Mardi Himal Trek - Best Short Trek in Nepal

Tour Details

  • 11 Days(s)

  • Trekking

  • English

  • 4450

overview

The 11-Days Mardi Himal Trek is a trip to Mardi Himal (5,587 m) lying in the Annapurna Himalaya region. The journey starts from Pokhara from where we reach Kande, and then a trek to Pothana and Deurali.

The trek helps experience the picturesque views of the mountains around and the green hills full of rhododendrons and other flowers. During the excursion, we head towards our final destination Mardi Himal passing through the valleys, forests, exotic lakes, and waterfalls.

Tour Highlights

  • Traditional and cultural experiences 
  • Exotic species of flora and fauna along the trail, mainly rhododendron, pine, magnolia, and oak
  • Stunning views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Manaslu, and Mardi Himal itself
  • Forest and village trails

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Itinerary

  • 0 hours
  • Guest House

Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, where there our staff will be there to greet and escort you to your hotel.

Rest at the hotel after checking in or visit our office.

Stay overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 35 minutes
  • Guest House

Take an early flight to Pokhara or rent a cab. Several other transportation services escort you to Pokhara.

Flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu takes 30 minutes while it might take you 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara.

Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 4 hours
  • Guest House

From Pokhara take a mode of public transport or rent a cab to take you to Phedi from whereon you need to hike uphill for four hours to reach Pothana.

Pothana is an early stop for trekkers and mountaineers in the Annapurna Region who are there for the Ghandruk and Mardi Himal Trek.

Stay overnight at Pothana.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 4-5 hours
  • Guest House

From Pothana we head upwards for the Forest Camp. The area is covered with thick forest of maple, oak, hemlock, and rhododendrons which are inhabited by langoor monkeys and barking deer.

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Forest Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 5-6 hours
  • Guest House

The next day we move further upwards towards Badal Danda. It's the most suitable place to rest and acclimatize.

Stay overnight at a lodge in Badal Danda.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 5-6 hours
  • Guest House

From Badal Danda, we head for High Camp where we rest and prepare for the next day's trip to Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Stay overnight at High Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 5-6 hours
  • Guest House

We head early for the Mardi Himal Base Camp. Enjoy the exotic beauty of the mountains around you, the Mardi Himal, and take photos.

We then head back to the lodge in High Camp.

Stay overnight at High Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 5-6 hours
  • Guest House

Head straight down from High Camp to Lwang village.

Lwang Village is best known for its organic Himalayan tea and is situated about 20 km away from Pokhara.

Stay overnight at Lwang village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 5-6 hours
  • Guest House

Take an early bus or a private vehicle from Lwang village back to Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 35 minutes
  • Guest House

Drive or take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 0 hours
  • Guest House

Our staff will be there to drop you off at the airport, wishing you a safe flight back to your homeland.

Meals: Breakfast.

What’s included/excluded

Included

  • Airport pickups and drop off in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation for nights at hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara (includes breakfast)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, including the entry fees, a personal travel guide and transport
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along the trip
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • An experienced, English-speaking tour guide and an assistant
  • Domestic flights from Pokhara to Kathmandu and back
  • Charges for TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card
  • Trekking gears
  • Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes including trekking permits

Excluded

  • Insurance and helicopter rescue in case of emergency

cancellation

Kindly contact us for information on the cancellation of a trip.

Good to know

Mardi Himal lies at an elevation of 5,587 m. Our trekking staff will guide you up to the Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m).

Have the required legal documents necessary for identification.

Important Clothing Items

  • windcheater styled jackets
  • long sleeve shirts or blouse
  • trekking pants
  • shorts (men) and skirts (women)
  • thermal underwears

Footwear

  • a pair of lightweight trekking or hiking boots
  • thick woollen socks and thinner cotton socks
  • sandals

Other Necessary Equipments

  • maps, compasses
  • flashlights/torchlights and batteries
  • sunscreen, sun lotion
  • water bottles
  • water filters or water filtering tablets