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Mardi Himal Trek

Duration: 11 Days

Trip Overview

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 4500m
  • Best Season: Spring(March – May) and Autumn(Sept – November)
  • Total Duration: 11 Days


Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is the best rated short trek in the Annapurna Region to enjoy the breathtaking view of The Mardi Himal, The Fishtail Mountain, the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, and the Mount Manaslu Range.

The Mardi Himal trek even though being a short trek requires both of your mental and physical determination and willingness. The Gurung and Magar settlement, green lush rhododendron forest and the geographical setup of the trail is the mesmerizing part of this trail.


  • Day-1 - Arrival to Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Hillstrek will be there to pick you up. You will be transferred to the hotel in half an hour's drive with private vehicles. We discuss our trip and you have time for refreshments. In the evening we are together again for welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program.

  • Day-2 - Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu

    After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have your lunch in the restaurant with the view of Stupa then you back to hotel. You will meet your trek leader and discuss about the trek and do last minutes arrangements.

  • Day-3 - Drive from Kathmandu to Dhampus via Pokhara

    We begin our long drive to Dhampus early in the morning. En route we get to enjoy the countryside of Nepal with its green hills, winding rivers, terraced farms and of course the mighty Himalayas. Overnight in Dhampus.

  • Day-4 - Trek from Dhampus to forest camp 2450m

    After spending beautiful morning in the ridge top village of Dhampus, we head off the main Annapurna trekking trail and follow the forested ridge to Forest camp. Since this is new trekking destination. The day’s walk in the rhododendron forest is beautiful with gradual uphill.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1380mtrs)

Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1380mtrs)

Day 03: Drive to Dhampus via Pokhara.

Day 04: Trek to Forest Cam-2500m (4-5 Hours)

Day 05: Forest Camp to Badal Dannda via Low cam (4-5 Hours)

Day 06: Trek to High Camp (2 Hours)

Day 07: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp 4500m. And back to Low Camp.

Day 08: Low Camp to Siding and drive to Pokhara.

Day- 09: Pokhara activities

Day- 10 Fly/ Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Day- 11 Departure 

Cost Included/Cost Excluded

     Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private transport. 
  • Three nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guides, and private vehicle transfer.
  • One nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.
  • Transfer to Dhampus from Kathmandu on private transport.
  • Transfer to Pokhara from Sidhing by private vehicle.
  • Transfer to Kathmandu fly / private transport  from Pokhara.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge/tea house accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide)
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation for the guide and porters.
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes.

     Cost Excluded

  • International flights and Nepal entry visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Foods, beverages and bar bills.
  • Dinner and lunch at Kathmandu and Pokhara except as in the itinerary.
  • All kinds of Personal equipment and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porters.

Trip Highlights

  • The green hills, winding rivers, terraced farms, forest, and landscapes.
  • The breathtaking view of The Mardi Himal.
  •  The Fishtail Mountain, the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, and the Mount Manaslu Range.
  • The rewarding short trek in the Annapurna Region.
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