Mardi Himal Trek is a short trek in the lap of Annapurna and Fishtail that offers breathtaking Himalayan panorama, a real trekking experience that keeps you away from being busy and crowds that you will get real trekking experience in a short amount of time too. Mardi Himal Trek is suited for travelers has only a week time but wanted to experience real treks “off the beaten path”.
Mardi Himal Trek is one of the most remarkable and beautiful short treks in Nepal that offers golden chances to explore traditional local Gurung villages, terraced farms, lush forests, breathtaking scenery, immeasurable and diversity of culture make Mardi Himal Trek more rewarding and fascinating.
Our trekking to Mardi Himal provides magnificent views of Annapurna South, Hichuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mardi Himal Peak and Lamjung Himal can be visible during the trek. Besides the Himalayan views, in the month of March, April blooming rhododendrons flowers covering the forest that add extra attraction to the Mardi Himal Trek. Mardi Himal Trek starts from just the north corner of Pokhara City ending point of the popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek known by Dhampus Phedi.
Mardi Himal 7 days Treks lead us through beautiful Dhampus village, one of the most beautiful Gurung villages close to Pokhara City, Pothana, Pitam derail, Forest Camp, Mardi Himal Low Camp, Mardi Himal High Camp, a day trip to Mardi Himal viewpoint and back to Siding village and Lumre that makes a beautiful Mardi Himal Circuit Trek.
Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Flight to Pokhara Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/6,720ft): 25 minutes Flight 30 minutes drive, 3-4 hours trek
Day 03: Deurali to Forest camp (2,520m/8064ft): 5-6 hours
Day 04: Forest Camp to low camp (2970m/9504ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Low camp to high camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hours
Day 06: High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours
Day 07: High camp to Siding Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours
Day 08: Trek to Lumre, and drive to Pokhara Stay overnight at Pokhara.
Day 09: Flight to Kathmandu and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final departure
Arrive in Kathmandu receive in Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel stay overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
Early morning drive to Kathmandu airport taking scenic flight to Pokhara. Our flight journey is only 25 minutes, landing at Pokhara we will have breakfast at Pokhara and start our Mardi Himal Trek with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus. We continue our walk to Deurali via Pothana stay overnight at Deurali at Tea House.
After breakfast our trek start passing through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. Trek through the very quiet but hearing great sound of birds. Finally our journey arrived at Forest Camp stay overnight at Tea house.
Our Trek continues lead us through the dense forest toward to Forest Camp. From Forest Camp we can view fantastic views of the Himalayas Machhapuchhre, (Fishtail) with exciting valley with charming landscapes stay overnight at Forest Camp at tea house.
After Breakfast our trek start ascending alongside a ride towards Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. Now we can see clearly that tree lines are getting thinner and the area typically consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. Continues ascending trail lead us finally at high Camp this is our last destination the day stay overnight at tea House
On our day hikes to the Mardi Himal Trek view point walking through the steep and narrow trail lead us ascending and descending through the grazing land toward to Upper viewpoint of Mardi Himal Trek. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is amazing like Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and Lamjung Himal at backdrop. After enjoying the view trek back to Mardi Himal High Camp folowing the same trail we walk earlier on our way up to Mardi Himal upper view point stay overnight at tea house.
Taking different route toward to Sidding village makes our trek more interesting. Sidding village provides a quite stay with opportunity to experience the pure local tradition, their culture and village lifestyle stay overnight at Sidding village at tea house.
After breakfast, we trek towards to Lumre that is place finally connected with driving road and we will meet our vehicle at Lumre and drive to Pokhara which is takes about 2 hours to arrive in Pokhara. Check in Hotel and free day Pokhara stay at Hotel Pokhara.
After breakfast drive to Pokhara Airport, take short 25 minuts flight to Kathmandu, receive in Kathmandu Airport and drive to Hotel, Check in Hotel and sightseeing in Pasupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa stay overnight at Hotel Kathmandu.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
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Initially, we were about to choose a hike without a guide but in the end, we are very glad we chose to go with a guide from Visit Himalaya Treks!
Once in contact, which started already in the Netherlands, the communication with Himal was very open and easy. His response was clear and fast. Also the itinerary, costs and ‘what to arrange’ were clear from the start. The package could be adapted to our starting point and wishes and he also helped with questions on our further itinerary.
We did the Mardi Himal Trek and our guide was Ngima Kaji Sherpa, an absolute stunner! With his years of experience as a porter, assistant guide, guide, and climber but still being fairly young at age, he was the perfect guide for our trek. He was able to tell us all about the flora and fauna, the different mountains, and the local communities. Next to that, he explained his personal history and current life. This is a perfect way to work out, enjoy amazing views, and get to know about Nepalese culture.
We were super lucky with the weather and got clear views and a little rain. I would recommend Visit Himalaya Treks and Ngima to anyone!
Harm Rooijen Van & Britta Willems.
From The Netherlands.
Date: September 16- 22 - 2023