Mardi Himal Trek 4,500m 9 Days

US $  590 per person
Amazing Mt. Fishtail View during Mardi Himal Trek
Trip Code : AHC/AR-01
Price : US$590
Destination : Annapurna Region
Duration : 9 Days
Grading : Easy-Moderate
Max Altitude : 4,500m
Activity : Trekking
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Pokhara-Pothana-Forest Camp-Low Camp-High Camp-Base Camp-Sidding-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Best Season : Mar-May;Sep-Nov


Mardi Himal Trek has certainly come up as one of the most picturesque walking adventures in Nepal. This Mardi Himal Trek is a short but excellent adventure that takes you to the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. While you go on this adventure, you will get to experience one of the best nature walking adventures with the added bonus of views of the mountains.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Route

Although the Mardi Himal Base Camp trekking route is new this Mardi Himal Trek has been attracting more people every year. It is an amazing thing to experience a huge elevation change within a short period of time without having to go through much effort. You will feel like you haven't gone that high but you definitely will. In addition to lush nature, you will enjoy a peaceful atmosphere throughout the adventure. Surrounding landscapes of valleys and mountains also take our breath away. 
When you walk along the Mardi ridge to go to the Mardi Base Camp, you can see the trail for Annapurna Base Camp Trek much lower in the gorge. Although Annapurna Base Camp is not visible because of the angle, you can clearly see Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Dovan, etc. Looking at the Mardi Himal standing right in front of the massive Mt. Fishtail is simply a mind-blowing experience. 

Mardi Himal Base Camp is a stunning viewpoint for the Annapurna Panorama. It spectacularly lies just below the impressive peak of Mt. Fishtail. The walk along the ridge from the Upper Viewpoint to the Base Camp brings you an amazing chance to exploit the beauty of mountains as much as you can.

Weather and Best Time

The cool and fantastic weather for Mardi Himal is in the autumn and spring season. During this time you will have clear views of the Himalayas with close-up views. The trekking route will be easier to walk and days are warmer also. Due to the sloppy landscape, it becomes difficult and dangerous to walk in the winter and rainy seasons. The frequently changing weather gives excitement in the autumn and spring days.
So, the best time for Mardi Himal trekking is from March to May and September to December.
If you are looking for short yet incredible trekking in the Annapurna region with nature and cultural mixture, This Mardi Himal Trekking in Nepal is the best option for you.

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

  • Short trekking adventure
  • Pristine nature and peaceful surroundings
  • Surreal views of the mountains in the Annapurna range
  • An unbelievable elevation gain in a short time
  • Beautiful sunrise view over the Himalayas
  • Stunning surroundings throughout the trek

Some Amazing Facts about Mardi Himal Trekking

PS: The trekking package is designed with the concept of using a Public Bus as a mode of transport. If you like to use a private vehicle, it adds to the cost of the trip. For detailed information on the use of a private vehicle, please contact us.


Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu

The first day of your adventure trip to the Mardi Himal Base Camp starts with your arrival to Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport on your arrival. He will transfer you to the hotel where you can find an easy time to relax after checking in. We will meet you in the evening at the hotel to talk about the trip in details. Any questions you may have regarding your trip will be discussed so that you are well-prepared for the trip.

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Pokhara - B

We will drive to Pokhara today. It is a long day drive to the beautiful lake city that is 200 kilometers to the west of Kathmandu. About six hours of the drive along the highway takes us through beautiful villages, towns, rivers, and other wonderful surroundings. We will reach Pokhara in the afternoon that leaves us enough time to go for a stroll around the Lakeside and enjoy the beauty of Fewa Lake. Pokhara offers a peaceful atmosphere and stunning views of the mountains from the city itself. Exploring around and soaking in the beauty of Pokhara, we will spend quite leisurely time preparing for the trek to start tomorrow.

Day 3 : Pokhara to Pothana (1,700m) - B.L.D

As it is our first day of the trek, we get ready for the same. We drive for about half an hour to Phedi and start the walking adventure for the day. The very beginning of the trek is an uphill one through lush forest to emerge to a village that leads us to famous Dhampus village. We will trek even further to Pothana to stay overnight. Pothana is a famous overnight camp for trekkers in the region. Situated amidst beautiful natural surroundings, Pothana offers us a beautiful and easy time after walking for about 5 hours.

Day 4 : Pothana to Forest Camp (2,600m) - B.L.D

Our day today will be full of beautiful lush forest walking experience. About 6 hours of the walk today goes mostly through the forest to the Forest Camp. You will go through a beautiful forest of rhododendron, schema wallichi, and several other trees to the destination. The walk today will bring you one of the best nature walking experiences that you will ever get. The lovely walk along a fairly easy trail to the destination offers peaceful excursion experience. We reach Forest Camp to stay overnight amidst natural surroundings.

Day 5 : Forest Camp to High Camp (3,550m) - B.L.D

Another wonderful day of a nature walk with a spectacular view of the mountains on a clear day, we will trek all the way to the High Camp to stay overnight. It is an all uphill walk today that introduces us with the beauty of high elevation climatic situation. The walk will also bring us a beautiful view of mountains like Fishtail and Mardi along with the ridge that extends southwards to meet the valley below. When we reach the High Camp after the walk of about 5 hours, we can enjoy an overwhelming view of the mountains in the Annapurna region of the Himalaya. We stay to enjoy the surroundings and settle into the comfort of our teahouse.

Day 6 : High Camp to Mardi Base Camp (4,500m) to Low Camp (2,970m) - B.L.D

It is an early morning day today to go for a hike to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. We start the day much before the break of the dawn and walk all the way up to the base camp of Mardi Himal that stands at the elevation of 4,500 meters above sea level. Once we reach the Viewpoint, we can enjoy some breathtaking and unreal views of the mountains in the Annapurna region. We can also see the Annapurna sanctuary gorge much lower than where we are standing. From the Viewpoint to the Base Camp, the walk goes on the Mardi ridge that offers captivating mountain views.
Later, we trek back to the High Camp and further down to the Low Camp to stay overnight.

Day 7 : Low Camp to Sidding to Pokhara - B.L

It is the final day of walk on this adventure trip. Just a short walk of three hours down to Sidding village through the forest brings the walk to the end. We take a jeep ride back to Pokhara that takes more or less 2 hours.
Once we reach Pokhara, we will have free and relaxing time to wander around.

Day 8 : Pokhara to Kathmandu - B

We will drive back to Kathmandu today along the same highway that we took earlier to go to Pokhara. There is also an option of flying back with the payment of the extra cost for the flight. Back in Kathmandu, we will take and enjoy leisurely time around.

Day 9 : Departure Day - B

The 09 Days Mardi Himal Trek has come finally an end with beautiful memories and experience of adventure trekking to the beautiful Mardi Himal base camp in the Annapurna region.
We will drive you to the airport for your departure flight.

Good to Know

Things you need to carry on the trip

  • Duffel bag, rucksack or backpack for the trek
  • Daypack (25-30 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (-20 above)
  • Sweat absorbing T-shirts or Shirts
  • Thermal layers and inner layers
  • Warm woolen sweater, fleece or jacket
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket or pullover with hood
  • Casual clothing to wear when you are at tea house
  • Stretchable and breathable trekking Pants
  • Long Trekking pants (Convertible to shorts)
  • Cotton Pants
  • Down Jacket (-20 above)
  • Warm mittens and/or gloves
  • Liner gloves
  • Instant hand warmers (optional)
  • Lightweight Shoes (Running/tennis shoes for camp, around town, etc)
  • Waterproof and broken-in trekking Boot
  • Gaiter (seasonal)
  • Sandal (optional)
  • Socks (liner socks, synthetic and heavyweight woolen socks)
  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Warm woolen or synthetic hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Neck warmer and Ear Muffs (optional)
  • Quick drying towel, toothpaste, brush (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap or hand-wash
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes and sanitizers
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 recommended)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 recommended)
  • Water purification tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Luggage locks
  • Plastic garbage bags, refillable water bottles
  • Trekking Poles
  • Book, dairy, pen, pencil, etc.
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator

Apart from these essentials, you can pack things as per your need. However, while trekking in the high mountains, keeping your essentials to the bare minimum is highly recommended. 

Contact us for any more information.


Published on : April 17, 2021

We had an unforgettable experience on our trek in Mardi Himal. We met Prakash through the internet then he made us flexible itinerary and affordable package. He introduced us to a very professional guide Suresh, with whom we did Mardi Himal trekking and had an amazing and quite adventure time. Meetings locals, eating and sleeping at small village, seeing the nature, enjoying idleness and zen atmosphere of the Himalayas was truly unforgettable. It was definitely one of the best life experience and definitely a time to remember. Thanks to whole team for Everything and we will recommend this Advennture Himalaya Circuit Treks and Tours to my Family and friends and will definitely bookyou again in the future.   

Sanghun Park, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Published on : April 07, 2021

I have been trekking the Mardi himal base camp with my friend. We have searched many trekking company in Nepal luckily we found this company and connected with Mr. Basu. He gave us proper information about Mardi Himal trek and made us flexible itinerary with affordable price. Doing a trek with them was very well worth it. Definitely will be using their offers next time and  I am headed there. We highly recommend  Adventure Himalaya Circuit Treks and Tours company for your ideal vacation.    

Hakon Lu, Norway

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