Mardi Himal Trek

   11 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-122)

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The Mardi Himal trek is a recently opened eco-tourism trail that leads hikers to the base camp of Mardi Himal. This route offers stunning views of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu, as well as the blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary.

Located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, to the east of the Annapurna Base Camp, this trail is off the beaten path and takes you through Rhododendron and Juniper forests and charming settlements of Tamang and Gurung people, culminating at the base of Mardi Himal. For an ultimate adventure, trekkers camp each night, sleeping under the stars and gazing at the Himalayas. The trek reaches a maximum altitude of 4,500m.

Amigo Treks and Expedition has designed an 11-day itinerary for the Mardi Himal trek, which also includes a guided day tour of major sites in the Kathmandu Valley. The package includes a full board during the trek and a bed and breakfast before and after the trek, as tea houses and lodges are not available. Cooks are hired to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner of your choice.

Accommodation and meals in Pokhara and Kathmandu are arranged at hotels, and a free map is also provided. The package can be customized according to your preferences, and all customized packages guarantee flat rates, no hidden charges, special group discounts, and a 100% departure date.

March-May and September-November is the right time to enjoy the trek, as these months are very supportive in terms of weather, temperature, trail, and visibility. Moreover, if you are looking to explore more areas of the Annapurna region try our other packages like the Annapurna Base Camp trek 16 days, or even the Annapurna Circuit Trek 20 days.

This hike to the base camp of Mardi Himal starts with a 40-minute ride from Pokhara to Phedi. The trail passes through Pothana, Forest Camp, and High Camp and finally up to the base camp of the Mardi Himal, which then retraces the same path to the Low Camp, where the trail heads towards Sidhing Village. The trail then follows the line of the river valley and heads towards the end point of the trek Lumre, where we catch a vehicle to Pokhara. Enjoy!

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara. (850m/6 hours.)

Day 04: Pokhara to Pothana. (1970m/5 hours.)

Day 05: Pothana to Forest Camp. (2550m/ 7 hours.)

Day 06: Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m/ 6 hours.)

Day 07: High Camp, trek to Base Camp.

Day 08: High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m/ 7 hours.)

Day 09: Siding Village to Pokhara. (850m/2.5 hours trek and 1 hour drive.)

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 11: Departure day


  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • 3 nights twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3* standard hotel with breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Full-day guided city tour in a private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Accommodation during the trek (lodge/tea house)
  • Trekking permit and TIMS permit
  • Tourist (Deluxe A/C) bus from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Fresh fruits after dinner
  • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup)
  • Government-licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for every 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Amigo Duffel bag (you can use it for a Sherpa bag) and Trekking Map (As a souvenir)
  • First Aid Service (Basic)
  • Oximeter - To determine your oxygen level
  • Adventure certificate (after completion of the trek)


  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and  alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Monument entrance fees (USD26 per person)
  • Your travel insurance covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Tips (as an appreciation) and any other extending trips and accommodation

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Welcome to Nepal as well as Amigo Treks and Expedition family. Today, upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our company representatives will receive you and escort you to the tourist standard hotel booked for you. If time permits, we also schedule a meeting at our office for the briefing regarding the trek, followed by an introduction session with other members (especially Sherpas and guides) of your team. Today, we also host a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can enjoy ethnic dance and cultural music along with authentic Nepali food. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and the dinner can be scheduled for the following day.

Meals included: Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Authentic Nepali food, Cultural Music, and Ethnic dance, which is also a short introduction to Nepal.)

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and meeting with your trekking guide.

The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few hour tours to the major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending a few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gear (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags, etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square (a historical structure offering architectural wonders), the Pashupatinath temple (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction), Swyambhunath and Boudhanath (a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia.

Optional site: Another World Heritage site ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahabouddha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, and Kumbeshwor Temple.)

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara. (850m/6 hours.)

Today, in the morning our guides will come to pick you up at your hotel and escort you to the bus station to catch an early morning, comfortable tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus will head towards the west of Kathmandu Valley and continue the journey towards the western part of Nepal following the Prithvi Highway along the Trisuli River. The bus will stop twice – one for breakfast and one for lunch and then continue until we reach Pokhara. The evening can be utilized to explore the lake area. The night will be spent at a  hotel in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: Comfortable tourist bus, the windy highway along the Trisuli River, breathtaking view of waterfalls, rivers, jungles, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with the seasonal crop, different vegetations, curious faces of people running motels, restaurants and lodges, Lake area in Pokhara.)

Day 4: Pokhara to Pothana. (1970m/5 hours.)

Pothana is the destination set for the day. After having breakfast, the trip continues with a 40-minute bus ride to Phedi. The upward hike begins from here. A climb through the jungle, passing several small villages takes us to the beautiful Gurung village -Dhampus. From Dhampus, a steep climb will first take us to the Australian Camp, passing Deurali. We further walk up to Pothana situated on the Annapurna Circuit trail. The evening can be spent exploring Pothana and enjoying the views of the mountains. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Spectacular view of the Annapurna Mountain range and Machhapuchhre, several beautiful Gurung settlements; their lifestyle and traditional houses surrounded by the farmland.)

Day 5: Pothana to Forest Camp. (2550m/ 7 hours.)

The Forest Camp is the destination set for the day. From Pothana, the upward hike continues on the stone-paved trail till Deurali. On reaching Deurali, we leave the circuit trail and catch an off-the-beaten trail that heads east. The trail passes through the dense forest, presenting glimpses of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif and some wildlife en route to the Forest Camp. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Magnificent, closer view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, glimpses of leopard, deer, monkeys, and various species of birds, dense forest, and the experience of a tented camp along with the meals prepared by local cooks)

Day 6: Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m/ 6 hours.)

The High Camp is the destination of the day. Leaving the Forest Camp we proceed towards the High Camp. Though the distance is short the climb through the forest of Rhododendron and Juniper forest is quite steep. The settlement is almost nil around this area. We first pass Manjh Danda to reach the low camp, and then we pass the Nangge Danda to reach the high camp. The top greets you with the most spectacular view of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp, and Mardi Himal. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Dense forest of Rhododendron and Juniper, splendid views of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp, and Mardi Himal.)

Day 7: High Camp, trek to Base Camp.

Mardi Himal Base Camp is the destination set for the day. Today we wake up earlier than usual to enjoy the sunrise view from the High Camp. Today is a challenging day as the day requires walking on a narrow, rocky trail. Leaving the High Camp, we ascend for about 4 hours to reach the base camp of the Mardi Himal. After enjoying the views from the base camp, we walk back to the High Camp. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: The spectacular sunrise view from the High Camp, view of the great ice fields and the blue glaciers of the Sanctuary wall, the stunning Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal with a dozen glistening snow-bound giants, and also the hovering Lhophophorous above us.)

Day 8: High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m/ 7 hours.)

Siding Village is the destination set for the day. From the High Camp crossing the Nangge Danda, a steep descent brings us back to the Low Camp. From the Low Camp, we leave the trail used earlier and head towards the Mardi Khola River through the dense forest. The walk continues till Sidhing. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Dense forest, friendly little settlements, lovely fields, and the experience of pristine Nepali countryside.)

Day 9: Siding Village to Pokhara. (850m/2.5 hours trek and 1 hour drive.)

Pokhara is the destination set for the day. Leaving Sidhing, we now hike down following the line of the river valley, passing various small settlements of Gurung and Tamang people until we reach Lumre. At Lumre, we catch a vehicle that will take us to Pokhara in one hour. The evening can be spent exploring the Lake area. The night will be spent at a  hotel in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

(Highlights of the day: Beautiful view of mountains, the cute little settlements of Tamang and Gurung people, attractions of Lakeside in Pokhara.)

Day 10:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft) 6-7 hours

Kathmandu is the destination set for the day. Today we fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, which leaves you enough time to spend your day in Kathmandu. A private vehicle will be awaiting your arrival at the airport, which will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The day can either be spent resting at the hotel or exploring the cities of Kathmandu. In the evening, we again meet for the farewell dinner and discuss the trek and the feedback. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: 25-30 minutes scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, a comfortable tourist standard hotel, and a farewell dinner in Kathmandu)

Day 11: Departure day

This day is the last day of your trip to Nepal with Amigo Treks and Expedition. If your flight is scheduled for early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled for later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu. However, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition can also make arrangements for some other top adventurous activities that you can attend while you are in Nepal.

Meals included: Breakfast 

Mardi Himal Trek Review(s)

4.9 out of 5 Based on 1 user reviews.

it was a phenomenal experience


I recently went on the Mardi Himal trek with Amigo Treks and Expedition, and I must say it was a phenomenal experience. As someone who loves adventure and enjoys exploring new places, this trek was a perfect choice.

One of the things that stood out to me about the Mardi Himal trek was the lack of crowds. It felt like I was truly experiencing the beauty of the Himalayas in a more authentic and remote way, away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular trekking routes.

Booking my trek with Amigo Treks and Expedition was a decision I was thankful for. Their team offered exceptional guidance and support during the trek, and my guides and porters were well-informed about the local culture, history, and geography. This added an extra layer of depth to my experience, making it all the more fulfilling.

The scenery on the trek was simply breathtaking. From lush forests to charming villages and high-altitude landscapes, every turn offered something new and exciting. The highlight for me was reaching the high camp at 4,500 meters, where I was rewarded with an unforgettable panoramic view of the surrounding peaks.

And, of course, reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp was an unforgettable experience. The majestic Mardi Himal peak was simply awe-inspiring, and being able to witness it up close was a dream come true.

Overall, I highly recommend the Mardi Himal trek to anyone who loves adventure and wants to experience the beauty of the Himalayas in a more intimate and authentic way. And if you do decide to go, I would definitely recommend booking with Amigo Treks and Expedition - they helped make my trek an unforgettable experience!


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