Himalayan Yoga Academy

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Why Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

Hike through Blooming Rhododendron Forests (March-April)

Enjoy a relatively easy hike that many visitors overlook.

Immerse yourself in Nepalese culture with a local family in the hills.

One of the best views of Fishtail Mountain up close. Meet authentic play with the words of Gurung tribe and villages during the trip

Natural and cultural diversity

Enjoy breathtaking views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal

The Mardi Himal Yoga Trek in Nepal offers a unique method of meditation and breathing exercises in a tranquil environment surrounded by the most beautiful snow-capped mountains. This trek is an interesting part of the longer Annapurna treks. Mardi Himal came about immediately after the recent idea of ​a short hike in Nepal. For those who are short on time, this yoga excursion was a very nice destination. If you follow the trails of Mardi Himal, you will soon realize that traveling can be the most beautiful thing. You pass through villages of indigenous communities and eat daal bhat meals. This also includes wildflowers and rhododendrons, which is spectacular. It is also important to live in communal teahouses and experience the culture up close. Not just to travel, follow the highest path, and immerse yourself in the majestic wonders of Nepal. Behind the scenes at Annapurna, you will never be left alone on your journey. The Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is an adventurous and life-changing trek like no other in your life. To combine physical training of the body and tranquility of the mind, Yoga Trek in the majestic Annapurna region offers a rich natural and cultural heritage. This spiritual journey in yoga begins with your arrival in Kathmandu.

Enjoy the scenery without the crowds on this incredible Mardi Himal yoga hike. You can definitely expect authentic tea houses, breathtaking views of the rhododendron forest, and the most magnificent views of the Annapurna Himalayas. On this Mardi Himal Yoga Trek, you will see giants like Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. You can enjoy breathtaking views of sunrises and sunsets during the Mardi Himal yoga trek. As Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is a lifelong experience that not only gives you the opportunity to enrich your adventure but also enriches your mental and physical happiness through the practice of mountain yoga. Practicing Pranayama in this mighty Himalayas will definitely strengthen your prana, fill you with wonderful energy, and bring you the positive energy of your soul.


  • The trip begins from Kathmandu
  • You need to arrive at least 2 days prior to your scheduled trek initiation date
  • You will begin your trip from day 2 of your arrival and only after signing the necessary formalities
  • Carry water purifiers with you. Drinking the steam water straightforwardly isn't clean. Add the purifiers to your filled-up bottle.
  • You need to bring along at least 2 passport sized pictures and hand them to the company on the day
  • In case of trek cancellation or trek forfeit due to unseen circumstances, we shall compensate with an alternate itinerary
  • You need to bring along at least 500 dollars additional The funds will help you in case of delayed flights or unseen circumstances
  • You need to be aware of the company of any medical conditions developed recently
  • You need to be age 15 and above to join this trip
  • Drink a lot of water. You'll sweat more while walking. Your body will adore more water content. Furthermore, you may feel dehydrated. Along these lines, to keep up body hydration, drink water sufficiently.
  • Carry insect repellents and table salts while trekking in summer and the monsoon. They are easy to manage mosquitoes and parasites, fundamentally

List of Things to Carry for 11 Days Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

Packing for the trekking is your choice and it also depends upon the weather condition. So packing should be done wisely and only necessary things should be carried out. Also, thin (light) but warmer clothes should be preferred. The general packing list for Mardi Himal Trek is mentioned as follows:

  • A pair of comfortable trekking shoes with a few pairs of shocks
  • Comfortable Clothing for the Yoga Session
  • Jacket, windcheater a warm fleece for cold
  • Few trekking shirts and pants
  • Trekking sandals (used while walking around the tea house)
  • Sunglasses, a hat, lotion( sunscreen), lip balm
  • Toiletries: sanitizer, tissue paper, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, and soap
  • Thermal wear and comfortable backpack with covers
  • Good quality sleeping bag and trekking gloves
  • Water bottles

Upcoming Dates of Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

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8th - 18th March 2023/24

18th - 28th March 2023/24

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8th - 18th April 2023/24

18th - 28th April 2023/24

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8th - 18th November 2023/24

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The trek is also available upon request for the up seasons

Start Date Availability Max. Participants Book
8th - 18th Dec/Jan/Feb/June/July /August  2023/24

18th - 28th Dec/Jan/Feb/June/July /August  2023/24

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Daily Schedule

You could be already in Kathmandu or you may be arriving on this very day and whatever it is we welcome you to Nepal! Thank you for choosing Mardi Himal Yoga Trek with Himalayan Yoga Academy. On this first day, we transfer to Himalayan Yoga Academy. You will not do much except observe the ambiance around you and get acquainted with the country.

06:00 am – Wake up and Ushapan (Early Drinking water)

06:30 - 07:00 am – Jala Neti (Nasal Cleansing) and
07:00 - 08:45 am – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants), Warm up exercise, Sr, Yogasana, Bandha,
Pranayama, Shanty Path (Peace Mantra)
09:00 - 10:00 am – After Breakfast Sightseeing Kathmandu Durbar Square, Thamel, and Shopping.

This is an important day because today is the day when you will meet with your guide. The guide or one of our team members will brief you about the trek about more or less everything you need to know. After briefing we would thoroughly go through the trekking gear that we have. Furthermore, if there is anything that is not according to the trekking standard we will do last minute shopping of the trekking gears. On the other hand one of our backend office staff will get busy preparing required permits and logistics.

06:00 am – Wake up and Ushapan (Early Drinking water)

06:30 - 07:00 am – Jala Neti (Nasal Cleansing) and Herbal Tea

07:00 - 08:45 am – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants), Warm up exercise, Suryanamaskar, Yogasana,
Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (Peace Mantra)
09:00 - 10:00 am – Breakfast and Herbal Tea

We take breakfast after yoga class and we check out of the hotel to go to Pokhara. A 7 hours drive by tourist bus takes us to the amazingly beautiful city of Pokhara 200 km west of Kathmandu. The drive is very scenic which goes through the winding and stretching road along side the famous rafting river of Trishuli and later on Marsyangdi. Passing through some beautiful small Nepali towns will give you some glimpses of the countryside of Nepal. Stay in Hotel and evening meditation

Another day on the road, we drive to one of the hill stations on the outskirts of Pokhara known as Kande. Kande is spectacular viewpoint for the mountains in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri but on clear day. From Kande we take our bags and begin trekking towards Pothana and further to Pitam Deurali through beautiful small villages. The first hour of walk on stone slated trail takes us to Deurali. On a clear day Australian base camp offers a beautiful view of the Himalayas in Annapurna. From Deurali we again enter dense forest. The trail somehow gets more gradual and easier. We walk some easy ups and down on beautiful trails tucked in Rhododendron, maple, pine and hemlock forest until we reach

Forest camp and further to Deurali. We will spend the night at an comfortable Guest House Overnight in Deurali. and evening meditation and dinner.

If the weather is clear we wake up with splendid views of Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre. From the open hilltop of a deeper section of forest, higher we go better we are surrounded by Rhododendrons of every hue. The Himalayas get closer and the view of 6990m is profound. The entire day is spent on serene trails with handful of tea houses that cater hot meal and clean beds. We spend the day and enjoy the surreal natural presence.

After completion of breakfast we get our legs on the trail. We walk on the highland pasture and out of the dense forest, except for the rare occasions when we come across patches of Rhododendron Forest and moreover soaring views of the mountains. This portion of the Mardi Himal trek is famous for spotting of Impend pheasant; the national bird of Nepal. We call it a day in Forest camp and enjoy the surrounding vista. Teahouses in forest camp may not have enough rooms to cater trekkers in season which may result in more natural form of accommodation under the tents.

Wake up early in the morning for a sunrise view & gentle stretching yoga. After breakfast, we will hike towards the Mardi Himal base camp (MBC). You will start hiking on a well-established trail through the grass with a couple of steeper sections. The trail becomes more vertiginous at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps. After 3 hours of hike, we should reach MBC. You will spend some time gazing at stunning views of Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Fishtail & more. Later we will trek back to High camp for lunch then retrace back to Low camp. Evening yoga, relaxation & overnight in the lodge in Low camp.Mardi himal yoga trek in Nepa

Wake up in the morning with a nice cup of tea and join the yoga class. After breakfast, we will start hiking down towards Sidhing village. Siding is a traditional Nepalese village away from the busier modern tourist treks. We will trek down the woods and appear out on the region touched by modern civilization. Later, we will cross the suspension bridge over a river & reach Siding. You can have a short break & lunch here. Then we will drive back to Pokhara which may take around 90 minutes.

06:00 – 7:00 pm - Meditation

07:00 - 07:30 pm – Dinner and Herbal Tea

07:30 - 08:30 pm – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants), Trataka (Concentrated Gaze) and Discussion 08:30 – 09:45 pm – Evening walk, Vajrasana, Self-study & Practice

10:00 pm – Bed Time (Lights out)

And can discuss the trip experience Stay in the Yoga Center

Meals Included

06:00 am – Wake up
06:30 - 07:00 am – Jala Neti (Nasal Cleansing) and Herbal Tea
07:00 – 09:00 am – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chant) Warm-up exercise, Suryanamaskar,

Yogasana, Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (Peace Mantra)
09:00 - 10:00 am – Breakfast and Herbal Tea
10:00 - 11:00 pm – Ayurvedic Massage

01:00 - 02:00 pm – Lunch and Herbal Tea
03:00 - 04:00 pm – Free Time

05:30 – 06:00 pm – Herbal Tea
06:00 – 07:00 pm – Dhyana Yoga (Meditation)
07:00 - 8:30 pm – Dinner and Herbal Tea

06:30 - 07:00 am – Jala Neti (Nasal Cleansing) and Herbal Tea

07:00 - 08:45 am– Morning Hatha Yoga Session

09:00 - 10:00 am – Breakfast and Herbal Tea

Today is our last day of the Mardi Yoga Trek, so we will transfer you to airport for the departure or to city.

What's included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop.
  • Two-way transportation from Kathmandu – Pokhara
  • Full Board Meal and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Daily Yoga Sessions
  • Two-night stay at a hotel in Pokhara inclusive of Breakfast
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Twin-sharing/Private accommodation during the trek
  • Guide Salary
  • Guide/Porter’s insurance
  • All government taxes and fees
  • National Park permits, TIMS permit

What's not included?

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee, you will get an arrival visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Your travel insurance
  • Your medical emergency bill
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Your personal expenses during the trek such as phone bill, Bar bills, internet bills, hot shower, laundry etc.
  • Any hot or cold drinks during the trek
  • Tips to guide, porters or any other staffs involved.