• Trip Style : Hiking
  • Trip Difficulty : Moderate
  • Max Altitude : 4,100 meters
  • Daily Walking Hours : Approx. 4-6
  • Accomodation: Guest house/lodges
  • Food : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Start-End : Kathmandu/ Pokhara

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Home » Annapurna Region Trekking » 7 Days Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal 7 Days Hiking Tour

7 Days Mardi Himal Trekking is a trekking trail in the Annapurna region that has been recently introduced to adventurers and trek enthusiasts. Despite being a remote and less traversed route, it is definitely a route that is worth stepping foot on. Mardi Himal hiking tour begins from the lake city of Pokhara and is suitable for those trekkers who wish to walk through isolated peaceful and pleasant trails.

Mardi Himal is a pristine trek in the Annapurna region that rewards us with exquisite views of the mountain sceneries, the exotic traditional villages, infinite and diverse forms of culture, and tempting views of rapidly flowing rivers. The emphasis of this trek is on the forests and the wilderness of the trails that telecast the views of the mountains.

The short trek of Mardi Himal leads you through beautiful and moderately modern cities, tranquil villages, picturesque terrace farmlands, whitewater rivers, crystal clear waterfalls, flourishing forests, and alpine hamlets to the ultimate destination, the high viewpoint of Mardi Himal from where we are rewarded by the stunning views of the high and the majestic Himalayas including DhaulagiriFishtail and Annapurna ranges.

Mardi Himal tour is a completely non-touristic trekking destination in the Annapurna region, hence you need not worry about crowds of trekkers. Most of the people that you will be coming across will be the inquisitive locals and the playful children of the area itself.

We organize this trek as a tea-house trek. Through the trek, there are basic and eco-friendly guest houses to accommodate you. Another fun fact is that the guest houses are affordable as well.

Amazing Mardi Himal is getting very popular among peace lovers, come to book your trek with us and get a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Best Season for Mardi Himal

Trekking in Nepal is one of the top activities in the country and many wonder when to trek? Here we will break down the best trekking seasons in Nepal for our Annapurna Mardi Himal tour from the best to worst.

The autumn season, stretching from the middle of September until late November is undoubtedly the best time to trek, also considered Nepal’s high season for trekking.

The spring season, starting from March until May would be the second-best season for trekking in Nepal.
Nepal’s hot pre-monsoon season, May to June is when the whole valley blooms with life and seeing the Himalayan flowers and rhododendron flowers is really something.

In the winter season, from December to February, it’s also possible to do the trek, but some of the passes may be closed due to snowfall and the weather can get really cold.

The monsoon season, June to mid-September would be the least ideal time to go trekking, heavy rainfalls, leeches, and mosquitos are what you get during this time. Although it’s still possible to go trekking to Mardi Himal we do recommend wearing long trousers and bringing leech and mosquito repellent.

How fit should I be for 7 Days Mardi Himal Trip?

As many trekkers wonder how fit should I be for this trek, we thought it was best to give some expert advice in this segment. As the trek is considered a short trek in Nepal you do not require a superman fitness level, but we are trekking in the Himalayas which is at a high elevation… That’s why we do recommend considering seeing your doctor for a physical check-up before departing on your journey to Nepal. You need to estimate about 4 to 7 hours of daily trekking moving up at a slow pace.

For the most part of the Mardi Himal walking route consists of well-made trails but near Base Camp, there is some rocky terrain to overcome. There is also the matter of altitude sickness to consider, while there is a low chance of getting AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) novice trekkers might want to practice hiking on hilly terrain before undertaking the Mardi Himal hike.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore a pristine region, walk through the peaceful and pleasant trails for a once in a lifetime experience
  • Welcomes you with exquisite views of mountain sceneries, the exotic traditional villages, infinite and diverse form of culture and tempting views of rapidly flowing rivers
  • Forests and the wilderness of the trails that telecast the views of mountains
  • Walkthrough the beautiful and moderately modern towns, tranquil villages, picturesque terrace farmlands, whitewater rivers, crystal clear waterfalls, flourishing forests and alpine hamlets to the ultimate destination, the high viewpoint of Mardi Himal which rewards you by the stunning views of the high and the majestic Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, fishtail and Annapurna ranges.

After breakfast at the hotel, an hour drive from Pokhara to Dhampus village; one of the big Gurung village Spectacular panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range. Upon reaching Dhampus village walk around 2 to 3 hours to refresh and lost yourself in the beautiful nature. Overnight at guest house with a full view of Annapurna Ranges.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Dhampus
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1.600m

Our trek today enter an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnia, camping in a small clearing far from the beaten trail overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Forest Camp
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,480m

As we climb, the flora has turned to classic 'cloud forest' with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. Now and then, there are windows in the woods that look out onto thrilling panorama – towards Himchuli, Annapurna South and we have spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer 'Fishtail'. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Low Camp
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,150m

Morning breakfast at camp and we start trekking to reach our highest point of the trek, if conditions are favorable, up to 15,000 /16,000 ft. In the afternoon we return to our camp. If the weather is clear, the view we have today is marvelous. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: High Camp
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,100m

We can make a day hiking over there having a good view. Overnight at a tea house, 4,100m.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: High Camp
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,100m

After breakfast, today's journey start an unhurried descent through the shade of the forest, and out onto terraced fields, down 1,600 m. This is a different route down –to the upper Mardi Khola. Here, as we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the 'interesting' bridges, there is no doubting this is indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside. Overnight at a tea house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Siding Village
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,280m

After a short walk now the trail skirts an outcrop – there's the road, there's our transport, and soon we are back in Pokhara for our afternoon lunch. Overnight stay at hotel in pokhara on your own.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: On your own
  • itinery-iconMeals: Lunch only
  • itinery-iconPlace: Pokhara
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:825m

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