Mardi Himal Trek Highlights:
“Opportunity to explore hidden corners of great Annapurna Himalaya range
Away from main popular trekking trails and human habitation in perfect wilderness
Walk into high beautiful alpine woodland lined with tall rhododendron and pine trees
Glorious views and panorama of Mid and Western Himalayan peaks on daily walks
Trek within high ridges of Mardi Himal close to majestic Machhapuchare ‘fish tail’ peak”
Incredible Mardi Himal Trek is arranged only east of a standout amongst the most famous climbing goal of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Mardi Himal trek is a shrouded pearl yet. Hardly any trekkers procure their way into the Mardi Himal Base Camp exceptionally situated in the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna zone’s notorious mount Machapuchhre truly meaning”Fishtail”.
The street goes along little twisting trails, through charming rhododendron woods until the point when you move from the forested areas at an elevation around 3,300 meters. The scene changes abruptly to a rough high mountain scene, with stunning perspectives of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
From Top Camp (3580 m; a couple of maps wrongly specify 3900 m) you can scale around Mardi Himal Base Camp in roughly 3-4 hours, which gives a stunning close-up perspective of the entire Annapurna Range. You will discover simple guesthouses and homestays over the entire course. In case you’re intending to do this trek from the wintertime please counsel us Wilderness Excursion – Kathmandu built up selected experience trekking organization worked by energetic trekking pioneers.
Mardi Himal Trekking a short duration adventure of a week and probably the best around Himalaya region, for travelers with limited holiday in Nepal but with keen interest to be close around high Himalayan peaks.
Where Mardi Himal Trekking offers you a marvelous country walks within close vicinity of giant snow capped peaks of Annapurna Himalaya and right beneath towering Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish Tail, a virgin and unclimbed peaks of Himalaya.
Mardi Himal Trekking pioneered and explored by early adventurer and trekkers in search of new routes and fresh destinations named this magnificent place of Mardi area as “Other Sanctuary” after the original one at Annapurna Base Camp.
There are few routes that lead to Mardi Himal base camp, where our trek follows on normal route within cool serene forest of tall rhododendron, pines and fir tree lines with sweeping views of Annapurna, Manaslu and Machhapuchare peaks.
As walk continues after drive from scenic Pokhara city heading into high cooler hills and villages of Dhampus and Potana then adventure diverts from the main trekking trails towards high Mardi Himal and its base camp and one the highest point of the journey with outstanding views of surrounding beautiful scenery of mountain range.
Enjoying time at Mardi Himal base camp and within its tranquil and peaceful environment where walk leads back on main trails at Landruk village for short exciting drive to Pokhara a beautiful place to conclude our mesmerizing Mardi Himal trekking experience and adventure.
Best Seasons for Mardi Himal Trek:
From March to May and September to November months of the year, where March to May longer days with much sun-light hours till late afternoon with clear days for excellent views of snow capped peaks and pleasant walks, can get cloudy with light rains and can snow on higher elevation sometimes.
March to May where hills are alive with seasonal wild-flower in bloom especially rhododendron of various species from tall trees to bush, rhododendron a national flower of Nepal, the deep red species known as Rhododendron Arbum in botanical language.
September to November best months with crystal clear sky and fabulous views of mountain range but much shorter days with minimum sunlight hours from late morning to much early evening can expect snow sometimes during the walks on higher altitude above 2,000 m high.
Much colder nights and morning including in shades can snow around higher hills with freezing temperatures.
Outline Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via various international airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with -06 hrs overland journey.
Day 04: Drive to Dhampus 1,520 m walk to Deurali 2,060 m via Potana- 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Badal Danda / Low Camp 2,970 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,700 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: At High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,495 m.
Day 09: Trek to Low Camp – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Landruk village 1,425 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek and drive back to Pokhara 850 m- 02 hrs walk with 2 hrs ride.
Day 12: Drive to fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 13: International departure for homeward bound.
On fresh arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport received by staff and guide with short transfer into the heart of Kathmandu city around exciting areas at Thamel where your hotels situated, here our guide will brief about treks and other necessary information regarding your stay and of the treks.
At evening group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural program to give you the glimpse of local culture with music and dance while having your dinner.
Free and extra day in Kathmandu where one can join in our exciting sightseeing tour our expert city guide will show you around interesting historical and cultural places of great wonders within world heritage sites, after a great and enjoyable tour with time for trek preparations.
Morning where interesting overland journey takes you on Nepal most busy and main highway
with exciting moments heading towards low warm area past farm villages and towns facing
views of high snow capped peaks as slowly drive takes you to beautiful city in Pokhara.
Pokhara a renowned touristic spot of Nepal and whole Himalaya countries, blessed with
magnificent natural scenery of high snow capped mountain range, rolling green hills and
verdant valley with simmering calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas.
Morning after a pleasant overnight in Pokhara, having hearty breakfast transfer for short drive
beyond Pokhara valley to reach trekking starting point, where ride leads past farm villages with
grand views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peak.
As drive leads on winding up to cooler hill at Dhampus village offers stunning panorama of
Annapurna, Manaslu with views of Dhaulagiri top includes majestic Machhapuchare Himal,
from here walk on high ridge within forested trail with views of peaks as climb leads to Potana
and at Deurali small village for overnight stop.
Morning views of high mountain range while you enjoy breakfast from Deurali walk leads away
from main trekking trail heading into complete wilderness and walk uphill into forested area
through rhododendron and pine tree lines forest with short rest to reach at Kokar or Forest
Camp for overnight located in the middle of alpine tree line.
From this small area with pleasant overnight morning walk further uphill into forest with
occasional view of peaks, after good climb reaching at Badal Danda at Low Camp for overnight
stop, a high place with some nice small lodges with views of Annapurna range of peaks.
Today walk lead higher up towards our destination to High Camp as route heads past tree lines
with steep climb for some hour then reaching at High Camp on the highest spot of the
adventure for overnight stops, afternoon with time to relax and marvel stunning views of peaks
and dramatic landscapes.
Free day at High Camp where morning hike takes you to much higher altitude at Mardi Himal
base of few hours steady walks, at Mardi Himal Base Camp enjoy fantastic and grand
panorama of Annapurna Himalaya as you stand beneath towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish
Tail’, after a fabulous time with scenic views walk back to High Camp for last overnight stop
within Mardi Himal area.
After breakfast downhill walk back into forested area on the same route to reach at Low Camp
an easy day walk downhill with rest of the afternoon enjoy views of mountains.
From Low Camp where our walk takes you on newly built fresh trail that leads to charming
Gurung village at Landruk, most of the walk within cool forest and downhill to reach at lovely
Landruk village and in the comfort of nice lodges with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli
With great overnight stop at Landruk and observing impressive culture and custom of Gurung
people, main hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya region interwoven with Buddhism religion and
as well practice their ancestral worship of natural spirits known as Bon sect of pre Buddhism.
Morning drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderful and memorable trip on high hills of
Annapurna Himalaya and on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon
free for own individual activities with farewell dinner.
(Flying option from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 minutes scenic flight)
Last day in Nepal a country of high Himalaya with colorful culture, our guide and staff transfer you to the airport for your international flight homeward, after a grand memories and experience on Mardi Himal Trekking.