Annapurna Region

Mardi Himal

It’s a Hidden Gem situated east of  popular Annapurna Base camp trek. The trek is an idea choice for those who want an alternative of main Annapurna trail. The trail goes along winding path, magical forest and high mountain landscape with mesmerizing view over the high Himalayas.

  • Age Requirement

    18 Above
  • Activity

  • Duration

    14 days
  • Starting Location

  • Final Destination

  • Difficulty

  • Max. Altitude

    4500 m
  • Accommodation



Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the Capital of Nepal “KATHMANDU”. Upon Arrival our representative will welcome you and drive you to Hotel. Refresh and Relax

Day 2: Explore Kathmandu

"Kathmandu" which has exclusive blend of art, culture, history and religion. It bears varieties from pre-history to modern art, culture and custom. Today we explore some of it most popular UNESCO heritage sites.  Afternoon walk around the main tourist hub of Kathmandu and prepare for your trek.

Day 3: Pokhara

Early morning starts your journey to the beautiful city of Pokhara situated at the height of 827 meter is one of the most popular tourist destinations with serene lake, green surrounding and spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks.

Thank you for an amazing time. You have taken very good care of us and made the trek an unforgettable experience. First class service all the way from entire crew.
Mette, Line

Day 4: Pokhara trek to Pitam Deurali

Take about an hour drive  and start our uphill walk through forest to Australian camp an ideal place to view Annapurna and Fishtail range. From Australian Camp we have gentle climb to Pitam Deurali via Pothana. En route we will have wonderful view to Fishtail and Annapurna Mountain.

Height: 2100m Pitam Deurali
Trekking Time: approx. 5-6 hours

Day 5: Trek to Forest Camp, overnight in tea house

After we leave the tea house, we have gradual uphill trail to Forest Camp through mixed forests. We don’t have view to mountains this day nor do we pass by any villages, so we will be on our own all the way to Forest Camp.

Height: 2550m Forest Camp
Trekking Time: approx. 5-6 hours

Day 6: Trek to Bander Danda (monkey hill), overnight at tea house

We walk in the woods for two hours which is indeed a steep up. Then we have gradual uphill trail to Lower Camp. Many people spend overnight at Lower Camp as well but since Bandar Danda has well-appointed mountain views, we will trek further for next half an hour to Bandar Danda.

Height: 3100m Bander Danda
Trekking Time: approx. 5-6 hours

Day 7: Trek to High Camp, overnight in tea house

We have clear view to Fishtail from here. We leave the jungle behind and continue the journey with gradual uphill trail along the carpeted ridge and slopes. En route we have stunning view to Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and more.

Height: 3600m High Camp
Trekking Time: approx. 3-4 hours

Day 8: Trek to Base Camp back to High camp, overnight in tea house.

We start little early today. Trail opens up with some leisurely walk, steep steps and ridges. Upon reaching the base camp enjoy the breathtaking view to Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna and obviously Mardi Himal. After spending some time to explore the area we descend down to High camp.

Height: 4500m Mardi Himal Base Camp
Trekking Time: approx. 6-7 hours

Day 9: Trek back to Forest Camp, overnight in tea house.

We retrace back to Forest camp with no difference on landscapes and views. Besides, the downhill trail eases the day.

Height: 2550m Forest Camp
Trekking Time: approx. 5-6 hours

Day 10: Trek to Landruk, overnight in tea house.

From Forest camp we descend down to Landruk so that we can alter the route. The landscapes and floras change as we get down. We still have plenty of opportunities to enjoy mountains.

Height: 1565m Landruk
Trekking Time: approx. 5-6 hours

Day 11: Landruk - Back to Pokhara

Final day begins with steep down hill trail to the river of modi river and after crossing the river a final up hill walk waiting for us before we follow the gradual and easy trail and finally drive back to Pokhara.

Day 12: Explore Pokhara

It’s time to explore this amazing city full of natural beauty. World peace stupa situated on top of hill overlooking Pokhara valley, incredible caves, serene lakes, Barahi temple situated on middle of fewa lake are some of the interesting site of Pokhara.

Day 13: Back to Kathmandu

Early morning, we start our journey back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Fly back

Drive to the airport and farewell

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