Mardi Himal Trek - 11 Days

  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Max. Altitude: 4500m/14763ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/Land transportation

Located east of Annapurna, Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened trial suitable for those trekkers who have less time to explore long trekking routes. Mardi Himal Basecamp is dramatically positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and astonishing Mt Machhapuchre (Fishtail). The trial is a combination of lush Rhododendron forests to rugged high mountain landscape. 3-4 Hours of climb from High Camp (3580m) to Base Camp (4500m) gives you a chance to witness spectacular views of entire Annapurna Massif, Mardi Himal, Fishtail and Mt Hiunchuli. 

Mardi Himal Trek is designed especially for every kind of trekkers without any problem of getting Acute Mountain
Sickness as you will get enough time to acclimatize and adjust with high altitude. This trip starts from Nepal's cultural
city, Kathmandu. You will be driven 200km to the city of lakes, Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will be walking on some of the
Nepal's most beautiful villages to high rugged mountain terrains of Annapurna region. Culture experience in Kathmandu to
fascinating Himalayan Vistas,  Mardi Himal Trek gives you an ample opportunity to understand Nepal in such a short time period which you are going to anticipate. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (200km/5-6 hrs)

Day 3: Drive to Kande and trek to Australian Camp (2060m/6758ft, 4 hrs)

Day 4: Trek to Forest Camp (3051m/10009ft, 6 hrs)

Day 5: Trek up to High camp (3900m/12795ft, 7 hrs)

Day 6: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m/14763ft) and return back to High Camp - 6-7 Hrs

Day 7: Trek to Sidhing (1700m/5577ft, 6 hrs)

Day 8: Trek Sidhing to Lumre and drive to Pokhara (3 hrs walk and 2 hours of drive)

Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu (200kms/6 Hrs)

Day 10: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city

Day 11: Departure

Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Your Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Early in the morning after breakfast drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus. Upon arrival at Pokhara, you move to hotel for check in process. In evening, boating on Fewa lake to visit Tal Barahi Temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.

After breakfast, we will take a hour long drive to Kande (Our trek start point). Then, we will trek to Australian Base Camp (2060m/6758ft) for 4 hours through friendly, quiet and steep route. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.

After breakfast, we will trek to Forest Camp passing through Pothana and Deurali. We will walk through the pine and Rhododendron forest which make us feel as if walking on a graffiti route. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.

After breakfast, we will trek to High Camp passing through the Low Camp (2970 m). We will enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Fishtail. Then, we will ascend to reach High Camp enjoying the majestic view of snow-capped Himalayas along with the stunning villages. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.

After breakfast with the spectacular view of sunrise, we will trek to Mardi Base Camp via View Point enjoying mountain views. Our trek is 7 hours walking through the steep trail and rocky climb. On this day we will enjoy our packed lunch with the magnificent view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna I, and other mountains. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.

Our day starts with the breathtaking view of sunrise along with the warm breakfast. We will descend to Sidhing through pine forest and Rhododendron forest. After having lunch at Low Camp, we will trek down to Siding. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.

After breakfast, we will trek for Pokhara walking through the beautiful pasturelands, Brahmin and Gurung villages. We will trek to Lumre which link us to the way to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu, upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Today day you will have a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City consists of Kathmandu Durbar Square (City of Temple), Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple) and Patan City (City of fine arts). Kathmandu Durbar Square is a complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath stands on a hill to the west of Kathmandu. Its name means "The Self-created, Self-existent Buddha" also known as Monkey temple. Patan City is noted for its craftsmen and metal workers. The diversity of the Medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors. Evening we will go for Farewell dinner with Authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural show. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. Our staff of Great Nepal treks will see you off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your onward destinations.


  • Airport pick up, drop transfers and sightseeing tour by private vehicle
  • Accommodation using 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB basis
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (on twin share/dormitory basis)
  • A local English speaking Government Guide during the trek.
  • Required number of porters to carry your luggage (02 Trekkers:01 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • Annapurna conservation’s park fees and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
  • Trekking equipment’s i.e.- down Jacket, sleeping bag (which needs to be returned after the trek)
  • Transportation Kathmandu -Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Farewell dinner with Authentic Nepali cuisine and Nepali Cultural show
  • First aid medical kit.
  • All Government taxes, VAT, and service charge.


  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory). This must include helicopter rescue
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from date of issue. You will need to have a currency of either USD, AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • Fees for recharging of mobile phones at lodge`s, hot showers, towels, laundry or other services while trekking.
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated).
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on above price Inclusion section.

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To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.

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Trip highlights

  • Explore less crowded and newly opened trekking trial
  • Picturesque landscape with view of sunrise, sunset over the majestic Annapurna, Fishtail, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal
  • Witness stunning lifestyle of Mountain people
  • Culture and Tradition of Kathmandu (City of Temples)

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