In 5 days time, you can do Mardi Himal Trek easily from and to Pokhara. Nonetheless, you can do even this trek from Kathmandu within five days but you’ve to take a flight to Pokhara. In our 5 days Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara, trek begins from Dhampus and ends in Siwai(a part of Ghandruk village). 

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking is  4 nights and 5 days of trekking that starts from Dhampus and ends in Siwai, Ghanduruk. Upon finishing trekking at Siwai, we will drive to Pokhara and our trip will be finish there.

Overview of Mardi Himal Trek Package from Pokhara

We can do Trekking to Mardi Himal within 3 to 5 days, varying on the route and fitness level of trekkers. These days because of road accessibility it is possible to do the most demanded short trek from Pokhara, Mardi Trek can do it within 3 days. But for this itinerary, trekkers have to physically and have to walk 7 to 8 hours per day.

On the list of SHORT TREKS NEAR POKHARA, if you wish to see stunning views of Fishtail mountains and other several peaks located in the Annapurna region, the MARDI HIMAL TREK is perfect for you. As it is very close to Pokhara and a short-duration trip, we don’t need long days holiday. You can do within 5 days from and to Pokhara city.

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

Why you love this trip ?

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, they can fly to Pokhara in early morning and follow our itinerary from Pokhara.

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).

Upon landing at Pokhara, you can begin this trip as our itinerary. No need extra days. You can follow same 4 Nights 5 Days itinerary.

Best Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara

Day Itinerary Altitude Hour
Day 1 Drive to Dhampus, and trek to Forest Camp 2,600m(8530ft) 7-8 hr
Day 2 Forest Camp to High Camp 3560m (11680ft) 6-7 hr
Day 3 Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp & back to High Camp 3560m (11680ft) 7-8 hr
Day 4 High Camp to Landruk 1600m(5249ft) 7-8 hr
Day 5 Trek to Siwai and Drive to Pokhara 830m(2723feet) 5-6 hr
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Cost Includes:

  • Your hotel at Pokhara to Dhampus (trek starting point) by Private Cab/Jeep
  • Siwai (Trekking Ending Point) to Your hotel at Pokhara by Private Cab/Jeep
  • Meals on Trekking (5 X Breakfast, 5 X Lunch, 4 X Dinner) during trek days
  • TWIN SHARING TEAHOUSE ACCOMMODATION (Double occupancy basis) during  Trek
  • All required trekking Permits
  • An Experienced English Speaker Licence Holder Local Guide for 5 days trek
  • All expenses of Guide Including his Insurance, transportation, and Foods
  • First Aid Kit with an Oximeter 
  • Trip Achievement Certificate if needed
  • Seasonal Fruits each trekking day
  • Nepal Government Tax,  VAT, and official charge

Cost Excludes:

  • All types of drinks including drinking water and Desserts food during the Trekking
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Airport Pickup and Drop off
  • Porter for Trekking
  • All types of Personal Nature Expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower on a trek.
  • Foods and accommodations before or after the trek over
  • Additional costs by out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
  • Travel Insurance(not compulsory but better to have as it is adventure trekking)
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing for this trek 
  • Tip for Guide and Porter (Tipping is expected but not Compulsory)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned on the list of 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.


Very caring and knowledgeable guides!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 20, 2023

Our group did a four-day hike to the Mardi Himal Basecamp. Our guides Kamal and Lila went above and beyond our expectations. They were very kind and supportive, throughout the whole trek. They made sure we were safe during the walks, had enough food to eat as well if we were all well rested. During the four-day hike, it was great to see the passion both Kamal and Lila had for trekking and the knowledge they had when navigating the mountains. I am really grateful that I got to experience my first major hike with them! – Isaac

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Isaac B

Very organised trek with amazing guides

Rated 5 out of 5
January 20, 2023

Our group did the 4-day Mardi Himal trek. It went very smoothly and I can say that the trek was very organised. Our guides, Kamal and Lila, were amazing. They took care of our needs beyond our expectations. Highly recommended and worth it!

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Arvin Hadlos

4 Day Mardi Himal Trek

Rated 5 out of 5
January 20, 2023

I went with a group of friends (8 total) on the 4 day trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp. From the beginning of planning our trip, communications with Jayaram was very easy. We sent him our info before we arrived in Nepal and everything (guides, permits, accommodations during the trek, etc) was arranged by the time we got there.

Our guides during the trek (Kamal and Lila) were incredible. They kept us on a good pace to avoid altitude sickness and kept track of our oxygen to make sure we were still good to continue. Kamal and Lila were also very patient in answering all of our many questions during the 4 days.

I’d definitely recommend using Base Camp Hike for any trekking experiences.

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Emily N

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

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