• Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara that continues to Kande, the starting point of the trek

  • The trail goes through dense forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, oka, etc

  • Get to see a diverse range of flora and fauna along the way

  • Less crowded and off beaten path

  • Trek enjoying breath-taking landscapes and chirping of birds

  • Witness gorgeous sunrise from Mardi Himal Base Camp

  • Get to see stunning views of the Himalayan mountains

  • Spend time with locals in Landruk village and get to know their culture & tradition

About Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is known as the hidden gem in the Himalayas, and why not? Open a few years ago in 2012, Mardi Himal Trekking offers a lowkey off-beat adventure in the Annapurna region. The trail is less crowded, and nature is unspoiled, perfect for travel-lovers looking for a tranquil venture. Our ten days Mardi Himal Trek offers a short but fantastic trek amidst verdant forests, remote mountain villages, and snow-capped Himalayan mountains.

The trek takes you to the base camp of Mardi Himal from where you will see the spectacular sunrise and stunning views of mountains like Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), and others. Most parts of the trail ascend through dense forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and pine. The trail is winding and rugged. On the way, you will spend nights in Kande, Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp before reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Likewise, we have also added beautiful Landruk village in our Mardi Himal Trek itinerary to take you close to the locals of the mountains and offer you a glimpse of their daily lifestyle. The enticing smell of greenery in the air and the chirping of birds will make the walk pleasant. Take yourself away from the daily chaos of life and dwell in the tranquil nature with us on our Mardi Himal Trek. We offer professional guides and high-quality service. To know more about the Mardi Himal Trek cost or any other information, contact us anytime.

Outline Itinerary

Detail itinerary
  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmadnu
  • Day 2Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (820M), explore lakeside in the evening | 7 Hrs (Drive):
  • Day 3Day 03: Drive to Kande, trek to Forest Camp (2,540M) |6-7 Hrs:
  • Day 4Day 04: Trek to Low Camp (3,035M)| 4 Hrs:
  • Day 5Day 05: Trek to High Camp (3,590M)| 4 Hrs:
  • Day 6Day 06: Hike to Upper View Point (4,200M), back to High Camp | 5Hrs:
  • Day 7Day 07: Trek to Landruk village (1,560M)| 7 Hrs:
  • Day 8Day 08: Trek to Nayapul (1,070M), drive to Pokhara | 7 Hrs (Trek)| 1 Hrs (Drive):
  • Day 9Day 09: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1,310M) | 7 Hrs (Drive):
  • Day 10Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu:

What’s Included

  • All Airport pickup / Drop by private a/c vehicle
  • 2-night accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with BB plan(Lakeside)
  • Transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Transfer Pokhara to Kande by private transport (Trek start point)
  • Transfer Naya Pull to Pokhara by private transport (Trek endpoint)
  • Food and Accommodation during trekking in Hotels/teahouses/Lodges
  • English speaking experienced guide
  • Porters, generally 1 porter for 2 pax 
  • Food, salary, accommodation, and insurance for our Nepali staffs
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Annapurna region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel
  • International flight to and from Nepal 
  • Soft and hard drinks
  • Meals in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected 

Tips & Ideas

Extra nights in Kathmandu

Overnight stay in Kathmandu or Pokhara out of the offered Mardi Himal Trek itinerary cost you additional charges. You can get a decent hotel from USD 55 and above per night (including breakfast and airport transfer). If you are looking to join some short adventurous trips during your extra stay in Nepal, then let us know. We will help you find the best activity for you. Also, check out our other adventurous trekking packages in the Annapurna region- Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

How difficult is Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate trek, however the trail involves a fair share of trodden paths as well. The remoteness and high altitude make the trek more difficult. Likewise, the trail goes through dense forests, following rugged paths. You have to be good in shape and health to join the Mardi Himal Trekking.

Best time to go on Mardi Himal Trek

The best time to do Mardi Himal Trek is in spring that lasts from March to April, and autumn that lasts from October to November in Nepal. Moreover, these are perfect months to trek anywhere in the Himalayas because of stable weather, clear views, and a pleasant climate.

Accommodation and Food during the trek

During the trek, you will spend nights in a basic teahouse that usually offers twin sharing rooms and a common washroom. You can get a single room as well, but it may cost you more money. There is nothing fancy in the room. Likewise, the meals will be served as per the menu of the tea houses. You can expect dishes like rice, chapati, bread, curries (veg/non-veg), pudding, porridge, sandwiches, pasta, egg, oats, etc.

Transportation used on Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek package includes airport pickup & drop-up service. Likewise, there will be a private vehicle to get in and out of Pokhara. You will drive to the starting point of the trek, Kande from Pokhara. Similarly, a short drive from Nayapul, the ending point of the trek, will take you back to Pokhara.

Electricity & Charging Facilities

Mardi Himal Trek itinerary follows a very remote route. Most of the villagers along the trail depend on solar power and might charge you a few extra bucks to let you charge your device. Carry spare batteries or a solar charger. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, there is no shortage of electricity.


You will be carrying all the necessities in a duffel bag during the trek, which is carried by a porter. On you, there will be a light day pack, where you can put electronic devices, snacks, water, and other essentials things. While trekking, you can store your extra luggage in the hotel locker room for free of cost.

Guide & Crew during Mardi Himal Trek

To ensure the safety of our guests on the trail, we make sure all of our crew members, including guide & porters are well trained. You will be guided by a professional and active Sherpa guide. In a group of 8 people or more, there will be an assistant guide as well. Similarly, the porters we work with are friendly. Every two members of the group will get one porter (porters carry around 20 Kg to 22 Kg, 10kg/11kg per person)

Child Policy for Mardi Himal Trek

To go on Mardi Himal Trekking, you have to be accompanied by an identified guardian if you are under 18 years old. The trail is off-beaten, therefore previous trekking experience will help you a lot. The Mardi Himal Trek cost is the same for any age trekker. Get in touch with our representative to know more about child policy.

Gratuities/Tips for Mardi Himal Trek Crew Members

After the completion of the trip, you can tip guides and porters as gratitude. All the members of the team can tip USD 100 each to the trek guide (divided between porters & guide). Your team leader will help you with that. Likewise, we recommend you (each member of the group) tip USD 5 each to the tour guide, USD 2 each to the driver. Tipping is culture and deeply appreciated by the crew members.

Personal Expenses on Mardi Himal Trek

Personal expenses include snacks, drinks, and shopping both on the trail & in the city. You can estimate USD 12 to USD 15 per day on the trial. The amount can differ from one person to another.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation on Mardi Himal Trek

During the trek, you will be following off beaten and remote route. Therefore, we advise you to get yourself proper travel insurance that covers medical bills, air evacuation, loss/theft of property, and flight cancellation. Travel insurance will keep you safe and sound in an emergency.