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Mardi Himal Trek - 14 Days

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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek is one of the rarely visited trekking trails in Nepal and the route is popular to provide some exceptional mountain views. The Mardi Himal trek provides an opportunity to hike through the forests and enchanting villages that have not yet felt the impact of tourism. Mardi Himal trekking is also an alternative trekking route for Annapurna Circuit in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This is less explored trek and the main feature of this trek is the exotic view of the Mt. Machhapuchhre or Fishtail (6,997m/22,957ft).

This route is still virgin and the trekkers may enjoy with the great views of snow-capped Himalayan Range. The trail has an impressive views of the popular Annapurna and Fishtail including mountain landscapes and natural hot water springs. The mixed indigenous lifestyles, rhododendron forest, ancient caves, waterfalls and the great biodiversity are some highlights of this trek. The ridges have steep sides and heavily wooded with rhododendron and bamboo forests. The high alpine pastures provide grazing and a peaceful habitat for wildlife in the Mardi Himal zone. Mardi Himal is a popular climbing peak also.

  • The spectacular views of Fishtail and Annapurna
  • Rhododendron forest
  • Various species of flora and fauna
  • Amazing view of waterfalls and ancient caves
  • Mixed indigenous lifestyles
  • The great countrysides, terrace farming and mountain landscapes

Day 1
Drive (200km)/fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (884m/2,900ft).

Day 2
Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1,650m/5,413ft).

Day 3
Trek Dhampus to Forest Camp (2,600m/8,530ft).

Day 4
Trek Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,050m/10,007ft).

Day 5
Trek Low Camp to High Camp (3,900m/12,795ft).

Day 6
Rest day at High Camp for acclimatization.

Day 7
Trek High Camp to Mardi Himal West Base Camp (4,500m/14,764ft), day excursion.

Day 8
Trek Mardi Himal West Base Camp to Campsite (2,840m/9,318ft).

Day 9
Trek Campsite to Mardi Himal South Base Camp (4,120m/13,517ft).

Day 10
Trek Mardi Himal South Base Camp to Khumai Danda (3,245m/10,646ft).

Day 11
Trek Khumai Danda to Hile Kharka (2,160m/7,086ft).

Day 12
Trek Hile Kharka to Ghachok (1,254m/4,114ft).

Day 13
Trek Ghachock to Milanchok and drive to Pokhara.

Day 14
Drive/fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • A City Hotel in Pokhara for two nights
  • Three meals (B/L/D) a day on trekking from teahouse/lodge and at our own kitchen
  • Accommodations at teahouse/lodge/tents in the mountains
  • Group leader, Cook and kitchen crew for camping period
  • Necessary porters
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • Land transportation before and after the trek in Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu overland transfers by Tourist bus
  • First aid kit box
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips to the staff
  • International Airfare and Taxes

  • Kathmandu City Cultural Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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Trip Facts

  • Drive in Pokhara-Phedi, Drive out Milanchok-Pokhara
  • Minimum 2 Pax
  • 4,500 meters
  • Medium-Hard