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Mardi Himal Trekking

Duration: 07 Days
  • Duration: 07 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4000m.
  • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
  • Group Size: 02 Trekker's
  • Trip Grade: Easy Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast at City; Full Board of Meals on Trek
  • Activities: Cultural tour - scenic drive and trekking.
  • Best Time: All year round except June to August the wet months.
  • Start / Ending: Pokhara to Pokhara

“Mardi Himal Trekking – Experience Himalayan Sanctuary like never before”


  • Nepal’s latest hot trekking destination
  • Mini Mountaineering Experiences
  • Cascading Hills and Green Lush Forests Trail
  • Terraced Farmlands
  • Multiethnic Villages
  • Tranquility and Serenity
  • The best Vantage point for Mt. Machhapuchhre View
  • More than 1 dozen mountain vistas
  • Pokhara City

Mardi Himal Trekking in Nepal is the latest trending trekking route of Nepal. Even if it is a new trekking trail, lots of trekkers across the globe are paying attention to it. No wonder many trekking agencies across Nepal are getting inquiries about this trip. Awesome Nepal Treks & Expeditions has knitted the best and latest itinerary for the trek. Relish the tranquility and serenity in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

There are many short trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Among these routes, Mardi Himal Trek is the most famous. It is probably the most hyped trekking route in the area after the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The number of vacation days is less and the walking trail is easy. Moreover, the scenery of mountains and the feeling of wilderness adventure help travelers knit a momentous trekking holiday.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek vs Mardi Himal Trekking

These two trekking routes of the Annapurna region of Nepal are the flag bearer of splendid short trekking trails. Therefore, the trail never fails to attract trekkers from across the globe. Poon Hill Trek trail is the classical short Annapurna region trekking trip. The famous vantage point at an altitude of 3210 m is the major highlight of this route. However, the Mardi Himal Trek route endows breathtaking scenery as well as pure mountain wilderness.

The trailhead of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is either Nayapul or Tikhedhunga. However, Mardi Trekking starts from Kande. Some of the trekkers might argue about this though. The construction of the road network has curtailed the trekking route length of many trekking regions.

If you want to go with the trend, opt to do the Mardi Trekking. However, you can choose to add Poon Hill as well in your Mardi Itinerary. Contact the travel planners of Awesome Nepal Treks to customize the trip.

Mardi Himal Trekking Itinerary

The itinerary of the Mardi Himal Trekking is simple. Trekkers might get lots of different ideas and trailheads throughout the internet. However, years of experience in the field of Nepal Trekking have given us the idea of organizing a perfect trekking trip. Therefore, our itinerary starts from Kande and traverses through the villages of Pothana, Kokhar Forest Camp, and Pitam Deurali. This section provides the experience of forests and terraced farmlands to the trekkers.

After witnessing the great mountain sceneries from High Camp or Upper View Point, trekkers return back to Pokhara via Siding village. Please contact our travel planners and customize your trekking. The itinerary can be shortened to less than a week as well.

Book the Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal with us. Explore the majestic and trending trekking route of the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal.



Details Itinerary

Your first impression of arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport is an experience in itself. But don’t be worried by the apparent confusion as your airport representative will be waiting to welcome you with your name written on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within 20 minutes or so.

You have time to relax and enjoy the ambience and comfort of the hotel until your evening Group Meeting. This is when we collect your insurance details and discuss how the trip will run for the coming days. After the meeting, we go for our first group dinner. Your tour leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel.

Morning travel by private coach or in tourist bus (depending upon the size of the group) with an exciting overland drive on main Kathmandu to Pokhara highway, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful Phewa Lake with an afternoon free for short walks. (Options by Air 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).

Starting this wonderful and exciting Mardi Himal & Machhapuchhre Trekking with a short drive on the outskirt of Pokhara to reach at Kande, after getting organized a steep climb leading to farm areas of terrace field, offering great views of snow peaks and valley below entering a patch of cool forest with last climb to reach at the ridge top at Thulo Kharka or Australian Camp with fantastic views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains.

From this lovely spot walk downhill into the cool shade of the forest to Pothana offering a super panorama of Annapurna Himalaya and Manaslu range including majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail” and a small peak of Mardi Himal towards North West.

After a pleasant overnight stop at Pothana village with fantastic views, walk begins on the main trekking trail reaching at Pitam Deurali with super views of landscapes and snow-clad peaks. After Deurali heading north along the ridgeline into a serene forested area with cool temperature with the panorama of Annapurna I and South with Huinchuli to the east Annapurna IV-II and Lamjung Himal and then reaching our overnight stop in the middle of the forest where few lodges are located for trekkers.

From this forest area, walk leads higher on an uphill path with the steep climb to reach a pasture land for an overnight stop on route Mardi base camp with fantastic views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

This wonderful area offering a grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquillity heading higher to reach at High Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with the steep climb to reach High Camp where tree lines fade to short rhododendron and juniper bushes. Here at High Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding superb views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Here with another night stop to explore beyond High Camp with a day hike to Mardi Himal higher ridge reaching the highest point of this trek at 4,500 meters. The walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal South Face with towering Mt. Machhapuchhre; this area known as 'Other Sanctuary' named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in the early 1970s. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on the same route to our overnight stop.

After a fabulous time on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with beautiful views and back into forest of rhododendron and pines trees, retracing the journey back on same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village located between the junction to another East and West route to Mardi Himal on warmer area for overnight stop before ending this lovely trek next day.

Our last day walk of this fabulous adventure on the hidden trails of Annapurna region walk follows Mardi River on the wide valley reaching warmer areas of rice/paddy farm villages and finally walk ends at Mardi village for a short drive back to Pokhara for overnight stop by the serene Phewa Lake.

Morning a scenic drive to back Kathmandu with grand memories of this fantastic and exciting  Mardi Himal Panorama trekking, an interesting six hour brings you back in Kathmandu with an afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs.

Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Mardi Himal Panorama Trekking around great Annapurna Himalaya, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for an international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • Tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights on BB Plan
  • Regular tourist coach Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara for 2 nights on BB plan
  • All mountain accommodation
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (Govt. registered trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • All necessary paperwork and permits(Annapurna Conservation permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag

Cost Excludes

  • Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Travel insurance & evacuation
  • Tips


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Client Reviews

Lorraine Morgan

Trip Name: Short Poon Hill Trek

Booked this trek from the comfort at home in the UK. Communication with Dil was brilliant, his response to all my emails were quick and courteous. He tailored the trek around us, as a small group of 4 adults ranging in age from 29 to 69 (who was still recovering from an ACL op last May). His pace was brilliant for our group.

Dil arranged to meet us in our hotel in Kathmandu and talked us through the trek, bringing maps, holdalls and T-Shirts.

The trek was for 3 nights, 4 days staying in good, clean lodges. All was included except our drinks.

We experienced trekking in glorious sunshine up to Poon Hill. There was still snow on the ground and Dil provided the group with crampons, which made walking easier and safer.

Our trek started and ended in Pokhara. Dil and his team collected us from our hotel in Pokhara promptly at the time agreed.

Dil and the porters were brilliant, the porters were more than porters and made our trek even more enjoyable. We felt totally safe and Dil was an excellent guide. The scenery was spectacular.

Would certainly use Awesome Nepal Treks again as Dil arranges trips to Tibet and Bhutan.

Ryan Schult

Subject: Thanks for a great trek
Message: We have just completed a 15 day Himalayan trek with Awesome Nepal Treks and it could not have been better! The trek was very well organized, had excellent food and accommodation, there was no problems whatsoever and our guide Dil was a very informative, well-spoken and absolutely entertaining guy. The whole experience was amazing and I would strongly recommend Awesome Nepal Treks to anyone who wants a great, enjoyable, hassle-free trip.

Derek Manhas

Subject: Humbling & Surreal Experience

My cousin and I traveled to Nepal in 2011 and completed the Everest Basecamp Trek with our guide Dil Thapa.
Dil absolutely made sure this trek would far exceed my expectations and I am grateful for the time we shared together in Nepal.
There are an endless amount of photos and videos online for us to see the natural beauty of Nepal before arriving there. The greatest compliment I can give Nepal (more specifically, Dil Thapa) is this, the beauty of Nepal is its people first and foremost.