Polar Trek



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Duration5 days


Max Altitude4,500 m

Group Size1 +

Trip StartsPokhara

Trip EndsPokhara

Group StyleGroup and Private


Best SeasonMar-Jun & Sept-Dec


  • Feast your eyes on the unparalleled beauty of Annapurna, Machapuchare, and Hiunchuli peaks.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant hues of rhododendron forests, particularly during the spring season
  • Engage with local communities in quaint villages, unraveling their age-old traditions.
  • Stand in awe before the mighty Mardi Himal peak, a testament to nature's grandeur.
  • Traverse through lush forests, alpine meadows, and charming hamlets, each offering a unique experience.
  • Delve into the authenticity of remote Siding Village, a perfect blend of culture and nature.

Overview about Mardi Himal Trek

Traversing through picturesque terrains, the Mardi Himal Trek is a 5-day odyssey that encapsulates the true essence of the Himalayas. Commencing from Kande, your adventure leads you through enchanting rhododendron forests and charming villages to the Australian Camp, your first overnight stop. The trail then ascends through lush vegetation to reach the Forest Camp. As you progress, the journey unfolds higher altitudes, leading to the mesmerizing High Camp. Here, the panoramas of Annapurna, Machapuchare, and Hiunchuli peaks are simply spellbinding. The climax of your expedition is Mardi Himal Base Camp, an ethereal realm surrounded by towering peaks. Descend to Low Camp, replete with awe-inspiring views, before concluding your trek at the rustic Siding Village. The journey back to Pokhara is a fitting closure to this magnificent trek.


Day 0: Airport/Tourist bus park

Airport/Tourist bus park picks up on arrival and transfers to the hotel, short arrival info and trip plan at the office.

Day 1: Pokhara to Forest camp (2,520m) via Australian Camp(2,100m)7 hrs, including lunch break.

After breakfast from the hotel, we start our journey at 8 am to Kande (1,770m) by Jeep 45 minute drive. And ascend hike up to Australian Camp, where we encounter our first fantastic view of Annapurna South(7,219m) and Hiun Chuli(6,434m), Fishtail peak(6,997m), Annapurna II(7,937m), Annapurna III(7,555m), Annapurna IV(7,525m) and Manasulu range. Aftera a short downhill walk we arrive Pothana(1,950m). Continue upwards though pastures and forest we reach Deurali(2,100m). We have first view of Mt Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest peak in the world. We ascends the trail through the dense with giant rhododendron, oak and maple to Forest Camp. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 2: Forest Camp to High Camp(3,650m) via Low camp(2,900m), Badal Danda(3,250m) 6 hrs, including lunch break.

After breakfast we head through the rhododendron forest, the trail is a gradual ascent to Low camp and Badal Danda, where offers a view of Fistail peak and Mardi Himal. A Short steep climb leads us out of the forest on to open grassy ridge. We encounter the best view of Annapurna south, Hiun Chuli, Machhapuchhre and beautiful landscape. Sometimes the path drops and at these time we will see the different kind of higher altitude rhododendron bushes. As we climbing with our pace the mountain gets much closer. The trail heads last part of the ridge offers an easy walk to High Camp. Overnight at local teahouse.

Day 3: Trek to Upper View point(4,000m) and Mardi Himal Base Camp(4,500m) Then trek to Low Camp(2,900m)

This place offers you the spectacular view of high mountains, and is one of the world’s best point. We start to climb early in the morning through the ridgeline and sometime gradual ascents, as we head closer to the Upper view point, the climb gets challenging but the rewards make it all worthwhile. Enjoy the best of best view of Machhapuchhre(6,997m), Mardi Himal(5,578m)Annapurna South(7,219m), Hiun Chuli(6,434m), Ganggapurna, Glacier Dome(7,069m), Gandharwa Chuli(6,248m), Annapurna III(7,555m). We continue the ascents trail to visit Mardi himal base camp, still we have good views along the way. After exploring the place we head downhill to High camp, lunch break, and then retrace our steps of mild and steep descents to Low Camp. Overnight at the local teahouse.

Day 4: Low Camp to Lwang Village(1,450m) 6 and half hrs, including lunch break.

The trail heads towards the Mardi valley, descending we retrace our steps through the beautiful dense forests to Kalimati village(1620m). Along the trail we cross the pastures  and rice paddy field, then we arrive Kalimati. After exploring the Mardi valley we continue to Lwang village gradually through the beautiful Ghalel village(1,580m). As we we continue the winding trail we pass through the farmlands and  famous tea plantations of Lwang before reaching the village. It is the place where we will stay overnight at local home. It is one of the oldest Gurung village in Nepal. We’ll have clear and fantastic views of the valley of Kahun Danda and Dhampus, and the snow capped mountains of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range.

Day 5: Lwang to Pokhara(820m) 4 hrs.

Wakeup with the sunrise and excursion to a tea plantation to see how tea is produced, it takes around 30 minutes uphill to reach. After observation we back to the village, then we head downhill through the village tea factory, which we can visit. We continue the downhill stone stairway that leads on to the established path(Khora muk). From here by jeep/Car to Pokhara, 1 and half hrs drive. Lunch will be taken in Pokhara at Thakhali restaurant, after lunch we drop off you at your hotel.

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What‘s included

    ACAP entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
    A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide.
    02 guest to 01 porter (Max weight limit for a porter- 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit).) with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
    We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    Pokhara to Trek Start Point and from Trek Ending Point to Pokhara by private vehicle.
    Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day.
    First aid kit box.

What‘s excluded

    Your Nepal Visa fees.
    All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
    All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
    Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
    Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
    Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
    The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
    Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
    Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).

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