Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty
Mardi Himal Trek is an easy-going short trek into the Himalaya of Nepal; taking us to the highest altitude of 4500 meters. Mardi Himal Trek mainly starts from Pokhara also known as the gate-way to Annapurna Base Camp, as Mardi Himal itself lies in the Annapurna Himalayan range, trekkers need to reach Pokhara for the entire journey to Mardi Himal.
Apart from all this, Mardi Himal is an easy trek but can be challenging depending upon the numbers of days. Mardi Himal Trek can be accomplished within 4-days from Pokhara but this will be a bit challenging. If trekkers fitness level is average or poor, they can complete Mardi Himal Base Camp in a comfortable way within 5-6 days. To speak the truth, Mardi Himal Trek difficulty is totally determined by the number of days a trekker wants to complete Mardi Himal Trek via Pokhara.
Mardi Himal Trekking Route Map
Mardi Himal Trek starts from Pokhara and further leads us towards Kade or Phedi (starting-point) which is just 40-minute drive from Pokhara. Ascending uphill all the way to Australian camp, trekkers can enjoy their lunch with the majestic views of the Himalayas and the city far away, further passing through the forest we will reach Pothana, a small beautiful village with beautiful hotel and lodges. Pothana is the entry point of Annapurna Conservation Area, so we need to verify our permit before heading towards Pitam Deurali.
Pitam Deurali is one of the popular overnight camps for trekkers, we pass by Pitam Deurali further towards Forest Camp and Low Camp through alpine, oak and rhododendron forest for our overnight camp.
The very next day we will be hiking all the way uphill but with splendid views of the Himalayas, farmland, valleys etc towards high camp. High Camp is the last overnight camp for the entire Mardi Himal Trek. From High Camp, trekkers start their early journey for the sunrise view to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The top viewpoint of the Mardi Base Camp provides a glimpse of 360° panoramic views of the wide range of snow-covered Himalayas.
We descend towards High Camp for our breakfast and hike towards Siding village for our overnight camp. Siding village is a popular Gurung settlement area around Mardi Trek with diverse rural cultural life-style and the very next day we can hike towards Pokhara or take a jeep after all the way to Pokhara for our overnight stay.
The trekking route mention above to the Mardi Himal Base Camp is an easy trail but the overnight camp may vary from trekking package to package. To arrange the Mardi Himal Trekking route packages, please feel free to contact Discover Altitude or follow the link package: Mardi Himal Trek- 6 Days and Mardi Himal Base Camp
Mardi Himal Trek Package
There are numerous Mardi Himal Trek Package and further can be customized or Tailor-made depending upon numerous factors, such as; group size, age, physical fitness level, a restricted time frame of travellers, budget, trek starting point etc
To accomplish Mardi Himal Trek first trekkers need to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu because Pokhara lacks international airport. If trekkers want to accomplish the entire Mardi Himal Trek in a short span of time then it will take 4 days which is minimum, this will be starting from Pokhara and ending into Pokhara, and further if trekkers want to accomplish the same Mardi Himal Trek in a more relaxing and exploring way it takes 6 days via Pokhara.
We recommend trekkers to go through two very popular Mardi Himal Trekking Packages available with Discover Altitude, this can further be customized according to travellers interest. Mardi Himal Trek- 6 Days and Mardi Himal Base Camp
Mardi Himal Trek Cost
Mardi Himal Trek which is also a short hike into the base of Mardi Himal is one of the popular off-the-beaten trails in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Trekking into the Mardi Himal Base Camp mainly starts from Pokhara with two separate permits requirement, which are TIMMS Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
Including all this Mardi Himal Trek can be completed with a limited budget of 400 USD with all the permits, accommodations, breakfast, lunch, dinner and also a trekking guide, but the average range of budget may vary according to the starting point of the trek which can be either Pokhara or Kathmandu and also the number of days for the trek, for further confirmation please feel free to contact Discover Altitude.
Mardi Himal Trek Highlights
Mardi Himal Trek is an easy and exotic destination for any trekkers, as the trail is newly opened one, so fewer trekkers are familiar with the trail and dare to trek. In spite of all this, Mardi Himal is an adventurous trekking destination, it is filled with majestic diversity of flora and fauna along with diverse community and culture.
The trail to Mardi Himal starts taking us through a dense forest of pine, oak and rhododendron, with wildlife like Langur, Leopard, deer etc. trekking through solitude trail into the wild passing by villages and life-style of people will be a fascinating advantage. Moreover, as the trail is new for the world, trekkers can enjoy home-stay facilities in a local ethnic village.
Further extending towards the north with less vegetation, trekkers can enjoy the pious view of Himalayas, village, landscape, forest and city far away. This Mardi Himal Trek will take us to the highest altitude of 4500 meters making a 360° panoramic viewpoint for the entire Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Moreover, during the winter trekkers can enjoy snowfall covering the trail.
Permits Required for Mardi Himal Trekking
Trekking in any part of Nepal is an easy task but the important thing required is a permit or couple of permits depending upon the region any trekkers prefer to trek. one common permits which are applicable in all the trekking region of Nepal is TIMS Permit which is applicable everywhere you trek but other permits which may be applied depends upon the region and also the areas. This may vary accordingly, normally all the region with the Himalayas are the conserved area in Nepal with different names of the highest mountains of that particular region.
Thus Mardi Himal Treks falls upon Annapurna Conservation Areas, this makes trekkers take a permit of Annapurna Conservation Areas mainly known as ACAP Permit along with TIMS Permit which is mandatory for all trekkers.
TIMS Permit cost Rs. 1000 (USD 10) when applied from a registered company but cost Rs. 2000 (USD 20) if trekkers dare to trek at his or her own. On the other hand, ACAP permits cost Rs. 3000 (USD 30). Both this permit are applicable for all the Annapurna region of Nepal but for one entry only.