Royal Himalayan Holidays

Mardi Himal Trek

14 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2
All ground transportation and domestic flights as per itinerary
Best Season
Mar-May and Sep-Dec
5/4-star Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara + standard tea house/lodge during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara + All meals during the trek
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Pothana-Forest Camp-Badal Danda-High Camp-Mardi Himal-Kalimati-Lwang-Pokhara-Kathmandu


    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and boating in Pokhara
    • 2-way flight to and from Pokhara
    • Amazing light trek south-east of the Annapurna mountains
    • Incredible views of the Fishtail Mountain
    • Stay at traditional tea houses during the trek


Known as one of the most scenic short treks in Nepal, the Mardi Himal trek takes you to the foot of the Mardi Himal Peak (5,587m/18,330ft) and Mt Machhapuchhare (6,993m/22,943ft). Trek above the clouds with Royal Himalayan Holidays on this 14-day trekking package in Nepal. The Mardi Himal trek reaches a maximum elevation of 4,500m (14,764ft) at Mardi Himal Base Camp. Allowing you to see some of the best views of the southeast Annapurna Himalayas. 

This short trek with Royal Himalayan Holidays starts from Kathmandu. After spending a day enjoying the cultural sights we depart by airplane to Pokhara city. The flight takes about 35min in comparison to a 6-hour drive. Pokhara is just amazing! The city stretches along the banks of Phewa Lake and extends deeper into the valley. Since we are flying to Pokhara you’ll be able to enjoy some sightseeing, and boating on Phewa Lake as well. The next day we depart for the Mardi Himal trek. A short drive from Pokhara takes us to Kande. From here we’ll start the trek. Our first destination is Pothana at 1,890m (6,201ft). Our first day of trekking is quite easy-going and short. A great way to get used to the environment and the trekking trail. We’ll spend the next 3 days trekking to High Camp (3,900m/12,795ft), overnighting at Forest Camp and Badal Danda. The tea houses on the Mardi Himal trekking trail are all modernized and provide comfort. Hot water and WIFI are available and rooms are fitted with two or three single beds. High Camp provides some of the best views, and its viewpoint is the best place. So after lunch, we’ll make a short hike up there to admire those Himalayan sights! The next day we leave High Camp and head up for Mardi Himal Base Camp. You are almost at the foot of Mt Machhapuchhare now and you can only begin to imagine the views! It’s just breathtaking. Mt Annapurna South (7,219m/23,684ft), Mt Hiunchuli (6,441m/21,132ft), Mardi Himal Peak (5,587m/18,330ft), and Mt Machhapuchhare (6,993m/22,943ft) are the main highlights. Having enjoyed the sights, we make our way back down the same trail but this time we stay at Low Camp at 3,050m (10,007ft). From here we trek further down to Kalimati and ultimately Lwang. The next day we drive back to Pokhara. It’s your last day in Pokhara so we do recommend enjoying some activities, such as paragliding or sightseeing. A flight back to Kathmandu saves you some important travel time, and we hold an extra leisure day before concluding this amazing Mardi Himal trek with Royal Himalayan Holidays.

Book today one of the best short treks in Nepal, and prepare for the Mardi Himal trek. Perfect for any age group, couples, families, and big groups, the Mardi Himal trek is just waiting for you! Royal Himalayan Holidays does recommend booking this trek either in the spring or fall/autumn season. As the views during the Mardi Himal trek will be at their best!

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Hotel transfer by private vehicle and check-in
  • Welcome drinks 
  • Welcome dinner
  • Overnight at your hotel

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Trek briefing at the hotel
  • Pick-up by your tour guide
  • Arrival at Bishal Bazaar and start walking tour
  • Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Continue walking tour to Thamel via Asan local bazaar
  • Pick up from Thamel and drive to your hotel (in case the hotel is out of Thamel)
  • Overnight at your hotel

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Pick up and transfer to the airport
  • Fly to Pokhara
  • Arrival Pokhara + transfer to your hotel and check-in
  • Lakeside walk
  • Boating on Phewa Lake
  • Pick up and drive to the hotel 
  • Overnight at the hotel

  • Wake up call
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Pick up to drive to Kande
  • Arrival at Kande
  • Trek to the Australian Camp for lunch
  • Follow the trail north to Pothana
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house

  • Morning wake up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Continue gradually up toward Pitam Deurali
  • Enjoy packed lunch on the way
  • Follow the trail onwards to Forest camp
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Ascend northeast towards Low camp
  • Enjoy lunch at Low camp
  • Continue on to Badal Danda
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Follow the trail onwards to High camp
  • Enjoy lunch at High camp
  • Hike to View Point and head to High camp
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Ascend up to Mardi Himal Base camp
  • Enjoy the views from Mardi Himal Base camp and head back to High camp
  • Descend back down to Badal Danda for lunch
  • Follow the same trail in reverse back to Low camp
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Descend down to Bhimjung for lunch
  • Continue further down to Kalimati
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Descend a bit steeply down to Ghalel for lunch
  • Follow the trail gradually up to Lwang
  • Meet & greet with your homestay family
  • Dinner and homestay overnight

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Excursion through Lwang Village
  • Pick up by private vehicle + drive back to Pokhara
  • Arrive back in Pokhara + hotel check-in 
  • Rest of the day at leisure
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Pick up and transfer to the airport
  • Fly to Kathmandu
  • Arrival in Kathmandu + transfer to your hotel
  • Hotel check-in
  • Overnight at your hotel

  • Trip review & feedback
  • Overnight at the hotel

  • Check-out
  • Our team will transfer you to the airport approx. 3hrs before departure

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    • All ground transportation as per itinerary
    • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu flight
    • 5-star Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Tea house/lodge during the trek
    • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • All meals during the trek
    • Welcome dinner
    • Licensed English-speaking trek guide/leader
    • Guide and porter service during the trek
    • All government and local taxes as per the itinerary
    • All permits as per the itinerary
    • All entry fees as per the itinerary
    • All official expenses as per the itinerary
    • Successful trek certificate
    • 1 basic medical kit per group


    • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Tips for guide

Frequently Asked Questions

With the thousands of travel and trekking agents to choose from in Nepal, why book a holiday with Royal Himalayan Holidays? Well first off, at RHH we take care in organizing any type of tour, trek, or adventure activity in Nepal. Furthermore, we provide a unique service by hiring only local and licensed guides. But the real reason you should book with RHH is, because of that touch of luxury that we provide in Nepal. All of our packages come with an All-Inclusive package, giving you more time to just enjoy your holiday. We provide luxury holidays in the Himalayas!

Booking with RHH has never been easier! Just use our easy-to-use website, select your package for Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibet and click Book Now to fill up your booking form. After receiving your booking form by auto email, our team will contact you back via email, to finalize your booking. It’s that easy!

Yes, all of our packages are based on luxury trips and can get pricy for the average budget trekker. We do however can change this during your booking should you wish. By lowering the accommodation type and switching to the public instead of private transport you can enjoy trips or treks with RHH without the luxury element. But then again would you sacrifice comfort for the price during a holiday? Enjoy the best of the Himalayas with our luxury packages. 

If you wish to book a budget trip with Royal Himalayan Holidays, you can just make any booking, but a request for a budget trip. Then after receiving your request our team can send you a budget itinerary for that package with a new and lower calculated rate per person. 

Almost all of our trips are family and child friendly. Of course, you’ll need to see a bit yourself, we think it’s logical that you can’t book a hard and strenuous trek while bringing children with you. For family and child-friendly trips or treks, we do recommend any of our tour packages or one of our short treks in Nepal that don’t reach too such high altitudes. 

No, Royal Himalayan Holidays do not have any hidden or additional fees after booking a trip. With us, full transparency is an important part of our customer relations! Hence, all rates are included within your package, of course, these do not include your personal expenses, such as drinks, souvenirs, tips, etc. 

Yes with RHH you have the option to book a non-English guide for your trip. If you would like to have a different language guide during your holiday we do insist on mentioning this during your booking so we have the time to organize, find, check and hire said guide for your trip. There are French, German, Dutch, and Spanish-speaking guides available.

Royal Himalayan Holidays does take great care of booking your accommodation during your holiday in Nepal. We book only the best available 4 to 5-star category hotel. These hotels are based on All-Inclusive plans and have luxury rooms as well as other facilities available for you to enjoy during your holiday. During treks, accommodation is limited to standard guest or tea houses, but at some overnight locations where there is luxury accommodation available, we plan to stay at those.  

Well, since ATMs don’t exist up high in the mountains we do recommend bringing some additional cash with you, preferably Nepalese Rupees or US Dollars. Calculate a 15 to 25 USD per day in the Himalayas. This way you can use extra facilities in the guesthouses such as WIFI usage.

Yes, with RHH you have the option to tailor-make or customize an itinerary before booking a holiday. If you want to change a part of your itinerary during your holiday then RHH can organize for you, but at additional cost depending on the changes that have to be made. 

No, international flights are not included in the package rate. With so many flight options nowadays we give you the freedom of choosing the best available flights from and to Nepal yourself. If you do require international flight tickets we can arrange this, but by experience, we found that our customers can get better international flight rates by themselves from their own respective countries. 

So Nepal has 4 seasons. Starting with spring, followed by the monsoon or rainy season going into fall/autumn and ultimately winter. The best times to book a trip or trek in Nepal will either be during spring or fall/autumn. Spring starts in March and ends at the end of May. During this season the winter cold is gone and the skies are clear blue with a few clouds here and there. Perfect for seeing those incredible mountain and valley views! Fall or autumn starts in September and runs until the end of November. This season is extra special in Nepal, not because of the clear skies and comfortable weather, but due to being the festival season. In October the biggest festival takes place in Nepal, namely Dashain and Tihar. To get the best experience in Nepal we do recommend booking either for the spring or fall/autumn seasons.

Almost all guesthouses have WIFI available and phone reception. Do note that this is not high-speed WIFI or perfect reception, you’re still in the remote Himalayas. During the trek, there will be areas with no reception or WIFI, meaning you’ll be completely cut out from the world and surrounded by nature! Exactly what a trek should be.

While tipping is not mandatory in Nepal, due to being a low-income country many of the workers do depend on it as a secondary income. Hence we do ask our travelers to give some gratuities at the end of your trip to your guide or driver. Common tips in Nepal for a service well performed are about 5 to 10USD a day. But once again it is not mandatory.

Yes with RHH you can extend or add extra days on your holiday to enjoy your trip further. We do also provide assistance in VISA extension should it be required as well as helping you choose new and different activities. You can even combine multiple tours or treks with each other, as well as doing additional activities such as hiking, or adventure packages such as rafting or paragliding. 

With Royal Himalayan Holidays you can even hold a special event such as a birthday celebration, company team building, anniversary celebration, marriage proposal and even hold a traditional Nepalese wedding. Do request us during your booking if you want us to organize such an event during your trip to Nepal. 

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