Mardi Himal Trek

The Short Mardi Himal trekking move towards west part of Nepal in Annapurna region with our final destination through the narrow trekking trail offering the vision of different Himalayan peaks, green forests, nice Gurung villages, beautiful lakes, white waterfalls, and wild animals like Monkeys, Musk deer, mountain goat and many more. Short Mardi Himal Trekking distance is 5 to 7 hours a day with enough time to enjoy the views and taking a lot of pictures and videos. In the trail, we trek through the high ridge with the constant view of Annapurna Himalayan ranges and Dhaulagiri in the west part of Nepal, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) in the east, and Manaslu Himalayan range in the east part of Nepal Himalaya. Mardi Himal is located on the bottom of Mt. Machhapuchhre which is one of the forbidden mountains and unclimbed peaks.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • 1 night accommodation in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar at Pokhara on breakfast basis
    • 4 night accommodation throughout the trek in available local lodge on full board basis
    • ACAP, TIMS and other necessary permits
    • All land transportation by private vehicle
    • All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • All government and local taxes
    • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation
    • Professional English-speaking local trekking guide
    What's excluded :
    • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
    • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind
    • International Flights
    • Food (in Pokhara) and all Drinks and Beverage bills
    • Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tipping (Tips for guide, driver and supporters)
    • Nepal Visa Fee

  • Day 1: Pokhara to Kande & Trek to Pothana (2006 m) Driving Duration: 1 hour, Hiking Duration: 4/5 hours

    Stop At: Pothana, Dhampus 33700, Nepal
    In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and your trekking program to Mardi Himal begins. You will enjoy a short drive to Kande through the countryside environment of Nepal. Kande is on the hilltop village located near to the touristic city, Pokhara. From Kande, you can see the beautiful view of the Himalayas in clear weather. Now, you will start walking to reach today's destination, Pothana. You will be walking through the beautiful villages. Once you reach Pothana, check-in to the lodge.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in available basic local lodge

    Day 2: Pothana to Low Camp (3,150m), Hiking Duration: 6/7 Hours

    Stop At: Pothana, Dhampus 33700, Nepal
    You will walk through the forest of red sandalwoods and rhododendrons and some pasture lands. Today, you have to walk through some flat land which is followed by a gentle climb up and descend as commencement of Mardi Himal Trek. On the way, you also have to walk through the dense forest. If the weather is clear, you will see the panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and some other ranges.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in available basic local lodge

    Day 3: Low Camp to High Camp (3550m) Hiking Duration: 3/4 hours

    Stop At: Hotel Fishtail Mardi High Camp, Lwang Ghalel 33700, Nepal
    The trail further climbs along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail. Now, you will leave the tree line and arrive in the shrubby alpine zone. Snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail loom in a distance above the deep valley on either side. High camp is a small pasture after the climb. Here, you find yourself above the clouds and closer to snowcapped peaks.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in available basic local lodge

    Day 4: Excursion to Mardi Himal area (4,500m) and back to Low camp, Hiking Duration: 4 Hours.

    Stop At: Mardi Himal Base Camp, Lwang Ghalel 33700, Nepal
    Today, the trekking is more difficult than other days with a steep climb and long walk. The trail becomes more vertical at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps. The first steep climb will take about 2 hrs to the ridge top which is marked as MBC (Mardi Himal Base Camp). However, the real base camp will take about another 2 hrs along the ridge. The view is amazing all along the ridge. While Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail appear right above you, view of Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Annapurna III also appear at a distance.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in available basic local lodge

    Day 5: Trek to Siding village (1,750m) and drive back to Pokhara, Hiking Duration: 6 Hours, Driving Duration: 2 Hours.

    Stop At: Pokhara, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    Today, you will return down to Sidding Village. Even though the scenery is stationary, season and sunlight make it different and interesting. Enjoy watching the change that the sun rays bring to the place and surrounding areas. You will commence walking down to a village after having breakfast. On reaching Sidding village, you will be picked up by a private vehicle to be dropped off at Pokhara. Check in at the hotel and rest.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar at Pokhara
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from your Hotel in Pokhara.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Asian Heritage Treks and Travels

Activity ID: V-65364P27

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