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Mardi Himal Trek

This Mardi Himal Trek is a 7 Day Private Trekking Tour offered by Ammonite Adventure. This Mardi Himal Trek itinerary is a basic guide and can be altered to suite individual needs, just let us know what you need.

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$1400 per person
  • Trip Code: MARDI7
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Trip Level: Demanding
  • Max Altitude: 4,100m / 13,451 ft
  • Starts at: Pokhara
  • Ends at: Pokhara
  • Best Season: February to June & September to December
  • 1st Day Pokhara to Pothana
  • 2nd Day Pothana to Forest Camp
  • 3rd Day Forest Camp to High Camp
  • 4th Day Day Trip to Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • 5th Day High Camp to Siding Village
  • 6th Day Siding Village to Pokhara
  • 7th Day Sightseeing and Relaxing Pokhara
  • 8th Day Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus

Included In Package

Not Included In Package

  • Flight tickets related to international travel.
  • Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
  • Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips to guide and porter.

Mardi Himal Trek – The Best Private Annapurna Region Trek

Mardi Himal is situated in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas and is a freshly opened trekking path. For a short trek in the Annapurna Region, the Mardi Himal Trek is one of the best. This Mardi Himal Trek isn’t yet as popular as others in Nepal it tends not to be as crowded. A perfect trek to enjoy the serenity.

Mardi Himal Trek Description

This 7 day package starts from Pokhara so it is perfect for those in the Pokhara region looking to do a short trek. If you are are starting and ending from Kathmandu, you need to add 2 days to the itinerary because it takes around 7 hours to bus to and from Pokhara.

The path is winding but quite easy and the view from bottom camp is outstanding. The path takes you a short distance to Mount Machchapuchhre. The Mardi Himal Trek offers everything you would expect of a Nepal trekking experience including native culture, majestic forests, craggy rock scapes, and broad views of the Nepali landscape.

The Mardi Himal trek offers an attention grabbing view of mountains such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna Fang, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. During this trek, you are able to get to the highest possible point (4,100m / 13,451 ft) in such a short time.

The trek on to Mardi Himal Base Camp takes you to Phedi, about 15 kilometres from Pokhara. From Phedi, the trek starts ascends for about 30 minutes to Dhampus. If you are short on time, this trek can be adjusted to start and finish at Siding (1,750m / 5,741 ft). This would mean missing out on Dhampus, Pitam Deurali, and Forest Camp – arguably the best parts of the Mardi Himal Trek.


Mardi Himal Trek Level

Mardi Himal Trek 8 Day Trek is considered Demanding and a good level of fitness and trekking experience is strongly advised. In a scale of 1 to 10, the Mardi Himal Trek is rated 7.

The safety of the support team and yours on every trek is our highest concern. All treks, strenuous, Demanding and Easy are all treated and planned as an expedition.

Altitude Sickness

The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).

AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.

All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »

Full Itinerary

Day 1 – Pokhara to Pothana (1,970m / 6,463 ft)

Mardi Himal Trek

After an early breakfast, from Pokhara you will catch a bus to Phedi. The trek could also be started from Nayapul. After about 40 minutes bus ride, you will start the 5 hours trek towards the destination for the day, Pothana. Walking through the dense jungle will take you to the beautiful village of Dhampus.

From Dhampus, a steep climb will first take us to the Australian Camp, passing Deurali. Further on you walk up to Pothana situated on the Annapurna Circuit trail. The evening can be spent exploring Pothana.

  • 5 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in Guesthouse

Day 2 – Pothana to Forest Camp (2,550m / 8,366 ft)

Mardi Himal Trek

Todays destination is Forest Camp. From Pothana, the stone paved trail lead uphill until reaching Deurali. From Deurali, you leave the trail and catch an off-the-beaten trail that heads east.

The trail passes through the dense forest and you will witness various flora and fauna along with some sightings of wild animals. Occasionally, the trail presents us with the glimpses of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif. You finally reach the Forest Camp where you will spend the night in a tented camp.

  • 7 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in Tents

Day 3 – Forest Camp to High Camp (4,100m / 13,451 ft)

Mardi Himal Trek

Leaving forest camp, you start walking towards High Camp climbing to an altitude of 4,100m (13,451 ft) walking across beautiful ridges. From Forest camp, the path leads towards lesser forest trails and more uphill with breathtaking landscapes.

From Forest Camp, you start walking towards the steep trails. There is almost no settlement in this region except some people who herd their animals. You first reach low camp, and then we pass the Nangge Danda to reach the high camp. If the day is not cloudy, you see the glimpses of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal.

  • 6 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in Tents

Day 4 – Day Trip to Base Camp (4,500m / 14,763 ft)

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Base Camp is the destination set for the day. Waking up early in the morning, you will see the sunrise amidst the clouds. After breakfast, you walk on a narrow rocky trail on the edge of the hilltops to reach the base camp.

Leaving High Camp, you ascend for about 4 hours crossing one hill to another. The view is simply gorgeous as you witness all the mountains up close. After enjoying the views from the base camp, you walk back to the High Camp. You the drop down to High Camp from Base Camp and stay the night before descending to Siding tomorrow.

  • 6 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in Tents

Day 5 – High Camp to Siding Village (1,280m / 4,199 ft)

Mardi Himal Trek

From High Camp, you will walk amidst the forest, waterfalls and some hills before reaching the village of Siding. The trek crosses the Nangge Danda and steep descent brings you back to Low Camp. From the Low Camp, you leave the trail used earlier and head towards the Mardi Khola River through the dense forest. The walk continues till Siding.

  • 7 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in Guesthouse

Day 6 – Siding Village to Pokhara (1,970m / 6,463 ft)

Mardi Himal Trek

After breakfast, you will hike down following the river until Lumiere from where you’ll catch a bus for a ride back to Pokhara. A private vehicle can also be hired from here. (not included in package) The drive will be for an hour and will cross beautiful flat terrains with vegetation, little bridges, and waterfalls. Upon reaching Pokhara you check in to your Hotel.

  • 3 Hours Trekking / 1 Hour Drive
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in Hotel

Day 7 – Siding Village to Pokhara (1,970m / 6,463 ft)

Mardi Himal Trek

After a number of days of the tiring hike, you can spend the day relaxing in the city of Pokhara. The surrounding and territory itself will calm us and relax our stressed muscles. Pokhara is a beautiful place that offers a number of attractions to both tourist and the local people. Today you spend your time exploring various attractions of Pokhara.

  • Breakfast Included
Inquire about this package and we can tailor it to yours specific needs.
...I did the trek with just me and my guide Santosh. He was a fantastic guide who was very easy to get along with and quickly became a friend - I would highly recommend him if you want to have a laugh along the way...

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