The Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek is a relatively new and less explored trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

It's a wonderful trekking adventure that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and off-the-beaten-path experience.

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Group Size

2-16 pax

Trip Duration

15 days

Max. Altitude

4,500 m



Best Season

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov


Private Transfer


BB in Kathmandu & Pokhara | All meals on the trek


4* Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara | Local Lodge on the Trek

Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

  • Stunning Mountain Views: The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal peaks. The trek also takes you to Poon Hill, which is a popular viewpoint that offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • Local Culture: The trek takes you through several traditional Gurung and Magar villages where you can experience the unique culture and traditions of the locals. You will have the opportunity to visit ancient monasteries, interact with locals, and learn about their way of life.
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp: The trek takes you to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which offers stunning views of the Mardi Himal and Annapurna ranges. The base camp is a relatively untouched and secluded location that offers a unique trekking experience.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path: The trek is less crowded than the popular Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and offers a more peaceful and secluded experience. You will have the opportunity to explore remote villages and off-the-beaten-path trails.
  • Rhododendron Forests: The trek takes you through the beautiful rhododendron forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area, which bloom in various colors during the spring season.
  • Teahouse Trekking: The trek offers the opportunity to stay in teahouses along the way, which are basic lodges that offer meals and accommodation. This allows you to experience the local hospitality and way of life up close while supporting the local community.
The Ghorepani Mardi Himal is a great alternative to the popular Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek for anyone seeking a unique and peaceful trekking experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up at the airport and drive to the assigned hotel where you will meet the rest of the group. The hotel is located in a quiet quaint neighborhood, where you can enjoy shopping, restaurants, and cafes.

    You will be at an altitude of 1,400 meters (4,593 feet), where you can rest and acclimatize to the altitude.

    Please look for the I.A.M TREKKING board at the opposite railing of the terminal.

    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 02

    Drive/flight to Pokhara

    On the second day, you will embark on a drive or a short 30-minute flight to Pokhara, located at an altitude of 820 meters (2,690 feet). The journey takes approximately 6-7 hours by road or a quick flight.
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: B
  • Day 03

    Drive to Tikhedhunga - Trek to Banthanti

    From Pokhara, you will drive to Tikhedhunga and begin your trek to Banthanti. Tikhedhunga sits at an altitude of 1,540 meters (5,052 feet), while Banthanti is at 2,210 meters (7,251 feet) above sea level. The drive to Tikhedhunga takes about 3 hours, followed by a 3-hour trek to Banthanti.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 04

    Trek to Ghorepani

    Continuing your trek, you will make your way to Ghorepani, situated at an altitude of 2,860 meters (9,383 feet). The trek will take approximately 5 hours as you immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of the region.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 05

    Trek to Poonhill view - Back to Tadapani

    Today's journey involves a trek to Poonhill view, located at an altitude of 3,193 meters (10,476 feet). After enjoying the panoramic views from Poonhill, you will return to Tadapani. The total walking time for the day is about 45 minutes to Poonhill view and an additional 6 hours to reach Tadapani.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 06

    Trek to Ghandruk

    Your trek continues as you make your way to Ghandruk (2000m). The trek will take approximately 3 hours, allowing you to explore the traditional Gurung village and experience the local culture.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 07

    Trek to Resi camp

    On this day, you will trek to Resi camp, with the altitude not mentioned. The trek is estimated to take around 6 hours, immersing you in the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 08

    Trek to High camp

    Continuing your trek, you will make your way to High camp (4500m) the trek is expected to take around 5-6 hours. This day's journey will bring you closer to the stunning mountain vistas of the region.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 09

    Trek to Mardi Base Camp West - Back to Badal Dada

    Today's trek involves reaching Mardi Base Camp West, situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters (14,764 feet). After spending some time at the base camp, you will return to Badal Dada, with a trekking duration of approximately 4-5 hours. This day will offer breathtaking views of the Mardi Himal range.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 10

    Trek to Kalimati

    Your trek continues as you make your way to Kalimati. The specific altitude is not mentioned, but you can expect a trekking time of around 6 hours. This leg of the journey will allow you to explore more of the beautiful landscapes and diverse flora of the region.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 11

    Trek to Lwang

    Today, you will trek to Lwang, with the altitude not specified. The trek is estimated to take around 5 hours, providing you with the opportunity to experience the local culture and hospitality of the communities along the trail.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 12

    Drive to Pokhara

    After the trek, you will drive back to Pokhara where you will have a free day to explore its attractions. You can enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake, visit the famous World Peace Pagoda, hike to the Shiva Statue viewpoint, or simply relax by the lakeside and soak in the beauty of Pokhara.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: B
  • Day 13

    Drive/flight to Kathmandu

    From Pokhara, you will either drive or take a flight back to Kathmandu where you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. We recommend you dine at one of the many authentic Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu. 


    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: B
    Time: 6-7 hours by road or 30 minutes by flight
  • Day 14

    Free day and Farewell dinner in the evening

    On this day, you have a free day in Kathmandu. You can take this opportunity to explore the vibrant city, visit cultural sites such as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, or Boudhanath Stupa. You can also indulge in some last-minute souvenir shopping or simply relax and soak in the unique atmosphere of the city. In the evening, a farewell dinner will be organized for you to celebrate the completion of your program and bid farewell to your fellow trekkers and guides.
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: B,D
  • Day 15

    End of program

    This marks the end of your program. Depending on your departure time, you may have some free time in the morning to do any last-minute activities or preparations. Our team will assist you with your departure, providing transportation to the airport or other onward destinations as per your itinerary.
    Meals: B

Trek Services

Includes & Excludes

    Package Includes

    • Airport pick-up and drop
    • 3-night hotel (BB) in Kathmandu
    • 2-night hotel (BB) in Pokhara
    • Lodges during the trek on Full board
    • Transportation: 2- cars, 4- jeeps, more than 4 - Hiace with seat belts, airbag, AC with an experienced driver
    • Trek guide, up to 4 packs one assistant guide, up to 10 then 2 assistant guide

    Package Excludes

    • International air ticket
    • High-risk Medical Insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner during Kathmandu stay
    • Alcoholic beverages and telephone calls
    • Tips for the trek guide, porter, and staff
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
    • Nepal visa fee
Equipment List for Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek

    Clothing List

    • Hiking shorts
    • Hiking trousers
    • Fleece Windstopper jacket
    • Light thermal tops
    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • Down vest
    • Waterproof, breathable fabric shell jacket
    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and two long sleeves)
    • Waterproof shell pants with breathable fabric
    • Waterproof Gore-Tex jacket
    • Lightweight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece or wool trousers

    Footwear List

    • Lightweight inner socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Heavy poly or wool socks
    • Cotton socks Gaiters
    • Trainers or running shoes

    Headwear List

    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • A warm hat (wool or synthetic)
    • Prescription sunglasses
    • Bandana or headscarf
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs

    Personal Medical Kits

    • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • One skin-blister repair kit
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • A cough or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
    • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant
    • Water purification tablets
    • 1 set of earplugs


    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Toilet paper
    • Medium-sized towel
    • Anti-bacterial handwash
    • Multi-purpose soap
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Wet wipes

    Miscellaneous (if required)

    • Camera with extra Batteries
    • Headphone
    • Power Banks
    • Oximeters
    • Chargers
    • Maps
    • Adapter Plugs
    • Journal for Writing
    • Travel knife
    • Book / Kindle for reading
    • Smartphone
    • Snacks
    • Protein bars, Snickers, granola bars, dark chocolates
    • Lightweight pillowcase

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