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Mardi Himal Trek 10 days

Trip Fact

Trip Name: Mardi Himal Trek

Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking 

Trip duration: 10 Days 

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with BB plan/Tea house/Lodge during trek 

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara/All meals during trek 

Mode of Transfer: Plane/Bus 

Maximum Altitude: 4200 m 

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous 

Group size: 1-12 people 

Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December 

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

Route Map:

Route Map:
  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Check list
  • Altitude Map
Mardi Himal trek takes you to the core of the Himalayan region in short time. This is one of the peaceful alternative trekking routes with stunning view. Mardi Himal trajectory avoids the commercial trekking and crowed. It is also comparatively interesting and exciting trip among other popular trip of Annapurna region.  Himal trek offers spectacular view of Annapurna Himalayan range, Fishtail, Himchuli peak. On the way we can see snowcapped Himalayan peaks from small villages. Mardi Himal Base Camp is situated under the glorious Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

Mardi Himal trek was officially opened in 2012. Mardi trek is a hidden treasure for trekking lovers. This newly opened trek is a blend of three things - nature, culture and peace (far from crowded route). During the trek we rarely find tea house so there will be the home stay accommodation for tourists. We can observe their lifestyle, culture and languages. You will love delightful hospitality of the local community.

Mardi Himal trail moves through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, maple and pine. Rhododendron forest looks tremendous in March and April. We pass through several small villages with the magnificent views of Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal. On the way we can see the most beautiful close view of whole Annapurna range and Mardi Himal. This trek offers you the unspoiled life style and culture of local community.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400 m).

Day 02: Fly or drive 211 km to Pokhara (884 m) and visit the lake.~ 25 mins flight or 6 hours drive

Day 03: Drive to Kande and trek to Deurali.~ 5-6 hours

Day 04: Trek from Deurali to Low Camp (3,000 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 05: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3,580 m).~ 4-5 hours

Day 06: Hike to Upper View Point (4,200 m) and back to Badal Danda (3,200 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 07: Trek from Middle camp (Badal Danda) Sidding village (1,700 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 08: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara. 3 hours trek, drive 2 hours

Day 09: Drive/ Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 10: Final departure.

More Information

When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is the most concerned part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisines. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food as they have to cater to more trekkers before they run off stock. It is very hard and takes a week or more for caravan and porters to bring the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will be arranged in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water:
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea houses you can get bottled water and mineral water in additional cost. It will be better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodges are fairly basic, in some tea houses you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spared with two beds with blankets and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warmth by Bukhara stove. In the tea houses there will be solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charging camera, mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get a porter who  will carry 30 kg which means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porters will carry your necessary stuff in a duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous.Passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we should have good health, average physical fitness, passion, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problems such as lungs, heart and other diseases, it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:
For trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in Summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but temperatures could be  harsher for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us.

Important Notes:
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible as client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Welcome to Kathmandu known as city of temple. Upon your arrive at international airport we  transfer you to hotel. After getting refreshed visit colorful market in Thamel. Prepare for tomorrow trip and rest overnight.

Day 02: Fly or Drive to Pokhara (884 m).
We start drive for 6 hours through edge of Trishuli River (famous river for rafting). We will take lunch on the way. We can see spectacular views of forests, villages, green valleys and beautiful landscapes. Next we will reach city of Lake Pokhara. We visit evening markets of Pokhara and lake sides. Prepare for tomorrow trekking and rest overnight.

Day 03:Drive to Kande and trek to Deurali (2,100 m).
Today after breakfast we start drive to Kande and start trek for 5-6 hours. Kande is situated at the top of the hill nearby Pokhara. We start our trekking by approaching Pothana. Till here trail is easy and enjoyable. From the village in the horizon we can see the spectacular view of Himalayas. After crossing some small villages we reach Deurali. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 04:Trek from Deurali to Low camp (3,000 m).
Today we walk for 5-6 hours to reach Low Camp. Trail moves through higher vegetation with rhododendron tress. We start steep trail and gradually climb after a while. On the way we can see random view of snow caped Himalaya and superb view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). After 5 hours trail bring us to Low Camp. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 05:Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3,600 m).
Today we walk for 5 hours to High Camp. Trail goes pleasant with the close view of Himalayas in Annapurna region. Here we can’t see the dense vegetation and walk through grass land of higher region. Here we can see pheasant Himalayan bird Danphe (National bird of Nepal). Next we will be High Camp and rest overnight.

Day 06: Climb up to View Point (4,200 m) and back to Middle camp Badal Danda (3,200 m).
Today wake up early in the morning to see the spectacular view of sunset. After breakfast we go for the hike to the view point to see the magnificent view of Himalayan of Annapurna region. on the way there is some narrow and steeps trail that extensive care is required. This place is full of sheep and yaks in summer. Next we trek back to Middle camp for rest overnight.

Day 07: Trek from Middle camp to Sidding village (1,700 m)
After breakfast we will trek back to Sidding village. Our trajactory moves through the forest and descend to the Sidding village. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 08: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara.
Today is our last day of trekking though we will descend to Lumre where your vehicle will be standby to receive you to drive all the way to Pokhara. Rest overnight at Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive /fly back to Kathmandu.
Today we will drive/fly back to the capital and utilize our free time by exploring local markets.

Day 10: Final departure.
This is the last point that we have to separate from each other. Your representative will receive you and drive you to the airport for final departure. 

Service included in cost

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by private car/jeep
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara with BB plan
  • Lodge / teahouse accommodation service during trekking
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (3 meals) per day during your trekking
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu Flight tickets or transportation by private car or by tourist bus (Price will be included for flight)
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Necessary trekking porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit and TIMS card
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Service excluded in cost

  • Visa fee for Nepal entry
  • International flight tickets
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance
  • Your Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Anything other not mention in cost include section

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:

1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:

1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:

1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:

1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:

1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:

1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:

1. Sleeping bag 
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.


1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:

1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash


1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items: 

1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

Altitude Map:

Altitude Map:

We Accept

  • Master Card
  • Discover Network
  • Wire Transfer
  • Visa Card

Associated With

  • Nepal Gov
  • NTB
  • taan
  • NMA
  • KEEP

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