Mardi Himal Trek

10 Days
  • Private Vehicle
  • 3 Stars Hotels/ Tea House
  • 4500 metres
  • Kathmandu
  • Feb, Mar, Apr & May
  • Trekking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English,
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-15
  • 12
  • 65


Mardi Himal Trek stands out as a recently explored adventure in the Annapurna region, showcasing the diverse beauty of Nepal. This route meanders through picturesque rural villages, breathtaking landscapes, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of vibrant flora and fauna. The journey culminates at Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m), promising a delightful, remarkable, and unforgettable adventure. Introduced in 2012, the Mardi Himal Trek has swiftly gained popularity as a relatively new trekking destination in Nepal. Nestled beneath the majestic Machhapuchre peak in the Annapurna Himalayan Range, this trek is a hidden gem offering awe-inspiring natural vistas and a challenging terrain for adventure enthusiasts.
Compared to other well-known trekking routes in the region, Mardi Himal Trek is less crowded, providing trekkers with a sense of tranquility and solitude to immerse themselves in the serene beauty of the Himalayan landscape. Its lesser-known status, however, doesn’t diminish its beauty or challenge, attracting the attention of both national and international trekkers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. The Mardi Himal Trek covers an altitude range of 3000m to 4500m, spanning a distance of 41km (25 miles). The trail, though slightly narrow and sloped with steps due to the land slope, shouldn’t deter trekkers. It is considered easier than other popular treks in the Annapurna region due to the lower number of visitors.

Throughout the trek, you’ll be captivated by the breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range, including the renowned peaks of Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, and Mardi Himal. The trail winds through enchanting oak, rhododendron, and pine forests, passing charming villages where you can immerse yourself in the unique culture and hospitality of the Nepalese people. A noteworthy aspect of the Mardi Himal trek is the availability of tea houses or homestays along the route. These accommodations offer essential facilities, ensuring a more comfortable and enjoyable trek. You can rest assured of access to hot meals, clean drinking water, and comfortable beds.

Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal choice for those with limited time yet a desire for trekking excitement. Its short duration and moderate difficulty level make it perfect for families, friends, and solo travelers seeking adventure. However, it’s important to note that foreign nationals are not permitted to trek Mardi Himal without a guide. To ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience, we provide a team of experienced guides, assistant guides, and porters based on the number of trekkers. Our team will not only navigate you through the stunning landscapes of the Mardi Himal Region but also offer valuable insights into local culture and ways of life. It’s worth noting that our porters are limited to carrying a maximum weight of 20kg, focusing on essential items to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of the trekking experience.


Nots: This is a Sample Itinerary and can be tailored According to your Preferences. 


Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Ambassador Himalaya Treks & Expedition’s tour officer will greet you with a traditional garland. You will be escorted to your hotel in a private tourist vehicle. The evening includes a briefing about the overall program, introduction to your guide, and an opportunity to address any queries.
Overnight at the hotel.

Your trekking guide will meet you at the hotel them start drive to Pokhara. it take about scenic 7 to 8-hour to reach at Pokhara.

Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, drive to Kande and commence the trek to Pothana. The trail passes through Australian Camp, offering panoramic views of the Annapurna range. The trek takes approximately 4 hours, and Pothana, a small village in the alpine forest, serves as the night halt.

Overnight at a Tea house.

The trek follows a trail through the rhododendron forest to Deurali, a mountain pass overlooking the Modi Khola Valley. Continuing away from the main Annapurna trekking trail, the route leads into complete wilderness. The night is spent at a lodge in the forest.

Overnight at a Tea house.

Ascending higher on the uphill ridge, the trail offers views of Hinuchuli and Annapurna South. Low Camp, a picturesque pasture land with a visible Mount Fishtail, serves as the night stop.

Overnight at a Tea house.

The trail breaks above the tree line, providing superb views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. The route continues along the Mardi Himal ridge, offering glimpses of Danphe pheasants. High Camp provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding peaks.

Overnight at a Tea house.

Wake early for a sunrise view and hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail passes through grasslands and offers panoramic views of Annapurna, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. Return to Low Camp for the night.

Overnight at a Tea house.

Descend to Sidhing village through the forested trail. The day concludes with a drive to Pokhara, taking 3 to 4 hours.

Overnight at a Tea house.

Drive back to Kathmandu. While arrive at hotel check in and having rest after your long drive. The rest of the day is free for leisure or last-minute shopping. Enjoy a farewell dinner with Nepali cuisine and cultural dances in the evening.

Over night at hotel Kathmandu

The trip concludes with our tour officer dropping you at Tribhuwan International Airport for your departure from Nepal.


The Cost Includes

  • 3-star hotel on twin sharing in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan.
  • Three time Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea-house during the trek.
  • Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu Private Vehicle.
  • Sharing transportation from Pokhara to Kande and from Sidhing to Pokhara Private Vehicle.
  • TIMS Card/ National Park entry fee/Other Permits.
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as applicable.
  • An experienced government-certified English-speaking trekking guide and a porter to carry luggage. The porter ratio is 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • A comprehensive medical kit for any necessary medical assistance during the trek.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, and allowance. Group medical kit box carried by Trekking Guide (Diamox and First Aid Medicine).
  • Farewell Dinner at Nepali Restaurant with local cuisine and cultural performance
  • Complementary Spa Retreat after your adventure.

The Cost Excludes

  • Personal belongings items like Mineral water, other beverages and refreshments during the trek and Tour
  • Travel insurance (mandatory, Cover Helicopter evacuation)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping
  • Trip extends in case of personal interest or uncertain circumstances.
  • Trip cancelation charges

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Mardi himal is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Mardi himal?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4500 m. This is the elevation of Mardi Himal. Mardi base camp or view point is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Mardi himal?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.


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