Trip Duration 3 days
Group Size 1-15 Trekkers
Maximum Altitude 4500m
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Pokhara - Pokhara
Best Seasons Spring and Autumn
275 US$ Per Person Group Discounts Available
1 pax. US$ 275
2-4 pax. US$ 235
5-8 pax. US$ 225
9-12 pax. US$ 215
13-15 pax. US$ 205
Over 16 pax. US$ 195

Trip Highlights

  • The Annapurna region’s lesser-known trekking destination, which gives a stunning vista of the Annapurna peaks,
  • The top of Madri Base Camp, which is located at a height of 4,500m
  • View Point’s mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views
  • The walk is quick and easy to complete throughout the entire year.
  • Typically, the trip begins in Pokhara and ends in the enchanted city of Pokhara after a one-hour journey to Kande.
  • The various bird and animal species that can be found in the Annapurna region are present throughout the trek.
  • Examine the locals’ normal conventional way of life while on the Mardi Himal journey
  • For those seeking a less congested trail, the Mardi Himal Trek is the best destination.
  • The trek offers the ideal blend of adventurous thrills, unique culture, and unspoiled beauty.

Trip Overview

All those nature enthusiasts who want to get a taste of the Himalayas but only have a limited amount of time can fulfill their dream by going on the three-day Mardi Himal Trek. This trek is considered to be one of the best short treks in the world.  Mardi Himal Trek 3 day is considered a simple trek in the Annapurna region.

It provides stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks in the Himalayas, including Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal Itself.

The beginning of the Mardi Himal Trek place in the enchanted city of Pokhara. from which travelers can embark on excursions to the nearby Phewa Lake. You may also participate in extreme sports like paragliding and ultralight flying, and enjoy city sightseeing.

The Peace Pagoda, the statue of Shiva, and the Evening Aarati that takes place in front of the Barahi Mata shrine are the primary attractions for travelers.

The 3 Day Mardi Himal Trek normally begins in Pokhara with a drive of one hour to reach Kande. Along the trek from Kande, we ascend the steep stairs that offer the most breathtaking panoramic views of Pokhara city and the surrounding Himalayan ranges.

As we continue to ascend to higher and higher altitudes in our pursuit of the Mardi Himal, the panoramic view of the Himalayas appears to become more hypnotic.

We will be going through the villages of Forest Camp, Deurali, Low Camp, Badal Danda, and High Camp as we make our way down the path. While we are there, we will investigate the historic settlements and engage in conversation with the residents of the communities we visit.

The summit of Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is located at an elevation of 4,500 meters above sea level, is one of the most significant highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek. From this vantage point, hikers are treated to breathtaking panoramas of mountains such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli, as well as a stunning sunrise.

The path that leads to the top requires more effort to climb the slopes, but the effort is well worth it once you get to the Mardi Himal Base camp and take in the breathtaking scenery.

3 day Mardi Himal Trek can be finished in anywhere from three to seven days, depending on the itinerary that you follow and the pace at which you walk to reach the high height in the Himalayas.

The spring and fall seasons offer the most favorable conditions for hiking up Mardi Himal.

While it is possible to explore the Mardi Himal Trek during the winter season as well, the Himalayas will be blanketed in snow, and the hilltops will be covered in ice and snow. When hiking during the winter months, you need to have both high physical fitness and a positive mental attitude.

Along the path that leads to Mardi Himal, there is a thick Rhododendron forest and a lush forest on either side of the path, both of which are home to a variety of birds and animals that are native to the Annapurna Region.

Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek – 3 Day

With full of energy to hit the trails of Mardi Himal Trek, we leave Pokhara early Morning and drive to Kande which is an hour’s drive from Pokhara city. Reaching Kande-the small town which is our starting point of the trek to Mardi Himal Trek for 3 days making it a short and sweet trek with short intervals of time.

Along the way, we will encounter the dense forest of Oak, Rhododendron flowers, and the different species of birds mainly found in the Annapurna region of Nepal. As we keep on gaining the attitude towards the Himalayas, the mesmerizing views of the snow-capped Himalayas and the hills seem more precious.

Passing the dense forest for a few hours with up and down hills then we reach the Forest Camp. We will be passing via the village of Dhampus, Pothana to reach the small settlement where lodges and tea houses are available for our overnight stay in Forest Camp.

Transportation 7-8 hours
Accommodation Tea House/ Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 2,600 M

Spending Quality of Time in Forest Camp last night, early this morning we enjoyed the morning sunrise and then will explore the destination.

After having breakfast, we will start climbing the steep stairs beside the dense forest of Rhododendron flowers. The trail takes us within the dense forest with the step walking trails leading us to Low Camp and Badal Danda.
The tree lines seem to disappear after passing the Badal Danda, and the Himalayan herbs and shrubs start to take place along the way to High Camp.

Along the way the beautiful majestic view of the Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal. Overnight stay at High Camp.

Trekking 6-7 hours
Accommodation Tea House/ Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 3,580 M

This morning we will wake up early around 3 AM and start to hike to View Point at an altitude of 4,200m for a good sunrise view and the best panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayas such as Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal.

As we reach the hilltop at the Viewpoint the speed of the wind increases and the weather seems more freezing. will explore the viewpoint and summit the Mardi Base Camp, which is challenging to summit as the trail needs to be passed via a narrow path.

After exploring the View Point and MBC we return back to High Camp and will have our Lunch. After Lunch, with a big and heavy heart, we descend down to the village of Siding via Low Camp and Badal Danda. Returning back is all steeply way and getting down to the lower altitude where the tree lines seem active.

Reaching SIding, we drive to Pokhara which is about 2/3 hours. We will spend our night in Pokhara City with our teammates and have a successful trek party with the guides in the evening. We all will have our dinner together in the Hotel at Pokhara.

Transportation 7-8 hours
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 850 M

What is Included in the Mardi Himal Trek ?

What's Included?
  • Pokhara to Kande by Private Car
  • Siding to Pokhara by Private Jeep
  • All standard meals full board with tea/ coffee (Lunches, Dinners, and Breakfasts) during the trek
  • Best available lodge accommodation during the trek twin sharing room
  • Government licensed holder Blue Lake Adventure experienced trek Guide and porter ( Every two trekkers 1 Porter Carry 12 kg Baggage
  • Guide and porter include their salary, meals, lodging, and insurance
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water during the trek
  • (ACAP) Permit Annapurna Conservation area
  • (TIMS) card Trekkers Information Management System
  • Everyday Seasonal Fruits
  • Down Jackets, Sleeping Bag, Blue Lake Adventure T-Shirt, and Annapurna Base camp map ( Down jacket and Sleeping bag to be returned after the trek )
  • Medical Kits
  • All Nepal Government taxes and office expenses
  • Rescue operations in case of complicated in funded by travel insurance
  • Blue Lake Adventure Certificate after the successful trek
What's Excluded?
  • International Flights ticket
  • Nepal Entry visa fee
    Visa Cost on Arrival in International Airport Kathmandu (15 Days, $ 25- $30 30 Days – $40-50, and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Extra luggage (limit is 12 kg per trekker)
  • All Accommodation and meals before and after the journey in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Personal Expenses (Snacks, ( tea/ Coffee) cold drinks, Alcohol, Boil water Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery re-Charge, telephone call, and extra porter
  • Personal Gear and clothes
  • Personal Trekking equipment
  • Tips, Guide, Porter, restaurant, Driver
  • Additional Costs like delays caused due to circumstances beyond our control, for example- itinerary modification, change of government policy, Strikes, illness landslide, etc

Additional Info

Accommodations during the Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is a trekking destination or trail that is less frequented than others in the Annapurna region. The tea houses and lodges that can be discovered along the way on the trip to Mardi Himal are normally where travelers stay for the night on their journey.

On the Mardi Himal Trek route, all of the Tea Houses and Lodges give their guests accommodations that are pleasant, and comfortable, and have access to a shared bathroom.

However, there is a possibility that certain lodges and tea shops have restrooms that are attached to them.

During a hike across the Himalayas, the height, altitude, and geography of the tea house all have a role in the lodging and accessibility options available. The first rest stop is easier to get to and provides hikers with a variety of amenities, including decent and comfortable lodging, additional services, and healthful food options.

The better access they have to various modes of transportation, the better service the canto provides to their guests.

The tea house provides its guests with a reliable wireless internet connection, steaming hot baths, and stunning panoramas of the Himalayas from the balcony of the tea house.

While the speed of your Wi-Fi connection can be affected by the weather at higher elevations, it is often slower.

In the dining hall, which is warm and pleasant to be in and features a Himalayan heater in the center, you may also have the opportunity to talk to other trekkers from different countries.

Unique Cultural Diversity

The Mardi Himal Trek provides trekkers with spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas as well as the distinct culture, traditions, and faiths of the Himalayan locals.

The Annapurna Region’s small settlements are rich in culture, the friendliness of the people, and history related to the Himalayas.

The indigenous populations of Gurung and Braman have different religions and traditions and have distinct cultures of their own. Trekkers will get the opportunity to learn about the diverse cultures of the Gurng and Rai communities.

Every religion has its festivals, as well as its unique way of celebrating the festivals with the people in the community. During the 3-Day Mardi Himal Trek, you will learn more about the history of the culture and the civilization of the people.

Wearing the traditional indigenous clothes of the Himalayan people when trekking to Mardi Himal Trek would make you feel proud to be a Himalayan.

When you try on traditional clothing in the Gurung and Rai communities and feel like you’re in a new mode with shiny faces, you can take pictures and films to express your joy with your friends and loved ones.

While driving through the local communities and villages, we notice people going about their daily activities such as walking to the field, producing vegetables, spinning wool, and children playing in the village street with their friends.

Altitude Ranges in Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is often considered to be the most well-known hiking destination among people of all ages. The highest point that can be reached on this hiking trail is the Mardi Base Camp, which is about 4,500 meters above sea level to reach the top of the Mardi Base Camp, The ascent is more difficult, and there are many difficult to reach the top of the MBC, which has a small path on the top of the hills.

The trail to Mardi Himal consists of some tough riding and hiking through the forest before reaching the point where it crosses the Forest camp and the Potana that is located along the trail.

The higher altitude we reach, the better and more magnificent the scenery of the Himalayas becomes, but there is also a greater risk of contracting acute mountain sickness (AMS), which typically begins to manifest itself at heights of 2,500 meters and above.

Therefore, it is essential to adjust one’s behavibyith the surrounding environment and to try to achieve the target.

Best time for 3 Days Mardi Himal Trek

The trail to Mardi Himal can be hiked at any time of the year, however, the months of September to November and March to May are considered to be ideal for hiking in the Annapurna region.

The months of September through November are widely regarded as Nepal’s best months for hiking and trekking. A large number of hikers are currently making their way through the Himalayas in the direction of their ideal goal.

The time of year and the climate are going to be fresh and comfortable, with plenty of sunshine and stunning vistas of the Himalayas.

The mountains will reveal beautiful vistas and send positive energy to trekkers, ensuring they have a safe and enjoyable experience while they are hiking in the Himalayas.

While April is the month for hiking up mountains and reaching higher peaks, May is the month for doing both. There will be a large number of people who are enthusiastic about expeditions getting ready and preparing the necessary gear and supplies for the summit push from base camp to camp 1 or higher in the high altitude of the Himalayas.

The Himalayas do not receive any snowfall during this month, and many various kinds of flowers will blossom in the forest, both of which entice hikers to continue to the following trekking site. The fresh air, coupled with the verdant landscape and stunning trees that line the path, causes you to pause for a while and catch your breath.

A person who is interested in seeing snowfall in the Himalayas may consider going on a trek to Mardi Himal during the winter. This is an ideal time to go.

From the trail of the Mardi Himal Trek, you will have the opportunity to view other beautiful snow-capped mountain landscapes.

In the winter months, if you want to undertake trekking, you need to be in good physical shape and hire a professional guide to coach you during your journey up Mardi Himal.

Mardi Himal Trek -Permits

While trekking to the Mardi Himal in the Annapurna Region, certain permits should be issued before the trek. The permits collected will be used for the conservation of the Annapurna region and the reconstruction of the Trekking route and trail for the ease of trekkers. It also looks to the preservation of different species of Birds and Animals found in the Annapurna Region.

The following Permits entrance should be issued before commencing the trek:

ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)

The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit should be issued to enter the conservation area in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The permit entrance is available in the office Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and also in Pokhara.

TIMS Card(Trekker’s Information Management System)

The TIMS card is mandatory for all trekkers while commencing the trek in different destinations within Nepal. The TIMS should be shown to the officials at the checkpost during the trial. The TIMS cards are available at the office of the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

Mardi Himal Trek Cost

The  Mardi Himal  Trek for 3 days costs mainly depending upon the number of trekking days and the time of the trekking season, the type of accommodation and services you choose, and whether you are hiring a porter and guide or not to assist you in the Himalayas to achieve the dream destination successfully.

The following are the main costs during your trek in Mardi Himal Trek:

Permits: During your walk to Mardi Himal Travel for 3 days, you will be required to have a TIMS card and an ACAP permit to trek in the Annapurna region. The cost of these licenses is approximately USD 20-30 per person.
Special Permits for Restricted Regions should be granted if you are going to be hiking in restricted areas in the Annapurna region. These permits range in price from about USD 500 to USD 1000 and are required for areas like the Thorong La Pass, Upper Mustang, and Nar Phu.

Guide or Porter: During a walk to high altitude in the Annapurna region, hiring a Guide is more vital than hiring a Porter. Your trekking experience will be more trustworthy and comfortable if you hire a guide and porter. The cost of hiring a guide is only about USD 25-30 per day, and hiring a porter is just about USD 20-25 per day.
When traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara for the Mardi Himal Trek, you have the option of taking a flight or traveling via highways. The trek lasts for three days.

Transportation: Consequently, when you are organizing the hike, you should make reservations in advance for aircraft and all of the highway’s cars to ensure a smooth operation of the hike to Mardi Himal.
When you are traveling to Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region, the cost of the car will increase depending on the mode of transportation that you select.

Accommodation: During your trip to the Mardi Himal Trek, the short trekking destination includes all of the lodging, which will be in the tea house. The cost of this accommodation can range anywhere from USD 10 to USD 25 per day.
Although the cost of lodging is largely determined by factors such as location, high altitude, amenities, and so on.
Food and Drinks: While you are hiking to the Mardi Himal Trek, the cost of food and drinks is rather inexpensive. The price ranges from five to fifteen dollars USD, depending on the food and beverage options that you select.

Final Say about Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the popular trekking destinations of Nepal with which you can explore the majestic Himalayas of Nepal including the Mardi Himal. You can book the trek with Blue Lake Adventure to enjoy the best services during and after the trek.

Blue Lake Adventure is a government-registered travel website under the Blue Lake Travels and Tour Pvt. Ltd has been serving different trekkers around the world for decades. You can book the package with us by contacting us on WhatsApp or from the package list.

We are available 24/7, so you can book anytime with us. Also with us, you can have a customizable itinerary so you can customize it according to your preferences.

FAQ of Mardi Himal Trek

The height of the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is 4,500 M above sea level.

Mardi Himal Trek typically 3-7 days to complete the whole trek.

The months of September through November and March through May are ideal for the Mardi Himal Trek.

The Mardi Himal Trek is a hiking route that is considered to be of moderate difficulty and welcomes hikers of all ages and experience levels.

During the trek to Mardi Himal Deurali and siding do have shower facilities while others don’t. If you are willing to java shower then you may have a bucket shower.

The WI-FI are available at every tea house and lodges while they do charge a small amount of cash to use it.

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Group Discount
Duration: 3 days
1 pax. US$ 275
2-4 pax. US$ 235
5-8 pax. US$ 225
9-12 pax. US$ 215
13-15 pax. US$ 205
Over 16 pax. US$ 195