5 Days Mardi Himal Trek

5 Days

5 Days Mardi Himal Trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region leading us to Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened trekking route offering some of the best views of Mount Fishtail (Machapuchre), Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu mountain ranges. Going through some of the most authentic villages in Annapurna Sanctuary such as Dhampus, Siding, and Pothana, this trek is a real gem in the Himalayas.

This 5 Days Mardi Himal Trek starts with an hour’s drive from Pokhara to Kande. Starting our trek from Kande the trial goes to Australian Camp (2060 meters). Continue on a trial going downhill to Pothana (1950 meters) and again an uphill leads us to Deurali (2100 meters). From Deurali traverse right through the green forest walking through several ups and downs leading us to Forest Camp (2600 meters). From Forest Camp a steep uphill climb to reach the ridge reaching Low camp.

Follow the ridge with the appealing view of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South until reaching our final destination, Mardi Himal Base Camp. Mardi Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 4500 meters. After exploration, we retrace our trial downhill to reach Siding. At the very end of our Mardi Himal Trek, we will drive back to Pokhara with the everlasting memories we have gained on this 5 days Mardi Himal Trek. No doubt this short trek around Pokhara is really one of the best trekking in Nepal.

Short Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek can be completed in 3 or 4 days as well. Our 3 days and 4 days Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara is suitable for trekkers who have very less time for long trekking days.

Outline itinerary of Short Mardi Himal Trek

Option I – 4 Days Mardi Himal Trek

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Forest Camp (2520m, 7-8 hours)
Day 02: Trek to High Camp (3780m, 6-7 hours)
Day 03: Explore Mardin Himal Base Camp (4500m) and trek back to Middle Camp (3200m, 6-7 hours)
Day 04: Trek down to Siding and drive back to Pokhara

Option II – 3 Days Mardi Himal Trek

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Dhampus and trek to Forest Camp (1-hour drive, 6 hours trek)
Day 02: Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (7 hours)
Day 03: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m). After a short exploration trek back to Siding and drive back to Pokhara

How difficult is Mardi Himal Trek?

5 Days Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate trekking route. The trial includes several ups and downs on a steep ridgeline. Mardi Himal Trek is considered a relatively easy trek in Annapurna Sanctuary compared to famous treks like Annapurna Base Camp or Khopra Ridge Trek. However, certain fitness will help you enjoy the trip to the fullest.

Mardi Himal Trek for Nepalese

We have been operating this Mardi Himal Trek for Nepalese also. Please get in touch with us for more information.

5 Days Mardi Himal Trek Cost

For the best 5 days Mardi Himal Trek cost, please contact our travel experts.

Trip Highlights

  • Magnificent view of Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and many other Himalayan ranges.
  • Exploration of the beautiful Gurung villages in the Annapurna region.
  • Best short trek in Nepal and can be personalized according to your needs.
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Early morning our professional trekking guide will pick you up from your Hotel in Pokhara and continue for a 45 minutes drive to Kande. Manage your belongings and start trekking to Pitam Deurali (2100m)via Australian Camp (2060m) and Pothana village (1950m). Overnight stay at Deurali.

After a delicious breakfast, continue trekking to Low Camp. On the way, we will stop at Forest Camp for lunch. Overnight stay at Low Camp.

After breakfast starts trekking through green forests and magnificent mountain panorama to reach High Camp where we will stay overnight.

Early morning hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500 meters. Be inspired by an aspiring view of Mount MAchhapuchre (Fishtail) and other prominent mountain peaks in Annapurna Sanctuary. Return to high camp for lunch. Later continue trekking down to Badal Danda. Overnight stay at Badal Danda.

After breakfast trek down to Siding where we will be served delicious lunch, and later drive back to Pokhara.

Cost Includes

  • Four nights' twin sharing failing dormitory accommodation in the best available guesthouse lodges while on trekking.
  • Three-time meals a day with tea/coffee on trekking.
  • Experienced local English-speaking guide throughout the trek with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance.
  • Required number of porters to carry your luggage with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance. (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Necessary trekking permits, detailed pre-trip meetings, and a comprehensive first-aid kit.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare and visa fees.
  • Any kind of accommodation, meals in Pokhara.
  • Emergency rescue and evacuation insurance. (Compulsory)
  • Personal trekking gear, personal expenses, bar bills, telephone, wifi in lodges, hot water, hot shower, and beverages.
  • Any kind of extra expenses occur due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, natural calamities, or political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking crew (not mandatory but highly appreciated)
What is the new Covid-19 policy for traveling to Nepal?

Nepal is fully open without any restrictions. Nepal Government has issued a new advisory regarding travel restrictions on 01 March 2022 rescinding all previously issued restrictions. No need for quarantine to enter Nepal. The following criteria should have to be followed while traveling to Nepal:
1) Travelers must show documents regarding the last dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to Nepal’s arrival. If you are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated, you must bring a negative PCR/RT result, checked not more than 72 hours prior to your arrival.
2) The government of Nepal has removed the compulsion of PCR tests while traveling to Nepal, however, re-confirm with any other country you enter for transit.
3) You need a Covid-19 Crisis Management Coordination (CCMC) generated QR Code. You can either print the bar code or take a screenshot, and keep it safe while traveling to Nepal.

Can I get on arrival visa in Nepal?

On-arrival visa also called tourist visas facilitates multiple entries. One can get Tourist visas (On arrival visas) at TIA or any surface Entry/Exit Points established under the Department of Immigration.

Is this trip for me? How fit do I have to be for this trek?

This trek is suitable for every traveler with average health conditions. You need to be moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required for this trek. Lightweight training like swimming, jogging, cycling, etc comes very handy. It is recommended to hike at least 2 hours a day can really build stamina and increase the lung capacity which you are going to need while hiking at a higher altitude. Also, we suggest you consult with your physician before traveling if you have any medical conditions.

What extra documents do I need?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, three passport-sized photos, and a copy of your passport.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, a professional and experienced representative from High Altitude Nomads will be at the airport. He/she will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

What kind of accommodation can I expect in this trip?

We will provide a nice 3-star centrally located hotel for your accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included. While trekking, we use the best possible teahouse lodges providing basic accommodation and meals. We will provide single/ double rooms, occasionally dormitory rooms. We suggest bringing your own sleeping bag for trekking.

What kind of meals is available during our trek?

Nowadays food menus in teahouse lodges have developed and provided a wide range of eateries to hungry trekkers. The local items as Dal, Bhat (lentils, rice, curry, pickle), momos (Tibetan-style dumplings filled with veg, chicken, buff, or cheese), noodle soup, American-style breakfast with tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot beverages, and much more.

Is it a problem, if I am a vegeterian?

Mostly the teahouse serves vegetarian meals, which is also good for you while trekking in the mountain.

What about safety and security while trekking?

One has to take proper care of their belongings and ensure every personal possession is secure. It is important to secure your belongings, especially when you are sharing a room with another trekker.

What mode of transportation is used in this tour?

We use comfortable, private air-conditioned tourist vehicles for our entire tours. We have an exciting range of fleets for the transportation of our valued guests. We are just starting our initiative of sustainable tourism by using electric vehicles where able it is possible.

What is the usual group size for this tour?

We believe in a small group tour. Every group consists of a minimum of 2 and not more than 10.

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best times to travel to Nepal for any kind of tour are Spring (March to June) and Autumn (September to November). The clear skies and sunny day with the best mountain view makes this time most favorable for all kind of tours, trekking, and expedition-related programs.

Is your staff insured?

Yes, all our trekking crew including guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters are well insured.

Is Altitude Sickness a risk in Nepal?

According to Medical News Today – Altitude sickness occurs when a person travels to a high altitude without gradually acclimatizing. It is most prevalent at 8,000 feet or higher and results from a shortage of oxygen.

The risk of Altitude sickness in Nepal depends on where you are going. Most of the cultural and historical sites in Nepal lie between 800-1600 meters and the National park in the terai region is even lower. This means you are not going to get any Altitude sickness in this area.

The possibility of altitude sickness arises if you are trekking to mountains above 2000-2500 meters. Even though good preparations, enough acclimatizations, proper diet, and moving gently can be really effective.

What if I fall sick while trekking?

Your safety is our foremost priority. Our professional guides will be at your disposal 24/7 throughout your trip. Our trekking staff are well trained in emergencies in mountains. Our staff will be well equipped with the necessary first-aid kit. In any emergencies, our guide will keep us updated and if needed we shall arrange an emergency evacuation as soon as possible.

How long do we walk each day trekking?

Most of the trekking days in the Himalayas need 6-7 hours of walking. It includes a number of breaks and stopping for lunch somewhere along your trekking route. Our itinerary is designed to make your daily walk shorter as the altitude rises, helping your body to acclimatize.

On the major day of trekking or while crossing high-mountain passes, we might need to walk for 10-12 hours depending on our speed of walking.

Can I charge my gadgets in the trek?

You can get this facility at guesthouse lodges by paying an extra charge.

Do I have to carry my own luggage on trekking?

Normally our cost includes a porter to carry your luggage. Porters typically carry 20-25 kg on teahouse trekking and 25-30 kg on a camping trek. We recommend you carry your most needed items, fragile items yourself. For shorter treks (2-3 days), you can take the most necessary items in your backpack (carry yourself) and just have a guide.

What is the ratio of guides and porters in each group?

Normally we use one guide for guests up to 5 pax. For more than 5, there will be an assistant guide at your disposal. For every two people, there will be 1 porter, and the ratio of trekkers and porters be 2 trekkers:1 porters.

How cold does it get during trekking?

The mountain weather is very hard to predict. Normally night time colder than the daytime. In winter except for the frosting night but the days are warm and beautiful. Average temperatures in Nepal drop 6°C for every 1,000 m you gain in altitude.

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5 Days Mardi Himal Trek