Mardi Himal Trek

Duration: 9 Days   |   Trip Photos  |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Max Elevation: 4350m

Mardi Himal Trek is an off the beaten trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek was officially opened in 2012 and got a wide recognition among the trekkers who love the peaceful trail and abundant natural views. Mardi Himal base camp is located at around 4350 meters.

Mardi Himal Trek is quite interesting compared to other treks of Annapurna Region since you will walk through the less trodden trails enjoying the glorious scenery.

Driving to Phedi, the trek begins with a steep ascend and reach to Pothana. It is a tiny Gurung village and the trek moves higher via Forest camp and high camp (3980m). This is a relatively secluded area and the trek goes on through the rhododendron forest. The weather is chilling, but the warm dining hall and soup re-energize you. Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna can be explored from the closest point along with the Mardi Himal itself.

If you love watching bio-diversity, then bless yourself since you can witness various floras and faunas including Danphe, Himalayan Thar and musk deer during the trek in the beautiful lush forest. Trek to Mardi Himal base camp from high camp is tough, but the surrounding panoramas are awesome enough to inspire you. We take a hike from the high camp, explore the beauties from the base camp and back to high camp. The surprising panoramas make you forget the tiredness of the trek.

On the fourth day of the trek, you can reach to the Mardi Himal base camp. It’s fast, wonderful and exciting. Retracing all the way to Saidighatta below Sidhing village, drive to Pokhara and end the mesmerizing trip. Although this trek can be done throughout the year,  Autumn and Spring are the best seasons. During these seasons, the weather is clear, wildflowers are in full bloom and the mountain views are fabulous. 

Marvel Adventureexcitingly welcomes you to enjoy off the beaten trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp. We are committed to make your trek truly outstanding and memorable with all the necessary arrangements. Please, feel free to contact us if you have any queries regarding this trek.

You may also like to read: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Highlights

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara valley sightseeing
  • Off the beaten path along with the peaceful environment
  • Exploration of rich bio-diversity 
  • Getting to know local culture and traditions
  • Fantastic camping experience
  • Stunning view of Mardi Himal, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Macchapucchre

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive to Pokhara (820m)
    We take a wonderful scenic drive to Pokhara as we cruise through colorful rural settings and after about 6 hours, we reach the lake city. On reaching Pokhara, we will check into our Hotel, refresh and stroll around the lakeside and visit the Fewa Lake and Barahi temple. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
    • Day 2 Drive to Phedi and Trek to Pothana (1890m)
      The trip starts with a drive to Phedi, which takes about 30 minutes. The trail ascends through the climbing of stairs from Phedi firstly and then through the forests to reach Dhampus,a Gurung village which provides picturesque scenes of Annapurna range, Manaslu and many more. We will continue our ascent until we reach Pothana, a small village. Overnight at hotel in pothana.
      • Day 3 Trek to Forest Camp (2554m)
        It will be a steep uphill climb today through the forests. On the way you can enjoy scenic views of mountains like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. After walking for about 5 hours we will reach Forest Camp, where we are going to spend the night. As it is a camping site, we will not get hotels to stay on.
        • Day 4 Trek to High Camp (3980m)
          The trail from the Forest camp to the high camp follows a steep ascent through the forest. On reaching the top, we will be highly rewarded with the magnificent, breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and Mount Machhapuchhre. Overnight at High Camp.
          • Day 5 Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4350m)
            We will start our ascent to Mardi Himal Base Camp, which stands at 4350 meters. The trek today is challenging with a walk along a narrow, rocky trails. The hardship of the day is rewarded with the stunning mountain views along the spectacular surroundings at the Mardi Himal Base Camp. After spending some time at the base camp, we will retrace our steps back to high camp. Overnight at High Camp.
            • Day 6 Trek down to Siding Village
              We will retrace our steps and follow a steep descent to low camp from where we will trek through the forest to Mardi Khola. After a delightful walk along the river and the forest, we will reach a beautiful village of Siding. Overnight at lodge in Siding Village.
              • Day 7 Trek to Saidighatta and drive to Pokhara
                We will start our easy descent to Lumre. The trail follows the contour of the Mardi river valley and gradually descends down the pastures through beautiful Tamang and Gurung Village. Then we will reach Lumre from where we will take an hour long drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
                • Day 8 Half day sightseeing in Pokhara
                  As Pokhara is a beautiful city shadowed by the beautiful Himalayas and blessed with serene lakes, we will be exploring this beautiful city. We can visit the serene lakes, mysterious caves and other attractions offered in Pokhara. The city also offers a wide range of adventure activities like Bungee jumping, boating, Paragliding, etc. In the evening we can relax and enjoy the vibrant city of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
                  • Day 9 Drive back to Kathmandu
                    After enjoying the trek we will drive back to Kathmandu, which will be about 6 hours' drive. On the way you can enjoy the scenic views of villages, rivers, mountain ranges and many more. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

                    What to Expect

                    • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                    • Government license holder guide 
                    • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                    • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters 
                    • Camping and lodge accommodation during the trek
                    • All land transportation as per itinerary
                    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit
                    • Two nights standard Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
                    • Comprehensive first aid kit
                    • Government taxes and official expenses
                    • International Airfare and taxes
                    • Nepal entry visa fee
                    • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                    • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
                    • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                    • All the expenses of personal nature
                    • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                    • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
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