The 5 days Mardi Himal trek is an easy to moderate level trekking destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek is especially popular among the ones who are not used to high altitude trekking and are beginners. This 5 days Mardi Himal trek is also suitable for the ones who have a busy schedule but still loves to trek.
Mardi Himal Base Camp sits to the east of Annapurna Base Camp. Although Mardi Himal trek is an easy trek you may have to climb to a higher altitude. The highest point of Mardi Himal trek is the Mardi Himal Base Camp which is at the altitude of 4500 meters.
Mardi Himal Trek was only opened in 2012 for foreigners for trekking. Because of this, the trek is also considered as the hidden gem of the Annapurna region. The 5 days Mardi Himal trek will give you an opportunity to view the gorgeous mountains of the Himalayas such as Mount Annapurna, Mount Machhapuchhre, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Himchuli and many more.
5 days Mardi Himal Trek with High Camp Adventures will provide you with whole new trekking experience along with proper food and accommodation. Don’t miss this opportunity of exploring the most beautiful country of Nepal through Mardi Himal Trek.
Trip Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days
- Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
- Exploring the natural and cultural diversity of Nepal.
- Trekking to the off beaten track of the Annapurna region.
- Closest view of the snow-clad mountains of the Annapurna Himalayas.
- An opportunity to explore the stunning scenery all around the trail.
- Trekking up to Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of 4500 meters.
- Exploring the remote villages of Annapurna region such as Liwang and Siding.
- The hospitality, lifestyle, and culture of local people.
Best Time for 5 Days Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal trek 5 days is one of the easiest treks to do in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek is comparatively easy and is doable in all season. However, trekking in a particular season also plays an important role in determining the easy and difficulty level of the Mardi Himal Trek.
Autumn ( September, October, November)
The best and one of the peak seasons for trekking in Nepal is in the month of September, October, and November which fall in autumn. During autumn the weather and temperature of the Annapurna region are cool and suitable for trekking. You can see many tourists trekking to the Mardi Himal during this time.
Autumn is the end of summer season and starting of winter in Nepal. Mardi Himal trek in Autumn offers you with a clearer view of the mountains and scenic beauty. You may not face any difficulty while trekking to the Mardi Himal during this time of the year. The teahouses and accommodations may be full of trekkers trekking to the Annapurna region. Because autumn is one of the peak seasons for trekking, it would be best if you book for your flights and accommodation early.
Spring ( March, April, May)
Spring is the second-best time of the year for Mardi Himal Trek. Spring in Nepal falls in the month of March, April, and May. Spring is the time of the year where rhododendron and many other wildflowers bloom. So, as you trek to the Mardi Himal, you will be fascinated by the scenic beauty of the region.
The temperature of the Annapurna region ranges from 17- 20 degrees during the spring season. The weather is quite warm and humid with a fresh wind blowing which is a perfect combination when trekking. The smell of rhododendrons will lighten up your mood as you trek to Mardi Himal. You may see new plants growing along your trails. During late May you may also face some light rainfall too.
Summer and Winter
Although Summer and winter are the least preferred time of the year for trekking, Mardi Himal Trek can be easily done during this time. Summer falls in the month of June, July, and August whereas winter falls in the month of December, January, and February in Nepal. The reason many trekkers do not travel during Summer and winter is because of the rainfall in summer and extreme cold in winter. The difficulty level of Mardi Himal trek may also increase if you trek during these seasons.
The temperature of the Annapurna region ranges from 10-23 degrees during summer and you might expect some rainfall too. This may make your trek uncomfortable as the paths are muddy and slippery. During winter the average temperature is 9-15 degrees during the day and may fall below the freezing point in the night.
5 Days Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty
You may not have to face a very difficult situation while trekking to the Mardi Himal as there are no ice picks and ropes needed. But, as you climb to a higher altitude, you may face some minor problems.
The hardest part of this trek is trekking up to the Mardi Himal Base Camp Or Highcamp. You will have to climb up to the height of 4500 meters which may be difficult if you are not used to high altitude trekking. Along with this, you may have some difficulty in breathing. Altitude Sickness is very prone when high altitude trekking.
In the 5 days Mardi Himal Trek, you should be able to walk for about 6-7 hours a day. Someone people may find this difficult as you have to walk through ups and downs. During winter, the temperature may be too cold for trekking. The trails may also be covered with snow. But with proper trekking gears and a fit of physical exercise, you can easily trek to Mardi Himal.
Some Tips and Tricks For 5 days Mardi Himal Trek
- Carry appropriate trekking gears with you especially when you trek in the off seasons like monsoon and winter.
- Choose the best season for trekking to the Mardi Himal. The most preferred ones and Autumn and Spring.
- The weather condition of the Annapurna region may be unpredictable. So, it would be best to check the weather forecast before you leave for trekking.
- The key to trekking to the high altitude trekking is walking slow.
- Keep yourself hydrated. Drink a sip of water. Remember, do not drink too much water when trekking.
- Carry some energy bars or chocolates with you.
- Do not walk continuously for hours. This might put pressure on your feet making you difficult to walk.
- Make sure you carry some Nepali currency too. You may not find ATM machines along the trails to Mardi Himal.
Mardi Himal Trek Without a Guide
The route to Mardi Himal may get slippery when trekking in monsoon season. This may make your trek uncomfortable and challenging at the same time. So, for a less challenging and easier trek, you can always hire a guide to Mardi Himal.
Your guides will assist you throughout your trek to Mardi Himal. They will help you to interact with the local villagers and to know more about their lifestyles and culture. Similarly, you can also hire a porter if you want to. Porters are the ones who will carry your bags up to 15-20 kgs, making you less tired as you walk.
Hiring a guide and a porter will always be a good idea. They will help you throughout your trek. For this, they will charge you around 20$-30$ which is quite reasonable. You have a good trekking experience, you can trek to Mardi Himal without a guide too. The choice is all yours.
5 Days Mardi Himal Trek Cost
The cost of 5 days Mardi Himal Trek depends upon various factors such as travel packages, cost of trekking permits, cost of food and accommodation and other personal expenses.
Trekking to Mardi Himal is quite cheap in comparison to Everest Trekking. The 5 days trek to Mardi Himal may cost between the range of $350- $500. You may have to pay for the trekking permits as well. The Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit will cost you around 20 USD. Similarly, the cost of TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card is 10 USD. These costs may be included if you travel through a travel package.
If you wish to hire a guide to the Mardi Himal Trek, he/she will charge you around 20 $-25$ and porter will charge $10-$15. The cost of Mardi Himal trek also depends upon your personal expenses. The cost will eventually increase if you stay in a luxury hotel or drink alcoholic beverages.
Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days Packing List
- Waterproof Hiking Boots
- Woolen trekking socks
- Trekking trousers
- Fleece jackets
- Down jackets
- Cotton t-shirts
- scarf/ caps
First Aid Kit
- Diamox Tablets
- Antiseptic creams
- Antibiotic ointment
- Mosquito repellent cream
- Vicks Vapor Rub
- Toilet Paper
- Cotton towel
- moisturizer/ lotions
- Water bottles
- Sleeping bags/ tents if camp trekking
- Rain gears
Outline Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days
Day 1: Drive to Kande and trek to Deurali (2100 mt)/ Pothana
- Walking duration is 3-4 hours
- Overnight at a guest house in Deurali.
Day 2: Trek to the Low Camp or Forest Camp ( 2550 mt)
- Walking duration is 4 hours
- Overnight at a guest house
Day 3: Trek to the High Camp ( 3700 mt)
- Walking duration is 5-6 hours
- Overnight at a guest house.
Day 4: Hike to the Mardi Base Camp ( 4500 mt) and trek down to Siding ( 1700 mt)
- Walking duration is 7-8 hours
- Overnight at a guest house in Siding.
Day 5: Drive back to Pokhara
- Walking duration is 1 hour and the driving duration is 2 hours.
- Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
5 days Mardi Himal trek will give you immense opportunity to explore the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek is easy and has a lot to offer within a short period of time. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced trekker, Mardi Himal Trek is suitable for everyone. You can trek to Mardi Himal with your family as well as your children.
If you are an adventurous person but have a shortage of time, this 5 days Mardi Himal trek is best for you. High Camp Adventures will provide you with different Mardi Himal trek packages along with proper trekking facility. You can simply contact us if you have any queries. This trip is customizable too.