Mardi Himal Trek

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Are you searching to less crowded trekking in Annapurna region? Do you want to see amazing view of Annapurna from high elevation? If so , this trail is best for you. Here I am going to explain about Mardi Himal Trek, which is a short trek near from the Pokhara.

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Table of Content


  • Delightful Pokhara Valley
  • Marvelous Annapurna Himalayas
  • Landscapes,waterfall and Forest
  • The excellent viewpoint for Mt. Fishtail
  • Sunrise and Sunset viewpoints, diversity
  • Local Cultures,Nepali food and lifestyle of Mardi Area

Overview of Route

This Trek lies in Annapurna trekking region from where you can see astonishing mountain view and landscape. Trekkers who like to enjoy at the quiet environment and less touristic area, Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is the best choice.

Mardi Himal hiking offers the panoramic up-close view of mountains like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna I, Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. There are simple guesthouses and Homestays along the entire route.

The most of the trail at Mardi lies in Forest. We can do either Teahouse or camping trek in for this trek. This trek provides cultural experience, delightful forests along with rocky mountain terrain, and panoramic views of the mountains, astonishing landscape, and a stunning waterfall.

What to expect from Mardi Himal

Stunning Mardi Himal Trek 5 to 8 days is best to explore newly open trekking trail at Annapurna Range. For short trek in Annapurna, Mardi Himal is best.

Mardi is not crowded compared to other popular treks in Nepal. The trail is awesome and the view from the base camp is absolutely outstanding.

View from Mardi Himal Route

The trail takes you to a very close distance of Mount Machchapuchhre. The Mardi Trek provide everything like a local cultural experience, beautiful forests, hilly terrain, and panoramic views similar to classic Nepali trek does.

Mardi Himal offers an eye-catching up-close view of mountains like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna Fang, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. We can get to the top of the ridge in just a couple of days and complete the whole trek in a week’s time.

Trek facts

Here are some key facts of Mardi base camp trek.

Max Elevation3540m High Camp
Trekking DifficultyEasy to Moderate
Best Time/SeasonMarch to May and also October to Dec.
Lodge TypeTeahouse
PermitsTIMS and Permit

How to go and back ?

Except for Annapurna Circuit, most of Annapurna region treks starts and ends in Pokhara. Pokhara is second biggest city and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hikes in Annapurna. It is 200km to west from Kathmandu. The flights take Kathmandu to Pokhara also return route takes 25 minutes flights from the domestic plan and tourist bus takes 7 to 8 hours. Local micro bus leaves every hour from Kathmandu till 3 pm.

Outline itinerary

DaysItineraryAltitude in ft Hour
Day 1 Arrival day at Kathmandu4265ft Your own time
Day 2Drive to Pokhara 2625 ft 8 Hour
Day 3Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali6890 ft5 hour
Day 4Trek to Forest Camp 8268 ft.4 Hour
Day 5Trek to Badal Danda10,335 feet 4 - 5 hr
Day 6Trek to High Camp 11,614 feet.4 hr
Day 7 Outing to Mardi Himal Base Camp13,944 feet.6 hr
Day 8Trek to Siding Village5577 feet.7 hr
Day 9Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara2625 ft7-8 hr
Day 10Drive back to Kathmandu4265 ft.7-8 hr
Day 11Fly back to Your Home Your own NA

Mardi Map

For the printed map you can find on Thamel shop but for the Google Map is here.

When is best time to do this trekking ?

Middle of September to November:This is Autumn Season which is peak season for trekking in Nepal.

December to February: The weather will be good but at that time because of cold its difficult to trek at high altitude. At that, it will also hazardous for trek due to snowfall. March to May: This is the second best season for trekking in Nepal because of weather and at that time rhododendron will bloom on the forest of trekking area.

May - June: This is Nepal's hot pre-monsoon season, and it can get very warm indeed. The valleys are starting to bloom with flowers though green leaves come up, still a good time to trek.

June to the middle of September: This is the time of the monsoon. In the monsoon, it will risky for the trek because of the monsoon. The risk of leeches ,landslides and more.

How long does it take for trek ?

It takes 5 to 10 days from Kathmandu to Pokhara and 1 to 2 days transportation days. Our carefully designed 11 days itinerary is for relaxing and comfortable trekkers. Taking Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu flights and start the trek on the same day is ideas is suitable for the tourist who has holidays about a week. We also provide tailor-made for this trek, so please contact us giving your detail and requirements.I can also offer you this trek itinerary 8 days.

Can I Guide Hire ?

Sure, you can do Mardi Himal Trek Guide Hire. We have local expert guide for the MHT.

How much it cost ?

The total cost for Mardi Himal trek is 280 USD per person for 8 days trekking. It is the price after seasonal discount 25%. This is cheapest price that i mentioned here.It will be more if you want to get more service than i offer here and it will less if you want get less service for cheap package. Please contact me to get quick answer.This cost include and exlude things are as below .

Cost Include:

  • Airport transposition by private vehicles.
  • Two nights twin sharing on tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • One night Tourist standard Hotel in the Pokhara with Bed with Breakfast.
  • Meals on Trekking: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Teahouse basis trekking accommodation on trekking duration.
  • Tourist bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Communicative English speaking license holder guide.
  • One porter for two guests who carry maximum twenty kilograms.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits.
  • Pokhara hotel to Phedi and Lumre to Pokhara hotel by Private vehicle.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and allowances of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • One map of Mardi Himal.
  • One Nepali simcard(Ncell) for local communication.
  • A special gift from our company.
  • Farewell Dinner.

Cost Exclude :

  • International Airfare and Airport taxes.
  • Visa fee for Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any kinds of charges like battery charges, laundry, phone calls, any drinks .
  • Hot shower during trekking
  • Trekking Equipment and clothing.
  • Travel insurance which is incased of emergency (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Donation and temple entrance fees.
  • Tips for the trekking staffs which is not compulsory but highly expected.
  • Any other things which are not specified above.
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Route Map

Mardi Himal Trek Map

Detailed itinerary

For the comprehensive day by day plan for Mardi trek here is the detaild itinerary

place to see in kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • 1300m
  • 1 hour drive to hotel
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • You may arrive at Tribhuvan International airport at given time and will be welcomed by one of our representatives.No need to worry about how to find the vehicle to get the hotel at Thamel because I will be there with a banner. We take a short drive from the airport to our hotel that we had booked. At the hotel, I will show you our day to day itinerary. At that time if you feel that itinerary not suitable for you, I can modify our plan immediately as your choice.

    Day 02: Drive to Pokhara

  • 800m
  • 8 Hours drive
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200km. By using tourist bus, it takes around 7 hours to get Pokhara. Your guide will come to pick up at the hotel at 6: 25 am. Then will go tourist bus park at Kantipath for catch the tourist bus. The bus leaves at 7:00 am. While driving you will see beautiful rice field, landscape, Trisuli River and Also Marsyandi River. If the weather is clear, we will also see the Panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre and as well as Annapurna mountain range. The bus will stop for breakfast and lunch at around 09:00 am and 12:00 pm respectively. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    mountain view from pokhara
    view from dhampus

    Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali.

  • 2100m
  • 1 hour drive 6 hour walk
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • After having breakfast at the hotel, a guide will manage private car or jeep according to plan for the drive until Phedi which takes around one hour. From Phedi, our trekking will start. Phedi to Dhampus height the trail is steep up and Dhampus height to Deurali slightly up. We will stay overnight at Deurali from where you can see Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri and also Machhapuchre.

    Day 04: Trek to Forest Camp

  • 2520m
  • 4 hour
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • From Deurali, our trail passes through the forest of Rhododendrons, Oak, Maple, and Hemlock. There is no place to have lunch on the way the Forest Camp, we will stay overnight there. There are four simple teahouses.

    view from forest camp mardi himal
    view from badal danda

    Day 05: Trek to Badal Danda

  • 3150m
  • 5 hour
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • From Forest Camp to Low Camp, trekking passing more jungle with a superb view of Annapurna South before getting into Low Camp. After one and half hour walk from forest camp, we will be at Badal Danda. There are four teahouses in Badal Danda, but they are very simple. We can get wifi at the teahouse. From Badal Danda, we leave the tree line and arrive in the shrubby alpine zone.

    Day 06: Trek to High Camp

  • 3540m
  • 4 hour
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • After Badal Danda, the trail breaks out above the tree line and towards the west. From there we can see a good view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Sometimes we can also see the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. The teahouses at high camp are also simple but have wifi. They have a heater at the dining hall. The view from the lodge is superb to Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

    view from high camp mardi
    view from mardi base camp

    Day 07: Outing to Mardi Himal Base Camp

  • 4250m
  • 6 hour
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • The plan for today is to wake up early morning to see the sunrise view at the mountains after having breakfast. We hike along a narrow way before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. We will see Mardi Himal (5587m), Machapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna I (8091m), Baraha Shikhar (Annapurna Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhuchuli (6501m) and more others. We trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay. After around three and a half hours we will reach Mardi Himal Base Camp at the height of 4500m. From Mardi Himal Base Camp where one can see Annapurna range and the panorama view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre(Fishtail) and other mountains of Annapurna.

    Day 08: Trek to Siding Village

  • 1700m
  • 7 hour
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • After having breakfast, we will go down Low Camp. At Low Camp, we will take launch. From Low Camp, we will follow the different trail which takes around four hours to reach Siding a traditional Nepalese village. The different trekking route lets us experience something different and makes trek exciting. The lodge at Siding is beautiful which have also attached the bathroom. Overnight in Siding.

    view from siding
    view from lumre

    Day 09: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara

  • 3 hours walking and 2 hours driving
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast
  • Siding to Lumre the way is easy because the trekking trail is the road which takes about two hours to reach there. On the way to Lumre, we will see the beautiful waterfall and landscape. From Lumre we can use a private jeep or local bus according to our choice to reach Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel.

    Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

  • 2600m
  • 4 hour
  • Guest House
  • We ride the tourist bus from Pokhara bus park to Kathmandu and have breakfast and lunch on the way. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, we will go at our Hotel. You can do some souvenirs shopping. In the evening, we will celebrate the successful completion of our MHT as a farewell dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.

    Pokhara to kathmandu
    international flight from Nepal

    Day 11: Fly back to home

    Our representative will drop you at the international airport and see you off for final departure to home. I hope that you became inspired to visit Nepal. I hope that you choose us again and recommend to your friends and relatives for trekking and another activity in Nepal.


    In my opion Mardi Himal Trek is best for Fishtail view as well as another Annapurna mountain view including beautiful forest.

    Trekking Review

    Mardi Trekking

    Name :tonyL4527DS From: London Reviewed Date : 6 May 2018 3 Excellent 3 Reviews

    We had a great time with the trek team, who both looked after us well. Our guide Ram was very good at adjusting our schedule on the trek, to make the best use of the sometimes bad weather, and taking account of our abilities.
    The tea houses were better than we expected and were generally well organized too. The hotels organized in Thamel, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur were all perfect for us. The trek up through the forest to the final mountain ridge was very enjoyable, and we did get some fine views of the rain, hail, and snow.

    5 Star Experience and Service

    Name:EvanT33From :California Reviewed Date : December 22, 2016 3 Excellent 3 Reviews

    This was my first time in Nepal and taking a hike of this length. Our trek lasted 7 days went along the Annapurna panorama and Poonhill. The views were indescribable! At times it felt like you were looking at a poster or Macbook screensaver. Although parts were challenging, overall the experience was incredibly rewarding. Also a great workout! Everything was planned out so we could enjoy the journey. It gives you peace of mind knowing you have a professional guide, good food, and proper accommodations. Special thanks to Ammar and our guide Ram - He is incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and kind. He went above and beyond any expectations.

    Awesome Annapurna Basecamp Trek

    Peter MFrom: Germany Reviewed Date : February 4, 2018 3 Excellent 3 Reviews

    We were two friends who did the Annapurna Basecamp trek include Poonhill with guide Ram and porter Dipendra Jan/Feb 2018. It was very comfortable, familiar and professional with these guys. We had a great tour and a lot of fun. Everything individual to our personal needs and a lot of additional local information.Before and after the tour we stayed in Ammar's House in Kathmandu.Outstanding warm hospitality!100% Recommendation! Support this small local trekking company in Kathmandu. Thank you, Ammar, for this perfect trip.