of the clients are a top priority. During the whole trek, our guide and porters showed respect and kindness.
The daily walks between 4 and 6 hours leave you time to admire the gorgeous surroundings. The Mardi Himal trek sure is a nice trek and since we did this trek in the spring the blooming rhododendrons were at their peak. Being in the Himalayas region is always a pleasure and being with good people makes it more joyful.
I appreciate everything My Everest Trip did to make this a great trip and I highly recommend this company.
First trek in my Life
Puru recommended this trek to me as I was a first-time trekker and didn’t want to do the long and hard trek. This was a very good choice and Puru arranged everything so I did not have to worry about anything. He provided me with a very nice guide who always had my well-being in mind.
The Mardi Himal is a beautiful trek packed with gorgeous views and very nice trails to walk. My guide was very helpful in taking pictures with my camera and pointed out the good spots for pictures. It was obvious he did this trek many times, but he did not scatter over but told me many stories. When we returned to Pokhara after the trek I wanted an extra day in Pokhara to relax and explore the surroundings. This was no problem, I just contacted Puru and he made the arrangements in a very short time.
I will recommend the Mardi Himal trek, but most of all I will recommend My Everest Trip as they provide top service, makes you feel good taking care of and all the staff I met were good and kind people. I would love to do another trek with you guys again.
Thank you so much.
Mardi Himal Trek Facts
- Trip Duration: 9 days
- Walking duration: 5 days
- Lowest altitude: Pokhara (800m)
- Highest altitude: Mardi Base Camp height 4500 meters
- Starting/ Ending Point: Pokhara
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Permit: ACAP and TIMS card
- Accommodation: Tea house (local guest house)
- Mardi Himal Trek cost range: $650
- Group size: 1 to 30
- Walking hours: 6-7 hours/ per day
- Mardi Himal trek distance: 64 km
Mardi Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Exciting Panorama of over dozens of mountain peaks including Mardi Himal Peak, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri which is among the world’s tallest mountain vistas
- Sunrise before the mountains at the Mardi Upper Viewpoint
- Begins with an exciting sightseeing around Kathmandu and a scenic drive to Pokhara
- Pokhara visit including boating in Phewa Lake and dinner at the lakeside
- Encounter many waterfalls and rivers that are hidden within the sub-tropical forest of the Mardi Himal Trek map
- Witness the rich bio-diversity of the Annapurna Conservation area while spotting the rear flora and fauna
- Comfortable stay and great food in the newly build tea houses along the trail
- Avoid the crowd of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the peak season and enjoy the solitude of nature all by yourself.
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