MARDI HIMAL TREKKING HIGHLIGHTS:
The Mardi Himal trek is an ideal choice for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without the physical demands of more challenging treks. This trek is suitable for beginners to moderate trekkers, as well as families with children.
The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Mardi, and Machhapuchhre Himalayas throughout the trail. You’ll also be surrounded by lush green forests, charming villages untouched by commercialization, and a variety of Himalayan birds and wildlife. As you trek, you’ll see traditional yak herder huts and have distant views of the horizon.
One of the best parts of the Mardi Himal trek is the opportunity to witness the daily lives of people in remote areas of Nepal. The trail passes through interesting villages, and you’ll get a chance to see firsthand how locals live in the Himalayas. You’ll also witness the actual trails that people use for their daily activities.
Overall, the Mardi Himal trek is a great choice for those seeking a relatively easy trek that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, as well as an opportunity to experience the culture and daily life of people living in remote areas of Nepal.
Trip Duration: 6 nights 7 days trek
Max Altitude: 4500m
Transport: Private Vehicle & Local bus
Accommodation: Tea Houses and Hotels
Group Size: For individuals, friends & family members. All our treks are private.
Meals: All included
Are you wondering why you should do the Mardi Himal Trek?
Are you wondering why you should do the Mardi Himal trek? Firstly, it’s a quick ascend, which means you can reach the summit in a short amount of time. The trek also offers a wilderness experience, allowing you to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in nature. Moreover, the trail is permissive, making it an ideal trek for beginners and moderate trekkers.
Speaking of scenery, the trek is full of natural beauty, offering stunning views of the Himalayas and other picturesque landscapes.
In summary, the Mardi Himal trek is a perfect choice for those seeking a quick and easy trek that offers wilderness, and natural beauty.
Day 1: Drive to Kande and Trek to Pitam Deurali (2,100 m)
Our trekking guide will pick up you from your hotel in the morning and we will drive for about a 40-minute drive to Kande on the Pokhara Baglung highway. The trek begins with a 1 ½-hour climb to the ridge at 2,060 m, where you’ll find the picturesque ‘Australian Camp’. From here, the trail winds through rhododendron forests to reach the mountain pass of Pitam Deurali, which offers breathtaking views of the Modi Khola valley wedged between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal/Mt Fishtail.
Day 2: Trek to Forest Camp (2,600 m / 5 hrs)
After a beautiful morning at Pitam Deurali, the trek heads off the main Annapurna trail to follow the forested ridge to Forest Camp. The day’s walk through the rhododendron forest is gradual and uphill.
Day 3: Trek to Low Camp (3 Hrs / 2,970 m)
The trek continues through the rhododendron forest, gradually climbing along the ridge to reach Low Camp. Here, you’ll find a couple of tea houses in the forest clearing, offering stunning views of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal. You’ll feel closer to the clear blue sky with a panoramic view of the Himalayan foothills and the sweeping valley towards the south. Note: With the guide’s consent, you can trek for an additional hour to Badal Danda (Cloud Hill) above the tree line for a better view.
Day 4: Short Walk to High Camp (3 HRS / 3,550 m)
The trail climbs further along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail, passing through the shrubby alpine zone. As you leave the tree line at Badal Danda, you’ll be greeted with snow-capped peaks of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Fishtail looming in the distance above the deep valley on either side. High Camp is a small pasture with a few lodges, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks and the clouds below.
Day 5: Trek Back to Forest Camp (4 hrs)
Enjoy the stationary scenery, but watch as the sunlight and season make it different and interesting. Spend another morning watching the change that the sunrays bring before trekking back to Forest Camp after breakfast.
Day 6: Walk Down to Lwang Ghalel Village (4 Hrs / 1,500 m)
The trek descends steeply through rhododendron and maple forests to reach the permanent settlements closer to the valley basin. Lwang is a self-sufficient Gurung village with a rich culture and friendly people. The village is an ideal place to experience Nepalese countryside life and enjoy organic food. The farmers in the village also grow organic tea on 50 hectares of land and offer homestay accommodations. The waterfall on the outskirts of the village is an exciting canyoning adventure.
Day 7: Back to Pokhara
Descend to the Mardi River basin and drive back to Pokhara, which takes around 1 ½ hours in a 4WD. The first hour of the drive is on a dirt road.
Please note that the trekking duration mentioned for each day is an approximate estimate and can vary depending on individual hiking paces, weather conditions, and other factors.
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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 or 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