Trip Facts
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate to Adventurous
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    4,500 m
  • meal
    Breakfast in kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Mardi Himal Trek

Unique Path Trekking & Expeditions offers adventure to Mardi Himal Trekking an ultimate destination, on least explored and around hidden areas of Annapurna Himalayan belts where majestic Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ Peak and Mardi Himal located above high ridges and rolling hills from scenic Pokhara valley.

Mardi Himal stands at 5,587 m high, beneath towering majestic Machhapuchare the Fish Tail peak actually a lower rocky ridges of Machhapuchare, where Col Jimmy Roberts and his British team first explored in early 1960’s and christened this virgin areas as ‘Other Sanctuary’ after first being Annapurna Sanctuary which is separated by the high ridges of Mardi and Machhapuchare Himal.

Although the walk to Mardi Himal slowly getting popular due to its unique scenery with daily excellent views of high snow capped peaks within complete tranquil environment and in the harmony of mountains and serene wilderness in the comfort of nice and cozy lodges.

Starting this marvelous journey to Mardi Himal Trekking taking a short drive from scenic and beautiful Pokhara, a famous and popular touristic spot blessed with natural green surrounding hills, mountains and lakes.

Drive leads to Mardi Himal starting point of the trek and then heading towards high alpine hills within Gurung tribe traditional villages on the main trail, and then our route diverts from the mainstream trekking path entering into dense alpine forest with scenic views of snow clad peaks of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himalaya and as far towards Dhaulagiri.

As the walk progress reaching our main highlights and main destinations at high Mardi Himal base with stunning views of mountain range and beautiful landscapes.

After a wonderful moment on high ridges and hills at Mardi Himal our return journey heading back to beautiful Pokhara taking an alternative route with wonderful views past interesting farm villages, a short drive outskirt of Pokhara valley reaches to your hotel in Pokhara by the serene Phewa lake after a marvelous experience on Mardi Himal trekking with great guidance and services of Unique Trekking & Expeditions.

Mardi Himal Trekking offers excellent views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) 6,790 m, extends towards world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m in the west with worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m towards further east.

trip highlights

  • Adventure on ‘off the beaten trails’ towards high scenic hills around Mardi Himal
  • Super views of ever present Annapurna and majestic Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peaks
  • A short and scenic trekking with glimpse of local culture around traditional Gurung villages
  • Glamorous scenery of dramatic landscapes rolling green hills and high snow capped mountains
  • Beautiful dense alpine forest of rhododendron, firs, pines, birch, oaks and magnolia trees
  • From warm paddy fields to cooler alpine zone and towards high moraine, ice and glaciers

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Mardi Himal Trek glimpse

Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu from respective airlines and transfer to hotels.

  • Day 02

    In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 03

    Drive to Pokhara 950m -06 hrs journey (options by air 30 mins) [B L D Plan].

  • Day 04

    Drive to Dhampus 1,530 m (trekking point) with 3 hrs walk to Potana 1,900m. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 05

    Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520 m via Pitam Deurali 2,100 m – 05 hrs. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 06

    Trek to Low Camp 2,970 m – 05 hrs. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 07

    Trek to High Camp 3,700 m – 05 hrs. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 08

    Rest and free day at High Camp for day hike to Mardi Himal base camp 4,500 m. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 09

    Trek to Low Camp 2,970 m – 05 hrs. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 10

    Trek to Siding village 1,700m – 05 hrs. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 11

    Trek near Mardipul and drive to Pokhara with afternoon free. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 12

    Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 13

    Depart from Kathmandu for international flight back home.

  • 01 Day
    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

    On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, where our guide and office staff will receive you with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city around Thamel areas, the tourist hub of Nepal. At Thamel you can find all your needs and requirements for the trek with excellent international standard hotels and restaurants with many shops and stores.After getting refresh meet our guide with other members of Mardi Himal Trekking, and then our guide will provide information and briefing regarding the trek, hotels and much more with evening welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.

  • 02 Day
    In Kathmandu with tour and trek preparations.

    We have allowed a free day in Kathmandu, where you can enjoy sightseeing tour around places of interest as Kathmandu valley steep with historical and famous world heritage sites Pashupatinath a Hindu Temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet) visit the huge Buddhist Stupa, (tour might include either Kathmandu old Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill lock as set on the program and time permitting) Afternoon free for individual activities and trek preparations.

  • 03 Day
    Drive to Pokhara 950m.

    Mardi Himal Trekking starts with an exciting and scenic overland drive to famous and popular touristic spot at Pokhara, journey leads on Nepal’s leading and busy highway following Trisuli River for sometimes and then heading due west to reach warmer sub-tropical valley in beautiful Pokhara by the Phewa Lake, where most of the excellent hotels, shops and restaurants located.

  • 04 Day
    Drive to Dhampus 1,530 m (trekking point) with 3 hrs walk to Potana 1,900m

    After a nice and pleasant overnight in Pokhara, morning a short drive leads you on the outskirt of Pokhara valley, with of Annapurna Himalaya and beautiful Mt. Machhapuchare “ Fish Tail,” and then drive climbs up at cooler areas at Dhampus village with stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya with other range of peaks.From this wonderful Dhampus Gurung village, our adventure starts walking on a ridge uphill into cool forest to reach a marvelous place in Potana, a small village with incredible views of Annapurna South, Huin chuli and Machhapuchare peak.On checking into your rooms with first night in mountain villages lodge with afternoon free take a short stroll around view points at Potana.

  • 05 Day
    Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520m via Pitam Deurali 2,100m - 04 hrs.

    After a pleasant overnight stop at Potana 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 serene forested area with cool temperature with 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 forest where few lodges are located for trekkers

  • 06 Day
    Trek from Forest camp to Low Camp 2,970 m - 04 hrs.

    The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a From this forest area, walk leads higher on uphill path with steep climb to reach a pasture land for overnight stop on route Mardi base camp with fantastic views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

  • 07 Day
    Trek to High camp 3, 700 m - 05 hrs.

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

  • 08 Day
    Explore beyond High Camp to Mardi West Base Camp 4,500m

    Here with another night stop to explore beyond High Camp with day hike to Mardi Himal higher ridge reaching the highest point of this trek at 4,500 meters.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. Machhapuchare; this area known as ‘Other Sanctuary’ named by early explorer Mr. Jimmy Roberts, after a grand enjoyable time with great views of mountains return back to High Camp on the same trail for overnight stop.

  • 09 Day
    Trek to Low Camp 2,970 m - 05 hrs. [B L D Plan]

    Today will be a short day on downhill to Low Camp, where you can enjoy the surrounding views with pleasant moderate walks to reach at Low Camp as the trail leads on hill ridge lines getting back into dense forested areas back at Low Camp with time for afternoon extra activities or just relax and marvel the views

  • 10 Day
    Trek to Siding village 1,700 m - 05 hrs.

    After a marvelous time on high ridges of Mardi Himal with great vista of mountains and landscapes views walk leads into rhododendron and pines forest, retracing the journey on same trail to Forest Camp and beyond with more downhill walk and then reaching at Sidang village, located between junction of other East and West route of Mardi Himal the climate with warmer temperatures, enjoy your last overnight stop at Siding before concluding this lovely walk next morning.

  • 11 Day
    From Sidang walk near to Mardi Pul and drive to Pokhara - 04 hrs.

    Morning excellent views of Machhapuchare with other range of peaks, our last day walk leads to a short distance of few hours to reach at road head near Mardi Pul village for a short drive back Pokhara and transfer to hotels by serene Phewa Lake for last overnight around beautiful Annapurna region

  • 12 Day
    Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    Depart from Pokhara to reach at Kathmandu with an interesting drive on exciting highway past rural farm villages and towns and the climbing up to reach the entry point to Kathmandu city at Nag Dhunga.From this point an hour ride brings you back to your hotels with afternoon free for shopping spree includes farewell dinner.

  • 13 Day
    International departure to respective countries.

    Last day in Nepal with amazing Himalayan experience, as time for your international flight our staff transfers you back at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport for your homeward bound flight or to respective countries, after a memorable time and experience around Nepal Himalaya and Mardi Himal Trekking.

Note of above trekking package plan:: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included. B L Plan = Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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What a great adventure!! We just got back from a fantastic trek in the Everest Region. Our guide Ram and our porter Janak were great. They were friendly and helpful and lots of fun. We went from June 12 to 26,2004 and the weather was fine. We got lots of great views and not much rain. We also loved how flexible our itinerary was. We changed our plan a few times based on how we felt. Thanks for AWESOME trip!!

Todd and Dean RichartCanada

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

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Price for Mardi Himal Trek on full board basis USD 875 per person

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3 stars level, Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara, Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and all the necessary permits, please find in details below what are included and excluded in the price as follows:

Service includes in details

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you.
  • Seasonal local fresh fruits as available.
  • Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking.
  • Annapurna trekking Map.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate and Trekking Cap (Sample of Certificate and Trekking Cap)
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly English-speaking Government license holder trekking guide.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide.
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • All necessary officially paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Your Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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