Mardi Himal Trek
Annapurna Region Trek

Best Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Map, Route, and 5 days Itinerary


You can complete the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek within 5 days, or even extend it to a 10 to 12 days trek. Basically, you can customizable the itinerary as per your demands. Here are all the details of Mardi Himal Trek- Mardi Himal Trek Map and Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary.

Until now, Mardi Himal Trek Map is an unexplored gem. Only a few hundreds of trekkers walk to the Mardi Himal Base Camp that is outstandingly positioned in the Annapurna region. The trail winds along the small steep paths, through the forest of beautiful Rhododendron flower. At 3,300m above sea level, you can climb outside the forest and witness the change in the landscape. You get to explore the Himalayan landscape that is unique and thrilling. Then, the amazing view during Mardi Himal Trek Route Map including Machapuchre, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South will keep you amused. Since the trail has been recently established, there are only simple homestays along the route.

The Mardi Himal Trek is a short yet beautiful trekking destination in Nepal. Just opened in 2012, this trek can be called a hidden gem in the Annapurna region. The 5 day Mardi Himal trek Itinerary is a moderate level trek doable by many travel enthusiasts. The trek offers stunning views of snowy mountain peaks, a cultural experience in the small tea houses, and a chance to witness great flora and fauna diversity. Mardi Himal trek Map guides you through the journey.


Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Mesmerizing views of mountains like Mardi Himal, Mount Machhapuchhre Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli.
  • Explore local settlements, culture, and lifestyle of the people in the Annapurna Conservation Region
  • Get to witness the diverse flora and fauna of the region.
  • Trekking to the Mardi Base Camp and High Camp
  • Explore the city of Pokhara which is a stunning beauty in itself 

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary 5 day Trek

This itinerary starts and ends at Pokhara, a beautiful valley that is 25 minutes flight, or 6 hours drive from Kathmandu. Pokhara is the starting point for Mardi Himal Trek Map.

Day 01: Drive to Kade and trek to Forest Camp (2554m) – 6 to 8 hours

Mardi Himal Base Camp
Mardi Himal Base Camp- Dhampus

Once you arrive in Pokhara, we drive to Kade in the morning- an hour of drive. From Kade, after one and half hours of trek, you will reach Australian Camp (2060m) to catch the beautiful view of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. From Australian Camp, you will trek to Deurali and head towards Forest Camp. This trail passes through the beautiful, lush green jungle. Overnight, you can local tea house in Forest Camp.

Day 02: Forest Camp to High Camp (3980m), 7/9 hours walk

Mardi Himal Base Camp- Forest Camp
Mardi Himal Base Camp- Forest Camp

 The next day, you should climb to the High Camp through the beautiful forest area. If you are lucky, you can also catch the glimpses of wildlife like Himalayan Thar, Barking Dear, Mask deer, spotted Deer, Snow leopard, etc.

 After an hour of trek, as you reach above the treeline, you can get clear sightings of the magnificent ranges of Annapurna and Hiunchuli. Once you reach Badal danda (cloud hill) you will be walking through grasslands. From here, you will reach High Camp.

Day 03: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4350m) and back to High Camp – 7 hours walk

Mardi Himal Base Camp- View Point
Mardi Himal Base Camp- View Point

Get prepared for the most fascinating day in the Base Camp of Mardi Himal Trek. If you want to enjoy the prodigious sunrise with the Himalayas in the background, you need to wake up early in the morning. Early morning, we walk up to the ridge to Mardi Himal Base Camp. We move our shanks along the well-established path that passes through the tall grass. Occasionally, you need to pass some steeper sections, before getting to the upper viewpoint.

The views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, Baraha Sikhar, and Mardi are stunning from the place. After spending some moments there we further Mardi Himal Trek Base Camp. We will also have some rest here and walk back to the High Camp.

Today can be a long and tough day, but it is equally prodigious. You will have infinite awe-inspiring views and different photographic opportunities.

Day 04: Trek to Dhampus (1650m)-5-6 hours walk

The fourth day starts with a beautiful sunrise at Mardi Himal High Base Camp. After breakfast, you can start your descent. First, you will reach Pothana and then you can further walk to reach Dhumpus where you can spend your night.

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Day 05: Trek down to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (1130m)- 1.5/2 hours trek and 1-hour drive

After an awesome view of sunrise and majestic mountain peaks from Dhampus, we can ascend to Phedi. From Phedi, it’s an hour of drive to Pokhara.

Best time for Mardi Himal Trek

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Mardi Himal Trek duration is equally prodigious throughout the Year. You can trek even during the months of summer and winter. But autumn, September to November bestows offers the most spectacular views of mountains. Spring (March, April, and May are equally preferred. Not just the magnificent Himalayan view, you can also enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Himalayas. Also, you get to explore the unique Nepalese culture in the classic village settlement. The trek is the complete package of fun, adventure, and knowledge.

Mardi Himal Trek Tips

Mardi Trek is one of the best treks in the Annapurna region. The trek is fun, exciting, and thrilling. With the right preparation, you can make the best memories of life.

  • Carry enough cash as you will not find ATM’s on the way.
  • Rather than being in a rush, enjoy beautiful nature and quaint little villages
  • If you feel sick, do no climb further, sick for the medical help
  • This trek is flexible and you can also add other different trekking destinations, to your trek.
  • Always stay hydrated


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About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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