Mardi Himal Trek The Other Side Of Fish Tail - 15 Days

from the lush green vegetation of low sub tropic to the alpine terrain, offering panoramic views of the snow capped peaks, including traditional villages and warm locals and trekking right in the heart of Annapurna range.

A short fascinating treks in perfect wilderness, as this area is very seldom visited by westerners and it lies approximately 15 miles north of Pokhara, as the crow flies, this mountain is the most southerly of the Annapurna range. From some viewpoints it seems little more than an outlier on the southwest flank of Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail). Mardi Himal is the lowest and least climbed and visited of all the trekking peaks in Nepal.

Mardi Himal’s East Face is separated from Machhapuchare ridge by a col (circa 5,200m/17,060ft). The normal route of ascent reaches this col from glaciated amphitheatre that rises above a hidden plateau, also known as ‘Other Sanctuary’.

Less frequented by westerners to this valley and ridges south of Mardi Himal. The area is quite steep sided and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Above the forest, high alpine pastures provide good grazing and a habitat for undisturbed wildlife.

As it is lowly altitude the mountain obviously has a great deal of potential for those interested in small scale exploratory climbing and the ridges will certainly present climbing challenges at a reasonable standard.

This rarely visited area provides a tough trek isolated from the teahouses and lodges, which dominate most of the trekking in and around the Annapurna Range.

The trail to base camp is short and sharp on ill-defined trails that would be particularly difficult in wet and snowy conditions.


Pokhara is one of the most unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape  and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machhapuchare on its beautiful lakes.. Pokhara is situated in the mid western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu, and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with a sweeping panoramic views of the mid east to western Himalayan ranges.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa and Phewa.

The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South.

Among these high peaks it is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s a also an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our staff will escort you to the Hotel, our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Treks, do’s and don’t and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.

Day 2
In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.

Today with half day free tour of ancient world heritage places either morning or at afternoon a three hours of sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara 950m 5-6 hours journey 200 k.m.

Early breakfasts, then travel by coach or by car to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years, on arriving at Pokhara transfer to respective Hotels by the lake Phewa for the overnight, with afternoon free for walks around the lake side.

Day 4
Pokhara to Dhiprung 1,675m via Mardipul. 4-5 hrs.

A short drive from Pokhara leads to Hyanja, from here start trekking towards the bank of Mardi River, after crossing the bridge the walk leads uphill up to the Gurung village of Ghachowk 1,248m from here another few hours of good walk brings you at Dhiprung village a farm village on route to Korchon area.

Day 5
Trek to Simre Kharka. Approx: 2,400m. 5-6 hrs.

From here the trail becomes much steeper as it climbs uphill from the village, past a chautarra (a resting place) from here the path divides, the trail leads past some cow sheds; from here onwards the route is steeper through the forest towards Simre Kharka. Despite the steepness the route offers tremendous views of the surrounding country.

The path passes through a small clearing, and continues along a faint track to another clearing marking a high point on the ridge. From here the trail continues along towards Simre Kharka, some of the trails here can lead you astray. Overnight camp near or before Simre Kharka depending upon the availability of fresh spring water and good campsite.

Day 6
Trek to Khorchon 3,682m 4-5 hrs

From this camp the trek leads towards uphill path at Khorchon ridge, of all the hard work on reaching the ridgeline the view from here will be a reward with cool mountain air and magnificent panoramic view of the three of the world’s highest mountain from the whole Annapurna range a distant of Mt. Dhaulagiri and to the Manaslu range to the east. The path climbs steeply along the ridgeline to grazing pastures called Khorchon.

Day 7
Rest Day at Khorchon

A rest day, on this fabulous spot with great views with an optional hike around the Korchon area and to its ridge top.

Day 8
Trek to Mardi Base Camp 4,100m

The route now leads steeply again across a ridgeline to a hidden plateau beneath the south face of Mardi Himal and the South West Ridge of Machhapuchare this is known as the Other Sanctuary.

Day 9
Trek towards Pokhara.

After a wonderful time on this absolute wilderness retrace the journey back towards Pokhara. We have allowed these three days to give you more time and to make this itinerary more flexible to enjoy and to be in this perfect tranquility.

Day 10
Continue trek towards Pokhara

After a wonderful time on this absolute wilderness retrace the journey back towards Pokhara. We have allowed these three days to give you more time and to make this itinerary more flexible to enjoy and to be in this perfect tranquility.

Day 11
Continue trek towards Pokhara

After a wonderful time on this absolute wilderness retrace the journey back towards Pokhara. We have allowed these three days to give you more time and to make this itinerary more flexible to enjoy and to be in this perfect tranquility.

Day 12
Trek and drive to Pokhara.

On this last day of the journey the path leads back to Mardi area, from here a short uphill to meet the road head, and then board the bus for the short drive back to Pokhara.

Day 13
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Morning after breakfast a scenic drive of 5-6 hrs reaches you to Kathmandu after a mesmerizing trip in the mountains of Annapurna region.

Day 14
Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.

A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley or for scenic mountain flight.

Day 15
Transfer to Airport for International departure.

Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our Office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.


  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • All Ground Transportation according to the Itinerary.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging of Guide,Assi. Guide & Porter
  • Duffel bag (if needed)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.


  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Airport departure tax
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Beverage( soft drink and other hard drink)
  • Tips for guides and porters

  • US$ 1,360 per person in the group of minimum 1-2 pax.
  • US$ 1,170 per person in the group of minimum 3-5 pax.
  • US$ 1,070 per person in the group of minimum 6-9 pax.
  • US$ 975 per person in the group of minimum 10-15 pax.
  • US$ 900 per person in the group of minimum 16-20 pax and above

Please discuss with us over WhatsApp for group offer.

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Trip Facts

  • Camping
  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • 5387m at Mardi Himal
  • 8 - 9 days
  • 14 - 15 days
  • From Mid April to May & mid Sept to November.
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