Mardi Himal Trekking in Nepal

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Overview for Mardi Himal Trekking In Nepal

  • Trip Code: CT-10031
  • Package: Mardi Himal Trekking In Nepal
  • Duration: 11 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 4,500m/ 14,760 Ft.
  • Trip Level:
    Requires some level of experience in trekking with basic physical ability.
  • Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
  • Start At: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Transportation:

    Tourist Bus | Domestic Fight | Private Vehicle

  • Accommodation:

    Hotel | Guest House

  • Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- January- Feb- June- July
  • Trip Route: Pokhara- Pitam Durali- Low Camp- Mardi Base camp- Forest camp- Lwang – Pokhara

Trip Highlights

  • Trip to beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara
  • Trek through the verdant trails filled with rhododendron trees
  • Amazing Himalayan ranges of the Annapurna region
  • Majestic view of the Fishtail mountain bound to give a surreal experience

Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal is regarded as one of the best short treks in Pokhara, Nepal if not the best. This trek in Annapurna Region of Nepal is a trek that can be finished within a week. Getting up close with the famous Fishtail Mountain is what Mardi Base Camp in Nepal has to offer but that's not all. The trail is beautiful and bound to take your breath away. You'll feel like walking over the clouds and the view of the Fishtail Peak you'll behold during the sunrise might confuse you whether you're in heaven.

Mardi Base Camp trekking is the literal definition of short and sweet when it comes to trekking in Nepal. The best time to trek Mardi Base Camp is during the Spring and Fall season in Nepal. Amazing views of the Mountain peaks such as Mt. Dhulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna South (7,219m) Annapurna I (8,091m) Mardi Himal (5,553m) Manaslu can be during this trek in Pokhara.

The trail to Mardi Base Camp is fairly easy and travelers can also get to experience some native culture of Nepal. The accommodation facilities are mostly teahouses as we go up towards the Base Camp. The trek ends at the Mardi Himal base camp and if you have a few extra days you might even consider extending this trek and climbing Mardi Himal(5,587 m) which is on the same ridge line as Machhapuchhre. The cost of Mardi Base Camp trek is also one of the best value-for-money treks in Nepal. The trek can be done by anyone with enthusiasm and passion for walking.

Mardi Himal Trekking In Nepal Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu


A representative from Core Treks will come to pick you up at the airport. After that we'll be taking you to your hotel. We'll have a short briefing session and feel free to ask any question you might have regarding the trek. If you want to explore the city we might as well walk around the street of Thamel and it's even possible to do some last minute shopping. There're no further activities for the day so you might as well check into the hotel.



Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Day 02
Kathmandu to Pokhara

We'll be heading to Pokhara on this day. There are two options regarding our travel to Pokhara; by air travel or by drive. A flight would take around 30 minutes to reach whereas driving to Pokhara might take around 8 hours. It depends on how you want to travel. Whether you want to enjoy the scenic highway drive of Nepal or a short scenic flight and enjoy the rest of the day at chilling or exploring Pokhara.


Maximum Altitude: 830m/ 2,722 ft (Pokhara)
Flight Time: 25 min
Drive Approx.: 7 hours (200 Km)
Meal Included: Breakfast
Day 03
Pokhara to Khade to Pitam Deurali

Upon having our breakfast, we drive towards Khade from where our trek will begin. The trail ascends steep up towards the Australian Camp. The route then brings us up close with the dense forest of oak, hemlock, maple, and rhododendrons. Later we'll reach Deurali where we'll be staying overnight.


Maximum Altitude: 1,770m/ 5,805ft Khade, 2,100m/6,888 ft Pitam Deurali
Walk Approx.: 4 hours
Drive Approx.: 1 hour
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 04
Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp

Our second day for trek starts from Deurali towards the Forest Camp. The trail is pretty moderate filled with pine forest. Also the rhododendron forest makes the whole forest area colorful during the spring season which makes the walk even better.


Maximum Altitude: 3,050m/10,008ft (Forest Camp)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05
Forest Camp to Low Camp


The trail today continues through the forest however as we ascend, the vegetation starts to change with more rhododendrons and trees covered with moss, lichen and tree ferns. Our walk today is comparatively short and we will rest upon reaching the Low Camp as we acclimatize our bodies to get ourselves adjusted with the high altitude. Amazing view of the Fishtail mountain can be enjoyed from the tea house.


Maximum Altitude: 3,350m/10,008ft (Low Camp)
Walk Approx.: 4 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 06
Low Camp to High Camp


We make our way to the High Camp enjoying the verdant forest and the snow-capped Himalayas of the Annapurna region as we trek along. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on grass with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. Make sure to keep yourself hydrated because your body needs it as we move higher. Later after we reach to High Camp we'll call it day.


Maximum Altitude: Altitude: 3,900m/12,792ft (High Camp)
Walk Approx.: 3 ½ hrs
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 07
High Camp to Mardi Base Camp to Low Camp


Upon having our breakfast we take a hike towards the Mardi Base Camp from where majestic views of the Himalayas including the Fishtail mountain can be viewed. The walk is bit steep with rocky terrain so it is a bit difficult than other days of walking. Upon reaching the Base Camp we head back towards the Low Camp where we'll stay for the overnight.


Maximum Altitude: 4,500m/ 14,760 ft. (Mardi Base Camp) 3,350m/ 10,008 ft.( Low camp)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 08
Low Camp to Lwong via Siding


We descend town towards Siding walking through the forests of the hills. The walk from Siding to Lwang gradually ascends and in some places through the flat trails as well. Finally we reach to Lwong which is an old village with traditional houses. Some evenings in this village can be melodious with people singing folk songs along with some traditional dances.


Maximum Altitude: 1,700m/ 5,576ft (Lwong)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 09
Lwang to Phide to Pokhara


As we come to the last day of our trekking we head down towards the village of Phide. We enjoy our time trekking one last time for couple hours and upon reaching Phide we ride back to Pokhara.


Maximum Altitude: 830m/ 2,722 ft. (Pokhara)
Walk Approx.: 3 hours
Drive Approx.: 30 Min.
Meal Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 10
Pokhara to Kathmandu


We'll return back to Kathmandu via the mode of transportation of your choice (i.e. by air flight or by drive). We'll drive back to Kathmandu and back to your hotel. After resting for a bit, we'll be organizing a dinner party for our fellow guests where you'll be taken to a traditional Nepalese cuisine restaurant.


Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Flight Time: 25min
Drive Approx.: 7 hours (200 Km)
Meal Included: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
Day 11

Our travel journey has now come to an end as we say our goodbyes and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 2 hours prior to your flight time. We'll come to pick you at your hotel and a representative will drive alongside you up till the departure gate at the airport.


Meal Included: Breakfast

Mardi Himal Trekking In Nepal Cost Mentions

Trip Includes

  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, breakfast included. (4 Nights).
  • Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (6 Nights).
  •  Kathmandu – Pokhara– Kathmandu by Luxury tourist bus (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
  • Pokhara to Khade (Trekking start Point) & Siwai to Pokhara by Private Vehicle.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Annapurna Conservation area permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • Personal care & attention.
  • Local and government taxes.

Trip Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The Mardi Himal Trekking in Nepal is a moderate level trek which requires some level of mountaineering experience but not a compulsion. For those with no experience of trekking and mountaineering at all, we provide an in-depth training hosted by experienced and professional mountaineering experts who will fill you up on the safety precautions during your journey. 


Yes, it is completely safe to trek to the Mardi Himal. However there are some safety precautions that you need to be aware of which is well taught by our professional mountaineering guides prior the trip. We highly recommend you to take a guide with you along your way in order to stay informed about the location and its rules.


During your trip to Mardi Himal expect some beautiful scenery of the Lakeside city, Pokhara, the verdant trails filled with Rhododendron trees, amazing Himalayan range of the Annapurna region and the fishtail mountain which is bound to give you surreal experience. 


The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).

For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal.


To book the Mardi Himal Trekking in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:

  • Online booking,
  • Wire transfer OR,
  • Cash on arrival

We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.

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Additional Information

Useful Links: 

Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:

  1. Travel Insurance
  2. Trek Packing List 
  3. Responsible Tourism 
  4. Free Travel Guide (New)

CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions. 

Altitude Sickness: 

Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go. 

The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions: 

  • Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust 
  • Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day 
  • Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily 
  • Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms 
  • Do not skip acclimatization days 
  • Be prepared in case of an emergency 

Safety and Security 

A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

Trekking Equipment 

CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek. 

Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek. 

Walking Hours 

On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day. 

Hiring a Porter/Guide 

An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals. 

All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience. 


A grade service

From: Austria | On: 04 Aug, 2019

Considering that Nepal is a small country, I did not expect to have this kind of services for visitors. Nepal really focuses on tourism. The people welcomed us everywhere we went. There were no insecurities whatsoever.

Our trek basically started from Pokhara which an amazing travel destination in itself. The food is really amazing and the city is lively. We did not get to spend a lot of time there as we were on a mission to complete the trek to Mardi Himal.

A small suggestion would be to extend time of stay in Pokhara as there is tons of activities to do. Other than that, CoreTreks provided us with the best of everything. The professional guiding team really made our trek easier and informed us a lot about Nepal that otherwise we would never know.


Refreshing trip to Mardi Himal

From: United States | On: 26 Nov, 2018

Our trekking to Mardi Himal is really refreshing to remanence. The experience I had in Nepal was out of this world and I really enjoyed my time in there. The Himalayas looked so stunning, that was the best highlight of my whole trip to Mardi Himal.

Pokhara was another great highlight of my trip. The city is filled with activities and world class restaurants for visitors as well as locals. We could not spend as much time as we wanted to in Pokhara but it was awesome.

Huge thanks to CoreTreks for helping us to complete this trek. They went above and beyond to make sure that we were served with the best and comfortable accommodation services. I definitely recommend CoreTreks for your booking to Nepal if you plan on visiting the beautiful country. 

A memorable trip to Mardi Himal (mountain)

From: United States | On: 05 Oct, 2018

It was a long process to trek to the Mardi Himal but I’m glad we finally accomplished it. The accommodation in Pokhara was fantastic. Honestly, I did not expect our stay at that kind of luxury hotel but so glad it happened.


The food that we had were delicious as well. I found the Nepali cuisine to be spicy and well-cooked. At the end of our trip CoreTreks threw as a farewell party which I will remember forever.


The team at CoreTreks are really hardworking and dedicated individuals. I highly recommend them if you are also trying to visit Nepal for your next holiday season.

The professional guiding team left no place to complain and were really good companion throughout our trekking.

Extraordinary experience

From: Germany | On: 24 May, 2016

This trip was definitely the extraordinary experience I have ever had in my lifetime. I always wanted to visit Nepal and being able to finally trek on the trials of Nepal was amazing.

The food and hospitality was great even at the rural areas. I love how people are generous and kind in Nepal. It’s rare to see. We visited beautiful Phewa Lake of Pokhara and trekked all the way to the Himalayan ranges of the Annapurna region. The view was impeccable. Really had a good time.

All thanks to CoreTreks and the team for booking and guiding us through the trails. Nepalese guides are really hardworking and dedicated people. I felt super inspired by them. If you’re looking for a visit to Nepal, I recommend CoreTreks as they assisted with everything at all times.

Thanks to Core Treks I had one of my best trekkings in Nepal.

From: Vietnam | On: 16 Jun, 2016

Mardi Himal Trekking to the High Camp at 4500 m might be not the highest one, but views are astonishing. It was also very important to visit non very touristic trek, where I could have the feeling of mountains. I highly recommend Core Treks to everyone who come to Nepal. See you all soon.


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