Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Fact

  1. Trip Code:
    MHT
  2. Trip Price:
    from $635 USD

Duration: 10 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Best Season: Sep-Dec/March-April

Group Size: 2 - 10

Accomodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Tea House during the trekking

Meals: BB base in Kathmandu and Pokhara, BLD during the trek

Altitude Max: 4500

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Trip Highlight

  • From Mardi Himal trek offer you superb views of Mt. Dhauglagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna 8091m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m Hiunchuli 6441m, Machhapuchhare 6988m etc.
  • Mardi Himal trekking is less touristy trekking trail in Nepal
  • Visit the ancient monuments of the Kathmandu valley, which comprise of sites like the Kathmandu Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Head to Pokhara and relishing at the sight of the snowy mountains like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna from the viewpoint of Sarangkot
  • Do boating in the serene water of Fewa Lake
  • Visit the ancient settlements on the road to Bindhyabasini temple
  • Trek to the base of Mardi Himal and observe the gorgeous view of Himalayan mountains
  • Visit the Sidhing village and learn the daily lifestyle, culture tradition of the locals there

At a glance

The Mardi Himal Trek is a famous trekking trail in Annapurna region among travelers as well as novice trekkers. This trek provides an unimaginable trekking experience that leads to the uninhabited parts of the Annapurna region. The Mardi Himal Trek offers off-the-beaten trekking experience that takes you to the beautiful Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is situated at the foot of the colossal icy shard called Mardi Himal (5,587 m). The Mardi Himal Trekking journey takes you on a roller coaster ride that starts from the green hills of Pokhara, all the way to the snowy terrain of the Mardi Himal Base Camp.

The Annapurna region is heavily influenced by Gurung culture and traditions. Likewise, this region is also influenced by Tibetan culture too but to some extent. During the Mardi Himal Trek, you will get to witness Gurung cultures and festivals. If you take this trek during late December, then you can observe the Tamu Lhosar as well. Mardi Himal Trekking provides you with stunning views of Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapucchre. Along with spectacular views of faraway mountains, it also provides a brief display about life in the desolate parts of Himalayas. We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are glad to provide you our professionally designed Mardi Himal Trek-10 days. We also provide tailor-made Mardi Himal Trek service, which is customized as per your need.

Mardi Himal Trek route

The Mardi Himal Trek itinerary starts from Kathmandu, and after visiting the major world heritage sites, you drive or fly to Pokhara. Spend a day by visiting the major landmarks of Pokhara and getting all the documents trekking equipment ready. A short drive will take you to Kande, and now you shall commence the long walk to Deurali. Flanked with a view of amazing Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Mardi Himal, you reach Forest Camp. The route now sees very little people as these parts are less traveled. Fight the uphill battle and arrive at the High Camp. Youll start to see traces of snow now. Finally, arrive at the Mardi Himal Base Camp, and after spending some time here, you head down to low camp. Learn the tongue of the locals in Siding, and drive to Pokhara then to Kathmandu where this trip shall end.

Best time to go on Mardi Himal Trek

The best time to go on Mardi Himal Trek is from the start of October to the middle of December. You will be greeted by magnificent mountain views, and during this time of the year, the weather is clear and provides an allure of the Himalayas.

Mardi Himal Trek difficulty

The Mardi Himal Trek sees a drastic increase in elevation and that too at a short time. It is advised that novice climbers prepare themselves thoroughly before taking this journey. Youll need to walk for at least 6 hours a day too. Although no previous trekking experience is needed, we advise you to do some light physical exercise before taking this trek.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival to Kathmandu (1320)

Day 02 :Kathmandu to Pokhara, 6-7 hour

Day 03 :Drive to Kade from Pokhara then trek to Deurali 2100m

Day 04 :Deurali to Forest Camp, 2600m

Day 05 :Forest Camp to Badal Danda (3212m) via Low Camp (2970m)

Day 06 :Badal Danda to High Camp, 3550m

Day 07 :Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and return to Low Camp for over night

Day 08 :Low Camp to Sidhing Village – drive back to Pokhara

Day 09 :Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 10 :Departure or extend your Program.

Cost Include

  1. Pick-up from Kathmandu International Airport
  2. 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (1 Night before trek & 1 Night after trek)
  3. Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  4. 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast (before trekking & after trekking)
  5. Pokhara-Kande and Khoramomukh - Pokhara by Taxi
  6. All the Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and accommodation during the trek
  7. ACAP permit and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card
  8. An experienced and qualified English speaking guide
  9. Guide food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
  10. 13% Government VAT and official expenses
  11. First Aids Kit with a guide

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare and visa fees
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All drinks Hot, Soft and hard coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara (It will cost you US$ 25/night for single room including breakfast)  
  • Your Trekking gears & tips for staffs (it is expected)

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival to Kathmandu (1320) You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where a delegate from Green Valley Nepal Treks & Research Hub will greet you. He will take you to the hotel and help you settle in. To show our appreciation and welcome you in Nepal, the company will organize welcome dinner for you. You will stay overnight in a hotel.
Meals: Welcome dinner only

Day 02 :Kathmandu to Pokhara, 6-7 hour Today, we will drive to Pokhara, the second biggest city after Kathmandu as well as the starting point of trekking trails that leads to the Annapurna region. During the drive, we will get to see beautiful views of hills, rivers, waterfalls, terraced fields, dense forests, and small settlements. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will head to our hotel and rest for the day. In the evening, we will visit Fewa lake and explore around. We can also do boating on the Fewa Lake along with enjoying the calm surrounding and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m). Overnight in the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast only

Day 03 :Drive to Kade from Pokhara then trek to Deurali 2100m After having breakfast, we will drive to Kande. Upon reaching Kande, we will stretch out our muscles and begin trekking towards Deurali. The trail will be steep ascend from Kande to Australian Camp (2,100 m). From here, we will climb to Pothana and continue trekking towards Deurali. We will stay overnight in a lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 04 :Deurali to Forest Camp, 2600m Following the main Annapurna Sanctuary trail, we will trek to Forest Camp. On the way, we will walk through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, hemlock, and maple. Most part of the trail will include forested trail. Upon reaching Forest Camp, we will have lunch and have a relaxing evening. Overnight in the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 05 :Forest Camp to Badal Danda (3212m) via Low Camp (2970m) Leaving Forest Camp behind, we will ascend and reach Low Camp through a lush forest of rhododendron. From Low Camp, we will again trek through the dense forest of rhododendron to reach Middle Camp. The trail from here will take us to Badal Danda from where we will get to witness captivating views of Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), and Annapurna South (7,219 m). Overnight in the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 06 :Badal Danda to High Camp, 3550m After having breakfast, we will trek along the Mardi Himal Ridge and reach High Camp. The trail will present us with beautiful landscape views along with Danphe Pheasant (national bird of Nepal). We will stay overnight in a lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 07 :Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and return to Low Camp for over night We will begin our day early in the morning with a warm breakfast. After that, we will begin ascending towards Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail will be forested and steep. We will get to see dzo (crossbreed of yak and cow) and Danphe while climbing. Upon reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp, we will outstanding sunrise with a panoramic view of the South face of Annapurna (7,219 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), and many other mountains. After spending some time at the base camp, we will descend to Low Camp for night stay. Overnight in the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 08 :Low Camp to Sidhing Village – drive back to Pokhara Today, we will drop to the beautiful Siding village. We will get to see the rich culture, tradition, and unique lifestyle of the locals here. After having lunch here at Siding village, we will drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in a hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 09 :Pokhara to KathmanduAfter having breakfast, we will drive or fly back to Kathmandu. The rest of we will spend exploring around and relaxing. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner organized by the company. Overnight in a hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

Day 10 :Departure or extend your Program.One of the members of our company, we will drop you at the international airport terminal gate as per your flight departure time and bid our last goodbye to you.
Meals: Breakfast only

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