Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days

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5 Days
Availability : All Season
Pokhara (820m)
Upper viewpoint (4200m)
Min People : 2
Max People : 20+

Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days is a popular teahouse trekking in the Annapurna Region. Experiencing the real local culture and peace along with great mountain scenery of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna south and Himchuli is major trip highlights of this trek.

If you have a limited time and budget, then planning a 5 Days Mardi Himal Trek is the best decision that you can make. 

Trip Highlights

  • Newly opened teahouse trek around Annapurna region
  • Close-up view of Mt. Machhapucchre and Mt. Annapurna
  • Sunrise and Sunset view
  • Dense forest
  • Natural waterfalls
  • Terrain field
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Experience local culture and tradition of Tamang, Gurung inhabitants

Best Season 

Best seasons for Mardi Himal Trek are Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May). On this season, the weather is sunny and warm with an outstanding view of Himalaya Ranges. 

Summer or Monsoon seasons starts from June to August, which will be affected by rain and chance of attack by leeches.

Personal Cost

  • Wifi: USD 2 – 4 per day
  • Drinking Water: USD 1 – 3 per liter (Drink a minimum 3-4 liter of water per day while trekking)
  • Hot Shower: USD 1 – 3 per head (For 5 – 10 minutes)
  • Battery, Mobile, Camera Recharge: USD 1 – 5 for the full charge per device
  • Drinks Cost (Hard & Soft): Beer – USD 6 bottle & Coke, and other soft drinks – USD 2-4
  • Chocolates cost: Sneakers, Mars, Twix, and other costs: USD 2 – 4 per pcs

Foods & Accommodation for Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days 

  • 4 – Nights Teahouse accommodation during the trek 
  • 5 – Breakfast, 4 – Lunch, and 4 – Dinner during the trek 

Top Frequently Asked Questions about Mardi Himal Trek

Q. Can we do Mardi Himal Trek without a guide? 

Yes, you can do Mardi Himal Trek without a guide. Unless if you have already visited Nepal or have done the trekking along different routes.  But, if you are doing a trek first time. Trekking is moreover dependent on the weather. Sometimes, we should be ready for uncertain circumstances such as; Altitude Sickness, Avalanche, Landslide, and others. To tackle this situation, it will be difficult to solve. If you go with a guide, you can get information about the destination, local community, and cultures, mountains, flora, and fauna. Also, trekking guide will help you to rescue in unforeseen situations.

Q. How difficult is Mardi Himal Trek? 

During a trek to Mardi Himal, there is no any climbing required. Just you should be capable of hiking minimum 5 to maximum 8 hours a day. Starting from Low camp, there is a gravel path that will make little difficult as well as have to take the longest step until Badal Danda. Similarly, from high camp to Mardi Viewpoint, has a step up and down a road with a high hill.

In second last day of the trek, we have to walk early in the morning before sunrise to reach Mardi Himal Viewpoint. Hence, after reading all this, if you think, can make to this point. Then, we recommend you going for Mardi Himal Trek.

Q. Is the cost of Mardi Himal Trek same for solo travelers?

No, the cost of Mardi Himal Trek is not the same for solo travelers. Above cost has been set for a minimum of two travelers. For solo travelers, we have to add a supplement cost of USD 150.

Q. What should I bring as a trekking gear and clothing for Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days?

We have listed out the necessary trekking gears and clothing that you need to bring for Mardi Himal Trek. Also, you can rent most of the trekking gears in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. 

Q. What documents do I need to submit for Trekking Permits?

You need following documents for trekking permits:

  • Passport Copy
  • 3 Passport size photo
Q. Is there any risk while trekking to Mardi Himal Trek?

Under the uncertain weather conditions such as; cloudy, snowfall, and rainy season. It’s quite risky to go alone through this confusing route (dense forest) to Mardi Himal Trek. There has been some issue of missing trekker incidents through this route. Hence, it’s always better to arrange this trek with a professional trekking guide.

Mount Mania Treks will help to organize your trip to Mardi Himal Trek with a professional trekking guide.

For further queries, do send us from the inquiry form. Our customer support team will answer as soon as possible.

Read Blog: A Complete Guide to Mardi Himal Trek – 6 Days

Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days Itinerary

Day 1Drive from Pokhara to Kande and Trek to Forest Camp (2500)

After an early morning breakfast, we start our adventure with a drive to Kande. Arriving in Kande, we will start out the first trek to Forest Camp. We will walk on stone steps, terraced fields and pass through villages and forests. When we arrived in Australian Camp, you can view Machhapucchre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, and Pokhara valley. In Pothana, we will wait for a minute to record or check-in our ACAP Permit. Then, we continue our walk to Forest Camp. Now, the trail begins with a beautiful and pleasant short descent in the red sandalwood forest. Walking for 5-6 hours from Kande, we will reach our today’s stop – Forest Camp. Overnight in a Teahouse.

Day 2Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3580m)

After having breakfast in the Forest camp. Today, we will be entering into beautiful rhododendron forest and then start going up the trail in the dense forest till reaching the lower viewpoint (3289m) and begins a grassy slope. From here we can also see many wonderful mountain views, especially at sunrise and sunset. We continue further up to High Camp. Trek route are mostly on the grassy slope, steep up and narrow paths through rhododendron forests (Spring season). During the clear weather, this hike is also one of the amazing, because we have the chance to walk along the off-the-beaten trail on an open ridge with great mountain views: the Annapurna range, Machhapuchre, and the southern green landscape; in deep, we can also see deep Modi river valley, including Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Sinuwa and Dovan. This place itself is a natural viewpoint tower. In all directions we can see breathtaking views, including Machhapuchre, Mardi Himal, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Himchuli and the southern slope including Pokhara valley. This place is also very suitable for yak and sheep. Also, during our trek, we can see a couple of yak shelters and Mani Walls. Stay overnight in Teahouse.

Day 3Explore around High Camp and back to Low Camp (3150 m)

After breakfast, today’s trail goes directly up through the steep hill. Immediately from this junction we can see a flat, wide place, looking like a little dried up pond. In a very clear weather, we will get an opportunity to view the Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Himchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Tent peak (5695m), Singachuli (6501m), Gangapurna (7454m), Gandarvachuli (6248m), little summit of Annapurna III (7555m), both peaks of Machhapuchre (Mt. fishtail) 6993m — 9997m and Mardi Himal (5553m), MBC (Machhapuchre Base Camp), Deurali, Dovan, Sinuwa, Chhomrong, Ghandruk and the southern slope, including Pokhara valley and MHBCW (Mardi Himal Base Camp W) 4500m. Getting back down to Low Camp would take 3 – 4 hours maximum. Except for some hundred meters of a narrow path, it is not that difficult, as long as there is no snow on the way. This day trip is quite adventurous, beautiful, joyful and definitely worth it. Overnight in a Teahouse.

Day 4Trek from Low Camp to Siding Village (1280m)

We will get back our steps and follow a steep descent to low camp from where we will trek into the forest to Mardi Khola. After a delightful walk along the river and the forest, we will reach a warm and hospitable village of Siding. Overnight in Teahouse at Siding Village.

Day 5Trek from Siding Village to Milan Chowk and Drive to Pokhara

After a hot breakfast, we will start our easy descent to from Siding Village to Lumre. The trail follows the Mardi river valley and gradually descends down the pastures through beautiful Tamang and Gurung Villages. Our private vehicle will be waiting for us at Lumre and drive to Pokhara via Milan Chowk. Overnight at Pokhara.

Price Includes

  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit including Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitude (Carried by Trekking Guide)
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Tribhuvan Int”l Airport (TIA)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Services not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section (Please ask us if you are confused about any services)
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