Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal is an under-visited mountain with a recently developed trekking trail that’s waiting to be explored. The mountain landscape is as spectacular as the nearby Annapurna region, but the trek itself is less challenging than the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This trek is an ideal option for adventurous travellers who want to get off the beaten path.

Walk though pristine rhododendron forests (especially vibrant in March-April), cloud forests, and charming villages to high-altitude pastures where yaks graze. From Mardi Himal Base Camp, the entire Annapurna range is visible, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Follow the Mardi Khola Valley for part of the way.

If you are looking for a short, rewarding trek with stunning mountain views without the crowds, the Mardi Himal trek is the perfect choice.

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DEPARTS: pokhara

Maximum elevation: 4,450 m
Level of difficulty: Medium to hard
Availability: March to May & September to November

* Price based on twin share accommodation. Single room supplement available subject to availability
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  • International airfare to Nepal

  • Airfare to Pokhara/Kathmandu

  • Snacks between meals on the trek

  • Comprehensive travel insurance. Click here for an insurance quote.

  • Alcoholic or soft drinks, including bottled water (we recommend using filters or supporting safe drinking water programmes)

  • Laundry

  • Tips for trekking porters and guide

  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu

  • Transfers from Kathmandu airport to hotel, and from hotel to airport at end of trip

Trip Inclusions

  • Tea house lodge or homestay accommodation during the trek in twin/triple share

  • All standard meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  • English-speaking guide

  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking

  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (we assign one porter for every two guests)

  • Guide and porter’s food & accommodation

  • Overland transfer to/from the start & finish of trek by road




Depart Pokhara, drive to Kande and walk to Pitam-Deurali.
Driving time: 1 hour 20 mins
Walking time: 5 hours
Overnight: Pitam-Deurali (all meals on trek included)
Altitude: 2,100m


Trek to Forest Camp through pine and rhododendron forests.
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Overnight: Forest Camp (all meals included)
Altitude: 2,600m


Continue to Low Camp as the mountain views come into sight.
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Overnight: Low Camp (all meals included)
Altitude: 2,970m


Trek to High Camp through breathtaking scenery with stunning mountain views. Walking time: 4-5 hours
Overnight: High Camp (all meals included)
Altitude: 4,100m


Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,450m) and return to High Camp
Walking time: 6-7 hours
Overnight: High Camp (all meals included)
Altitude: 4,100m


Descending from the mountains, the path turns off to the village of Sidhing.
Walking time: 6-7 hours
Overnight: Sidhing (all meals included)
Altitude: 1,700m


Trek to Lwang.
Walking time: 5-6 hours
Overnight: Lwang (all meals included)
Altitude: 1,400m


A car will meet you in the village to take you back to Pokhara.
Driving time: 2 hours
Altitude: 1,400m