Mardi Himal Trek

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Mardi Himal on a thrilling 5-day trek through the stunning Annapurna region of Nepal. Starting and ending in the beautiful city of Pokhara, this short yet unforgettable adventure offers a mesmerizing blend of lush green hills, snow-capped peaks, and enchanting forests. Take in breathtaking views of the mighty Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli as you wind your way through stunning rhododendron forests, rugged mountain landscapes, and picturesque valleys. Along the way, you'll cross over charming suspension and wooden bridges, marvel at tranquil lakes and cascading waterfalls, and soak in the serenity of lush terraced fields.

Start a remarkable journey to Mardi Himal, soaring up to 5587m above sea level. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the mountain range as you trek to the base camp situated at an altitude of 4500m. This trek, officially opened in 2012, offers a unique experience but with limited teahouses and basic facilities. However, rest assured, the lodges and teahouses available are well-equipped and provide all the essential amenities for a comfortable stay. Don't miss the chance to witness the stunning beauty of Mardi Himal on this unforgettable trek.

This trek is relatively easy with an unspoiled trekking route that takes you on a journey through the highly diverse culture of local communities. Engage fully in the cultural lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar communities and gain a deeper understanding of their way of life while witnessing the picturesque views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli. Spend a night in the Australian Base Camp (2000m) to witness the stunning views of the sunrise and sunset as the sun rays hit the Annapurna Mountains. Don't miss the chance to experience the breathtaking beauty and cultural diversity of this unique trek.

Best Time for Mardi Himal Trek

The weather at Mardi Himal is subject to change with each passing season. You can experience the unique climate of this region with its four distinct seasons: summer, spring, winter, and autumn.


The spring season provides the ideal weather and temperature for trekking in Mardi Himal, with clear blue skies and vibrant rhododendron blossoms adding an extra touch of beauty to your journey.

Summer may not be the best season for trekking in Mardi Himal as heavy rainfall, and dark clouds can limit visibility of the mountains. However, after the heavy downpours, you may be fortunate enough to witness the most beautiful and pristine scenery in the area.

Autumn is widely considered the optimal season for trekking in Mardi Himal. With its crystal-clear skies, you will be treated to unforgettable views of the sunrise and sunset, a sight that you definitely do not want to miss.


Trekking in Mardi Himal during this season can be quite challenging due to the freezing temperatures and dry conditions. With snow blanketing both the mountains and trails, hiking may prove to be a bit difficult.

Trip Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 meters)
  • The spectacular scene of Himalayas,
  • Friendliness of the local ethnic group, particularly Gurung,
  • Natural diversity,
  • Magnificent Fishtail View Face2face
  • High-quality service by Destination Unlimited
  • Experience Team with great knowledge
  • Short trek for little trekking experience people
  • Exotic flora and fauna,

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m): 6-7 hours
  • Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m): 30 minutes’ drive, 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 04: Deurali to forest camp (2,520m): 6-7 hours
  • Day 05: Forest Camp to low camp (2970m): 5-6 hours
  • Day 06: Low camp to high camp (3540m): 3-4 hours
  • Day 07: High camp to an upper viewpoint (4250m)- Base Camp(4590m) return back to high camp: 7-8 hours
  • Day 08: High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m): 6-7 hours
  • Day 09: Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
  • Day 10: Drive or flight to Kathmandu.
  • Day 11: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m) Upon your entry, you will be welcomed at the international terminal by our team who will escort you to the inn and will take all your inconvenience from that point on.
  • Day 02 :Drive to Pokhara (827m): 6-7 hours We were with a 6-7 hours serene drive through the narrow one lane highway all while enjoying the view of the lush green forests and the high currents of the river flowing below us. With a lunch stop on the way, we get to the vibrant lake city of Pokhara. Flight Optional available, if by flight we can start same day trekking. Over night at Pokhara.
  • Day 03 :Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m): 30 minutes’ drive, 5-6 hours trek After a quick breakfast early in the morning, we board our private vehicle for a 30-minute drive to Phedi. Tighten your shoelaces as we now begin our trek. The trail is mostly uphill and will definitely be quite demanding in the beginning. Night at a guest house at Deurali.
  • Day 04 :Deurali to forest camp (2,520m): 6-7 hours We begin our long day with a quick breakfast at Dhampus. We embark on the trails to the Forest camp, few hours of walking through enchanting oak, maple and rhododendron forests will bring us to a clearing in the forest, which is our destination for the night. Get a real-time experience to know the locals even better as you spend the night at accommodations which will be more like homestays rather than lodges.
  • Day 05 :Forest Camp to low camp (2970m): 5-6 hours We begin our trek early next morning. The 5-hour trek to the Low camp will take us through blooming rhododendron forests, moss and tree ferns. When we get to the Low Camp, we will be presented with spectacular and stunning views of the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre.
  • Day 06 :Low camp to high camp (3540m): 3-4 hours Today is the main day of our trip to the High camp. As the trail goes along the Mardi Himal ridge, we encounter a few traces of rhododendron trees along with the possibility of spotting few ‘Danphe’ birds. After we get to the high camp, we come face to face with the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and the Hiunchuli.
  • Day 07 :High camp to an upper viewpoint (4250m)- Base Camp(4590m) return back to high camp: 7-8 hours Today, we spend the day enjoying the stunning landscapes of mountains surrounding us with the cool winds blowing across our faces. Catching the sunrise as it kisses the mountain peaks is a must.
  • Day 08 :High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m): 6-7 hours Today, we make our way to Siding village as we take the different trail. Experience the local culture like never before with the ever so welcoming locals of the Siding village. Taste the local cuisine and also spend the night at a home of one of the locals.
  • Day 09 :Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara. Today, we make our way back to Pokhara. With a 3 hour trek to Lumre, we will officially bring our trek to an end. At Lumre, a private vehicle awaits your arrival to escort you back with a 2-hour drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 10 :Drive or flight to Kathmandu. We retrace our way back to the cultural city of Kathmandu with a 6-hour bus drive along the highway. Another option to go back to Kathmandu is also a 30-35 minute mountain flight as you catch your last sights of the Himalayas. We spend at the hotel at Kathmandu itself.
  • Day 11 :Final departure Time to pack your bags and bid farewell to Nepal and all the wonderful memories. We will drop you at the International airport and we hope you have a safe flight. We wish to serve you again later on too.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off private transfer
  • Drop to Nayapul and Pick up from Nayapul by Private Van
  • Hotel in Pokhara and Kathmandu.  Category 2-3 star
  • Farewell Dinner by Company
  • Trekking Accommodation, Twin Sharing in Basic Tea-house 
  • English-speaking guides/ Who has excellent knowledge.
  • Porters for 2 guest one porter
  • All meals( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)  with tea and coffee
  • Fresh Fruits after dinner every evening.
  • Transportation to and from the trail head
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking
  • Trekking equipment including sleeping bags       
  • Staff insurance, medication and equipment
  • All Govt. and Local Taxes, First Aid Kit
  • Trekking Certificate by Destination Unlimited.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares, Kathmandu sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Travel/trekking insurance/ Nepal entry visa fees
  • Mountain rescue charges or insurance
  • Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic) and hot drinks
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
  • Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc 
  • Which is not mention in email
  • Tips(Tipping are expected)


Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews
  • noimage

    Mardi Himal Trek


    I love Mardi Himal trek. im really enjoyed this trip with my friends. Destination Unlimited Treks & Expeditions Private Limited really gave very good service. I called it 5 stars service. Tour guide very good and real funny. Every time make us laugh and happy. I love this company. I'm really enjoyed from start until the end of my trip in Nepal.

  • noimage

    Amazing Mardi Himal


    We received excellent services from airport pick up to accommodations, meals, top notch guides, porters to drop off at airport. Simply piece of mind in a foreign country. Ashok and team went the extra mile for us whenever they can, really impressive. Thank you very much once again from the bottom of my heart! The mountains are calling, I'm definitely coming back with my family. See you soon!

  • noimage
    United States

    Full service trekking!


    Superb service by Ashok and team. Our Mardi Himal trek was well planned from beginning to end. Destination Unlimited has been around for awhile, so they know exactly what you expect and prepare you for what's coming. Mardi Himal is a less well known trek where you can see Annapurna range and most prominently, Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchhare). So you have a lot less people and can enjoy the nature more closely. Highly recommend it!

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Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 750
  • Trip Duration 11 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Max Altitude 4250m
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No of people Price P.P
1-1 Pax US$ 750
2 US$ 670
4-6 US$ 550
8-10 US$ 530