Mardi Himal Trek

Duration: 7 Days   |   Trip Photos  |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Max Elevation: 4350m
  • Group Size: 1-25

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 Kande, the trek begins with a steep ascend and reaches 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 the high camp. The surprising panoramas make you forget the tiredness of the trek.

On the fourth day of the trek, you can reach the Mardi Himal base camp. It’s fast, wonderful and exciting. Retracing to 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 Adventure excitingly welcomes you to enjoy off the beaten trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp. We are committed to making 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. 

If you're want an extended trek to experience the breathtaking beauty of Annapurna region, we also offer a 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas in a slightly longer timeframe.


  • Off the beaten path along with the peaceful environment
  • Exploration of rich bio-diversity 
  • Getting to know local culture and traditions
  • Stunning view of Mardi Himal, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Macchapucchre
  • Pokhara Sightseeing Tour of major attractions

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 Kande and Trek to Pothana (1890m)

      The trip starts with an hour's drive to Kande. The trail ascends through the climbing of stairs from Phedi firstly and then through the forests to reach Dhampus, a Gurung village that provides picturesque scenes of the Annapurna range, Manaslu and many more. We will continue our ascent until we reach Pothana, a small village. Overnight stay at a lodge/teaouse 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. Overnight stay at local lodge in Forest Camp.

        • Day 4 Trek to High Camp (3980m)

          The trail from the Forest camp to the high camp follows a steep ascent through the forest. You'll be passing through Badal Danda (Cloud Hill) walking mainly on grasslands. 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 Early morning hike to Mardi View Point, Trek down to Siding and Drive to Pokhara

            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 trail. The hardship of the day is rewarded with the exquisite mountain views of Mardi Himal, Mt. Fishtail, Hiuchuli, Anapurna I and II, and Gangapurna.

            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 pleasant walk along the river and the forest, we'll reach Siding Village. Then, we'll take around a 1.5-hour drive to Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

            • Day 6 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. Mahendra Cave, Bindabasini Temple, Davis Falls, Shiva Temple, and International Mountain Museum are worth exploring. In the evening we can relax and enjoy the vibrant city of Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

              • Day 7 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 a hotel in Kathmandu.

                What to Expect

                • Airport pickup and drop service
                • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                • Government license holder guide with experience and local knowledge
                • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipment (1 porter for 2 people)
                • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porter
                • Teahouse/lodge accommodation during the trek
                • All land transportation as per the itinerary
                • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit
                • 2 nights standard Hotel in Pokhara on a BB basis
                • Comprehensive first aid kit with oximeter
                • Government taxes and official expenses
                • International Airfare and taxes
                • Nepal entry visa fee
                • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
                • Entrance fee in the heritage sites
                • All the expenses of a personal nature
                • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
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