Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Duration 9
Max Altitude 4500M
Group Size 1-10
Best Time for Visit Trekking in Nepal

Trip Overview


The Mardi Himal Trek is a captivating adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal, offering breathtaking views, diverse landscapes, and a sense of tranquility for trekkers seeking a less crowded and more off-the-beaten-path experience. This relatively new trekking route has gained popularity for its pristine beauty and proximity to the towering peaks of the Annapurna range. The journey typically begins in the vibrant city of Pokhara, where trekkers prepare for the trek ahead. After a short drive to Kande, the trail commences through lush forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, providing glimpses of various wildlife and exotic birds. As the path ascends, the scenery also transforms, revealing terraced fields, charming villages, and cascading waterfalls.

Majestic Beauty and Tranquility: Embarking on the Enchanting Mardi Himal Trek

As trekkers ascend higher, the snow-capped peaks, including Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Annapurna South, gradually come into view, leaving travelers in awe of their majestic beauty. The high-altitude landscapes, surrounded by alpine meadows and icy glaciers, create a surreal environment that feels like a trekker's paradise. The Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an elevation of approximately 4,500 meters (14,764 feet), marks the pinnacle of the journey. The sight from here is a reward like no other – a panoramic view of the Annapurna range and surrounding peaks, along with the vastness of the Modi Khola Valley below. The sense of accomplishment and tranquility amid this pristine wilderness is truly unforgettable. Unlike some of the more frequented treks, Mardi Himal offers a peaceful and secluded experience, allowing trekkers to connect more intimately with nature and the local Gurung and Magar communities along the way. The genuine hospitality and warm smiles of the villagers create a heartwarming cultural exchange. With the trek generally taking around 6-7 days to complete, the Mardi Himal Trek is considered a moderate trek suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. Accommodation options include tea houses and lodges that offer basic amenities for a comfortable stay during the journey.

Conclusion and Summary

In summary, the Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem in the Annapurna region, providing an unforgettable blend of nature, culture, and adventure. It's an ideal choice for trekkers looking to explore lesser-known trails while still savoring the grandeur of the Himalayas and creating cherished memories to last a lifetime.

 Trip Highlight

  • Visit the Kathmandu valley’s ancient landmarks, including as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • Less crowded trekking trail in Nepal
  • Trekking in a green atmosphere via a rhododendron forest
  • The Mardi Himal Trek Route is surrounded by lush scenery, wildlife, fauna, and terraced farms.
  • Trek to Mardi Himal’s base to take in the breathtaking panorama of the snowy Himalayan Mountains.
  • Fantastic views of Mount Dhauglagiri, Mount Annapurna (II, III, IV, and South), Mount Hiunchuli, Mount Machhapuchhare, and more.
  • Discover about the people’ lifestyles, culture, and traditions by visiting the settlement of Siding.
  • Amazing view of snow-capped mountains including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna from Sarangkot, Pokhara.
  • Enjoy boating on Fewa Lake’s tranquil waters.
  • Visit the historic sites on the way to the Bindabasini temple.


Our airport representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport. He will drive you to the hotel in a private car and assist you to check in. You can take a rest after a long travel or go out of your hotel and explore some of the lovely places of Kathmandu city. You will meet your guide during the Mardi Himal Trek briefing that will take place in the evening. The hike’s information and any missing equipment will be provided by the guide.

After breakfast in the hotel, you will take a tourist bus to start your Mardi Himal Trek, which might take 8 to 9 hours to reach Pokhara. On the way, you can see the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers along the green Rocky Mountains, rivers connecting each other, and small springs. Pokhara is a beautiful valley known for several lakes such as Begnas, Fewa, Rupa, Dipang, Maidi, Khaste, Gunde, and Nyureni. We can also get a glimpse of Annapurna, Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal from Pokhara Valley.

After Breakfast in the hotel, you arrange private vehicle oo reach Kande, the beginning site of the Mardi Base Camp Trekking, you will depart from Pokhara with our guide. You will climb up from Kande to Australian Camp, then Pothana through a rhododendron forest, and finally Pitam Deurali. You are welcomed by magnificent vistas of the Annapurna peaks as you pass via ethnic Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung communities. For viewing the Pokhara valley and the Annapurna range, Pitam Deurali is the ideal vantage point. Once you’ve checked in, spend the night at a hotel to relax and acclimatize before the next day’s hike.

You must go cautiously and slowly forward since your Mardi Himal Trek Route from Pitam Deurali will gradually climb in elevation. You will encounter more gorgeous greenery as you go to higher elevations. You will go along a trail that passes through rhododendron, birch, oak, maple, and hemlock forest. Wildlife such as leopards, deer, monkeys, and several bird species may be seen throughout your route. A steep crossing towards Annapurna South and views of Hiuchuli may be seen as you travel along the path and through the dense wood. After passing through Forest Camp (Kokar) and Rest Camp you will arrive at Low Camp, where you will be treated to a spectacular panorama of Fishtail Mountain.

Your Mardi Himal Trek journey will begin from Low Camp and travel via Badal Danda to High Camp. You must ascend through a rhododendron forest for one hour to reach Badal Danda. Although the routes are challenging, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Mardi Himal, Annapurna Range, and Machhapuchhre (fishtail mountain). The ridge gets thinner as you go up, and you can see the huge valleys on each side. You will be facing the Modi Khola river valley to your left, which is bordered by communities that rise up to the Annapurna Sanctuary. You can see the Mardi Khola and Seti river valleys to your right. You can even see the Pokhara Valley on clear days. To get to High Camp, you must keep trudging along the ridgeline. On your trip to the high camp, if you’re lucky, you could get the chance to witness Daphne, the national bird of Nepal.

In order to witness the sunrise over the mountains today, you will get up early. It will be the most memorable and challenging journey of your whole Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary today. Mardi Trek Route is more difficult than you may imagine because of a series of rapid ascents that you must accomplish on uneven and steep steps. To go to Mardi Himal Base Camp, will take you around 5 hours. At the elevation of 4500 meters, reaching the base camp while traversing a lush, green, High Mountain will make you feel extremely accomplished. You will also be captivated by the expansive panorama of the snow-capped mountain ranges of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna III (7,555m), and Gangapurna (7,455m). You will travel down to Badal Danda to enjoy the floating cloud that goes through you after capturing those amazing and delightful views in your heart.

It’s time to descend to Siding after spending some wonderful time at Badal Danda capturing lovely memories, taking in the stunning Himalayan scenery, and discovering the natural environment with rare flora and wildlife. Instead of returning to Forest Camp, this Mardi Himal Trek alternate path descends to the remarkable settlement of Siding. You will eat lunch at Siding, and then you will take a shared jeep to Pokhara. You will have evening free time in Pokhara to go boating or explore the lovely lakeside surroundings.

You will wake up early today and travel to Sarangkot to take in the splendor of the sunrise. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu may all be seen from Sarangkot. It also offers a wide-ranging vista of the Pokhara Valley, including the Phewa Lake. When returning to your hotel from Sarangkot, you may also tour Bindabasini, the city’s oldest temple. You will take a deluxe tourist bus through the Prithvi Highway from Pokhara to Kathmandu after breakfast. Depending on traffic, it takes 7 to 8 hours to go around 205 kilometers. Along the way, you will pass through various landscapes and see the vibrant and busy bazaars of Damauli, Dumre, Mugling, etc. The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek will be successfully concluded with a celebration that you will attend in the evening. Live ethnic music is available as you eat a typical Nepalese supper. You can purchase mementos to take home or take some photographs to remember your trip.

Depending on your departure schedule, we will often set up an airport transfer service three hours before departure. If you have additional time, we can set up some side trips for you, or you may go exploring on your own.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Pick-up from Kathmandu International Airport as your arrival date and time
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (Before and After the Trek)
  • Touris bus ticket to Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast (before and after Mardi Himal Trek)
  • Taxi to Kande (trek start point) from Pokhara
  • 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • 4 nights tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All necessary permits for the trekking Mardi Himal Trek
  • An experienced and qualified English-speaking guide including his food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Sharing JEEP to Pokhara from Siding village (Mardi Himal Trek endpoint)
  • Deluxe Tourist Bus Ticket to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Government VAT and official expenses
  • Purified drinking water (Ef-Chlor – water purification tablet)
  • Free luggage stored at Green Valley Nepal Store During the Trek
  • Airport transfer as your departure date and time

Price Excludes

  • International airfare, visa fees and Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • All drinks include hot, soft, and hard coke, beer, and mineral water during the Mardi Himal Trek
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary.
  • Tips for staffs (it is expected after Mardi Himal Trek)

Gears And Equipment

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Best Time and Season: 

Autumn, spring, summer, and winter are the four seasons that the Mardi Himal Trek experiences. Autumn and spring are the ideal times of year for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek out of 4.

  • Autumn – September, October and Novemver

For the Mardi Himal Trek, autumn is the ideal season. September, October, and November are the months that comprise autumn. One of the busiest times of year for trekking in Nepal. The Annapurna region’s surroundings grow clearer in the post-monsoon season of autumn because of the summer’s rainy weather. The region’s picturesque splendor and visibility of the mountain ranges appear to be superb.

  • Spring – March, April and May

The second-best season of the year for Mardi Himal Trekking is spring. March, April, and May are the months in which it occurs. Various plants sprout and bloom in the spring, including rhododendrons. It’s that time of year when everything outside turns green and rejuvenated. During this month, you may experience the aroma of many flowers as you hike to the Mardi Himal. This time of year is when the splendor of the natural flora and animals is at its height. Because it is the pre-monsoon season, the sky is often clear, giving you a clearer perspective of the mountains.

Food or Meal on Mardi Himal Trek: 

  • Breakfast

Breakfast is the first meal you eat after the long fast from the previous night. To build up a lot of endurance for walking for a long time on the route, the first meal must be nutritious and pleasant. You will be given a variety of meals for breakfast, including bread and chapati, eggs, porridge, soup, pancakes, and more.

  • Lunch

In Nepal, the lunchtime meal is regarded as the main course. Therefore, Dal-Bhat is prepared in all teahouses as the main dish along with many other kinds. In recent years, a significant portion of foreign trekkers has also started to favor Dal-Bhat as their lunch option. Rice, noodles, pasta, pizza, hamburgers, dumplings, desserts, and a variety of other foods are typically available at teahouses for lunch.

  • Dinner

Dinner is a tasty meal after a strenuous day of walking. Similar types of lunch and evening meals are available at the teahouses along the trail. The majority of Nepalese enjoy eating dal baht for lunch and supper, although foreign visitors prefer to select different dishes. The teahouses make a variety of hot and cold refreshments available in addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and supper.

Accommodation on Mardi Himal Trek: 

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trip is a teahouse trek that passes via guesthouses. The Mardi Himal Trek Route travels through a sparsely populated, extremely isolated area of the Annapurna range. As a result, the lodging options are also modest and provide few services. The bathrooms might be communal or private, and the rooms are typically tiny. The majority of the rooms are twin sharing, however, if you prefer a single room, please let us know in advance so that we may try to get one for you. But we can’t guarantee it. The alternatives will decrease as the height rises, especially during the busiest hiking season, when hotels are fully occupied.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Difficulty: 

One of the most underappreciated hikes in Nepal is the Mardi Himal Trek. A lot of hikers are unaware of this lovely trail. This journey has a moderate difficulty rating from novice hikers, however, it is easy in comparison to other hikes like the Everest and Manaslu Trek. The lengthy hikes uphill are sometimes a little challenging for beginners. But rest stops along the route make the trip enjoyable. High-end hiking equipment, like ropes and ice picks, is not necessary. Reaching Base Camp from High Camp is the most difficult portion. This section of the trek is difficult because of the steep, rocky slopes. The routes along this trek’s itinerary are rugged and unpaved. When it rains, it might be a little more challenging since the track becomes slippery. Forests also get slick in the rain. However, getting enough rest and drinking enough water will ensure a successful and enjoyable walk.

Travel Insurance for Mardi Trek: 

The danger of altitude sickness is quite minimal on the Mardi Trek, which is rated as mild. However, the trip may encounter unanticipated or unplanned occurrences including accidents, illnesses, floods, landslides, or abrupt climatic changes. Therefore, Mardi Base Camp Trek requires travel insurance. Medical and emergency extradition, as well as high-altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation costs, must be covered by insurance coverage. Based on the experiences of our clients, we can suggest insurance providers to you, but we don’t really offer insurance. After making your trek reservation, we kindly ask that you provide us with comprehensive insurance paperwork. In an emergency, we will quickly rescue you by using your insurance.

Acute Mountain Sickness and Remedies during Mardi Himal Trekking: 

In Nepal, altitude illness is sometimes referred to as acute mountain sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness. Altitude sickness symptoms often appear in Nepal at altitudes more than 3,000 meters. Due to the elevation of Mardi Base Camp (4500 meters), Acute Mountain Sickness might be a risk. Altitude sickness symptoms include headaches, exhaustion and laziness, a dislike of food, nausea, and vomiting, body tingling, dizziness, shortness of breath, and nasal bleeding.

Stop ascending to higher elevations as soon as you begin to experience AMS symptoms and take some time to relax. Trek to a lower elevation if your condition does not improve. To keep your body hydrated, remember to consume lots of water and other drinks. Acetaminophen like Tylenol or another pain reliever like Ibuprofen 500 mg should be taken if you are experiencing extreme pain. Two times daily, take 250 mg of the altitude sickness drug acetazolamide.

Recommended equipment List for Mardi Himal Trek: 

Your hiking clothing and equipment are one of the most crucial and significant things during Mardi Himal Trekking. The right tools include a sleeping bag, a set of High Mountain walking boots, poles, a duffel bag, necessary warm and comfortable hiking clothing, warm socks, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and so on. Another important consideration is that the finest gear for hiking in the high mountains should be light, breathable, and comfortable. Ensure that you have all the required paperwork, records, and concepts for restricted and non-restricted items. Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

Mardi Trek Guide and Safety: 

Our client’s safety and security are guaranteed, and we are ready for everything. The following safety precautions are taken by Friendship World Treks, a reliable company:

  • Trek leaders and guides have years of expertise leading treks, so they can guarantee your comfort, safety, and security.
  • We provide intensive wilderness first aid training to all of our guides.
  • As you progress through the walk, our guide will inspire and motivate you.
  • In hiking areas, we inspect the sanitation of the meals and lodging.
  • We have all the tools, equipment, and first aid supplies we require.
  • Our trek leaders have the right to cancel or continue a tour if someone becomes ill.
  • We will send out a chopper to evacuate people in case of crises (covered by insurance).

Mardi Himal Trek Booking Procedure: 

Having been in business for more than 13 years, Friendship World Treks is a government-approved, registered, and bonded trek and tour company in Nepal. We are members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN). Therefore, you may securely make trip reservations with us. For the confirmation of your Mardi Himal Trek reservation, we ask a 10% advance payment. Within a week of making your reservation, email us the relevant paperwork, including a copy of your passport, two passport-sized pictures, your travel insurance information, and flight information. Western Union, bank transfers, and online payments through the website are all accepted forms of payment. After you get to Kathmandu, you may pay the remaining trip expenses using cash, a bank transfer, or a credit card. Additionally, we will send you payment information and accepted methods.



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