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Duration 06 Days
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Trip Duration 06 Days
Group Size 2-12 people
Maximum Altitude Mardi Himal High Camp (4,250m/13,600ft)
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Start & End Point Pokhara/Pokhara
Best Seasons Feb-June, Sept-Dec

Mardi Himal Trek

  • Spectacular views of the mountains of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal, Fishtail, and Dhaulagiri.
  • Easily Accessible and Affordable Trekking Trail
  • Great countryside hills, terrace farming, and mountain landscapes.
  • Passing through beautiful Rhododendron forest blooming in many different colors.
  • Enjoy the different trekking routes from Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill Trek
  • Most beautiful hiking trail
  • Dynamic landscapes and the serene forest is the best part of this trek
  • Along with trekking, you can do yoga in a pristine environment
  • This trek is the perfect destination for the nature lover
  • Yoga and meditation is an exciting parts of this trek
  • Getting the opportunity to explore the unique culture and tradition of Nepal
  • Watching the magnificent view of the giant Himalayas — Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.
  • Getting insights into the Gurung community and culture
  • Traveling through narrow twisting paths, rhododendron forests, high valleys, and rocky Himalayan terrain will be one heck of an adventure.
  • Adventure lovers would adopt this venture with great pleasure
  • An even combination of yoga, adventures, and the fantastic Himalayan
  • Sparkling sunrise and sunset views are worth watching

Overview of Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal trek is getting more popular day by day. Nearby Pokhara, this trekking, is a less-traveled route located in the most visited destination, the Annapurna region. We have the great opportunity to experience the excellent cultural experience of the Annapurna region. Mostly the trekking trail wanders through lush valleys, alpine meadows, lichen-laden dense forests, numerous streams, and waterfalls. The fascinating mountain sceneries are glossy within the close horizon. The route is not so busy and non-touristy so you can feel like embarking upon a discovery expedition.

Running through the beautiful Annapurna Mountain Range of Nepal and it has the course to give a lot to its visitors. mostly the magnificent views of its surroundings. The trek is the best way to reduce all of your strains in life. Leaving no residue and starting a completely new life after an extraordinary milestone. When you reach the Base camp of Mardi Himal. It provides you with alluring mountain views of the Mardi Himal [5,587 m/18,330 ft.] itself. We will get a magnificent view of Mount Machhapuchhre [6,993 m.], Annapurna South [7,219 m], and also Hiunchuli [6,441 m].

Mardi Himal trek is getting an alternate route now for the Annapurna circuit and bases camp trekking. Both base camp and high camp give you an ample view of Mount Fishtail and its surroundings. This is the best moderate and short trekking from Pokhara which can finish in 4 to 7 days and can do in a tea house base.

Mountain climbing and reaching its summits is no easy task to accomplish. However, when you will start trekking will arrive at the base camp more easily and comfortably. For sure, this trek takes you to the base camp of Mardi Peak so that you enjoy surreal views, unlike everything that you had ever before. If you like to see the mountain closer to ours but don’t have enough time? Then, this is the best trekking option in Nepal for you.

Mardi Himal Trek Vs Annapurna Base Camp

both trekking routes are popular destinations in Nepal. This trek gives you a picturesque mountainous view and a clean environmental greenery view. At same the time, you will be rewarded by snow-capped mounting from the green hills. We will walk into the pristine forest of lovely rhododendron and the mount fishtails are seems like standing tall right in front of you. Mardi Himal short trek is shorter to compare Annapurna base camp. it is more about walking in the forest with juniper and oak. while the Annapurna base camp goes with treeless barren and sometimes needs to trek on the snow.

The climbing trip can combine with a trekking adventure in the remote steep-sided valleys heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Above the forest, high alpine pastures provide good grazing and undisturbed habitat for wildlife because of their prominence in the wilderness zone of mountains designed to provide outstanding mountain views. Enjoy the rough trail into the forests and villages that have not felt the impact of tourism.

In conclusion, the hiking route will give you a great place to get a taste of the real thing if you are light on the alpine experience. If you are looking for a short trekking experience, get ready to experience the magic of this trekking holiday.

Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek

Pokhara trekking to Deurali

Take a 30min drive to the roadside shacks of Phedi to start the Mardi Himal short trek. The drive takes you through the scenic small mountain road. When we start climbing the upper stairs we will see glimpses of the village of Dhampus valley on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above.

The area is inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetris, and a few Gurungs. During the down part of the trail, we will cross the dust road and meet the mountain bike riders. We will pass by stone staircases that make the trail more adventuring. You will get spectacular views of the Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan range making your overnight stay much higher. Overnight at Deurali at a local guest house.

Multiple 30 min drive, 4-5 hrs trek
Accommodation Guest House
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Deurali (2,100m)
Deurali trekking to Forest camp

Enjoy your first mountain breaks with the mountain views. We will trek about 6 hours today. Our first part of the trekking goes with an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and daphnia. We will stay overnight here and can enjoy relaxation after a long, tough walking but adventuring trail. We will stay overnight at Forest in a local guest house.

Walking 6 hrs
Accommodation Guest House
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Forest camp (2,520m)
Forest Camp trekking to Low camp

As usual, have our breakfast in the mountains. Today our destination is Low Camp, which is at a height of 3,150m. We will enjoy the view of beautiful rhododendron trees, and the main attraction is the view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain Nepal.

The Mardi Himal short trekking goes higher you will enter the cloud forest with mosses and lichen, tree ferns, and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. From your room winder just get the thrilling panorama – close up the dramatic scenery of sacred Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mardi Himal, and Annapurna chains. There is a fewer number of hotels and lodges in Low Camp, but the facilities they provide are great with Wi-Fi, hot showers, etc. We stay there overnight. Overnight at local guest house.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Guest House
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Low camp (2,970m)
Low camp to High camp

We will get the early morning and ready to reach our highest point of the trek. If conditions are favorable, we will climb up to 15,000/16,000 ft. Enjoy the best mountain snowy view of Annapurna sanctuary walls lie below us.

We can visit Mardi Himal Viewpoint to view the sunrise In the mountain range. Along the trail, you can meet with Yak, sheep, and goats from the lower village grazing in the land. After a great view, you will trek down to High camp to sleep at a local guest house. The look of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. Enjoy the best view of Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar, and other mountains such as Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m).

Walking 3-4 hrs
Accommodation Guest House
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude High Camp (3,540m)
High camp to Siding Village

Today our Mardi Himal short trekking starts with mostly going downhill. The low descent through the shade of the forest and out onto the terraced fields, down 1600m. We will go through another route of upper Mardi Khola.

Now we are following the banks of the Mardi Khola and the hillside village of Siding. We trek down through the lovely fields, passing the simple farms and over the new suspension bridges. There is no doubt that this is indeed the idyllic Nepal Countryside. Overnight local tea house.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Siding Village (1,700m)
Siding Trekking to Lumre and from Lumre drive to Pokhara

Enjoy your last breakfast in the mountain lodge with the low land view of the valleys. We will pass by small villages. In the low land of Nepal, where Brahmin inhabitant leaves; after Kalimati, we will reach Ghalel mixed with Brahmin and Gurung people; we will trek till Lumre, and we drive back to Pokhara by jeep. O/N Hotel. end of our Mardi Himal trek.

Multiple 3 hrs Trek, 2 hrs drive
Meals Breakfast & Lunch
Altitude Pokhara (822m)


What's Included?
  • A trekking guide who is certified and licensed by Government and got training on high altitude sickness, and first aid.
  • Trekking porter to carry your luggage. 1 porter for 2 people basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, and clothing.
  • Twin-sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Local Tea houses also called guest houses/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Card Permit for the Annapurna Trek
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid.
  • Trekking transfer from Pokhara to the start point and trek finish point to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • All necessary papers work, office Service charges, and all Government Taxes
What's Excluded?
  • For any services in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, and camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking equipment, you can buy and rent in Pokhara trekking stores
  • Gratitude trekking staffs
  • Other of your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.

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Why a Short trek to Mardi Himal?

Forest camp

The trek to Mardi Himal goes through the forest camp which is located at an altitude of 2600 meters from sea level. The forest camp is filled with different types of flowers and trees. During the spring season, the forest camp glows with rhododendron and oak treks. Forest camp will allow you to explore the wilderness. This place is commonly known as Kakkar among the local villagers. Forest camp is the best place for accommodation thorough out this whole trek.

High and low camp

Low and High camp is the absolute highlight of the trek to Mardi Himal. The low camp is filled with true mosses and clouded forests. If you trek on to the Mardi Himal during the favorable season then you might get a chance to see the miraculous view of dancing Danphe. The low camp is also known as the door to the Mardi Himal trek. From here you can get an exclusive view of the Annapurna range. You can reach the high camp within 4 hours from the low camp.

Mardi Himal Base Camp

The Mardi Himal base camp trek which lies about a height of 4500m is the highest point of this trek. At the Mardi Himal base camp, we will enjoy the beautiful nature. You can spend your time here exploring the best Himalayas and snowy landscapes.

Ethnic and cultural group

Through the Mardi Himal Short trek, you will also get the chance to get close to the culture and ethnic diversity of Nepal. Trek to Mardi Himal goes through the remote village so, you will also get to observe the local lifestyle of Nepal people. Chhetri, Brahmins, Gurung, and Tamang are the main inhabitant of the people in the Mardi Himal. You will love this trek if you do this trekking during the time of festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Losar, and others.

Visit the high camp

Mardi Himal High Camp Trek is the best short trek in Nepal. The Mardi Himal high camp trek, now Nepal’s most well-liked short trek, would be its greatest competitor. In the same way, Mardi Himal offers more diversity, fewer tourists, and generally a nicer experience, with perhaps greater views if you’re closer to the mountains.

Mardi Himal High Camp is another recently opened hiking path. It is not as popular as the Everest base camp or the Annapurna base camp. But during the past several years, it has developed into one of the most popular trekking routes with domestic hikers. The number of tourists who wanted to experience this route also increased at the same time. This trip will take around five days to complete and is approximately 40 kilometers long. It will begin in Pokhara and end there as well.

Mardi Himal Base Camp is relatively accessible due in part to its proximity to Pokhara, Nepal’s second-largest city, which will soon have its international airport. The fact that this journey is all about the ridge is one of the reasons you should choose to go on it. The ridgeline is incredible. For those who select an adventure solely based on the type of views they expect, it is a must-do.

Not to mention how wonderful it feels to be free and as though you are in the mountains to view up-close pictures of Machapuchare Peak. This magnificent peak is frequently referred to as “fishtail mountain” because of the summit’s distinctive shape. It is one of Nepal’s famous mountains, yet since it is so revered, ascending to its peak is prohibited.

Mardi Himal Base Camp

You can reach Mardi Himal Base Camp from High Camp (3,580m) after roughly 3–4 hours of climbing. From Mardi Himal high camp trek you can have breathtaking up-close views of the whole Annapurna Range. A beautiful viewpoint is also nearby, around two hours from High Camp. You must get up early enough to go to base camp from High Camp to enjoy the breathtaking dawn view of the Annapurna range.

You may begin your trek to the 5300-meter Mardi Himal Base Camp after breakfast. The hike is difficult since it involves walking over a rough, narrow track. The breathtaking mountain vistas and pure surroundings at the Mardi Himal Base Camp richly reward the day’s effort. You can go return to high camp after spending some time in base camp by following your previous steps.

Mardi Himal Weather

The weather pattern is relatively predictable, just like the rest of Nepal. Several of the months of the year have a chance of having clear mornings. On the other hand, afternoon clouds and storms are frequent and might block your view, which is not very pleasant. except if you travel in the exceptionally clear winter months. In the morning, you will probably need to walk most of the time. On the other side, you commonly experience these kinds of long, dull days when the clouds roll in.

Accommodations and Meals

Like an Everest base camp or an Annapurna base camp, the food and lodging are similar. The guest home offers cozy beds with blankets, and their restaurants serve a variety of tasty hot meals.

Like any other trip in Nepal, lodging is inexpensive on the Mardi Himal high camp trek, but you are required to dine at your guesthouse twice a day, often for breakfast and dinner. The local community’s primary source of revenue is food.

There are a few campsites at lower elevations, primarily at Forest Camp and Low Camp, where trekkers can camp or stay in guest rooms. It’s not a cost-saving choice because you spend essentially the same whether you camp out or stay in a hotel room. The guesthouses are very typical; they have a small room with beds, a bathroom with a shower outside, and dining space. More shared than private lodgings, such as rooms for 4-6 people, are available on this route. It’s different at lower altitudes, where you may have a private room with electricity and power outlets, such as Landruk or Siding, etc.

In the busy months of March through early May and September through November, reservations for guesthouses are recommended, especially at High Camp. If you arrive without a reservation, they will find a spot for you to sleep, although it may be a seat in the dining room or something similar. You need to arrange it quickly or you can do it with your phone for room reservation (2-3 days earlier should be okay).

Enjoy the Nepali food, Dal Bhat

They compete with teahouses along the way and are simple but cozy. Everything you need, including water, snacks, tea, coffee, and all your main meals, can be found inside the tea house. Typically, a prepared Nepalese meal, such as Dal Bhat Tarkari( rice, lentil, and vegetables), will be offered to you. In addition, you have a variety of options depending on your needs and budget because it also serves Western, Indian, and Chinese cuisine. However, Nepalese cuisine, particularly dal bhat, is often recommended since it is inexpensive and may keep you satisfied during a hike. In a similar vein, soups are an excellent choice for the starter because they are consistently nice and flavorful.

However, there aren’t any shops around where you can buy clothing or supplies. You’ll therefore be in trouble if you forget something or something breaks.

If you’re traveling alone, make sure you know how to survive in the outdoors. Be careful that there isn’t much at Mardi Himal Base Camp if you decide to travel up there. There isn’t a teahouse nearby. You cannot stay there. Grab a lunchbox from high camp. As a result, you have something to munch on throughout the day since there is nothing else.

Gear for the trek

Mardi Himal high camp trek Journey is a four-day, five-night trek. You won’t require as much trekking equipment as you would for longer trips. When packing your gear, you must keep in mind the trekking season. For this trip, basic trekking equipment and some clothes will be sufficient.

Make sure you have your list of trekking equipment to avoid problems while trekking. Here is a detailed packing list for multi-day treks that includes all the equipment you’ll need and information on what to bring so that your sleeping and eating needs are fully covered.

  • Daypack: 40-50L max.
  • Expedition duffel bag
  • Sleeping bags
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlight torch (rechargeable with micro USB)
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Notebook/pen/journal
  • Passport and all required documents ( like vaccination cards, insurance documents, and an extra passport-size photo).)
  • Glasses
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Travel pants/shorts: 1 pair
  • Windproof and waterproof pants
  • Fleece and running pants
  • Inner garments (3–4 pairs)
  • Loong thermals
  • T-shirts or base layers
  • Fleece jacket/down vest
  • Windproof/waterproof jackets
  • Down jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Walking shoes
  • Sandles
  • Cap/ hat
  • Sunscreen

Please note: if you plan to go on a trek during the winter season (December to February ), then carry more gear than usual. You need to carry extra warm clothes, a woolen sweater, socks, gloves, and many other things if you don’t want to freeze yourself.

The Best Season

Mardi Himal high camp trekking is possible all year long. The months of December through February are generally winter season but can hike here. You’ll have those beautiful winter days then, with gorgeous views and undoubtedly fewer people. If the monsoon lasts a little longer, post-monsoon months like September may be challenging. However, if you wake up early, you can still enjoy some beautiful sights.

March to early May, when it’s springtime, might also be a great option. Rhododendron Roget, or rhododendron flower blossom, will appear at that time. At this time, the rhododendrons will be in bloom. So the journey will be much more picturesque as a result.

Overall, it concludes that the best seasons are from September to November in the fall and from March to May in the spring. There are stunning views and a sunny, mild climate.

Traveling from December to February is a fantastic time to go if you want to avoid crowds and spend some quiet time in nature, but be sure to have the proper equipment because the winter months can bring heavy snowfall.

In Nepal, the monsoon season lasts from June through August. You could perhaps experience rain and clouds. The monsoon season, when the water becomes clean and is surrounded by greenery, various seasonal flowers, and snow-capped mountains in the distance, may surprise you from a distance.

Altitude sickness

On the Mardi Himal high camp trek, altitude sickness won’t be a problem. However, there is a good probability that you will just experience the signs of altitude sickness. The highest overnight location of the Mardi Himal Trek is at 3550 meters, which is not a high enough altitude to cause altitude sickness.

But, if you’re not used to being at altitude, this climb will give you a taste of it because you are moving upward for most of the trip. You’re climbing above 14000 feet (4267 m), which is roughly the height of a mountain’s summit, but altitude sickness is extremely uncommon here.

If you suffer any type of altitude sickness or get breathless when ascending hills all day, you are free to take as many days as you need. You may take your time, stop at each camp, and make this last for a week or something. It would be wise to move slowly and easily.


You must get some permits from the tourism center in town. Two permits are Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a TIMS card are required for this trek, and each one costs about $50. For these permissions, you should also have four square pictures. You may have photographed and printed them before traveling to Nepal. However, you can get them taken and printed right there in the center as well as at nearby photo studios.

To obtain these permits, you should have travel insurance. You can easily purchase them online. Your permissions will be taken in about 50 or 60 minutes. You can just place them in your passport, which you must bring on the trek.

Mardi Himal Trek: Fitness requirement

The Mardi Himal high camp Trek is regarded as an easy to moderate trek since it doesn’t need very high levels of physical fitness. This tour is open to everyone in excellent health and with a cheerful outlook. However, to fully appreciate and enjoy the eastern Himalayan journey, you will need to engage in particular training, such as jogging, and running.

Mardi Himal: Solo trip

You are free to go alone to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The route is not particularly challenging and is simple to follow. You may download a map of all the trails with a detailed view of the path and elevation on your phone if you’d like. But honesty, it will not be necessary because the track is well-marked. As you move along, you’ll see little white and blue marks that look like paint on the trees. You can just follow those marks and reach the destination. Most of the route is beautifully constructed and maintained. Similarly, the majority of the route through the woodland has stone stairs.

Culture and religion

The most conspicuous aspect of this journey may be the absence of the region and culture. If you enjoy getting to know the locals and discovering their culture, you might skip this step. That brings us to the part of this journey that you might not enjoy. We can only assume that Mardi Himal high camp trek has a rather manufactured aspect to it. You’ll get the impression that, before becoming a trekker, no one ever lived in this place’s home. Therefore, a significant portion of the reason you might see a clear lack of culture in this location stems from

So in a sense, it resembles a theme park in some way. There are only a few small sets of tea houses along the road, which is great since there aren’t any communities per se. Even if you are already familiar with Nepalese culture, if this is all that you get to experience outside of Nepal, you will be missing out on some very significant cultural aspects.

Those usual Nepali shops that you kind of sense are severely lacking. Unfortunately, those small shops don’t exist along the Mardi Himal route, which is unfortunate since you miss out on those wonderful opportunities to engage with locals when you get to the Mardi Himal base camp.

Is this trek right for you?

The Mardi Himal high camp Trek is the ideal hike for someone new to hiking. Or going on a trek if you have the time. For certain hikes in Nepal, getting to the trailhead may require many days of bus or flight travel. Therefore, keep it in mind while you plan your trip to Nepal. Compare to those, Mardi Himal is a much more accessible and easy trek route that can be done in 2 to 5 days. So it is right for everyone willing to hike.

Who should hike this trail?

Many different types of hikers and mountain lovers might consider taking this trek. You’re going to have the ridgeline and those views. Additionally, it’s great if you’re a photographer. On the other hand, the tea houses make this path accessible for anyone just setting out because they are taking care of your food and accommodations. You can lighten your pack a lot by not carrying food, cooking stuff, and a tent.

In general, Nepal is relatively affordable. On this trek, the food will probably be the most expensive item you buy. Roaming around in cities might cost a lot of money, but once you’re in nature, things are much cheaper.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Mardi Himal is a hidden treasure of Nepal, situated on the eastern side of the most popular Annapurna Base Camp trek. It lies in the western Annapurna region of Nepal and lies on the eastern side of Modi Khola.

Mardi Himal short trek is the most fascinating and exciting trek. It covers breathtaking views of the Annapurna region and a stunning glacial valley. Furthermore, it is mostly kept in the category of the short and unspoiled trekking route.

Mardi Himal short trek is the less traveled are and comprising a distance of 40 km short trek. This shortest trek can be completed within 4-5 days. However, the off-beaten and random road may consume some of your valuable time.

Undoubtedly, Mardi Himal short trek is the best way to explore the sparkling Himalayas. Lying at an altitude of 4500 m, Mardi Himal serves you the best view of the entire Annapurna Range. Mardi Himal trek altitude is 4500m height. the altitude of the Mardi Himal peak is 5587m.

Mardi Himal lies at an altitude of 5587 meters/18,330ft under the most bulging Machhapuchhre in the Annapurna region.

Mardi Himal was first Summited by Basil Good fellow in 1961 AD. This trekking is marked as the eco-tourism trail which also passes through the lush green forest.

Guide and the porter is always a wise decision to take if you are traveling to Nepal for the first time. However, it is not mandatory to take a guide or porter if you are in big groups and wants to explore the Mardi Himal region on your own.

But carrying a guide with you gives you lots of tips and trekking ideas as well as important information about the place you are going to trek. While hiring a guide you will have to make sure he is registered. In addition to this hiring guide and porter is not that expensive.

Mardi Himal short trek is categorized as a short-duration trek destination. It can be accomplished within 4 days. In total, you will cover 50 km on this trek. Walking around 4-5 hours a day is enough for this trek. The journey however may be tiresome, but the beauty of nature makes your tiredness fade away.

Trekking in the Himalayan region is not a cup of tea for novice travelers. However, fulfilling some criteria can help you a loss for completing this trek. A healthy body and strong mental health are the basic criteria for this trek. Some of the basic exercise that you need for this trek is running, cycling, short hiking, etc.

Well, Mardi Himal short trek does not need any technical skills to have. And the trek difficulty level is categorized in the moderate level trek. However, hiking from the high camp to the Mardi Himal Base Camp is the most challenging task of the whole trek. The route is slippery as well as steeper on this day. Apart from this, you will enjoy this trek.

Mardi Himal short Trek is the easiest trek starting from Pokhara. However, the actual trekking starts from Deurali. It takes 30 minutes easy drive from Pokhara to the roadside tracks of phedi. Then you have to go trek from 4-5 hours to reach Deurali.

Mardi Himal itself is a short trek and it can be completed in 4 days. For this trek, the quickest trek route is from Deurali to Low Camp. Afterward, trek from Low camp to high camp which will take approximately 5-6 hrs. To reach there. From the high camp you will have to walk about 5 hrs. to reach there.

Mardi Himal short treks have two camps: firstly low camp and High camp. You have to trek to both camps to reach your actual destination. The low camp lies at an altitude of 2,900. Whereas the height of the high camp is 3,585. Talking about the trekking trail hiking from high camp to Base camp is a slippery and steeper road.

Well, the Accommodation cost during your stay at Kathmandu and Pokhara is more expensive. But during your trek, the lodges and teahouse cost is cheaper. You can find accommodations easily during your trek unless you are traveling in peak season. The Accommodation in Mardi Himal trek is a tea house and quite basic.

Well, Altitude sickness is a prominent risk for traveling in a high altitude area. The problem of altitude sickness arises from above the height of 3500m. In Mardi Himal trek you are going to trek up to 4500m. Hydrating yourself enough and acclimatization could help you to cope with the environment and lessen the risks of altitude sickness.

Mardi Himal short trek cost varies according to the group size, months of travel, and duration you are traveling for. Above the Himalaya also offers you for joint group trek if you want to cut down your cost. For this joint group (2-16 max), the cost for each person is $490 for a period of 5 days. for 12 days full package cost USD 850.

For trekking in Mardi Himal base camp, you need to have two different permits. They are the TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) and the ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). Other than these two you don’t need any other special permit.

In Nepal tipping a guide/porter is a way of expressing thankfulness to the guide. Not only this, but those tips also give them motivation for their job. You should remember is, your guide may not ask for any tips but you have to give them a small amount of money as gratitude.

Our Mardi Himal short Trek cost for Indians is a little less than for foreigners as Indian trekkers get some discount on trekking permits. Other costs are similar. We can offer the best cost for Indian travelers for both private and small group travelers. You can contact us for up-to-date costs for Indian trekkers.

Mardi Himal short trek weather is pleasant most of the time of the year. The weather is clear with a crystal clear sky. The forest areas welcome you with a bunch of rhododendron flowers and oak trees. The weather is quite cold and you need to bring enough clothes. While the Rainy season the views are quite poor and recommend to bring rain clothing. Overall the weather is good for this trek and we can go throughout the year.

Reviews on Mardi Himal Trek


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Based on 7 Reviews

Piotr Jedrzejczak, Dobroslawa Wcislo, Daniel Wcislo, Jerzy Baehr, Jan Make-Maczynski, Slawomir Melle
Warsaw, Poland
May 24, 2018
Mardi Himal Trek March

We are a group of eight friends traveling together for 5 years. We trekked already in the Alps, Carpathians, Pamirs, and Caucasus mountains. This Mardi Himal trek was among the best of our trek regarding the organization, very friendly staff, and good food.

We strongly recommend Puru and his agency for travelers, who want to go to Nepali Himalayas.

Piotr Jedrzejczak, Dobroslawa Wcislo, Daniel Wcislo, Jerzy Baehr, Jan Make-Maczynski, Slawomir Melle

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August 23, 2018
Above the Himalaya and the people behind it

the only way to fully experience and enjoy the beautiful country of Nepal is with Puru. the service, the kindness, and the most professional crew will guaranty you the experience of a lifetime!

Kfar Saba, Israel

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August 26, 2020
Best Mardi Himal Trek

Our family really enjoy the Mardi Himal trek. Best mountain view, great hospitality, very friendly guide and porters, Best organization. Highly recommend this trek.

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Fred Langham
December 24, 2018
Above the Himalaya Mardi Himal Base camp trek 12 days

We just returned 11/30/18 from Nepal. It was trip designed by “Above the Himalaya” Puru, the manager and his team from the start were professional and friendly. Since we were complete “newbies” to Nepal travel, we relied heavily on their advice, and Puru (owner) personally kept in contact asking how we were getting along. The guides both in Katmandu and the Himalayas were prompt and courteous. With Sitaram (guide) and Naren (porter) on the trek, we felt safe, but some trails can be difficult. They kept us informed and comfortable on our journey up the mountain. Azay guided and mentored us through Katmandu’s spiritual sites. Everything was handled for us. We had prompt drivers to take us everywhere, all coordinated by Puru. Even before the trip was over, I was already thinking about another trip with this company; they are trying hard to make Nepal a great place to have an adventure. We were in Hotels 3 nights in both Katmandu and Pokara both were very nice with a typical breakfast buffet. The Tea Houses are just what you here, a little primitive, a little comfort but man! You are glad to be sleeping there at night.
We did a 12 day Mardi Himal Base Camp trek, Katmandu city tour. The entire journey beginning to end was “sensory overload.” I knew it would be different, but at every turn of our journey, we were experiencing something new. We saw the amazing, beautiful, raw and spiritual sides of Nepal. If you are adventurous, open-minded, curious and mindful, you will have a great time in Nepal, They are a great choice for your travels.

Fred Langham

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Stewart Biran Auckland
New Zealand
October 8, 2022
Mardi himal Trekking October

I can happily recommend Above the Himalaya Trekking to anybody organizing the Mardi Himal trekking holiday in Nepal. Puru couldn’t be more helpful and the guides and porters he provided for us were nothing short of great!

We had a small hiccup with a flight from Pokhara (due to weather ) and Puru was behind the scenes organizing alternatives before we had even had a chance to contact him.
Stewart Biran Auckland

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one quantum leap
California, USA
November 10, 2022
Professional & Affordable Trekking”

My husband and I just returned from the Mardi Himal trek and without hesitation, we wanted to recommend Puru Timalsena and his team at Above the Himalaya Trekking. I have relied on Trip Advisor reviews and found Puru thru Trip Advisor. I gave thought to using a company directly in Nepal and leaving out the middlemen and it was so easy and worthwhile.

What we enjoyed about working with Puru was his excellent and timely responses to our questions, the ease in booking our trip and when we arrived all the necessary details were handled from beginning to end.

Our guide Basu was always concerned with our happiness and safety and our porter Muradi worked tirelessly to get our belongings from one teahouse to the next – both guys always smiling and making sure the trek went off without a hitch.

We were picked up at the airport, taken to our hotel, all the permits and details were handled by Puru and Basu and food/lodging/transportation were all handled. All we had to do was concentrate on enjoying our trek and the wonderful people of Nepal and the sights to discover.

Please do not hesitate to contact Puru directly and establish a program that works for you. He guided us on the best trek for us and made necessary recommendations based on our wishes. We went there to celebrate my 60th birthday and accomplish the goal of trekking the Himalayas and I/We would encourage you to spend your dollars directly with the company. They are appreciative of your business and we felt so good knowing that our dollars were going directly to all those we came in contact with and not for unnecessary expenses.

I’m happy to answer any other questions and hope this review is helpful.

Nepal is a beautiful country
Trekking is a really unique experience
The Nepalese are warm and welcoming
Puru and his team make it all so easy
Just go for it!!!
one quantum leap

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Donna Kirkpatrick & David Ridley
Edmonton, Canada
November 22, 2022
Mardi Himal Trek and Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour

Our first trip to Nepal in Mardi Himal trek went smoothly for us mainly due to the efforts of Puru at Above the Himalaya. I spent close to a year e-mailing him and finalizing all our details. Answers to my many inquiries always came back promptly within twelve hours. All of his staff that looked after us were extremely personable and friendly.

Nothing was ever too much to ask for. Our driver for two weeks, when we needed one, became like a friend. A friendly face in a sea of humanity. Our trek was incredible due to the efforts of Phurba. He looked after us like family and we never had to worry about anything. His choice of teahouses for us was exceptional. Upon completion of our adventure to Nepal, there is nothing I can find that I would have changed in my choices offered up by Puru. A three-night stay in Chitwan National Park was a relaxing finale to a trip of a lifetime for us. Hats off to Puru and his team.

Donna Kirkpatrick & David Ridley

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