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Mardi Himal Trek Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Facts

Trip Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 4,100m
Activity Trekking & Hiking
Group Size Min 02 Pax
Arrival On Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure From Kathmandu, Nepal
Accommodation Stone Built Houses (tea houses) during trek
Meals All meals during trek & breakfast in kathmandu

Mardi Himal Trek meanders through lush valleys, alpine meadows, lichen-laden dense forests, numerous streams, and waterfalls, while the fascinating mountain scenery can be seen gleaming upon the close horizon. An Eco-trek in the quintessence, the path is so less used that you feel like embarking upon a discovery expedition when you pass through the route. We start the trek from Dhampus Phedi near Pokhara and spend our first night in Pothana or Deurali. From there we enter into the complete wilderness for days until we emerge from there into the village of Siding. From Siding, we return to Pokhara and end this exciting Annapurna hike through the wild nature.

Mardi Himal Trek starts from Pokhara like the others in the Annapurna region. Depending on the time you like to spend, the itinerary can be customized to accommodate the total trip in less than a week or for about two weeks. You can definitely take a full plunge into the virtually untouched territories of the natural world as you acquaint first hand with the alpine flora and fauna as well as the high altitude mountain terrain. You can enjoy the scenery of the Annapurna Range including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre/Fishtal, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli, Mardi Himal and numerous other peaks if the weather is fine.

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by AC tourist bus.
Day 02: Drive to Dhampus Phedi and trek to Pothana Deurali (2150m).
Day 03: Pothana Deurali to Forest Camp (2480m).
Day 04: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m).
Day 05: Low Camp to High Camp (4100m).
Day 06: Exploration/Sightseeing Day.
Day 07: High Camp to Siding (1280m).
Day 08: Siding to Pokhara.
Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu by AC tourist bus.

Detail Itinerary


Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) Duration: 7 hrs by Ac tourist bus - 210km.

After breakfast, we leave for the long drive to Pokhara which is the second largest city in Nepal. The scenery along the road is dramatic and you will see rivers, valleys, cascading rice terraces and rocky gorges. Upon arrival, we will check in to the hotel. In the evening, you can enjoy leisure boating on the scenic Fewa Lake and see the magnificent reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna Range in the crystal clear water of the Lake (a wonderful photo opportunity!)  Overnight at the hotel, B/B


Day 02: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana Deurali (2150m), 5hrs.

We drive for an hour to reach Phedi and then climb up to Dhampus village. Passing Pothana village we walk to Deurali through the rhododendron forest. Overnight at guesthouse. B/L/D


Day 03: Pothana Deurali to Forest Camp (2480m), 5hrs.

This day the trail leads us through some forest enjoying the serene ambiance. To reach the camp we walk for about 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse. B/L/D


Day 04: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m).

You will experience the thrill of walking in the total wilderness of thick forests covered with rhododendron and other trees. Mostly the trees are covered with mosses and lichen. Sometimes the thick foliage opens into small windows, from which you will stare at the stunning sceneries of in the direction of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. On the left side far below lies the Modi Khola Valley. As you approach the camp, captivating views of the northern face of Mt. Fishtail greet you. Overnight at guesthouse. B/L/D


Day 05: Low Camp to High Camp (4100m).

Today we will pass through rhododendron forest and alpine pasture land to reach the High Camp. In clear weather, you will infinitely enjoy the Himalayan panorama. Overnight at guesthouse. B/L/D


Day 06: Exploration/Sightseeing Day.

This will be a relaxing day with much panoramic view. The closeness of the mount fishtail and the Annapurna ranges will soothe our mind while the view of the Modi Khola valley is another attraction. Overnight at guesthouse. B/L/D


Day 07: High Camp to Siding (1280m).

The return route is different. You will walk through a thick forest and then see the terraced farmland as you return to the Upper Mardi Khola region. You will see original rural Nepal with its life at ease and proximity of Mother Nature.  Overnight at guesthouse. B/L/D


Day 08: Siding to Pokhara (850m).

We walk gently towards Pokhara with the enjoyment of beautiful mountain ranges as well as the valley. Overnight at hotel.B/L


Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m).

7h drive by A/C tourist bus. We will have a farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. B/B

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a B/B basis.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Three times meal during the trek.
  • Hot soup in high places.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the transportation as per the itinerary.
  • A professional guide for trek and sightseeing.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Insurance for guide and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guide and porters.
  • All necessary documents (Permits and TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Medical kit.
  • Trip completion certificate.
  • Trekking map as itinerary.
  • T-shirt from the company.

Price Excludes

  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance of clients.
  • Personal expenses: Hot shower, battery charge during the trek, mineral water, bar bills and laundry.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in exception of an itinerary.
  • Tips for guide and porters.

Check Lists

Basic Gears:

For head:
-Sun hat or scarf
-Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear
-Sunglasses and snow goggles with UV protection
-Sun cream
-Sun glasses


For Lower Body:
-Under Garments
-Hiking shorts
-Lightweight cotton long pants
-Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
-Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
-Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


For Feet:
-Thin, lightweight inner socks
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks
-Hiking boots with spare laces
-Camp shoes or sandals
-Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp if snow there


For Upper Body:
-Light and expedition weight thermal tops
-Fleece jacket
-Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
-Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
-Down vest or jacket


For Hands:
-Lightweight gloves
-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)


Other Accessories:
-Sleeping bag rated to zero DC * (4 seasons down sleeping bags)
-Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
-Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
-Basic First Aid Kit for you
-Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag
-Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches / 10-15 liters / KG capacity)
-Trekking Poles (optional)
-Water bottle (2) or cameo bag
-Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)


-1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
-Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
-Nail clippers
-Face and body moisturizer
-Feminine hygiene products
-Small mirror
-Wet wipes (baby wipes)
-Tissue /toilet roll
-Anti-bacterial hands wash


Extra Luxuries as optional:
-Reading book
-Trail Map/Guidebook
-Journal, pencil & Pen
-Pen and small notebooks
-Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and cards
-Base Layer
-Trekking Shirts
-Trekking Trousers and Shorts
-Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear
-Sun Protection Hat

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