Mardi Himal Trek Route - Explore Mardi Himal Base Camp

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  • Last Updated on Jan 3, 2024

Mardi Himal Trek Route is a recently opened trekking trail that offers remoteness and wilderness trekking in the heart of the Annapurna. Discover and immerse yourself into the hidden beauty of the Mardi Himal Trek with outstanding panoramic views. 

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Unveiling the beauty of the Mardi Himal Trek Route

Mardi Himal Trek route is a short and unspoiled trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The Mardi Himal Trek's less crowded and untouched beauty takes you to a height of 4500 meters. Although it is not as popular as ABC Trek, the Trek delivers magnificent views of Annapurna I, Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, and many more. Moreover, trek through the pristine lush green forests of rhododendrons and oak trees. Additionally, get an opportunity to see rare species of wildlife like Langurs, Musk Deer, Danfe, and porcupines.

Therefore, embark on this amazing journey to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. Experience the cultural diversity, natural serenity, mountains, rivers, and other attractions. Moreover, step onto the unspoiled beauty of the Annapurna Region and admire the hidden gem, Mardi Himal.

Why Choose the Mardi Himal Trek route?

Well, it lies between the popular ABC Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek. It takes you to the highest altitude of 4500 meters within 4-5 days. Moreover, this trek fits all kinds of adventure lovers, beginners, and even experienced mountaineers. Likewise, unlike busy trails such as ACT or ABC, Mardi Trek is less crowded. It allows you to find yourself in the middle of pristine natural beauty. Walk through the lush green forests and alpine meadows admiring the views of magnificent vistas. You will see alluring views of Mardi Himal, Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and many other peaks.

The Mardi Himal Trek route has a lot of options now. Either you can combine it withABC or Annapurna Circuit Trek, or Poon Hill Trek. This combined trek allows you to explore the whole Annapurna region. The views are surreal with the authentic cultural experience of local people. You will pass through the Gurung community most of the time. The hospitality, culture, traditions, and cuisine of the Gurung people are touching. Furthermore, the trail is not that difficult to walk on. Even beginners with no trekking experience can easily complete this trek.

Preparation for Mardi Himal Trek Adventure

 Before departing for the trek, preparation is the key. Good preparation allows you to enjoy every moment during the trek. You do not need to stress about the preparation for the Mardi Trek. Here are the key tips for the preparation of this trek:

  • Permit card and regulations during the trek: Mardi Trek goes through the Annapurna Conservation Area throughout the trek. Therefore, you will need an ACAP permit card and Trekkers Information Management System Permit card for this trek. Moreover, we suggest following some regulations like keeping the trail clean, respecting the culture, etc. throughout the trek.
  • Choose the right time to visit the trek: The best time to walk on the Mardi Trail depends on your time and preference. Generally, the right to visit Mardi is March-May and September-November. These months offer excellent views with comfortable weather conditions. However, if you like challenges in cold weather and snowy trails, trekking in winter is still possible.
  • Packing List: While preparing for the trek, necessary packing is a must. We recommend you to do thoughtful and necessary packing only. You do not require heavy packing with technical gear. A pair of hiking shoes with shocks, a windcheater, a few trekking shirts, and pants will do. Likewise, pack up your toiletries according to your needs. In addition, a good trekking bag, trekking poles, and a sleeping bag are recommended.
  • Physical Fitness requirements: You will reach the highest point of 4500 meters above sea level. The walking distance per day is shorter than other treks. However, the trail is steep ascending and descending, which requires a good level of strength. Do some cardio and strength training a month before the trek? It gives you enough strength and stamina to reach the highest point.

Itinerary Guide for Mardi Himal Trek Route

The Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary depends on where you start the trek. You have options, either to start from Kathmandu or Pokhara. 7 Days Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary starts from Kathmandu. Whereas, Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days begins from Pokhara. If you start the trek from Kathmandu, the journey begins towards Pokhara on a tourist bus and ends with a drive back to Kathmandu. However, from Pokhara, the trek starts directly from starting point Kande and ends at Siddhing with a Jeep drive back to Pokhara.

However, we have given an itinerary guide for Mardi Trek as a whole from a Kathmandu-Kathmandu basis.

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara on a tourist bus

Day 02: Drive to Kande and trek to Pittam Deurali (2125 meters, 4-5 hours)

Day 03: Trek from Pittam Deurali to Low Camp (3150 meters, 5-6 hours)

Day 04: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3800 meters, 5-6 hours)

Day 05: Trek from High Camp to Mardi Base Camp and hike down Bandal Danda (3200 meters, 7-8 hours)

Day 06: Trek from Bandal Danda to Siddhing and drive back to Pokhara (850 meters, 4-5 hours)

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu in a tourist bus.

Mardi Himal Trek Route Difficulty

The trek begins with a gradual uphill climb from Kande with several ascents and descents. The beginning part of the trail is easy. You will walk through the small villages and forests until you reach the High Camp. However, the trail goes through a narrow path from the High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Likewise, you will find the trail on the edge of the ridges, offering outstanding views. As a beginner’s High camp -basecamp can be slightly difficult but doable. Other than that, the route to Mardi Himal Base Camp is fair and easy. 


Overall, Mardi Himal Trek Route is a mesmerizing journey through the diverse landscapes and natural vegetation. Reaching the highest altitude of 4500 meters is a sense of achievement for any kind of people. We, Classic Trek Nepal, help you arrange this amazing trek without any hassle and customized itinerary.

Looking for a more relatively easy trek, we got youPoon Hill Trek or Mohare Danda Trek.



Anil Lamsal, a highly dedicated and creative content writer, has been involved in the Nepal tourism sector since 2018. He has been to most of the mountains in Nepal, which gives him enough depth and knowledge about the trekking regions of Nepal. Moreover, his enthusiasm and passion for developing tourism in Nepal have brought him here to this position.  You can connect with him on social media like his Facebook Profile or Instagram. 

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