Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

    Welcome to Nepal! You will be received by our office representative at the Airport and will be escorted to your hotel. The afternoon is for you to explore the nearby areas of the hotel or simply relax. 

    • Day 2 Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus. Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at hotel.

      We leave the hotel for Pokhara by the tourist bus. Pokhara, the City of Lakes is about 205 km away from the busy Kathmandu City. After 7 to 8 hours of bus ride, we reach Pokhara which welcomes us with its scenic views. We will check in at our reserved hotel, freshen up and take a brief stroll around the lakeside. We will return to the hotel for a delicious dinner followed by a good night sleep. 

      • Day 3 Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali (2,100 mt.) Walking 3-4 hours. Overnight at guest house.

        We will start off early post breakfast to Kande which is an hour drive away. After reaching Kande, we commence our trek. We walk the stone steps passing by terraced fields, villages on our way to Dhampus. We will stop here for lunch and a short break. The walk will continue to Deurali, a small village that faces the Annapurna range, Mardi Himal, and Machhapuchhre. We stay overnight at a guest house.

        • Day 4 Deurali to Forest Camp (2,550 mt.) Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.

          After 4 hours walk through dense rhododendron forest, we will reach an area of forest clearing, the Forest Camp which is locally known as Kokar. One can explore the area or take rest at the guest house as per one’s convenience and fatigue level. 

          • Day 5 Forest Camp to High Camp (3,700 mt.) Walking 5-6 hour. Overnight at guest house.

            We ascend about 1,200m higher from Forest Camp to High Camp which lies alongside the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. During the six hours walk along the trail, we will be able to visibly notice the thinning of a tree line and scattered patches of shrubs around. The up-close view of the Himalayas makes this trail very pleasant to the eyes. After the steep climb, we reach High Camp at the elevation of 3700m where we have our night stay. 

            • Day 6 Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 mt.) and back to High Camp. Walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.

              Today we walk along the high ridges of Mardi Himal area to the highest elevation of our trek i.e. to Mardi Himal Basecamp which lies at an elevation of 4,500 m. The steep climb leads us to the base of Mardi Himal which gives the exotic view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna, Himchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Tent peak, Singha Chuli, Machhapuchhre, and others. We will spend quite some time marveling the beauty of the landscape in front of us. We return back the same trail to High Camp for our overnight stay at the guest house. 

              • Day 7 High Camp to Siding (1,700 mtt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.

                We leave High Camp after an early breakfast taking the trail through the shades of the rhododendron and pine forests. We descend down to Low Camp and further down to Siding Village that lies at 1700 m. The path we cross today gives us the vibes of typical Nepali countryside, passing through terraced fields, the mighty river, and suspension bridges. We are welcomed by the warmth of the village and stay there overnight at the guest house before we depart to Pokhara the next day.

                • Day 8 Siding to Pokhara. Walking 1 hour and driving 2 hours. Overnight at hotel.

                  Our destination today is Pokhara. After a brief walk for about an hour, we reach the road and find our van waiting for us. After two hours long drive, we reach Pokhara. We have almost half the day to explore some tourist attractions like various lakes, Davies Fall, Peace Pagoda and relax in the evening in some pub, listening to good music and devouring good food.

                  • Day 9 Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus. Overnight at hotel.

                    After an early wake-up call, we pack our bags and head for brunch in the hotel. We leave for Kathmandu on our bus as soon as we are done eating, bidding the beautiful City of Lakes goodbye. In about 8 hours we reach the capital, Kathmandu. We will check in the hotel, freshen up and head out for dinner and cultural performance at Nepali restaurant, a place renowned for its authentic Nepali delicacies and cultural dances. 

                    • Day 10 Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

                      We will help you check out from the hotel and escort you to the Airport three hours prior to your flight timings.