• 4350m
  • Above 2
  • Annapurna Region
  • April/May/June/July

Mardi Himal trek is a newly introduced,  a very popular trekking route in the Annapurna Region. The name of is derived from  Mardi Himal mountain which lies east of the Modi Khola, just opposite to the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The trekking route to Mardi Himal offers a pristine natural beauty, making it one of the best cultural treks in Nepal. So, if you like to explore this off-beaten track, it will be the best option for you. The main highlight of trek is that you will see wonderful views of Annapurna south, Hinchuli, Machhapuchre, and Mardi Himal, experience local culture and wildlife.

It is quite interesting to know about this hot spot. Most of the tourists consider Mardi Himal and Machhapuchre Himal is the same mountain, as they find quite difficult to identify Mardi Himal. From a far distance, Mardi Himal looks attached to the Machhapuchre. But once trekkers arrive in High camp and see, it looks surprisingly detached from Machhapuchre. While trekking along the route, one can see the beautiful glimpse of Tadapani, Ghandruk and Chhomrong if weather permits.

Mardi Himal Trekking Route

Comparatively, the trek is much easier for those who have gained Annapurna Base Camp trekking experience. In addition,  you will also spot some wildlife while passing through the Annapurna Conservation Area. Danphe (Pheasant), Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Snow leopard, and other Himalayan wildlife are most common.

The Trek starts from Phedi, which is 30 minutes away from Pokhara. The trail crosses Modi Khola river, lush green valleys, terraced farms and tropical, pristine Juniper and rhododendron forests. You will come across some ethnic villages along the route to the Mardi Himal Base camp (4350m). From the base camp, one can enjoy the amazing views of the spectacular mountains of the Annapurna range.

Mardi Himal Trekking Difficulty 

Mardi Himal trek is considered an easy trek in regards to the duration of the trek I.e, 4 to 5 days and availability of lodges and home-stays. Also, the trails are leveled easy compared to other extreme treks. 

Mardi Himal Trek Weather

Mardi  Himal trek In Spring

Spring is probably the best season for the trek since there’s no rain and the sky is blue and clear. The views of the mountains appear flawless and forests full of colorful rhododendron blossoms add texture to the beauty. The temperature might go up to 20 degrees. Nights and early mornings are colder but not freezing.

Mardi  Himal trek in Monsoon

During monsoon because of rain, the views may not be as expected and trails sometimes can get risky because of downpour and rainfall. The average temperature during monsoon ranges from 10 to 23 degrees. 

Mardi  Himal trek in Autumn

Autumn at Mardi Himal equals to absolutely picturesque sunrise and sunset visible majestically on a clear sky every single day. Thumbs up to monsoon for clearing the atmosphere and as a result, mountains will flaunt their beauty to wanderers. The weather is mostly clear and constant.Little rainfall to no rainfall at all can be expected. During the daytime, the temperature is around 20-degree Celsius. The night temperature is near to 5 degrees.

Mardi  Himal trek in Winter

Winter in the Himalayas and you should already know what to expect. December-February is winter in these regions. The sky is blue and clear and puffy snow all around. The views of the mountains come unchallenged and forests are full of colorful Rhododendron blossoms.

Mardi Himal Trek Cost 

Accommodation is super cheap but the food options can be a little expensive. With a budget of 2000 each day, the trek can be achieved in 4 to 5 days. This does not include the cost of the permits, transportation, supporting guides and staffs, and so on. Also, it is advised to exchange Nepali currency before you initiate. Most of the tea houses only accept Nepali cash.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS of Mardi Himal Trek

  1. Better View then Poonhill View Point
  2. Passing Through the Rhododendron Forest.
  3. Close View of Virgin Mountain FishTail (MachhaPuchre).
  4. Danphe (Pheasant), Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Snow leopard, and other Himalayan wildlife are most common.

Mardi Himal Trek is considered a hidden scenic phenomenon in all of Annapurna Region and has stayed completely raw for all these years but thanks to peaking domestic tourism, it now rivals popular trekking destinations and routes in the entire Annapurna Conservation Area like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, and others.  Mardi Himal Base Camp is beautifully situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the unconquered Machapuchhre.

The trail initiates along small winding paths moving through serene rhododendron forests and once these dense forests bid farewell to adventurers, the landscape changes quite suddenly into rugged high mountain landscapes, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Himchuli. From High Camp (3580 m), Mardi Himal Base Camp can be reached in about 3-4 hours. which, in turn, blesses us with spectacular views of the lofty mountains. 

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Take a rest from your flight at a hotel. We will pick you up from the airport. Take a good nap and enjoy our welcome dinner. Know about your plans and details and get ready for tomorrow.

Day 2
Trek Preparations and Shopping

Have a warm and delicious breakfast. We will provide you the situations and details about environments where we will be visiting. While we will go around shopping for your trek, we will take a short tour of Kathmandu also.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara

We will head towards the beautiful beloved city Pokhara. The tourist hub and nature’s lap. We will visit the famous Fewa Taal, walk around the lakeside. Watch Pokhara decorated like a bride and play around its beauty.

Day 4
Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana

Our trek will start from Pothana. We will drive to Phedi early morning and have lunch there. Now we will slowly begin our trek from Phedi. Just a warm-up trek to Pothana. We will take a break at Pothana.

Day 5
Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2554m)

After having breakfast we will again ascend towards in our journey. From Pothana we will reach to Forest Camp. Till then we will be already on the altitude of 2554m. We will eat somewhere in between and take a rest and then ascend. Don’t push yourself too hard because you have got to walk tomorrow too.

Day 6
Forest Camp to High Camp (3980m)

We will be just a day behind our destination Mardi Himal Base Camp. After night staying at the Forest Camp. We will elevate further higher in the altitude which may cause altitude sickness. If you don’t feel the comfort you can immediately contact your tour guide ask for tips. We will spend the night at High Camp under the light of the stars.

Day 7
High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4350m)

I know you are way too excited to reach the base camp. The last push you give to yourself to reach to Mardi Himal Base Camp worth all your pain and stress of life. We will trek having breakfast at High Camp and move towards the Base Camp. The sunrise is too beautiful to miss it out. So better sleep early at High Camp so that you won’t miss out on the sunrise from Mardi Himal. After having a beautiful time in Mardi Himal, we will fall back to high camp and have our marvelous stay there.

Day 8
Trek Base camp to Siding Village

On our competition of trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp, we will fall back to High Camp and stay there. The next morning we will move to explore the nearest village there. Named Siding Village, we will get fresh there and get to know the culture and traditions of Siding Village.

Day 9
Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara.

After having a wonderful night stay at Siding Village we will move further downwards to Saidhighatta. There we will have morning lunch and we will again move back to the tourist hub with a drive to Pokhara. We will visit the places of Pokhara that were left to be visited. And stay there.

Day 10
Drive back to Kathmandu

We will have breakfast at Pokhara and finish some unvisited spots. Then have lunch and we will drive towards Kathmandu. We will give you farewell dinner and lots of memories to take you with. We hope we can meet your expectations.

Cost Include

  • Pick up & drop to and from Airport by private Car
  • Land transport (KTM-POK- KTM)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner] during the trek
  • An English Speaking Local Trekking Guide, & necessary Porters
  • Accommodation on tea houses/ guesthouses as per the itinerary during the trek
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project),
  • All other applicable government taxes levied in Nepal
  • Staff daily wages, insurance, equipment, food, transportation and accommodation

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses: phone call, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, mineral water & hot shower
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Clothing packing items or bags, personal medical kit
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Services not mentioned in ‘Services Includes
Trip Reviews
5 stars
- based on 4 reviews
  1. mardi himal trek what a beautiful trek
    Noiratnoit1st August, 2019

    short trek with enough enjoyment.view was amazing, and our guide was really knowledgeable.
  2. Great view Point
    Jenny Romio1st August, 2019

    I have been to Mardi Himal Base Camp with 4 0f my friends. Which was organized by exciting himalaya . the view was simply amazing I would love to go nepal, and highly recommended this company to everyone.
  3. Beautiful Short Trek
    Harumi21st July, 2019

    I chose this trek because less traffic with a better view, it's worth, We are fortunate to have a dedicated guide to let us enjoy this journey safely and smoothly to our Mardi Himal trek. Definitely, I will back to this place again
  4. Panorama Mardi himal Trek With Exciting Himalaya
    sherya mist22nd April, 2019

    I traveled to Nepal with my friends on a 6-day trek(Mardi Himal) with exciting Himalaya and had an amazing experience from the moment we were met happily at the airport to transfer us to Kathmandu. We spent a few days in the Kathmandu and Pokhara city to get acclimated to the time zone and to see the sights... Our 6-day trek was led by our guide sujan and porter Krishna, who were made the experience top notch. They couldn’t have gone out of their way anymore to make our journey the best it could be and succeeded in every way. And the view was really awesome and spectacular especially holy mountain fishtail(machhapuchre) and Annapurna Himalaya range. We will not forget this trip and would recommend the EXCITING HIMALAYA to anyone who wants an excellent experience!

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