Mardi Himal Trek

: 2023-06-17

Last Updated : 2023-09-09

Mardi  Himal Trek is one of the popular legendary short treks’ destinations of Nepal which is located in Annapurna region. Mardi Himal Trek is a good opportunity to enjoy the peaceful environment of Annapurna with extraordinary scenes and trek period similar to Poon Hill Trek.
Compared to other trekking routes, Mardi Trek is a newer trekking route officially opened in 2012. Quite new, yet flawless. In this trek, you will get a chance to enjoy magnificent views of Mount Machapuchre, Mardi Himal, Annapurna a, d Hiunchuli.
This trek is one of the most anticipated treks among tourists from around the world. And why not? The wonderful Mardi trek opens up the opportunity to experience the beautiful scenic views and the land rich in natural beauty. Nevertheless, this trek does not disappoint the trekkers that visit the place with great expectations.

Topics of content:

  • Best Season for Mardi Himal Trek
  • Gears/Equipment for Mardi Himal Trek
  • Trek Highlight
  • Itinerary
  • Mardi Himal to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Best Season for Mardi Himal Trek

Month: March to May

Spring season starts at March and ends in May. This is the best season to visit Mardi Himal. In this season, the weather remains sunny and warm. You can enjoy the wonderful views of the mountain ranges, rhododendron forest blooming in different colors, sunrise and sunset views properly during this season.


Month: June to August

Summer and monsoon are less suggested months to visit Mardi Himal as it is rainy months in Nepal. Summer and Monsoon starts with June and extends to August. If you want to enjoy the clear extraordinary views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchre, then this is the best season for you. You can also enjoy heavy rainfalls if you feel like, as well as a sunny and warm climate in this season.

Month: September to November

Autumn Season in Mardi Himal starts in September and ends in November. In this season, weather remains clear are more stable. You can observe the clear view of the mountain reflecting the sunrays, breathtaking sunrise and sunset.

Month: December to February

December-February is winter in Mardi Himal and it refers to freezing cold. You can play with snow in this season. This season is best to trek forcold lovers but you have to be well prepared to protect yourself from common cold and fever. You can also enjoy the clear view of snow-capped mountains such as Mount Annapurna south, Mardi Himal and Machhapuchre at daytime.
Accounting for the climatic conditions and risks involved in this trek, the best season for enjoying this trek to its fullest is the spring season. During this season, you can witness the amazing views of the mountain ranges and also stay warm, avoiding the risks of catching the fever.

Gears for the Trek

A journey is as good as the equipment necessary for it. The gears or equipment required for the Mardi trek are given below:

Basic Equipment

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sun Block Cream and Lip Guard.
  • Water Bottles
  • Maps

Body use Equipment

  • Cap or Hats
  • Sunglass
  • Head Torch
  • Gloves
  • Muffler (scarf)
  • T-shirts
  • Wind, rain and light Jacket
  • Wind and rainproof trousers and pants
  • Socks
  • Boots, Sandal and shoes
  • Medicines and First Aid Kits
  • A Headache and fever medicine
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-Infection medicine
  • Waterproof tape
  • Bandage



  • Pocket Knife
  • Camera
  • Durable Wallets
  • Passport and extra Password Photos
  • Charger

These gears are your best friends for the trek and you may need these at any moment. All equipment should be kept safely, dry and protected from any liquid.


Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

Mardi Himal area is rich in cultural and natural aspects. Some of the major highlights of Mardi Himal are given below:

  • Amazing views of sunrise and sunset
  • Beautiful Rhododendron Forest blooming in many different colors
  • Close views of mount Annapurna south, Machhapuchre and Mardi Himal
  • Culture, custom and tradition of local peoples
  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Lalitpur Valley
  • Peace environment and less crowded Area
  • Amazing terrace fields
  • Tea Garden and local Homestay
  • Lifestyle of local people such as Gurung and Magar

The Mardi Trek can give you more than you have given for the trek. Meaning, the thrill and excitement when you walk along the sights of Majestic Mountain, the breeze of cold air hitting your skin, the stories of the local people, you can’t expect to experience these feelings just anywhere in the world.

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and Sightseeing
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive to Phedi and Short Trek to Pothana
Day 4: Trek to Forest Camp at Kokar
Day 5: Forest Camp to Low Camp
Day 6: Trek to High Camp from Low Camp
Day 7: Trip to Mardi Himal Base Camp
Day 8: Trek to Siding Village
Day 9: Trek to Lumle (3 hours) and Drive to Pokhara (2 Hours)
Day 10: Return Back to Kathmandu
Day 11: Depart from Kathmandu

Mardi Himal to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

One of the best parts of the Mardi trek is that you can continue your trek to the majestic Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Relatively new and very less explored, this route is a perfect get away from the busy life of cities. This particular trek is also considered to be one of the difficult ones so you might want to come prepared. However, this trek is one of those where you can sit down after some years, remember the extremity of the journey and say, “It was all worth it.”
For more information on the trek to Annapurna Base Camp from Mardi trek, you can check and book our Mardi Himal to Annapurna Base Camp Trek package.
Conclusively, the trek to the mighty Annapurna Base Camp is not for everyone. Hence, they decide to stop at Mardi Trek, gather all the fun and thrilling memories and return back. Our Mardi Himal Trek package covers the remaining details of this amazing trek and you can book this trip as well from there.

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