Mardi Himal Trek-13 days

Trip Level
Max Altitude
4175 m
Trip Duration
13 Days


Trekking Highlights:

“On less ventured areas within the hidden path to Mardi Himal base camp Walk from low country to cooler green hills with fascinating mountain views Away from main villages and human settlement into the complete wilderness Adventure within the tranquil surrounding of green forest and snow-capped peaks Enjoy the panorama of Far Western to Mid West Himalaya range of mountains Trekking into remote and isolated high country within Annapurna Himalaya”.

Trip Profile:  

Trip Mode: On hotels and lodge basis on treks.

Trek Grade: Moderate and Adventurous walks.

People and Culture: Populated by Gurung people on high green hills of both Hindu and Buddhism religions of varied colorful impressive cultures.

Highest spot: At Mardi Himal 4,495 m high.

The region of Trekking: Nepal Far North Mid-West Annapurna Region.

Duration of walks: 07 Nights and 08 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)

Total Trip: 12 Nights and 13 Days (Arrival to final departure)

Seasons: March to May and September to December months March to May wild-flowers in blooming season with clear morning for views and pleasant day for walks, October to December another best months for clear views of mountain scenery, morning and night times will be cold as per altitude wise.


Mardi Himal Trekking leads you to awesome scenery of whole Nepal Western and Mid-West Himalayan mountain range with incredible dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills dotted with farm villages and verdant valley, one of the fresh new areas to venture within week duration walks to scenic high Mardi Himal.

An interesting and wonderful country walk takes you to hidden corners of massive Annapurna Himalaya range, where Mardi Himal located right beneath towering South Face of magnificent Machhapuchare Himal the Fish-Tail peak.

Mardi Himal first visited in the early 1970s by adventurer and explorer and found this spot an amazing place enclosed by high snow-capped peaks of Annapurna and christened this beautiful area as ‘Other Sanctuary’ after the first one on route Annapurna Base Camp located closeby towards further North-West blocked by high ridges of Mardi Himal.

Mardi Himal Trekking where Nepal High Point Trekking guides will show you the wonders of this marvelous region enriched with flora-fauna, cultural Gurung farm villages and a scenic panorama of mountain views.

Mardi Himal Trekking, slowly getting popular as nice local lodge has been established drawing trekkers to visit and marvel the country’s beautifully landscaped and mountain scenery, where walk leads you to maximum heights at above 4,495 m high without any high altitude difficulty.

Starting from picturesque and renowned touristic Pokhara located Nepal Mid-West in the shade of massive Annapurna Himalaya with calm Phewa and Begnas Lakes.

As journey proceeds beyond Pokhara valley heading towards high hills following the nice trail and exploring local Gurung village interwoven with Buddhism religion and culture and then into deeply forested areas with a climb to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp rewards you with stunning views of mountains beyond your imagination.

After a great scenic and exciting times on high ridges and hills around Mardi Himal, where walk leads back then taking an alternative route to low warm farmland of Siding for short interesting drive to beautiful Pokhara on completing a wonderful Mardi Himal Trekking with exclusive services of Nepal High Point Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, gretted by one of our airport representative and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.

Day 04: Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m - 02 hrs, trek to Potana 1,895 m - 03 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Deurali 2, 050 m - 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Low Camp 2,968 m - 025 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,710 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: At High Camp for a hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,495 m.

Day 09: Trek to Low Camp - 06 hrs. 

Day 10: Trek to Siding village 1,680 m - 05 hrs.

Day 11: Drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 2 hrs ride.

Day 12: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 13: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the center of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information about the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

In Kathmandu, a free day preparation for Mardi Himal trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.

The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of 5 to 6 hours of exciting drive to reach the scenic city in Pokhara, located Nepal Mid-West a warmer country but with incredible views of Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm Begnas and Phewa Lakes. On reaching Pokhara then transfer to a nice hotel by the lakeside of Phewa Lake, with to wander around the lakeshore full of stores, shops, restaurants, and hotels. (For interested people can take 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu).

Day 04: Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m - 02 hrs, trek to Potana 1,895 m - 03 hrs.

Morning short drive takes you beyond Pokhara valley to reach at the foot of Dhampus Hill at Phedi, located on the road of Pokhara and Beni Highway. From here starting our first day walks with a gradual climb for few hours past rural farm fields and villages to reach on top of a hill ridge at Dhampus village with a spectacular panorama of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri-Manaslu with towering Machhapuchare Himal or Fish Tail peak,After enjoying super views walk to Potana village along with views of Annapurna peaks then our route leads to climbing reaching another scenic spot at Deurali for overnight stop facing tremendous views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Deurali 2, 050 m - 05 hrs.

Catch lovely morning views of Annapurna range and then taking a slow climb into forest to reach at Deurali situate above 2,050 m high rewards you with super views of scenic landscapes and mountains, from here our route diverts away from the main trail heading into hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya to reach Forest or Jungle Camp also called Kokar located in the midst of beautiful forest. 

Day 06: Trek to Low Camp 2,968 m - 05 hrs.

From Forest Camp, morning walk leads higher on the uphill path with a steep climb to reach a pasture land for an overnight stop on route Mardi base camp at Low Camp also called as Badal Danda, a high ridge with a couple of nice simple lodge facing super views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,710 m - 05 hrs.

From peaceful spot, morning walk leads with climb into dense woods of tall rhododendron-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia and pine trees, as walk slowly follows the hidden trails within tranquil environment with glimpse of peaks and then heading closer to mountains where tree lines stops for short alpine bushes and shrubs with dwarf rhododendron known as azalea, junipers and Burberry  facing towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ with Mardi Himal at close distance. Slowly walk leads to high ridges at High Camp for an overnight stop, afternoon enjoy marvelous views of grand landscapes and snow-capped mountains. 

Day 08: At High Camp for a hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,495 m.

Another overnight stop at High Camp, where hike takes you at the base of Mardi Himal, walks follows a faint trail on the high ridge of Mardi Himal facing grand panorama of Annapurna Himalayan range, leading at the bottom of Mardi Himal located right beneath to the wearing peak of Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’. Here great views and on the highest spot of the adventure above 4,495 m high within mountains and then retrace walk back to High Camp for last overnight around high Mardi Himal area.

Day 09: Trek to Low Camp - 06 hrs.

From High Camp enjoying wonderful time around high hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalaya, where morning walks leads on the same path retracing the journey back at Low Camp for oven overnight stop.

Day 10: Trek to Siding village 1,680 m - 05 hrs.

Morning from Low and High Camp with last day walk of the adventure to reach low warmer areas and fertile valley at Sidang village, after a last moment on high hills of Annapurna and Mardi Himal, where walk follows on the same the route for sometimes within densely forested area, and then on a new trail with long descend to Sidang village located by the road head to Pokhara.

Day 11: Drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 2 hrs ride.

Our last day within farm areas of Annapurna, where morning take few hours drives to reach at Pokhara, as journey heads through many smaller farm villages and towns and then reaching at scenic Pokhara for overnight stops by the famous and scenic Phewa Lake.

Day 12: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara (either tourist coach or in private vehicles), as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels. 

Day 13: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Mardi Himal trek and great services of Nepal High Point Trekking and its friendly guide, then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to the next respective countries.

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara - every hotel rates are affected by standard and ranking. We will be happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per your interest and budget. Thus, please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of accommodation that you would like to stay in.

Cost Details

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel or Tea Houses accommodation during trekking.
  • All Meals - Breakfast / Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  • All ground transportation on comfortable private vehicles as per the itinerary.
  • A well trained and experienced, English speaking, Government licensed holders trekking guide.
  • Porter services (2 guest = 1 porter) would carry 20 - 25kg.
  • Staff cost - Their insurance, Food and accommodation, salary and insurance and airfare.
  • All necessary paper works - National park permit and Nepal Government permit ( Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  •  Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
  •  Drinks, Beverage, Hot shower and heater charge.
  •  Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara as well as Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  •  TIPS.

Equiment Checklist

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)
  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow



Departure Dates

No fixed departures.