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Mardi Himal Trekking

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12 days

Max. Elevation


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Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Best Season
March-June & Sept-Dec
Double/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
Full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in Trekking & Breakfast basis in City
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Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Dhampus-Kokar Forest camp-Low Camp-High camp-explore beyond High Camp to Mardi West Base Camp-Forest Camp -Landruk village-Pokhara-Kathmandu


  •  On our journey towards the Mardi Himal's secret trail, we will be able to observe breath-taking mountain.
  •  Wandering through pine and rhododendron-filled alpine woodlands that are tranquil.
  •  The scenery would be stunning with its contrast of white snow-capped peaks and green rolling hills.
  •  Starting and finishing destination would be Pokhara. a city that benefits from a steady stream of tourists due to enough natural beauty.
  •  The route runs beneath the massive Mardi Himal and Machhapuchare (Fish-Tail) Himal.

Trip Introduction: 10 Days Mardi Himal Trekking


The Modi River and Mardi River valleys are connected by an interflowing ridge that the Mardi Himal Trek follows. Everyone can have fun on the Mardi Himal base camp walk. Along with rhododendron woods, the road passes through some of the most stunning valleys in the world, including Pitamber, Deurali, and Badal Danda peaks.Mardi voyage might also take place throughout the winter. Since the Mardi trek travels through beautiful terrain the entire way, it is also known as the Annapurna Hidden Treasure Trek.

 The Mardi Himal base camp routes opened in 2012 following a survey by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the National Trust for Nature Conservation, and the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN). (ACAP).

The Mardi Himal trip offers the greatest views of a snow-capped mountain, which includes Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), making it the most accessible six-day hike. Mardi Himal (5,553 m), Him Chuli (6,441 m), and Annapurna III (7,555 m). Dhaulagiri Himal (8167 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m), and so on. The nearest walk to the recently opened.Kori Trek is the Mardi Trek, which is situated on the east of a well-known route to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, beside the majestic and towering Fishtail Mountain.

 The first leg of the Mardi Himal walk is a 40-minute drive up the Beni Baglung Highway from Pokhara to Naudanda Kande and a 1.5-hour climb from there towards Australian Camp. The Annapurna and Pokhara valleys may be seen in stunning detail from the Australian Camp. The camp is now situated at Pitam Deurali, between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal, and it has views of the Modi Khola gorge and a rhododendron forest.

The Mardi Himal Base Camp climb, one of Nepal's most renowned trekking locations, is located just east of machhapuchre Himal. An undiscovered beauty is the Mardi Himal Trail. Few hikers travel to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is magnificently situated at the foot of Machapuchhre, or "fishtail" peak, the most recognizable summit in the Annapurna range. The walk passes through enchanting rhododendron forests on tight, winding roads until you exit the forest at a height of around 3,300 meters.

 A high mountainous terrain with a stunning view of Mardi Himal, Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli suddenly appears as we reach the high camp.

Why is the 10-day Mardi Himal trek so popular, and why should you go on it?

 The 10-day Mardi Himal trip is well-known for several factors. This one is one of the quickest excursions on which we may go to a height of 4550 meters. Even though it aids many budget tourists in reaching a particular elevation, this trek is regarded as a mid-budget excursion owing to its cost and quick trip that allows us to achieve a high elevation and enter 4550 meters. Along the walk, we may enjoy some breathtaking views from Badal Danda as we approach the low camp, take in some of the greatest views from the Australian camp, and examine various types of plants at the forest camp. When the weather is clear, we can view the spangled light at night from the low camp and the ABC path during the day. It doesn't take long to get to the high camp, but the views and panoramas are breathtaking once there. If you remain there, the morning views are some of the greatest. Likewise, as we ascend to the viewpoint, we are treated to some of the most breathtaking vistas and surroundings.

Where does the Mardi Himal Trek start and end?

 After a one and half hour's journey from Pokhara, the Mardi Himal hike begins at Kande. The track is excellent; it begins with a steady, moderate ascent, then becomes somewhat steeper around Australian Camp  (2060 m—about two hours away) before dipping slightly toward Pothana (1950 m) and rising once more as we approach Deurali (2100 m). From Deurali, there is a right turn, and the word "Forest Camp" is written on a sign on the side of the road. The path winds through a rainforest, initially ascending and then descending on top of a ridge.

 The route becomes steeper just above the midway point, then gradually ascends until returning to the ridge and Forest Camp (2600 m). As you leave Forest Camp, the route is at first fairly steep, but as younear the top, the terrain quickly gets less steep.After approximately an hour of hiking, the path exits the jungle and approaches an open ridge with breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South to the left of Machhapuchhre. The trail departs Low Camp once again via the bush.

 To reach Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m), it is feasible to go up the ridge for a further 4 to 5 hours, and it takes around 4 hours to return to High Camp. Although this makes for a lengthy day, there is a viewpoint where the imaging vista may be viewed halfway through. After there, we make our way via Low Camp to Siding. We take a car back to Pokhara from Siding.

Is it challenging to hike or trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp?

 It might be difficult to complete the Mardi Himal Trek. However, this does not imply that you cannot succeed. You can do it if you enjoy hiking and start working out well before the start of your adventure. Although the typical Mardi Himal walk is not challenging, hikers and trekkers should nonetheless be in fair physical condition. After all, you are still traveling across Nepal's Himalayas, after. 

Mardi Himal Trekking: Climate and Weather

The best seasons for visiting or hiking in the direction of Mardi Himal are spring and fall when the bright skies make for stunning views. At this period of the year, the mountains and landscapes visible through the clear sky are breathtaking. As the height rises, the temperature may fluctuate between +15 and –3 degrees Celsius. Compared to spring and fall, summer and the monsoon season are wet and slick. There is less probability of rain whether it is spring or autumn since the cool wind blows through a clear sky. The weather may cause natural catastrophes; thus, lowering the risks of adverse weather will help finish the trek on schedule. Additionally, nice weather enhances perspective and even aids in our mental and spiritual reconnection with nature. Thus, due to the weather and temperatures, spring and fall are the ideal seasons, the temperature drops as elevation rises.

Trekking, Religion, and Culture in the Mardi Himal Region

Visitors may discover more about the regional customs and civilizations. In this area, we could see how many ethnic groups lived. We could see and watch people working with bamboo, producing ghee, preserving food, growing plants, and even observing a wide variety of cultures and traditions.

The area is home to several ethnic groups, including the Brahmins, Chhetri, Gurungs, Magars, and many others. There are many different ethnic groups, but we can categorize them into the Mongolian and Aryan tribes in a nutshell. The key factor influencing this location is the rich culture and tradition that vary according to caste. We could see that ethnicity had an impact on how people lived in different homes.

How can I prepare physically for the Mardi Himal Trek?

It will be difficult to prepare your legs for greater elevations if you live anywhere other than the Himalayas. After all, Nepal is the highest country on the planet. The Mardi Himal Walk, thankfully, is not a long or high-altitude trek and is shorter than some other treks in Nepal. Making preparations for the Mardi Himal Trek is not too difficult.

Do I need to hike more?

Rehearsing is a good way to start to get the feel of what you do. Climbing is the finest exercise. We recognize that you appreciate walking since you are interested in a multi-day hiking adventure. Awesome The time has come to see them more regularly if you are fortunate enough to live in an area that is surrounded by hills or even mountains.

What? If this is new to you,

We advise starting three to six months before the commencement of your walk, or roughly an hour and two for seven days. After around three weeks, after you have the hang of it, you will have the perfect chance to strengthen your power. Carry a 10- to 15-kg load and schedule a longer, three-hour climb each week. In the unlikely event that this way of life differs from your own, you will soon experience the benefits of this mild exercise.

Traveling with Holiday Tours Nepal for trekking 

We place the highest priority on safety. Because of this, when it comes to keeping the cost of our walks and treks low, this is one area where we simply do not make any exceptions. Trekking organizations have been chosen for their technical skills, demonstrated safety performance, perfect judgment, amiable demeanor, and capacity to offer helpful and knowledgeable advice. Additionally, they are very competent in first aid and personal safety gear. First aid supplies are provided on all guided climbs and treks in the Annapurna Region.

Travel Insurance for Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp

Nepal Trekking Planner highly advises and suggests that all its clients get to travel and medical insurance to safeguard themselves from unforeseen events that could occur while on their Himalayan holiday.  Before traveling to places in the Himalayas, travel and medical insurance must be purchased. Before embarking on any trip or trek, Nepal Trekking Planner requires all its customers to purchase the legally required travel and medical insurance. It should offer enough protection for treks and tours, covering and having a policy for any physical harm, fatalities, medical costs, and repatriation costs for any mode of transportation during emergency evacuations, such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, or luggage coverage.

Mountain sickness at altitude (AMS)

 Anyone can become ill with altitude sickness. Because there is less oxygen present at high elevations, breathing becomes challenging. It primarily occurs over 3300 m (10,000 ft).

 The following are the symptoms and signs:

  •  Headache/Dizziness.
  • Nausea/Vomiting.
  • Tiredness/Fatigue.
  • Tired but unable to sleep.
  • Appetite loss
  • Anger or stress.

The best way to avoid getting AMS is to dress appropriately for the temperature, drink lots of fluids, eat healthily, and move carefully. If the body is not feeling well, it is wise to request relaxation and sleep. Keep hydrated, and be careful to adhere to the tour leader's instructions on altitude sickness.

Always feel free to request a break from the trip leader or guide if you don't feel well. Sometimes we believe that the dizziness we are experiencing is small, yet that tiny factor might allow water to enter your brain or lungs without your knowledge. Prevention is always preferable to a cure.

Accommodation for hikers at Mardi Himal Base Camp

All of our walks, treks, and tour itineraries include accommodations in the appropriate hotels, lodges, homestays, guest houses, and resorts. In some isolated locations, camping is done according to the schedule. Depending on the customers' fitness level and speed, the availability of aircraft cancellations, poor or terrible weather conditions, roads, or trails, certain trails may take more or less time.

Being in an impoverished nation, we often have to make concessions for the finest services because, as we ascend in the hilly region, the greenery and local population density diminish as the height rises. However, because it is a tourist route, most amenities are still available, albeit some may require concessions. internet, hot showers, toilet commodes, laundry services (due to a lack of warmth and sunlight), 24-hour power, and room quality and availability (standard-quality rooms designed to meet the basic requirements are found) are examples. However, the trekking planning team makes every effort to offer the greatest amenities and services.

Communication and Adaptation During the Mardi Himal Trek

One of the key factors in completing and enjoying the walk is learning to adapt to the environment, including the weather, traditions, cultures, and food. We always keep in mind not to ascend more than 1000 meters in a single day while arranging routes. This does not prevent us from ascending higher than 1000 meters in a single day, although doing so may result in breathing difficulties and altitude sickness. However, if we take our time and stop along the way, it indicates that we are assisting our body in adapting to the temperature, weather, and climate.

Asking questions about the locals, their way of life, customs, and culture is a method to learn more about the traditions and cultures of the location we are traveling to. We are not going on a journey to walk constantly, and having a guide doesn't imply he or she is leading and you are just following. Sometimes it's impossible to compromise on food or drink since doing so causes stress on the body and mind, which can result in headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and anger problems, as well as a lack of services and a sense of being mistreated. Travelers should always identify which foods and beverages they are allergic to or do not consume when enquiring about available lodgings and before setting out on a journey to help create a plan B for food and drink.

The Mardi Himal base camp trip water and restrooms facilities.

Because of the limited natural and man-made amenities in the highlands, the quality of services must be reduced. Some locations lack access to hot showers owing to a paucity of gas and wood in the higher elevations; therefore, customers must pay an extra price for the biomass needed to generate the heat needed to provide hot water for drinking and showering. Due to a lack of transportation, mineral waters are not readily accessible; thus, it is preferable to carry a bottle that filters water as it enters. Water purification pills are also a good option.

Some lodges, tea shops, and motels feature squat toilets, which force you to squat to manage your body's waste because there is a dearth of water in rural locations. Not only that, but contemporary western toilets need at least 2 to 3 liters of water to flush, and there isn't enough of it to fulfill those requirements.

Electricity, Internet, and Battery Recharge: Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking

In certain areas, there are no electrical facilities because of a lack of infrastructure, and even if there were, load shedding can result in an artificial or natural scarcity of electricity. To recharge the batteries of smartphones, cameras, flashlights, and other gadgets, it is advised to carry a power bank. Some locations charge extra for battery recharging because they purchase or utilize power from other sources. For instance, solar energy, generators, and even personal hydropower.

The internet demands a particular amount of payment, which varies from place to place and is not applicable everywhere due to the power as well as the private poles and the amount of money that the locals must severely invest in poles, cables, and internet service providers.

Trip Itinerary



On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with a warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for the briefing on  Mardi Himal Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

The evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.



Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest,  Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.

After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Mardi Himal Trek next early morning overland drive to Pokhara.



Morning depart from your hotel for interesting drive towards Nepal Mid West with exciting views past farm villages and towns on Nepal's main highway to reach Pokhara city.

On reaching at Pokhara after six hours of the interesting ride, transfer to hotels by the Phewa lakeside with time to stroll around where most of the hotels-restaurant-stores and shops located.

Pokhara a touristic and scenic spot blessed with natural scenery of mountains-green hills-valley with serene and calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

(Flying options to Pokhara of 30 minutes scenic flights)



Moringa short drive takes you further west to reach Dhampus Phedi, and then ride continues on winding uphill to reach a high ridge at Dhampus village with stunning panorama of Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Manaslu with majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail'.

On reaching Dhampus with the sweeping panorama of mountains the first-day walk follows a ridge line heading North West on gradual uphill for few hours, walking past farm villages and terraced fields on the stone paved steps to reach at Potana for fist overnight stop with views of Annapurna Himalaya.



After a wonderful stop in Potana village catching views of Annapurna peaks, morning walk leads on main trekking trail for few hours to reach Deurali a hilltop, offering views of snow-clad peaks.

From Deurali leaving the main trail as our route heads north along a ridgeline into serene forested area with cool temperature and panorama of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, with Annapurna IV-II and Lamjung Himal as walk leads on isolated areas then reaching at Kokar Forest Camp for overnight stop in the midst of forest surrounding in the comfort of nice and simple local lodge.



From here, morning walk leads higher with the climb to reach a summer pasture area for the overnight stop on a scenic spot named as Low Camp, with houses serving as lodges on route Mardi base camp, offers fabulous views of green landscapes and mountains.



This wonderful area offering the grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach at High Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with a steep climb to reach High Camp where tree lines fade to short rhododendron and juniper bushes.

Here at High Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding superb views of Annapurna Himalaya.



A free day at High Camp for the local excursion beyond High Camp to Mardi Himal as walk leads on the much high ridge to reach our highest point of the adventure at above 4,500 meters high.

The walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal South Face with towering Mt. Machhapuchare; this area known as 'Other Sanctuary' named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in early 1970's. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on the same route to our overnight stop.



After a fabulous time on high ridges of Mardi Himal with scenic views where morning walk leads and back to forested areas, retracing the journey on the same trail to reach at Forest Camp for the overnight stop on the downhill walk.



Morning catching superb views of peaks, our last day walk leads downhill into forested areas following a newly built trails leading at lower areas at Landruk, a moderate size Gurung village where an exciting drive takes you back to picturesque Pokhara for last overnight by serene and calm Phewa Lake on completing our fantastic short and moderate walks on Mardi Himal trekking.



From Pokhara overland drive leads on the same route back to Kathmandu with amazing and wonderful time on Mardi Himal Trekking, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with free afternoon for individual activities.

(Flying options of half hour on air to Kathmandu with sweeping panorama of mountains)



Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Mardi Himal Trekking.



  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
  • Twin/double sharing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
  • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • safe drinking water
  • Pokhara to Phedi and Sidang village to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary


  • our Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara 
  • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column


  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
  • first add kit box
  • Holiday Tours Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

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