Mardi Himal Treks-9 Day

Trip Highlights

  • Mardi Himal is located just east of most famous trekking destination of Annapurna Trekking Region.
  • Fresh newly promoted routes- enjoy and learn the local cultures as well as the lifestyles of the villagers.
  • Enjoy the authentic taste of the natural surroundings, flora and fauna, birds and orchids.
  • Extremely close views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and other snow-capped peaks.

Trip Introduction

Mardi Himal Treks 9 days, one of the exciting excursions in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This out-of-the-ordinary-trekking place in Nepal offers the highlighting scenes of the open terrain that gives immense chance for you to travel around long-established villages, incredible landscape, different cultures, stunning views of silvery peaks and captivating views of rivers and striking valley.

It is a peaceful trek with less traffic which begins from Kande and heads through the rhododendron timberland along with the ethnic communities. It is loved by the trekkers who love an isolated trail and like to explore the picturesque valleys.

As the trek begins, the fabulous panoramas of the green hills, forests, and hilly gorges begin to appear. Then the trek leads you through Deurali and Forest camp that leads you to the Low camp and ultimately to the High camp. During your explore day, you reach to the Mardi Himal base camp 9 days and enjoy the trek with outstanding sceneries. For the overnight stay, there are few local lodges on the trail that offer hygiene meals and warm dining hall. The maximum elevation this trek leads you is 4200 meters. For this, acclimatization is necessary. Then you have to deal the steep descend that gradually leads you to Sidhing and Lumre before driving to Pokhara. This trip lets you feel wonderful by your trek through the naturally diverse land with a different experience.

Furthermore, this moderate and strenuous 9 days tea house style trek can be perfect for those who seek adventure fanatics in Nepal and want to try higher elevations. So, if you have already planned for this package- Mardi Himal Treks 9 Days, and without delaying just be connected with Nepal Lion Treks & Tours.

We are happy to serve you on this epic journey of yours.


Outline Itinenary

  • Day 1:  Drive to Pokhara (900 m) 6 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel in pokhara.
  • Day 2:  Drive pokhara to Kande then Deurali (2130m)
  • Day 3:  TREK TO FOREST CAMP (2,600 m / 5 hrs)
  • Day 4:  TREK TO LOW CAMP (3 Hrs / 2,950 m)
  • Day 5:  WALK TO HIGH CAMP (3 HRS / 3,550 m)
  • Day 6:  EXPLORE MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP (7 Hrs / 4,500 m)
  • Day 8:  WALK DOWN TO LWANG GHALEL VILLAGE (4 Hrs / 1,500 m)
  • Day 9:  BACK TO POKHARA and Return back to Kathmandu


  • Day 1: Drive to Pokhara (900 m) 6 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel in pokhara.

    You should let us know about your arrival to Kathmandu, we will be there to pick you up from Airport to your Hotel but our package only starts from the second day of your arrival.

    Our representative will come at your door, at your hotel at 6.30 am in Kathmandu, to receive you before we start the trip.
    The trip starts with a drive of around 6 to 7 hours through lush green forest, meandering road through the hills and gracefully flowing riverside.
    You will also come across lively markets and clusters of villages on the way. Buffet lunch will be taken in one of the road side restaurants.
    Today, after we drive to Pokhara (200km), we will see good scenery of the majestic city. You can go boating in Fewa Lake(if we have enough time, as boating facility gets closed early), which overlooks the Annapurna Himalayan Range. In the evening, we prepare for the trek.

  • Day 2:  Drive pokhara to Kande then Deurali (2130m)

    After breakfast, drive for about 40 mints to Kande on Pokhara Baglung highway. The trail climbs for about 1 ½ hrs to the ridge at 2,060 m. The clearing in the forest with lodge settlement is known as ‘Australian camp’. The place is scenic with the panoramic view of Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. The trail further winds through the rhododendron forest to the mountain pass called ‘Deurali’. Deurali is overlooking into the Modi Khola valley wedged between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal / Mt Fishtail.

  • Day 3: TREK TO FOREST CAMP (2,600 m / 5 hrs)

    After spending beautiful morning in the ridge top village of Deurali, we head off the main Annapurna trekking trail and follow the forested ridge to Forest camp. Since this is new trekking destination, there are no teahouses along the way and we need to carry pack lunch and sufficient water. The day’s walk in the rhododendron forest is beautiful with gradual uphill.

  • Day 4:  TREK TO LOW CAMP (3 Hrs / 2,950 m)

    The trail gradually climbs through the rhododendron forest following the ridge. Low camp has got couple of tea houses in the clearing of the forest. The view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal appears much closer. You find yourself closer to clear blue sky with view of layers of Himalayan foothills and sweeping valley towards south. Note: You can trek 1 more hr to Badal Danda (Cloud Hill) above the tree line in consent of guide for better view. There is only one lodge in Badal Danda.

  • Day 5:  WALK TO HIGH CAMP (3 HRS / 3,550 m)

    The trail further climbs along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail. From Badal Danda, we leave the tree line and arrive in shrubby alpine zone. Snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail looms in a distance above deep valley on the either side. High camp is a small pasture after the climb with 3 lodges. Here you find yourself above the clouds and closer to snowcapped peaks

  • Day 6: EXPLORE MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP (7 Hrs / 4,500 m)

    The day trip is more difficult than other days with steep climb and longer walk. Trail becomes more vertiginous at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps. The first steep climb will take about 2 hrs to the ridge top which is marked as MBC (Mardi Himal Base Camp). However the real base camp will take about another 2 hrs along the ridge. The view is amazing all along the ridge. While Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail appear right above us, view of Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Annapurna III also appears at a distance.


    Even though the scenery is stationary, season and sunlight makes it different and interesting. Spend another morning watching the change that the sunrays bring. Walk down to forest camp after breakfast.

  • Day 8: WALK DOWN TO LWANG GHALEL VILLAGE (4 Hrs / 1,500 m)

    The trail climbs down steeply through rhododendron and Maple forest to the permanent settlements closer to valley basin. Lwang is a self sufficient Gurung village with rich culture and happy people. The village is the best place to watch Nepalese countryside lifestyle and enjoy the organic food. The village farmers also grow organic tea in 50 hectors of land. Farmers offer homestay accommodation.

  • Day 9: BACK TO POKHARA and Return back to Kathmandu

    down to the Mardi River basin and drive back to Pokhara. It will take about 1 ½ hrs to get to Pokhara in a Jeep. The first 1 hr is drive on the dirt road.We come back to the capital and the time is yours to spend relaxing in Thamel.
    We serve you a farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant as our regard.

Cost Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara in tourist bus both way (optional flight with extra costs)
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment(including one night stay in Pokhara)
  • Licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking trekking guide
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide and/or Porter during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you dont have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and paperworks
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant(complimentary)
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region

Optional Addons

  • Porter
  • Private Jeep,flight

Cost Disincludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu or in Pokhara after package ends)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor
  • Tips for guides and porters

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  • Trip Code

  • Trip Duration

    9 Day
  • Destination

    Nepal/Annapurna Region
  • Activity

  • Price

    USD 775
  • Meal

    Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
  • Transportation

    Tourist Bus /Publice Transportation
  • Accommodation

    Tea Hous/Lodge
  • Group Size

  • Trip Grade

  • Season

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  • Altitude

  • Trip Attraction

    The walking distances are short and easy but you will gain altitude. Only day hike from High camp to Mardi Himal base camp makes it difficult with narrow path, steep climb, long day and altitude of 4,500 m

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