Trip Fact

Trip Duration 10 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Trekking
Transportation Car/hiace/bus
Accomodation Hotel/Teahouses/Lodges
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Trekking
Max. Altitude 4250 m
Group Size 1-above
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Mardi Himal Trek is an exciting excursion through the isolated trails of the Annapurna region.   It is located just east of one of the most popular treks in Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.  The area is relatively untouched and viewed as virgin territory that trekkers find amazing to walk through and observe the diverse sceneries and equally the cultural explorations. From rhododendron forests to rugged high-mountain landscapes, the Mardi Himal Trek is nothing short of impressive.  It is a recently introduced trail, which is perfect for the isolated trail lovers. As other treks have heavier foot traffic, Mardi Himal Trek is off the beaten path, though beginning to gain notoriety.

The trek to Mardi Himal begins from Kande, after driving from Pokhara, a town surrounded by the lakes and located in the bosom of Mt. Fishtail. As the journey begins, the picturesque scenery can immediately be observed. The journey goes through the sub-tropical oak and rhododendron forest and the rocky slope. On the alpine level, it is dominated by the grazing meadows, which are slightly slippery, depending on the season.  Mid-September-November is the best season to trek, although May-June is a beautiful time, as the flowers are beginning to bloom.  It is possible to trek from late June-early Septembe, though you risk facing monsoon rains and leeches.

Because the trek passes through villages, you have the privilege of experiencing the hospitality of the ethnic groups. The Mardi Himal Base Camp offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna chain. This is a moderate trek, allowing for the exploration of Mt. Fishtail, Mardi Himal and the surrounding white peaks. Ascent Holidays arranges Mardi Himal Trekking with experienced guides and a supporting team. Our itinerary is professionally managed with the appropriate walking distance and duration. Please, feel free to contact us for more details.

Ascent Holidays arranges Mardi Himal Trekking with professional guide and suitable itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information about the trek. 

Trip Highlights

  • Ethnic Magar and Gurung culture
  • Upper View Point as the best view point
  • Annapurnaand Machhapuchhre peaks
  • Rhododendron forest
  • Remarkable hospitality
  • Isolated trails and pristine landscapes

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
  • Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 03:Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/6,720ft): 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hours trek
  • Day 04:Deurali to Forest Camp (2,520m/8064ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 05:Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m/9504ft): 5 hours
  • Day 06:Low Camp to High Camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hours
  • Day 07:High Camp to the Upper Viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to High Camp: 2-3 hours
  • Day 08:High Camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 09:Trek to Lumle, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours drive and 25 minutes flight
  • Day 10:Final departure.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft). Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Ascent Holidaysto transfer you to the hotel. In the evening, you will get a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours It's about a 6 hrs drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Prithvi Highway. The forest above the stream, waterfalls and the terraced hillside are marvelous. Pokhara is a tourist town, beautifully located in the bosom of nature, surrounded by lakes. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03:Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/6,720ft): 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hours trek We drive from Pokhara after the breakfast. Exploring the city, we reach to Phedi, where the trek begins with a steep uphill climb. We trek up to Deurali and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04:Deurali to Forest Camp (2,520m/8064ft): 6-7 hours After the breakfast at Deurali, we begin the trek and pass the calm route, filled with the melodious sounds of the birds. We reach to the Australian Camp for the lunch and after that we trek further to the Forest Camp. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05:Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m/9504ft): 5 hours From Forest Camp, the trek leads you gradually to the Low Camp. The gentle walk goes through the dense rhododendron woods. It is a short walk with an easy itinerary. We reach Low Camp at the lunch time and after the lunch, we spend the day exploring the beautiful surroundings. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06:Low Camp to High Camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hours From the Low Camp, we walk uphill gradually to reach the High Camp. It is in fact a good view point of the snowy peaks and the stunning green hilly surroundings of the Annapurna region. The High Camp becomes a memorable time with a hot and delicious meal. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07:High Camp to the Upper Viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to High Camp: 2-3 hours After the breakfast at High Camp, we ascend to the Upper Viewpoint. The spectacular views of the Annapurna range seen can be outstanding. The snow-covered peaks and the glacial surroundings are brilliant to explore. You may take abundant snaps of this rare scenery and hike down to the High Camp. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08:High Camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours The last moment at the High Camp begin with the exploration of sunrise views over the Annapurna Peaks. After the breakfast, we trek down through the rhododendron forest. Having lunch at Low Camp, we continue trekking down to Sidhing and rest. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09:Trek to Lumle, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours drive and 25 minutes flight After breakfast, we begin to trek to Lumle, which is an agricultural center. Then drive back to Pokhara. After lunch, catch a flight to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 10:Final departure. Our airport representative drops you at the international airport. Thank you for trekking with Ascent Holidays. Hope to serve you again.

Cost Includes

  • Airport and Hotel transfers in private vehicles.
  • Hotel in B&B method in city.
  • All land transportation for the trek.
  • Government authorized guide and supporting team.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking.
  • Local lodge accommodation in mountain.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals

Trip Note

Ascent Holidaysis not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.

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