Mardi Himal Trek-10 Days

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Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek
At a Glance
Duration10 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4500/14763.78ft
Group Size1-10 pax
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeSeptember to November and March to May

The Mardi Himal Trek is a relatively short, easy, and rewarding trail in the Annapurna trekking region. Officially opened in 2011, this trail is a hidden gem that has recently been discovered. Offering a captivating journey in the Annapurna Region, the Mardi Himal Trek takes you to the newly unlocked Mardi Base Camp, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) ranges. This trek is highly regarded as an alternative to the Annapurna Base Camp and the Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek. It is suitable for both individuals and families who wish to reach high elevations in a short amount of time. After the trek, you will return to Pokhara and eventually make your way back to Kathmandu.


  • Experience the breathtaking alpine scenery while traversing the secluded path that leads to Mardi Himal.
  • Discover the secret caverns, enchanting waterfalls, and untouched lakes nestled within the magnificent Pokhara.
  • Delight in the awe-inspiring snowy peaks, such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapuchre.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Gurungs and Magars, and indulge in their delectable traditional dishes
  • Wander through the picturesque alpine landscapes along the isolated trail that guides you to Mardi Himal.
  • Uncover the hidden gems of Pokhara, including mysterious caves, mesmerizing waterfalls, and pristine lakes.
  • Marvel at the majestic snowy summits, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapuchre, creating a truly exotic experience.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions and customs of the Gurungs and Magars while relishing their mouthwatering culinary delights.
  • Traverse the isolated path that winds through the alpine landscapes, leading you to the captivating Mardi Himal.
  • Discover the hidden wonders of Pokhara, from mystical caves to cascading waterfalls and untouched lakes, surrounded by pristine beauty.

The Mardi Himal Trek, located near the Lake City of Pokhara, offers a unique and hidden experience in the Annapurna region. This trail provides breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan range, diverse landscapes, and snowy glacial valleys. Additionally, it allows us to immerse ourselves in the rich cultures and traditions of the local villagers along the way. Unlike other well-established trekking trails, the Mardi Himal Track is relatively new and lacks extensive infrastructure and facilities. As a result, camping may be necessary at certain points along the trail. However, this also means that there are endless opportunities for new and unspoiled experiences. As you ascend to an elevation of 3,300m, you will be enchanted by the rhododendron forest, especially during the blooming season when the entire forest is covered in vibrant red rhododendron flowers, creating a heavenly atmosphere.

Beyond the altitude of 3,300m, the verdant landscape transforms into rugged terrain, adorned by majestic mountain vistas. Amongst these awe-inspiring sights are the breathtaking views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna, and Hiunchuli. Eager to witness these vistas up close, we embark on a new and untouched trail along the ridge. After a challenging ascent, we reach the high camp. Continuing our ascent, we finally reach our coveted destination, the Mardi Base Camp, which offers a captivating and graceful panorama of the entire Annapurna range from its vantage point. This remarkable spectacle allows you to truly appreciate the grandeur of the mighty Himalayan range, with Annapurna towering right at your doorstep.

If you are seeking a delightful journey filled with genuine pleasure and thrilling adventures, do not hesitate to get in touch with us (Himalayan Trekking Path, a local trekking guide company) right away to secure your trip reservation!

Mardi Himal Trekking Cost:

The cost of the Mardi Himal Trek varies based on factors such as the size of the group, transportation options, accommodation categories, and the inclusions and exclusions of the package. At Himalayan Trekking Path, we offer a comprehensive Mardi Himal Trek package that covers all services from arrival to departure as per the itinerary. The cost of this package ranges from USD 450 to USD 600 per person.

Gear for the Mardi Himal Trekking:

Ensuring a smooth adventure trek in the Himalayas requires the best arrangement of gear. Please review the list of Madi Himal trekking gear provided and organize accordingly. This will assist you in managing your gear effectively for the Mardi Himal Trek.

  • sleeping bag and down jacket suitable for temperatures around -15 degrees Celsius
  • Waterproof hiking boots, Light sandals or plimsolls for wearing in the lodges
  • Towels, shampoo, and toiletries Trekking pole and headlamp Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Iodine water purification tablets or sterilizer pens; Several large plastic bags
  • one for storing smelly clothes and another for keeping items dry Windbreaker jacket and fleece coat Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, and multiple pairs of socks Long and short trekking pants in various quantities Thin thermal under trousers Several quick-dry t-shirts, gloves, sunglasses, and sun cream
  • Duffel bag (a porter will carry your equipment)
  • a day bag with a capacity of 30 liters to carry your valuable belongings.

Why the Mardi Himal Trek with the Himalayan Trekking Path?

Discover the perfect Mardi Himal Trek package with Himalayan Trekking Path Company. Our team of experienced trekking and mountaineering professionals will tailor holiday packages to meet your budget and schedule. Embark on an adventure with our expert trekking team and see why the Mardi Himal Trek with Himalayan Trekking Path Company is the ultimate choice.

  • We are dedicated to ensuring timely responses to all inquiries.
  • Embark on an adventure to the Mardi Himal Trek with the guidance of a professional trekking guide and porter.
  • Our all-inclusive package encompasses services from airport transfers to departure arrangements.
  • We provide cost-effective services at competitive rates.
  • Our reservation system is reliable and accommodates last-minute bookings
  •  Secure your Mardi Himal Trek reservation without any upfront payment.
  • Choose your preferred payment method with our convenient and secure payment system, whether it be cash, wire transfer, or card.
  • Experience a personalized journey that is adaptable and offers a private tour experience.
  • For those interested in group travel, we offer a platform for joining existing groups.
  • We are available to assist with gear arrangements, providing trekking poles, maps, company t-shirts, and duffel bags for complimentary use.
  • Additionally, you can plan other activities within your budget

The Himalayan Trekking Path offers detailed information on the Mardi Himal Trek, including its duration, distance, and itinerary highlights. Please review the Mardi Himal Trek itinerary and inform us if you wish to customize it.

Tour PlanExpand All

An earnest Namaste!! Today, upon your arrival in Nepal; we’ll be greeting you outside the terminal hall of the Kathmandu Airport (TIA). Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and into your room. Once you get into your room, you can relax and recharge the batteries of your exhausted and jet-lagged body. Today, you will be introduced to your trekking guide. You can have a detailed conversation with your guide regarding the route, needs, and necessities during your trekking adventure. This conversation will empower you with the valuable pieces of information that are forged via numerous years of experience as a trekking guide. You can now perfectly prepare for your upcoming escapade.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

After some breakfast, we’ll head to Pokhara on a tourist bus. It takes about 6-7 hours to cover a 200-kilometer serpentine path of the Prithvi Highway, depending on the traffic conditions. We progress across numerous human settlements along the highway, accompanied by the ferocious river Trishuli. At a faraway distance, we can catch sight of lush green vegetation flourishing on the foothills, complemented by the views of the icy mountain peaks. After reaching the vicinity of Pokhara City, you can relax in your hotel and prepare for the upcoming trip. Or you can explore the lovely Pokhara and get lost in its enchanting beauty, comprising Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna Massif, various mythical lakes and waterfalls, scenic greenery and many more.

Max. Altitude: 823m/2700.13ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

Today we will drive to Phedi from Pokhara that utilizes about 40 minutes on a private vehicle via the Siddhartha Highway. Accompanied by the green hillocks, we pass by the farmlands, roadside local market, waterfalls, residential houses painted with red mud and at some points; you’ll encounter the gates that welcome you to Phedi. We initiate our trek from this point onwards, pursuing the trail that abruptly climbs uphill to the alluring Gurung village of Dhampus (1,650m). The village renders the exquisite view snowscapes that include Annapurna range, Mt. Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal. Afterwards, we pass through dense but arresting forest and enter the vicinity of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Eventually, we arrive at the Pothana Village (1,925m): a small village overlooked by the elegant snowy mountains.

Max. Altitude: 1,925m/6315.617ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/ Lodge

After trekking for a couple of hours, we abandon the classic trail for Annapurna circuit trek and proceed to an unheeded trail that ultimately leads us to the small human settlement of Deurali (2,100m). We continue trekking on the untouched trail that delivers isolation to the trekkers from the populous outside world. The trail commences with a short plain walk advancing with numerous ascends and descends alongside mosses, forests adorned with scattered pine trees and appealing rhododendron flowers. Additionally, we get to listen to the melodic chirping of birds with the occasional glimpses of wildlife. In the end, we make it to the Forest Camp aka Kokar Forest Camp (2,600m). This stretch of trail also extends the astonishing outlook of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs.

Max. Altitude: 2600m/8530.184ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Today’s endpoint is the Low Camp (3,150m). We progress through the narrow hilltops of Manjh Danda encircled by the forest comprising chiefly of the vegetations such as Oak, Rhododendron, and Juniper. Alongside you’ll witness lovely floras such as mosses, lichen, tree ferns, and orchids trees nurtured by some of these robust trees. This stretch of the trail consists of the highest level of biodiversity adorned with the prepossessing panoramic vistas of Annapurna Massif, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal within close range.

Max. Altitude: 3150m/10334.65ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

It’s the day six and High Camp (3,540m) is the final destination of the day. We gently ascend upward to the Nangge Danda. As the forest becomes thinner, the trail begins to open up. We can observe shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes as major vegetation along the trail. Soon we arrive at the marvellous viewpoint that flaunts the outlook consisting overall villages of Chhomrong and Ghandruk complemented with snow-capped peaks of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli.

Max. Altitude: 3,580m/11745.41ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4,500m/14763.78ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/ Lodge

The High Camp renders a gleaming sunrise that uplifts the trekking spirit. After observing the sunrise, we leave the High Camp and descend back to the Low Camp, crossing the Nangge Danda. Afterwards, we follow the trail that passes through dense forest towards the Mardi Khola; then, to the Sidhing Village (1,850m). The village of Sidhing is primarily populated by Brahmin and Gurung communities. The village is also well-renowned for its gentle hospitality, friendly locals, and homestay facilities.

We trek on the trail that descends downward, pursuing the line of the river valley. We come across various small settlements that are chiefly inhabited by Gurung and Brahmin until we arrive at Lumre. From here, we head back to Pokhara on a private vehicle that takes about 2 hours. At Pokhara, you can either wander or cycle around the enchanted lakeside area, watching the sunset over sunken fishing boats on Phewa Lake.

Max. Altitude: 823m/2700.13ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

t’s the tenth day of your adventure and today you’ll head back to Kathmandu on a private vehicle/tourist bus via Prithvi Highway that utilizes about 7-8 hours depending on the traffic conditions. You’ll witness the diverse landscapes with numerous foothills and snowscapes at the far distance beside the highway. Along the Highway, you’ll see the mighty rivers, Masryangdi and Trishuli. Besides that, you’ll also observe the crowded but radiant local markets that provide basically everything to the residents of the towns established nearby the highway. Once at Kathmandu, you can either relax in your hotel providing the much-needed rest to your body or wander around the vivid Nepalese bazaars.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today marks the conclusion of your adventures and end of your stay in Nepal. We are grateful to have you as our guests and are much delighted to be a part of your memories. We hope you are satisfied by our hospitality and anticipate that our expertise in the tourism sector has helped you living your dream adventure. You can plan your next adventure, we are here to help you or you can return home. Our representative will accompany you to the airport so that you don’t have to confront any sort of troubles before your flight back home.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: Breakfast
Cost Details
  • 9 Nights/10 Days of  package trekking following the outlined schedule
  •  All Ground transportation is provided by Private vehicles, flights, Tourist buses based on Guest's preferences
  • Experienced and amiable Guide/Potter
  • Staff's Salary, Accommodation, food, and insurance covered
  • TIMS and Trekking Permits are included
  • Welcome Dinner and drinks are offered
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during treks are provided
  • Deluxe Accommodation with Complimentary breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tea Houses accommodation during the treks arranged
  • A Exchange service is available
  • Duffel bag and luggage storage facilities provided
  •  Appreciated certificate presented after the trekking
  • First Aid Services are accessible
  •  Rescue Service is also available upon request
  • All government taxes included
  • Fee for Nepalese Visa
  • Airfares for flights outside of Nepal
  • Insurance for travel purposes for clients
  • Additional accommodations and activities for extra nights
  • Tips for the staff members
  • Meals and beverages in urban areas
  • Beverages during trekking excursions
  • Personal expenses such as mobile recharge cards, battery chargers, hot water, showers, additional porters, and laundry services.