Pokhara to Mardi himal trek route map, cost reviews

Pokhara to Mardi himal trek route map, cost reviews 7 Days US$575

About Mardi Himal trek package

Pokhara to Mardi Himal trek trail offers soothing representation of high alpine pastures, traditional and picturesque villages, incredible landscapes, lush valleys, grassy meadows, plundering waterfalls, roaring rivers, and untainted culture of Gurung people of the region. If fortunate you will also be encountered with the wildlife like Himalayan thar, musk deer, spotted deer, barking deer, snow leopard, and many more. Close up view of snowy peaks, walking along the pristine forest & green hills preserve an amazing prospect in your mind forever.

Pokhara to Mardi Himal Trekking route is a hidden gem that offers a unique and authentic trekking experience. From the lush forests to the stunning peaks, this trek offers a perfect balance of adventure and tranquility.  Short and easy off the beaten path of Annapurna region offers you unique natural sight of the Himalayas. Mardi himal trek is lately opened moderate level trekking route of Nepal. It is advisable to travel with local guide for better experience.

Trip Fact


Annapurna, Nepal


7 Days


Easy to fairly moderate

Group Size

Min 2 to Max 10 Persons

Max altitude

Mardi base camp 4500 meters

Best time

Year round


Trekking & Sightseeing


Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Drive & Trekking

Start from

Pokhara to Phedi

End at

Lwang to Pokhara

Mardi Himal trek overview

Mardi Himal trek is considered to be a hidden gem. Destined to quest up to the base camp of Madri Himal standing next to the mighty Machhapuchhare, this trek is one of the most hunted trekking ventures of the Annapurna trekking area. Trail starts from small winding paths which leads to the impressive forests, to climb out of the forest you have climb an elevation of around 4,500. While wandering along the oak and rhododendron forest the impressive panorama of silvery mountains widens that will hold your breath for a moment.Mardi Himal trekking guide in Annapurna region travel around Mardi Himal base camp altitude

In the meanwhile the landscape changes unexpectedly from beautiful forest, rugged mountains to the amazing sights of Mardi Himal, Annapurna south, Machapuchre and Hiunchuli etc. Mardi Himal trek can be best in the lot to quench your thirst as it an idyllic trekking display of off-the beaten-track trail leading you into the mystical vicinity of Annapurna region.

Now; Tea house facilities available along the way. It takes 12 days duration to complete 57 kilometers distance of this trek. Difficulty level of this trek categorized fairly moderate. The highlight of the trek is the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of 4,500 meters. From here, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal.

March to may and September to December is the ideal time to go Mardi Himal. It will be a memorable trip because nature enfolds you in peace. Mardi Himal Trek takes you through the heart of the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. You will encounter rare species of birds, animals, and plants along the trail.

Is Mardi himal trek right for you?

The remoteness of the Mardi Himal trekking will sorely illusion you as if embarking on discovery voyage. Mardi Himal trek is a relatively new trekking route that offers a unique experience for adventurous trekkers We professional and committed team and guides that are devoted to make your endeavour the most gratifying and terrific one. We offer tailor made packages as per your requirements and time frame. If you feel the need of any further information please do not hesitate to make an inquiry. We will generously try to assist you on the matter.

Mardi Himal trek highlights

  • Discover breathtaking views of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal itself.
  • Feel physical & mental satisfaction after achieve the Mardi Himal base camp height 4500 meters.
  • Learn about unique culture, traditions and lifestyles of Gurung & Magar people in Annapurna area.
  • Get the glimpse perfect sunrise & sunset view from high camp a most beautiful wilderness area of Nepal.
  • Explore around traditional villages, snow-capped mountains and most beautiful landscapes in the world.
  • Stay at family run tea house to enjoy delicious local cuisine in Annapurna region Nepal.
  • Trek through diverse topography, from subtropical forests to high alpine meadows of Himalayas.
  • Discover verity of flora, fauna and birds in their natural habitat in Annapurna conservation area.

Mardi Himal trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu Airport (TIA) Nepal, our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel by private vehicle. At hotel he/ she will give short briefing about program agreement and day to day plan. Check into hotel, use free time to take rest, relax and explore around Thamel.

Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.

The main ways to travel from Katmandu to Pokhara are by bus, private car and plane as per the budget, interest and booking deal. It takes 6 to 7 hours to cross 200 kilometers distance of Prithivi Highway in between Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you prefer flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara then only takes about 25 minutes.
Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara is incredibly scenic, with breathtaking views of Himalayan mountains, waterfalls, picturesque scenery, Trishuli & Marshyangdi River. Along the way, you will pass through small towns and villages that give you a glimpse into the rural life of Nepal.
Once you reach Pokhara, you’ll be greeted with stunning views of Annapurna range, serene Phewa Lake and beautiful Pokhara city. After checking into hotel you can take a rest or go to explore lakeside area, boating and walk around watching the reflection of mountain and sky in beautiful Phewa Lake. Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara end but memories last forever.

The journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu is one of the most scenic and breathtaking routes in Nepal. The distance between the two cities is approximately 200 kilometers/ 124 miles, and the travel time is around 6-7 hours by road and 25 minute by plane. Keep in mind that the actual travel time may vary depending on the mode of transportation, traffic conditions, and your personal preferences. As soon as reach Kathmandu you will check into hotel, take a rest, spend evening time explore city for souvenirs shopping. Enjoy farewell dinner at evening to celebrate the successful excursion.

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What are included in this package?

  • Airports pick up on your arrival day
  • Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara by car / flight according to preference
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara BB basic
  • Pokhara to Phedi transport by private vehicle (trek start point)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) 3 cups of hot drink on choice each day
  • Best accommodation at lodges during short Mardi himal trekking in Nepal
  • Professional English speaking guide trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience staffs (2 guest:1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
  • All necessary trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
  • Transfer to Pokhara by jeep after trek from Lwang village
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus, car or flight on choice
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require
  • International Airport transfer to depart Nepal


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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Mardi Himal trek cost & dates

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Where is Mardi Himal located?

Mardi Himal is located in Annapurna region of Kaski district, Gandaki providence of Nepal. Mardi Himal Trek offers stunning views of Annapurna range, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and other mountains.

How difficult is the Mardi Himal trek?

Mardi Himal trek is an easy trek for experience trekkers but moderate for novice hikers. Good physical and mental endurance is he essential requirements to this trip. Well maintain path pass through beautiful landscapes, including rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and high-altitude landscapes.

How high is the base camp of Mardi Himal?

Mardi himal base camp situated at an elevation of 4,500 meters / 14,763 feet above sea level in Annapurna conservation area. Stunning views of the Himalayas, diverse nature and culture experience in low elevation make it a popular travel destination of Nepal.

How long is Mardi trek from Pokhara?

Typically, Mardi Himal Trek takes around 5 to 7 days to complete depends on specific route taken and pace. Walking path winds through dense forests of rhododendrons, bamboo and offers breathtaking views of surrounding mountains, including Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna III etc.

How much does Mardi Himal trek package cost?

Mardi Himal trek package cost can vary based on a number of factors, like, transportation, number of people in group, length of the trek, the time of year, the level of service and the specific trekking company you choose etc. However, approximate cost expects to pay in between from USD $395 to USD $850 per person.

Which is best time for Mardi base camp trek?

The best time for Mardi Himal trek during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). These months offer clear skies, pleasant temperatures.it is possible to do this trek Year round.

Which is better Annapurna base camp or Mardi Himal trek?

Mardi himal and Annapurna base camp trek both are popular and really impressive trek in Annapurna region Nepal. Some trekkers feel better on ABC trek some feel better in Mardi himal route, it depends on the persons, interest, goal and preferences.

How to get from Pokhara to Mardi Himal in Annapurna region?

Mardi himal trek start and end in different location like Phedi, Naudanda, Lwang, siding and Landruk villages. These different routes take different duration to reach Mardi base camp. The best option for you will depend on your fitness level and experience.

Can you trek Mardi Himal without a guide?

Yes, it is possible to trek Mardi Himal without a guide but not recommended. If you are planning to visit solo /alone make sure you have the necessary gear for the trek, including warm clothes, rain gear, and a first-aid kit.

What is the Mardi Himal trek distance?

Total distance of regular Mardi himal trek route is 38 to 40 kilometers. Exact distance spends on specific route and optional side trips you taken.

Which route is best for Pokhara to Mardi Himal trek?

Phedi or Dhampus to Mardi himal base camp trek is the most popular and the best route. Mardi Himal trek offers spectacular sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas, especially breathtaking from Badal danda.

How many alternative routes of Mardi Himal trekking?

There are more than 5 variants of this trek, you can start or end this journey as per your interest and duration of holidays. The trek passes through several traditional villages and offers glimpses of local life and culture.

What permits are required for Mardi Himal 5 days trek?

Annapurna conservation area permit and the local rural municipality permits are the essential to visit Mardi Himal base camp Nepal. TIMS is not mandatory because there is not any TIMS check post.

What are the main views on Mardi Himal trek?

Mardi Himal trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, including the peaks of Machapuchare, Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and more.

What are the hardest days on Mardi Himal trek?

Final hiking above Badal danda to high camp and Mardi base camp are the hardest days during trek. But its stunning scenery refresh you all the time, climb with proper acclimatization to minimize the risk of AMS.

Are there any luxury options for Mardi Himal trek?

No, there are not any luxury options for Mardi himal trekking in Nepal. We offer Mardi himal to Annapurna base camp helicopter tour for luxury trip seeking travelers.

How safe is Mardi Himal trek?

Generally, Mardi Himal Trek is a safe hiking destination of Himalayas. Still there are some risk factors like altitude sickness, wildlife, weather and other unexpected changes. It is advisable to travel with guide and support staff to make safe and sound journey.

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