The Mardi Himal Trek in the Annapurna region is a perfect mountain trip in Nepal for those who are planning a trip with limited time, beginners, elderlies, and families with kids in the Nepalese Himalayas. It is a pretty new trekking trail inside the Annapurna Conservation Area and is becoming popular because of its natural attractions.
The Trek to Mardi Himal begins in the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and then drives to Phedi, Ghattekhola, or Kande. Alternatively, you can start the Trek from Siding Village. Getting off the vehicle in Kande, the Mardi Himal Trail goes to Deurali on the first day via the Australian camp. After that, the Trek goes to a forest camp on the second day through a dense forest of pine, oak, and rhododendron trees. The Mardi High Camp is the last place where you can get accommodation.
The Trekking route offers stunning mountain views of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Annapurna I, II, and IV, Fishtail, Mardi Himal, and more. Besides the high, snow-capped Himalayas and green nature, the edges of bonnie hills and valleys add more prettiness to the Trekking route to Mardi Himal. You can also see outstanding views of the Modi River valley towards the Annapurna base camp and big villages like Chhomrong and Ghandruk on the other side.
Frolic Adventure can be a channel for you to take advantage of seeing these beauties and reaching the base camp of the Mardi Himal. We are operating the Mardi Trek at a reasonable cost and providing experienced Trekking guides for our valued clients. You can contact us for private departures and other essential information about the Mardi Himal trip.
Mardi Himal Itinerary
Our regular Trekking Itinerary of the Mardi Himal is for seven days, but you can do it in five days if you can walk fast. It goes to over 4,200m, so you might get altitude sickness if you walk fast. Our hiking route goes through Kande and the Australian camp to Deurali on the first day, then the forest camp on the second. After that, you go to low camp and high camp accordingly. The next day, from the high camp, you hike to the Mardi base camp through the viewpoint.
You have a long day's Trek to Siding after spending two nights at the high camp. You might take transportation to Pokhara from Siding if you have a group and reserve a jeep on the same day. Or you can trek a couple of hours the next day to Lumre and catch a bus to Pokhara from Siding.
The Best Time for Mardi Himal
October, November, and April are the best months for Mardi Himal trekking. December offers better visibility than the other months, but it starts with cold temperatures. If you are looking for a trip that is not crowded and has amazing views, we recommend going in December to Mardi Himal. September and May are also good, but early May might have some rainy days during the trek. Blooming rhododendrons in spring and cherry blossoms in November make the trail beautiful.
The Trekking trail after Badal Danda can be risky if there is snow. So, winter and the beginning of spring can be brutal for trekking to the Mardi Himal base camp. Likewise, the monsoon is not a good season for this Trek. There are many rainy days and leeches on the trail during the monsoon.
Trek Equipment for Mardi Himal
Quality Trekking Equipment plays a vital role in a successful mountain trip. So, it is good to pack enough essential Trekking gear for the Mardi Himal. You can see a packing list for the Mardi Himal trip.
- Thermal layers
- Long and short-sleeve trekking shirts
- Long and short-sleeve trekking trousers
- Fleece jacket
- Wind stopper
- Down jacket
- Sun hat
- Warm hat
- Warm gloves
- Nice-quality hiking boots
- A few pairs of trekking socks
- Sun lotion
- Moisturizers cream
- Duffel bag or rucksack
- Rain gear
- First-Aid kit
- Sleeping bag
- Sports shoes and water sandals
- Charging a power bank
- Lightweight quick-dry towel
Accommodation, Food, and Drink on the Mardi Himal Trail
It is a busy Trekking trail in the Annapurna Conservation Area. This route has a couple hundred trekkers daily during the high season. So, there are plenty of lodges at each stop while on the Mardi Himal hike. The guesthouses are average, but the rooms are clean, with comfortable beds on the Trekking route. You can get Private accommodations in the lodges where you stay.
You can order food from a menu, so you do not have to stick with local foods. But you can see the same items on the menu in every place. You can buy bottled or tap water for the drinks using purification methods.
Frolic Adventure is a reputed local trek and tour organizer in Nepal. We operate this Trek with an experienced, friendly, English-speaking Trekking guide and helpful assistance. Please contact us if you need any information about the Mardi Himal trip.