Govt. Regd. #: 2617/075
Group Size
1-12 people
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Tea House
Max. Elevation
4,250m/13,600ft
Meals
B / L / D
Transportation
Tourist Bus / Jeep
Best Season
Mar - May & Sept - Nov

Why Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal is the name of the long rising ridge and its summit, 5588m (18,500ft) that forms the southwesterly slope ofMt.Machhapuchhre, immediately below its sheer south face. Machhapuchhre is best known as the Fishtail Mountain because of its twin peaks that mirror the image of a fish tail.

Mardi Himal Trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal that begins from Pokhara. Mardi Himal is the name of the long rising edge and its summit, 5588m (18,500ft) that structures the southwesterly slope of  Mt.Machhapuchhre, immediately below its sheer south face.

Mardi Himal Trek gives a pleasant and overwhelming experience to the mountainous environment soaked view of green slopes, and snowcapped mountains, and walks into the flawless timberland of beautiful rhododendron and oak. Machhapuchhre is best known as the Fishtail Mountain in light of its twin pinnacles that mirror the picture of a fishtail. This Trek can be one of the most magnificent treks for any trekkers.

You will get a marvelous outlook of Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Hiunchuli. A fragrant and colorful Rhododendron forest will steal your heart. This trek is preferable for all-grade trekkers.


Trip Outline

Day 1: Drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours ride.) (Alt.820m/2,690ft).
Day 02: Drive to kande (45minutes) and trek to Pothana (Alt.1890m/6,199ft).
Day 03: Trek to Forest camp. (Alt.2500m/8,200ft). 5 hours walk
Day 04: Trek to High camp. (Alt.3620m/11,873ft).6-7 hours walk.
Day 05: Trek to Base camp. (Alt.4500m) and back to Badal dada.
Day 06: Trek to Lwang Gharel village. (Alt.1280m/4,198ft).6-7 hours walk downhill.
Day 07: Back to Pokhara.

Detail itinerary

We start our adventure with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare.

Trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp.

We trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If lucky, we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning.

On our trek to the upper viewpoint we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and others. We trek back to Badaldada.

We take a different route in high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting. Lwang Gharel offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails.


What's included?

  • All Transport
  • Trekker’s Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • All governmental procedure fees, permits and local taxes.
  • All meals and accommodation throughout the trek.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide possessing valid license issued by the government of Nepal.
  • Highly experienced trekking staffs.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.

What's not included?

  • Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during Everest base camp trek.
  • Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters, beverages etc.
  • Personal Everest base camp trekking equipments/gears.
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • All others expenses not mentioned in “Trip Cost Includes” section.

Elevation Chart & Map

Map of Mardi Himal Trek