Adventure: Mardi Himal Trek

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The Mardi Himal trek is one of the newest, but fast becoming one of the most popular treks in Annapurna Region. This trek is ideal for beginners and travellers with only a short amount of time on their hands.

The trek offers spectacular views of the Himalayas such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal and impressive Machapuchhre (Fish tail). 

The trail takes you along initially through beautiful rhododendron forests before the landscape transforms into rugged mountains. When you reach Mardi Himal Basecamp you will be treated to close up views of the entire Annapurna Range.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara - 7 hours

Day 3: Drive to Kande (1 hour) & hike to Forest Camp (2550 m) - 5 hours

Day 4: Forest Camp (2550m) to High Camp (3580m) - 5 hours

Day 5: High Camp (3580m) to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to Badal Dada  - 7 hours

Day 6: Badal Dada to Pokhara - 3 hours hiking, 1 hour drive

Day 7: Sighseeing in Pokhara

Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 9: Final departure

What's Included:

  • All airport, hotel transfers, and ground transportation
  • Hotel room in Kathmandu 
  • Hotel in Pokhara
  • Guide
  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit 
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Trekking Map
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

What's Not Included:

  • Excess baggage charges
  • Porter (I can help you hire if needed)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, big thermos water/tea, shower etc)

List of clothing

  • 2 quick drying long sleeved base layer shirts 
  • 3 short sleeve trekking shirts
  • 2 pairs of thermal pants (base layer) 
  • 2 pairs of liner socks 
  • 3 pairs of woollen trekking socks 
  • 2 pairs of trekking pants with zip off bottoms
  • 2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier.

 ‎Outer Layers

  • 1 wind/rain proof overlayer– jacket and pants
  • 1 down jacket 
  • 1 warm winter hat/beanie
  • 1 headband/buff
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 1 pair of trekking boots
  • 1 pair of sandals/ sneakers (for wearing in and around the lodges)
  • 1 pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and/or in the lodge)


  • 1 head lamp
  • 1 Camelback(water pack)
  • 1 pair of trekking poles
  • Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops
  • 1 pair of sunglasses 
  • 1 sleeping bag