Mardi himal

Trip Overview

Mardi Himal Trek

This Mardi Himal trek is a short “off-the-beaten-path” trails in the Annapurna region. Thus, it is one of the least visited and less challenging treks in this region. Besides, it takes you to the completely remote and pristine surrounding of the Mardi Himal. The trip covers some of the breathtaking glacial valleys and the masked Landscape of the Annapurna region. The trekking trail goes away from the busy trail like the Annapurna Base Camp or the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Hence, it is less crowded.

This amazing journey takes you into the heart of the Annapurna region. In the meantime, it also offers awe-inspiring views of majestic snowcapped peaks. Likewise, the trail goes past stunning rivers and lush valleys. Furthermore, the trail passes through beautiful alpine meadows, traditional rural villages, and verdant forests of rhododendron and pine. Meanwhile, The Mardi Himal Trek offers you great views of the lesser-known sides of the Annapurna Massif.

Our journey begins with a drive from Pokhara to Kande.  Next, we begin our hike from Kande and eventually move toward High Camp through Deurali and Low Camp. Further, we head towards the Mardi Himal Base Camp. Mardi Himal Base Camp provides a close-up view of Mardi Himal, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchre, and other peaks. After exploring the Mardi Himal Base Camp, we descend back to High Camp for the night. The next day we descend to Siding village and drive to Pokhara.

If you are looking for a short, yet beautiful trekking route in the Himalayas. Our five day’s Mardi Himal itinerary will be an ideal option. The best season to do this trek is from March to May and September to November. It will be quite difficult and challenging to do this trek in December and January due to snowfall in this region.

Trip Highlights

• Spectacular views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Mardi Himal.
• Off-the-beaten-path experience.
• Enticing views of the lush vegetation and terraced farms.
• Natural and cultural diversity along the route.
• Traditional hillside villages and warm hospitality.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-856
  • TRIP NAME: Mardi Himal Trek
  • DURATION: 5 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Trekking
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • MAX ALTITUDE 4500m(Mardi Himal Base Camp)
  • ACCOMMODATION Trekkers lodge/tea house
  • WALKING HOUR 5-6
  • TRIP ROUTE: Kande-Deurali-Low Camp-High Camp-Siding

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Drive to Kande(1 hr)-Trek to Deurali(2100m/4-5 hr)

    The journey begins with an hour's drive to Kande on the Pokhara Baglung highway. From Kande, it is a fairly uphill hike over stone stairs to Australian Camp where we get the first glimpse of the snowcapped peaks. We continue further with the occasional view of the Annapurna range through Pothana to Deurali. Overnight in Deurali.

  • Day 2: Deurali to Low Camp(2990m/5-6hr)

    From Deurali, we leave the main Annapurna Base Camp trail and take an off the beaten trail towards Mardi Himal Base camp. The trail is a gradual uphill walk through forests of giant rhododendron, oak, maple, and hemlock to the top of a ridge. From the ridge, it is a steep descent for some time and then an uphill hike back to the ridge and arrive at Forest camp. We shall have lunch at the forest camp and continue up to Low Camp. The vegetation starts to change with more rhododendron and the trees covered with moss, lichen, and tree ferns. Overnight in Low Camp

  • Day 3: Low Camp to High Camp(3580m/5-6hr)

    From Low Camp, the trail gradually climbs through rhododendron forest following a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. As the climb progresses tall trees give way to alpine shrubs and dwarf rhododendron bushes. After a steep ascent, we finally land at the High camp with an excellent view of the Annapurna range. Overnight in High Camp.

  • Day 4: High Camp-Mardi Base Camp(4500m)-High Camp(6-7hr)

    Today is the most demanding day of our trek, we will start early morning before sunrise. The trail is quite challenging, it is a continuous uphill climb through the rugged and uneven trail to the Mardi Base Camp. We finally reach the Mardi Base Camp, the base camp offers a spectacular close up view of the entire Annapurna range, which includes Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441), Annapurna I (8,091m), Khangsar Kang (7,485m), Gangapurna (7,454m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and Mardi Himal (5,553min). Spend some time rejoicing our achievement, explore around, enjoying the splendid views, and return to High camp for overnight. Overnight in High Camp

  • Day 5: High Camp-Siding(1885m/4-5hr)-Drive to Pokhara(3hr)

    From the High Camp cross the Nange Danda and then we descend to the Low Camp. From the Low Camp, we leave the trail used earlier and head towards the Mardi Khola through the dense forest, and arrive at Siding. At Siding board onto a private vehicle and drive to Pokhara(our service ends).

What's Included
  • All transfers by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in trekkers lodge/tea house during the trek.
  • English speaking local trekking guide with porter(one porter for two members).
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Necessary paper work and permits(ACAP/TIMS).
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
What's Not Included
  • Accommodation, meals and transportation in Pokhara.
  • Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
  • Any extra cost forced upon by changing the itinerary due to natural forces, political situation or early return from the trek.
  • All other personal expenses not listed in the included section.

Review

EDhan
EDhan

10th November, 2015

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston
Margo Boston

14th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori
Lori

7th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.

Palm
Palm

12th August, 2015

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.

What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.

Irfan
Irfan

27th December, 2019

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.