Short Mardi Himal Trekking

Trip Duration 4 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Trekking
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 4550 M
Max. Group Size 10
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Mardi Himal Trekking is short and best trek route for stunning views of Annapurna and Mt. Fishtail. Mardi Himal trek route is relatively newly opened routes in Annapurna Region to escape away from the crowds. Within short days and in lower elevation we can reach the best viewpoint to see the stunning mountains. Mardi Himal trek is located to the east of the Annapurna Base Camp and under the Mt. Fishtail (Macchhapuchhre). This trekking is suitable for all kind of hikers; from beginners to experienced. For the Mardi Himal trekking, you don’t need a previous hiking experience and with less pain in your knees.

The 4 days Mardi Himal Trek start from Pokhara. We will take a short drive up to Phedi and start walking towards to Dhampus village. From the beginning, we will see stunning Annapurna ranges, Fishtail, Himchuli, and Lamjung Himal. Dhampus is the beautiful typical village of Gurung people and also other mixed community. The first night we will spend on Pothana Village, Dhampus to Pothana is about 1 hr gentle walk.

Check our Facebook page to see the picture of Pothana.  We will wake up early morning to see the sunrise from the Pothana viewpoint where you can see Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Fishtail, Annapurna Ranges, and Lamjung Himal range. Also, you can see Pokhara Valley from the viewpoint. In Pothana, there are many tea houses, but above Pothana there are limited hotels and we have to book hotels in advance.

The second day we will walk through Rhododendron forest, along with the way we will able to see Mt. Fishtail but mostly we will be walking into the forest. From Deurali you can see Annapurna south and will have a lunch over here, above Deurali there are no hotels to stop by.  Today we will skip the Forest camp and hike about 30 minutes more up to Rest Camp. In Rest camp there is only one hotel with few rooms, Forest camp has 3 hotels but inside the forest and we can’t see any views. From Rest Camp we will able to see Mt. Fishtail and in the evening and a good spot for Sunrise view.

The third day also same walking through the forest on the way we will see Sheep grazing and colorful leaves, jungles, yaks and obviously mountain and rhododendron. At low camp we will take a short tea break, from here we can see Mt. Fishtail. Mardi Himal trekking is almost the best way to see Mt. Fishtail as the trails pass through the forest we will be on Badal Danda. We will stop for Lunch and this place is just amazingly beautiful on top of Hills and Mountain ranges. After Badal Danda, there is no forest and almost walking over the hills. Tonight you will stay in High Camp, there are also limited hotels so we will have to book in advance.

Let us share you that most of the routes are ups and down, On 4 day we will wake up very early to see sunrise and today we will go to Mardi Himal Base Camp and Upper Viewpoint of Mardi Himal. You can see in our video and pictures too, we will see breathtaking mountains in front of us. The trek route is pretty narrow from High Camp to Viewpoint and difficult steps but follow our guide instructions and walk slowly.

The final day we will walk all the way down to Siding village, today might be tiring and you can feel your knees pain. You will walk same way up to Low Camp and from there we will walk towards to Sidding Village. From Low Camp to Sidding village is walking through the forest and you can’t see any mountains along the way. From Sidding we will take a jeep drive back to Pokhara. For more details and information about the Mardi Himal trek, contact Day Tours Nepal tour experts, if you are thinking to hike with your children then we do customize the tour.

Trip Highlights

  • Incredibly beautiful walk through a serene landscapes
  • Breathtaking Himalayan Views
  • Amazing Landscapes, Colorful Mountain villages
  • Unbelievable elevation gain in a short time
  • Everlasting memories of walk, nature and Himalayan views to cherish

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Pokhara - Kande - Pothana. Get ready to start the first day of the trek after breakfast. The day starts with a one hour drive to Kande to embark on trekking journey. Your destination walk for the day is to Pothana, a beautiful overnight place with the spectacular Himalayan view from the viewpoint just above the camp. The walk is short and peaceful today. Only after about four hours of walk, you reach Pothana to stay overnight. This is one of the beautiful parts of Mardi Himal Yoga Trek – short walking day yet incredible experience. You will enjoy the walk through a lush forest, local village, and peaceful surroundings.
  • Day 02:Pothana - Forest Camp - Rest Camp.
  • Day 03:Rest Camp - Low Camp - Badal Danda - High Camp.
  • Day 04:High Camp - Mardi Himal Base Camp - Sidding. Drive to Pokhara

Cost Includes

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Accommodation during trek (local lodge).
  • Government registered local expert guide,
  • Porters to carry trekking bags.
  • Annapurna Conservation park, and TIMS card.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • First Aid Kit for Mardi Himal Trek
  • Updated Mardi Himal Trekking Map
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
  • Dinner during hotel stay in Pokhara
  • Hotel Accommodation in Cities
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…

Equipment List

Trekking Equipment

Obviously you will be in higher elevation while trekking in Nepal. The weather will be different in every region but also have to pack the proper trekking equipment. Day Tours Nepal is selling Nepal’s Top Best selling treks and all are Tea-house Trekking so you don’t need to think of Camping gears.

While buying clothing please pick warm clothing especially during the winter season (Dec-Feb) in Nepal. We also suggest you to get the proper light backpack and have enough space to pack your stuff. If you are confused to buy the Trekking gears than no worries you can buy the Trekking equipment in Nepal too.

We recommend you to get check the below list for Trekking in Nepal.


  • Warm jacket – down jacket, if possible.
  • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
  • Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
  • Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
  • Shorts and trousers, or skirt
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Running shoes and flip-flops
  • 2-3 t-shirts

During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:

  • The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
  • Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
  • Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
  • Snow gaiters

Trekking Gear

  • Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
  • Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
  • Map of the trekking area (Day Tours Nepal will proivde Trekking Map so you don't need to buy)
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • 2 x water bottles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Toiletries
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Sunscreen (SPF +20)
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellants (for lower elevations)

First aid kid

  • Water purification tables or a water filter
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 3,500+ m elevations)
  • Toilet paper
  • Optional items
  • Camera, battery etc
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • GPS unit
  • Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
  • Sewing/repair kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Candles (for lodges)
  • Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Fixed Departure Dates

  • We are flexible with Departure dates, if dates are not matching you.
  • You are in your own group, make your own dates and price.
  • We haven't updated all dates so inquire us for dates.
  • Mardi Himal Trek starts from Pokhara and it's short Trek so we we take instant booking. 
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
02 May, 2018 05 May, 2018 US $495 Available Book Now
12 May, 2018 15 May, 2018 US $495 Available Book Now
22 May, 2018 25 May, 2018 US $495 Guaranteed Book Now

Usefull Info

  • Have Problem on your Knees? last day will be long.
  • Thinking to trek with kids? 2 extra days would be better.
  • Want us to arrange Hotels and complete Nepal packages than connect with Day Tours Nepal team leader.
  • Hiking poles might be needed for downhill. 
  • Even thinking to make short Mardi Himal Trek, You can make it if you are a hiker. 

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