MARDI HIMAL SHORT TREK HIGHLIGHTS
The Mardi Himal Trek is a great choice for beginners and moderate trekkers, as well as families with children. The region boasts stunning views of the Annapurna, Mardi, and Machhapuchhre Himalayas throughout the trail. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, you’ll encounter lush green forests, authentic traditional villages, a variety of Himalayan birds and wildlife, the traditional huts of yak herders, distant views of the horizon, and friendly local people. The trek passes through interesting villages, offering you a chance to experience how people live in remote areas of Nepal. You’ll also get to witness the actual trails that the Himalayan people use for their daily life.
Trip Duration: 4 nights 5 days trek
Max Altitude: 4500 m
Transport: Private Vehicle & Local bus
Accommodation: Tea Houses
Group Size: For individuals, friends & family members. All our treks are private.
Meals: All included
What makes Mardi Himal Trek a great choice:
- It allows for a quick ascent to high altitudes.
- You can experience wilderness and primitive natural surroundings.
- The trek is full of nature and boasts stunning scenery.
DAY 1: POKHARA TO PITAM DEURALI (2,232 m)
Our trekking guide will pick up you from your hotel in the morning and we’ll drive for about 40 minutes to Kande, where we’ll start our trek. The trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to the ridge-top village of Australian Camp, which offers panoramic views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara Valley. From there, we’ll continue through the forest to reach Pitam Deurali, a mountain pass with stunning views of the Modi Khola Valley, Annapurna South, and Mardi Himal.
DAY 2: PITAM DEURALI TO FOREST CAMP (2,600 m / 5 hrs)
We’ll start the day with a beautiful morning in Pitam Deurali before leaving the main Annapurna trekking trail and following a forested ridge to Forest Camp, passing by Dudh Karka. The trail climbs gradually through a rhododendron forest, and there are a few tea houses and rooms available.
DAY 3: FOREST CAMP TO LOW CAMP (2,950 m / 3 hrs)
Today, we’ll climb gradually through the rhododendron forest to reach Low Camp, where the clearing of the forest offers a view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal. You’ll feel closer to the clear blue sky with a view of layers of Himalayan foothills and a sweeping valley towards the south. You can trek for an extra hour to Badal Danda (Cloud Hill) with the guide’s consent for a better view. There’s only one lodge in Badal Danda.
DAY 4: LOW CAMP TO HIGH CAMP AND BACK (3,550 m / 3 hrs)
We’ll continue along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mount Fishtail, leaving the tree line behind and entering the stubby or pine zone. Snow-capped peaks of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail loom in the distance above the deep valley on either side. We’ll arrive at High Camp, a small pasture with three lodges, and take a short walk before returning to Low Camp.
DAY 5: LOW CAMP TO LANDRUK AND DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA
On the fifth and final day of the Mardi Himal Short Cut Trek, you will begin by leaving Low Camp and descending towards Landruk. This is a scenic trek that takes around 4-5 hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes.
Once you reach Landruk, you can explore the village and interact with the locals to learn more about their culture and way of life. Landruk is a traditional Gurung village that is well-known for its beautiful architecture and stunning views of the Himalayas.
After spending some time in Landruk, you will take a jeep ride back to Pokhara. The ride takes around 3-4 hours and offers some beautiful views of the countryside. Once you reach Pokhara, you can relax and reflect on your amazing trekking experience in the Annapurna region.
Overall, the Mardi Himal Short Cut Trek is a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas in a relatively short amount of time. With stunning landscapes, traditional villages, and beautiful trekking trails, this trek is sure to be a memorable experience.
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- Trekking permits
- Trekking guide
- Food (meals include only the main course and tea/coffee. It doesn’t include starters or dessert).
- Private lodgings
- Water purification tablets
- Transportation (pick up and drop services from your hotel)
No alcoholic and soft drinks
1) Trekking Bag (35L to 50L Maximum)
2) One pair of trousers
3) One pair of shorts/half pants
4) Hat or Cap to block strong sunlight
5) Two T-shirts
6) Medium-size quick-drying towel
7) Few underwear
8) One thick coat/jacket
9) Trekking boots
10) 2 pairs of socks
11) 1 pair of sandals
12) Water bottle
13) Trekking poles (I have 2 poles)
14) Sunblock cream, face, and body moisturizer
15) Sunblock spectacle
16) Basic First Aid Kit
17) Tissue paper, wet wipes, and toiletry
18) Feminine hygiene products
19) Anti-bacterial hand wash.
20) Toothbrush and toothpaste