Mardi Himal Trekking Information 2019-2020: Best Route, Season, Cost and Itinerary

Mardi Himal Trekking is extremely popular trekking destination in Annapurna avoiding the major crowd of the trekkers. Those adventure lovers who prefer to trek in the isolated and dramatic trail prefer to do the Mardi Himal Trekking route and enjoy the iconic trip in Annapurna.


The charm of Mardi Himal Trek will be further enhanced due to the trekkers' choice to explore a less crowded trail and destination. It is worth to enjoy the charismatic Mt. Fishtail that heights 6993 meters that lie in the shape of a pyramid. You can't describe the moment you walk through the alpine meadows and have a glance of the sunrise view over the Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak and the Mardi Himal.


Mardi Himal Trekking Guide


The magnificent journey to Mardi Himal begins driving to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You should have the Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit and the TIMS card. The first day, you rest in Pokhara and imagine the trip.


Driving to Kande, Mardi Himal Trek heads through the amusing trail. The Himalayan views that reveal on the both sides of the ridge are seen alluring that you can't stay without glorifying the amazing creation of nature.


While trekking, the stunning breakfast, delicious lunch and the incredible dinner provided by the local tea houses/lodges  make you feel superb. We suggest you  not to miss Dal Bhat (rice, lentil, curry and pickle). It is said that Dal Bhat Power 24 Hour: No Toilet No Shower.


Collage of Dal Bhat with lentil, spinich, pickle, salad and chapati


The trail is some places are pretty rough and can be slippery. You need to walk with care. The beauty of the woods that is dominated by the oak, birch, fir and rhododendron forest is marvelous.


The view of Fishtail peak can be explored dramatically, especially the distance and close up shots make you feel awesome. It is also much more stunning as the peak has remained virgin. It is believed as the symbol of God and has not permitted to climb the peak till now.


The route leads you through the eco-virgin trail from the starting point. The Australian Camp, Forest Camp, Low Camp and High Camp is the basic route. You will find the ultimate destination backed up by the logistics. The rocky trail, snowy peak in front and the open sky offer the impression of a different world in this remote countryside of the Mardi Himal region in Annapurna.


While descending from the Mardi Himal Trek, you can take a different route, splitting from the middle of the trail. But, it's up to you, which do you prefer according to your schedule.


Boating in PokharaDo not forget to enjoy boating in Begnas Lake


Best Seasons for the Mardi Himal Trek in Annapurna

There are mainly two best suitable seasons. March to May and September to December. The previous season includes quite rainy days too. October is the perfect time to get the outstanding views and for the excellent weather conditions.


Necessary Equipment for the Mardi Himal Trek?



Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).

Duffel or Rucksack bag  (you can borrow with us if required).


Down Jacket

Walking poles.

Water bottle with purification tablets.

Hand wash liquids.

Lip guard.

Sun block cream.

Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.


Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes


Cap and ears covering hat.

Head torch

Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional)




Hand gloves


Core Body



Light and weight thermal tops.

Light jacket.

Wind and rain jacket.

Shirts and warm shirts.

Lower Body & Legs

Long and short hiking pants.

Lightweight long underwear.

Rain and windproof trousers.




Thin and thick socks.

Trekking boots, light shoes and sandle.


Medicines and First Aid Kits


Headache and fever medicine.

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

Burnt cream.

Immodium or Peptobismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.

Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.


blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plastsband-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.




Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).

Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.

Pocket knife.


Favorite snack foods and energy bars




General Faqs of Mardi Himal Trek

What about  the sun protection?

Sun is very direct and more powerful in the high altitude due to the cold and hot mixture. This can burn your skin and harm your eyes. So, bring sun block cream for the skin and UV ray protection glasses. 


Should I take a guide compulsively? Can't I guide myself as a part of previous experience?

The trekking trail goes through the isolated region of the countryside. It can be the wilderness of forest and grasslands. Trekking with a guide is sharing their experience and you get the energy to trek confidently. If some emergency occurs, guide will assist you. To communicate with the local people and experience their life, you need a translator, and guide is needed in every moment. Trekking is always adventurous.


Do we need previous walking experience?

Previous trekking experiences are really helpful, especially to trek in the high/alpine altitude. But, it is not mandatory. Be sure that you can do it.


What is teahouse trekking?

Teahouse trekking is a lodge based trekking. It is the most common form of today's trekking that you stay in local lodges and eat there. 


Want to know more about the Mardi Himal Trek? Please, do not hesitate to contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays and get the excellent services in competitive price. We organize trekking, tours and adventure trips in Nepal. Are you a budget traveler? No worry. Just contact us and we offer you the best price.

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