Since 1998

Mardi Himal Trekking

12 Days

Main Highlights:

‘adventure on elusive hidden path to Mardi Himal within Annapurna Himalaya’

“Explore hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya to high Mardi Himal base camp Walk into lovely dense forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia and blue pine trees Adventure away from mainstream trails and villages towards complete wilderness Enjoy panorama of Annapurna Himalaya and other high mountain range on walks Trek to the highest spot of Mardi Himal within close to towering Fish-Tail peaks”

At a Glance




Hotels and Local lodge

Trip Difficulty


Max Altitude

4,500 m and 14,763 ft

Max People



12 Days


Tour and Trek


Breakfast and Lunch


Private Car

Kathmandu – Pokhara- Mardi Hiaml

Brief trip Profile:

  • Hotels in Kathmandu / Pokhara with local lodge on trekking.
  • Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • At Mardi Himal Base Camp 4,500 m / 14, 763 ft.
  • Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs sometimes
  • Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
  • 06 Nights and 07 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
  • 11 Nights and 12 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

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Cost Includes:

  • A registered experienced trekking guide for Mardi Himal Trek.
  • An assistant guide to take care of group if the group size is 10 or more people.
  • Meal Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners during the trek.
  • Sharing twin/double bed room in tea house lodges during trek.
  • Your Mardi Himal Trek guide fee and all his/her expenses.
  • Pokhara – Kande transfers by private car / cab or van depending on group size.
  • Transfer to hotel in Pokhara after trek by local sharing jeep / cab.
  • Necessary insurance for your guide.
  • Trekking permission for Mardi Himal trek.
  • Applicable taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes:

  • Airport shuttles, lodging and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Bar drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment’s and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge.
  • Porter if required (it will cost USD 18/porter/day)
  • Tips for guide, porters.


On arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, where Professional Trekking Guide staff receives with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu.
On checking your rooms getting refreshed then join in at hotel foyer / lobby meeting with other members of the trek, where our guide will brief you with information regarding Mardi Himal Trekking.
Evening group welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment restaurant with native folk culture programs along with the dinner.

A free day in Kathmandu you can enjoy at leisure as well preparation for the trek, on this day interested people can join in our exciting guided sightseeing tour for half or full day tour at places of great interest around World Heritage Sites.

Morning either in charted bus, or in car as well in tourist coach (depending upon the size of a group), where overland journey takes you on main busy Nepal highway to reach country Mid-West at beautiful Pokhara.
Pokhara an amazing city located on the laps of towering Annapurna Mountain range with famous Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ where reflection of the peaks touches its serene Phewa Lake.
At Pokhara transfer to your respective hotels by the lake side with time wander 8on the street around the lake lined with shops and stores with many good hotels and restaurants.
(Flying options taking 30 minutes flight to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu)

Adventure begins with short exciting drive beyond Pokhara valley to reach at Kande a small farm village, where walk starts following uphill trail into cool shade of forest for few hours.
Then climb past farm villages to reach at scenic place called Australian Camp, the local name as Thulo Kharka means large cattle grazing field, offers grand views of Annapurna and Mardi Himal.
From here descend with short climb to Potana village where walk leads uphill within forest to reach on top of a ridge at Deurali, a nice cool spot with grand views of mountain range and beautiful landscapes, overnight in a small nice lodge at Deurali with excellent panorama of surrounding hills and mountains.

Morning views of Annapurna range start with slow climb into forest
as our route diverts from main trail after Deurali heading into
hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya to reach a small place at Forest
or Jungle Camp, also known Kokar located in the middle of serene forest

From Jungle or Kokar camp walk today takes longer hours with climb
within dense wood of tall rhododendron-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia and pine

As walk slowly follows hidden path then reaching a small place within forest
clearing at Low Camp after a refreshing stop walk continues heading closer
towards mountains where tree lines drop for short alpine bushes and shrubs
with dwarf rhododendron, junipers and Burberry with close views of towering
Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ with Mardi Himal at close distance.

Slowly walk ends at High Camp for overnight, a place with few simple good lodges
for trekkers and adventurer, afternoon at leisure to enjoy marvelous views of
grand landscapes and snow-capped mountains.

With overnight stops at High Camp, morning after breakfast side trip and hike to
Mardi base camp, walks follows a faint trail on high ridge of Mardi Himal facing
grand panorama of Annapurna Himalaya, as walk reach at the bottom of Mardi

Mardi base camp located just beneath Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’,
here enjoy great moments with glorious views on highest spot of the adventure
at 4,4500 meters, then retrace afternoon walk back to High Camp for last
overnight around high Mardi Himal area.

On leaving high hills of Mardi Himal return walk on the same serene route to
reach back into dense forested area at Low or Jungle camp for last overnight on
higher areas of Annapurna and Mardi Himal.

From Low Jungle Camp final walk of the adventure reaches you on downhill trails
to reach warm low area around farm areas at Sidang village, after a last moment
on high hills of Annapurna and Mardi Himal.

Walk follows to long descend within dense forested area, and then trek finally
ends at Sidang village located on a road head that takes you to Pokhara.

Morning adventure completes taking few hour drive to Pokhara after a most enjoyable and scenic time on high hills at Mardi Himal Base Camp or Other Sanctuary. At Pokhara free morning and afternoon for leisure walks around lake side or one can join in for other activities, like boating, Zip Flyer or Para-Gliding and walk to Peace Stupa.

On leaving hotel after breakfast at Pokhara where exciting drive takes you back in Kathmandu where ride follows on same interesting road to Kathmandu and then back at your hotels, with afternoon free to enjoy personal and individual activities and shopping.
(Options for scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 minutes)

Final and last day in the country of Himalaya wonders with varied interesting cultures, after a memorable time and experience on Mardi Himal trekking, with time for your international flight, where our staff and guide transfer you to the airport for flight back home or to next respective port of call.

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Trip Detail:

Best Seasons for Mardi Himal Trekking:

March to May and September to November months of the year, March to May when most of day is clear for views and pleasant walks with moderate temperatures, longer sunlight hours when wild flowers are in bloom, especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colors (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).

March to May where late afternoon can get cloudy with chances of rain and snow in higher altitude sometimes.

September to November around autumn / fall best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.

Sunlight is short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks with chances of snow around higher areas above 1,800 m.

People and Culture:

Low warm farm areas of Nepal Mid West are of mixed ethnic tribes of people with mostly Gurung, Magar with some Tamang including Hindu Brahmin, Chettries and Dalits with various cultures and custom with same farm traditional life of both Hindu and Buddhism religion.

Higher mid hill around Annapurna region where villages populated by Gurung ethnic tribe of Annapurna and Western part of Nepal, follows Buddhism religion along with their ancestral heritage rites, worshipping nature and mountain spirits.

Gurung people are traditional farmers and cattle herders where most men folk are famous as courageous and brave Gorkha soldiers in British, Indian Army and as well in Singapore police infantry.


Mardi Himal Trekking an amazing place to be and to experience its scenic wilderness of high mountain range that includes close views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak.

Mardi Himal Trekking takes you around Nepal Far North Mid-West which is directly north of beautiful Pokhara city a mere 25 k.m away within crow fly or aeronautical miles distance.

An elusive and exclusive adventure that lead you around hidden areas of Annapurna Himalaya, where early explorer discovered this grand new scenic spot and named as the ‘Other Sanctuary’ after Annapurna Sanctuary.

Mardi Himal Trekking where walk takes right beneath towering Machhapuchare Himal or Fish Tail, due to its twin shaped tops appears like tail of a fish, a well respected and dominion which is also a virgin unclimbed peaks of Annapurna range.

Mardi Himal a broken ridge and formed as a single lower peak of Machhapuchare Himal southern flank, where walk takes you above 4,500 m the highest point of the adventure.

Starting from beautiful Pokhara to reach walking point of the journey, where climb leads to a high ridge within dense tree lines with excellent panorama of Annapurna-Manaslu with views of Dhaulagiri in the far west including Machhapuchare Himal.

Walk continues on leaving main popular trekking trails and villages to enter into complete tranquil surrounding within forested area and soon tree lines fades for wide open and exposed area at Mardi Himal base camp.

Enjoy spectacular views of staggering range of snow-capped mountains and then head back into green tree lines, where return journey takes you on alternative route to reach at low warm farm village to end the trek.

A short drive brings you at famous and leading touristic city in Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake to conclude our fabulous adventure Mardi Himal Trekking.

FAQ's of Mardi Himal Trek

1. What is the Mardi Himal Trek?

The Mardi Himal Trek is a relatively short and less crowded trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Annapurna range, including Machapuchare (Fishtail) and Mardi Himal. The trek takes you through lush forests, charming villages, and alpine landscapes, providing a unique experience of the Himalayas.

2. How long does the Mardi Himal Trek take?

The duration of the Mardi Himal Trek typically ranges from 5 to 7 days, depending on the starting and ending points, trekking pace, and side trips. It's a shorter trek compared to some other popular routes in the Annapurna region, making it ideal for travelers with limited time.

3. What is the best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek?

The best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is generally clear, with mild temperatures and minimal rainfall, providing excellent visibility and pleasant trekking conditions.

4. Is previous trekking experience required for the Mardi Himal Trek?

No, previous trekking experience is not necessarily required for the Mardi Himal Trek. It is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness and a spirit of adventure. However, it's always beneficial to engage in some physical training and be adequately prepared for the challenges of trekking at high altitudes.

5. What is the altitude reached during the Mardi Himal Trek?

The highest point reached during the Mardi Himal Trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp, which stands at an altitude of approximately 4,500 meters (14,763 feet) above sea level. Trekkers should be mindful of altitude-related risks and acclimatize properly to minimize the chances of altitude sickness.

6. What is the accommodation like during the Mardi Himal Trek?

Accommodation during the Mardi Himal Trek mainly consists of teahouses or guesthouses along the route. These establishments offer basic but comfortable amenities such as twin-sharing rooms, communal dining areas, and shared bathroom facilities. It's advisable to bring a sleeping bag for added warmth and comfort, especially during colder seasons.

7. Is it possible to do the Mardi Himal Trek independently?

Yes, it is possible to do the Mardi Himal Trek independently, as the trail is well-marked and relatively straightforward to follow. However, hiring a local guide or porter can enhance the experience by providing cultural insights, navigation assistance, and logistical support. Additionally, trekking independently requires careful planning and preparation.

8. What permits are required for the Mardi Himal Trek?

Trekkers undertaking the Mardi Himal Trek are required to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained through authorized agencies in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting the trek. It's essential to carry these permits and present them at checkpoints along the trail.

9. Are there any risks or challenges associated with the Mardi Himal Trek?

While the Mardi Himal Trek is generally considered safe, trekkers should be aware of potential risks and challenges such as altitude sickness, adverse weather conditions, steep and rocky terrain, and limited medical facilities in remote areas. Proper preparation, including physical conditioning, altitude acclimatization, and carrying essential supplies, can help mitigate these risks.

10. What should I pack for the Mardi Himal Trek?

Some essential items to pack for the Mardi Himal Trek include appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions (including layers for warmth), sturdy trekking boots, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a first-aid kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, a water purification system, and snacks or energy bars. It's also crucial to carry a good-quality backpack to comfortably carry your belongings during the trek.