Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is one of the newest treks to be opened in the Annapurna region – and is ideal for anyone looking for a short and easy trek. Mardi Himal (5587m) is situated just east of the Annapurna Base Camp and is known as the hidden treasure of the Annapurna Region – the ‘Unseen Jewel’ –making it perfect for those who want to avoid the crowds and experience trekking off the beaten path.
This moderate trek is an adventure that covers amazing glacial valleys, landscapes, dense forests, and stunning snow-capped peaks. Known as the ‘Ecotourism Trail’, this trek passes through the heavily forested area and wilderness zone of the mountains. Starting at Kande, the landscape begins in the high rocky mountains and soon has you walking through forests filled with rhododendrons, pines, juniper, bamboo, and oaks .
This trek also gives our travelers the chance to experience the unique tradition and culture of Nepal, as we come across several villages like Sidhing, Lwang and Ghale land, as well as terraced farms and sacred rivers. Along with the locals, throughout the trek you will take in stunning views of some of the most famous mountains and mountain ranges in the World, such as the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu mountain range, Mount Machhapuchhre (6988m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m) and of course Mardi Himal (5587m).
My Everest Trip makes sure that you stay safe and comfortable whilst trekking in Nepal – with our highly experienced Mardi Himal trek guides always on hand to help. So for more information about the Mardi Himal trek cost, or Mardi Himal Trek difficulty then please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team. Or if you would like to know more about what it’s like to take this trip, you can check out our Mardi Himal trek reviews or blog below.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) Pick up from the airport to Hotel,O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A. D)
You will be picked up at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival, and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu, where you are free to spend the day exploring the Capital. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (820M) explore lakeside in the evening (7 hour drive) O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B)
We drive early in the morning to Pokhara by jeep. Relishing the beautiful scenic view of the flowing Trishuli River and green hills along the way, until we arrive in Pokhara and explore the beautiful lakeside. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03 Drive to Kande, trek to Forest Camp (2,540M) 6-7 Hrs,O/N at Tea House (A,B,L, D)
We take a scenic drive to Kande from Pokhara. Upon reaching Kande, we begin our trek to Forest Camp. Passing through the steep trail to Australian Camp, we reach Deurali village. We continue our trek to Forest Camp walking through pine and rhododendron forests. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 04 Trek to Low Camp (3,035M)| 4 Hrs,O/N at Tea House (A,B,L, D)
Today we have a short trek to Low Camp, mostly through jungle terrain. We ascend through rhododendron forests towards Low camp where we can get an amazing view of Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna ranges, and Mardi Himal (5587m). Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05 Trek to High Camp (3,590M)| 4 Hrs,O/N at Tea House (A,B,L, D)
Accompanied by the stunning view of Mardi Himal (5587m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) in the background, we leave for High camp. Today we continue our trek by walking through thinning forests and rhododendron bushes. Upon reaching High Camp, we can enjoy the beautiful sunset view. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 Hike to Upper View Point (4,200M), back to High Camp | 5Hrs,O/N at Tea House (A,B,L, D)
We hike towards Upper View Point for the stunning and spectacular views of the majestic Himalayan peaks. We then hike through grassland, which requires some ascending through steep trails, until we reach the Upper viewpoint where we get an amazing up-close view of Mardi Himal (6993m) along with other peaks. After exploring, we head back to High Camp for an overnight stay.
Day 07: Trek down to Phedi and drive to Pokhara. 6 Hrs (Trek) 1 Hrs (Drive),O/N at Hotel (A,B,L, )
Moving alongside the bank of the River, we trek towards phedi . The trail today is flat with small ups and downs. After crossing the Modi Khola and enjoying the scenic view along the way, we arrive at Phedi. From here we catch our transportation back to Pokhara for an overnight stay.
Day 08 Drive or fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1,310M) | 7 Hrs (Drive)O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A. D)
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu, leaving behind Pokhara and enjoying the countryside view throughout the ride. We transfer you back to your hotel in Kathmandu, where you are free to spend the day exploring. In the evening a farewell dinner will be held to celebrate the completion of the trek. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 09 Departure from Kathmandu (B)
A member of our friendly team with drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport, approximately 3 hrs before your scheduled flight.
- Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
- At least two nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in whole trekking
- Trekking map
- An experienced government license holder guide
- Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
- Insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
- Travel and rescue arrangement
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
- All government taxes and tourist service charge
What's not included
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking.
- Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
- Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc
- Personal trekking equipments
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Underwear (4)
- Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
- Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Shorts (2)
- Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Water bottles (2)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
- Small wash towel
- T-shirts (2)
- Footwear appropriate to the trip
- Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
- Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
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These reviews are from the travellers who have travelled with us previously.
Good itinerary, skilled staff, reasonable price and great service provided by My Everest Trip and the manager Puru added so much to this Trek.
It is obvious that safety and well being of the clients is top priority. During the whole trek our guide and porters showed respect and kindness.
The daily walks between 4 and 6 hours leaves you time to admire the gorgeous surroundings. The Mardi Himal trek sure is a nice trek and since we did this trek in the spring the blooming rhododendrons were at their peak. Being in the Himalaya region is always a pleasure and being with good people makes it more joyful.
I appreciate everything My Everest Trip did to make this a great trip and I highly recommend this company.
First trek in my Life
Puru recommended this trek to me as I was a first time trekker and didn’t want to do long and hard trek. This was very good choice and Puru arranged everything so I did not have to worry about anything. He provided me with very nice guide who always had my wellbeing in mind.
The Mardi Himal is beautiful trek packed with gorgeous views and very nice trails to walk. My guide was very helpful taking pictures with my camera and pointed out the good spots for pictures. It was obvious he did this trek many times, but he did not scatter over, but told me many stories. When we returned to Pokhara after the trek I wanted an extra day in Pokhara to relax and explore the surroundings. This was no problem, I just contacted Puru and he made the arrangements in very short time.
I will recommend the Mardi Himal trek, but most of all I will recommend My Everest Trip as they provide top service, makes you feel good taking care of and all the staff I met was good and kind people. I would love to do another trek with you guys again.
Thank you so much
- Mardi Himal Trek is a short and easy trek.
- See the Himalayas with scenic views of snowy peaks through traditional villages.
- This trek is hidden treasure also known as “unseen jewel” of the Annapurna Himalayas.
- Best alternative to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
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