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Mardi Himal Trek – 9 Days


Trip Facts

  • Destination: Annapurna Region
  • Duration: 9
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Best Time: Mar-May/Sep-Nov
  • Max Elevation: 4500m
  • Group Size: 2-12

Mardi Himal Trek – 9 Days

Mardi Himal trek Nestled within the Annapurna region of Nepal, stands as an enticing journey for those seeking unspoiled beauty and also tranquility. Commencing from Phedi, the trail meanders through enchanting rhododendron forests. Gradually revealing captivating panoramas of the towering Annapurna and Machapuchare peaks.

Transitioning to alpine meadows, the trek unfolds a cultural tapestry in villages like Siding and Lwang. This experience allows trekkers to witness the daily rhythms of the Gurung community, adding a rich layer to the journey. The charm of Mardi Himal trek lies not just in its awe-inspiring landscapes but also in the serene. The ambiance envelopes trekkers as they traverse less-trodden paths.

Ascending to High Camp, adventurers are embraced by surreal surroundings, with majestic peaks towering overhead. The journey reaches its pinnacle. At Mardi Himal Base Camp, where a stunning view of Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli unfolds. The transition to the Base Camp marks a triumphant moment, rewarding trekkers. With an up-close encounter with these iconic Himalayan giants.

This trek not only ensures but also engages and allows you to connect more intimately with the trek’s adventurous spirit. The Mardi Himal trek not only promises a visual feast of nature but also invites trekkers to bask in the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape. They were forging enduring memories that resonate long after the journey concludes.

In conclusion, the Mardi Himal trek unveils a hidden gem within the Annapurna region also offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. This off-the-beaten-path adventure promises an immersive experience, where each step reveals the untamed allure of the Himalayas. The Mardi Himal Trekking promises a unique path adventure, where every step unveils the hidden treasures of the Annapurna region. This trek is an invitation to explore the raw beauty of nature and also immerse oneself in the tranquility of the Himalayas. Hence, creating memories that linger long after the journey is complete.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS of Mardi Himal Trek

– An offbeat trekking experience
– Beautiful forested trail
– Gorgeous views of Annapurna Mountain ranges


Day 01 Kathmandu Arrival (1200m)

Namaste! Welcome to the Land of Himalayas. You can get the visa on arrival after landing at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representative will be waiting for you outside the arrival gate, holding signage of your name. Then in a private vehicle, we will drive through the busy street of Kathmandu to our hotel. Our Travel planner will meet and brief you regarding the trip and safety protocols before dining out in a Nepali restaurant in the evening.

Inclusion: Dinner and hotel

Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (827m) / Flight upgrade available

Early morning, we will leave for Pokhara in a Deluxe tourist bus. The serpentine Prithvi Highway is accompanied by many rivers on the side, beautiful green hills, and many dense settlements of people every now, which keeps the 8 hours ride entertaining. Pokhara is the most scenic valley in Nepal and is popular among foreign and domestic tourists. Serene lakeside area, beautiful green hills with Himalayan viewpoints, and many cozy local businesses make the area a treat for fun and peace-loving individuals

Dinner and accommodation in the 3-star hotel included

Day 03 Drive to Phedi (1130m) and Trek To Pothana (1990m), WALK: 4 hours

An hour’s drive from Pokhara put us in Phedi. Then our hike will start with a slow ascend on a stone-paved trail that will lead us to the delightful village of Dhampus. The further trail goes through rhododendron forest and overwhelms us with the view of Mt. Fishtail as we reach Pothana

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 04 Trek to Forest Camp (2550m), WALK: 6 hours

The trail goes through the rhododendron forest, and along the way, amazing views of Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, and Hiunchuli will treat us. The serene course and the singing of birds keep the gradual ascend pleasurably. We will rest for the night once we reach Forest Camp.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 05 Trek to High Camp (3600m), WALK: 6 hours

We continue our trek through the forested area and climb a gradual steep after crossing the Low Camp. Once we reach Batase Danda, the panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain range, including Mt. Fishtail, Hiuchuli, and many more, will strike us. We will encounter a narrow trail along the grassy hills and open sky. We can either choose to rest in Badal Danda, which is famous for its 360-degree view of the Himalayas and lower valleys, or we can walk further for an hour to reach High Camp, which offers the same picture but up closer.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 06 Excursion to Mardi Base Camp (4500m) and Back to High Camp (3600m), WALK: 3 hours

Early morning we will climb a narrow path to the viewpoint of Mardi. Up close, we will see golden beams of sun touching the Annapurna on the left and Mt. Fishtail on the right, among many other mountains in the range. After enjoying the view, we will walk further to Mardi Base Camp, marked by stones and prayer flags. Then we will return to High Camp and spend another night there.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 07 Trek to Sidhing (1850m), Drive to Pokhara (827m), WALK: 7 hours

After breakfast, we will follow back the same trail we climbed until we reach Low Camp. From Low camp, we will divert to left descent through the forested trail. As we arrive Sidhing, we will leave the forests behind and enter the lower valley near riverbanks. We will drive for 3 hours in a jeep to finally rest in Pokhara

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 08 Drive back to Kathmandu (1200m)

Eight hours of a drive back through the same winding highway will lead our journey back to Kathmandu. On our last day in Nepal, we can roam around the local shops, try local delicacies, and soak all the memories.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner accommodation in the mountain lodge included

Day 09 Final Departure

Our representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before departure. We hope you had a wonderful experience with us, and we will soon meet again on your next adventure.

Breakfast included

Trip Includes

  • All the arrival and departure transfers in a private AC vehicle.
  • Two nights stay in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.
  • Two nights stay in Pokhara in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu bus tickets (Tourist bus).
  • Pokhara-Phedi and Sidhing-Pokhara transfer in a private AC vehicle.
  • Service of an English-speaking licensed adventure guide (Trained in first-aid and emergency rescues).
  • Four nights of twin-sharing stay in local tea houses (private bathroom wherever possible) with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • One porter for every 2 clients.
  • All the required permits for the trek.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for borrowing during the trek upon request.
  • Duffel bags and maps on a complimentary basis.
  • First-aid box (carried by the guide).
  • All the applicable government charges.

Trip Excludes

  • International flight tickets.
  • Nepal Visa.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses such as beverage bills, laundry, charging of electric devices, WI-Fi, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the above itinerary and inclusions.

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