Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is an epic circuit loved by trekkers all over the world as one of the most legendary trekking destinations of Nepal. It is a good alternative to the crowded treks of Annapurna with stunning views and a duration similar to the Poon Hill Trek. The landscapes change quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscapes with the amazing views of other mountains. This trekking is an enjoyable trekking route which requires minimum effort over a week-long trip, with stunning views of snowy peaks and small Nepali villages. This trek provides picturesque experience in the mountain environment. Trekkers with limited time for vacations can choose this package because it can be completed within a short period of time. The trekkers pass through a series of waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, rhododendron forests, and amazing panoramic views of the mountains. The trail can be harsh and slippery to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, but that’s the best way to discover the dazzling scenery.

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the easies and shortest treks in the Annapurna region which begins from Pokhara, also known as the City of the Lake. We offer and promote this trekking for those who are beginner trekkers. The trek offers a wide range of ethnicities in the villages and diverse geographical attractions including sacred mountains and the highest lake in the world. The trek offers one of the most majestic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and many other mountains along this route. We will have an opportunity to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, well known as the home of many rare animals and birds. A certain level of fitness is helpful for this trek which is also possible to combine with tea house trekking. The best time for trekking is from March to May and from September to November.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m) 6-7 hours

Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m) 4-5 hours

Day 04: Trek to Forest Camp (2,520m) 6-7 hours

Day 05: Trek to Low Camp (2970m) 5-6 hours

Day 06: Trek to High Camp (3540m) 3-4 hours

Day 07: Trek to Upper Viewpoint (4250m), Return Back to High cCmp 2-3 hours

Day 08: Trek to Sidhing Village (1700m) 6-7 hours

Day 09: Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara 2-3 hours

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 11: Final departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

When you land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu there will be a representative from our company to meet you. You will directly drive to the hotel to check in. At night you will meet your guide, hear additional information about the trip, and have dinner.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m) 6-7 hours

The next morning, if the hotel is able to prepare breakfast then will have our breakfast in the hotel and if not we will have our breakfast on the way. We will have a scenic drive along Prithvi highway where we will enjoy short stops for lunch and scenic beauty all the way around. After a 6-hour drive from Kathmandu Valley, we will reach Pokhara, check into the hotel, explore the valley and stay overnight.

Day 03: Drive to Phedi and Trek to Deurali (2100m) 4-5 hours

First we will drive towards Phedi. Before reaching Phedi we will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountains. After reaching Phedi, we will have our lunch. Then we will  move towards Deurali where we will spend an overnight.

Day 04: Trek to Forest Camp (2,520m) 6-7 hours

A pleasant and refreshing first overnight stop in the high hill of the Annapurna region, we walk continue on the main trail. Our trail passes through the dense forest of red rhododendron.

Day 05: Trek to Low Camp (2970m) 5-6 hours

We will leave behind the terraces of the villages, the forest, ferns and woodland. We will also pass through several small villages and a few temples on the way before reaching Low Camp where we will spend one night.

Day 06: Trek to High Camp (3540m) 3-4 hours

Leaving Low Camp, the trail climbs the steep ridge that affords good views of the High Camp. The trail guarantees excellent views of beautiful landscapes and the mighty mountains. We will have our lunch on the way and then we will move towards High Camp where we will spend one night.

Day 07: Trek to Upper Viewpoint and Return Back to High Camp 2-3 hours

We will hike to a steep ridgeline reaching a hidden plateau right at the Base Camp. Upon exploring the upper viewpoint, we will head back to High Camp to explore and spend a night.

Day 08: Trek to Sidhing Village (1700m) 6-7 hours

It takes almost 6 to 7 hours to reach Sidhing Village from High Camp. The trail from the high camp descends until it reaches the river and then continues through the lush forest.  We will spend one night in Sidhing Village.

Day 09: Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara 2-3 hours

The last day of this wonderful journey  we will walk from Sidhing village to Lumre. We will have our lunch on Lumre and from the Lumre we will drive to Pokhara where we will spend one night.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu

We will back to Kathmandu valley on the same route we moved towards Pokhara Valley. We will have our lunch on the way and then drive to Kathmandu Valley. After reaching Kathmandu, we will check into the hotel, spend some time around the Thamel Bazaar, and spend one night in this wonderful valley.

Day 11: Final Departure

We will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport with the hope that you have had a wonderful time in our small country. We will also be hoping that this will not the last chance to serve you.