12 Days

Max Altitude

4,450 M


Embark on an adventure through uncharted paths and stunning landscapes on the Mardi Himal Trek, which leads to the Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of 4,500m/14,763ft. This journey will take you through traditional rural villages, lush forests, dramatic high-altitude terrain, and untouched wilderness, all set against the backdrop of towering snow-capped peaks including Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli.

Departure Seasons
2023 March - May September - November
2024 March - May September - November
We also do custom private trips according to your time and availability.

The Mardi Himal Trek sounds like a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna range but have limited time. This trek offers stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, and Mardi Himal. The trek is a week-long and takes you through ancient rhododendron forests before climbing up to the higher altitudes, where you can see the spectacular views of the mountains. 


The Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at the base of Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre or Fishtail, is a hidden gem that few trekkers visit. From High Camp, you can climb to the Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, offering close-up views of the entire Annapurna Range. There is also a viewpoint about 2 hours from High Camp, offering amazing views of the mountains.


  • Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation.
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by tourist bus (820m, 6/7 hrs)
  • Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi by Car then trek to Pothana. (1950m, 5hrs)
  • Day 05: Pothana to Forest Camp (2550m, 4/5 hrs)
  • Day 06: Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m, 4/5 hrs)
  • Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp (3540m, 4 hrs)
  • Day 08: Trek up to 4500 m for breathtaking views then trek back to Low Camp (2970m, 6/7 hrs)
  • Day 09: Low Camp to Kalimati (1680m, 5 hrs)
  • Day 10: Kalimati to Lwang (1460m, 4 hrs), then drive back to Pokhara (1:30 hrs)
  • Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus (7 hrs)
  • Day 12: Join with a different program or farewell.
  • Note:
    * The trek itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice.

Initiative Outdoor uses a layering system where different pieces of clothing are worn together or separately to achieve optimum body temperature control. The upper body garments listed here are either synthetic or merino wool garments that retain their insulating properties when wet, or nylon or Gore-Tex layers which help prevent heat loss by cutting wind, rain, and snow.

Your trek cost includes:

  • Pre-trip advice and detailed information
  • Expert trip leadership and motivated staff for the duration of the trek
  • Airport transfers in Nepal (where applicable)
  • 2 nights accommodation pre-trek & 1-night post-trek in Kathmandu
  • 1-night accommodation pre or post-trek in Pokhara (where applicable)
  • Transportation to and from trek start and finish for you and your trekking team (different budget options available)
  • Basic teahouse/lodge/camping accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis
  • During the trek all meals on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to include tea/coffee during the meals, but excluding any drinks outside of the meal times
  • All permits, conservation area, and restricted area fees
  • Porters
  • Insurance and equipment for Nepali staff
  • Rescue assistance
  • Group medical kit

Your trek cost does NOT include:

  • International flights to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Travel insurance (insurance to include evacuation is mandatory. Please make sure you are covered to the correct altitude)
  • Personal expenses such as fizzy drinks, chocolate, gifts, snacks, hot showers during the trek, etc.
  • Meals unless specified
  • Sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Excess baggage on internal flights
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Initiative Outdoors

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