Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek a recently launched new trekking trail is located on the lap of Mt. Fishtail which offers dramatic views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna, South, Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal, Annapurna 1st  (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m),Himchuli(6441m),Baraha Shikhar(7647m),Singachuli(6501m), Tent Peak(5695m), Gangapurna(7454m), Gandarvachuli(6248m), small summit of Annapurna 3rd(7555m) and the green forest along with beautiful scenery of countryside and Pokhara valley. This trekking is a perfect family trek and suitable for those who loves to trek through the jungle, seeing wild animals along with different to sorts of flora and fauna. This trekking starts from Pokhara and ends at the same place. If you have only limited time but want to do some interesting trekking near Pokhara, Mardi Himal is the best one which awaits you.


Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m)

Day 04: Pokhara to Phedi drive and trek to Pothana (1,925m) 4 hours

Day 05: Pothana to Forest Camp (2,600m) 5 hours

Day 06: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,150m) 5 hours

Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp (3,700m) 4 hours

Day 08: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m) 5 hours

Day 09: Mardi Himala Base Camp to Siding Village (1,750m) 6 hours

Day 10: Siding Village to Lumle and drive to Pokhara (800m)

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 12: Final departure



Type of Services:

In Nepal the trekking can be categorized into three types: Therefore we have three types of services for trekking on the basis of client's requirement and request. You can choose any one among these three and the programme and price will be changed accordingly.

01: Fully Organized Camping Trek:

Camping trekking is that kind of trekking on which all the food are prepared and served to the clients in their own dinning tents and they have to spend their night an open area in the tent during the trek. This type of trekking are organized in those areas where Lodges are unavailable and difficult to accommodate during the trek. All the members have to sleep in the tents and breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the cook and Kitchen staffs.  The essential things such as tents, foods, utensils, tables, chairs, stoves and kerosene are taken from Kathmandu. Hence, this type of trekking is a bit expensive instead of tea house trek because we have to take everything from Kathmandu. The price covers all permits, transportation, staffs salary and insurance along with your domestic flight tickets, transportation and accommodation in Kathmandu as well.

02: Full Package Lodge or Tea house Trek:

Teahouse or Lodge trek is a type of trek on which we will eat and sleep at lodge during the trek. The package covers all the foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation, trekking permits, hotel in Kathmandu, arrival and departure, round transportation and domestic flight tickets along with staffs salaries, foods accommodation and their insurance.

03: Guide or porters with accommodation:

This type of trekking is based on lodge trek. The price includes only guide or porter, his foods, accommodation, insurance and your accommodation and trekking permits during the trek.
We are always flexible for the price and itinerary and please never hesitate to ask question if you have any queries. We are here just for to give quality of service.


Key notice for trekkers



You can have the food on the basis of your order on the fixed priced menu on this trek. We will serve you three times meal a day during the trek. Breakfast and dinner with tea or coffee are served at the same hotel where we stay but the lunch we will take on the way to trek. The best authentic Nepalese food is Daal bhat (that comes with lintel, rice, pickle, meat or vegetable). You can consult with your guide for lunch, dinner and breakfast so that you will get the authentic and hygienic foods during the trek. Most of the clients have to eat food at the hotel where they stay according to the rules and regulation of the local. As you check in lodge, you have to give the order for dinner and fix the time because in the mountain the hotel kitchen is small where the innkeeper cooks everything over a single wood or kerosene stove with a limited supply of pots. So, it may take a bit longer.

Accommodation in Annapurna region:

Nepal is the only one country of the world where you have to adjust with the climate of Himalayan, hilly and Terai region. The climates and facilities of accommodation as well differs place to place and region to region. The Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in 3 star categories hotel. All accommodations are normal on a twine-shared basis. The room sharing partner will be arrange on the basis of your age and sex. All the accommodation will be in normal lodges and most of the rooms will be common shared bathroom on the trek. You will get room with attached only in few places during the trek. The United Brothers Trek and Expedition will book the best lodges during the trek as they can. You can get room with attached only in few places during the trek but the bathroom will be frozen due to cold in the higher places. If you want single room, please notify it before your arrival, and we will tell the extra price for that and book the hotel accordingly. You can get the single room in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara easily on the basis of your choice but in the mountain during the trek, sometimes the hotel owner does not want to give single room due to lack of rooms or overflow of trekkers. In such cases, you have to consider and sleep on twine sharing basis with your friends.
There are only limited lodges mainly at Annapurna Base Camp, Tilicho Base Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp and Thorong Phedi the way to Annapurna circuit. In those places sometimes all the rooms will be fully booked due to over flow of tourist and in such case, we have to sleep in the dormitory room or dining hall with 10-15 persons.

Temperature in Annapurna region;

The weather and climate differs from place to place in Nepal. The best season for trekking starts from September to December and March to April. The best season for trekking in Nepal can be divided into autumn (fall) and spring. September to December season falls on Autumn Season. September and October are the best and peak season in Nepal. During these months the weather is warm and pleasant. The temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night will be cold. As you go higher the weather will be colder. The sky will be clear and monsoon is over. Sometime it snows and that time the temperature goes to be below 0 degree during the night.November and December is also good season for trekking. These two months will be a bit colder. Temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night the temperature goes to be below 0 to -10 degree celcius. Hence you need to bring good sleeping bag for Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna circuit Trek. January and February is taken low season due to cold. During these period, the weather will be too cold at higher place and the way to Thorong pass, Tilicho Pass and Annapurna Base Camp will be blocked sometimes due to over snow. Most of the hotel at high pass will be closed due to cold. The temperature during the day will be like 5 to 10 degree celcius but at night goes to be -10 to -15 degree celcius.
Likewise March to May is the good season for trekking. The weather is warm and good for climbing as well. The sky will be clear and all the way will be dry but a bit dusty and windy. The hilly region covers by the beautiful flowers of Magnolia and rhododendron and seems colorful. The temperature is 20 to 25 degree Celsius during the day but will be cold below 0degree Celsius at night at the higher place.
June to August is rainy season and most of the areas are a bit difficult to travel due to landslide and rain. Most of the hills will be covered by clouds and all most all views cannot be during this season.

Drinking water:

Drinking water is the most important thing for the travel. During your trek, all the trekkers are requested not to drink the water directly from the tap. The tap water on the way is not pure to drink .You can buy mineral water on the way to drink but it may not get all the way because the ACAP has banned the plastic bottles to prevent environmental pollution. So, you can take personal water bottle from Kathmandu and fill the drinkable water in it from the available place or you can put in purification tablet before drinking. That is the best way to be safe from the disease which may cause from impure drinking water during the trek. Some of the trekkers use to drink water from the tap due to the lack well information. So, it's not good to drink water from the tap for your health.

Physical Strength and pre-experience:

Trekking means walking on foot to visit and observe panoramic beauty being close to Nature. You have to walk at least 5/6 hours per day. The trekkers must be physically and mentally fit enough. Everyday walking and jogging help you to achieve the target. If you have pre experience of trekking that helps a lot but nothing is impossible if you wish from your bottom of heart. Hence, clients are requested to do a lot of exercise for walking. You can walk or jogging every day before travelling that makes your muscle strong and fit for the trek. Better to do short trekking before joining longer trek like Passes above 5000m.

High Altitude Sickness:

High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one the main problems during the trekking and any one (Mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers) can be victims of AMS apart from their Physical Strength. It is the most dangerous things which has no any specific medicine and one needs to be cautious from the initial period. It starts normally above 2400m and the main causes are walking faster, less drinking water, lack of acclimatization, addiction of alcohol and cigarettes and lower level of oxygen and air pressure. The prime symptoms of AMS are dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. The best way to prevent it is to drink plenty of water, and enough acclimatization at above 2400 m. Our tour leader and staffs will have sufficient first aid medicine and kit but in case of creasing situation of AMS one might need to cancel the trip and descend down. If the situation of the patient is getting worse, clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

Essential equipment and packing list:

Please read the brief guideline for packing list which assist you to be well prepared. We have listed most of the important equipment list here but it may differ a little bit according to the season, area of trip and the duration of trek. The sleeping bag and down jacket are provided through United Brothers Trek and Expedition but if you want to bring your own that will be better and fit for you. The porter will carry your luggage but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Hence we want to request you to pack the necessary thing that you need during the day.

Valuable documents and items;

Passport with valid date and flight tickets.

Photocopies of valid passport, Passport sized Photos, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance.

Some cash (Dollar, Pound or Euro) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts.

Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Wearing Clothes and equipment;

Sleeping bag (good one -20 (degree celcius)

Down jacket

Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Few pairs of T-shirts

One pairs of hiking shorts,

Fleece or woolen trousers

One pairs of hiking trousers

Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Warm hat (that covers your ears)

Few pairs of underwear

Warm gloves

Few pairs of shocks

Cap or Hat (that can be used during the day at lower place to protect from Sun)

Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions

Trekking boots

Trekking shoes (light)

2 pairs of Sunglasses

Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries

1 medium-sized quick drying towel

Gaiters and Crampon (For winter, high passes or peak climbing only), optional

Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)

Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Rucksack and Travel Bags;

1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters)

1 large duffel bag

A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables things


Small, personal first-aid kit. (Normal and light)

Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters

1 skin-blister repair kit

Anti-diarrhea pills

Anti-headache pills

Cough and/or cold medicine

Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox

Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.

Water purification tablets or water filter



1 small folding knife

Multi-purpose soap

Sun Cream


Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Female hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti-bacterial hand wash






Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m)

Today, we will drive you to the domestic airport to fly to Pokhara. We will fly to Pokhara with the panoramic views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges which takes around 25 minutes. Pokhara is a beautiful city for tourist where you can boating on Phewa Lake and visit the Stupa view from where you can behold the beautiful scenery of Pokhara valley along with Annapurna ranges. We will spend a night at Pokhara. You can walk around Lake Side and visit Phewa Lake.

Day 04: Pokhara to Phedi drive and trek to Pothana (1,925m) 5 hours

After breakfast, we drive to Phedi about 1 hours and then trek to Pothana. From Phedi the trail slowly climbs up through small village and arrives at Dhampus with the superb views of Annapurna 3rd, Mardi Himal and Fishtail. We stop at Dhampus for Lunch and continue the journey to Pothana which takes around 5 hours. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Pothana to Forest Camp (2,600m) 5 hours

Pothana is a beautiful village located on the top of the hill from where you can see the entire Pokhara valley and Annapurna south if the weather is clear. From here the trail goes through nice green forest and gets to Deurali .There is a right turn in Deurali signposted "Forest Camp" the entire route goes through rhododendron jungle with small up and down. The whole trail becomes extremely colorful mainly in spring season. We arrives at Forest Camp at last where we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,150m) 5 hours

Today, the way is easy and shorter which is better for acclimatization. As usual, we start our trek after breakfast.  We continue the trek through forest with fresh air along with beautiful sounds of birds and gets to Low Camp at last. You can see the picturesque view of Mt. Fishtail in the evening and morning if the weather is clear. We spend a night there.

Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp (3,700m) 4 hours

As you go higher slower is better. Keeping this saying in mind we request you walk slowly and drink plenty of water. Hence, the way is not far today also. We climb up slowly with the magnificent views of snow-capped mountain along with green countryside. As you get to high camp rest well for the next day's hiking.

Day 08: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m) and back to High Camp (3,700m) 6/7 hours

We wake up early in the morning and have breakfast. After breakfast we will hike up to Mardi Himal Base Camp which is 4500m high. Today is the hardest and longest day due to the high and long trail.We have to take packed lunch for today because there is no any lodges to eat lunch. You can behold the unbelievable scenery of giant snow-capped mountains which makes your entire day memorable. After visiting Mardi Himal, we will return back to High camp and stay a night there. 

Day 09: High Camp to Siding Village (1,750m) 5hours

You can see the breathtaking views of sunrise along with snow-capped mountains. We take breakfast and then descends down to Siding through pine and rhododendron forest which takes around 5 hours. We stop at Low camp for lunch and continue to Siding where we stay a night at lodge.

Day 10: Siding Village to Lumle and drive to Pokhara (800m)

On the next day, we trek down to Lumle which takes around 3 hours. From here, we catch a car or Jeep and drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight there.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m)

We catch a tourist bus early in the morning and head to Kathmandu which takes around 7 to 8 hours and stay a night at hotel.

Day 12: Final Departure

Our trekking representative and driver will come to the hotel. Then they will drop you to the airport before 3 hours of your flight.

What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast

  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/ Kathmandu flight or transportation

  • Pokhara/Phedi and Lumle /Pokhara transportation

  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Welcome and farewell dinner

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary

  • All government, local and airport taxes

  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits

  • Tims Card

  • National park fees

  • Accommodation in trekking

  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek

  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)

  • An English speaking and government license holder trekking guide

  • Staff's salaries, insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and flight tickets

  • Medical Kit

  • T-shirt, cap and map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo

  • Trekking poles

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Hot Shower

  • Wi-fi

  • Heater

  • Battery Charge

  • Mineral water

  • Hot water

  • Personal expenditure (bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra porter

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Sightseeing in Pokhara

  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing

  • Tips for guide and porters


Trip dates trip price trip status
05 Apr, 2019 - 12 Apr, 2019 0.00 Available


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tirp fact

  • Duration : 8 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip area : Annapurna region
  • Type of Trek : Lodge Trek
  • Group Size : 1-12 pax
  • Max height : 4,500m
  • Starting point : Phedi
  • Ending point : Lumle
  • PKR/Phedi : Car/Jeep/ Hiace
  • Lumle/PKR : Car/Jeep/ Hiace
  • KTM/PKR : Tourist bus
  • PKR/KTM : Tourist bus

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