Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Duration 9
Max Altitude 4500M at Mardi Base Camp
Group Size 2-30
Best Time for Visit Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov

Trip Overview


The Mardi Himal Trek is a breathtaking adventure that takes you on a journey through the picturesque landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. This relatively new and less-crowded trail also offers a unique opportunity to explore the hidden treasures of the Himalayas in a short span of time. The trek starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara, where you can also enjoy the serene Phewa Lake and soak in the stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. As you begin your ascent, the trail takes you through lush rhododendron forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, providing a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. One of the highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek is reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters. The base camp also offers awe-inspiring panoramic views of towering peaks like Mardi Himal, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. The sense of accomplishment and the beauty of the surrounding landscape make this moment truly unforgettable. The trek also considers as moderate in difficulty, making it suitable for both experienced trekkers and beginners. However, a reasonable level of fitness is required, as you will be walking on steep and uneven terrain at times. Accommodation options along the trail range from cozy tea houses to camping, allowing you to choose the style that suits you best. Unlike some of the more popular trekking routes in the region, the Mardi Himal Trek offers a quieter and more intimate experience with nature. You'll often find yourself walking in solitude, surrounded by the pristine wilderness and the chirping of birds. This seclusion adds to the charm and tranquility of the journey, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Mardi Himal Trek is a remarkable adventure that combines stunning mountain views, cultural encounters, and a sense of serenity. With its shorter duration and lesser-known status, it's a perfect choice for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience without compromising on the splendor of the Himalayan landscapes.

 Trip Highlight

  • Visit the Kathmandu valley’s ancient landmarks, including as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • Walkthrough an untouched landscape and connect with nature
  • Less crowded trekking trail in Nepal
  • Fantastic views of Mount Dhauglagiri, Mount Annapurna (II, III, IV, and South), Mount Hiunchuli, Mount Machhapuchhare, and more.
  • The Mardi Himal Trek Route is surrounded by lush scenery, wildlife, fauna, and terraced farms.
  • Trekking in a green atmosphere via a rhododendron forest
  • Dramatic ridgeline hiking to Mardi Himal Base Camp with incredible Himalayan views
  • Enjoy boating on Fewa Lake‘s tranquil waters.
  • Visit the historic sites on the way to the Bindabasini temple.
  • Discover about the people’ lifestyles, culture, and traditions by visiting the settlement of Sidhing.
  • Relaxing hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Amazing view of snow-capped mountains including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna from Sarangkot, Pokhara.
  • A day in Pokhara – the tourist capital of Nepal
  • Suitable for all age groups
  • Mardi Himal High Camp (3,600m), Low Camp, Forest Camp (2600m)
  • First-hand experience of rural Nepali village life


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. Go through your gear list for the final time. If you have forgotten any item, you can buy or hire from any of the trekking gear shops in Thamel. Your guide will help you out in case you need help. The hike’s information and any missing equipment will be provided by the guide.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel

Driving Hours (200km / 124miles )

Time Duration 6 to 7 hrs

After an early breakfast, we will take a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take six to seven hours. On the way, you will see the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers. Pokhara is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, known for its panoramic views of Annapurna ranges, Machapuchare in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Manaslu and Lamjung Himal in the east. Pokhara is a tourist paradise complete with modern amenities.

  • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast)


Take an early morning flight to Pokhara. During the flight, enjoy mesmerizing views of rolling green hills and Himalayan mountains. After reaching Pokhara, you take a short 1-hour drive to Kande, the starting point of your trek.

Begin with an ascent along a well-laid stone trail. After walking uphill for an hour or so, you reach Australian Camp. Enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna Massif and Lamjung Himal from here.

Walk downhill and proceed to Pothana, a Gurung village, and your stop for the night. On reaching Pothana, head to a local tea-house and rest your tired muscles.

Enjoy a hot beverage and gaze at the beautiful forked summit of Macchhapucchre or Fishtail Peak. You will be walking close to this peak in the next few days.

Overnight in Pothana.

Driving Hours 2 hrs

Trek Distance 9km / 5.5miles

Highest Altitude 2100 m / 6,889 ft

Driving Hours 3-4 hrs.

Early in the morning, we will drive around 2hrs to reach Dhampus from where the trails begin. The hike takes us through ethnic Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung villages while being greeted by panoramic views of the Annapurna peaks. Our walk continues through the rhododendron, forest to Pothana, and finally to Deurali (2100m). At Deurali, you will get to witness the high glaciers on one of the greatest Himalayan peaks – Annapurna South – looming in the distance. 

  • Overnight stay in a Lodge
  • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


Today’s trek takes you past a dense forest of rhododendron, oak, birch and hemlock. If you do this trek during Spring season, the rhododendrons will be in full bloom and you will get to walk under canopies of blooming rhododendrons. It will feel like a walk through an enchanted forest. Do be careful while stepping on the gnarled roots spreading over the trail. Covered with algae, these can be slippery and a wrong step will make you fall.  After an uphill hike you reach Forest Camp. There are a few teahouses and you head to the one where your room has been booked. Up in the middle of the forest,  you can soak in the tranquility listening to nothing but the chirping of birds. Take a well deserved rest.

Overnight in Forest Camp.

Trek Distance 6km / 3.7miles

Highest Altitude 2600m /8,530ft

Trek Duration 5 to 6 hrs

We leave Deurali early morning and head to Forest Camp. The path ascends fairly through rhododendron, birch, oak, maple, and hemlock forest. On your path, you get glimpses of wildlife – leopards, deer, monkeys, and several bird species. We will spend the night at Forest Camp.

  • Overnight stay in a Lodge
  • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


It’s uphill once again as you gather your things and head onwards to Badal Danda(Cloud Hill). Walk up a forested path. At intervals you will come across a clearing from where you can gaze at the valley below. Enjoy the view of the Modi Khola Valley that leads to the Annapurna Sanctuary from here. After walking for some time, the vegetation begins to change. The lush jungle gives way to short scrub and grasses and the iconic Machhapuchhre(Fishtail Peak appears closer). When you reach Badal Danda, make your way to a tea house. The place is called Badal Danda( Cloud Hill), as oftentimes, the areas below the hill are covered in a sea of white cottony clouds. At night you can stargaze and view the constellations, which appear a lot more closer.

Overnight in Badal Danda.

Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles

Highest Altitude 3600m / 11,811ft

Trek Duration 4 to 5 hrs

Today’s trek will take us from Forest Camp to High Camp via Low Camp. The trails are steep, but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre (fishtail mountain), the Annapurna Range, the  Annapurna Base Camp valley, and Mardi Himal

After walking for some hours, the forest finally opens into a clearing allowing you to see the face of Annapurna South. Then the trail breaks into a combination of scrub forest and open meadow. 

As we climb the ridge becomes narrower, and you can see the deep valleys on both sides. To your left, you will be looking straight down on the Modi Khola river valley alongside villages that lead up to the Annapurna Sanctuary. To our right, you will see the Mardi Khola and Seti river valleys. On clear days, you can even see  Pokhara Valley. We continue walking the narrow ridgeline to High Camp (3900m), where we stop for the night.

  • Overnight stay in a Lodge
  • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


Wake up early in the morning and hike to Upper Viewpoint or Mardi Himal Base Camp. This hike to the Base Camp is the real highlight of this trek. After walking further on the ridge, you reach the Upper View Point. From here, continue to Mardi Himal Base Camp.

The ridge becomes increasingly narrower, and the views become surreal. The grand summits of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Machhapuchhre appear very close. The peaks loom right above you, and you can see the massive glaciers tumbling down the mountainsides. This is a view to kill for!

Machhapuchhre, which looked so far away from Pokhara, is in front of you. After reaching the base camp, take pictures, have your packed lunch and retrace your steps before the clouds roll in. Make your way down Badal Danda(Cloud Hill) or Middle Camp, from where the valley below is covered with white clouds that look like a sea of clouds. Descend to Low Camp, where you stay overnight at a local teahouse.

Overnight in Low Camp.

Trek Distance 10km / 6.2miles

Highest Altitude 4,500m / 14,763ft

Trek Duration 7 hrs

We wake up early at High Camp to appreciate the most spectacular sunrise views on the mighty Himalayas. Then we will climb along the narrow ridge to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500 meters. 

From Mardi Himal Base Camp, you can see the sun lighting up the full face of Annapurna South while Fishtail Mountain looms directly overhead. After spending some time at the Mardi Himal Base Camp, we descend back to High Camp for lunch and then descend further to  Low Camp, where we will spend another night. 

  • Overnight stay in a Lodge
  • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


Get up early to catch breathtaking views of the Himalayas. After breakfast, begin your journey down to Sidhing, a traditional village rarely visited by trekking groups.

At Sidhing our vehicle will be waiting to drop you at Pokhara. The drive is filled with delightful views of green hills and mountains. Once you arrive in Pokhara, you will be driven to your hotel. Take a well-deserved rest.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Trek Distance 12km / 7.4miles
Highest Altitude 3,050m /10,006ft
Trek Duration 7 hrs

We descend from Low Camp down on a very steep trail that passes through the forest. After an hour’s hike, we reach a broad clearing where we will rest for a while. But our descend continues to hillside village Siding, which lies about 500 meters above the river valley. Trek descends through the village of Landruk – an ethnic group of Gurung settlement. Depending on the situation, we might stay at Landruk or continue to Jhinu Danda. There are natural hot springs near Jhinu Danda, where we can relax our tired muscles in the hot springs. 

  • Overnight stay at Hotel Park Himalaya (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


You have an afternoon flight to Kathmandu. You can spend the first half of the day as you wish. Take a rest at the hotel or explore Pokhara on your own. You can stroll down the lakeside and take a boat ride on Phewa Lake. You can also visit Davis Falls, Gupteshwar Cave, and the island Temple of Tal Barahi on Phewa Lake.

You will be driven to the airport on time to catch your flight to Kathmandu. From the plane, catch the last few glimpses of the inspiring hills and mountains which gave endless memories to last for a lifetime.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Trek Distance 4km / 2.4 miles

Highest Altitude 1,780m / 5,839ft

Trek Duration 3-4 hrs

Driving Hours 2-3 hrs

We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. Today we make a pleasant hike along the Modi River and head down to reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi. We then say goodbye to the trails and make a return drive through picturesque countryside to Pokhara.

  • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch)


Once you reach Kathmandu, head back to your hotel and take rest. If you aren’t too tired you can explore Thamel and shop for souvenirs. Come evening, celebrate the completion of your wonderful trek with a farewell dinner with your guide or our representative.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Bid goodbye to Nepal and the friends you have made during your trip to Nepal. Our representative will drive you to the airport 3 hours before your flight departs. If you want to stay and explore more of Nepal, do let us know.

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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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

  • Both way transportation between Kathmandu and Pokhara on a tourist bus or Plane.
  • Both way private transportation from Pokhara to Dhampus (trek start )and Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to Pokhara.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast (room with attached bathroom) at Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara
  • Accommodation (total five nights): Two nights room with attached bathroom at Deurali, Jhinu Danda. Three nights standard room at Forest camp, High Camp, Low camp Camp (Generally twin sharing room)
  • All standard meals (7 lunches, 6 dinners, and 7 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government Licensed and experienced trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide for a group of 12 or more trekkers Porters to help trekkers luggage (1 porter for two trekkers, luggage limit 9 kg per trekker)
  • Guides and porters costs – meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir – a company’s T-shirt & cap
  • Friendship World Trekking trek achievement certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek

Price Excludes

  • International flight costs
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (limit is 9kg per person)
  • All Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the trek
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure or early return from the trek.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery re-charge fee extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs or delays caused by circumstances beyond our control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in “What is included in the Mardi Trek package?” above

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Best Time To Travel

Spring (March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November) are considered the best seasons to trek to Mardi Himal. The weather stays dry and clear during these times, making it ideal for trekking and enjoying unobstructed views of mountains. The days are warm and the nights chilly. On the downside, however, these are peak seasons, and the trails get crowded and busy.

The Mardi Himal trail passes through a pristine forest that is filled with wildflowers and orchids during spring. Rhododendron trees burst into colorful pink, white and red blooms. Walking past the hills covered with wildflowers and rhododendron blooms against the backdrop of the snowy Himalayas will seem heavenly.

Autumn is the most popular season for Mardi Trek. With the end of the wet monsoon season, which clears the skies of dust and impurities, you can enjoy crystal clear views during this season. Timing your trek around late September or October will allow you to experience the most important festivals of the Nepalese, Dashain, and Tihar. These festivals celebrated by Hindus last for several days. Expect good food, merry-making, dance, and music at the villages along the trail.

You can also opt for a monsoon or winter trek if you want to avoid the crowds. Trekking during these times will let you enjoy some off-season discounts at teahouses that remain mostly empty. But you should be ready to face some discomforts (rain, leeches, snow, and extreme cold) if you take to the trail at these times.

Getting To Mardi Himal Base Camp

First, you need to travel to Pokhara, which can be done by taking a flight or driving overland. Many private airline companies operate daily flights on the Kathmandu- Pokhara route. Taking a flight may be expensive, but it saves you time and is more comfortable. In less than 30 minutes, you reach your destination.

If you are traveling on a budget, you can opt to travel by tourist coach or a local bus. The journey takes around 6 to 7 hours. The tourist bus to Pokhara departs daily from Sorahkhutte and Thamel at 7 AM. If you want to travel like locals, you need to go to Naya Bus Park in Gongabu and get yourself a bus ticket to Pokhara. There are also micro vans or Hiace vans that leave for Pokhara at intervals of 1 to 2 hours daily. Private vehicles are also available on hire. The vehicle comes with a driver, and rental charges vary according to the size and type of the vehicle.

As per our itinerary, you travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa by flight. Due to the mountainous terrain, aircrafts used for domestic flights in Nepal tend to be small and light.  You will be flying in a 70 to 47 seater ATR, 30 seater Jetstream, or 18 seaters Beechcraft. The 25 minutes flight lets you enjoy incredible views of Himalayan peaks.

On reaching Pokhara, you board a private vehicle and drive to the trailhead of your trek, Kande. The drive, on a pitched highway, lasts for about an hour. From Kande, you trek all the way to Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to Sidhing., from where you will be picked up and driven to Pokhara.

Entry Permits & Requirements

The permits you need for Mardi Himal Trek are – 1) Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit, and 2) TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card.

Both Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit and TIMS Card can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board’s Office in Kathmandu or Tourist Information Centre in Pokhara.

To get these permits, you need to provide the following documents and information:

  • Copy of your passport
  • 2 Passport-sized photos
  • Dates when your trek starts and ends
  • Itinerary/route
  • Entry and exit points
  • Emergency Contact Information (local and home country’s)
  • Travel Insurance Details

Permit Fees: Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit: NRS 3000 per person for foreigners, NRS 1000 for citizens of SAARC countries, and NRS 100 for Nepalese.

TIMS Card: NRS 1000 if you are trekking with a guide. NRS 2000 for free individual trekker (FIT). For SAARC country nationals, NRS 300 if trekking with a guide and NRS 600 for a solo trekker.

You won’t have to worry about queuing up to get the permits as the company, or our guides will arrange all the permits for you.

Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization

Mardi Himal Trek takes you very close to Mardi Himal Peak (5,587m), Fishtail Peak or Machhapuchhre (6,993m), and other 7000 and 8000 meter peaks. The highest point of your trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp, located at 4,500 meters above sea level. The low levels of oxygen in such an environment will sometimes make breathing difficult.

To let your body get used to the thin air, you need to walk slowly, steadily and keep your body hydrated. If you try to hasten and walk fast to reach your destination in less time, chances are you may suffer from AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness.

AMS symptoms like dizziness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc., are seen at elevations above 2000 meters. Taking Diamox and a good night’s rest may work for mild cases. Drinking plenty of fluids (water, tea, soup, etc.) and keeping your body hydrated will also help keep the sickness at bay.

One should take necessary precautions to ensure that the condition does not worsen. But if the symptoms worsen, one may have to return to a lower elevation and get medical help. In the worst-case scenario, an air evacuation will be arranged, where the patient will be flown to Pokhara or Kathmandu to receive medical aid. AMS, if untreated or ignored, can take your life.

Experts and veteran guides have designed this itinerary. The trek is well-paced and allows your body to gradually get used to low oxygen levels in the mountain air.

The chart given below will give you a rough idea of the oxygen level in the atmosphere on the trail.

Altitude Oxygen Level
1000m/3,281ft 88%
2500m/8,202ft 73%
3000m/9,843ft 68%
3500m/11,483ft 64%
4000m/13,123ft 60%
4500m/14,764ft 57%

Drinking Water

It is important to keep your body hydrated on the trail as dehydration also causes AMS. One should drink at least 3-4 liters of fluid.

To tackle the menace of plastic waste in the Annapurna region, the sale of bottled water has been banned since 2015.  Inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, you will find several safe drinking water stations.  We highly recommend you to carry a reusable water bottle with you, one that can hold hot water. You can use one with a steri pen or an inbuilt filtration system like LifeStraw.

You can also use water purification tablets to treat the water. While the water in the mountains tends to be pure and without impurities, it’s better not to take chances and filter or treat the water before drinking.

Using chlorine or iodine tablets to treat the water may alter its taste. You can add flavored electrolyte powder (readily available at pharmacies in Kathmandu) to mask the bitter chemical taste. Adding electrolyte to your drinking water may also be beneficial as the minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc.) you lose while walking gets replenished.

Teahouses offer boiled and filtered drinking water at an additional cost. Charges vary according to altitude (the higher you reach, the more expensive it will be) and quantity. You will be charged from USD 1 to 2 for a pot of hot filtered drinking water.

Internet Connectivity

Internet connection (though erratic and irregular at some places) is available in the Annapurna Region. You can connect with your loved ones while trekking, post updates, and upload pictures on social media. Wi-fi is available at all teahouses. Teahouses charge extra for using their Wi-Fi hotspot. You can also get a sim card (preferably Ncell) in Kathmandu and purchase internet data to use on your trek.

Packing Checklist For Mardi Himal Trek

As opposed to popular belief, you don’t need a lot of complicated gear and equipment for this adventure. Here’s a basic checklist of the essential items that you should not forget to bring with you during your Mardi Himal Trek:

  • A sturdy pair of trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Rucksack or daypack (30 liters) with waterproof cover
  • Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down jacket
  • Wind/ waterproof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap, or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Water bottle and water purification tablets
  • Crampons and Gaiters
  • 4 season Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner

These are only some of the essential items. Find a more Packing List For Trekking In Nepal. 

Most of the trekking equipment is available on hire in Kathmandu. You can keep your baggage light by only packing the essential items and renting or buying the rest in Kathmandu. Shops in Thamel offer branded as well locally made gear and equipment.

You can leave your spare luggage in your hotel’s storage room. It is completely safe and free. But do make sure to lock your luggage before leaving it at the storage unit.

Guide(S) & Staff Arrangements

Mardi Himal Trek takes you close to Fishtail Peak or Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Mardi Himal Peak(5587m). Having an experienced local guide accompanying you will enrich your trip in so many ways. Trekking with a person who has in-depth knowledge of the mountain will also keep you safe and secure.

When you book a trek with us, we pair you up with one of our local guides. All our guides have experience of more than 10 years and have a vast knowledge of the area you are visiting. They have completed the trekking guide course and have the required government license to work as mountain guides. They can communicate in English and have received training on wilderness first aid and crisis management.

A chief guide or trek leader will lead the trek. For every 4 trekkers, there will be an assistant guide assisting them personally. One porter will carry the luggage of 2 clients. Make sure that your luggage does not exceed 15 kg, as the porter can only carry a weight of 30 kg.

We believe in the ethical treatment of our staff. All our Guides and Porters are provided with weather-appropriate gear and clothing to battle the harsh weather in the mountains. Before the start of a trek, we ensure that our mountain guides are fully insured. They are given fair wages and treated with respect.

We seriously follow the guidelines set by IPPG (International Porter Protection Group) and offer assistance to porters to develop other skills. A portion of the booking fee goes to fund the education of our field staffs’ kids.

Travel Insurance

For Mardi Himal Trek, you need a good travel insurance policy that offers you coverage for all activities and altitudes included in your itinerary. The highest altitude you reach is 4500 meters, and your travel insurance should offer you suitable coverage up to this elevation.

Though we take your safety as our number one priority, we cannot rule out mishaps and emergencies that may occur at this altitude. There is less oxygen in the environment, and trekkers usually suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness, which could prove to be fatal if not treated on time.

Walking in a treacherous mountain environment also exposes you to physical injuries. Therefore, make sure that your insurance covers the cost of all injuries and emergencies that you can face during this trekking adventure.

Your insurance policy should especially cover the cost of helicopter evacuation and hospitalization in case of an accident or medical emergency, as these happen to be quite expensive. Check for vaccination requirements as some travel insurance policies makes it mandatory to immunize yourself before you leave your country.

Before you decide on a policy, be mindful and don’t forget to read the fine print. It would be advantageous for you also to choose a company that offers insurance cover on domestic and international flight cancellations and lost or stolen baggage.

Trip Safety

We ensure the safety of our clients by following all safety protocols during the trip. This itinerary has been designed by travel experts and veteran guides who have trekked on this route innumerable times.

To prevent AMS, the required number of rest days have been added to the itinerary. Our guides always carry a first-aid kit and pulse oximeter (to measure the oxygen level in your blood) with them. The guides assigned to you have more than 10 years of experience and know what steps to take during an emergency. They are well-trained in wilderness first aid and crisis management.

If a client shows symptoms of AMS and needs to descend to a lower elevation, an assistant guide will escort them and follow the safety protocol. He will closely monitor the client’s condition and take the required steps needed for the client’s well-being.

If they feel alright after a night’s rest, the guide will escort the client back to join the group. But if the condition worsens, the client will be escorted down to a lower elevation or airlifted to Pokhara or Kathmandu for expert medical aid.

A Typical Day On The Mardi Himal Trek

A typical day on the trail begins with a wake-up call at around 6 AM by your guide. Freshen up and get ready. Pack your belongings and head to the dining area for breakfast by 7 AM. Check your luggage for the final time and fill your water bottle before you hit the trail by 8 AM, along with your guide.

To avoid walking in the heat and enjoy clear mountains’ views, you make an early start. En route, there will be short breaks to enjoy the views and take photographs. You stop for lunch at a local teahouse around noon or mid-day. After a quick rest of about an hour or 40 minutes, you get back on the trail and continue till you reach your overnight stop.

Upon reaching the stop for the night, you head to your teahouse, check in and have some rest. Tea with some light refreshments (cookies or biscuits) will be served at 5 PM. As the rooms are not insulated, you can warm yourself by the heater or stove in the communal area.

Exchange stories or play cards with other trekkers till dinner is served (around 7 PM). After dinner, your guide will brief you about the next day’s trek – the route you will take, difficulty, where you will stop for lunch, etc. Afterward, retire for the night and have a well-deserved rest.

On average, you may have to walk 3 to 4 hours daily. Apart from Day 6, which involves a long hike of about 8 to 9 hours and is probably your toughest day on the trail, the hikes on other days are relatively short. You will get plenty of time to enjoy the scenery at each stop.

Responsible Travel

Travel responsibly and try to limit any negative impact on the environment. Limit the use of plastic and be mindful about throwing waste in the mountains. When you trek with us, you will be supporting local communities (from the guides and porters to teahouse owners). We, as a company, support sustainable tourism and patronize local businesses. We partner with service providers who work towards saving the environment.  As an active member of KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project), we make sure that our trips are environmentally friendly.

Mardi Himal Trek Route Map

Mardi Himal Trek Map


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