Mardi Himal Trek

5 Days

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • English
  • 4500m
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • English
  • 4500m
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane


Nestled in the serene Annapurna region of Nepal, the Mardi Himal Trek offers an off-the-beaten-path adventure, providing trekkers with a unique and less-crowded route to witness the beauty of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) mountain ranges. This trek takes its name from Mardi Himal, a striking peak that stands at an elevation of 5,587 meters (18,330 feet), and the trail leads to its base camp, offering breathtaking panoramic views along the way.

The journey begins in the vibrant city of Pokhara, from where trekkers embark on a picturesque drive to Kande, the starting point of the trek. The trail meanders through rhododendron forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, creating a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion. As trekkers ascend to higher altitudes, they are treated to awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and the iconic Machapuchare.

Mardi Himal Trek is known for its tranquility and the chance to explore pristine landscapes, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a more secluded trekking experience in the heart of the Annapurna Himalayas. With its diverse terrain, rich biodiversity, and captivating mountain views, the Mardi Himal Trek promises a rewarding and memorable adventure for trekking enthusiasts.


  • Witness spectacular panoramic views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare
  • Experience the tranquility of a less-frequented trail
  • Immerse yourself in the rich local culture as you pass through charming villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar communities
  • Traverse through enchanting rhododendron forests, especially vibrant during the spring season
  • Reach the base camp of Mardi Himal, situated at an altitude of around 4,500 meters


Drive from Pokhara to Kande and commence the trek.
Trek through lush forests and picturesque landscapes to reach Pothana.

Trek through rhododendron and oak forests, catching glimpses of the Annapurna range.
Reach Forest Camp, a serene stopover surrounded by nature.

Ascend through the forested trail, gradually gaining altitude.
Arrive at Low Camp, offering stunning views of Machapuchare and the Annapurna range.

Trek higher into alpine landscapes with panoramic mountain views.
Reach High Camp, a vantage point for breathtaking sunset views over the Himalayas.

Early morning ascent to Mardi Himal Base Camp for sunrise views.
Descend to Siding, passing through tranquil landscapes.
Drive back to Pokhara, concluding the Mardi Himal Trek.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel pickup and drop off-service (by car)
  • Trekking Guide (English speaking)
  • Porter (2 person=1porter)
  • Accommodation (shared, tea house)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Permits and Entrance Fees
  • Local Transportation
  • Trekking Equipments

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Gear
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation


What is the best time to undertake the Mardi Himal Trek?

The optimal trekking seasons are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These periods offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and favorable temperatures for trekking.

Is the Mardi Himal Trek suitable for beginners?

Yes, the Mardi Himal Trek is considered moderately challenging and is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. However, a reasonable level of physical fitness is recommended due to some uphill sections.

Are permits required for the Mardi Himal Trek?

Yes, trekkers need to obtain necessary permits, including the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What kind of accommodations can be expected during the trek?

Accommodations along the trek route range from teahouses to basic lodges. These provide a comfortable yet rustic experience, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the local culture.

Is altitude sickness a concern on the Mardi Himal Trek?

While the trek does not reach extremely high altitudes, it’s essential to be aware of altitude-related symptoms. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and recognizing signs of altitude sickness are crucial to ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

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Mardi Himal Trek
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