Mardi Himal Trek 7 Days

  • 7 Days
Price per personUS$455
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 899
2 - 2 US$ 699
3 - 5 US$ 5995
6 - 10 US$ 499
11 - 20 US$ 455
$899 x 1 guests:

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  • Trip Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
  • Best SeasonMarch- May, Sep- Dec
  • Max Altitude4200 m


Highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek

  • The trek offers views of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mardi Himal, and other peaks throughout the trip.
  • Mardi Himal Trek is less crowded than other popular trek like the Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp.
  • Experience the local culture, lifestyle, and hospitality at the Mardi Himal trek trekking journey.
  • Reaching Mardi Himal trek, trekkers enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Generally suitable for beginners with a moderate level of fitness.
  • Walk through the beautiful, rich green forest, challenging landscapes, and rhododendron forest, which blooms in spring.


Mardi Himal Trek- 7 Days Quick-Witted Facts

  • Destination- Nepal
  • Duration- 7 days
  • Trip Type- Trek
  • Start-End area- Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Region-Annapurna Region
  • Best weather- February/Early March/September/October
  • Group Size- 2-12
  • Transportation- Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Maximum Altitude-45,000 Meters
  • Accommodation- Hotel/ Teahouse/Camp


Mardi Himal Trip Overview

Would you like to know what it feels like to experience an adventurous trip of a beautiful Mardi Himal while trekking in Nepal? The Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal is a spectacular trip, manifesting beautiful views of peaks like Macchapuchre and Annapuirna. Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal is one of the top and restricted treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

The 7-day Mardi Himal Trek is highly recommended for the short journey and, a popular and suitable trek that takes trekkers inside the amazing landscapes. This trek is ideal for adventurers seeking moderate challenges, with altitudes reaching up to 4,500 meters.

The trekkers need a Nepal government-licensed Trekking Guide with TIMS and ACAP permits. The Mardi Himal trek in Nepal is challenging yet most recommended for beginners.

Locating the Unexplored Beauty of Mardi Himal: Trekking along Remote and Restricted Trails in Nepal.

Mardi Himal is rich in biodiversity, with unique flora and fauna; this region is a lesser-known trail in Nepal. As trekkers trek along the remote and less explored trails, they will get to see the unexplored natural beauty and amazing landscapes that few trekkers have seen before. Some of the trails of Mardi Himal in Nepal have rules and restrictions set by the Government of Nepal to keep things safe and protect the environment. Before starting the trekking journey, trekkers must have to get the following permits:

TIMS Card: This is a card that has the trekker's information on it, like Name and actual country. It helps the trekkers who take care of the trails keep track of who is trekking where.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): ACAP is especially important because Mardi Himal is in a protected area called Annapurna Conservation Area. The fund that comes from these permits goes directly to the environment conservation and also become the helping hand of the residents in the area.

Restricted Area Permit: This Restricted Area Permit is important as sometimes what happens is trekkers might pass through the area which is restricted by the government. If the Mardi Himal trek route includes these areas then trekkers must have this permit.


Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is an incredible 7-day trekking place with extraordinary views of mountains in Nepal. Along, the trek trekkers encounter the best views of majestic peaks like Annapurna and Macchapuchhre (Fishtal) with the clear blue sky over the head. These beautiful views throughout the trip at Mardi Himal create an endless opportunity to capture snowcapped mountains with unforgettable quiet moments.

Similarly, far from the crowded routes, such as the Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp, the Mardi Himal Trek offers peace and a spiritual feeling, allowing trekkers to connect with nature and the beauty of the Himalayas. This feeling during trekking at Mardi not only immerses trekkers in the calmness of nature but also provides a mind-refreshing tour.

Along the route, trekkers meet the warm and welcoming locals who call these mountains their peaceful home. These travels provide a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the villages along the way of Mardi. Additionally, ramblers got an opportunity to learn about the traditional way of life in the Nepalese Mountains. However, the sharing of meals with the locals or exchanging greetings adds positive interactions with depth and warmth, welcoming the trekking experience.

One of the highlights of the Mardi Himal trek is the great opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of the peaks from the high-altitude area. Trekkers must have that feeling of joy and proud moment when hard work pays off with the inspiring nature vies, making a trek an unforgettable moment.

In terms of physical challenge, the Mardi Himal Trek is generally comfortable and suitable for beginners with a moderate level of fitness. The trekking route is well-established and average in difficulty, with manageable climbs. This makes it easy access to trekkers of different ages and abilities, providing the different kinds of peace experiences that trekkers left behind in their entire lives.

Continuously, the Mardi Himal Trek takes trekkers through a lush green forest path. Along the way, travelers would see amazing dense rhododendrons that provide a vibrant color to the forest. What else is trekkers can also consume these flowers as they improve digestion, increase energy levels, improve immunity, and reduce inflammation. So ever wonder how it tastes do try it once.

Mardi Himal Trekking Cost for 2024 and 2025

The cost estimation and budgeting of doing Mardi Himal Trek in 2024 or 2025 can vary depending on several factors. Firstly, trekkers need to consider transportation expenses to reach the starting point of the trek which might involve flights or road transportation. Then there is the trekking cost of permits and fees required for trekking entrance in those areas where the place trekkers cannot visit without trekking permits. Additionally, trekkers need to budget accommodation along the route, which can be different from tea houses to more comfortable lodges. Food and beverage costs also need to be considered while trekking as trekkers need to be eaten along the way. Finally, trekkers need to set expenses for other miscellaneous expenses like water, and any souvenirs as trekkers might want to buy the stuff during the trek. Overall, it is trekking costs can vary as mentioned above costs include and exclude to Mardi Himal trek, it is very important to budget, for transportation, permits, safety, accommodation, food, and extras to ensure a smooth and amazing trekking experience.





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The journey begins with a warm welcome in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Alpine Ramble’s friendly team will greet trekkers at the airport and ensure a safe, smooth transfer to the hotel. After heavy travel, trekkers can take some time to rest and relax before the Mardi trekking journey starts. Or else in Kathmandu, trekkers can explore the busy streets, visit heritage sites such as Durbar Square and Swayambhunath, or if interested, trekkers can also explore the authentic Nepali cuisines    

    After a refreshment and the stomach-relaxed morning meal, the trip was to the next city Pokhara which took around 7-8 hours approximately on a Tourist bus with different road experiences. The Pokhara lakeside city is situated beneath the Annapurna range. Along the way, trekkers will enjoy the ride with amazing countryside and lush forest. However, if trekkers feel like traveling through flights just to save a vast time then Alpine Ramble can arrange air tickets adding to additional cost. Upon arrival in Pokhara, trekkers can go boating in Phewa Lake, and explore local markets and the International Mountain Museum.

      The trek officially starts as trekkers depart from Pokhara and head to Kande, the starting point of the Mardi Himal route. It is a short drive of around 1 to ½ hours from Pokhara to Kande. From Kande, trekkers walk through the rhododendron forests, with the exotic flora and fauna. As the path reaches higher (21,00m/ 6,890ft) after a 6-7 hours trek, trekkers will get excellent views of peaks like Annapurna South, Mardi Himal, and Machhapuchhare. In Deurali, trekkers can rest while spending the night at a Trekking Lodge and can have a delicious dinner.

        The Mardi Trek continues deeper into the wilderness as trekkers trail to Forest Camp, a path with deep blooming rhododendrons trees. The wilderness route offers trekkers opportunities to spot wild deer, monkeys, and amazing colorful birds. Upon reaching Forest Camp with 5-6 hours of hiking trekkers here can relax and explore the surroundings. 

          The trek from Forest Camp to High Camp typically takes around 6-7 hours, depending on the trekker's pace and the route conditions. One such place that trekkers often come across is ‘Badal Dada’, often called Cloud Hill in English. Bada; Dada is a beautiful viewpoint that provides the views of surrounding mountains and valleys. It is named so that trekkers feel like when they walk; they are walking among the clouds, especially during the early morning or late evening.

          Trekkers often stop at Bdal Dada to catch the refreshments and perhaps have a light lunch. It's an ideal place for trekking and gives trekkers the recharge of energy in a peaceful environment. Upon reaching high camp, trekkers will be greeted by a beautiful view of Mardi Himal, Machapuchare, and the rest of the surrounding mountains. Here in High Camp trekkers can let out all their tiredness after hiking for 6-7 hours by resting in a tea house having breakfast lunch and, dinner from where trekkers can also look over to the peaceful environment from the window. 

            Trekkers are now here fully ready to explore and see over Mardi Himal Base Camp the major highlight of the trek. The trail is not as easy as expected, not that too difficult that trekkers cannot hold. The trails are a little bit rugged, but the view is of majestic peaks such as Mardi Himal, Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Mt Fishtail that surround the trekkers. Trekkers would not forget this in their entire lives; they just enjoy picturing it with eyes and with cameras, too. After completing of exploration trekkers will head back to the low camp, where trekkers will spend the night.

              On the final day of the trek, trekkers make their way down to the siding, where the trekkers can get a glimpse of traditional village life. Trekkers here can meet the locals and interact with them to learn the things about them their home, culture, or anything trekkers want to know. After days of trekking in the Himalayas, siding serves as a peaceful retreat where the trekkers can savor their journey with so many different kinds of experiences. Once the hiking of 6-7 hours is complete trekkers will meet transportation for the journey back to Pokhara the drive took 2-3 hours. Once back in Pokhara trekkers now can fully relax by having a chill drink near the lakeside or else if wanted trekkers can also go to explore more of the places of Pokhara.   

                Trip inclusion

                • Free international and domestic airport pickup and drop by car.
                • Permit fees: Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) permits.
                • During the trek, three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
                • Accommodation Cost, Food, Insurance, and guide and porter cost
                • Well, English-speaking trek guide for good proficiency.
                • Comfortable and well-cleaned Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
                • Necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, etc. option is that trekkers can use on a return basis also.
                • Served with seasonal fruits after a good dinner
                • Taxi/ jeep/ bus drive
                • Appreciation of certificate after a successful trek.
                • Supplementary snacks such as energy bars and cookies
                • Trekking tea house throughout the trek
                • Official Government taxes and Official expenses
                • Emergency first aid care and emergency rescue in case of bad health condition
                • Nepal entry visa fees (trekkers can get a visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport for USD 25, valid for 15 days
                • Extra Accommodation and Meals (any additional stays or meals outside the trek schedule).
                • Travel Insurance (Trekkers make sure that your insurance covers emergency evacuation from high altitudes).
                • Trekker's trekking equipment or personal expenses
                • Personal expenses like Wi-Fi, snacks, wi-fi, and hot showers at tea houses during the trek.
                • Extra alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages like soda, coffee, mineral water, tea, soup, and beer.
                • Tips for guides and staff. It's customary to tip guide and support staff.

                Dates & Price

                The trip dates are available almost every for this trek. Contact us for your own date, or click here

                Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                20 Nov, 203026 Nov, 2030AvailableUS$455

                Trip Info

                Is the Mardi Himal Trip Worth It? Essential Information You Must Know

                Trek: Compared to some other treks in Nepal, the Mardi Himal trek is relatively affordable in terms of permits, accommodation, and other expenses. This makes it an attractive option for budget-conscious trekkers who want to have a good experience of the Himalayas.

                Professional Guide and Support: Hiring a professional guide can enhance the good experience of trekking with the proper safety, as no matter what, safety comes first. Alpine Ramble is a trekking and adventure company that offers professional guidance and support to its valuable trekkers to ensure such safety. They provide experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the local routes, culture, food, and safety protocols. These guides lead groups or individuals on the journey of the Mardi Himal Trek. Additionally, Alpine Ramble offers logistical support, such as transportation, accommodation, and equipment rental, to create a perfect adventure.


                Moderate Difficult- Suitable for Beginners

                Generally, Mardi Himal Trek is more suitable for beginners. It is not that it's not for experienced trekkers, but for those in moderate fitness, it is likely to suit beginners. While trekking on some routes is challenging, the manageable duration and guidance make it an excellent choice for those who are new to trekking and who desperately want to experience the Himalayas. So, as a beginner, it would be the right choice to choose Mardi Himal trekking with Alpine Ramble.

                Accommodation and Food

                Along the trekking route, at Mardi, there are tea houses and lodges that provide basic accommodation and meals. These accommodations offer a basic home feeling of rest after a long day of trekking with WIFI facilities, a hot shower, and an AC room for trekkers' stay.

                Here, trekkers can have authentic Nepali cuisine like Dal Bhat, which is filled with vegetables, pickles, and meat, as well as international dishes such as fresh vegetable soups, noodles, rice curry, spaghetti, and pizza. Also, trekkers can get a variety of sweet desserts. And for a pleasant break, there are lots of varieties of hot and cold beverages, too, like coffee, milk/black tea, green tea, hot lemon, lemon tea, and many more. All these meals trekkers will consume during the trek to refuel the trekker's next journey ahead. The availability of tea houses along the route makes it convenient for beginner trekkers who may not be equipped for camping.

                Wildlife Sightings

                The Mardi Himal trekking area is renowned for its rich biodiversity, offering trekkers the opportunity to explore various species in their natural habitat. Himalayan Thar, a mountain goat famous for its amazing horns, can be found on the route. Another is the musk deer of Mardi region; these creators are prized for their musk which is used for traditional medicine and perfume production.

                In addition to larger mammals, the Mardi Himal region is also the home of an array of birds chippering around the forest creating a peaceful environment. Trekkers trekking in Mardi tend to explore colorful Himalayan Monals, striking Blood Pheasants, snow Partridges, and various species of eagles and owls among the terrains and trees.

                1. These beautiful creatures provide opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts to observe and appreciate Nepal’s diverse fauna while trekking.


                Off the Routed Path

                The Mardi Himal trek is a major popular hidden gem for adventurous travelers who want to explore a trekking route/area that only a few people can reach. This Mardi trek is perfect for those trekkers who go off the main paths and discover new, unexplored places. This trek is going to take travelers to the remote areas where not many people go so trekkers get that feeling of exploring and discovering something new and special. Overall, it is like adding extra trill to the trek. If some trekkers love the excitement of finding and exploring new places that few have seen, then the Mardi Himal is perfect.

                Travel Insurance Coverage

                Travel Insurance is like a safety net that helps trekkers financially if something sudden happens during the trip. So, it is important to have comprehensive travel insurance before going on the Mardi Himal Trek. Having comprehensive travel insurance tailored to the specific risks associated with trekking in high-altitude environments like the Mardi Himal ensures that trekkers are adequately prepared for any eventuality. It provides a safety net that offers financial protection and peace of mind, allowing trekkers to focus on enjoying their adventure in the Himalayas without the burden of worrying about what might happen in case of an emergency. Ultimately, investing in travel insurance is a wise decision that can make all the difference in ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.


                7-Days Mardi Himal Trek Cost and Porter

                The 7-day Mardi Himal Trek Cost and Porter package offered by Alpine Ramble provides an exciting opportunity for the adventurous to explore the beauty of Mardi Himal in Nepal. This comprehensive package covers a week-long trekking adventure, including accommodation, meals, permits, transportation, and the invaluable service of a porter. With the assistance of a porter, trekkers can enjoy a lighter load, allowing for a more enjoyable and comfortable trekking experience. The porters that charge for their services on the Mardi Himal trek can vary depending on several factors. On average, the porters may charge from $15 to $25 per day for their services. Because of these hard-working porters, overall, the trekking experience would be more comfortable and enjoyable.



                You could use the credit card only in cities, areas of Nepal, in the mountains; the credit card is not acceptable in most places.

                The Highest elevation of the Annapurna base camp trek is 4130 meters above sea level. 

                Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can easily store your luggage at our hotel or office.

                Not at all, you’ll be provided 3 meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek in the mountains and it’s a good idea to carry some power bars, cereal bars or other high energy foods with you. Powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

                Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits, and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems), they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Treks- it's all included on our package program.

                Eventually, almost every trekking region has tea House facilities in Nepal; during the treks in the mountains, we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide/ porter 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 a local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat it with water purification pills

                In city areas of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara, your hotel accommodation will generally include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception, Restaurant, and dining services. The level of accommodation is generally Nepalese 3 star and is comfortable and clean. If you require an upgrade of accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, there are many 4 stars and 5-star options at an extra cost. Please let us know if you like high categories hotel service like 5 stars then we will be glad to book for you.

                Accommodation in the mountain, you will be staying in “Teahouses.” Accommodation is limited, particularly the higher you get, so your room may differ from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. The accommodation is very basic and there will frequently be shared shower and toilet facilities with other trekkers sometime. Every teahouse has a common dining hall offering varieties of local and western kinds of meals including hot drinks like coffee and any kind of tea in the mountains.

                You will need to carry a good-size of a daypack where you could put your personal belongings, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, a fleece jacket, and gloves for higher altitudes. The porters will carry the bigger packs with your clothes etc. They will carry packs up to 15kg.

                It depends on the nature of the sickness. Generally, if you become sick, you will descend to a lower high altitude with the help and support of the staff. If you are seriously ill, injured etc we will arrange an emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation in the mountains. Please ensure you arrange travel insurance that covers you for an evacuation service and trekking at high altitudes.

                Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect any mountain climbers, hikers, trekkers, or travelers at high altitudes, normally; it can be suffered above high of 9,000 feet. Acute mountain sickness is caused by reduced air pressure and lowers oxygen levels at high altitudes. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, and return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! Please familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness before your trek. Do not ignore even the mildest of altitude symptoms, inform your guide, porters, or hotel staff immediately. Generally, Our guides carry basic medicine and first aid equipment including simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle ache, and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting.

                Yes, a visa is required to enter Nepal except for SAARC and Chinese nationals. One can get a visa at the Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Two copies of passport-sized photographs are required to get a visa.

                 Yes, the  Laundry services are available in every place or camp except for Annapurna base camp and Himalayas! 

                Yes. Any of your currency can be exchanged in Nepal at better rates. 

                Yes, a hot shower is available and it will be prepared by the gas, it is called a gas shower or bucket shower. Normally, we wouldn't prefer to take showers above the 4000 meters height because of the cold situation.

                Yes, almost every teahouse has Wi-Fi Facility at a little extra Cost during the trek in the Mountains.

                Yes, we highly recommend that you buy travel insurance before you travel to Nepal; it’s easier and better to purchase travel insurance in your own country.

                Yes, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by our official representative then transfer to the hotel at Thamel, which is the most interesting tourist hub with many facilities in Nepal. Overnight at the hotel.

                The Answer is absolutely safe even for the solo female traveler, who loves to explore Nepal through the reliable team with us; our Alpine Ramble team has been leading many successful solo female trips in Nepal Himalayas.

                The best months for trekking in Nepal are in the months of September, October & November in the Autumn season and March, April & May in the Spring season.

                Yes, you could choose to own your departure date according to your time and schedule If the published Group Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plan, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary.