Mardi Himal Trek-12 Day

Mardi Himal Trek – 12 Days

The Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem nestled in the Annapurna region of Nepal, offering trekkers a serene and less crowded alternative to the more popular routes. This trek presents a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility, with its trail winding through lush rhododendron forests, quaint mountain villages and up to the stunning Mardi Himal Base Camp.The journey is enriched by the vibrant local culture with warm hospitality from the Gurung and Magar communities adding a unique cultural dimension to the trek. Compared to the Everest Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal Trek is comparatively simpler, safer and less expensive. It offers stunning close-up views of the Annapurna range, including Mt. Annapurna and Annapurna I and is suitable for trekkers with average fitness levels. Bharha Chuli, Gandharva Chuli, and Machhapuchre You will have the chance to explore the settlements of the Thakali, Gurung, and Magar people during the trek, learn about the local culture, and observe traditional farming methods on fertile farmland.  A safe and enjoyable journey will be ensured by our team of licensed guides with a lot of experience, strong porters, and helpful crew members. The Mardi Himal Trip is a truly less testing journey that offers a magnificent normal delight and the chance to gather lifetime encounters.  It is regarded as one of Nepal's most satisfying treks and provides a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas. To reserve your Mardi Himal Trek with Lonely Nepal Travels, get in touch with them and start a remarkable journey that will take you to natural beauty, cultural immersion, and incredible memories as well as the Mardi Himal Trek for top-notch trekking services, safety, and expert guidance and support.

Trip Attractions

  • Sacred Snow-Capped Mountains: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, III, and IV, as well as Hiunchuli and Annapurna South, are among the sacred snow-capped mountains that can be seen during the trek.
  • Untouched Nature and Breathtaking Scenery: The Mardi Himal Trek takes you through the hidden treasures of the Himalayas and provides incredible views of the landscape and mountains.
  • .Diverse Landscapes and Wildlife: As you journey through lush forests, charming villages, and a variety of landscapes, you will encounter a wide range of wildlife and vegetation.
  • Cultural Immersion: Your trek will take on a cultural dimension as you interact with locals, witness their way of life, and experience their warmth and hospitality.
  • .Panoramic Views and Mountain Peaks: As you ascend to higher altitudes, you will be rewarded with closer views of the majestic Himalayan peaks.
  • Memorable Stops and Experiences: The trek will take you to Sidding, Mardi Himal Base Camp, Australian Camp, Forest Camp, Low Camp, High Camp, and other scenic spots.


Acoomodation At a Luxury Hotel/Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast

A representative will meet you when you arrive atTribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Day 1 of your Lonely Nepal travel to Annapurna Base Camp. The day's schedule includes a trek briefing and accommodation in a luxury hotel or guesthouse in Thamel.

A complimentary breakfast will be provided by the hotel upon your arrival. In the evening, you will have a trek briefing where your guide and trekking expert will give you details about the upcoming trek, including the route, challenges, and highlights.You will also be invited to a Nepali dinner to meet fellow trekkers and enjoy Nepali cuisine. The overnight stay at the hotel will prepare you for the trek ahead.

Acoomodation At a Luxury Hotel/Guesthouse
Activity Duration Full-Day City Excursion
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Day 2 of your Mardi Himal Trek, you will participate in a full day Kathmandu City Visit. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided, along with overnight accommodation at a luxury hotel or guesthouse. The Kathmandu Valley Tour will include visits to the city's numerous World Heritage Sites and rich cultural heritage.

Your day will begin with a hearty breakfast, followed by a city tour with a guide. You will visit the world's largest Buddhist stupa the Boudhanath Stupa, after exploring the sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple on the Bagmati River. You will also see Patan Durbar Square and the Swayambhunath Stupa also known as the Monkey Temple located on a famous hilltop.

The final stop will be Kathmandu Durbar Square where you can view the Kumari Templea living goddess temple, Nautale Durbar, Kaal Bhairav, Swet Bhairav and other cultural landmarks. Your city tour will conclude in the evening after a day of exploration.
You will enjoy a delicious dinner and rest to recharge for the upcoming adventure on the Mardi Himal Trek.

Acoomodation At a Luxury Hotel/Guesthouse
Activity Duration 5-6 Hour's Drive
Meals Breakfast

On day 3 of your Mardi Himal Trek with Lonely Nepal Travels, you will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara known as the most beautiful lake city in Nepal. Breakfast is included and you will stay in a luxury hotel or guesthouse for the night. In the morning, after breakfast you will start your journey to Pokhara in a your choice of transport (private car/jeep or luxury tourist bus). The drive will take about 5-6 hours, during which you will see beautiful green landscapes, farmland, and villages along the way.

You will also have views of distant hills, mountains, and rivers like Trishuli, Narayani, and Marsyangdi. If you prefer, you can opt to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara for an additional fee, which takes approximately 25 minutes. When you arrive in Pokhara, you will be taken to your hotel. Pokhara is famous for its lakes, multiculturalism and various tourist attractions.

After refreshing and resting, you can spend the evening exploring the lakeside city of Pokhara. Before going to bed, you will receive a brief introduction to the upcoming Mardi Himal Trek. Before starting your trek, contact Lonely Nepal Travels to book your adventure and enjoy the picturesque beauty of Pokhara.

Acoomodation At a Luxury Hotel/Guesthouse
Activity Duration 30 min Drive, 5km, 3- 4 Hours Trek
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Day 4 of your Mardi Himal Trek with Lonely Nepal Travels, you will be trekking from Pokhara to Phedi and then Pothana. Accommodation for the night will be provided at a comfortable a hotel or guesthouse, with meals including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Your journey to Mardi Himal will begin after a hearty breakfast. A hired jeep will transport you from Pokhara to Phedi through dusty, off-road terrain.

From Phedi, the trekking portion of your journey will commence. You will reach Dhampus where you will stop for lunch after trekking through dense tropical forests. The trip will become more exciting as you continue from Dhampus offering stunning views of the Annapurna Range. From there, you will hike for about two hours up a wooded ridge until you reach Pothana where you will spend the night.

As you trek towards Pothana on the Mardi Himal route, appreciate the peace and natural beauty of the Himalayan landscape. During this unforgettable journey, enjoy the excitement of trekking through lush forests and taking in majestic mountain views.

Acoomodation Overnight at camp
Activity Duration 14km, 6-7 Hours Trek
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will hike from Dhampus to Forest Camp on Day 5 of your Lonely Nepal Travels’ Mardi Himal Trek. Accommodation for the night will be provided at a campsite, but there is also the option to stay in a hotel at the Forest Camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included on this day. The hike will cover about 14 kilometers and take approximately 6 to 7 hours to complete. As you journey through the lush forest, you will be surrounded by birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and daphnia trees.

As you approach the Forest Camp you will enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience in the beautiful forest. Depending on your preference, you can either camp at the Forest Camp or stay in a hotel once you arrive. During your Mardi Himal Trek adventure you can relax and admire the natural beauty of the Himalayas while enjoying the peace and quiet of the forest.

Acoomodation Overnight at camp
Activity Duration 6km, 3-4 Hours Trek
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp on Day 6, a campsite will provide overnight accommodations. Meals included are Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. The trek will cover approximately 6 kilometers and take three to four hours to complete. As you ascend from Forest Camp to Low Camp, you will notice a change in vegetation from the lush cloud forest with ferns and lichen to tree species and orchids.

The breathtaking panoramic views, including up-close views of sacred Mt. Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhare and the Annapurna mountain range, will be visible through the forest's narrow openings. Upon arrival at Low Camp, you will settle in and spend the night at the campsite. During your Mardi Himal Trek adventure be sure to soak in the stunning views, experience the peaceful Himalayan landscape and enjoy the diverse flora, stunning vistas and serene surroundings.

Acoomodation AOvernight at camp
Activity Duration 9km, 4-5 Hours Trek
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will hike from Low Camp to High Camp on Day 7 of your Mardi Himal Trek with Lonely Nepal . A campsite will provide overnight accommodations. The hike covers a distance of 9km and takes roughly 4-5 hours to complete. Meals provided include Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. You will start your climb to High Camp, the highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek after an early breakfast at Low Camp.

You will be rewarded with stunning views of the ice fields and blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary walls below as you climb higher. The majestic mountains will shine brightly above you, offering panoramic views that will leave you in awe and create incredible memories. Once you reach High Camp, you will have the opportunity to relax and take in the stunning surroundings. On this incredible trekking journey, you will have the excitement of reaching High Camp and witnessing the amazing Annapurna landscapes.

Acoomodation Overnight at camp
Activity Duration 5-6 Hours Trek
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Day 8 of your Mardi Himal Trek with Lonely Nepal Travel you will hike to Upper View Point at 4,500 meters before returning to High Camp. Overnight lodging will be provided at the campsite. The hike takes between 5 and 6 hours to complete. Meals included are Breakfast, Lunch and Supper. After leaving your heavy belongings at the campsite in High Camp, you will trek through narrow Yak trails and sloping grazing lands for sheep.

As you climb to the Upper View Point, you will notice a decrease in oxygen levels, making the trek more challenging. Once you reach the Upper View Point, you will be rewarded with stunning views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiuchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Annapurna II as well as other Himalayan ranges.

This day will offer unforgettable experiences and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. After enjoying the magnificent scenery, you will return to High Camp for lunch. Reflect on the incredible sights you saw during this remarkable trek day while soaking in the beauty of the mountains and natural surroundings.

Acoomodation Overnight at camp
Activity Duration 6-7 Hours Trek
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Day 9 of your Mardi Himal Trek with Lonely Nepal Travels you will trek from High Camp to Sidding village. Accommodation for the night will be provided at a campground or a hotel. The activity, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, is estimated to take six to seven hours. After an early breakfast at High Camp, you will begin your descent towards Sidding village.

The journey will lead you through woodland, terraced fields, beautiful landscapes, farmland and suspension bridges along the Mardi Khola river showcasing the region's rural beauty. Upon reaching Sidding village, you will settle in at a campground or lodging for the night. Take some time to relax and reflect on your trek in the peaceful village setting. A short visit in Sidding will allow you to immerse yourself in the local culture and hospitality. As you continue your trek through the Himalayas, enjoy the serene scenery and ambience.

Acoomodation At a Luxury Hotel/Guesthouse
Activity Duration 3-4 hrs. Trek and 2 hrs. drive to Pokhara
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On Day 10 of your Mardi Himal Trek, you will travel from Sidding village to Pokhara. A luxury hotel or guesthouse will provide overnight accommodations. The duration of the activity includes a three-to-four-hour trek and a two-hour drive to Pokhara. Breakfast and lunch are included.

The drive back to Pokhara from Sidding village will be on bumpy rural roads, offering a glimpse of local villages, traditional farming methods, and the daily lives of the locals. After a scenic two-hour drive, you will arrive in Pokhara for lunch. Once in Pokhara, you will have the opportunity to visit tourist attractions such as Mahendra Cave, David's Fall, Bats' Cave and Fewa Lake which showcase the region's cultural heritage and natural wonders. Pokhara is known for its stunning scenery, peaceful lakeside atmosphere, and as a popular tourist destination in Nepal.

In the evening, you can celebrate completing your trek and relax in the beauty of Pokhara, reflecting on the incredible journey you've had. To book your adventure contact Lonely Nepal Travels. Following the Mardi Himal Trek enjoy a stay in a luxury hotel or guesthouse in Pokhara to appreciate the city's beauty and charm.

Acoomodation At a Luxury Hotel/Guesthouse
Activity Duration By a Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs)
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On day 11 of your Mardi Himal Trek you will travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight accommodations will be provided at a luxury hotel or guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the journey.
In Pokhara, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast before boarding a luxurious tourist bus back to Kathmandu. Along the way, you will see charming settlements, terraced farming fields, lush green hills, fast-flowing rivers and charming landscapes. The beautiful views offer a glimpse into the diverse and lovely scenes of Nepal.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be taken to a restaurant for a delicious meal after a comfortable 6-7-hour journey. You will then have the option to relax, explore the bustling streets and vibrant markets of the city. Thamel known as the top tourist destination in Nepal, offers a wide range of dining options where you can savor different cuisines and immerse yourself in the lively culinary scene of the city.

Take the opportunity to enjoy the flavors of Kathmandu, shop for souvenirs, and soak up the lively atmosphere before concluding your Mardi Himal Trek experience. Book your trek with Lonely Nepal Travels to experience Nepal's diverse landscapes, warm hospitality, and vibrant culture while returning to Kathmandu in style and comfort.
Stay in a luxury hotel or guesthouse to celebrate your successful trek and sample the culinary delights of Kathmandu's bustling streets.

Meals Breakfast

Today is the final day of your Mardi Himal Trek with Lonely Nepal Travels in Nepal. After enjoying a delicious breakfast you will be taken by a private vehicle to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. The team will bid you a happy farewell and wish you a safe flight home as you say goodbye to your guides and team members. Your trek through Nepal's stunning landscapes and rich cultural diversity will now conclude, but the memories and experiences of your Mardi Himal Trek will stay with you for a lifetime.

We are grateful for choosing Lonely Nepal Travels for your trek and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for more adventures in Nepal.
Have a safe journey back home.

Cost of Mardi Himal Trek

Includes Cost

  • Entrance fees, necessary permits, trekking permits, and the TIMS card.
  • Experienced trekking guide and porters for assistance and logistics.
  • Accommodation in mountain hotels, meals, and transportation during the trek
  • Flights, airport transfers, and all necessary paperwork.
  • Food, snacks, and clean water.
  • Hiking gear, first aid kit, and oximeter for health checks.
  • Insurance, souvenir t-shirts, and government taxes.

Excludes Cost

  • Personal expenses, travel insurance, and international flight costs.
  • Charging electronic devices, bottled water, and Wi-Fi.
  • Hot showers, medical evacuation insurance, and tipping.
  • While some packages might offer rental options for trekking gear, purchasing or renting personal equipment like boots, jackets, poles and backpacks is typically not included.
  • Meals during the trek are usually included, extra snacks, bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not.

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Mardi Himal Trek-12 Day

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