Himalayan Forever

Mardi Himal Trek

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Best Price
12 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2 (Single Supplement $150)
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara and All meals during the trek
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Trip Route


    • An adventure away from the mainstream on the hidden scenic trails.
    • Enjoy the walk on high ridges of Mardi Himal to picturesque view-points.
    • Alluring panorama of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayas.
    • Lovely dense woodland of tall rhododendron, pines and oak tree lines.
    • Walk on least ventured path close to Machhapuchare Himal, Fish Tail.


Himalayan Forever Treks present an exclusive adventure ‘Mardi Himal View Point Trekking’, on the hidden trails of the Annapurna Himalaya range. 
The trail was first explored in the early 1960’s by Mike Cheney, and Jimmy Edward, who named this beautiful spot as ‘Other Sanctuary’. Due to its proximity from the original Annapurna Sanctuary towards the west, bounded by a deep gorge of Modi River. In the past years, it was just a grazing pasture and local hunter trails, but as the year passed on. 

The trek to Mardi Himal is slowly gaining popularity, due to its pristine high and scenic location. The trail also leads away from the mainstream trail and far from villages and human settlements, in the complete mountain wilderness.  

Truly a fabulous country walks enclosed by a dense green forest of tall rhododendron, pines, and oaks trees. As the trek progresses heading higher towards exposed ridges reaching Mardi Himal View-Point, stand in front of towering Machhapuchare Himal. Overlooking close views of Mardi Himal, and the famous Fish-Tail peak that dominates the southern hills of Annapurna Himalayas.

An ever-exciting short adventure of a week duration, suitable for all people where altitude rises at a slow pace. By the time reaching the main highlights, where all get acclimatized and feel in high spirits. Being on the highest spot at Mardi Himal View Point 4,500 m / 14,850 feet high.

Mardi Himal is one of the smaller trekking peaks in Nepal at 5,587 m and 18,330 feet. Climbers and trekkers often visit for the climb of Mardi Himal, which is a broken flank of Southern Machhapuchare Himal. The mountain towers high above Mardi Himal View-Point at 6,993 m / 22,943 feet. The twin summits of Machhapuchare Himal the shape appears like a fishtail, hence the name as 
Fish Tail. Mardi Himal View Point Trekking, is certainly an enjoyable and scenic country walks that starts and ends at the beautiful city of Pokhara. Involves short exciting drives both ways before and after completing the great adventurous treks.

A marvelous walk perfect adventure for trekkers, and adventurers in search of well-hidden and off-the-beaten tracks to venture.

Important Note

Mode of Trekking: Best available Lodges and Guest-Houses on treks.
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Area of Trekking: Nepal North Mid-West, around Annapurna region.
Highest points: On top Mardi Himal View-Point 4,500 m / 14,850 feet.
People and culture: Populated by Gurung tribes follows Buddhism religion and age-old cultural heritage.
Trekking duration: 06 Nights and 07 Days (from Pokhara to Pokhara).
Total Trip: 11 Nights & 12 Days from arrival to final departures.
Best Seasons: Nearly months of the year, except for monsoon wet months of mid-June to mid-September. The best seasons are spring and autumn / fall, the spring time begins from March to May and autumn from September to November.
Interested people can enjoy the trek during winter times of Christmas and New Year Holidays, however much cold temperatures. But most days are bright and clear with sunshine, short daylight hours during autumn and winter times.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will meet you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the trek, hotels and local lodge. 

Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swyambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country. From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for the trek to Mardi Himal.

An exciting morning and interesting day, transfer to a private coach or in a regular Tourist Bus for Pokhara. 

Traveling overland is interesting to observe the country’s rural farm life, as the drive leads beyond Kathmandu valley. Facing views of snow peaks along the drive, as the drive reach low warm farm villages and towns. The main highway follows Trisuli River for few hours, then heads west with great views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas. Then finally ending the journey at beautiful city of Pokhara where all good hotels located by the serene Phewa lake side. 

(Options by air to Pokhara from Kathmandu a short half hour flight)

Morning enjoy the views of Annapurna Himalayas while enjoying breakfast.

Depart from the hotel for a short interesting drive beyond Pokhara city and the

Valley. Drive leads on a nice Baglung and Pokhara Highway, heading up to Nau-Danda, facing grand views of Annapurna Himalayan peaks.

Then heading higher reaching Kande village, located on a road-side, after the drive the trek starts. The climb leads into cool forest to a wide grassy field atAustralian Camp, also called Thulo Kharka. A lovely scenic spot with excellent views of Annapurna, Manaslu Himalayas with Mt. Dhaulagiri and towering Machhapuchare Himal. After a short refreshing break down to join the main trail of Dhampus and Potana villages. A short climb brings you to Potana for overnight halt in the comfort of nice lodge, overlooking views of towering Machhapuchare Himal.

From Potana enjoy the morning grand views of snow-capped peaks, having breakfast. Adventure starts, heading into cool shade of dense forest as climb continues to a high ridge of Pritam Deurali. A lovely view-point facing Mt. Dhaulagiri with peaks of Annapurna Himalayan range.

After a good short rest, our route diverts leaving the main trail heading north towards high Mardi Himal. Walk follows a steep up through dense tree lines of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks and pines. As walk continues reaching our overnight destination at Forest Camp. A small settlement with few simple lodges to cater the trekkers, situated amidst lovely forest surrounding.

After a pleasant overnight within tranquil environment at Forest Camp, morning walk leads to a steep up. From here following a high ridge path through dense woodland, facing occasional views of snow-capped peaks.

After hours of good hike reaching a nice small open field at Low Camp, also called Badal Camp. As this area is covered in thick mist during the afternoon time, a pleasant place for overnight stop. The Low camp with few small lodges, but neat and tidy rooms for comfort.

Morning from Low Camp, following the high route towards Mardi High Camp, the climb follows along the ridge line. As walk continues the tall trees and dense vegetation, slowly gives away for short alpine bushes.

After hours of climb then finally ends the day trek reaching an open and exposed ridge, where High Camp is situated for overnight stop.

Today’s hike leads towards our main goal and highlights to Mardi View-Point, as well the highest spot of the adventure. Start the morning quite earlier for a long day walk to our major destination and back down to Low-Camp.

The trek follows a high trail on a narrow ridge path, quite a steep haul for few hours; until a small plateau is reached. Where Mardi Himal View-Point located close beneath the staggering peaks of Machhapuchare and Mardi Himal.

From the View-Point and the highest place of the trek, enjoy stunning panorama of Annapurna Himalayan range of peaks. An amazing spot facing Jaw-

Dropping scenery of rolling green hills with alluring snow-capped mountains. After a glorious morning views and exciting moments, return walk down to High Camp, having a short refreshing break. The walk continues downhill back into Dense woodland reaching Low Camp for last overnight on the high hills of Mardi Himal.

Today, the last day of trekking, enjoy the morning and afternoon heading downhill to the foot of Mardi Himal hill. The trail leads through thick vegetation and tree lines, following the faint trail past meadows and grazing fields.

One of the longest day walk of the journey, on leaving the High Camp heading down towards Low Camp. From here taking an alternative route downhill all the way to the bottom of Mardi Himal high hills. Where the temperatures gets much warmer on reaching the low farm land at Siding village for last overnight stop before Pokhara.

Enjoy the morning overlooking views of beautiful surrounding hills and Snow Peaks. After a pleasant overnight stop at Siding farm village, a short interesting drive follows the Mardi River to Mardipul village. As drive continues past the Hyanja village reaching Pokhara old city area, and then back to your hotel. Afternoon free at leisure for individual activities before dinner, enjoy the last day around exciting and scenic Pokhara.

Depart from the hotel at Pokhara, for interesting overland journey back to Kathmandu on the same scenic highway. On reaching the hotel in Kathmandu by late afternoon, rest of day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs. 

(Option for short flight of half hour to Kathmandu from Pokhara)

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Mardi Himal View-Point Trekking.

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    • All arrival and departure transportation from the airport to hotel and vice versa
    • 3*** (Three Star Category) Hotel in Kathmandu and at Pokhara on Bed / Breakfast basis. (To upgrade the hotel standard at extra cost).
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with all entrance fees.
    • All applicable trekking permits TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) including ACAP fees (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).
    • Deluxe Tourist Bus for the overland journey to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
    • Full board on trekking staying in best available lodge includes breakfast, lunch and dinner with afternoon refreshment tea / coffee.
    • Service of guide, porters includes daily wages, meals, accommodation, transportation allowance and medical insurance only for field staff / porter.
    • Welcome or farewell group dinner, with briefing regarding the treks.
    • Comprehensive medical kit carried by our guide throughout the trek.
    • Local transportation in Pokhara before and after the trek.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa, Medical / Travel Insurance.
    • Meals in Kathmandu / Pokhara, expenses of personal nature like laundry etc.      
    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation and Helicopter Service.
    • Personal trek gear, sleeping bags, duvet / down jackets, kit / duffel bags.     
    • Extra snacks and other refreshment, including drinking water at own expenses.
    • Domestic air fare Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu if not included in the itinerary and trip cost at extra cost.
    • Early return from the trek due to personal reason or sickness, the client have to bear extra expenses oneself. (To be claimed from your insurance).
    • Personal Medical Kit, as per your doctor advice.

Amazing trip

The whole experience was smooth from pick up to drop off at the hotel. The guide is a very friendly and great guide with a very upbeat happy attitude. I loved my experience with Himalayan Forever and recommend every trekkers to chose this agency for a wonderful trip.


Thankyou Himalayan Forever, the best trekking agency!

I just finished the Mardi Himal Trek with Himalayan Forever Treks, and it was an absolutely unforgettable experience. I had the time of my life. It was breathtaking to see the mountains and climb through the majestic hills. And the owner of this company was also kind, pleasant, helpful, and cheerful. I urge everyone who is considering traveling to Nepal to trek through the Himalayan Forever. You won't regret your decision!

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Frequently Asked Questions

In the early days from 1960’ to 1980’s it was least visited to Mardi Himal, except for some few trekkers climbing the Mardi Himal. The main reason only few companies organized the trek to Mardi Himal, which was a camping trip.

As there were no lodges available, but from last decades as the influx of trekkers increased, where lodges and guest houses has been built. The trek to Mardi Himal is gaining more popular from last few years.

The trek overall is not too tough or difficult, the trail is well defined having several nice lodges and settlements. The only hardest day is steep climb to Mardi Himal View-Point and back to Low Camp. Due to the length of a walk covering long distances. But taking slowly and having rest will overcome the tough and long day of trekking.

Mardi Himal is the main highlight of the trip, located on a high ridge at 4,500 m / 14,850 feet. As for Mardi Himal is also a trekking peaks, listed in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) which is at above 5,587 m and 18,330 feet high.

Around Annapurna Himalayan and the villages, including smaller settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power. Trekkers can charge electronic items on paying a small fee for charging each gadgets as per hour basis, the price differs from one place to another. However, the internet and Wi-Fi are not clear with disturbance, due to the location hidden by high hills and mountains. As well the weather plays an important role also to receive clear internet and Wi-Fi lines.

Annapurna region is a famous and popular trekking destination, where every villages, offers best lodge accommodation. Provides comprehensive food menu to choose from, with options for overnight accommodations from budget, moderate to standard rooms. 

But from Potana village onwards till Pokhara, the lodges are very simple and basic, however provides clean and cozy rooms. Most places with common bathe and toilets. 

Foods are served in a large warm dining room, the foods served as per the menu from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali. Some lodge restaurants also serves fresh homemade bakeries products.

The most famous and popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled or steam rice, served with various lentil soups, vegetable or meat mild curry, includes pickles of choice).

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