Mardi Himal Trek | Best Short, and quiet trial in Annapurna Region 2024
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Mardi Himal Trek

  • Duration:
    12 Days
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  • Trek End Point:
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  • Min Pax:
    01 Pax
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea house during Trek
  • Meals: Breakfast in KTM & all meals during the trek

Trip Introduction

Mardi Himal Trek (5587m) is a beautiful mountain just on the lap of the majestic mountain Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m). Machhapuchhre gives a meaning of fishtailed shape in Nepal. This breathtaking route lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

The highest elevation where you will have an overnight stay is just 3500m. Due to very less overnight elevation, you don’t require any extra day for acclimatization and prior experience or training.

Mardi Himal trek offers you a complete package of beautiful landscapes, mountains, sunrise, and cultural experiences. Your trek starts from an elevation of 1756m and the highest elevation you will trek is 4500m which is of Mt. Mardi Himal Base Camp.

The trail gradually rises to introduce you to a beautiful forest mostly filled with Rhododendron and Bamboo. With every climb, you are taken closer to the mountain range of Annapurna.  

Mt. Mardi (5,587m), Mt.Machhapuchhre(6993m), Mt. Annapurna South(7,219 m), Mt. Annapurna (I-IV), Mt.Gangapurna(7,455 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), and Hiunchuli (6,441m) are the moutains that Mardi Himal trails offer.

The major attractive point of this trail is your self being the closest to the beautiful attractive mountain Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna South, and Mt. Hiunchuli. We promise you will feel yourself right in the lap.

With every ascend to make you see these mountains very closer and the trails are cornered with revealing sight. You will witness every morning a new sunrise view and every day feels different and special.

Mardi Himal Trek trail is also known as one of the quietest trails. There are teahouses and lodges at very specific camps at a well-maintained distance. You are not distracted by different shops and hotels until your last day. Dense forest with a clear path and trail paths shown by ACAP in the blue and white logo on each tree and stone.

Until your last day, you will find yourself trekking through forest and hill pastures with mesmerizing mountains in sight. As you trek back to a village called Sidhing your entire trip is well-flavored by cultural experience.

You will come through beautiful villages mostly habitat by Gurung and Tamang community people. Villages on the foot of fishtailed mountains, small rivers, waterfalls, and terraced farming lands.  On the last day of the trek, you have 2-3 hours of walking to a place called Lumre.

 During these two hours, you will witness different small villages with the lifestyle of people living there, their cultures, languages, and their dresses. You will find the Sidhing village very attractive and beautiful where you have an overnight camp too.

During the spring season, you are likely to witness birds and animals. You will see birds like Lophophorus, Monal, kalij, and many different species. Yak is one of the most popular animals you will encounter during your trek. These yaks are only found above 3000m.

Mardi Himal is a trail that is a newly rising trail in Nepal. With a very short trip of 10-11 days, you will find yourself completely lost in nature. This trip is highly recommended if you keep a  desire to trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01
    • Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Day 02
    • Drive/flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (830m).
    • Day 03
    • An hour drive from Pokhara to Kade-1756m /5761 ft and trek to Deurali-2140m
    • Day 04
    • Trek from Deurali to Forest Camp 2400m /7874 ft (4-5 hours trek)
    • Day 05
    • Trek from Forest Camp to Badal Danda-3280m/10761 ft (4-5 hours trek)
    • Day 06
    • Trek from Badal Danda to High Camp-3500m /11482 ft (3-4 hours trek)
    • Day 07
    • Early morning trek to Mardi Base Camp-4500m /14763 ft and back to High Camp (5-6 hours trek)
    • Day 08
    • Descend down to Sidhing-1750m / 5741 ft from High Camp.
    • Day 09
    • 2 hours trek from Sidhing to Lumre and drive to Pokhara.
    • Day 10
    • Drive/flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
    • Day 11
    • Free day in Kathmandu.
    • Day 12
    • Final Departure
    • Day 01
    • Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

      On this day you will be landed at the Capital City of Nepal-Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft). It is the only International Airport of Nepal. You will be received by Sherpa Himalaya Representative.

      Then with a brief introduction you will be welcomed by flower Garland. You will be Taken to your Hotel where you can rest and freshen up to keep away Jet Lag. You will get a nearby location map from hotel reception and you can explore around.

      Overnight at KTM Hotel

    • Day 02
    • Drive/flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (830m).

      You have two options to get Pokhara. You can either drive or take a direct flight from Kathmandu. Your drive will be near to 7 hours and only 25 minutes from the flight. This depends upon how you want to travel and also your days limit in which you have to complete this specific trip.

      Pokhara is a beautiful city surrounded by huge mountains and a beautiful lake nearby. Paragliding, canyoning, and Bunjee Jump are the major adventurous activities in this city. You have plenty of choices from going to a beautiful bar, boating, and also walk or cycle around the city.

      Overnight at Pokhara hotel.

    • Day 03
    • An hour drive from Pokhara to Kade-1756m /5761 ft and trek to Deurali-2140m

      After your beautiful breakfast in the hotel, you will be picked by vehicle and drove to Kade which takes an hour long. On the way, you will see beautiful villages and the proper landscape of the Kaski district. 

      Your Mardi Himal Trek starts from Kade. You will be introduced through a normal uphill and light forest. After an hour of climb, you will reach a beautiful spot for lunch called Australian camp. If the weather gets cleat you can witness the beautiful Mt. Machhapuchhre (693m).

      You will need furthermore trek of 2-3 hours to reach Deurali. The trails are very beautiful in the forest.  You will come along beautiful small community homestay along your way.

      Overnight at Deurali

    • Day 04
    • Trek from Deurali to Forest Camp 2400m /7874 ft (4-5 hours trek)

      Deurali is a small place on a hillside with few tea houses and lodges. Today you will have an amazing glimpse of many mountains from here. You can experience the breathtaking sunrise view and Mountains like Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt.Hiuchuli, Mt Annapurna South, and Mt Gangapurna. 

      Today your trek will be 4-5 hours long with an uphill climb for around an hour and rest with normal ascend and descend through the dense forest until you arrive at Forest Camp

      Forest camp is an overnight camp between dense Rhododendron forest. You will able to see the villages of Annapurna Base Camp Trek trails. There is also a swing if you want to feel the adventure on a hill cliff.

      Overnight at Forest Camp

    • Day 05
    • Trek from Forest Camp to Badal Danda-3280m/10761 ft (4-5 hours trek)

      As you finish your breakfast, you will start climbing uphill through low camp. It will take around 2 hours to reach the low camp where you can have your lunch and rest your bags for a while. From this lunch camp, you can have a view of Mt. Machhapuchhrre even closer than before. 

      After an hour of rest, we will climb uphill towards Badal Danda. You will find a view of Mt. Annapurna south and Mt. Hiunchuli through the woods. It will take a maximum of 2 hours if you ascend slowly. 

      Overnight at Badal Danda

    • Day 06
    • Trek from Badal Danda to High Camp-3500m /11482 ft (3-4 hours trek)

      Badal Danda gives meaning to “Cloud Hill” in Nepal. It is said so, as you will witness a thick layer of clouds formed under this beautiful location.

      This place gives the best panoramic view of the mountains around and the best sunrise view. You will witness a lake made of clouds just beneath your foot level. After your breakfast, you will climb your ascend towards  Mardi High Camp. You will have an amazing climb over the hills. The trails are very revealing to the mountains and you feel to stop at every viewpoint to capture the tall Mt. Machhapuchhrre standing just in front.

      After 3-4 hours of climb, you will reach Mardi High Camp.

      Overnight at Mardi High Camp

    • Day 07
    • Early morning trek to Mardi Base Camp-4500m /14763 ft and back to High Camp (5-6 hours trek)

      Today you will have to wake early in the morning and trek towards Mardi High Camp. Your today’s trek starts before 2 hours of sunrise time. It is normally 4:30 am. Headlights are very mandatory to be with you. 

      With continuous 2 hours of climb through the narrow path, you will reach Mardi View Point. You will witness all the mountains around Annapurna I-IV, South, Hiunchuli, Machhaouchhre, Mardi, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, and more. The elevation of the Mardi viewpoint is 4200m. With an additional ascend of 2 hours you will be at the highest destination of this entire trek; Mardi Base Camp – 4500m.

      You will need 1-2 hours to reach back to High Camp.

      Overnight at Mardi High Camp

    • Day 08
    • Descend down to Sidhing-1750m / 5741 ft from High Camp.

      Today you will trek down to a beautiful village named Sidhing. It is a beautiful village reach in culture and lifestyle. The landscape there is perfect. You will find rivers, waterfalls, traditional houses, and terraced farmings. 

      You will need around 2 hours to reach low camp for the lunch. After an hour of rest, you will continue to descend down to Sidhing through dense huge rhododendron forests. 

      Overnight at Sidhing

    • Day 09
    • 2 hours trek from Sidhing to Lumre and drive to Pokhara.

      Until you arrive Sidhing your Mardi Himal trek feels incomplete. From sidhing, you will experience traveling between beautiful villages and gets the opportunity to know the lifestyle of people living in that area more closely. These areas are hugely habitat with Gurung and Tamang community people. For 2 hours you will trek between villages until you arrive at a small village called Lumre. 

      You will have around 1:45 min drive from Lumre to Pokhara.

      Overnight at Lumre

    • Day 10
    • Drive/flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

      Today you will drive/flight back to Kathmandu. This will depend upon which service you have taken with the company. 

      On timely, arrival you can visit nearby attractions or make shopping as a memory of Nepal to your friends and family.

      Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel

    • Day 11
    • Free day in Kathmandu.

      This day is kept as a backup day if in case of flight delay or any other problem that could delay our trip which is in very rare condition. If it goes accordingly you can visit some UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

      Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel

    • Day 12
    • Final Departure

      Today morning you Sherpa Himalaya representative will be there at your hotel for the last meet. You will be dropped at the airport considering airport time.

      Sherpa Himalaya will thank you for an amazing time together and handover Buddhist Scarf (Kha-tak) which symbolizes peace, prosperity, Long life, and Harmony to everyone, and a certificate for your completion of Mardi Himal Trek with Sherpa Himalaya.

      With a hope to see all the beautiful people again, a warm Namaste, and a hand wave.

      Thank You for your co-operation with Sherpa Himalaya

Cost Include:


  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  •  3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3 star level Hotel
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive by Jeep /Car
  • Hotel in pokhara (B&B)
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive by Jeep / Car
  • Pokhara to Phedi Drive by Private Jeep
  • Lumle to Pokhara Drive by Private Jeep / Car
  • Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
  •  All Meals ( Tea, Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Trekking Duffel Bag by company
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  •  TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  • Experience Trekking guide
  •  Assistant “Sherpa ” (For 4 Trekkers =1 Assistant Sherpa)
  •  Required Number of Potters (2 Trekkers:1 Potter)
  •  Insurance for Nepali Staff
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu Last Night
Cost Exclude:
  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring two passport photographs and cash on USD Denomination)
  • Personal, Travel and rescue insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Excess baggage charges for Air travel
  • Extra night stay in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu if you return early from the trip
  • Extended activities and destinations
  • All cold drinks during the trek (mineral water, cola, beer and Bar-bills)
  • Hot Shower During the Trek
  • Food in Pokhara
  • Battery Charge ( All electronic devices) WI-FI (internet)
  • Tips for guides and porters (Nepali)Tips for Guide and Staff
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter (in case needed)
  • Trekking

    • Hiking-Poles
      Hiking Poles
    • Trekking-windproof-jacket
      Trekking Wind Proof Jacket
    • Trekking-water-bottle
      Water Bottle
    • Trekking-T-shirt
      Trekking T Shirt
    • Trekking-sun-cream
      Sun Cream
    • Trekking-sunglasses
      Sun Glasses
    • Trekking-socks
    • Trekking-sleeping-bag
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Shoes
      Trekking Shoes
    • Trekking-Rain-coat
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Pant
      Trekking Pants
    • Trekking-inner-thermal
      Inner Thermal
    • Trekking-Head-Lamp
      Head Lamp
    • Trekking-Hat
    • Thin-Trekking-Gloves
      Thin Gloves
    • Thick-Trekking-Gloves
      Thick Gloves
    • Trekking-Flips-Sweater
      Flip Sweater
    • Trekking-Down-Jacket
      Down Jacket
    • Trekking-Bag
      Trekking Bag
    • Portable-Charger
      Portable Charger
    • sun-glasses
      Sun Glasses

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