Mardi Himal Trek

  • Nepal
  • 11 Day(s)

Mardi Himal (5,587 m) is least known but hidden gem as it offers an amazing up-close view of the range of mountains namely the Annapurna Himalayan range, incredible landscapes, more importantly, first time experience of trekking mountain peak.

Located in the north-western Nepal, just o the south of Annapurna massif; is undoubtedly a hidden gem, as it offers the splendid view of up-close view of the non-stop mountain range of Annapurna Himalayan range including Mt. Fishtail. Mardi Himal is the southwest ridge of Mt. Machhapuchre famously known as Mt. Fishtail, and best seen from the south. Footprint Adventure has been organizing Mardi Himal peak climbing trip for long years with carefully designed itineraries so that every one of you will have the successful ascent of the peak and have the life experience.

It is one of the peaks in Nepal managed and granted permission by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for climbing. Relatively it is a newly opened route in the Annapurna region and therefore, many travelers still do not know about this peak, therefore, only a few trekkers make it to the Mardi Himal, which is spectacularly situated at the base of Mt. Machhapuchre. Mardi Himal is located very close to Pokhara and offers the amazing opportunity for photographs. This peak is said to have drawn into attention in the year 1953 and was climbed successfully in the year 1961 for the first time from its east ridge.

Mardi Himal trekking trip no doubt offers amazing mountain vista of numerous of majestic mountains namely Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m.), Annapurna IV (7,525 m.), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219 m) Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m.), Mt. Machhapuchhre known as Mt. Fishtail and so forth.

Besides exploring mountain, the Mardi Himal trekking trip offers many other things, as the trail goes through magical rhododendron forest, full of rare birds and animals throughout the path in the jungle you will enjoy with the chirping of birds, crossing alongside picturesque hillside you will pass through a few mountain passes, sloppy and rocky hills finally takes you to the Mardi Himal base camp (3,580 m), as you climb up alongside slippery icy trail, beating the hurdle of slippery of ice and thick fog, you will reach the top of the Mardi Himal, from where you will have amazing up close mountain views of entire Annapurna range. In the bellow, you will pass through beautiful village settled by different ethnic groups namely Gurung, Thakali and others offering you simple guesthouses and home-stay facilities. Their unique style houses thatched by stone, farm field like artistically carved, flora and fauna and wide varieties of natural wonders are worth exploring.

Mardi Himal peak trekking trip begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the picturesque valley, after landing at Pokhara you will start trekking via Kande and then continue trekking to Forest camp and finally reach at Mardi Himal base camp at 2990 meter height, subsequently trek to the high camp of Mardi Himal (3,580 m) and then finally ascend to the top of the peak, from where you will sneak around the magnificent views around and then retrace back to high camp, subsequently to Siding and via Lawang, you will get down to Lumre and finally drive back to Pokhara. You will have sightseeing tour all around Pokhara around the magical caves, waterfalls and finally fly back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlighht

    • View of Annapurna Range,Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri,Himchuli, Nilgiri etc.
    • Passes  through the mumerous of mountain passes
    • Incredible Himalaya Landscape with wild animals
    • Test the local dishes and delicacies food
    •  Pass through the dazzling terraced farm field
    • The charming settlements of various ethnic groups

Trip Facts

Duration: 11 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Title : Mardi Himal Trek

Best Season : March to June, Sept. to Dec.

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Trip Cost: US $ 690 - 895

Mix. Altitude: 4,500 m ( Base Camp)

Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Tea houses, camping during trek

Transportation: Bus, Car, Jeep, Flight

Group Size : 1-12 people

Trek Package: Budget/Standurd/Delux

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive or flight Kathmandu to Pokhara (5-6 hrs or 30 min flight).

Day 04: Drive Pokhara to Kande, 1 hrs and trek to Pitam Deurali, 2-3 hrs.

Day 05: Trek Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp (2550 m./8364 ft.), 4-5 hrs

Day 06: Trek to Forest Camp to High Camp (3580 m./11741 ft.), 5-6 hrs.

Day 07: Hike High Camp to Base Camp (4500 m.) to High Camp, 6-7 hrs.

Day 08: Trek High Camp to Siding village (1860 m./6100 ft.)

Day 09: Trek Siding to Lumre, 3 hrs and drive to Pokhara, 1-2 hrs.

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by drive or flight.

Day 11: Final departure to your own destination.


Cost Include(s)

    •     Airport Pick up and drop by necessary transport
    •     Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide and private transport
    •     Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara
    •     Full board meals ( breakfast, Lunch, dinner ) in trekking
    •     Three cup of Tea/Coffee per day in Trekking
    •     During the trekking region Lodge or Guest House accommodation
    •     English speaking guide.
    •     One porter Can help two trekkers
    •     Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines and insurance for trekking staff
    •     Annapurna Conservation Permit (ACAP) and TIMS
    •     Surface ground transfer on necessary place
    •     Farewell dinner with culture show program in typical restaurant

Cost Exclude(s)

    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara
    • Tips for guide, porter, and driver
    • Mineral water, soft drink and hard drinks
    • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory)
    • Rest of expenses which are not mentioned on Cost includes.

High Altitude Sickness-
Mardi Himal Trek is not much height. Poon hill height is 3200m so there is not the problem for high altitude sickness.

Trekking Grade -
Mardi Himal Trek is very adventure easy and short trek feet for every age people.

The best seasons for Mardi Himal Trek start from September until November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a  variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Mardi Himal Trek start transport from Airport Pick up to the hotel, Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kande according to the necessary transport by bus, car, flight, Jeep etc.

Telephone and Internet-
There a few places available for Telephone and the Internet. You can get internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and internet cost would be extra.

Drinking Water-
The bottles water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage -
In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 3-star standard Hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attach bathroom as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew-
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment-
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money for extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekking Days-
The time schedule is very important for enjoy the trip with among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary-
As per your time schedule if there is not the suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so place to mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Mardi Himal Trek.

Trip Extensions-
In addition to Mardi Himal Trek, we can organize  trip to Langtang, Everest, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Manaslu, Mustang  trekking, Mountain Flight , the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara  or Lumbini ) ,home stay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour ,Bhutan tour  or India tour  extension as per your time limit.