Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Facts
  • Duration8 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max Altitude 5,587m
  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel, Lodge
  • Meals B, L & D
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking
  • Best Season Feb-May, Sep-Dec


  • Witness breathtaking views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal mountain ranges.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions by visiting traditional villages like Landruk and Siding and interact with the locals and learn about their way of life.
  • Trek through lush green forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to various flora, fauna, birds, and wildlife.
  • Enjoy a peaceful trekking experience on the off-the-beaten-path Mardi Himal Trek, a relatively new and less crowded trek.
  • Start and end your trek in Pokhara, a scenic and adventurous city, famous for attractions such as Phewa Lake, the World Peace Pagoda, and Davis Falls.

Mardi Himal Trekking is a relatively new and off-the-beaten-path trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, as well as the opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions. Here's a brief overview of Mardi Himal Trekking:

The trek starts from the picturesque town of Kande, which is located about an hour's drive from the city of Pokhara. From Kande, you trek through the lush green forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area, passing through several charming villages, such as Landruk and Forest Camp.

One of the highlights of the trek is reaching the base camp of Mardi Himal, which is located at an elevation of 4,500 meters. The base camp offers a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and other peaks. The view of the Mardi Himal itself, a striking mountain peak with its snow-covered summit, is particularly breathtaking.

After enjoying the stunning views from the base camp, you can trek up to the Mardi Himal High Camp, located at an altitude of 4,900 meters. The high camp offers a stunning view of the surrounding mountains, and it's a great spot to watch the sunrise and sunset.

The trek ends at Siding village, from where you can drive back to Pokhara and explore the city's tourist attractions, such as the Phewa Lake, the World Peace Pagoda, and the Davis Falls.

The best time to undertake Mardi Himal Trekking is from March to May and from September to November when the weather is dry and pleasant. The trek can be done without a guide or porter, but it's recommended to have one as the route can be challenging and requires some experience in trekking. There are several teahouses along the route, providing basic accommodation and meals.

Mardi Himal Trekking is a perfect trek for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas in a less crowded and off-the-beaten-path route. The trek offers stunning views of the mountains, unique cultural experiences, and lush green forests. It's a great alternative for those who have already done the Annapurna Circuit or Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking and want to explore a new route.


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    • Accommodation: 3-star Hotel
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    • Time: 30 mins flight
    • Altitude: 1400m
    • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
    Cost Includes
    • Airport Pick-up & Drop-off in a private vehicle 
    • 3-star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast 
    • Welcome dinner at a fine restaurant
    • Annapurna Permit (ACAP)
    • Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) card 
    • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu round-trip flight
    • Experienced and Government-licensed guide
    • Porters (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
    • Lodge accommodation during the trek (with Twin-sharing/ Double basis)
    • Standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
    • Salary, transportation, accommodation, meals, and insurance of all the Nepali staff
    • Farewell dinner at a finer restaurant
    Cost Excludes
    • International flight fare
    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • Alchoholic beverages & bottled mineral water 
    • Personal expenses during trekking: snacks, Wi-Fi, boiled water etc. 
    • Travel insurance of the trekkers
    • Emergency helicopter evacuation 
    • Tips for guide and porters 
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