Trip Facts :

  • 12 Days
  • 4500m/ 14764ft above sea level
  • Spring & Autumn
  • 1+ peoples
  • Moderate
  • Trekking


Mardi Himal Trek is located in the Annapurna conservation area. It is named after a small mountain that goes by the name of well, Mardi Himal. This mountain is ridges of mount Machhapuchhre and is 5587 m high to walk through bamboo and rhododendron forest. Though the route is of medium difficulty the views are simply spectacular. Similarly, the route can be altered in many ways and this trail can be completed within twelve days.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek offers amazing views of Annapurna, Dhauligiri, Machhapuchre Lamjung Himal. It is 4500 meters above sea level. Mardi trekking starts from Pokhara drive to Kande and trek to Potana or Deurali and continues trek to Forest camp, low camp but while returning from  Mardi base camp the trail is not same because you will go-to Siding or Lwang village, Lumure and drive back to Pokhara.

Mainly Mardi Himal Trek provides us a more beautiful view of the Annapurna area. It is just located at the east of the most famous trekking destination of the Annapurna region- newly opened tea house trails trekking. Mardi Himal trek is the best destination to avoid the crowd of Annapurna base camp, Ghorepani–Poon Hill and Annapurna Circuit. Mardi Himal Trek is called hidden treasure trek too. It  “officially” opened in 2012 and yet to command large crowds like other treks in the region.

It’s a rich diverse trek because it takes you to the most beautiful forested areas through rocky mountain terrain and several base camps that may have snow depending on the time.

Ridge trekking

If you look at the route of Mardi Himal Base camp then you can see that the whole route is a straight trail done on the top of a hill. Then after reaching Pothana, trekkers never go below the altitude of 2000m. These features of the trek keep you posted with amazing views of the landscape that lack in other ways when you go down into valleys.

Rhododendron Forest

A forest filled with rhododendron of red, pink and white is a treat on this trail. This is one of the major attractions of the region and has always added the extra reason to trek here. But these flowers only bloom in spring and may not be so much contrasting in another season.

Mt. Machhapuchhre

Mount Machhapuchhre is 6993 m high. It is the mountain that has been giving a spectacular touch to the valley of Pokhara for ages. The word ‘Machhapuchhre’ in English means ‘fishtail’ because the peak of the mountain is in the shape of a fishtail. From the base camp, one can see this mountain.

Best time to visit

Early December is the best month because it is the peak season to trek with a clear view of the mountains. January to mid-February have clear blue skies. March brings the spring which colors the landscape green and brings migratory birds back after a long winter.

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