Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Tea House Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 4100 m


  • Exquisite Close view of Mount Mardi, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), virgin Machhapuchhare (6,993m), Mt. Hiunchuli(6,441m), and Annapurna south (7,010m).
  • Above the cloud path and accommodation
  • Unspoiled rugged trails and ridges
  • Enriched by Rhododendron forests

10 Days Mardi Himal Trek located in the Annapurna Region of Nepal has a recently discovered trail yet the unraveled nature and the breathtaking views of woods, clouds, hills, and the Himalayas have famed its name in a short period of time. The Mardi Himal trek opens up to the exotic and amazing views of the Mardi, Annapurna Massif, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Mt. Dhaulagiri. The Mardi Himal trek route leads you through the woods and in a few days lands in the astonishing world of Badal Dada, Mardi High Camp, Mardi Viewpoint, and Mardi Himal Base Camp.

The 10-day Mardi Himal Trek leads to the upper Mardi Khola amidst a forest of pines, juniper, and rhododendrons and hidden diverse wildlife. From the Badal Dada, the new world begins, that is untouched and unspoiled where the mountains shine closer and higher, clouds flow below and the thin line path leads to Mardi Himal Base camp. High Camp offers a graceful stay between the Annapurna, Mardi, and never climbed by anyone, Machhacpuchre which takes you to cloud nine.

The short trek that leads to the sweetest memories is the Mardi Himal Base camp trek. Beyond the woods and sound village, the exquisite close scene of mountains as Mardi, virgin Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Hiuchuli satisfy the thirst for tracing mountains in a short period. The destination where the cloud is beneath, mountains at arm’s length, and feet on lush which makes heart bump Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. Nepal Adventure Team has all the arrangements for the Mardi Himal trek despite the fact it was recently discovered. Wonderful 10 Days Mardi Himal trek is widely open for all the thrill of loving people who have a shorter time schedule. Find out our fixed departure for 2024. 

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 2Drive to Pokhara, (827 m) - 6 hours
  • Day 3Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana, (2,006 m) - 3/4 hours
  • Day 4Trek to Rest camp via Forest Camp (2,560 m) – 5/6 hours
  • Day 5Rest camp to Badal danda via Low Camp (3,250 m) – 4/5 hours
  • Day 6Badal danda to High Camp, (4,100 m) – 6 hours
  • Day 7High camp to Mardi view point – Mardi base camp and back to Low camp, (2,990 m) – 5/6 hours
  • Day 8Low camp to Sidding village and drive back to Pokhara, (850) – 3/4 hours
  • Day 9Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 10International departure

What's Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop and all other ground transportation
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan basis
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus
  • All the meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
  • Drive to Phedi by car and pickup from trek by local bus
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit
  • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card.
  • English-speaking trekking guide, and porters and their expenses
  • First Aid medical Kitbag.
  • Local fresh fruits and salads
  • Nepal Adventure Team (NAT) t-shirt and certificate of appreciation
  • Government VAT and Local Taxes
  • International airfare and visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks ( alcoholic and non - alcoholic )
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratitude to the staff.


Useful Information

Passport & Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: [email protected].

Transportation in Mardi Himal Trek

For Mardi Himal Trek transportation is a deluxe tourist bus to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu and airport pick up and drop and drop to Phedi (Trek starting point) will be a private vehicle and back to Pokhara by Local bus from Sedding. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

Solo Travelers

Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened and unbeaten trail and we have a guide and porter cum guide for a single traveler to give you company on the trek. We have arranged for a single traveler to pay for a single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other people of same-sex though while he can also join the other groups.

Foods and Accommodations in Mardi Himal Trek

All meals are provided during Mardi Himal trek while only breakfast is included in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Generally, traditional Nepalese (Daal, Bhat, curry, and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the Mardi Himal Trek in local lodges/teahouses. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on a twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodations are simple yet comfortable on-mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special request and spending extra bucks.

Health and Fitness Required

No previous experience is required since it’s a moderate Mardi Himal trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since well be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.

First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit even our team has also first aid medical kit bag. Mardi Himal Trek takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize on high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.

Your Guide and Porter

Mardi Himal Trek takes you to remote places over high altitudes (4100m), the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.

Best Time to Trek in Mardi Himal

The best time for trekking to the Mardi Himal Trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November or till December) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility are the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.

Mardi Himal Trek Equipment and Packing Lists

After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:

  1. Travel documents: passport, visa (if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
  2. Bank card or credit cards, travelers' cheque, etc
  3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
  4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
  5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
  6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
  7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts (woolen/cotton).
  8. A cap for day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
  9. Trousers.
  10. Short and tracksuits.
  11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
  12. Large and small towels.
  13. Toiletries.
  14. Water bottle.
  15. Sun /snow glass.
  16. Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
  17. First Aid/medical kit.
  18. Rucksack/backpack.
  19. Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
  20. Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
  21. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
  22. Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
  23. Personal hygiene stuff.
  24. Any other extras you feel are necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.

Precautionary Note:

Mardi Himal Trek has been a long newly opened in the Annapurna region in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.

Additional Money

Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

Trip Specific Safety

Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

A Couple of Rules

Possession or use of any illegal drug is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

Responsible Tourism

Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to

  • Respect the local laws, custom, and their beliefs
  • Always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
  • Keep the area the same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
  • Support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

Feedback and Reviews

This is very important for us. After your travel, we want your feedback whether it is good or bad since that the way we can thrive further. To motivate you to finish the review or feedback online, we are going to give you an 8% discount on your next trip with us. Outstanding isn’t it!

Additional Information

For all the additional information, go to contact us or send a message and call directly to Mr. Jeevan Thapa Magar +977 9851234322 (Viber/WhatsApp)

Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: Lee, Singapore

    It was wonderful Mountain View, Highly Recommend NAT

    If you are someone who loves trekking as much as I do then I suggest that you go to Mardi Himal. If you are someone who cannot handle inconveniences and needs flawless service then I suggest that you go with the travel agency, Nepal Adventure Team. Without any hassle, I got to trek to Mardi Himal and the lovely Pokhara. Moreover, I also traveled to various religious sites around Kathmandu Valley. Thanks to my trip manager, I had no trouble with finding rooms in lodges. Also with his instructions, I had no difficulty in reaching Mardi Base Camp. I’m very proud of myself and wouldn’t have done this without the help of the team.

  • Alice A
    Rating Review by: Alice A, Singapore

    The Best Mardi Himal Trekking

    I and my friend Mary would like to thank Nepal Adventure Team for this wonderful two weeks Mardi Himal Trek thanked tour manager Mr. Jeeban for his helpful and friendly ways, there is no rudeness in him. From terrace farming and snow-capped mountains plus Sudhing Village, we have seen it all. Mr. Jeeban is a talented man due to his work with the tourism sector, once again we thanked Nepal Adventure Team and Mr. Jeeban for this wonderful two weeks Mardi Himal adventure and plan to go back to this company for more. From Alice and Mary from Singapore..dated 20/ April 2019.

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    Rating Review by: John Thomson, United Kingdom

    Most Amazing Trek Ever in My life

    When I came to Nepal in 2012, I had a bad experience due to bad weather and rude travel guide. So this time in February 2018, I fully planned my trek with Nepal Adventure Team which was recommended by my friend. The trip manager, Jeevan at Nepal Adventure Team was not at all rude and has a pleasant personality. He seems to know a lot and has a lot of reputation due to his work in the tourism sector in Nepal. I am glad that I chose Nepal Adventure Team for my trek to Mardi Himal. I have a lot of memories from my two weeks trip to Nepal. The landscape of Nepal is definitely mind-boggling. From waterfalls, to terrace farming, and snowcapped mountains, I saw it all. This trek was not like any other I’ve had. I had a wonderful time with the people of Siding Village. I will never forget the experience and the wonderful service of Nepal Adventure Team.