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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Trekking in the lower Annapurna region




Trip highlights
  • Short and relatively easy trek in the Annapurna Region.
  • Amazing panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Mardi Himal.
  • Experience the culture and tradition of the ethnic Gurung people.
  • Diverse flora and fauna of the region.
  • Lush forests, green hills, rugged landscapes.
  • Hike to the Mardi Himal Base Camp

The Mardi Himal Trek is one of the least visited, less challenging, and one of the most beautiful trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Mardi Himal trek takes you to the Mardi Himal Base Camp situated at the base of the Mardi Himal. This trek is ideal for those looking for an ‘off the beaten path’ trial experience in Nepal.

Experience the beauty and remoteness of the region along the trail to the Base Camp. The route goes past river valleys, meadows, traditional rural villages, verdant forests with breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and the Hiunchuli mountains.

The trek begins with an hour’s drive from Pokhara to Kande. From Kande, it is an easy uphill hike through forests of lovely rhododendron and oak, past some villages where you get to interact and experience the lifestyle of the local people. After reaching Mardi Base Camp, we return to Pokhara through a different route via Siding village.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our guide/representative will meet and greet you and then transfer you to your hotel. As there are no activities planned for today, you may enjoy the evening at leisure or take a self-guided tour to get familiar with the city. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2. In Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we begin our Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Today we will cover some of the World Heritage Sites. We will visit the Swayambhunath temple, the oldest Buddhist monument in the valley, and Boudanath, the largest Stupa in Nepal. Next, we will visit the Pashupatinath temple and then drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a historic landmark located at the heart of Kathmandu. It showcases ancient art and architecture in stone and wood carving amidst famous shrines and temples. We will spend the latter part of the day planning and preparing for the trek. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (895m/6 hrs)
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and drive for about 6 hours to Pokhara. The road to Pokhara goes through small villages, farmlands, and along the river bank. On arrival, check into your hotel and rest and relax. The evening is free to stroll around the lakeside or go for a boat ride. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 4. Drive to Kande (1hr)-Trek to Deurali(2100m/4hrs)
Drive for about an hour to Kande on the Pokhara Baglung highway. It is a relatively uphill hike over stone stairs to Australian Camp and Pothana. The Australian camp provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. From Pothana, continue further to Deurali for the night. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 5. Deurali to Low Camp (2990m/6-7hrs)
From Deurali, leaving the main trail to ABC, we continue on the off-the-beaten-path towards Mardi Himal. The hike is a gradual uphill walk through forests of giant rhododendron, oak, maple, and hemlock to the top of a ridge. Descend the ridge and ascend back to arrive at the forest camp. We shall have lunch at the forest camp and continue up to Low Camp. The vegetation changes as we climb higher. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 6. Low camp to High Camp (3550m/5-6hrs)
Today we gradually climb through rhododendron forests along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. As we continue, tall trees give way to alpine shrubs and dwarf rhododendron bushes. Finally, we arrive at the High Camp with beautiful views of the Annapurna range. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 7. High Camp-Mardi Himal Base Camp(4500m)- High Camp(6-7hrs)
Today is the most challenging day of our trek. We will start early towards the base camp. It is a steady uphill climb through the rugged mountain trail to the Mardi Base Camp. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Annapurna range and descend back to the High Camp. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 8. High Camp-Siding(1700m/6-7hrs)Drive to Pokhara(3hrs)
From the High Camp crossover the Nangge Danda, then descend to the Low Camp. We take a different route and head towards the Mardi Khola through the dense forest to Siding village. At Siding, board onto a private vehicle and drive to Pokhara. Overnight in a hotel

Day 9. Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Today we shall retrace our drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to rest and relax or pursue your interest. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 10. Departure.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

  • Group Size2-8 maximum for scheduled small group Journey, but any size for Private tour

  • MealsOnly breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals during the trek

  • Trip Accommodation3-4* category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and local tea house/trekkers lodge during the trek

  • RouteKathmandu-Pokhara-Kande-Deurali-Low Camp-High Camp-Siding-Pokhara-Kathmandu

  • Trip Type Trekking

  • Trip SeasonsMarch-May & September-November

  • Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November

  • Lean MonthsFebruary, June, July, August

  • Not RecommendJanuary, December

Prices & Dates

The price is based on group size as below.

  • 8 members: US$670 per person.
  • 6 members: US$715 per person.
  • 4 members: US$765 per person.
  • 2 members: US$905 per person.
  • Single traveler: US$1450.
  • Single room supplement = US$180
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  • Accommodation in 3-4* category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Accommodation in local village lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • All local transfers by private vehicle.
  • Trasfer from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu in a local tourist deluxe coach.
  • Only breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara while all meals during the trek.
  • English speaking local guide along with porter(one porter for every two-member).
  • All necessary paperwork and permit (TIMS/ ACAP).
  • All Government taxes and service charges.

Not included

  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • International flights.
  • Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
  • Any extra cost forced upon by changing the itinerary due to your health, natural condition, political situation, or early return from the trek.
  • All other personal expenses not listed in the included section


Kathmandu: Hotel Shambala or similar
Pokhara: The lakeside Retreat or similar
Trekking: Best available local lodges/tea house
(option is available for upgrade of hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara at an extra cost)

Trip Guide/Leader

  • Min Singh

    Min Singh

  • Hem Raj Bastola

    Hem Raj Bastola