Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu Nepal

Mardi Himal Trekking


Location 4,500m


BEST TIME Sept – Nov, March to May


LODGING Tourist Standard Hotel


MEALS Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner (BLD)


Trip Overview

Mardi Himal trekking is a tropical and fascinating trekking route in the western Annapurna region of Nepal and is located east of Modi Khola across the valley from Hiunchuli. The trip covers some of the breathtaking glacial valleys and the masked Landscape of the Annapurna region. The trek is also commonly known as an Eco Tourism trial that crosses through dense Rhododendron forests and varieties of Vegetation. The picturesque adventure to Mardi Himal will also be completely soaked with the views of snowcapped peaks. The trial was first discovered in 1961 through a route via the east flank and was officially opened in 2012 for trekking. Mardi Himal trek leads you off ‘the beaten path’ away from the busy and crowded trials of the Annapurna region. The trek offers glorious views of the world’s famous and giant mountains including Annapurna I (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machhapuchre Fishtail (6,993m). Mardi Himal trek is a unique experience for trekkers with the warm welcome and activities of the local folks who live by the trails as trekkers hike into the thick forests.

Mardi Himal trek starts after your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from where we take a scenic drive or a mountain flight to the beautiful city, Pokhara. The trekking trial begins from Hyangja, 30 min drive from Pokhara. The walk begins from Hyangja and reaches Dhampus through Astham and Hyengjakot. Further we head towards the Mardi Himal base camp crossing Forest Camp, Low Camp and High Camp. From High camp after exploring the Mardi Himal Base Camp we make a relaxed descent to Siding village and trek towards Luwang Village. The trial reaches to Hyangja from Luwang Village and we drive to pokhara.

Mardi Himal is a short trek in the attractive Annapurna region of Nepal where we can try local delicacies, appreciate the excellent hills and mountain landscapes and enjoy the pristine views of mountains. The trek to Mardi Himal is not well marked and accommodation is limited so an experienced guide is preferred along the way. This journey demands knowledge of the tracks and mountain experience as certain sections are risky.

” The best time to trek in Mardi Himal is pre and post monsoon; September – November – March and April. The winter months of December – February bring plenty of snow to uplift the difficulty and have extra adventurous challenges. However, we can arrange the tour anytime of the year according to your wish and date “. Adventure Treks Nepal Family

Highlights of the Mardi Himal Trekking

  • Annapurna South
  • Annapurna First
  • Machhapuchhre(Mt. Fishtail)

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu [1,330 m]

A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport according to your flight schedule to transfer you to the hotel. A short briefing will be done about the trip once you have checked in. If you have any queries always feel free to ask us. Overnight stay at Hotel (Car).

Day 02: Drive To Pokhara [930 m]

After breakfast at the Hotel we begin our drive towards Nepal’s lake city, Pokhara. The drive will take about 6-7 hours where we follow meandering road over the valley. We then drive along the Trishuli River followed by another river, MArshyangdi River after we cross the half way. Crossing many local settlements we reach Pokhara normally in the afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure after you have checked in. Overnight stay at Hotel Peninsula or Similar.

Day 03: Pokhara drive to Hyangja - Trek to Dhampus [1,750 m]

This is the first day of our Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. We will begin our day with a drive to Hyangja, from where we set on a trail towards Dhampus where we will be spending our first night in the mountain. Trekking on a gentle path we climb the ridge above the Yangri Khola valley and trek through fields and houses of local people which offers great trekking experiences. The glimpse of Annapurna Himalayan Range is just breathtaking from Dhampus. 30 Minute drive then 04-05 hrs Trek. (Tea House).

Day 04: Dhampus Trek To Forest Camp [2,550 m]

Early in the morning the rising sun brings an extraordinary views of Snowcapped mountains. We can witness sunrise over Annapurna I, Machhapuchre (Fish Tail), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and many more peaks. We then leave towards Forest Camp on comparatively less trekked trek leaving the crowd behind. The trail is one of the lately discovered trekking trail in the Nepal’s Himalayas which is still able to escape the crowd of trekkers. We trek through captivated forest od Rhododendron, maple, mountain oak and daphnia. We will have overnight stay in forest camp. 04-05 hrs Trek. (Tea House).

Day 05: Forest Camp To Low Camp [3,400 m] - (B/L/D)

After your breakfast we will continue our trek towards the Low Camp. The flora will change the more we climb higher and the rhododendron forests will now be less as mosses and lichen will take over the nature on today’s trail. The view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli is just imposing. We will reach Low Camp in the afternoon where we will be spending the night. Though still surrounded by forest, we have spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer ‘Fishtail’. 04-05 hrs Trek. Tea House.

Day 06: Low Camp To High Camp [4,100 m] - (B/L/D)

The first part of the day is a short, steep climb which takes us out of the forest followed by a grassy (sometimes snowy) trail that leads us to High Camp where we will reach for our lunch.This is also acclimatizing day as we will be at altitude of 4,100 m above sea level. Great views of the Himalayas are always with us throughout the day. 04-05 hrs Trek. Tea House.

Day 07: Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp [4,500 m] - (B/L/D)

Today is the highlight of the trek. We will wake early to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas which turn snow into gold with the first rays of the sun. After breakfast we will hike up to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail is mostly covered with grass where some of the parts are steep. We will pass numbers of herder’s herd on our way to Base Camp as during summer sheep and goats are brought up to graze from lower villages. After 2- 3 hours we will be at base Camp from where we will have panoramic view of Annapurna Himalaya range including the south face of mighty Annapurna. Return back to high Camp after spending sometime at the Mardi Base Camp. 07-08 hrs Trek. Tea House. (If weather conditions require it, we shall descend through High Camp to trek on down to a re-established Low Camp to spend the night there.)

Day 08: High Camp to Siding Village [1750 m] - (B/L/D)

Today we will retrace our footsteps and head towards Siding descending 2,750m in altitude. We take a different route to return back. The trail today is mostly downhill leaving the grassy highland behind and entering into the dense forests once again. We make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the interesting bridges. (06-07 hrs Trek. Tea House).

Day 09: Siding Village To Luwang village [1500 m] - (B/L/D)

After your breakfast with magnificient view of Machhapuchre/ Fishtail (6,993m) we head in the direction of Luwang village where we will be staying at a Home Stay with a local family experiencing their lifestyle. The trail today is a wide motor able road at the beginning followed by a trek inside the dense forests and terraced fields. In the evening we hike up to Luwang Tea Garden and return back to Luwang village for overnight stay. Overnight stay at home stay. (05-06 hrs Trek. Tea House).

Day 10: Luwang village Trek to Hyangja and drive to Pokhara [930 m] - (B/L)

After breakfast at Luwang we start our trekking to Hyangja passing through Khormukh. We descend down to Khormukh from where the trail is much wider till Hyangja from where we drive to Pokhara. (Trek 03-04 Hrs and drive 30).

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B)

After breakfast in Pokhara, we have a mountain flight to Kathmandu; it is a thrilling exciting flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas at the background. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel. (Car+Flight+Car).

Day 12: Fly back home [1,330 m] - (B)

A representative from adventure treks Nepal will drop you to the airport according to your flight time. Return back home with memories that last lifetime. “NAMASTE!”

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price
  • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • In trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  • Necessary trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  • Tourist bus (Kathmandu - Pokhara – Kathmandu) or for group private bus/car/van
  • Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.

Whats not included in this tour

Items that are not covered in the cost of tour price
  • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses-laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (cold drinks and mineral/hot water)
  • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.

Mardi Himal Trekking is Located at Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Trekker can see a lots of flora and fauna during in Trekking period.

Mardi Himal Trekking Starts from Kande and ends to Phedi.

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