Officially opened to trekkers only in 2012, Mardi Himal Trek is a serene trek in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal trek is the perfect setting for anyone who wants to get a feel of ‘off-the-beaten-path” trekking experience in Nepal.
The number of days it takes to complete the Mardi Himal trek depends upon the number of places you want to see and how many days you are willing to spend trekking in this gorgeous trekking destination. The trip can be completed in a minimum of 5 days and can stretch up to 14 days. The itinerary of Mardi Himal trek can be customized depending upon your preference.
As the Mardi Himal trekking trail lies in the northern Himalayan part of the country, it receives less rainfall than the lower parts of the country. Therefore, the trek can be completed all year round. Having said that, the best season to complete the Mardi Himal Trek is the Autumn season- in the months of September, October and November.
Starting after a one hour drive from Pokhara, Mardi Himal will take you to Mardi Base Camp which is located at an elevation of 4500 meters. Although 4500 meters might sound a bit challenging, with good trekking preparation you won’t find the Mardi Himal trek difficult.
During Mardi Himal Trek route, you will also visit other camps like Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp. As the trekking trail has been opened recently, you are unlikely to encounter many trekkers along the way. You can choose to travel solo if you are interested in, but we advise you to consult a travel company while trekking to Mardi Himal.
You will also get a taste of authentic Nepali Gurung villages and Buddhist culture that dominates this region. During your trek, you will get to experience the stunning beauty of mountains such as Mardi, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Himchuli.