Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:11 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude4,500 m
  • ActivityTrekking , Hiking and City Tour
  • Group Size1-10 max
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Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem that not many people know about. It gives you a close-up view of the Annapurna Himalayan range, beautiful scenery, and the chance to trek to a high peak for the first time in the Annapurna Region. It is located in northwestern Nepal, close to the Annapurna massif, and provides a spectacular view of the Annapurna Himalayan range, including Machapuchare. Mardi Himal is the southwest ridge of Mt. Machhapuchre, also called Mt. Fishtail. Travelers will find the Mardi Himal trek itinerary to be extremely convenient, and this journey will allow you to experience all the joy and thrill of witnessing the magnificent Himalayan peaks of this region. 

The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) oversees and grants authorization to climb Nepal's peaks. Mardi Himal is near Pokhara and is great for photography. First climbed in 1961 from its east ridge, this mountain gained prominence in 1953. Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and more can be seen from the Mardi Himal trekking expedition. Mardi Himal is one of the most popular viewpoints in Nepal. Mardi Himal trekking begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After landing in Pokhara, you'll travel via Kande, Forest Camp, and Mardi Himal base camp at 4,000 meters before returning to high camp. You'll tour Pokhara's caves and waterfalls before flying back to Kathmandu. Annapurna treks include Ghorepani Poonhill, Annapurna Base Camp, the Annapurna Circuit, and the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek. Mardi Himal trekking offers more than mountain adventure. You'll then journey through a village where Gurung, Thakali, and other ethnic groups offer guesthouses and homestays. Stone-roofed homes, landscaped farm fields, vegetation, and animals are all worth seeing. 

Major Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Viewpoint

Mardi Upper Viewpoint is the best section of this short and typical Mardi Himal trek since it offers panoramic views of nature. The northern side offers stunning mountain vistas, while the east and west offer harsh terrain and high heels. The southern side offers views of Pokhara city and its lakes. Sunrise and sunset are intriguing because you can see the sun's golden splendor. Mardi Himal offers breathtaking views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhre, Nilgiri, and more. 


Pokhara, in western Nepal, is a major tourist city in the Annapurna Himalayas. It's a great place to view mountains, lakes, and other natural treasures. Annapurna Base Camp, Poonhill Ghorepani, and Mardi Himal begin at Pokhara. Pokhara is also the starting point for most tourism, trekking, and adventure activities in Nepal, including boating, rafting, Annapurna trekking, paragliding, bungee jumping, ziplining, canyoning, and skydiving in Annapurna. 

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Trekking through the vibrant and less crowded trail offers majestic views of valleys, forests, mountains, and so on. 
  • You will get a chance to experience stunning mountains like the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and many more snowy peaks. 
  • Trekking through the traditional mountain village, lush green jungle, and authentic natural beauty. 
  • Explore the local culture, traditional villages, and warm hospitality from the local people. 
  • Experience sunset and sunrise from the Mardi High Camp above snowy peaks. 
  • You will get a chance to see the Pokhara valley from the Mardi Viewpoint. 
  • Explore Pokhara and the lakeside after trekking. 

Best Season for Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal walk is possible throughout the year, although September, October, and November are the best months to go. These three different months come in Nepal's post-monsoon autumn season, which offers a beautiful blue sky, breathtaking mountain vistas, and lush landscapes. You still have the spring season if you can't complete your adventure in these three months (March, April, and May). Autumn and spring are the best season for Mardi Himal Trek as you can see the Annapurnas, the scenery is green, and there are rhododendron flowers everywhere.

Fitness for the Mardi Himal Trek

A good training schedule before your journey will make it much more pleasurable. The Mardi Himal  Trek is comparable to other hikes in the Annapurna region. It doesn't require any climbing expertise. We have seen people of all ages, including the young, overweight, and underweight, complete this trek, and they all express great appreciation for it being a non-difficult trek that does not call for technical gear like ropes, oxygen cylinders, crampons, or walking poles. 

The difficulty of Mardi Himal Trek

You will only be walking through a jungle for one or two days on the Mardi Himal Journey, so it is an easy trek. You might come across a wild yak, a leopard, or other animals. Once you arrive at the Mardi Himal base camp, be cautious of the avalanche. The difficulty of Mardi Himal Trek is considered a moderate one.

Footprint Adventure has organized Mardi Himal trekking for years with carefully curated itineraries to ensure a successful ascent and life-changing experience. For further information, detailed trekking itineraries, and packages in Nepal, contact us.

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Here is the complete itinerary of our special Everest base camp trek. If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

You will be met by Footprint Adventure's representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a whole day sightseeing and visiting around Kathmandu valley. You will be taken to the sacred Hindu temple Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square which all are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. After the long day of sightseeing, you can pack your bag for the next day's drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast &Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

After early morning breakfast, we will be heading towards the tourist bus stop. We will explore and enjoy the scenic views of natural beauty, rivers, rice terraces,s and village settlements. During the evening, we can explore around the lakeside for delicious food and sunset over the snowy peaks. Pokhara city offers stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayas range and is reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the Phewa lake. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara. 

Note: You can also fly to Pokhara, which takes around 25min and cost 100USD per person. 

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6-7 hrs drive
  • Maximum Altitude830 m

After breakfast in Pokhara, we will drive to Phedi which takes around one hour and we will start our hiking. First, we will reach the beautiful village Dhampus, from where you can see the views of the mountains, Pokhara city, and traditional mountain village. Further, you will be followed by the lush green forest that takes you to the beautiful vantage point of Pothana. Overnight in the tea house. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time1hr drive and 4-5hr hike
  • Maximum Altitude1,890m

After spending the beautiful morning in the ridge-top village of Deurali, we head off the main Annapurna trekking trail and follow the forested ridge to Forest camp. Since this is a new trekking destination, there are no teahouses along the way and we need to carry a packed lunch and sufficient water. The day’s walk in the rhododendron forest is beautiful with gradual uphill.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude2550 m

You will experience the thrill of walking in the total wilderness of thick forests covered with rhododendron and other trees. Mostly the trees are covered with mosses and lichen. Occasionally the thick foliage opens into small windows, from which you will stare at the stunning sceneries of in the direction of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. On the left side far below lies the Modi Khola Valley. As you approach the camp, captivating views of the northern face of Mt Fishtail greet  stay overnight nice and clean guest house

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,150m

The trail further climbs along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail. From Badal Danda, we leave the tree line and arrive in shrubby alpine zone. Snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail looms in a distance above deep valley on the either side. High camp is a small pasture after the climb with 3 lodges. Here you find yourself above the clouds and closer to snowcapped peaks.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude3,580m

Early morning, we will depart towards the Mardi upper viewpoint and base camp for the best views of mountains and landscapes. We can also experience the sunrise from the upper viewpoint. Stunning mountain views, amazing landscapes, and terrain will definitely amaze you. Later, we will come back to Mardi High camp for the night stay. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude4,500m

We will be coming down from the same trail until low camp and we will hike towards the village called Siding. On the way, we can see the dense rhododendron forest, villages, and valleys that can inspire you in your whole day. From the Siding village, we will take a jeep to come back to Pokhara. 

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch
  • Time6-7 hrs hike and 2hr drive
  • Maximum Altitude830 m

Next morning, we will take breakfast and drive to the tourist bus station. You can also book a flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It will cost almost 100USD per person for a one-way trip. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6-7 hrs drive or 25min flight
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

What's Included

  • Airport/Hotel pickups and drops in a private vehicle. 
  • 2 Night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in BB ( Bed & Breakfast) plan.
  • 2 Night Hotel accommodation in Pokhara in BB ( Bed & Breakfast) plan.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with private vehicles and a professional tour guide. 
  • All accommodations in a standard guest house during the treks on a twin sharing bed.
  • All the group transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu in a luxury tourist bus. 
  • All necessary paper works, ACAP entry permits, and TIMS permit fees.
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide, porter, and trekking crew. 
  • All the meals during the trekking (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). 
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment and gears. 
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue, and other medical coverage. 
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu if necessary. 
  • International flight tickets.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.
  • Hot Drinks, Mineral water, soft drink, hard drinks, laundry, and other personal expenses. 
  • Donation for local people, hospitals, schools (not compulsory).
  • The rest of the expenses which are not mentioned in the cost includes.

Additional Info

High Altitude Sickness and Trekking Grade 

Mardi Himal Trek is not much height. Poon hill's height is 3200m so there is no problem with high altitude sickness. Mardi Himal Trek is a very adventurous 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 is usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

Food and Drinking Water

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. The bottle of water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boiled water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water-purifying medicines.


Mardi Himal Trek starts 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 are a few places available for Telephone and the Internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for the telephone and the internet cost would be extra.


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 attached bathrooms as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew

We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honesty 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 on 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 enjoying the trip with 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 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 & Trip Extensions

As per your time schedule if there is not a suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so place mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Mardi Himal Trek. In addition to Mardi Himal Trek, we can organize trips to Langtang, Everest, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Manaslu, Mustang trekking, Mountain Flight, water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara, or Lumbini ), homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour or India tour extension as per your time limit.


Q1. What is the highest elevation you will reach during the Mardi Himal trek?

The Mardi Himal trek path normally starts from Kande, which is 1275 meters above sea level, and within a few days, the trip brings you directly up to the Mardi Himal Viewpoint. The highest point you may reach is Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500 meters, but it is unsafe when there is ice or snow, so the majority of trekkers climb to Mardi Himal Viewpoint, which is at 4250 meters.


The Mardi Himal walk is possible throughout the year, although September, October, and November are the best months to go. These three different months come in Nepal's post-monsoon autumn season, which offers a beautiful blue sky, breathtaking mountain vistas, and lush landscapes. You still have the spring season if you can't complete your adventure in these three months (March, April, and May). Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Mardi Himal trekking since they provide spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalaya, lush scenery, and rhododendron flowers everywhere.

Yes, you can take your family and children on a journey to Mardi Himal. It is a simple journey; you will have a cozy hotel, hot food, a shower, Wi-Fi, and a helpful local guide, so what more could you ask for? You can certainly hike to Mardi Himal with your kids. It is lovely to introduce students or young children to the different wildernesses in this area, including the snow-covered mountains, flowers, streams, wild creatures, scenery, gorges, etc. In addition to trekking and strolling, we believe the Mardi Himal hike will serve as a research location for children and students.


You can do the trial yourself because it's simple, but occasionally things can go wrong. For your protection, you should travel in a group or have a guide or porter with you because you might come across some wild yaks and leopards. Secondly, you should hike between September and November or between March and May. There will be fewer people on the paths during monsoon or winter treks, and there is a higher risk of landslides, avalanches, etc. The Mardi Himal base camp is the most dangerous part of this trek, so you must take extra precautions.


Due to the fact that the Mardi Himal trek is a recently opened trail that passes through a lush forest and wilderness and that no clothing or equipment can be purchased there, you should be well-prepared from Kathmandu or Pokhara. You don't need the right equipment for this walk, though. You may complete this journey with ease if you have a pair of T-shirts, trekking shoes (regular shoes will do), a sun hat or cap, sunglasses, trekking paint, a pair of socks, a headlamp, normal gloves, a down jacket, sunscreen cream, general medication, a water bottle, sandals, novels, etc.

Although the Mardi Himal Trek is not a very chilly route, it will be chilly if you go in December or January. You will experience temperatures between -8 and -10, although other months will be warm. Typically, the temperature rises to 20 degrees centigrade during the day and falls to -4 to -5 degrees centigrade at night.


The base of the Mardi Himal hike now has a tea house. There was camp base trekking prior to 2012, but now there are numerous tea houses and lodges in every town. You don't need to bring a tent for the Mardi Himal hike, but you can set up your tent close to the tea house and eat there if that's how you like to sleep. It is much warmer to remain in the lodge rather than in a tent.


Mardi Himal is not a particularly high-altitude trek. The best advice for preventing high altitude sickness is to avoid spending the night at an elevation that is more than 3500 meters above where you spent the previous night. For further safety, it is always preferable to have one acclimatization day after climbing every 1000 meters.


You will only be walking through a jungle for one or two days on the Mardi Himal Journey, so it is an easy trek. You might come across a wild yak, a leopard, or other animals. Once you arrive at the Mardi Himal base camp, be cautious of the avalanche.


No, any age group can easily execute the Mardi Himal trek with a lower risk of altitude sickness. However, there can be a slight chance of getting altitude sickness, yet you get served with astonishing views at the Mardi Himal Viewpoint.

Yes, you can easily hire a guide for the Mardi Himal Trek. Hiring a guide can be equally beneficial for easy and smooth execution to the viewpoint. 

A guide can help you with all your essential requirements, medical support and can give you all the cultural insights about the region.

During the Mardi Himal trek, you especially get tea houses and guest houses along the trail to the Mardi Himal. Accommodation can be easily available during off-season but you need to prebook as the lodges get extremely crowded during the peak season.

No, as Mardi Himal Trek is a short and easy trek, previous trekking experience is not mandatory. Even good physical fitness is enough to undertake the Mardi Himal Trek.

Yes, you can always contact us, for any customization or changes in the trip itinerary to the Mardi Himal Trek.

You can also choose other treks in the different regions of Nepal like, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, and Everest Base Camp treks.

Yes, Footprint Adventure is a leading trekking company that has been providing A-level services since 2015. You can always extend your trek during the Mardi Himal Trek. 

The trip extension can be very flexible in all the treks we offer such as Annapurna Circuit Trek, Mardi Himal Yoga Trek, Manaslu Circuit Treks.

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