MARDI HIMAL TREK


The mountains of the Himalayas have mystified mankind since antiquity, often worshipped as Gods and Goddesses, and they continue to lure man’s spirit to them today. One of the largest of 13 peaks in the Annapurna region is Mardi Himal, and the track to Base Camp draws you into the spirit of the mountains and the serene wonders of nature as you start to ascend. A little bit rough, a little bit exciting, and a little less busy than most tracks, Mardi Himal offers it all! For those visiting Nepal in search of  inner peace, mountain adventures, and physical accomplishment can have it in abundance on this trek. 

Mardi Himal sits amidst the undulating clouds and picturesque valleys of the Annapurna region, while the Annapurna massifs, glistening like diamonds, stand in eerie silence as they stare down at you in quiet curiosity.. This whole region pierces your soul, and Mardi Himal is one of the few places in the world where you realise peace was never lost. Find yourself a high ridge, fix your eyes on the Himalaya, breathe deeply, and begin to rejuvenate the soul. And if you feel called to meditate, rest assured that Mardi Himal is one of the few places left where you can be left alone without an ounce of distraction.

Trip Highlights

    • Imagine yourself surrounded by gigantic hills and mountains as you find yourself in the heart of the Himalayas! This trek is guaranteed to reset your mind, body and soul as you surrender to the majesty of the mountains through your trek. This isn’t going to be an overly difficult adventure, allowing you to bask in the beauty of these mountains while still enjoying a sense of achievement upon completing your trek. And we promise you, nothing can beat that feeling of achievement!

    • Mardi Himal Base Camp is an absolute gem in the Annapurna region, and is comparative to Everest region treks. Exquisite scenes of the unexplored, untouched sides of Annapurna massif on this peaceful and unblemished trek enhances the charm of its peak.

    • Although the trek is moderately difficult, especially towards Base Camp at the height of the trek,  almost anyone can do it. You don’t need any special gear and with plenty of rest stops along the way, you can move at your own pace and allow yourself to be  in the moment, so that you can truly appreciate the wonder of this region.

    • Get first hand experience of the unique Himalayan ecosystem. The trail winds alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the time. And if you’re lucky, sightings of rare and endangered species of animals like snow leopard and musk deer are not uncommon in the region. Other animals such as Himalayan tahr, blue sheep and a host of birds are found aplenty here.

    • The tracks in the Annapurna region depend on the route you choose, but it's roughly around 170kms –230kms, and Mardi Himal is just one of these tracks. The tracks are well maintained and marked along the way along with certain paved tracks between camps. The recommended season for hiking is October — early December and late Feb- April. This determines where, how, and what you can hike. However, every trekking season offers its own distinctive atmosphere for hikers. Feel free to contact us if you want to know more about the best time to trek for the ultimate experience that you are looking for!

    • The Machhapuchhre peak in the Annapurna massif is considered sacred, and claimed to be the birthplace of Lord Shiva. You’ll be getting up close and personal with the path of enlightenment as your journey takes you past sacred temples and pristine holy sites along the way. 

    • Hike under the umbra of Lord Shiva’s watchful eyes, Mardi Himal trek is guarded by Machhapuchhre peak to the North, famously known as The Fishtail Peak. Keep an eye out for Machhapuchhre peak tiptoeing into your accommodation - the peak illuminates with a silver lining in the evening when the clouds part especially just before the sunset, turning the moment into a jaw-dropping spectacle. You might just be lucky enough to have front row views from your tea house room!

    • You have hiked so far, so how about Starbucks at 4,500 meters? Having a tea house on top of Mardi Himal Base Camp is no less than an oasis in a desert. The windswept lodges serve you with the Himalayan Ave Coffee which is the Nepalese alternative of Starbucks. Grab a cup, stretch your legs, and journal your experience. 

    • If you’re a photographer or vlogger, then this place is made for you! At sky stabbing altitudes, you’ll begin to witness views of the lesser-known sides of the Annapura massif. This trek is a ridge hike which means you get constant views of both sides along the trail. Also be prepared for some incredible, diverse panoramic views.

    Want to get up close to the Annapurnas and find out what is waiting for you at the end of the Annapurna Base Camp trail? Then Contact Us and ask how you can combine the Mardi Himal Trek with the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, for a more intimate experience of all these beautiful mountains have to offer you!

    OR, if you want to enjoy some leisure time in Pokhara and experience some of the incredible things the lake city has to offer, then Contact Us and ask about extending and customising your itinerary! 

    There are so many activities to choose from:

    • City Sightseeing - Visit Fewa Lake, enjoy a shopping spree, marvel at Devi's Falls, and enjoy the tranquility of the World Peace Pagoda

    • Beautiful Sunrise view from Sarangkot

    • A scenic mountain flight over the Annapurna ranges

    • Paragliding (for the more adventurous at heart!)

    • Visit a Tibetan Refugee Camp

Trip Features

  • Price :$1,795 USD per person
  • Trip Duration :8 days
  • Group Size : Min. 1 pax
  • Accommodation : Teahouse
  • Max. Elevation : 4,450 m
  • Activities : Trekking
  • Grade : Medium
  • Group Discount :
  • $1,395 USD per person for groups of 4-8 pax
  • $1,195 USD per person for groups of 9+
  • Single Supplement :
  • $150 USD per person
  • (in groups of 2+ See our Travel Guide for more information)

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