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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek - 10 Days

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US$ 630 Per Person
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Facts About Trip

Duration: 10 days
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge during trek
Height: 4100M
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Moderate
Activity: Trekking, sightseeing
Transportation: Private Car, Tourist bus
Treks Type: Tea house
Group Size 1 - 14 person

Mardi Himal Trek Overview

The Mardi Himal Trek is a short and beautiful journey in Nepal's Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek was started in early 2012 and has become one of the most loved trekking destinations in the history of travel.

During this trek, you'll get up close to beautiful hills and mountains, including famous ones like Annapurna, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal. The path takes you through magical rhododendron forests on small, winding paths.

This trek offers breathtaking views of green hills, snow-capped mountains, and walks through dense rhododendron and oak forests. You will always have the beautiful Annapurna mountain range and Dhaulagirito the west.

Mardi Himal sits below the unclimbed Mt. Machhapuchre, and you'll be treated to amazing views of Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Hiunchuli, and vibrant rhododendron forests.
This trek also lets you learn about the cultures and lifestyles of the Magar and Gurung communities. Plus, you'll witness incredible sunrises and sunsets.

If you love trekking alone, the Mardi Himal trek is a great choice. You'll start in Kande, trek to Deurali at 2232m altitude, and enjoy views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley from there. As it's a newer trek, bring your own packed lunches and water. After passing through rhododendron forests, you'll reach the low camp with close-up views of Mt. Fishtail and Mardi Himal. An extra hour's walk leads you to the amazing Badal Bandal (Cloud Hill).

A short walk takes you to the high camp, and from there, you can go to Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is more challenging with steep climbs. Then, you'll return to the forest camp, passing through Lwang Ghale village at 1500m altitude, where you can see organic farming. Finally, you'll head back to Pokhara. This trek lets you see beautiful mountain views and the beauty of Mardi Himal in a short time.

Highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek

  • The Mardi Himal Trek offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. 
  • Unlike some of the more popular treks in the region, the Mardi Himal Trek is relatively less crowded, allowing you to enjoy a more peaceful and secluded experience in nature.
  • The trek takes you to the pristine Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters. From here, you'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peaks.
  • Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals from the ethnic Gurung and Magar communities.
  • The path passes through enchanting rhododendron forests, especially vibrant during the spring season when the flowers are in full bloom. It's a truly magical sight to behold.
  • The trek offers comfortable accommodation in cozy tea houses along the route. These provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and rejuvenate after a day of trekking.
  • During the trek, you can make a side trip to Poon Hill, where you can witness a beautiful sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. It's a truly magical experience!
  • Along the journey, you'll come across beautiful alpine lakes, such as the peacefull Forest Camp Lake and the mesmerizing High Camp Lake. 
  • As you trek through the Annapurna region, you'll pass through charming traditional villages like Landruk and Ghandruk. These villages offer a glimpse into the local way of life and provide opportunities to interact with the friendly locals.
  • The Mardi Himal Trek is known for its rich biodiversity. Keep an eye out for various species of birds, butterflies, and even some rare wildlife like the Himalayan Thar and the elusive Snow Leopard.

Cost of Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek costs USD 630 per person. This price includes a fantastic journey through Nepal's Annapurna region. You'll stay in cozy tea houses, get to taste delicious local food, and enjoy breathtaking mountain views. For this reasonable cost, you can fully experience the natural beauty of the area, explore the cultures of the Magar and Gurung communities, and walk through peaceful rhododendron forests. This price ensures an unforgettable adventure and a chance to get up close to famous Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal. It's a great way to make lasting memories in the heart of the Himalayas.

In addition to the USD 630 cost, it's important to note that this package typically covers essentials like permits, guides, and transportation from Pokhara to the trek's starting point. Trekkers should also budget for personal expenses, such as gear, snacks, and any optional activities or souvenirs along the way. Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek offers excellent value for the incredible experiences it provides, making it an accessible and rewarding adventure for nature enthusiasts and mountain lovers alike.

Why book Mardi Himal Trek with Holiday Planner and Treks

  1. Expertise and Local Knowledge: Holiday planners and treks possess extensive knowledge about destinations, trekking routes, and local customs. Our expertise provides valuable insights, ensuring a well-informed and culturally enriched journey.

  2. Convenience and time-saving: Planning a trek can be a time-consuming and overwhelming task. Holiday planners and treks reduce this burden by handling logistics such as accommodation, transportation, permits, and guides. This allows travelers to focus on the pure enjoyment of their trekking adventure.

  3. Safety and Security: Trekking in unfamiliar terrain can carry certain risks. Therefore, Holiday planners and treks prioritize safety by offering experienced guides, appropriate equipment, and well-defined emergency protocols. Our commitment ensures a secure and worry-free trekking experience.

  4. Tailored Itineraries: Holiday planners and trekking excel at creating personalized itineraries that align with travelers' preferences, fitness levels, and time constraints. We can recommend optimal routes and activities to maximize the trekking experience according to your needs.

  5. Local Support and Community Engagement: Traveling with these professionals enables travelers to make a positive impact on local economies and communities. Many of these companies maintain partnerships with local guides and lodges, promoting sustainable tourism practices that benefit the region.

  6. Peace of Mind: Choosing a reputable trekking company like Holiday Planner offers travelers peace of mind. We have dedicated professional support and assistance at every stage of their journey, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable trekking adventure.

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 :  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m /4,264 ft)







Today, upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative from Holiday Planner Treks will receive you take to the hotel. If time permits, we also schedule a meeting at our office for trek briefing followed by an introduction with other team members. Later, we will host you a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can enjoy the ethnic dance and cultural music along with authentic Nepali food.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara(820 /2700 ft).







Today, early in the morning after breakfast , we will catch a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus will head towards the west of Kathmandu Valley and continue the journey towards the western part of Nepal following the Prithvi Highway along the Trisuli River. The bus will stop in between for lunch. The evening can be utilized to explore Fewa lake in Pokhara. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

Day 3 : Drive to Phedi and Trek to Deurali (2,100 m / 6,720 ft).


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner





After a good breakfast, we start our adventure by driving to Phedi, where our trek begins. The journey kicks off with an exciting walk on paths made of stone steps, taking us through beautiful terraced fields, charming villages, and magical forests. Along the way, we get the chance to connect with the local culture, meet friendly villagers, and learn about their daily lives. Eventually, we reach Dhampus, a lovely village where we take a break for a well-deserved lunch.

Then, we continue our walk to Deurali, which is a small village beautifully, located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 4 : Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/8064ft).


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner





On the fourth day of the Mardi Himal Trek, you'll leave the beautiful village of Deurali, where you enjoyed stunning mountain views. This part of the journey takes you through a lovely forested area on your way to the Forest Camp, which is located at an elevation of 2,520 meters (8,064 feet). As you follow the clearly marked trail, you'll be surrounded by charming rhododendron and oak forests, completely immersed in the peaceful natural beauty of the region. The gradual climb in altitude ensures a safe and pleasant trek, and you'll have opportunities to spot local plants and animals along the way. Your overnight stay at the Forest Camp offers a restful and cozy break, recharging your body for further adventure.

Day 5 : Forest Camp to High Camp (4,100 m /13150 ft).


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner





The High Camp is the destination of the day. Leaving the Forest Camp we proceed towards the High Camp. Though the distance is short the climb through the forest of Rhododendron and Juniper forest is quite steep. The settlement is almost empty around this area.

We first pass Manjh Danda to reach the low camp, and then we pass the Nangge Danda to reach the high camp. The top greets you with the most spectacular view of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal. The night will be spent in a tented camp at the High Camp.

Day 6 :  High Camp, trek to Base Camp (4,46o0 m / 15600 ft)


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner





Today we wake up earlier than usual to enjoy the sunrise view from the High Camp. Today is a challenging day as the day requires walking on a narrow, rocky trail. Leaving the High Camp, we ascend for about 4 hours to reach the base camp of the Mardi Himal.

After enjoying the views from the base camp, we walk back to the High Camp. The night will be spent in a tented camp at the High Camp.

Day 7 :  High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft).


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner





On Day 7 of the Mardi Himal Trek, you'll come down from High Camp with its fantastic mountain views to reach the peaceful Sidhing Village at an altitude of 1,700 meters (5,440 feet). The path takes you through a mix of forests and open areas, and it's mostly downhill. As you walk, you can enjoy the natural beauty around you, like the rolling hills and lush forests. Plus, you'll have the chance to meet and learn from the locals in Sidhing Village, which is quite different from the higher-altitude parts of the trek.

Day 8 : Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara


Breakfast, Lunch





Today, we head back to the lovely city of Pokhara. Starting from Sidhing, we take a downhill hike along the river valley, passing through charming Gurung and Tamang villages, where you can get a glimpse of the local way of life. Our journey eventually brings us to Lumre.

In Lumre, we hop on a vehicle that quickly takes us to Pokhara in just an hour. When we arrive, the evening opens up opportunities to explore the Lakeside area, which is known for its lively atmosphere and beautiful lakeside views. You'll spend the night in a comfortable tourist-standard hotel in Pokhara, ensuring a cozy and relaxing end to your trekking adventure in this enchanting region.

Day 9 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300 m /4,264 ft)







In the morning, we will take a  bus ride from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, enjoying the beautiful Nepalese countryside along the way. Once we arrive in Kathmandu, your guide will take you to the hotel. You'll have the rest of the day to relax, explore the nearby areas, and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 10 : Departure from Kathmandu



Departure for home. Our driver will drop you on a private car to airport on you scheduled time. We wish you a safe journey.

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Cost Includes

  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • Airport arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara & return by regular tourist bus
  • Private transportation to trek starting point and from trek ending point to Pokhara
  • Two night’s accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  •  Pick up
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  •  Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek are provide
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  •  Trekking Route map.
  •  All required local and government tax

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  •  All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
  • Monument entrance fees.

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Route Map

route map


How long does the Mardi Himal Trek typically take?

The Mardi Himal Trek typically spans a duration of 6 to 8 days to complete, depending on various factors such as trekker's pace, itinerary variations, and weather conditions.

Is the Mardi Himal Trek difficult?

The Mardi Himal Trek is generally classified as a moderate-level trek. This means that while it does present some challenges, it is still accessible to trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness and no prior high-altitude trekking experience.

When is the best time to go on the Mardi Himal Trek?

The best times to go on the Mardi Himal Trek are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer the most favorable weather and trekking conditions, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

Do I need to hire a guide for the trek?

While it's not mandatory, it is recommended for a safer and more enjoyable experience.

Are permits required for the Mardi Himal Trek?

Yes, permits such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS card are required.

What is the altitude of Mardi Himal?

The Mardi Himal Base Camp is located at an altitude of approximately 4,500 meters (14,764 feet).

Are there accommodations available along the trail?

Yes, there are tea houses and basic accommodations available along the trail.

Can I do the trek independently?

Yes, it is possible to do the Mardi Himal Trek independently, but prior experience and good navigation skills are recommended.

Are there any age restrictions for the trek?

There are no specific age restrictions, but a moderate level of physical fitness is required.

What kind of physical fitness is necessary for the trek?

Good physical fitness and stamina are necessary, as the trek involves uphill and downhill walking on varied terrain.

Additional Information

Trekking Gears and Equipment

Trekking gear is essential equipment and clothing required for safe and comfortable trekking in various terrains and weather conditions. Having the right trekking gear can significantly enhance your trekking experience and ensure your safety on the trails. Here's a list of basic trekking gear that you should consider carrying for your trekking adventure:

  • Backpack: A durable and comfortable backpack with proper shoulder straps and waist belt to carry all your gear during the trek.

  • Trekking Boots: Sturdy and waterproof trekking boots with good ankle support to protect your feet and provide stability on uneven terrains.

  • Moisture-Wicking Socks: High-quality moisture-wicking socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.

  • Trekking Pants: Lightweight and quick-drying pants that are comfortable for trekking. Convertible pants that can be converted into shorts are also useful.

  • Trekking Shirts: Moisture-wicking and breathable shirts that provide protection from the sun.

  • Insulating Layers: Depending on the trek's altitude and weather, carry insulating layers such as a fleece jacket or down jacket.

  • Rain Jacket: A waterproof and breathable rain jacket to protect you from rain and wind.

  • Hat and Gloves: A wide-brimmed hat to shield you from the sun and cold-weather gloves for higher altitudes.

  • Trekking Poles: Lightweight and adjustable trekking poles to provide stability and reduce strain on your knees during descents.

  • Headlamp/Flashlight: A reliable headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries for night trekking or power outages in lodges.

  • Sleeping Bag: A high-quality and warm sleeping bag suitable for the expected temperatures during the trek.

  • Trekking Towel: A compact and quick-drying towel for personal hygiene during the trek.

  • Water Bottles/Hydration System: Carry reusable water bottles or a hydration system to stay hydrated during the trek.

  • Sunscreen and Lip Balm: High SPF sunscreen and lip balm with UV protection to safeguard your skin from the sun's rays.

  • First Aid Kit: A basic first aid kit with essentials like adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and blister treatment.

  • Personal Toiletries: Carry biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal hygiene items.

  • Camera and Binoculars: Optional but great for capturing memories and observing wildlife during the trek.

  • Trekking Map/GPS: A detailed trekking map or GPS device to help you navigate the trails.

  • Reusable Trash Bag: To minimize your environmental impact, carry a reusable trash bag to pack out any waste.

Remember to pack light and choose high-quality gear that suits the specific trekking conditions. The type of gear required may vary based on the trek's difficulty, altitude, and climate. Before going on your trek, consult with your trekking agency or guide for a comprehensive packing list tailored to your specific trekking destination.

Best Season For the Mardi Himal Trek

The best times to do the Mardi Himal Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Here's why:

  1. Spring (March to May): Spring is a top choice for the trek. The weather is usually good, and the trail bursts with colorful rhododendron flowers, making the scenery stunning. It's not too hot or cold, so trekking is comfortable. Plus, you get clear views of the mountains.

  2. Autumn (September to November): Another great time for the trek is in the fall. The weather is stable, and the skies are clear, giving you fantastic views of the Himalayas. It's pleasantly warm for trekking, and the trails are dry after the monsoon season, so you won't have to deal with muddy paths.

Both seasons let you enjoy the beauty of the Annapurna region, including the breathtaking mountains and lush forests, all while having good weather for trekking. Just remember to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rain and the risk of landslides, as well as winter (December to February) when it's colder and higher trails might be blocked by snow.

Trip Reviews (1)

Jeff Teh

Jeff Teh

16th Dec, 2022

Journeyed safely and comfortably to Mardi Himal and Annapurna Basecamp thanks to Holiday Planner Treks. Eaklal and his energetic porters were friendly and comforting to help with almost anything while trekking the beautiful Annapurna mountains. From great choice of guest houses, to the little things like fruits for dinner and planning ahead, this company has taken care of me so that I can focus on the beauty around me. Very Experienced and knowledgeable of the landscapes and places. Highly recommended to hire them!

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