Mardi Himal Trek

  1. Duration12 Days
  2. Starts fromUSD 585

Max. Altitude:4,250m/13,600ft


Group size:1-12

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek

Accomodation:Hotels in cities and teahouses during the trek

Location:Annapurna Region

Best season:March-May or Sept-Dec

Mardi Himal trek, one of the fascinating short trek around the Annapurna region that takes you up to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. Travelling to the west of Nepal through this trek route offers breathtaking glacial valleys and beautiful natural landscapes. This Mardi Himal trek is also known as the Eco-tourism. We will be passing through the dense rhododendron forest and diverse natural vegetation. This Mardi Himal trek will completely soak you with the views of glorious snowcapped peaks creating life long memories in the Himalayas.

We will follow the off-beaten paths that are away from the crowd and busy trek routes.  We get closeup view of the glorious peaks including Annapurna I (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machhapuchhre Fishtail (6,993m). Exploring and experiencing the diverse cultures and ethnicity enjoying the warm welcomes of the local folks are one of the best things that you will do in this trek.

How is Mardi Himal Trek Like?

Mardi Himal Trek is a wonderful short trek that counts as attractive trek route in the Annapurna region. We will follow the peaceful trek paths leading us to the beautiful villages full of warm welcoming folks. Experiencing the diverse culture of these people and soaking in their tradition is another best thing you will be doing in this trek other than trekking. Taking an experienced guide is recommended as Mardi Himal is not well marked. Likewise witnessing the excellent green hills and pristine snowcapped mountains will be throughout our journey.

Mardi Himal Trek Route

We will start our trek from Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Pokhara followed by Hyangja. From Dhumpus onwards we start our real trekking. We will trek towards the Mardi Base camp climbing uphill and downhill reaching various checkpoints. We will reach high camp passing forest camp and low camp after the Dhampus. We will go towards the Mardi Himal Base camp and spend some quality time there capturing the beautiful moments. We will head back to high camp afterwards. Reaching Siding village leads to the beautiful sight of the Himalayas followed by Luwang Village. On reaching the Hyangja, we drive back to Pokhara followed by flight to Kathmandu. We will altogether have 12 days trek in this beautiful region.

Best time for Mardi Himal trek

The best time can be said during the pre and post monsoon i.e. September- November and March- April and winter months i.e. December-February. We can arrange anytime of the year so, any dates can be selected to trek around Mardi Himal yet we discourage during the monsoon time.

  • Panoramic view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna, Machhapuchre and Himchuli ranges.
  • Sunrise and sunset view.
  • Newly opened trail.
  • Pass via beautiful villages like Lwang, Sidhing and Phedi.
  • Local homestay and tea garden.
  • Less touristic area.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours

Day 03:Pokhara drive to Hyangja - Trek to Dhampus [1,750 m]

Day 04:Dhampus Trek To Forest Camp [2,550 m]

Day 05:Forest Camp To Low Camp [3,400 m]

Day 06:Low camp to high camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hours

Day 07:Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp [4,500 m] - (B/L/D):

Day 08:High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours

Day 09:Siding Village To Luwang village [1500 m]

Day 10:Luwang village Trek to Hyangja and drive to Pokhara [930 m]

Day 11:Fly to Kathmandu

Day 12:Final Departure

Cost Details

Services includes are:
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation 
  • Randonnee Nepal Trek's trekking bag/duffel bag (to be returned after trek)
  • Company t-shirt as a sovereign
  •  All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
Services not includes are:
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)On your arrival our representative will be waiting outside the airport with your name card and transfer you to the designated hotel. A short briefing will be done about this trek later in the afternoon. We will have welcome dinner later in the evening introducing you to the typical Nepalese culture and cuisine.
Includes: lunch and Dinner

Day 02Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft): 6-7 hoursAfter breakfast we will begin our trekking today with the scenic drive to the Pokhara. We will follow prithivi highway to reach the famous lake city, Pokhara. Taking 6-7 hours we will drive through beautiful landscapes along the rivers. Following the Trishuli river and Marshyangdi river halfway gives the best travelling feeling. Shortly we will reach Pokhara in the Afternoon. We stay for overnight in Pokhara.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Day 03Pokhara drive to Hyangja - Trek to Dhampus [1,750 m] We will drive to the Hyangja early in the morning after breakfast. Shortly after reaching the Hyangja we will begin out trekking onwards. We will climb the ridge above the Yangri Khola which passes through the fields and small settlements of locals. The breathtaking glimpse of the beautiful snow-capped mountains is all on the way. Shortly afterwards we reach the Dhampus. We stay for overnight in Dhampus.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04Dhampus Trek To Forest Camp [2,550 m] Today we trek early in the morning heading towards the Forest camp. With the beautiful rising sun over the white snowcapped peaks we make our way through the forest areas. We pass through the beauitufl oak, maple, Daphnia and Rhododendron forest. With capturing the glimpse of the beautiful peaks like Annapurna and Machhapuchre we reach the forest camp. We stay for overnight in forest camp.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05Forest Camp To Low Camp [3,400 m]After breakfast we will be heading towards the Low camp today. We can notice the natural vegetation and landscapes changing as we move upwards. With the Mosses and lichen taking over the beautiful rhododendron forest we walk through to the camp. Beautiful sight of the Annapurna south and Hiunchuli catches our eye for a while. We reach the low camp shortly afterwards. Overnight stay in Low camp.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Day 06Low camp to high camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hoursStarts with the short steep climb after the breakfast passing out of the jungle which takes us towards the sometimes grassy sometimes snowy area. We will reach the high camp shortly and we will spend rest of the day roaming around the camp to acclimate with the altitude and climate. Overnight stay in High Camp.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Day 07Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp [4,500 m] - (B/L/D):Today we will reach our destination. After breakfast we head towards the Mardi himal base camp. We will make an early morning climb today. When the sunrise strikes in the white Snowcapped peaks the snow turns into the gold. We will trek through the grassy area and steep ridges. From the Mardi Himal Base camp we get the panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan Range. After spending some quality time we head back to the High camp. We will stay for overnight in High camp.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hoursWe will be retracing our steps back to the Siding Village. We head back to the village passing through the grassy highlands entering the dense forest. Making our way long the Mardi Khola we reach the hillside village; Siding. We stay for overnight in Siding.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Day 09Siding Village To Luwang village [1500 m] After breakfast we head towards the Luwang Village enjoying the magnificient view of the Machhapuchre peak. Making our way through the dense forests and terraced fields we trek up to the Luwang Vilolage. Shortly after the 5-6 hours of the trek we reach the beautiful village of Luwang. We stay for overnight in Luwang.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10Luwang village Trek to Hyangja and drive to Pokhara [930 m] Today we will have a short trek to the Hyangja. After 3-4 hours of trekking ascending down to the Khormukh we reach our destination. After that we will take a drive towards Pokhara. We will reach Pokhara within 30 minutes. We stay for overnight in Pokhara.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Day 11Fly to KathmanduWe will take an early morning flight to Kathamandu today. After having our breakfast we get on board to Kathmandu taking 30 minutes of flight. On reaching Kathmandu we take you back to your hotel. Rest of the day can be spent according to your will. Later in the evening we will host a farewell dinner, celebrating for our successful completion of the journey. We stay for overnight in Kathmandu preparing to leave for home tomorrow.
Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12Final DepartureAfter having your breakfast our representative will pick you up from the hotel to escort you to the international airport before the 3 hours of scheduled flight. We hope you will visit us again with new adventure.
Includes: Breakfast

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