Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Pink Mountain Travel and Excursion would love to offer the Mardi Himal Trek, a newly opened route and hidden treasure in the Annapurna region to our valuable trip makers who are willing to do short trek in Nepal. This trek is best destination to avoid the crowd. Mardi Himal trek offer imaging view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu ranges. Mardi Himal base camp, Jhinu Hot Spring and Ghandruk village is the major attraction of this trek.

The trek starts at Kande after 1 hours driving from Pokhara. The trail is good, first slowly up, then a bit steeper to Australian Camp (2060m – About one hour), then after that slightly downhill to Pothana (1950m) then up again to Deurali (2100m). There is a right turn in Deurali sign posted “Forest Camp” the trail is through jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2600m). The trail is initially quite steep leaving Forest Camp but soon gets less steep as you again get upon the ridge. The trail leaves Low Camp again in jungle, but the trees soon start to get smaller and after about one hours trekking broke out of the jungle and onto the open ridge with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to my left. It is possible to continue trekking along the ridge for another 4 to 5 hours to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and return to High Camp in around 4 hours – This makes a long day but there is also a viewpoint about half way, the imaging view can be from here. After that, we return all the way down to Forest camp. When we arrive to Forest Camp, we trek to Jhinu Hot spring where you can explore at natural hot spring via Landruk. After this, you will end your trek at Nayapul via Ghandruk village which is one of the popular gurung villages in this region.


Trip Facts

Duration: 13 Days
Max-Altitude: 4500mt
Transportation: Flight/Tourist Bus/Car/Van
Trip grade: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Group Size: Min 2 Pax and Max 20 Pax PAX
Best Season: March to May & September to November
Per Day Walk: 4-7 Hours
Trip Route: Kande-Deurali-Mardi Himal Base Camp-Hot Spring-Ghandruk-Nayapul

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Trivuwan International airport in Kathmandu

Transfer to the Hotel and free activities in the evening.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive to Pokhara (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) by tourist bus / Car (at 7:00 AM) in the morning from Kantipath and then overnight at the Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 03: Pokhara to Deurali

You drive to the trailhead, the route from Kande is a good one and very few trekkers choose to start the trek from here. The trail is good, first slowly up, then a bit steeper to Australian Camp (2060m – About one hour), then after an early lunch slightly downhill to Pothana (1950m) and the ACAP / TIMS checkpoint, then up again to Deurali (2100m). And then overnight at Lodge.

Day 04: Deurali to Forest Camp

There is a right turn in Deurali signposted “Forest Camp” the trail is through jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2600m)after about 4 hour trekking. There are now 3 lodges in Forrest Camp. Simple but clean so again a good choice.

DAY 05: Forest Camp to Low Camp

The trail is initially quite steep leaving Forest Camp but soon gets less steep as you again get upon the ridge. From Forest Camp to Low Camp is only a short days trekking through more jungle with occasional glimpses of Annapurna South before getting into Low Camp (2970m) after around 3 hours. Although there are 2 lodges in Low camp, the lodges are very simple.

Day 06: Low Camp to High Camp.

The trail leaves Low Camp again in jungle, but the trees soon start to get smaller and after about one hours trekking broke out of the jungle and onto the open ridge with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to my left. The trail then undulates along the ridge and after about 3 hours trekking we arrived at High Camp (3550m).and then overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to same place.

It is possible to continue trekking along the ridge for another 4 to 5 hours to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and return to High Camp in around 4 hours – This makes a long day but there is also a viewpoint about half way. And then overnight at Lodge

Day 08: High Camp to Forest Camp

This day, we trek down to Forest Camp. We stopped for tea at Low Camp then continued on down to Forest Camp arriving there after around 4 hours trekking. And then overnight at Lodge.

Day 09: Forest Camp to Jhinu Hot Spring via Landruk

This day, we trek down to Landruk and New Bridge. From New Bridge, the trail is gradual up to Jhinu Dada. This afternoon, we relax on natural hot spring. It takes 5 hours walking from Forest Camp to Jhinu Hot Spring. And then overnight at Lodge.

Day 10: Jhinu Hot Spring to Ghandruk

This day, the trail is down to Kimrong Khola. After that, you will hike all the way up to Ghandruk Village. It takes 5 hours walking from Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk. You will explore Ghandruk Village rest of the day. And then overnight at Lodge.

Day 11: Ghandruk to Pokhara

In the morning, if you are lucky, you have chance to see Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli etc. you will hike from Ghandruk to Nayapul. It is 4 hours walking to get there. From Nayapul, you will drive to Pokhara.

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) by tourist bus at 7:30 am. And stay overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 13: Departure to home.


Cost Includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (1 Night before trek & 1 Night after trek).
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus/ private car/flight.
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast (before trekking & after trekking).
  • Pokhara-Kande and Nayapul-Pokhara by Taxi.
  • All the Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
  • ACAP permit and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card.
  • An experienced and qualified English speaking guide and required porters.
  • Guide/Porter's: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
  • 13% Government VAT and official expenses.
  • Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare and visa fees (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All drinks Hot, Soft and hard coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Your Trekking gears.
  • Tips for your guide and porters etc.