Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Mardi Himal Trek is challenging and also an undisturbed trekking trail of the Annapurna region of Nepal. It might also be the shortest trek that leads you to the base of any mountain in such a short period of time.

Like most of the treks of Nepal, it also offers imaging views of the Himalayas along with the jungle walk and villages. During the trek, you can take glimpses of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu as well. This trek simply shows you a different side of the Annapurna region.

Highest point: Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m)

Also, the itinerary mentioned over here starts from Pokhara.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Outlines

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara and sightseeing at Pokhara ( lakeside)

Day 4: Drive to Phedi from Pokhara and start trekking to Pothana

Day 5: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2,554 m)

Day 6: Forest Camp to High Camp (3,980 m)

Day 7: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,350 m)

Day 8: Trek to Siding Village

Day 9: Trek to Saidighatta and drive to Pokhara

Day 10: Pokhara Sightseeing (You can extend the days at Pokhara as per your interest)

Day 11: Back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Rest Day

Day 13: Departure


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Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu

As per your flight schedule, we will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport. After that, we will drop you at the hotel and let you rest. We will, however, reconvene at the welcome dinner to go over the itinerary briefly.

Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing

On this day, you will go sightseeing in Kathmandu. We will suggest some places, so you can choose where you want to go. You will be doing sightseeing at heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley.

Day 3Kathmandu to Pokhara and sightseeing at Pokhara ( lakeside)

On the very day of the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek, we would be leaving Kathmandu early in the morning. If you prefer to not spend too much time traveling, then you can choose to take a half-hour flight. Or, you could just travel there via bus. We would have our lunch and breakfast on the way. Upon reaching Pokhara, you could go sightseeing by yourself (around the lakeside only). back to the hotel for dinner. Hotel stay for one night

Day 4Drive to Phedi from Pokhara and start trekking to Pothana

We will have a one-hour drive in the early morning to get to Phedi, where we will begin our Mardi Himal trek. We'll ascend the stairs, starting at Phedi. Until we arrive in Dhampus, the trail ascends all the way to Pothana through rhododendron and pine forests. Dhampus is a Gurung village renowned for its breathtaking views of the Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu, We'll keep climbing until we arrive in the sleepy town of Pothana, which is encircled by forests and offers stunning mountain views. Overnight in Pothana

Day 5Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2,554 m)

We will begin our trek after a hearty breakfast with a strenuous ascent through a dense forest while enjoying stunning views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Because the forest is home to a variety of rare birds and animals, we may encounter some of them along the way. After walking for around five hours, we will reach the forest camp, where we will set up camp for the night. Viewpoint on Mardi Himal Trek

Day 6Forest Camp to High Camp (3,980 m)

The rhododendron and juniper forests traverse the trail as it ascends steeply from the forest camp to the high camp. The day's pattern involves a steeper climb to get over a hillock, followed by a period of time spent mostly flat before beginning the ascent once more. We will be richly rewarded with stunning views of Mount Macchapuchre and the Annapurna range once we reach the summit. Overnight at High Camp

Day 7Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,350 m)

Day Trek to Siding Village

From here, we will descend steeply to a low camp, from which we will hike through the forest to Mardi Khola. After a delightful stroll through the woods and along the river, we will arrive in the friendly and welcoming village of Siding. Overnight at Siding Village

Day 9Trek to Saidighatta and drive to Pokhara

Following a filling breakfast, we will begin our leisurely descent to Lumre. The trail gently descends through picturesque Tamang and Gurung villages as it follows the contour of the Mardi River Valley. For the hour-long drive to Pokhara, our transport will be waiting for us at Lumre. Overnight at Pokhara

Day Pokhara Sightseeing (You can extend the days at Pokhara as per your interest)

Pokhara has a lot of places to go and see. You can choose your visiting points by yourself, or you could spend a few more days going and seeing all of Pokhara and participating in adventure activities. Night stay at Pokhara

Day 11Back to Kathmandu

This is the day we will return to Kathmandu. Just as on arrival, you could choose to fly back to Kathmandu or return via bus.

Day 12Rest Day

Today you will have a rest day. You can choose to have a relaxed day or go shopping. You can also use this day to visit the remaining heritage sites in Kathmandu. Night stay in Kathmandu

Day 13Departure

We will be dropping you off at the international airport as per your flight schedule. Before that, we will have breakfast or lunch together as we conclude your trip to Nepal.