Mardi Himal - A hidden gem of the Annapurna Himalayan Range

Mardi Himal – A Hidden Gem of the Annapurna Himalayan Range

Posted On:Sunday, July 25, 2021
Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal is one of the trekking peaks in the Annapurna Himalaya range. It lies in the Kaski district at 5587 m above sea level. This is one of the easiest mountain peaks to climb in Nepal. Just below Mount Machhapuchhre – the most attractive mountain peaks in Nepal. “Mardi Himal was first ascended by Basil Goodfellow in 1961 AD” information from Wikipedia.


To reach Mardi Himal, need to follow the route of the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. Which can start from Phedi or Kande. Then follow the Australian Camp, Dhampus, Forest Camp, Low Camp, High Camp, and Mardi Himal Base Camp. To be in this beautiful mountain peak there is no need to have mountaineering skills but needs healthy health, and previous experience of hiking is helpful. 


Along the way need to walk through the dense forest, naked land, tiny trail on the rid of the hill, and stone trekking trail. Dramatic landscapes and the typical villages also need to cross to put the footprint in the Mardi Himal. The magnificent view of snow-capped mountain peaks, villages, and landscapes from different sides of the walking trail is just amazing.


Many trekking and expedition companies offer trekking to the base camp and expedition to this beautiful trekking peak. Although this trekking trail was recently opened in 2012 for the trekkers and mountaineers. That is why this is a newly opened and less trekkers trekking trail in Nepal. Also, this area is known as the holy mountain region in the Annapurna Conservation area. 



Nepal has all four seasons. But the best time to be in the Mardi Himal is Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (October, November, and December). Because In these months the weather conditions of this area are perfect for trekking, hiking, and climbing this trekking peak.

However, in summer and wintertime also people travel to this land. Unfortunately, during this time the mountain view will not be that good and very cold to be in there. That is why I suggest to everyone to travel there during the autumn and spring seasons.



Trekking to Mardi Himal can be done from different starting and ending points. Among them here is the most common and popular trekking route to go Mardi Himal. Total days will be four nights and five days.

First Day; Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. And then drive from Pokhara to Kande. After Kande hike to the Australian camp.

Second Day; Trek to Forest Camp via Pritam Deurali.

Third-Day; Trek to High Camp via Low camp and Badal Danda.

The fourth Day; Hike up to Mardi Himal Base Camp via Upper viewpoint and Back to Badal Danda.

Fifth Day; Trek to Sidhing and drive to Pokhara

To climb this beautiful peak you need to add 2 or 3 days more to this trekking itinerary.



Good hiking boots

Backpack 40 to 50 liters

Quick dryer T-Shirts

Hiking pants

Water Bottle



Warm jacket


Warm trouser



Water purifying tablets

First aid kit

Power Bank to emergency charging

Nepal telecom SIM card because Ncell doesn’t work in all the areas.


Books if you love to read.

Toilet papers and whips



TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System Card) Can issue in the office Nepal tourism board in Kathmandu, the ACAP office in Pokhara, and the Trekking agencies in Kathmandu.

ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit) Can issue from the office of Nepal Tourism Board Kathmandu and the ACAP office in Pokhara.