Mardi Himal Trek (11 Days)

Basic Info ( Mardi Himal Trek 11 Days ) $ 0 per person

Duration 11
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate Vehicle, Tourist Bus
Altitude 4250m/13600ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea house/Lodge during Trek
Best Seasons Autumn (October to December)
Activities Trekking & Hiking
Meals Welcome & Farewell dinner, All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Basic Intro

Mardi Himal is newly open Offbeat adventure trek on Annapurna region. It is the popular short trek in Nepal which is about 6 Days trek from Pokhara. It is popular because of its nature beauty, Cultural diversity, and trekking up to 4250m only in 6 days. So, we can spot the closer view of Mt.Macchapuchre, Mt. Annapurna.

Our trek start from about 45 minute drives from Pokhara to Phedi and Trek to Deurali. We walk to Deurali by following our trekking trial with the view of landscape, high hills and village community house. We walk by the Rhododendron and oak forest. From Deurali we walk to Forest Camp, High Camp and upper view point on day 7 which is the highest point of trekking with the height of 4250m. Then, we walk back to Pokhara. On the way, we get chance to have a home stay with siding village local people and share their kitchen. Overall, this 10 Days Nepal tour & trek provide you the beauty of Nepal, our culture, living style and everyday work of village people for their living.

Day 01:- Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:- Kathmandu Sightseeing 

Day 03:- Drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours Drive).

Day 04:- Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (45min Drive, 4-5 hours Trek). (2100m/6720ft).

Day 05:- Deurali to Forest camp (2520m/8064ft): 6-7hours Trek.

Day 06:- Forest camp to High camp (3540m/13600ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 07:- High camp to Upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft) and return back to Low camp: 5-6 hours.

Day 08:- Trek to Sidhing village (1700m/5440ft):6-7 hours.

Day 09:- Trek to Lumre, Drive to Pokhara 2-3hrs trek and 2 hours drive.

Day 10:- Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 11:- Departure. 


·        Airport Pickup/Drop.

·        3 night 3-star and 2 night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast.

·        Welcome dinner.

·        Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing with private Air-condition car.

·        Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus.

·        Pokhara – Phedi and Lumre – Pokhara by private car.

·        Three times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.

·        An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.

·        All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).

Not Includes

·        Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

·        Extra night accommodations in Pokhara in case of early arrive, late departure and early return from the mountain (Due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.

·        Travel and rescue insurance.

·        Personal expenses (Phone calls, laundry, bar, bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

·        Tips to guide, Porter, driver.

Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

According to your flight detail, you will be greeted by our representative at international airport with your name and Himalayan Club Tours and Travel written on it. Then, we will assist you in transfer to Hotel where you are be welcomed by tea/coffee. At evening we have a welcome dinner organized by our team to get to know each other. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

After short introduction with our tour guide, today we are having tour to Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage site with our tour guide which include Pashupatinath Temple “Nepal biggest Hindu temple” it is also place for the body crimination of Hindu religion. Then we drive to Bouddhanath Stupa whch is nearby Pashupatinath temple. Bouddhanath is Asian biggest stupa. It was damage by earthquake on 2015 AD however, it is completely repaired recently. Then after we drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, popularly known by “monkey temple” this stupa is on the small where we can see the whole Kathmandu valley from there. At last we drive to Patan durbar square, “Ancient Royal Palace”. Inside the square you can see different Hindu temple which are Bhimsen temple, Vishwonath temple, Taleju Bhawani temple and Krishna Temple which is most popular temple among them. Beside it you can study the Newar architecture, arts and their culture where, our tour guide help you to describe about its history of every place. At evening we have a meeting with our trekking guide and make our trekking preparation. And check our equipment for trekking. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours Drive).

Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours Drive).

After taking a packed breakfast at hotel, we drive to second touristic area of Nepal “Pokhara”. It is also popularly known as lake side city. We departed at around 7 am in the morning form tourist bus park of Kathmandu. We follow the Prithivi Highway for Pokhara. We drive for 6 – 7 hours with twice a lunch and tea break on the way. While driving to Pokhara we drive by the bank of Trishuli River and also can see the amazing panorama of river with green hills. Overnight at Pokhara.
Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (45min Drive, 4-5 hours Trek). (2100m/6720ft).

Day 4 : Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (45min Drive, 4-5 hours Trek). (2100m/6720ft).

Adventure begins here. After breakfast in your hotel, we will drive to Phedi and start the trek. Along gradual uphill, farmlands, forest and scattered villages, it will be a refreshing walk. Stop at Dhampus for the lunch and end up hiking up to Deurali village for overnight stay. This village serves a good view of Mardi Himal, Fishtail and Annapurna south.
Deurali to Forest camp (2520m/8064ft): 6-7hours Trek.

Day 5 : Deurali to Forest camp (2520m/8064ft): 6-7hours Trek.

Today’s journey is mostly through very quiet dense forest. On season, the colorful rhododendron forest covers most part of jungle giving a brilliant picture taking views. This off the beaten trail is so untouched by human dominance. Enjoy the real beauty of mother nature and stay overnight at Forest camp.
Forest camp to High camp (3540m/13600ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 6 : Forest camp to High camp (3540m/13600ft): 5-6 hours.

Today after breakfast we trek from Forest camp to High camp via Low camp. As we hike up, the tree line starts getting thinner but closer and bigger view of Mardi Himal and Mt. Fishtail are so eye pleasing. Occasionally you might even see Pheasant (Daphne- National bird of Nepal). Enjoy the sea of snowy peaks from High camp and stay overnight.
High camp to Upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft) and return back to Low camp: 5-6 hours.

Day 7 : High camp to Upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft) and return back to Low camp: 5-6 hours.

You will enjoy the finest view of Mardi Himal as you trek over Upper viewpoint (4250m – highest point of our trip). Our trail passes through pastures and narrow ridges. From Upper viewpoint you will see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and many others. After you will trek back to Low camp for overnight stay.
Trek to Sidhing village (1700m/5440ft):6-7 hours.

Day 8 : Trek to Sidhing village (1700m/5440ft):6-7 hours.

After breakfast we trek down to the Sidhing village. This will let you different experience of diversified Nepal and keeps your trip still fresh. Sidding is a quiet and clean village offering good teahouse accommodation for trekkers.
Trek to Lumre, Drive to Pokhara 2-3hrs trek and 2 hours drive.

Day 9 : Trek to Lumre, Drive to Pokhara 2-3hrs trek and 2 hours drive.

Enjoy the early morning breakfast in the last day in mountains. Then trek down to Lumre which will take 2-3 hours and then drive to Pokhara from Lumre. Overnight in Pokhara.
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu.

We drive to Kathmandu early in morning in cozy tourist bus by following the same Prithivi highway. While driving we can see river on the left while high hills on the right side. In evening we have a farewell dinner with our office team leader where you can share your experience about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Departure.

Last day in Nepal our office staff will drop you at airport before 2 hours of your actual flight, with some good memory about us and unforgettable memories about trekking.

Equipment List

Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

- Lightweight gloves

- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Useful Information

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Mardi Himal Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.