Mardi Himal Peak Climbing

15 Days

Mardi Himal is a 5,587 meters peak that lies in the Annapurna Conservation area just in the foreground of Mt. Fishtail. It is one of the beautiful climbing peaks in the Annapurna region that attracts several climbers every year.


Mardi Himal Climbing trip takes you through the emerging Mardi Himal Trekking route that boasts captivating views of the mountain peaks in the Annapurna range of the Himalaya. The trail to the base camp of Mardi Himal passes through beautiful forests and villages with some spectacular scenery around. For a climbing adventure, Mardi Himal is not that high peak in Nepal but it brings some unmatchable Himalayan views from the summit.

The overwhelming view from the summit and awe inspiring trekking to the base camp allures many people to trek to and climb the Mardi Himal. Even if you are an amateur climbing adventure with very little or no previous experience of climbing, you can enjoy being at the top of this peak and enjoy great moments of bliss that the accomplishment of the adventure brings to you.

Although the peak involves fewer technicalities, it requires some climbing equipment to climb the summit. Because of its central location in the Annapurna Sanctuary, the peak provides fascinating views of the mountains, glaciers, and glacial moraine in the region. It is the best vantage point of the Annapurna Sanctuary and makes the moment of life time for the climbing adventurers.

Trip Highlights

  • Cultural Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Stunning view of the Mt. Fishtail and other mountains in the Annapurna region
  • Close up panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range
  • The journey to Mardi Himal takes you through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and serene landscapes.
  • Beautiful adventure trekking into the Annapurna Sanctuary


Today is the day of your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. As soon as you come out of the Kathmandu airport, you will find our representative waiting for you in the waiting area right outside the arrival lounge. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed by the representative and led to the vehicle. Our vehicle will take you to the trip hotel, most of the time in Thamel, that is 20-30 minutes drive, depending upon traffic, from the airport.

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. We come to take your for a wonderful cultural heritage tour of Kathmandu valley. As part of the tour, we are going to visit four of the UNESCO Heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley. The places we visit today are incredible mixture of culture, history, spirituality, art and stories. Overnight in Hotel.

Believed to have been created on its own, this Budhhist stupa is the oldest of all the monuments in Kathmandu valley. Standing atop a small hillock, Swoyambunath, known as monkey temple amongst tourists, provides a fascinating view of the valley, surrounding hills and snow-capped mountain at the distance on a clear day.

Patan Durbar Square
One of the three medieval palace squares, Patan Durbar Square holds its medieval art and architectural grandeur. Amazing skill of the artisans is evident in each and every building that stands in the square. The square comprises of medieval palace, temples and museum.

This site is the most sacred Hindu temple area in the country. But, as the temple is strictly a Hindu only area, non-Hindu tourists go there to watch the unique Hindu cremation rituals on the bank of River Bagmati. The death rites of Hindu family there are so engrossing and heart-touching which make you feel the moment. It’s not any kind of intrusion in being there and watching somebody being cremated in an open ground. It’s a great cultural experience.

This giant Buddhist stupa is considered as the biggest one in the world. This small square with giant shrine has a powerful presence of the spiritual vibrations. It’s an important pilgrimage site for the people following Tibetan Buddhism.

We take early morning breakfast and get ready to drive to Pokhara. Situated 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, Pokhara is a blessed city with beauty of nature and is the gateway to Annapurna region trekking. We drive along the highway that passes through several beautiful towns and runs along the river in most of the parts. The peaceful rural setting of Nepal looks fascinating during the drive. About 7 hours on the road brings us beautiful rural views along the highway before reaching Pokhara. Once we reach Pokhara, we can take leisurely wanderings around the serene lakeside.

We are setting out on the very first day of trekking journey today. We drive to for about half hour to Phedi and start the trek. The first section of the trek takes us steep uphill to emerge into a village and then trek up towards Dhampus village to enjoy magnificent view of mountains in Annapurna range. We trek further towards Pothana as our destination for the day. Beautiful views keep accompanying us as we walk the trail to Pothana where we spend our overnight.

On the second day of trekking towards Mardi Himal, we head to Forest camp to stay overnight today. We will have a nice walking effort as we are going to gain a good elevation change, about 1,100 meters, as we reach Forest camp. It is a good day of nature walk into the forest where we can enjoy cool breeze and birds chirp to make our walk even more wonderful. We reach Forest camp and will have enough time to enjoy and praise the beauty of the surroundings.

Our destination for today is Bhaisi Kharka. It is another day of beautiful adventure walking through beautiful trail with mesmerizing sceneries around. The trail walk brings us face to face with some amazing views along the way as we head towards the destination for the day. When we reach Bhaisi Kharka to spend overnight, we can laze around to exploit the most out of the beauty of surroundings.

We are walking to the base camp of Mardi Himal, the mountain we are on the climbing journey, today. When we reach the base camp, we are going to be at 4,500 meters above sea level where we need a good time to acclimatize. We spend time there at the base camp exploring the surroundings and exploiting the most out of it.

It’s the day to summit this beautiful Mardi Himal today. Some technicalities will come along our adventure towards the top. When we reach the top, we can see the gigantic Mt. Fishtail standing right in front of us along with other spectacular views of the surrounding mountains in the Annapurna range. After spending a good time at the top, we return back to the base camp to stay overnight.

After the successful ascension of Mardi Himal, we now start the journey back. Our return trekking takes us all the way back to forest camp to stay overnight. The joy of the Mardi Himal ascension is with us to keep us moving forward towards the destination for the day.

We are heading to a beautiful cultural village as our destination today. Sidding village is where we are trekking to on our adventure today. Sidding is a small and beautiful village in the region that boasts a great rural life style and culture of the mountains. When we reach the village, we will have enough time to explore around the village.

On our walk for the day, we are heading to Mardi Khola Bridge right on the bank of Mardi Khola. This is a wonderful cultural walking day. We walk through local villages and rural settings that can enchant us easily with beautiful charm. As we reach our destination, we can laze around to explore the place.

It is a short day of trek and also the last day of the trekking part. We trek to Hyangja to bring the trekking part of our journey to end. Our vehicle will be at Hyangja to pick us up by the time we reach there. We drive for about twenty minutes to Pokhara. Once we check in to our hotel and freshen up, we can take some leisurely and relaxing strolls at the beautiful lakeside.

It is a short day of trek and also the last day of the trekking part. We trek to Hyangja to bring the trekking part of our journey to end. Our vehicle will be at Hyangja to pick us up by the time we reach there. We drive for about twenty minutes to Pokhara. Once we check in to our hotel and freshen up, we can take some leisurely and relaxing strolls at the beautiful lakeside.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we get on the bus to drive back to Kathmandu. About seven hours of overland journey takes us back to Kathmandu. Once we are in Kathmandu, we go to hotel and spend the whole day at leisure on our own. Finding relieving massage, good food, souvenir shopping, and wandering around can keep you busy for the day.

A farewell dinner is scheduled for this evening. We will let you know the departure time for dinner once we reach Kathmandu.

The final day of the trip, we drive you to airport for your scheduled flight homebound or other destination. We will pick you up 3 hours prior to your flight schedule.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop for both International and Domestic flight by Private vehicle.
  • Welcome, Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • 3 Night Tourist Standard Accmmodation in Kathmandu with B/B basis.
  • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syange by Private Jeep.
  • Flight Ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara with airport TAX.
  • 1 Night Tourist Standard Accmmodation in Pokhara with B/B basis.
  • Transportation from Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Coach.
  • Standard Lodge Accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Accommodation in Tented Camp while on Pisang peak base camp.
  • Full Board Meals (3 Meals a day) while on the trek.
  • Pisang Peak Climbing permits, TIMS Card fees and Annapurna Conservation Area Entrance fees.
  • All necessary camping equipments; Tent, Table & Chair for climbing expedition's crew's.
  • Professional & highly expertise government licensed holder Trekking/Climbing Guide.
  • 2:1 Ratio porter carrying 30KG.
  • All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) that includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment during your travel period.
  • All the necessary trekking gear for porters like jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Friends Adventure Team's Sleeping Bag, Walking Poles and Duffel Bag, to be return after trip completed.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Arrangement of all rescue and evacuation promptly, in Worst Condition
  • Pisang peak expedition group climbing gear, climbing rope, snow bars & carabineers etc.
  • Trekking Map, Friends Adventure Team's special Souvenir.
  • Agency service charge.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Medical and Travel Insurance and Emergency rescue by any means of Transportation including Helicopter evacuation if required.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Any other item not included in "Cost Includes" Section.

Frequently asked Questions

What is Mardi Himal Peak Climbing?

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing involves reaching the summit of Mardi Himal Peak, a popular mountain in the Annapurna Region of Nepal.

Is this climb suitable for beginners?

No, it’s not recommended for beginners. You should have prior trekking and some basic climbing experience.

When is the best time for Mardi Himal Peak Climbing?

The best times are spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is most favorable.

Do I need special training for this climb?

Yes, you should get training in essential climbing skills like using ropes and ice axes.

Do I need to bring all my gear, or can I rent equipment locally?

You can rent some equipment locally, but it’s best to bring your personal gear, especially items like well-fitting boots and clothing.

Are there any age restrictions for peak climbing?

While there are no strict age limits, climbers are generally expected to be in good physical condition. It’s more about fitness than age.

What is altitude sickness, and how can I prevent it?

Altitude sickness can occur at high altitudes and can be dangerous. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and following your guide’s advice can help prevent it.

What kind of food and accommodation can I expect during the expedition?

You’ll stay in tea houses or lodges during the trekking portion and eat locally available food. At higher altitudes, the options may be limited.

Is travel insurance necessary for peak climbing?

Yes, travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation and medical expenses is essential. Check that it also covers high-altitude activities.

What's the best way to prepare physically for peak climbing?

Prioritize cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and endurance exercises. Hiking and trekking in your local area can also help prepare you for the altitude.

What's the cost of a peak climbing expedition?

The cost can vary depending on the tour operator, the services included, and the duration of the expedition. On average, it can range from a few thousand to several thousand dollars.

Can I extend my trip to explore more of Nepal after the climb?

Yes, many travelers choose to explore other parts of Nepal, like Kathmandu, Pokhara, or go on other trekking adventures after their peak climbing expedition.

How do I respect the local culture and environment during the expedition?

Respect local customs, avoid littering, and use designated trails. Hiring local guides and porters also supports the local economy.

How long do we walk every day when doing Mardi Himal Peak Climbing?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Mardi Himal Peak Climbing?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Kathmandu/Pokhara or Namche. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Mardi Himal Peak Climbing?

No, it’s not strictly necessary to hire a guide or trekking agency for Mardi Himal Peak Climbing, but it’s highly advisable, especially if you’re not an experienced mountaineer. Guides and agencies provide essential safety, local knowledge, and logistical support. They help with permits, navigation, and emergency situations, making your climb safer and more enjoyable. While it adds to the cost, the benefits of having a guide or agency often outweigh the expense, particularly for your safety and overall experience.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Mardi Himal Peak Climbing
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Trip Facts

  • 15 Days
  • Trekking, Peak Climbing
  • Mardi Himal (5,587m)
  • Full Board on Trekking/Peak Climbing
  • Hotel/Lodge/Camp
  • Flight & Private Vehicale

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