Mardi Himal Trek with yoga-12 days

Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

  • Duration12 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Maximum Altitude4500 m
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
  • Trip styleTrek
  • Start/EndKathmandu

About Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

"Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is an offbeat, remote trek in the Annapurna region, Nepal. The trek combines the daily practice of yoga along with sensational mountain views and landscapes."

Mardi Himal Yoga Trekking is one of the most famous yoga treks in Nepal. This yoga trek is perfect for beginner trekkers as the trail offers the perfect introduction to the Himalayas and its wonders. Trekking through the lush woodlands of the famous Annapurna Sanctuary, we leave the sanctuary and follow a relatively less crowded route that leads to Mardi Himal. 

We have a 12 days  Mardi Himal Yoga Trek package that you can freely customize. We can make the  Mardi Himal Yoga Trek itinerary shorter or longer as per your requirements. During the trek, one of our professional yogis accompanies you. He/she will conduct the daily yoga and meditation sessions and teach you a lot about yoga. So, if you are not introduced to yoga before it is completely fine. Our team will take care of you. 

 Mardi Himal Yoga Trek route from Pokhara first drive to Phedi and ascends to Pothana (1,950 m) via Dhampus. Over the next few days, you trek through different camps like Forest Camp (2,550 m), Low Camp (2,990 m), and High Camp (3,580 m). The entire trail ascends via lush woodlands of rhododendron, pine, fir, oak, etc. The trail is extremely enriched in vegetation and different species of birds. 

The final part of the trail is a steep uphill climb along with Mardi Himal ridge to Mardi Himal base camp (4,500 m). Witnessing a gorgeous sunrise from the base camp, you descend to High Camp following the same trail. The trail then descends to Siding village (1,850 m), which lets you have a glimpse of the mountain lifestyle and drive from Lumre to Pokhara. 

Throughout the  Mardi Himal Yoga Trek Nepal, you get to enjoy surreal sceneries and mountain views of Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc. It is an adventurous trek but lets you unwind and enjoy nature. The trail is not crowded as other famous trekking routes of the Annapurna region like the ABC trek and Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. So, the overall journey is very satisfying. 

For your information, we can organize a yoga trek anywhere in the Himalayas or yoga tours around Nepal. If you have any particular requests, kindly let us know. You can reach out to us through our contact page on the website. 

Check out these moderate trekking packages in the Himalayas- Everest base camp trek, Namche Bazar trek, and Langtang valley trek. 

Good to Know

  • Enjoy trekking in the Annapurna region along with daily yoga and meditation with breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains
  • Moderate adventurous trekking route, perfect for beginner trekkers who are looking for a tranquil trek
  • Less crowded trail and teaming with abundant flora & fauna
  • Witness stunning sunrise from Mardi Himal base camp
  • Get to see the mountain lifestyle along the way
  • Guided by professional yoga instructor


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Arrive in Kathmandu and meet with our airport representatives at the terminal gate holding your name card. He will take you to the hotel and also let you know any important information. You can take your time to unpack and later meet with the rest of the team members over welcome dinner.

  • AccommodationAt hotel
  • MealsDinner
  • Max. Altitude1300 m

We begin the day with a calming yoga session and move on with the day. The overland journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara is fantastic. The drive is comfortable and offers scenic landscapes. In Pokhara, we'll be staying in a nice hotel around Phewa Lake. We'll have the evening free to relax and stroll in the Lakeside market. The view of Mt. Machhapuchhre, famously known as Fishtail, is mesmerizing from Phewa Lake.

  • AccommodationAt hotel
  • MealsB
  • Max. Altitude800 m
  • Duration7-8 hours

We'll wake up early and do yoga guided by our instructor, enjoying the soothing scenery. From today, the Mardi Himal yoga trek begins. The trek starts at Phedi, where we reach after a half an hour drive from Pokhara. From Phedi, the trail steeply ascends via stone stairs and passes through farmlands. We come across small villages and lush forests along the way before reaching Dhampus. This village offers great views of the Annapurna range. The trail then gently ascends to Pothana.


  • AccommodationOvernight in the teahouse
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude1950 m
  • Duration0.5 hour drive & 1.5-2 hours trek

We continue trekking through dense forests of rhododendron, oak maple, hemlock, etc to Forest Camp. Along the way, we may encounter deer, monkeys, and birds. Likewise, the mountain views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges are excellent. The night is spent in a cozy teahouse. There is a yoga session at the end of the day.


  • AccommodationOvernight in the teahouse
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude2550 m
  • Duration4-5 hrs

As usual, we begin the day with an amazing yoga session guided by our professional yoga instructor. After that, we have breakfast and get ready to trek. From Forest Camp, the trail steeply ascends through lovely rhododendron and juniper forests. You can see a change in vegetation to mosses, ferns, lichens, and orchids. The route to Low Camp is impressive, with stunning views of valleys, snow-capped mountains, and rivers.


  • AccommodationOvernight in the teahouse
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude2990 m
  • Duration3 hrs

Before we begin trekking, we'll practice yoga and learn some new postures. The trail from Low Camp firstly climbs steeply for a few hundred meters through lush forests. Further, leaving the tree line behind, we walk on a ridge to the High Camp, relishing the wonderful scenery. The views of the mountains like Fishtail, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, etc get prominent.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the teahouse
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude3580 m
  • Duration4-5 hrs

Today, we reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp. It is the highest point of our trek. The day begins early with an amazing yoga session with our guide. We'll get our bodies ready for the day and begin ascending toward the base camp. The route has a series of steep rocky climbs for a couple of hours along the Mardi Himal ridge. 


Soon, the trail further ascends to the base camp offering sensational views of dozens of mountains, including Ganesh Himal, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Gangapurna, etc. After spending some time at the base camp, we descend to High Camp to spend the night. The day ends with a most needed stretching and short yoga session. 


  • AccommodationOvernight in the teahouse
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude4500 m
  • Duration6-7 hrs

We wake up early and practice yoga. After breakfast, we follow a downhill route that goes through lush forests and terraced fields. Similarly, we also pass by small mountain villages and reach Siding. We get to have a close glimpse of the lifestyle of the villagers today.


  • AccommodationOvernight in the teahouse
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude1850 m
  • Duration5-6 hrs

It's time to head back to Pokhara. The first of the day passes by a few Gurung and Tamang settlement areas to Lumre. From here, we hop on a private vehicle and drive to Pokhara. In the evening, we have a tranquil yoga session to calm our bodies after the trek and assemble all the reflections the journey has provided us. 



  • AccommodationOvernight At Hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude820 m
  • Duration3-4 hrs

After breakfast, we hop on the private vehicle and drive back to Kathmandu. The drive is scenic and offers fantastic views of lush green hills and rivers. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we drop you at your hotel lobby. The entire day is leisure. You can rest and unpack from the trip.


  • AccommodationOvernight At Hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude1300 m
  • Duration7-8 Hrs

In the morning you will meet your tour guide to visit historic, religious and architectural places of Kathmandu valley. You will visit Swayambhunath (Buddhist Shrine, also called monkey temple), Boudhanath (Largest Stupa in the world), Pashupatinath (Hindu’s greatest pilgrimage site) and Patan Durbar Square (Historic place for ancient art and architecture).

You can buy souvenir today as well if you haven’t bought yesterday. Tonight will be your last night in Kathmandu valley so we will have a dinner together once again.

  • AccommodationAt Hotel
  • MealsB

We will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight back to Home hoping to see you soon in Nepal.

  • MealsB

Useful Information

Mardi Himal Yoga Trek route

The Mardi Himal Trek route from Pokhara goes to Phedi first. It's a half an hour drive. From here, we trek to Pothana via Dhampus on steep stone stairs. From Pothana onwards, the route ascends through dense forests of rhododendron, oak maple, hemlock, etc to Forest Camp. The next is Low Camp, and the trail is steep & forested. 

From Low Camp, the first few hours walk through steep lush forests and then climb on a ridge to High Camp. Following early morning, we walk on Mardi Himal Ridge to the highest point of the trek, Mardi Himal Base Camp, and descend to High Camp on the same day to spend the night. 

The trail further drops down to Siding village and passes by small settlement areas before reaching Lumre, where the trek ends. From here, we drive back to Pokhara and eventually to Kathmandu. 

Mardi Himal Yoga Trek difficulty

Mardi Himal trek, in general, is graded moderate off-beat. Combining yoga in the venture makes the trek less exhausting as you practice yoga led by a professional yoga instructor every morning and evening. The terrain is not like other famous trails and involves steep ascends & descends from the very first day. 

Not many lodges and tea shops are on the way. The entire route passes by a forested path until you break out of the tree line. The final ascent is steep and goes along the Mardi Himal ridgeline to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. 

Altitude Sickness during the Mardi Trek

The highest altitude we touch during the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is 4,500 meters. The trek begins at 1,950 meters and gradually ascends to the Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m). As the elevation rise is significant, the chances of altitude sickness are also there. 

To prevent it, we have rest days in our Mardi Himal Yoga Trek itinerary, and also, the trekkers do not ascend more than 500 meters a day with us. This helps us to avoid altitude sickness. Likewise, keeping yourself hydrated and getting plenty of rest as you approach higher altitude. It will also keep you away from altitude sickness. 

Some of the symptoms you may get at the early stage of altitude sickness are:

  • difficulty in breathing
  • bad headache
  • nausea
  • no appetite
  • insomnia

Best time to do Mardi Himal Yoga Trekking

There are four best months to do Mardi Himal Yoga Trek in Nepal - March, April, October, and November. These months combine the spring and autumn seasons in the Himalayas, which are perfect for any kind of venture. 

Spring welcomes blooming rhododendron trees and greenery with it. The fresh snow on the top of the mountains and the hint of chillness left by winter make the journey fantastic. Likewise in autumn, you get to see Nepalese celebrating their biggest festivals. If you are at the right time, you can experience Tihar, Dashain, Chhat, etc. Both seasons have stabler weather, which means no delays in anything. 

Food & Drinks

The food and drinks options are quite less on the Mardi Himal trek route. This trek is not commercialized as EBC and ABC treks. The services are limited and pricy. For meals, you get simple toast and eggs, sandwiches, pasta, dal bhat, veggies, curries, porridge, soup, momo, meat items, etc.


Mardi Himal Yoga Trek has tea house accommodation. As there are only a handful of teahouses available along the route, we do the reservations in advance for our guests. Tea house accommodation is the simplest of all the accommodations available in the Himalayas. Small rooms with double beds and a table are what you can expect in tea houses. For a single room, you have to let us know while booking.

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