Mardi Himal Trek - 6 Days

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.
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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.

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Price From USD 800 USD $ 599/person
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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