Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking   |  13 Days

an adventure on off the beaten trails with stunning views of whole Annapurna range of peaks

Explorer Adventure offers a pleasant country walks where all age groups and interested people from veteran trekkers to beginners can join in this marvelous Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking which leads you in sheer wilderness with daily views of Annapurna Himalaya on a week duration adventure.

Annapurna Mardi Himal located just a mere distance from scenic Pokhara a popular and leading city and touristic destinations where all treks and adventure around Annapurna starts and ends on this beautiful Pokhara situated on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya with calm serene lakes.

A moderate walks with touch of high altitude which makes Annapurna Mardi Himal trekking adventurous, as this beautiful journey leads you on high hills and ridges covered with dense rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), oaks, magnolia, hemlock and pine tree lines with other rich vegetations.

As our adventure progress leaving the lush green tree lines disappears for smaller alpine shrubs and dwarf rhododendron (azalea)into exposed areas at High Camp and beyond at Mardi Base Camp the highest point of the trek above 4,500 m high standing beneath towering Mt. Machapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ and Mardi Himal which is Southern West flank of Fish Tail peak.

Starting Annapurna Mardi Himal from Pokhara with short drive heading towards high hills to reach at Dhampus and Potana villages inhabited by Gurung the hill tribe of Annapurna Himalaya, walk leads into beautiful forest with views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya including Machapuchare and small rocky and ice peaks of Mardi Himal.

After days of good walk leaving the mainstream trekking trails entering into remote and isolated areas to reach our final destination at Mardi Himal base camp with breath-taking panorama of mountains that surrounds this high scenic ridge facing towering peaks of Machapuchare directly towards north with Mardi Himal.

Enjoying glorious and grandeur views of dramatic scenery of mountains and landscapes heading back to Pokhara taking an alternative route past Jungle and Low Camp towards low warm country of paddy fields and terraces for short exciting drive back to Pokhara with magnificent adventure on Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking.

Trip Highlights

  • Adventure in the hidden corners of Annapurna Himalaya range to Mardi Himal base camp
  • Stunning panorama of worlds highest mountains on daily walks on scenic ridge of Mardi Hills
  • Beautiful forest of rhododendron-oaks-magnolia and pine trees to barren landscapes of rocks and ice
  • Grand views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya with Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak
  • Exploring Gurung traditional farm villages of immense Buddhist religion and colorful culture
  • Beginning and ending at picturesque Pokhara blessed with natural beauty of mountains and lakes


  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

    First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Annapurna Mardi Himal trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites. Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our
    city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient
    heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half
    day or full day.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu,
    with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid West at Pokhara.
  • 3 Day 3: Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m distance) of 06 hrs journey (30 min by air).Morning taking an exciting drive to scenic Pokhara, which leads you on Nepal’s busy highway with
    grand views of peaks and landscapes, as drive leads past many towns and farm villages then reaching at
    Pokhara after 5-6 hrs of interesting overland journey where hotels located by the serene Phewa lake
    Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya includes
    magnificent Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, due to its twin summits, a virgin unclimbed peaks of
    Besides mountains and rolling green hills treasures calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas where most of the
    good hotels and international standard restaurants located by the Phewa Lake.

    (For flying options of 30 mins flights to Pokhara 30 minutes from Kathmandu)
  • 4 Day 4: Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m - 02 hrs drive and trek to Deurali 2,100 m - 04 hrs walks.After a nice and pleasant stop in Pokhara with excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic
    Machhapuchare Himal, having breakfast an exciting drive leads you for few hours beyond Pokhara valley
    to reach our starting point of Annapurna Mardi Himal trekking.

    Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna peaks and farm lands and
    then reaching at Phedi where drive leads uphill on winding dirt road to reach at scenic Dhampus a large
    Gurung tribe village where you can catch panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountain with
    magnificent Machapuchare peak ‘Fish Tail’ including Mardi Himal.

    From here following the ridge line past scattered farm areas into lovely cool shade of alpine woodland
    with climb up to Potana village and then slowly climb to Deurali for overnight stop in local lodge with
    grand views of Machhapuchare Himal and other series of peaks.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520m via Pitam Deurali 2,100m - 05 hrs.After a pleasant overnight stop at Potana with fabulous views, walk continues on main trail reaching at a hill top at Pitam Deurali, offering superb views of landscapes and snow peaks.

    From Deurali our route heads north leaving the main trekking trails into sheer wilderness where walks leads along a ridgeline into serene forested area with cool temperature views of Annapurna I and South and Huinchuli, including Annapurna IV -II and Lamjung Himal towards east after a good walk reaching our overnight stop in the midst of forest surrounding at Kokar Forest Camp with few basic lodges for trekkers.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Badal Danda / Low Camp 2,970 m - 05 hrs. From the Forest Camp, morning walk leads higher on uphill path with steep climb to reach a pasture land for overnight stop on route Mardi base camp at Badal Danda, a high ridge with couple of nice simple lodge facing super views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to High camp 3, 700 m - 05 hrs.This wonderful area offering grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach at High Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with steep climb to reach at High Camp where tree lines fades to short rhododendron and juniper bushes.

    Here at High Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding super views of Annapurna Himalaya.
  • 8 Day 8: At High Camp for hike to Mardi West Base Camp 4,500m. Here with another night stop to explore beyond High Camp with day hike to Mardi Himal leads you towards high ridge on the highest point of the trek above 4,500 m.

    Walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal South Face with towering Mt. Machapuchare; this area known as 'Other Sanctuary' named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in early 1970's. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on same route to our overnight stop.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Siding village 1,750m | 5,740ft - 06 hrs.After a fabulous time on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with beautiful views and back into forest of rhododendron and pines trees, retracing the journey back on same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village located between the junction to another East and West route to Mardi Himal on warmer area for overnight stop before ending this lovely trek next day.
  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Lwang village 1,230 m - 04 hrs.From Siding village morning walk leads within warm farm country by the side of Mardi River as our route leads past scattered farm fields and smaller villages to reach at Lwang nice community run villages with home stays for visitors.

    Lwang village famous for organic tea and its plantations which is about 25 k.m distance from Pokhara populated by Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Blacksmith, Tamang, Newar people. Thus, the visitors will have a great opportunity to experience the culture of people of various different faces of Nepalese. Visitors can stay in small stone roofs houses with clean lanes and surrounding, served with typical Nepali food (dal, rice, curry) and local chicken, alcohol made from local millet, cultural events and shows. Home-stay in Lwang village can be an unique experience with tea farm surroundings and mountain as backdrop includes typical mixed cultures and traditions.
  • 11 Day 11: Trek and drive to Pokhara via Mardi Pul - 04 hrs.Morning catch the fantastic views of snow clad peaks, our last day takes you on a drive to reach Pokhara, journey leads past Mardi Pul with views of mountains on route Pokhara, where our wonderful Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking completes at picturesque Pokhara by the calm lake of Phewa Lake for last overnight stop around Annapurna region.
  • 12 Day 12: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.Morning transfer into a vehicles either by car-coach or in tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for overland journey back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.

    On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
  • 13 Day 13: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Annapurna Mardi Himal trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
    • Two night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  Basis with B.B
    • full board during the trek like Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
    • Transportation from Kathmandu to pokhara to Kathmandu Tourist Bus 
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinner

Cost Excludes:

    • Domestic flight KTM  Pokhara KTM 
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurance
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips) for your Guide and potters 
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu
    •  Lunch and dinner whilst in pokhara  


  • Sabine
    Germany Published: Sunday, April 29, 2018

    6 days Mardi Himal April 2018


    I did a customized 6 day trek with Bam and everything was fine. We had a great time, I could ask a lot & he explained me everything and we laughed a lot every day. I also had time every day to walk on my own without talking and in the teahouses he was around every second I needed him.

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.


Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

Guide and Porters: 

On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
    Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List
  • Down Jacket
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs trouser
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each


  • Trip Duration 13 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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