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Mardi Himal Trek - 6 Days

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek is of the best short trek from Pokhara, popular nowadays as being the best alternative for Annapurna base camp trek. The trek was officially opened in 2012 and is still less famous then other trials of Annapurna region. Mardi Himal trek with Up To Himalaya will provide you the cultural insights of beautiful local villages, lovely forest walks, beautiful lakes, waterfalls, mountainous landscapes and awful views of mountains.

Those who already been to Annapurna base camp or wanted to avoid crowded trekking trial or to have less holiday in Nepal, Mardi Himal trek is the best option in Annapurna. View of Annapurna Himalayan ranges, Dhaulagiri, Mt.Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and Manaslu can be seen during this trek.

Day 1
Day 01: Tourist bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. 6-7 hours.

Today you will take an early morning(6:00 AM) regular tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. (as an option for more comfortable and also to skip one day, you can take a 20 minute's flight to Pokhara).

Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can rest for a while and then wander around the Lakeside streets or do fun activities such as boating, Street walking, shopping, cycling or anything you want. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Hotel in Pokhara Included

Day 2
Day 02: Drive to Kade & trek to Forest Camp(2,555m). 6-7 hours.

We will take an hour drive to reach Kade to start the trek, After an hour of trekking from Kade to Australian Camp (2060m) and then Deurali. You will leave the crowded trails of the Annapurna Sanctuary and head towards Forest Camp.

This part of the path is quieter which passes through the beautiful, lush green jungle and colorful rhododendron and other sub-alpine flowers. Overnight at a tea house in Forest Camp.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3
Day 03: Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp(3,980m). 7-8 hours.

Today we will again trek through the beautiful forest with moss, lichen, and ferns with trees. After further an hour of a trek from Low Camp, the trail reaches out above the treeline. You will get your first, apparent sightings of the magnificent mountains like Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

From Badal danda, you leave the tree line and enter the alpine zone. You will be walking mainly on grasslands until you will reach High Camp. From High camp, you can see the beautiful snow-capped mountains a little closer.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4
Day 04: Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal base camp & trek down to Siding(1,700m). 7-8 hours.

Early morning we will start our trek to Mardi Himal base camp, our major destination of this trek. It takes around 5 hours to reach the Mardi Base Camp from high camp. At the base camp, we will enjoy the beautiful nature, and the view from base camp is excellent.

After spending some time there exploring the Himalayas and snowy landscapes we will descend back to Siding. It's around 4 hours of a bit steep and slippery descent trial. The flat trail takes you into a beautiful traditional village of Siding. Overnight at a Siding.

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5
Day 05: Trek down to Lumre & Drive back to Pokhara. 5-6 hours.

The last day of our trek, we will trek down to Lumre from where we can find a jeep ride back to Pokhara. It is around an hour’s drive from Lumre to Pokhara.

Breakfast & Hotel in Pokhara Included

Day 6
Day 13: Tourist bus drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 7-8 hours.

To return to Kathmandu, (as an option you can take a 20 minute's flight) take a 7-8 hour long drive by tourist bus. You will witness amazing landscapes and beautiful mountainside villages again from the bus.

Breakfast Included

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup & Drop off by the private vehicle.
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (mainly in twin sharing).
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available guest houses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking trekking guide during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all our staff.
  • All necessary trekking permits, TIMS card, and fees.
  • All necessary land transport as per the itinerary.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and a duffel bag(to be returned after your trek complete).
  • Mardi Himal Trek Route map.
  • First aid medical kid.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • All the Official expenses and government taxes.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch, and dinner while in Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs(necessary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the Price includes section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children & old age peoples do this trek?

Mardi Himal trek is not difficult. Children & old age peoples also can do this trek, but it's not a good idea to do Mardi Himal trek in 6 days if you are trekking with children & old age peoples. Seven & Eight days itinerary will be suitable for Mardi Himal trek if you are in no rush. Feel free to ask for itinerary customization.

Why is the hotel not included in Kathmandu in your package?

Kathmandu is a city where you can find all category hotel from budget to high-level star hotels as well as bed and breakfasts too. We don't want you to force stay on the hotels we are included in our package. Instead, you can choose your hotel to stay in Kathmandu according to your interest & budget. If you need any help in choosing a hotel in Kathmandu, Feel free to ask, we are ready to help you.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD$800 USD$599/person
Total $ 599 USD

Trip Facts

  • Mardi Himal, Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Minimum 1, Maximum no limit
  • 4,500 m, Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Anywhere from Nepal
  • Tourist Bus to & from Pokhara, Private vehicle airport transfer & Kade drop with Lumre Pickup
  • Best available Guesthouse during trekking, 3 star hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trekking, Breakfast in Pokhara
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Priscilla Silvestre
Priscilla Silvestre
We trekked in the Kanchenjunga, a fantastic place to spend two weeks in Nepal. I'd highly recommend this trek. However if you have enough time, I'd recommend doing the whole Kanchenjunga circuit which is longer both North and South base camp trek. This is an impressive trekking trial to spend weeks in adventure trekking: great food, accommodation at tea houses, fantastic places to stay and very remote and isolated villages. We were set up with an excellent guide Prakash who did a tremendous job of looking after us and sharing his experiences on the Himalayas of Nepal. A well-known guide for this route Prakash was very flexible with our schedule and provided us with fresh fruit, cookies, and chocolate sometimes. The all team of Up To Himalaya was fantastic to deal with, excellent communication and very flexible at any time. They answered our numerous questions and managed customized itinerary according to our request. I highly recommend them and will be contacting them to organize my next trip to Nepal if I ever thought to do.read more
Alex Bogenko
Alex Bogenko
Just returned from the Manaslu circuit trekking with Up To Himalaya. From our arrival in Kathmandu to our departure we received very professional service from the entire team. At our briefing time, Narayan said the Larkya La pass is being closed for some days due to the bad weather. So we were not able to cross the pass, but we are still happy because we trekked with the most experienced and knowledgeable guide Saroj and got every information about the trip on a briefing day. The most positive thing is we got prior information about the pass being closed they even offered us to do another trek if we wanted to do, but we said we would do the Manaslu. Another positive for the company is the necessary things for high altitude treks such as sleeping bag, down jacket, poles and trekking bag are all provided. The guide and porters were fantastic and were genuinely concerned about all aspects of our safety. Overall we would recommend this company for those who are planning to trek in Manaslu.read more
Antra Sah
Antra Sah
We were from India and visiting Nepal for the first time. Our dream was to see Mount Everest, but unfortunately, we didn't have any trekking experience. Narayan recommended us to go Nagarkot to see sunrise & sunset view over Mount Everest & other mountains although Everest is too far still the views were fantastic from Nagarkot. Our guide Nabaraj also seems knowledgeable & experienced, the hotel, foods were also lovely. Overall we recommend Up To Himalaya for their hard work to arrange our memorable holiday in Nepal.read more
Fatih Hüner
Fatih Hüner
We had a fantastic time on Nepal doing Manaslu circuit trek with them. Our guide Saroj was very experienced about the entire trek and made sure we acclimatized well before the pass. While others were resting at the tea house, we were practicing 900 ascents to be fit to cross the dramatic Larkya La Pass. He always made sure we had excellent rooms in tea houses and always ordered our dinner early so we could eat earlier and haven't need to wait long. Our porter Nabaraj was also very experienced, helpful and observant. He was also always in the kitchen helping with making our meals, which I never saw other porters doing the same thing. We will definitely choose them for trekking again when we come back to Nepal! We highly recommend Up To Himalaya and Saroj for the trekking to Manaslu circuit in Nepal.read more
Sahanawaz Malik
Sahanawaz Malik
I did a three day, the two-night trek from Kathmandu to Shivapuri National Park, Chisapani, and Nagarkot village and Loved it! Fantastic service and communication from Sudeep, my guide Nabaraj was so friendly and managed everything very well, and the trek itself was great. Mountain views and sunrise was excellent from Nagarkot even I saw Mount Everest tallest mountain in the world. I am so happy. Thanks to the team and especially to my guide Nabaraj for making my trekking in Nepal memorable. Hope to see you soon guys for next trekking to Everest.read more
Shivam Mehta
Shivam Mehta
Expert organizers from the company helped us from choosing a trek to planning our holiday in Nepal all. We felt like we were welcomed and treated like friends, not just customers. We did Manaslu circuit trek with Up To Himalaya, and we are pleased that we did the trek with more enjoyment and friendly guide Sabin. Landscape and mountains are amazing. Our porter Hari was so lovely, always with the smile even if the effort was high. I would love to come back to do next trekking and will again go back to them in the future!read more
Ibrahim Adil
Ibrahim Adil
I had a great time in Nepal; They organised an excellent Nepal tour for me including the beautiful cities Pokhara, Kathmandu, Chitwan & Lumbini. And i am a solo traveller; they took care of all the aspects that were needed and made sure I was safe and enjoying my vacation — highly recommended for tours in Nepal. Hope to see you again!read more
Shanice Lizama
Shanice Lizama
I booked a 5-day Poon Hill trek ( Kathmandu-Kathmandu ) with Up To Himalaya in late June and had a marvelous experience! Mr. Sudeep was extremely helpful in answering all my questions before the trip booked and also after. I was also lucky to have such a friendly guide! Saroj. He was always ready with a smile, a helping hand, and answers all of my questions on anything and everything during the trek. He made sure my every need were met during the trek and often went out of his way to get me second helpings of food, or ensuring I was doing well. Nothing was rushed. I got good food at the chosen guesthouses. He took good care of me, and it made the trek a very pleasurable experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Up To Himalaya, the services of Mr. Sudeep and Saroj. Book your trek to Nepal with Up To Himalaya and bring back lifetime unforgettable memory.read more
Saleena Crestha
Saleena Crestha
We are solo trekkers — trekking for the first time in Upper Mustang, formerly known as a forbidden kingdom. During the trekking, we met Hari on the way with some of his groups from Up To Himalaya. Since we were new, we didn't have any information about the places to visit, places to eat, places to stay, etc. He helped us to get better accommodations and foods during the trek; In fact, we had done the trek with him & his group. I was shocked that he knew each & every place of Upper Mustang and every hotel owners. Furthermore, he said he had trekked the same route for more than 50 times until now. His guests, Johannes and Buenos both are very friendly and helpful too. We finished the trekking together. We are so happy that he helped us to make our trip unforgettable.read more
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