Mardi Himal Trek

Breathtaking panoramas of the Annapurna Range

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Trip Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Taktok Brothers as we present the Mardi Himal Trek—a harmonious blend of adventure, excitement, and tranquility, specially crafted for those with tight schedules. Situated to the east of the renowned Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail, the Mardi Himal Trek offers a beautiful opportunity to immerse yourself in nature—serene, unspoiled, and captivating.

Opened to tourists in 2012, the Mardi Himal Trek has swiftly become a highly sought-after trekking trail. Its appeal lies in its short duration and the absence of demanding trekking experience. This mesmerizing off-the-beaten-path adventure guides you through lush green forests of Rhododendron, Pine, Firs, and Deodars, allowing you to experience the warmth of Rai, Limbu, and Gurung villages. The picturesque villages not only captivate with their beauty but also provide a glimpse into the daily life, culture, and traditions of the locals.

The trail winds just beneath Mt. Machhapuchhre, revealing splendid views of the Himalayas and breathtaking landscapes. Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Tent Peak, and the Annapurna massif play hide and seek in the backdrop throughout the journey. The diverse ecosystem, dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and the irresistible beauty of the Himalayas make this trek truly exceptional. However, the ultimate highlight is the glorious sunrise from the Mardi Himal Base Camp, also known as the Upper Viewpoint.

The best seasons to embark on the Mardi Himal Trek are Spring (April, May, June) and Autumn (September, October, November). While Winter brings cold temperatures and snow-covered paths, posing walking challenges, the monsoon season sees rivers swell and landslides occur. Yet, the sceneries post-rain are nothing short of magnificent and mesmerizing.

If you crave an adventure in the untouched realms near the Himalayas, have limited time, and are mindful of your budget, the Mardi Himal Trek awaits. Let Taktok Brothers organize a thrilling and adventurous trip for you—one that promises an awe-inspiring experience.

  • Season
  • Destination
    Annapurna Region
  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Altitude
    4250 m
  • Groups
    8-15 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5-6 Hours


Your journey begins with a warm welcome from our representative upon landing in Kathmandu. After swiftly completing airport formalities, be whisked away to a comfortable hotel. Feel free to explore the lively Thamel district in the evening or simply unwind at your leisure.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Kickstart the day with an early breakfast, setting the tone for a scenic drive to Pokhara. If you seek adventure in the skies, opt for a flight at an extra cost. The road trip unfolds along the Trishuli River, treating you to picturesque scenes for about 6 hours. Upon reaching Pokhara, check into your hotel and let the evening unfold with the charm of Lakeside and its environs.

  • Altitude 822 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Embark on a drive from Pokhara to Kande, marking the beginning of your trek. The trail leads to Australian Camp for a midday break before descending to Pitham for an overnight stay at a cozy lodge. A 4-5 hour trek awaits, unveiling picturesque landscapes.

  • Altitude 2100 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Bid farewell to villages as you trek from Deurali to Forest Camp, immersing yourself in serene trails through undisturbed woodlands. Meander through dense forests, catching glimpses of Himalayan vistas accompanying your journey. After a 6-7 hour walk, settle into the peaceful ambiance of Forest Camp for the night.

  • Altitude 2520 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Post-breakfast at Forest Camp, set your sights on Badal Danda. Traverse the "cloud forest" adorned with mosses, tree ferns, and orchids. Revel in breathtaking panoramic views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and the Modi Khola Valley. After a 4-5 hour hike, settle into Badal Danda for lunch and a relaxing evening.

  • Altitude 2970 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Embark on a 4-hour trek from Badal Danda, ascending a steep trail to a grassy ridge leading to High Camp at 3540 m. Revel in the awe-inspiring beauty of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre before retiring to a lodge for the night.

  • Altitude 3540 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Wake up to a hearty breakfast and ascend towards the Upper View Point, Mardi Himal Base Camp. If weather permits, relish classic panoramic views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Ganesh Himal. Descend to High Camp and further to Badal Danda for a restful night.

  • Altitude 4250 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

An early start from Badal Danda leads to a descent to Siding Village. Traverse dense forests and picturesque villages, leading to a lunch stop at Siding Village. Head to Lumre and catch a private jeep to Pokhara, where relaxation awaits at the hotel.

  • Altitude 822 m
  • Meals Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Bid farewell to Pokhara as you board a tourist bus winding its way back to Kathmandu. The journey unfolds on twisting roads, culminating in your return to Kathmandu. After check-in at the hotel, gather for a farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Express gratitude for an incredible trip as one of our representatives ensures you reach the airport three hours before your scheduled departure.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Transfer costs for airport pickup and drop-off
  • Four nights' accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with bed and breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation with breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trek
  • Three servings of tea/coffee per day
  • Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back
  • Exclusive transportation via a private Jeep from Pokhara to Kande and from Sidhing back to Pokhara
  • Allocation of one porter for every pair of trekkers
  • Provision of an experienced trekking guide
  • Completion of all essential paperwork and acquisition of trekking permits
  • Availability of a comprehensive medical kit during the trek
  • Insurance coverage extended to guides and porters
  • Inclusion of all Nepal Government-mandated taxes


  • Cost of international flight tickets
  • Lunch and dinner expenses while in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and during travel to and from these cities
  • Additional charges for extended stays in Kathmandu or Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, or premature termination of the trek
  • Expenditure on travel and rescue insurance coverage
  • Personal spending, encompassing items like alcoholic drinks, mineral water, battery recharging, laundry services, hot showers, and extra meals not specified in the inclusive cost details
  • Supplementary expenses incurred if opting for air travel between Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Gratuity for guides and porters

Trip Notes

Please take note of the following considerations for your Mardi Himal trek with Taktok Brothers:

  1. Transportation to Pokhara:
    • The journey to Pokhara for the Mardi Himal trek can be undertaken either by domestic flights or by road. Please be aware that weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances may lead to flight cancellations or road blockages. In such instances, clients are responsible for covering expenses related to food and accommodation for additional days beyond the itinerary. However, all expenses for guides and other staff will be covered by Taktok Brothers. If alternative arrangements, such as helicopter flights, are preferred, additional costs will apply.
  2. Missed International Flights:
    • Taktok Brothers holds no liability for refunds or compensation in the event of missed international flights. Trekking in the Himalayas involves inherent uncertainties, so it is advisable to maintain flexibility in your flight arrangements and ensure comprehensive travel insurance coverage.
  3. Flexibility and Insurance:
    • Given the unpredictable nature of trekking in the Himalayas, it is essential to be flexible with your travel plans. Adjusting flight tickets and obtaining comprehensive travel insurance are recommended to account for any unforeseen circumstances.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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