Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara

5 Days

starting from $450

$ 350

5 / 5

based on 1 Reviews

Grade:

Easy

Group Size:

Min 1 person

Transport:

Car/Jeep

Altitude:

4,200m

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara Highlights

  • Spectacular views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peaks
  • Tranquil and less crowded trails compared to other treks in the Annapurna region
  • Immersive experience of local culture and hospitality in charming villages
  • Unforgettable moments at the serene High Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp with panoramic mountain vistas

Overview

The Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara in Nepal offers adventurers a lesser-known but equally spectacular alternative to the more popular treks in the Annapurna region. Situated just east of the renowned Annapurna Base Camp route, this trek provides stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peaks, along with opportunities to experience the unique culture and hospitality of local communities.

The trek typically spans 5-7 days, starting from Pokhara and leading through diverse landscapes ranging from lush forests to alpine meadows. Highlights include the serene High Camp, where trekkers can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, and the Mardi Himal Base Camp itself, offering an up-close encounter with the stunning mountain scenery. With its moderate difficulty level and relatively fewer crowds, the Mardi Himal Trek is perfect for those seeking a more tranquil and off-the-beaten-path Himalayan experience.

Itinerary

01 DAY

Drive to Kande by private car/jeep and then trek to Pitam Deaurali (2100m) - 1 hr drive and 4/5 hrs trek

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Pokhara and embark on an exciting drive towards the mid-hills of Annapurna, ultimately reaching the quaint village of Kande along the Pokhara/Beni highway. From there, we set out on a beautiful trek through lush forests, ascending for an hour or more until we reach the picturesque spot known as Thulo-Kharka or Australian Camp. Here, amidst breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayas, we pause for a well-deserved rest and lunch break before continuing our trek towards the enchanting landscapes of Pitam Dearali. It’s a perfect opportunity to immerse ourselves in the stunning beauty of the region.

02 DAY

Trek to Low Camp (2600m) via forest Camp - 5/6 hrs trek

On the second day, we set our journey for Low Camp. Departing from Pitam Deurali, we trek northward along the ridgeline, venturing into the serene forested area where the air is crisp and cool. Along the way, we are treated to panoramic vistas of Annapurna I to the south, with Huinchuli to the east, and Annapurna IV-II and Lamjung Himal to the west. Our journey culminates as we arrive at our overnight halt nestled amidst the tranquil forest, where a handful of lodges await weary trekkers like us.

03 DAY

Trek to High Camp (3,550m) - 4/5 hrs trek

Leaving the rhododendron forest behind, the trail ascends steeply towards a high pasture for our overnight stop en route to Mardi View point. Along the way, we’re rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and mountains up close. As we continue, we’ll pass through a beautiful forest adorned with unforgettable mountain vistas.

04 DAY

Hike to view point (4,200m) and then trek down to Badal Danda or Low camp - 6 hrs trek

Today; we hike from High Camp to the Mardi Himal viewpoint for stunning mountain and sunrise views. It offers a mesmerizing journey through rugged terrain and lush alpine meadows. As we ascend, the panoramic views of the Annapurna Range unfold, captivating us with their majestic beauty. Upon reaching the Mardi Himal viewpoint, we’re greeted by a breathtaking vista of snow-capped peaks and sweeping valleys below, a sight that etches itself into memory. After taking in the splendor, we begin our descent towards Badal Danda or Low Camp, where we’ll spend the night amidst the tranquility of the mountains, under a canopy of stars, rejuvenated by the day’s adventure.

05 DAY

Trek to Siddhing and then drive to Pokhara - 5 hrs downhill walk and 2 hrs jeep drive

Today is the last day of our Mardi Himal Journey. After breakfast, we embark on a roughly 5-hour trek downhill towards Siddhing, immersing ourselves in the serene beauty of the surrounding landscape. Upon arrival in Siddhing, we pause to savor a well-deserved lunch, refueling our bodies for the journey ahead. After lunch, we join fellow travelers for a shared jeep ride back to Pokhara, reminiscing about our unforgettable trekking experience amidst the majestic Himalayas. Our guide will drop you at your hotel in Pokhara.

Price Includes

  • Pick up from Pokhara Hotel and drop off at your hotel in Pokhara.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek. (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • 4 nights of local teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • Seasonal fruits every evening after dinner during the trek.
  • An experienced and certified trekking guide for the trek.
  • All the essential trekking permits for the trek.
  • First aid medicines for the trek.
  • Trip achievement certificate after the trek.
  • If needed company duffel bag and sleeping bag to use for the trek.

Price Excludes

  • Hotel accommodations in Pokhara.
  • Tips to your trekking guide.
  • Extra expenses include WIFI, hot shower and battery charging at teahouses while on the trek.
  • Any alcoholic beverages and cold drinks during the trek.
  • Porters are available at an additional cost at trip departure time from Pokhara.

Traveller’s Review


Our family (with three young adults between 16 and 19) wanted to do the ABC-Trek, but due to bad weather and risk of avalanches we changed our plans and did the Mardi Himal-Trek instead – with our wonderful guide Prakash! He was very, very helpful, flexible and sympathetic. He made us feel like an enlarged family. Thank you soooo much, company guide Prakash!!!
The trek was absolutely amazing with stunning views – and less crowded than the ABC-trek.
So, if you plan a trek either to the Annapurna region or to the Everest region, ask for this company, they does a great job!

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Anja
Germany

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