5 Days Short Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 5 Days
  • Destination Nepal

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The 5 days Short Mardi Himal Trek is a captivating and relatively short trekking adventure starting from the scenic city of Pokhara in Nepal. Starting from the picturesque city of Pokhara, this trek offers a captivating journey through nature's beauty and cultural richness, all within a compact timeframe. This trek offers a wonderful opportunity for trekkers to experience the natural beauty, rich culture, and stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region in a compact timeframe. Over the course of around 5 to 7 days, trekkers journey through lush forests, charming villages, and alpine meadows, all while being treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks like Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and, of course, Mardi Himal itself.

Setting off from the vibrant city of Pokhara, the gateway to numerous Himalayan adventures, the 5 days Short Mardi Himal Trek is a delightful escapade that promises to capture the essence of Nepal's natural beauty. The trek start with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kande, where the journey on foot begins. The trail begins with a gentle ascent through lush forests, where rhododendron blooms splash the surroundings with vibrant colors. Passing through charming villages that includes the traditions of the local Gurung community, trekkers have the opportunity to interact with friendly villagers, gaining insight into their way of life. The teahouses, which serve as resting points, offer a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, ensuring that every night's stay is a comfortable one. The Short Mardi Himal Trek starting from Pokhara is a captivating journey that boasts several remarkable highlights. One of the highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek is the ever-changing panoramic views. As trekkers ascend higher, the curtain of trees occasionally parts to reveal glimpses of the magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The trek offers unparalleled mountain vistas, with the iconic peaks of Machhapuchre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli gracing the horizon. This trek is a fantastic option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without committing to a lengthy trekking adventure.

Short Mardi Himal Trek is a remarkable journey that cover the essence of Himalayan beauty, culture, and adventure within a condensed timeframe. From the lush forests and charming Gurung villages to the awe-inspiring mountain vistas and the serene tranquility of the alpine meadows, every step of this trek is a witness to the incredible diversity and allure of the Annapurna region. The trek's crowning jewel, Mardi Himal Base Camp, offers a breathtaking reward for trekkers' efforts, showcasing the majestic peaks in all their glory. This trek is a proof to the fact that even in a short span of time, one can experience the magic, wonder, and transformative power of the Himalayas.

Major Highlights

  • Enjoy breathtaking Himalayan mountain views
  • Incredibly beautiful walk via a serene landscapes
  • Get everlasting memories of the nature, Himalayan view, and breathtaking walk in the varied landscapes to cherish
  • Mind-boggling elevation gain in the short duration
  • Closest view of stunning Annapurna Himalayas
  • Excellent landscapes and stunning mountain villages
  • Relish with traditional villages and sophisticated hospitality
  • Amaze with the beauty of the lake city, Pokhara
  • Mingle with the mesmerizing and unique rich and natural cultural blend from start to end of the trek
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This is the first day of our trial. On this day, we will drive from Pokhara to Kande which will take about 1 hour. Again we trek to Pothana (or Deurali) from Kande. It will take about 3 to 4 hours to reach there. After reaching there, we will check in to the hotel to refresh oneself. Just 5 hotels are present in Pothana and 3 in Deurali. If we stop our foot at Pothana, we will stay at Hotel Sangrila G.H or similar., and if we stop at Deurali, we will stay at Nice View Lodge or similar.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,125m
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Next day, our trial continues to Low camp which is at the height of 3,150m. It will take about 3 hours to reach there and we will be there enjoying the view of beautiful rhododendron trees covered with moss, fern, and lichen. The best view from this camp is the splendid Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain. There are just 3 lodges in Low Camp and we will stay in Low Camp GH or similar. Despite fewer numbers of hotels, facilities provided there are adorable. It provides room in twin sharing basis or single bedroom along with Wi-Fi, hot shower, extra blankets and many more.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,150m
  • Accommodation:Lodge

This day, we will trek straight to High Camp from the Low camp which will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach there. Our path will pass through the Mardi ridge providing the majestic view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna ‘South’ and Hiunchuli. Isolated rhododendron bushes and colorful Danphe pheasant are also the major attraction during the trial. There are 3 hotels at High camp which are much bigger than the ones in Low camp. The best hotel there is Trekkers Paradise which is the best among all with the best of facilities of internet, charging, water (both hot and cold), shower, and so on.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,700m

This is the day when we finally trek to our major destination, Mardi Base Camp which is at an altitude of 4,500m. We will move from High Camp after having breakfast and it will take around 5 hours to reach there. We will explore the area around enjoying the natural environment including exotic flora and fauna, mountain ranges, snowy landscape, etc. After spending some time there, we will descend back to Sidding. It will take around 4 hours to reach Sidding. The way can be sloppy and slippery too, so we need to be much careful. We will stay in Trekkers Lodge or similar at Sidding. This hotel is the best one with facilities of Wi-Fi, organic and non-organic foods, water, and many more.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,500m
  • Accommodation:Lodge

From Sidding, we will trek to Lumre passing through the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel. From Lumre we will find the jeep organized by Welcome Nepal Treks for your kind service. Then finally, we will drive to Pokhara and drop at your Hotel in Pokhara.

    What's Included
    • Accommodations Tea house lodge in the mountains.
    • All itinerary as on suggested itinerary.
    • All land transportation
    • Pick up from your hotel in Pokhara and transfer to trekking starting point.
    • Pick up from trekking ending point and transfer you to Pokhara.
    • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • All necessary paper works, conservation entry permits and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. .
    • 1 trekking guide & 1 porter (maximum 25kg luggage) will be provided during your treks.
    • Salary, accommodations& meals for trekking guide and porter.
    • First aids kids, water purified tab & all necessary in the mountains.
    • All VAT (Government tax and service charge)
    What's not Included
    • Personal expenses
    • Items that mentioned as your own expenses.
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tipping.
    • Any extra expenses due to weather change or natural causes such as landslide or accident.
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    Useful Information

    Best time for Short Mardi Himal trek

    The best time for the Short Mardi Himal trek in Nepal is during spring and autumn season. During the months of the spring (March -May) and autumn (Sept -Nov) season you will have stable weather with warm temperature. You will also get beautiful opportunity of witnessing incredible scenery of this region. The monsoon (June- Aug) is the least preferred seasons due to the poor weather conditions and rainfall. You can also do the trek in winter season (Dec- Feb) but it will be challenging because of extremely cold weather and heavy snowfall.

    Packing List for Short Mardi Himal 5-Day Trek

    For the Mardi Himal 5 days short trek you need to be well prepared and pack the right trekking gears. The following lists are the most necessary equipments for your Short Mardi Himal Trek:

    • Hiking Shoes, Trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks,
    • t shirts, long sleeved shirts, scarf, gloves
    • sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, sun glasses
    • sleeping bags, trekking poles
    • torch light, camera, cell phones
    • Toilet paper, quick drying towel and other valuable things.

    You should carry only the necessary things for the trek. You can leave other unnecessary equipments in the hotel.

    How difficult is Short Mardi Himal trek

    The short Mardi Himal trek is a moderate level of trek. It is a short trek and the paths are not difficult. You should be prepared for the long walks and climbing the up hills. Beginners can complete the trek with proper physical fitness and good health.

    Teahouses and lodges during Short Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara

    There are numerous teahouses and lodges during the Mardi Himal short trek. The teahouses and lodges are simple and provide basic facilities. The teahouses provided facilities such as single beds, warm blankets, pillow, clean bathrooms and hot showers. You will enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.

    Foods during short Mardi Himal 5-Day Trek

    You can eat varieties of foods in the teahouses and lodges during the Short Mardi Himal Trek. You can enjoy the local Nepalese dish dal bhat or western style foods and drinks at the teahouses. You can choose whatever you want to eat from the menu. You should drink plenty amount of water and enjoy the hot drinks however, it is not recommended to have any kinds of alcoholic drinks.

    Drinking water during the 5 days Mardi Himal Short Trek

    Mineral water and bottled water are available on the tea houses and hotels. You can also buy filter water and hot water. You can also drink natural spring water by using water purifying tablets. You should drink as much as water you can and stay hydrated throughout the trek.

    Wifi and electricity during Short Mardi Himal Trek

    There is availability of wifi and electricity in the lodges and teahouses in the Short Mardi Himal Trek. You can use the wifi facilities and charge your phones and camera battery with extra charge.

    Permits required for the short Mardi Himal Trek 5 days

    The permits required for Mardi Himal 5 day short trek are TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit).

    Travel Insurance for Mardi Himal 5-Day Trek

    It is highly recommended to get the travel insurance during your Short Mardi Himal trek. You should have travel insurance to protect yourself from any kind of risk during the trek. Good travel insurance will let you have peace of mind and enjoy the trek without worries.

    Guides and Porters for 5 days Short Mardi Himal Trek

    Welcome Nepal Treks provide the best guide and porter for the trekkers during the Short Mardi Himal Trek. It will be easy to do the trek with knowledgeable guide and hardworking porters. The trekking guide and porter will make sure to make your trip memorable and comfortable.

    Tipping during the Short Mardi Himal Trekking

    The tipping during the Short Mardi Himal trek is completely your choice and decision. The tips are the way of saying thank you for the hard work, dedication and the services of the guides and porters during the trek. If you loved their services then you can tip them with money at the last day of your trip. However, it is not compulsory at all.

    Why Mardi Himal Short Trek

    The short 5 days Mardi Himal Trek is a very popular short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek offers stunning mountains views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu ranges. The trek takes you through the green forests, rhododendron valleys, and traditional Gurung villages. You will enjoy the great jungle walk and explore amazing birds and animals. The trek is full of adventures and fascinating experiences. Everyone should try this perfect short trek of Nepal.

    Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Short Mardi Himal Trek

    We advise you to do the 5 days Short Mardi Himal Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks as we have well experienced reliable, trustworthy and wonderful team of professionals and we provide the high quality services to our customers.

    We provide the 5 days Short Mardi Himal Trek package at the best rates. We offer the highly professional and experienced guide and porters to our customers. The team of Welcome Nepal Treks properly takes care of the customer’s needs and safety. We can also customize your itinerary of the Short Mardi Himal Trek as per your requirements. You can book your trip with us and get the best trekking experience.

    • Q1. How much does it cost to do the short Mardi Himal trek from Pokhara?

      Welcome Nepal treks offer the 5 days Short Mardi Himal trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this short adventurous upper mustang trekking package around $400 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees, and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.

    • It is advisable to exchange an adequate amount of Nepalese Rupees before starting your trek. Additionally, make sure to carry enough cash with you to cover your expenses during the trek, as ATMs and money exchange services may not be readily available along the trail.

    • Yes, it is possible to do the Mardi Himal Trek without a guide. The trekking route is well-established and relatively easy to follow. Many trekkers have successfully completed the Mardi Himal Trek independently. However, it's important to note that trekking without a guide means you'll be responsible for navigation, logistics, and ensuring your own safety.

    • Porters are not necessary for the Mardi Himal trek, but their services can be helpful depending on your personal preferences and circumstances. The decision to hire a porter is entirely up to you. Some trekkers choose to hire porters to carry their heavy backpacks, allowing them to enjoy the trek with a lighter load and less physical strain.

    • Yes, you can buy trekking gears in Nepal. Nepal is a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers, and there are numerous shops and markets in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara that cater to the needs of trekkers. Thamel, a neighborhood in Kathmandu is particularly renowned for its wide range of shops selling trekking and outdoor gear. You can find stores that offer trekking clothing, footwear, backpacks, sleeping bags, trekking poles, camping equipment, and other necessary items.

    • Yes, the Mardi Himal trek is generally considered safe for trekkers. However, as with any outdoor activity, it's important to take certain precautions and be prepared for potential risks.

    • The highest point of the Mardi Himal trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp, also known as High Camp. It sits at an altitude of approximately 4,500 meters (14,764 feet) above sea level.

    • Yes, there is a chance of experiencing high altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), during the Mardi Himal trek. Mardi Himal Base Camp reaches an altitude of approximately 4,500 meters (14,764 feet), which is considered a high altitude.

    • While the Mardi Himal trek is relatively short compared to longer high-altitude treks in Nepal, it's still important to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Here are some tips to minimize the risk of altitude sickness during the Mardi Himal trek:

      • Gradual ascent
      • Stay hydrated
      • Listen to your body
      • Eat a balanced diet
      • Avoid alcohol and smoking
      • Medication
    • Yes, the short Mardi Himal trek is definitely worth it for many trekkers. Despite its shorter duration compared to longer treks, the Mardi Himal trek offers stunning natural beauty, breathtaking mountain views, and a sense of adventure.

    • Communication during the Mardi Himal trek can be challenging, but there are options available to stay in touch with those at home. In certain areas along the Mardi Himal trek, you may be able to access mobile network coverage. However, the signal strength can be weak and unreliable, especially at higher altitudes. Some teahouses and lodges along the Mardi Himal trek may offer Wi-Fi connectivity, but the reliability and speed can vary.

    • The Mardi Himal trek offers several unique aspects that make it a special and memorable trekking experience. Here are some of its notable specialties:

      • Unspoiled beauty
      • Stunning mountains views
      • Varied landscapes
      • Cultural immersion
      • Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure
    • Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks let the clients to customize the itinerary of the Short Mardi Himal Trek according to their preferences. We will make sure to meet our customer’s needs and requirements and make them satisfied.

    • Yes, it is advisable to carry some extra cash with you during the Mardi Himal trek. While some teahouses and lodges along the trail may accept credit cards or have card payment facilities, it's important to be prepared for situations where cash is the only form of payment accepted or where card services may not be available due to technical issues or limited connectivity.

    • You will get the refund if you cancel the booking of Short Mardi Himal trekking package. But you will be charged the amount of cancelation. However, the cancelation should not be too late. For example, if you are going for the trek tomorrow and have already paid for the package then you will not even get the refund as it will be too late.

    • Yes, you can do the last-minute booking of the short Mardi Himal trek. We accept your last-minute booking. It should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date.