Key Infomation

  • Duration:11 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude4,500 m
  • ActivityTrekking , Hiking
  • Group Size1-15 Person
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Mardi Himal Trek is the least known but hidden gem as it offers an amazing up-close stunning view of the range of mountains namely the Annapurna Himalayan range, incredible landscapes, more importantly, first-time experience of a trekking mountain peak. Located in north-western Nepal, just o the south of Annapurna massif; is undoubtedly a hidden gem, as it offers the splendid view of the 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 trips 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 the 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 an amazing opportunity for photographs. This peak is said to have drawn 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 an amazing mountain vista of numerous majestic mountains namely Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre known as Mt. Fishtail, and so forth.

Besides exploring mountains, 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, 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 a 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 Mardi Himal base camp at meter height, subsequently trek to the high camp of Mardi Himal 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 Lumle and finally drive back to Pokhara. You will have a sightseeing tour all around Pokhara around the magical caves, waterfalls and finally fly back to Kathmandu.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek 

  • Trekking through the vibrant and less crowded trail which 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, authentic natural beauty. 
  • Explore the local culture, traditional villages, 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 lakeside after trekking. 

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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 Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • 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 Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • 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. 

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6-7 hrs drive
  • Maximum Altitude830m

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 Altitude822 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 Three Star Standard 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 vehicles. 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, and in Pokhara on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles.
  • All accommodations in a standard guest house during the treks on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • All the group transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu in a luxury tourist bus. 
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation 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.
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu if need necessary. 
  • International flight tickets.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.
  • Hot Drinks, Mineral water, soft drink, and hard drinks, laundry.
  • Donation for local people, hospitals, schools (not compulsory).
  • The rest of the expenses which are not mentioned on Cost includes.

Additional Info

High Altitude Sickness
Mardi Himal Trek is not much height. Poon hill's height is 3200m so there is no problem with 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 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 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.

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