If you are looking for a short trek in Nepal, Mardi Himal Trek is for you. You can do Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp and Back to Kathmandu from 3 days to 7 days.  This hiking trail is perfect for newbie(beginners) trekkers. You don’t need to have previous hiking/trekking experience. The maximum elevation of the highest camp is 3560m (also known as High Camp). There are many options to start and end the trekking that decides the Mardi Trekking duration.

OVERVIEW of Trekking to Mardi Himal

Mardi Trek is located close to Annapurna Base Camp trek. If you can manage 10 to 12 days for trekking, you can do Mardi Himal Trekking with Annapurna Base Camp in a single trip with the same permit. Nonetheless, you can combine this trekking with Ghorepani Poon Hill as well as Khopra Ridge Trekking. Thus, Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp is suitable for short holidays as well as long holidays.

Maximum Altitude 4,500m
Trip Duration 5 Days
Group Size 1 to 30
Best Time Jan – May & Sept-Dec
Difficulty Level Moderate
Starts from Kathmandu
Ends In    Pokhara
Activity 6-7 hrs walking(Approx.)
Nature of Trek Teahouses, Lodge
Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Why Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp?

During Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking, you will get stunning views of Fishtails, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Mardi Himal, and Annapurna I(8091m) Despite, the trial being established some years ago, the trial is getting huge tourists. 

The Mardi Himal trail is getting more popular year by year.  This hiking is perfect for those adventure lovers who are seeking a short trek near Pokhara.
Mardi trek is also perfect for those who want to do photography trekking in Nepal as we’ll be close to the mountain when we reach High Camp.

If you want to do trekking up to Mardi Himal Base Camp and want to back to Pokhara by paragliding, that’s also possible.

In a short time span, this Mardi Route is getting huge tourists. Here are some highlights of Mardi Route that make it worthwhile to do Trekking.

Highlights of trip

  • You’ll have a stunning view of Fishtail mountain, which you can not see from another trekking route
  • It’s a short and moderate adventure trek
  • During March – April, you’ll see Rhododendron Blooming.
  • Eye Catching mountain views such as Fishtail, Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna and many more peaks with close distance
  • It’s moderate difficulty and customizable trek which is near the Pokhara City

How to Get there and Away

According to our plan, Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp begins from Dhampus(28km far from Lakeside Pokhara). Our trekking ends in Siwai(a part of Popular Ghandruk Village). From Siwai, we will drive to Pokhara by private Cab/Jeep(depending on group size).

We can organize your trip both from Kathmandu as well as from Pokhara.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu

For those who want to start Mardi Himal Trip Package From Kathmandu, we have the following options to get the trekking Starting point.

Taking a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Kathmandu to Pokhara flight takes approximately 25 minutes and that saves your precious travel time( 7 hours ). If you fly in the morning, you will see majestic Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Mount Manaslu as well as Annapurna Range. To grab that opportunity you should book a flight ticket with a mountainside window seat. Around 1-hour drive from Pokhara, you will get to the trip starting point(Dhampus).

By Car or Local Bus.

If you have time and the main things want to save flight ticket money, you can use a Local microbus or you can hire a private car to drive Dhampus.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek From Pokhara

If you wish to start your trip from Pokhara, that’s also possible from our company. We will send our guide and porter to your hotel at Pokhara and then your trip will start.

Best Itinerary

Day Itinerary Altitude Hour
Day 1 Drive to Dhampus, trekking to Pothana 1930m(6332ft) 9 hr
Day 2 Trekking to Rest Camp 2,600m(8530ft) 7 hr
Day 3 Trekking to High Camp 3560m (11680ft) 5-6 hr
Day 4 Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp, and back to Badal Danda 3150m(10335ft) 7-8 hr
Day 5 Trekking to Siwai and Drive to Pokhara 830m(2723feet) 8-9 hr
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Cost Includes:

  • Private transfers for your international flight 2 times (arrival/ departure)
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by Tourist bus transfer (upgrade to Both way Flight – $220 )
  • Pokhara Tourist Buspark to Dhampus by Private Cab/Jeep
  • Siwai to Pokhara Lakeside by Private Cab/Jeep
  • Meals on Trekking Days( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Best Available Guest House accommodation(double occupancy basic during trekking
  • All required Trekking Permits
  • An Experienced license holder guide 
  • All expenses of Guide and Porter
  • An Oximeter to Check your Oxygen Level During Trip
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Government VAT, Taxes, and official charges.

Cost Excludes:

  • Porter to carry your luggage(available on request)
  • Any types of Drinks and dessert foods
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • ALL personal Nature Expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Tip for the crew (Not  compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned in Included.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we extend or shorten Mardi Trek?

There are so many options to do Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. If you want to join this trekking with Other popular trekking in Annapurna, we can make it longer 1 week to 3 weeks.

How difficult is this trail?

The maximum elevation that we accommodate for 1 night is 3,560m from sea level. And we’ll hike to Base Camp which is located at 4500m. But if you get difficult to hike up to Base Camp, we can make it easier to hike to Mardi View Point(4200m). That’s why according to elevation it’s easy to trek.
Mardi Himal Hiking is suitable for beginners hikers.

What types of Accommodation and meals we can get on this route?

For the accommodation 2 nights, you will find a room with an attached toilet but for the remaining 3 nights, we should adjust with a basic teahouse. You shouldn’t go outside of the hotel for the bathroom, it’s inside the hotel. But you should share it with others.
For the food, every hotel on the Mardi route they have Menu. You’ll have delicious food on the Mardi trek.

Can we hire a guide and porter?

Sure. You can hire an experienced expert guide to a basic guide from our BCH. If you wish to do the trek with an expert experienced guide, you should pay 30 USD per day for his salary. Likewise, if you want to have a basic English-speaking guide, it cost per day USD 25 per day.
The strong experienced porter can carry a backpack of 2 people ( maximum 25 kg)who can carry a max of 25 kg of a backpack. It cost 20 USD per porter per day.

When is the best time to visit?

The Rhododendron forest trail will be colorful during March and April time. So that March and April are the best seasons to explore Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Since the weather will be perfect from September to December, that time is also considered the best time to explore Mardi Himal.


Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp

Rated 5 out of 5
June 24, 2022

I would highly recommend this company. Jayaram arranged everything smoothly before leaving. He also replied very fast. I got very fast response from Jayaram. So I booked trek with his company.

Vishnu, our guide was amazing. He always made sure we were okay and had a very good spirit, always making jokes and taking care of us. Nonetheless, he also taught us Yoga. A very sympathetic man, always laughing and flexible to the itinerary.

View during Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp was also amazing. Every day we were rewarded with great Annapurna view.

It was the best trip I ever had.

Thanks all of Base Camp Hike for everything.

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Alec K

Excellent Mardi Himal Trek

Rated 5 out of 5
June 24, 2022

It was my first trekking experience in Nepal( Mardi Himal Trekking). It was amazing, I enjoyed every single day of our trekking. I did this trek in November 2021 with guide Kamal from Base Camp Hike company. Our guide and porter were great. A professional guide, friendly porter, and clear weather made this trip simply beautiful and unforgettable.

I’m very grateful for the good organization of this trip. Thank you so much and see you again soon for another trip. I will definitely come again to Nepal for Everest Base Camp Trekking.

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Laura Marin

5 day Mardi Himal Hike

Rated 5 out of 5
June 24, 2022

I got in touch with Jayaram from Base Camp Hike regarding the Mardi Himal trek. He responded immediately and he was able to answer each and every question promptly with details. We traveled as 4 girls on this trip, so safety was a big requirement for us. Jayaram and the porters Bibek and Dibendra were so hospitable. They made sure we were safe and comfortable each and every step of the trek. The trail was absolutely beautiful all the way to the base camp of Mardi Himal at 4,500 meters. Jayaram and his team had organized each day perfectly, catering to all of our needs. This was my first trekking experience in Nepal, and I plan to go again with Jayaram and his team soon!! All in all great experience with Base Camp Hike!

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Megan Mahesh

A lovely trek and helps that the company is great!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 10, 2019

After contacting several trekking companies, Jayaram stood out as being sincere and knowledgeable about the Annapurna region. From the first point of contact, the communication was clear and organised. From the beginning, I was sure that I would not regret going with this company!

We went as an all ladies group, with different requirements, and I was amazed at the effort that Jayaram and his team put in to ensure that we were all safe and comfortable throughout the trek.

The trek itself was well organized and a beautiful experience! After completing the scenic Mardi Himal trail, we took an extra day and ended our trek at the quaint Jhinu Dhanda hot springs. I applaud the entire base camp hike team, including Dipendre and Bibek, for their charm and professionalism! Stay great guys! And I look forward to seeing you reach great new heights (pun intended!).

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