Hike the Lower Foothills | Mardi

A short trek in the Annapurna Region to have a close view of Mt. Machhapuchhere (Fishtail).

  • Courtesy - Jay San
  • Courtesy - Jay San
  • Courtesy - Jay San
  • Courtesy - Jay San

Starting off with few hours from Pokhara, you will be driving to Phedi and starting the trek the other day. The 7 days Mardi Himal Trek is a new off beat trek and best done in April and March. And later with couple rest days in Pokhara, you will drive back to Kathmandu and spend couple days in the capital before departure.


  • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.) during the trek.
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during trek.
  • Guide and Helpers (porters) assistance, according to the group size.
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, all transport for guide, and porters.
  • All land transportation (based upon itinerary).
  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit.
  • All government Taxes


  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other personal expenses

Followed by breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and will drive you to Phedi. From this point our trekking starts. The 1 -2 hours of waking trail before Australian camp is gradually ascend. Then with few hours of Nepali falt level of trail we will reach our designation - Pothana.

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  • lodge
  • land | trek

This day will totally be Jungle walk. Most of the section is ascend. With sound of birds and fresh air inside jungle you will have a wonderful campsite at Konar Forest Camp with beautiful of Ghandruk on the southern side.

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  • lodge
  • trek

Few hours of forest walk will lead us to the top of the hill where you will have amazing view of Annapurna Region with Mt. Machhapuchhere (fishtail). If lucky with weather we will able to see all the way to Manaslu. Total hours of trek is about 4 -5 depending upon the pace of the group.

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  • lodge
  • trek

Today is the day where we will be ascend more than 4000 meters. The distance will be shorter but time frame will be quite similar to other days. With slow pace we will try to make our campsite during the afternoon.

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  • lodge
  • trek

Today we will hike Mardi Base Camp which is situated at 4300m. On our way we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We will be ascend about 3 -4 hours, in which we will try to reach Mardi Base Camp 4300m. Rest of the day will be enjoying environment.

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  • lodge
  • hike | explore

Followed by breakfast next to Mt. Machhapuchhere and Annapurna South and HImchuli, we will descend down to Sidding. Most of the trail down to Sidding is walking through forest area.

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  • lodge
  • trek

Today is the last day of our trek. We will trek down the valley for 2 - 4 hours until we reach a place called Lumre, where our car will be ready to drop us to Pokhara. You will be escort to your hotel. You can enjoy your time in Pokhara rest of you day.

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  • Self
  • car | trek
Day Location Activity Transport Hotel Meals
1 Pothana Trekking | Dhampus land | trek lodge L | D
2 Forest Camp - Kokar Trekking | Forest Camp trek lodge B | L | D
3 Low Camp Trekking | Low Camp trek lodge B | L | D
4 High Camp Trekking| High Camp trek lodge B | L | D
5 High Camp Mardi Base Camp | High Camp hike | explore lodge B | L | D
6 Sidhing Trekking | Sidhing trek lodge B | L | D
7 Pokhara Trekking | Drive | Pokhara car | trek Self B
Brief Itinerary Detailed Itinerary
  • "trekker enjoying the moment with the view of pokhara, on the trail to pothama from phedi."

  • "Sunrise view at Annapurna South with the view of Himchuli from your Bedroom"

  • "Children playing climbing over the fallen tree, which you might encounter with a lot on a trail to Sidhing."

  • Annapurna South and Humchuli seen at the background from Low Camp.


GEAR LIST | What to bring on this Trek?

Think only safety. Safety from the rain, the cold, the heat and the altitude. So simply put the bare essentials would be

  • RAIN - a rain jacket and if required during monsoon, rainproof pants
  • COLD - layers of clothings - thermals, tee shirt, fleece, windstoppers and down. Sleeping bag and liner for the night
  • HEAT - Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • ALTITUDE - Water bottle, snacks and a great Attitude! The rest is all about building an itinerary thats going up slow!

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