Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is less demanding trek route located in the heart of Annapurna region offers brilliant mountains view.

A trek to Mardi ridge has sparkling rivers, mystical scenery, and lush green terraced fields although the route is high demand from nepal visitors. Hike to mardi himal base camp altitude is 14,760 feet (4,500 meters) but easy to ascend to get basecamp.

The nature path provides magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) (6,988m) etc.

Furthermore, Mardi Himal trekking is also known as Mardi peak trek takes you through beautiful forests, interesting villages, and cultural diversity that one can see on the trail. Note that, if you are planning to visit Annapurna trek but worrying about 1 week vacation time? or want for a short trek in Annapurna, Mardi Himal is the best. Check out the mardi himal trek pictures in our Instagram profile.

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Besides that, exploring Mardi Himal hikes is also regarded as the eco-tourism based trail passes through the lush forests filled with Oak, Rhododendron and other vegetation. Stunning Mardi peak base camp trek is possible to explore in 7 days but is the best 5-day trek Nepal. In addition, Mardi himal trek 5 days is best suits for all age tourist to explore best trekking trail to see Annapurna Range.

We spend most of our days in the camps enjoying the alluring beauty of nature. During the trek, we may spot varieties of wild animals sheltering in the lush forests. Moreover, the trek provides an opportunity to explore rural villages and rural communities which are still not developed. Traditional customs and lifestyles of the local people are really worth exploring.

mardi himal trek in december

December month hikes to mardi Himal is also a good idea but it is not the best month as the weather changes quickly in the mountains above 11,000 feet. Until mid-December trek is a nice as you get sunny weather and enough warm temperature and climate is great. Later on, the weather turns bad and snowy storm.

As the lodges are modern, you will get good food and comfort beds to sleep overnight. Basically, in Mardi Himal lodges are open for 365 days but the hotels in high camp get often closed. The hikes moderately easy and not very long distance between the guest houses. December has shorter days. Thus, we recommend hiking early means you reach the lodge easy sunset without having stress. The longest day hike goes on the trek is either Deurali to Forest Camp or from forest camp to Landrung village.

Mardi Himal trek route map

Click the image and make a zoom to get a better view of each location where you can stay overnight on your journey to Mardi Himal. Travelers go to Mardi Himal to climb mardi peak.

mardi himal trek route map Mardi himal trek route map.

Foothill to Mardi Himal summit takes 2 days only. Getting summit, descend downhill to base camp on the same day is tough but many climbers choose this option. Majestic Mardi peak has easy access and isolated area with breathtaking views of valleys and stunning views of high mountains.

According to Gokyo Treks Nepal describing in a mardi himal trek blog, the best months to visit this route from September until the end of June. During those months, the weather is clean, clear skies, and sunny days. Off the beaten path, Mardi Himal trek commonly spells as Mardi ridge trek, one of the less difficult hiking routes in Annapurna possible to complete at any time (except monsoon) throughout the year.


The best Mardi Himal trek itinerary 8 days details

Our trek to Mardi Himal journey is typical, the trek itinerary compares to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the glacier but are walking in an off the beaten path trek in Annapurna than this itinerary will be great for them.

Day 1 Arrival day Kathmandu

Receive you in Kathmandu international airport. Transfer to a hotel with a private vehicle. If you have time, just a couple of hour little excursion around the downtown of Thamel or prepare your trek gears and briefing about your hikes.

Day 2 Fly to Pokhara, trek to Pritam Deurali (2,100m/6,867 feet) hill, 5 hours

At morning, we fly to Pokhara (Takes about 25 minutes) gives you an opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains such as Annapurna and Langtang and landscape flying to the north over the snow-capped Himalaya and green Mahabharat range to the south is adventurous.

Meet the entire team and taking a private transfer, we drive Dhampus Phedi. Roughly drive takes about 45 minutes from Pokhara lakeside. The trek ascends all the way up to Dhampus with several stone stairs passing through terraced cultivated fields, settlements, and forests. Dhampus village offers an excellent view of Annapurna range inclusive Mt. Fishtail.

An hour of an easy walk through the rhododendron and oak forest we reach Deurali hill station. The hill station offers an outstanding view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli to the north, and Pokhara and Phewa Lake to the southeast.

Day 3 Deurali hill station to Forest camp trek (2,500m/8,175 feet), 6 hours

Early morning, you will have a great view of Mountains and as well as Pokhara city. On the way from Deurali to Forest camp, you will have easy through the Pine Forest trail which is again steep ascend hills.

The Forest is covered with the most unique flower with lovely plan and vegetation combined with colorful Rhododendron forest. You have to take the packed lunch today as there are not many tea houses or restaurants or hotels on the way to Forest camp in the community-based lodge.

Day 4 Mardi Himal high camp trek (3,550m/11,609 feet), 6 hours

Trek to Low Camp where you can see the most amazing and clear view of Mt. Fishtail. Between the journey of Low camp and High Camp, there is a hill station to explore the Himalayas like Annapurna south, Hiun Chuli, Chhomrong Village, Ghandruk Village, Mt.Fishtail, Annapurna region, flora and fauna, beautiful village view, alpine forest, Gurung and Thakali culture as well as the least touristy trek. In addition, we ascend upwards again to High Camp where you will be staying overnight.

Day 5 Discovering day ! Either visit viewpoint or Mardi base camp hike.

The trek starts up having delicious breakfast at the high camp lodge. We take a packed lunch with drinking bottled water, begin your Mardi Himal Base Camp hikes. Mardi Himal base camp is located at an altitude in 4,500 meters, the best destination for all age tourists. But you need to walk over rough and tough rocky mountain trails. If you are a fit backpacker, you can complete this day tour within 6 hours. Through the journey to mbc, you will have an amazing view of Annapurna mountains series such as Annapurna-I, South Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Tent Peak, Gangapurna and Gandarbhachuli, Mt.Fishtail.

mardi peak Day 6 High Camp to Siding hiking (1,700m/5,559 feet), 6 hours

Have a breakfast with the brilliant Sunrise view at High camp and descend towards Siding village. Walking back straight descend to the same fine forest you can again see the beautiful red Rhododendron forest. You will get your lunch at Low camp which is on the way back to Siding village. Siding is a traditional but simple local village to stay overnight.

Day 7 Lumre village trek (almost 2 hrs). Drive out to Pokhara Fewa lakeside. drive

Early morning after breakfast, walk towards the Lumre village where the bus is waiting for you to drop off on Hari Chowk. Then we can take a private vehicle transfer to reach Fewa lakeside of Pokhara city.

On your way back to Pokhara, you will cross milky (Seti river in Nepali). As soon as you reach in town, you can visit some of the most beautiful landmarks of Pokhara city sightseeing or go shopping where you can enjoy your moment.

After Lunch, we start our sightseeing to explore Pokhara city. The worth able places such as Fewa Lake, Devi’s Fall, Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa hiking – extra cost) or Seti George, International Mountain Museum (Optional tour if time permits), Tibetan refugee settlement, and Gupteshower Cave. Besides that, the rest of the time, you can either take relax at our hotel or visit the markets for shopping. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 8 Fly/or drive to Kathmandu. Or extend your trip on request.

We take a tourist bus ride back to Kathmandu, through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the riverside. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu with extra cost (USD 110 each person) for a flight ticket.

20 minutes flight journey offers a spectacular of Annapurna Himalayas inclusive Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests.

Day 9Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.


How much does Mardi Himal trek cost?

8 days Mardi Himal trek cost is USD 695 per person but of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights from Pokhara to Kathmandu saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Pokhara – Kathmandu airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Mardi himal trek cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu to Pokhara local airfare with airport tax.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Pokhara to Dhampus phedi and return to Fewa lake side transfer with private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Mardi himal trekking cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner while staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Individual nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize a private express Mardi Himal Trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date




Nov. 10, 2020 – Nov. 18, 2020


USD 695

Nov. 20, 2020 – Nov. 28, 2020


USD 695

Nov. 30, 2020 – Dec. 08, 2020


USD 695

Dec. 10, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020


USD 695

Feb 20, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021


USD 695

March 10, 2021 – March 18, 2021


USD 695

March 20, 2021 – March 28, 2021


USD 695

April 05, 2021 – April 13, 2021


USD 695

April 10, 2021 – April 18, 2021


USD 695

April 25, 2021 – May 02, 2021


USD 695

May 05, 2021 – May 13, 2021


USD 695

Sept 10, 2021 – Sept. 18, 2021


USD 695

Sept 20, 2021 – Sept. 28, 2021


USD 695

Oct. 05, 2021 – Oct. 13, 2021


USD 695

Oct. 25, 2021 – Nov. 03, 2021


USD 695

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available


Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure! provide us your flights details. Our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do express Mardi Himal trek?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about a little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on express Mardi Himal Trek group?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this Mardi Himal Trek solo?

Answer: All the community-based guesthouses along the routes in Mardi Himal trekking route, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)

Moreover, the dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: How do I get drinking water on fast Mardi lodge trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine 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: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Mardi peak trek?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

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: Because our trips 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.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Mardi Himal Lodge Trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 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 a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Mardi himal base camp and mardi ridge trek same ? What about mardi peak trekking?

Answer: Yes ! Of course. Mardi Himal trekking is locally called Mardi ridge or mardi base camp trekking, so do not confuse.

Question: Is there any possibility to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends 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 trek.

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

  • Discover Annapurna Himalayas within 180 deg angle from Mardi himal.
  • Walk through fertile landscapes, Get an excellent view of Dhaulagiri with Annapurna family & Fishtail.
  • Not very demanding trail so very fewer trekkers but nice landscapes on trek routes
  • Get to know the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their life styles.

Mardi himal trek notice:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate 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 during on trip.

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. Where 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?”

Opportunities for challenging hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, well 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 helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

mardi himal trek review

Mardi Himal and Poon Hill Trek

100% 5 star based on – 300 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We had a great time with the trek team, who both looked aft er us well. Our guide Ram was very good at adjusting our schedule on trek, to make 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..- Tony Anthony Rye, London, United Kingdom

mardi himal base camp trek review

The Mardi himal base camp trek in Nepal

100% 5 star based on – 295 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

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.- Ashish Das, XLRI University, India

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Mardi himal Trek in February

100% 5 star based on – 300 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

As suggestion from Mr. Ammar to do Mardi Himal Trek, I found this is a amazing 8 days trek. Not many trekkers, new guesthouses, good meals. Gokyo Treks agency really quick to answer any questions you ask. Guide and porters are friendly and helpful.

I will definitely contact this company for my next trek.- Supachai Tanphan, Bangkok, Thailand

Trip Price : USD 695 Per Person

    1. Duration of Trek : 8 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Easy to Moderate
    3. Altitude: 3,550m /11,609 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

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