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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek - 13 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Trip Highlights

  • Bird eye view of Pokhara valley
  • Close up view of Mt Machhapuchre 6997m
  • Panoramic view of giant mountain Annapurna
  • Beautiful Sunrise view in the morning
  • Typical culture of local people
  • Walk through lush green forest

Trip Overview of Mardi Himal Trek

One of the newly opened trekking routes in Nepal, Mardi Himal trekking takes you through the least crowded area in the serene Annapurna Region to Mardi Mountain. Located at an altitude of 5587m, Mardi is the southernmost peak of Annapurna Mountain Range which was conquered for the first time in 1961.
Mardi Himal Trekking highlights include walking through the isolated lands with striking views of Annapurna and other mountains. This trip encompasses lush green valleys, high land meadows, rhododendron forests, ethnic villages, and waterfalls.

One of the best alternatives to the classic Annapurna Base Camp trek, This is popular for the wilderness where the majority of our trekking continues in the lichen-laden dense forest where we get a rare opportunity to witness several species of flowers, birds, and animals.

Tourist Link Treks & Expedition organizes the Mardi Himal trekking itinerary as a 13-days package. After the Kathmandu sightseeing tour, we will drive to Kande via Pokhara. Trek begins from Kande and continues through Forest Camp to High Camp of Mardi Mountain. We will enjoy spectacular sunrise from the Viewpoint located above High Camp before returning via Jhinu Danda to Nayapul where the trek ends. March to May and September to November are the best seasons for Mardi Himal Trekking. This is an easy trek and hence it is recommended as the family package. There are limited lodges for accommodation so it is best suitable for the camping trek. Our expert guide and professional service are sure to make your adventure holiday in Nepal a memorable one.

The best season of this Mardi Hamal Trek is September to December and March to May. Tourist Link Treks is the Champion trekking operator in Kathmandu for small group and individual trekkers at the minimum budget cost as well as we're offering Mardi Himal Trek  with a fixed departure date of 2023



Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you need to go through custom formalities. You will find our representative waiting for you with a placard displaying your name. You will be transferred to the three-star category hotel in a private vehicle for a comfortable stay.

You will be taken to our office on the next day for documentation work. You will be introduced to your guide and fellow trekking members. The guide will give you a briefing regarding the Mardi Himal Trek itinerary. Enjoy Full Day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. The tour begins with a visit to Nepal’s holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and continues with a visit to Nepal’s largest Buddhist Stupa at Bouddhanath. We will also stop by Nepal’s oldest Swayambhunath Stupa. Our day tour concludes with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200 km. These two popular cities are linked together by Prithvi Highway. Early in the morning, we will reach Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath to catch a bus. We will follow the meandering path that offers exquisite views of green hills, the Trishuli River, and the forest. We will reach Pokhara in about 5 hours. You can go boating in Phewa Lake in the evening and row the boat by yourself to reach the Island Temple of Tal Barahi that exists in the middle of Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in the hotel.

After breakfast, we will leave our hotel and drive toward Kande. Perched high above on the hill, Kande is famous for its spectacular mountain views. Mardi Himal Trekking begins from Kande. We will follow the ascending trail to the tiny Pothana village. The trail continues further to Deurali. After brief rest at Deurali, we will head towards Forest Camp. The trail leads us through the dense oak, maple, and rhododendron forest to the clear area in the middle of the forest where we will stay overnight.

After an early morning tea, we will proceed through the forest area. The trail stretches higher and higher and rhododendron trees become more dominant over other vegetation. Enjoy the pleasant walk in a peaceful forest with an opportunity for bird watching. We will follow the steep narrow trail to the Low Camp. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Machhapuchhre Mountain. Stay overnight in Low Camp.

This is going to be a difficult day as we will reach the High Camp of Mardi Himal. We will walk past lush green highland meadows. We can enjoy views of pheasants like Munal and Danphe. We will exit from the forest area and reach the High Camp and enjoy the spectacular panorama of the Himalayas. Stay overnight in High Camp.

View Point is the highest altitude for Mardi Himal Trek. We will begin our trek early in the morning as we do not want to miss the sunrise view from the viewpoint. The trail is neither easy nor too difficult. We will pass through the grassland and cross a few steep sections to reach the viewpoint. Enjoy the 360-degree panorama of mountains and return to High Camp for an overnight stay.

From High Camp, we will descend to the Low Camp. We will be following the descending trail. After breakfast, we will walk through the dirt trail to Low Camp. The trail branches after Low Camp. We will continue walking to Forest Camp where we will stay overnight.

Leaving Forest Camp early in the morning, we will lower down to Landruk village. Moving further, we will arrive at the newly constructed bridge. Crossing this bridge, we will make a gradual descent to Jhinu Danda. Near Jhinu Danda is a natural hot spring known as Tatopani. We can bath in Tatopani which is believed to have medicinal value. Stay overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Lowering down from Jhinu Danda, we will arrive at Kimrong River. We will cross this river and choose an escalating path to Ghandruk village. A homestay facility is available in Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung village in the region. We will visit Ghandruk Museum and enjoy the cultural show in the evening.

Walking past the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we will lower down through Birethanti village to Nayapul. We will catch a vehicle and return back to Pokhara. You can explore the nearby marketplace to buy souvenir items. Stay overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.

We will return to Kathmandu on this day. Follow the meandering Prithvi Highway for 5 hours to arrive in Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel for a luxurious stay.

You will be transferred to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.

What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by Tourist Bus and private car to and Kande
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • For all necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS) please bring 3 passport-size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Farewell dinner before departure
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Pokhara
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

Mardi Himal Trek what you need to know ?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...


Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...

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