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Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotel and local lodge on treks
  • Highest altitude gain: At Mardi Himal 4,490 m high
  • Trekking duration: 07 Nights and 08 Days (with drives both ways).
  • Location: Nepal North Mid-West around Annapurna Himalaya.
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Total Trip: 11 Nights and 12 Days (Arrival to departure)

‘on high ridges of Mardi Himal and in the shade of Annapurna mountain range’

Why Mardi Himal Trekking?

“Adventure leads you on hidden trails away from main-stream walking routes
On least explored area where you will be in a world of your own within mountains
Walk from low warm areas to cooler alpine hills and at the base of Mardi Himal
Trek into traditional villages of Gurung of great interest enriched with old cultures
Starts and ends at scenic Pokhara blessed with natural beauty of mountains
Within enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia and pine tree lines”

in pristine and natural surroundings at the base of Machhapuchare Himal
Adventure to Annapurna base camp beneath world’s tenth highest mountains”


Mardi Himal Trekking leads you into well-hidden mountain path within dense beautiful rhododendron and pine trees facing ever-present views of massif Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks including Mardi Himal. Mardi Himal Trekking located within serene wilderness beneath towering South Face of Machhapuchare Himal popularly known as Fish-Tail peak, due to twin summated tops one of the virgin and unclimbed mountains around Himalaya range.

Adventure to Mardi Himal trekking where walks take you beyond human settlement and villages in the complete wilderness of mountains and dramatic views of the high snow-capped mountain range since the area was exposed to the world at present the country gaining much popular trekking destinations due to its tranquil surroundings.

To start this marvelous adventure to reach at the foot of Mardi Himal where a short drive takes you from beautiful Pokhara city at the base of mid hills, and then climb to a ridge offering stunning panorama of whole Annapurna range with Manaslu and majestic Machhapuchare Himal in the harmony of local Gurung villages enriched with age-old traditional farm life and impressive cultures of Buddhism.

As journey progress walking on high hills and within smaller villages and then off the main trekking trails, diverting our route towards remote and isolated areas filled with lovely forest surrounding and then leaving the tree lines on reaching Mardi Himal base the highest spot of the adventure at above 4,490 m high facing exceptional views of mountains and landscapes.

After an enjoyable and exciting moment where walk leads on long downhill to reach at low warm farm areas for short drive back to scenic Pokhara by its Phewa Lake with wonderful experience and adventure on Mardi Himal Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:  Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.
Day 03:  Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m – 02 hrs, trek to Potana 1,895 m – 03 hrs.
Day 04:  Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Deurali 2, 050 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05:  Trek to Low Camp 2,968 m – 025 hrs.
Day 06:  Trek to High Camp 3,710 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07:   At High Camp hike to Mardi Himal base camp 4,880 m -05 hrs.
Day 08:  Trek to Low Camp – 06 hrs.
Day 09:  Trek downhill to Siding village 1,460 m – 06 hrs.
Day 10:  From Siding drive to Pokhara – 02 hrs and transfer to hotel.
Day 11:  Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 12: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information of the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to trekking.

Day 02: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.
The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of 5 to 6 hours of exciting drive to reach the scenic city in Pokhara, located Nepal Mid-West a warmer country but with incredible views of Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm Begnas and Phewa Lakes.

On reaching Pokhara then transfer to a nice hotel by the lakeside of Phewa Lake, with to wander around the lakeshore full of stores, shops, restaurants and hotels. (Flying options 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu).

Day 03: Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m - 02 hrs, trek to Potana 1,895 m - 03 hrs.
The morning after breakfast taking a short drive from Pokhara city premises heading west for an hour to reach at dramatic viewpoint hill at Dhampus village offers an incredible panorama of Annapurna range of peaks with Machhapuchare Himal includes Lamjung and Manaslu Himal with tips of Mt. Dhaulagiri along with scenic landscapes.

After time here with the views walk starts on gradual short uphill within forested areas to reach another scenic spot at Potana village with many good lodges to stay facing views of Annapurna peaks with Machhapuchare Himal.

Day 04: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Deurali 2, 050 m - 05 hrs.
From Potana with eye-catching morning views of Annapurna peaks where walk takes to slowly climb into forest reaching a small hilltop at Deurali above 2,050 m high, rewards you with super views of landscapes and mountains.

After a pleasant stop, our route diverts away from the main trail heading into hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya to reach Forest or Jungle Camp also called Kokar located in the midst of the beautiful forest.

Day 05: Trek to Low Camp 2,968 m - 05 hrs.

From Forest Camp, morning walk leads higher on the uphill path with a steep climb to reach a pasture land for an overnight stop on route Mardi base camp at Low Camp also called as Badal Danda, a high ridge with a couple of nice simple lodge facing super views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

Day 06: Trek to High Camp 3,710 m - 05 hrs.
From peaceful spot, morning walk leads with climb into dense woods of tall rhododendron-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia and pine trees, as walk slowly follows the hidden trails within tranquil environment with glimpse of peaks and then heading closer to mountains where tree lines stops for short alpine bushes and shrubs with dwarf rhododendron known as azalea, junipers and Burberry  facing towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ with Mardi Himal at close distance.

Slowly walk leads to high ridges at High Camp for an overnight stop, afternoon enjoy marvellous views of grand landscapes and snow-capped mountains.

Day 07:  At High Camp for a hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,490 m.

Another overnight stop at High Camp, for a day hike to the base of Mardi Himal, as morning walks lead on the vague trail over the high ridge of Mardi Himal with a panorama of Annapurna Himalaya then reaching the base of Mardi Himal located beneath towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’. Here enjoy views and on the highest spot of the adventure at above 4,490 m high within mountains and then retrace walk back to High Camp for last overnight on high Mardi Himal area.

Day 08: Trek to Low Camp - 06 hrs.

From High Camp enjoying wonderful time around high hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalaya, where morning walks leads on the same path retracing the journey back at Low Camp for an overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek downhill to Siding village 1,460 m - 06 hrs.

Morning from Low and High Camp with you last day around Mardi Himal as walk Leads into the forest with some gradual winding path and then descend to a low and warmer farm village at Siding with views of Annapurna peaks. A nice place for an overnight stop and explore the village and witness the local Gurung traditional farm life.

Day 10: From Siding drive to Pokhara - 02 hrs and transfer to hotel.

Our last day of wonderful walks within high hills of Annapurna, morning catching views of Annapurna peaks where an exciting short drive takes you back at beautiful Pokhara near to at the shore of Phewa Lake for overnight in the comfort of nice hotels.

Day 11: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara (either tourist coach or in private vehicles), as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels.

(Flying options 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara)

Day 12: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and adventure on Mardi Himal Trekking, and then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups & drops and hotel transfer as per itinerary by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and in local lodges during trekking per itinerary.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • Kathmandu to Jagat transfer in private vehicle
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by tourist vehicle
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder trekking guide and porter as per necessity including their food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc.
  • two trekkers got one porter.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System.)
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal Expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, bottled or boiled water, personal trekking equipment).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in ‘Price Includes’ section.

Essential Info

Seasons and Climate:

All months of the year except monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May lively and colourful with rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) and other wild-flower in full bloom, most days are clear with late afternoon cloudy with cooler morning and night time. October to December another best months to trek when most of the days are clear for views but with short sun-lights and much cold and freezing temperatures in the morning and night including shades away from sunlight, with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter times.

Trip Departure

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