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Mardi Himal 15 Days

Trip Facts:

Duration: 15 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 6,441 m

Grade: Strenuous, PD

Trekking Type: Teahouse/Camping

Best Season: March to May; September to November

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Hotel, Camping

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

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Rising above the Annapurna Sanctuary and less than 20kms from Pokhara, Mardi Himal is the most southerly mountain of the Annapurna range and the lowest and perhaps least-climbed or visited of all trekking peaks in Nepal.

The mountain is a continuation of the south-west ridge of Machhapuchhare, from which it is separated by a col. The first ascent was made in 1961 by Colonel Jimmy Roberts who, together with two Sherpas, reached the summit via the eastern flank. This line of ascent remains the only recorded route to date.

Mardi Himal is best seen from the south. The southwest face of the mountain has three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. Its east face is separated from the Machhapuchhare ridge by a col at 5,200m. The normal climbing route to the summit of Mardi Himal passes through this col from a glaciated amphitheatre that rises above a hidden plateau. The summit offers spectacular views of the Annapurna Range and sacred Machhapuchhare, commonly known as ‘Fishtail’.

Although lower than other trekking peaks, Mardi Himal does require a reasonable standard of climbing ability and would appeal to those interested in small-scale exploratory mountaineering expeditions.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara(Overnight)

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and then start trek to Pothana

Day 05: Pathana -trek to Jungle camp

Day 06: Forest camp - trek Bhaisi Kharka 

Day 07: Bhaisi Kharka - Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp

Day 08: Base camp - Climb to high camp

Day 09: Summit Mardi Himal & back to base camp

Day 10: Base camp - trek back to Jungle camp

Day 11: Jungle camp - trek to Siding village

Day 12: Siding village - trek to Mardi Khola Bridge 

Day 13: Mardi Khola Bridge - trek to Hyanja & drive to Pokhara

Day 14:Fly to kathmandu and transfer to hotel 

Day 15: International Departure

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  • Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Surface transportation
  • Fully organized camping
  • Tea House/tented accommodation during climb with meals (breakfast. Lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Necessary trekking and climbing gears
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 2 climbing members
  • A dedicated Sherpa for each climber can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Gamow Bag
  • Medical oxygen/Medical kit for staffs
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees
  • All type of insurance for clients (climbing members)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’.


  • Plastic mountaineering boots (B2 boots)
  • Water repellent boots with ankle support for walking
  • A pair of Gaiters.
  • Socks
  • Trainers which can be used in teahouses & camps


  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably non cotton)
  • Micro, Mid to heavyweight fleece & Fleece pants
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermals (top & bottom)
  • Down jacket

Climbing Equipment

  • Harness with 1m sling,
  • Screw gate carabiners
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear

  • Hat (Woolen or fleece)
  • Sun hat
  • Bandana
  • Head-torch with extra btteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Woolen gloves

Personal Equipment

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by porter)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat. We also provide everyone mats. Your extra mat will be helpful at the Base Camp
  • Backpack to carry water bottles, camera, lunch packs and personal clothing
  • Pee bottle
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks, books, MP3 players, cards etc
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes
  • Toiletries

Personal first aid kit

  • Any personal medications.
  • Electrolytes
  • Analgesics & throat lozenges
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization)

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)


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