Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Facts of Trip
Trip Duration:
12 Day(s)
Trip Grade:
Minimum altitude:
Maximum altitude:
Trip Highlights
  • Mardi himal views
  • Newly developed trails at Annapurna region
  • Chance to be where you have never been before
  • Upclose Machhapuchre and ABC views

About Trip

Mardi Himal Trek is an out-of-the-ordinary-trek in Nepal. The open terrain bestowing immense chance to travel around long-established villages, incredible landscape, different cultures, stunning views of silvery peaks and captivating views of rivers and striking valley are some of the highlights of this trek.Located to the east of one of the famous treks of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek is a out of sight but a valued trek. Very few trekkers visit the Mardi Himal Base Camp, fabulously positioned at the foot of Mardi Himal and the striking Machhapuchhre.
The trail goes through delightful rhododendron woods, until you ascend out of the woods at an elevation of 3300m. The setting changes quite unexpectedly into a rough high peak landscape, with astonishing views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. The High Camp is set at an elevation of 3580 m and bestows amazing close up vistas of the whole Annapurna Range.
Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu , Transfer to Hotel and Trip Information.
  • Day 02 :Sightseeing in kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Durbar Squire / Syambhunath / Buddhanath & Pashupatinath.
  • Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara. 6 hours. Toursit Bus. ( You have options to take Flights or private car with extra cost. too. )
  • Day 04:Drive To Kande Drive (1 Hrs) - Trek To Pitam-Deurali (2100 M) Walking 2.5 Hrs.
  • Day 05:Pitam-Deurali (2100 M) - Forest Camp (2550 M) Walking 4-5 Hrs.
  • Day 06:Forest Camp (2550 M) - Low Camp (2990 M) Walking 3 Hrs.
  • Day 07:Low Camp (2990 M) - High Camp (3580 M) Walking 3 Hrs.
  • Day 08:Day Hike To Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 M) And Return To High Camp (3580 M) Walking 6-7 Hrs.
  • Day 09:High Camp (3580 M) - Sidhing (1850 M) Walking 6 Hrs.
  • Day 10:Sidhing (1850 M) - Lumre 3 Hrs - Drive To Pokhara Walking 3 Hrs.
  • Day 11:Drive Back To Kathmandu.
  • Day 12:Transfer to International airport for your onward destination.
Cost Includes
To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car.
  • Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included.
  • Standard accommodation at hotel in Pokhara.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek.
  • Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
  • Local licensed English and other native language speaking Guide.
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.( sharing basic for two people one porter 25 Kg Per porter). 
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
  • Annapurna conservation Park permits & TIMS Card.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Outshine Adventure.( If you don't have your own or if needed ). 
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • All our government taxes.


Cost Excludes
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance & Entrance Fees in City. 
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Tips for trekking staff--Tipping is expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.


  • Day 01
    Arrive in Kathmandu , Transfer to Hotel and Trip Information.

    You will be welcomed by one of our representatives at the Tribhuvan International Airport. He will escort you to your hotel in a private tourist bus. Later in the evening, you will meet with your guide and have a brief discussion about the trip. You will end your day with a delicious traditional welcome dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 02
    Sightseeing in kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Durbar Squire / Syambhunath / Buddhanath & Pashupatinath.

    We will begin our day of course with the appetizing breakfast, and after that, we will go on the guided tour. We will visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As per our time, we will visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and three Durbar Squares. In the evening, we will have a pre-trip meeting where we will discuss the trip and check all the gears. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 03
    Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara. 6 hours. Toursit Bus. ( You have options to take Flights or private car with extra cost. too. )

    We will leave for Pokhara. The drive will be scenic and around 6-7 hours long. We will see rolling green hills, rivers, Himalayan Peaks on our way to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will drive to our hotel and rest for the day. In the evening, we will visit the famous Lakeside and do boating on the Phewa Lake located in the shadow of the Annapurna Range (8,091 m).

  • Day 04
    Drive To Kande Drive (1 Hrs) - Trek To Pitam-Deurali (2100 M) Walking 2.5 Hrs.

    We will wake up early in the morning, and drive towards Phedi after having breakfast. The ride will present superb views of hills and mountains. Upon reaching Phedi, we will begin our trek and ascend to reach Australian Camp. From here we will see stunning views of the whole Annapurna Range along with Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Fish Tail (6,993 m), and Mardi Himal (5,587 m). After spending some time here, we will continue our trek towards Potana where we are going to stay for a night in a teahouse.

  • Day 05
    Pitam-Deurali (2100 M) - Forest Camp (2550 M) Walking 4-5 Hrs.

    We will begin trekking on the main trail and reach Deurali. From here, the trail gets more adventurous. We will trek towards the north along a ridgeline, and continue trekking in a dense forest where the climate becomes cold. We will see superb views of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m) and Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m). We will stay overnight in a teahouse.

  • Day 06
    Forest Camp (2550 M) - Low Camp (2990 M) Walking 3 Hrs.

    We will ascend steeply and reach a pasture land. From here, a short walk along with the beautiful mountain sceneries will take us to Low Camp. Upon reaching Low Camp, we will have lunch, and later, explore the area. We will stay overnight in a teahouse.

  • Day 07
    Low Camp (2990 M) - High Camp (3580 M) Walking 3 Hrs.

    Today, we will ascend to an even higher altitude. Leaving behind tall trees line, we will enter in the region of alpine vegetation with shrubs and dwarf rhododendron bushes. We will ascend steeply all the way up to the High Camp from where we will get to see the best view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m). We will stay overnight in a teahouse.

  • Day 08
    Day Hike To Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 M) And Return To High Camp (3580 M) Walking 6-7 Hrs.

    Today will be going to the most exciting day of our trip as we will be going on an excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp. We will wake up early in the morning and begin ascending steeply on the ridgeline and reach a hidden plateau located at the base of Mardi Himal South Face. We will see Mt. Machhapuchhre towering high in the sky. After spending some time at the base camp, we will return back to High Camp.

  • Day 09
    High Camp (3580 M) - Sidhing (1850 M) Walking 6 Hrs.

    We will trek back into the forested area full of pine and rhododendron trees and reach Low Camp. Further, we will descend to reach Siding village situated on a junction to other East and West route of Mardi Himal. As we descend down, we will find climate getting warmer. We will stay overnight at teahouse.

  • Day 10
    Sidhing (1850 M) - Lumre 3 Hrs - Drive To Pokhara Walking 3 Hrs.

    Today is our last day of the trek, we will descend down to Lumre following the Mardi River. The trail will pass through small villages, farmlands, and paddy terraces. We will see the last views of Annapurna Ranges. Upon reaching Lumre, we will drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 11
    Drive Back To Kathmandu.

    After having the breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu in a private tourist bus/van. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will be taken to our hotel. In the evening, we will do shopping and stroll in the colorful and lovely streets of Thamel. Later, we will have a farewell dinner and stay overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 12
    Transfer to International airport for your onward destination.

    After having breakfast, we will check-out of the hotel. We will then move to the Tribhuvan International Airport for our flight back to our home.

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
03 February, 2023 14 February, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
17 February, 2023 28 February, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
03 March, 2023 14 March, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
10 March, 2023 21 March, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
17 March, 2023 28 March, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
24 March, 2023 04 April, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
31 March, 2023 11 April, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
07 April, 2023 18 April, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
14 April, 2023 25 April, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
21 April, 2023 02 May, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
28 April, 2023 09 May, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
05 May, 2023 16 May, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
12 May, 2023 23 May, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
19 May, 2023 30 May, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
26 May, 2023 06 June, 2023 Guaranted USD 775
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
02 June, 2023 13 June, 2023 Guaranted USD 775

Our cultural tour guides are pretty proficient. The trekking guide (Sirdar) and his assistants speak a reasonable amount of English and are good enough to explain to you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes or is of interest to you.

We try to bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventurous experience, and this is an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises of a maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our trek programs. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply.

All our trekking programs are classified into THREE different categories according to the level of altitude & terrain of the trek. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally don't go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 - 5 hours. While moderate to fairly challenging treks are longer treks that go right into high mountain country. Physically quite tiring, these involve approx 6-8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks. Strenuous treks are longer treks that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7-9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and strenuous activities. It's definitely not for beginners. Basically, any trek can be challenging...u need to know your body & probably take a medical examination before doing any trek above 5000 meters and/or before doing strenuous treks.

Security of our clients is of foremost & vital importance for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping treks' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in a local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. Prevention is always the best kind of cure.

On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, a dining tent and toilet tent; and all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks, there is no necessity to provide any equipment.

In the event of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we surely believe will not happen; you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the event of your having to be evacuated; please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or u must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform our office about the requirements of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, please send a name of the sick person and always give the exact location from where the helicopter can airlift you {our guides will help you on this} do not leave your stationed point even if you are getting better once you have called in the helicopter.

Depending on any given situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of your trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where any unforeseen events may compel you to go for a change in your itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than a decade. We enjoy our work.

Yes, we do. If you prefer to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe suiting your convenience. The number could range from a group of people that could be (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Costs for private trips can be fixed on the basis of group size, trek area; duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR a SINGLE WOMAN, if required. However, if none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you; you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a solo trip. We can assign a local professional guide, porters etc whom you could trust with your life.

This is an abbreviation for 'Guide Accommodation and Porters' (GAP). This trek option is for those who only want basic support services from us. This is the most economical way to do trekking in Nepal. We provide an English speaking local Sherpa guide, book and pay for the accommodation in local lodges during trek and arrange required porters and trekkers who pay for their meals directly to the local lodge owner. This option works only on certain routes in the Everest, Langtang and Annapurna regions where trekking routes are served by the local folks in their tea house or lodges. You pay for your own meals. We take care of all the expenses of our staff.

On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. Your first meal of the day starts with a king size breakfast that consists of a choice of porridge, muesli or a cereal followed by eggs done to your style; it can be an omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate is also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The cooking crew leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation. The head cook makes sure that all food is prepared with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

On the Tea House treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch and a three course dinner. Tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

On camping treks, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. On GAP treks, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks in the tea house. We recommend that you to bring water purification pills. On the trail, water from the streams is safe if away from settlements.

In cities like Kathmandu or Lhasa, accommodation will be in hotels of your preference. We have a pool of hotels that range from luxury deluxe to budget hotels. While on a trek, accommodation will depend on the trek style. If you are deciding for a camping trek, then you will be sleeping in tents. Whilst we endeavor to stay in the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses, particularly in the smaller villages, are quite basic. The bedrooms are usually very small, the shared bathroom facilities are often outside and meals are served in a communal dining hall. Although simple, the teahouses do provide shelter and warmth and are normally run by friendly local families. Tea house treks are less expensive than Camping treks and are largely suitable for small groups. Usually during peak or busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to sleep in a dormitory; however, the feel of adventure is always there.

You should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high altitude conditions. Living up to a physical challenge is always good for you, no matter what. Trekking once a year is always the best regimen for your body's needs; as per recommendations from most health journals throughout the world.

The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be sturdy and comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. In view of local customs, try not to wear too skimpy or revealing clothes. Your reception by locals can vary greatly on the way you dress.

Yes, you can definitely change the lodge if you feel it is not in order by talking it over with your guide, (provided there are other lodges with good rooms in the vicinity).

We accommodate trekking groups in local lodges available on the trail. As it is not possible to book the rooms days in advance, we send a porter few hours ahead of the group each day to book the rooms.

Our airport representative & a vehicle will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport, in his hand will be a plaque board holding your name with the Outshine Adventure tag clearly written on top of the board…you can’t lose us.

Obtaining a Nepalese visa on arrival is easier except that you may have to spend some precious time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue. Also, don’t forget to bring cash as ATMs are not available at the airport.

Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to arrange a visa for 30 days.

You can get your money exchanged at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you can get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu, visit us for further information.

The weight limit for the trek is 15kgs per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended which we provide. The lighter you are the better for the trails…

You can keep your luggage & valuable items in a locker at the hotel in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Most of the teahouses have electricity facilities during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices on the trail.

You will only have to carry a daypack, which should be a reasonable size to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, etc. Your other packs are carried by porters. Again we stress on the wisdom of always ‘travel light’.

Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected to avoid being on the dark side of the moon.

You can get hot shower services throughout the trip. However, the higher you climb the less pleasant it will be. It’s better to be on the safe side of things.

Altitude mountain sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in the Khumbu region. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! When trekking, its vital to realize that you must always hike at a pace that is convenient to your body…& not to anyone else’s, make sure you feel comfortable when trekking & listen to your body…always.

These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries. YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON OUTSHINE ADVENTURE, NO MATTER WHERE…

Trip Notes

There is an extra supplementary of 175 dollars per person if you travelling alone or solo trekkers.

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