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Mardi Himal Via ABC trek

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Mardi Himal Trek Via Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is situated in the eastern part of the Annapunrna Himalayan Range. It is one of the best cultural treks in Annapurna region which is still unspoiled. That’s why it is a hidden gem of the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal Trek is the least visited trekking in the Annapurna region where you will be able to experience real local culture along with great mountain scenery of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna south and Hiuchuli.

Mardi Himal trek is the way quieter trekking in Annapurna region where you hardly meet other tourists so Mountain Ram Adventures connects you with the friendly local people and offers homestay along the trek. It has just been opened as lodge trek so you have no problem of your food and lodge but you have to go with the way they live and they eat. If you are expecting fancy lodge and food, you better choose other parts of Annapurna trek. Mardi Himal trek can be attempted by any inexperienced trekkers too, its relatively easy trek.

Mardi Himal Trek also pleases you with the beauty of flora and fauna. You will be walking through the dense forest, beautiful villages, amazing landscapes, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and unforgettably forest of the Rhododendron flower. Trekking leads you up to 3580 meters, the Mardi himal base camp and starts from 800 meters, Phedi. Mardi Himal base camp offers beautiful mountain views of the entire Annapurna range.

Mardi himal trek can be done within a week trek from Pokhara. Your will be travelling to Pokhara from Kathmandu either by tourist bus (7 hours drive) or the plane (30 minute flight) and your trekking starts from the next day when you arrive at Phedi after an hour of drive from Pokhara. Trekking trails leads you to Deurali, forest camp, and High Camp and Mardi Himal base camp and when you return you will be trekking down through the different villages like Sidhing, Lwang and Phedi to finish the trekking. You are free after the trek either you stay few more days to enjoy the beauty of Pokhara city (most beautiful city of Nepal) or you can head back to Kathmandu the following day.

Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Duration 18 Days
Best time to travel March to May, Sep to February
Trip Grade Easy
Departure Date Every Day
Altitude 4130M
Trekking Hours 6-7 Hours
Starting Point Pokhara
End Point Pokhara
Mode of Travel Transport / Aeroplane
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Easy



Details Itinerary

Trip Route:

Kade-Australian Camp-Potana -Mardi Himal Base Camp-Landruk-Ghandruk-Nayapul

Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel

After landing flight at TIA, representative of Friendship World Treks Pvt. Ltd will warmly receive you. We will move towards the hotel. We will enjoy delicious dinner at night. After dinner we will give brief description of the program to Mardi himal Trekking.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Around 7/8 hours)

Early morning we will have breakfast and take a drive to Pokhara for about 7 to 8 hours. The panoramic view of the roadside houses and forest will be very enjoyable. In Pokhara spectacular places around the valley will be very interesting. The night will be at one of the best hotel at Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive to Kade (1710M) & trek to Australian Camp (2060m) or Potana (1950M)

Drive from Pokhara to Kade, it takes one hours by driving. The road is reasonably good. Then trek from Kade to Australian Camp (2060m). It takes 2 to 3 hours then

then after that slightly downhill to Pothana (1950m) then overnight at Tea House.

Day 04:  Trek to Machhapuchre ( Fish Tail) forest Camp (KoKar)2600M

This is beautiful walk through forest. After morning breakfast we trek about 5 hours to reach Forest camp walking through Pothana village. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 05: Trek to Low camp (3050m)

As we climb there are natural windows in the woods that view out onto thrilling panoramas towards Hiunchuli Peak and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. We have magnificent closer view of Fishtail and Annapurna Mountain range, far below, to our left, we can see Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 06: Trek to high camp (3900m)

After early breakfast we start trekking to reach our highest point of the trek. With clear weather the view today will never be forgotten. Overnight a High Camp.

Day 07: Exploration day- Rest Day

Climb at 4450M for the View Point and Mardi Base Camp (4500M) and back to High camp (3900M), free day to explore around. You can see the Fish tail very near from you. Overnight at High Camp.

Day 08: High Camp to Forest Camp (2600M)

After early breakfast, we start walking to Forest camp from High camp,

Overnight at Forest Camp (Kokar) Tea House.

Day 09: Trek to Landruk (1565M)

Today the trail descent about 1600m through the shade of the forest, and out onto terraced fields. Here, as we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the ‘interesting’ bridges, there is no doubting this is indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside.

Day 10: Trek to Chhomrong (2170M)

The day starts with steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chommrong at elevation of 2,140m. Overnight at Lodge.
Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail facing it across the valley

Day 11:  Trek To Dovan (2580M)

We head out of Chhomrong along the Modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills into the high step and wooded slopes of the Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter. The trail passes through a thick and dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then, we descend long and steep stone steps into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests through which we reach Doban shortly. Overnight in Dovan (B, L, D)

Day 12: Trek to Deurali (3230M)

The day starts with a gentle gradual ascent following the trail above the river through thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests up the side of the canyon. We pass by Himalaya Hotel and cross two streams over small bridges. The trail passes through solitary places. We get a sense of peace from the beauty of Mother Nature that surrounds us.  There is also the possibility of seeing a variety of wildlife species such as wild pigs, deer, and maybe even snow leopards. We climb again to Hinko Cave, an overhanging rock. Our further climb paves the way to Deurali. Overnight in Deurali. (B, L, D)

Day 13: Trek to Macchapuchure Base Camp Trek (3700M)

Our day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Hinko cave.
The track remains on the west bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp (3,480m). Overnight at Lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek (4130M)

From Machhapuchhre base camp (3900m.), we continue to Annapurna base camp. The area is encircled by the peaks and is recognized as Annapurna Sanctuary. This set gives you an impressive view of huge peaks including Annapurna I, Barah Shikhar, Annapurna South and many other giant peaks. We today walk for around 2 to 3 hours.

Day 15: Trek to Dovan (2580M)

We move early morning and witness the wonderful sunrise over the peaks from Annapurna Base Camp. Then, we move down from Annapurna Base Camp via Deurali, Dovan and eventually reach Bamboo. We gradually, walk down to reach the valley where we again see the waterfalls that pours down from a high above. Tonight, we stay in Bamboo at guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek to Chhomrong / Gurjang (2170M)

Leaving Dovan we have a vertical way up to the Kuldi Ghar then Sinuwa, following the stone steps that take us to Lower Chhomrong. After that, we ascend on the stony steps that lead us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, Overnight at Chhomrong or Gurjang Tea House.

Day 17: Trek to Ghandruk (1940M)

Today, we move down again to the next river and after going across the suspension bridge we have to go up for about another one and half hour before we get to the most stunning village in the Annapurna region entitled Ghandrung (1950m.), a large prosperous Gurung village. Overnight at Ghandruk Village.

Day 18: Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara:

We will wake up early in the morning and see the dazzling view of sun rising through the summit piercing the white snows. We will have a short visit over to the market in Pokhara, Overnight at Hotel.

Day 19: Sightseeing around Pokhara Valley

Today, we wake up early in the morning, we head for the view point in Sarangkot,

Paragliding, Boating in the  Fewa Lake, small hike to World Peace Pagoda, visit to Devil Fall, if we have time we go to Other lakes and other places.

Day 20:  Drive to Kathmandu.

Trekking Days: 16 Days Trekking 

Trekking Area: Pokhara- Mardi Himal- Machhapuchre – Abc- MBC-Ghandruk-Pkr

Includes / Excludes


1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from the trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Farewell dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and Local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.


1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and handbag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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