Mardi Himal Peak Climbing - 16 Days

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US$ 1,499 P/P

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Trip Info

  • Duration

    16 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Mardi Himal Summit 5,587 m

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  • Transport

    Drive/Flight Included

  • Region/Type

    Annapurna Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing Overview

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing in Nepal can be a great experience for first-time trekkers and moderately skilled adventurers. Mardi Himal is one of the lesser-known peak but an increasingly popular destination of the Annapurna region. 

Across the Himchul valley and with Modi Khola towards its west, sits the Mardi Himal Peak in Gandaki zone near the city of Lakes - Pokhara.

On your way towards the mountain, you would come across a col which separates Mardi Himal and Mount Fishtail. The Mardi Himal base camp is set up at 4,100 m and once you pass the col and ascend a bit more you would get to see the high camp.

The rest of the journey to the summit is a great one along with a 45-degree inclination. People usually couple this climb with other Annapurna trekking packages to enjoy more - i.e diverse landscape, meet vibrant people, explore various villages, enjoy local foods.

Mardi Himal Peak Climb will present you with a heavenly experience. The trail that passes through the forest and then climbs up the elegant mountains will leave you with the most beautiful memory which you will cherish forever.

The best season for attempt climbing on Mardi Peak is Spring (Mar, Apr) and Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November). 

Why Mardi Himal Peak Climb?

  • Witness UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu
  • Explore Pokhara Lakeside and Boating in Fewa Lake
  • Acclimatization Day and to and fro from the Mardi Himal Summit in 16 days
  • Closer view of enthralling Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal
  • Hospitality of locals
  • Pass on through the beautiful landscape and the forest of Rhododendron
  • Impressive views of Himchuli, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, etc.

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Our representative from Himalayan Trekkers will be waiting for you at the airport with your name card. Welcome, Greet, and Escort towards your respective hotel.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 1350 M

You will be this day exploring some of the World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and later for the trek in the afternoon. We will visit the Pashupatinath temple, the Boudhanath Stupa, and the monkey temple - Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu.

You can also purchase goods and stroll around Thamel and have fun in the evening. We will also schedule a meet-up with our climbing guide and have further discussion about you trek.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

🕑 7 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 830 M

After breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara along the Prithivi highway. Upon reaching Pokhara we will enjoy boating at Phewa Lake and roam around the lakeside in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Day 4: Trek to Gyachok

🕑 30 Min Drive & 4/5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1120 M

After a warm breakfast, we will drive towards Hyangja. We start our trek today following the Seti Khola and Mardi Khola, where one can view the beautiful Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 5: Trek to Sano Khoban

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1600 M

We will walk through the riverside bank following the village with the beautiful locals residing there. You will amass the beautiful landscapes as well as the mesmerizing views. After some steep climb, we then reach Sano Khoban.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 6: Trek to Pipa

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3150 M

We today, pass on through the serrated forest. After the long and tedious walk, we then reach a small lake called Pipa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 7: Trek to Thulo Kharka

🕑 7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4120 M

After breakfast, we continue our trek following the views of Manslu ridges and Annapurna to Dhaulagiri in the west. After some gradual walk, we then reach towards the grazing Greenland, Thulo Kharka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 8: Trek to Base Camp

🕑 3 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4100 M

After some walk (2-3 hrs) we reach towards base camp. An amalgam view of Mardi Himal as well Machhapuchhre, etc. can be seen through Base Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 9: Acclimatization day

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 4100 M

Before climbing at a high altitude you should get prepared and rest so that to walk along the next day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 10: Trek to High Camp

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4650 M

Through the climb with the beautiful views as well as the rocky path, it leads us to High Camp. The views of the Snowcapped Mountains will definitely blow your mind.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 11: Climb Mardi Himal & Back to Base Camp

🕑 7/8 Hours Climb

Max Altitude: 5587 M

Today, we will move on further early so that we reach towards Mardi Himal on time without any disturbance. We move gradually so that to avoid altitude sickness. As soon as reaching towards the Summit you will forget all the pain and tiresome walk that came along the way and enjoy the surroundings there. We will take some snaps and rest for a while. After the victory celebration, we then descend down to High Camp and then towards Base Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 12: Trek to Korchon

🕑 5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3680 M

We then descend downwards with the amalgam view around our backdrops. After following the col we then reach towards Korchon, where one can have a striking view.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 13: Trek to Riban

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1780 M

After breakfast, we follow the forest trail to Odane Hill. Reaching towards Odane Hill we can see the beautiful views and landscapes respectively. We indulge with the locals and enjoy the night at Riban.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 14: Trek to Hyangja & Drive to Pokhara

🕑 3 Hours Walk and Drive

Max Altitude: 850 M

Today, we will cross the Mardi Khola insight of the beautiful views of Machhapuchare and Mardi Himal to reach Hyenja. We then drive back to Pokhara. Evening time strolling around Pokhara and relax. Overnight at Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Day 15: Drive Back to Kathmandu

🕑 7 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 1350 M

From Pokhara, you can either fly/drive to Kathmandu. Evening time free. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, Himalayan Trekkers will host you a welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 16: Fina Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Airport

You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip within or outside Nepal. Airport Drop Off in a Private Car.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • All Arrival/Departure transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All Guesthouse, Lodge/tented Accommodation during the Trek and Climb
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner with Tea/Coffee) During the Trek & Climbing
  • Guided Sightseeing with all applicable entrance fees as per itinerary in Kathmandu
  • All Private transfer to /from Pokhara & to/from trek starting point as per itinerary
  • An Experienced Government licensed Trekking/Climbing Guide & required No. of Sherpa Porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fees
  • TIMS fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees
  • Peak Climbing fees (Royalty)
  • Climbing & Camping Equipment as per itinerary/necessary
  • Garbage fees / a comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Government local taxes


  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees ( USD 25/40/100 – 15/30/100 Days Cash On arrival)
  • International Airfare to/from Kathmandu & Departure Taxes
  • Excess baggage (cargo) charges
  • Any charges incurred due to the changing itinerary (Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle etc)
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinner) in the city
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for your safety measures
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tipping/ gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay etc)
  • Rescue and evacuations
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Equipment
  • Your Travel Insurance


Q. 1. Where is Mardi Himal located?

Mardi Himal is located on the northwest side of Kathmandu and lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is situated alongside Mt. Fishtail. 

Q. 2. What is the height of the Mardi Himal?

Mardi Himal is located at an altitude of 5,587 meters above sea level. 

Q. 3. What can we see from the Mardi Himal Summit?

Mardi Himal summit offers a mesmerizing vista of the several snowy splendors of the Annapurna range including Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Mt. Hiunchuli, and others.  

Q. 4. Is it difficult to climb Mardi Himal?

Mardi Himal is one of the short and easier climbing peaks of the Himalayas in comparison to other peaks. Previous climbing experience is not required for climbing this peak but one must be physically and mentally healthy and we highly suggest you engage in outdoor activities like hiking, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc. before the trek. 

Q. 5. When is the best time to climb Mardi Himal?

The best time for Mardi Himal climbing is from Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). The weather is the clearest during these times of the year offering a majestic view of the peaks. Similarly, since Spring is pre-monsoon and Autumn is post-monsoon, there are the lowest chances of rainfall/snowfall which reduces any unforeseen contingencies. 

Q. 6. How long does it take to climb Mardi Himal?

Mardi Himal climb is a one-day summit that can be done in 7-8 hours both ways depending on the travelers. However, the overall trip consists of 16 days.

Q. 7. Can I do solo Mardi Himal climbing? Do I need a guide for Mardi Himal climbing?

Solo climbing to Mardi Himal is not possible. And it is mandatory to have an authorized climbing guide in order to ensure the traveler's safety. Our guides are authorized professional climbing guides who are skilled and have a lot of knowledge and experience in this field. 

Q. 8. Do I need travel insurance for Mardi Himal climbing?

It is mandatory to have travel insurance for Mardi Himal climbing. You could purchase insurance from a reliable insurance agency from your location/home country. While purchasing travel insurance one must choose the insurance that covers emergency and medical evacuation, trip cancellation/delay, medicinal treatment, injury, loss of baggage, liabilities, etc.  

Q. 9. Is a climbing permit required for Mardi Himal Climbing? Is the permit included in the package?

A climbing permit is not required for the Mardi Himal climb however, TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area permits are required. Similarly, all the permits and entrance fees are included in all the packages offered by Himalayan Trekkers including the Mardi Himal Climb.  


Himalayan Trekkers promise to manage the best, most comfortable, and preferred accommodation.

In general, we arrange a 3* Standard Category Accommodations with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges/homestays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.


Breakfast is usually included with your accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organize Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

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