5 day Mardi Himal Trek





Best Season



Trip Highlight:

  • Spectacular ridgeline Climb with breathtaking Himalayan views to Mardi Himal Base Camp.
  • Exploring the culture of the local Gurung people.
  • The short Mardi Himal Trek provides breathtaking up-close views of the Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, and Lamjung Himal. 
  • From several scenic viewpoints along the route, beautiful sunrises and sunsets can be seen. 
  • Exploring the local Gurung community’s culture
  • Traveling through the region’s unique and endangered flora and wildlife.
  • Pleasant and Peaceful trails.
  • Mardi Himal offers the greatest view of the Annapurna range.


The most popular short trip in Nepal is the Mardi Himal trek. The Mardi Himal base camp is located at a height of 5,587 meters, or 4,500 meters above sea level. With a moderate difficulty level of the trek, it is popular among all age groups of trekkers. The whole distance of the Mardi Himal hike, meanwhile, is roughly 65 kilometers. The Mardi Himal trek is located east of the Annapurna Base Camp, underneath the Machhapuchre. Reaching Mardi Base Camp from High Camp is the most challenging part of the Nepali Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.

Mardi Himal trek pathways pass through lush alpine woods filled with vibrant rhododendrons, oaks, and juniper trees. Along paths, you may see famous Himalayan peaks like Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Gangapurna, and Dhaulagiri. This hike is among the best in the nation because of the fresh mountain air, panoramic mountain views, and wilderness trails.

The Mardi Himal Trek passes along the ridge that connects the Modi Khola and Mardi Khola valleys. Everybody can have pleasure on the Mardi Himal base camp walk. Along with rhododendron woods, the road passes through some of the most stunning valleys in the world, including Pitamber, Deurali, and Badal danda peaks. A Mardi journey can also take place during the winter. You must, however, pack the necessary supplies, including a good pair of hiking boots, thick clothing, a down jacket, and microspikes. Since the Mardi trip travels through beautiful terrain the entire way, it is also known as the Annapurna Hidden Treasure Trek.

In addition, you can explore the cultural attractions on the Mardi Himal trail. Along the path, you can see typical Gurung settlements, which give you a sense of the area’s culture. You can explore these diverse paths with the help of an experienced trekking guide. Trekkers can take in the area’s unique natural flora and fauna.

5-day Mardi Himal Trek starts with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kande, after which you’ll continue on foot to Pitan Deurali. The walk passes through a varied rhododendron woodland that is lush and verdant. After passing Forest Camp you will reach Low Camp. Your upward walk will continue as you ascend a hill that runs beside a ridge in the direction of Mardi Himal and Machhapuchchhre.  You will carry on with your journey to High Camp (3780 m), which is 13 kilometers away and takes around 6-7 hours to reach. The next day, you will continue your adventure to Mardi Base Camp and make the approximately 6-7-hour, 11-kilometer hike back to Badal Danda. Your short Mardi Himal trek comes to an end as you return to Siding and finally drive back to Pokhara.


Graceful Adventure travel is a registered adventure travel company from Pokhara, Nepal that organizes adventure activities for valued guests all around the globe. As a company, we assure your safety by providing a qualified and well-experienced guide. If you need any more services, we can arrange for them as well. We can plan the entire vacation for you, including hotel reservations, meals, and lodging. Since you could be unfamiliar with this wild land, managing your time and schedule will be simpler for you. Our company will be happy to be part of your thrilling experience.


Your trek begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kade, the starting point of the trek. Start with a climb up a well-maintained stone path. You arrive at Australian Camp after almost an hour of arduous uphill trudging. From here, take in sweeping views of the Lamjung Himal and the Annapurna Massif. You’ll trek through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, birch, and hemlock. Then you’ll reach Pitan Deurali.

Overnight in Pitan Deurali.

On the second day of the trek, you will keep climbing inside the Annapurna conservation area’s jungle. The walk passes through a varied rhododendron woodland that is lush and verdant. You can enjoy a stunning vista of Mt. Machhapuchchhre (also known as Mount Fishtail) after passing through the Forest Camp (2,500 meters), which you will continue to until the base camp.

Overnight in Low camp.

After breakfast, you will begin your trek toward High Camp. Your upward walk will continue as you ascend a hill that runs beside a ridge in the direction of Mardi Himal and Machhapuchchhre.  The trail’s shrubs and lone rhododendron plants start to take on a distinct appearance as the tree lines get thinner. You will reach high camp, your final stop for the day. The mountain vistas are breathtaking from the high camp.

Finally! The day has arrived. To get to the lovely Mardi Himal Base Camp, you’ll keep trekking along the ridge. beginner trekkers may find this day tough, but the easy stone stairs on the trail give it the impression of the Chinese Great Wall. The breathtaking scenery, though, fuels your energy and resolve to make it to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The spectacular and stunning Mardi Himal and Mt. Macchahahpuchahre, Hiuchuli, are visible from Mardi Himal Base Camp. Along with these other high mountain peaks, you will also be able to see Gangapurna, Annapurna I, and II. After spending quality time in base camp, you back down to Badal Danda.

Overnight in Badal Danda.

This is the final day for the foot trek. After breakfast, you continue to trek down to Sidhing, a traditional village rarely visited by trekkers. Then drive back to Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Food & Accomodation:

Food and Accommodation at Mardi Himal Trek

During the Mardi Himal trek, everyone’s top priorities are food and lodging. Since Annapurna region is located in a rural section of the nation, there are no five-star hotels there, yet we can nevertheless offer first-rate hotels and lodges. The majority of the teahouses have twin-sharing arrangements, while single bedrooms can be arranged upon request. 

Food is necessary during the hike. The primary source of energy for this expedition is food burning. In Nepalese, the phrase “Dal Bhat power, 24 hours” refers to the ability to endure for practically a day after consuming dal bhat. The national dish is dal bhat, however other dishes can be made, including vegetable and noodle soups. 

We advise you to stay away from dairy items, hard drinks, and beverages with a lot of caffeine since they could be harmful to your physiology and health at higher altitudes.

Essential Info:

What makes Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Special?

5-day Mardi Himal trekking is the best option for those who want to explore the Himalayan region with amazing views, and the different lifestyles of local people.  Mardi Himal is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The route passes through wonderful parts of the Annapurna region. Routes cross beautiful rivers, streams, oak and rhododendron forests, and more. View the stunning Mardi Himal and the surrounding mountain peaks as you travel to base camp on the off-pitch road. Mardi Himal Trek offers the chance to learn about the diverse people’s cultures, traditions, ways of life, and languages.

Equipment Required for Mardi Himal Trek


  • Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us)
  • Down Jacket (according to the Season)
  • Fleece linear
  • Walking Poles
  • Water bottles and water Purification tablets
  • Sun block cream
  • Lip Guard
  • Hand wash Liquid
  • Toiletries Kit


Upper Body

  • Sun hat
  • Glacier glass
  • Head Torch
  • Ear-muff and neck warmer



  • T-shirts
  • Light Jacket
  • Water and Windproof Jacket
  • Shirts and warm shirts
  • Light and Weight thermal tops



  • Hand gloves


Lower Body

  • Long and Short trekking pants
  • Water and Windproof trekking trousers



  • Thin and Thick Shock
  • Trekking Boot, Light boot and Slipper
  • Trekking Gaiters


Medicine and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry a first aid kit bag during the trek. We will recommend carrying your personal first aid kit bag if necessary)

  • Headache and fever medicine.
  • Burnt cream
  • Antibiotics
  • Ibuprofen for general ache and pain
  • Blister treatment such as hand plants and aids, some waterproof tape, and anti-infection. 


Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

Mardi Himal Trek difficulty is the world’s easiest to moderate trek. Despite not being very difficult, this journey requires the trekker to be in good physical and mental health. One shouldn’t have heart and lung conditions as well as knee or ankle issues. 

This hike can be done in 5 to 6 hours of walking per day with adequate rest. A month or two before the journey date, you should start exercising and getting ready for this trip. These could include daily walking, going on hikes, taking a big walk once a week, practicing breathing techniques connected to yoga, etc.


Best Time for Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is thought to be most enjoyable in the spring and fall. The best climate is reached during the spring season, which runs from February to April. You are welcomed by the sight of springtime’s flowering rhododendron and lush, green woodlands. The blossoming plants and stunning mountain views are at their peak during this time of year. At lower elevations, it is warm and moderate; as you ascend higher, it becomes colder. 

Similarly, the ideal period for the Mardi Himal Trek is during the autumn, which lasts from September to November. The enormous snow-covered mountains are stunning throughout the autumn when the skies are typically clear. Daytime temperatures are quite consistent. It can get a little chilly at night and in the early morning. But the trek is pleasant on bright, sunny days.

Winter season, which falls from December to January is not recommended as it has the coldest weather. But if you want to experience snowfall in Mardi Himal, then you can go in this season also. 

The rainy season, which lasts from early June to late August, can be used to complete the Mardi Himal Trek, though it is not generally recommended. The weather during this season can shift rapidly from clear to wet. Since there is no snow during this season and one can enjoy the monsoon together with the rough mountain environment, the period is not the toughest. 

Tipping During the Trekking

Tipping is a personal way for you to express appreciation for your services. You may want to leave a tip for the services you appreciate, or you may just want to express your gratitude in Nepali by saying “DHANYABAD.” 

The final day of the vacation is typically when tips are given. Similar to this, trekkers are free to tip a hotel, lodge, or individual on whatever day they choose. Tipping is purely a matter of personal preference and perspective.


Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms can appear at elevations above 2000 meters above sea level because there is less oxygen in the air, which makes breathing difficult. The signs and symptoms of AMS include nausea, fatigue, headache, and dizziness. 

Keep in mind that the Mardi Himal Trek will take you above 4000 meters, which reduces your risk of developing AMS. To help your body adjust to the thin air, walk gradually and gently. There is a danger that you could develop AMS if you try to move quickly and cover a large area at a high altitude. To prevent the situation from getting worse, vigilance should be exercised. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated, and eat a balanced diet of foods to help your body feel more energized.

Travel Insurance 

A quality travel insurance policy that provides adequate coverage for all of your activities is crucial for the Mardi Trek. During the journey, anything may happen. Even though we are more concerned with safety, accidents and emergencies can sometimes happen where we are going. 

Physical injuries, helicopter evacuation, medical costs, and any other situations you can face while trekking should all be covered by your travel insurance policy.

Drinking Water on Mardi Himal Trek

Trekkers must drink plenty of water to keep their bodies hydrated and avoid altitude sickness (AMS) (Acute Mountain Sickness). Three to four liters of water per day should be consumed while climbing up Mardi Himal. 

Instead of purchasing bottled water, we strongly advise you to carry one reusable water container that can hold hot water. In addition to being pricey, bottled water might cause severe issues in the Annapurna region. Water purification tablets can be used to clean water. But after taking tablets, the flavor will change. Water should always be consumed after sufficient cleansing. Both the teahouse and the tent have access to boiled water.

Entrance Permit and Requirement

The permits you need for the Annapurna Base Camp trek are:

  • TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit


Important Documents and Information to get these permit

  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Dates when your trek starts and end
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Travel Insurance Detail

Other tour packages

Our Happy Clients..


7 nights Nepal site seeing Tour

I would like to thank Mr. Padam Lal Timsina the owner and founder of Graceful Adventure Travels Pvt. Ltd. who organized a packaged tour in Nepal for us. The tour covered Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagerkot and Dhampus. Hotel, sight seeing, guide, domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara & back, all arranged by Padamji and it was awesome.


Kathmandu Muktinath Trip

Had a wonderful Experience with Graceful for my Trip to Mukti Nath all arrangement were as per expectation and on time.
Mr. Padam is very good person and was always available kept checking for any issues during the trip.

Jatin Belani

Best adventure travel company in Nepal

I booked chitwan national park,transport kathmandu pokhara and chitwan with adventure activities in pokhara. it was exicllence trip for me and recommended to other as well in Nepal.Graceful adventure was the best company in Nepal.