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Mardi Himal Trek

from $1,750.00$1,550.00

Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem yet. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp marvelously situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region´s most iconic mount Machapuchhre literally meaning “Fishtail”.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Family, Guided Tours, Peak Climbing, Short Breaks, Trekking
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the Mardi Himal Trek.

    Mardi Himal Trek is a 10-day trek that could be a fantastic alternative to the crowded Poonhill trail, located in Annapurna Region. It also can be completed in 5 days for people who are experienced and physically strong hikers. it is one among the foremost popular off-beaten trekking routes within the shadows of the Annapurna Himalayas.

    Thus, it is perfect for travelers searching for isolated trekking trails. The trail goes from one base camp to the other in a very gradual manner while exploring the Annapurna Conservation Area.

    The Mardi Himal Trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Another drive from Pokhara ends up in the trail-head of the trek at Kande. the actual trek starts here as you head to Low Camp. Theron, the trek continues further north towards Forest Camp.

    Next, you ascend to the High Camp i.e. the base Camp reaching the height of 3580m. a diverse set of vegetation covers the whole trekking trails. These forests also shelter a variety of wildlife species. Lastly, you trek to the Upper View Point which is also the highest point of the trek.

    The viewpoint offers great vistas of Mt. Fishtail (6997m), Mardi Himal ( 5553m), Annapurna (8091m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). On the return trip, you head to Sidhing village which provides an opportunity to explore the Gurung culture.

    Above all, the Mardi Himal Trek is a balanced trekking experience. The trek is ideal for travelers trying to find quieter trails with fewer crowds. Mardi Himal Trek is often best experienced from March-May. As such, the spring and autumn seasons provide the best views and clear trekking trials. Please check reviews of these who have completed the trek. For details of the price/cost including other details of packages please check above.

    At Eternal Himalaya, we are always ready to help our clients with the most effective possible travel experience. We make all the required preparations for your trips. Similarly, we’ve many other packages in Nepal.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
    • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu transportation.
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
    • All accommodations in hotel, lodges/tea houses
    • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
    • All government taxes.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.


    • International Airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Personal Expenses
    • Travel and Rescue Insurance
    • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
    • Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers
    1. Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m), transfer to Hotel.

      The journey begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Here, our company representative will receive you and take you to the hotel. After you freshen up, you can explore some of the Newari heritage.

    2. Day 2 Drive to Pokhara (820m)

      The motive for the day is to reach the beautiful Pokhara Valley. Our drive takes us through the Prithvi Highway and we can see amazing views of hills, mountains and the Trishuli River. After arriving in Pokhara, we can boat on the Phewa Lake or even visit the Bat Cave. Spend a lovely evening at Lakeside and taste the local delicacies. Overnight in Pokhara.

    3. Day 3 Drive to Kande, trek to Forest Camp (2,500m)

      From Kande, you need to collect your necessities and legal documents to head towards Kande. It sits in the periphery of Pokhara and is greatly decorated with greenery. We shall begin the trek towards Forest Camp from here. Our trail takes us through the lush rhododendron trees and silent forests. After walking for a while, we shall reach the Forest Camp. Overnight in Forest Camp.

    4. Day 4 Trek to Low Camp (2,970m)

      The trail to Low Camp takes us through the uphill paths and lots of ridges. A low camp is a small group of teahouses right in the middle of the forest. From here, you can see the colossal mountains like Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m). If you want, you can even visit the Badal Danda. Overnight in Low camp.

    5. Day 5 Trek to High Camp (3,550m)

      The walk from the low camp to the high camp is relatively short and is not much difficult. We shall walk along the shrubby alpine region along stone trails. Along the way, we can witness the Machhapuchhre (6997m) and numerous mountains in the Annapurna range. High camp is a small pasture after the rocky ascent and comprises of a few lodges. Overnight in High Camp.

    6. Day 6 Hike up to Upper View Point (4,500m), back to High Camp

      The trip for the day sees a rather sharp climb above from the high camp. The trail is pretty uphill so be sure to tread carefully. The Upper View Point is also called the Mardi Himal Base Camp. You can see numerous trekkers and climbers who are on the road to conquer the Mardi Himal (5553m). After spending some time at the base camp, we shall head back to the high camp. Overnight in high camp.

    7. Day 7 Trek to Siding Village (1,750m)

      From the high camp, we navigate our way towards the Siding village. We take a different trail from the viewpoint and descend through rhododendron. This small village quietly sits amidst the wilderness of the Annapurna and is mostly inhabited by the Gurung and Tamang people. Learn the way of the locals here and be sure to create some memories. Overnight in Siding village.

    8. Day 8 Siding Village to Pokhara

      The objective for the day is to reach Pokhara. The trail takes us through the forested tracks and deep into the paths with sparse human settlements. The return trek offers a final glimpse of the Himalayas in the Annapurna and Lamjung Himal ranges. After walking for about 4 hours, we shall reach the bustling city of Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can spend your evening at the Lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.


    9. Day 9 Drive to Kathmandu

      From Pokhara, we shall get on a public vehicle and head back to Kathmandu. The drive takes us approximately 5 hours and it takes us through the serpentine Prithvi highway. After arriving in Kathmandu, head back to your hotel. You can also choose to explore the city and enjoy Newari heritages. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    10. Day 10 Departure to International Airport

      Today is your final day in Nepal and our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Goodbye and Thanks!

    Highlights of the trip

    Highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek

    The Mardi Himal Trek is an interesting experience that covers the off-beat trails which offer sublime views of the Annapurna Himalayas. It combines the serenity of several villages with lush forests and hills. The bio-diversity along the trail is also a praise-worthy highlight. Similarly, the Mardi Himal Trek also offers a close-up into the Gurung culture on visits to villages like Sidhing.

    Trip Facts:

    Geography:                   Mountain/ Hills/Forest

    Location:                       Kaski

    Level of Difficulty:       Easy

    Duration of Trek:         10 Days

    Max Altitude:                4,500 m

    Religions:                       Hindu/Buddhist

    Ethnic People:               Gurung/Magar/Brahmin

    Accommodation:          Hotel/Lodge/Tent Camp

    Transportation:            Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

    Minimum Pax:              2


    Trip Highlights:

    • Explore the major landmarks of the Pokhara Valley
    • Head to the Mardi Himal Base Camp and observe the Himalayan panorama
    • Observe surreal views of mountains like Annapurna (8091m), Lamjung (6983m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m)
    • Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Air fares Tour Guide Entrance Fees

    Private ExpensesAlcoholic Beverages, Guide Service Charge


    Minimum Pax: 2


    Almost all prices displayed are calculated amount with lowest possible margin for operator. Though we always try to customize trip a bit with travelers request. Lets talk.

    Overall Rating
    kate james
    Reviewed On 03/09/2019

    Very few people know about Mardi Himal Trek and opt for their holidays in this region. We came to know about this place through a friend and booked our trek with Eternal Himalaya. Our trek all the way to 4,250 meters and back was perfectly organized, and we had a fantastic time. Thank you,eternal Himalaya for this experience!

    reic delacruz
    Reviewed On 30/07/2019

    My friends and I - a group of 7 - did a 7 day trek to Mardi Himal. The trip wasn’t easy, given the cold weather and tough living condition in the mountains. Yet, the view was stunning - beyond words. And the whole trip was exceptionally memorable and educational.janak, our guide, customized the trip for us based on our preferences - good view, good for first-timers, not too many stairs, and not too much snow. He demonstrated skillful trek guide experience, kindness and responsibility beyond what we hired him for. I recommend this trip to all - it is a life changing experience- we came home with a full heart of gratitude .Thank you janak eternal himalaya!

    Susan J Adams
    Reviewed On 03/06/2019

    This was my first trek and didn't know what I could expect. I did a 8days 7nights Mardi himall + Poonhill trekking with my great guide Suraj. I had a wonderful life changing experience, I definitely will come back. Thank you for everything. Highly recommended! If you’ve been thinking of doing a trek, don’t hesitate and book with Eternal Himalaya as soon as possible. You’ll have the experience of a lifetime.