Mardi Himal Trek - 5 Days

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Trip Fact:
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude4200m
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Tea house during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, All meals during trekking
  • Trip Start/EndKande/Lumre
  • Group Size1-30
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

Witness the incredible Annapurna range on the Mardi Himal trek 5 days and explore an off-beat trekking route that goes through dense forests. Mardi Himal trek is an excellent venture in the east of the world-famous Annapurna Base Camp trek. To be more precise, east of Modi Khola, across the valley of Hiunchuli. This short 5 day is a perfect trek for new trekkers who are looking for an adventurous journey but a less crowded trekking route.

Also referred to as the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek, the trek presents you with breathtaking landscapes and mountain panoramas of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and numerous others. The entire trail ascends through dense rhododendron forests until you leave the tree line behind and walk along the ridge of Mardi Himal to the Mardi Himal Base Camp.

The Mardi Himal trek route goes through different camps known as Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp. To add the cultural essence to the 5 day trek, we follow a different route while descending from the High Camp to Sidhing village. This part of the journey lets you experience the mountain village lifestyle and culture of the locals.

Overall, the 5 day Mardi Himal trek is an ideal trekking package in the Annapurna region. You get to enjoy less crowded trekking, phenomenal sceneries, and off-the-beaten trekking routes. Fun fact, this trek was only officially opened in 2012. So, you can understand why not many travelers have heard about Mardi Himal trekking.

To book the Mardi Himal trekking, get in touch with us. We offer the best Mardi Himal trip cost along with a safe trip. If you have any queries regarding the trek, let us know freely.

Mardi Himal Trek Short Highlights

  • Witness the incredible Annapurna range and many other Himalayan mountains
  • Enjoy off-beat trekking in one of the less crowded trekking routes
  • Trek through dense forests of rhododendron, fir, pine, oak, etc
  • Experience tea house trekking
  • Unwind and relax while exploring the Annapurna region
  • Reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp that offers a gorgeous sunrise and breathtaking landscape
  • Learn about the mountain lifestyle while descending

5 Day Mardi Himal trek difficulty

There are many factors that make the 5 day Mardi Himal trek a bit more difficult than the other famous long treks in the Himalayas. The terrain and the elevation play a huge role, along with no proper tourist infrastructure. A daily walk of 6 to 7 hours through the rough forested path is needed. The trekkers have to be fit.

Frankly, we believe anyone can do Mardi Himal trekking if they have the will and determination. Our full support makes the journey somewhat bearable. We arrange everything for you.

5 Day Mardi Himal trek permit

Mardi Himal trek 5 day permit incles TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. Both permits are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara government tourism department offices. While trekking with us, our Mardi Himal trek cost covers the permit fees.

Accommodation & Food for Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days

You will stay in tea houses during the 5 days Mardi Himal trekking. The tea houses have small yet clean rooms. You'll get a comfortable bed and blanket to spend the night. It gets cold at night, so it is better to carry your sleeping bag to deal with the cold. The rooms are twins shared with a common washroom.

You will have a hygienic meal during the Mardi Himal trek prepared by teahouses. You will be served three meals daily. The breakfast is prepared heavy so that you can start your day with high energy, followed by a traditional Nepali lunch that is nutritious and filling.  

Nepalese traditional lunch includes Dal Bhat. Steamed rice will be served with vegetables, spinach, lentil soup, and pickles. Dal Bhat is the most fulfilling dish as it will keep you energized for a long time. Similarly, you get boiled water to drink.

Travel Insurance for your Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal base camp trek is a remot off-beat trek. So, it's better to get travel insurance for your backup. It's not necessary, but we recommend getting travel insurance to keep you on the safe side.

The trekking route has no proper health care facility. If any medical emergency occurs, the next option after giving first aid is to air evacuate you to a nearby hospital in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Modern Comforts (Wi-Fi, network, hot shower, charging, atm, etc)

Wi-Fi is not available along the 5 day Mardi Himal trek route. You can use a Nepali sim card to get access to the internet, but the connection may not be as strong and stable all the time.  

A charging facility is also available at every tea house. You can charge your phones in the reception area as most of the charging points are in reception. You will also have to pay an extra USD 3-5 per device.

There is no ATM on the trail, so make sure that you withdraw enough cash required for the trip in Pokhara.

There are hot showers available for you to wash off your sweat. The heating system is powered by solar energy, so if it's windy and cold, you may not be able to take a hot shower. The majority of tea houses have hot showers but have to pay a few extra bucks to use the service.


Today, you'll drive from Pokhara to Kande. It will take about an hour. Kande is high up, at 1,770 meters (580 feet). From Kande, you can start walking to Deurali.

Walking from Kande to Pothana, and then to Deurali is not too hard and should take 2-3 hours, based on your speed. The path is clear, through pretty forests and small villages. You'll see local trees and birds along the way.

When you get to Deurali, you can stay in a tea house. They are simple places with basic food, where you can rest and enjoy the views of the mountains.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2232m

You begin the walk in Deurali, which is pretty high up, at 2,100 meters. First, you walk downhill through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak trees. You will go over some streams, and you can hear waterfalls as you walk.

After walking for some hours, you get to Dovan, a tiny town up at 2,500 meters. This town is a good place to stop, rest, have some tea or coffee, and talk to the people living there.

Leaving Dovan, you walk uphill through more thick forests of rhododendron and bamboo. The walking path is clear and has signs. There are some open spots in the forest where you can see the snowy mountains really well.

A few more hours of walking brings you to Low Camp, up at 3,050 meters. This is a great place to stay overnight, with amazing views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South mountains. It gets very cold at night at Low Camp, so bring warm clothes.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3050m/1005ft

On the third day, you'll hike from Low Camp to High Camp, at 3,700m (12,140 ft). It's a hard, steep walk, lasting 7-8 hours, but the beautiful views make it rewarding.

The trek starts early, with the first part being relatively easy through dense, serene forests of rhododendrons and bamboo. As you progress, the path becomes more challenging with steep and rocky sections, but the inspiring views of the Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre mountain will keep you going.

Along the way, you’ll stop at teahouses for refreshments and interaction with the friendly locals, learning about their culture. Eventually, you'll reach High Camp, where the sight of snow-capped mountains is awe-inspiring. Although the facilities are basic, they are comfortable, providing a warm place to relax and acclimate to the altitude.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,540m/11,615ft

On day four, it's an adventurous trek to Mardi Base Camp and then a descent to Sidding. You'll start early, head through steep, rocky paths, and as you go higher, you'll see beautiful mountains and experience thinner air but the surrounding beauty keeps you motivated.

Upon reaching Mardi Base Camp, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of snowy peaks and take some time to appreciate the beauty before heading down to Sidding. The descent is more relaxed, passing through forests, villages, and encountering friendly locals.

The scenery gradually changes from snowy peaks to green valleys as you descend, reaching Sidding by late afternoon, feeling both exhausted and exhilarated.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,500 m/ 14764 ft

Today marks the end of our trekking adventure. We'll move down from Sidhing to Lumre, the final point of our trek. Once we reach Lumre, we'll catch a local vehicle back to Pokhara. We’ll spend the evening in Pokhara, taking it easy and checking out the bustling Lakeside market.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast
  • 920m / 3018 ft

Trip Map

Mardi Himal Trek - 5 Days map

Cost Details


  • 4 nights accomodation ( tea house) in the mountain
  • Meals for 5 days ( 5 breakfast, 5 lunch, 4 dinner)
  • Professional/experienced english trekking guide
  • Strong trekking porter to carry your baggage ( 1 porter for 2 traveler will be provided)
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card for the trek
  • First aid kit will be provided
  • Equipments for field staff
  • Usage of Equipments ( Duffel Bags and Walking Poles)
  • Necessary ground transport ( private tourist car)


  • Hotel in Pokhara
  • Travel insurance for your trek
  • Personal expences

Good to Know

How much does Mardi Himal trek 5 day cost?

The Mardi Himal trek 5 day cost USD 400 to USD 600 and above. The cost covers your overnight stay and breakfast in cities, along with all the meals/accommodation during the trek. Similarly, all the ground transportation as per the itinerary, permits, and guide/porters expenses are covered in the package cost.

How difficult is 5 days Mardi Himal trek?

5 days Mardi Himal trek is a moderate off-beat trek. The trail can be on a little difficult side for beginner trekkers because of the long ascents. The terrain is steep and rough. Likewise, the trekking area is very remote and has bare minimum facilities.

Do you need a guide for Mardi Himal trek?

If you are good at reading a map and finding the trail, you can do Mardi Himal Trek without a guide. The problem is the steep, rugged trekking route and isolation. You may not come across any other trekker or local at some part of the trail. So, we believe it's not safe to trek alone because if any unseen situation happens to you, there may be no one to help you.

How long is Mardi Himal trek?

Including your arrival and departure, the Mardi Himal trek can go around 8 to 11 days. If you are already in Kathmandu or Pokhara, you can do the trek in 5 days as well. Contact us for more information.

Which district is Mardi Himal?

Mardi Himal is located east of the famous Annapurna Base Camp. It is a relatively new trekking route in the Annapurna region, Gandaki Zone, near Pokhara.

Which month is best for Mardi Trek?

The best month to enjoy 5 days trekking to Mardi Himal is from March to early May and late September to November. It means pre-monsoon and post-monsoon time is perfect for Mardi Himal trekking.

How do I get from Pokhara to Mardi Himal?

From Pokhara, you have to drive to Phedi. It's around a 40 minutes drive. From here, it's 3-4 days of walking to Mardi Himal.

Is Mardi Trek 5 day safe?

Yes, the Mardi Himal trek 5 day is safe for anyone in good health. You'll be trekking with a guide and porter, so there's nothing to worry about. Our crew members are experienced in leading groups in the Himalayas and will keep you safe.

Client Reviews

  • Cheong Weng
    Cheong WengSingapore |March 13, 2018

    Mardi Himal Trek in March

    My two sisters and I did Mardi Himal trek with Shyam. It was very amazing. We start our trekking on March 02 and ends on 11 March. First day we felt quit hard due to very bad weather and a bit tired as we directly fly from Kathmandu. But second day we saw very nice view from Deurali. We all enjoyed every day with our guide and porters. DHA gave us good guide, porter & good hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We advise to anyone traveling Nepal to book all activities with this company. Thank you Suman and Hari for making our trip memorable!!!

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    Alana MchenryUnited States |September 05, 2017

    Wonderful Mardi Himal Trek

    We travelled to Himalayan reason in Nepal. We did Mardi Himal 9 days trek with Dream Heaven Adventure. Our trek was very nice, our guide was very helpful, he managed everything in mountain very well and, in Kathmandu Suman organized everything. Our trek was brilliant; guide and porter both were very outstanding and have great information about the mountains route. We will definitely come back to travel to EBC with DHA next time.

  • Yukio Shigetomi
    Yukio ShigetomiJapan |May 10, 2017

    Amazing Time in Mardi Himal

    We had amazing time in Nepal. Everything was great on the trek. Mardi Himal is best trek for those who want to go through forests. The whole trip was very well organized, and both guide and porter provided excellent service and were friendly and helpful. Suman and his agency is first class and best in Nepal.

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