Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek is a 5 days short trek to Mardi Himal. It is situated in the east of one of the most popular destinations of Nepal, Annapurna region. Mardi Himal is located beneath the forbidden mountain (Mount Machhapuchhre) of Nepal. The trek starts from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara.   The trek provides an overwhelming experience to green hills, snow-capped mountains and lovely forests. The trek takes place with spectacular views of  Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli, through a lovely forest of rhododendrons, rugged high mountain landscape, valleys, beautiful lakes, suspension bridge, wooden bridge, terrace field, river, and waterfall. 

The altitude of Mardi Himal raised up to 5587m. And Mardi Himal base camp is at the altitude of 4500m above sea level. This trek was officially opened in 2012 so there are limited teahouses with basic facilities though you won't be disappointed with the amenities of the lodges and teahouses. 

This trek, not too far,  is relatively easy with an unspoiled trekking route. The trek provides a highly diverse culture of local communities of the route. You will also get an opportunity to know the lifestyle and socio-culture of the Gurung and Magar communities.  You can see the picturesque view of sunrise and sunset from  Australian Base Camp (2000m) and spend a night in the Australian Base Camp to see the sun rays hit Annapurna mountains in the morning and evening. 

The trek takes place with spectacular views of  Mardi Himal, Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli, through a lovely forest of rhododendrons, rugged high mountain landscape, valleys, beautiful lakes, suspension bridge, wooden bridge, terrace field, river, and waterfall.


Best Time for Mardi Himal Trek

At Mardi Himal, the temperature and weather vary throughout the year with four individual seasons, they are summer, spring, winter, and autumn.

The temperature and weather in this season is perfect for trekking in Mardi. The clear blue sky and a colourful rhododendron add sugar to the trip of Mardi Himal. 

Summer is not a good option for trekking in Mardi Himal. Due to dark clouds, heavy and frequent rainfall the view of mountains isn't clear. However, you can see the most beautiful scenic and dirtless views after the heavy downpours if you are lucky enough.

Autumn is the best season to trek in Mardi Himal. The magnificent view of sunrise and sunset on the clear sky is what you don't want to miss in this trek.
The trek in this season means a freezing cold with a dry environment. Tones of snow cover the mountain as well as the trail. So it's a bit difficult to trek in this season. 

Permit and fee
Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) is the permit required for Mardi Himal 5 days trek which is worth USD 20 and also Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) which is worth USD 20. You can take this permit from Tourism Board Offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Mardi Himal Trek is preferable for all grades of trekkers. You will surely appreciate the outstanding view of sunrise and sunset, friendliness of people in Magar and Gurung community, a marvelous view of Annapurna range, and colourful forests of rhododendron is on the trek.  

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