Mardi Himal Trek

10 Days

Trip Highlights:

  • Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp, where you get a glorious view of Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal.
  • Explore the culture, tradition, and cuisine of rural peoples, especially Gurung.
  • View beautiful sunrise from the village of Siding.
  • Enjoy the surreal biodiversity along the isolated trails of the Mardi Himal Trek.


If you’re looking for a quick getaway from your daily mundane life, Mardi Himal Trek is the solution. It was opened just recently opened for trekkers in 2012. It is a relatively easy trek, not that far from the city of Pokhara. You make your way across the beautiful ridges and alpine hills as you see the dense vegetation offered by the Annapurna region. You can get a remarkable view of Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) (6997m), Mt. Annapurna (8091m), and Mardi Himal (5553m) along with a whiff of fresh air as you tread along the trails.


We begin our trip in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. You can visit the famous world heritage sites in Kathmandu, such as Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, among others. Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal, where you can find a mix of culture and traditions. During this time, we will get your permits ready, namely, TIMS Card and ACAP Permit. You will leave for Pokhara early in the morning via a tourist bus. There are a lot of attractions in Pokhara such as boating in the Lakeside, cycling, paragliding, or visiting famous locations like World Peace Stupa, Begnas Lake, and so on. The next day, after a drive to Kande, we begin our first trek to Forest Camp. As the name suggests, Forest Camp is a small settlement located amid the rhododendron forests. The next morning, you will begin your journey to Low Camp and follow with another one to the High Camp. From High Camp, you get a more unobstructed view of Mardi Himal (5553m). The next day we hike up to the Upper viewpoint (4,500m), the highest point of the trek. You can relish an ethereal view of the Mardi Himal (5553m) and Fishtail Mountain (6993m) along with the Annapurna and Lamjung Himal range from the Upper viewpoint. The best season for trekking in Mardi Himal is during autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May).


At Brown Bear Trails, we aim to provide you with the best resources and trekking guides to make this trek safe and one of the best experiences you ever have. You can mail us or contact us if you have any queries regarding this trek.

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will meet our staff who will greet you warmly and drop you to the hotel. You can get refreshed and take some rest in your hotel. In the evening, you can stroll around in the streets around the hotel. At dinner, our trekking guides will brief you on the trip, and you can ask any queries.

After an early breakfast, you will leave Pokhara at 7 in the morning via a tourist bus. On the way, you will go across the famous Prithvi highway in the company of Trishuli River and lush hills. You can catch a glimpse of the beautiful landscapes, greenery, and small streams as you reach Pokhara in the late afternoon.

After breakfast, you will take a drive to Kande, which takes about 40 minutes. After reaching Kande, you begin your first trek to Forest Camp. On our way, we make our way through a famous mountain pass Deurali (3,200m), where we stop for lunch. From the camp, you can see the Modi Khola valley between Mardi Himal and Annapurna. Overnight stay in Forest Camp.

On this day, we will make our way to Low Camp. It is a relatively more comfortable trek as we gradually make our way upward, passing through forests of rhododendrons on the way. As we reach Low Camp, we get a distinct view of the Mardi Himal and Mt. Machhapuchhre. The lodges available in Low Camp are adequate and quite comfortable. Bonfires during the night.

Leaving the Low Camp, you make your way to High Camp. The trek gets a bit steeper as you make your way past the alpine ridges, and the vegetation starts getting thinner. We stop at Middle Camp for lunch, where we get a beautiful view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna South (7219m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). Once you reach the High Camp, you can see the valley down below and Mardi Himal quite clearly.

As the trek gains more altitude, we make our way to Upper View Point, which is also known as Mardi Himal Base Camp. You will be leaving early in the morning as a lot of distance will need to be covered. Specks of snow can be noticed along the way due to the increase in altitude and decrease in temperature. Once you reach the viewpoint, you can revel in the ravishing views of Mardi Himal (5553m), and Mt. Annapurna (8091m), along with many others in the Annapurna range.

As the trip begins to make a return, you will begin your descent downwards to Siding Village. As you make your way to Siding, you will notice the reappearance of vegetation and forests. The trail might get a bit steep and slippery. The main attraction in Siding village is the surreal view of the Himalayas and ethnic Gurung culture. You can explore the cuisine and culture of the mostly Gurung people living in the village of Siding.

Today we will begin our trek back to Pokhara. We will make our way through dense rhododendron forests. We pass through Lumre, where we stop for lunch. The trek to Pokhara is pretty simple as the roads get wider and pitched. When we reach Pokhara, you can get refreshed and stroll around Lakeside.

After breakfast, you will make your way to Kathmandu, driving across the Prithvi Highway. You will reach Kathmandu by late afternoon and head to the hotel. As this day is your final one in Nepal, you can explore the city or hit the streets to shop souvenirs.

It will be our responsibility to make sure that you reach the airport on time so that you don't miss your flight. Have a safe flight, and we hope to see you again. Namaste!

Cost Includes

Cost Includes

  • All main arrival and departure transfer in private vehicles airport to the hotel and vice-versa.
  • Tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu and at Pokhara on a twin-sharing basis with a bed and breakfast only basis. (For single room supplement at extracost). Interested people can request 3-5 star hotel accommodation asper the trip cost provided.
  • Sightseeing tour around places of interest with all entrance fees, with a tour guide and private vehicles as the size of a group.
  • Private Transportation before and after the trek as per the size of a group Options for domestic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu at extra cost if not included in the trip cost and itinerary.
  • All applicable trekking permits, with Annapurna Conservation entrance fees.
  • Full board trekking includes accommodation in local lodges on twin sharing basis. Includes 3 times meals B-L-D with afternoon snacks and refreshments.
  • Wages, transportation, Insurance, and meals for trekking guide, staff, and porters.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa, personal Travel / Medical Insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu / Pokhara, as wellas soft or hard drinks, laundry, charging electronic items, and hot showers on treks.
  • Gratitude or tips for the guide, staff, and porters at the end of the trek.
  • Emergency Evacuation by private transportation or using helicopter service if needed.
  • Early return from the trek due to personal problem or sickness, the client has to bear all extra expenses including of accompany staff. As well as extra nights in Kathmandu and medical bills.
  • Personal trekking gear, sleeping bags, down jackets, and trekking duffel bags if not included in the trip cost. Including a personal medical kit.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions):

01: How hard is Mardi Himal trekking?

One of the shortest and most moderate adventurous treks of the week a duration for which you have problems with altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).
The walk leads with a gradual rise in altitude each day reaching a height of 4,500 m at
Mardi Himal high View Point. Each day trek leads get you acclimatized to spending
overnights at certain heights on route Mardi Himal View Point Hill or high ridge.
The tough part of the trek is climbing uphill with a long downhill.

02: How are the foods on trekking?

All meals are served with care and hygiene in every lodge on route trekking, where

our guides all make sure that the meal is all right for you, meals served as per the
menu provided by the lodge.
Main meals Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled rice-mild vegetable curry with Dal and
pickles of your choice) vegetable serves depends upon the season, meals include
fried/boiled noodles with eggs/veg or plain of your choices. Continental dishes
also available in most of the lodges on treks.

03: Are there any health care or hospital on route trekking?

The only hospital is in Pokhara (the start and end point of the trek) rest of the
bigger villages and towns have small health posts. But it lacks experienced doctors
or medical staff. On the trek, the Brown Bear Trail guide will carry a comprehensive medical
box with medications for general illness and wounds only.

04: How about safe drinking water?

At every lodge where you stay overnights, our guide and lodge owner will refill your
water bottles with hot boiled (or cooled) water, which is safe for drinking
purposes. Buying bottled water can be quite expensive in the mountainous area it will be
a hazard with waste empty water bottles. As Brown Bear Trails are committed to
Eco and Responsible Tourism, our guide will discourage buying plastic water
bottles, only in emergency situations.
Purifying tablets work only 30-40 % in Himalayan waters (due to heavy
minerals contain like magnesium-iron and bi-carbonates), the only safe is way
boiled cooled water.

05: Does all cell / mobile phones works on trekking?

Depending upon the area if you are in deep gorge and valley chances of
communication on cell / mobile phone is less but in high ridge and hills most of
the mobile does receive signals.
In most local areas where cell-phone works mostly in towns and villages, most
lodge and shops/stores on trekking have STD / ISTD phones which can cost much
higher due to their remoteness. But in deep gorges and hidden valleys, the net is disturbing sometimes.

06: What do I expect on this treks?

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the most impressive trekking in the whole Himalayas area.
Where trekkers can experience varied climate-vegetation-landscapes to local

culture in each village. From low paddy fields to cooler hills then reaching at
panoramic viewpoint at Mardi Himal View Point with close views of
Machhapuchare Himal the Fish Tail with Mardi Himal at a near distance, facing
grand views of the Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks.

07: How much money to carry on the treks?

Depending upon your choices of extra expenses on refreshments drinks/snacks
on routes as well as buying local souvenirs, hard drinks and beers can be
expensive in higher altitude villages than in lower areas, (try to avoid hard drinks
and beer on route at higher altitudes for safe trekking can cause de-hydrations and
make problems with altitude sickness.
On the way back downhill one can enjoy drinking at the end of the treks, average
of NRS 300-400 per day (just in case you need to spend for your own personal
use), otherwise all meals and accommodation will be included in the package.
Tipping and gratitude after the treks at your own will (however a long history and
traditions in trekking/climbing or in tours where staff-guides-porters will expect
tipping from the services provided).

08: What happens if someone gets sick on treks?

For minor sickness stay for a few days at the same lodges, accompanied by
friends or our trekking staff. Till the main group returns from Mardi Himal View
Point Hill, and then continue walking to the end at Pokhara. Serious illness has to
be brought down to safe areas or reach Pokhara for medical help.
In critical cases, using the service of a Helicopter for the safest rescue to bring the
patient to Pokhara or Kathmandu for medical treatment. Where one can claim
through your medical Insurance back home.

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