Quick Facts

Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwesterly lower slope of Mt Machhapuchhare, the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake in Pokhara. This is one of the exotic and interesting treks in Nepal. This Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhare Trekking is one of the beaten Eco-tourism based trekking destination in Nepal. This trek offers the opportunity to escape Nepal’s tourist trails to venture into the deep forests and roam the high alpine pastures that flank the Annapurna ranges. The emphasis of the trek is on the forest and wilderness zone of these mountains. Some villages receive few visitors and retain much of their traditional charm.

There is an essence of exploration on this trek. The trails we follow are not well used and sometimes hard to identify. Sometimes shepherds and pilgrims pass by. Our Annapurna /Machhapuchhare trek is designed to provide outstanding mountain views, and to get away from the tea-house trails and into the forests and villages that have not felt the impact of tourism.

Trip Duration

10 Days

Max Altitude

3580 Mtr

Best Time

All year around

Price Per Person

$ 700

About This Package

The Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal place for, a hiking experience, hiking in the surroundings and scenery of the Annapurna region, Nepal. The Annapurna range, in central Nepal, is home to some of the most iconic mountain scenery in the world and is crisscrossed by some of the country's most popular hiking trails. For those looking for a less travelled and smoother journey of this spectacular terrain, the 9 to 10 day walk through the Mardi Himal is perfect. Slightly more rigorous than your average mountain hike, the trek consists of walking up to the ridge that reaches the Annapurna. A breath-taking view of the lesser-known side of one of the most famous peaks - the Machhapuchhre (fishtail), 6993 meters high alone make the trek worth doing.

Located just at the east of Nepal's, the most popular treks Mardi Himal is a hidden gem in the Annapurna region. Few hikers go to the Mardi Himal base camp located dramatically at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre. Another benefit of this trekking is that the trail has a small circuit to the Mardi Himal base camp so that we do not have to go back to the same terrain. The 10 day Mardi Himal trek is an easy and moderate level of travel for all travel enthusiasts. In conclusion, Mardi Himal trek is a short hike in the region of Annapurna in Nepal where we stay in lodges, try local dishes, enjoy the excellent landscape of hills and mountains; and awaken to the panoramic views of the massive Himalayan Mountains, including Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal.

Trip Highlights:

1. Ethnic Villages and beautiful landscape

2. Spectacular views of the Himalayas

3. Old cities and temples tour

4. Magnificient views in our flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today you’ll arrive at Kathmandu international airport. Our agent will pick you and take you to the respective hotel where you refresh and rest. All the necessary information of tour provided in hotel. In the evening a welcome dinner will be hosted by Taleju Adventure. Overnight stay at hotel.

We can enjoy the farms with beautiful terraces, small roadside shops and the furious Trishuli River on our trip to Pokhara, also known as the 'City of Lakes'. From the city, we have excellent views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, and the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination, as we take time in the late and enjoy. Overnight in Pokhara.

After early morning breakfast, we start our journey with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields, through small villages and forest before reaching dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk towards Deurali which is a small village beautifully situated on a ridge with a beautiful view of Annapurna, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. Night in Deurali.

Our trail crosses a lush forest lined with red rhododendrons. Those flowers are common in the Nepalese hills and they are the national flowers of Nepal. Our path is very calm until we clear and pass through the forest camp. We can rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Night in a forest camp.

We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal's rich biodiversity and reaching the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of the Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) in the valley is hypnotic. We can spend time in the evening observing the local way of lifestyle in low camp. Night in low camp.

We climb along a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If we are lucky, we could even meet pheasant Daphne (Nepal's national bird) on the way to the camp. We climb up camp, the final destination of the day. From here, the view of the mountain is magnificent. Night in High camp.

During our hike to a higher point of view, we go up and down, sometimes on a narrow and steep path. Our path crosses pastures and we walk along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan from here is amazing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mount Fang) (7647m), Pico Tent (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) ) and others. We return to camp for one night.

We take a different route in the high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting. Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. Overnight in Siddhing.

After an early breakfast, we head towards the Lumre and finally reaching the road from where we start our journey towards Pokhara. After reaching the city, we continue on to our national airport and return to Kathmandu. A person from Taleju Adventure will pick you up at the airport and drop you at the hotel where you can rest and refresh yourselves. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our Tuesday Mardi Himal Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Our adventure on Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal ends today. A representative from the Taleju Adventure will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.


02 nights stay in Kathmandu with breakfast

02-night stay in Pokhara with breakfast

05 night 6 days Mardi Himal Trek with Full Board (AP) Basis

Hotel/Guesthouse accommodation during the trekking period.
All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) assisting, food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment during your travel period.

Full board meals (3 times meal a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
Rooms in every hotel is on Twin sharing basis

All applicable entrance fees as listed in itinerary

A private vehicle with air condition throughout the tour as per group size

English speaking guide throughout the tour

 A farewell dinner will be in Nepali restaurant with cultural activities

TIMS/PERMIT required for trekking

Porter while trekking (02 guests = 01 porter)

Domestic flight (Pokhara - Kathmandu) with all taxes



Any kind of personal nature items like bar and laundry bills

Any kind of Medical and Personal insurance

Evacuation in case of emergency

Tips to the guide and driver


Mardi Himal Trekking Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Highest altitude: 4500m/14,762ft (Mardi Himal Base Camp)
  • Lowest altitude: 1400m (Pokhara)
  • Trip grade: Moderate
  • Group size: Any
  • Start point: Pokhara
  • Departure point: Pokhara
  • Meals: Breakfast in Pokhara and all meals during the trek
  • Accommodation: hotel of your choice in Pokhara and teahouse/lodge during the trek
  • Best time to trek: September, October, November, March, April, May



When you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara, from the standard to five-star hotel accommodations are available. During the trek to Mt. Mardi Himal base camp, clean with basic accommodation lodges are available, which is also known as the tea house. Nepal Hiking Trekking arranges the lodge with basic facilities. It may be difficult to find good accommodations at a higher altitude, but our team will organize you the best among them.


Breakfast will be included in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals are included in the trekking in package trekking. Although you will be on the mountain, you can have varieties of meals that can be selected from the menu. From Dal Bhat (typical Nepali meal) to the Indian and continental items are available in the tea houses or restaurants during the trek to Mardi Himal. 


Drinking-Water normally will be the boiled that you can get in the tea house. Another alternative is, filling from the stream or from hilly sources. You should use a purifying tablet or liquid to make it worth to drink. 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Being a moderate trek, 6-7 usual walking hours during the trek is sufficient. You do not need previous trekking experience. Having moderate physical fitness is suitable for the trek. But, your medical conditions and health consultants' advice should be followed by you. Nepal Hiking Trekking team brings first-aid medical kits during the trek.

What Permits are Required for Mardi Himal Trekking?

While trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp, you will require two different permits — TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System) and the ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). You do not need any other special authorization to enter this area.

If you’re trekking with an authorized trekking company, they will take care of this hassle for you. However, if you’re planning to travel individually, you can acquire both of these permits from Nepal Tourism Board offices in Kathmandu as well as in Pokhara.

To acquire the TIMS Card and ACAP permits, you’ll require your passport, insurance details, four passport size photos, and contact details of a person in Nepal. If you do not have printed photos, you can take one at the office free of charge.

How to receive the TIMS Card:

·        You must first fill up the form you get from the counter of the Tourist Information Center in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

·        Take a photo, if you haven’t brought it with you. You can take a photograph in the office without any charge.

·        Submit the filled-out form along with two passport size photos and NPR. 2000/$18 per person to the counter. Remember they only accept Nepalese Rupees, so make sure to exchange your dollars to NPR.

·        Finally, get your TIMS Card.

How to receive the ACAP Permit:

·        After receiving your TIMS Card, from the corresponding door, you can get another form.

·        Fill the necessary details in the form.

·        Submit the filled form, your passport, and two photos with NPR. 3000/$27 per person (payable in Nepalese Rupees only).

·        Get your ACAP Permit.

As of 2018, the province of Gandaki announced to charge a levy of US$10 per tourists to enter the area. But, it has not come into effect till now. However, it is handy to keep this in mind as it may be practiced any day.

Required Permits

For International Countries

For SAARC Countries


For Individual:
NPR 2000/ US$ 18

For Group:
NPR 1000/US$ 9

For Individual:
NPR 300/ US$ 2

For Group:
NPR 600/US$ 4

ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)

NPR3000/ US$ 27

NPR 1000/ US$ 9


Best Time to Travel to Mardi Himal

Unlike most of the treks in Nepal, trekking to Mardi Himal is possible throughout the year. However, Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) are two most favorable seasons to trek to Mardi Himal.

The temperature in Autumn is usually moderate and stable with a clear sky, which means the scenery of the mountains and landscapes is incredible throughout the trek. You also get to relish an exceptional sunrise and sunset during this period. However, the trekking trail is slightly more crowded in Autumn.

Spring is considered the second-best time for trekking in Nepal. The temperature is a bit warmer and stable during this time of the year. However, the sky can be slightly vague and hazy at times, which means the scenery may not be as exceptional as the Autumn.

Winter brings cold and harsh weather, especially at the higher elevations. Most of the time, snow covers the upper reaches of the trail. Therefore, in case of excessive snow, the trails may be more challenging to walk. However, the skies are unclouded and rewarding with magnificent sights. If you’re planning to trek to Mardi Himal during the winter, make sure to pack warm clothes and high-quality sleeping bags.

Monsoon is the least favorable time to go trekking in Mardi Himal. The temperature and weather are far too unstable with wet and slippery trails. Since dense forests dominate this region, the risk of leeches increases extensively. Trekking in monsoon demands proper preparation and packing for the wet weather.


Mardi Himal Trekking season Possibilities

March –April- May

This months of year has the excellent weather and taken as best time to explore.  The temperature is moderate which wonderful weather for  Mardi Himal trekking. On this time we will get to see blooming colourful Rhododendrons and can smell nice around surroundings. Rhododendrons is the national flower of Nepal and it is found around 30 species in Nepal. The skies are blue and clear which provides the clear and detailed view of mountains around.


In early September we will just pass Manson season but some drops of rain still possible. We can see lot of newly blooming flowers along the trek. We will have opportunities to see nice landscapes as well as few beautiful waters falls while doing trek . These activities and weather makes this Mardi Himal trekking beautiful and successful.


This month is the cold time but generally have clear skies. Trekking mardi himal this time is very beautiful time to discover this area. We will see only few trekkers on the trail. The nights are colder in comparing to other months but the environment is fresh and beautiful. We recommend doing this trekking on these months too.



These months are known as Manson season in Nepal so Travel in Manson months is not good enough for hiking. There we can see lots of grassy landscapes and can get leeches in lower elevations. It is not the best idea to trek in months of Monsoon time. Still many people do Mardi Himal trek on these months. We need to be careful while doing trek because we have to walk on the ride and definitively slippery.

 Located just at the east of Nepal's, the most popular treks Mardi Himal is a hidden gem in the Annapurna region. Few hikers go to the Mardi Himal base camp located dramatically at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre. Another benefit of this trekking is that the trail has a small circuit to the Mardi Himal base camp so that we do not have to go back to the same terrain. The 10-day Mardi Himal trek is an easy and moderate level.

Be careful about

Our team of Taleju Adventure Pvt. Ltd will organize the Mardi Himal Trekking with best arrangements. However, there can be some issues that are beyond our control. Heavy rainfall, snowfall and landslides can extend the trip, which may cost extra, but probability of such cases is very low

Additional Information

Our team, Taleju Adventure Pvt. Ltd is ready to assist you with trip service and providing authentic information at the time you need. If you need further information, please, do not hesitate to email us or call us.