Mardi Himal Trek

  • Price USD 729
  • Trip Duration 10 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationHotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

  • Stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain range, including Machhapuchhre, also known as the "Fishtail" mountain.
  • A chance to trek through traditional Nepalese villages and experience the unique culture and way of life of the Gurung people.
  • Lush forests and rhododendron-filled trails that make the trekking experience more enjoyable.
  • The opportunity to explore the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which offers incredible panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • A relatively less crowded trekking route, allowing you to enjoy the peaceful and serene surroundings.
  • A chance to see and experience the natural beauty of Nepal up close and personal.

Mardi Himal Trek is a relatively new and increasingly popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a moderate to difficult trek that takes about 7-10 days and takes you to the base camp of Mardi Himal(View point), which stands at 4,500 meters above sea level. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and the surrounding landscape, including lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Gurung villages. Along the way, you will experience the local culture and traditions of the Nepalese people, making this an unforgettable adventure.

Best Months to go on Mardi Himal Trek

The best time to go on the Mardi Himal Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons, which are considered the peak trekking seasons in Nepal. The months of March to May and September to November offer the best weather and trail conditions for trekking in the Annapurna region, including the Mardi Himal Trek.

During the spring season (March to May), the weather is mild, with moderate temperatures and clear skies. The hills are covered with colorful rhododendron blooms, making it a great time for nature lovers and photographers. In contrast, during the autumn season (September to November), the weather is dry and clear, and the temperatures are cool and comfortable, making it ideal for trekking. The views of the mountains during this time are also spectacular.

However, it's worth noting that the Mardi Himal Trek can be done throughout the year, but the monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall, which can make the trails slippery and difficult to trek. The winter season (December to February) brings cold temperatures and snowfall, making it more challenging to trek, especially at higher altitudes.

How Difficult is Mardi Himal Trek?

The Mardi Himal Trek is considered a moderate to difficult trek, and it requires a certain level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience. The trek involves trekking through steep and rocky terrain, which can be challenging, especially for first-time trekkers. The trail also involves several uphill and downhill sections, which can be strenuous for some trekkers.

However, the Mardi Himal Trek is relatively less crowded than other popular trekking routes in Nepal, and the route offers stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain range, making it a rewarding and memorable experience. With proper preparation, trekking gear, and a positive attitude, most trekkers should be able to complete the Mardi Himal Trek successfully.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1345m).

You'll arrive in Kathmandu, where you'll be greeted by a representative from Shikhar Adventure who will transfer you to your hotel. Spend the day resting and exploring the city. Overnight at the hotel.

Cost Details:

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.

  • Three nights in a 2–3-star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.

  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.

  • All transportation for the trek.

  • Local guest house accommodation in the mountains.

  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit

  • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters

  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters

  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.

  • All equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag)

  • First Aid Kit

  • Maps

  • Service charge and government taxes

  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare

  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)

  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.

  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek

  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee

  • Tips for guide and porter

  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary

  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)


Shikhar Adventure is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will help you manage your inconveniences to the best of your abilities.  Transportation to and from Pokhara can be delayed due to weather conditions and delays may last up to several days.  It is best to book flights to and from Kathmandu with a several-day margin to avoid missing a flight back to your home country.  If flights go smoothly, we will help arrange activities for you during your margin days.  If you have a tight schedule and the roads out of Pokhara are delayed, it is possible to take a flight back to Kathmandu for an additional cost.