Trip Facts:

Mardi Himal Trek

Starts from
10 Days
Annapurna Region
Lunch and Dinner
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal


Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is a relatively new and less crowded trekking route in the Annapurna region, offering stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peaks. The trek takes you through diverse landscapes, including rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and high mountain ridges.

Trip Highlights:

Mardi Himal Trek

  • Trekking in a less crowded and off-the-beaten-path route.
  • Experiencing the beauty of rhododendron forests and alpine landscapes.
  • Spectacular views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks.
  • Visiting traditional Gurung villages like Landruk and Lwang.

Trip Iterinary:

Mardi Himal Trek

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Meet your trekking guide for a briefing on the trek.

Drive or take a scenic flight to Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region. Explore the lakeside city.

Drive to Kande and start trekking to Forest Camp, passing through lush forests and terraced fields.

Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

Ascend to High Camp, where you’ll be surrounded by stunning mountain vistas and alpine landscapes.

Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp for spectacular views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, and the Annapurna range. Return to High Camp for overnight stay.

Descend from High Camp to Siding Village, passing through rhododendron forests and traditional Gurung settlements.

Trek to Lumre and drive back to Pokhara. Relax and enjoy the lakeside atmosphere.

Drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, where you can explore the vibrant capital city or depart for your onward journey.


Mardi Himal Trek

  • Experienced trekking guide and porter(s)
  • Permits and entry fees to the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu


Mardi Himal Trek

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, drinks, and souvenirs
  • Tips for guides and porters

Frequently Asked Questions:

ABC Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is moderately challenging and involves steep ascents, so it is recommended for trekkers with some prior hiking experience and a reasonable level of fitness.

The best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the views are spectacular.

While the maximum altitude at Mardi Himal Base Camp is moderate compared to other treks in the region, trekkers should still be aware of altitude sickness symptoms and ensure proper acclimatization during the trek.