Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

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  • Dramatic view of Himalayas - Mardi Himal, Macchapuchhre, Hiunchuli and more 
  • Off-beat trekking experience in Annapurna region 
  • Chance to explore local culture and lifestyle 

One of the most inspiring alpine treks in Annapurna that goes through a remote region and snakes through varied landscapes, Mardi Himal is no doubt a serious quest amid the barren beauty.  With steep and and craggy cliffs, deep gorges and lush forest all throughout the trail, the trek takes a betting shape when it reaches high above the ridges and crosses deadly mornines. Mardi Himal at (3,540m) and Upper viewpoint at (4,250m) offers the dramatic view of Himalayas - Machhapuchhre, Annapurna group and Mardi Himal which are the major attraction of the trek. Further, the Mardi Himal Trek cuts across several remote Tamang and Gurung villages where you can dig into the vidi culture and local lifestyle. 

Very few trekkers make their way to Mardi Himal Base Camp which impressively located at the lap of mighty Mardi Himal and Macchapuchhre. This trek is an ideal choice for those seeking for an “offbeat trekking experience” in the pristine and unexplored part of Annapurna region. On this trek, you will get a chance to appreciate the solitary trails embellished with verdant forest, warm villages, impressive valleys, terraced fields, dazzling river and splendid views of Annapurna, Macchapucchre and Hiunchuli peaks. Additionally, you will make a circuit trek from the base camp so that you don't have to backtrack via the same terrain. 

In short, Mardi Himal Trek is a great alternative trek in Annapurna region where you can overnight at local teahouse, try local food, enjoy the amazing hilly landscapes and marvel at the massive Himalayan peaks - Annapurna, Macchapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal and more. 

Outline Itinerary

DayDay Acitivity
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation day
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali
Day 05: Deurali to Forest Camp
Day 06: Forest Camp to Low Camp
Day 07: Low camp to High camp
Day 08: High camp to Upper Viewpoint and back to high camp
Day 09: High camp to Sidhing village
Day 10: Shiding to Lumre and drive to Pokhara. Fly to Kathmandu
Day 11: Final Departure

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will be received by our airport representative who will escort you to the pre-booked hotel. After hotel check-in, you will take a rest for a while and explore the quaint streets of Thamel to get acquainted with the local environment and culture. Evening: enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant.

AccomodationOvernight in Kathmandu
Meals Dinner

After breakfast, you will make a tour to several historical and religious sites in Kathmandu which are enlisted in UNESCO world heritage sites. You will visit the historic Durbar Square (ancient royal seat of Nepal), Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temple), Swayambhunath (2,000-year-old monkey temple) and Boudhanath (largest Buddhist temple). Afternoon, you will get your equipment checked by trek leaders and get introduced to your fellow trekkers. Make sure you ask all the questions to your trek leader.

AccomodationOvernight in Kathmandu
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Today, you can enjoy the beautiful terraced fields, little shops by the side of the road and the gushing Trishuli River on our drive to Pokhara - also known as the ( city of the lake). Pokhara offers a beautiful view of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna.

AccomodationOvernight in Pokhara
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 - 7 hours

After early morning breakfast, you will start the adventure with a drive to Phedi and begin the trekking from there. You will walk via stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching the Dhampus village. After lunch here, you will continue your walk towards the small village of Deurali which is perched on a ridge offering good views of Annapurna south, Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre.

AccomodationOvernight in Deurali
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration 30 min drive and 4 - 5 hours trek

Today the trail passes through lush forest adorned with rhododendron trees. The trail will be quite until you reach the clearing of the forest camp. You will take a rest and explore the surrounding areas locally known as Kokar.

AccomodationOvernight in Forest Camp
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 - 7 hours

Today, you will continue through the dense forest enjoying Nepal's lush biodiversity and reach the Low camp. Here, you can enjoy the tantalizing Mt. Macchapucchre and Mardi HImal. At low camp, you can enjoy surrounding landscapes and observe the local lifestyle.

AccomodationOvernight in Low camp
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5 - 6 hours

Today, you will trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchapuchhre. The treeline gives way to alpine scrubs with small rhododendron bushes along the trail. Today, you might get the opportunity to enjoy the national bird Pheasant (Danphe) on your way to High camp. You will push high up to the high camp which is the final destination of the day. The mountain views here are really astonishing.

AccomodationOvernight in High camp
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration3 - 4 hours

Today, you will make several ups and downs and sometimes walk through steep and narrow trails to reach the Upper viewpoint. The view of the Himalayas from here is really astonishing. You can enjoy the view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Tent Peak, Singhachuli, Macchapuchhre, and several other Himalayas.

After exploration, you will retrace your step back to the high camp for overnight stay.

AccomodationOvernight in High camp
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration2 - 3 hours

Today you will take a different route from high camp to descend back to Pokhara. The different route allows you to experience something different and make the trek more exciting. Shiding village is remarkably quiet and lets you explore the authentic local lifestyle.

AccomodationOvernight in Sidhing village
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration 6 - 7 hours

After early morning breakfast, you will walk towards Lumre where you will join a road trail to drive back to Pokhara. Once you reach the lake city Pokhara, you will drive to its domestic airport to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu airport, our airport representative will receive you and escort you back to the hotel.

In the evening: enjoy the farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of the trip.

AccomodationOvernight in Kathmandu
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration 2 - 3 hours, 2 hours drive and 25 min flight

Your trip in Nepal comes to an end today. Our airport representative will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport right on scheduled time.


Cost Include

  • Airport/Hotel pick up and drops via private vehicle 
  • Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on B&B basis 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All the meals (Breakfast, Lunch & DInner) during the trek
  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary on a private and comfortable vehicle
  • Domestic Flight Fare ( Pokhara - Kathmandu)
  • An experienced english speaking and government licensed guide and assistant trek guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All the staffs - guide, assistant guide, porter, driver transportation, food, accommodation, equipment and insurance 
  • All the necessary paper works and trekking permits (ACAP & TIMS)
  • All the government and local taxes 
  • A comprehensive medical kit 

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges 
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal nature expenses - Phone calls, laundry, bar bills, internet and more 

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