Mardi Himal Peak Climbing

USD 1,555
  • Activities
    Mardi Himal Peak Climbing
  • Max Elevation
    5587m at Mardi Himal
  • Trip Duration
    16 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Technical Adventure
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Full Board on Trek & BB Plan on City
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 4 - 6 hours

Attractions of Mardi Himal Peak Climbing

  • Sense of peace while strolling around the picturesque lakeside of Pokhara.
  • Passing through the rich biodiversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • The exhilarating experience of exploring off-the-beaten Himalayan trails
  • Soaking into the wilderness of the region, including rugged and remote terrains and pristine landscapes
  • Enjoying the mouthwatering local dishes and comfortable accommodations at local family-run teahouses
  • The warm welcome and hospitality of the local people (Margar, Tamang, and Gurung) and the glimpse of their unique culture, tradition, costumes, religion, art, architecture, and celebrations
  • Awe-inspiring vistas of hills, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, meadows, and other captivating Himalayan topographies
  • Traversing the dense forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak and pine
  • With only a few climbers on the route, you can have a quieter and more intimate climbing experience
  • An easy climb to a spectacular peak with a low-altitude summit
  • Less technical peak and is accessible to climbers with moderate mountaineering experience
  • Standing atop the summit of the captivating Mardi Himal at 5,587 meters
  • Marveling at the closer panorama of majestic mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Singu Chuli, and several other neighboring peaks from the summit of Mardi Himal


Mardi Himal is a stunning mountain in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas at an altitude of 5,587 meters/18,330 feet. This peak is famous as an introductory trekking and mountaineering adventure in Nepal. Mardi Himal has been gaining immense popularity in recent years, allowing visitors to explore and discover the stunning landscapes, exotic trails and cultural experiences of the region. The journey to Mardi Himal is a captivating experience of walking alongside natural magnificence. You will be rewarded with captivating Himalayan terrains, untouched natural beauty, and enriching cultural immersion in the Annapurna region. The incredible adventure of Mardi Himal allows people to feel the tranquility of remote mountain landscapes along with the thrill of peak climbing.

Mardi Himal region features pristine landscapes that are yet to be explored. Likewise, the trails to Mardi Himal are less frequented by trekkers/climbers as it is one of the lesser-known Himalayan peaks. So, Mardi Himal peak climbing involves trekking through the rugged and off-the-beaten mountainous trails. Following the less-trodden Himalayan trails, you will pass through diverse alpine landscapes, such as lovely terraced fields, lush valleys, meadows, dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and more. Due to smaller crowds of travelers, you can have a solitary trekking experience while traversing tranquil Himalayan trails.

The trekking journey to Mardi Himal is also an opportunity to explore the unique culture, traditions, architecture, religious practices, and lifestyle of the local Thakali, Gurung, and Magar people. While passing through the rural settlements of these local communities, you can get insights into their distinct Tibetan-influenced Buddhist religion, which is evident in monasteries, stupas, prayer flags, chortens, and mani walls.

Climbing Mardi Himal is an idle introduction to peak climbing in the Himalayas. This peak is perfect for starter climbers seeking a mountaineering experience before attempting other challenging mountain peaks. Mardi Himal is one of the lower peaks in the Himalayas, with a short and easy peak climbing experience. You can complete the journey of Mardi Himal peak climbing without the need for prior experience of high altitude trekking and mountaineering. Still, having a moderate level of climbing skill and experience is beneficial for a smooth and enriched journey.

For more information about additional peak climbing gears and equipment required during Mardi Himal Peak Climb are: Peak Climbing Gears and Equipment and Essential Tools & Gear for Trekking 

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel.

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1,400 metres/4,600 feet

    Once you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the Mardi Himal peak climbing adventure, you can see our airport representative from Nepal Guide Treks greeting and welcoming you. He/she will receive you at the airport terminal and transfer you to your hotel comfortably driving in a private vehicle.

    After the representative helps you with hotel check-in, you can rest for a while and attend the pre-briefing session at our office. During this short meeting, our guide will provide you with comprehensive information about the trip, like route, food, accommodation, safety protocols, and more. Afterward, in the evening, you can join a welcome dinner program and have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 02: Drive From Kathmandu to Pokhara.

    Pokhara Elevation: 860 meters/2,822 feet

    Drive Duration: 5-6 hours

    After a hearty breakfast in the morning at your hotel, we will embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara. As soon as this overland journey starts, our private vehicle will drive you away from Kathmandu, leaving behind the busy streets and following the picturesque roadways. A 5-6 hours of exhilarating drive along the meandering roads will lead to Pokhara. In between, you will enjoy a ride along the Trisuli riverbed with a mesmerizing scenery of rolling hills and valleys, farmlands, and rural villages.

    Once you reach Pokhara, you can gaze upon the impressive vistas of distant Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and more. You can also explore the peaceful Phewa Lake, and time permitting; you can even go boating. In the evening, enjoy a local dish and spend a beautiful night at a standard hotel in Pokhara.

  • Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Hyanja and Trek to Gyachok

    Hyanja Elevation: 1,030 meters/3,378 feet

    Gyachok Elevation: 1,420 meters/4,657 feet

    Drive Duration: 45 minutes

    Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

    From Pokhara, we will drive to Hyanja to begin our trekking journey to the Mardi Himal. So, early in the morning, we embark on a short and scenic drive to Hyanja. From there, our trek starts by following the trails alongside the banks of Mardi Khola. Next, you will cross a bridge over this river. Continuing to trek further, you will pass several terraced fields, rural villages, and dense forest regions before reaching Gyanchok to reside at a lovely campsite.

  • Day 04: Trek From Gyachok to Sano Khoban

    Sano Khoban Elevation: 1,600 meters/5,248 feet

    Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

    From Gyachok, we will head towards Sano Khoban on this day. Passing through the traditional settlements and terraced farming, you will ascend gradually towards Chautara. From Chaurata, other traditional villages like Chitre, Ghalel, Mirsa, and Kaduwa are encountered before reaching Sano Khoban. After reaching Sano Khoban, we will set up a tented camp at an open and wide pastureland for an overnight stay.

  • Day 05: Trek From Sano Khoban to Pipa

    Pipa Elevation: 3,150 meters/10,332 feet

    Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

    Today, we will leave Sano Khoban behind after having breakfast in the morning. First, we make a steep climb to Pipa, following the dense forest trails. Passing through the cultural villages like Deurali and Ban Thanti, you will reach Pipa. Upon arriving at Pipa, yu will have an overnight at a tented camp in this charming village.

    During the journey from Sano Khoban to Pipa, you can enjoy the serene landscapes and pristine beauty of the Annapurna foothills.

  • Day 06: Acclimatization and Exploration Day at Pipa

    Pipa is at an altitude of 3,150 meters. Acclimatization is crucial at this height to adjust to the rising elevation of the trek. Before trekking up to higher altitudes, you need to ensure proper acclimatization, rest, sleep, and hydration for a smooth and easy adventure, avoiding altitude sickness. So, spend this day exploring the Pipa village and acclimatizing to its elevation.

  • Day 07: Trek From Pipa to Thulo Kharka

    Thulo Kharka Elevation: 4,120 meters/13,513 feet

    Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

    After spending a day acclimatizing at Pipa, we start to ascend towards Thulo Kharka. Along the way, you can marvel at the stunning Himalayas of the Annapurna region. While continuing to trek uphill, you can explore scenic landscapes such as dense forests and terraced fields and reach a traditional village, Nangi. Moving forward, you will reach Mohare Danda, a scenic viewpoint.

    Traversing the rhododendron forests and alpine meadows, you will reach Thulo Kharka. In this high-altitude grazing area, you can spend a night in a tented camp, enjoying the Himalayan tranquility and wilderness.

  • Day 08: Trek From Thulo Kharka to Mardi Himal Base Camp

    Mardi Himal Base Camp Elevation: 4,100 meters/13,448 feet

    Trek Duration: 2-3 hours

    From Thulo Kharka, we will trek towards the Mardi Base Camp, which is relatively near. During this short hike (2-3 hours), you will encounter alpine meadows, snowy landscapes, and steep rocky paths. When the base camp approaches, which is surrounded by the towering mounatins, our expert Sherpa crew will set up the camp in a nice flat spot. Enjoy a peaceful night in a tented camp, immersing in the delicacy of dishes prepared by our kitchen staff.

  • Day 09: Climb to Mardi Himal High Camp

    Mardi Himal High Camp Elevation: 4,650 meters/15,252 feet]

    Climb Duration: 2-3 hours

    Leaving the Mardi Base Camp behind, we will climb to the high camp towards thinning air and low oxygen levels. We will take a slow pace of uphill ascend, climbing steeply upwards to cross the southeast ridge. After making a steady climb over the rocks, we will reach our beautiful campsite over a wide, flat, rocky surface.

    It will be better for you to rest and acclimatize to the altitude at Mardi High Camp. We will make all the essential arrangements for the next day’s climb of Mardi Himal, and our guide will teach you some climbing techniques and equipment use. You can explore the high camp surroundings and close-up views of Mardi Himal before having an adventurous night.

  • Day 10: Summit Mardi Himal and Descend to Base Camp

    Mardi Himal Elevation: 5,587meters/18,325 feet

    Climbing Duration: 7-8 hours

    On this day of conquering the Mardi Himal, we will start early to avoid the strong midday winds, which can trouble the scaling of the Mardi summit. First, you will climb the East Col between Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal. From there, you have to navigate the ice slopes and long snowy ridge with the use of basic climbing equipment to make it to the top of Mardi Himal.

    Standing atop the summit, you can witness the closer panorama of incredible Himalayan mountains, including Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and other surrounding peaks. After enjoying a peak top moment, retrace your footsteps down to the base camps for an overnight at a tented camp.

  • Day 11: Trek From Base Camp to Korchon

    Korchon Elevation: 3,680 meters/12,070 feet

    Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

    From the Base Camp, we will descend to the route that crosses the southward ridge towards Col. Enjoying the phenomenal views of snowy peaks, we make a downhill trek, which meets with Mardi Khola. We will cross the suspension bridge and take forested trails that open up with terraced farmland and picture mountainside villages like Siding and Lwang. Afterward, we will descend towards the pasture land of Korchan to set up a camp for an overnight stay.

  • Day 12: Trek from Korchon to Riban

    Riban Elevation: 1,780 meters/5,838 feet

    Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

    After having breakfast in the morning, we begin our trek from Krochon to Riban. We make a steep descent down to Odane Hill. This hill is a vantage point to marvel at the magnificent vista of fantastic snow-capped mountains such as Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Manaslu, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, and more. Following verdant routes, you will move towards a forest, which is just above the Riban. Descending through the captivating forested trails, you will reach Riban for an overnight stay in a tented camp.

  • Day 13: Trek From Ribon to Hyenja and Drive Back to Pokhara

    Trek Duration: 3 hours

    On this day, you will make the final trek to Hyenja from Riban. On the way, you will pass Lachock and cross the Mardi Khola over the Mardi Pul (bridge). A short walk further takes you to Hyanja. From there, you will enjoy a comfortable drive along the winding hilly roads with enchanting scenery of landscapes to reach Pokhara. Hyenja to Pokhara is a straightforward journey completed within 1.5 to 2 hours.

  • Day 14: Drive From Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Returning to Kathmandu signifies the completion of our Mardi Himal peak climbing journey. You will have a picturesque drive back to the capital city from the lake city, Pokhara. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, one of our members will transfer you to your hotel. In the hotel, you can rest, refresh, and have a peaceful overnight.

  • Day 15: Free Day at Kathmandu

    On this free day, you can visit some of the popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. You can explore the historical and cultural richness of the city by visiting ancient Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath stupa, Swayambhunath stupa, and more. You can also stroll around the vibrant streets of the city to buy souvenirs back to your home.

  • Day 16: International Departure

    On the day of your international departure, our airport representative will drop you off at the airport as per your flight schedule. He/she will transfer you on time to avoid the hassle-free journey. Hope you had a great time visiting Nepal and experiencing the grandeur of the Himalayas.

    Check out equipment lists requires for Peak Climbing.

What's included?
  • 2 Nights stay in Kathmandu & 2 Nights stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Mardi Himal Peak Climbing and Trekking
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during the trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipment and camping equipment during the climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
What's not included?
  • Medical/personal high-risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • International airfares and departure tax.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Is Mardi Himal Peak Climbing Difficult?

The Mardi Himal peak has been classified as a moderately difficult mountain to climb. Although you do not need previous experience in mountaineering for this expedition, you need to be prepared to use basic climbing equipment such as harnesses, ice axes, ropes, and crampons. Also, you need to be in good shape to undertake and overcome the potential toughness of the journey.

Remote Trails and Terrains

You need to be prepared to tackle rugged trails of the remote Himalayan terrains during the journey of Mardi Himal. You will have to walk for around 6 to 7 hours on average during each day of trekking over the uneven and rough mountainous landscapes. The secluded high-altitude terrains are unaltered by modernization, which are in their natural forms, like rocky, dirt, and loose soil. Several ascends and descends through the wilderness trails of uphill and downhill treks with a loaded backpack are sure to be tiring. Moreover, during the final tread of a trek to the Mardi Himal base camp, the trails are narrow and steep, making the trekking more complicated. So, before embarking on this adventurous journey, you need to have a good understanding of the roughness of the Himalayan trails and your toughness to deal with them.

Required Training and Fitness

Although Mardi Himal peak climbing is a straightforward adventure, you still need a basic level of physical fitness to complete this expedition. The adventurous journey of Mardi Himal can be a great experience for beginner trekkers/climbers with moderate skill levels.

Mardi Himal peak climbing is not technically demanding, but to triumph over this marvelous peak, you need to be well prepared with some physical training and exercises. Training is important for building up physical fitness, strength, stamina, and endurance capacity, which is important for overcoming challenges and achieving a smooth and successful high-altitude adventure.

Altitude Sickness During Mardi Himal Adventure

Mardi Himal peak climbing takes you to an elevation of 5,587 meters at its summit. However, the symptoms of altitude sickness start to appear after crossing an altitude of 2,500 meters. So, there is a chance of altitude sickness occurring during the adventure of Mardi Himal trekking/climbing.

The general symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, breathing difficulty, etc. Be mindful of these symptoms, and if you feel affected by any of these, communicate to your guide or other expedition crew.

Acclimatization is the best remedy to prevent altitude sickness. So, you can get down to a lower familiar altitude to acclimatize well by allowing enough time for the body to adjust to the changing elevations. Also, eating nutritious food and staying well hydrated is a key to avoiding altitude challenges.

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing – Best Time

The best time for Mardi Himal peak climbing is during the pre-monsoon (March, April, and May), spring, and post-monsoon (September, October, and November) autumn. Spring and autumn are the peak time for Himalayan adventure characterized by stable weather conditions and milder temperatures. Such a climate is vital for a smooth and successful journey of high-altitude trekking and peak climbing. So, the adventure of the Mardi Himal is an excellent experience if undertaken during these favorable trekking and mountaineering seasons.

Both spring and autumn offer bearable moderate temperatures, which are not too hot and not extremely cold. The average temperature at this time ranges from around 15°C to 20°C. This temperature range is suitable for the easy and comfortable Mardi Himal journey. You can enjoy a warm daytime trekking experience as well as an exhilarating climb to the peak top without the need for layering with heavy down jackets.

The climate is usually dry and clear during these seasons. There is reduced precipitation, no haze or fog, and rare snowfall/snowstorms, contributing to the enhanced observation of the mountainous surroundings. Plus, the sky is less cloudy and deep blue, offering the best visibility of the snow-capped mountains in the foreground. The unobstructed views of the pristine white Himalayan peaks offer a spectacular contrast against the vibrant colors of lush mountainous landscapes. The trekking trails are often dry during this time, allowing for comfortable and hassle-free walks. Likewise, the accumulation of snow and ice on the climbing routes is less, which helps for easy navigation to the summit of Mardi Himal.

During the spring and autumn journey of Mardi Himal, you can explore phenomenal moments of the high-altitude adventure timelessly and limitlessly. The days are generally long and sunny during these seasons, facilitating a thorough and leisurely exploration of the wilderness of the region. Extended daylight hours also contribute to the smooth climb of the Mardi Himal summit and easy return to the base camp before dusk.

In addition, you can expect astounding wildlife exploration due to increased wildlife activity at this time of year. Also, you get to experience the vibrant festive atmosphere in the Annapurna region because various important festivals coincide with spring and autumn, making the short journey of Mardi Himal peak climbing a glorious experience. Furthermore, especially in spring, you can have an enriching trekking experience of walking under the canopy of heavily bloomed rhododendrons and numerous Himalayan wildflowers.

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What is the Duration of the Mardi Himal Peak Climbing Journey?

The total duration of the Mardi Himal peak climbing journey typically ranges around 12 to 18 days, including trekking to the base camp of the peak, climbing its summit, and back to Kathmandu. The climbing duration is around 4-6 days, including acclimatization stops, summit attempts, and descents to lower altitudes. The summit push of the peak is usually completed within 6-7 hours.

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Prakash Devkota

Meet with Prakash Chandra Devkota, Managing Director and Team Leader

Mr. Devkota hails from the beautiful hilly region of Gorkha District. He started his career as a guide in 1997 and quickly became a reputed figure in the Tourism Industry because of his extensive experience. He has gathered impressive experience in all Trekking and Climbing Routes, such as Mera, Island, Lobuche, Ama Dablam etc.

His success also lies in his brilliant mind and hospitable nature. He is fully dedicated to providing excellent services and introducing innovative concepts. With more than 15 years of experience in trekking and expedition operations in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan, he has earned a reputation as a renowned leader in the field. He understands the importance of personalized service for creating memorable experiences for his clients and constantly seeks innovative company operation methods.

Mr. Devkota has always been an avid practitioner of eco-friendly tourism and has always promoted environmental conservation throughout his career. He motivates his staff to embrace eco-friendly tourism through responsible tourism practices.

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Trek to Mardi Himal
Horses at Pipa Village

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