Mardi Himal Trek is one of the shortest trekking routes in the Annapurna. In past, it used to be the off the beaten path trek in the region. However, with the popularity during the early years, now it’s definitely not an off the beaten trek as it used to be. Still, there is still a lesser number of people trekking in this region compared to that of Poonhill and ABC. Hence, it is one of the most popular short trekking in Nepal. The captivating rhododendron forests till the height of 3300m and out of a blue, this hike provides the astonishing perspective of Mardi Himal, Machhepuchre and Annapurna.
The major starting point of Mardi Himal trek is Kande, Kaski is just 27 kilometres, an hour drive from Pokhara. Likewise, it lies 14 kilometres prior to Nayapul, the Starting point of most of the trekking routes in Annapurna Region like Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Khopra Danda Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Similarly, we can reach The highest Bungee Jump of Nepal in Kushma from Kande which is 34 kilometres in a drive of an hour and a half.
Mardi Himal Trek
|40 Kilometres or 25 Miles|
|4500m at Mardi Himal Base Camp|
|Guesthouse and Homestays|
Total Ascent and Descent
|3274m Ascent and 3731m Descent|
|March-May & September-November|
The best trekking season in Nepal falls under the months of September, October and November. Likewise, the months of March, April and May are also the best months for trekking in Nepal. Hence, the best time for Mardi Himal Trek is Spring and Autumn. The months between September to November and March to May are the best seasons.
For all treks in Annapurna Sanctuary, we require ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit. In addition to that, the TIMS (Travel Information Management System) TIMS permit is mandatory for all trekking routes in Nepal. Hence, you will require ACAP and TIMS Permit for Mardi Himal Trek.
$ 30 with a hand filled form along with two pp size photos and copy of your passport.
$ 20 with a hand filled form along with two pp size photos and copy of your passport.
Mardi Mountain Trek cost comprises of the cost of TIMS and ACAP permits, Food and Accommodation during the trek, all ground transportation cost and the cost of the guide. Likewise, this cost will also cover all the government taxes, all vital paperwork and Medical pack conveyed by the guide during the trek. The General Mardi Himal Trek cost is 500 USD. As a matter of fact, it is the general Mardi Mountain cost and is negotiable to some extent depending upon the trekking seasons.
Mardi Mountain Trek is moderately difficult trekking route in Annapurna Region. In comparison to Annapurna Base Camp trek, Mardi Mountain trek is less difficult and more difficult than Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The person with a better level of physical shape and with some previous trekking experience can do this trek.
Mardi Mountain is 5587m high Himalayan peak in Annapurna Region just beneath the Machhapuchre Mountain. The Trekking to Mardi Mountain was open for tourists during early 2015 as an off the beaten path trek in the Annapurnas. The Mardi Mountain trek is a 40 kilometres trek starting from Kande, Kaski Nepal to the base camp of Mardi Mountain at the height of 4500 meters.
Here is some glimpse of Mardi Mountain. Mardi Mountain can be the best place for some nice pictures with the Annapurna, Machhapuchre and Mardi itself in the backdrop. Check out some Mardi Mountain Trek Picture:
Day 01: Drive to Kande and trek to Pothana/Deurali (2,125m)
This is the first day of our preliminary. On this day, we will drive from Pokhara to Kande which will take around 60 minutes. Again, we trek to Pothana (or Deurali) from Kande. It will concede 3 to 4 hours to reach there. In the wake of coming there, we will register with the lodging to revive oneself. Only 5 inns are available in Pothana and 3 in Deurali. On the off chance that we stop our foot at Pothana, we will remain at Inn Sangrila G.H or comparable., and if we stop at Deurali, we will remain at pleasant view lodge or comparable.
Day 02: Trek to Low Camp (3,150m)
Following day, our preliminary keeps on lowing camp which is at the height of 3,150m. It will take around 3 hours to reach there and we will be there appreciating the perspective of wonderful rhododendron trees secured with greenery, plant, and lichen. The best view from this camp is the awe-inspiring Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain. There are only 3 holds up in Low Camp and we will remain in Low Camp GH or comparable. Despite fewer quantities of hotels, facilities gave there are charming. It gives room in twin sharing premise or single room alongside Wi-Fi, hot shower, additional covers and some more.
Day 03: Trek to High Camp (3,700m)
This day, we will trek directly to High Camp from the Low camp which will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach there. Our way will go through the Mardi edge giving the great perspective of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna ‘South’ and Hiunchuli. Disengaged rhododendron hedges and beautiful Danphe fowl are additionally the real fascinations amid the preliminary. There are 3 lodgings at High camp which are a lot greater than the ones in Low camp. The best lodging there is Trekkers Paradise which is the best among all with the best of facilities of internet, charging, water (both hot and cool), shower, etc.
Day 04: Climb to Mardi Base Camp (4,500m) and trek down to Siding
This is the day when we at long last trek to our real goal, Mardi Base Camp which is at an elevation of 4,500m. We will move from High Camp in the wake of eating and it will take around 5 hours to reach there. We will investigate the territory around getting a charge out of the regular habitat including outlandish widely varied vegetation, mountain ranges, blanketed scene, and so forth. In the wake of investing some energy there, we will slip back to Siding. It will take around 4 hours to reach Siding. The way can be messy and elusive as well, so we should be much watchful. We will remain in Trekkers Lodging or comparative at Siding. This Hotel is the best one with offices of Wi-Fi, natural and non-natural nourishments, water, and some more.
Day 05: Drive back to Pokhara by jeep
From Siding, we will trek to Lumre going through the towns of Kalimati and Ghalel. From Lumre we will discover the jeep sorted out by Hike on Trek for your caring administration. At that point at long last, we will drive to Pokhara getting a charge out of the music and fascinating discussions.