Trip Duration
8 Days
Start/End Point
Maximum Altitude
4,500 m
Trip Difficulty
Best Season
Oct -Dec & March-May
Per Person US$ 1190 US$ 1020
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  • Daily private trip departure
Per Person US$ 1190 US$ 1020
  • No hidden charges
  • 100% Secure online booking
  • Daily private trip departure

Overview of Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal Trekking is the name of the long rising ridge and its summit (5,588m), that forms the southwesterly slope of Mt. Machhapuchhre, immediately below its vertical south face. The Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened route and hidden treasure in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal Trekking is one of the short and striking treks suitable for beginners to moderate trekkers including families of minors.

This trek is the best destination to avoid the crowd. The marvelous Mardi Himal Trek in Annapurna region, offers an amazing view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu ranges. Mardi Himal base camp, Landscapes, and Gurkha village are the major attraction of this trek.

Mardi  Himal Trek is about a long trip in the Himalayas with magnificent views of snowy peaks through small Nepali villages. During the trek green forests, commercially pristine typical villages, Himalayan birds, wild and domesticated animals, Yak herder’s traditional huts, distant views of the horizon and smiling local people are always around you.

Trek to Mardi takes you via some of the interesting villages and will give you chances to experience how people live in the remote areas of Nepal.

Mardi Himal Trekking Itinerary

Today you will arrive at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu. We will transfer you to the hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Car 15m
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude (1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Today we will drive from Kathmandu to Dhampus from Pokhara. On about approx 8 hours of drive, we will pass through beautiful Nepali countryside and natural beauty.

Driving through the bank of Trishuli and Marsyangi, with scenic views of the landscapes of green hills and traditional villages with analyzing the typical Nepali culture we will reach to the touristic paradise Pokhara in 7 hours. It takes 1 hour to reach our first destination.

Overnight in Lodge

Jeep 7 -8hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is our initial day for the trek. We start our trek from campus to forest camp. We pass through the beautiful bird-rich forest then the trail down and steep upwards to reach Forest Camp (2600m).

Overnight in the lodge at Forest Camp.

Walking 6-7 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 8530 ft. / 2600 m.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Early morning after breakfast, we will start our trek towards Mardi. The High Camp is our day destination for the 4th day of pour trekking. The trails offer beautiful views of beautiful green landscapes and the view of snow-capped mountains.

We passed through the forest of rhododendron and the beautiful traditional villages. After having lunch at Badal Danda (Middle camp). We start out trekking to High camp.  Ascending through the rhododendron forest we will reach Badal Danda.

After a walk of 4 hours, we will reach Mardi Himal ridge. From here you can enjoy the view of Machhapuhhare, Mardi Himal, and the Annapurna range.

We will stay at High camp lodge from where we can enjoy the 360 views of the Mountain Panorama.


Walking 5-6 hrs ft
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude Max: 4200m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today We will trek for the Mardi Himal viewpoint, Which is our major destination. It takes around 3 hours from High camp.

We will enjoy the splendid environment and views of the breathtaking High mountains and landscapes of the Mountains. Then we will descend back to the Low Camp.

Walking 4-5 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3210 m / 10531 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After Exploring the Majestic place of Mardi we will descend towards Pokhara. We will pass through the villages that carry the tradition and culture of the Nepalese Gurkha people.

We will walk through the different villages of Gurung, and Magar to explore their daily life and culture. After a few hours of trek will reach Siding. After that, we will jeep ride to Pokhara and overnight.

Walking 4– 5 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3210 m / 10531 ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

For returning back to Kathmandu. You have multiple options available. One is a domestic flight another is by tourist bus or private car. It takes 35 minutes on the plane and by but it takes about 7 hours to reach Kathmandu valley.


Farewell !! The representative of Life Himalaya Trekking will drop you at the airport at your respective departure time. Hoping for your next visit.

Route Map

Mardi Himal Trek Map


What's Included

  • Arrival and Departure arrangement
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara as per itinerary on twin sharing room
  • Accommodation in local tea house during trekking
  •  Every morning breakfast in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • All the foods, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking
  •  Private transportation to and from trekking startting/ending point
  •  Private tranportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  •   Trekking permit and TIMS card
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  •   Food, Accommodation, Insurance, equipment and salary of guide and porter
  •   Emmergency evacuation managment
  •   Government taxes and official service
  • Mardi Himal map .

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek.

Mardi Himal Trekking - Essential Information

Mardi Himal Trekking trail is also referred to as an eco-tourism trail the reason is, that during our trekking period we pass through a beautiful forest of rhododendron, bamboo, and other vegetation.

This trek is the perfect combination of the immaculate views of mountains, Scenic valleys, and a mixture of different local cultures. This trek lets you walk on the peace cause it’s the only less visited area in the Annapurna region but it offers more. In the past, only camping is possible but in recent years, there are enough hotels and lodges for the trek.

Mardi Himal Trekking Route

The trek starts at Dhampus after an hour of driving from Pokhara. There is a trail through the jungle, at first up then rolling on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over halfway where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and the edge and into Forest Camp (2600m).

The trail is primarily quite steep leaving Forest Camp but soon gets less sheer as you again get upon the ridge. The trail leaves Low Camp again in the jungle, but the trees soon start to get smaller, and after about one-hour trekking broke out of the jungle and onto the open ridge with mighty views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South.

Continuing trekking along the ridge for another few hours to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and returning to High Camp makes a long day but there is also a viewpoint about half way for imaging view.

Afterwards we return all the way down to low camp. When we arrive at Siding we will descend back to Pokahra by jeep.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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