Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara is a unique trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal Trek offer trekkers a chance to explore two base camps in the prominent Annapurna Region and walk through both the most popular and less-crowded trail in just 11 days.
This trek combines the most sought-after trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, with the newly introduced Mardi Himal Trek.
Mardi Himal and Annapurna Trek from Pokhara is designed to offer unforgettable experiences. This trek gives you an opportunity to enjoy Gurung hospitality and their enticing culture.
Embark on this trek and traverse through the lush rhododendron forests, explore Gurung villages, visit spectacular Annapurna Sanctuary, Jhinu Danda’s natural hot spring and marvel at the majestic mountains like Mardi Himal, Fishtail and Annapurna South.
Annapurna Base Camp & Mardi Himal Trek Route
Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you to the oldest trekking trail and an off-the-beaten track in the Annapurna region. This trek starts with a short ride to Kimche from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara.
The trek officially begins from Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village. En-route, enjoy the sheer pleasure of walking to Bamboo, Deurali, High Camp, Forest Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp, and Kande.
On the 8th day, relax and soak in natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda. The forested trail, ridges to Mardi Himal Base Camp, and rugged trail to the base camp of 10th highest mountain in the world await you.
Annapurna Base Camp & Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty
A remarkable journey, the Mardi Himal to Annapurna Base Camp Trek is graded easy to moderate. This is suitable for you if you’re in good health and can walk for a few hours per day.
If you are a beginner, we highly recommend Annapurna and Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. You will reach a soaring height of 4,500m. Remember there are fewer chances of altitude sickness and no technical skills are required to do this trek.
Annapurna Base Camp & Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary
Drive from Pokhara to Kimche (1,610m/5,281ft) and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,365ft.)
Duration: 2:30 hrs (55 km) drive, 2 hours (3 km) trek
Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,119ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek
Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310m/7,579ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (7 km) trek
Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (8.5 km) trek
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m/12,139ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (8 km) trek
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m/7,579ft)
Walking Distance: 7–8 hours (16.5 km) trek
Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,774ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (9 km) trek
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Forest Camp (2,600m/8,531ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (13 km) trek
Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3,600m/11,810ft)
Walking Distance: 3-4 hours (8.5 km) trek
Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m/14,760ft) and Trek to Low Camp(3,050m/10,006ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours (13 km) trek
Trek to Kande (1,706m/5,596ft) and drive to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Duration: 3-4 hours (12.5 km) trek, 1-hour (27 km) drive