Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem nestled in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This relatively new and less crowded trekking route offers a unique and captivating experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. With its pristine forests, breathtaking mountain views, and remote trails, the Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect choice for those looking to escape the crowds and immerse themselves in the tranquility of the Himalayas.

The journey begins in the beautiful city of Pokhara, known as the gateway to the Annapurna region. From Pokhara, a short drive takes you to the village of Kande, where the trek officially commences. The initial part of the trail meanders through lush rhododendron and oak forests, with occasional glimpses of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peaks. The vibrant blooms of rhododendron trees during the spring season add a touch of color to the surroundings, creating a magical atmosphere.

As you ascend higher, the trail leads you to the picturesque village of Forest Camp (2,520 meters), where you can rest and rejuvenate while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. From there, the trek continues through dense forests, gradually revealing glimpses of the magnificent Mardi Himal (5,587 meters). The serene environment and the melodious sounds of birds and wildlife make for a truly immersive experience in nature.

The next stop on the trek is Low Camp (3,150 meters), a tranquil spot offering stunning sunrise and sunset views over the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre ranges. Here, you can immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance and interact with the warm and hospitable local communities. The homestay accommodations in this region provide an opportunity to experience the local way of life and indulge in traditional Nepali hospitality.

Continuing further, the trail leads to High Camp (3,550 meters), the final stop before reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The panoramic views from High Camp are simply awe-inspiring, with the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal towering above. The alpine landscape with its rugged terrains and snowy peaks evokes a sense of adventure and accomplishment.

The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 meters), offering an up-close encounter with the majestic Mardi Himal. The Base Camp rewards trekkers with breathtaking 360-degree views of the Annapurna range, including Machhapuchhre and the formidable Annapurna South. Standing amidst the vastness of the Himalayas, you can’t help but feel humbled and amazed by nature’s grandeur.

The Mardi Himal Trek not only offers unparalleled natural beauty but also provides opportunities for cultural exploration. Along the way, you’ll encounter small settlements inhabited by ethnic Gurung and Magar communities. Interacting with the locals and learning about their unique traditions, customs, and way of life adds depth to the trekking experience. Their warm smiles and genuine hospitality leave a lasting impression on trekkers, creating cherished memories.

In conclusion, the Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden treasure in the Annapurna region, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure. The unspoiled trails, breathtaking mountain views, and peaceful ambiance make it a memorable journey for anyone seeking an off-the-beaten-path trekking experience in Nepal. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, the Mardi Himal Trek promises an unforgettable expedition into the heart of the Himalayas.

Trekking in Annapurna region

Group size of the Trek
Minimum one person
Maximum 20 person

Trek features :

  1. Non touristic area , quiet and calm place
  2. spectacular mountain views of Annapuran ranges
  3. Rhododendron flowers forest, many types of orchids
  4. Hear the wild animals & birds sound
  5. Bharmin- chhetri & Gurung settlement

Grade : Low to Medium Elevation: Max. 4500 Meters. (View point )
Accommodation : Tea House/ Tent based
Food: Continental

Equipment List: The requirement of equipment is diffrent for each trek. these are common requirment of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks – 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17. Kit Bag medium size
  18. Trekking poles (optional)
  19. Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20. Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

Day to day itinerary (trek 6 days)

Day 1: Arrival in kathmandu Airport (1350m.), pick up then transfer to the Hotel .

Day 2: Full day sight seeing tour in kathmandu valley .

Day 3: Drive or fly to Pokhara then transfer to Hotel.

Trek start

Day 4: Drive to Hemja then trek to Pothana (1900m.),5-6 hrs.

Day 5: Trek to Low camp (3100m.), 5-6 hrs.

Day 6: Trek to High camp (3900m.), 4 hrs.

Day 7: Explore the view point (4500m.) overnight in High camp

Day 8: Trek to Siding (1760m.), 5-6 hrs.

Day 9: Trek to Saidighatta (1100m.) 3-4 hrs. & drive back to Pokhara ,

Trek End

Day 10: Half day sight seeing tour in pokhara valley, evening farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant .

Day 11: Drive or flight to kathmandu then transfer to Hotel .

Day 12: Fly out own destination or extra activities .

Mardi Himal Trek cost incluedes and excludes

Mardi Himal Trek cost includes

  • Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & required places
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide.
  • Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses .
  • Accommodation in trekking area guest houses twin sharing bases on the trek .
  • English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & Supporters
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine are included in trekking.
  • Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine......)
  • Trekking permits & TIMS for Conservation area & all the necessary official documents for trek.

Mardi Himal Trek cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documents
  • Flight fare domestic and international .
  • Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  • Airport Tax in Domestic & International Airport & other taxes.
  • Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  • Staff tips and other personal expenses
  • Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather , land slide
  • Bar bills such as; Mineral water, dessert , cola, beer, Juice & personal things
  • Bar bills such as mineral water , cola , beer & personal items.

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Mardi Himal Trek