3 Days Mardi Himal Trek starts from Dhampus and leads all the way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp within just 2 days of trail-time. With just 2 nights on the trail, you will see spectacular Himalayan views and meet kind local villagers. This trek is great for those who have previous hiking experience and are looking for a shorter version of the Mardi Himal Trek. Without missing the major places, this trek can be done within 3 days of leaving Pokhara. The journey begins with a short drive from Pokhara to Dhampus. The first part of the trail is in a lush forest. After walking for a few minutes, you will arrive at Pothana, a beautiful little town where we register our trekking permits at the tourist checkpoint.
The trail follows up to Deurali. From here, you’ll see a gorgeous view of Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre (Mount Fishtail). The path continues into the forest until Forest Camp. This section is super peaceful with the sound of birds chirping and the wind flowing through the trees. In March and April, enjoy the bright red rhododendrons in full bloom. The total distance for 3 Days Mardi Himal Trek is about 40 kilometers (24.8 miles). The trail is well-built and maintained.
3 Days Mardi Himal Trek offers awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range peaks as well as the iconic Fishtail Mountain. The view from the Badal Danda and High Camp are the highlights of the trek. The viewpoint offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, especially at sunrise. Mardi Himal Base Camp is 2 hours walking distance from the Viewpoint and the trail is not too steep.
In the distance, you get a beautiful view of Annapurna Base Camp and a chain of snow-capped Himalayan peaks – another highlight of the Mardi Himal 3 Days Trek. There are few teahouses at Mardi Himal Base Camp where you can enjoy the beautiful view with a warm cup of tea. From here, you walk down to Sidding while looking out at the crisp mountain views along the way. Sidding is the trekking ending point, from where we drive back to Pokhara and celebrate the end of an amazing trek.
3 Days Mardi Himal Difficulty
This trek can be done with a regular hiking experience. If you have previous hiking experience in high-altitude, this trek is a piece of cake. It is a simple hike on the trail – nothing too strenuous. If you do not have previous hiking experience, it is recommended to practice for 3+ weeks before your departure. You can hike in some nearby hills or if you live in a flat area, walking up stairs or on a treadmill will do the job. It is helpful to build some stamina to make this trek safer and more enjoyable. The trail leads up to 4600 meters, so if you do not have previous high altitude trekking experience please tell us in advance, so our guides are aware. The trail is a bit narrow on the way to the viewpoint and you have to walk in dark with the headlamp, so please follow our guide and ask if get confused about anything. Especially in winter, you have to be careful on the way to and from viewpoint because of ice, people may slip and fall down. Because of this, we highly recommend carrying crampons in the winter and early spring. Our team carries crampons for your safety.
Best Seasons for Mardi Himal Three Days Trek
The best season for the Mardi Himal 3 days trek is autumn (September-October-November) and spring (March-April-May). Among these months, the best time is March because you get to see the blossoming rhododendron flowers – Nepal’s national flower. All the forests are colorful and full of life. September is another great time, offering picturesque scenes of green grasslands and the snow-capped Himalayas. Also, September is warmer than most months. October and November are arguably the best and most popular months for trekking in Nepal. The sky is clear and the views are nice and crisp. April and May also great for the trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp, as the weather is pleasant and the monsoon has not yet arrived. Also, you will see beautiful, rare alpine flowers throughout the trail. This trek can be done in winter too, but you need to carry lots of warm clothes and extra safety equipment (provided by Breeze Adventure) for the icy sections. Monsoon is also a suitable time, but it may rain most days on the trail. If you are planning to do this trek during monsoon season, you can analyze the weather forecast before you start your 3 Days Mardi Himal trek.
3 Days Mardi Himal Cost:
The cost of our 3 Days Mardi Himal Trek depends on the services you request. If you want a luxury hotel in Pokhara, the price will be a bit higher. Also, if you want to take a private car to and from the trailhead, the price will increase. The price given for this package includes all the accommodation, transportation, food, guide, and porter. The cost of this trek is very reasonable. if you want the more luxurious version, please let us know.
3 Days Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary:
3 Days Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed by guides who have over a decade of experience trekking in the Annapurna range, including on the Mardi Himal trail. This itinerary is perfect for those who have a short holiday and want to see the Himalayas up close. This itinerary includes all the major places of the Mardi Himal Trek. Any hiking lover can follow this 3 Days Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek itinerary and save time and money for their next trip.