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Mardi Himal Trek Elevate Your Spirit: Mardi Himal Trek – Peaks and Tranquility.

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

Mardi Himal Trekking unfolds a mesmerizing odyssey through the less-traveled landscapes of the Annapurna Region, culminating at the stunning Mardi Mountain, the southernmost peak of the renowned Annapurna Mountain Range. Organized by Tourist Link Treks & Expedition, this trek offers a distinctive and intimate experience, steering clear of the crowds. Mardi Himal, standing tall at 5587m, beckons adventurers to its serene beauty, showcasing lush green valleys, highland meadows, and enchanting rhododendron forests. This recently opened trekking route unveils a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and trekkers seeking a unique Himalayan escapade.

Experience the charm of Mardi Himal Trekking, an expedition renowned for its off-the-beaten-path allure. As a champion trekking operator in Kathmandu, Tourist Link Treks & Expedition orchestrates a 13-day itinerary, commencing with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Kande via Pokhara. Embark on an enchanting journey through Forest Camp to the High Camp of Mardi Mountain, where the awe-inspiring sunrise from the Viewpoint captivates the soul. The trail meanders through isolated lands, weaving through ethnic villages, and offering captivating views of Annapurna and its neighboring peaks. This trek, ideal for families, introduces a harmonious blend of adventure and tranquility.

The best seasons for Mardi Himal Trekking are September to December and March to May, ensuring optimal weather conditions for a memorable journey. As a distinctive alternative to the classic Annapurna Base Camp trek, this route boasts limited lodges, making it perfect for a camping trek. Tourist Link Treks, with its seasoned guides and professional services, ensures that each step of this exploration unfolds into a cherished moment. Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Mardi Himal, as Tourist Link Treks invites you to embark on an adventure that transcends ordinary trekking experiences, resonating with the pristine allure of the Himalayas.


The Mardi Himal Trek, inaugurated in 2012, swiftly gained popularity, leading trekkers into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary Area. Spanning from the lakeside city of Pokhara at 820 meters to the majestic Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4,500 meters, this trek unveils stunning vistas. Though less renowned than longer treks like Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp, Mardi Himal offers captivating views of peaks such as Mardi Himal, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, and Gangapurna Himal. The trek meanders through Aastam, Kande, Australian Camp, Forest Camp, Low Camp, High Camp, Badal Danda, Kalimati, Pothana, Lwang, and Lumre, adapting to varied durations and routes.

Remarkably, Mardi Himal Trek elevates you to an altitude of over 4,000 meters in just four days, making it unique. The increasing number of tea houses along the route enhances accessibility, catering to diverse fitness levels. Enveloped in oak and rhododendron forests, the trail presents encounters with wildlife like Musk deer, Langurs, various monkey species, Danfe (Lophophorus), and porcupines. This hidden gem promises majestic mountain panoramas, wildlife encounters in lush forests, and a diverse terrain of rivers and ridges in a single trek. As you navigate through winding forest paths, emerge from the woods to the panoramic views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchre from the enchanting Badal Danda.

The Mardi Himal trek, a challenging and exquisite 4-day route in the Annapurna region, unveils breathtaking Himalayan vistas. Although less frequented than the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit trek, Mardi Himal has gained popularity. Starting from Ghandruk after completing the Poon Hill trek, it retains a sense of seclusion, offering a captivating trekking experience amidst the splendor of the Annapurna Sanctuary.


Day 01) Kathmandu Arrival, Transfer to Hotel / 25-min drive / Overnight at Hotel In Kathmandu.

Day 02) Kathmandu Valley sightseeing / 5-hour / Overnight at Hotel In Kathmandu.

Day 03) Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara / 7-hour drive / Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 04) Drive Pokhara to Phedi & trek to Pothana / 1.5-hour drive, 3-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 05) Trek Pothana to Forest Camp / 5-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain lodge.

Day 06) Trek Forest Camp to Badal Danda / 5-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 07) Trek Badal Danda to High Camp 3540m / 5-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 08) Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp 4250m / 6-hour hike / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 09) Trek High Camp to Low Camp / 3-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 10) Trek Low Camp to Siding / 5-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 11) Trek Siding to Lowang / 5-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 12) Drive Lowang to Pokhara to Kathmandu / 9-hour drive / Overnight at Hotel In Kathmandu.

Day 13) Final Departure, Transfer to International Airport / 25-Min drive.

Scenic Drive From Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kande and Back:

Embark on the Mardi Himal trek, commencing in Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Pokhara. The luxurious bus journey unfolds the best scenic views of Hilly Nepal, offering a wide-angle spectacle from your comfortable seat. Traverse through diverse landscapes, catching glimpses of rivers, villages, mountains, and rural towns. This incredible journey is not just a visual treat; it's a cultural exploration. Nepal's cultural richness shines through as you observe the diverse customs, cultures, and ways of living during the drive. Experience the profound diversity of Nepal, a compact yet culturally affluent gem, while relishing the picturesque journey to and from Pokhara.

Explore Annapurna Region:

The Annapurna region boasts some of the world's tallest mountains, including Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Nilgiris. The name "Annapurna," derived from Sanskrit, means the god of grain, highlighting the region's vital role in providing sustenance. Beyond its majestic peaks, the Annapurna region is celebrated for its natural and cultural biodiversity. Designated as a wildlife sanctuary under the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, it serves as a vital conservation hub, fostering sustainable development and preserving the rich flora and fauna. Exploring this natural masterpiece is a rare blessing, an opportunity to witness the divine harmony of mountains, culture, and conservation.

Multi Etninc Culture Exploration.

Nepal, a treasure trove of cultural biodiversity, embraces 125 distinct dialects and hosts 120 different ethnic groups, each flourishing with its unique culture, customs, traditions, and ways of life. The rich tapestry of this diversity unfolds right from your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The Annapurna Base Camp trek provides an up-close encounter with ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Chhetri, each distinct in its cultural nuances. Every step on this trek reveals the vibrant mosaic of Nepal's cultural heritage, allowing you to immerse yourself in the authentic customs and traditions of these diverse ethnic communities.

Ancient Temple & Monastery Exploration:

Embark on a spiritually enriching Mardi Himal Trek, where the scenic trail unveils cultural treasures. In the villages of Siding and Lowang, immerse yourself in a unique blend of Hinduism, Buddhism, Shamanism, and Animism. Discover ancient temples and monasteries, witnessing the harmonious coexistence of diverse faiths. Seek blessings from Hindu deities in intricately adorned temples, experience the tranquility of Buddhist monasteries, and embrace the mystical allure of Shamanistic and Animistic practices. This cultural tapestry not only adds depth to your trek but also fosters a profound understanding of the rich traditions woven into the fabric of these welcoming mountain communities.

Observe 360 Panorama from View Point:

Experience the breathtaking Mardi Himal Trek, a journey graced with panoramic vistas resembling a bird's eye view. As you traverse the mountain ridge, the trail unfolds stunning landscapes from Badal Danda to High Camp and Low Camp. Marvel at the awe-inspiring scenery, culminating at the Mardi Himal View Point, where a 360-degree spectacle of the Annapurna range unfolds. Behold the vast horizon of the Mid Hills to the south, capturing the essence of nature's grandeur. This trek promises a visual feast at every step, ensuring an unforgettable adventure surrounded by the pristine beauty of the Himalayas.

High Quality Service:

As a seasoned trekking and adventure trip organizer in Nepal, Tourist Link Trek & Expedition boasts 1.5 decades of invaluable experience and expertise. Our commitment to excellence shines through in every aspect of your Annapurna Base Camp trek. With Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, expect a journey where the quality of service reaches the highest standards. From top-notch accommodations and delectable food to impeccable facilities and amenities, our priority is to ensure your trek is a seamless blend of adventure and luxury. Trust us to deliver an unforgettable experience where every detail reflects our dedication to providing unparalleled quality throughout your trek.

Booking Information:

Explore the Annapurna Base Camp trekking experience with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition. For detailed booking information, visit our website's Contact Us section. Reach out to us via the provided email for further inquiries and assistance. Your adventure awaits, and we're here to ensure a seamless booking process for your memorable journey to the heart of the Annapurna region.

Safety & Logistics:

Experience the epitome of comfort on modern trekking trails in Nepal, adorned with luxury mountain lodges. Indulge in a diverse menu, cozy sleeping quarters, and worry-free amenities, sparing you the need to carry heavy loads. Pack essentials like clothing, toiletries, and photography gear, accompanied by light snacks such as chocolate. These lodges boast internet connectivity, hot water showers, and convenient battery charging facilities, ensuring a seamless trekking experience. Revel in the beauty of Nepal's landscapes, knowing that your every comfort is catered to in these well-equipped mountain lodges, enhancing the joy of your trekking adventure.


Explore the unparalleled excellence of Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, a seasoned adventure operator boasting a multitude of satisfied customers. With hundreds of positive reviews on prominent travel platforms like Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor, Viator, Tour Radar, and more, our commitment to exceptional service is globally acknowledged. Recent clients, Mindi and Jabur from Malaysia, lauded our services, adding their voices to the chorus of acclaim. Join the ranks of those who have experienced the pinnacle of adventure with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, where your journey is not just memorable but an embodiment of unparalleled quality and customer satisfaction.

Conclusion & Farewell:

Embark on the Annapurna Base Camp trek, a journey etched with unforgettable moments amidst the world's highest mountains. Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the Annapurna region unfolds a tapestry of cultural and natural diversity, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. This extraordinary adventure quenches your thirst for exploration, creating a lifetime of cherished memories. Upon triumphant completion, relish a special dinner hosted by Director Hom, featuring authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural dance. The event doubles as a platform for valuable feedback and suggestions, ensuring every aspect of your journey remains as exceptional as the Himalayan landscapes you've traversed.



Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, seamless transition through customs awaits you. Look for our representative, identifiable by a placard bearing your name, ready to assist you. Enjoy a private transfer to a three-star category hotel, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing stay. Trust Tourist Link Treks & Expedition to handle every detail, ensuring a smooth start to your adventure in the vibrant city of Kathmandu.

Upon your arrival, the next day, you'll be escorted to our office for essential documentation. Here, meet your guide and fellow trekking companions, receiving a detailed briefing on the Mardi Himal Trek itinerary. Enjoy a full day of guided Kathmandu sightseeing, commencing with Nepal's holiest Hindu temple, Pashupatinath. Continue to Bouddhanath, Nepal's largest Buddhist Stupa, and visit the ancient Swayambhunath Stupa. The day concludes with a visit to the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square. Trust Tourist Link Treks & Expedition for a seamless introduction to your trek, coupled with an enriching cultural exploration in the heart of Kathmandu.

Covering a distance of 200 km, the journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara unfolds along the scenic Prithvi Highway, connecting these two vibrant cities. Begin your day early, reaching the Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath to board a bus. As you traverse the meandering path, relish exquisite views of green hills, the Trishuli River, and lush forests. After approximately 5 hours, arrive in Pokhara. In the evening, experience the serene beauty of Phewa Lake, indulging in boating and even rowing yourself to the Island Temple of Tal Barahi nestled in the middle of the lake. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in a hotel.

Following breakfast, our journey kicks off as we depart from the hotel and drive towards the elevated haven of Kande, renowned for its breathtaking mountain vistas. It is from Kande that the Mardi Himal Trekking adventure commences. Ascending through the trail, we first reach the quaint village of Pothana, continuing our journey towards Deurali. Taking a brief rest at Deurali, we press on towards Forest Camp. The trail unfolds through a dense tapestry of oak, maple, and rhododendron forests, leading to a clear area nestled in the heart of the woods, where we settle for an overnight stay.

With the warmth of early morning tea, our journey resumes through the enchanting forest. Ascending steadily, the trail is adorned with the increasing dominance of rhododendron trees. A peaceful forest ambiance invites a delightful stroll with birdwatching opportunities. Following the steep and narrow trail, we reach Low Camp. Here, relish the breathtaking panorama of Machhapuchhre Mountain, an awe-inspiring highlight of the day. The serenity of Low Camp provides a tranquil backdrop for an overnight stay, creating a perfect interlude in the heart of nature during the Mardi Himal Trekking adventure.

Anticipate a challenging yet rewarding day as we journey towards the High Camp of Mardi Himal. Traverse through lush green highland meadows, relishing the sights of majestic pheasants like Munal and Danphe. Exiting the forested terrain, we ascend to the High Camp, where a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas unfolds. This scenic vantage point promises an unforgettable visual feast. The night at High Camp offers a serene ambiance, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan heights during the Mardi Himal Trekking adventure.

The pinnacle of Mardi Himal Trek is the View Point, reached through an early morning trek to witness the sunrise spectacle. The trail, with moderate difficulty, traverses through grasslands and steep sections. Upon reaching the viewpoint, relish the awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama of majestic mountains. After this visual feast, we retreat to the High Camp for an overnight stay. This day encapsulates the essence of the trek, blending adventure with the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Descending from High Camp, our trek leads to Low Camp, following a gentle downward trail. Post breakfast, traverse the dirt trail towards Low Camp. Beyond Low Camp, the trail diverges, and our journey continues towards Forest Camp. Set amidst the serene woodland, Forest Camp becomes our resting haven for the night, offering a peaceful retreat during the Mardi Himal Trekking expedition.

Embarking early from Forest Camp, our descent leads us to Landruk village. Progressing onward, we encounter a newly constructed bridge, crossing which, we make a gradual descent to Jhinu Danda. In close proximity lies Tatopani, a natural hot spring believed to hold medicinal properties. An evening soak in Tatopani offers a rejuvenating experience. Nestled in the tranquil surroundings, Jhinu Danda becomes our overnight haven, promising relaxation and restoration during the Mardi Himal Trekking journey.

Descending from Jhinu Danda, our path leads to the Kimrong River. Crossing this river, we ascend through an escalating trail, arriving at the picturesque Ghandruk village. This largest Gurung settlement in the region offers homestay facilities. Explore the Ghandruk Museum and savor an evening of cultural performances. The warmth of Ghandruk's hospitality and the cultural richness create a memorable overnight stay, providing a perfect finale to the Mardi Himal Trekking experience.

Embarking in the morning after a hearty breakfast, the trail to Lowang unfolds through terraced fields, offering glimpses of local farming activities. Lowang, an ancient village, exudes historic charm with stone-laden trails and slate stone roofs. Upon reaching the village, a visit to the tea garden awaits, a serene retreat just a 20-minute walk away. This scenic journey encapsulates the cultural richness and natural beauty, creating a delightful segment of the trekking experience.

After having breakfast we take a jeep to Pokhara which takes around 4 hours. After reaching Pokhara we spend rest of the time exploring Phewa lake and walk around the street of Phewa lake.

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.

On your final day in Nepal, Manager Hom will personally accompany you to the international airport for your departure. As a gesture of farewell, Manager Hom will present you with a traditional Nepali-style farewell, offering a Khada (fabric garland) as a symbol of best wishes for your journey ahead. Trust Tourist Link Treks & Expedition to ensure a warm and memorable conclusion to your time in Nepal. Safe travels!

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

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking

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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