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Mardi Himal Trek – 4 Days

Short Treks In Nepal

mardi himal trekking 4 days
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Trekking duration 4 days
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Maximum altitude 4300m
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Grade Easy / Modrate
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Group Size Minimum 2 People


Mardi Himal Trek – 4 Days  is a Short version mardi trek  and beautiful alternate trek in the famous Annapurna region of Nepal. This outstanding trek provides you with breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains. There are incredible natural diversities in the region, which makes this trek quite an adventure. Trekkers who want to trek in quiet and comfortable trails can take this short-duration trek of just four days.

The trails of  mardi himal trek pass through lush alpine forests of colorful rhododendrons, oaks, and juniper trees. Some of the significant Himalayan mountains you can observe along trails are Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, and others. Fresh mountain air, 360-degree mountain views, and wilderness trails make this trek one of the best in the country.

Besides that, you can go on a cultural exploration of the area. There are typical Gurung villages along the route, which provides you a cultural essence of the region. A professional trekking guide will help you navigate along these diverse trails. Trekkers can observe the diverse natural flora and fauna of the area.

The 4 Days Mardi Himal Trek  start with a drive from Pokhara to Kade and then continue our trek to  ( Forest Camp) Kokar. It takes around 7-8 hours to arrive at our destination, covering a distance of approximately 18 km. We will continue our tour to High Camp (3780 m) from Kokar, which takes about 6-7 hours, and is 13km in the distance.

On the following day, we will continue our journey to Mardi Base Camp and trek back to Middle Camp, which takes around 6-7 hours and covers 11 km. Finally, we will travel back to Siding and eventually drive back to Pokhara as our short Mardi Himal trek comes to an end.

You can experience excellent service with incredible hospitality on this trek. We provide this stunning Mardi Himal Trek 4 days at a reasonable cost. Read on to know more about this itinerary, highlights, price, and other details.

Highlights of 4 Days Mardi Himal Trek

  • Exploring around the beautiful lake city of Pokhara
  • Awe-inspiring views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri, and other snow-capped mountains
  • Gorgeous sunrise and sunsets from various scenic viewpoints along the trail
  • Traversing through rare and endangered flora and fauna of the region
  • Cultural exploration of the local Gurung community
  • Quiet and comfortable trails
  • Warm welcome and hospitality of local people

Best Time for 4 days Mardi Himal Trek In Nepal

While you can take this short-duration trip all around the year, the best time for this Mardi Himal trek is Spring and Autumn. The tranquil atmosphere and stable weather make trekking around the beautiful landscapes quite enchanting for travelers. Trekkers will stay in local tea houses with basic facilities of food and accommodation. The rooms on these tea houses have twin beds, pillows, blankets, and a mattress.

Mardi Himal Trek - 4 Days Itinerary

Day 1

Pokhara to Kande by drive and trek to Forest Camp Via Australian Camp ( 6 Hour, 2080m )

Destination: Forest Camp
Altitude –       2080m
Trekking Duration – 6 Hour
Distance –   9  km

Our adventure commences on the initial day of our trek, as we embark on a 40 minuts car ride from Pokhara to Kande. Throughout this journey, we will be traversing the scenic Pokhara-Baglung highway until we reach Kande, a small village settlement that serves as the official starting point of our trek.

Today’s hike is relatively effortless, with gradual inclines leading us through terraced farmlands and a magnificent Rhododendron forest. Along the way, we will encounter Australian camp, an exceptional vantage point offering awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Annapurna mountain range. This particular portion of the trek is a haven for bird enthusiasts as it offers sightings of 488 bird species including the visually striking Himalayan Monal (Danphe), which serves as Nepal’s national bird.

Additionally, Satyr Tragopan, Blood Pheasant, Cheer Pheasant, Snow Partridge and Kalij Pheasant can be spotted here. Various types of eagles,vultures,and owls can also be observed in this region. After approximately four hours of trekking, we will finally reach Forest Camp where we will spend the night. Forest Camp provides an authentic representation of rural Nepalese life with its quaint stone houses and picturesque terraced farms.


Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge

Day 2

Forest Camp to High Camp (3580 m) 6 to 7 hours trek.

Destination:  High Camp
Altitude –       3, 580m
Trekking Duration – 6 Hour
Distance – 10 km

Today’s path is immersed in dense forests, predominantly consisting of evergreen foliage. The plant life in this area is moderate, with abundant and vibrant jungles sprawling throughout. The trail cuts through these deep woodlands, occasionally providing opportunities for short respites along the way.

As we journey towards the Low Camp, we will traverse Rhododendron and Oak forests.. The temperate vegetation characterizes this section of the trek. As you progress towards High Camp,you will catch alluring of Annapurna’s majestic massifs looming distantly on the horizon. As you make your way towards High camp, you will begin to experience the impact of high altitude. It is important to be ready for traversing several narrow ridges on your journey. Ultimately, we will reach High camp, where we will rest for the night before proceeding.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge

Day 3

Visit Mardi himal Base Camp (4500m) and returned Badal Danda.

Destination:  Mardi View Point ( 4200)  Mardi Base Cam (4500) – back Badal Danda
Altitude –       3, 210 m
Trekking Duration – 8 Hour
Distance – 13 km

The final segment of the Mardi Himal trek begins bright and early with an awakening call. Our journey to the Mardi Himal Base Camp commences in the early hours, allowing us to witness the awe-inspiring sunrise. The climb up to the viewpoint lasts roughly 2 hours and presents its fair share of challenges.

The trail is comprised of rocky terrain that can be slippery, requiring careful navigation along narrow paths lining rugged ridges on the mountain. As you surpass an elevation of 4000 meters, you will undoubtedly notice a significant change in altitude. Nonetheless, upon reaching the base camp, a heavenly atmosphere awaits as your reward.

The base camp treats you to a captivating panorama showcasing Annapurna’s majestic peaks. Many regard this location as providing one of their most unforgettable views during sunrise. After spending some time at the base camp, we make our descent towards Badal Danda for our lodging arrangements.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge

Day 4

Badal Danda to Sidhing, Village 5 Hour and Drive Back Pokhara 2 hours.

Destination- Siding
Altitude –      1280 m
Trekking Duration – 5 Hour
Distance – 8 km

route we took during our ascent. From Badal Danda, our path diverges towards Sidhing, guiding us through thick forests nestled at the base of Mt.Machhapuchhre. The descent becomes steeper and more arduous, with a trail that proves to be quite slippery in nature. After approximately five hours of hiking, we eventually arrive in Sidhing and proceed to embark on a jeep that will transport us back to Pokhara. Our lodging for the night awaits us at Lakeside in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

Cost Include / Exclude

What’s include

  • All Necessary Permit -Annapurna Conservation fees permit,TIMS  Permit
  •  Transportation: Pokhara to Kande by Van / Car and Siding to Pokhara by Private Jeep
  • Meals (3 breakfast, 4 lunch and 3 dinner)  during the trek.
  • Hot Drinks : tea / Coffee
  • Highly experienced, helpful, friendly and good English speaking Guide.
  • Trekking Equipment – Sleeping bag, Down Jacket if needed ( return after the trek)
  • Government Tax and vat
  • Office Service charge.

What’s excluded

  • Emergency Travel Insurance
  • All bar bills,  Coke, beer, Bottle of water, Hot chocolate
  • Trekking Porter: $ 80
  • Tipping
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