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13 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : All ages
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Mardi Himal Trek is a famous destination in the Annapurna region. The trek is positioned at the base of the Mardi Himal and Fishtail Mountain. The trek goes along small winding paths through dense rhododendron forests. Then, you further climb out of the forest at an elevation of around 4,400 meters. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape. Then, you can enjoy the amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.

What makes Mardi Himal Trek Special?

Walk towards to beautiful rhododendron forests, woodlands teahouses, and stunning views that the Annapurna Massif offers. You will be 
able to observe mountain ranges like Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Hiunchuli.

The main Features of Mardi Trek are:

  • An experience that you’ll remember forever, the Mardi Himal Trek
  • Enjoy a variety of scenery while you ascend from 900m to 4,440m across different regions with temperate climates
  • Explore the gorgeous rhododendron woodlands and authentic teahouses, and stroll through the Annapurna Mountain Range
  • Learn about the traditional mountain culture and enjoy scenic villages
  • You can also find trails leading to Annapurna Base Camp, as well as Poon Hill

How to Reach Mardi Himal 

Mardi Himal Trek (4,400m) is a somewhat less popular hiking destination located in the Annapurna Region nearby Pokhara. The trek starts after an easy journey to Pokhara and goes to Kande and Phedi. The hike is not long and a moderate hike can take you up to 4,440m, starting at 900m. It’s an ideal trek for a long-distance trip to the mountains. The trek is situated east of Annapurna Base Camp and north of Pokhara. You will pass along the ABC going via Dhampus or Australian Camp, and Pothana to Deurali in this 13 days trek. Then, slowly step up from the beautiful forest route to Forest Camp. The following day, continue moving on until Low Camp which is a wonderful day in the forests. The view from Mardi Himal while sun-kissing Mt Fishtail and Pokhara Valley is surreal. The next day, you’ll trek towards Mardi High Camp, which is the final and most crucial day of the hike. The summit of this trek is at 4,440m which is known as Mardi Himal Base Camp trek. Then continue walking through the village of Siding, Lwang, and Khora Muk. The villages are famous traditional Gurung/Magar Villages that offer a 100-year history of their tradition and lifestyle.

Best Time to visit Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the shortest hiking courses in Nepal which elevates up to 4,400 meters. You can do the trek throughout the year. Whereas, Fall and Spring season is the ideal time to hike Mardi Himal. During this time, the weather and temperatures are generally steady, clean, and clear and the forests are vibrant and offer stunning views over the Himalayas. However, it’s not recommended in the monsoon and winter season. However, there are some who prefer this time of year seeking to avoid the crowds and prefer to hike in solitude.

If you like to avoid the crowd and love to trek in isolation, it’s the ideal place for trekking. Indulge yourself in the beauty of Mardi Himal and this trekking route.

Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 5 night accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis in the available hotel, lodge or camp.
  • 4 night accommodation in 4* Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis
  • 2 night accommodation in Hotel White Pearl or similar in Pokhara on breakfast basis
  • ACAP, TIMS,Trekking permit & other necessary permits.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking and tour guide.
  • All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • First aid kit.

Price Excludes

  • Your Personal Expenses
  • Food, Drinks/ Beverage bills.
  • Entrance Fees for Heritage Sites & others (Approx. 50$ per person)
  • Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters)
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International Flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels if/when available
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
  • Any items not specified in includes.

Day 1Arrival In Kathmandu

Welcome To Kathmandu Nepal!
As you arrive, Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate. Then, you shall immediately be transferred to the hotel. On the way to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity, and Garden Of Dream before you reach Thamel. Your hotel will be downtown at Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Day 2Sightseeing in kathmandu.

After Breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up along with the driver and a vehicle. Firstly you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site where you can observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city. Afterward, we will head towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the panoramic view of Kathmandu city.
Then after, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia. You will explore the surroundings and observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people. We can also visit another pilgrimage site nearby the Pashupatinath Temple i.e. Guweyswori Temple. Lastly, we will visit Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO world heritage site. The stupa was built in 600 A.D. and is the only one of kind of Stupa which reflects Buddhism in the world. We shall explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa. After completing our sightseeing, you can get back to the hotel and enjoy some rest. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or Similar.

Day 3Kathmandu To Pokhara Drive Duration: 5-6 Hours

Today, we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. On the way, you can enjoy the greenery of the beautiful hills. Pokhara is rich with its pure and intact natural beauty. Just imagine the joy of observing the shadow of the Himalayas reflecting on Fewa Lake.
The valley is equally outstanding with elevated close-ups of the snowy peaks. Pokhara is famous for sightseeing, mountain views, and many adventurous outdoor activities. We will visit David’s Waterfall, Gupteswor Mahadev, and International Mountain Museum.

Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel White Pearl or similar

Day 4Pokhara To Kande & Trek To Pothana (2006 M) Driving Duration: 1 Hour, Hiking Duration: 4/5 Hours

You will walk through the forest of red sandalwood and Rhododendrons. Today, you have to walk through flat land followed by a gentle climb and then descend. On the way, you also have to walk through the dense forest. If the weather is clear, you will see the panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, and some other ranges.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Day 5Pothana To Forest Camp (2600 M) Hiking Duration: 5/6 Hours

Today we will head toward Forest Camp.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Day 6Forest Camp To Low Camp (2950 M) Hiking Duration: 3/4 Hours

Today, the trail gradually climbs through the rhododendron forest following the ridge. You can enjoy a closer view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal. You find yourself closer to a clear blue sky with a view of the Himalayan foothills. It’s a sweeping valley towards the south. There are a couple of local lodges in the Low camp for overnight stays. 

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Day 7Low Camp To High Camp (3550 M) Hiking Duration: 3/4 Hours

The trail further climbs along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail. Now, you will leave the tree line and arrive in the shrubby alpine zone. Snow-capped peaks of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail loom in the distance above the deep valley. High camp is a small pasture after the climb. Here, you find yourself above the clouds and closer to Snow capped peaks. 

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Day 8Explore Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 M) Hiking Duration: 6/7 Hours

Today, trekking is more difficult than on other days with a steep climb and long walk. The trail becomes more vertical at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps. The first steep climb will take about 2 hrs to the ridge top which is marked as MBC (Mardi Himal Base Camp). However, the real base camp will take another 2 hrs along the ridge. The view is amazing along the ridge. While Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail appear right above you, the view of Annapurna I, Gangapurna, and Annapurna III appears at a distance.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Day 9Trek Back To Forest Camp (2600 M) Hiking Duration: 3/4 Hours

Today, you will return to Forest Camp. Even though the scenery is stationary, the sunlight makes it different and interesting. You will spend some time in the Base camp and enjoy watching the change in sun rays. You will commence walking down to a forest camp after breakfast. On reaching the forest camp, you can spend your time resting in the surrounding areas of the Forest Camp.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Day 10Walk Down To Lwang Village & Drive Back To Pokhara (827 M) - Hiking Duration: 4 Hours, Driving Duration: 1.5 Hours

After breakfast, you descend through the rhododendron and Maple forest. Then, you reach the permanent settlements closer to the valley basin to Lawang village. Lwang is a Gurung and Ghale village with a rich culture and happy people. The village is the best place to watch the Nepalese countryside lifestyle.

The village farmers also grow organic tea in their meadows. The waterfall on the outskirt of the village offers exciting canyoning adventures. You will enjoy the organic Lunch served by the local people in Lwang village. After lunch, you will rest for some time and walk down to the Mardi River basin. Here, you will catch the vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. Check-in to the Hotel. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel White Pearl or similar

Day 11Pokhara – Kathmandu Drive Duration: 6-7 Hours

On this day, you will have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your hotel. In the evening, you can stroll around the downtown area in Thamel. and enjoy the evening.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa  or similar

Day 12Sightseeing in patan & bhaktapur.

Today, our guide will receive you and then drive you to Patan. You’ll be driven to one of the ancient cities inside Kathmandu Valley i.e. Patan Durbar Square. In Patan, you will be visiting other UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will visit Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here.
Later, visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people. Then after, we will be visiting Bhaktapur. You will be amazed by the architecture of the place. Until today, the city has been able to be kept intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood-carved buildings all around Bhaktapur. 
We will visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temples in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery-making class using traditional methods. You will visit Pottery Square. Here, you can also take the pottery-making class using traditional methods. Here, you will be taught to design your own pot. Once you have your basic shape hammered out, you can even choose to adorn your creation.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Day 13Departure

Your trip will come to an end today. First, you will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, we shall transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule.

Have a safe journey onward.

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Couple Traveller

Super gave trek gedaan, helemaal op maat gemaakt voor onze wensen! We zijn naar de Mardi Himal geweest een hele mooie ervaring.
De gids wist super veel over het land, cultuur etc. en kon ons daar veel over vertellen.
Daarnaast was de gids ontzettend flexibel en luisterde hij goed naar onze wensen.

October 24, 2019


Solo Traveller

In Nepal ging ik een lieftallige vriendin opzoeken en haar man. Mijn eerste Nepal ervaring en hier hoort natuurlijk een trekking bij. Via Asian Heritage hebben we samen een zes-daagse trekking door het Himalaya gebergte gedaan. De trekking naar Mardi Himal was divers en veelzijdig. Indrukwekkende plaatjes, unieke uitzichten en zeer divers landschap. Gids Shiva en porter Gyan waren erg fijn om erbij te hebben. Enorm vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Ik heb enorm genoten van alle dagen, de bijzonder vriendelijke mensen waar we bij hebben mogen overnachten, de unieke sfeer en de rust. Asian Heritage is een enorme aanrader. Je hoeft nergens aan te denken, het is allemaal voor je geregeld. Dank voor de mooie trekking die ik met jullie heb mogen maken.

May 22, 2019


Solo Traveller

Together with Asian Heritage we created a trek that would suit me and my family, I am very thankful for this service because now we I got to combine some villages and the rural areas of the Mardi Himal trek in the amount of seven days that we got to trek. We made it all the way to the top with the help of our very good English speaking and caring guide Shiva. He made us feel very comfortable during the trek. Thank you very much!

May 22, 2019
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