Mardi Himal Trek

11 Days

Discover the Magnificence of Mardi Himal Trek

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the breathtaking Mardi Himal Trek, a hidden gem nestled in the glorious Annapurna region of Nepal. With Glance Tours and Treks (GTT) as your trusted partner, this expedition promises an awe-inspiring fusion of history, stunning landscapes, and valuable health tips. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this trail, and let us guide you through an unforgettable adventure.


Mardi Himal Trek holds a rich historical significance, tracing back to the ancient traditions of the indigenous Gurung community. These mountains have long been revered as sacred by the locals, and their folklore weaves tales of mythical creatures and divine beings residing amidst the peaks. As you traverse the trails, you’ll feel the echoes of the past, connecting with the land’s ancestral heritage and the adventurous spirits who have ventured here before you.


Prepare to be mesmerized by the unparalleled natural beauty of Mardi Himal Trek. As you ascend, the landscape undergoes a magical transformation. Dense forests give way to alpine meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers, creating a kaleidoscope of colors. Towering snow-capped peaks, including the majestic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), dominate the horizon, providing a breathtaking backdrop. The trail opens up to panoramic vistas, allowing you to marvel at the grandeur of the Annapurna range and the picturesque valleys below.

Health Tips

Embarking on the Mardi Himal Trek requires adequate preparation to ensure your health and well-being throughout the journey. Here are some valuable health tips to consider:

Physical Fitness: Prioritize regular exercise and endurance training to strengthen your body for the trek. Focus on building your cardiovascular fitness, as the trail involves uphill climbs and steep descents.
Hydration and Nutrition: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and carrying a reusable water bottle. Maintain a balanced diet by consuming nutritious meals, including carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats, to fuel your body during the trek.
Altitude Acclimatization: Take your time to acclimatize to higher altitudes by gradually ascending and allowing your body to adjust. Listen to your guide’s advice and avoid rushing through the trek.
Proper Gear and Clothing: Invest in quality trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, waterproof outerwear, and layers of clothing to adapt to changing weather conditions. Don’t forget essential items like sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

Best Season to Visit

To make the most of your Mardi Himal Trek experience, plan your visit during the optimal seasons. The spring season (March to May) offers mild temperatures and vibrant rhododendron blooms, creating a visually stunning spectacle. Alternatively, the autumn season (September to November) provides clear skies, pleasant weather, and unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains. Both seasons offer favorable conditions for trekking, ensuring a delightful and safe adventure.

At Glance Tours and Treks (GTT), we strive to provide an informative and storytelling experience, ensuring you gain a deeper understanding of the Mardi Himal Trek. Trust our expertise, and let us guide you through this remarkable journey, unlocking the secrets of this hidden gem in the heart of Nepal’s Annapurna region.

Book your expedition with us today and embark on a transformative adventure you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • Witness breathtaking sunrise and sunset views from Mardi Himal, offering panoramic vistas of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains.
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna range, including iconic peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli, as you trek through the pristine Himalayan landscape.
  • Enjoy the captivating sight of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain, with its distinct fishtail-shaped summit, standing tall against the clear blue skies.
  • Feast your eyes on the magnificent Dhaulagiri Mountain, the seventh highest peak in the world, as it dominates the horizon with its majestic presence.
  • Feast your eyes on the magnificent Dhaulagiri Mountain, the seventh highest peak in the world, as it dominates the horizon with its majestic presence.
  • Journey through vibrant rhododendron forests, especially during the spring season when these forests burst into a riot of colors, creating a magical and picturesque atmosphere.
  • Encounter the warm hospitality of local communities along the trail and get insights into their unique culture, traditions, and way of life, adding a cultural dimension to your trekking adventure.
  • Stay in cozy tea houses along the trail, providing comfortable accommodation and delicious local cuisine. Indulge in authentic Nepali dishes and savor the flavors of the region.
  • Reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp or High Camp to witness the captivating sunrise over the Himalayas. The serene and peaceful ambiance coupled with stunning mountain vistas will leave you spellbound.
  • Embark on an unforgettable trekking journey in the less-crowded and off-the-beaten-path Mardi Himal region. Enjoy the tranquility of nature, the serenity of the mountains, and the sense of accomplishment as you conquer this hidden gem.

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by a representative from Glance Tours and Treks. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After hotel check-in, you can take a rest or hang around in the city or visit our office; it all depends upon your interests. In the evening we will organize a welcome dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant, where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine Nepali meal.

After breakfast, we start guided tour in Kathmandu which includes the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, spiritual attraction Pashupatinath Temple, Monkey Temple (Swoyambhunath), and Bouddhanath which is one of the largest the largest stupa in the world are listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After getting back to hotel take a rest and prepare for a trek.

Pokhara is 200 km away from Kathmandu. Every morning 7 am, bus will leave to Pokhara from Tourist bus station which is 5 minute away from Thamel. (You can also take Private Vehicle or fly). It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara by road. We will stay in a hotel in lakeside of Pokhara, which is one of the tourist spot in Pokhara. After short rest, we will have short time to walk around lakeside in evening.

An hour ride in a taxi takes us to a town of Phedi from where the trek begins.
After climbing up the stairs for about an hour and a half, we’ll be starting gentle ascent passing the beautiful rice fields, viewing some of the mountain peaks and numerous local settlements. After the up and down walk we will reach to the final destination, Pothana .There we will be staying in a guest house.

After the delicious breakfast in Pothana, We will head towards the steep uphill climb along the way of dense jungle. You will be some of the wildlife in the jungle that may include leopards, monkeys, deer or various species of birds. The views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges will help us to acclimate the tiresome ascents. We may reach the forest camp in the afternoon and overnight there in guesthouse or tent.

After a short steep climb you will be out of forest. After 3 hours of walk you will reach to High camp, reach by lunch time and spend afternoon with the specular view of Annapurna south and Machhapuchre closely.

Have the delicious breakfast we will head towards Mardi himal Base camp. If the weather and condition is in our favor then we will trek up to 5000m high from where we see Mardi Himal separates from south face of Machhapuchhre. You will see the Annapurna I highest of all and the best panorama view of Dhaulagiri to Ganesh Himal.
In the afternoon, we will descend down to the tea house and overnight there enjoying with the hot tea.

After a relaxed breakfast, trek slowly through the shade of the forest and out onto terraced fields, descending 5249 ft. You will follow a different route down, to the upper Mardi Khola, the torrent that was once the ice and snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still off the beaten ‘tea-house’ trekking routes, your expedition now follows the arm valley and past friendly villages into Kalimati.

The path from Siding follows the contour of the river valley, down between the pastures and through Tamang and Gurung villages. Eventually, you will arrive at Lwang village, your stop for the night. Here, there are organic tea gardens. In the evening, meet a mother’s group that works to raise money for local projects.

After breakfast walk along the outcrop and back to road from where we will get transportation to get back to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu.

Day 11 :

We’ll bid you a farewell, share goodbyes and best wishes for your onward journey to your destination. Our staff will take you to the international airport in a vehicle carrying your luggage bags.

Mardi Himal Trek Cost Inclusions and Exclusions

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Licensed trekking guide and porters
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Transportation to and from the trekking starting point
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (such as drinks, snacks, and souvenirs)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional accommodation and meals outside the trekking itinerary
  • Any expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., flight cancellations, natural disasters)

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Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Facts: Mardi Himal Trek

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • (March to May) (September to November)
  • 5-7 Hours
  • Kathmandu