Mardi Himal 5 days trek is the shortest trail to reach close of Himalaya. Trekkers are able to return Pokhara by reaching Mardi base camp (4500 m)within five days. The trail is being popular for a beautiful view and amazing nature and culture. The less used and less crowded trail gives immense peaceful experience. Mardi Himal lies within the Annapurna region with an elevation of 5587m. Due to the shorter distance and exceptional views, Mardi Himal Trek is getting popular day by day. If you have not much time to reach either ABC or EBC then Mardi Himal Trek is a better option.
The 5 days trek starts from Pokhara and also ends at Pokhara. The trekking starts from Pokhara by boating in the beautiful Phewa lake. After boating and spending time there, moved toward Kande. With amazing views of show capped mountain on the trail, we will reach Pothana. And moving forward from there on the way from Low Camp to High Camp, we will be beautiful mountains, forests, valleys, lakes, waterfalls, and so forth. Within two days of the trek, you can experience a picturesque mountainous environment immersed view of green hills, snow-capped mountain and walks into the pristine forest of stunning rhododendron and oak. On the way to Trek, the view of Annapurna mountain ranges, Dhaulagiri, Mt.Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Manaslu mountain range will be an amazing moment.
The bunch of photographic scene on the trail gives a pleasant experience. Sometimes trekkers have to delete some photo from memory card for taking photographs at the Mardi Himal Base camp. As trekkers have clicked plenty of photo on the way. The Mardi Himal trekking route will give you a great place to get a taste of the real thing if you are light on alpine experience if you are looking for short trekking experience get ready to experience the magic of this trekking holiday.
Duration: 05 Days
Max. Altitude: High Camp (4200m)
Trek Grade: Moderate
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trip Snippets: Tourist hotel in Pokhara and teahouse/lodge during the trek, 3 meals a day ( breakfast lunch and dinner ) during the treks included.
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Your baggage on the trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Plane.
Activity: Boating, Zip Flyer, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Trekking
Day 01: - Pokhara to Kande and trek to Pothana / Deurali
The first day of our Trek is Pokhara to Kande and to Pothana. We will enjoy some of the time in Pokhara and drive to Kande which will take about 1 hrs drive. After that, we will walk up to Pothana and after reaching there, we will check in to the hotel for refreshment.
Day 02: - Trek to Low Camp
Next day after breakfast, we will head towards Low Camp which is at the height of 3,150m. We will enjoy the view of beautiful rhododendron trees and the main attraction is the view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain. There is a fewer number of hotels and lodges in Low Camp but the facilities they provide are great with Wi-Fi, hot shower, etc. We stay there overnight.
Day 03: - Trek to High Camp
The third day, we will be Trekking to High Camp. We will walk about 5 to 6 hrs to reach High Camp. Enjoying the majestic vistas of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna ‘South’, Hiunchuli and also Rhododendron bushes and the colorful Danphe We will stay the rest of the day in High Camp experiencing the beauty of nature.
Day 04: - Trek to Mardi Base Camp and trek down to Sidding
The day when we will reach our destination, Mardi Himal. After having breakfast, we will head towards our destination walking for about 5 hrs. Exploring the nature and mountain ranges, snowy landscape and so forth, we will descend to Sidding and spend the rest of the day there.
Day 05: - Drive back to Pokhara
Finally, we will get back to Pokhara collecting all the memory that we have enjoyed together.
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Hotels, tea houses , lodges
High Camp (4200m)