Quickest Mardi Himal Trek

  • May 31, 2019
  • Rajesh Thapaliya
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Mardi Himal trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region. It is a new trekking trail on the eastern ridge of the Annapurna base camp trekking trail. It offers the best view of the Annapurna massif throughout the open ridge and a very close view of the beautiful mountain Fishtail.

This 5- days Mardi Himal trek is one of the short and moderate treks in the Annapurna Himalayan range. Mardi Himal trek can be done by even the beginner trekkers, families and senior but I suggest following the normal itinerary to them. The itinerary on this blog is dedicated to the trekkers who are able to walk long hours per day and already have the hiking experiences.

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Annapurna South from Badal Danda
Annapurna South

Highlights of short Mardi Himal Trek

  • Phenomenal view of the Annapurna massif including Fishtail
  • Superb views of the mountains and valleys from Badal Danda and Upper viewpoint
  • Very close and open eyesight views
  • Wildlife and vegetation
  • Rhododendron forest

Mardi Himal short trek is suitable to the trekkers those who can walk fast and not have enough time but would like to reach over 4000 meters above the sea level but the trekkers who have time and trek without rush, follow the normal itinerary.

5- Days Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

This short Mardi Himal trek itinerary starts from Pokhara to Pokhara but we organize this trip from Kathmandu so if you would like to manage your trip from Kathmandu with other your desired programs in Nepal, please do let us know. We are happy to provide any additional information and services according to your interests and time limit.

Mt. Fishtail from Badal Danda
Low Camp

Day-1 Drive to Kande (1770m) 45 minutes and trek to Forest Camp (2520m) 8 hrs

You drive to Kande from Pokhara by private or local transport from Pokhara but we suggest hiring a private transport which is faster and more comfortable. After driving about 45 minutes to Kande, then the main trekking trail starts ascending until the Australian Camp. Crossing Pothana, the trail ascends again through rhododendron, oak and other trees forest until Deurali where you will have a lunch break. After your lunch in Deurali, the trail follows inside the dense forest another 4 hours to the Forest camp and spends the first night of this trek.

Day-2 Trek from Forest camp to High camp (3540m) 7-8 hrs

After your breakfast at the guest house in the Forest camp, the trail leads upwards continuing towards the high camp passing rest camp, low camp, and Badal Danda. Badal Danda is a lunch stop this day from where you can enjoy the scenic view of the mountain and the valley on your right and left. You cross the tree line from Badal Danda and see unblocked views until the high camp.

Day- 3 Hike to Mardi base camp (4250m) 4hrs and Trek to Badal Danda (3200m) 8 hrs

Today is the main day because you are reaching your goal. After having your breakfast at the guest house in high camp, you hike to the base camp passing lower and upper viewpoints. The view from the viewpoints is fantastic than the base camp. After visiting the base camp, you hike back to high camp and have your lunch and trek back a couple of hours to Badal Danda.

Day- 4 Trek from Badal Danda to Siding village (1700 m) 4 hrs.

After enjoying the morning view from Badal Danda, you start trek down to Siding crossing low camp. The trail is steeply down following some animal sheds, villages, and beautiful forest and arrives Siding. If you would like to hire a private jeep and would like to go Pokhara earlier, you even reserve a jeep from here.

Day 5 Trek from Siding to Lumre (2 hrs) and drive Pokhara (2 hrs)

You need to walk about 2 hrs in the morning from Siding to Lumre and catch the transportation to Pokhara which takes another 2 hours drive. Once you reach Pokhara then you can celebrate your successful trekking trip of the short Mardi Himal trek.

Annapurna South from Forest Camp
Annapurna South from Forest Camp

Cost of Short Mardi Himal Trek

Short Mardi Himal trek is a budget trek in Annapurna region trek. The cost depends on the service type. It is not expensive trek so it may costs you around 500 USD to 600 USD with the all-inclusive trip so for more detail feel free to contact us.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, Nepal travel blogger providing Nepal travel tips to the travellers who are planning to travel Nepal and know about Nepal.

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