Explore a unique and adventurous trek to Mardi Himal grants a captivating journey through the lesser-explored terrain of the Annapurna Region, alluring travellers with its spectacular scenery and untamed beauty.

Embraced by the awe-inspiring splendour of the Annapurna massifs and adored with the striking scenery of Mt. Machhapuchre (6993m), Mount Mardi rises to 5587 m, enthral all the adventurers and promises an amazing experience through the Mardi Himal Viewpoint Trekking.

From the enchanting rhododendron forests to the Charming Gurung Settlements and the glorious base camp of Mardi Himal, offers an unforgettable experience filled with cultural assortment, rich biodiversity, majestic Himalayan vistas, and exciting terrain.

Thrill yourself by standing right behind the stunning Mt. Machhapuchre and Mardi Himal in just the journey of 10 days Mardi Himal Trek while encountering the culture and lifestyles of ethnic groups, great wilderness and sturdy streaming rivers, Himalayan wildlife, ethereal blossoming of rhododendron flowers and the ultimate exhilarating viewpoint.

Undoubtedly, embarking on the Mardi Himal Viewpoint Trek guarantees an inedible and exceptional odyssey.

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Key Attractions of Mardi Himal Viewpoint Trekking

Mesmerizing Himalayan Vistas – The shortest yet rewarding Journey to Mardi Himal unveils the incredible vistas of many more peaks including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu. Capture the unbelievable sights that surely stunned your eye for a while and live your life each moment in the heavenly wonders offered by Nepal.

Cultural Exploration – The Mardi Himal Trekking trail passes through the charming villages inhabited by ethnic groups of Gurung, Magar, and Tamang peoples. There, get an incredible chance to indulge in the cultures, traditions and lifestyles of the locals. As well, feel the warm hospitality during your stay.

Natural Grandeur – Along the Mardi Himal trail, trekkers will encounter varied natural wonders experience it and enjoy unexplored trail passes through blooming rhododendron forests, Himalayan wildlife, diverse flora and fauna, soothing rivers, cascading waterfalls and high alpine meadows.

The beaten Path Adventure – Escaping the bustling area and venturing into the tranquil trail of Mardi Himal presents an unspoiled and off-the-beaten path trail assures an adventurous journey for a lifetime. Find yourself wandering along pristine trails, enfolded by untouched wilderness, where the grandeur of the Himalayas embraces you, offering a sanctuary of serenity and splendour.

Mardi Himal Base Camp – Achieving the ultimate destination Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) surely thrill you with the surrounding sights of soaring Himalayan Peaks. Experience the breathtaking scenery of Annapurna region and be awful by the stunning beauty.

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Mardi Himal Trek: Key Facts

Trek Duration                               10 Days
Group Size                                   1-20
Difficulty level                                Easy to Moderate
Trekking Region                            Annapurna Region
Max Altitude Upper View Point      (4250 m)
Walking Hour Per Day                   5-6 hrs. of Trek
Accommodation                             Hotel/Lodge/Tea House throughout the trek
Starting Point/Ending Point            Kande/Siddhing village
Best Season                                   Spring (Mar, Apr, May) & Autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov)
Permits                                           TIMS and ACAP permits

Cultural Exploration along the Mardi Himal Trekking Trail

Mardi Himal Trek is also a culturally enriched trek where diverse inhabitant are located following their own culture, customs, traditions and lifestyles. The trek itself delves into the affluent tapestry of cultures and provides immense opportunities for our travellers to experience unique cuisines, rituals, and customs of ethnic groups like Gurung, Tamang and Magar.

Understand and appreciate the way of life living in the remote region and respect their culture while accommodating at the teahouses. Every step on Mardi Trek reveals the vibrant mosaic of Nepali’s cultural heritage permitting trekkers to drench themselves in traditional customs, and cuisines and experience the same lifestyle as they are living day by day. Will be a unique and mind-blowing experience that will be crafted forever.

Experience the Warm Hospitality of Locals on the Mardi Himal Trek

The locals eagerly wait to welcome every trekker with open hearts and provide the best hospitality they can. Once experience it you’ll never forget it for a lifetime because of the genuine and warm hospitality they offer. While staying overnight after an exhilarating walk, grab a chance to interact with the Nepalese resident and learn about their cultures and lifestyles. Observe how they are living appreciating their traditions and customs in high altitude regions. Feel the spiritual stay with them following ancient cultures and capture every moment that might awestruck you to share with friends and families.

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Unveils the cultural treasures through Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is not only about natural wonders but also a spiritually enriched trek which proffers to explore the historical and cultural treasures along the way. From ancient times, many temples and monasteries have been established to showcase the unique styles of traditional architecture. Preserving the historical significance of the temples and monasteries, the step you enter these religious sites feel spiritual and amazed by the traditional arts by woodcarvings and hand-tufted textiles.

Make a prayer while entering Hindu Temples, experience the serenity of Buddhist monasteries and enclasp the spiritual attraction of different religions and practices. This convoluted cultural tapestry not only magnifies your journey but also pursues an intense respect for the sparkling traditions entrenched within the warm welcome of these Himalayan inhabitants.

Explore Majestic Snow-Covered Peaks: Mardi Himal Viewpoint Trekking

Mardi Trek – an unexplored gem of Nepal located in the heart of the Annapurna Region which offers the surrounding magnificent peaks as well as a unique blend of natural and cultural splendour. Mostly, the Mardi Himal is renowned for its untouched beauty of nature, and glorious high mountain peaks but now cultural richness added more charms to the trek. With a complete blend of everything that trekkers want to experience in a short time Mardi Himal Trek becomes the top trekking route in Nepal.

As the journey takes you to the Mardi Himal base camp, the splendid beauty of the region ultimately impresses everyone with the stunning sights of main Mardi but also the Machhapuchre, Annapurna South,Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri,Manaslu, Huinchuli and many more peaks will surround you and take your breath away. It’s a time to relish the real beauty of nature. Capture every moment on your phone and share it with your friends and family circle. Live once in the heavenly world by commencing on Mardi Trekking.

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Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty Level

In level of difficulty trekking to Mardi Himal is an easy to moderate level of trek that can be done in a short time frame. Individuals with good health conditions and a proper level of physical fitness can easily attend the Mardi Himal Base Camp. However, the trek requires the level of strength that individuals can walk up to 5-6 hours daily. With a various steep ascent and descent during the trek, it might be quite difficult at some point but resting a bit will easily help to succeed the Mardi Trek.

Best Seasons to Undertake Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trekking remains accessible and achievable all year round but the experience you’ll get will be quite unsatisfied due to unpredictable weather conditions. So, there are some reasons that you can rely on to undertake the Mardi Trek without worrying.

Spring Seasons (March, April & May)

Spring Season is considered the ideal time to embark on a journey for an amazing experience. Undoubtedly this time the skies are clear and will amaze you with a crystal-clear view of the snowcapped mountains. Enjoy the trail filled with blooming rhododendron forests and diverse flora and fauna. Make sure to capture wild animals during this time. Walk in the dry terrain without any difficulties. Lastly, book your trip in this season so that the holiday in Nepal will be everlasting.

Autumn Season (September, October & November)

Another best season (Autumn) to plan your holiday in Nepal. Also Known as the peak season for trekking in Nepal the sky becomes clear after the rainfall seasons and offers stable weather conditions. The visibility of the mountains and Annapurna region will be great which enhances your experience and gives beautiful to live in a dream place.

Note; During Summer and Monsoon seasons we don’t prefer to plan your trek in the Annapurna Region. Due to heavy rainfall, the trail will be wet and slippery the trekkers might have to face some difficulties reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp. And in winter seasons, the weather becomes cold and the paths may be covered with snow to Mardi. Undoubtedly the view will be superb to witness and enjoy.

Distance Covered on the Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi The Mardi Himal Trek spans roughly 164 kilometres commencing from and concluding in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. However, the actual distances covered during the trek can differ based on factors such as the selected route, the speed of the trekkers, and the repetition of acclimatization days taken. It's cautious to carefully plan the trek, ensuring enough time for acclimatization and rest along the way.

Foods and Accommodation along Mardi Himal Trek

Food and Accommodation Mardi Himal Trek differ in elevation. Tea houses at lower elevations offer diverse menus with confined organic produce. At higher elevations, menus are more limited but still offer nutritious quality food. Tea house standards are organized by officials and guarantee consistent quality. Try a variety of delicacies like Tibetan bread, Dal-Bhat, Pasta, Noodles, Mo: Mo, pizza, burgers, eggs, porridge, soup, pancakes, bread, chapatti and many more during the trek.

The Annapurna region offers eminent tea house trekking, including the Mardi Himal Trek, which attributes locally utilised tea houses offering qualitative food. Accommodation includes simple rooms with twin beds and communal dining areas heated by stoves. Tea houses supply blankets and comfortable mattresses, but the bathroom is shared. Extra charges may apply for amenities like hot water and Wi-Fi.

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Mardi Himal Trekking Permits

For this Mardi Himal Trekking, two permits are essentially required those are:

Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

For any treks in Nepal, TIMS is a mandatory requirement. You’ll get these in Kathmandu before starting the journey the permit should be with trekkers. No need to worry these all can be arranged by the travel company you associated with. The cost of the permit is $17.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

Another required permit is ACAP for entering in Annapurna Region. These permits can be obtained in either Kathmandu or Pokhara, and specific checkpoints along the trail ensure the preservation of trekking records. It will cost you $25.

Ideal Itinerary for the Mardi Himal Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara(825m)

Day 3: Drive to Kande(1770m), trek to Forest Camp (2600m)

Day 4: Trek to Low Camp (3035m)

Day 5: Trek to High Camp (4800m)

Day 6: Hike up to Upper View Point(4200m), back to High Camp

Day 7: Trek to Siding Village (1750m)

Day 8: Siding Village to Pokhara

Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 10: Departure to International Airport

Packing List for Mardi Himal Trek

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Travel Documents

  •  Valid Passport
  •  Travel Insurance
  •  Boarding passes for flights
  •  2 passport-size photos
  •  Cash and credit card
  •  Required Permit

Clothing items

  •  T-shirts with underlayer
  •  Fleece / softshell jacket
  •  Waterproof jacket
  •  Down jacket for warmth
  •  Travel and city wear
  •  Underwear
  •  Trousers for underlayer (optional)
  •  Waterproof pants
  •  Trekking pants
  •  Trekking shorts (optional)
  •  2 thick woollen socks
  •  Lightweight and breathable trekking socks
  •  Gloves and woollen hat


  • Warm insulated winter hat / Wooly hat
  • Sun hat / Wide-brimmed hat
  • Scarf
  • Neck gaiter or Fleece Buff (Optional)
  • Neoprene face mask (Optional)
  • Balaclava / Bally ski mask / Monkey cap (Optional)


  •  Hiking Boots: B1 / B2 waterproof
  •  Slippers or sandals

Travel Gear

  •  Backpack
  •  Day pack for basics
  •  Waterproof covers for your bags and packs
  •  Thermal water bottle (hydration bladder often freezes in winter)
  •  Sleeping bag (rated at least 0°C for summer and -15° for winter)
  •  Water purification tablets, drops or portable water purifier/filter bottles,s or, gadgets
  •  Trekking pole
  •  Crampons
  •  Large plastic bags and stuff sacks
  •  First Aid Kit

Toiletries Item

  •  Medium-towel
  •  Toothbrush
  •  Toothpaste
  •  Biodegradable bar soap
  •  Deodorant
  •  Nail clippers
  •  Small mirror
  •  Toilet papers
  •  Shampoo

People asked for

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What is the duration required for trekking to Mardi Himal?

The Mardi Treks can be completed just in 10 days as per our itinerary but it may vary depending on the route and as traveller's schedule. Normally, Mardi Trek can be done only in 5 days as well.

Is Mardi Himal Trek difficult?

Mardi Trek falls under the moderate level of trekking in the Himalayas. No prior experiences are needed but have to be physically and mentally fit to attain the desired destination.

Is Mardi Himal Trek safe to do?

Yes, Mardi Trek is safe to do all-round year but also consider the best season (Spring and Autumn Season) before embarking on it. During off seasons, the trail will be wet and slippery which will be difficult to walk and reach at the estimated time.

What is Mardi Himal Famous for?

Mardi Himal Trek is renowned for its stunning sights of Mount Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region. At the Upper View Point of Mardi Himal, adventurers can witness the splendid vista of mountains and greenery hills.

Is Mardi Himal worth booking?

Everyone should visit once in a lifetime. The Mardi Himal Trekking offers a magnificent vista of the glorious top mountains of the world. Not only about the Himalayas but also an exciting opportunity for cultural absorption and to experience warm hospitality. With its exceptional beauty and affluent cultural heritage, the Mardi Trek remains a bucket-list adventure for outdoor admirers worldwide.


Mardi Himal Trek is a must-visit place once in a lifetime to create lasting memories of the glimmering Himalayan peaks, Nepalese cultures, Nepalese traditions and the breathtaking natural wonders. Without any prior experience in hiking, the Mardi Trek can be easily completed and provides the best view out of the world for sure.

Come and join the Eternal Himalayan Team for this great adventure and make



Mr Ram Sharan Adhikari is a Managing director of Eternal Himalaya Adventure, Trekking exerts in Nepal. Eternal Himalaya provides exceptional trekking experiences in Nepal’s majestic landscape as well as Tibet, Lhasa, Mount Kailash tours and Bhutan tours. Additionally, we invite travellers to experience the beauty of Nepal Himalayas, cultural immersion, and memorable adventures. Eternal Himalaya offers high-altitude trekking, city tours, hiking, mountaineering, helicopter tours, mountain vistas, and cultural encounters to fulfil travellers’ dreams of inspection and the creation of lifetime memories. send us your feedback!