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Mardi Himal Trek

4 Days

Mardi Himal Trek is a special trip climbing towards the lap of the Himalayas.

This 4 day popular trek is short yet one of the best treks, offering high Himalayan mountain views, trekking through rural landscapes, villages, cultivation, lush green forest trails and through wilderness high altitude landscapes.

It is a truly amazing 4-day trip with the only place to see the Fishtail Mountain up close, as if it’s stuck to your face.

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  • 4 Days
  • Moderate
  • 12 People max
  • Lakeside, Pokhara.
  • Spring and Autumn
  • 4200 Meters
  • All year round.
  • Private vehicle to starting point and from the ending point.

Overview

This 4 days Mardi Himal Trek is becoming increasingly popular as the best overall trekking route in Nepal.

What makes it special compared to most other treks is that it allows you to take in a lot of the giant Himalayan mountains in a relatively short period of time.

This destination is still considered something of a ‘hidden gem,’ lying on the east side of another popular destination – Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Starting from the beautiful city of Pokhara, which is situated at an altitude of 850 meters, Mardi Himal Trek will take you to an altitude of 4200 meters at the base camp for Mardi Himal peak.

Our 4-day trek to the Mardi Himal base camp passes through beautiful forests and wild open spaces, allowing you to catch sight of many Himalayan wildlife species and an eye catching series of Himalayan peaks.

If you’re looking for an amazing Himalayan experience on one of Nepal’s less crowded trails, then you should book and plan this Mardi Himal Trek for 4 Days before it’s too late.

This trek is ideal for those looking to experience everything from lush green forests to spectacular valleys, villages and farmland, from Himalayan ice-melted rivers to superb vistas of legendary Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Machhapuchre and Hiunchuli.

Mardi Himal Trek Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Pitam Deurali and start trekking to Forest Camp (2550m, 8365ft/ 4 hours trek after 2 hours’ drive).
Day 2: Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3580m, 11745ft/ 6.5 hours).
Day 3: Trek from High Camp to View Point (4200m, 13779ft) and return to Low Camp (2990m, 9810ft) / (6 hours)
Day 4: Trek from Low Camp to Siding Village (1890m, 6200ft/ 4 hours), then drive back to Pokhara (1.5 hours).

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek:

  • See stunning views of the Annapurna range, with peaks like Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South.
  • Walk through beautiful rhododendron forests with colorful blooms in spring and colorful forests all year round.
  • Mardi Himal trek is peaceful and less crowded.
  • Meet local communities, experience Gurung and Magar cultures.
  • Visit traditional villages, learn local customs, enjoy warm hospitality.
  • Stay at scenic spots with mountain views like High Camp and Low Camp.
  • Watch amazing sunrise and sunset views from places like High Camp and Low Camp.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes , meadows, rough terrain, high passes.
  • Enjoy the calm of the Himalayas away from city life.

Detailed Daily Itinerary

A steep uphill climb for most of the day through thick jungle with beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. We may be lucky and catch glimpses of some of our abundant wildlife; leopards, deer, monkeys and many species of birds all live in this dense jungle. Then we reach Forest Camp in the afternoon. Overnight at teahouse.

Teahouse

Today is a short distance but a steep climb through rhododendron and juniper forest. As you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with the most breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail mountain), the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annaurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal. Overnight at teahouse.

Breakfast
Teahouse

An early wake-up call today so you can appreciate truly stunning sunrise views of the mighty Himalayas. After breakfast, we climb to Mardi Himal View Point which stands at 4200 meters. A challenging day walking along narrow, rocky trails, but it’ll all be worth it for the awesome views of this majestic mountain environment. Mardi Himal is a sacred mountain for both Hindus and Buddhists (interestingly, no human being has yet managed to reach the summit!).Today, we should be able to see Nepal’s national bird, the Lophophorus, flying above our heads. Overnight at teahouse.

Breakfast
Teahouse

A steep descent to Low Camp following the same trail we went up. We then leave the trail and trek into the forest, heading to the Mardi Khola river. We descend further to Siding. From there we drive to Pokhara.

Breakfast
Teahouse

4 Days Mardi Himal Trek package inclusion/exclusion.

The Cost Include(s)

  • Pokhara to Pitam Deurali transfers.
  • Licensed English Speaking guide.
  • Teahouse accommodation on trek (twin/trip sharing and dorm rooms).
  • Breakfast.
  • Required trekking area entry permits.
  • Siding – Pokhara transfers.
  • Government imposed taxes

What is not included

  • Lunch/dinner and alll kind of beverages(tea/coffee, bottled water etc)
  • Tipping to guide.
  • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances which is beyond Mosaic Adventure control.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek?

The ideal time to embark on this trek is between September and November (Autumn) or March and May (Spring) as the weather in Nepal during these months is dry and clear, and the views of the Himalayas are stunning.

How challenging is the Mardi Himal Trek?

The Mardi Himal Trek typically lasts for four days and is considered to be moderate. You will be trekking for approximately 4-6 hours each day, with some steep ascents and descents, so it is important to have a good level of fitness. Your guide will adjust your pace to help you reach your daily destination comfortably.

What is the cost of the 4-day Mardi Himal Trek?

The cost of the 4-day Mardi Himal Trek is USD 300 per person. This includes a guide, necessary permits, breakfast, accommodation, return transfers from Pokhara, and all applicable taxes.

What type of accommodation is available on the 4-day Mardi Himal Trek?

Basic tea houses and lodges are available along the trail that offer accommodation and meals. The rooms are typically shared, and the amenities are basic, including a bed, blanket, mattress, pillow, and bedsheet. Some tea houses have hot showers, while others allow you to purchase a bucket of hot water if you want to take a shower.

Do I need a guide for the 4-day Mardi Himal Trek?

Although it is not mandatory to have a guide for the Mardi Himal Trek, it is highly recommended that you go with an experienced and professional guide. A guide can ensure your safety, provide information about the trail and the area, help you navigate the route, and be your friend on an unknown trail in an unfamiliar country.

Do you include a porter in your Mardi Himal Trek Package?

No, we do not include a porter in our package. As it is a 4-day trip, you should be fine with a light backpack. However, if you wish to hire a porter, please contact us, and we will be happy to arrange one for you at an additional cost.

Is it possible to trek to Mardi Himal independently?

Yes, it is legally permissible to trek to Mardi Himal independently, but it is highly recommended to have a guide for safety reasons. The trail is not well-marked in some places, and a guide can provide valuable information about the area and the culture.

What should I pack for the 4-day Mardi Himal Trek?

You should pack warm clothes, a sleeping bag, comfortable trekking shoes, a waterproof jacket, a hat, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, a water bottle, a first-aid kit, and other general items required for a 4-day trek in a rural area. Please discuss the weather and packing requirements with us before embarking on the trek.

Is altitude sickness common on the 4-day Mardi Himal Trek?

As you will be trekking to an altitude of 4200 meters, altitude sickness is a possibility on this 4-day trek. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, such as a headache, tingling fingers, or nausea, inform your guide immediately, and they will provide you with the best advice based on your condition.

Is it possible to extend the 4-day Mardi Himal Trek?

Yes, it is possible to extend 4-day Mardi Himal Trek by adding extra days and destinations to your itinerary. For instance, you can extend the trek to include a visit to the Annapurna Base Camp or the Poon Hill trek.

What permits are required for the Mardi Himal Trek?

To trek in the Mardi Himal region, two permits are required: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. Individual trekkers can obtain these permits in Kathmandu or Pokhara. However, for those who have purchased our 4-day package, these permits are included in the tour cost of USD 300.

Why is it recommended to be vegetarian on the Mardi Himal trek?

It is recommended to be vegetarian on the Mardi Himal trek because meat products are not kept properly on the trail. Meat is easily perishable, resulting in stomach disorders, and it is not ideal to walk on the trail with loose motion. Therefore, it is advised to be vegetarian on the trek, and if possible, to eat vegetables a few days prior to starting the trek to ensure that you are healthy and ready for the adventure ahead.

Map of Mardi Himal Trek 4 Days

Overall Trip Rating:
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  1. Reliable Team
    By Daniel Storey March 16, 2024
    Booking Mardi Himal trek with Mosaic Adventure was a good decision, as we had been considering various companies before making our choice. Once we reached out to them by filling out the online form, Madhav immediately responded with further details and answered my questions in detail, providing information right to the point. We also booked a sofa bus ticket to Pokhara and a return flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, he arranged those at a reasonable cost. We met our guide, Buddha, in Pokhara and started the 4 day Mardi Himal trek. Everything went smoothly, all logistics were taken care of and we learned a lot from Buddha, who became our friend during this trek. A truly reliable team that you should not hesitate to book your trek with in Nepal.
  2. Wonderful Experience
    By Galina Chiriac February 1, 2024
    We booked our trek to Mardi Himal with them a few weeks before arriving in Nepal. We visited various places in Nepal, including Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara and Lumbini... and booked different tours with different agencies. We compared the services delivered by different operators and Mosaic's seemed to be more professional. Their guide, Buddha, made sure we had an excellent time during the four days of our adventure. The trek itself offers incredible landscapes and Himalayan views. Highly recommended trek, Mosaic and Buddha.
  3. A Beautiful Trek with Ramesh
    By Janie Oakley October 11, 2023
    Trekking to Mardi Himal with guide Ramesh was an amazing adventure. The scenery was stunning with beautiful landscape, different villages and snow topped peaks that felt like they reached the sky. Mardi Himal View Point was breathtaking, offering panoramic views of highest peaks. Ramesh was fantastic throughout the journey. He is professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He made communication easy with his good English. The company we went with was reliable, arranging cozy accommodations with hot water, Wi-Fi and scenic views of the mountains. I highly recommend trekking with Mosaic and Ramesh as your guide. Their dedication to providing unforgettable experiences sets them apart. If you want adventure and exceptional hospitality, they are the perfect choice.
  4. Amazing Mardi Himal Trek
    By Veronika Pucalova April 27, 2023
    We had an amazing Mardi Himal trek starting and ending in Pokhara. It was our first trek in Nepal and I must say that I am totally awed by the beauty of the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. We did a 4 days Mardi Himal trek and we were very well taken care of by our guide Pralhad and other 2 porters. All of us had a great time and were kept safe throughout our trek, being very well taken care of. Highly recommend!
  5. Great Views and Experience
    By Ricardo W April 9, 2023
    Trekking to Mardi Himal base camp is well worth 4 days of trek. If this is your first time in Nepal and you don't have a problem walking a few kilometers per day, then doing Mardi Himal trek is a must. We did our trek with Ramesh as our guide and he is the best guide you could ask for. Overall, an amazing trek with great views and some nice Nepali experiences with our incredible guide Ramesh.
  6. Had an amazing experience
    By Ruth Rivero March 14, 2023
    We arranged our Mardi Himal Trek through Madhav at Mosaic Adventure and had an amazing experience. Our guide, Santosh, was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. This company consists of a team of professionals who are honest and reliable. I hope to return to Nepal in the future and embark on another one of this country's fantastic treks.
  7. Greatest experience of our lives!
    By David Gomez December 8, 2022
    To summarise the entire Mardi Himal Trek, it was the greatest experience of our lives. The overall service provided by the staff of Mosaic Adventure perfect. We were also very lucky to have an extremely friendly and experienced guide, Rudra, who maximised our comfort. The trip was well planned with the hotel and food service to be more than adequate. We really feel that this trek enabled us to experience the real Nepal with its magnificent mountain ranges and timeless biodiversity. While the trek to Mardi Himal was slightly tiring, it was completely worth it for it presented us with the most spectacular sunrise. We were so thoroughly impressed with the whole trip that my wife and I plan on returning again next year. Thank you, Mosaic Adventure, for showing us a sight of heaven.
  8. Mardi Himal Trek Review
    By Ashley Marie October 10, 2022
    Our experience with Mosaic Adventure on the Mardi Himal Trek was truly extraordinary. The breathtaking mountain vistas and our exploration of the Annapurna region offered us a perspective of Nepal that was both engaging and enlightening. Throughout our journey, Mosaic Adventure proved to be exceptionally well organized and supportive. Our guide, Manoj, was instrumental in ensuring our safety and enriching our experience with his wealth of knowledge. The cheerful demeanor of the porters further enhanced the joyful atmosphere during the trek. The booking process, facilitated by Madhav, was seamless and hassle free. He provided us with a great price and tailored the tour to meet our specific needs. Overall, our Mardi Himal Trek with Mosaic Adventure was an unforgettable adventure and we highly recommend them to anyone seeking an exceptional trekking experience in Nepal.

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Mardi Himal Trek
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