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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

  • Destination
  • Region
  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Group Size
  • Max Height
  • Activity
    Mardi Himal Trek
  • Grade
  • Accomodation
    Tea House/Hotel
  • Best Season
    All Round Year
  • Start / End Point
    Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Meals Included
  • Transportation
    Tourist Bus
  • Activity Per Day
    Approx. 6-7 hrs walking

Trip Overview

Do you want to get the mini mountaineering feeling while trekking in Nepal? Mardi Himal Trek is the latest trending trekking destination in Nepal Leave your footprints at the upper viewpoint of a mountain and walk through the green lush forest. Get the enchanting and virgin experience of Nepal’s new trekking route. Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal is the hottest destination for Nepal Trekking these days.

There are many trekking routes to do a glorious walking holiday in Nepal. Among these trails, the Mardi Himal route is the best and most pristine. Moreover, the trail is still less crowded and tranquil. On the outskirts of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route, the trail offers breathtaking scenery of mountains. Moreover, people trek on this trail to experience the magnificent forest environment as well.

Why Mardi Himal Trek is famous?

Travel agencies across Nepal are getting lots of inquiries about the trek. Even Nepalese people trek on the trail. It is famous among youngsters. The major reason behind its popularity is the mountain scenery and short distance. You can do the trek in less than a week. Green lush forests trail offers tranquility and serenity as well. For those people living in city areas, the trail offers much-needed respite.

The forest’s environment, mountain vista, tranquility, serenity, short vacation, and mini mountaineering reasons make it popular.

Mardi Himal Route Overview

The trailhead of the trekking is similar to lots of Annapurna region trekking in Nepal. The usual first famous destination is Pokhara. Lots of people prefer to stay the first night of trekking in an Australian Camp. The place is at the top of the Dhampus Village. The trail passes through terraced farmlands at first and enters the forest route to the high camp. Low Camp, High Camp, and Upper View Point are the famous vantage points of the trail. Trekkers don’t need to trek the same route back to the Pokhara. They can use the Siding route as well while descending.

Mardi Trek Difficulty

Beware of the narrow valleys and high ridges. The trail is completely uphill until Upper View Point. Therefore, it is not easy to walk some. However, the trail is one of the easy trekking routes in Nepal. While compared to high-altitude destinations, it is easier to trail. For a physically fit person, it is not difficult to do this trek. Snow season can make the trail tricky. Therefore, during this time of the year, trekkers must heed the instructions of the guide. Lots of crevasses can make it hard and confusing. Therefore, don’t trek solo on the trail.

Accommodation and Food During the Trek

Don’t expect luxurious accommodation during the trek. Only a handful of teahouses are present on the trail. Therefore, trekkers have to stay overnight the Spartan way. However, basic facilities are there for the trekkers. The food menu is simple. You can get western and local basic food items. Drinking water is a problem on the trail. Therefore, you will have to depend on these small teahouses for the water.

Outstanding View of Mt. Machhapuchhre

The top of the Mardi Himal is famous for the outstanding view of Mount Machhapuchhre. From the Upper View Point of Mardi Himal, trekkers can get the spectacular scenery of mountains and cascading hills. The highlight is the holy killer mountain Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail). Khopra Hill Trek is famous for Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South view while Mardi is popular for the Fishtail mountain vista.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek vs Mardi Himal Trek vs Khopra Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Khopra Hill Trek, and Mardi Himal Trek are similar trekking trips of the Annapurna region. However, the latter two treks are off-the-beaten trek routes. Mountain scenery is equally rewarding in all these destinations. Some trekkers do all these trekking in one single trip as well. It is possible to do so. Contact the travel planners of Nepal High Trek to get the best itinerary for the trip.

Khopra Hill Trek is completely off the beaten. However, Mardi is in between Poon Hill and Khopra trail in terms of amenities. Therefore, start your trek from the Mardi route and end it in Poon Hill.

Include Poon Hill and Khopra in the Mardi itinerary. This is also the smart way to explore the majestic low-altitude places of the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Best Season for Mardi Himal Journey

The usual peak seasons for trekking in Nepal are Spring and Autumn. Therefore, plan your trip to Mardi for the months of spring and autumn. Monsoon season is the worst time to do trekking. Leeches, muddy trails, and a cloudy atmosphere make it depressing for the trekkers. In the winter season, the trail is slippery and dangerous. However, the snow on the hills and trail make it adventurous as well as picturesque as well.

Our suggestion for the magnificent journey is either in the spring or autumn season.

Highlights of the Trek

Even if the trail is new, it is getting lots of attention throughout the globe among trekkers. No wonder, both domestic and foreign trekkers are making inquiries about trekking recently.

Here is the list of the highlights of the trek:

  • Best View of Mt. Machhapuchhre
  • Green Lush Diverse Forests
  • Wildlife & Local Gurung Culture
  • Serenity and Tranquility
  • Best Vantage Point
  • Over a dozen mountain vistas
  • Possible to do a trek in less than a week
  • Photographer’s paradise

Reward yourself with a beautiful walking holiday in Nepal. At an affordable rate get outstanding travel memories. We assure you that Mardi Himal Journey will surely become one of the most momentous trips of your life that you can share proudly with others.

Book the Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal with the team of Nepal High Trek & Expedition. Every year the agency spends some amount of money on route exploration as well as research. Therefore, with us, trekkers can get the latest itinerary. The arrangement of a local trekking guide and porter helps in our cause of providing an authentic walking experience. Moreover, the pricing of the trip is always relevant to the service. Flexibility and a good sense of hospitality make us an ideal partner for trekking.

Details Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome. Then a short drive to your hotel in the main areas of Kathmandu city, here joining with other members of Mardi Himal trekking, our guide will brief with full information about the trek – hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, include a welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.
As per the given time for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, after breakfast our city and tour guide will pick you with a short interesting drive for an impressive and exciting tour, Kathmandu although a metropolitan city retaining its ancient culture and traditions, where most of the World Heritage Sites are located for your interest, includes medieval period custom and culture as it was for hundreds of centuries, Kathmandu valley a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism in perfect harmony, after an interesting tour afternoon free preparation for Mardi Himal trekking.
Mardi Himal trek starts with an exciting overland drive on a busy highway to reach scenic Pokhara, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the hotels are located. (For interested people can take a short scenic flight to Pokhara of 30 minutes).

From Pokhara, our adventure starts with an exciting short drive towards the mid-hills of Annapurna to reach Kande located on the roadside of Pokhara / Beni highway.

From here an hour or more climb through the cool shade of the forest brings you a wonderful spot at Thulo-Kharka popularly called Australian Camp where you can rest with exceptional views of the whole Annapurna mountain range with Manaslu peaks including the magnificent Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ and Mardi Himal. From this scenic spot downhill walk to Potana another village with fantastic views for an overnight stop.

After a peaceful overnight stop in Potana with fabulous views, morning walk leads on the main trekking trail for a few hours at Deurali with views of peaks. After Deurali heading north along the ridgeline into the serene forested area with cool temperature with the panorama of Annapurna I and South with Huinchuli to the east Annapurna IV-II and Lamjung Himal and then reaching our overnight stop in the middle of the forest where few lodges are located for trekkers.
From this forest area, walk leads higher on the uphill path with the steep climb to reach a pasture land for the overnight stop on route Mardi base camp with fantastic views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.
This wonderful area offering the grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach at High Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with the steep climb to reach High Camp where tree lines fade to short rhododendron and juniper bushes. Here at High Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding super views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Herewith another night stop to explore beyond High Camp with a day hike to Mardi Himal higher ridge reaching the highest point of this trek at 4,500 meters.

The walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal South Face with towering Mt. Machhapuchare; this area is known as ‘Other Sanctuary’ named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in the early 1970s. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama returned back on the same route to our overnight stop.

After a fabulous time on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with beautiful views and back into the forest of rhododendron and pines trees, retracing the journey back on the same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village located between the junction to another East and West route to Mardi Himal on the warmer area for an overnight stop before ending this lovely trek next day.
Our last day walk of this fabulous adventure on the hidden trails of the Annapurna region walk follows Mardi River on the wide valley reaching warmer areas of rice/paddy farm villages and finally walk ends at Mardi village for a short drive back to Pokhara for an overnight stop by the serene Phewa Lake.
Enjoying time in lovely Pokhara with glorious views, morning depart for Kathmandu with an interesting overland drive to Kathmandu after a grand time on the high hills of Annapurna around Mardi Himal trekking, in Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
(option by air 30 minutes of scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu)
Day 12: International departure for homeward bound.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Two night’s standard selected Hotel in Katmandu with Breakfast
  • Two night’s standard hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Meals During Trek: Your stander meals in the mountain (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)  and ACAP Permit.
  • Domestic airport picks up and drops by car.
  • Pokhara to Kande and Mardi Pul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Tourist bus ticket From Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation during the Trekking
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHL’S Dawn jacket and sleeping bag
  • An experienced, expert, helpful, and friendly guide included a well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal porter.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Mardi Himal Trek Route Map

Mardi Himal Trek Map


Yes, you need the permit for the Mardi Himal Trek. It is within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Therefore, you must get an ACAP permit in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Poon Hill has an altitude of 3580 m from sea level. It is the famous viewpoint for the sunrise and sunset experiences. Where you can see numerous mountains and a panoramic view of the Annapurna ranges.
Yes, along the trail you can find many teahouses on the trail and their basic tea houses. However, there is a small shop on the top run by the local community center where you can get tea and some light snacks.
Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate trekking trail in terms of difficulty. However, it is also regarded as the family trekking route in the Annapurna region. You will have to walk uphill and downhill. Walking downhill on the staircase trail is very hard. There is a high chance of muscle sprain and knee lock. Therefore, walk carefully and pace uniformly.
Mountains seen from the top of Mardi Viewpoint are Gurja Himal, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus, Barahsikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna South, and Himchuli.
Even if the final trekking altitude is 3580 m and it is less risky in terms of altitude sickness, you will have to take travel insurance. This is for your own safety. Walking in the hills, green lush forests, and mountainous areas is not an ordinary activity. You may encounter accidents and emergency situations. Make sure to include medical expenses as well as Helicopter rescue in your plan.
Accommodation on the trail is very good. You can get the attached rooms on a twin-sharing basis on all nights except in Dhampus and Australian Camp. The food is from the menu which includes local Nepalese delicacies as well as the western menu. The best option for drinking water is to buy bottled mineral water. You can find lots of shops along the way. Therefore, using water-purifying pills is not recommended.
You can do this trekking throughout the year. However, for a better experience and clear sky, the months of the spring season (March, April, and May) and autumn season (September, October, and November). Nepal High Trek & Expedition Team Highly recommend in spring and autumn seasons.
Yes, the trekking has guaranteed departure dates. You can either do the solo trekking or join the group for this trip. Contact our travel planners about your needs and wishes. We will customize and arrange the trip as per your requirements.
Normally, altitude sickness occurs in places beyond 3000 m from sea level. Therefore, there is very little risk of altitude sickness on this trail. However, Nepal Trekking routes of any region require you to have travel insurance. For safety, you must get travel insurance which covers emergency rescue from helicopters, medical expenses, and accidents.
When completing the trip the trekking crew appreciates and expects the tip. Therefore, the tip is not fixed and it depends upon the trip days and services. You must give a minimum of 10% of the total cost you paid.

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Client Reviews

Ak Pk boss
Ak Pk boss
We completed the Everest Base Camp trek with Anjan from Nepal High Trek and Expedition, in May. It was incredibly beautiful and very well organised. Anjan took care of everything from airport transfers to accommodation and food. Anjan even helped us organise a little side trip to Pokhara at the end of our stay. The advantage of trekking with Nepal High Trek and Expedition is that you go with your own private group, you trek at your own pace and you get an amazing experience at a great cost (much cheaper than the big trekking companies). I highly recommend Anjan and Nepal high trek and expedition. I will be back to trek with Anjan again in the future.
Christian Pirotte
Christian Pirotte
Anjan and Pawan orchestrated a life changing trip. From beginning to end, they had a handle on all the logistics, even with the monsoon season continuously complicating travel. Pawan was extremely accommodating and managed the pace of our trek to make it as painless as possible. Anjan was fantastic at communicating, punctual, and extraordinarily personable. I highly recommend Nepal High Trek--Pawan and Anjan will ensure a memorable trip.
Manju Gurung
Manju Gurung
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Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
One of the best and trustworthy agency in Nepal. If you are looking for trip to Nepal in near the future let's choose a local professional Nepal High Trek Team.
Oliver Simon
Oliver Simon
My first trek in Nepal was great, all thanks to Mr. Anjan. Nepal High Trek & Expedition provided a good rate, comprehensive package and good company by Mr. Anjan himself! Throughout the trek, my friend and I felt very safe, thanks to his professionalism and knowledge about the terrain, the mountains, and the region. There was never a point where we felt that anything was amiss and it was wonderful. I liked that everything was provided for in your package price – from airport transfer, accommodation to daily meals and even toilet roll! It makes things so much easier this way and you can hike in peace without any worries. He also provided trekking poles which helped a lot. Mr. Anjan was knowledgeable about the mountains and where we were going. He kept the pace slow and steady as we gained altitude. Our porter that accompanied us was good company as well and so strong, carrying our heavy bags over the rocky terrain. Mr. Anjan also made sure that we were well looked after each day, settling our meals and making sure we had blankets to tide us through the cold nights! All your needs are taken care of. If you are going on a trek to Nepal, I highly recommend Mr. Anjan and his company. You’ll surely be in for a fantastic time. Cheers! Name: Audrey NG
Robbin Leonel
Robbin Leonel
Especially a lot of thanks to Nepal High Trek & Expedition as organized a wonderful and experience guide for Everest Base Camp Tour in April 2018. Our trip of a lifetime was made even more special after meeting our amazing guide and Nepal High Trek & Expedition. We could not have asked for a better guide than Pawan. He looked after us every step of the way, organizing every aspect of the trek. His friendly, positive attitude totally made the trek for us all. Would not want to do a hike with anyone else.
Kerraynn Hayes
Kerraynn Hayes
In 20118 completed the Annapurna Circuit Trek walk over about 21 days with two friends (we are all over 50 years old) and with Anjan as our guide. As a professional tour guide in Australia, I know how hard it is to make such a trip work and I recommend him without reservation. We had the best time of our lives and throughout the walk, Anjan was a complete professional making it one of the most carefree holiday of my life. Apart from being a great and friendly source of information on the country and its people, he smoothed out all the little problems that come up on this kind of adventure. Thanks so much, Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Team.
Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones
It was the first time I visited Nepal with my mother and the experience was enthralling. The Nepal High Trek team has arranged every accommodation possible to make sure my old mother does not feel exhausted. During the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, I was able to explore the ravishing beauty of Nepal. Looking forward to plan my next trip with them.

Vanda Gooley

Australia, NSW

In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so, that other Trekkers called on his advice despite having their own guides. He was a very acknowledges an expert mountain guide. On the trek, Anjan was nurturing, fun and extremely amicable with everyone. He had a very endearing personality, and over the two-week trek, he became a member of our family. I highly recommend Anjan to anybody considering undertaking any trek in Nepal.

Robert Francisco

USA, California

I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions, we had to change our plans and return to Besi chair and then do the Annapurna Base Camp with a few extra places along the way. My guide was Anjan and he was so helpful. When our itinerary had to change he was helpful, suggested other options and did what he could to make the best of a situation beyond all human control. Anjan is very proud of his country and willing to share all his knowledge and experience with his clients. Nepal High Trek & Expedition is trustworthy, takes all responsibility and all problems The staff at Nepal High Trek are very helpful and willing to help you with any information or anything else you may need. I would highly recommend this agency as they are professional, competent and helpful! I will definitely be back and trekking with them in the future.

Rajan Riv Turck

German, Munich

Ghorepani poon hill trek “Lieber Anjan, das Trekking mit dir war super! Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht! Die Kombination aus Abenteuer, Natur und Wandern ist ideal zum Abschalten! Du bist ein großartiger Führer!!!”

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