Trip Duration 7 Days
Group Size 1-15 Trekkers
Maximum Altitude 4500m
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Pokhara - Pokhara
Best Seasons Spring and Autumn
595 US$ Per Person Group Discounts Available
1 pax. US$ 595
2-4 pax. US$ 565
5-8 pax. US$ 550
9-12 pax. US$ 535
13-15 pax. US$ 525
Over 16 pax. US$ 495

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

  • The less-known trekking destination of the Annapurna Region which offers a beautiful view of the Annapurna ranges,
  • The summit of Mardi  Base Camp at an elevation of 4,500 M
  • Mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view from the View Point
  • The trek is short and sweet to trek during the whole year
  • Typically the trek starts from Pokhara with an hour’s drive to Kande and also ends in the magical city of Pokhara
  • Along the trail, we pass the different species of birds and animals found in the Annapurna region,
  • Opportunity to explore the typical traditional lifestyle of the people during the trek to Mardi Himal
  • The Mardi Himal Trek is the best trekking destination for those who are looking for a less crowded trail
  • The trek offers the best mixture of Adventure thrilling experience, diverse culture, and natural beauty

Mardi Himal Trek Overview

A lesser-known hiking route in Nepal’s Annapurna region, the Mardi Himal trek gives magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail and Mt. Himchuli along with the typical local traditions of the communities.

The Mardi Himal Trek is popular among the young generation of the modern world while a huge number of domestic and international trekkers love to trek to the destination. The trail to the Mardi Himal is moderate and every age group of trekkers can trek to the Mardi Himal.

The Mardi Himal Trek typically starts from the Magical city of Pokhara. where you can explore boating in the Phew Lake along the city with the beautiful views of the Himalayas such as Annapurna, Fishtail and Dhaulagiri ranges from the city.

Reaching the beautiful and most famous city, the hub for Tourist-Pokhara, we drive to the starting point of our trek at Kande Nepal and the trail passes via the beautiful panoramic view of Pokhara city.

As we keep on gaining a high altitude towards the Mardi Himal, the Panoramic view of the Himalayas seems more mesmerizing. Along the trail, we will be crossing the villages of Forest Camp, Deurali, Low Camp, Badal Danda, and High Camp, exploring the traditional villages and interacting with the local people of the villages while passing via.

The major highlights of the summit of Mardi Himal Base Camp at an elevation of 4,500 M above sea level which offers the beautiful panoramic views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, and the beautiful sunrise from the base camp. The trail to reach the summit is more challenging to climb the hills but it is worth it when you reach the Mardi Himal Base camp for beautiful views.

The Mardi Himal Trek can be completed in 5-7 days depending on your Itinerary and the way of walking to the high elevation in the Himalayas. The best time to trek Mardi Himal is the Spring and Autumn seasons. You may also explore the Mardi Himal Trek during the winter season as well with the beautiful snow-covered Himalayas and the hilltop While trekking in the winter season you need good fit physical fitness and a good mentality.

Along the trail to the Mardi Himal, we encounter a dense forest of Rhododendrons and a lush forest beside the trail with different species of birds and animals found in the Annapurna Region.

Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek

Kathmandu(1400M), Drive about 7/8 hours.
This morning we will drive to Pokhara-the magical city around 200 KM from Kathmandu.

Along the way to Pokhara, we get an opportunity to explore the beautiful panoramic views of the hills and the white water-Trishuli. As the road takes you like from the top of the hill to the base of the river following the Trishuli river beside we head towards the Pokhara city for our overnight stay.

Bus 7-8 hours
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude 850 M

After breakfast, we will drive to Kande which is an hour’s drive from Pokhara. Reaching Kande we commence our trek climbing up the hills with beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas which leads to the Australian Base camp at an altitude of 2100M above sea level.

The trail from the Australia Base camp is easier and wider till Pothana from here the trail leads us to ascend for a few hours leading us to Deurali(2200m) for our overnight stay.

Transportation 4-5 hours
Accommodation Tea House/ Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 2200 M

After breakfast this morning, we will depart the Annapurna Sanctuary Trail in favor of the busiest and least congested route to the Mardi Himal Trek.Oak trees, rhododendron blooms, and a thick canopy of flora and fauna along our trail.

After a few hours of forest trekking, we reach Forest Camp and proceed up some stairs through a thick rhododendron forest, which leads to Low Camp, where we will spend the night.

Trekking 7 -8 hours
Accommodation Tea House/ Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 2,900 M

Today’s trail starts with passing through the forest of Oak and Rhododendrons beside the trails and leading us to Badal Danda. It offers beautiful majestic views of the Himalayas such as Machapuchre, Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Mardi Himal.

After walking for a few hours from Badal Danda the tree lines start to disappear and the Himalayan small herbs and shrubs start to appear along the trail. The trail passes on the top of the hills with wide paths and crosses the trekkers along the way.

Trekking 5-6 hours
Accommodation Tea House/ Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 3150 M

Early this morning we will wake up around 4 AM and will hike to the ViewPoint for the sunrise view. To reach the viewpoint the trails are a bit challenging as we need to hike in the early morning with our torch light.

Reaching the viewpoint of Mardi Himal Trek it offers a good majestic view of the snow-capped Himalayas such as Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal. Sunrise from the viewpoint seems mesmerizing as while it hits the face of Mt.Machhapuchhre directly with red sun rays the mountains look like gold plated on the snow from itself. After exploring the viewpoint and Mardi Himal Base Camp we descend down to the Tea House for an overnight stay.

Trekking 5-6 hours
Accommodation Tea House/ Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 4500 M

After a pleasant night at High camp, after our breakfast in the morning with our heavy hearts we descend down to Low camp and change our trail which leads us to the village of siding. Along the trail to the siding, we follow the dense forest of Rhododendron flowers and the Oak beside the trail leading us to the Siding Village for overnight.

Trekking 5-6 hours
Accommodation Tea House/ Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 1,750 m

Today our trail leads us to the Village of Kalimati and Ghalel which is mainly the Gurung and Brahmins community. After crossing via the Kalimati village we head to the Lumre to meet up with our transportation to drive us back to Pokhara city for our overnight stay . And also to spend the successful trek party with our guide and fellow team members in the city witnessing the fresh air of Phewa Lake in the nighttime.

Transportation 5-6 hours
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude 850 M

What is Included in the Mardi Himal Trek ?

What's Included?
  • Airport Pick up
  • Kathmandu –Pokhara by Tourist Bus with A/C
  • Pokhara to Kande by Private Car
  • Siding to Pokhara by Private Car
  • All standard meals full board with tea/ coffee (Lunches, Dinners, and Breakfasts) during the trek
  • Best available lodge accommodation during the trek twin sharing government licensed holder Blue Lake
  • Adventure experienced trek Guide and porter ( Every two trekkers 1 Porter Carry 12 kg Baggage
    Guide and porter include their salary, meals, lodging, and insurance
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water during the trek
  • (ACAP) Permit Annapurna Conservation area
  • (TIMS) card Trekkers Information Management System
  • Everyday Seasonal Fruits
  • Down Jackets, Sleeping Bag, Blue Lake Adventure T-Shirt, and Annapurna Base camp map ( Down jacket and Sleeping bag to be returned after the trek )
  • Medical Kits
  • All Nepal Government taxes and office expenses
  • Rescue operations in case of complicated in funded by travel insurance
  • Blue Lake Adventure Certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Airport drop
What's Excluded?
  • International Flights ticket
  • Nepal Entry visa fee
  • Visa Cost on Arrival in International Airport Kathmandu (15 Days, $ 25- $30 30 Days – $40-50, and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Extra luggage (limit is 12 kg per trekker)
  • All Accommodation and meals before and after the journey in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Personal Expenses (Snacks, ( tea/ Coffee) cold drinks, Alcohol, Boil water Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery re-Charge, telephone call, and extra porter
  • Personal Gear and clothes
  • Personal Trekking equipment
  • Tips, Guide, Porter, restaurant, Driver
  • Additional Costs like delays caused due to circumstances beyond our control, for example- itinerary modification, change of government policy, Strikes, illness landslide, etc

Additional Information

Mardi Himal Trek organized by Blue Lake Adventure lets you explore the Annapurna Region of Nepal. You can discover different scenic beauties throughout the trek. Also, there are several factors that need to be considered during the Mardi Himal Trek. In general, the accommodation, food, and several facilities are included in the package offered by us.

Also, all the permit fees are provided by the team of Blue Lake Adventure. For basic information, having knowledge about the climate, and temperature during the seasons is crucial in trekking.

Accommodation during the Mardi Himal Trek

In the Annapurna region, the Mardi Himal Trek is a less popular trekking destination or trail. Accommodations for the trek to Mardi Himal are typically located in the tea houses and lodges that may be found along the way.

The Tea House and Lodges on the route to Mardi Himal Trek offer cozy and comfortable bedrooms to all trekkers with a shared bathroom. while some lodges and tea houses might provide attached bathrooms as well.

While trekking, the accommodation, and accessibility vary depending on the elevation, altitude, and terrain of the tea house located in the Himalayas. The first stop where accessibility is easier does provide good and comfortable with more services and good food to the trekkers.

The more the good access to transportation the more the good service they offer to the guest. The Tea house offers the guest with good Wi-Fi connection, Hot showers, and good views of the Himalayas from the balcony of the tea house. The connection of Wi-Fi speed depends on the weather conditions in the high elevation.

You may also get the chance to chit-chat with fellow trekkers from different nations inside the dining hall with the Himalayan heater in the middle which makes the whole dining hall cozy and warm to stay in.

Cultural Diversity

The Mardi Himal Trek provides trekkers with spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas as well as the distinct culture, traditions, and faiths of the Himalayan locals.

The local communities in the Annapurna Region are rich in culture, the friendliness of the people, and the history that is connected with the Himalayas.

The Indigenous community such as Gurung and Rai follow different religions and traditions with different cultures of their own. The trekkers will get an opportunity to explore the diverse cultures of the Gurung and Rai communities.

In every religion, people do have their festivals and their kind of celebrating the festivals with the people within the community. You will get in-depth to know more about the history of the culture and the civilization of the people during the Mardi Himal Trek.

Wearing the typical local dress of the Himalayan people while trekking to Mardi Himal Trek will make you feel the good vibes of being Himalayan People. Trying the traditional dress in the gurung and rai community you feel like you are in a new mode with shiny faces, you may capture pictures and videos to share happiness with friends and loved ones.

While passing through the local communities and villages we see the people going for their day-to-day activities like going to the field, cultivating vegetables, spinning the wool, and children playing in the street of the village with their friends.

Altitudes Coverage during Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is the most famous trekking spot for all age group people. The trekking route reaches the max altitude of 4,500 M above sea level which is Mardi Base Camp. As to summit the Mardi Base Camp ascending is more challenging and obstacles to summit MBC with a narrow path on the top of the hills.

During the trekking to Mardi Himal, the path goes steeply climbing and hiking within the forest to crossing the Forest camp and Potana on the trail.

The more altitude we gain we follow the good and beautiful scenery of the Himalayas and the chance of being affected via AMS(Acute Mountain Sickness) which normally gets active from the height of 2,500 M. While it is important to become familiar with the Himalayan environment.

Best Time To Trek for Mardi Himal

The Mardi Himal trek can be done the whole year while the best time to trek in the Annapurna region is September to November and March to May is considered the peak trekking season in Nepal. With a huge number of trekkers moving towards the dream destination in the Himalayas. The season and the weather will be clean and cozy with warm sun and beautiful views of the Himalayas. The mountains will open up with great views and spread good vibes to trekkers for their good and happy trekking in the Himalayas.

While April May is the month of climbing the mountains and pushing for the summits. There will be lots of expedition lovers getting ready and preparing the gears and equipment for the summit push from Base camp to camp 1 or more in the high altitude of the Himalayas.

During the month the snowfall does not occur in the Himalayas and different types of flowers will bloom in the forest which attracts the trekkers to join the next trekking destination as well. The clean weather with greenery and beautiful forest beside the trail takes your breath for a while.

Trekking to Mardi Himal, during the winter is also a good time for the person willing to witness the snowfall in the Himalayas. you can explore more good snow-capped Himalayas vistas from the trail of Mardi Himal Trek. While trekking in the winter season you need to be in good physical fitness and a professional guide to instruct you during your trek to Mardi Himal.

Permits During the Trek

While trekking to the Mardi Himal in the Annapurna Region, certain permits should be issued before the trek. The permits collected will be used for the conservation of the Annapurna region and the reconstruction of the Trekking route and trail for the ease of trekkers. Additionally, it works to preserve many animal and bird species that can be found in the Annapurna region.

The following Permits entrance should be issued before commencing the trek:

ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)

The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit should be issued to enter the conservation area in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The permit entrance is available in the office of the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and also in Pokhara.

TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)

The TIMS card is mandatory for all trekkers while commencing the trek in different destinations within Nepal. The TIMS should be shown to the officials at the checkpost during the trial. The TIMS cards are available at the office of the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

Mardi Himal Trek Cost

The  Mardi Himal  Trek cost mainly depends upon the number of trekking days and the time of the trekking season, the type of accommodation and services you choose, and whether you are hiring a porter and guide or not to assist you in the Himalayas to achieve the dream destination successfully.

The following are the main costs during your trek in Mardi Himal Trek:

Permits: During your trek to Mardi Himal, TIMS card and ACAP permits are mandatory to trek in the Annapurna region which costs around USD 20-30 per person. If you are trekking to restricted areas in the Annapurna region then Special Permits for restricted areas should be issued which cost around USD 500-1000, such as Thorong La Pass, Upper Mustang, and Nar Phu.

Guide or Porter: Hiring of Guide is more important while trekking to high altitudes in the Annapurna region. Hiring a guide and porter will make your trekking journey more reliable and comfortable which only costs around USD 25-30 per day to guide and hiring Porter costs around USD 20-25 per day.

Transportation: Trekking to Mardi HimalTrek, you may go via flight or roadways to Pokhara from Kathmandu. So while planning the trek, make bookings of flights and all the roadways vehicles for the smooth operation of the trek to Mardi Himal Trek. The cost of a vehicle increases as the mode of transport you choose while trekking to Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region.

Final Say

By this, you might have come up with an idea for the Mardi Himal Trek and its package offered by Blue Lake Adventure. Booking this package is easier and more trustworthy with us because we are a government-registered company with more than 10+ years of experience.

If trekking in Nepal excites you then you should definitely try trekking to Mardi Himal. You can easily book with us by going through the booking section and choosing a fixed departure effective for you. Also, you can send us an email at or contact us through the contact page.

FAQ of Mardi Himal Trek

The height of the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is 4,500 M above sea level.



Mardi Himal Trek typically 5-7 days to complete the whole trek.


The best time for Mardi Himal Trek is September to November and March to May.


Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate trekking destination where people of every age group can join the trek in a group.

During the trek to Mardi Himal Deurali and siding do have shower facilities while others don’t. If you are willing to java shower then you may have a bucket shower.

The WI-FI is available at every tea house and lodge they do charge a small amount of cash to use it.

Yes, you may change your accessories with solar power in low camp and high camp. The electricity is available only at Deurali and Siding.


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Group Discount
Duration: 7 Days
1 pax. US$ 595
2-4 pax. US$ 565
5-8 pax. US$ 550
9-12 pax. US$ 535
13-15 pax. US$ 525
Over 16 pax. US$ 495