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Mardi Himal Trek
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No of people Price per person
Max. Elevation
4500 m / 14763 ft
Group size
1 - 20
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
March to May, September to November
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Australian Camp - Forest Camp - Mardi Himal - Siding Village - Pokhara - Kathmandu


  • Stunning vistas of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal.
  • From lush forests to alpine meadows and traditional villages.
  • Interaction with friendly locals and authentic teahouse stays.
  • Close-up views of Mardi Himal from the base camp.
  • Biodiversity along the trail for nature enthusiasts.


Mardi Himal Trek is noted for being the lowest altitude peak  approved by the Nepal Government for climbing. Mardi Himal exists at the close proximity of Annapurna Range and it demarks the southwest ridge of Fishtail Mountain. Southwestern face of Mardi Himal comprises three ridges and all of them are distinguished by hanging glaciers. Mardi Himal can be easily accessed from the lake city of Pokhara by covering 15 miles of distance.

Mardi Himal Trekking follows an alternative trekking route for Annapurna Circuit Trek. Despite being at the lowest altitude, Mardi Himal is also the least climbed peak in Nepal. Once arrived at the foothill of Mardi peak, we will follow the Mardi Himal trekking route that stretches up through the eastern face of Mardi peak. We can enjoy the sights of valleys and forested ridges in the south of Mardi peak.


Despite being a difficult, the ascent will lead you to the summit of Mardi Peak from. It is from here that we will enjoy the panoramic views of magnificent Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchhre peak. Mardi Himal is an easy trek. You absolutely need zero climbing experience to aim for it. To add to it, Mardi Himal treks remains open throughout the year.

Ace Holiday Treks currently offers 12 days Mardi Himal treks. We will take 5hours of the drive to Pokhara and reach Phedi from where the trek begins. Then we make an ascent towards  the ridge to Dhampus village and pass through the forest to Pothana from where the trail stretches through forest and meadow to Mardi Himal base camp.

Afterwards , we will return back from the base camp  through Siding village to Hyanja village. Then, we will return back to Kathmandu through Pokhara.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly welcomed by Ace Holiday Treks representative and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, you can either rest from your journey or take a stroll through the lively streets of Kathmandu, immersing yourself in the cultural ambiance of the capital city.

Today is dedicated to exploring the cultural and historical wonders of Kathmandu. After breakfast, embark on a guided sightseeing tour to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the afternoon, you'll have time for trek preparation and to ensure you are ready for the upcoming Mardi Himal Trek.

You have the option to either take a scenic drive or a short flight to Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region. The drive offers picturesque views of the Nepalese countryside, and upon reaching Pokhara, you can relax by the serene Phewa Lake or explore the lakeside city.

The trek begins with a drive to Kande, where you start walking through the lush landscapes to reach Australian Camp and Thulo Kharka. The trek takes you through rhododendron forests and charming villages, providing stunning views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges. You then descend to Potana at 1,900 meters for an overnight stay.

As you continue the Mardi Himal Trek, the trail leads you to Forest Camp via Deurali. The trek takes you through dense forests and offers glimpses of the Annapurna South and Hiunchuli peaks. The serene atmosphere of Forest Camp at 2,520 meters provides a tranquil setting for the night.

The trek continues to Badal or Low Camp, offering panoramic views of Machapuchare and the Mardi Himal. The trail takes you through alpine landscapes, and as you ascend, the views become more spectacular. Low Camp, situated at 2,970 meters, is your resting place for the night.

Today's trek takes you to High Camp at an elevation of 3,900 meters. The trail provides breathtaking views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchare, and the Annapurna range. The higher altitude adds a sense of adventure, and High Camp offers a comfortable setting for your overnight stay.

An exciting day awaits as you embark on a hike to the Mardi Himal View Point at 4,500 meters. The trek offers unparalleled views of the surrounding peaks and the pristine landscapes below. After relishing the views, you return to Low Camp for a well-deserved rest.

Descending from High Camp, the trail leads to Siding village at 1,750 meters. The trek takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. Siding village offers a glimpse into the local way of life, and you'll spend the night in this tranquil setting.

Today, you drive back to Pokhara, enjoying the scenic landscapes on your way. Upon reaching Pokhara, you have the rest of the day to relax by the lakeside or explore the vibrant city. It's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the experiences of the Mardi Himal Trek.

You can choose to either fly or drive back to Kathmandu. The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayas, while the drive allows you to enjoy the landscapes one last time. After arriving in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

On the final day of your Mardi Himal Trek adventure, Ace holiday Treks representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your international departure. With memories of the breathtaking views, cultural encounters, and the trek's unique experiences, you bid farewell to Nepal, carrying with you the stories of a remarkable journey.

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  • All arrival and departure transportation from the airport to hotel and vice versa.
  • Accommodation in a Three-Star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast included.
  • A guided tour of Kathmandu.
  • All necessary permits for trekking, including ACAP fees (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).
  • Full board during the trek, which means meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • The trek includes a guide and porters, who will receive daily wages, meals, accommodation, transportation allowance, and medical insurance (only for field staff/porters).
  • A group dinner upon arrival or departure, with a briefing about the trek.
  • A comprehensive medical kit carried by our guide during the entire trek.
  • Private vehicles for sightseeing tours based on the group size, accompanied by a city guide.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal visa and medical/travel insurance are not included.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara and personal expenses like laundry are not covered.
  • If you prefer a single room in Kathmandu or during treks (where available), there's an additional cost.
  • Emergency evacuation, whether by any means of transportation or helicopter service, is an extra expense.
  • You need to bring your personal trek gear, including sleeping bags, duvet/down jackets, and kit/duffel bags.
  • Additional snacks, refreshments, and drinking water are at your own cost.
  • If you have to return early from the trek due to personal reasons or sickness, you'll need to cover the extra expenses yourself (can be claimed from your insurance).
  • Bring a personal medical kit based on your doctor's advice.
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Don't book your trip to Nepal without Ace Holiday Treks

I want to preempt this review by saying that I cannot speak highly enough of Ace Holiday Treks. There was so much to organise for our small group planning a trek in a foreign country; transfers, multiple accommodations, trekking permits, trekking equipment, meals, porters, transportation, trail planning & so on. But all I had to do was contact Narayan and he took care of all of this. Nothing was a problem. His resourcefulness, local knowledge & connections impressed me to no end. While trekking with Narayan and his staff, we always felt safe, were regularly updated regarding our plans and requests were taken on board with ease. Our time in Nepal was filled with laughter, music, spectacular scenery, great food, dancing, drumming, deepening friendships and a wonderful sense of adventure. My sincere thanks to Narayan, Sunoj, Bikhal & Gorakh from Ace Holiday Treks for making our holiday an experience of a lifetime. We are looking forward to our next Nepali adventure with you.


Most incredible guide Narayan Bhatta leads life-changing trek to Mardi Himal

Blessed. Hard to find adequate words to describe the most amazing trip I have ever experienced without it sounding cliche. Narayan Bhatta and his company, Ace Holiday Treks were incredible in every way. Extremely professional, knowledgeable, detailed, went above and beyond their duties, always had our best interest and safety at the forefront. Nothing was too much trouble and was always available for help. Kind, gracious, positive, happy, encouraging, talented, inspirational, gentle, strong.... the list is long. Our small group: 4 from Australia, Narayan, Sunoj, Gorakh and Bikhal were incredible. Life-time friendships forged. Our original plan was to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp), however a terrible avalanche occurred and we had to reroute. Narayan handled everything smoothly with our safety at utmost concern. We were in excellent hands and enjoyed the most incredible journey to Mardi Himal. So very grateful to be so well cared for. Ace Treks isn’t just a travel company .... they are soooo much more than that. I 100% highly recommend Narayan and Ace Treks if you want to experience an unforgettable holiday in Nepal. We had a few extra days in Kathmandu and all we did was tell Narayan what we were interested in and like magic, he had it organized so effortlessly in such an efficient manner. We have already organized another trek in 2022 as once you go to Nepal and have the experience with Ace Treks, you will keep returning. Best holiday EVER!

Cynthia H
Cynthia H
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Mardi Himal Trek is considered a moderate trek. It involves ascending and descending trails with some steep sections, making it suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness.

The highest point is the Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an altitude of around 4,500 meters (14,763 feet).

While it is possible to trek independently, hiring a local guide is recommended for navigation, cultural insights, and added safety.

Yes, there are variations in the trekking routes, allowing trekkers to customize their itineraries. Some routes include a visit to High Camp or Sidhing Village.

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