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  • Duration7 Days
  • Price from$730/ person
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude(45,00 M) 14,764 Ft

There are very treks in Nepal which are almost favorite for all the time for all kinds of travelers. You must have heard Ghorepani Poonhill trek which is one of the most famous treks in the Annapurna region for a long time and still it's the best short trek in Nepal. After Poonhill another beautiful trek is Mardi Himal which become the most popular trek for those people who wanted to see a completely different taste in a short time period. We don't need to explain more about the Poonhill Trek where we have plenty of information and trek videos on our youtube channel.

If you are fresh and have no idea the views and the trek routes in Nepal then you must understand that all the trekking routes in the Annapurna region sound like the same but actually has different views. As we mentioned Ghorepani is the best viewpoint in lower elevation which is the first part of this Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek plan. The view from Poonhill is beautiful and panoramic than the Mardi Himal viewpoint. The trekking trail to Mardi Himal via Ghorepani covers more villages such as Ulleri, Ghorepani itself and the biggest Gurung village in Ghandruk. 

Mardi Himal is a popular short trek in Nepal and also the Rugged Trails Nepal best selling treks in Annapurna Region. Mardi Himal doesn't have that panoramic range but it takes you nose to nose with the Mt Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna South, Heuchuli. The vegetation and the landscape of this trek is another beautiful part that we cannot see in the Ghorepani trek trail. Another fun part of this trek is to see the Yaks which is rare to see the yaks in a short time period. The trails itself a peaceful through the forest, grassland, and above the clouds with beautiful views of Himalayas.

Spring Season Trek to Ghorepani Mardi Himal

For photographers who love colorful flowers with the magical mountains on the backdrop, Spring is the best time to trek with the Rhododendron flowers. If you want a guide who has knowledge about photography then Rugged Trails Nepal guides are available on request and for this kind of trip, you need to book in advance. It doesn't matter you must have a nice camera with proper lense but you can enjoy the trek with our team in a unique way.

Is Mardi Himal Trek via Ghorepani difficult?

Well, we don't say it's a difficult trek and easy trek but it's a moderate trek where you don't need previous hiking and trekking experince. Before reaching 4500M we will be acclimatizing at Poonhill which is 3210 M and most of the time we will be gaining elevation day by day. For this trek, we don't need extreme trekking gears but need a perfect pair of shoes and some warm clothes. Even if it's your first-time trek believe in yourself and leave rest to our team we will take care of everything on every single step.



What makes this tour very interesting

  • Panoramic Mountain viewpoint Poon Hill
  • Rhododendron Forest, rainforest. 
  • Reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp.
  • Nose to Nose view of Mt Fishtail.
  • Local Gurung village, Ghandruk.


The 2 beautiful short treks combined trek itinerary from Pokhara. Short Ghorepani and Mardi Himal Trek in 7 days with Rugged Trails Nepal. If you only want to Pick one trek for short days like 2 days Ghorepani or 3 days Mardi Himal check out short Nepal Treks section. 

  • Day: 1
    Pokhara drive to Ulleri and Trek to Ghorepani

    Our guide and other members will be at your hotel by 7;30 in the morning with the Jeep. 2-3 hrs drive from Pokhara to Ulleri village with the scenic view of Pokhara valley, rivers, mountain villages. After reaching Ulleri we will start our proper trek to Ghorepani. Lunch will be on the way somewhere which will be decided by the guide. We will see Mt. Annapurna south, Heuchuli and Mt. fishtail peak at some point but the trail is almost inside the Rhodondren forest, rivers. From Ghorepani, we will able to see Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and so on other peaks. 

    The sunset view is possible on the same day from Poonhill, 45 to 1 hr walk from Ghorepani. However, we will be visiting Poonhill next morning for Sunrise but if you are interested Our guide will escort you for sunset.
    • Lodges
    • 4 hrs walk
    • Lunch, Dinner
    • 2874 M
    • Ghorepani
    • 8 Km
  • Day: 2
    Poon Hill (3,210 M) - Ghorepani Trek to Tadapani.

    Morning sunrise and mountain view from Poonhill (45 to 1 hrs walk). Poonhill is the best viewpoint in the Annapurna region for panoramic mountain views. Enjoy the sunrise and beautiful after Poonhill hike back to Ghorepani. We will have breakfast at the lodge and start walking towards Tadapani. Deurali is another beautiful place to see the mountains and the landscapes which is 1 and a half walk from Ghorepani. After Deurali the trails is almost downhill and flat somewhere till our lunch spot Banthati. Passing through Rhododendron forest, small waterfalls, rivers towards Tadapani. The last push is quite uphill to Tadpani, we can see the beautiful Mountain view and sunset from here. 

    In the Morning wear warm clothes and carry water with you.
    • Tea House
    • 5-6 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • (2,630 M) 8,628 ft
    • Tadapani
    • 12 Km
  • Day: 3
    Tadpani Trek to Landruk

    Enjoy the morning breakfast with the glorious sunrise, and morning mountain views from your teahouse. It's a different kind of experince having a local breakfast seeing the snowy peaks after breakfast starts our hike towards Landruk village. We will pass through Ghandruk village, one of the biggest Gurung in this area. The trail is almost downhill and the last gently push to Landruk village.

    • Tea House
    • 5 Hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • (1,430 M)
    • Landruk
  • Day: 4
    Landruk Trek to Forest Camp

    As usual, we will start our day after breakfast at the tea house. Today the trail is quite difficult because we will be walking almost inside the Rhododendron forest. We will not see views and a peaceful walk towards to Forest Camp. As its name we will be in the middle of the forest and we will not see any mountain views from here.

    Depends on your walking time we will try to push 30 min more from Forest Camp to Rest camp if time permits. Rest Camp is near to Forest camp and from here we can see Mt. Fishtail and the sunrise is beautiful from here.
    • Tea House
    • 5 Hrs walk
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 2500 M
    • Forest Camp
  • Day: 5
    Forest Camp Trek to High Camp

    We will be passing through the forest up to Low Camp and from low camp, we can see Mt. Fishtail full image. 45 Min walk from Low Camp to Badal danda and after that, the vegetation is completely different. On a clear day, we can see beautiful views of Annapurna South, Heuchuli, Mt. Fishtail. We will have lunch at Badal Danda and trek to High Camp. The evening view is beautiful from High Camp.

    Next morning we will start walking 3-4 in the morning to reach a Viewpoint for sunrise. Bedtime quite early and pack your small daypack bag for the morning with water.
    • Tea House
    • 5-6 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 3580 M
    • High Camp
  • Day: 6
    Mardi Himal Viewpoint - Base Camp 4500 M (14,764 ft)Trek to Badal Danda

    Your breakfast will be packed and the guide will give you in the morning. Don't forget to put headlight with you and we will be walking in the dark. Nearly 2 hrs walk from High Camp to Mardi Himal viewpoint, enjoy the breathtaking view from the upper viewpoint. After enjoying the morning views we will hike back to High Camp. Lunch at High Camp and trek to Badal Danda which is short 1 hr.  

    Badal danda is another great spot for sunset and sunrise with spectacular mountain views.
    • Tea House
    • 6 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 3250 M
    • Badal Danda
  • Day: 7
    Badal Danda Trek to Siding and Drive to Pokhara.

    Last breakfast in the mountain, if you like to see the sunrise wake up early morning and get on the right spot. Some people like to meditate and yoga practice in the mountains. The trail will meet to Low camp where we came before and after low camp descending all the way to Siding village. We will have lunch at the siding and then drive to Pokhara.

    • NA
    • 4 hrs trek
    • Breakfast, Lunch
    • 827 M
    • Pokhara

What's Included

  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Local guide and porter to carry bags.
  • Private transportation from Pokhara -Trek- Pokhara.
  • All Trek permits and government taxes.
  • Duffle bags, hiking poles.
  • Guide porter salary, allowance, and insurance.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trekking Map.
  • First Aid Kit.

What’s Excluded

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tipping, etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Hotel in Pokhara
  • Camera, Mobile Battery charge, showers during the trek.


  • Beautifully organized 4 days mardi himal trek

    - Tania Marie, Australia

    I had a great trip and we had nice clear views which am grateful for. Indra (my guide) was great, he obviously has a lot of experience, let me go my pace, and seemed to always be looking out for me. Very attentive! He was really helpful I felt very comfortable trekking with him. Very knowledgeable, keeping an eye on the view, etc so I could go out and get a good picture of that kind of thing. 

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek highly recommended

    - Ji Hyeon (Jane) Yun, Korea, Republic of

    My Name is Jane, I wanna share with you my experience so far with Rugged Trails Nepal. I started off at Ulleri taking the ghorepani trek all the way to moving into second trek called Mardi Himal. I have to say from the very begging of the trek, Nirajan have been super super accommodating giving all the information  for the traveling and I meet my Guide Shrawan who is been super super helpful not just interns of guiding but also he picks up on your personal sort of treat character. He actually help me to tailor the trip as I only supposed to do the Mardi Himal. He thought I will also enjoy the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek which was amazing. All I can say is the view, the scenes every corner you turn you got experience something that, I don’t know you if you have seen before for me I have never seen anything like these before. All I just can say in one sentence is that Money can’t buy these. It is an out of the world experience, it has been such a interesting but also such a rewarding experience for me. If you are considering the annapurna region, Nepal the Ghorepani Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek or anywhere else ABC or any of the other annapurna treks highly recommended. If you into the lush, the forest, the greens and all that definitely the place to be. I think I have really cleans my lung being here, I am a person that I was Korean but lives in Dubai. If you are anywhere desert or Middle Eastern region definitely something that you come and enjoy and get a life time experience that you can talk about to your families, to your next generation so on. Yeah, if you are into it and or if you are looking into it take a leave. 

  • Excellent Service from Nepal

    - Hien Nguyen, Vietnam

    My friend and me have the best experience with their service in our 8 days trip in Nepal including short Mardi Himal Trek. Nirajan support us with the warmest heart and kind. We love to come back next year