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13 Day(s)
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Kathmandu Nepal
Departure From:
Kathmandu Nepal


    The Mardi Himal Trek is a seven-day trek in the Annapurna region that provides spectacular views of the Himalayan mountain range. In comparison to the well-known Everest Base Camp trek and the Annapurna Circuit trek, it is a lesser-known route. 

    The Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated underneath the Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region’s most prominent peak, Machapuchhre, attracts a small number of visitors. Before reaching the forest’s edge, the trail follows tiny narrow paths through beautiful rhododendron woodland. With views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli, the landscape suddenly shifts to rocky high-altitude terrain.

    The trek starts from Phedi, where we’ll begin our Mardi Himal trek. Phedi will lead us up the stairs. The trail ascends to Pothana through rhododendron and pine forests before arriving in Dhampus, a Gurung village known for its stunning views of the Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. On the following day, trek to Forest Camp with a sloping incline uphill via a dense forest, with stunning scenery of the Himalayas then Low camp. 

    The path continues through ancient rhododendron forests until it reaches a high point of approximately 3,300 meters. The scenery abruptly changes here, with stunning views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. The ascent from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp takes about 4 hours and provides stunning close-up views of the entire Annapurna Range. There is also an incredible viewpoint 4 hours from High Camp. Then cross Siding village and Lumre, where the trek ends, and drive back to Pokhara then Kathmandu. 

    The Mardi Himal Trek 12 days trek is your thing. If you are looking for a less explored and less crowded trekking trail in Nepal. At any time of year, you can go on this trek, but in some places, the path is narrow so it is better to go when the weather is perfect.


    • Walk along the beautiful trail, enjoying the scenic landscape and diverse flora and fauna route.
    • Enjoy the stunning view of the magnificent Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli, and neighboring peaks.
    • Explore the local ethnic culture of the Rai and Limbu people.
    • Enjoy a natural village lifestyle, lush forest, and panoramic mountain views.
    • Trek through dense forests and lush meadows
    • Reach the base of Mardi Himal to witness gorgeous sunrise and breathtaking mountain panorama
    • Explore Pokhara and tranquil Phewa Lake
    • Enjoy the mountain village lifestyle


Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m)

Once you reach Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the Himalayan Marvel Adventure delegate will receive you from there then check-in in the hotel.

Day 2 Trek preparation and Kathmandu sightseeing

Early in the morning, we will sit together for a meeting with the tour guide and our staff then we will give a brief discussion about our itineraries, accommodation, transportation, services that we include, and exclude, and we provide a cap, T-shirt, and bag with our company logo

After the meeting, you can go to Kathmandu sightseeing with our city tour guide. Our city tour guide will take you to many famous places in Kathmandu valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Budhanilkantha, Bouddha, Pashupati Bhaktapur, Swoyambhu, Asan -market, and many more according to the time we have.

Day 3 Drive/ Fly to Pokhara (800m/2625ft, 7-8 hrs/ 25 mins)

The day starts early in the morning to drive to Pokhara. It will take around 7-8 hrs and most probably we will start at 6 am and will have lunch on the way. Once we reach Pokhara we will check-in in at the hotel and take a rest. In the evening we will visit the lakeside of Pokhara and relax there. 

If we fly to Pokhara then we will leave for the airport by 7 am and take a flight at 8 am. After some time we will reach Pokhara and check-in in at the hotel. Since it is not tiring that’s why we can explore Pokhara. You will find many exciting places here with natural beauty. The whole day you can enjoy the beauty of nature at Pokhara and can take part in some exciting adventures like paragliding, zip flyer, mountain biking, ultralight flight, and many more. 

Many adventures are waiting for you so it is your decision to go to Pokhara by driving or flying. (Note: Price changes if you choose to fly.)

Day 4 Trek to Pothana (1,925m - 4 hrs)

We’ll leave early in the morning for Phedi, where we’ll begin our Mardi Himal trek. We’ll take the stairs from Phedi. The route rises to Pothana across rhododendron and pine forests before we reach Dhampus, a Gurung village famous for its spectacular scenery of the Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. We will resume our climb, till we reach the nearby town of Pothana, enclosed by forests and offers breathtaking mountain views. At the Pothana checkpoint, we can also receive the TIMS/ACAP ticket.

Day 5 Trek to Forest Camp at Kokar (2,600m - 4 hrs)

Following a delicious meal, we begin our trek with a sloping incline uphill via a dense forest, with stunning scenery of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The forest is home to several exotic species, and we may see some of these animals and birds along the way. After about five hours of walking, we’ll arrive at the forest camp and pitch our tents for the night.

Day 6 Trek to Low Camp (3,150m - 5 hrs)

We’ll leave after breakfast and make our way to Low Camp. As we rise higher, the landscape will change, and the rhododendron forests will reduce as anemones and fungus take over nature on today’s trail. The view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli is spectacular. We’ll arrive in the afternoon and spend the night at Low Camp.

Day 7 Trek to High Camp (3,600m - 4 hrs)

The day begins with a quick, steep climb out of the rhododendron forest, followed by a lush green path to High Camp, where we will have lunch. The Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and the Mardi Himal itself will be visible from here. Today is also an acclimatization day because we will be at an elevation of 3,600 m above sea level. Throughout the day, we have spectacular views of the Himalayas.

Day 8 Day walk to Upper viewpoint (4,200m - 4hrs)

Today starts with an early wake-up call to enjoy the most stunning sunrise views of the mighty Himalayas. After breakfast, we ascend to the 4200-meter-high Upper viewpoint. A strenuous day of hiking across winding, rocky trails, but the breathtaking views of this magnificent mountain will make it all worthwhile. You will be able to see Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Tare Kang, Khangsar, Annapurna III, and Fish Tail up close if the weather is clear.

Day 9 Trek to Siding village (1,750m - 6 hrs)

We’ll return to low camp and then proceed towards the southeast from the ridge via the thick forest towards Mardi Khola.

Day 10 Trek to Lumre and drive back to Pokhara (3 hrs)

On the final day of the trek where we will trek for around 3 hours and reach Lumre. From here we drive back to Pokhara, 

Day 11 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu ( 6-7 hrs)

Since it’s a long day, we start the day early in the morning. After breakfast at the hotel, we drove back to Kathmandu on the same route which we took previously. After around 7 hrs, we reach the hotel and then check in and relax.

Or if you fly back to Kathmandu it will take less time to reach there and you also get a chance to explore Kathmandu valley. If you are flying then you will take a morning flight at 7:45 am and by 10 am you will check-in in at the hotel. So you will have enough time to do shopping or explore the valley or you can relax the whole day, it’s your choice.

We will have a farewell dinner with the trekking crew a guide and other staff. Enjoy the farewell dinner, and then have a sound sleep at the hotel of Kathmandu. 

Day 12 Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur

Early in the morning, we will sit together for breakfast and begin our day with a Drive to the majestic city of Patan where we will be visiting the ancient Patan Durbar Square home of the Malla Kingdom after a couple of hours there we will be heading to another beautiful city of Bhaktapur.

Day 13 Departure Day

Himalayan Marvel Adventure delegate will drop you at the airport before 3 hrs and return to the respective places. Or you can choose the next program for the next adventurous journey.

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Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Experienced and Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard Hotel (3*) accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • All standard 3 meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Tea house accommodation on the trek, with twin-sharing basics.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. We assign one porter for every two guests.
  • Annapurna Conservation and TIMS permit
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Free Himalayan Marvel t-shirt, Duffle Bag, and sun hat.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal drinks and bar bills.
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Battery charge and Hot shower expenses (only in some places).
  • Other expenses are not mentioned in the ‘Price Includes’ section.


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