Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days

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Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 4500 Meters
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Pokhara
  • Ends Pokhara
  • Reach the base camp of Mardi Himal at 4500 m in a short period. 
  • Traverse through traditional villages along the trail.
  • Get mesmerizing sights of the Annapurna mountains range.
  • Learn and experience the ethnic village culture and lifestyle.
  • Have a quick getaway in the mountains within just 5 days. 

Evade all the crowded and busy trekking routes and make your way to a peaceful audacious Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days. The hidden treasure of Nepal, 5 days short Mardi Himal trek in the Annapurna region grant an opportunity to explore the Himalayas in only 5 days. 

In this Mardi Himal Trek 5 days, the susceptible terrain endows a huge chance to travel around charming villages, incredible landscapes, unique cultures, dazzling rivers, bizarre valleys, and magnificent views of snow-capped peaks. Stand right in front of Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8163m), Mt. Machhapuchre (6991m), Mt. Huinchuli (6441m), Mardi Himal (5588m) and be amazed at the natural wonder of the region.

The 5 days Mardi Himal treks starts from the famous tourist hub of Nepal, Pokhara, and further moves towards the charming villages that are obscured by the Annapurna Massif. The amazing off-beaten paths take you into the heart of the Annapurna region and reward the awe-inspiring views of glittering peaks that cathedral over the dazzling rivers and the lustrous valley. 

Moreover, the beautiful journey also passes through the blooming rhododendron forests, shimmering rivers, terraced farms, and ethnic villages of Gurung and Magar people to get a complete intuition into the pristine culture, traditions, and lifestyles. To the Mardi Himal, the sights and views of the Annapurna range as well as Manaslu provide you with an exhilarating experience. 

Finally, after the beautiful journey crossing all the thrilling ways of the region, you will be standing right in front of Mardi Himal (5588m). Not only the view of Mardi Himal this hike also offers the magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8163m), Mt. Machhapuchre (6991m), Mt. Huinchuli (6441m), Mt. Manaslu (8156m). 

Dwell in the untouched beauty of nature throughout this short 5 days journey. In addition, the dazzling rivers, and majestic valleys transcended by giant peaks and tenanted by the ethnic Gurung and Magar people offer an adventurous journey that is to be commemorated in the mind for a lifetime. 

This Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary 5 days is targeted at all adventure lovers who have limited time in Nepal. Our itinerary is prepared by experts concerning your safety and comfort, So rest assured to have a remarkable journey to the base camp of spellbinding Mardi Himal.

What Awaits You on the 5 Day Mardi Himal Trek?

Embarking on the 5 Day Mardi Himal trek offers you a short yet captivating adventure that showcases the Himalayan marvels in just a short span. 

Over 5 days, you'll find yourself immersed in a world of natural beauty and cultural encounters. Traversing enchanting forests, tranquil paths, and scenic viewpoints, the journey tops at the Mardi Himal Base Camp.

A panorama of the majestic Annapurna and Machapuchare peaks unfolds before you as you reach the base camp rewarding your efforts with a visual treat of the mountains. 

Is the Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary 5 Days an Ideal Choice for You?

If you are the one seeking an intro to the Himalayan adventure without dedicating to a long hike, the 5 Day Mardi Himal trek itinerary stands as an excellent choice. 

This short version allows you to experience nature while adjusting faster schedules. This journey is a wonderful opportunity for both first-time trekkers and those who wish to explore the mountains within a shorter time frame. 

If you do not have much time to explore and want to get the best out of the remaining time, then there cannot be a better choice than the Five Days Mardi Himal trek

The Difficulty Level of the Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary 5 days

The 5 Days Mardi Himal Short Trek is classified as a Grade-A or Easy-level trek. This grade typically includes treks lasting 3 to 7 days, ranging between altitudes of 2000m to 4000m. 

It's a great option for beginner trekkers with some hiking background. The trek involves uphill and downhill sections within the 2000m to 4000m range, with an altitude gain of around 400m to 700m per day. 

We recommend you prepare for the trip by doing uphill walks and engaging in physical exercises to enhance strength and stamina for the journey.

How to Get Ready for a Short Mardi Himal Trek?

Preparation for the Short Mardi Himal trek involves a few key steps. Start with physical conditioning, engaging in light exercises and short hikes to maintain your stamina. 

After catching up with strengthening your stamina, you should focus on packing wisely, ensuring appropriate trekking clothing, comfortable boots, and essential items for the journey. 

Familiarize yourself with the trek's path and elevation variations. Lastly, make sure you possess the necessary essential travel documents, and any prescribed medications to ensure a seamless and enjoyable trekking.

Route of the 5 Days Mardi Trek

The route of the 5 Days Mardi trek begins with a short ride from Pokhara to Kande. From Kande, you will begin your walking trip toward Low Camp.

Traversing through the traditional settlements, forests, and rivers along the route, you will further head to the high camp and Mardi Himal base camp respectively. After enjoying the majestic sights of the mountains from the base camp, you will mark your way toward Siding.

From Siding, you will have a short ride back to Pokhara concluding your short Mardi Himal Trip

The Maximum Elevation of the 5 Days Mardi Himal Trek

The maximum elevation you will reach during the Mardi Himal short trekking is 4500 m at the Mardi Himal base camp. Although it is a short trip, the elevation is quite high which is why, you need to be aware of the acclimatization and safety required for the trip.

We recommend you walk at your own pace, listen to the instructions of your guide and also familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness. Keep in mind to stay hydrated throughout the trip and inform your guide in case of any problems. 

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary 5 Days

The 5 Day Mardi Himal Trek presents a short version of the Mardi Himal journey that begins with a drive from Pokhara to Kande. Over five days, you are treated to an immersive experience, traversing serene forests, enchanting trails, and panoramic viewpoints. 

This itinerary provides a snapshot of the Himalayan charm for those with limited time, making it an attractive option for both novices and experienced trekkers. 

As the journey is customizable, it can be tailored to your preferences, and timeframe, ensuring a personalized and fulfilling adventure that catches the beauty of the mountains.


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  • Max Altitude:2600 Meters
  • Time:4-5 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Lunch & Dinner

Begin your adventure with a picturesque drive to Kande. It is a short scenic drive and from Kande, you will step onto the trail that leads to Deurali. As you ascend, you will be captivated by the stunning Himalayan vistas that unfold around you. 

Passing through the charming village of Pothana, you'll eventually reach Deurali at an elevation of 3230 meters. Here, the Annapurna Massif reveals its majestic presence, providing a serene start to your hike. Overnight stay in Deurali. 

  • Max Altitude:2970m
  • Time:6-7 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, you will embark on a trek through enchanting rhododendron forests and bamboo groves on your way to Low Camp. An incredible highlight of the day is the close encounter with the iconic Mt. Machhapuchre, which stands in breathtaking proximity. 

As you gain altitude to reach 2970 meters, the vastness of the Himalayan foothills and expansive valleys unfolds before you, creating a truly awe-inspiring backdrop. Overnight stay in Low camp. 

  • Max Altitude:3580m
  • Time:3-4 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, you will set out for High Camp, which leads you further into the heart of the Himalayas. Navigate through the highland grasslands adorned with the occasional rhododendron trees. Along the way, keep an eye out for the Himalayan Monal, a colorful bird that graces the region. 

The trail presents you with a gradual elevation gain, and as you ascend to 3580 meters, you'll find yourself in the embrace of High Camp. Here, you can relish the enchanting views of the Annapurna ranges rewarding your efforts with their majestic presence. Overnight stay in high camp. 

  • Max Altitude:4500M/3580m
  • Time:4-5 Hour Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today marks the highlight of your journey as you hike toward the Mardi Himal Base Camp. You will start early which allows you to catch the sunrise casting its golden glow over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, creating a surreal panorama. 

As the trail challenges you with rocky paths and elevation gain, you will keep ascending until you reach an altitude of 4500 meters, where the grandeur of the Himalayas surrounds you, with Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Macchapuchre standing in awe-inspiring. 

After relishing the mountain sight, you will head to the lodge for much-needed rest. Overnight stay in High camp.

  • Max Altitude:820m
  • Time:5-6 Hour
  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch

You will descend from the heights as you head to Sidhing village at 1850 meters. Along the way, you'll traverse lush forests, relish views of the Himalayas, and pass by picturesque waterfalls, creating a sense of transition between the mountains and the valley. 

From Sidhing, a scenic drive takes you to the charming city of Pokhara, where you can unwind around Phewa Lake and soak in the lively ambiance of the local markets. This concludes your 5-day Mardi Himal adventure, leaving you with memories of diverse landscapes and stunning mountain panoramas.

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • 3 standard meals a day during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the trip.
  • Porter services (1 porter = 2 trekkers)
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Mardi Himal Permit fee and TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Monday Jun 24, 2024
Ends:Friday Jun 28, 2024
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Ends:Sunday Jun 30, 2024
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Starts:Friday Jun 28, 2024
Ends:Tuesday Jul 02, 2024
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Know Before You Go

Free Airport Pickup and Drop Facilities

As the itinerary begins with a drive from Pokhara to Kande, we offer you a free airport pickup during your arrival and also an airport drop facility during your departure after the completion of the hike.

Luggage and storage facility during the Mardi Himal 5 Days Itinerary

For your Mardi Himal trekking adventure, to ensure your comfort on the trail, we provide luggage storage options. Your belongings can be stored at our Kathmandu office or the hotel you stay in before the trek. After the completion of the trek, you can collect your stuff back. 

Also keep in mind that if you hire a porter for the trek, each porter can carry up to 25 kg of luggage for two trekkers. 

Equipment checklist for the Mardi Himal Short Trek

For the 5 days Mardi Himal trek, required supplies include hiking clothing and gear. Essentials contain a sleeping bag, a pair of sturdy hiking boots suitable for varying terrains, hiking poles, a duffel bag, warm attire, cozy socks, gloves, sunglasses, and sunscreen. 

Wearing thin, snug, and comfortable clothes is advisable during high mountain hikes. Ensure you carry all required documents for the trip. 
for a more detailed Packing Checklist for the trek.

Transportation during the short Mardi Himal trek

The 5 days Mardi trek starts with a drive from Pokhara to Kande which is the starting point of the trip. You will have a drive in a private vehicle. On the 5th day of the trek, you will have a drive from Siding back to Pokhara and you will have a ride on a private vehicle for this as well.

The Best Time to Embark on the Five Days Mardi Himal Trekking

While Five Days Mardi Himal trekking is possible year-round in Nepal, spring and autumn stand out as the best times due to clear skies and captivating scenery. Spring brings blooming flowers, especially rhododendrons, with pleasant weather for panoramic Annapurna views. 

Autumn also offers clear skies and moderate temperatures, making it another ideal time for this hike. However, if you seek a quieter experience amidst snow-covered trails, trekking in winter is possible with proper preparation, avoiding peak cold periods. 

Monsoons, on the other hand, are best avoided due to trail damage from heavy rainfall, the risk of landslides, and limited views due to fog. In conclusion, spring and autumn showcase Mardi Himal's beauty, but proper planning can make trekking possible year-round, with each season holding its feature and beauty.

Accommodations during the Short Mardi Trek

At the start of your trek, comfortable hotel rooms await, equipped with in-room showers, Western-style flush toilets, free WiFi, and charging outlets for your devices during the Short Mardi trek

However, as you ascend to higher altitudes, amenities like electricity become limited, and extra charges might apply for services like charging and hot water showers. Lodging at heights offers basic comforts such as beds and blankets, though facilities like in-room showers and WiFi might be absent. 

Food and Drinking water facilities During the 5-day Mardi Trek

The food selection varies from traditional food to Asian and Western dishes. Breakfast options often include staples like eggs, bread, potatoes, and warming soups with traditional bread.

Lunch and Dinner menus feature a variety of choices, including Dal Bhat—a nutritious combination of lentil soup, rice, and vegetables—alongside noodle soups, fried rice, and dumplings, changing by lodge and location. 
The lower parts of the trek also offer Western delights such as pizza, but the options become more limited as you ascend to higher altitudes.

As for drinking water facilities during the journey, tap water is accessible on the trail. However, it's advisable to ensure safe drinking water by using water filter bottles or purification tablets. These options guarantee suitable and secure drinking water during your Mardi Himal adventure.

5 Days Mardi Himal Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025

The cost of the 5 Day Mardi Himal Trek depends on several factors, such as itinerary, route, accommodation choices, and the number of trekkers. On average, the cost can range from USD 300 to USD 500, depending on the factors mentioned factors. 

The cost usually covers accommodation, three-time meals, a guide, permits, and transportation facilities during the journey. The cost of the trip can further change depending on whether it is a group or private trip. If you choose a group trip, we have discounted offers according to the number of trekkers. As for private and solo trips, they can be more costly than group trips.

Permits required for the Mardi Himal 5-Day Trek

There are two different permits you need to have for the trek, which are:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): The cost is USD 30 per person for foreign nationals, while for SAARC nationals, it costs USD 10 per person.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card: For foreign nationals, it costs USD 20 per person, while for SAARC nationals, it is USD 10 per person.

Tipping During the Mardi Himal Short Trekking

You can express gratitude to your guides and porters during the short journey by tipping. Tipping is a customary practice during treks in Nepal and shows appreciation for their dedication to your trek's success. While the amount is up to you, a general guideline is around 10% of the trek's total cost.

Travel tips for the Mardi Himal Trek Five Days

  • Engage in light exercises and short hikes to build stamina.
  • Wear sturdy and comfortable hiking boots.
  • Pack layers of clothing for the changing weather during the trek. 
  • Carry a refillable water bottle and use water filter bottles or purification tablets.
  • Ascend gradually to acclimate and prevent altitude sickness.
  • Respect the local culture and traditions of the communities taking the trail.
  • Dispose of trash responsibly and avoid single-use plastics.
  • Stay hydrated throughout the trail and listen to the instructions of your guide. 
  • Carry enough cash for the entire trail. 

Booking Mardi Himal trek 5 days with Himalayan Recreation

Embark on a well-organized and unforgettable Mardi Short Trek with Himalayan Recreation in 2024/2025. Booking is now open for the upcoming year, promising a seamless adventure.

For the payment, you can use several channels including bank transfers, online payment platforms, or other methods. You can go through our terms, conditions, and booking policy page to learn more about it. 

Last-minute booking with Himalayan Recreation

Himalayan Recreation offers last-minute booking options, ensuring quality accommodations and guides for your 5 Days Short trek. Although it is always better to book treks in advance for hassle-free journeys. However, if you are unable to do so, we offer last-minute bookings. For such bookings, full trip payment is required beforehand.

Embark on an eco-friendly journey for five days Mardi Himal trek 

Himalayan Recreation is committed to eco-friendly practices, cultural respect, and community support while we traverse through the mountain trails. 

By joining us on the Mardi Himal Short Trek in 2024/2025, you contribute to preserving nature and empowering local communities. Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment and society.

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