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8 Day Mardi Himal Trek

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Duration: 12 days
Product code: 1525

Mardi Himal trekking is a short and spectacular trip in the Annapurna region.

The trek begins from Kande, after driving from Pokhara and the trip covers breathtaking glacial valleys and the hidden landscapes of the Annapurna.

Trekking to Mardi Himal base camp is also described as the journey to the hidden gem and the trail can be harsh and slippery. It can also be joined with the Annapurna base camp trekking.

The trek goes through the miraculous rhododendron forest initially and, eventually reaches a rugged trail dominated by hard rock formations.

During the trek, you will enjoy the dramatic panoramas of Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Annapurna and Himchuli peaks.

The trail undulates along a ridge and after a tiresome walk, you will reach the High Camp, an elevation of 3580 meters, before hiking to Mardi Himal Base Camp where the entire Annapurna range is visible.

  • View of Mount Annapurna, Mount Fish Tail, Mount Mardi and its Ranges
  • Enjoy a boating trip on Phewa Lake
  • Experience friendly local culture and community
  • Sightseeing of World Heritage Sites and Pokhara
  • Panoramic rhododendron and oak forest, valleys, landscapes, flora and fauna
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 12 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • All participants pay the adult priceAll participants pay the adult price
  • A minimum of 2 people per bookingA minimum of 2 people per booking
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-up drop-off Kathmandu International Airport.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • Pick-up drop-off from your hotel
  • Luxurious transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • All necessary paper work, conservation entry permits and TIMS permit fees
  • Experienced helpful guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and Insurance for the guide and porter
  • Yoga classes (On 2nd and 12th day)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant with cultural performances
  • All accommodation in lodges/tea houses during the trek in twin sharing b&b basis
  • All government taxes and official expenses
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara in twin sharing b&b basis
  • City sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu (Below $ 20)
  • Paragliding at Pokhara and flight ticket KTM-PKR-KTM
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips Gratuities
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu unless part of the itinerary
  • Your personal expenses
  • Nepal entry visa, which you can obtain upon arrival at the airport

On arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be picked up by one of our representatives and taken to your hotel.

In the afternoon, you may relax and in the evening there will be a welcome dinner where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine. 

Elevation: Kathmandu 1300m

Overnight Kathmandu

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast we will host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce you to your tour and trekking guide.

Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, two copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy.

After the pre-trip meeting, your sightseeing trip will start.

You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal and you will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping.

Today you may also enjoy a Yoga session.

Overnight: Hotel

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara (about 6-7 hour drive) enjoying the scenic beauty all the way.

In the evening you will enjoy a boating trip on Phewa Lake and where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all their glory in the calm green water of the lake. 

Total driving time: 6-7 hours

Elevation: Pokhara 827m

Overnight: Hotel

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :

This morning you will take a 30 min drive to roadside shacks of Phedi where the start of the trail heads up a hill on a set of steps.

The main part of Dhampus valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500 m above. The area is inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetris and a few Gurungs.

You will cross the dirt road a couple of times and the stone staircases make the trail more adventurous whilst enjoying the spectacular panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. 

Total driving time: 30 minutes

Total trekking time: 3-4 hours

Elevation: Dhampus 1600m

Overnight: Dhampus

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :

Today your trek enters an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and daphnia.

Tonight you will be able to relax after a long, tough, but adventurous trek.

Total trekking time: 4-5 hours

Elevation: Forest Camp 2480m

Overnight: Forest Camp

  • Breakfast
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As you climb you will notice that the flora has turned to classic 'cloud forest' with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardiest trees.

There are windows in the woods that look out onto the thrilling panorama - close up views of the dramatic scenery of sacred Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mardi Himal and Annapurna chains.

Total trekking time: 4-5 hours

Elevation: Low Camp 3150m

Overnight: Low Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :

After an early morning breakfast you will start trekking to reach the highest point of the trek.

If conditions are favourable, you will climb up to 15,000/16,000 ft where you will see the great ice fields and the blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary walls.

The view you capture today will be never forgotten.

Total trekking time: 4-5 hours

Elevation: High Camp 4100m

Overnight: High Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :

Today will be your rest and acclimatization day.

Also, you can take a short hike around the surrounding area. 

Overnight: High Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast, today’s journey starts an unhurried descent through the shade of the forest and out onto the terraced fields, down 1600m.

This is a different route down to the upper Mardi Khola. Here, as you make your way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, passing the simple farms and over the interesting suspension bridges.

There is no doubt that this is indeed the idyllic Nepal countryside.

Total trekking time: 4-5 hours

Elevation: 1280m

Overnight: Siding

  • Breakfast
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After a short walk now the trail skirts an outcrop before reaching the road and your transport and where you will be taken back to Pokhara.

Today you will be able to visit interesting places like Mahendra Cave, David's fall and the various lakes.

Total trekking time: 4-5 hours

Elevation: Pokhara 823m

Overnight: Pokhara

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation :

You have the option of either driving or flying back to Kathmandu.

The Pokhara-Kathmandu flight travels along the Himalayas unveiling Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges.

After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and the evening to stroll along the streets for some last-minute shopping. There is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto a rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

Total driving time: 6-7 hours

Optional flight: 25 minutes

Overnight: Kathmandu hotel

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

This morning you can enjoy Yoga.

Today is the day to bid you farewell and one of our representatives will escort you to Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.

We wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.


  • Breakfast
Pickup and Drop-off
Pick-up drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport
Know Before You Go
  • Insurance/evacuation: We hope there will be no serious problems and we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital. You will be responsible for all expenses
  • Get your visa on arrival for $25 for 15 days and for 30 days $40
  • On the trek food will cost you about $20 per day and about $10 for hot drinks and snacks
  • Please book you international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu International Airport
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