Mardi Himal Short Trekking
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Mardi Himal Trek

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Moderate 
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Time: Mar - June | Sept - Dec
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 4450m


  • Combined immerse culture.
  • Views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and other peaks are available.
  • hemlock, maple, and rhododendron trees groves
  • national birds varieties and also called Danphe
  • The view of Machhapuchhre Himal
  • Take a walk that is quite straightforward yet that many visitors ignore.
  • With a local homestay in the highlands

Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal is a joyous short trekking route of the exciting Annapurna Locale. You have the option to travel off the beaten path. where most people would embark on the Annapurna Base Camp you can go above with more peace.

The Mardi Himal Trekking excursion brings you to the Mardi Himal base camp. situated between Machhapuchhre, also known as Fish Tail Mountain and Mardi Himal.

When it comes to trekking in the Annapurna Region, the Mardi Himal Trek is one of the best-kept secrets. After Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek this trail is trending in the field of Nepal Trekking. Travel planners at Yolo Hike have knitted an exciting short itinerary that endows the best.

The Mardi Himal trek is the finest choice for avoiding crowds. this trek is also the greatest substitute for Poon Hill Trek. On the Mardi Trek, you travel through forest trails where you can encounter wildlife.

“Mardi Himal Trekking – New exciting trekking trail in Annapurna”

The most famous trekking trail in the Annapurna Region of Nepal is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The journey is effervescent. Trekkers reach the base camp of the world’s 10th tallest mountain of the world.

Imagine you get the chance to see the base camp from a higher point. Yes, Mardi Himal Treks offer the chance for trekkers to observe the Annapurna Base Camp from the top.

Getting There and Away

The journey starts with the jeep drive to Kande from Pokhara. Traverse through the places like Forest Camp, Low Camp, High Camp, and Upper View Point Camp. Reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp and experience the Camp points or customize them for the camping trip. The place is picturesque and indeed the photographer’s paradise.

Pokhara is the most famous touristic city in Nepal. The most iconic view from the city is of Mt. Machhapuchhre. Mardi Himal trail endows the best view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (7000 m). Trekkers can extend their Mardi Trek towards Ghorepani Poon Hill and Khopra Hill.

Poon Hill is the trail to Annapurna Base Camp Trek, a great Annapurna viewpoint. Yet, Khopra is less known but offers plenty of attractions, especially the sight of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) the world’s 7th tallest mountain.

Book Mardi Himal Trekking in Nepal. Mardi is a new, tranquil, picturesque trail to trek and explore. create a fantastic tale of a walking holiday in Nepal.

Mardi Himal Trail is Open for Trekking

Trekking is a great activity performed by thousands of travelers each year. many trails like Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit are gaining popularity. Collecting the footprint of travelers the Annapurna region became quite busy.

The unexplored destination which is as beautiful as this famous trail needs recognition. Mardi Himal is one case. Mardi Himal routes opened in 2012. following a survey by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the trail operated.

The National Trust for Nature Conservation, and the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal. These big names in tourism and Nature conservation operate the project. Access to this new route in the Annapurna region made a huge impression in short trekking.

Mardi Himal Base Camp

The trek to Mardi Himal is more than a hike. it's also a trip through a thick rhododendron forest, a lovely trail in the Annapurna region. It is the nearest mountain journey known for its breathtaking views of Machhapuchre.

On the way to Mardi Himal High Camp and ViewPoint. you may take in the Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Annapurna range. The greatest short trekking in Annapurna, this trek is simple, quick, and rewarding. Both rookie and expert hikers can embark on this journey.

you will love your journey to Mardi base camp. Yet, the vista of Mount Annapurna is half visible from this location. because Machapuchhre overshadows the edge. But, you'll get a close-up view of other mountain ranges. the ABC Trail, the Mudi River, the Annapurna Waterfall, etc.

Some hikers return from the viewpoint and upper perspective. you can head up to base camp because the journey is not as difficult as the high-camp viewpoint. though you'll get amazed as you travel the base camp's narrow trail.

Mardi Himal Trek price

The cost of the Mardi Himal Trek is not set in stone. The below Mardi Himal Trek itinerary is standard. This 11-day Mardi Himal Trek itinerary is accessible within a budget.

Send us your trip planning, a custom place to visit, and the length of stay with your budget. we will manage your itinerary as per your needs with tweaks and suggestions from experts. This trekking can get customization for a week-long to suit your budget.

Please email us for inquiries or tailor-made itineraries per your interest and trip budget.


  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner

Our office reps will be on standby with our vehicle to receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, and our signboard will be displaying Yolo Hikes outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel. This will be your first overnight in the ancient valley of temples (probably the most in the world) in the capital city of ancient Kathmandu.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Kathmandu is the traditional soul of Nepal and has been a well-known destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city is a neat combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a half-day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows, and Swoyambhunath.

  • Altitude822m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

This drive makes up most of the morning as you cruise through a highly scenic highway with so much to see right from the windows of your bus…and your plane if you were to fly, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites in the lovely lake city of Pokhara.

Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhists and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Altitude2540m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we head to Kande which is about a 1-hour drive from Pokhara. Walking through the beautiful viewpoint of Pothana and Australian Camp trekkers reach Forest Camp. Lunch will be at Pritam Deurali from where the majestic mountain range looms right in front of you. Forest Camp is full of dense woods of oak, hemlock, maple, and rhododendron trees. This place is locally known as Kokkar as well.

  • Altitude3035m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Brief walking is inside the forests and finally, the trail opens up to higher alpine trees area including dense rhododendron trees. The route is steep at the start and comfortable at the end. The view of Machhapuchhre Himal is best seen from this place. Low Camp is famous among photographers as well who are interested in taking Fishtail Mountain’s different pictures.

  • Altitude3590m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It is an uphill climbing route where trekkers continuously hike upwards with scattered rhododendron trees on both sides of the route. If you are lucky you can spot pheasant, monal, and Lophophorus (national birds varieties and also called Danphe). High Camp is a majestic place to spend the night with the shiny Himalayas in the backdrop.

  • Altitude4200
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek to the Upper View Point for a sunrise experience. Narrow trails and rain gullies could be hard to walk but our experienced guides will provide enough guidance during this phase of walking. The mesmerizing view of Annapurna Sanctuary from the top is definitely the highlight of Mardi Himal Trekking. Trekkers again come back to High Camp for an overnight stay.

  • Altitude1560m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From high camp, trekkers descend to Landruk Village following a different route than of low camp. This village is habituated by Ghale, Gurung, and Magars. Most of the villagers are also in British Gurkha Army. You can enjoy local delicacies as well as folk songs in this village before heading to Pokhara.

  • Altitude1070m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Descend down to Modi River and walk on the relatively motorable trail. Once you reach Nayapool via Birethanti bus will drive you back to Pokhara.

  • Altitude822m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

flight Pokhara to  Kathmandu (25 min flight) and rest and relaxation in Kathmandu hotel. and farewell dinner at Kathmandu with the manager of sublime trails and share the great experience. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

The trip concludes here and our airport representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport for your connecting flight departure from Nepal. It was a pleasure serving you at Yolo Hikes and we do hope the relationship developed between us will extend to further visits to this amazing country of Nepal in the years ahead. We would like to wish you all the best and a safe journey home.

Trip map

What's Included
  • All Ground Transportation by private Vehicle
  • 2 Night accommodation in Kathmandu in BB Basis in 3- Star category Hotel
  • Three times meal with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available accommodation in Tea House Lodge on a twin-sharing basis during the trek.
  • Snacks (Seasonal fruits) During Trek
  • Highly Experienced and Certified Guide and porter (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • Trekking Guide and Porter Salary, Food, Accommodation, and Insurance
  • Kathmandu -Pokhara - Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
  • All entrance fees and taxes including Airport Tax
  • All Government Taxes and Services Charges
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag by YOLO Hike
  • Duffle bag by YOLO Hike
  • First Aid Medical Kit
What's Excluded
  • Meals are not listed in the itinerary.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Nepal entry Visa can be taken upon your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Single entry Visa fee cost USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days), For Arrival Visa you are requested two Passport size photograph
  • Soft Drinks including water and other beverage not listed in the itinerary
  • Snacks
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, laundry, and others
  • Personal Trekking Gears
  • Internet, Phone calls
  • Tips for Staffs

Additional Info

Packing the essentials for Mardi

Mardi Himal Trek is a short and easy trekking package. Packing for Mardi only needs to analyze the trekking season. the route and terrain are easy and marked. The clear sky and warm environment make trekking comfortable. you should not pack more than two layers instead in winter.

For day hiking, you can pack essentials like t-shirts, sweatshirts, and fleece jackets. a warm buffer jacket will prevent you from cold breezes during the morning and night. pair of Track pants, shorts, and warmers can go great for the lower body. Two extra pairs of undergarments and socks are more than essentials.

You can pack your charging equipment and Camera essentials for photography. Pack your toiletries like Tissue Paper, soap, and shampoo. A pack of sunscreen and a Hat is a great choice to save from direct sunlight.

make sure you pack your sleeping bag although you get a blanket in the accommodation.

How long is Mardi Himal Trek?

After the trial opened in 2012 for the visitor many tourists visited Mardi Himal. Trekkers have practiced the trekking itinerary ranging from 6 to 12 days. the shortest you can perform this trek is within a week and the longest it can extend is 12 days.

Mardi Himal Trek begins in Kande, 27 kilometers north of Pokhara. The hiking route continues to Australian Camp, Pothana, and Deurali. we will then elevate to Forest Camp, Low Camp, and Badal Danda also known as Middle Camp. The trail is a bit difficult while upgrading to High Camp, and Mardi Himal Base Camp.

After then, it turns around and goes from Low Camp to Siding Village. The Mardi Himal Trek has a total distance of 41 kilometers and 25 miles by walking.

Best Season for Mardi Himal Trek

Trip of Mardi is famous among domestic travelers too. The major reason behind its popularity is the chance to explore the area throughout the year. Yet, the most interesting is the Autumn and winter season.

Mardi Himal Trek is also known among trekkers as the off-season trekking trail. the climate is warm and clear throughout the year. even in the winter season, the Camps get warmer as you increase elevation.

During Autumn you will see a crystal clear sky and the best view of the Annapurna range and ABC trail. Experience the unblocked warm sunlight in Mardi and walk the pleasant hidden trail.

You can take sunbathe at High Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp. Mardi is the best destination to travel to in the Winter season. the trails are narrow and slippery in winter. Use a shoe chain to prevent your boots from ice and snow.

How difficult is the Mardi Himal trek?

Mardi Himal Trek is a short and moderate category of trekking in Nepal. you need to prepare and fit your body before doing this trek as you will be walking for several hours a day. To adjust to the higher altitude you need to be fit and mentally prepared.

Yet, Mardi is the best trek for beginners. Mardi trail takes you to the highest point of 4500m. every day you will gain about 800m altitudes on average. you will trek for fewer hours compared to the famous trekking trail of Nepal.

Mardi Himal Trek Accommodation

Yolo Hike presents the best accommodation available within your budget. You will stay in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast. All the rooms are on twin sharing basis. if you need a single supplement the trek cost will get higher.

During your trekking, you will be staying at the best available Tea House. These Tea House will get serve meals and a standard room for accommodation.

Compared to popular routes like ABC and Poonhill, the Mardi trek has fewer Teahouses. As a result, you could have to share a room with a bunch of other people at some of the stations. You might need to reserve the bed two to three days in advance if it's the busiest time of year.

Meals during Mardi Himal Trek

Meals are among the prior for trekking. Tea House will provide you with food and drinks. Try authentic Nepali food and international cuisine (Indian, Continental, Tibetan, etc). you will get all meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trial.

yet, In Kathmandu and Pokhara we will provide you only Breakfast. You can explore the beauty and try out the cuisine on your own. this city area provides you with various cuisine. if you are missing your favorite food during the route, impress your appetite hunger.

We will provide you farewell dinner in Kathmandu. Enjoy your authentic dinner and Nepali cultural dance in a popular restaurant.

Customer Reviews

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  • Excellent trekking company!

    I highly recommend Yolo Hike for booking a trek! I did the Mardi Himal trek and Anil was super responsive when I was planning the trip and handled all of the necessary permits. My guide and porter, Sujan and Nikesh, were awesome! They were knowledgeable and taught me a lot about the nature we saw along the way. Plus, they were fun to hang out with!

    Emily M
    Emily MMay 22 2022, United States
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