mardi himal base camp trek
At a Glance
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude4500M
  • Group Size15
  • Trip StyleWalking
  • StartsKathmandu
  • Endskathmandu
  • Best TimeAll the year

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is perfect for those trekkers who are seeking for short hike around Annapurna. Mardi Himal has an altitude of 5587 meters and is located in the Annapurna range. Summiting Mardi himal is a thrilling experience with the kicks at the right place. Mountains and high places have always been a great source of excitement and adventurous sports that can be placed at the top rankings

Mardi himal trek is a spectacular trek in the himalayan region of nepal. With the Mardi Himal trek we come across picturesque views of the Annapurna range and Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail mountain). While trekking the Mardi trek you come across the tea
houses while sipping piping hot tea and enjoying it .Doing the trek is a beautiful journey while communicating with the giant himalayas. You come up close with nature while accompanying the Rhododendrons along the trail.

The ideal Mardi himal base camp trek can be enjoyed with a time frame of ten to fifteen days enjoying the trek with stunning environment. High Camp is the highest sleeping place at the altitude of 3580 meters.The Himalayan monal and pheasants and many exotic and endangered birds can be found in the forests of the Mardi Himal trek. The Mardi Himal trek is an enthralling trek best suitable for enjoying the trek to its natural stage, not so well trodden compared to the other treks in the region.Mardi Himal trek offers a stunning experience for those who like to retreat from their everyday life ,from the hustle bustle of day to day life, to a more serene and adventurous world with waterfalls and enjoy nature’s magic of delight.

While doing the Mardi Himal Trek we start from Pokhara which is a gateway city for the many treks in the region. Taking a flight or a six hour bus drive from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. The Mardi Himal trek begins from Kande phedi. The first checkpoint of the trek is at Deurali or Pothana. A village surrounded with green forests and the experience of Nepalese beauty begins. The estimated time of arrival is around 3:30 hours. Our next destination or point on the trek is the forest camp at Kokar. The lodgings here are more inclined towards homestays rather than hotels and the people here are accommodating .

In the Mardi Himal Trek , there are teahouses for those who don’t want to camp outside where camping outside for a long time may not be feasible for some who have their personal choice of where to stay. After Kokar we move towards Low Camp where we come across foliage of pine trees and the flora and fauna at its natural habitat. Mardi himal trek brings with it amorous views of Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli and Annapurna to the west.Gradually we move forward towards High camp proceeding to Mardi Himal Ridge.

Feel high when you reach to mountain particularly  Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek in Annapurna. Experience walking through villages, camps, forests, hills and snow to reach the majestic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and most significantly, the Machhapuchhre Peak. From Pokhara, a two hour drive towards Kande brings us to the start point of Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. We pass through the small village and climb up to the Australian Camp, and later continue towards Low camp, forest camp and High Camp for the next few days.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Route

The route follows from pokhara- Dhampus- pothana-forest camp -badal danda and then Mardi High Camp (4,500 meters) is the maximum elevation that we reach in this magnificent trek around Mardi Himal, before returning back. Mardi Trek is praised by many for its beautiful journey and majestic views. If not a lot, this trek provides a unique travel perspective in the Annapurna Region of western Nepal. Wake up stunned to the view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Ganesh Himal  and the most Majestic Mount Machhapuchhre (also called Mt. Fishtail representing the peak shape) on your mornings at Badal Banda and High Camp. Catch both the sunrise and sunset with a glassful of hot tea or coffee easily available in the tea house. At night, gather around the fireplace in the dining room and share your experience with other fellow trekkers.

 Mardi Mardi Himal Trek Preparation, Guide & Food

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is graded moderately easy. Food and sleeping arrangements are pretty good in the local tea-houses. No hot water in the mountains though. For that luxury, treat yourself in the Lakeside of Pokhara at the beginning or end of the trek. Take beautiful pictures and leave no trace !
We spend 7-hour via highway or 40-minutes via air to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. Fewa Lake, Tibetian villages in the west, Peace Pagoda, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Davis Falls and several other beautiful spots are worth visiting once in the valley. You can also drive up Sarangkot Hill for eye-stunning sunrise.

Mardi Himal Trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal is a climb with the view it promises. Check itineraries and other details of this trip by scrolling below. Book this trek and you will not regret it.


 From Kathmandu Airport (TIA), our staff will pick you up and arrange your transfer to a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome Dinner in the evening. Rest until the next day.

  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

We will take the Prithvi Highway early in the morning to reach Pokhara.The drive is scenic with views of Trishuli River, rafting & kayaking activities in the Trishuli River, Cable Cars as we drive towards Muglin and head west towards Pokhara.
Enjoy the evening comfortably at the Lakeside or explore the nostalgic town. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Max. Altitude:850m
  • Meals:Breakfast

From Pokhara, we will drive to Kande, which is the starting point of trek. 2-hours of trekking up the local village and lush forest will bring us to Pitam Deurali. It will be a delightful evening with shining stars on a clear night.

  • Max. Altitude:2100m
  • Accommodation:Pitam Deurali / Tea-house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek in similar terrain for around 6 hours to reach Forest Camp. Rhododendrons color the forest before and during spring season. It is equally captivating to trek around mid-February when the snow has just started melting.

  • Max. Altitude:2550m
  • Accommodation:Forest Camp / Tea-house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Continue among the trail. Mostly uphill. The mountain views already start to appear. Spectacular view of the mountains can be seen. After breakfast, we will continue towards the High Camp for some more mountain watch. Watch beautiful sunset over the west with Mount Machhapuchhre at the north.

  • Max. Altitude:2990m
  • Accommodation:High Camp/ Tea-house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We wake up early morning for stunning sunsrise view. Mount Machchapuchhre looks stunningly close with Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna on its left. We will continue our trek towards base Camp of Mardi Himal for an even closer look of the mountains. Later we will return to High Camp.

  • Max. Altitude:4500m
  • Accommodation:Tea-House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We start downhill trek leaving the mountains behind. Mount Machhapuchhre peaks now and then as we descend into open areas. Today's trek is downhill and we recommend hiking poles to balance the weigh on the knees. At the base is a beautiful village of Sidhing with well facilitated Lodge.

  • Max. Altitude:1850m
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Sidhing
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will trek south towards the highway. Once there, we will drive back to Pokhara and spend the rest of the evening.

  • Accommodation:Pokhara / 3-star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch

On this day, we take a tourist bus journey to go back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you can choose to explore the city on your own, its streets and its culture which provides a unique ambiance.

  • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu
  • Meals:Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Congratulations! Your trek has come to a beautiful end. Our representatives will aid you in your departure. We hope that you have had a wonderful time and will join us in the future for such treks and expeditions once again.

  • Meals:Breakfast

Service Details

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin sharing basis.
  •  Private Arrival & Departure transfers
  •  Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  •  Accommodation in teahouse during the trek on twin sharing basis.
  •  Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  •  Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  •  Treks Gears - sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip.
  •  Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  •  Comprehensive First Aid Kit
  •  Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  •  Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  •  Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  •  Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks etc.
  •  Trekking map
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee
  •  Your travel insurance of any kind
  •  International Airfare and Airport Tax
  •  Lunch and Dinner except mentioned on Itinerary
  •  All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  •  Tips to trekking staffs.
  •  Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, beverages, hot mineral water during trekking etc.
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