Mardi Himal Trek (5,587m)

Mardi Himal Trek is open for tourism:

After a survey by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the Mardi Himal base camp trails opened in 2012. (ACAP).


The Mardi Himal trekking appears to be the most accessible of the five-day treks, with the best views of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), and Annapurna South (7,219 m). Him Chuli (6,441 m), Mardi Himal (5,553 m), and Annapurna III (7,555 m). Gangapurna (7,454 m), Dhaulagiri Himal (8167 m), and so forth. Mardi trek is located directly east of the most popular journey to Annapurna base camp trek alongside the magnificent and imposing Fishtail Mountain, and is the closest trek to the newly inaugurated Kori Trek.


The Mardi Himal trek begins with a 40-minute drive from Pokhara to Naudanda Kande on the Beni Baglung Highway, followed by a one-and-a-half-hour hike toAustralian Camp. The Australian Camp has breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Pokhara valleys. Today the camp is located at Pitam Deurali, between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal, and overlooks the Modi Khola gorge and rhododendron forest.


Details About the Mardi Trek
The Mardi Himal hike takes you through a lush rhododendron forest on narrow pathways at an elevation of roughly 3,300m. As you rise, the terrain will change into rugged high mountains, providing a spectacular panorama of Machhapuchhre Himal, popularly known as Fishtail. There are many diverse types of trees, but the Mardi Himalayas region is known for its rhododendron, bamboo, and oak trees. Furthermore, there are some blue pines in the forests at this elevation that must be traveled through. The 5-day trek to see the Annapurna mountains with your own eyes is one of the most popular Mardi hikes.


A Mardi Himal trek is the best option for avoiding crowds like aPoon Hill Trek, is the best alternative for avoiding crowds. The Mardi journey takes you through jungle routes through which you can view wildlife and birds such as the Himalayan Thar, long-tailed langurs (monkeys), and butterflies such as the Danphe, Kalij, and Monal.


What makes us different?
Destination Holiday Trek provides a 5-day Mardi trek itinerary with skilled local guides and porters. Our guides are all locals with extensive knowledge of the region’s routes, mountains, cultures, and people. The guides have wilderness first aid training as well as first aid and law enforcement licenses. We provide guides and porters with full insurance coverage and equipment. Our package price for the Mardi Himal trek itinerary is very competitive; there are no hidden expenses other than tips for guides and porters.


How long is the Mardi Himal trek?
Depending on your time available and level of physical fitness, the Mardi Himal Trek itinerary will consist of 4 nights and 5 days from/to Pokhara. It is possible to combine this trek with other related treks to Annapurna; many people combine it with Ghandruk Trek, Panchase Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, etc. We have carefully designed a standard 5-day itinerary that is suitable for all average trekkers. By taking domestic flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu and beginning the trek on the same day, you will be able to shorten your journey.

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Maximum Altitude:5,587m
Best Season:Autumn & Spring 
Trip Grade:Medium Difficult
Group Size:1 – 15 people
Duration:6 Days


  • A registered local trekking guide for 6 Days Mardi Himal Trek.
  • An assistant guide to take care of group if the group size is 10 or more people
  • Meal (5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 5 Dinners) during the trek.
  • Sharing twin/double bed room in tea house lodges during trek.
  • Your Mardi Himal Trek guide fee and all his/her expenses.
  • Pokhara – Kande transfers by private car / cab or van depending on group size.
  • Transfer to hotel in Pokhara after trek by local sharing jeep / cab
  • Necessary insurance for your guide.
  • Trekking permission for Mardi Himal trek.
  • Applicable taxes and service charges.


  • Airport shuttles, lodging and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Bar drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge.
  • Porter if required (it will cost USD 18/porter/day)
  • Tips for guide, porters.


Itenary to Mardi Himal Trek as follows:


Day 01 : Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2200m, about 3 to 4 hours trek)

After a nicely cooked hot breakfast; we drive some 40 minutes to Phedi and commence our trek there at the elevation of 1100 meters. 1.5 Hours climb up takes to beautiful village of Dhampus. The trail is going uphill at the beginning and then easy pleasant easy walk up to Pothana from there, and it is gradual walk up to Deurali (2200m) about 2 hours where you stay in a tea house lodge for the first night. It is an easy start for the first day.


Day 02 : Trek to Low Camp (2,900m)

  • 7 hours walking.

Day 03 : Trek to High Camp (3585m)

  • 5-6 hours trekking.

Day 04 : Hike Mardi Himal BC (4500m)

  • back to Middle Camp (3200m)

Day 05 : Trek to Kalimaati (1,750m)

  • 6 to 7 hours walking.

Day 06 : Sinuwa to deurali (3200m)

  • 3 hours walking and 2 hours driving.

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