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Mardi Base Camp Trekking

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2 - 3 $1,050
4 - 8 $955
9 - 30 $845

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14 days
Max. Elevation
Group Size
Ground or Air
Best Season
March to May, September to February
Tea Houses Lodges during Trek
Breakfats, Lunch and Dinner during Trek
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Pokhara-Kande-Pritam Deurali-Forest Camp-Low Camp- High Camp-Mardi Base Camp-Badal Camp-Siding Village- Pokhara


  • Adventure on off the beaten tracks to Mardi Himal at the base of Fish-Tail Peak.
  • Explore the serene mountain wilderness on the elusive trail with exciting views.
  • Walk into lovely forest lined with oaks, rhododendron, pines and fir tall trees.
  • An exclusive trek facing spectacular panorama of Annapurna and Mardi peaks.
  • From lovely traditional hill villages to remote and isolated mountainous zone


Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking with Treklanders Adventures, leads you to beautiful surroundings, on off-the-beaten trails. Away from main trails and villages for some days in the harmony of complete mountain wilderness.

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking itinerary is designed with flexible days that all types of people can enjoy. From family, school/college groups as well as corporate executives, walking for an average of four hours. This allows ample time for trekkers to enjoy the beauty of this marvelous adventure at Mardi Himal Base Camp. 

Mardi Himal a lesser trekking peak at 5,587 m / 18,325 feet high, stands beneath the towering giant Machhapuchare Himal. The famed Fish Tail peaks dominate most of the southern Annapurna hills and valleys of scenic Pokhara.

The trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp is less ventured by mass flow of trekkers but from last few decades. The Mardi Himal region is drawing more visitors, due to its moderate and scenic high-altitude trail. Including its beautiful serene woods of rhododendron and pine trees, during spring the whole forest is lively and bright.
When wildflowers are in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron of various species and different colors from tall trees to a bush. As the walk proceeds, leaving the tree lines behind for short alpine bushes. Then climbing towards our final destination to Mardi Himal base camp, on the highest point of the adventure.

After walking on the high and scenic ridges of Mardi Himal, reaching the main highlight. Enjoy the spectacular panorama of the surrounding peaks of the Annapurna Himalayas, as far as the Manaslu range. Standing close beneath Mardi peak and staggering Machhapuchare Himal with its twin summits shaped like a Fish-Tail.

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek starts and ends at a picturesque city in Pokhara. From Pokhara drive leads to the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas, then the climb begins towards scenic places for the overnight halts.

The walk continues leaving the mainstream trail to follow the high route and ridge lines to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Enjoying the magnificent panorama of more than 350° wide views of Annapurna’s eastern and western Himalayan mountain range. The return journey leads on an alternative route through pristine forest to the base of Mardi Himal hill at Siding village. The trek completes with a short drive to Pokhara, after a marvelous adventure and experience on Mardi Himal Trekking.

Important Note

Trip Summary:
Mode of Trek:         Best available lodge / guest house on treks.
Trekking Grade:     Moderate to Adventurous.
Trekking Region:     Around Annapurna Himalayan range of Kaski district.
Start and End of trek: From Pokhara to Pokhara with drives both ways.
Highest elevation:     At Mardi Base Camp/ View Point 4,500 m / 14,763 feet. 
Trek duration:         07 Nights and 08 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara. 
Total Trip:              13 Nights and 14 Days, from arrival to departures.

Best Seasons for Mardi Himal Base Camp:
The best season for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is spring from March to May. Including autumn/fall begins from September to November, as Annapurna Base Camp is a short moderate, adventurous trek. Interested people can visit all year round, except for the summer/monsoon time of mid-June to August.
Springtime is bright and beautiful, most days are clear with sunny days, can be cloudy afternoons. Bringing cold chill in the late afternoon, and night till morning this is the time when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom.
The next best season is autumn/fall, where days are clear with sunny days for views and walks. But shorter days due to limited sunlight hours, cold morning and night time can expect snowfall sometimes. Winter from December to February with clear sunny days, but cold mornings, late afternoons, and night time with freezing temperatures. But an enjoyable day for pleasant walks with clear views of the beautiful snow mountain range. 
Culture & Religion: 
The southern hills and valleys around the Annapurna Himalaya and Mardi Himal region are populated by the famous Gurung. The menfolk are recruited as Gorkha soldiers, renowned for their bravery and courage, all over the world. 

The Gurung people interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism follow an impressive heritage and culture similar to its predecessors the Tibetans. 
The villages are adorned with prayer flags and shrines, the Gurung also follows the ancient practice of Bon. A pre-Buddhism, worship of spirits and nature with shamanism, as the healers or medicine men.  

Traditionally Gurung is farmers and cattle herder, raising and breeding livestock, the Gurung has their own typical ancient cultures besides Buddhism. The main villages en route are Mardi Himal Kande, Potana, and Siding. Where one can witness and explore the local interesting cultures and customs of the Gurung people.  

Please Note:
For interested people having time in Nepal for the trek can extend from Mardi Himal to Annapurna base camp trek. As well with Ghorepani-Poon hill trek also. 
The trail branches off from Badal Danda or at Forest Camp for other extension trip to exciting mountain destinations. 

Trip Itinerary

On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport, our staff and guide will receive with traditional welcome. A short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, on checking into your nice rooms. After getting refreshed from the jet-lag, join at the hotel lobby and at meeting room for trek briefing provided by our guide or leader. Information about the hotel, lodge on treks with full details of trekking trails, food and accommodation on treks. As well with do’s and don’ts with welcome group dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurants with local cultural program along with Nepali meals.

Morning after breakfast, the city / cultural guide will meet you at the hotel for tour around Kathmandu World Heritage Sites. As well visiting interesting places of steeped with history and culture. After the tour back at the hotel, preparation for Mardi Himal base camp Trekking 

Morning leaving the hotel for exciting overland journey to beautiful Pokhara, the renowned tourist city in Nepal. The drive leads on the main highway following the Trisuli River, quite popular river for rafting. On reaching Mugling Bazaar, then heading due west facing views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas.

As the drive reach Pokhara city, and then transfer into a nice hotel by the calm Phewa Lake side. Where all good hotels, restaurants and shops are located.

Morning after a good breakfast, a few hours of interesting drive leads beyond the Pokhara city and the valley outskirt. During drive enjoy views of Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish Tail that dominates the Pokhara valley. The drive leads on Pokhara-Baglung, Beni highway reaching Kande village, situated on the roadside. From here walk begins with climb leaving the low warm farm land of paddy fields.

The uphill walk continues through several farm settlements and thin forest to a beautiful spot at Australian Camp, also called as Thulo Kharka. A wide grazing field with number of nice lodges, facing grand vista of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri peaks. After enjoying the views of Himalayan peaks, walk leads down on the main trail with short climb to Potana. A small nice settlement with many good lodges facing magnificent views of Machhapuchare Himal. At Potana having lunch, afternoon walk uphill into cool forested path to Pritam Deurali. 

A small place, situated on a high ridge with few nice lodges, where our route diverts from this scenic hill top. Check into a lodge, rest of the afternoon marvel the surrounding beautiful dramatic landscapes of rolling hills with snow-capped peaks. 

Morning with lovely views of Mt. Dhaulagiri above the ridges of Ghandruk village, today a short moderate walks to Forest Camp. After good breakfast, the walk heads north from the main trails of Dhampus and Landruk routes. 

Leaving the lodge at Deurali, walk starts heading north following off the beaten trail, seldom trekked by few trekkers. The walk leads to short climb and on gradual winding path amidst dense woods. Then slowly the walk ends on reaching a small forest clearing at Forest Camp for overnight stop. Enjoy the afternoon with short walks facing views beautiful rolling hills and snow-clad peaks.

Another short day walk to Lower Camp, before reaching towards higher terrain the morning walk follows through lovely woodland. After few hours of exciting and pleasant trek with short uphill to reach Low Camp. Enjoy the overnight in the comfort of a nice simple lodge, after lunch free at leisure for rest or short hike.

From Low Camp, the walk enters the higher ridges of Mardi Himal, as tree lines slowly fades for short alpine bush. The trek follows the high trail through a small settlement of Badal Danda camp. As trail leads to climb on dry and barren terrain reaching High Camp for lunch and overnight halt for two overnights.

Afternoon at leisure and relax around the high altitude areas, a good place for rest and acclimatization. 

Leaving High Camp, after an early breakfast then setting off towards our main goal and highlights to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Follow our guide walking on high ridges reaching at a wide spot, where Mardi View Point located.

Having a refreshing break, continue walk further up on vague path, seldom used only by trekkers for Mardi Himal climb. After a tough strenuous walks of few hours reaching at the bottom of Mardi Himal and close to towering peaks of Machhapuchare Himal. Enjoying the surrounding spectacular panorama of snow-capped peaks, head back to High Camp for last overnight around Mardi Himal.

From High Camp a long descent to Badal Camp, means a misty place where most afternoon is filled with thick mist. The trail follow on the same route till the small settlement of Badal Camp is reached for overnight halt.

Today, one of the longest walks of the journey, leaving the Badal Camp on the downhill trail to Siding village. Walk follows through dense woodland crisscrossing on the winding path with more downhill. As walk continues to reach a nice farm village at Siding. Enjoy the last overnight around the foot-hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalayas. Staying in the comfort of a nice simple country lodge before heading back to Pokhara.

Having breakfast walk towards the motor stand on the road-head for drive to Pokhara. Board on vehicle for exciting drive back to beautiful Pokhara for lunch and overnight stop. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the lakeside facing grand views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himal range. Pokhara offers wide range of short Adventure Sports activities, like Para Gliding, Bungee Jumping, Zip Line and Ultra-Light flight etc. 

Morning leaving the hotel in Pokhara, drive in a private vehicle or on regular Tourist Bus, as per size of a group. The scenic and interesting overland journey to Kathmandu on the same exciting highway. After hours of driving reaching back to your hotel in Kathmandu, rest of the day at leisure.

Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu with individual activities or get into shopping spree. Interested people can join for another interesting tour of other cities of Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around Patan / Lalitpur or the famous Bhaktapur city Durbar Square, worth a visit.

After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing time in Nepal, around the Himalayas on Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call.

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  • Airport Pick up and drop off.
  • 4 Night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 Night hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • All accommodation in simple T-house
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  • Experience and government licensed guide and porter.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • First aid kit carry by Sherpa leader.
  • Food salary insurance for Guide and Porter.
  • National park entrance fee.
  • All government charges and taxes.
  • 1 porter for 2 trekkers.
  • Farewell dinner last night in Kathmandu.

Doesn't Include

  • Extra night's hotel stay in Kathmandu if extended stay is required.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Laundry service / battery charge Rescue / emergency and Travel insurance.
  • Personal equipment’s and personal expenses.
  • Tips for guide and porter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Age is no bar for this short moderate trek for a week duration, family with young kids and elderly people can join. But all needs to be physically fit and in sound health to cope with ups and downhill walks. Rest of the walks is normal spending overnights in a nice lodge with comprehensive food menu to enjoy.

For young infants, can hire extra porter to carry the kids if required, especially on ups and downhill.

Nearly all villages and lodges have electricity from Hydro or Solar power, where one can charge their electronic items. Where client needs to pay an extra fee for using the power as per gadgets charged. As for internet and cell phone communications, every lodges have the Wi-Fi and internet services, but can be quite disturbing sometimes due to weather and location wise.

From Potana onwards to Mardi Himal and High Camp, accommodation are simple and basic till the end of the trek at Siding village. All lodges en route are simple with basic rooms, having common bathe and toilets. But serves good foods as per the menu provided on every lodge restaurants in a nice large dining rooms.

The foods includes from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan to Nepali meals and refreshing hot drinks of choices.

The itinerary we have provided, allows much time for acclimatization, although a high altitude walk. Where steep climb involves for some days, but taking short rest and enjoying the surrounding views will overcome the toughness. As well enjoying the climb to reach Mardi Himal base camp. Overall it is a moderate adventure, taking slow and following the itinerary days we have set to make the trek enjoyable and most interesting for all trekkers.

Yes, certainly of course a short panoramic flight of 30 minutes to land at Pokhara domestic airport, and vice versa on the way back. But the flight airfare depends upon the cost as set on the itinerary days. If the flight is not included on trip cost, it will be at extra cost, where trekkers needs to inform the Trek Landers Adventure on early booking. 

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