Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek is one of the unique and moderately easy trek.  In the past the area was accessed by very limited group of trekkers as there were no facility of lodges and we used tents with full catering facilities. Officially the trek route was announced in the year 2012 and still remains unspoiled. The trek is not that far from Pokhara, the trail mostly stays along the ridge, which makes the gain of altitude progressive. The trek is highly diverse in terms of culture, nature and the people.

Explore the Exciting 10-Day Mardi Himal Trek with International Adventures Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd.

Mardi Himal Trek Overview

The Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers a pristine trekking experience, less crowded compared to other popular treks in the area. This trek provides stunning views of some of the highest mountains in the world, including Annapurna, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli.

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

  • Scenic Beauty and Landscapes: The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range, especially Machapuchare (Fishtail), which is revered for its unique shape and is considered sacred. Walk through lush rhododendron forests, particularly vibrant in spring when the flowers are in full bloom. Experience diverse landscapes, from dense forests to rocky high-altitude terrain.
  • Cultural Experience: Pass through traditional Gurung and Magar villages where trekkers can experience the local culture and hospitality. Opportunity to interact with locals and learn about their way of life and traditions.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path: Compared to other treks in the Annapurna region, Mardi Himal Trek is less frequented, offering a more tranquil and solitary experience. Ideal for those looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy nature in a more serene setting.
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp: The final destination provides a close-up view of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna range. Witness panoramic views of snow-capped peaks from the Mardi Himal Base Camp.
  • Wildlife and Flora: The trail is home to a variety of wildlife, including Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and numerous bird species. Trek through diverse vegetation zones, from sub-tropical forests to alpine meadows.


Kick start your adventure by landing at Kathmandu airport, where the warm team of International Adventures Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. eagerly awaits. Enjoy a seamless transfer to your hotel, providing a perfect beginning to your trekking experience.

A picturesque 6-7 hour journey from Kathmandu to the enchanting lakeside city of Pokhara. Marvel at the breathtaking Annapurna Range views during the drive, with pit stops for delightful breakfast and lunch. Upon arrival, unwind in your hotel and explore the scenic Phewa Lake or the lively tourist district.

Start your day with a short drive to Phedi village, the gateway to the Mardi Himal trek. Begin the upward trek through lush forests, conquering stone steps and muddy trails for a steady 5-6 hour climb. Reach Deurali at 2100m and relax at a cozy lodge, gearing up for the ascent ahead.

We start on a challenging 7-8 hour trek, ascending higher through zig-zagging trails. Revel in panoramic views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchre as you reach the picturesque Low Camp, a grassy meadow at 3200m.

After a hearty breakfast, tackle a steep 3-4 hour ascent to High Camp (Mardi Himal Base Camp) at 4500m. Enjoy a spectacular vantage point surrounded by the majestic peaks, acclimatizing for the adventures ahead.

Embark on a challenging day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4800m, offering breathtaking views of the icy flank. Safely descend to Middle Camp, ensuring a gradual adjustment to lower altitudes.

Initiate the descent with a 9-10 hour trek through alpine meadows and rhododendron forests, passing by cliffs and canyons. Rest in Sidhing village, reflecting on the incredible journey.

Descend for 3-4 hours to Dhampus village, enjoying scenic views. From Dhampus, a 1.5-hour drive takes you back to Pokhara, marking the successful completion of your trek.

Get on on a scenic 6-7 hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, soaking in rural landscapes. Utilize the evening to explore Kathmandu at your own pace.

Wrap up your incredible journey with International Adventures Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. After breakfast, our team will ensure a smooth transfer to the airport for your departure. Bid adieu to Nepal with cherished memories of the Mardi Himal trek.

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Mardi Himal Trek