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Mardi Himal Trek

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Trip Code : DH/T-06
Destination : Mardi Himal
Duration : 13 days
Best Season : March to May and September to November
Located in the eastern part of Nepal not far from the famous Annapurna Base Camp, we can find the mighty Mardi Himal with the heights of (5587 m). South of the Annapurna Mountains and 20 Km north of Pokhara, many adventures and trekkers head for the Mardi Himal. Lush Bamboo forests and stunning rhododendron bushes cover the beautiful valley of the Mardi Himal. While trekking in this amazing region. We have the spectacular Mount Machhapuchhre also known as the Fishtail Mountain looks over us from the northeastern side.

Enormous hanging glaciers form a natural wall between these two giants, connecting them is a pass located at a height of 5200 meters. The final destination of the Mardi Himal trek is to reach the Mardi Himal base camp located at 4500 meters this place becomes more and more famous. A small zigzag path leads us through beautiful traditional villages where we can be introduced to the different way of life in the Himalayan region, on the way we are rewarded with amazing views of the rice fields located on the terraced plateaus.  Not only rustic villages and green forests but also strong rivers will be our guide on our journey to the Mardi Himal base camp.

On the way, we have spectacular views of the Himalayas, such as the Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhre. On the way, you can find many teahouses and lodges which serves you the traditional Himalayan foods that you can enjoy with the panoramic views of hills and beautiful mountain scenery. Although Mardi Himal is a short trek but is fully enjoyable.
The Mardi Himal trek starts from Kathmandu with a scenic overland drive to reach famed and popular tourist destination Pokhara, which is one of most beautiful cities, blessed with natural beauty where Mt. Annapurna Mountains reflect on its serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes. From Pokhara, our real trek begins after you reach Phedi. Walking along the high ridges of Annapurna area hills takes us through Gurung Village of Buddhist culture. Finally, our trail leads us to the destination of this trek Mardi Himal Base Camp.  From here you can enjoy panoramic views of mountains and amazing landscapes.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer a hotel (1,300 m)
Day02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (827 m) (Optional: Flight): 6-7 Hrs
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2,100 m): 30-40 mins drive and 5-6 Hrs trek
Day 05: Trek to forest camp (2,520 m): 6-7 Hrs
Day 06: Trek to low camp (2,970 m): 5-6 Hrs
Day 07: Trek to high camp (3,540 m): 3-4 Hrs
Day 08: Trek to the upper viewpoint (4,250 m) and trek back to high camp: 2-3 Hrs
Day 09: Trek to Sidhing Village (1,700 m): 6-7 hours
Day 10: Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara: 2-3 Hrs trek, 2 Hrs drive
Day 11: Back to Kathmandu (Optional: Flight): 7-8 Hrs
Day 12: Kathmandu rest day and enjoy farewell dinner
Day 13: Final Departure



  • Unique culture and tradition
  • Historical places and temples
  • Rhododendron forests and beautiful villages
  • Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, Annapurna
  • Sunrise views of the Mountains
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city Sightseeing

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer a hotel

As soon you’ll arrive at Kathmandu, we’ll send our representative to receive you and transfer you to the hotel. After a short rest, we’ll go visit some religious and historical places in Kathmandu Valley. We will begin our sightseeing tour within Kathmandu, observing the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Hanuman Dhoka Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and so on. Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath which are the most famous place in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

As morning raises, you will be taking to visit some religious and historical places in Kathmandu Valley. We will begin our sightseeing tour within Kathmandu, observing the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Hanuman, Dhoka Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and so on. Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath which are the most famous place in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara (827 m) (Optional: Flight): 6-7 Hrs

In the morning, after breakfast, we’ll drive towards Pokhara through Prithvi Highway. Around 6 to 7 hours journey takes you to Pokhara.  During the journey, we can enjoy impressive mountain views like Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri.

Day 4 : Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2,100 m): 30-40 mins drive and 5-6 Hrs trek

After the proper rest, we’ll drive half an hour to Phedi. We’ll start our trek journey from Phedi towards Deurali. After lunch, we’ll head downhill to Pothana and then climb up to Deurali. We’ll stay overnight in Deurali.

Day 5 : Trek to forest camp (2,520 m): 6-7 Hrs

The next day, we’ll continue our trek towards forest camp through a dense forest of oak, maple, hemlock, and rhododendron. Tonight, we stay at one of the lodges at forest camp where we’ll have a lunch. We’ll stay overnight in the forest camp.

Day 6 : Trek to low camp (2,970 m): 5-6 Hrs

We’ll have a short walk on this day. The trail continues from Forest camp to Low camp through the beautiful forest and will capture the stunning natural scenes. The view from Low camp is superb with Mt. Machhapuchhre visible up the valley along with different traditional villages, surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range. We’ll stay overnight in low camp.

Day 7 : Trek to high camp (3,540 m): 3-4 Hrs

After a pleasant overnight stop, we’ll head towards the upper and higher Ridgeline of Mardi Himal. We’ll trek through tall tree lines with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. The high camp offers you wonderful views of the surrounding hills and landscapes with high snow-clad mountains. We’ll stay overnight in High camp.

Day 8 : Trek to the upper viewpoint (4,250 m) and trek back to high camp: 2-3 Hrs

After the early breakfast, today plan is to see sunrise view of the mountains from the upper viewpoint, then after that, we’ll walk back to the high camp. We’ll stay overnight in high camp.

Day 9 : Trek to Sidhing Village (1,700 m): 6-7 hours

The next day, we’ll trek towards Siddha village after an enjoyable and memorable walk on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with amazing views. The trail consists of forested areas full of rhododendron and pines trees. Siddha is a traditional Nepalese village with unique culture and tradition. We’ll stay overnight in Siddha village.

Day 10 : Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara: 2-3 Hrs trek, 2 Hrs drive

Last day of trekking of this great adventure after being on hidden trails of Annapurna area, we’ll trek towards Lumre. On the way from Lumre, you can visit Kali Mandir at Pokhari Swara which is one of the holiest temples in Lumre. After breakfast, we’ll drive back to Pokhara.

Day 11 : Back to Kathmandu (Optional: Flight): 7-8 Hrs

It’s your final day, after the early breakfast in the morning; we’ll drive back to Kathmandu, with few rest-stops for refreshment and lunch, after 6 hours of good drive reaching back to   Kathmandu. We’ll stay overnight in Kathmandu. You can have rest and shortly look after all the snaps that you captured along the tour. We’ll stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 12 : Kathmandu rest day and enjoy farewell dinner

Today you will rest and recall all the memories which you were captured in your cameras.  Today you can do some shopping in the vibrant Thamel market and in the evening, you can enjoy farewell dinner in the Nepali restaurant which represent typical Nepal culture. Then overnight you will stay in the same hotel.

Day 13 : Final Departure

Our airport representative will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours of your flight.

What's included

  • Airport Pick up and Drop BY Private Vehicles..
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara Kathmandu. With private Vichaels.
  • Accommodation and Food during the trek( Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and Tee / Coffe each meal).
  • National park entry permits and TIMS Permit.
  • Guide/ Porter/ Other supporting Staff during the treak and necessary Equipment Insurance and ground transport for Staff.
  • Air Fare from Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara.
  • Medicine kit.
  • All Nepal Government Tax and Service Charge.

What's not included

  • Drink bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Client’s personal insurance.
  • Personal Equipment
  • All personal expenses.
  • Rescue charge.
  • Tips, donations and Temple/ Monastery entry fee.
  • Excess baggage's charges in domestic flights.

Published on : June 21, 2018

Wer einen sehr kompetenten, erfahrenen und vor allem zuverlässigen Guide sucht, ist bei Hari gut aufgehoben. Vor meiner ersten Nepal-Reise hatte ich bereits von Deutschland aus nach einer guten Adresse gesucht, um nicht in Kathmandu von den Angeboten der über 1.000 Agenturen überfordert zu werden. Bei meiner Recherche im Internet bin ich auf die Homepage und Empfehlung von Michael Reinold gestoßen:
und habe mich dann in einem sehr positiven Telefonat mit Michael Reinold endgültig überzeugen lassen. Nach zwei Touren mit Hari im Langtang und Annapurna, kann ich diese hervorrangende Empfehlung uneingeschränkt bestätigen!

Silke, Berlin


Client Reviews

2019 haben wir einen Nepaltrip mit Hari und sein Team verwirklicht. Hari hat uns im Vorfeld geführt, denn wir können zwar die Annapurna umrunden, aber auch möglichst viel in den Seitentälern wandern. Er hat für uns eine Route durch das Nhar-Phu-Tal und auch zum Tilicho-See aus dem und dem Krieg für uns genau richtig. Die Vorbereitung, die Umsetzung, die Kunst wie Hari auf unsere Wünsche Wünsche ist ist Krieg - wir Ebene mit Hari auf jeden Herbst eine weitere Tour.


Köln, Deutschland

In May 2019, my father and I, did a trekking in Mustang with Hari Kumar Khatri as a guide and the “Mannschaft”: Nabin, Biman, Shatiman and Harkha. The trekking lasted about 20 days and we basically always slept in tends: sometimes outside the houses of the villagers and sometimes in the middle of nowhere.
Unfortunately, especially in the southern part of the Upper Mustang, people are building many roads which are literally destroying the landscape. But thanks to the knowledge of Hari of this territory, we were able to avoid the majority of the roads consequently avoiding other tourists and the traffic.
Overall, the trekking was very well organized. I really appreciated the fact that we were able to adapt the itinerary according to our preferences even during the trekking! I must add that Hari is not only a good guide but also a great cook!
This was my second trek with Hari and once again I really enjoyed it and I would for sure recommend him as a guide to somebody interested in doing a trekking in Nepal.
Thank you Hari and the Mannschaft for the great trekking and happy moments!
Valentina and Reto



Wir (2Pers.) haben im Oktober/November 2019, mit Nabin als Guide, den Manaslu Trekk und das Tsum Valley gemacht. Organisation und Durchführung der Reise waren top.Die Kommunikation im Vorfeld mit Hari hat auch bestens geklappt. Es war ein unvergesslicher Urlaub und ich werde bestimmt nochmal nach Nepal kommen und dann auch wieder mit dieser Agentur unterwegs sein.
Liebe Grüße an das ganze Team




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