12 days
Trip Level
Group Size

The Mardi Himal trek has unblocked views and a hidden pearl as the trail opened to trekkers in 2011. The hike turns through beautiful rhododendrons and maple backwoods before unfolding into the robust mountain scene. Here, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Hiunchuli ‘s perspectives are so staggering that they can not be expressed in words. Few trekkers go to the spectacular Mardi Himal Base Camp and the stunning and majestic Machapuchhre, but this incredible route is rapidly gaining popularity. This 12-day trek is not that challenging but as good as a new trekking route to the nearby Annapurna base camp.

The Mardi Himal trek starts with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Phedi. The trail then moves to the village of Dhampus, passing through the beautiful rice terrain. Next, the level climbs towards Pothana as it ascends towards Mardi Base Camp. Since it goes via Deurali, the path still runs to Forest Camp. It is lovely walking in the forest. A stunning view of the Annapurna massif, however, is worthwhile. The place is the vantage, which offers a picture of the sunrise and sunset over the white mountains.

Ultimately, our journey leads to our spotlight and destination at Mardi Himal Base Camp, the best spot for this tremendous adventure. It will play the unique mountain panorama and magnificent scenery right here. Then, head back to scenic Pokhara and Kathmandu after completing Mardi Himal Trekking with convenient service and guidance from Himalayan Exploration Travel.

Quick facts

Explore an off-beaten track of Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region
The highest point of Mardi Himal, at 4500 meters, offers an awe-inspiring mountain view.

Trekking through the lush green forests and incredible experience near the Pokhara
A relatively easy, really admirable, but a lifetime experience

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

Days Itinerary Altitude in Meters Timing
1. Kathmandu – Pokhara 920 6h00
2. Drive to Phedi then trek to Pothana 1970 5h00
3. Trek to Forest Camp 2550 6h00
4. Trek to High Camp 4100 6h00
5. High Camp, trek to Base Camp 2550 5h00
6. Trek to Siding village 1280 7h00
7. trek to Lumre, then drive to Pokhara
8. Drive to Kathmandu
9. Final Departure



Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be greeted and welcomed by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with a Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing, where you meet a trekking guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Pokhara (920m). 6h00 drive.

Early morning departure from Kathmandu by tourist bus. Six hours pass through several villages with beautiful landscapes and driving along the Trisuli River. The Hotel is near the lake. Hotel included.

Day 4: Pokhara – Phedi – Pothana. (1970m) 0h45 drive and 5h00 walk.

The adventure begins in Pokhara. Drive to Phedi, then pack off all the backpacks and climb steeply up to Dhampus village, from where you will enjoy spectacular Himalayan scenery in front of your eyes and Pokhara city in down. Then, the trail leads you gradually ascend towards Pothaha, passing through the charming Gurung village, terrace field, and pine forest.

Day 5: Pothana to Forest Camp. (2550m) 7h00 walk.

An adventure journey to Mardi Himal begins with a steep climb up all day through the dense forest with magnificent views of the Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri.

Day 6: Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m) 6h00 walk.

A super day of the journey begins with a steep climb through the dense forest of Rhododendron and Juniper. As we arrive at the high camp, the superb views of Machhapurchre, Valley of Annapurna Base Camp, and Mardi Himal will be rewarded.

Day 7: High Camp, trek to Base Camp.

A super day hike up to Mardi Basecamp offers a sunrise over the Himalayas at an altitude of 5300 meters. The trail leads you through the narrow, rocky path but has awesome mountain views, and then back to High Camp.

Day 8: High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m) 7h00 walk.

We retrace downhill to the Mardi Khola River with the same glimpse of the mountain and forest. We further descend to Siding for the night.

Day 9: Siding –Lumre – Pokhara. (850m) 2h30 walk and 1h00 drive.

The trail now follows the contour of the river valley, gradually down between the pastures and through Tamang and Gurung villages. An easy hike takes us to Lumre, from where we catch a bus to Pokhara

Day 10: Sightseeing and relaxing Pokhara.

A full day of sightseeing in Pokhara with your trek guide among the visitable places of Pokhara like Tibetan Camp, International Mountain Museum(IMM) boating in Fewa Lake, and World Peak Pagoda.

Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu.

A scenic drive takes 6-7 hours to Kathmandu from Pokhara. In the afternoon, local villages cross over the cultivated lands along the Trisuli River and arrive in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Final departure

You will transfer to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.


DEPARTURE/RETURN Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
Hotel and Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

Prices quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All the published rate on our website set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. However, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

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