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Mardi Himal Trek

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Mardi Himal trek is a short and newly-opened trekking trail in the Annapurna region, offers superb view of stunning snowcapped mountains peaks including mount Fishtail and Hiunchuli. The trekking trails passes through attractive remote villages and rhododendron forest until you climb at an elevation around 3,200 meters.  The route has similar looking tea houses that accommodate trekkers for the breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as overnight stay.  After reaching high camp (4,250m) one can enjoy magnificent close up views of the Annapurna rage. This trek provides not only opportunity to enjoy mountains views but also opportunity to experience culture, tradition and unique life style of locals in the Himalayas.

The treks start from Phedi after driving half an hour from Pokhara, trail crosses many local villages, gurgling rivers and streams, terraced farm and remarkable views of mount Annapurna, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Mardi himal and other many snowcapped peaks.  Trekkers don’t have to hike back same trails because the trekking route makes a circuit to the basecamp of Mardi Himal.

other short treks related:


  • Magnificent sunrise views from Poon hill.
  • Experience culture and life style of local people.
  • Trek through quiet forests with abundant wildlife.
  • View of Sacred Mt. Fishtail peak close-up.
  • Majestic view of massive Annapurna himal from a unique viewpoint.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
  • Day 3 : Flight (25 minute) or Drive (6-7 hours) to Pokhara
  • Day 4 : Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/30 minute drive, 4-5 hours trek
  • Day 5 : Trek from Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/6-7 hours)
  • Day 6 : Trek from forest camp to low camp (2,970m/5-6 hours)
  • Day 7 : Trek from low camp to high camp & upper view point (4,250m), return back to high camp (2-3 hours)
  • Day 8 : Trek from high camp to Sidhing village (1700m/6-7 hours)
  • Day 9 : Trek to Lumre (2-3 hours), drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 10 : Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 11 : Transfer to airport for final departure.

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Himalayan Excursion Nepal representative will be there to pick up from the airport in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.After a short rest, In the evening, we have Nepalese cuisine  at a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Excursion Nepal. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing tour

Sightseeing around kathmandu valley with our professional tour guide (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan durbar square, Basantapur durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square) and after sightseeing remaining time you can do shopping & preparation for your trekking. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Flight (25 minute) or Drive (6-7 hours) to Pokhara

You can enjoy 25 minute scenic flight or you can enjoy the beautifully terraced farms, little shops by the side of the road and the raging Trisuli river on your drive to Pokhara. You can get great views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail and five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination like thamel, so we take some time out in the evening and enjoy ovenight in Pokhara. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 : Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/30 minute drive, 4-5 hours trek

After an early morning breakfast, we start our adventure with a drive to Phedi and start our trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna south, Mardi himal and Fishtail. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 2100m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Trek from Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/6-7 hours)

Our trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal's national flower. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 2520m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek from forest camp to low camp (2,970m/5-6 hours)

We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal's rich biodiversity and reach the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of Mt. Fishtail up the valley is mesmerizing. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 2970m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek from low camp to high camp & upper view point (4,250m), return back to high camp (2-3 hours)

We trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Fishtail. The trees lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consits of shurbs with isolated rhodonderon bushes along the trail. If lucky , we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (Nationa bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which is the final destination of the day. From here we can see stunning mountain views. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 2-3
  • Max. Altitude: 4250m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Trek from high camp to Sidhing village (1700m/6-7 hours)

We take a different route in high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting. siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 1700m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Trek to Lumre (2-3 hours), drive to Pokhara.

After an early breakfast, We walk towars lumre finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. After reaching the city, we continue our drive to domestic airport and fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 2-3
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 : Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Today, After early morning breakfast you will transfer to airport or drive for Kathmandu. Witnessing the rural landscapes dominated by lush vegetation and rushing rivers is full of fun throughout the drive. The rural culture is also a fascinating reward fo the ride, around 200 kilometers of drive that takes around 6-7 hours will finally bring you to Kathmandu. On your arrival you will transferred to your related hotel. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 : Transfer to airport for final departure.

Our company representative will transfer you to the airport for your final departure in our private tourist vehicle.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accomodation in Kathmandu
  • 1 Night twin sharing hotel accomodation in Pokhara
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff
  • Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle
  • All government & local taxes

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
Mardi Himal trek is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To  condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November but
Mardi Himal trek can be done in February,June, April, May and December as well.
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 30 degree celsius to minus 15 degree celsius low. 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We provide tourist bus transfer service from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu. We book flight ticket through Simrik air, Buddha Air, Yeti air for the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa.
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu and Pokhara city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
11 days
Price Start From
USD 600

Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/TAH-01
Grade: Easy grading info
Best Month of the Year : Mar-May & Sep-Nov
No. of Person : Min 2 Pax
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Maximum Elevation : 4,250M.
Average hours of walking per day : 4-5 Hours
Destination: : Nepal

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