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Mardi Himal Trek

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Max. Elevation
4500 m / 14763 ft
Group size
2
Level
Easy
Transportation

Private Cars, and Tourist Buses, 

Best Season
All time of the year
Starts at / Ends at
KATHMANDU / KATHMANDU
Accomodation
  • 3** Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  •  Tea House Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 3 Meals during the Trek.
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Kade-Low Camp-Mardi Himal Hi-Camp- Dhampus-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Explore the historical and cultural city of Kathmandu and explore four of the UNESCO World Heritage.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive to Pokhara via the Trishuli River via small to large local settlements. 
  • Explore the city of lakes and mountains- Pokhara.
  • Experience trekking through the alpine forests of rhododendrons, oaks, pines, and magnolias.
  • Witness the unique cultures, traditions, and living styles of the Gurung people. 
  • Collect the best views of mountains including - Machhapuchre aka Fishtail, Mardi Himal, and more. 
  • Create a lifetime experience with Adventure A One Trek. 

Overview

Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is a magnificent mountain view which is located inside the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The Mardi Himal trek gives travelers a unique chance to discover the splendor of the Himalayas of Annapurna, Fishtail, and Dhaulagiri, This Annapurna region trek provides stunning panoramas of the Annapurna Himalaya range.

Hike to Mardi Himal offers breathtaking views of Lush green Forests, fields, and High Himalayas. This hike is the ideal trekking option for trekkers seeking a more peaceful and less crowded trek near the beautiful city of Pokhara. Mardi Himal Trek starts in the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and heads to Phedi or Naudada.

Along the Mardi trek route, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range and Fishtail (Machhapuchhre). You will be able to explore the tranquil villages of Khopra, Dhampus, Deurali, Pothana, and Khare villages.

The Mardi Himal Trek is considered to be one of the most popular treks in Nepal because it provides the best of both worlds: amazing views, adventure, and cultural encounters. In the Annapurna region, you'll be able to meet locals and discover their lifestyle and culture. There is also the chance to sample tasty local food.

Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal option for anyone looking for an engaging and enjoyable adventure. No matter if you're an experienced hiker or novice, the stunning landscape, the rugged trails, and the cultural encounters can make your journey an unforgettable one that you will remember for the rest of your life. 

Best Time

The ideal season to hike the Mardi Himal Trek or any Nepal Trek is from March to May and September to mid-December. In the spring it is dry and warm, which makes it perfect for hiking, the days are long and the skies are so clear, which allows great perspectives of Annapurna Mountain, and Fishtail.

In the spring season, the Rhododendron forest is in full bloom and adds some color to the landscape, and the autumn season is the ideal time to trek after monsoon time.

In the autumn season, the days are shorter the skies tend to be clear and temperatures are lower the rhododendron forests have removed their leaves which makes the trail much easier to travel. No matter what time you choose to go for the trek, you will be able to enjoy the Mardi Himal Trek.

It is sure to give you a memorable experience. Make sure you are prepared for a tough hike, but you will be rewarded with the most magnificent scenery in Nepal. If you choose another trek like Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna circuit or Tilicho Lake with Mesokanto la pass trek will be perfect at this time.

Mardi Himal Trail and route

Mardi Himal Trail is one of the most beautiful treks that can be found in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek is a moderate to difficult hike which offers stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain Range.

The Mardi Himal trekking trail starts from Pokhara and drives to Kade after that starts to hike up to the Australian camp within an hour and another hour to reach Deurali via Pothana (a small Gurung village). From Deurali another ¾ hours to reach the forest camp. It takes around 7-8 hours to arrive at that destination. Covering a distance of approximately 20 kilometers.

You will continue your trek to High Camp 3780m from Kokar, which takes about 7 hours and covers 13 kilometers in a distance. On the following day of the trek, you will continue your journey to Mardi Base camp and trek back to the middle camp which takes around 7 hours, the distance of this place is about 11 kilometers. Most trekkers also combine the Mardi trek with the  Annapurna Base Camp trek for a further enchanting experience.

Finally, After Visiting the High Himalayas, you will travel back to Siding and eventually drive back to Pokhara as your short Mardi Himal Trek comes to an end. On this trek, you can experience excellent service with incredible hospitality from the local hotels and our team.

Trek Difficulty

The 5-Day Mardi Trek is not long or difficult, but it still provides an exciting adventure. This trek is customized to accommodate different fitness levels, making it ideal for experienced and novice trekkers. The difficulty level for this Mardi Himal Trek is based on the route you follow and the length you plan to hike. If you follow the classic Mardi Himal loop, you'll complete a total of approximately 55 km.

This includes an elevation of 3,450 meters. The typical trek takes 5 to 7 days although some trekkers may take as long as nine days. The trekkers can experience a range of terrain during the Mardi Himal Trek, from lush forests and rhododendrons to alpine meadows to high passes, and spectacular panoramic views over the Annapurna Range. On the way, you will climb or descend steep hills, walk across many high ridges, and stroll through high-altitude villages.

This Adventure Activity might seem challenging, but it's manageable and achievable for those with moderate fitness levels. The elevation of the trek is approximately 3300m. The most elevated point is the Mardi Himal high camp at 4500m. The terrain is generally well-maintained and well-marked, and you'll be rewarded with stunning mountain views and gorgeous landscapes.

Overall, it is clear that the Mardi Himal Trek offers a fun and rewarding adventure, suitable for novices and experienced trekkers. With an array of landscapes and breathtaking landscapes, it's an ideal choice for those seeking to discover the wonder in the Nepali Annapurna region. The price associated with this Mardi Himal Trek is determined by the number of guests that you invite to join your trek, the length of the trek, and the kind of services you decide to use.

Guide and Porter

Mardi Himal is a remote and less frequented trek, however, each day it's becoming more popular and offers breathtaking panoramic views over the Annapurna range. The trail that leads to Mardi Himal is renowned for its stunning forests, lush alpine meadows, and breathtaking panoramic views over the Himalayas. For enjoyment and safety, there is no need to employ skilled and knowledgeable guides and porters. A guide will give you details on the area and the route to follow, while an experienced porter will help carry your weighty load, leaving you free to relax and take photographs.

When you are hiring a guide or porter, it is crucial to select someone who has decades of experience in the area. Search for guides or porters who are comfortable with the terrain and can give you details regarding the local culture and practices. They must be organized to deal with any safety or medical issues that might occur. Guides and porters are hired from many various trekking companies. It is essential to conduct your research before determining the right company since there is a wide range of costs and offerings.

Our Adventure A One Trek will offer you the best price and provide you with the best service that you can feel while you visit with us. Booking a porter and guide on this trek Mardi Himal trek is a fanciful option to ensure a secure and enjoyable adventure. There is one important notice for health care which we always have to take care of health tips you can click here.

Mardi Himal Trek Cost.

The cost for the trek of 11 days is between $399 and $1199 per person based on how many people will be in the group between 2023 and 2024. If you're traveling on your own and are traveling on your own, the price could be higher because you'll have to employ a guide and porter. The cost of the trek includes meals and lodging within the towns, permits, and transport.

In addition, if you opt to stay at a tea house you'll also have to pay for accommodation and meals. The hike is not inclusive of personal expenses like drinks, snacks, clothing for personal use, and medical equipment. Food and accommodation in the Annapurna Region are similar to Mardi Himal Trek.

It is crucial to keep in mind that a majority of the villages that are located along the Mardi Himal Trek route aren't adequately equipped, so it is important to be ready with the required items.

Important Note

The Itinerary can be customized as per your need and the primary piece of gear for a day hike is about 15/20 Liters. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag. 

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or walk around the local market in your free time. 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Welcome Drink

After the early breakfast, you will be taking a scenic drive to Pokhara. The route to Pokhara includes some small to larger settlements, green hills, the Trishuli River plus occasional views of the mountains. There will be several breaks for the food/drinks and the toilet. After checking into the hotel you can go for an evening walk around Phewa Lake. The sunset view from the lakeside looks stunning. For the food and drinks, you can find so many good options in Lakeside. 

Max. altitude

820 m / 2,690 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

First day of the trek. You will be first taking a short drive to Kande. Then the walk begins heading to the high hills passing the seasonal farms. The views of the Annapurna ranges and the valley below look stunning to Potana.  Pothana is a small village with few teahouses. The village offers the majestic views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range and the greater views of Machhapuchre are a compliment. You will be spending the night at Potana a local lodge. 

Max. altitude

1,900 m / 6,234 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Start the day with a good breakfast and greater views of the Himalayas. Today's walk begins on the main trail after reaching PitamDeurali. The route offers fantastic landscapes and good views of mountains.  The mountains that can be seen along the way today are; Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, and more. Whereas, today camp. The forest camp is in the middle of the forest with a few teahouses. You will be spending the night at a lodge. 

Max. altitude

2,520 m / 8,268 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Following the uphill path with a steep climb, you will be heading towards low camp for the night. Along the way, greater views of mountains and excellent landscapes can be collected. The night will be spent at a local lodge. 

Max. altitude

2,970 m / 9,744 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Start the day with a delicious breakfast, today you will be getting to the higher elevation of high camp. The route offers the perfect views of snow mountains and the greatest landscapes. The route is mostly uphill through the rhododendrons and juniper bushes. At high camp, you will be staying at a local lodge for the night. 

Max. altitude

3,700 m / 12,139 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

The extra day is dedicated to hiking to Mardi base camp, which will be the highest point of the trek. The walk to base camp is a steep climb. Following the ridgeline to the base camp, it is an exciting walk with fantastic views of the Himalayas. Get to the base camp, collect the best views, and create a lifetime memory before retracing back to high camp for the night. 

Max. altitude

4,500 m / 14,764 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Wake up with a good view of the Himalayas. They have a delicious breakfast before resuming the trek. You will be retracing the same way back to low camp for the night. Spend the night at a local lodge and low camp.  

Max. altitude

2,970 m / 9,744 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

On the final day of the trip, you will be first trekking to Dhampus. There you will be taking a short drive back to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can take a good rest. Walking around the Phewa lake in the evening is a good option. Or, probably boating on Phewa Lake is the best fit.

Max. altitude

1,540 m / 5,052 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

BL

Collecting the great memories of the Mardi Himel Trek you will be driving back to Kathmandu that day. In the evening, you can do some last-minute shopping around Thamel. Then you can prepare your luggage.

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

This is your last day of the Nepal trip on this visit, as your flight time we will drop you at the International Airport for your onward destination. Thank you and hope to see you again. (Feri Bhetaula)

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

NA

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle.
  • 3-star standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis. 
  • Transportation (Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu) by tourist bus.
  • Private transportation (Pokhara to Kande, Dhampus to Pokhara). 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS). 
  • Experienced trekking guide(s) and his/her expenses during the trekking. 
  • Porter(s) during the trek. 
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a day during the trek.
  • Teahouse accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis during the trek. 
  • All the government taxes. 

Doesn't Include

  • International airfare, Travel Insurance, Nepal visa fees.  
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Beverages, laundry, and any other personal expenses during the trek. 
  • Anything is not mentioned in the inclusion list. 
  • Tips for guide and porters. 
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Best mardi himal trek at very reasonable cost

I had the pleasure of taking the Best Mardi Himal Trek through Adventure A One Treks and it was an unforgettable experience. The cost was very reasonable and the team of guides and porters were very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Every day was filled with incredible views and stunning landscapes that made the trek even more enjoyable. The accommodation and food provided were of high quality and all the necessary gear was provided. The whole experience was well organised and the team was always happy to help with any queries or concerns. I would highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for an amazing trekking experience. Five stars!

Hayden Bottrill
Hayden Bottrill
Australia
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Frequently Asked Questions

Mardi Himal is a well-hidden trekking route around Annapurna Himalayas which is close to the Southern Face of Machhapuchare Himal. Past few decades the trek was unknown to many trekkers, but in the last ten years gaining much popularity. Where Tea Houses and lodges have mushroomed making it easier for trekkers to stay overnights, and have good food.

Certainly yes, all trekkers require a permit called TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) as well as ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). These two permits are necessary to acquire, which Adventure A1 trek company will obtain for you on booking the trek.

Yes, Mardi Himal is located within the Annapurna Himalaya range, close to towering Mt. Machhapuchare the famous Fish Tail peak. Mardi Himal is a trekking Nepal peak below 6,000 m at 5,587 m /18,330 feet high.

At the beginning and at the end of the trek encountered villages like Dhampus, Potana, and Deurali with Siding village. From Deurali onwards are temporary settlements with few simple lodges to cater to the travelers. 

The best time to witness forests and hills in full colors, when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom is in spring. The springtime from March to May, where hills and valleys below High Camp of Mardi Himal will be alive. The forest with rhododendron and magnolia flowering trees will be in blooming times of the spring season.

The room accommodation is effortless, basic with shared toilets, bath on leaving the main villages of Dhampus and Potana. The foods are good and hygienic from Deurali onwards till Siding village, but nice meals. They Serve Continental, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and some Indian dishes but normally trekkers enjoy Nepali meals of Dal Bhat (boiled/steamed rice with lentil soup, seasonal vegetable mild curry, with options of hot and mild home sauce.

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