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Discover the Hidden Gem: Mardi Himal Trek in the Annapurna Region

Tucked away in the breathtaking Annapurna region of Nepal lies a trekking paradise that’s as accessible as it is awe-inspiring—the Mardi Himal Trek. Offering a perfect blend of affordability, accessibility, and serenity, this trail remains relatively undiscovered, promising an unforgettable journey for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.

Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Trek

Less Crowded, More Enchantment

One of the defining features of the Mardi Himal Trek is its tranquility. Unlike some of the more popular trails in the region, Mardi Himal offers a serene escape into nature, away from the hustle and bustle of more frequented routes. You’ll find solitude amidst nature’s grandeur here, making each step a personal discovery.

Nature’s Masterpiece Unveiled

Prepare to be enchanted by the breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks on Earth. As you ascend, be greeted by the majestic presence of towering giants—Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), and the iconic Machhapuchhre (6997m). Seeing these towering ice-capped mountains against the vast sky will leave you speechless at every turn.

Flora and Fauna Wonderland

The trek through Mardi Himal is not just a visual feast; it’s a journey through diverse ecosystems. Traverse through lush forests adorned with vibrant rhododendron blooms and majestic oak trees. Witness the beauty of endemic flora that blankets the hillsides, creating a picturesque landscape that feels straight out of a fairytale.

Vibrant Villages and Cultural Immersion

Venture into quaint, picturesque villages along the way, where time seems to stand still. Engage with warm-hearted locals, immerse yourself in their rich traditions, and witness the authentic rural lifestyle of the Annapurna region. Experience their warm hospitality as they share tales of their heritage and way of life, leaving you with cherished memories.

Practicality and Accessibility

What sets the Mardi Himal Trek apart is its accessibility and affordability. The trail is relatively easier to navigate, making it suitable for trekkers of varying skill levels. Well-marked paths and comfortable teahouses along the way ensure a smooth and enjoyable trekking experience without breaking the bank.

In conclusion, the Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem that beckons adventurers seeking a unique, less-traveled path amidst the grandeur of the Annapurna region. From panoramic mountain vistas to immersive cultural experiences, this Mardi Himal Trek promises an unforgettable journey that transcends mere exploration—it’s an intimate rendezvous with nature and culture at its finest.


Plan and Prepare

  1. Season Matters: Consider trekking during the best seasons—spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is favorable, offering clear skies and stunning views.
  2. Permits and Regulations: Obtain the required permits (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System card) before embarking on the trek. Ensure you know the regulations to respect the local environment and culture.

Physical Preparation

  1. Training: While Mardi Himal is a relatively moderate trek, being in good physical shape is essential. Regular cardio exercises and leg workouts will help prepare you for the inclines and distances.
  2. Altitude Acclimatization: Gradual ascent is crucial to prevent altitude sickness. Plan your itinerary to allow for acclimatization stops at certain altitudes to adapt to the changing elevation.

Packing Essentials

  1. Clothing and Gear: Pack according to the season. Layers are vital for changing temperatures. Essential items include boots, waterproof clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, trekking poles, and a first aid kit.
  2. Pack Light: Carry only the essentials to reduce the weight on your back. Teahouses along the trail provide meals and accommodations, so carry what’s necessary.

On the Trail

  1. Stay Hydrated and Nourished: Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. The local teahouses offer nourishing meals, ensuring you have enough energy for the trek.
  2. Take It Slow: Pace yourself throughout the tour, especially during ascents. Listen to your body and take breaks when needed. Enjoy the scenery and take time to acclimatize.

Safety Measures

  1. Weather Awareness: Be mindful of weather changes. The Himalayas can have unpredictable weather patterns; it’s wise to be prepared for sudden changes.
  2. Travel Insurance: Consider getting comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities, including medical emergencies and evacuations if necessary.

Respect Local Culture and Environment

  1. Cultural Sensitivity: Respect the local customs and traditions. Engage respectfully with locals, ask before taking photos, and follow cultural norms.
  2. Leave No Trace: Preserve the natural beauty by carrying out all non-biodegradable waste and respecting the environment.


In the heart of Nepal’s Annapurna region lies an unsung hero among trekking destinations—the Mardi Himal Trek. This hidden gem is a testament to nature’s splendor and cultural richness, offering an experience that transcends the ordinary. Beyond its affordability and accessibility, this Mardi Himal Trek unveils a world of wonder.

Picture yourself amid emerald forests adorned with the vibrant hues of rhododendrons and the whispering embrace of ancient oaks. The journey unfolds, revealing panoramas of Mardi Himal standing tall alongside the giants of the Himalayas—Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar, and the iconic Machhapuchhre. Each step brings vistas that seem plucked from a painting, igniting the soul with awe.

Yet, the Mardi Himal Trek is more than a visual spectacle. It’s an immersion into the tapestry of local cultures. Venture into villages seemingly frozen in time, where warm-hearted locals welcome you with open arms. Engage in their traditions, share their stories, and be touched by their genuine hospitality. It’s a cultural exchange that leaves indelible marks on the heart.

As the journey progresses, practicality intertwines with spirituality. Trekking becomes a lesson in mindfulness—a gradual ascent that honors the body’s need to acclimatize, allowing for deeper connections with the land and its people. The trek’s rhythm mirrors life’s rhythms, teaching patience, resilience, and an appreciation for every small joy encountered along the way.

One finds solace in the stillness of the Mardi Himal Trek, surrounded by nature’s symphony. The chirping of birds, the rustle of leaves, and the distant melody of mountain streams compose a symphony that rejuvenates the spirit. It’s a reminder of the importance of preserving these sanctuaries for generations to come—a responsibility embraced by conscientious travelers.

And so, the Mardi Himal Trek isn’t just a journey; it’s an odyssey that transforms. It leaves imprints of gratitude for the Earth’s beauty, appreciation for diverse cultures, and a longing to preserve the sanctity of these pristine landscapes. It gifts memories that endure—a collection of moments that define the essence of exploration, serenity, and the boundless wonders of the natural world.

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  • Relatively accessable & affordable and Less Crowded Trekking Route
  • Spectacular sceneries of the Highest Ice Peak Mountains such as Mardi Himal 5587m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Baraha Shikhar 7647m, Macchapuchhre 6997m
  • Endemic Plants - Rhododendron and Oaks Forests
  • Pisturesque villages & lush green hills
  • Ethnic local culture/tradition and Warm-Hearthed People of Annapurna Region


  • Airport Pick up and Drop by Private Car upon arrival and departure
  • Hotel Accommodation (Shared Room for Minimum 2 Pax and Single Room for Private Trip) in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per Itinerary
  • All clean Standard Teahouses (Shared Room for Minimum 2 Pax and Single Room for Private Trip) in Forest Camp, Low Camp and High Camp as per Package booked
  • Deluxe Tourist Bus Kathmandu - Pokhara (both ways)
  • Jeep from Pokhara to Khade
  • Jeep from Sidhing to Pokhara
  • Meals 3 x a day as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Company Duffle Bag to lend for trekking
  • Sleeping Bag to lend for trekking
  • Seasonal Fruits during trekking
  • Professional Experienced Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Porter (1 Porter for 2 People with maximum luggage 25 kgs)
  • Annapurna Conservation Trekking Permit & Government Tax
  • Nepal Visa Online Application Service
  • Emergency Evacuation Management / Service by Horse or Helicopter
  • Farewell Dinner before Departure
  • Official Trekking Certificate from our Company
  • Flight ticket to Nepal & Travel Insurance
  • Tourist Visa On Arrival Fee --> 15 Days = USD 30, 30 Days = USD 50
  • Tips for Guide & Porter
  • Extra Accommodation which is caused by your early arrival or late departure other than the trek date, and if you are back to Kathmandu early from the trek due to any problem or rescue (other personal reasons).
  • Horse Rent / Helicopter Cost/Expenses for Emergency Evacuation or Personal Request
  • Personal Expenses for trekking such as mountain gear or equipments, shopping, wifi/nepal simcard, phone/battery charge, hot water/shower, extra personal meals, drinks (mineral water), snacks, laundry etc
  • Other Personal Expenses which are not included in the above facilities.


Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu 1300m, Pick up at Airport and Drop at Hotel

You arrive in Kathmandu today and our company staff will pick you up at  Tribhuvan International Airport then drop you at Hotel. Our Staff will also give  briefing you about Mardi Himal Trek and hand over duffle bag for your to pack your stuff for trekking. Payment on the balance trip cost also will be done today. If you come in the morning or early time today, we will have welcome dinner otherwise we will provide you with packed dinner in your room from the hotel you stay. Our Staff will also inform you what time you must wake up & prepared the following morning for driving to Ramechap. Overnite in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 900m, 6-7hrs. Overnight in Pokhara

You need to wake up around 6 oclock, quick breakfast at hotel (Packed Breakfast) then Our Guide will come to hotel to pick you up and drive to Tourist Bus Terminal to leave Pokhara at 07.00 oclok. It takes aroun 6-7 hrs drive to reach Pokhara. If the road is nice and no traffic, you will reach Pokhara around 4pm and you will directly to Hotel. Overnight in Pokhara

Day 03 : Drive by Jeep from Pokhara to Kadhe 1770m, 2hrs and trek to Forest Camp 2465m, 5-6hrs. Overnight in Forest Camp

After breakfast in the morning, you will drive to the starting point of Trek called  Kadhe. driving to Kadhe will be around 2 hrs and from here you will directly start doing trek up and up to Forest Camp 2465m, During this first trekking day, you will slowly pass gradual stony steps to the uphills with beautiful landscape of village and local people around  neighboorhood.  The trail will take you through dense forests, where you will be surrounded by towering trees and colorful wildflowers. As you ascend towards Forest Camp, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscape, with its snow-capped peaks and rolling hills. The trek to Forest Camp is moderately challenging, with some steep sections, but the serene atmosphere and stunning scenery make it a truly unforgettable experience. Once you arrive at Forest Camp, you can relax and soak in the peaceful surroundings while enjoying a warm cup of tea or coffee. it takes 5-6 hours trek from Kadhe to Forest Camp. Overnight in Forest Camp

Day 04 : Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp 3050m, 4-5hrs. Overnight in Low Camp

Today you will continue trek to Low Camp 3050m walking through murky forest viewing and applauding the beautiful forest filled with rhododendron and other admirable flora and fauna. From Low camp, we can get very peaceful and charming view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail). We also enjoy the cultures and lifestyle of local residents. You will walk up around 5-6 Hours to reach Low Camp. Overnight in Low Camp

Day 05 : Trek from Low Camp to High Camp 3550, 5-6hrs. Overnight in High Camp

You will have the first Glimpse of Mardi Himal, Mt.Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli from Low Camp. Your Trek from Low Camp to High Camp  will continue. On the way, we can see the view of beautiful appearance of Danphe (National bird of Nepal) if our fortune becomes on our side. For Lunch we will stop at Badal Danda Village and continue our trek to reach High Camp in day time. in normal pace, duration of trek from Low camp to High Camp is arounjd 4-5 hrs. We reach to the High camp and enjoy the beautiful view of mountain and environment around. Mardi Himal trek inclines steeply from 2985m at Low Camp to the Final Stopover, Hight Camp 3550m. Overnight in High Camp

Day 06 : Hiking to Mardi Himal Upper View 4200m & Back to Low Camp 3050m, 6-7hrs. Overnight in Low Camp

Early Morning you need wake up at around Hike at around 4am to start hiking summit to Mardi Upper View Point 4200m. it takes 1.5hrs to reach the upper view with steeping up trails which you will enjoy most. Reaching the Upper view around 6 oclock at sunrise you will be amazed with the stunning vies of gigantic entire Mountains Annapurna Himalayan range which includes Annapurna I (8091m), II (7937m), III (7855m), IV (7525m), Annapurna south(7,819 m), Himchuli(6,441 m), Dhaulagiri I, II (8,163m/7751m), Machhapuchhare(6,991m), Mardi Himal(5,588 m), Nilgiri(6,940 m), Varaha Shikhar(7,847 m). After that you will go down back to High Camp, 1.5hrs for breakfast and trek down to Low Camp, 3-4 hrs. Overnight in Low Camp

Day 07 : Trek down from Low Camp to Sidhing 1529m, 2hrs and Drive to Pokhara, 3hrs. Overnight in Pokhara

Our trail today is again downhill and not as difficult as we descend nearly 1,800 meters before coming to Sidhing Village. Siding Village is also known for its honey-catchers who hang off ropes on cliff faces to extract honey from wild bee hives. We follow the trail along the banks of the Mardi Khola (river) and cross a few suspension bridges along the way. This landscape is lush and productive for the local farmers in these villages. After lunch, we head back to Pokhara by jeep. Total Duraton of trek and drive todya is 5-6 hrs. Overnight in Pokhara

Day 08 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-7hrs. Overnight in Kathmandu

After breaksfast at hotel Our guide will accompany you to check out from hotel and directly go to Tourist Bus Terminal to drive back to Kathmandu. it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Kathmandu if there is no traffic jam. Once reaching kathmandu in the afternoon you will take rest for a while then in the evening we will invite you for farewell dinner and we distritibute Your Certificate of Achievement of having been successful reaching the Mardi Himal. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 09 : Departure. Our Company Staff will drop you at airport

Today is your last your day in Mardi Himal Trek Package. You have free time to rest till check out time comes at 12pm. Our Company Staff will pick you up at hotel and drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Trip ends. And Thank you for trust us as your trekking company. See you again in the coming trip


9 Day Trip



Frequently asked questions

Choosing between Mardi Himal and Poon Hill trek depends on personal preferences, trekking experience, and what you seek in a trekking adventure:


Mardi Himal Trek:


Scenery: Mardi Himal offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal itself. The trail takes you through lush forests, alpine meadows, and close-up views of the mountains.


Terrain: The Mardi Himal trek is less frequented and offers a quieter, more secluded experience compared to the more popular trails like Poon Hill. It involves some steep sections and can be slightly more challenging in terms of terrain.


Duration: The Mardi Himal trek is usually shorter than the classic Poon Hill trek, lasting around 5 to 7 days.


Crowds: As it's less popular, you'll encounter fewer trekkers on the Mardi Himal trail, offering a more serene trekking experience.


Poon Hill Trek:


Scenery: Poon Hill provides stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trek offers a mix of landscapes, including rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages.


Accessibility: Poon Hill is more accessible and well-established, making it a popular choice for trekkers of various skill levels. The trails are well-marked, and there are more facilities like teahouses along the way.


Duration: The Poon Hill trek typically spans around 4 to 7 days, offering flexibility in terms of trekking duration.


Crowds: Due to its popularity, the Poon Hill trek can be busier, especially during peak trekking seasons, with more trekkers on the trails and at viewpoints.


Both treks offer unique experiences in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal is ideal for those seeking a quieter, off-the-beaten-path trek with stunning close-up views of the mountains, while Poon Hill is great for panoramic vistas, cultural interactions, and a more established trekking route. Ultimately, the choice between the two depends on your preferences for scenery, trek difficulty, and the kind of experience you want from your trek.

Poon Hill and Langtang trek are two popular trekking destinations in Nepal, each offering unique experiences:


Poon Hill Trek:

Location: Poon Hill is in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Duration: Typically a shorter trek, ranging from 4 to 7 days.

Highlights: It offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including iconic peaks like Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna.

Difficulty: Generally considered a moderate trek, suitable for beginners and those with limited trekking experience.

Culture: Passes through villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar ethnic groups, allowing for cultural experiences and interactions.

Langtang Trek:

Location: The Langtang Valley is closer to Kathmandu, in the Langtang National Park.

Duration: Longer treks can last around 7 to 14 days, depending on the route and side trips.

Highlights: Offers breathtaking views of the Langtang Lirung and other peaks, along with diverse landscapes like forests, terraced fields, and high alpine meadows.

Difficulty: Moderate to slightly challenging, with some steep ascents and descents.

Culture: Passes through Tamang villages, providing opportunities to experience Tamang culture and traditions.

While both treks are known for their scenic beauty and cultural experiences, the main differences lie in their locations, durations, level of difficulty, and the specific cultural encounters along the way. The choice between the two might depend on your preferences regarding trek duration, desired scenery, and cultural immersion

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