Mardi Himal Trek - 12 Days

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwest lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare(Fishtail), the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara. As we shall soon see from a closer and more westerly vantage point, the mountain hold win peak – thus its name, Machhapuchhare, which is English means “Fishtail”. Mardi himal trekking is relatively short and easy trek in the Annapurna Region.

Majestic Grouping of Mountains

Machhapuchhare is the most southern high point of the Annapurna Massif, the awesomely majestic grouping of mountains in the central Himalaya that includes 5 of the 12 highest mountains in the world – all at the close of very close quarters to our route.

An eight-day hiking through the forest and on above the tree line and on up to from our high altitude camp at 4,100 m. from where there are the most amazing close quarter’s views of all.

Mardi Khola (River)

Now descending first through the forest, a different route takes us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola. The torrent that has been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from all the much-used trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the moods of the warm valleys and the friendly villages. Here, as we make our way along the bank of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of siding. Down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the “interesting” bridges, there is no doubt this indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside.

Mardi Himal Trek Map

Mardi HImal Trek Map

The best seasons for Mardi Himal Trek is Autumn and Spring but it can be completed in all seasons.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and drive to hotel (1300m)

Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (827m) (6-7 hrs) drive

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m) 30 minutes drive, (4-5 hrs) trek

Day 05: Deurali to forest camp (2520m) (6-7 hrs)

Day 06: Forest Camp to low camp (2970m) (5-6 hrs)

Day 07: Low camp to high camp (3540m) (3-4 hrs)

Day 08: High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m) return back to High Camp (2-3 hrs)

Day 09: High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m) (6-7 hrs)

Day 10: Trek to Lumre (2-3 hrs), drive to Pokhara(35 minute) drive

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Day 12: Final departure

Day 01: Arrival pick up from airport transfer to hotel

Our representative will come to collect you at the airport and take you to Hotel this day you will have your relax time in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Early morning, after breakfast, you will be taken for a cultural tour of Kathmandu city. Some of the main highlights will be Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820) (6-7 hrs)

After breakfast, we take early morning drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes you about 6-7 hours with amazing views of river , hills , mountain, valleys and village .in the evening you will have time to look at Fewa lake.

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali 2100m 30 minutes drive, (4-5 hrs) trek

After an early morning breakfast, we start our adventure with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 05: Trek to forest camp (2520m) (6-7 hrs)

Our trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.

Day 06: Forest Camp to low camp 2970m  5-6 hrs

We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal’s rich biodiversity and reach the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up the valley is mesmerizing. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. Overnight in low camp.

Day 07: Low camp to high camp (3540m)  (3-4 hrs)

We trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If lucky, we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning. Overnight in high camp.

Day 08: High camp to upper viewpoint 4250m return back to High Camp (2-3 hrs)

On our trek to the upper viewpoint we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and others. We trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.

Day 09: High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m)  (6-7 hrs)

We take a different route in high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting.  Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. Overnight in Siddhing.

Day 10: Trek to Lumre (2-3 hrs), drive to Pokhara (35 minute drive)

After an early breakfast, we walk towards Lumre finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. After reaching the city. We take a rest and freshen up. In the evening walk around the lake .

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu

early morning , after the breakfast drive to capital city of nepal . walk around the the thamel street and there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of Mardi Himal Trek.

Day 12: Final departure

Our friendly representative will drop you off at the airport. We are sure that you will be inspired to visit Nepal again after this trek. We hope that you choose us to plan your next trip to Nepal.

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara ( 3-star hotel.)
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Transportation Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara ( 3-star level hotel )
  • Professional trekking guide with government licence
  • Porter, who carry your baggage during the trek (2 guest 1 porter)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All requirements paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation  food, and accommodation.
  • Drive back to Pokhara from Lumre.
  • Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara in tourist bus.
  • First aid Medical kit
  • Emergency Rescue Help (covered by your travel insurance).
  • All program as per itinerary.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Airport Departure

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara monuments fees
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

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Price From USD $ 705/person
Total $ 705 USD

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