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Mardi Himal Trek - 5 Days

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Good to Know
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Mardi Himal
  • Starts at Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude 4500 M
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport Public Vehicle
  • Accommodation Teahouse and Camping

Highlights

  • A short and moderate trek to the base camp of Mardi Himal
  • Beautiful flora and fauna cover the trekking trail.
  • Stunning views of the Mardi Himal along with Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and many more
  • Moderate level of trekking, suitable for trekkers of all age groups.
  • The best alternative to peaceful and private trekking experience.
  • Less crowded trekking trail in Annapura Conservation Area.

The Mardi Himal Trek is a popular trekking destination in Nepal. It offering a unique and enchanting experience for trekkers. It is located in the Annapurna region Kaski District  of Nepal. 

Mardi Himal Trekking is known for its stunning landscapes and breathtaking views of the Annapurna range Himayas, including the majestic Machapuchare peak (also known as Fish Tail Mountain).

Mardi Himal Trek is a 5 days moderate trekking trip to the base camp of Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Since its opening in 2012, this trekking route has grown increasingly popular every year. Due to its popularity, this trek is considered a 5 star trek for beginners globally.

This 5 day Madi Himal hike is the best alternative for beginners. Before attempting the Everest base camp trek or the Annapura base camp trek.  The trekking trail is less crowded than other treks in Nepal. 

You will have a peaceful and private trekking experience throughout your journey. During your 5 day trek to Mardi Himal, you will cover a total distance of approximately 60 to 65 km.

This trek, you will hike through the Annapurna Sanctuay, start at 820 meters (Pokahara) and reach 4500 meters (Mardi Himal Base Camp).

The experince of trekking in Mardi Himal trail is exceptional. You will hike through rhododendron forests, across suspension bridges, and through small streams. The beautiful views of the Himalayas are one of the best parts of the 5 days trek.

This trek also takes you through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine, which are home to a variety of flora and fauna. You can spot various species of birds, including the Himalayan Monal, which is Nepal's national bird. 

This trekking journey to Mardi Himal offers an exceptional blend of breathtaking vistas, difficult terrain, and cultural immersion. It is an excellent chance to explore the natural beauty of Nepal in a short time.

Short Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek in 5 Days

  • Day 1: Drive from Pokhara (820 m) to Kande (1770 m) and trek to Deurali (2100m) via Pothana( 1,890 m)

  • Day 2: Trek to Low Camp (2970 m) from Pittam Deurali (2100m)

  • Day 3: Trek to High Camp (3,580 m) from Low Camp (2970 m)

  • Day 4: Hike to Mardi Base Camp (4500 m) and trek down to Sidding (1750 m)

  • Day 5: Drive Back to Pokhara (820 m) from Siding (1,750 m)

Mardi Himal Trekking Route

Pokhara > Kande > Deurali> Low Camp > Deurali > High Camp > Mardi Base Camp > Mardi View Point > Sidding > Pokhara

Our Mardi Himal Trekking route starts with an hour-long drive from Pokhara (820 meters) to Kande (1770 meters). The hike begins at Kande with a moderate ascent to Deurali (2,100 meters) via Pothana (1,950 meters).

You will cover a distance of approximately 12 km, which will take around 6 to 7 hours. You will see amazing views of the Annapurna range as you walk through beautiful rhododendron forests.

On the second day, you will trek from Deurali to Low Camp (2,970 meters). It will takes approx. 5 to 6 hours to cover a distance of roughly 6 km.

The scenery changes as you go up. The forests get thinner, and the views become more open. Low Camp provides a closer look at Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain) and the Annapurna range.

You will be trekking from Low Camp to High Camp (3,580 meters). It is about 5 km away and takes about 4 to 5 hours.

Although the path gets steeper and harder, the views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchare, and the Annapurna range are breathtaking as seen in cover image.

The highlight of your trek is reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 meters). You will trek for about 3–4 hours to cover the 4 km distance to the base camp.

The trekking trail is steep and can be challenging. However, the breathtaking views from the top are memorable.

After some time you'll return to High Camp before continuing on to Siding (1,750 meters). You will cover a total of about 15 km over 4 to 5 hours. The descent takes you through lush forests and diverse landscapes.

On the final day, you'll take a drive back to Pokhara. The distance from Siding to Pokhara is around 44km, which will take approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Here's the detailed Places during you adventure trekking to Mardi Himal along with distance, duration and elevation. 

Day

To 

From

Distance

Duration (Hike / Drive)

Elevation Gain 

1

Pokhara (820)

Kande (1770)

30 km

Around 45 minutes drive

950 m

1

Kande (1770m)

Deurali (2100m)

12 km

6 to 7 hours of hiking 

330 m

2

Deurali (2100m)

Low camp (2970m)

6 km

5 to 6 hours of hiking

870 m

3

Low camp (2970m)

High Camp (3,580 m)

5 km

4 to 5 hours of hiking

610 m

4

High Camp (3,580 m)

Mardi Base Camp

(4500 m)

4 km

2 to 3 hours of hiking

920

4

Mardi Base Camp

(4500 m)

Siding (1750 m)

18 km

5 to 6 hours of hiking

-

5

Siding (1750 m)

Pokhara (820 m)

44 km

2 to 3 hours of driving

-

Trek Duration and Difficulty 

You can complete the Mardi Himal Trek in as little as five days. One can do this trek for varying lengths depending on their preference and availability of time.

Hence, it is a perfect choice for people who may have only a short period available in Nepal.

This trek is moderately hard. The Mardi Himal trek is doable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. Anyone can do this trek with minimal physical exertion.

Note: You can also complete the Mardi Himal Trek in 3 or 4 days. If you want to complete the trek in less than 5 days, then you can contact us, as we offer a customizable itinerary that fits your requirements.

Best Time to Trek

The best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (October to early December) seasons.

During these months, the weather is usually clear and pleasant, providing optimal conditions for trekking. It is important to note that the summer months (June to mid-September) are the monsoon season in Nepal. Due to increase in rainfall and the risk of leeches. We do not recommend to do this trek in Monsoon seson. 

Why book this journey with us?

  • We are 5-star leading trekking company in Nepal with 100% trek success rate and customer satisfaction rate. 
  • Our package is customizable to align with your holiday schedule, budget, and capabilities.
  • We provide experienced and knowledgeable guides who speak fluent English.
  • Our guide will assist you throughout the trek.
  • We provide emergency evacuation service in case of emergency.
  • We offer a short trekking package at the best guaranteed price.
  • Our package includes a full trip with a three-time meal plan and fine accommodations.
  • We offer airport pick-up and drop-off service before and after the trek.
  • We have the easiest and fastest booking portal.
  • We have easy and secure booking and payment system

Mardi Himal Trek Cost for Group Joining and Solo Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek for 5 days costs $450 per person for the years 2024, 2025, and 2026 on a group basis from Pokhara to Pokhara.

Our Mardi Trek price includes airport transfer, food and accommodation during the trek, guide and porter, permits, and much more. For more details, visit our cost include and exclude section. 

If you are a single individual booking a group trip, then you will have to pay a single supplement of $100 while booking the trek. You can add a single supplement through our add-on section.

We have both cost for all kind of travelers; you can check them out in our cost section

Private Mardi Himal Costs for 2024, 2025 and 2026

The cost for private trekking on the Mardi Himal Trek. We provide the advantage of every-day departure for private trekking, so you can book the trek for any date. The higher the number of trekkers you have, the lesser the cost you will have to pay.

No. of Traveller 

Price Per Person

1 Person

$550

2-5 Person

$490

6-10 Person

$450

11-15 Person

$390

Note: This trek starts and ends in Pokhara. In addition to starting this trip from Kathmandu, please apply for add-ons for the following additional services. Contact us if you are above are in gorup of 15 Person

Upon adding the additional services through our add-on section, you will be given domestic airport transfer services at the same cost . If you need any kind of assistance while booking these services, kindly contact us; we will be happy to help.

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Itinerary

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  • DurationDriving Time- 1 Hours & Trekking Time- 4 Hours
  • Highest Altitude2,125m/69,72 ft
  • AccommodationLodges

Your journey to Mardi Himal Base Camp starts early in the morning at your hotel. After breakfast, you will pack your bags and hand them over to your guide. After checking out of our hotel, you will carry your daypack and head toward Kande.

The guide will manage your luggage and you will drive from Pokhara to Kande, which is about a 45-minute drive. The drive provides you with beautiful views of the farmland and hills nearby. When you get to Kande (1,770 meters), the hike starts. The first part of the trek goes up slowly through dense woods and small towns.

To get to Pothana (1,890 meters), you will have to hike for about two to three hours and cover approximately 4 kilometers. Pothana is a picturesque town with breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range. You can take a short break here, drink some water, and enjoy the view.

After Pothana, the path goes on to Deurali, which is 2,100 meters above sea level. It takes an additional 4 to 5 hours of hiking to reach Deurali, which is an extra 7 km away. The path goes through rhododendron forests, and you can see the mountains from time to time. From Kande to Deurali, the total distance traveled today is about 12 km, and the elevation gain is about 330 meters.

When you get to Deurali, you'll spend the night in your teahouse. The small village of Deurali has simple services and a place to rest after the first day of trekking. You can have a filling dinner here, tell stories to other trekkers, and get ready for the next part of your trip.

  • Drive: Pokhara to Kande (45 minutes)
  • Trek Distance: 8 km
  • Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Starting Elevation: 1,770 meters (Kande)
  • Ending Elevation: 2,100 meters (Deurali)
  • Elevation Gain: 330 meters

  • DurationTrekking time: 7 hours
  • Highest Altitude3,150m/ 10335ft
  • AccommodationLodges

On the second day of Mradi Tre, you will wake up early, freshen up, and do some stretching for your day hike. Then you will have a hearty breakfast with a stunning view of Annapurna Himalaya in front. We recommend drinking a lot of water and making sure to pack your bags and hand them over to your guide before breakfast. This will simplify the process, as the guide will arrange your luggage accordingly. Also, we suggest keeping all the necessary belongings in your day bag.

Today, you will cover a distance of around 6 km, which will take around 5 to 6 hours, depending on your pace. During your journey from Pittam Deurali to Low Camp, our altitude gain will be around 870 meters.

After finishing breakfast at the Deurali camp, we will start our trekking adventure towards Low Camp. You'll gradually ascend through lush rhododendron and oak forests, taking in the peacefulness and natural beauty of the Annapurna region. The route is well-marked and quite straightforward at first, allowing you to fully enjoy the breathtaking views and natural mountain air.

As you progress, the trail grows steeper and the forest thins out, providing more breathtaking views of the neighboring peaks, especially Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain). You'll take small breaks along the way to relax and hydrate, ensuring you have enough energy for the day ahead.

Around halfway along the trip, you'll reach a magnificent viewpoint with panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. This is an excellent location to take photos and get some food before continuing your adventure.

The final part of the journey to Low Camp includes a higher elevation, but the effort is rewarded with even more stunning views. As you reach Low Camp, the terrain opens up, revealing a stunning backdrop of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys.

When you arrive at Low Camp (2970 meters), you will check into your teahouses and have some free time to relax and explore the region. After settling in, you'll enjoy a delicious dinner and can spend the evening telling stories with other hikers or simply relaxing in the peaceful mountain setting.

  • Trek Distance: 6 km

  • Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

  • Starting Elevation: 2,100 meters (Deurali)

  • Ending Elevation: 2,970 meters (Low Camp)

  • Elevation Gain: 870 meters

  • DurationTrekking Time 4 Hours
  • Highest Altitude3700m / 12,140ft
  • AccommodationLodges

On the third day of the Mardi Himal Trek, you'll wake up early at Low Camp to fresh mountain air and breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. After freshening up and stretching in the morning, you will eat a delicious breakfast to fuel your day's adventure. Drink plenty of water and prepare your day bag with essentials before handing over the rest of your belongings to your guide for porters to carry.

Today, you will cover a distance of around 5 km, which will take around 4 to 5 hours, depending on your pace. During your journey from Low Camp to High Camp, our altitude gain will be around 610 meters.

After breakfast, we will begin our trek to High Camp. The trail today is steeper and more difficult than the previous days, but the spectacular view makes every step worthwhile. As you leave Low Camp, you will continue your journey through stunning rhododendron and oak woodlands. The higher elevation and less dense forest will let you see the beautiful mountains better.

As you ascend, the trail gradually becomes steeper, and the landscape changes from alpine meadows to rocky terrain. 

About halfway through the trek, you'll reach a ridge with panoramic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain). This is a fantastic place to take a breather, take photos, and admire the beauty of the Himalayas.

As you continue, the trail to High Camp narrows and becomes more rugged. The extra altitude may slow you down, but it's critical to take your time and acclimate correctly. 

When you arrive at High Camp (3,580 meters), you will check into your teahouses and have some free time to explore the region. In the evening, you will have a nice dinner and the opportunity to share tales with other hikers or simply relax in the mountains. 

  • Distance: Approximately 5 km

  • Duration: 4–5 hours

  • Starting Elevation: 2,970 meters (Low Camp)

  • Ending Elevation: 3,580 meters (High Camp)

  • Elevation Gain: 610 meters

  • DurationTrekking Time: 7-8 Hours
  • Highest Altitude4500m / 14,764ft
  • AccommodationLodges

On the fourth day of the Mardi Himal Trek, you'll wake up early at High Camp, ready for the most exciting part of your adventure. After getting cleaned up and stretching, you'll have a filling breakfast with stunning views of the peaks nearby. Drink plenty of water and pack only the basics in your daypack, leaving the rest with your guide for the porters.

Today, you will cover a distance of around 15 km (4 km to Base Camp and 11 km to Siding), which will take around 9 to 10 hours (3-4 hours to Base Camp and 6-7 hours to Siding), depending on your pace. During your journey from High Camp to Mardi Base camp and Back to Siding via High Camp, our altitude gain will be around 920 meters (High camp to Base Camp).

After breakfast, you'll start your journey to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The journey today is difficult, with steep ascents and rough terrain, but the breathtaking scenery will keep you going. As you travel higher, the scenery becomes more alpine, with limited greenery and panoramic views of snow-capped peaks.

The hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 meters) takes 3–4 hours and covers around 4 kilometers. As you climb, you'll be rewarded with panoramic vistas of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain). The last part of the trail to base camp is steep, so be careful where you step. But you'll never forget the thrill of reaching the top.

When you get at Mardi Himal Base Camp, you will have some time to relax, take photos, and enjoy the amazing views. The base camp provides a 360-degree panorama of the spectacular Himalayan peaks, making the effort worthwhile.

After spending some time at the base camp, you'll start your descent back to High Camp. The downhill trek is easier, but requires careful footing. After returning to High Camp, you will have a little rest before completing your descent to Siding.

The trip down to Siding (1,750 meters) is around 15 kilometers long and takes about 7-8 hours in total, including the descent from the base camp. The route leads you through beautiful woodlands, terraced fields, and picturesque villages. The view changes dramatically as you descend, transitioning from alpine to lush forests and farmed areas. Upon arrival, you will check into your lodge, where you can rest and enjoy a warm meal. 

  • Distance: Approximately 19 km (4 km to Base Camp + 15 km to Siding)

  • Duration: 10–12 hours (3–4 hours to Base Camp, 7-8 hours to Siding)

  • Starting Point: 3,580 meters (High Camp)

  • Ending Point: 1,750 meters (Siding)

  • Elevation Gain: 920 meters ascent, 2,750 meters descent

  • DurationDrive: 2 to 3 Hours
  • Highest Altitude822m / 2695ft
  • AccommodationHotel

After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to Siding and begin your journey back to Pokhara. The journey from Siding to Pokhara is around 44 kilometers and takes about 2–3 hours, depending on road conditions. You'll journey through stunning rural landscapes, terraced farms, and attractive towns, catching one last sight of the Annapurna region's magnificence. The drive is pretty simple and gives a smooth transition back to Pokhara's vibrant city life.

Upon arrival in Pokhara, you'll check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing and recharging. You can also use this opportunity to visit Pokhara's various attractions, including Phewa Lake, the World Peace Pagoda, and the lively Lakeside neighborhood. Enjoy a fantastic supper at one of the numerous local eateries while reflecting on the incredible journey you've just completed.

  • Distance: Around 44 Km

  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours (drive)

  • Starting Point:  1,750 meters (Siding)

  • Ending Point: 820 meter (Pokhara)

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Trip Map

Mardi Himal Trek - 5 Days map

What's Included

Domestic & International Airport Pickup and Drop-off Services

  • International arrival pickup
  • International drop-off on your final departure day

Transportation 

  • Kande from Pokhara by local transportation
  • Mardipul to Pokhara by local transportation

Accommodations

  • 4 nights at local teahouses or lodges

Trekking Permit

  • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
  • Trekkers Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP)

Food During the trek

  • 4 Breakfast: Local and continental choices from tea house Menu
  • 5 Lunch: Simple and light lunch in lunch camp tea houses 
  • 4 Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals of your Choice: domestic and continental foods from the local tea house Menu

Includes Guide/Porter Services & Their Liabilities

  • English-speaking government trekking guide with a minimum of 10 years experience
  • All meals for Guide/Porter
  • Insurances for Guide & Porter (Emergency evacuation and accidental medical expenses)
  • Salary as per the company standard rate (which is recommended by the concerned association of the tourism industry)
  • A first-aid kit box carried by our team
  • Local sherpa (1 porter for 2 trekkers). If you book the trip solo, then you will need single supplement

What's Excluded

  • International flight fares
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara transportation( you can apply for an add-on service whike booking)
  • Hotels in Pokhara (if you want the service, then you can use our addon service)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Pokhara or Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Your travel insurance (Covering both medical & emergency evacuation with a minimum of USD 100,000)
Add-Ons & Options

Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu (USD 50 per night)

If you want us to arrange a hotel in Kathmandu, you can simply book the service through our add-on section, and we will book it on your behalf. The cost of a hotel in Kathmandu is $50 per night.

Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight (USD 106 Per Person)

If you want to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you can book it through us for $106 per person. We'll arrange everything for you, so you can have a smooth trip.

Kathmandu to Pokhara Tourist Buses (USD 30)

For a cheaper option, you can take a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It costs $30 per person, and we'll reserve your seat for you.

Kathmandu to Pokhara by Private Car (USD 150)

If you prefer a more comfortable ride, you can hire a private vehicle for $150 for up 3 people. We'll organize it for you, and you can enjoy a flexible and convenient journey.

Kathmandu to Pokhara by Private Jeep (USD 250)

If you prefer a more comfortable ride, you can hire a private vehicle for $250 for up to pax. We'll organize it for you, and you can enjoy a flexible and convenient journey.

Boutique Hotel in Pokhara (USD 50 per night)

To stay in Pokhara, you can book a hotel through us starting at $50 per night. We'll find a suitable accommodation for you, ensuring you have a pleasant stay in Pokhara.

Private Porter for Single Traveler Booking (USD 100)

We only provide porter service for bookings of at least two individuals. If you are booking a single trip, whether private or group, you can use our add-on service for porters. This will cost $100 per person

Availability & Private Trip

For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

We provide Porter services only for a minimum booking of 2 or more people. If you are traveling alone, the cost of Porter services is extra. Please apply add-ons to get Porter services for carrying your luggage on a Private Trek or in a Group Joining Trek.

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Start DateStart: ThursdayJul 18, 2024End DateEnd: MondayJul 22, 2024PricePriceUS $450StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: ThursdayJul 25, 2024End DateEnd: MondayJul 29, 2024PricePriceUS $450StatusStatusGuaranteed

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Private & Group Discount Price
1 pax
US$550
2 - 5 pax
US$490
6 - 10 pax
US$450
11 - 15 pax
US$390
1 Travelers x US $550TotalUS $550(No additional taxes or booking fees)

Packing Lists

Clothing:

  • Trekking pants (convertible pants are versatile)
  • Trekking T-shirts
  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece jacket or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Underwear and socks (moisture-wicking)
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Bandana or scarf

Footwear:

  • Hiking boots (broken-in and waterproof)
  • Comfortable trekking socks (wool or synthetic)

Gear:

  • Backpack (25-40 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (3-season rated)
  • Trekking poles (optional but helpful)
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Personal first aid kit (band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, blister treatment)
  • Insect repellent

Hydration and Nutrition:

  • Water bottles or hydration system (2-3 liters capacity)
  • Water purification tablets or filter
  • High-energy snacks (trail mix, energy bars, chocolate)
  • Electrolyte powder or sports drinks

Miscellaneous:

  • Lightweight towel
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap)
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Camera or smartphone for photos
  • Notebook and pen
  • Cash (Nepali rupees) for purchases and tips

Optional Items:

  • Portable solar charger
  • Binoculars
  • Lightweight camp shoes or sandals
  • Book or e-reader
  • Deck of cards or travel games

Permits for the Mardi Himal Short Trek.

The permits required for Mardi HImal Trek are included included in the trekking package. Before the trek begins, we will secure the ACAP and TIMS cards on your behalf. This means you can enjoy the trip without worrying about paperwork. Just make sure you provide us with the appropriate information and documents, and we will handle the rest.

There are two permits you need to hike the Mardi Himal route. They are the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card and local area permits. These permits are necessary to enter the Annapurna region, which helps to assure the area's safety and preservation.

Food During Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek offers a variety of food options to cater to all types of dietary requirements. our trekking package includes food expenses during the trek, so you don't have to worry about it.

The food in the Mardi Himal area is full of flavour and gives you a taste of the area's traditional food culture. Dal bhat, a staple dish in the Himalayan region, is a combination of lentil soup and rice, served with vegetables and pickles.

It is an excellent source of carbohydrates and proteins, making it a popular choice for trekkers. Additionally, the local tea, known as Masala Chai, is a popular beverage that can be enjoyed with snacks like biscuits and noodles.

Along the trail, there are numerous tea houses that offer a variety of international cuisine. For those who prefer a Western-style breakfast, options like pancakes, omelettes, and toast are readily available.

Similarly, for lunch and dinner, one can find a range of options like pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and burgers. These dishes are ideal for those who are not used to the local food or who have specific dietary requirements.

It is essential to stay hydrated during the trek, and therefore, it is recommended to drink at least three litres of water per day. Bottled water is available at tea houses and shops along the trail. Additionally, there are several options for hot drinks like tea, coffee, and hot chocolate that can help keep you warm in the cold weather.

Mardi Himal Trek Accommodation

Mardi Himal trekking route in Nepal offers a range of accommodation options, including hotels and tea houses, which provide basic necessities for day-to-day life. These accommodations are equipped with necessary equipment and facilities, such as single beds, thin mattresses, sockets for charging mobile phones, and shared bathrooms.

Accommodation expenses throughout the journey are included in the package cost, so you don't have to worry about them as we will arrange them throughout the trek.

It is worth noting that there are no separate toilets available on this route, so trekkers should be prepared to share the bathroom facilities with others. In addition, hot water for showers may not be available in all tea houses, but some may offer a bucket of hot water at an extra charge.

It is important to note that the availability of hot water may not be guaranteed in higher altitude locations such as high camp and base camp, as the weather conditions can be harsh and it may be difficult to maintain a steady supply of hot water.

Despite these basic facilities, the tea houses and hotels along the Mardi Himal route provide a comfortable and safe place for trekkers to rest and recharge after a long day of trekking.

The accommodation options are affordable and provide an opportunity for travelers to connect with the local culture and experience the hospitality of the Nepalese people.

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

The 5 Days Mardi Himal Trekking is considered a moderate trek. It involves daily hikes of 4 to 6 hours, with some steep ascents and descents. The highest point of the trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp, at 4,500 meters, which can be challenging due to the thinner air at high altitude. However, the trail is well-marked and doesn't require technical climbing skills. Trekkers should be in good physical condition and prepared for changing weather. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and pacing yourself will help manage the trek's difficulty. 

    Extra Cost for Kathmandu To Pokhara

    Type of transportation

    Cost 

    Duration

    Booking Link

    Flight

    USD 120 Per Person(for foreigners)

    15 to 20 Minutes 

    For Flight Booking

    Daily Tourist  Buses

    USD 15 to 30 USD

    6 to 7 hours

    For Tourist Bus Booking

    Private Car/Jeep

    USD 130 up to USD 150 

    5 to 6 hours 

    For Private Car Renting

    Travel Insurance for Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days

    If you're planning on going on a Mardi Himal 5-day trek, it's important to consider getting travel insurance to protect yourself in case of any unforeseen circumstances. Trekking can involve a certain amount of risk, and it's important to have peace of mind while you're out exploring the stunning Himalayan scenery.

    With travel insurance, you can be covered for a range of issues, such as medical emergencies, trip cancellations, lost or stolen luggage, and more. Be sure to carefully read and understand the policy you choose, as some insurance providers may have restrictions or exclusions for high-altitude activities like trekking.

    It's always better to be safe than sorry, so consider investing in travel insurance before you set off on your Mardi Himal adventure.

    Temperature and Weather during Mardi Himal trek

    Seasons

    Months 

    Temperatures

    Weather

    Spring 

    March to May

    average up to 20 degrees

    Mostly clear skies 

    Monsoon 

    June to September

    between 10 to 23-degrees Celsius

    experience heavy rainfalls

    Autumn 

    October to December

    around 20 degrees Celsius 

    cooler atmosphere

    Winter 

    January to March

    9 to -12 degree Celsius

    more snow and chilling cold

    Safety Tips For Mardi Himal Trek

    The 5 days trek to Mardi Himal  is relatively short and easy compared to other treks in the region. It's important to take safety precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. Here are some safety tips for the short Mardi Himal trek:

    • Hire an experienced and licensed guide for the trek. A local guide knows the trails well, the weather conditions, and how to deal with altitude sickness.
    • Train for the trek by doing cardio exercises and walking on uneven terrain. 
    • Get a medical checkup to ensure you're fit to trek. 
    • Bring proper clothing and gear like trekking shoes, warm clothing, and a rain jacket.
    • Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration, which can cause altitude sickness.
    • Know the symptoms of altitude sickness, which include headaches, dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. If you experience these symptoms, descend to a lower altitude immediately.
    • The trail can be rocky and uneven, so watch your step to avoid tripping or falling. Use trekking poles for added stability.
    • Keep a safe distance from animals like yaks and donkeys, which are common on the trail.
    • Be respectful of the local culture and customs. 
    • Dress modestly and ask for permission before taking photos of people or religious sites.
    • Don't venture off the trail, as it can be dangerous and damage the fragile ecosystem.
    • Bring a first-aid kit and know how to use it in case of emergencies.
    • Check the weather forecast before heading out and be prepared for changes in weather conditions. Don't trek in extreme weather conditions.

    Simialr Trip

    Apart from the 5-day trek to Mardi Himal, we do have many other similar treks in Annapurna region of Nepal. We offer short to long treks that showcase the exceptional beauty of Nepal. Here is a list of some similar treks, ranging from short to long.

    Similarly, if you want to explore the Everest region of Nepal, you can choose from the following Everest trekking packages:

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q1. What kinds of food do we get during Mardi himal Trekking?

      Delicious typical Dal, Bhat, Tarkari, and some international cuisines like Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, etc. are available during Mardi himal Trekking. In beverages, you can get tea, coffee, flavored drinks, beer, vodka, etc.

    • Mardi himal is raised up in an altitude of 5,587 meters. We will trek up to base camp of Mardi himal and its altitude is 4,500meters. But, we are staying at High Camp and High Camp is elevated at 3,900 meters from sea level.

    • No, there is no age limit for Mardi himal trek. Individuals of any age group, any background, and any trekking level can do this 5 days Mardi himal trek. But be careful about your physical fitness and acclimatization.

    • Mardi himal trek offers an amazing perspective on Annapurna massifs, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre (Fishtail Mountain), Manaslu ranges and Mardi himal itself. Other major attractions during trek remain the forest camp, high Camp, Mardi himal view point, Badal danda (Cloud Hill), traditional village - sidding, forest of rhododendron magnolia, and oak, suspension bridge, wooden bridge, terrace field, cascades, and river.

    • Nepal is the second richest country in water resources. You can find streams, ponds, and taps all over the place throughout the trek. But, drinking water directly from natural sources might not be safe. It would be better for you to carry water purifier tablets. You can pour water in a bottle with a tablet and after some time drink it. In this way, you can enjoy water directly coming from natural sources. Mineral water and bottled water are also available on trail-side hotels and tea houses.

    • Mardi himal trek is an easy to moderate level trek. So, it won’t be difficult for those who are trekking for the first time. We have to cross a nasty trail for this trek, so it would be better to do some short trek or walk a nearby rocky way. Cardio practice like running, jogging, swimming are plus points for this trek.

    • There is access to landline phones with ISD services or you can get a network in some places. You can directly contact me from your own phone, whenever there is network access. Also, some hotels have Wi-Fi service. You need to pay an extra charge for using the internet service.

    • If you want to explore Mardi himal but are not able to walk then we also operate the Mardi himal helicopter tour. You can choose either a private helicopter tour or a group-joining tour depending upon your group size and comfort level.

    • Don’t panic, just don’t hesitate to inform guide about your problem. Our guide will take action according to the level of your sickness. If there are minor problems, then the guide will look after you and take you to the near hospital.

    • The permits required for Mardi himal 5 days trek are TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) worth USD 20 and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) worth USD 20. These permits are made available from Tourism Board Offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    • The highest point we reach during Mardi himal trek is 4,500 meters, which is the height of the base camp itself. Per-day walking distance is shorter as well. The height won't be problematic as we stand there for some time only. But the steep ascent and descent, narrow and edged path, remains difficult to cover. This is leveled as a moderate level of trekking in Nepal, despite steeps. 

    • Yes, of course. You can do a solo trek to Mardi himal. But with a guided trek, there will be no problem in finding rooms, track, and direction.

    • The fourth day of the trek is the hardest day at Mardi himal trek. This day, we trek from high camp (3,580 meters) to Base Camp of Mardi (4,500 meters). Then trek down direct to Siding (1,750 meters). This day we have about 9 to 10 hours of walking; 4 hours of ascent (from high camp to base camp) and 5 to 6 hours of descent (from Base Camp to Sidding). Steep uphill and downhill trails with edges make the day the hardest of all.

    Testimonials
    What Our Clients Say
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      Daniel SmithUnited Kingdom,May 26, 2024

      My 5 Days Photography Expedition to Mardi Himal

      I undertook the Mardi Himal Trek specially for photography, and it was an extraordinary experience. The ever-changing landscapes provided endless opportunities for stunning shots. From the vibrant rhododendron forests to the majestic snow-capped peaks, every moment was picture-perfect. Nepal Trek Adventure was incredibly supportive, ensuring we were at the right spots at the right times for the best light. Their expertise made a significant difference in my photography expedition. Grateful for their outstanding service!

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    • Machel Miller
      Machel MillerUnited States,May 23, 2024

      Mardi Himal Adventure Trek with Colleagues

      Embarking on the Mardi Himal Trek as a team-building exercise with Nepal Trek Adventure was a decision that exceeded all expectations. As we ventured into the pristine Himalayan landscape, we discovered that this trek was not just about physical endurance, but a journey that fostered deep bonds among our team members outside the confines of the office.

      The trek unfolded with awe-inspiring scenery at every turn, offering moments of tranquility and inspiration against the backdrop of majestic peaks. These vistas became the perfect canvas for us to reflect, recharge, and forge stronger connections as a team.

      Nepal Trek Adventure's meticulous planning and the expertise of their guides were instrumental in making our experience seamless and enjoyable. From navigating the trails to ensuring our comfort and safety, their attention to detail ensured that we could focus on the journey and the shared experiences it brought.

      This trek not only tested our individual limits but also reinforced our collective spirit and camaraderie. It was a journey where challenges turned into triumphs, and every step brought us closer together. Thank you, Nepal Trek Adventure, for orchestrating a memorable team adventure that will undoubtedly be cherished by each of us for years to come.

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