Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is the ultimate hidden gem trail in Annapurna Region. It offers a moderate type of hike with astonishing views of surrounding peaks. It is one the best short treks in Nepal. While on the trail, trekkers will have the opportunity to experience several attractions such as Australian Camp, Pothana Village, Mardi Himal Base Camp, Siding Village, and Lwang. All these locations provide various opportunities for travelers to observe stunning mountain vistas including the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu ranges.
Starting in Pokhara, the Mardi Himal trek is the perfect hidden gem to explore when visiting the Annapurna region. It offers views of the majestic Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, and Manaslu ranges – as well as of Annamthongchu lake and beyond! Trekkers will make their way to Australian Camp (Nepali), Pothana (Tikling) near Siding Village and even Lwang. It’s the perfect intense adventure for those seeking an escape from their daily routines.


Arrive in Kathmandu.

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel. We will begin with a welcome drink, have a simple introduction and orientation about your tour program. We will have an evening welcome dinner with Nepali Cultural Dance. After the cultural program we will return to the hotel. Everyone will be assigned their room.

Overnight Stay at Hotel.


Kathmandu Sightseeing and flying to Pokhara.

Places to visit: Swayambhunath Stupa ,Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Swayambhunath. Situated about 3 km. from the center of the city of Kathmandu, Nepal, at its north-western limits, this Stupa or Chortens full name, Swayambhunath, means The Self-manifested Lord. Swayambhunath is on a steep hill above the valley of Kathmandu, and is believed to derive from a time when, tradition says, the whole area was under the waters of a vast lake in a territory that was once home to Nagas. Manjushree, a powerful Buddhist monk drained the lake water to create a settlement for people to live in the valley; the first hill appeared or came out after the draining of the water from the lake was the Swayambhunath. Meaning of Swayambhunath is SELF APPEARED.

Our next destination is the Pashupatinath Temple-one of the holiest Hindu Temples in entire South Asia. It is a famous and religious temple among the Hindus. Pashupatinath temple offers a great perspective on Hindus. It is in the north-east of Kathmandu.The temple is on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. It is a tributary of the sacred Ganges.This temple is on the right bank of the holy river Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the guardian spirit and the holiest among all Shiva shrines in Nepal. You may see cremation taking place in the area of the river bank. Admission to the temple is reserved for Hindus only, yet we can have a close up view of the temple from the other side of the river. The temple and the surroundings are vibrant because of rites and rituals performed by Hindu devotees. Ash of the dead will be offered into the river. We will also have the opportunity to watch the Hindu cremation services on the bank of the river. The area is regarded as one of the most important places of pilgrimages for the followers of Hinduism. Thousands of devotees from within and outside the country come to pay homage to Pashupatinath every day. And on special occasions like Ekadasi, Sankranti, Mahashivratri, Teej Akshaya, Rakshabandhan, Grahana (eclipse), Poornima (Full moon day) people congregate here in far greater numbers. Pashupatinath Temple is included in the list of world cultural heritage sites (UNESCO World Heritage Sites).

Our next destination is the Patan Durbar Square, situated in the heart of the city, is the main tourist attraction. Patan, justifiably called the Beautiful City, lies just south of Kathmandu and is the cradle of Newari arts and culture (the Newari are the traditional ethnic people of the Kathmandu Valley area). Jam-packed with gorgeous, intriguing temples, this ancient town was once one of the main kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley and its central square is exquisitely well preserved. One can rummage for treasures and souvenirs in the various shops around the square.

Today we will have lunch at the local restaurant in Patan. After lunch, drive to the airport and fly to Pokhara.


Pokhara Drive to kalimate (1970m/2 hours.) Trek to Forest Camp(2550m/3 hours Trek) .

We will take a private vehicle to Kalimati (2 hour drive) and then begin trekking with a steep climb through the jungle , passing local villages until we reach Forest camp , our lunch stop at Kalimati . If the weather is clear, we can see rivers, beautiful landscapes and Mountain views . On the way you will see traditional Nepali houses and surrounding farmland.

Overnight stay at Tea House.

Include: Lunch, Dinner & Accommodation


Forest Camp trek to lowcamp To Badal Dada(3000m/ 5 hours Treks).

We will take a steep uphill climb for most of the day through thick jungle with beautiful views of the Annapurna. We may be lucky to catch glimpses of some of the abundant wildlife; leopards, deer, monkeys and many species of birds all live in this dense jungle. We reached the low camp in the afternoon and set up a lodge for the night.

Overnight stay at Tea House.

Include: Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner & Accommodation


Badal Dada trek to high camp (3500m/4 hours) To lower View point.

Today is a hike to high camp trek to Viewpoint to trek down to high camp ( 4500m 5 hour trek)

Overnight stay at Tea House.

Include: Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner & Accommodation


High Camp to Siding Village drive to Pokhara. ( 4 hours trek/ 2 hours drive)

A steep descent to low camp following the same trail we went up. We then leave the trail and trek into the forest, heading to the Mardi Khola River. We descend further to Siding and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight Pokhara hotel


Guided tour of Pokhara Valley and flew back to kathmandu.

Places to visit: Early morning drive to Sarangkot for Sunrise Barahi Temple. After breakfast we will have a guided tour of the Museum, the fall, Gupteshwor Cave and World Peace Stupa.

Today,early in the morning, we will drive to Sarangkot, one of the popular destinations in Nepal to view the sunrise and sunset over the snow capped mountains, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machapuchhre.

After the morning spectacle in Sarangkot, we return back to our hotel in Pokhara for breakfast. After breakfast, we set out to explore more sights of Pokhara valley.

The places to visit are as follows: Museums: We will explore two different museums. These Museums are dedicated to the mountains, its people, environment and to mountaineer. The International Mountain Museum in Pokhara was built under the aegis of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), with the support of various international and national groups, individuals and organizations.

The museum was formally inaugurated in May 2002 by famous Everest summiteers – Ms. Junko Tabei from Japan and Appa Sherpa from Nepal. Built on 12.6 acres of land, with a display area of more than 4200 sq.mt, the International Mountain Museum was opened for public viewing on 5 th February, 2004. World Peace Stupa: The World Peace Pagoda is a popular destination southwest of Pokhara, situated at an altitude of almost 1000 meters.

Visitors can enjoy views of the Himalayan peaks, Phewa Lake and Sarangkot Mountain. To reach the World Peace Pagoda, either you can hike from the Phewa Lake. Also, we can drive all the way to stupa. The forest, and go down to Phewa Lake along the Stupa Walkway.

Davi’s fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from the Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike. Gupteshwor Cave:The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 km from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered. Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple: Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara.Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machapuchhre and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake. Spending a good amount of time in Temples, Caves, Lakes and Museums we will return to the Airport and fly back to Kathmandu.

Overnight Hotel.


Final Departure

Your trip comes to an end today! There is not much to do today. We can trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If there is more time left then you can do some last minute shopping. Representative from our office will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • Accomodation of standard hotel at kathmandu and pokhara. Lodges/ tea house during trek
  • Private vehicle for transfer Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
  • International Air fares
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
  • Tips for guide and potter