Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking - 12 Days

‘Mardi Himal Trek takes you around hidden pockets of Annapurna region and offers off beaten trekking experience within the famous Annapurna region.’

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek offers trekking to lesser-known areas of Annapurna area between high ridges and a range of peaks.  The trail is getting popular nowadays but it is known to make you feel within the world of your own for a short period of time. Views of mountains, verdant forests, amazing landscapes and interesting villages are some of the highlights of the trek. Also, the trekking trail forms a small circuit which means you do not have to walk back through the same route.

Trip Highlights

  • An exclusive adventure on least visited scenic trails of Annapurna region .
  • Remote and isolated valley and ridges with outstanding mountain views.
  • Away from mainstream trekking trails and undisturbed pristine mountain wilderness.
  • Daily walks with stunning views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre and Hiunchuli.
  • Cultural aspects of the native Gurung villages.
  • Explore rhododendron forest from tall trees to bushes, a natural garden in spring.

At Heaven Nepal Adventure, we provide the finest services to our clients from standard lodging to dining. Also, we have a great team of experienced guides and porters. Similarly, we operate numerous trips across Nepal that reflect the beauty of the country.

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,340m) and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for sightseeing tour and trek preparations.
Day 03: Drive/Fly to Pokhara (860m) – 06 hrs drive and 30 mins flight.
Day 04: Drive to Kande and walk to Potana (1,900m) via Australian Camp – 4/5 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp (2,520m) via Pitam Deurali (2,100m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Low Camp (2,970m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to High Camp (3,700m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 08: At Mardi high camp for the hike to Mardi Himal base camp at 4,495m.
Day 09: Trek to Siding village (1,680m) – 6/7 hrs.
Day 10: Trek and drive to Pokhara via Mardi bridge – 4/5 hrs.
Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel with a free afternoon.
Day 12: International departure for homeward bound.

If the above itinerary mentioned above does not meet your requirements, we also provide custom made itinerary to match your needs. You can contact us through our chat, email, whatsapp or viber.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal is located just beneath towering peaks of Machhapuchare popularly known as ‘Fish Tail’ because of its twin shaped summits, one of the few mountains in Himalaya and around this the planet, which is restricted to climb and remains as a virgin and un-summated peak at above 6,997m high.

Mardi Himal actually a broken ridge and an extension of Machhapuchare Himal, where early a pioneer for British Expeditions explored this region and named as ‘Other Sanctuary’ were the first, one situated in the heart of Annapurna and its base camp, just on the north-west direction.

A wonderful country walks around alpine hills of Mardi Himal within a short frame of time of a week duration, where all people and age-group can join in this marvellous Mardi Himal trekking.

Starting from lovely Pokhara city and its verdant scenic valley with a short drive to reach trekking point of the walks, and then towards cooler alpine ridges facing marvelous panorama of Annapurna Himalaya as route leads into forested areas and then within higher to reach a small grassy plateau and a wide area at Mardi Himal base camp the highest point of the adventure.

After a fascinating and remarkable time with a sweeping panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes, then on the downhill walk back into warm low areas and villages with the drive back to picturesque Pokhara to complete this awesome and most memorable adventure and experience on Annapurna Mardi Himal Trek.

Day 1
On arrival at the Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with other group member of Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking, where our guide/leader will brief you with information regarding the Mardi Himal trek, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts. Evening enjoy grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.

Day 2
At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations.

At Kathmandu as a free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Annapurna Mardi Himal trekking, starting next early morning with overland or flight to beautiful Pokhara.

Day 3
Drive to Fly to Pokhara 860 m - 06 hrs ride and 30 mins via air.

As per group size taking a coach or in tourist standard bus for the interesting overland journey to reach Nepal Mid-West at Pokhara, where drive leads to much warmer farm areas past many town and villages with views of snow-capped peaks, and then reaching finally at scenic Pokhara by its calm Phewa Lake.

(Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu)

Day 4
Drive to Kande and walk to Potana 1,900 m via Australian Camp - 04 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight stop at Pokhara facing views of Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains with Machhapuchare peaks ‘ Fish Tail’ having hearty breakfast in the hotel then drive beyond Pokhara to commence our first day walks. Journey with grand views of Annapurna heading past farm villages and towns and then a cooler hill village at Kande, where our walk begins following an uphill path into the cool shade of forest for an hour to reach a beautiful and scenic spot within a large meadow a grazing field named as Australian Camp. The original local name is Thulo Kharka, means larger cattle grazing field, a scenic spot surrounded by alpine woodland with a super panorama of Annapurna- Manaslu with the top of Dhaulagiri Himal. It also includes views of towering Machhapuchare Himal or Fishtail. From here walk continues downhill and short ups to Potana village for overnight stop facing glorious views of Machhapuchare Himal with Mardi rock and ice peak.

Day 5
Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520 m via Pitam Deurali 2,100 m - 05 hrs.

Catching lovely views of Annapurna range morning a slow climb into the forest to reach Deurali at 2,050 m high facing grand views of landscapes and mountains, our route diverts from the main trail at Deurali heading into hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya to reach a place called Kokar or Forest / Jungle Camp for an overnight stop after a pleasant scenic walk of the day.

Day 6
Trek to Low Camp 2,970 m - 05 hrs.

From here into dense woods of tall rhododendron-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia and pine trees where some of the time during walks on high ridges view of peaks blocked by tall tree lines, as our walk slowly follows the hidden trails within a tranquil environment with a glimpse of peaks around open areas then reaching a small place within a forest clearing at Low Camp for overnight stop.

Day 7
Trek to High Camp 3,700 m - 05 hrs.

As morning views get better heading closer towards mountains where tree lines stop for short alpine bushes and shrubs with dwarf rhododendron known as azalea, junipers and Burberry facing towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ with Mardi Himal at close distance.

Slowly walk leads to higher ridges to reach at High Camp for an overnight stay, a place with few simple good lodges for trekkers and adventurer, afternoon at leisure to enjoy marvelous views of grand landscapes and snow-capped mountains.

Day 8
At High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,495 m.

A High Camp a leisure day for hike and excursion to the base of Mardi Himal, where morning follows a faint trail on the grassy path walking on the higher ridge of Mardi Himal high hills with an excellent panorama of surrounding peaks of massive Annapurna range as walk finally reach near to the bottom of Mardi Himal located beneath staggering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ Enjoy the grand views on the highest spot of the adventure at above 4,495 meters high within the pristine wilderness of giant mountains and the retrace the walk back to High Camp.

Day 9
Trek to Siding village 1,680 m - 07 hrs.

Today a long walk to lower warmer valley at Sidang village, with last moment on high hills of Annapurna and Mardi Himal, where walk follows on the same route for sometimes within densely forested area, and then taking a new fresh route with more descend to reach a farm in the village of Sidang located on the road head to Pokhara.

Day 10
Trek and drive to Pokhara via Mardipul afternoon free at leisure - 04 hrs.

Our last day within farm country, where morning leads to short walks and the boarding in a vehicle for the drive of a few hours to reach Pokhara, as journey passes through many smaller farm villages and towns and then arriving at beautiful and scenic Pokhara for overnight stops by famous serene Lake Phewa.

Day 11
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

Morning from Pokhara an exciting overland journey back to Kathmandu on route observe Nepalese country life as drive leads past farm villages and towns and to reach Kathmandu around afternoon time, the rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 12
International departure for homeward bound.

After a wonderful time in Nepal with an amazing time in high mountains enjoying walks on Annapurna Mardi Himal Trek, with last day in the Himalayan country enjoying awesome adventures where our staff and guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home or to the next port of call.

Service Included

  • Airport pick up and drop service in a private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner.
  • 3-Night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2-Night accommodation standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge
  • Full board meals during the trek (B, L, D and Tea or Coffee) fruits after dinner
  • Tourist Stander Bus drive to and Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu(option for 30m flight if require)
  • Gov.certified well trained English speaking trek guide
  • Cost of the guide and potter(sherpa) their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • One potter every two members of trekkers group
  • All government necessary document ACAP permit/TIMS card.
  • Purified drinking water while on a trek
  • Down jackets, the sleeping bag must be returned to the company after completion of your trek.
  • Company’s duffel bag and a company’s t-shirt as a souvenir, trekking route map
  • First Aid Kit box (carried by your trek guide)
  • The arrangement of helicopter rescue service (trekker’s travel insurance must cover this expense)
  • All applicable federal and route local taxes.
  • Adventure certificate (after completion of the trek)
  • Final departure to the airport.

Service Not Included

  • International Airfare/Nepal Visa
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Personal expenses for your clothing and personal gears
  • Your personal expenses such as mineral water, soft and alcoholic beverages, laundry, hot drinking water on the trek
  • Bar bills, hot showers, internet, battery chargers Wi: Fi etc.
  • Your Personal travel insurance that would cover helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation
  • Tipping the trekking crew
  • Anything other expenses not mentioned in the "service Included" section.

(Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):

On Annapurna Mardi Himal treks can I bring family with children?

Certainly, this will be an exciting holiday for your people as well for adults, where walk leads to ups and down that is only the tough bit, otherwise, it’s a great interesting walk for all. For minor infants please bring carriage with straps to carry the younger kids especially on ups
and down trails, where we can hire extra porters to carry the baby with the carriage.

When do I book for Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking?

Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3 weeks
ahead from our departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the norms and rules of the company. Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.

How many people will be in the group?

From the minimum 3-4 person in the group with a maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in some cases we do allow booking for a single person as well, running independently at extra cost than in groups.

What will be weather like on the trek?

As per the season wise, where the best time is from March to May when most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas. Where most of the morning till mid-days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow. March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees too short bushes.

How are the lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House the word used in early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on route trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise. Some village above 2,500 m do have the nice lodge, but due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as common bathrooms and restrooms. All rooms and dining with warm heating and cozy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

Are there electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after main villages, where much of electric supply is private and individual of the lodge owners with sun/solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers
and cell-phones.
Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Chomrong some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas. At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have an assist to cell-phones with fine network connection only in bad weather the line can be broken, otherwise it is fine in working order.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and
medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where
nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to
reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.

What to expect on this journey?

Scenic views of the world’s highest mountains with Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu range include magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peaks, where walk leads you around Buddhist country is interwoven with old traditional farm life and custom. The walk leads to visit Gurung villages and encountering many farm fields and terraces of interesting traditional life of the local villagers.

Who are Gurung people?

Gurung tribes are high hills people of Nepal Far Mid-West Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal, where most concentrated within Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area of both Hindu and Buddhist religion and origin, these hill tribes are famous as legendary Gurkha soldiers in foreign legion and army like British, India as well some as police force in Singapore and security guards in many parts of the world overseas. Besides men-folk as famous Gurkha soldiers, the hill people are mostly farmers and cattle herders as the traditional profession.

Is it really spectacular in flowering times of March to May?

Absolutely the best months of the year and seasons for botany students, flower and nature lovers, where hills and valley alive with wildflowers in full bloom with riots of different colors, rhododendron from tall trees too short bushes will be in flowering times, rhododendron national flower of Nepal also.

Checklist for all season:

  • Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Reading/Writing materials
  • Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
  • Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic  for
  • Giardia, Diamox and any extra
  • prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Lightweight towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
  • moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
  • products, small mirror
  • Day pack (with waist straps)
  • Alarm clock and
  • torch/flashlight/headlamp
  • Lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Earplugs and eye mask
  • Small padlock
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
  • Bag Liner
  • Sewing kit
  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear and shorts
  • T-Shirt 2 Or 3
  • Long sleep shirt
  • (Special Checklist for summer)
  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
  • Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
  •  34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
  •  1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
  • sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiter (optional)
  •  Special Checklist for summer
  •  Lightweight wool
  • jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
  • trousers (May—September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

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Trip Facts

  • 4,495 m
  • Sep- Dec, Mar-May
  • 2+
  • Moderate and Adventurous
  • 11 Night/12 Days
  • Tea House(On Hotel and lodges)
  • Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

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