• Duration:8 Nights 9 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude: 4500m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Hiking and Trekking
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal Trekking is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in Nepal as it boasts of demonstrating the elite features of the stunning Annapurna Conservation Area. The eye appealing views of the Himalaya and because of its easy accessibility, this trek is gaining an enormous popularity within a short period of time.

The trekking trail of Mardi Himal is comparatively a newly inaugurated trail which starts from the travelers’ heart of Nepal - Pokhara. It will be approx. one hour drive to Kande where we will start the trek to Australian Camp followed by small village of Pothana. The sunset and sunrise view from Pothana is simply amazing. Then the journey continues to the junction point of Pitam Deurali where our trail to Mardi Himal separates from the Annapurna Base Camp route. It will take us another 4 hours from Pitam Deurali to reach (Kokar) Forest camp, situated in the middle of oak and rhododendron forests. It is a good camp to overnight with couple of Tea Houses.

The trek now gradually climbs in the hub of rhododendron mounds and Himalayan grasslands to the Mardi Himal Low camp via Rest camp. It is comparatively a short day compared to the last camp. The hike from Low camp to High camp is an interesting one. With beautiful mountains showing up once we get to Badal Danda. This place is literally above the clouds with astonishing views of Mount Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and others. Mardi Himal High Camp is the last point up to which Tea Houses are available. Though we can hike up to Lower, Upper View Point and finally to Mardi Himal Base Camp the following day. Definitely this day will be the major highlight of your Mardi Himal Trek. After the wonderful experience and vistas that we have witnessed, we descend down gradually to Sidding village and then drive back to Pokhara.

This is a teahouse trek which persuades you with the witness of the tongue - tying landscapes and diverse forests in the perfectly pristine atmosphere. Also, this trek offers you an opportunity to appreciate the local ethnic culture of the people. The Gurung, Rai and Limbu villages give intuition into the distinct customs and culture of the indigenous people who inhabit in the Himalaya of Nepal.

Hence, this short Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect mix of natural grace, Himalayan eminence and a serene trekking journey. Our highly skilled and hiking specialist team will assure to take care of you from the very start to the end of the journey and will put their best efforts to make your trip a journey to remember for the lifetime. Mardi Himal Trekking can be done throughout the year. Best season would be from March- May and September- December.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trekking

  • unmatchable views of Annapurna Ranges, Hiunchuli and Fishtail
  • varied flora and fauna
  • exclusive landcapes and vegetations
  • authentic culture and lifestyles
  • moderate trek with stunning scenery
  • off beaten trails
  • one of the best alternatives to Ghorepani PoonHill and Annapurna base camp trek


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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, 1,300 m/4,265 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara early in the morning by tourist bus or Private vehicle passing the River side of Trisuli. It takes about 7 hours to reach in Pokhara valley. We can visit some interesting places like Devi’s Fall, Guptswor Cave, Tal Barahi Temple and boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

Option: We have not included the airfare Kathmandu- Pokhara (USD $125 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Pokhara by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We start our trek from Pokhara, the beautiful city of lakes in Nepal. A short drive for nearly an hour from Pokhara will take us to Kande. From Kande, the real trek begins. We trek to Pitam Deurali to stay overnight.

  • Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

We will enjoy a fresh morning with a nice breakfast at the hotel in Deurali. We then continue our trek to the Low camp. Trekking along the beautiful trail enjoying the most scenic views, we will enjoy the trek. After walking for nearly 1 hours, we will reach the Rest Camp. The rest Camp displays the mesmerizing view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Himal.

  • Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today, we will trek straight to the High Camp. After ascending through the Rhododendron forest, we will reach the Middle Camp. Then leaving behind the Badal Danda, we will continue along the Mardi Himal ridge. You can enjoy the majestic vistas of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna ‘South’ and Hiunchuli. Also, few Rhododendron bushes and the colorful Danphe in the region are mesmerizing.

  • Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Starting from the High camp in the morning, we finally head towards our major destination. At the base camp, we will enjoy the splendid nature. We will spend some time there exploring the lustrous Himalayas and snowy landscapes.

  • Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today, we descend back to Kalimati. The trail demands around 2 hours of a bit steep and slippery descent. The harsh trail takes you into a beautiful traditional village of Kalimati.  From Siding, we'll drive by Jeep to Pokhara.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Early morning, we depart from Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Option: We have not included the airfare of Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalaya where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. You need to book this flight before start the trek. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. Check in at the Kathmandu international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

Trip Map

Mardi Himal Trekking map

What's Included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, 2 nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, 2 nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 4 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.(Max 25 KG per porter)
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s T-shirt.
  • Energy Supplies; Snickers, Mars, Bounty etc. 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers Kathmandu –Pokhara
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water , boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.


Departure Dates

Start Date18 Sep, 2024End Date26 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$ 790
Start Date28 Sep, 2024End Date06 Oct, 2024AvailableUS$ 790

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Mardi Himal Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

Mardi Himal Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year.So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Mardi Himal Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

Useful Info

The Best Time to Do the Mardi Himal Trekking:
The best seasons for trekking in the Mardi Himal region are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). Winter trekking is also possible. However, if there is a lot of snow the path may be quite challenging.

The Mardi Himal Trekking is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trek:

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy two nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

Spending Money per Day:

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu. On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer. US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

Drinking Water on the Trek:

While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. Tea Houses sell water either boiled and mineral water. We suggest taking water purifier or tablets for additional safety.

Fitness/Health for the Mardi Himal Trekking:

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.

Safety during the Trek:

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

Travel Insurance For the Trek:

Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to go into this remote area. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.