Mardi Himal Trek

The alternative trek to the Annapurna white peak region, The Mardi Himal Trek is an undisturbed trekking route in the western Nepal. Along with the panoramic view of Himchuli, Modi Khola and the surrounding ethnic communities. You get an opportunity to go beyond the busy trail and trek in off the beaten trail. After the first attempt to ascend Mardi Himal, trekking through this route became popular. Located in the Annapurbna region, the trek offers the incredible views during the trip.

The diverse sceneries of the local geography have made the Mardi Himal Treks wonderful. The trekkers can explore the fascinating views of the Annapurna, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and the neighbouring white peaks. The trekking goes through the rhododendron and oak forests which finally leads to the alpine region's landscape. After driving from Pokhara to Phedi, the trekking begins and you ascend through the rugged trail with a camping overnight stay. This trekking requires special knowledge and also the experienced guides. Spring and autumn are the best trekking seasons of the Mardi Himal Trekking. Please, contact the Explorer Adventure for more details.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Kathmandu Arrival.

Day 02 :Sightseeing of Kathmandu City.

Day 03 :Drive to Pokhara (820m). 6-7 hours.

Day 04 :Drive from Pokhara to Kande, trek to Forest Camp (2500m). 5-6 hours.

Day 05 :Trek from Forest Camp (2500m) to Low Camp (3290m). 4-5 hours.

Day 06 :Low Camp (2990m) to High Camp (3980m). 4-5 hours.

Day 07 :High Camp (3580m) to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4450m) and back to High Camp. 7-8 hours.

Day 08 :High Camp (3580m) to Sidhing (1885m). 5-6 hours.

Day 09 :Sidhing (1885m) to Lwang (1460m). 4-5 hours.

Day 10 :Lwang (1460m) to Hyangjakot (1545m) and down to road at Banskot (1100m), drive back to Pokhara. 3 hours walk.

Day 11 :Pokhara to Kathmandu. 6-7 hours drive or 45 m fly.

Day 12 :Final Departure.

Cost Include

  • All airport/hotel transfers within Nepal
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with bed and breakfast basis and pokhara hotel.
  • Drive with Tourist Bus
  • All trekking permits and TIMS card for the trek
  • Experienced and English speaking trekking guide
  • Full board meals during the trek
  • Insurance for all Nepalese staffs
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket (just for the trek)
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Exclude

  • Personal trekking gears, international round trip airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in the Kathmandu and also in the case of early return from mountain then the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival. Late departure early return from mountain (due to any reason)
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Tips for guides and staffs
  • Personal expenses ( phone call, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle water, shower, heater charge etc )
  • Personal travel /medical/cancellation/rescue insurance
  • Any rescue costs or early departure from the trek
  • Helicopter or charter flight

Day 01 :Kathmandu Arrival.Namaste and welcome to Nepal. The Explorer Adventure Company representative welcomes you warmly in the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy our welcome dinner in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 :Sightseeing of Kathmandu City. After breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Then, return back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 :Drive to Pokhara (820m). 6-7 hours.After breakfast in the morning, you drive to to Pokhara from the highway. The scenarios of the River, jungle, rice fields, villages and others are superb. After reaching Pokhara, we have time to go walking around and boating. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 :Drive from Pokhara to Kande, trek to Forest Camp (2500m). 5-6 hours.The early morning sunrise view over the Fishtail peak fills the energy to our journey. After breakfast, we start to walk from the village towards the less visited tourist destination and the trail is unusual. It is a journey through the wilderness of rhododendron, birch, oak and other trees. It is Off-the-beaten trail and after 5-6 hours walk, we end our foothill journey at Forest Camp. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05 :Trek from Forest Camp (2500m) to Low Camp (3290m). 4-5 hours.As the trail moves to the higher altitude, the form of forest goes on changing and the trail becomes more rugged. The wood of Orchid and mosses and the panoramas of the Himchuli and the sharp edge of Annapurna south offer excitement. Down deep, the Modi Khola River is flowing in its own way. Today, we stop at the low camp site, from where we can see the stunning Fishtail. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06 :Low Camp (2990m) to High Camp (3980m). 4-5 hours.Above the tree line, we come out of the forest and continue our journey through the grassy lands and the meadow area. Today, we have a steeper climb and we rest at 3980 meters altitude campsite area. The whole afternoon is for our acclimatization, moving around and exploring. Annapurna south and the fishtail peak can be seen awesome. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07 :High Camp (3580m) to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4450m) and back to High Camp. 7-8 hours.The main day of the trekking, we ascend to the Mardiu Himal Base Camp from the high camp. The scenarios include rocky landscape and glacial range. The trail is deeply off-the-beaten. During the trek, we can explore the wonders of Mt Annapurna, Fishtail and Mardi Himal range. After the exploration, we descend back to the high camp. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08 :High Camp (3580m) to Sidhing (1885m). 5-6 hours.It is a gradual walking down from the high camp of Mardi Himal base camp trekking leads us through the forested area and the terraced fields. The glacial stream and views of waterfalls make our trip enchanting. We continue our trek to Sidhing and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09 :Sidhing (1885m) to Lwang (1460m). 4-5 hours.It is an easy walk and we cross several terraced rice fields. The gradual walk to our today’s destination Lwang is not far from Sidhing. Enjoy our wonderful journey and rest. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10 :Lwang (1460m) to Hyangjakot (1545m) and down to road at Banskot (1100m), drive back to Pokhara. 3 hours walk. The last day with a short and spectacular walk takes us to the beautiful place of Hyanjakot and we further descend to the roadside of Banskot. Then we drive to the beautiful city-Pokhara. Enjoy the evening and have a rest. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 :Pokhara to Kathmandu. 6-7 hours drive or 45 m fly. After breakfast in the morning, you drive to the tourist bus park and drive further to Kathmandu. It is again about 6 hours drive on the highway. Or if you fly, it is about 45 minutes to fly. You arrive Kathmandu and transferred to hotel. Enjoy the evening with delicious farewell dinner with us. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12 :Final Departure. The last day of the trip, the representative of the Explorer Adventure Company drops you to the airport. Thank you for joining us for your memorable trip. See you again.

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.

Trip facts

Duration: 12 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Easy

Destiantion: Nepal

Activities: Trekking and hiking

Altitude: Maximum 4450 Mt.

Accommodation: Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, tea house/home stay during the trek

Meals: Bed and breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, full board during the trek

Transportation: Drive .

Group size: 2-10 people

Client Reviews


Even though we went to this trek with different organization, trek leader Bam was the main responsible person, who knew every meter of discovered area and told us many interesting stories. He got prepared trip very well, supported us and helped with menu on...

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