Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek / Mardi Base Camp Trekking is an adventure that takes you to the hidden areas of the massive Annapurna Himalayan range of peaks. It takes place beneath the magnificent South Face of Machhapuchare Himal, also known as "Fish Tail," which is where Mardi Himal base camp is located.

An exciting and fascinating nation in which walks lead you into the peaceful wilderness, away from the main busy trekking trails and villages, in harmony with the stunning views of Machhapuchare, Mardi Himal, and Annapurna. This is a truly enjoyable walk that takes you into the charming woodland of tall rhododendron, oak, pine, and fir tree lines. As the walk progresses, you'll pass through scenic small plateaus at Mardi Himal Base Camp where the tree lines become shorter and shorter alpine bushes.

Views of the Mardi Himal Trek as a whole:
ne of the few adventures that you should never miss when planning your trips to Nepal Himalaya is truly an exciting and scenic walk with a variety of changes in people, culture, vegetation, and temperatures within a short period of time of a week.

In the comfort of local village lodges and with the warm hospitality of Annapurna natives, Mardi Himal Trek takes you on enjoyable and exciting walks through a variety of unique landscapes and breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks.

What's to come?
The Mardi Himal trek provides stunning close-up views of Machhapuchare Himal, also known as Fish Tail peak due to its twin summits, which are Himalayan peaks that have never been climbed. A revered mountain, Machhapuchare Himal dominates the Pokhara valley and walks to Mardi Himal base camp.

The walk takes you into a cool, peaceful alpine forest with daily views of snow-capped peaks, dramatic landscapes with rolling green hills and valleys, and a break from the main, busy trekking trails. Trek to Mardi Himal, one of the most memorable parts of the adventure, to take in the views and the pure mountain air.

Places of interest and culture:
Mardi Himal Traveling where strolling course leads you into decent conventional homestead towns of Dhampus and Potana occupied by slope clan Gurung individuals well known as unbelievable Gurkha fighters in unfamiliar armies English and Indian Armed force since over hundred years of history.

The Gurung are one of the largest tribes in the middle and high hills of the Annapurna and Lamjung Himal regions. Their primary occupations are farming and cattle herding, with the exception of men who join the military. The Bon practice, a unique form of Buddhist worship of natural spirits, is part of the Gurung religion and culture. Before embarking on the magnificent Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, it is fascinating to observe local customs and cultures. Most of the villages along the way lead to tranquil Phewa lakes with stunning mountain views and beautiful Pokhara.

Seasons and the Trail:
After the final village of Deuralin, walking trails are well-established until Deurali and Potana, where our route enters dense woodland with single, narrow tracks in the entire mountain wilderness with a vague and faint path at times.

The trek begins with a drive to Pokhara, where you can walk from warm lowlands to cooler alpine hills before entering the mountainous zone. The best time to go on this trek to Mardi Himal is from March to May, when wildflowers are in bloom and the country is alive with rhododendron and other wildflowers. The morning to midday is almost clear with sunshine, but the afternoon can be cloudy with the possibility of a few showers and sometimes snow.

September, October, and December are also great months for hiking in the Himalayas, with almost clear days that can get cold in the morning and at night. You can see all of the peaks and get short sunlight from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Max Altitude 4500 M
Trip Grade Moderate
Season Spring/Autumn
Group Size 1-20
Starting-Ending Pokhara-Pokhara
Duration 12 Days
Accommodation Teahouse
Trek Region Annapurna Region

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    On landing in Kathmandu Global Air terminal, got by View Nepal Journeys staff and guide and afterward move to your lodgings. Subsequent to looking into rooms and getting revived joining at meeting place for Mardi Himal Headquarters journey instructions with inns, hold up on the course with do's and don'ts incorporates welcome supper.

    Meals B/B
    Highlights Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
    Accommodation HOTEL
  • 2
    In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

    Today in Kathmandu preparation for the great trek, with last day to buy and hire gears required for the treks, for interested people can join in our half day tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest within world heritage sites. Afternoon free at leisure preparation for Mardi Himal Base Camp trekking where exciting drive takes you to Nepal Mid-West Himalaya area.

    Meals B/B
    Highlights In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
    Accommodation HOTEL
  • 3
    Drive / Fly to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m - 06 hrs rides (30 mins by air).

    The morning begins with a drive on traveler mentor or more modest vehicle as gathering size for an overland excursion that removes you from Kathmandu valley, heading into low hotter regions with perspectives on snowcapped mountains. As drive progresses forward with occupied principal roadway past ranch towns and town then heading Nepal Mid-West to reach at grand Pokhara city. At Pokhara move to pleasant lodgings by the quiet lake Phewa with perspectives on Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range with transcending pinnacles of Machhapuchare 'Fish Tail'. (Choices via air 30 minutes of beautiful departure from Kathmandu to Pokhara)

    Meals B/B
    Highlights Drive / Fly to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m - 06 hrs rides (30 mins by air).
    Accommodation HOTEL
  • 4
    Drive to Dhampus village 1,530 m and trek to Deurali 2,150 m - 05 hrs.

    After a magnificent short-term stop at Pokhara with fantastic perspectives on Annapurna Himal and Machhapuchare tops 'Fish Tail', finishing breakfast then taking a drive past Pokhara valley to begin our most memorable days' journey. Drive along confronting perspectives on Annapurna Himalaya as ride leads past ranch towns and towns and afterward drive leads ups on winding crisscross street to reach at beautiful slope edge at Dhampus town, offers a super display of Annapurna-Manaslu scope of mountains with radiant Machhapuchare Himal the Fish Tail top. From Dhampus one of the huge Gurung towns enhanced with Buddhist petitioning heaven banners on houses, where our most memorable day walk begins with slow move into cool shade of backwoods to reach at Potana town neglecting fantastic perspectives on Annapurna tops. After a short stop at Potana few hours, strolls prompts moving into forested regions to reach at Deurali Ridge for a short-term stop in this exquisite beautiful spot with the great scene of mountains and scenes sees.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Drive to Dhampus village 1,530 m and trek to Deurali 2,150 m - 05 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 5
    Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520m - 04 hrs.

    After a pleasant overnight stop in Deurali with fantastic morning views, walk begins heading north away from main trekking trail along a ridgeline into cool shade of forest facing views of Annapurna I and South with Huinchuli, towards east Annapurna IV-II and Lamjung Himal and then finally ending the day walk at Forest Camp for overnight stop, located in the middle of forest with number of simple lodges.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520m - 04 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 6
    Trek to Low Camp 2,970 m - 05 hrs.

    From here, walk leads higher climb leads to steep uphill trail into forest walking past pasture land to reach at Low Camp for an overnight stop, as our walk leads closer to Mardi base camp at low Camp enjoy views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Low Camp 2,970 m - 05 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 7
    Trek to High camp 3, 700 m - 05 hrs.

    Morning walk leads with grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquil surrounding, as walk leads higher to reach at High Camp, where air gets cooler with steep climb to reach at High Camp, from here tree lines fades for short rhododendron and juniper bushes, High Camp located on remote and isolated spot with some nice simple lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding super views of Annapurna Himalaya.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to High camp 3, 700 m - 05 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 8
    Free day at High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal base camp at 4,500 m.

    Today walk prompts our last objective and too the most elevated place of the experience at over 4,500 m high. The morning begins with a lofty move along a ridgeline to arrive at on a secret level at the foundation of Mardi Himal just underneath transcending Mt. Machhapuchare; this region is referred to likewise called as 'Other Safe-haven' named by early trailblazer Jimmy Roberts when he previously investigated this in mid 1970's. In the wake of partaking in the perspectives on super mountain scene return back on a similar course for a short-term stop.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Free day at High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal base camp at 4,500 m.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 9
    Trek to Forest Camp - 05 hrs.

    Morning enjoys the super views and then retrace the walk back on the same route entering back into rich green vegetation and tall tree lines as walk reach you at Kokar or Forest Camp for last overnight stop in high hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalaya.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Forest Camp - 05 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 10
    Trek to Siding village 1,750m | 5,740ft - 06 hrs.

    After a fabulous time on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with beautiful views and back into forest of rhododendron and pines trees, retracing the journey back on same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village located between the junction to another East and West route to Mardi Himal on warmer area for overnight stop before ending this lovely trek next day.

    Meals B,L,D
    Highlights Trek to Siding village 1,750m | 5,740ft - 06 hrs.
    Accommodation TEA HOUSE
  • 11
    Short walk and drive back to Pokhara with afternoon free.

    From Siding village where our fabulous walks complete with morning drive of an hour takes you back to Pokhara after a great and wonderful time up in the high mountains. At Pokhara with ample time to enjoy the views of Annapurna and as well for free individual activities by the shore of Phewa Lake.

    Meals B/B
    Highlights Short walk and drive back to Pokhara with afternoon free.
    Accommodation HOTEL
  • 12
    Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

    Enjoying lovely and pleasant overnight in magnificent Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake with a super panorama of Annapurna range of mountains, where drive brings you back at Kathmandu with memorable moments around high hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalaya with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.

    Meals B/B
    Highlights Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
    Accommodation HOTEL


  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
  • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
  • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
  • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
  • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit.
  • Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus before and after the trip and Pokhara - Dhampus -Pokhara by private car.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.


  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Drinks items (soft & hard), personal expenses and clothing.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.


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