• Duration 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Price from $299 / person
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 4500 m

Trip Summary

4 Days Mardi Himal Trek is a fast version of the classic one-week-long Mardi Himal Trek customized for fit and young budget trekkers traveling in Nepal for the Annapurna Trek to the base of Mount Machhapuchhre. Our best tailor-made trip to Mardi Himal of Annapurna region gives you immense opportunities to view breath-stopping views of giant Annapurna and the natural beauty of flora and fauna. Our 4-day Mardi Himal Trek itinerary leads you to the Base Camp of Mardi Himal starting and ending your trek at Pokhara, Nepal's best tourist lake city. This 4-day rapid Mardi Himal trekking package includes a local Mardi Himal trekking guide, necessary trekking permits, transfers, and meals during the trip. We guarantee small private group departure every day for the years 2024 and 2025 from Pokhara. You may find this 4-day Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek tough and physically depending. You will reach 4500 meters in 3 days and descend some 2500 meters in one day, so this short trek to Mardi Himal involves big up and down. 

Which are the best months to trek to Mardi Himal?

September and October are the best months to trek to Mardi and the second best months are March, April, and May. If you are trekking in April, it is the best time to see the Rhododendron blooming season. Autumn is the peak season and post-monsoon period due to which the surrounding Annapurna region becomes clear because of the summer rainfall. People still trek in winter (Dec to Feb) as well and it will be cold in higher places. Trekking in monsoon (mid-June to August) is wet and the view may be affected by monsoon rain. Leeches are so active in this area during the wet season.

Can I extend the trek itinerary if necessary? 

If you are not sure of doing this trek just in 4 days; we are flexible to extend it by one or two days for your convenience. We also have a 6 to 7-day itinerary that allows you to walk at your own pace leisurely to enjoy the hike in nature as maybe this is your "Once in a Lifetime Experience" mountain holiday in Nepal.

Is this trek for you or how difficult is this trek? 

Well, Mardi Himal Trek is classified as a medium-hard trek. But regular hikers find it easy. If you follow our 4-day itinerary, you will reach high camp – the highest (3780 m / 12398 ft) place you sleep and the next day early morning excursion to Mardi View Point at 4300 so this is a fast ascend and rapid descend but a super good trip for fitter trekkers.

Caution!  The route follows a narrow valley and ridge trail. Many trekkers went missing including some Nepalese local trekkers. The trail is absolutely demanding climb till View Point. So, it is always advised to allow a few spare days for beginner and moderate trekkers in case you can not complete it in 4 days. Nevertheless, the trail is one of the most pleasing trekking routes in Nepal.


  • 3 Nights 4 Days Short trek to Mardi Himal Trekking.
  • Trip starts and ends at Pokhara with shuttles by private vehicle
  • Reach at base of Mardi Himal in short time.
  • A short but demanding trek suitable for young and fit trekking passionate.
  • Breath-stopping view of giant Annapurna and alluring landscape 
  • Trek into the pristine green Rhododendron and bamboo forests.
  • Starts and ends the trek at Pokhara – a very good place to relax in Nepal


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Short and rapid 4 days Mardi Himal Trek itinerary is suggested only for experienced hikers.

Your guide for Mardi Himal Trek receive you from your hotel at Pokhara around 7:00am, an hour drive takes you to Kade then commence the journey through Australian Camp (2100m) to catch the great views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. From here you trek to the Deurali. From Deurali, you will leave the crowded trails of the Annapurna Sanctuary trail and head towards Kokar. This part of the trail is more quiet which passes through the beautiful, lush green jungle. You can enjoy the beautiful and colorful blossoms during spring in this region. You can see beautiful and colorful rhododendron and other sub-alpine flowers. Stay overnight at a local tea house at Kokar also called Forest Camp. Overnight in tea house accommodation. 

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea house
  • 2520 m
  • Kokar

After a comfortable night at Forest Camp, your trek begins. Once again you trek through the beautiful forest area. If lucky, you may catch glimpses of the wildlife in these regions like Himalayan Thar, Mask deer, spotted Deer, Barking Dear, Snow leopard. Once the ascend begins, the landscape starts to change. The moss, lichen, and ferns cover the trees. After an hour of trek from Low Camp, the trail reaches out above the treeline. You will get your first, clear sightings of the magnificent mountains like Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The trail continues along the ridge towards Mardi Himal. From Badal danda, you leave the tree line and enter the alpine zone. You will be walking mainly on grasslands. From here, you will reach High Camp. High Camp is a beautiful and small pasture land. You can see the beautiful snow capped peaks getting very close.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea house
  • 3780 m
  • High Camp

Early morning hike to Mardi Himal base Camp that is situated at the elevation 4500m. You will continue your trek along the ridge to reach the beautiful Mardi Himal Base Camp. This can be a challenging day for beginners and learner but the trail is easy stone steps and feels like Chinese great wall trail. Yet with the amazing view all around you, motivation and determination to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp runs high. From Mardi Himal Base Camp, you can see the magnificent and gorgeous Mardi Himal and Mt. Macchahahpuchahre, Hiuchuli are right above you. You will also see some other high mountain peaks like Annapurna I, II and Gangapurna as well. After excursion to Mardi Base Camp, we trace our way back to Low camp (2900m) for overnight stay. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea house
  • 3200 m
  • Middle Camp

Enjoy nice breakfast with morning coffee and trek for 5 to 6 hours via Kokar to Kalimati (1700m). This section of trail gives you real nature walk experience, and then drive by jeep to Pokhara for 3  hours. Your guide will drop you at your hotel in Pokhara. The concludes and farewell friend! 

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Not included
  • 800
  • Pokhara
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • Shuttles by private vehicle in Pokhara to your trek start point.
  • One registered and experienced Mardi Himal local trekking guide.
  • Essential Mardi Himal trekking permit: ACAP entrance and TIMS Card.
  • Accommodation on twin/triple shared basis in teahouse lodge for 3 nights. 
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners. 
  • Guide fee with all his / her expenses during the trek.
  • Transfer to Pokhara by public bus and taxi from trek ending point.
  • Government taxes and company service charge

What's Excluded

  • Transportation, accommodation and meals in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • Bills of bar and beverage drinks during trek to Mardi Himal.
  • Personal trekking gear and travel insurance 
  • Porter (Inform us while booking if you need porter)
  •  Personal nature expenses such as toiletries, laundry, phone calls. 
  • Medication and rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Tips for guide and porter


Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a local tour operator so we guaranty small private groups departures any dates that suits your date and time.
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
June 01, 2024 June 04, 2024 Available US$299
June 08, 2024 June 11, 2024 Available US$299


September and October are best months to trek to Mardi and the second best months are March, April and May. If you are trekking in April, it is best time to see Rhododendron blooming season. Autumn is peak seasons and post-monsoon period due to which the surrounding of Annapurna region becomes clear because of the summer rainfall. People still trek in winter (Dec to Feb) as well and it will be cold in higher places. Trekking in monsoon (mid - June to August) is wet and view is affected by monsoon rain. Leeches is so active in this area during wet season.

Trekking entrepreneurs level it as an easy trek also because it is one of the shortest treks and the route does not take you to rugged places. But, novice trekkers rate it as an average difficult trek. Because of the strenuous long walks and more uphill climbs leading you to 3900 meters in 3 days. Each day you walk around 5 to 7 hours on the foothills of Mardi Himal. We suggest to allow extra days in you are without previous trekking experience.


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