Mardi Himal Trek 9 Days

USD $720/Person
Trip Code : HH/E-05
Accomodation : Hotel/Lodge
Duration : 9  Days
Grading : Moderate grading info
Max Altitude : 4200
Activity : Treking
Starts at : Pokhara
End at : Pokhara
Trip Route : Pokhara-Deurali-Mardi Base cmap- Siding-Pokhara
Best Season : Mar-May & Sep-December



Most popular and more recent journey in Nepal's Annapurna region is the Mardi Himal Trek. It provides breathtaking views of the Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Annapurna ranges. To get to the base camp at 4,500 meters, the hike takes you through verdant forests, charming communities, and picturesque hills. The Mardi Himal Trek is a fantastic option for anyone searching for a moderate hike off the beaten path because of its diverse flora and wildlife, distinctive culture, and spectacular views.


The trek starts in Pokhara, a stunning lake city and well-liked tourist attraction in Nepal. After that, the road leads you through numerous isolated settlements and thick forests until you arrive at Mardi Himal Base Camp. Kande, a town located about 45 minutes' drive from Pokhara, is where the Mardi Himal Trek begins.


Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is situated at a height of 4,500 meters (14,764 feet) above sea level, is the highest point on the Mardi Himal Trek. The trip begins at an elevation of 1,060 meters (3,478 feet), and as you climb higher, the altitude progressively increases.


You travel through a range of scenery on the Mardi Himal Trek, from verdant green forests to high alpine pastures. You'll pass by a number of rivers, streams, and waterfalls along the trip, all of which contribute to the area's natural beauty. Stunning views of the Annapurna range, including peaks like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre, are also provided by the trek (Fishtail).

You will get the chance to experience the regional culture and way of life as the trail goes through a variety of remote communities. Along with other plant and animal species, you'll see oak trees, rhododendron forests, and a number of different bird and animal species.


  • Beautiful Mountain Views: The Mardi Himal hike provides some of the best views of the Annapurna range, including Mardi Himal itself, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience: The Mardi Himal trek is less busy and provides a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of major trekking routes than other well-known treks in Nepal.
  • Rural Nepal: The trip takes you through isolated villages where you can observe the locals' customs and way of life.
  • Unique Flora and Fauna: The walk offers a chance to witness a diversity of flora and fauna as it travels through varied habitats like rhododendron forests, bamboo groves, and high-altitude deserts.
  • Variety of Scenery: The walk is aesthetically magnificent because to the vast range of scenery it offers, including lush forests, alpine meadows, glaciers, and snow-capped summits.
  • Cultural Experience: The trip travels through traditional villages where you can get a sense of the people's history, culture, and religion.
  • Physical Challenge: For those seeking a physical challenge when trekking in Nepal, the Mardi Himal trek, which is regarded as a moderate trek, is a great choice.


Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).

  • Airport Pickup and Transfer to hotel.
  • The rest of the day is at your pleasure.
  • Stay the night at your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Preparing for the trek.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (827 m/2,700 ft): 6 - 7 hours.

  • On our trip to Pokhara, popularly known as the "City of Lakes," we can take in the stunning terraced farms, tiny stores by the side of the road, and the wild Trishuli River. 
  • The Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, and the five peaks of Annapurna, may be seen beautifully from the city. 
  • Since Pokhara is also a popular tourist destination, we take a break in the evening and have fun! Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive to Phedi (26km) and Trek to Dhampus (2.9 km / 1.8 mile): 1.5 - 2 hours.

  • From Phedi Pass, begin the hike through small communities and rice terraces.
  • Lush Forests and Alpine Meadows
  • Mountain Views
  • Nighttime in Dhampus


Day 4: Dhampus to Forest Camp(2550m) - 10 km: 3.5 - 4 hour.

  • Discover the Sarangkot Forest, which offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range at sunrise and dusk.
  • Discover Pothana Forest is a large forest region close to Dhampus.
  • Discover the Peace Pagoda, a well-liked spot for trekkers, tourists, and birdwatchers.
  • Australian Camp: This campground is close to the community of Pothana and has breathtaking views of the Annapurna Mountains.
  • Learn about the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Spend the night at the forest camp.

Day 5: Forest Camp to High Camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3 - 4 hours/ 8.5 km

  • Forest Camp (2459 m) - Rest Camp (2621 m) - Low Camp (2985 m) - Middle Camp (3250 m) - and High Camp (3550 m) are the stops along the route.  
  • The first half of the day was spent in the forest, but once we passed Low Camp, we began to see distant mountain ranges and snow-capped peaks. The hike is challenging but not as difficult as the day before, and you can take a 1-hour 30-minute break at Low Camp if you're feeling weak or exhausted. There are various tea shops along the route, and the surrounding mountains, valleys, snow-capped peaks, and soaring huge vultures made for breath-taking views.
  • Because of the snow, High Camp, which had simple amenities and breathtaking vistas, was the last stop on the itinerary. The best course of action is to call and reserve a place in advance.
  • A night spent in High Camp.

Day 6: Explore Mardi Himal base camp in the morning (4500 m), descent to Badal Danda (3210m/5-6h) O/N lodge.

  • High Camp (3550 meters), Base Camp (4500 meters), and then Badal Danda (3210m) for the night.
  • You will hike from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 meters) and back. Walking the entire distance takes 4 to 5 hours. 
  • You can hike to a viewpoint approximately halfway there and then return to High Camp if you don't want to travel all the way to Mardi Himal Base. 
  • Trek down to Badal Danda (3210m) after lunch, then spend the night at the lodge.

Day 7: Trek to Siding (1700m/5440ft): 3-4 hours then take a jeep drive back to Pokhara

  • The vista will be lovely in the morning. 
  • You will make the walk down to Siding after breakfast. 
  • Trekking takes about 4 hours.
  • Siding is a traditional Nepalese community that is still somewhat removed from the busier, more popular modern tourist treks. Exploring the village is a fascinating cultural experience. 
  • Overnight in siding
  • your guide arrange Jeep drive to Pokhara,

Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft): 5-6 hours drive.

  • Morning Breakfasts 
  • Drive to Kathmandu.
  • As soon as you arrive in Kathmandu, you can rest and relax in the hotel.
  • Enjoy perusing the pictures from the treks.
  • You can go shopping in Thamel Bazaar in the evening.
  • Enjoy your farewell meal. 
  • Stay the night in Kathmandu.

Day 9: Departure Flight Back to Say Goodbye and good and safe journey.

  • We sincerely hope you liked the journey with us and are confident you'll return on another trip to the Himalaya.
  • You will be transferred to the airport by a Touch The Himalayan employee around three hours prior to your scheduled flight.
  • You'll have plenty of time on the trip home to plan your subsequent excursion in the magnificent nation of Nepal

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Ttwo nights accommodation in kathmandu before and after the trek in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis).
  • Internal transfer from Kathmandu-Pokhara, Pokhara Phedi and way back from Siding to Pokhara and from Pokhara to kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • All necessary trekking and restricted area permit & fees such as Annapurna conservation area permits, TIMS Card etc.
  • Three meals a day during the trek.
  • All accommodation during trek.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trekking guide neccessary Porters (Each two trekkers one porter ).
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodation.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide).
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate.

What's not included

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc.
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc).
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Good to Know


The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card are required and can be acquired in Kathmandu or Pokhara, respectively.


On the hike, you must have the proper clothing and equipment. It's imperative to have sturdy hiking boots, a warm jacket, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and a trekking pole. A first-aid kit, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle are also advised.


Tea House: The most typical accommodation option on the Mardi Himal hike is a tea house. These are modest lodgings that provide simple accommodations with community restrooms. There is no certainty that all tea houses will have private rooms with bathrooms. Most tea houses also include a community dining area where trekkers can gather to eat and chat.

Camping: For those who want more privacy or a more rustic experience, camping is another choice. Trekkers can sleep in tents while camping and prepare their own meals with the assistance of a support crew. Camping, however, needs more planning and gear than teahouse lodging.

Food and drink: Although the quality and selection may vary, most tea shops and camping grounds will provide food and drink. To ensure that the water is safe to drink, it is advised to bring water filtration equipment or water purification tablets.

Porters and guides: While hiring one is not required, it can be quite helpful, particularly for people who are inexperienced at trekking or carrying heavy goods. Since porters can carry up to 30 kg of weight, trekking can be more comfortable. In addition to offering knowledge on the local nature and culture, guides can assist with route navigation.



What is the Mardi Himal Trek?
The Mardi Himal Trip is a lesser-known trek in Nepal's Annapurna region that offers breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan mountain range and a rare chance to see the local culture and nature.
How long is the Mardi Himal Trek?
Although the Mardi Himal hike is closer to Pokhara than to Kathmandu, you can plan your trip from Kathmandu for convenience. From Kathmandu, you can travel to Pokhara by bus, jeep, or plane. From Pokhara, you can go by car to Kande, Phedi, or Nayapul, from where you can begin your trip. The Mardi Himal walk has multiple places of entry. If you only have five days to spare, you should begin your walk from Kande; if you have about 12 days, you should begin your trek from Nayapul; and if you only have about a week, you should begin your Mardi Himal trek from Phedi.
What is the highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek?
Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is situated at a height of roughly 4,500 meters, is the highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek.
 => Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is situated at a height of roughly 4,500 meters, is the highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek.
What is the best time to trek Mardi Himal?
The peak trekking season, which lasts from September to November and from March to May, is the ideal time to hike Mardi Himal.
What are the necessary permits for Mardi Himal Trek?
A TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) are required for the Mardi Himal Trek.
What is the difficulty level of Mardi Himal Trek?
There are some steep and challenging portions of the Mardi Himal Hike, which is rated as a moderately difficult trek.
What is the food and accommodation like on the Mardi Himal Trek?
Simple and basic lodges, teahouses, and camping amenities are to be expected on the Mardi Himal Trek. There is a small selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine, and the culinary options are mainly continental and Nepali.
How do I prepare for the Mardi Himal Trek?
You should concentrate on developing your physical fitness and endurance through activities like running, trekking, and cardio workouts as you get ready for the Mardi Himal Trek. Additionally, you should become acquainted with the trail's circumstances and get ready for the trek's challenges related to altitude, weather, and other factors.
What should I bring on the Mardi Himal Trek?
You should pack a good quality backpack, hiking boots, warm, water-resistant clothes, a hat, sunglasses, a first-aid kit, along with other necessities like a water bottle, headlamp, and toiletries, for the Mardi Himal Trek.
Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Mardi Himal Trek?
While it is feasible to do the Mardi Himal Trek on your own, for increased safety, support, and cultural immersion, many trekkers choose to hire a local guide or join a guided trek. A local guide may assist ensure a safe and pleasurable journey by sharing important knowledge about the trail's conditions, local culture, and other aspects of the walk.