Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek
  • Duration9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 4500 M
  • Group Size 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Mardi Himal Trek Highlights
  • Short and Easy treks for those who want to enjoy hiking in a short period of time.
  • Panoramic views of Mardi Himal View Point. 
  • A glimpse of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhree and Mt. Himchuli.
  • Aerial view of Pokhara Valley and Fewa Lake.
  • Alluring forest of oaks and rhododendrons and also regional vegetation.
  • Beautiful villages of Tamang and Gurung people.
  • Less crowded and untouched as compared to other treks.
  • Best Sunset /Sunrise and Sunset viewpoints 
  • Best view from the entire Tea Houses. 
  • Flora and Fauna of this region.

The Mardi Himal Trek is highly admired short treks in Nepal located on the lap of the Annapurna region. Follows the most popular treks routes of Annapurna Base Camp Trek and many other popular short treks from Pokhara.

Officially started in 2012, it still remains pure and vibrant. This magical journey takes you to Mardi Himal Base Camp located on the base of Mardi Himal and Mt. Fishtail (6,993m) or Machhapuchhree.

The trails are full of amazing sites as we head towards the base camp which is situated at an elevation 3550 m providing the extraordinary picture of Mardi Himal (5,500m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), some parts of Annapurna as well.

Due to fewer visitors, the entire trekking routes are less crowded and pollution free which gives true adventure experiences. Hence, Mardi Himal Trek is getting admiration as a popularshort trek in Nepal.  

Mardi Himal Trek routes pass through wonderful parts of the Annapurna region. Routes pass over dazzling rivers and streams also the forest of oak and rhododendron. Enjoy the off-pitch roads to base camp while viewing the beautiful Mardi Himal along with surrounding mountain peaks.

Besides the natural scenery, Mardi Himal Trek allows exploring remote ethnic villages of this region which are far from urbanization. Mardi Himal Trek provides an opportunity to know the culture, traditions, lifestyles, and languages of the respective people.

While crossing the alluring oak and rhododendron forest, you may encounter flora and fauna of this region. Throughout the trek you can view the scenic mountain peaks of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhree and Mardi Himal, which is still restricted to climb.

Another name for Mardi Himal Trek is “Mardi Ridge Trek” which starts from the city of lakes Pokhara. Pokhara is a tourism capital of Nepal which is a gateway to many Annapurna region treks including Mardi Himal Trekking too. To know and explore the beautiful city, Pokhara Day Tour is the most suitable that tours around city areas along with natural and geographically scenic places.

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight or drive.
  • Day 03:Drive to Kande and trek to Pothana/Deurali (2,125m)
  • Day 04:Trek to Low Camp (3,150m)
  • Day 05:Trek to High Camp (3,700m)
  • Day 06:Hike to Mardi Base Camp (4,500m) and trek down to Siding (1,700m).
  • Day 07:Drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 08:Drive or Flight back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 09:Final Departure.

Direct pickup from the Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) on a private vehicle. And headed towards the hotel to get refreshed and some rest. A small meeting to discuss and plan for the trip and if some time left then explore the beautiful market of Thamel and shopping for the trip. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min Drive

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara which takes 25 minutes from the capital city, Kathmandu. The flight itself is very scenic offering a glorious view Annapurna ranges along with beautiful landscapes, rivers, and forests. After a short flight, you then headed towards the hotel at Lakeside (Pokhara), which is a beautiful tourist spot located near a beautiful Fewa lake.

Enough time left to tour around the Lakeside cafe and restaurant, having beers and drinks and enjoying the breathtaking views of the lake with a mountain in the background. Besides, you can have Pokhara 1 Day Tour which is a day tour around the Pokhara valley. (flight Cost is Excluded)

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:895 M
  • Time:25 min Fly or 6-7 Hours Drive

Hiking starts from this day. We make a short drive to Kande which takes 1 hour to reach from Pokhara. We then start hiking up to the Australian Camp (2,060m) for an hour and walk downhill to Pothana (1,950m). Either night stay at nearby hotels and teahouses at Pothana or walk an hour steep way to Deurali (2,125m) crossing the oaks and rhododendron forest for overnight. Way to Deurali provides beautiful views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri also aerial view of Pokhara valley and Fewa lake.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2125 M
  • Time:1 Hours Drive and 5-6 Hours Walk

On day 4th, we make our way to Low Camp located at a height of 3,150m. Takes 3 hours of hiking to reach Low Camp crossing the alluring forest of Rhododendron, Pines, and Oaks along with regional flora and fauna. Way to Low Camp offers a great view of Machhapuchhree, Himchuli, and Annapurna. After reaching Low Camp, we night stay at nearby hotels. Well, there are camping facilities too as Camp is surrounded by dense forests.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3150 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk

Today’s target is High Camp, located at an elevation of 3,700m. The high Camp pathway is quite exciting as it passes through dense rhododendron forest and within the forest you can encounter flocks of Daphne or Lophophorus, the national bird of Nepal which belongs to Pheasant family. Additionally, the marvelous view of mountains peaks. High Camp possesses only 3 hotels which are highly facilitated and we overnight here.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3700 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

The final destination of our trip is Mardi Base Camp, located at a height of 4,500m. After a delightful breakfast, we hike 5 hours to reach Mardi Base Camp which is a beautiful viewpoint that provides a glimpse of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhree, Himchuli, and other smaller hills.

Enjoy the cool breeze that cools and refreshes your entire mind, body, and soul. Breathtaking scene of landscapes, forests, rivers, and valleys gives inner peace and happiness. After exploring the base camp, we make a downhill walk to Siding (1,700m). And, trails to Siding is quite slippery so required extra awareness while walking. And we overnight at Siding.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
  • Max Altitude:1700 M
  • Time:6-7 hours Walk

We then have a short trek to Lumre crossing beautiful Tamang and Gurung villages of Kalimati and Ghale. From Lumre, we head back to Pokhara on a private vehicle and drop to the hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
  • Max Altitude:800 M
  • Time:4-5 Hours Walk and 30 min Drive

Here, we have two options to get back to Kathmandu i.e. drive to Kathmandu or Fly to Kathmandu. Travelers can choose either one which suits them best. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu is a 7 hours trip which passes through beautiful towns of the hilly region which is not possible through a plane. In the other hand, flying back to Kathmandu is suitable who wants to skip road trips and want to reach Kathmandu as soon as possible. Private vehicle pickup and dropped back to respective hotels.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min Fly or 6-7 Hours Drive

This day is your last day in Nepal. One of the Nepal Everest base camp team departure you at the International airport.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 Min Drive
Cost Details
What is Included
  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Two nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Two nights Accommodation in Pokhara with B/B.
  • Tourist Bus Ticket for clients Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Bus Ticket for guide Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Bus Ticket for potter Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu.
  • Drive to Kande form Pokhara by Car/jeep.
  • Drive back to Pokhara from Phedi by Car/Jeep.
  • All kind of road transport during the trek.
  • Trekking Guide and a potter (Sharing by two clients) with Insurance, food, accommodations.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  • Free use Company's duffel bag(If you Needed).
  • All needed official fee.
What is not Included
  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like Hot shower, battery charge, telephone, Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters


if you need your service from Pokhara city, the cost details will be changed. and the cost may decrease from the given details. for more details contact us.

Good to Know

Mardi Himal Trek Weather

As for the weather in Mardi Himal trek, the weather differs throughout the year depending on the type of season. Below list gives the full description of Mardi Himal Weather Forecast:

Spring Season

During spring, the weather is clear and favorable for hiking and enjoy clear views and scenery. This is a season of rhododendron, colorful rhododendron flowers light up the entire forest area. Days are warmer while nights are cooler but not freezing cold.

Winter Season

Winter season is suitable for those who love snowy trails, snow falls and playing in the snow. During winter, the entire region of Mardi Himal is covered with snow with frequent snowfalls. The weather is warm during the daytime whereas night is freezing cold.

Autumn Season

In Nepal, the autumn season comes after monsoon which clears up the sky and its surroundings. The weather is clear and suitable for grandeur sunrise and sunset views. During autumn, there is a chance of light rain.

Monsoon Season

Basically, the offseason as compared to other seasons. Monsoon is the wettest and heavy rainfall season of the year. Even Though, travelers can’t stop themselves visiting Mardi Himal during this season. Heavy rainfall occurs on this region during monsoon but the afterward scenario of landscapes, hills, mountains, villages, forests, etc. becomes clean and clear with fresh air blowing. Days are quite hotter compared to another season while nights are cooler.

Mardi Himal Trek Costs

Overall Mardi Himal Trekking package includes transportation, guides, hotels and food accommodation, permits, porters facilities and more. Thus, Mardi Himal Trek Costs $700USD per person with a group discount offers.

Mardi Himal Trek Best Season

Choosing the best season for Mardi Himal Trek results fruitful. So, it's important to choose the best season before trekking. Following list showcase for Mardi Himal Trek Best Season:

In Nepal, the best season for trekking starts from mid-September to early December which includes Mardi Himal Trek too. The weather is clear and favorable with crystal clear scenery as well as snowfall during November and mid-December.

While February to April season is the second most preferred season for trekking. As the days are warmer and the nights are cooler(not freezing cold).  The weather is dry and offers wonderful views of the mountains.

Trekking during December and January is quite difficult as the weather is freezing cold but the weather is clear during the daytime. In this time, we can experience heavy snowfall, clear blue sky and cool breezes which provides excitement to some travelers.

June to Mid September is the season of monsoon. Heavy rainfall occurs which may spoil the treks. But, the scenery after heavy rainfall is magical and refreshing.

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

Trek to Mardi Himal is considered as a moderate trekking route in Nepal. Hiking distance is quite short and easy with a gradual increase in height.

The highest point is Mardi Himal Base Camp which is at a height of 4,500m. Hiking days are shorter and well managed focusing on the health and status of the trekkers. Problems like altitude sickness don’t bother as we don’t stay longer at Base Camp and reaching to this point takes place through proper rest. As the resting spots (teahouses) make this trip less tiring and stressful.

The most difficult part is while climbing up to Base Camp but after reaching the Mardi Himal Viewpoints then you feel all the hard work pay off after viewing the wonderful scenery of this region. All the tiredness goes away and provides you with the experience of a lifetime.


As a whole, the Mardi Himal Trekking package is an exciting shorts treks in Nepal which takes you to the adventurous journey to the Annapurna region under the lap of Mardi Himal.

We, Nepal Everest Base camp offers the best services to make your trip memorable for a lifetime. Similarly, we offer short trek packages like Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek, etc.

Itinerary for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

We designed Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary mainly focusing the physical strength and hiking abilities of people. Basically, this trek can be completed within 4 or 9 days and days can be extended or deducted depending on the traveler’s requirement. Here, we mainly focus 9 days Mardi Himal Trekking package that describes:

Mardi Himal Trek FAQs

  • Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking. But trekking is not the climbing trip so no needs any technical experience. 

  • There is no particular age limit for trekking in Nepal Himalaya at all. Anyone with outdoor attitude and passion for walking are fit for trekking. But, you are expected to have good physical fitness, positive attitude and endurance. Having said that additional requirements depend on the type and nature of treks you choose. 

  • Nepal is, undoubtedly, a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather round the year. We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who can not make their holidays during Spring and Autumn. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then. 

  • The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions; however, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required. Trekking permit is a special permission given to you by the Nepalese government to visit the restricted areas.

  • The duration of the trek depends on your interests and where you want to go. Generally, your trek can range from 6-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be done in a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route. 

  • In the Tea House trekking arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. We will provide you with hygienic food prepared by our cook on the camping trek arrangements. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are not well trained but have enough experience. If the group required our well-trained cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost.

  • In the trekking areas most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. Make sure your water is boiled or treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing water-borne bacteria. We strongly recommend however that you bring your own filter water bottle so that you will have convenient access to clean water at all times. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water also on the way.

  • Most of the trekking areas in Everest we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries. 

  • Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that can occur during a trek. If an emergency occurs, professional help from a rescue organization will be needed. That is why every client should have their own emergency rescue and health insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. 

  • Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

  • That depends on the type of trek. Shorter treks at low altitudes can be done in running shoes while longer, more demanding treks at high altitudes require sturdy trekking or hiking boots. It is best to buy shoes and boots before arriving in Nepal, and to break them in before arriving for your trek. 

  • While you traveling Himalayan country this is most essential to know what to bring with you and what are the essential clothing and equipments during the travel. For evening/night/morning use clothes, Sun Hat, casual warm cloth for day use, some pairs of good quality shocks. Apart from above please bring- slippers, suntan-lotions and trekkers personal medication.   Regarding personal equipment you need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down-Jacket, pullovers, neck scarves, etc. 

  • There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from where you can make international calls. 

  • In the Tea House trekking arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local Restaurants en-route. We will provide you hygienic food prepared by our cook on the camping trek arrangements. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are not well trained but enough experienced. If the group required our well trained cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost.

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