Mardi Himal and Hot Spring Trek

Duration: 12 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 4500m

The Mardi Himal trek used to access only by limited trekking groups with tents and catering teams for a long time. The trek follows off the beaten trails of shepherds as it still provides summer grazing. Mardi Himal Base camp trek was officially opened in 2012 and is still a pristine and hidden treasure of Annapurna. There are limited teahouses with basic facilities en route. This is a relatively easy and short and unspoiled trek not far from Pokhara lake city. Less challenging than the trek to nearby Annapurna Base Camp. Yet it is highly diverse with cultural insight, and beautiful forest walks with Rhododendron, Orchid, and alpine landscape. As the trail mostly stays along the ridge, the altitude gain becomes more gradual.

After being at the Mardi Himal Base camp Viewpoint, we come back to Forest camp and follow the trails to Natural Hot Spring, where you can have a Natural bath at the pool. The pool is about half an hour away from the local village on the bank of Modi Khola. The lodge is clean and comfortable with an electricity facility and an auspicious dining hall. The place offers an amazing view of Mardi and in the front, the biggest Ghandruk village is smiling at you. 

After having your pleasant overnight at Jhinu Danda, we descend to Kimring Khola and keep continue to Syauli Bazar. After the Syauli Bazar, the path is flat and easy to Birethanti where we will stop for Lunch. Walk about half an hour from Birethanti to Nayapul and take a bus to Pokhara. The most beautiful wilderness trek in the Annapurna region. This trek accomplishes within 5 days from Pokhara. Happy Holidays!


  • Kick things off with white-water fun on the Trisuli River 3hrs
  • Enjoy views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and other peaks
  • Trek through blooming rhododendron forests (in March-April)
  • Enjoy a relatively easy trek that many visitors overlook
  • Immerse yourself in Nepali culture with a local home stay in the hills

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, Our representative will be waiting on the arrival gate to greet you and transfer to hotel. 

  • No Meals
  • Hotel
  • 1350 m

After breakfast, leave the Kathmandu Valley and travel overland to Pokhara. En route, follow the banks of the Trisuli River, past traditional villages and terraced fields. If the weather is good there will be picturesque views of the Himalayan Range.

After Lunch on the way, we keep driving to Pokhara, check into your hotel, and then head out to explore the lakeside and relax over dinner. Pokhara, set on Phewa Lake, is an enchanting city. From there, you can see Mt. Machhapuchhare(22,890 ft. / 6977 m.), also known as Fishtail Peak. The city is the starting point for many treks in Nepal. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lakes, and world-famous views of the Himalayas.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 810 m

After breakfast, drive for about an hour from Pokhara to the starting point of the trek. After an unhurried lunch with awesome mountain views at the Dhampus, ascend to Pothana (1950 m.). Your first night's accommodation has a wonderful view of Machhapuchare

  • Full Board Melas
  • Guest House
  • 1950 m

Today's trek heads off into the wilderness, leaving tourists, other trekkers, and even villagers behind. Enter an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, and hemlock. If the weather is clear there will be stunning mountain views while trekking

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2600 m

As the route climbs, the flora turns to classic ‘cloud forest’ with mosses and lichen, tree ferns, and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. There are natural windows in the woods that look out onto thrilling panoramas, towards Hiunchuli and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far below, to your left, you will be able to see the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Reach camp for lunch—this is our destination for the day, spending the afternoon at altitude for acclimatization. Though still surrounded by forest, there are spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer ‘Fishtail’

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2950 m

Just a short, steep climb and you are out of the forest. A ridge, grassy and sometimes under snow, leads up to High Camp. Reach by lunchtime and spend the afternoon acclimatizing with awesome views. Annapurna South will seem a stone's throw away, and Machhapuchare close enough to touch

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 3550 m

Have an early breakfast and then set off for Mardi Himal Base Camp. If conditions are favorable you will trek up to 4,500 m where only the crest of Mardi Himal separates you from the south face of Machhapuchare. The great ice fields and blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below. Annapurna I, highest of all, is beyond, and the surrounding panorama sweeps from Dhaulagiri to Ganesh Himal. In the early afternoon, it will be time to descend. Enjoy a warming drink and hot food at your tea house at Middle Camp

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2750 m

We are following the same route until forest camp. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House

After having the breakfast, we will trek through the forest to hot spring. The jungle walk is beautiful and pleasant with the moss, Orchid, bamboo and many more. Once we reach Jhinu Danda, take a room and leave for hot spring which will take about half an hours. Enjoy your time!

  • Full Board Plan
  • Hot Spring
  • 1900 m

Wake up and have a breakfast then process trek to Berethanti for 4 hrs and take a bus to Pokhara. Once you reach Pokhara then you can go for looking around the lake and enjoy your dinner in the lake side.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

You have an option whether you prefer to have a regular 7 hrs tourist bus to Kathmandu or you can buy the flight tickets to return back to Kathmandu. Flight takes about a half an hours. Evening participate for farewell!

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

On your required time schedule we will organize a transfer to Kathmandu airport for your final departure

  • Breakfast
  • No Hotel

What's included

  • Airport Pick up and drop off
  • All meals while on the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • 2-Night hotel in Pokhara including breakfast
  • 7-night twin share Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private and public vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader.
  • Guide costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation if needed
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos. You can apply for a Nepal entry visa online as well. 
  • Porter can be arranged if required at additional cost
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Internet, Laundry, and Telephone call.
  • Personal trekking equipment (it can be rented in Kathmandu/Pokhara)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section
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Useful Info

All travelers can get an arrival visa at Kathmandu International airport or any entry port. 

Please brings two passport-size pictures and your passport should have a 6-month validity. You may apply for an online visa prior to departing your home. 

A medical kit is recommended to bring on your own.