7 Days Mardi Himal Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1,600m), 30 minutes drive and 3 hrs walking.

Day 02: Trek from Dhampus to Forest Camp (2,480m), 6 hrs walking.

Day 03: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,150m), 5 hrs walking.

Day 04: Low Camp to High Camp 4,100m, 4 hrs walking.

Day 05: Rest day at high camp.

Day 06: High Camp to Siding Village 1,280m, 5 to 6 hrs walking.

Day 07: Trek from Siding Village to Pokhara, 3 hrs walking.

  • Day 01 Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1.600m), 30 minutes drive and 3 hrs walking:

    After breakfast at hotel, half an hour drive to Phedi via Tibetan camp and steep climb up to Dhampus village one of the big Gurung village Spectacular panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range.. Overnight at guest house with a full view of Annapurna Ranges.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Dhampus
    • Altitude: 1.600m
  • Day 02 Trek from Dhampus to Forest Camp (2,480m), 6 hrs walking:

    Our trek today enter an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnia, camping in a small clearing far from the beaten trail overnight at guest house.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Forest Camp
    • Altitude: 2,480m
  • Day 03 Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,150m), 5 hrs walking:

    As we climb, the flora has turned to classic 'cloud forest' with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. Now and then, there are windows in the woods that look out onto thrilling panorama – towards Himchuli, Annapurna South and we have spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer 'Fishtail'. Overnight at guest house.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Low Camp
    • Altitude: 3,150m
  • Day 04 Low Camp to High Camp 4,100m, 4 hrs walking:

    Morning breakfast at camp and we start trekking to reach our highest point of the trek, if conditions are favorable, up to 15,000 /16,000 ft. In the afternoon we return to our camp. If the weather is clear, the view we have today is marvelous. Overnight at guest house.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: High Camp
    • Altitude: 4,100m
  • Day 05 Rest day at high camp:

    We can make a day hiking over there having a good view. Overnight at a tea house, 4,100m.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: High Camp
    • Altitude: 4,100m
  • Day 06 High Camp to Siding Village 1,280m, 5 to 6 hrs walking:

    After breakfast, today's journey start an unhurried descent through the shade of the forest, and out onto terraced fields, down 1,600 m. This is a different route down –to the upper Mardi Khola. Here, as we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the 'interesting' bridges, there is no doubting this is indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside. Overnight at a tea house.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: tea house
    • Place: Siding Village
    • Altitude: 1,280m
  • Day 07 Trek from Siding Village to Pokhara, 3 hrs walking:

    After a short walk now the trail skirts an outcrop – there's the road, there's our transport, and soon we are back in Pokhara for our afternoon lunch. Overnight stay at hotel in pokhara on your own.