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11 Days 10 Nights
Availability : Whole Year
Thamel Marga Kathmandu
Annapurna Region

Mardi Himal Trek

(5 Reviews)
  • Hike
    Grade- Easy to Moderate
  • Human Clip Art
    Maximum Altitude: 4500 m/14763 ft
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

The Mardi Himal trek, often referred to as the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek, is a short and easy trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek offers a quick escape from the city noise and allows you to immerse yourself in the pristine country air. Mardi Himal, standing tall to the east of Modi Khola, offers breathtaking views of glacial valleys and the surrounding Annapurna region.

One of the highlights of the Mardi Himal trek is the opportunity to witness the stunning snow-capped peaks of Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and Annapurna South. The trek also offers a glimpse into the rich cultures of the Nepali Gurung and Magar communities, adding a cultural dimension to your journey.

The Mardi Himal trek is known for its eco-tourism focus, and you’ll encounter quaint teahouses along the way that provide basic facilities for trekkers. The trail meanders through various types of vegetation, enhancing your trekking experience.

The Mardi Himal trek itinerary typically spans 10 days, making it a perfect choice for a quick getaway. This trek takes you on an adventurous off-the-beaten path, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. As you follow the Mardi trek route, you’ll be captivated by the beauty of the western Annapurna region, with its dense Rhododendron forests, rocky landscapes, and serene surroundings.

As for the Mardi Himal trek cost, it is relatively affordable, making it accessible to a wide range of travelers. This trek, launched in 2012, has been gradually gaining popularity for its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences.

Overall, the Mardi Himal trek is a short and faultless journey that offers a peaceful escape to the pristine mountains of Nepal. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a novice, this trek in the Annapurna region is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories of the majestic Mardi Himal and its high camp, all while enjoying the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.

Mardi Himal Trek Overview
  • Trek duration: 10D/ 09N
  • Trek grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Highest altitude: 4500 m/14763 ft
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/ Lodge
  • Transportation: Sharing Vehicle
  • Group size: 1 to 12
  • Best seasons: Spring and autumn
Mardi Himal Trek highlights
  • Sensational view of sunrise and sunsets from cliffs
  • Witness great scenes of the Annapurna range and other mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchre, etc.
  • Pass through vivid rhododendron forest along with other vegetation on the way to the trek trail.
  • It is the ideal trip for solo trekkers.
  • Observe enthralling flora and fauna
  • Interaction with the local people and know the way of life, local people, diversified culture, etc.
  • Natural diversity that will impress your soul
  • A glowing opportunity to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine
  • A satisfying glimpse of white glaciers, snow-capped peaks, landscapes, and scenarios
Mardi Himal Trek itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu  (1360 m/4461 ft) 
  • Day 2: Exploring and Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley. (1360 m/4461 ft) 5-6 Hrs Tour
  • Day 3: A scenic drive to Pokhara by tourist bus  (820 m/2690 ft)  7-8 Hrs Drive
  • Day 4: Pokhara to Kande and trek to Potana (1950 m/6397 ft)  4-5 Hrs Trek
  • Day 5: Trek from Potana to Forest Camp  (2600 m/8530 ft)  4-5  Hrs Trek
  • Day 6: Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3600 m/11811 ft)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 7: Hike to Mardi Base Camp (4500 m/14763 ft) and Trek Back to Low Camp (2970 m/9744 ft) 7-8 Hrs Trek
  • Day 8:  Low Camp to Siding (3 Hrs Trek) & drive back to Pokhara  (820 m/2690 ft) 2-3  Hrs Drive
  • Day 09:  Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (1360 m/4461 ft)  7-8 Hrs Drive 
  • Day 10: Departure to your homeland

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • A full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseen Tour with local tour guide and Private vehicle
  • All needed sharing ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 Night at Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Tips to guide & porter (expected)
  • Travel insurance.
  • UNESCO entrance fee (Kathmandu city tour)
What to Expect
  • Sensational view of sunrise and sunsets from cliffs
  • Witness great scenes of the Annapurna range and other mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchre, etc.
  • Pass through vivid rhododendron forest along with other vegetation on the way of the trek trail.
  • It is the ideal trip for solo trekkers.
  • Observe enthralling flora and fauna
  • Interaction with the local people and know the way of life, local people, diversified culture, etc.
  • Natural diversity that will impress your soul
  • A glowing opportunity to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine
  • A satisfying glimpse of white glaciers, snow-capped peaks, landscapes, and scenarios
Mardi Himal trek Photos
Mardi Himal trek Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1360 m/4461 ft)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

You will be entering Kathmandu, and our agents will be plucking you up at the airport and accompanying you to a motel near Thamel. You can unwind yourself from all the jetlags for some time and have your meal on time. Our agents may stroll you around the Thamel area where you can buy some souvenirs. After that, we will serve you authentic Nepali cuisine as your supper.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Exploring and Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley. (1360 m/4461 ft) 5-6 Hrs Tour

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

You will be eating your breakfast and commence your day. Then your tour guide will take you for a visit to different and famous places around the valley. You will observe ancient and historical temples and buildings, some heritage sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have a pre-consultation with our agents and tour guide in the evening.

The day also marks for last trek preparation. There are nearby markets where you can visit and buy some trekking gear as per your requirement.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: A scenic drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (820 m/2690 ft) 7-8 Hrs Drive

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Commence your day with a delicious breakfast in the hotel of Kathmandu. Be ready because our representatives will come to pick you up. Today, we will have a scenic ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The high hills and breathtaking scenery while driving on the highway will make you fall in love with Nepal.

However, if you want to reach Pokhara by flight then we can arrange that for you with extra cost.

Overnight in standard hotel of Pokhara

Day 04: Pokhara to Kande and trek to Potana (1950 m/6397 ft) 4-5 Hrs Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

When we reach Pokhara, we will revive ourselves. After you arrive at Pokhara, we will ride for approximately 1 hour to enter Kande. We will be moving through the Pokhara Baglung highway at the starting point of our Trek. After that, you will move through green slopes to reach Kande. 

Then we will cross the lush rhododendron jungle. Finally, the trekking route will direct you to Potana. Deurali proceeds along the Modi Khola, located between Annapurna from the south and Mardi Himal. We will be passing through many villages on your way to reaching Deurali. The view of the Annapurna mountain and the Pokhara valley from this vantage point is breathtaking. Finally we will be reaching to Potana

Overnight and Dinner at the Tea house in Potana.

Day 5: Trek from Potana to Forest Camp (2600 m/8530 ft) 4-5 Hrs Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will rise early morning, observe an astounding sunrise view, and have an appetizing breakfast at the lodge. Our target for today is Forest Camp. You will be walking from the plains with the marvelous panoramas of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal. Those mountains will seem to appear beside you as you climb.

We will stroll through a jungle camp where you may recognize Himalayan Thar, musk deer, etc. You will find not only wildlife species, but you will notice different vegetation. Then, we will finally arrived  at the forest camp.

Dinner and Overnight stay in a lodge in forest Camp.

Day 6: Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3600 m/11811 ft) 5-6 Hrs Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We will have a healthy breakfast in the hotel and incline towards High Camp. Then, we will be trekking continuously along the ridge of Mardi Himal. Eventually, you will reach Middle Camp after ascending the lush Rhododendron jungle for about 1.5 hours. 

Thus, you will be witnessing an excellent panorama of the majestic Mardi Himal and Machhapuchre. Finally, you will reach High Camp. High Camp allows a perfect viewpoint for spectacular cliffs. There are 6-7 lodges or guesthouses which you will enjoy.

Dinner and Overnight in High Base Camp in tea-house

Day 7: Hike to Mardi Base Camp (4500 m/14763 ft) and Trek Back to Low Camp (2970 m/9744 ft) 7-8 Hrs Trek

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After eating our breakfast, we will travel towards your ultimate end, Mardi Base Camp. Mardi base Camp will be the highest and up-most elevation we will be gaining from this Trek. You will enjoy a fascinating glimpse of the Natural environment at the base camp. You will be dazzled by the flora and snow-capped mountains. 

We will have sufficient time to travel to Mardi Base camp. Make sure you click pictures and capture beautiful memories. After then, you will eventually retrace back to High Camp. The trail is quite steep and dangerous, so be safe. 

Overnight at Low Camp

Day 8:Low Camp to Siding (3 Hrs Trek) & drive back to Pokhara (820 m/2690 ft) 2-3 Hrs Drive

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Wake up to your last uncluttered destination. From the low camp, you will move to siding at first and then drive to Pokhara.

Get refreshed by the beautiful view of the Siding. We will soon get back to the city. Today, we will ride back to Pokhara by bus or sharing Jeep. Make sure you enjoy the scenic ride. After that, our agents will drop you at your hotel. Then, explore the vicinity of beautiful Pokhara.

 Overnight Stay in Pokhara

Day 9: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (1360 m/4461 ft) 7-8 Hrs Drive

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today you will be driving back to Kathmandu. The bus follows the same route as before; you will get to enjoy the view of green hills along with the Trishuli River.

So you can relax and have a great time in Kathmandu for the last time. So make sure you make this day count. Enjoy your day around the wonders of Kathmandu. Make sure you experience the nightlife in Kathmandu. Explore some bars, pubs, motels in the Thamel area. You could also go and buy some souvenirs. In the evening enjoy the farewell dinner including the famous Newari food of Kathmandu.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Day 10:Departure to your homeland

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your last day in Nepal. We hope you had good memories with us.  At the time of the flight, our people will drop you at the airport. Have a great flight, and choose us if you want to revisit Nepal.

Mardi Himal Trek Map

Mardi Himal Trek

Important Notes For The Mardi Himal Trek

Here are some important notes for the Mardi Himal Trek:

  1. Permits: A trekking permit and a conservation permit are required to trek the Mardi Himal. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu, Pokhara, or in our Office.

  2. Physical Fitness: The trek is considered moderate and requires a good level of physical fitness. Make sure to prepare well in advance by engaging in regular exercise and endurance training.

  3. Altitude Sickness: Although the trek does not take you to very high altitudes, there is still a risk of altitude sickness. Make sure to acclimatize properly by taking rest days and staying hydrated.

  4. Weather: The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, so be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and weather conditions.

  5. Accommodation: Accommodation along the trek is basic, and you may need to share a room with other trekkers. Bring a warm sleeping bag and layers of clothing for the cold nights.

  6. Food and Water: Bring water purification tablets or a water filter as the water sources along the trail may not be safe to drink. The food served at teahouses is basic, so consider bringing some snacks and energy bars.

  7. Guide and Porter: Hiring a guide and porter is not mandatory for the Mardi Himal Trek, but it’s always recommended. A guide can provide valuable information about the trek and ensure your safety, while a porter can carry your heavy backpack.

  8. Respect the Culture: The Mardi Himal Trek takes you through many traditional villages, so it’s important to respect the local culture and customs. Dress modestly and be respectful towards the locals.

  9. Leave No Trace: Follow the Leave No Trace principles and carry out all trash with you. Respect the environment and leave it as you found it.

By keeping these points in mind, you can have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience on the Mardi Himal Trek.

FAQ

What kinds of problems might develop while trekking?

This is not one of the most challenging treks in the region. However, if you suffer from altitude sickness, this could be the source of your problem. Furthermore, if you are traveling during the off-season, there may be a variety of chances of the impediment in the trip.

Is it possible to travel during the rainy season?

When it comes to the rainy season, we don’t recommend it to our visitors. Travelers will encounter a variety of obstacles if they travel during this season. The weather will not be cooperative. There will be the danger of slick roadways, among other issues.

Is it required to obtain insurance when hiking in the Annapurna Region?

Although no insurance is necessary, it is the most secure way to trek in the Himalayas. If your Annapurna trip is less than five days, you can avoid the insurance; however, insurance is suggested if your Trek is longer than five days.

What kind of experience is the Trek to Tea House?

Teahouse walks indicate that you spend your hike in a small native lodge or a mountain home each night.

The accommodations are basic, with only 5-10 rooms and a common space. The bulk of Nepalese treks are teahouse treks with locals managing the accommodation.

Is it safe to travel in Nepal after the massive pandemic?

Covid-19 created one of the threats to every voyager’s mind. However, because the situation is small, you can rapidly travel to other countries. The priority, though, should be safety precautions.

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    5 Reviews
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    Avishek khadka

    Solo Traveller

    Very amazing trek. Love the view of mardi himal and more.

    November 1, 2023

    Ryan Davis

    Group Traveller

    Beautiful mountains and scenery. Love the trek. Highly recommended for the nature lovers.

    October 17, 2023

    Mary Donald

    Solo Traveller

    Amazing trip, beautiful view and lovely support from the guide and nmanepal company.

    October 3, 2023

    Sohee C

    Group Traveller

    The team had been wonderful to plan and guide the trip to Mardi Himal! We were able to see the sunrise from the Viewpoint! And timing was perfect! The guide even packed applies for us expecting that we will be craving fruit during the course of the trek. Yummy! They were mindful of the details. A highly recommended outfitters!!

    January 31, 2023

    Theodore Williams

    Group Traveller

    The view from Mardi Himal is so stunning and eye-opened. You can catch the first sunlight on Mt. Fishtail on the Mardi Himal view point.
    January is a bit dangerous season to do trekking due to bad weather. But our guide is a professional and considerate person. He took good care of us.
    Thanks again for making my trip.

    January 16, 2023