Mardi Himal Trek 5 days is an easy and adventurous trekking journey that takes you into the mountains through dense forests. Mardi Himal (5,587 m) is a peak, located beneath the well-known Machapuchare ( 6,993 m) within the Annapurna region.
This 5 Days Mardi Himal trek is ideal for both beginners and professional trekkers. You can trek to Mardi and return back in a short amount of time. It is doable at any time of the year and is ideal for those who have a limited budget, short schedule, but still want to enjoy the Himalayas from up-close.
Mardi Himal Trek takes you through the lush green vegetation of Rhododendron forests, terraced fields, marvelous landscapes up towards the Mardi Base Camp (4,500 m). High Camp, Low Camp, Forest Camp, and the Mardi Himal Base Camp are some of the amazing places to be at.
Mardi Himal Trek 5 days provides a mesmerizing view of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges and also some of the snow-covered peaks such as Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiuchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Machapuchare (6,993 m) and Mardi Himal (5,587 m) itself.
Apart from the mountains and other natural beauty, the Gurung people dominate the area with their antique culture, tradition, and lifestyle. These people are friendly and try to provide you with genuine hospitality and make your journey memorable.
During the trek, you can also meet some ethnic groups of people and also explore the ancient monasteries and stupas.
- Trip Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek 5 days
- Best time for Mardi Himal Trek 5 days
- Weather and Temperature of Mardi Himal Trek
- Difficulties of Mardi Himal Trek 5 days
- Tips for Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days
- Food and Accommodation
- Day 01: Drive to Kande (1,770 m) and trek to Pothana / Deurali (2,125m)
- Day 02: Trek to Low Camp (3,150 m) from Pothana / Deurali (2,125m)
- Day 03: Trek to High Camp (3,700 m) from Low Camp (3,150 m)
- Day 04: Trek to Mardi Base Camp (4,500 m) from High Camp and trek down to Siding (1,800 m)
- Day 05: Trek to Lumre from Sidding (1,800 m) and drive back to Pokhara (1,400 m) by jeep
- Packing list for Mardi Himal Trek 5 days
Trip Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek 5 days
- Explore the adventurous and thrilling trails of Mardi Himal Trek.
- Explore the beautiful Pokhara valley.
- Scenic views of snow-covered mountains such as Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiuchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Machapuchare (6,993 m) and Mardi Himal (5,587 m) itself.
- Visit the beautiful High Camp (3,700 m) and the highest point of the trek Mardi Base Camp (4,500 m).
- Walkthrough rivers, dense forest, and lush green vegetation.
- Explore the Gurung culture and traditions, and lifestyle of the locals and other ethnic groups of people.
- Unspoiled tourist destination and adventurous trekking routes.
Best time for Mardi Himal Trek 5 days
As 5 Days Mardi Himal Trek is an average rated trek, it is doable at any time of the year. However, you’ll need proper trekking gear and equipment with proper planning for the trek.
The best time to do this trek starts in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) season. During this season, the weather and temperature are mild and stable. The rivers, waterfalls, landscapes, gorges, and streams are at its fullest.
The atmosphere is clean and green throughout spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) season. You can see the beautiful snow-covered peaks and Himalayan ranges without any distractions of bad weather or clouds blocking your views.
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Weather and Temperature of Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek 5 days is a short and amazing trek in the Annapurna region. The weather and temperature differ according to the seasons.
Spring and Autumn seasons
Every season has its own glory and the spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) seasons are popular with travelers and trekkers in Nepal. During the spring and autumn seasons, the weather and temperature is mild and stable throughout the day. You can enjoy the clean and dry environment all over the valley.
However, the nights and early mornings are cold but bearable. At day time the temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius whereas, at night the temperature drops down to 5 degrees Celsius.
During spring and autumn seasons, the trail blooms with green vegetation of Rhododendrons and rare flora and fauna. The sky is clear which provides mesmerizing views of the Himalayan range. You might face slight rainfall in the evenings during autumn seasons but only in early September.
Summer (June to August) seasons
Trekking in the summer (June to August) seasons is different from trekking in other seasons. You’ll experience heavy rainfalls during the summer season, mostly in evenings and nights. But the rainfall is lighter when you reach higher altitudes.
Due to the heavy amount of rainfall, the visibility gets poor and increases the number of leech in the forest. While you’re trekking in the summer season, make sure you wear long trekking trousers and carry insect repellant or table salts with you.
In summer, the temperature ranges from 10 to 23 degree Celsius during day time whereas the temperature ranges from 5-10 degree Celsius in the night and early morning.
Winter (December to February) season
The winter (December to February) season is very cold in the Annapurna region. As you reach higher altitudes, there is more chance for snowfall and very cold nights.
It can be difficult to stand against the cold climate conditions but the trails become much more adventurous and memorable providing heavenly views of nature. The snow enhances the beauty of nature and many experienced trekkers love to trek during these seasons.
The skies and the Himalayan ranges are clear and beautiful. You can enjoy the peaceful trails without any disturbance of a large number of crowds.
In the winter season, the temperature ranges between 9 to 12 degree Celsius. And the temperature drops to around – 5 degrees Celsius in nights and mornings.
Difficulties of Mardi Himal Trek 5 days
5 Days Mardi Himal Trek is an easy rated trek in Nepal. However, there are some difficulties that you might face during the trek. You’ll complete the trek successfully if you equip yourself with proper trekking gear and equipment and follow the instruction of your guide.
As you elevate from 1,400 meters to 4,500 meters, there is a higher chance of altitude sickness and any individual can get altitude sickness.
In order to prevent altitude sickness, you’ll be taking easy and gentle steps towards your destination with lots of short breaks during the trek. Staying hydrated is also important and helps you overcome altitude sickness.
As you elevate higher the weather and temperature also drop resulting in a cold and chill atmosphere. So, be sure to wear proper trekking gear to face any kind of climate conditions.
5 days Mardi Himal Trek continues and takes you through some of the most remote parts of Nepal. Even if the trails are remote and rugged, it becomes a much more adventurous and enjoyable journey.
The trails are slippery and wet due to heavy rainfall in the summer season and in the winter season, the snow covers the trails which makes it hard for trekking. And the straight long descent towards Siding can be difficult as well.
Useful gear and equipment
The climate conditions can differ from time to time. You’ll never know what kind of weather and temperature awaits while you’re trekking.
In off-seasons, the weather and temperature change a lot. So, you’ll need proper gear and equipment with less and useful packing because they play a big role in the success of the trek.
Tips for Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days
- Starting early is the best thing you can do during the trek. It helps you to escape from the hassles such as rain, heat, lack of accommodation and you can enjoy nature and the trek in a beautiful way.
- Your body thrives for energy as you walk 5-7 hours a day. So, you need to clean and healthy food packed with protein and energy.
- Keeping your body hydrated is another best thing you can do to complete the trek with ease and success. Your body dehydrates fast and can cause altitude sickness, headache, dizziness and many more. So, take short breaks time and again and stay hydrated.
- If you are not experienced and have a hard time walking then we suggest you do some light physical exercises 2-3 weeks ahead of the trek. It’ll help you a lot to increase your fitness and stamina.
- Wear comfortable and good quality trekking gear. You should be ready to face all the challenges that the Mardi Himal Trek has to offer.
Food and Accommodation
There is a wide variety of food and accommodation facilities to choose from, especially in Pokhara. However, as you start the trek and ascend higher and higher towards the remote area of Nepal, the option for food and accommodation becomes typical and limited.
During your stay in Pokhara, we’ll provide you with standard rooms that are clean and comfortable. You can choose from both typical Nepalese cuisine and International cuisine.
In the Mardi region, the area is remote and the food and accommodation are basic and average. However, the guide will try to provide some of the best for you.
The accommodation facilities are basic with twin beds that are clean and comfortable. Most of the time you’ll spend the nights in a lodge or teahouse. But at Siding (1,800 m), you’ll be spending the night with the locals at their home by paying them or Homestay. They will also provide you delicious food with great hospitality and care.
As Nepal has a wide variety of food and drinks, food like Dal Bhat, Dhindo, local bread, Momo, Pancakes and many more are available almost all around Nepal. These foods are delicious and will help keep you energized throughout the trek.
Day 01: Drive to Kande (1,770 m) and trek to Pothana / Deurali (2,125m)
Driving duration: 1 hour
Walking duration: 3-4 hours
Upon your arrival at Pokhara (1,400 m), you’ll be taking a short ride towards Kande. Located in the Kaski district of Nepal, Pokhara is a beautiful place with religious temples, stupas, lakes, landscapes, caves, and other natural beauties. Pokhara is very famous with travelers and a tourist destination in Nepal.
After an hour drive from Pokhara, you’ll reach the small and beautiful village of Kande ( 1,770 m). From Kande, you’ll officially start your trek to Pothana/ Deurali (2,125 m).
You’ll reach Australian Base Camp (1,890 m) after an hour of trekking from Kande. From, Australian Base Camp you can witness beautiful views of sunrise, green hills, and Annapurna Himalayan range. You’ll reach Pothan after a short walk from the Australian Base Camp. Overnight stay in a lodge at Pothana / Deurali.
Day 02: Trek to Low Camp (3,150 m) from Pothana / Deurali (2,125m)
Walking duration: 5-6 hours
Today, on the second day of 5 days Mardi Himal Trek, you’ll be trekking from Pothana / Deurali to Low camp (3,150m). Low Camp (3,150 m) is a beautiful place that provides picturesque views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m).
You’ll gradually ascend uphill for a few hours while passing through the dense sub-tropical forest and you’ll reach towards the Forest camp (2900 m).
After some rest and food at the Forest camp, you’ll continue the trek. As you walk through the dense Rhododendron forest, you’ll witness some beautiful flora and fauna and might get to see wildlife animals such as Himalayan Thar, Langur Monkeys, and Musk Deer.
After walking about 3-4 hours from Forest camp, you’ll finally reach Low Camp. Overnight stay in a lodge at Low Camp.
Day 03: Trek to High Camp (3,700 m) from Low Camp (3,150 m)
Walking duration: 3-4 hours
On this day of 5 days Mardi Himal Trek, you’ll be trekking from Low Camp to High Camp ( 3,700 m). High Camp is a small and beautiful area that provides a mesmerizing view of Hiuchuli (6,441 m), Annapurna south (7,219 m), and Mt. Machapuchare (6,993 m).
After your breakfast, you’ll continue the trek by gradually ascending towards Middle Camp. Upon reaching the Middle Camp, you’ll walk through the dense forest of Rhododendron and Oaks forest until you reach a place called Baadal Danda (Hill above the clouds).
You’ll continue the trek after some rest at Baadal Danda. You’ll walk for another 2 hours along with the Mardi Himalayan range until you reach High Camp. Overnight stay in a lodge at High Camp.
Day 04: Trek to Mardi Base Camp (4,500 m) from High Camp and trek down to Siding (1,800 m)
Walking duration: 8-9 hours
After a pleasant breakfast at the High Camp, you’ll trek towards the most anticipated destination of the trek Mardi Base Camp (4,500 m). Mardi Base Camp provides an amazing view of Mt. Mardi (5,587 m) itself and other beautiful snow-capped mountains.
It will be a long trek, so you’ll be starting early in the morning from High Camp as you slowly ascend through the rocky trails for about 5 hours until reaching the Mardi Base Camp.
The view from the Mardi Base Camp is heavenly as you gaze upon the beautiful Mardi Himalayan range including the beautiful snow-covered peaks such as Hiuchuli (6,441 m), Annapurna south (7,219 m), and Mt. Machapuchare (6,993 m).
After spending some time at the base camp, you’ll head back towards High Camp and then gradually descend downhill towards Low Camp following the same trail.
After you reach the Low Camp, you’ll be taking a different route to reach Siding (1,800m). The trekking trails can get a little difficult because of the continuous downhill descent, however you’ll be taking lots of rest and walking gently.
After a long and tiring walk, you’ll finally reach Siding. Siding is a beautiful village that offers you a traditional Nepalese culture and the typical lifestyle of the people. Homestay at Siding for the night.
Day 05: Trek to Lumre from Sidding (1,800 m) and drive back to Pokhara (1,400 m) by jeep
Walking duration: 3 hours
Driving duration: 2 hour
Today will be the last day of 5 days Mardi Himal Trek. After your breakfast, you’ll trek towards a place called Lumre from Siding (1,800 m).
You’ll continue the trek as you pass through the Kalimati and Ghalel village and finally you’ll reach Lumre.
After some rest and food at Lumre, a private jeep will pick you up and you’ll head back towards the beautiful city of Pokhara and the trip will come to an end.
Packing list for Mardi Himal Trek 5 days
Mardi Himal Trek 5 days doesn’t require any bulky packing and heavy clothes. It also depends on the time of year that you have decided to go on the trek. In the list below, we have provided you with a general packing list for Mardi Himal Trek 5 days:
- Citizenship and passport copy.
- Passport size photo (required for permits).
- Copy of valid visa document.
- Trekking permits.
- A comfortable sleeping bag.
- A good quality backpack.
- Trekking poles.
- Trekking map.
- UV protection sunglasses.
- Refillable water bottles including a purifier.
- A power bank and a day pack because as you ascend higher, there are no proper electricity and Internet facilities.
- Basic first aid kit including your personal medicines.
- Rainproof pants and jackets for early September.
- Windproof pants and jackets.
- Hiking shorts.
- Sun protection hats to avoid sunburn.
- Pair of good quality and comfortable hiking boots.
- 2-3 pairs of warm socks and 2-3 pairs of normal socks.
- Warm hand gloves.
- T-shirts (full or half sleeves).
- Down jackets.
- Fleece jackets.
- Sunscreen lotions and cream to avoid sunburn on your face and body.
- Quick-dry medium size towel.
- Toothbrush and paste.
- Multi-purpose soap and anti-bacterial handwash.
- Wet wipes and tissue.
- Nail clippers.
- Face and body moisturizer.
Mardi Himal Trek 5 days is a short and easy trek filled with mesmerizing adventures, sceneries, and the beautiful culture and tradition of the Gurung civilization.
Located at the lap of Mardi Himal, you’ll walk through the foothills of Annapurna peak to Mardi Base Camp (4,500 m). You’ll enjoy the trails filled with beautiful nature such as the lush green vegetation with beautiful flora and fauna, rivers, waterfalls, landscapes, and the incredible Himalayan range and snow-covered peaks.
The 5 days Mardi Himal Trek is also suitable for any individual. For further details feel free to contact us.
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