Mardi Himal Trek

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Mardi Himal Trek

Duration : 10 days Accommodation : Standard | deluxe hotel | Lodges
Season : Sept – June Transport : Jeep | Local bus


About Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is situated east of the Annapurna Base Camp, another renowned trekking destination. Mardi Himal’s wonderful trekking adventure is an unforgettable experience. You hike through the verdant jungles, pass the rapidly flowing Himalayan rivers and find your way to the cultural hamlets of Rai and Limbu. Similarly, you are surrounded by the natural Himalayan essence. Annapurna massif sights fill every step of your line of vision. It is genuinely a pleasant trekking trip that brings you through some of the wildest and most breathtaking landscapes in the Himalayas. The Mardi Himal Trek is a must from beautiful terrace houses to rhododendron hills washed by silver rivers!

Best Highlights and Features of the Journey

The Mardi Himal Trek, as has been defined, is an off-the-beaten-path trek. The trekking trip, therefore, introduces an intact untouched biodiversity of the Himalayas. The Annapurna region is coincidentally one of Nepal’s most naturally rich areas. Because of this, it also provides the opportunity to experience the faunal lives of the region. You can capture glimpses of the mysterious Red Panda, desert pheasants and Danphe birds as you walk through the dense woods. Truly beautiful are the velvety green grasslands and the sight of beautiful terrace farms as you walk. In addition, the Annapurna Mountains landscape, such as Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre, also elevates the atmosphere.

Similarly, the trek begins from Nepal-Pokhara City’s tourist centre. Pokhara is one of the country’s must-visit locations, a wonderful location to relax and enjoy the serenity of the Phewa Lake. The trip from Pokhara then proceeds through distant villages of Rai, Limbu and Chhetri in the middle of hills of rhododendron and meadows of the Himalayas. You will walk through villages such as Phedi and Pothana, from where the amazing view of the Annapurna Mountains is!

In addition, this walk also offers the opportunity to appreciate the people’s local cultural heritage. The towns of Rai and Limbu provide understanding into the varied culture and customs of the mountain indigenous people.

Is the Mardi Himal Trekking difficult?

A moderate trekking tour is the Mardi Himal Trekking. To do this, you don’t need a previous trekking experience. Preparing your body for the trekking trip beforehand, however, definitely helps. In addition, our extremely qualified and competent team will hold care of you at every stage of the journey during the trip. Ideally, during the months from March to May and September to December, it is the best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek.

The Mardi Himal Trek is one of Nepal’s finest trekking trips. It provides the finest Annapurna region features. It’s the best for you for people who don’t want large crowds. The trip incorporates excellent training, timing and acclimatization plans. It also involves the Annapurna’s auspicious qualities. The trip also includes the finest facilities. Thus, Mardi Trek is a ideal mix of natural nature, the majesties of the Himalayas and a gentle trek. This adventure you definitely don’t want to miss!

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You will be welcomed by one of the officials of our company upon your arrival. He’ll assist your transfer to your Kathmandu lodging. Today there are no scheduled events, so you can rest and get your bearings at the hotel. Further plans and programs about the journey will also be briefed to you by the official.

Day 02 - Drive to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 6 hrs

Your guide will pick you up at 6:30 am at the hotel today. You will then go to the bus station from where you will take the tourist bus to Pokhara leaving at approximately 7:30 am. The lovely landscape is quite dramatic along the road trip. Rivers will be seen as the bus rides along valleys where the vast hills are grown into cascading rice terrace fields. You can check in at the hotel upon arrival and rest. On the lovely Phewa Lake, known for its reflection of the Machhapuchhre Mountain, you can also love boating at evening. Overnight stay at the hotel, including breakfast.

Day 03 - Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1,925m) Duration: 4 hrs

We’re going to ride to Phedi from Pokhara City and begin the trip to Pothana. The lovely natural environment is really swinging as the busy town is abandoned behind and the atmosphere is substituted by dense natural groves and densely forested hamlets. Pothana where you’ll live for the first evening in a guest house lodge. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 04 - Trek to Forest Camp at Kokar (2,600m) Duration: 4 hrs

You will walk from Pothana to a location called Pitam Deurali. From here, turn away the main Annapurna Sanctuary Trek path and instead take a gentle path through a thick oak, maple and rhododendron forest. We will stay at one of the lodges in a forest clearing at Forest Camp tonight, also recognized as Kokar as it is called by the locals. Kokar’s cottages are quite small and there’s no dining room, so the owner will take serve in the kitchen ; in small respects like this, it’s more like a home stay and it’s a nice chance to get to understand the pleasant Siding Village community. Overnight guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 05 - Trek to Low Camp (3,150m) Duration: 5 hrs

The route remains from Forest Camp through the beautiful forest to Low Camp. As we ascend, more rhododendrons coated with moss meadows, lichen and twisted ferns begin to appear in the landscape. There are two basic lodges at Low Camp-one has an open fire dining room. The sight from the Low Camp is just great, with Mount Machhapuchhre visible to the valley. Overnight guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06 - Trek to High Camp (3,600m) Duration: 4 hrs

The path spreads out over the tree line for an hour or so above Low Camp. As such, it offers a nice view of the south of Annapurna and the Hiunchuli Himal south of the trail. The path remains along the ridge of Mardi Himal, mostly on grass, along the route with some secluded bushes of rhododendron. You should check out on this portion of the path for the colourful Danphe pheasants. The High Camp lodge is larger than the Low Camp and Forest Camp lodges ; the one where you’re going to spend the night has a lot of rooms and a separate heated dining room. The view from the lodge of the Annapurna South is pretty wonderful, along with the Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountains landscape. Overnight guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07 - Day walk to Upper view point (4,200m) Duration: 4 hrs

Today’s schedule is to rise up soon to see the sunrise in the center of the mountains, then hike up the ridge to Mardi Himal after an quick breakfast. There is a well-established grass trail that also sometimes includes a few steeper parts. It’s not too difficult, though. You can find dzos (yak / cow crossbreds) in the pastures here, as well as Danphe pheasant sputtering over the areas. The sheep and goats from the lower villages are brought up here for grazing in the summer, so you’ll probably pass a number of herder’s huts along the way. You should arrive at the Upper View point at 4,200 meters after three hours ; this is where you can look into the sanctuary of Annapurna. The panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain massif is spectacular as well. Overnight Guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 08 - Trek to Siding village (1,750m) Duration: 6 hrs

We’re going to follow another route on the return trek, completing a circuit. There’s a trail leading down from the Low Camp to Siding Village, and we’re instead going to stroll this trail instead of heading back to Kokar down the  Mardi Himal. Siding is a traditional Nepalese village back from busier tourist treks. You are probable to remain at a Siding home possessed by the person operating one of the Low Camp lodges. Overnight guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09 - Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara (910m) Duration - 3 hours walking and 2 hours driving

You’ll walk out to the road from Siding, heading to Lumre. You’ll visit the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel on the way from Siding. Kalimati is predominantly a Brahmin village, whereas Ghalel and Siding are both occupied by the Brahmin and Gurung ethnic combination. At Lumre, to take you back to Pokhara, you’ll find your jeep, arranged by us in advance. Guesthouse for overnight stay, including breakfast and dinner.

Day 10 - Pokhara to Kathmandu

Scenic ride home by tourist bus to Kathmandu, 6 hrs. Overnight in the hotel, including breakfast

Day 11 - Farewell/Departure

A representative from (company name) Team will bring you to the airport about 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

Quick Inquiry

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop- off by private transport
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
  • Sleeping bag & down Jacket and duffle bags (if required)
  • T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, fanta, juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)


Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

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