Mardi Himal Trekking from Pokhara is an off-the-beaten-path trek whose popularity is on the rise. Since Mardi Himal Trek was officially launched in 2012, it is yet to get commercialized.
Enjoy the best and close up views of Fishtail Peak or Machhapuchhre on your Mardi Himal short trek from Pokhara. In the Nepali language, Machhapuchhre translates as a tail of a fish and the forked shaped peak is rightly named so. Also, bask in the close-up views of mountains including Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri and Hiunchuli.
Mardi Himal Trek offers thrilling ridgeline walk with the astounding views of snow-capped mountains. Walk in alpine terrain and trek through a dense jungle filled with rhododendron and oak trees.
Also, you will get a sneak peek of Gurung tradition and culture in Ghandruk. Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a comparatively easy trek in the Annapurna region.
Mardi Himal Trekking – Easy Short Trek Route
Mardi Himal Trekking Itinerary starts and ends in Pokhara. After a short drive to Kimche from Pokhara, the trek starts. On your trekking route to Mardi Himal you will be visiting the picturesque village of Ghandruk, home to the brave Gurkha soldiers.
Hike through dense jungle with rhododendron and oak trees to Forest Camp and a thrilling ridgeline walk takes you to High Camp.
On the 4th day of Mardi Himal trek from Pokhara you will be trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Fishtail Peak which you admired from distance appears closer and appears at its best from Base Camp of Mardi Himal.
Walk to Kande is the last leg of your Mardi Himal Trekking in the Annapurna region.
Moreover, Mardi Himal Trekking Route has moderate ascents and descents. A drive from Kande to Pokhara marks the end of your Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.
The city of Pokhara in the lap of mountains is a popular place to unwind after a trek.
Mardi Himal Trekking – Easy Short Trek Difficulty
Mardi Himal Trek 5 days is graded as easy to moderate in terms of difficulty.
You will reach up to the height of 4,500 meters at Mardi Himal Base Camp from the trailhead Kimche located at an elevation of 1,610m. On short Mardi Himal Trekking you will be walking a maximum of 8 hours, an average of 5 hours, and a minimum of 3 hours approximately, in a day.
The trek is suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers. If you are reasonably fit you can do Mardi Himal Trek and create memories for a lifetime with us.
Mardi Himal Trekking - Easy Short Trek Itinerary
Drive from Pokhara to Kimche (1,610m/5,281ft) then Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,365ft.)
Duration: 2:30 hrs (55 km) drive, 2 hours (3 km) trek
Trek to Forest Camp (2,600m/8,531ft )
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (15 km) trek
Trek 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) then Trek to Low Camp (3,050m/10,006ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours (13 km) trek
Day 5: Trek to Kande (1,706m/5,596ft) then drive to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours (15 km) trek then 45 minutes drive