Feb 21 - Feb 26, 2018 | Change

Mardi Himal trek (6 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Highlights: Mardi Himal Base Camp

Difficulty: moderate
Starting at $251 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$30.05 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Prices for groups of
Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
Currently you have 0 guests trekking with you.
Included Permits
  • ACAP
  • TIMS Card
Porters (optional $20 per day)
+ Porter Insurance $30 per trip

Porters available upon request. You can request a porter at anytime while booking or after booking your trek up to 2 days prior to the trek's departure. Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb) at a rate of $20 per day + $30 per porter per trip for insurance.

Guides do not carry any client's belongings if you want help carrying your personal belongings your must hire a porter or share one with someone else in your group.

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

The route was opened for trekking as recently as 2012 and now has lodges along the trail, so it can be done as a teahouse trek. The trek has the advantage of drawing far fewer trekkers than the more well-known destinations like Poon Hill and Annapurna Basecamp. The trail ascends the ridge beneath Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak and boasts some of the best views anywhere of this picturesque mountain.

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Wed Feb 21 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Public bus from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2
Travel time: about 1 hour
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Private vehicle from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15
Travel time: 40 minutes

Dhampus Phedi (1130 m)

Dhampus (1650 m)

About 1.5 to 2 hours from Phedi (trail climbs steeply through forest and then paddy fields)

Pothana (1890 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dhampus (trail follows the ridge from Dhampus)

Thu Feb 22 (day 2)

Forest Camp (Kokar) (3050 m)

About 5-6 hours from Pothana (trail climbs the Kali Danda Ridge through rhododendron and magnolia forest)

Fri Feb 23 (day 3)

Low Camp (3050 m)

About 3-4 hours from Forest Camp (trail continues to climb through forest to Low Camp)

Sat Feb 24 (day 4)

High Camp (Mardi Himal) (3900 m)

About 4-5 hours from Low Camp (trail climbs out of the forest revealing the impressive mountain peaks including Fishtail)

Sun Feb 25 (day 5)

Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m)

About 6-7 hours round trip from High Camp

High Camp (Mardi Himal) (3900 m)

Sidhing (1945 m)

About a 6 hour descent from High Camp

Mon Feb 26 (day 6)

Lumre (1200 m)

About 3 hours from Sidhing

Public bus from Lumre to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2
Travel time: about 1 hour
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Private vehicle from Lumre to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15
Travel time: 40 minutes

Pokhara (827 m)

you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created