Mardi Himal Trek

  • 12 Days
  • US$ 925
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 4200m.
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Trip Highlights

  • Pokhara city Sightseeing

  • Sunrise views of the Mountains

  • Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, Annapurna

  • Rhododendron forests and beautiful villages

  • Historical places and temples

  • Unique culture and tradition


If you are wondering to discover the unseen natural sensations, the Mardi Himal Trek is here, located just east one of the most legendary trekking destination, the Annapurna Base Camp. The Mardi Himal is filled with a hidden gem of nature (lush bamboo and beautiful rhododendron bushes) and culture. A journey to the Mardi Himal brings you to discovers the most iconic Mount Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) in the Annapurna region and trek through the small winding paths by following the beautiful rhododendron forests.  Trekking in the high altitude in the rugged high mountain landscape with stunning Himalayas views such as Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, Hiunchuli is really rewarding. The Mardi Himal is an adventure to discover the gigantic hanging glaciers and trekking on the high ridge with the grandeur views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and its vicinity of Manaslu and Mardi Himal in front of us is really awe-inspiring.

Starting with the scenic flight from Kathmandu, we will land at the famous Lake city called Pokhara. We will officially begin our trek with a small zigzag path that takes us through the lively traditional settlements, where we can introduce to the diverse way of life in the Himalayan region. Following the Phedi and Deurali village with the incredible views of the rice fields, we will continue to trek along the high ridge of Annapurna. Exploring the Gurung Village of Buddhist culture on the way is really exciting. The trek leads us to the destination of this trek Mardi Himal Base Camp, where we can enjoy magnificent views of mountains and amazing landscapes. 

Frolic Adventure offers this unique and the best Annapurna ridge trek with very reasonable cost and provides experienced/friendly guide and helpful porters. For the memorable Mardi Himal trek, feel free to ask any queries and orders.

Outline Itinerary

  • 01Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer a hotel
  • 02Full day Kathmandu city Tour.
  • 03Drive to Pokhara (827 m) (Optional Flight): 6-7 Hrs
  • 04Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2,100 m): 30-40 mins drive and 5-6 Hrs trek
  • 05Trek to forest camp (2,520 m): 6-7 Hrs
  • 06Trek to low camp (2,970 m): 5-6 Hrs
  • 07Trek to high camp (3,540 m): 3-4 Hrs
  • 08Trek to the upper viewpoint (4,250 m) and trek back to high camp: 2-3 Hrs
  • 09Trek to Sidhing Village (1,700 m): 6-7 hours
  • 10Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara: 2-3 Hrs trek, 2 Hrs drive
  • 11Back to Kathmandu (Optional: Flight): 7-8 Hrs
  • 12Final Departure

Cost included

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights Accommodation in 2/3 star standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus for the cultural tour.
  • All the ground transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • An arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in cities Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer a hotelAs soon you’ll arrive at Kathmandu, our representative will receive you and drop you at your hotel, where you can do some rest and relax after hotel checkout. In the evening, you can stroll around to be familiar with the places. You can also enjoy welcome dinner with our team and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02Full day Kathmandu city Tour.You will have a full day cultural heritage sites tour with an expert tour guide and private transport. You visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, monkey temple, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath. Your guide gives lots of information about these area, culture, history, religion, and much more and drive back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03Drive to Pokhara (827 m) (Optional Flight): 6-7 HrsIn the morning, after breakfast, we’ll drive towards Pokhara, the paradise city through the Prithvi Highway. Around 6 to 7 hours journey takes you to Pokhara. this long journey will offer you to witness varied settlements on the way and some stunning glimpses of the mountain like Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri. As you reach to Pokhara, after hotel checkout you can explore the Phewa Lake and enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake. You will stay overnight at Pokhara.

Day 04Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2,100 m): 30-40 mins drive and 5-6 Hrs trekIn this day, after having a morning breakfast we will continue our journey. We’ll drive half an hour to Phedi. We’ll begin our official trek from Phedi towards Deurali. After lunch, we’ll head downhill to Pothana and then climb up to Deurali. We’ll stay overnight in Deurali.

Day 05Trek to forest camp (2,520 m): 6-7 HrsThe next day, we’ll continue our trek towards forest camp through a dense forest of oak, maple, hemlock, and rhododendron. Tonight, we stay at one of the lodges at forest camp where we’ll have a lunch. We’ll stay overnight in the forest camp.

Day 06Trek to low camp (2,970 m): 5-6 HrsWe’ll have a short walk on this day. The trail continues from Forest camp to Low camp through the beautiful forest and will capture the stunning natural scenes. The view from Low camp is superb with Mt. Machhapuchhre visible up the valley along with different traditional villages, surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range. We’ll stay overnight in low camp.

Day 07Trek to high camp (3,540 m): 3-4 Hrs After a pleasant overnight stop, we’ll head towards the upper and higher Ridgeline of Mardi Himal. We’ll trek through tall tree lines with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. The high camp offers you wonderful views of the surrounding hills and landscapes with high snow-clad mountains. We’ll stay overnight in High camp.

Day 08Trek to the upper viewpoint (4,250 m) and trek back to high camp: 2-3 HrsAfter the early breakfast, today plan is to see the sunrise view of the mountains from the upper viewpoint, then after that, we’ll walk back to the high camp. We’ll stay overnight in high camp.

Day 09Trek to Sidhing Village (1,700 m): 6-7 hoursThe next day, we’ll trek towards Siddha village after an enjoyable and memorable walk on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with amazing views. The trail consists of forested areas full of rhododendron and pines trees. Siddha is a traditional Nepalese village with unique culture and tradition. We’ll stay overnight in Siddha village.

Day 10Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara: 2-3 Hrs trek, 2 Hrs driveLast day of trekking of this great adventure after being on hidden trails of Annapurna area, we’ll trek towards Lumre. On the way from Lumre, you can visit Kali Mandir at Pokhari Swara which is one of the holiest temples in Lumre. After breakfast, we’ll drive back to Pokhara.

Day 11Back to Kathmandu (Optional: Flight): 7-8 HrsIt’s your final day, after the early breakfast in the morning; we’ll drive back to Kathmandu, with few rest-stops for refreshment and lunch, after 6 hours of good drive reaching back to Kathmandu. We’ll stay overnight in Kathmandu. You can have rest and shortly look after all the snaps that you captured along the tour. We’ll stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 12Final DepartureOur airport representative will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours of your flight. We will wish you a safe flight.

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