Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal

The Mardi Himal Trekking Tour in Nepal is ideal for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers looking to explore the Annapurna region. The trail meanders through dense forests, verdant meadows, and remote hamlets, where you can witness the local culture and traditions. The trek offers breathtaking views of diverse flora and fauna, and as you climb higher, the snow-capped Himalayan peaks emerge, providing an awe-inspiring sight. The Mardi Himal Base Camp offers panoramic views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli, with magical sunrise and sunset views.





Best Time

April-May & Oct-Nov

Tour Itinerary

  • Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal!
    Upon your arrival, our dedicated representative will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel, ensuring a hassle-free and seamless start to your journey. To start your adventure, indulge in a welcome dinner at a rooftop overlooking the magnificent Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal’s largest and most significant stupa, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions as you take a leisurely stroll around the stupa, offering butter lamps, and making a prayer for good luck.

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationTrekking duration
    Accommodation4-star hotelMeals-/-/DAltitude1,400 mDrive durationTrekking duration
  • An immersive full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley.
    swayambhunath Start by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. The temple is situated atop a hill offering panoramic views of Kathmandu valley. The large domed stupa is surrounded by a variety of small shrines and temples, each ornate and luxuriously decorated with gold and vibrant prayer flags and is considered holy to Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus. The site is believed to date back to 460 A.D. and was reconstructed by King Manadeva in the 13th century.

    Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, an old royal courtyard with over fifty temples, including the temple of the titular deity, Taleju Bhawani. The Durbar has two courtyards; an inner section consisting of Hanuman Dhoka and the main palace. Some floors of the main palace have been converted into a museum dedicated to display the three generations of Shah kings of Nepal and also showcases some ornaments from the medieval periods. Thus, the palace is also known as “the Museum of Temples”. The outer courtyards have a Kasthamandap (was a three-storied public shelter), Kumari Ghar (which houses the Goddess Kumari), and a Shiva-Parvati Temple. The outer courtyards also have an abundance of handicraft shops, and a nearby Bazar and locals markets.

    Visit Patan Durbar Square, also known as the city of artisans. The area is home to some of the finest artisans of Kathmandu Valley, who have preserved the cultural and ancient techniques of art and craft, such as wood, wax, painting and metal work. The former Royal Palace of Patan has been converted into a museum to display the unique crafts. Apart from the museum, Patan includes Hiranya Varna Mahavihar (Golden Temple), Golden Window, and Mahabouddha Temple and many other unique cultural attractions.

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationTrekking duration
    Accommodation4-star hotelMealsBAltitude1,400 mDrive durationTrekking duration
  • Flight Option:
    A morning 20 min flight to Pokhara and spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the lakeside city.

    Drive Option:
    An early morning drive to Pokhara, starts by leaving the valley and following the river before stopping for lunch. The road then turns towards the north, before reaching Pokhara late evening.

    Pokhara is considered the gateway city to the Annapurna Himalayas. This lakeside city has abundant cafés, restaurants and adrenaline day activities. A place many travelers spend their time in, as it is less polluted and has more natural surroundings than Kathmandu.

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationFlight duration
    Accommodation3-star hotelMealsB/-/-Altitude822 mDrive duration7-9 hrsFlight duration30 min
  • After breakfast, begin the journey into the Himalayas.
    Once in Kande, begin the trek along a forestry path uphill. Along the way you will see the views of the towering Annapurna Mountain Range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South Hiuchuli, Annapurna II and IV and Lamjung Himal (weather permitting). The trail passes through lush forests and small villages to reach Deurali.

    Note: From day 4 to day 7, accommodation will be in a simple lodge with basic and limited facilities, mostly having shared bathrooms.

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationTrekking duration
    AccommodationSimple LodgeMealsB/L/DAltitude2,060 mDrive duration1 hrTrekking duration4-5 hrs
  • After breakfast with views of the Himalayas, continue on the trail to Low Camp. The trail takes you into the wilderness as you enter the forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, and hemlock. Catch an occasional glimpse of the stunning views of the Himalayan mountains.

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationTrekking duration
    AccommodationSimple LodgeMealsB/L/DAltitude3,200 mDrive durationTrekking duration5-6 hrs

    forest-camp nepal

  • The trail passes through dense forests and rhododendron trees to reach High Camp. The views of Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre are spectacular. Reach there by lunchtime, and spend the afternoon acclimatizing and admiring the views of Annapurna South and Fishtail, which are much closer than the day before.

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationTrekking duration
    AccommodationSimple LodgeMealsB/L/DAltitude3,734 mDrive durationTrekking duration3-4 hrs
  • An early morning start to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp (5,000m). Spend some time at the viewpoint and witness the sunrise view and close-up views of the Annapurna I, Machhapuchere mountain range and panoramic vistas from Dhaulagiri to Ganesh Himal. Return to High Camp for the night.

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationTrekking duration
    AccommodationSimple LodgeMealsB/L/DAltitude5,000 mDrive durationTrekking duration6-9 hrs
  • After breakfast, follow the steep descending path through dense forest and terraced fields to Sidhing. Upon arrival, meet the driver and drive back to Pokhara. Once at Pokhara, check in to the hotel, and spend the remaining evening at leisure.

    Optional add-on: Visit Sarangkot via Cable Car
    Optional add-on: Pokhara Ultralight flight
    Optional add-on: Visit international Mountain Museum

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationTrekking duration
    Accommodation3-starMealsB/-/-Altitude822 mDrive duration3-4 hrsTrekking duration4-6 hrs
  • Start the sightseeing tour, by visiting Pumdikot, a viewpoint located at an altitude of 1,500 m offering impressive views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, and Mt Machhapuchhre. The viewpoint also has a new 3-story view tower, Shiva Damaru, a gigantic statue of Lord Shiva. This 51 ft high statue sits on top of an enormous dome and is surrounded by 108 Shiva Linga.

    On your way back, visit Shanti Stupa, located on Anadu Hill at an altitude of 1,100 meters. The pagoda is built in the pagoda style of the Nihonsan Myoboji monks. The word “Shanti” means peace in Sanskrit, thus meaning Peace Tower. The shrine was built as a symbol of peace. Nepal is home to two of the world’s eight peace pagodas and the other Shanti Stupa in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. The peace pagoda in Pokhara offers panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountains, Pokhara City, and Fewa Lake.

    Choose either to hike for 2 hours or drive for 15min back to Pokhara.

    Optional add-on: Helicopter tour of Pokhara valley and Annapurna Base Camp
    Optional add-on: Visit international Mountain Museum
    Optional add-on: Bungee Jump
    Optional add-on: Ziplining

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationTrekking duration
    Accommodation3-starMealsB/-/-Altitude822 mDrive durationTrekking duration
  • Flight Option:
    Have a leisure morning, before catching your flight back to Kathmandu, where you will spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

    Drive Option:
    An early morning drive to Kathmandu. Stop for lunch by the riverside, before reaching Kathmandu in the evening.

    Relax with a 45-minute complimentary foot massage in Kathmandu.

    Optional add-on: Half day sightseeing to the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Try a pottery session.
    Optional add-on: Thangka painting class
    Optional add-on: Yoga class
    Optional add-on: Cooking class
    Optional add-on: Singing bowl class

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationFlight duration
    Accommodation4-starMealsB/-/-Altitude1,400 mDrive duration7-9 hrsFlight duration30 min
  • Enjoy the day at your leisure. Relax with a 45-minute complimentary foot massage in Kathmandu.
    This additional day in Kathmandu is recommended to avoid missing your international flight, due to the unpredictable weather in the mountain region and the domestic flight might be cancelled due to bad weather.

    Optional add-on: Full Day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, the ancient city inside the Kathmandu Valley.
    Optional add-on: Day trip to visit Monastery in Pharping.
    Optional add-on: Rock climbing in Pharping.
    Optional add-on: Day trip to Changu Narayan temple.
    Optional add-on: Day trip to Kritipur (a Newari styled area in Kathmandu)

    AccommodationMealsAltitudeDrive durationTrekking duration
    Accommodation4-star hotelMealsB/-/-Altitude1,400 mDrive durationTrekking duration
  • We will drop you off at the airport for your continued adventures.

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What is Included

Our package includes all the following.

  • Welcome dinner in Boudhanath Kathmandu upon arrival
  • 2 way domestic flights between Kathmandu & Pokhara OR 2 way private land transfer between Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Dedicated trekking guide and porter during trek
  • 4 nights Kathmandu at 4-star hotel with breakfast
  • 3 nights Pokhara at 3-star hotel with breakfast
  • 4 nights simple lodge accommodation with 3 meals during trek
  • Sightseeing day in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing day in Pokhara
  • Private irport pickup/drop-off services
  • All entrance fees & taxes mentioned
  • 24/7 support during your trip
  • 45-min foot massage
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system)
  • ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation area project)

Not Included

Our tours do not include the following expenses, however, we do provide assistance if needed to provide them for your holiday.

  • Tourist visa fees
  • International flight
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal clothing
  • Non-specified meals
  • Personal travel insurance
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