Mardi Himal Trek

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Mardi Himal Trek



Tour Type



Annapurna Region


 Duration: 10 days
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Best Season: February, March-May, and September-December
 Altitude: 3540m/11615ft
 Activity: Trekking & Hiking
 Group Size: 2-15

The Mardi Himal Trek is perfect if you want a quieter, less crowded trek in Annapurna region. It is probably the least explored among the trekking peaks in Nepal. As we trek along this path toward the Mardi Himal base camp and the high camp, we can savor the quiet trails surrounded by lush forests, charming villages, terraced fields, meandering rivers, and breathtaking vistas of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli mountains. This route makes a small circuit up to the base camp of Mardi Himal so that we don’t have to backtrack over the same terrain.

To sum it up, the Mardi Himal trek is one of the short trek in Annapurna region. During this journey, we lodge in teahouses, savor local cuisine, enjoy the stunning hills and mountain scenery, and are captivated by panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive

Day 3: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali 

Day 4: Deurali to Forest Camp 

Day 5: Forest Camp to Low Camp

Day 6: Low Camp to High Camp 

Day 7: High Camp to Upper viewpoint, return back to high camp

Day 8: High Camp to Sidhing Village 

Day 9: Trek to Lumre, Drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu 

Day 10: Final Deprature 


Day 1

Upon arriving at Kathmandu International Airport, AAN representative will greet us and take us to our assigned hotel. In the afternoon, we can rest or stroll around. In the evening, we'll enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by AAN, featuring delicious Nepalese cuisine to introduce us to the local food culture.

Elevation: 1400m./4600 ft
Day 2

During our drive to Pokhara, often called the 'City of Lakes’, we enjoy the charm of terraced farms, roadside stalls, and the lively Trishuli River. In this city, we're treated to breathtaking Himalayan sights, such as Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, and the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara, a popular tourist spot, also offers us a chance to unwind in the evening and relish the experience.

Elevation: 827m/2,713ft
Driving: 6-7 Hrs
Day 3

Following an early morning breakfast, our adventure commences with a drive to Phedi, where we begin our trek. We traverse stone steps, terraced fields, pass through villages, and wander through forests. Our journey takes us to Dhampus, where we break for lunch. From there, we carry on our walk to Deurali, a charming small village on edge offering splendid vistas of Annapurna South, Mardi Himal, and Macchhapuchhare.

Elevation: 2,100m/6,890ft
Driving: 30 min
Day 4

Today, our journey through a dense forest adorned with vibrant red rhododendron flowers, a familiar sight in the Nepalese hills and Nepal's national flower. The path remains tranquil until we reach the Forest Camp or locally called Kokar. Here, we can take a break, unwind, and explore the surroundings.

Elevation: 2,520m/8,268ft
Hiking: 6-7 hrs
Day 5

Our trek carries us through the lush forests, allowing us to appreciate Nepal's diverse and vibrant biodiversity. Our journey brings us to the Low Camp, where we are treated to a breathtaking view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up the valley. In the evening, we can immerse ourselves in the local way of life.

Elevation: 2,970m/9,745ft
Driving: Hiking 5-6 Hrs
Day 6

We continue ascends as we follow the edge towards Mardi and Machhapuchre Himal. The dense forest begins to thin out, occasionally found the bushes of rhododendron flower along the trail.  If we're fortunate, we might even spot the Daphne pheasant, Nepal's national bird, on our way to the High Camp. Today’s journey ends at the High Camp, where the mountain vistas are truly breathtaking.

Elevation: 3,540m/11,615ft
Hiking: 3-4 Hours
Day 7

On our trek to the upper viewpoint, we’ll have ascend and descend trail, sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. We hike along a narrow ridge through pastures before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. From this vantage point, we can see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m), and others. After enjoying the breathtaking view, we trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.

Elevation: 4,150 meters /13,615 feet
Hiking: 2-3 Hrs
Day 8

After reaching the high camp, we’ve option for a unique path that leads us to Sidhing instead of retracing our steps to Mardi Himal. This alternative route adds an element of novelty to our trek, making it all the more exhilarating. Siddhing provides a tranquil retreat for trekkers, far away from the more crowded trails.

Elevation: 1,700m/5,578ft
Hiking: 6-7 Hrs
Day 9

Following an early breakfast, we set out on a walk towards Lumre, eventually reaching the road where we commence our journey by road to Pokhara. Upon reaching the city, we continue our drive to the domestic airport, where we catch a flight back to Kathmandu. A representative from AAN will be waiting to pick us up at the airport and transfer us to our hotel. After some well-deserved rest and freshening up, the evening is reserved for a farewell dinner, marking the joyous conclusion of our Mardi Himal Trek. We spend the night in Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1,350m/4,429ft
Hiking: 2-3 Hrs
Driving: 2 Hrs
Day 10

Today we say goodbye to Nepal, marking the end of our unforgettable journey.

If you're considering extending your stay in Nepal for more adventure activities or exploring neighboring countries such as Bhutan, India, or Tibet, AAN will be there to assist you with all the necessary formalities and arrangements. Your adventure doesn't have to end here; there are more exciting opportunities to explore!



1. Accommodation:

Accommodation in city as per booking on twin sharing basis.

2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu.

1 Nights Hotel in Pokhara.

6 Nights comfortable and well-equipped lodges or tea houses along the 

trekking route.

2. Meals:

Meals on BB Plan in city area.

Full-board meals throughout the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and 


Local and international cuisine options to cater to various preferences.

3. Transportation:

International and Domestic Airport transfers

Domestic Tickets if mentioned in the Itinerary.

All necessary ground transportation during the trek.

4. Professional Guide and Porter:

Experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide.

Porter service for carrying trekking equipment, allowing travelers to focus 

on the journey.

5. Permits and Fees:

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

6. Safety Measures:

Comprehensive first aid kit and emergency medical evacuation 


Experienced staff trained in altitude sickness prevention and response.

7. Cultural Experience:

Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring cultural and historical 


Opportunities to interact with local communities and learn about their 


8. Scenic Route:

Trekking through picturesque landscapes, including terraced fields, 

rhododendron forests, and traditional villages.

Panoramic views of Annapurna, Mardi Himal, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar, 

Singhachuli, Machapuchhre mountain ranges with multiple Glaciers and 


9. Flexible Itinerary:

Well-planned trekking itinerary with acclimatization days to ensure a safe 

and enjoyable experience.

Flexibility to accommodate changes due to weather conditions or 

unexpected events.

10. Group Activities:

Group activities and bonding opportunities during the trek.

Group celebration upon reaching High Camp.




1. International Flights:

International Flight cost is not included in the package.

2. Personal Expenses:

Expenses such as additional meals, beverages, snacks, and personal Items.

Tips for guides and porters.

3. Travel Insurance:

Travelers are responsible for obtaining their own travel insurance covering 

medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events.

4. Nepal Visa:

The cost of obtaining a visa for Nepal is not included in the package.

5. Optional Activities:

Optional excursions or activities not specified in the itinerary.

6. Equipment Rental:

Rental costs for trekking gear, if needed, are not included.

7. Additional Accommodations:

Accommodations in Kathmandu before or after the scheduled itinerary are not included.

8. Charges for Extra Services:

Any additional services not mentioned in the itinerary may incur extra charges.

9. Medical Expenses:

Expenses related to pre-existing medical conditions and medications are not covered.

10. Natural Calamities:

Unforeseen events such as natural disasters, political unrest, or any circumstances beyond the tour operator's control.

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