Mardi Himal Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 01 Drive from Pokhara to Kande 1,770 m and begin trek to Potana village 1,900 m - 04 hrs.

    Starting this wonderful and exciting Mardi Himal & Machhapuchare Trekking with a short drive on the outskirt of Pokhara to reach at Kande, after getting organized a steep climb leading to farm areas of terrace field, offering great views of snow peaks and valley below entering a patch of cool forest with last climb to reach at the ridge top at Thulo Kharka or Australian Camp with fantastic views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains.

    From this lovely spot walk downhill into cool shade of forest to Potana offering super panorama of Annapurna Himalaya and Manaslu range including majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” and small peak of Mardi Himal towards North West.  

  • Day 02 Trek to Forest camp 2,520m via Pitam Deurali 2,100m - 04 hrs.

    After a pleasant overnight stop at Potana village with fantastic views, walk begins on the main trekking trail reaching at Pitam Deurali with super views of landscapes and snow-clad peaks. After Deurali heading north along the ridgeline into serene forested area with cool temperature with panorama of Annapurna I and South with Huinchuli to the east Annapurna IV -II and Lamjung Himal and then reaching our overnight stop in the middle of forest where few lodges are located for trekkers.

  • Day 03 Trek to Forest camp to Low Camp 2,970 m - 04 hrs.

    From this forest area, walk leads higher on uphill path with steep climb to reach a pasture land for overnight stop on route Mardi base camp with fantastic views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

  • Day 04 Trek to High camp 3, 700 m - 05 hrs.

    This wonderful area offering grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach at High Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with steep climb to reach at High Camp where tree lines fades to short rhododendron and juniper bushes.

    Here at High Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding super views of Annapurna Himalaya.

  • Day 05 Explore beyond High Camp to Mardi West Base Camp 4,500m.

    Here with another night stop to explore beyond High Camp with day hike to Mardi Himal higher ridge reaching the highest point of this trek at 4,500 meters.

    Walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal South Face with towering Mt. Machhapuchare; this area known as 'Other Sanctuary' named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in early 1970's. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on same route to our overnight stop.

  • Day 06 Trek to Siding village 1,750m | 5,740ft - 06 hrs.

    After a fabulous time on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with beautiful views and back into forest of rhododendron and pines trees, retracing the journey back on same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village located between the junction to another East and West route to Mardi Himal on warmer area for overnight stop before ending this lovely trek next day.

  • Day 07 From walk to Mardi Pul and drive back to Pokhara - 05 hrs.

    Morning catch the fantastic views of snow clad peaks, our last day walk leads to a short distance of few hours to Mardi Pul with views of mountains, on reaching at the road head on the outskirt of Pokhara, where our walk ends taking a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake for last overnight stop around Annapurna region.