Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek is new popular trekking trail of Annapurna region. On the way you can see astonishing mountain view and landscape.Trekkers whom like to enjoy with quiet environment and less touristic area, Exploring mystical Mardi Himal in Annapurna region is the best choice.

Annapurna 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.

Most of the trail at Mardi Himal 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.

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

Mardi Himal is not crowded compared to other popular treks in Nepal. The trail is awesome and the view from the Mardi Himal Base Camp Hike is absolutely outstanding.

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View from Mardi Himal Route

The trail takes you to a very close distance of Mount Machchapuchhre. The Mardi Himal 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.

Higlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • To see Marvelous Annapurna Himalayas
  • Get amazing view of Landscapes,waterfall and Forest
  • The excellent viewpoint for Mt. Fishtail
  • Sunrise and Sunset viewpoints, diversity
  • Experienced Local Cultures,Nepali food and lifestyle of Mardi Area

Getting there and away

Our Trekkng Guide pick up you from your hotel and your team will drive Kathmandu Newbuspark to Pokhara Phedi By Micro Bus. It takes approx 7 hours to get Phedi( trekking starting point.) And your trekking finished at Lumre,Kaski. From Lumre you can get Local Bus to reach Pokhara City.

Trek facts

Max Elevation3540m High Camp
Trip duration6 Days
Trekking DifficultyEasy to Moderate
Best Time/SeasonMarch to May and also October to Dec.
Lodge TypeTeahouse
PermitsTIMS and Permit

When is best time to do Mardi Trekking ?

Middle of September to November:This is Autumn Season which is peak season for trek 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.

Mardi Himal Trek 6 days itinerary

DaysItineraryAltitude in meter Hour
Day 1Drive to Dhampus Phedi and Trek to Dhampus 1650m 9 Hour
Day 2Dhampus to Forest Camp2520m7 hour
Day 3Forest Camp to Badal Danda3150m 6 hr
Day 4Trek to High Camp 3540m3 hr
Day 5 Hike to Mardi Himal Base camp and trek to Low Camp3150m.8 hr
Day 6Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara800m7-8 hr

How long does it take trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp ?

If you have limited time like 6 days in Nepal then you can fly in and Fly out to Pokhara to Kathmandu. It can save your 2 days time. From Pokhara you can do Mardi Himal trek also 4 nights 5 days. But if you have more than weeks time then you can extend your Mardi trip.

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 less than 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 3 night 4 days from Pokhara to Pokhara.

Mardi Himal Trek Cost ?

It cost 498 USD per person for 6 days Mardi Himal Trekking Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is the chepest offer from Mardi Himal Trek by Base Camp Hike Pvt Ltd.

Cost Include:

  • Airport transposition by private vehicles.
  • 1 nights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu (BB plan)
  • 1 night Tourist standard Hotel in the Pokhara
  • 3 Meals on Trekking: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Seasonal Fruits
  • Sleeping Bag for trekking (If required)
  • 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 25 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.
  • Trekking completion certificate from company.

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.
"Price is what you pay; value is what you get."

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Mardi Himal Hike Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara and trek to Dhampus

  • 1650m
  • 8 Hours drive
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • We will use Micro Bus to go Pokhara Phedi. Guide will come to pick up at the hotel then you will go together buspark to catch Micro Bus. In 7 hours drive(KTM to Pokhara), you will see beautiful rice field, landscape, Trisuli River and Also Marsyandi River. If the weather is clear, you will also see the Panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre and as well as Annapurna mountain range. On the to Phedi we will have breakfast and lunch.From Phedi we will start our trek and it takes 2 hours to reach Dhampus Phedi. We will stay first night at Dhampus Phedi.

    mountain view from pokhara
    view from dhampus

    Day 02: Dhampus Phedi to Forest Camp.

  • 2520m
  • 7 hours
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • After having breakfast at the hotel,we will start our jorney to Forest Camp. After walking 3 hours from Dhampus, we will be in Deurali. We will have lunch there.After lunch,our trail passes through the forest of Rhododendrons, Oak, Maple, and Hemlock. We will stay overnight there. There are four simple teahouses.

    Day 03: 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.

    view from badal danda
    view from high camp mardi

    Day 04: 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).

    Day 05: Hike to Mardi Himal Base camp and trek to Low 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.

    view from mardi base camp
    view from lumre

    Day 06: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara

  • 5 hours walking and 2 hours driving
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast
  • Low Camp Camp to Siding is steep down trail. It takes approx 3 hours to reach Siding from Low Camp Hotel. From siding to Lumre is easy way 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.

    Mardi Himal Trek Reviews

    Mardi Himal Trek

    Name :tonyL4527DS From: London Reviewed Date : 6 May 2018

    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.

    Mardi Trek and Poon Hill Trek

    Name:Asish DasFrom :California Reviewed Date : December 22, 2016Excellent

    Extremely friendly and cooperative operator with very nice staff. fully customized package carefully designed with every customer requirement in mind. And very flexible in service without any extra cost. Best quality service at most economical price.

    Mardi Himal

    AhlynnnnnFrom: Germany Reviewed Date : September 28, 2017 Excellent 5 Star

    Thank you Base Camp Hike for your excellent service! We booked a Mardi Himal trek with them and everything was arranged with perfection. From the domestic flights to the pick ups and the most wonderful guides we had with us on our trek. Som, Rajesh and Vishnu were the the best companions we could ever asked for. Thanks again for the experience guys!