Mardi Himal Trek - 10 Days

Trip Facts

  • Min 1 Pax
  • Moderate
  • 4200 Meters
  • March - May & Sept - Dec
  • Breakfast in kathmandu & Pokhara, Full Board During Trek

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

  • Hike to sacred Mardi Himal Base Camp.
  • Rejoice in the magnificent views of Annapurna range, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchuli and many more snow capped peaks.
  • Walk through the lush forests, and explore the diverse flora and fauna of the trekking region.
  • Overnight stay at teahouses or homestay in traditional villages of Annapurna foothills.
  • Get acquainted with the unique culture and lifestyle of native Gurungs, Magars, Brahmins and other people living in the Annapurna region.
  • Enjoy the sightseeing around Fewa lake and Pokhara city.
  • Scenic drive to and from Kathmandu – Pokhara.


Mardi Himal Trek 10 days offers some of the astonishing views- from the beautiful landscapes of the Annapurna foothills to the stunning beauty of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

The trek offers magnificent views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche, and many more peaks.

Like other Annapurna treks, this trekking region encapsulates all of the natural and cultural wonders that make it more popular, including rugged trails, lush forests, snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, diverse flora, and fauna. Most notably, these foothills traditional villages are renowned for their slate rooftops and white-washed ochre houses. What’s really of interest is the ethnic diversity of people with their unique culture and traditions, living in harmony.

Further, the best part of the trek is staying in the guesthouses or homestay and experiencing the local dishes and Nepalese village lifestyle very closely.

The trail starts at Phedi, north of Pokhara, and takes in amazing vistas of the surrounding landscapes and traditional villages. During the hike, you will walk through forests filled with rhododendrons and evergreens which for millennia has served as a habitat for birds, wildlife, and plants.

As you walk, you’ll see the terrain changes, switching from subtropical evergreens to alpine vegetation at the Mardi Himal Base Camp. You can look around the scenic views of mountains on the way, and upon reaching Base Camp, you’ll enjoy the closest panoramic views of Mardi Himal and associated peaks. Afterward, we retrace our path back to High Camp and Sidling village followed by a drive to Pokhara and then Kathmandu.

Up until recently, this trek has not been open for a long time. However, over the decades this region has undergone some radical changes. It now attracts a large number of hikers looking to experience more wilderness and natural beauty of the Annapurna region.

The trail links traditional villages via forestry trails with several routes to reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp, and some sections of the trail are remote in nature. So, it is recommended to book this trip from a registered trekking agency and hire a guide.

Come and trek with us; we offer exceptional services for you.


Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Arrival in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel room. Have some rest. In the evening, you can stroll around the popular tourist district Thamel where you can shop for trekking gear, taste multi cuisines, explore the local markets, and many more. Enjoy your first day in Nepal.

Meals: Not included

Day 2
Drive to Pokhara (830 m)

In the morning, we drive to Pokhara on a tourist bus. En route, you’ll be enjoying the views of the Trishuli River and Marsyangdi River that flow along the highway, together with the scenic views of terraced fields, traditional villages, and towns.

After arriving in Pokhara, check out the hotel and clean up yourself. In the evening, you can stroll around the Lakeside town on the shore of Fewa Lake enjoying the surrounding views. From here, you can see the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range.

There are many adventurous activities to do in Pokhara that include paragliding, canoeing, bungee jumping, white water rafting and many more. Enjoy the tranquil beauty of Pokhara as you spend your night here.

Accommodation: Hotel at Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 3
Drive to Phedi (1,150 m) and Trek to Pothana (1,900 m)

After breakfast, we drive to Phedi in a 4WD vehicle for an hour which is the starting point of our trek. You’ll begin the trek with a steep climb and pass by rhododendron forests to Dhampus, where you’ll have stunning views of the snow-capped peaks.

Enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung Himal. Also, you’ll see the commanding views of Pokhara Valley from the top, which is truly dazzling.

Continuing on the trail for 2 hours, you’ll soon reach Pothana with beautiful views of Machhapuchhre overlooking the mid-hills. In the evening, you can rejoice in the sunset views over the mountains.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Pothana
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 4
Trek to Forest Camp (2,600 m)

You’ll wake up in the morning with a beautiful sunrise view over the Himalayas. Leaving Pothana, we head off into the densely forested ridge all the way to Forest Camp.

Heading north along the ridgeline, we arrive at a village called Pitam Deurali which offers the amazing views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Mardi Himal. From here, we’ll take another trail towards Forest Camp leaving the Annapurna Sanctuary trail behind us.

No wonder the trail rises gently up through the forests filled with evergreens like rhododendrons, oaks, maples, birch, to name a few. On a clear weather day, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Himalayan peaks en route. Continuing along the forest trail and enjoying the surrounding views, we’ll arrive at Forest Camp for our overnight stay.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Forest Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 5
Trek to High Camp (3,580 m)

Another beautiful day in the trek with awesome views. From Forest Camp, you’ll continue hiking along the ridgeline passing by forests all the way to Base Camp. Upon reaching Low Camp, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, and surrounding Annapurna foothills. Continuing on, you’ll reach Badal Danda from where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains.

Afterward, the views of Himalayan peaks and the river valley far below are getting better on the way to High Camp. You’ll notice the changes in terrain i.e, alpine vegetation as you hike towards High Camp followed by grazing pastures on the hilltop.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at High Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 6
Day walk to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,214 m) and Upper View Point (4,500 m), then return to High Camp

Get ready for some exciting moments in the Annapurna foothills. Today, we hike to our ultimate destination, Mardi Himal Base Camp followed by Upper View Point, the highest point in the entire trek making it the perfect viewpoint of Mardi Himal and neighboring peaks.

From High Camp, you’ll walk gently up the hillside along the stone steps and cliffside trails to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp. A 2 hours walk from High Camp leads to the ridge top, marked by a Mardi Himal Base Camp sign. Catch your breath here when rejoicing in the views of surrounding snow-capped peaks and the famous Annapurna Sanctuary.

From here, you can get to the Upper View Point that takes another 2 hours to climb, where you’re rewarded by more stunning views of the surrounding peaks and landscapes. Continue on the trail, following the ridge until you reach the top, and then enjoy the closest panoramic views of the Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, II, Gangapurna, and many more peaks. It’s the ideal spot for group photos, and after spending our beautiful moments here, we return back to High Camp for our overnight stay.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at High Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 7
Trek to Sidling Village (1,880 m)

On the way back, we head to Sidling village through a downhill path. Upon arriving at Low Camp, there are two routes that go to Forest Camp and Sidling village. Taking the eastern route, we walk through the forest trail, where you’ll find the astonishing natural beauty of flora and fauna of Mardi Himal Trekking region on the way.

Continuing on the trail, we arrive at Sidling, a beautiful village nestled in the Annapurna foothills. Since this is a new trekking destination, there are few guesthouses and homestay facilities for the guests. One more night’s stay in this traditional village allows you to experience the local dishes and lifestyle of people living in this region.

Accommodation: Guesthouse/ Homestay at Sidling
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 8
Trek to Lumre (1,190 m) and Drive to Pokhara

Leaving Sidling, we walk for another 3 hours along the stone steps and pass by rhododendron forests to reach Lumre. The trek comes close upon reaching Lumre, a beautiful traditional village with white-washed ochre houses and slate rooftops on the Annapurna region.

From here, we drive to Pokhara on a 4WD vehicle enjoying the views of surrounding landscapes on the way. Upon arriving at Pokhara, check into your hotel room, have showers and take a rest. In the evening, you can spend your leisure time strolling around the lively streets. Enjoy the scenic views and experience the nightlife of Pokhara city.

Accommodation: Hotel at Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 9
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. You have the afternoon in Kathmandu for leisure activities. You can take a rest in your hotel room, go shopping, explore the heritage sites of Kathmandu and many more. Enjoy your farewell dinner with your teammates in the evening.

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Accommodation: Hotel at Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 10
Final Departure

Our ten days long Mardi Himal Trek concludes today. Our airport representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. We hope you enjoy trekking with us and hope to see you in the near future. Namaste, and have a safe journey.

Meals: Breakfast included.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private car ( Airport pick up and drop), Tourist bus (Pokhara-Kathmandu & Kathmandu -Pokhara)
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu(inclusive breakfast)
  • Two nights accommodation in Pokhara (inclusive breakfast)
  • Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing room during the trek.
  • One very helpful, friendly and highly experienced Guide. Responsible Porter (2 trekkers:-1 porter) with their food, salary, accommodation, equipment and insurance
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee & TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. ( please do carry 3 copies of passport size photo)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits as dessert
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag if needed (refundable after the trek)
  • Trekking map
  • First Aid Kit
  • All government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets
  • Nepal entry visa, upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu can be obtained easily ( for 30 days tourist visa $40, for 90 days $100) please bring 2 copies of passport size photo
  • Personal Travel Medical Insurance
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara ( Lunch & Dinner)
  • All kind of liquids hot, cold, and alcoholic beverage
  • Hot shower, battery charging, Internet(WI-FI) unless its free during the trek
  • Your personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staffs and drivers ( tips will be expected but not mandatory)

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Mardi Himal Trek
From $ 900
per Adult