Mardi Himal Trek
Based on 3 Reviews
Mardi Himal Trek Summary
- Mardi Himal Trek Length: 5 Days
- Mardi Himal Trek Altitude: 4,500m / 14,765 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
- Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
- Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Best Month For Hike: March, April, May, October, November and December
- Trip Mode: Lodge Basis
- Transportation: Car/Plane/Bus
The Mardi Himal Trek is a popular trekking route located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, a relatively new and less crowded trail compared to other popular base camp treks in Nepal. Hike to Mardi Himal is a eco-tourism-based trail takes you through the sparkling rivers, beautiful forests, picturesque villages, cultural diversity and alpine meadows.
Traveler’s will have a magnificent mountains view of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Fishtail (6,988m), etc on their hikes.
Likewise, the highest point of the Mardi Himal Trekking is the Mardi Himal Base Camp, stands at an altitude of 4,500 meters is an essential to acclimatize properly. However, prior trekking experience and a reasonable level of fitness are not require.
Moreover, the Mardi trail is generally regarded as a trek of moderate difficulty. It features occasional steep ascents and descents, particularly when nearing the base camp. Consequently, it’s important to stay alert for any signs of altitude mountain sickness.
A trek to Mardi Himal is situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal, in the vicinity of the Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain. Usually, Kande village is a trek starting point which is approximately an hour’s drive from Pokhara.
It’s a easy, short trek and best for beginner travelers that has easy access from Pokhara City. You can explore the short Annapurna trek route of Mardi Himal possible to complete in 4 or 5 days and also this route is open for 365 days.
How much does Mardi Himal Trek Package Cost?
The cost of a Mardi Himal trek package with a local trekking company “Gokyo Treks” ranges between US$ 297 to US$ 530. Trip cost includes Guide, trek permit, food and lodges, transportation..etc. However, it will vary as per the group size you’re traveling to and the service you choose.
Additionally, we have also a discount deal for tour leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your stumble, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike the Mardi Himal for 50% discounts.
Despite that, we usually arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with unknowns. A private hiking tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.
It’s a standard trip cheap package price for 5 days Mardi Himal trekking. If you are 2 tourists Mardi Himal trek cost US$ 395 for 5 days trek. We can modify the trek route and the price as per your wish. Here is the price list for the Mardi Himal treks.
Price Per Person for 5 days Mardi Himal trek package.
|Number of Tourist
|Price Per Person
|4 to 6 person
|7 to 9 Person
|10 and more than 10 Person
If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.
The best of Mardi Himal trek itinerary from Pokhara details
Our trek to Mardi Himal journey is typical, the trek itinerary compares to most walks in this region. The particular 5-day hiking route suggests novice-professional trekkers who wish to hike to the Mardi Himal base camp with a normal plan. Hike the Mardi Himal base camp is an off-the-beaten-path trek in the Annapurna massive. Therefore, if this travel plan is not perfect for your journey then email us for a tailor-made itinerary.1 Day Drive to Dhampus Phedi. Trek to Pritam Deurali hill (2,100m/6,890 feet), 5 hours
In the morning at breakfast time, Guide will meet and brief you about your Mardi Himal trek package. After meeting, proceed to drive straight forward to Dhampus Phedi.
Tourists will have an opportunity to relish the best view of the breathtaking Annapurna mountains to the north over the snow-capped Himalayas.
Roughly drive takes about 45 minutes from your hotel at Pokhara lakeside to Phedi, a gateway exploring the Mardi Himal. Hike to Dhampus ascends all the way with several stone stairs passing through terraced cultivated fields, settlements, and mix forests.
From Dhampus village to Pothana Hiking, Traveler’s see an excellent view of the Annapurna mountain ranges inclusive of Mount Fishtail. Continue to walk across the Rhododendron and oak forest, we reach Deurali hill station where traveler’s can see the best view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Pokhara and Phewa Lake to the southeast.
Early morning, you will have a great view of mountains and as well as Pokhara city. On the way from Deurali to Forest, camp hiking at 2,500 meters is simply easy as the Tourists walk across the Pine Forest trail.
This Forest is covered with an unique flower with lovely plants and vegetation combined colorful Rhododendrons. While a trek to the rest camp and Low Camp, you will have the most amazing view of Fishtail Mountain.
Between the journey of Low Camp and High Camp, there is a hill station to explore the Himalayas, especially the best trip for photographers.
Travelers can hike the best viewpoint and shoot cameras for mountain photography. Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, Chhomrong – Ghandruk Village, and Mount Fish Tail, are clearly visible from the hilltop.
Likewise, the Annapurna province is an acme place for flora and fauna in Nepal, therefore, visitors can see the herbal plants and typical Gurung inhabitants. In addition, night photography is superior to shooting mountains and shining stars.
Take a delicious breakfast at the Low camp lodge before the hikes. Our journey to High Camp ascends through the Badal Danda viewpoint, offers the most scenic Himalayan sights. They are Annapurna-I, South Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Gandarbhachuli, and Fishtail holy mountain.
Hike to Mari Himal marked as a shortest hike near Pokhara, therefore, college and university students mainly plan for a short hike holiday there. Fit backpackers need to walk over rough and tough rocky mountain trails with amazing view of the Annapurna Mountains series.
Indulge in a breakfast complemented by a breathtaking sunrise view at High Camp and commence your journey towards Mardi Himal base camp, passing through the Upper Viewpoint. En route to the Base Camp, you’ll be captivated by the sight of Mardi Himal (5,587m), Fish Tail (6,993m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna Fang (7,647m), Tent Peak (5,695m), Singhuchuli (6,501m), and more.
Upon reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp, we’ll retrace our steps back to High Camp before descending to Badal Danda, where you’ll find cozy lodges offering trekkers delightful culinary experiences.
Breakfast with the Sunrise view and descend your journey to Badal Danda and Siding village. Wander back straight and descend to the same fine forest to Siding village. Siding is a traditional simple native village where we take lunch.
Siding is a beautiful place where the regular local jeep [shared] is waiting for tourists. So, we take a local jeep on a sharing basis to return to Pokhara city center to get comfortable accommodation with hot showers. Most possibly, we take the same jeep transfer to reach your hotel in Fewa lakeside of Pokhara city.
On your way back to Pokhara, we cross the Seti river where the watercolor is similar to milk. Reaching the town, you can visit some of the gorgeous landmarks of Pokhara city sightseeing asking with Gokyo Treks Agency. Trip finish.
Optional: It is also possible to extend one more day to trek from Siding to Lwang via Ghalel village. On this day, we trek down from Siding to Lwang Village which takes about 5-6 hours of walking where we stay overnight at the Lodge. The next day, you will drive back to Pokhara.
Not satisfied with above plan?
Interested on planning a custom trip? this might take 2 to 3 minutes.
How much does the Mardi Himal trek package price?
It’s a 5 Days Classic Mardi Himal Trek price start at US$ 297 and might reach up to US$ 530 per person on double occupancy basis. Opting for flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa can save time, while choosing bus travel helps reduce trip expenses. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Mardi Himal trekking package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are hiking with.
For those seeking deluxe and luxury trekking tours, our package includes airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return, accommodations in 3-5 star deluxe air-conditioned rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast included.
Additionally, we ensure rooms with attached toilet/bathroom facilities at possible points along the wilderness hiking routes. Moreover, we are fully adaptable to customize your tour and package prices according to your specific requirements.
Mardi Himal trek package price includes:-
- Fully escorted trek with English-speaking certified local mountain trekking guide.
- 4 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 5 Lunch and 4 Dinner [main course] during the trek.
- 4 nights Guest house accommodation with a common toilet basis in the Annapurna mountains route.
- Night Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip for Guide/porters.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permit and TIMS permit for Mardi Trekking tours.
- Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi transfer with private taxi.
- Available Bus/Jeep transfer to your hotel on Fewa lakeside [sharing basis].
- Insurance, Food, accommodation, and salary of Nepali trekking guide/porters.
- Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for Mardi base camp trekking.
- Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and trekking poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
- First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to prepare for high altitude risk.
- In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
- Updated Mardi Himal trek map + trek completion certificate – keep them as a souvenir.
- Nepal Government Tax, 13% VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
Mardi Himal trekking package price excludes:
- Lunch and Dinner while staying in Pokhara city.
- Hotel accommodation in Pokhara town (If you ask, we can arrange it for you).
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
- Tourist personal trekking equipment .
- Pokhara city tour guide, tourist spot entrance fees, boating at the lake to Tal Barahi temple, and transportation while on an internal city tour.
- Porter to carry your baggage, Individual nature expenses, all types of beverage drinks.
- Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees and Pokhara sightseeing transfer vehicle cost if needed.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara or from Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation (flight/tourist bus / private car) for tourists.
- Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
Price and Dates
We can organize Mardi Himal private trip starting on any date that works for you. Travelers visit Nepal for a photo trip if they are passionate photographers and want 3-5 day photography adventure tours. Please contact us for more information.
|10 Feb, 2024 – 14 Feb, 2024
|20 Feb, 2024 – 24 Feb, 2024
|10 Mar, 2024 – 14 Mar, 2024
|20 Mar, 2024 – 24 Mar, 2024
|25 Mar, 2024 – 29 Mar, 2024
|05 Apr, 2024 – 09 Apr, 2024
|10 Apr, 2024 – 14 Apr, 2024
|20 Apr, 2024 – 24 Apr, 2024
|25 Apr, 2024 – 29 Apr, 2024
|10 May, 2024 – 14 May, 2024
|20 May, 2024 – 24 May, 2024
|10 Sept, 2024 – 14 Sept, 2024
|20 Sept, 2024 – 24 Sept, 2024
|05 Oct, 2024 – 09 Oct, 2024
|10 Oct, 2024 – 14 Oct, 2024
|20 Oct, 2024 – 24 Oct, 2024
|25 Oct, 2024 – 29 Oct, 2024
|05 Nov, 2024 – 09 Nov, 2024
|10 Nov, 2024 – 14 Nov, 2024
|20 Nov, 2024 – 24 Nov, 2024
|05 Dec, 2024 – 09 Dec, 2024
|15 Dec, 2024 – 19 Dec, 2024
|01 Jan, 2025 – 04 Jan, 2025
|10 Jan, 2025 – 14 Jan, 2025
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal?
Answer: Yes sure! provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to accomplish express Mardi Himal trekking?
Answer: Mardi Himal nature hike is appropriate for enthusiastic hikers who can walk around 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. If you have a little hiking experience before this trip departure, would be better. Otherwise, prior hiking experience is not necessary.
Question: What variety of food and accommodation can I expect ?
Answer: The guest houses are en route and have attached restaurants. They cook a super delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, rice and potatoes, eggs, bread, and soups. Likewise, dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will serve on the way to the next place where you hike.
We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu. Likewise, the lodge accommodates trekking routes. Every room will have 2 single beds. The rooms are clean with a comfortable bed, mattress, and blanket. Despite that we suggest you take your own sleeping bag if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent the necessary hiking gear in the Kathmandu gears shop.
Question: How do I get drinking water on trekking?
Answer: Local tea shops are often available to buy water en route where visitors can buy a bottle of mineral water. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic waste. Instead, you can buy boiled water or AQUA tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: At Mardi Himal lodges trek, you can recharge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Are there any communication facilities on the trek?
Answer: Buy a local Sim, so you get the telephone as well as 3G internet services.
Question: Can I use credit cards on Trekking routes?
Answer: No! So, for the holiday travel route, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?
Answer: Hike to Mardihimal trip book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings as well.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 10% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. Within that advance deposit, we make all permits, hire a professional hiking guide and porters and also book a hotel in Thamel for you. And the remaining part of the payments, you can pay us on your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on the express Mardi Himal Lodge Trek?
Answer: We do provide porters to transfer your luggage at an extra cost of US$ 17 PER DAY. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each porter carries a maximum of 23 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest: 1 porter) basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you need to prepare to walk roughly 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking poles? what about hiking in the winter months?
Answer: Walking poles are recommended but not compulsory. However, it is totally depending upon the months you are traveling to get to the Mardi Himal base camp. And yes, if you hike in the winter months, we highly suggest going with hiking poles and waterproof hiking boots. They are quite helpful in ascending and descending, especially on snowy trails.
Mardi Himal trekking is locally called Mardi Ridge or Mardi base camp trekking. The final ascending is up to the viewpoint which is like a Mardi Himal trek height is 4,00m (14,765 feet) you cover on your journey.
Question: Hiring a local trekking guide for Mardi Himal possible?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are travelling in a tight budget for Mardi Himal hiking and have no wish to book the complete full board package trek, you can hire our expert local guide. Hike a trek guide cost is cheaper but still not the cheapest one because we pay them a fair salary to use their professionalism. Email to us to get a cost quotation for a local guide hiring in details.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu, depending on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.
Question: Can we add a Pokhara City Tour? what places can we visit on a day tour?
Answer: Tourists can ride a cable car to Sarangkot hill station or Bungee jump activity in the morning at an extra cost. After Lunch, we start our sightseeing to explore Pokhara city on request. The worth able places such as Fewa Lake, Devi’s Fall, Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa hiking – extra cost), or Seti George. Likewise, International Mountain Museum (Optional tour if time permits), Tibetan refugee settlement, and Gupteshower Cave. Trip finish.
Best time for Mardi Himal Trek
The best time to visit Mardi Himal trekking route in Nepal is during the months of September to November and March to May. During these times, the weather is generally dry and clear, providing excellent visibility of the mountain ranges and landscapes.
March to May is another high season to visit Mardi Himal route, as the weather is warm and the rhododendron forests are in full bloom, making it a beautiful time to visit. However, there may be some rainfall during this time, so it’s important to be prepared for potential rain and muddy trails.
September to November is considered the high season for trekking in Nepal, as the skies are generally clear and the temperatures are cool, making it an ideal time for hikes. The weather at this time is usually stable, with little or no rainfall, and the views of the mountains are spectacular.
Trekking to Mardi Himal in Late December to January is often challenging due to the weather conditions in the region. January and February fall in the winter season in Nepal, and the temperature in the region can drop significantly, especially at higher altitudes.
However, it’s important to note that while these months are considered the best time to visit the Mardi Himal trekking route, the weather in the mountains is unpredictable and can change rapidly. It’s always a good idea to check weather forecasts before embarking on a trek and to be prepared for any weather conditions.
Mardi Himal route map
Hike at Mardi Himal trail route is the best suitable for beginner tourists in terms of high elevation and for a better view of Annapurna. Book your trip with Gokyo Treks agency and get your complementary Mardi Himal trek route map to get to know its places and heights correctly.
Mardi Himal Trek Highlights
- Discover Annapurna Himalayas within 180 deg angle from Mardi Himal.
- Journey through the fertile landscapes, Get an excellent view of Dhaulagiri with the Annapurna family & Fishtail.
- Highly demanding trail with a lot of college students as the viewpoint offers the closest view of Annapurna Himalayas.
- Best short trek for beginner trekkers near Pokhara.
- Get to know the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their lifestyles.
Note for Mardi Himal trekkers:
A hike to Mardi Himal information is just a standard template guideline that we provide you. For the Mardi Himal trek solo is also possible but going on a group tour the trip prices will reduce. Furthermore, the group trek makes more un and tourist will have a chance to meet different people from different cultures and countries.
However, Mardi Himal Annapurna Hike is possible to modify at your request to adapt to your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary on route.
Furthermore, it is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
What makes Mardi Himal trek special?
Mardi Himal Helicopter tour from Pokhara is also possible for a couple of months. Helicopter landing tour at Mardi Himal runs daily based on the demands of customers on sharing basis. It’s also the best option tour for travelers who are physically weak for the entire hike of spending 2/3 days to reach high camp.
12 to 15 minutes time takes for a chopper to reach the Mardi Himal Helicopter landing place and gives you 30 minutes to explore the entire area. Especially if you are a photographer and want to shoot the best mountains, this option is idle.
Our helicopters are equipped with a set of Oxygen systems consisting of 4-5 liter cylinders of mountaineering oxygen, fitted with a regulator and hi-tech top-out mask, to provide instant help in case of emergencies. Therefore, send us your travel plan to get amazing deals.
We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction journey is a top priority for us. We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Mardi Himal Trek Review
Annapurna and Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek
We had an absolutely extraordinary adventure with the Gokyo Treks and Expedition team! They arranged a personalized trekking experience for us to Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal. Ammar, the coordinator, was not only friendly but also exceptionally attentive, ensuring that all our requirements were met, resulting in a seamlessly organized journey as per our agreements.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes to our incredible guide, Navaraj, and porter, Rajkumar. Both of them showcased remarkable professionalism and made us feel like cherished family members throughout the entire expedition. Their warmth, hospitality, and genuine care truly made this journey an unforgettable and heartwarming experience, and we now consider them as dear friends.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Thank you Petr Hanys for the time to review us.
Mardi himal Trek in February
Upon Mr. Ammar’s recommendation, I decided to embark on the Mardi Himal Trek, and it turned out to be an absolutely amazing 8-day adventure. The trek was relatively less crowded, and the newly built guesthouses provided a comfortable and pleasant stay. The meals served during the journey were of excellent quality.
I must commend Gokyo Treks agency for their impressive responsiveness to any inquiries I had. Their prompt and helpful responses made the whole planning process smoother.
Throughout the trek, our guide and porters were not only friendly but also incredibly supportive, making the experience even more enjoyable. Without a doubt, I will be reaching out to this company again for my next trekking endeavor. Kudos to Gokyo Treks for providing such a fantastic experience!
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Hello Supachai, thank you for your time to send us a review about the Annapurna base camp combining Mardi Himal Base Camp trekking in Nepal. We will be very much looking forward to serving you next trip to the Himalayas in a near future.
The Mardi himal base camp trek in Nepal
Extremely friendly and cooperative operator with very nice staff. fully customized package carefully designed with every customer requirement in mind. And very flexible in service without any extra cost. Best quality service at most economical price.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Thank you Ashish for the Mardi Himal Trek review. Hoping to serve you and your college students team again in a near future.
Mardi Himal and Poon Hill Trek
We had a great time with the trek team, who both looked after us well. Our guide Ram was very good at adjusting our schedule on trek, making best use of the sometimes bad weather, and taking account of our abilities.
The tea houses were better than we expected and were generally well organized too. The hotels organized in Thamel, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur were all perfect for us. The trek up through the forest to the final mountain ridge was very enjoyable, and we did get some fine views between the rain, hail, and snow.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal
Thank you Tony for your precious time in writing us your review regarding Mardi Himal Trek. We are very much looking forward to welcome you for your another trip in the Himalayas.
From US$ 4062% Off US$ 395
|No. of people
|Price Per Person
|4 - 6
|7 - 9
Cost & Departures
Your Trip Your Style!
ITINERARY, COST, DEPARTURES, will adjusted according to your GROUP SIZE NEED TIME
Book with Confidence
- Local Guides Company.
- 18 Years in Business.
- Lowest Price Guaranteed.
- 100% Customizable Trips
- Excellent Customer Service
- Hassle Free Booking.
- 90 % Repeated customers
- Highly Recommended agency
- Private/group tour options
Extra Fun on Adventures
Trek & Return with Heli