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  • Duration8 Days
  • Price from$715/ person
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude4500 M (14,764 ft)

Mardi Himal Yoga Trek explores majestic spirituality, nature, and Himalayan view in the less trodden Mardi Himal region of Annapurna range. Yoga, nature and the Himalayas throughout this trip bring you an experience that you will never forget. You can simply call it your trek of a lifetime. Rugged Trails Nepal 8 Days Mardi Himal Yoga Trekking starts and finishes in Pokhara and it's the short yoga trek in Nepal.

What you will find more amazing is the elevation gain without trouble in just a few days. Start the trek from about 1,000 metres above sea level and reach 4,500 metres at Mardi Himal Base Camp in just five days, which you can do nowhere else in the Annapurna region of the Himalaya. And imagine the joy of practicing yoga and meditation in this wonderful natural surroundings. It’s just pure bliss.

About the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

The first few days of lush forest walks with occasional yet magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains are to experience a spiritually uplifting, peaceful nature walk in the middle hills that stretch parallel to the Himalayan peaks. The walk traverses a peaceful trail mostly through rhododendron forest in addition to several other trees like chestnut, schima wallichii, etc. It feels a different world to listen to the chirping of birds, buzzing of cicadas and whistling of breeze while walking through a lush forest.

Deeply immersed in the practice of yoga, meditation and breathing help to make the trip even more wonderful. The first few days of the nature walk are highly rewarded with breathtaking views of the mountains in Annapurna range, from Fishtail to Annapurna South and much more in between. Once you reach the viewpoint and walk towards the base camp, you can see the deep and beautiful gorge towards Annapurna Base Camp, which is much lower than where you will be standing. The final ridge walk to the base camp brings unprecedented Himalayan views to you, where you can mix some yoga postures; sit in meditation, and practice some breathing to make the moment touch your heart and leave a lasting memory. Check Mardi Himal Yoga Trek video for views and the places.

If you are in a group and the Mardi Himal Yoga trek dates are not flexible, contact the Rugged Trails Nepal team leader to make your own dates. Also, if you want to do normal trekking, visit this link for Mardi Himal Trekking.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Yoga Trekking

  • An incredibly beautiful walk through a serene forest
  • Breathtaking Himalayan views of the Annapurna range
  • Amazing landscapes and mountain villages
  • The unbelievable elevation gain in such a short time
  • Yoga and Meditation practice in nature and mountains
  • Everlasting memories of walking, yoga, nature and Himalayan views to cherish

Will there be enough time to practice yoga in the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek?

The Mardi Himal Yoga Trek itinerary was created specifically for yoga practice and meditation in a serene setting beneath the Himalayas. Normally, with a break, we walk for 4-5 hours. The journey camps are close together.

Meals and lodging on the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek 

We suggest and provide vegetarian meals on the trip. You can choose meals from the menu, but the guide will suggest healthier meals. Green vegetables, Dal Bhat, cheese—you can even eat pizza and spaghetti during the trek. Drinking water and showers are not covered on the trip cost so for drinking water and showers cost from 1 USD to 4 USD, depending on the places. 

Accommodation will be in normal tea houses lodges, but with neat and clean pillow, bedsheets, and warm blankets. Don't expect luxury amenities during the yoga trek to Mardi Himal. We will provide Sleeping bags if needed.

Who can signup the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek?

Anyone can signup the trip if you are interested in practicing yoga in the Mountains. Yoga beginners or any age of people can join on this trip. For those who can't go in higher elevation, they can skip the one morning hike up to Mardi View Point. Up to High camp, if you are physically fit, then simply welcome to the journey. 

Best time of year for the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek 

Well, trekking in Nepal in the Mardi Himal is possible throughout the year, but we have picked the best time of the year for the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek. best time of year for the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek For April and October, see the departure dates shown below.

How challenging is the Yoga Mardi Himal Trekking Routes? 

Because the Mardi Himal Trek is a modest hiking path, anyone may complete it. You don't need to be athletic to walk for 5-7 hours while toting a small daypack, but you should be in decent physical condition. This excursion might not be the most suitable choice for you if you have a serious knee issue. The path was designed for slow, leisurely hikers who want to take it all in and was created with altitude in mind. The trekking trail up Mardi Himal is secure. Exercises for the journey include cycling, swimming, and climbing stairs; if you also practice yoga and deep breathing exercises, this is fantastic for you.

Travel Insurance For Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

For the Mardi Himal Yoga trek, you must have travel insurance. While most people have insurance, your policy must also cover air ambulance, medical care, and helicopter rescue. Check out WorldNomads and other options for travel insurance.

How high can we go on the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek? Can I bring my kids?

The Mardi base camp is located at 4,500 m (13,779 ft) above sea level, while the viewpoint is located at 4,200 m (14,763 ft). If we go to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, the Mardi Himal hike's highest point is 45,00 M. Remember that going to Base Camp just involves touching Mardi Base Camp since the 4,200-meter-high Mardi Viewpoint gives a stunning perspective. 

Children can travel, and we have had multiple trips with children as young as two that were successful. Rugged Trails Nepal has set up support workers to take care of children.

first mardi himal yoga trek group

Trekking Gears for Mardi Himal Yoga Trekking

Check out the list of hiking supplies in the link below for suggestions on what to carry. If you fail to bring equipment at the last minute, you may buy it in Pokhara or Kathmandu. All you need to do is carry your valuables; the porters will handle your luggage. You can carry water and valuables like your wallet, passport, and other stuff in a compact daypack with you on the trip. Only the goods that are absolutely necessary for the stroll will you bring. Although yoga mats are provided, it's preferable to bring your own. Rugged Trails Nepal will give you duffle bags to store your belongings in before the hike.

How to Reach Pokhara to Join the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek?

There are 3 ways to get to Pokhara: a 25-minute fly with a Himalayan view, a 5- to 6-hour private vehicle drive (with an optional rafting break), or a tour bus. The tourist bus departs from Kathmandu to Pokhara around 7 p.m., therefore, it is feasible to travel by bus at night. Let us know your arrival details for pickup in Pokhara.

Dress Code For Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

  • Yoga - Please bring leggings or very loose trousers with stretch.
  • Scarf - In case you need to cover your shoulders.

Additional Information for the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

If there is anything missing from this list of essential trip information, please let us know by sending us an email, and we will respond as soon as possible. You may check out our Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channels for views and travel inspiration. Please let us know if you want the hotels in the cities upgraded.

  • Learn Nepalese words we have listed some helpful words which will help you in Nepal and during the trek. 

One more thing: if you want to go on a longer, more adventurous yoga journey, then Join Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek " Fixed departure trips, check for dates and price."



Short Yoga Trek To Mardi Himal

A short Yoga Trek to Mardi Himal is such an event that brings a different reality of nature trekking and spiritual exhilaration. Register Mardi Himal Yoga Trek and the trip departs every year from Pokhara. We do arrange trips from Kathmandu too, let us know your Nepal ...

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  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Pokhara.

    It is the first day of the trip when we all meet in Pokhara. After your arrival in Pokhara, we will transfer you to the trip hotel. There will be a trip briefing and preparation meeting and also will have your questions (if any) answered. You can take some relaxing walk around the Lakeside and the town in Pokhara.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 827 M
    • Pokhara
  • Day: 2
    Pokhara - Kande - Pothana.

    Get ready to start the first day of the trek after breakfast. The day starts with a one hour drive to Kande to embark on trekking journey. Your destination walk for the day is to Pothana, a beautiful overnight place with the spectacular Himalayan view from the viewpoint just above the camp. The walk is short and peaceful today. Only after about four hours of walk, you reach Pothana to stay overnight. This is one of the beautiful parts of Mardi Himal Yoga Trek – short walking day yet incredible experience. You will enjoy the walk through a lush forest, local village, and peaceful surroundings.

    Practice Yoga and Meditation at Pothana.

    • Tea House
    • 3-4 Hour Walk.
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.
    • 1970 M
  • Day: 3
    Pothana - Forest Camp - Rest Camp.

    Wake up for an early morning Yoga practice to prepare you for a wonderful day. Practicing yoga amidst natural surroundings will make you feel all reenergized.

    Trek for the day starts after breakfast and advances towards Rest Camp via Pitam Deurali and Forest Camp. It is another day of serene forest walk, first towards Pitam Deurali and then aiming to Forest camp before going on the final uphill walk to Rest Camp to stay overnight. It is a beautiful experience of listening to the birds and breeze while walking through the forest.

    Once you reach Rest Camp, get ready for another revitalizing yoga and meditation session.

    • Tea House
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.
    • 2560 M
  • Day: 4
    Rest Camp - Low Camp - Badal Danda.

    You will have another refreshing yoga session in the morning with a spectacular view of Mt. Fishtail, Mardi Himal and the surrounding valley.

    The walk starts after breakfast and it is another short day walk through the beautiful lush forest. You are heading to Badal Danda today that goes past Low Camp. It is just about 3 hours of walk before you reach Badal Danda. The overnight place truly stands for its name – Badal Danda. Badal is the Nepali word for cloud and Danda, the hill. When you reach Badal Danda you will be high above lush forest line just to find more of grassy pastures or simply bare hill.

    You will spend time doing yoga, meditating, breathing and allowing yourself more time to acclimatize at Badal Danda.

    • Tea House
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.
    • 3250 M
  • Day: 5
    Badal Danda - High Camp.

    Enjoy yet another invigorating yoga session in the morning before you proceed for your mountain breakfast.

    You are now ready to walk higher to the High camp and it is another short and easy walking day of the trek. It is only about two hours of a walk at the most to reach High Camp that will allow you to spend more time at High Camp. Walk through the grassy pastures, rhododendron bushes (yes now you will see the rhododendron trees getting smaller) with spectacular surroundings to the High camp only to be exposed to the breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks.

    Allow yourself time to explore around the high camp; breathe the high elevation air; soak into the charisma of mountains and get ready for the final day hike to the Mardi Himal base camp early morning tomorrow.

    You will have calming yoga and meditation session in the evening.

    • Tea House
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.
    • 3580 M
  • Day: 6
    High Camp - Mardi View Point- Mardi Base Camp 4500 M (14,764 ft) - Badal Danda.

    It’s an early start of the day and also the highlight of the trip. You will start the day at around 4 in the morning and hike towards the viewpoint to enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayan peaks. Walk in the light of your flashlight at traverse the narrow, grassy trail up the hill towards viewpoint. But the final target is to reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The daylight dawns upon to expose you to the wonderful mountains as you walk up towards the viewpoint.

    Once you reach the viewpoint, you will be awestruck by the panoramic and unexpectedly close up views of the mountain peaks in Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Enjoy the views as you look down at the high camp far below just to realize how high you have come.

    Later, enjoy the ridge walk towards the base camp looking the Annapurna gorge below and mountains just in front of you. You can find a suitable place in between the viewpoint and base camp to have a short yoga and meditation session before returning back down to the high camp for lunch. You trek further down to low camp after lunch to stay overnight.

    • Tea House
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.
    • 3250 M
  • Day: 7
    BadalDanda - Sidding - Ghalel.

    Early morning yoga session will prepare you for the downhill walk to Ghalel today.

    The first part of the trek today goes steeply down through the forest to Sidding village. From Sidding village onwards to Ghalel village, it’s a beautiful cultural trekking where you can get to walk through small local villages; see the local life and experience mountain culture.

    Ghalel is a beautiful ethnic village where you will have a nice family homestay experience. You will be able to walk around the village to explore the cultural and lifestyle wonders of local people.

    • Tea House
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.
    • 1550 M
  • Day: 8
    Ghalel trek to Milan Chwok - Drive to Pokhara.

    Find a place to enjoy the morning yoga session before you embark on the final day of walk and of this trip as well. The walk today will take you to Lumre on the bank of a small and beautiful river. The walk will bring you beautiful waterfalls and surroundings to your view.

    Once you are in Lumre, the walking part is over and about 1.5 hours of drive awaits you. You will take a four-wheel jeep ride back to Pokhara along the river bank.

    This beautiful Mardi Himal Yoga Trek comes to end when you reach Pokhara. You will have plenty of time to laze around the lakeside after you freshen up.

    • Hotel
    • 1 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Dinner
    • 827 M

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What's Included

  •  Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  •   Accommodation during the trek (local lodge, guest house).
  •  The government registered English-speaking local expert guides, porters.
  •  Annapurna Conservation park Fees & TIMS Card.
  •  Accommodation in Pokhara is based on twin sharing with breakfast.
  •  Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment and clothing for porter & staff.
  •  Insurance for all staff & porters.
  •  Private transportation for arrival, departure, and sightseeing.
  •  First Aid Kit, Yoga Mat.
  • Yoga Instructor
  •  Mardi Himal Yoga Trekking Map for Each Member
  •  Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff, including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency roadblock due to any reason.
  • Table drinks, snacks in whole trek & walking.
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone, etc….
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water

Useful Information

Yoga Instructor 
Yoga practice and the instructor style will be different than what you are learning back home. It's a group trip so the instructor will only teach on his / her way, Be clear: this is not a private yoga tour.

Trip Cancellation 
Once you book the Mardi Himal Yoga trip, the deposited amount will not be refunded, For this kind of yoga retreat, it is our policy not to refund. 

Guide & Yoga Instructor Right

Once the trip departs, the city guide will have the right to change and take over the itinerary if necessary. It's a group tour; if someone goes aggressive and doesn't follow the guide and yoga instructor, both of them have the right to take you out of the trip. At that time, Rugged Trails Nepal will not take responsibility for the refund.

Unexpected Conditions 

Rugged Trails Nepal hasn't faced this kind of situation yet, but in case of any unexpected situations, like if our yoga instructor gets sick while doing the trip, we cannot send a yoga instructor into the mountains within days. In these situations, the trip will follow a normal trekking route. We are humans; anything can happen in mountains without our knowledge, but our yoga instructors are well known for yoga hikes in the Nepal Himalayas. 


  • 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. 

  • Mardi Himal Yoga Trek best yoga trek ever!

    - Emma, Austria

    We were in small groups of friend and were looking for a short yoga retreat in Nepal. All we were looking for is a peaceful mountain and the place where we can meditate. We were confused which trip to choose because of too many yoga trek packages for the same area and somewhere longer too. Rugged Trails Nepal Everest Yoga trek video was impressive and we started talking with Nirajan. I felt like right on the spot with the right person, he immediately suggest us for Mardi Himal Yoga Trek. From the beginning, he was friendly and sharing all the information which were really helpful. He sends us plenty of pictures of Mardi Trek routes to make sure the place is beautiful and peaceful. All of us were so excited after seeing the pictures and the way he was explaining the place. He was so easy and available all the time and happily answered hundreds of our silly questions. Thank you Nirajan! 

    I actually like the trip plan because Mardi Himal trek route is soo mixed with different terrain and the climate. Amazing mountains and peaceful walk. The distance of tea houses was no longer than 4-5 hours which was another beautiful part of this trip. We had enough time for Morning yoga, meditation, and laughter time. Seriously the team of Nirajan was just amazing, Dipak was funny and giving a smile even he is was tired. Surojan was perfect yoga master thank you Surojan. Singing dancing and drinking with porters was another memorial part of this trip which we will never forget. All of us were quite anxious because a group of girls and all the staffs were boys but Nirajan assure about the safety and he promised to treat us family members. He welcomed us and gave us comfort before heading to the mountains. He is so kind and caretaker and making sure everything is good. Nirajan keep up your good spirits, you have a great team. We will be back again for sure!

    Little suggestion please try to change one day plan instead of staying in Low Camp Badal danda is more suitable and the view is just amazing. People will love this place. 

  • Great Yoga Trek to Mardi Himal

    - Tereza, Czech Republic

    Really a good trip, well organized on such a short notice from us. Had lots of fun, meet great people. Learned some yoga and breathing exercise, learned lots about the culture. Surjon did great, gave us lots of information. Organized all food and accommodation, yoga was amazing, had good laughs with him. Weather was cloudy most days, clear in the morning and awesome in the morning at the highest point (Mardi Upper ViewPoint). I would suggest Rugged Trails Nepal to make a paper copy of the itinerary with the guide. I just like to know but had no internet in the mountains to check online. An extra night at High Camp would be great, just in case if the weather gets cloudy. Surjon is a super fast walker!, couldn't quite keep up with him when he was at the front.