• Duration11 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelModerate
  • Max. Altitude3,540 m
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn

Overview

Mardi Himal Trek is our favorite trek to introduce beginner trekkers to trekking in the Himalayas. Mardi Himal Yoga Trek As the Mardi Himal Trek route has a constant pace and non-technical/steep climbing sections, people of any age can do this trek. No doubt, Mardi Himal Trekking is an adventurous trek that offers striking views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains and beautiful rhododendron-covered trails (in spring). 

Located east of the Ghorepani poon hill with Annapurna Base Camp trekking route, Mardi Himal Trek is an excellent alternative to the crowded trails in the Annapurna region. If you are looking for something new and extra to explore in the Annapurna region, then Mardi Himal Trek makes the perfect option. As the trail is relatively new, not many trekkers have explored its beauty. Mardi Himal Trek route does not see an immense crowd of trekkers, therefore if you are looking for a tranquil trekking route, then this is the one. 

The trail goes through traditional remote villages and lush forests. The mountain villages and the tradition of the locals enhance the venture with its cultural aspect. You can see the day-to-day lifestyle of the locals. You will cross thrilling suspension bridges on the way and get to see stunning alpine landscapes. The trail offers breathtaking views of mountains like Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), and several others. 

The Mardi Himal Trek route from Pokhara drives to Phedi. From Phedi, the trail ascends to Deurali and continues towards Upper Viewpoint via Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp. The entire trekking route is covered with dense forests of oak, maple, juniper, pine, and rhododendron. From High Camp, the trail opens up to pastures and meadows.

We also organize tailor-made Mardi Himal Trek. To do Mardi Himal Trek for 4 days or to know about the Mardi Himal Trek's shortest route, you can talk to our representative any time. Check out our Mardi Himal Trek map for more information regarding the trail.

For more information regarding the Mardi Himal Trek package, you can check our Useful Information section. Feel free to contact us anytime to know about the Mardi Himal Trek cost or the Mardi Himal Trek cost for Nepali. 

Also, check our other adventurous trekking packages in the Himalayas- Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek

You'll see and experience

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and get to know Nepali art and architecture
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Phedi
  • Trek through kush forests of oak, maple, juniper, pine, and rhododendron
  • Pass by remote traditional villages, where you can see the daily lifestyle of the locals
  • Less-crowded trail and unspoiled views
  • Enjoy the hint of off-beat trekking
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise and panoramic view from Upper Viewpoint
  • Perfect trek for beginner or family
  • Get to see breath-taking views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains throughout the trek

Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome dinner
  • Altitude:1,300 m

It is probably going to be a tiring but amazing day for you to land in Kathmandu. One of our airport representatives will welcome you to the airport and guide you to the hotel. You can enjoy the rest of the day as per your wish and explore the surroundings. In the evening, we have organized a welcome dinner for you, during that you will meet with the rest of the team members.

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Brekfast only
  • Altitude:1,300 m

An extra day in Kathmandu to introduce you to the Nepali lifestyle and culture and also give you time to do final preparation for the trek. The day begins early, and you will go on a guided tour of Swayambhunath, the famous Monkey Temple. 

From here, the tour guide will take you to the holy Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhnath Stupa. Both of these temples hold significant religious values for Hindus and Buddhists. You will end the tour at Kathmandu Durbar Square, visiting the palace and courtyards.

Later in the afternoon, we will introduce you to the trek guide, who will give you a short briefing about the trek and help you with the final preparation for the trek.

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & lunch

Kathmandu Pokhara drive is long. You will be following a well-made road that goes along the rushing Trishuli river, offering stunning views of rolling lush green hills and cascading waterfalls. On a clear day, you may also get to see a glimpse of snow-capped mountains at a far distance. Upon reaching Pokhara, the City of Lakes, we will help you in check-in. Enjoy the remaining day exploring the Lakeside market.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:2,100 m

From Pokhara, you will drive to Phedi. It is the starting point of the trek. The trail from here includes stone steps and terraced fields. You will pass by remote villages and dense forests before reaching Dhampus. After taking a short break here for lunch, continue trekking towards Deurali, a small beautiful village that offers fine views of Mardi Himal, Mt. Fishtail, and Annapurna South.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:2,520 m

The trail steeply ascends through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, hemlock, birch, and daphnia. Along the way, you may get to see wildlife like deer, monkeys, leopards, and many species of birds. Enjoying the views of snow-capped mountains, you will reach Forest Camp to spend the night.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:3,600 m

From Forest Camp, the trail continues through dense forests to Low Camp. The vegetation and views along the route will be fantastic. You may see fellow trekkers as well in the peak season. Spend some time in the evening, connecting with locals and observing their mountain lifestyle. It is going to be a short trek day today. Therefore, you will have a lot of time to rest and enjoy the trek. From Low Camp, you will begin trekking towards the High Camp, relishing stunning views of the Annapurna range, Mt. Fishtail, and Mardi Himal. You will come out of the forests, and the trail finally opens up to clear views of the snow-capped mountains. Trekking through scrub forest and open meadow, you will follow a narrow route to the High Camp.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:4,500 m

Today, you will wake up early in the morning and hike to the Upper Viewpoint to witness a glorious sunrise and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The trail ascends along a narrow ridgeline to the Upper Viewpoint. After spending some time there, you will retrace the trail back to High Camp and take lunch then back down Low Camp to spend the night.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:1,700 m

Following a different route, you will trek towards Sidhing village. The trail ascends through lush forests and small settlement areas. You will get a closer look at the local community's lifestyle and their practices in this village.

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & lunch
  • Altitude:9,50 m

Have a delicious breakfast and begin descending towards Lumre. From here, you will drive back to Pokhara. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for you to rest and enjoy as per your wish.  drive to Pokhara overnight Pokhara; 2-3 hours trek & 2 hours drive. 

Noted:  explore Pokhara. Drive to Pumdikot to catch the gorgeous sunrise and visit tourist sites like Davis Falls, Bat Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, etc. Pokhara is the city of outdoor adventure. You can do paragliding, bungee jumping, cycling, ultra-light flight rides, and many others. If you want to do any of these adventurous activities, do let us know. We will arrange it for you (not included in the package cost). 

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & farewell dinner

After breakfast, you can choose to drive or fly to Kathmandu. Both ways offer excellent landscape. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you at the hotel. Take your time to rest and unpack from the trip. Later, visit the local market and explore more. Window shopping is very famous. In the late evening, meet with the team members for the last time over a farewell dinner.

 

  • Meals:Breakfast only

Today, you will leave for your home. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport with our last good wishes.

 

Cost Details

Includes
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • An achievement certificate and company souvenir
Excludes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) 10% of You Pay and driver(s)

Departure Dates

For private departure, contact us anytime. We also custom design Mardi Himal Trek itinerary for travelers who want to make changes in our fixed Mardi Himal Trek itinerary. 

Additional Info

Mardi Himal Trek terrain & difficulty 

For beginner trekkers, Mardi Himal Trek will be a moderate trek. The trek does offer a hint of off-beat trekking, but it is doable for trekkers of all age groups. Moreover, it is one of the best treks to enjoy the adventure of trekking in the Himalayas with your friends and family. There are many factors like the route you choose, the number of trekking days, and the season that may affect the difficulty level of Mardi Himal Trekking. 

If you are an experienced trekker, then you can also do Mardi Himal Trek in 4 to 7 days. There is no vertical climbing, or difficult ascents, but you have to walk 5-6 hours in minimum every day. The trail is rocky and can get slippery in some parts. Therefore you have to be in good health and physically fit. 

The chances of altitude sickness during Mardi Himal Trekking are very low. Still, don't be careless, and make sure to inform your guide if you see any symptoms of altitude sickness. Check out this article to know more in detail about altitude sickness and its preventive measures. 


Best time to go on Mardi Himal Trek

You can do Mardi Himal Trek in spring, autumn, and early winter. The best season is spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) to go on Mardi Himal Trekking. While trekking in spring and autumn, make sure you have clear views, stable weather, and a pleasant climate. 

The forests get bloomed with rhododendron and oak trees in the spring, whereas autumn adds a hint of cold air and festivity to the journey. The temperature ranges from 10°C to 20°C.

Trekking in the summer/monsoon means rainfall almost every day, which makes the trail muddy and slippery. Not pleasing. The views get blocked, and the trek becomes more kind of a chore. We do not recommend trekking in this season.

You can do Mardi Himal Trek in winter (December to February), but you have to be well-prepared and packed to face extreme cold. The trail gets covered with snow, and the climate gets very dry. The views are fantastic if not covered by fog. The temperature can fall below 0°C. 


Food & Accommodation during Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is a teahouse trek. Even though the tea house is pretty basic, there will be no difficulty in spending the night. We will pre-book the rooms for you to make sure you will have a place to spend the night in peak seasons. 

There are many restaurants along the trail where we will have lunch and dinner. We usually have breakfast in the tea house where we spend the night. It's not necessary but it's more kind of culture. For meals, you can get Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, and Continental dishes. Of course, the options will be limited, and the taste may not be the same as in the city.


Tips to make the journey smooth

  • Keep yourself hydrated to avoid high altitude sickness. Drink at least 2 liters of water every day. 
  • Trek slowly and carefully. The trail can get rugged at some point.
  • Carry your favorite snacks and bars.
  • Do not buy water bottles along the trail and get a reusable bottle to drink water. Plastic water bottles can get very expensive.
  • Buy a Nepali SIM card with data to use the internet on the trial. You may not get a stable connection everywhere.
  • You may have to pay a few extra bucks to use WiFi, take a hot shower, or charge your devices at some places, therefore do carry enough cash with you. There are no ATMs on the trail. 
  • Extra batteries or a solar charger will come in handy.
  • Do not touch or eat any flowers/fruits randomly on the trail.

FAQs

  • Q1. How long is the Mardi Himal Trek?

    It depends upon your route. As per our Mardi Himal Trek itinerary, it takes seven days to trek to Upper Viewpoint and return to Pokhara. The trail distance is around 24.3 miles.

  • Mardi Himal Trekking is a moderate trek. The trail is doable for people of all ages. There are a few rough sections, but anyone can trek on it with proper guidance.

  • The Mardi Himal Trek cost may differ as per your itinerary. Generally, the trek costs USD 1090 to USD 1750. You can also do this trek on budget, but you have to cut off some services.

  • It takes around 5 to 7 days to trek to Mardi Himal from Pokhara as per your fitness level. 

  • March to April and October to November are the best months of the year to do Mardi Himal Trekking. 

  • Yes, Mardi Himal Trek is available throughout the year. But, spring and autumn is the peak season to trek.

  • If you are trekking from Kathmandu, then you have to drive from Pokhara to Phedi, which is the starting point of the trek. From here, you ascend, passing by Deurali, Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp.

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