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Mardi Himal 5 Days Trek

Trip Duration: 5 days

Highlights of Mardi Himal 5 Days Trek

  • The scenic drive from Pokhara to Kade
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayan range.
  • Walking through the remote villages, paddy fields, green lush forest with having an exotic view of Modi Khola and Pokhara valley.
  • Unspoiled cultural and traditional experiences
  • Explore the diversity of flora and fauna along the trekking trail.
  • Experience the amazing sunrise and sunset views from different vantage over the Himalayan range.
  • Explore Mardi Himal base camp and enjoy the stunning views of high altitude snowcapped mountain peaks.

Trip Facts

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration: 5 Days

High Altitude: 4500m Mardi Himal Base Camp

Best Season: Spring and autumn

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation: Tea houses

Mardi Himal 5 Days Trek Overview

Mardi Himal 5 days trek is one of the most scenic adventures in the Annapurna region. Since 2012 the Mardi Himal trek opened for the foreign traveler, it is an unspoiled hidden germ of the Annapurna region trek. This 5 days Mardi Himal trek is a short and moderate trekking trail in Nepal.

The Mardi Himal 5 days trek begins from the beautiful city after a few minutes’ remote sides of the Annapurna region. The trek provides picturesque views of green hills and snowcapped mountains along the trekking trail. The trekking trail across the typical villages, paddy fields, and green lush Rhododendron forest with the mesmerizing views of nature.

This trek can be possible throughout the year and any age group of people can participate easily. It can be customized as per the trekker’s choice. Mardi Himal trek is perfect for those who have a short time and the least experience of trekking in the Himalayan region.

You enjoy the exotic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range with Himchuli, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Mardi Himal, Manaslu, and many more. Mardi Himal base came lies lap of mount Machhapuchre which is the forbidden mountain peaks. Plus, you will experience the tradition of the remote village’s Nepali culture. However, you will enjoy the stunning views of sunrise and sunset along the trekking trail from the different vantage.

Best time to trek Mardi Himal 5 Days Trek

Mardi Himal 5 days trek is doable throughout the year. However, spring and autumn are the ideal trekking season in Mardi Himal trek. This season offers perfect weather and moderate temperature. You enjoy the stunning views of mountains and nature because of clear visibility blue skies.

Spring and autumn season offers perfect weather and pleasant temperature. You can easily walk due to the moderate temperature, neither too cold nor too hot in lower and upper region trek. So, this is the best time to trek in the Himalayan region in Nepal.

In spring, you enjoy the beautiful colorful blooming Rhododendron forest along the trekking trail.

Mardi Himal trek is a gradual trekking trail, mostly walking through the lower region. It is a short and easy trek, so it can be possible throughout the year. If you prepare trekking gears as per the trekking season, you can make your journey more adventurous and memorable.

Accommodation and Meal

During the Mardi Himal trek along with the trekking trail tea houses and homestay service available for accommodation. The tea houses provide twin sharing accommodation with a comfortable bed, blankets, and pillows.  Mardi Himal base camp trek is popular among trekkers all over the world. So, nowadays tea houses provide the best service than a few years before. If you are trekking in high season, the trekking trail became crowded, and hard to find room service. So, you have to pre-book otherwise you have to sleep in the dining room.

On Mardi Himal trek most of the tea houses provide typical Nepali food Dal Bhat with curry. Plus, you can get some national and international cushions as per the guest’s choice. The tea houses provide a menu and you can choose your own test. However, the ability of food in Mardi Himal trek less than other trekking destinations in Nepal. Also, they provide water, tea, hot and cold drinks as well as soft and hard drinks. But we do not recommend hard drinks for the high altitude trek. Besides, the food service is more expensive than in city areas. Because they have to bring all the things from the city areas.

Mardi Himal 5 Days Trek Short Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Kande (1,770m) and trek to Pothana (1,900m)

Day 02: Trek to the Forest Camp (2,554m)

Day 03: Trek to the High Camp (3,700m)

Day 04: Hike to the Mardi Base Camp (4,500m) and Trek to Siding (1,705m)

Day 05: Drive back to Pokhara

Mardi Himal 5 Days Trek Detailed Itinerary


Day 01:
Drive to Kande and trek to Pothana

High altitude: 1,900m

Walking Hour: one hour drive and 4/5 hour walk

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After having breakfast you are driven to Kade to start a journey to Mardi Himal trek. While driving you enjoy the stunning views of snowcapped mountains.

Today you will across Australian Camp, where you can enjoy superb views of mountains and landscape. Most of the trekkers went to an Australian camp for the best sunrise views on the Annapurna Himalayan range.

During the trek, you had an exciting view of nature and experience the remote village’s local culture and lifestyle. Trekking trail leads you through the green lush forest, paddy fields, and villages with beautiful natural views. Overnight at a tea house.

Day 02:
Trek to the Forest Camp

High altitude: (2,554m)

Walking Hour: 5-hour walk

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will have breakfast and heading towards today’s destination. Along the trekking trail passing through the green lush Rhododendron forest until you reach Forest Camp. During the trek, you will experience a diversity of flora and fauna along the trekking route. Trekking trail leads you gradually not so steep uphill or downhill. You enjoy the walking having a pleasant sound of birds chirping as well as beautiful views of Modi Khola and Pokhara valley. Overnight at the tea house.

Day 03:
Trek to the High Camp

High altitude: (3,700m)

Walking Hour: 5-hour walk

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

It was a pleasant journey through the green forest having such incredible views of nature. Today you will cross the Low Camp and Badal Danda, where you can get mesmerizing views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Machhapuchre, and other mountains. The trekking trail leads you through the beautiful green hill which offers a pleasant environment for the trekkers. Also, you can see along with the trekking trail animals and birds.  You can enjoy the trek during the spring season trek because of the blooming Rhododendron flower. After a short and easy walk, you will arrive at High Camp. Overnight at the tea house.

Day 04:
Hike to the Mardi Base Camp and Trek to Siding

High altitude: (4,500m)

Walking Hour: 6-7 hour walk

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today you will begin the journey early in the morning for the sunrise views above the Himalayan range. This is your final target destination for the outstanding close views of the snowcapped Annapurna range, Machhapuchre, Mardi Himal, and so on. It was quite a tough trekking trail than other days, but which was offer fantastic views of the Himalayan range, you will forget all the difficulty along the trekking trail.  However, the breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchre, and other mountain peaks make you look like a paradise. After spending a few hours at Mardi Himal base camp back to the High Camp heading towards the Siding villages. You will walk mostly downhill. The trekking trail flows the same way back until you arrive at Low Camp and divers to Siding village. You enjoy the walk through the pleasant green forest. But you have to be careful mostly downhill will quit slippery. After a few hour’s walk, you will arrive at the beautiful Siding village. Overnight at Tea house.

Day 05:
Drive back to Pokhara

High altitude: (1,705m)

This is the final days of your Mardi Himal 5 days trek. After having breakfast at Siding you will drive back to Pokhara. Here you will be recollecting the beautiful journey and arrive at Pokhara and you can around the beautiful city experience the amazing views landscape with nature. Also, you can visit Phewa Lake and some other monuments to get a unique experience. Overnight at Hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions


How difficult Mardi Himal 5 days trek?

Mardi Himal trek is a moderate trekking trail. It can be done within a short period of time. It is an easy and short trek. It can take part in any age group of people and at any time of the year. So, it is not so hard to trekking trail in Nepal.

When is the best time to trek Mardi Himal?

Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) is the perfect time to trek in Mardi Himal base camp. This season offers stable and moderate weather. It was the perfect time to explore the nature of beauty as well as high Himalayan range snowcapped mountains.

Can I trek solo in Mardi Himal trek?

Yes, you can take part in the Mardi Himal trek individually. If you are trekking in high season, you might be some problem finding accommodation for the solo trekker. However, it is possible for solo trekkers. It will be easier for the offseason trek.

How long is Mardi Himal trek?

It can be done within a 5 -10 day’s duration. The trek can be customized as per the guest’s time and interest. If you like to explore the beauty of nature you can expend your time table as per your choice.

Is it safe to trek in Nepal?

Sure, Nepal is safe to trek. Nepali peoples are caring and very helpful during the travel. Guest is taken as a god. The priority is the guest. So, you can visit Nepal without any hesitation.

Can I take a shower during Mardi Himal Trek?

Yes, you can get a shower during the Mardi Himal trek. However, you can easily at lower altitude but you can get a bucket shower along the higher altitude trek.

Does cell phone and internet work during the Mardi Himal Trek?

Yes, During Mardi Himal trek available cell phone and internet service. Sometimes there was a problem with the network and doesn’t work Wi-Fi service. However, if you bring a local Sim card service, you can easily contact your family and friends. You can get NCELL and Nepal telecom service provider phone service.

Cost Includes
  • All accommodation and food during the trek
  • Guide and porter salary, food, insurance, etc. 2 guest =1 porter
  • Pickup and drop at the hotel at Pokhara
  • Annapurna conservation permits fees
  • Seasonal fresh fruits
  • Medical kits
  • All government taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses like water, drinks, souvenir for friends and family, trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance
  • Any extra transportation except itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument
  • Tips for staff

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 5 days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-16

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Altitude: Mardi Himal Base Camp 4,500m

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