Mardi Himal Trek takes you to the western region of the geographically diverse and prosperous country, Nepal. Trek there is a relatively more straightforward trekking route in Annapurna Region and is often opted for by amateur trekkers. However, the views along the fascinating trail even attract avid trekkers from around the world. Mardi trek has been getting prominence in recent years as one of the exciting trekking locations. This trek takes you around 4500m high to enchanting you with marvelous landscapes. Mardi Himal Base camp, Forest Camp, High camp is the wonderful Place of these treks.
The trekking route begins from Phedi and heads to the settlement of Deurali. Eventually, it reaches Forest Camp. With lush green forest and wildlife, the trail leads to the High Camp and descends to the Low Camp. From thereon, the main highlight of the trek of the Mardi Himal viewpoint is reached. After enjoying the majestic views from there, the route heads back to High camp and then into Siding Village. From Siding, you head on to Lumre and then take a scenic drive back to Pokhara.
The major highlight is the views seen from Mardi Himal Base Camp altitude at 4100m. Additionally, the Mardi Himal viewpoint offers the views of Mardi Himal, Mt. Macchapuchrey, and the Annapurna Massif blanketed in snow. Mardi Himal weather is cold in the winter season but is pleasant most times of the year. Walking alongside the swiftly flowing rivers to the views of waterfalls, alpine meadows, and the Himalayan range makes treks a spectacle on their own.
Walk through the thick forest and rocky trails of the Forest Camp, High Camp, Low Camp, and Badal Danda.
Walk beside the Mardi Khola.
Reach the highest point of 4500m at the High Camp.
Views of the majestic Mardi Himal(5587m) from the Mardi Himal viewpoint.
Witness the panoramic views of the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Macchauchre, and Manaslu.
One of the most accessible and affordable trekking experiences in the Annapurna Region.
Get in touch with the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the Ethnic groups of Gurungs and Magar.
Walk past the villages of Siding, Lumre, Potana, and Phedi.
Short Itinerary of Mardi Himal Journey:
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu towards Pokhara (905m) and Trek to Deurali (2060m).
Day 03: Trek from Deurali to Forest camp (2500m above sea level).
Day 4: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m above sea level).
Day 05: Hike from Low camp to High Camp (3550m).
Day 06: Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to High Camp.
Day 08: Trek from Sidding to Lwong(1460m).
Day 09: Trek from Lwong to Pokhara.
Day 11: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and final departure.
Mardi Himal is generally categorized as a moderate to easy trek. This trek's difficulty is also denoted by the accessibility from the nearest tourist hub of Pokhara. The trek can be completed in a week. It does not require too much physical fitness and strength. The trek is suited for all age groups from 10 to 50 years. A slow and steady pace is perfect for the trek.
One does not need prior trekking experience, to go on the trek. The trail sees only a few ascends and descends. It reaches the maximum altitude of 4500 m at the Mardi Himal View Point. Some might experience symptoms of Altitude sickness as they reach an altitude over 3000m. However, it can be minimized if you take a slow pace, some time to acclimatize, and have medication. On average, you do not need to walk more than 6 hours per day, which is a moderate trekking experience in terms of challenge.
Furthermore, the trek has come to the limelight only recently. The trekking route is eventually getting recognition. There are tea houses and guest houses that have opened in parts of the trail. It will not be very difficult to find accommodation.
This trek is indeed one of the best trekking experiences in the Annapurna Region of Nepal for both amateur trekkers and avid trekkers. This trek's best season is known to be spring that lasts from September to November. The Spring season brings out the best of the mountains in Nepal. The views are unobstructed, with low chances of a sudden change in weather. Trek in December is equally adventurous. The trail is covered with snow at higher altitudes. Mardi Himal Base Camp Height at 4500m offers an exceptional view of the Mardi Himal and Mt. Macchapuchre in the front face.
Furthermore, you can even opt for other trekking destinations in the Annapurna region like the Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Ghorepani Poon Hill trek along with our team.
This trekking route is located inside the Annapurna conservation area project so for this trekking also similar permit needs to buy from the Nepal Tourism board. ACAP issues the permits called ACAP permits which cost US$ 30 around for the international visitors and For SAARC countries NPR1500 will be charged. For this trekking also need the TIMS for individual trekkers US$ 20 and for Office organized trekkers US$ 10 charged by the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal. Mission Himalaya Treks and Expedition Issue your permits before your arrival in Nepal from the respective office so you need to send us your passport copy and photos with fixed travel dates. We will confirm all the permits in advance.
Nepal trekking is situated at a higher elevation and Mardi is also located in a higher elevation and its moderate difficult and remote area trekking package. Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions suggested all our trekking to buy an insurance policy before coming to Nepal. There are no checking points for insurance in mountains or city but for your safety, we hardly request to buy a reputed company trekking insurance. Some insurance does not cover high altitude emergency evacuation so ask your agents prior its covers high altitude rescue or not?. You can buy insurance of high altitude from the day you start the trek and until the day your itinerary trekking ends the day.