Mardi Himal Trekking

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate
  • Max Altitude
    4,200 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax
  • Best Time
    March-May & Sept-Dec.

Trip Overview

Mardi Himal Trekking is a short off-the-beaten trekking destination situated at the east of Annapurna Base Camp is the perfect choice for a short trekking escapade. Mardi Himal is a sacred mountain ridge of Mt. Machhapuchhre. Till this date, Mardi Himal remains unclimbed due to its sacred value to the Hindu and Buddhist religion. This new and coming trek is a hidden gem of Nepal.

The Mardi Himal Trekking lets you experience the remote settlements and trekking trails in the Annapurna Region. The trail is decorated with splendid views of the mountains encompassed with the beguiling landscape of the region ornamented by silver serpentine rivers that cross across the land like stitching on the continuity of the emerald terrain.

The sight of the magnificent Mardi Himal in the backdrops of the picturesque quiddity of the jaded land is breath-taking! The Mardi Himal Trekking allows you the opportunity to trek along the trails that lead through verdantly rich forests and wooded acreages of rhododendron trees blossoming with the ethereal bloom of the flowers in colors of red, white and pink. Trudging through the alpine forests and chartreuse vegetation, you would be presented with a green canopy under the cerulean sky; the ambiance of the isolated trekking trail providing a soft hazy patina in its celestial environment. Passing along many dainty settlements and villages, you would also get the opportunity to encounter the local people and observe their unique and idiosyncratic customs and cultures and their day to day life at the bosoms of the lush hillocks and the secluded mountains. The trekking trails also excurses along many terraced farmlands brimming with the wet plantations of rice and mustards, along with vast areas of pasturelands with a florescent presence of ruby poppies and purple foxgloves.

The Mardi Himal Trekking explores the palatial quintessence of the remote areas of the Annapurna region, encompassing within it the sense of beguiling adventure. You can put up a tent in the amethyst trail and sleep under the baldachin of stars! Views of the magnificent mountain peaks emerge in the tranquil environment of the region, which is like a picturesque sublimity of natural elegance. Oak, pine, juniper and rhododendron trees line the lushness of the area where you can catch glimpses of the animals and the unique avifauna that reside there. The forests in the Annapurna region are a home to many exotic wild animals. Trekking in the umber terrains of the region, you would be presented with wonderful views of mountain peaks like Mardi Himal, Mount Annapurna massif and Machhapuchhre. The topography is ardently decorated by terraced rice fields enveloping the hills, brimming with rich wet plantations of rice and mustard, dainty valleys that present their sights like postcards and cyan glaciers the tincture of frozen dragon fire. The Mardi Himal Trekking is incorporated in the perimeters of the Annapurna Sanctuary, thus you would be trudging through the sanctuary’s preservation of endangered foliages and animals.

The off-the-beaten trail gives you the luster of watching the majestic Himalayas, majorly Annapurna’s panoramic pristine beauty. The lush green lands garnished by the Annapurna ranges like Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchre will accompany you along the way. Mardi Himal presents breathtaking views of the Annapurna ranges in peace as Mardi Himal Trekking is less crowded. Mardi Himal Trek is rich in nature, woodlands, culture and adventure. As you make your way through the woodlands you will see the beauty of the floras and fauna’s and red, pink and white rhododendrons found in the region. You’ll enjoy the beautiful forested areas, several base camps and snow-capped mountains. Similarly, you’ll encounter several animals like Red panda and birds like pheasants and Danphe. As you trek through the village settlements like Phedi and Pothana you will see the Annapurna ranges in its glory. This trek is a straight line route conducted at the top of a hill. As you arrive in Pothana on the day 3, you’ll never trek below an elevation of 2000m. This allows amazing backdrop with snow-capped Himalayas at all times and specially a clear view of the Mt. Machhapuchhre.

One of the best and short trekking destinations in Nepal, Mardi Himal Trekking presents the amazing Annapurna’s panoramic ranges. As it is a fairly new trail, there is comparatively less crowds so you can enjoy the views in serenity.

Mardi Himal Trekking by Nepal Hiking team is a complete travel adventure package. We have incorporated the necessities of every level of trekkers, from beginners to professionals. Our team is highly considerate of the travelers safety, comfort and health, so we always keep pace, time and acclimatization in priority. With the Annapurna’s marvelous attribute and our best service, Mardi Himal Trekking will be an adventure you deserve.

Nepal Hiking Team is ready to assist you on a journey of a lifetime. We also have similar packages like 11-day Mardi Himal trek and Annapurna Poon Hill Trek to indulge in the glory of the Annapurna massifs. So, join us and let’s take enjoy the Himalayas.

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

When you arrive in Kathmandu, one of our airport representatives will pick you up and take you to your hotel. Then you will have trip briefing. Overnight at hotel

Day 02 - Flight to Pokhara Then Trek to Pothana (1,925m) Duration: 30 Min, Flight, 1 Hour Drive Then 2 Hours Hike

You will be picked up by your guide to initiate the journey. We will then make our way to the airport where we’ll catch a flight to Pokhara. As we reach Pokhara, you will be astonished by the mountains up close. We’ll drive towards Kande and initiate our trek to Pothana.

Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 03 - Trek to Forest Camp (2,600m) Duration: 4 Hrs

On this fresh day, we start from Pothana as we trek to Pitam Deurali which leads through the quiet trail of oak, maple, rhododendron and hemlock forests. If lucky, we can get glimpses of the diverse wildlife like leopards, deer, monkeys, various species of birds and others. We’ll reach Forest Camp in the afternoon.

Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 04 - Trek To High Camp (3,600m) Duration: 6-7 Hrs

The trail continues from Forest Camp to High Camp through the dense forests. Ascending through the trails, we get to see rhododendrons and trees covered in moss and lichen. We’ll have lunch at Low Camp and enjoy the view of Mr. Machhapuchhre. Ascending from the Low Camp, the trail takes us west towards the amazing views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli Himal. We’ll continue on the Mardi Himal ridge where we’ll see the beautiful rhododendron bushes. We might also see the colorful Danphe along the trail. We gradually arrive at High camp where we’ll see lodges bigger than at Low camp. The view from the lodge of Annapurna south, Hiunchuli Himal and Mt. Machhapuchhre is phenomenal.

Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 05 - Hike to View Point (4500m/14763ft) then Return to Low Camp duration, 6 hours

On this day we’ll wake up early to indulge and appreciate the sunrise over the Himalayas. The moment itself is legendary. Then we’ll have breakfast and begin to climb the Mardi Himal View Point at 4500m. This is one of the challenging days as we walk on the narrow and rocky trails. However, the view at the end of the trek makes all the hard work worth it. Mardi Himal is a scared Himalaya of Nepal. No one has ever climbed the summit because of its sacred value. To date, it remains unclimbed. The major highlight of this day is watching Nepal’s national bird Lophophorus.

Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 06 - Trek to Siding Village (1280m, 4200ft/ 4 Hours.) Then Drive To Pokhara (3 Hours).

A steep descent to Low Camp following the same trail we went up. We then leave the trail and trek into the forest, heading to the Mardi Khola River. We descend further to Siding and then drive back to Pokhara.

Overnight at Hotel, breakfast and lunch included.

Day 07 - Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight

Today, at the late morning, we take a short flight to Kathmandu then transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 08 - Tour Ends and Farewell

This is the end of your Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. One of the representatives from the Nepal Hiking Team will drop you off at the airport 3 hours earlier to your flight. We bid you farewell as you take bags of memories of the trek.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category in Kathmandu.
  • One nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category in Pokhara.
  • Round trip airfare Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, trekking map, and T-shirt.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek during the trek.
  • First Aid Medical Kit including Oximeter to monitor Oxygen level while on the trek.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Lauren and Tim , Australia

Upon arrival, we were welcomed and greeted by our guide Prakash. They made sure that we were properly settled in on our hotels and that everything was comfortable for us. We were also kept up to date with the proceedings as well and then, with Prakash (Guide) and Narayan (our porter) we were off on a vehicle to Pokhara. Everyone within our group was made to feel warm and welcome and no one was ever neglected. Nepal Hiking Team is performing on a level of service most companies only ever dream to reach. They are excellent ambassadors for the company and for their country as well. I was privileged for having them as my companies for the trek.

Leaving no room for disappointments, we look forward to seeing Nepal Hiking Team again in the near future, and thank for making our trek a special one. The beautiful landscapes, the kindness of the Nepali people and the trails were filled with fantastic views of the Annapurna Mountains. The first couple of days of trekking from trekking to Pothana, the high and low camps and the Upper View point are some of the most beautiful parts of the trek. We really enjoyed the landscape as it was so beautiful out there.

Nepal Hiking Team arranged everything in the most perfect of ways and we are glad that we were with NHT for the trek.

Greetings from Australia

Lauren and Tim

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