Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

  • Transportation
    Car / Jeep / Bus
  • Group Size
    1 -10
  • Destination
  • Altitude
  • Duration
    13 Days
  • Activities
    Trekking in Nepal
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Difficulty
  • Accomodation
    Hotel in Kathmandu, Teahouse during the trek


Incredible Mardi Himal Trek is arranged only east of a standout amongst the most famous climbing goal of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Mardi Himal trek is a shrouded pearl yet. Hardly any trekkers procure their way into the Mardi Himal Base Camp exceptionally situated in the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region’s notorious mount Machapuchhre truly meaning “Fishtail”.

The street goes along little twisting trails, through charming rhododendron woods when you move around 3,300 meters. The scene changes abruptly to a rough high mountain scene, with stunning perspectives of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli.

From Top Camp (3580 m; a couple of maps wrongly specify 3900 m) you can scale around Mardi Himal Base Camp in roughly 3-4 hours. Additionally, this gives a stunning close-up perspective of the entire Annapurna Range. You will discover simple guesthouses and homestays over the entire course.

In case you intend to do this trek in the wintertime please contact us at Info Nepal Tours and Treks – Kathmandu built up a selected experience trekking organization worked by energetic trekking pioneers.


Mardi Himal Trekking is a short-duration adventure of a week. It is probably the best for travelers with a limited holiday in Nepal to explore the high Himalayan peaks.

Where Mardi Himal Trek offers you marvelous country walks within close vicinity of the giant snow-capped peaks of Annapurna Himalaya and right beneath towering Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish Tail, a virgin and unclimbed peaks of Himalaya.

Mardi Himal Trekking was pioneered and explored by early adventurers and trekkers in search of new routes and fresh destinations named this magnificent place of the Mardi area is an “Other Sanctuary” after the original one at Annapurna Base Camp.

Getting There

There are few routes that lead to Mardi Himal base camp, where our trek follows on normal route within the cool serene forest of tall rhododendrons, pines, and fir tree lines with sweeping views of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Machhapuchare peaks.

As the walk continues after driving from scenic Pokhara city heading into high cooler hills and villages of Dhampus and Potana the adventure diverts from the main trekking trails towards the high Mardi Himal and its base camp. It is the highest point of the journey with outstanding views of the surrounding beautiful scenery of the mountain range.

Enjoying time at Mardi Himal base camp and its tranquil and peaceful environment is well worth the effort. Soon enough the walk leads back to the main trails at Landruk village for a short exciting drive to Pokhara to conclude our trek.

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DAY 01

Arrival in Kathmandu via various international airlines and transfer to hotel.

On fresh arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport received by staff and guide with the short transfer into the heart of Kathmandu city around exciting areas at Thamel where your hotels are situated, here our guide will brief you about Mardi Himal Trek and other necessary information regarding your stay and of the treks.

In the evening group welcomes dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural program to give you a glimpse of local culture with music and dance while having your dinner.

DAY 02

In Kathmandu sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.

Free and extra day in Kathmandu where one can join in our exciting sightseeing tour our expert city guide will show you around interesting historical and cultural places of great wonders within world heritage sites, after a great and enjoyable tour with time for trek preparations.
DAY 03

Drive or fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with -06 hrs overland journey.

Morning where interesting overland journey takes you on Nepal most busy and main highway

with exciting moments heading towards low warm area past farm villages and towns facing
views of high snow capped peaks as slowly drive takes you to beautiful city in Pokhara.

Pokhara a renowned touristic spot of Nepal and whole Himalaya countries, blessed with
magnificent natural scenery of high snow capped mountain range, rolling green hills and
verdant valley with simmering calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

DAY 04

Drive to Dhampus 1,520 m walk to Deurali 2,060 m via Potana- 05 hrs.

Morning after a pleasant overnight in Pokhara, having hearty breakfast transfer for short drive

beyond Pokhara valley to reach trekking starting point, where ride leads past farm villages with
grand views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peak.

As drive leads on winding up to cooler hill at Dhampus village offers stunning panorama of
Annapurna, Manaslu with views of Dhaulagiri top includes majestic Machhapuchare Himal,
from here walk on high ridge within forested trail with views of peaks as climb leads to Potana
and at Deurali small village for overnight stop.

DAY 05

Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520 m - 05 hrs.

Morning views of high mountain range while you enjoy breakfast from Deurali walk leads away

from main trekking trail heading into complete wilderness and walk uphill into forested area
through rhododendron and pine tree lines forest with short rest to reach at Kokar or Forest
Camp for overnight located in the middle of alpine tree line.

DAY 06

Trek to Badal Danda / Low Camp 2,970 m - 05 hrs.

From this small area with pleasant overnight morning walk further uphill into forest with

occasional view of peaks, after good climb reaching at Badal Danda at Low Camp for overnight
stop, a high place with some nice small lodges with views of Annapurna range of peaks.

DAY 07

Trek to High Camp 3,700 m - 05 hrs.

Today walk lead higher up towards our destination to High Camp as route heads past tree lines

with steep climb for some hour then reaching at High Camp on the highest spot of the
adventure for overnight stops, afternoon with time to relax and marvel stunning views of peaks
and dramatic landscapes.

DAY 08

At High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,495 m.

Free day at High Camp where the morning hike takes you to a much higher altitude at Mardi Himal Trek.

Based on few hours of steady walks, at Mardi Himal Base Camp, enjoy fantastic and grand
panorama of Annapurna Himalaya as you stand beneath towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish
Tail’, after a fabulous time with scenic views walk back to High Camp for the last overnight stop
within the Mardi Himal area.

DAY 09

Trek to Low Camp - 05 hrs.

After breakfast downhill walk back into forested area on the same route to reach at Low Camp

an easy day walk downhill with rest of the afternoon enjoy views of mountains.

DAY 10

Trek to Landruk village 1,425 m - 06 hrs.

From Low Camp where our walk takes you on newly built fresh trail that leads to charming

Gurung village at Landruk, most of the walk within cool forest and downhill to reach at lovely
Landruk village and in the comfort of nice lodges with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli

DAY 11

Trek and drive back to Pokhara 850 m- 02 hrs walk with 2 hrs ride.

With great overnight stop at Landruk and observing impressive culture and custom of Gurung

people, main hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya region interwoven with Buddhism religion and
as well practice their ancestral worship of natural spirits known as Bon sect of pre Buddhism.

DAY 12

Drive to fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Morning drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderful and memorable trip on high hills of

Annapurna Himalaya and on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon
free for own individual activities with farewell dinner.

(Flying option from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 minutes scenic flight)

DAY 13

International departure for homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal a country of high Himalayas with colorful culture, our guide and staff transfer you to the airport for your international flight homeward, after grand memories and experience on the Mardi Himal Trek.


What's included?

  • An experienced friendly local licensed trekking guide for the trekking.
  • An assistant guide to take care of group and porters if the group size is more than 6 pax.
  • Meal (5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 5 Dinners) during the trek.
  • Sharing twin/double bed room in tea house lodges during trek.
  • Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porters.
  • Pokhara – Kande transfers by private car / cab or van depending on group size.
  • Transfer to hotel in Pokhara after trek by local sharing jeep / cab.
  • Necessary insurance for your guide.
  • All necessary trekking permits Mardi Himal trek.
  • All applicable local tax, vat and office service charge.

What’s excluded?

  • International airfare and visa fees (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara ( If you ask, I can arrange for you).
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus / private car / Flight ( If you ask, I can arrange for you).
  • All drinks Soft and hard coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Your Trekking gears.
  • Tips for your guide and porters etc.

Useful Info

Best Seasons for Mardi Himal Trek:

From March to May and September to November months of the year, where March to May are longer days with many sun-light hours till late afternoon with clear days for excellent views of snow-capped peaks and pleasant walks, can get cloudy with light rains and can snow on higher elevations sometimes.

From March to May, the hills are alive with seasonal wildflowers in bloom especially rhododendron of various species from tall trees to the bush, rhododendron a national flower of Nepal. The flower is the deep red species known as Rhododendron Arbum in botanical language.

September to November are the best months with crystal clear skies and fabulous views of the mountain range. However, the days are much shorter with minimum sunlight hours from late morning to early evening. One can expect snow sometimes during the walks at higher altitudes above 2,000 m high.

Much colder nights and mornings including in shades can snow around higher hills with freezing temperatures.

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

The Mardi Himal Trek offers a moderately challenging yet rewarding experience. Reaching an elevation of 4,200 meters, it provides stunning Himalayan vistas without extreme altitude challenges.


No extensive trekking experience is required, but regular cardiovascular exercise beforehand is recommended for optimal enjoyment.


With proper preparation, such as regular cardiovascular exercise like swimming, walking, or running before the trek, trekkers can enjoy the Mardi Himal Trek to its fullest potential.


While the Mardi Himal Trek presents moderate challenges, it is often described as one of the best treks in the Annapurna region.

Permit Information




Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Yes 1. NPR 3,000 (USD 24 approx.) for foreigners 

2. NPR 1,000 (USD 8 approx.) for SAARC nationals

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card Yes 1. NPR 2,000 (USD 16 approx.) for foreigners

2. NPR 600 (USD 5 approx.) for SAARC nationals

Trekking Permit for Restricted Areas No

Food and Accommodation on Mardi Himal Trek

Along the trekking path, you will find lodging at teahouses or lodges owned by local families. These offer simple yet tidy shared rooms and facilities.

Simple but delectable Nepali dishes like momos (dumplings), noodles, spaghetti, and dal bhat (lentil soup, rice, curry) are served in the teahouses. In the lower region, you can also find more Continental options including pancakes, pizza, and bakery products. To stay hydrated on the trails, drinks like tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are easily accessible.

Packing List

Category Items
  • Hiking shirts (synthetic, quick-dry) 
  • Hiking pants/convertible pants
  • Thermal base layers 
  • Fleece/insulated jacket 
  • Waterproof jacket and pants 
  • Warm hat, gloves, and scarf 
  • Hiking socks (synthetic or wool) 
  • Sleepwear
  • Sturdy hiking boots (broken-in) 
  • Sandals/comfortable shoes for camps
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sun hat/cap 
  • Headlamp/flashlight 
  • Trekking poles 
  • Gaiters (for snow/mud)
  • 40-50L backpack with rain cover 
  • Day pack (20-25L)
  • Sleeping bag (rated for low temperatures) 
  • Sleeping pad/insulation mat
  • Toilet paper, wet wipes 
  • Sunscreen, lip balm 
  • Personal medications 
  • Towel, soap, shampoo 
  • Sanitary products
  • Passport, permits, insurance documents 
  • Copies of important documents 
  • Cash and cards
  • Water bottle/hydration system 
  • Snacks (energy bars, nuts, etc.) 
  • Basic first-aid kit 
  • Camera, batteries 
  • Book, journal, pen 
  • Plastic bags for waste 
  • Trekking map


When do we going to Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Trek is best done during the spring and autumn. This is when the weather is most pleasant, which allows for an enjoyable and safe trekking experience. The monsoon and winter months are not recommended for trekking due to the extreme cold, snowfall, and heavy winds that occur in these months.

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Group Discount

  • No. of PaxPrice per Pax
  • 2-5USD 899
  • 5-10USD 799
USD 1049 Per Person
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