Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Duration10 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude4450 M
Group Size1-12
Best TimeThrough out the Year

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

  • Easy trekking trails that pass through clean ethnic villages
  • The growing tourist destination in Nepal
  • Rhododendron forests are inhabited by different species of birds
  • Nepali typical cuisines at homestay facility
  • Breathtaking views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna region from Low Camp, High Camp, and Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Incredible outlook of landscapes cultivated farming land, and Pokhara Valley
  • The closest view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) as if just a yard away

Mardi Himal Trek Overview

Mardi Himal Trek leads you towards one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in Nepal. It lies in the eastern side of the Annapurna region closer to the lake city Pokhara. It has been open since 2012 for international trekkers because promotes the Nepal tourism industry in this region. Since then, it has been gaining its popularity over and over again among the national and international visitors. Nowadays, people choose this trek instead of the Annapurna Base Camp trek as it is easy and short.

Trek to Mardi Himal (5,587m/18,330ft) is a wonderful mixture of nature and culture. This Nepal trek is an experience of unspoiled natural vistas, diverse cultures, and beautiful pine, oak, and rhododendron forests including alpine terrain. While moving along the less crowded Nepal Trekking trails, you have glimpses of Lophophorus, the national bird of Nepal.

The breathtaking vista of the snowcapped peaks of Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Massifs are beyond description. The alluring panorama of snowcapped mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, turquoise lakes, and natural waterfalls is an added beauty. This trek is the best package for trekking in Nepal for those tourists having limited vacations. From Mardi Himal Base Camp, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) seems as if you can touch it with your hand!

New Routes of Mardi Trek

This trek starts from the lake city Pokhara which takes 6 hours to drive from Kathmandu or a 35-minute flight. The Mardi Himal Trekking route takes you along Australian Base Camp, Kande, Low Camp, High Camp, and Mardi Himal Base Camp. After getting the lifelong memory of the nearby mountains, lovely landscapes, and lush valleys, you descend to Siding and then Pokhara. The trekking trail to Mardi Himal gradually gets its elevation from 1,400m to 4,500m.

The villages you spend the night in are preserving their unique culture and traditions which attract the trekkers to their places. Deurali and Siding are the two Gurung villages where you can witness the Buddhist culture and tradition. The typical Nepali cuisines prepared and served by the local people with the best hospitality are amazing! Low Camp, High Camp, and Mardi Himal Base Camp are the best viewpoints to glimpse Mt. Manaslu South and Mt. Machhapuchhre.

The Mardi Himal Trek itinerary can be customized from 5 to 15 days according to your vacation, budget, and desire. To get the customized Mardi Himal Trek packages at an affordable cost, reach us via email, phone call, WhatsApp, or online reservation services.

Trip PlanExpand All

As soon as you arrive at the Kathmandu Airport, the representative of Nepal Trekking Routes welcomes you there. Then, s/he transfers you to the hotel managed for accommodation. You can walk around the tourist center Thamel and purchase some trekking gears. In the evening, the team leader instructs you all about Mardi Himal trek itinerary.

You have your breakfast and start the roadway trip to Pokhara, the most popular tourist hub of Nepal. While driving alongside the Prithvi Highway, you enjoy the snowcapped peaks of Manaslu region and wonderful terrain. The high altitude villages and green forests just below the deserted land also accompany you till you reach the destination. When you reach Pokhara hotel, you can explore the major touristic destinations of the city. If time favors, you can go boating on the Phewa Lake or try some adventure sports item as well.

After breakfast, a private jeep takes you to Kande via Australian Base Camp enjoying the Himalayan view. After taking lunch nearby Australian Camp, you move ahead towards Pothana, another stopover during Mardi Himal trek. After getting your Annapurna Conservatin Area Project permit checked at Pothana, you follow the trail uphill to reach Deurali for the night stop.

While having tea break, you enjoy the early sunrise view of Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchhre. Afterwards, following the trail that goes past Forest Camp (2,600m), you begin your journey towards Low Camp. Moving along the trail that goes through the dense rhododendron forests, you reach Low Camp relishing the beautiful mountain vistas. It is a vantge point for having a perfect view of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal. You can take a short hike to BadalDanda(Cloud Hillock) that give a better view of the amazing landscapes and silvery mountains. Overnight stay at a local teahouse at Low.

By leaving BadalDanda far behind, you follow the track passing through the rhododendron forests witnessing some birds. Your journey to High Camp becomes more memorable while enjoying the enthralling view of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal. Moving ahead through the rhododendron forests, you reach Middle Camp. You may have occasional glimpses of Lophophorus, the national bird of Nepal. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Today is the most important day of the entire Mardi Himal trekking package as you reach Mardi Himal Base Camp. Enjoying the morning view of the Annapurna region, you ascend further towards the final destination of this trek. Mardi Himal Base Camp serves as the bestview point to have picturesque view eye-catching Himalayas, beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna of Annapurna region. Don’t forget to capture the incredible scenery in your camera and your memory!

Afterwards, you move downhill route to Siding village for the night rest. Siding is a beautiful traditional village on the lap of the Annapurna Himalayan Range, which is noted for its homestay facilities. Using homestay facility helps you to taste the delicious cuisines prepared and served by the local people. Likewise, you can better know about the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the local people while eating in the same kitchen with them!

After having breakfast, you begin the journey back to Pokhara in a private jeep or bus from Sidding. Driving along the off-road, you arrive until Nayapul and finally Pokhara. Then, you will be relocated in the hotel. In the remaining time, you can take a tour around the lake city Pokhara. Go around the places you couldn’t manage to explore earlier. You can experience the night life in the Lake Side by tasting the delicious food items and beverage.

You are going back to Kathmandu by driving along the same route you had followed a little earlier. Driving along the Prithvi Highway, by enjoying the natural and cultural features around, you arrive Kathmandu in about 7 hours. Then, our crewmember transfers you to the hotel. In the spare time, you can visit the nearby areas from the hotel.

Today, the tour guide of our agency takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the valley. You visit Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.  After completing Kathmandu excursion, you can go for shopping to take some souvenirs to your people in your home town. In the evening, the agency organizes farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant around Thamel area.

You have come to the end of Mardi Himal Base Camp trek 9 days’ itinerary. Thus, the team member of the company escorts you up to the Kathmandu Airport to meet your flight.

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Cost Details
  • Airport pick-up and drop off service,
  • Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant=1 porter =Maximum 25 kg of luggage). Above price is valid for 2+ group
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, accommodation during the trekking
  • Three star or equal level hotel in Kathmandu
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks (if required)
  • Trekking permit of National park,
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System )
  • Round Transport ( Kathmandu to Trekking starting point to Kathmandu )
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali resturant
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (without itinerary)

One of the popular treks in Annapurna region, Mardi Himal trek lies in Gandaki Province of Nepal.  The stunning view of Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Mardi including wonderful landscapes and ethnic villages are the rewards of this trek. To begin this trek, you can either drive along the Prithvi Highway or fly to Pokhara. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes about 7 hours while flight takes just 35 minutes.

We recommend you to do this trek as there are many benefits of this. First of all, this is a moderate type of trekking that even the beginners can do it. The ethnic villages in the middle of the rhododendron forests that preserves different species of birds are equally beautiful.  The amazing vistas of the snow-clad peaks of Annapurna region from Mardi Himal Base Camp just incredible! If you make this trek in spring, the rhododendron forests decorate the entire region with really colourful flowers. The typical Nepali cuisines served at the best hospitality during homestay facility is another reason for visiting area.

Talking about Mardi Himal Short trek difficulty, it is moderate type of trekking in which you have to reach the highest elevation 4,500m. The trekking trail to Mardi Himal Base Camp is not much strenuous and you don’t have to walk too long as well. As there is not any high pass, even the beginners can do this trek without any difficulty.

There is less possibility for altitude sickness during this trek. First of all, you don’t have to cover too long distance. So, walk slowly by taking enough rest. Similarly, have enough water and hygienic food. Avoid cigarette and alcohol consumption. If you feel any symptom, inform to the trekking guide who helps you avoid it or recover from it.

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