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The Mardi Himal Trek is a short and sweet trek which only takes only 10 days to be completed with a smaller itinerary it is a perfect choice for people who also don’t have time in Nepal and also is an ideal choice for those who are looking for trekking in the quieter parts of the Annapurna region of Nepal as this is the lowest and perhaps the least visited part of Annapurna in Nepal. While trekking on this route, leading up to Mardi Himal base camp and finally the high camp, we get to appreciate verdant forests, villages, valleys, terraced farms, soothing rivers, and the breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli mountains.
Hence, this trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region but even being short we assure that you will experience most of Nepal in your journey. As we will be staying in teahouses (lodges) around local ethnic peoples of the area and experience their lifestyle and the breathtaking view of the hill and mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal.
Mardi Himal Mountain is about 20 km north of Pokhara in Nepal. It lies in the southernmost summit of the Annapurna Mountains range in 1953 Englishman basil Good fellow had taken a photo of the mountain which marks its discovery day. It was firstly climbed in 1961, via the eastern wall. Which is one of the most used routes? But the Attempts to climb it via the south face have so far has not been successful. Machhapuchhare referred to as Mardi Himal ‘big brother’ is in line with the mountain from the south side and is most visible from the south. at the foot of Mardi Himal the valleys and mountain ridges Himal are steep and have a forest of bamboo and rhododendrons. The southwest wall has three clear rock ridges, separated by hanging glaciers. The east wall is separated from the Machhapuchhare ridge by a pass at 5200 meters. The most used climbing route goes through this pass.
As you arrive at the Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu.Where ou representatives will be receiving you from the airport to take you to the hotel. After you check-in and freshening up, you will be briefed about the trek. Later in the evening, we have authentic Nepali cuisine for dinner. Then we return to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
After having early breakfast we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara taking the ever-winding roads through the countrysides viewing rivers, fields, and villages on our way to Pokhara which will take around 6 – 7 hours as we reach Pokhara we check-in the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Early in the morning, we head towards phedi from Pokhara, as we take a jeep or a local bus to Phedi which takes about 30 minutes to reach there. as we reach Phedi, we start our trek towards deurali, through fields, forests, and settlements. As we reach Dhampus where we will have our lunch. After having our lunch we continue our trek towards deurali. As we continue our trek, we come across mesmerizing views of Annapurna, Fishtail, and Mardi Himal.
Today after breakfast, we start our towards forest camp trek from Deurali, as we take the trails taking us through dense forests decorated by the national flower of Nepal,” Rhododendron”. As we reach the forest camp locally known as Kokar where there are few basic lodges where we can have dinner and spend the night.
Today our trek trails into the forest Camp Enter a magical forest of giant rhododendron, birch, maple, mountain oak, and hemlock. You will be enjoying stunning mountain landscapes all while trekking.Overnight in camp
Today we head towards the low camp after having breakfast .we again take the trail through the forested area of Kokar making a steep uphill climb to reach a pasture land where we will be spending the night.
After breakfast, we’ll trail towards the flora which has changed to classic ‘cloud forest’ with mosses and lichen, orchids, and tree ferns. Far below, to our left, we will see the Modi Khola Valley heading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary.
After breakfast, we today head towards the high camp making our way along the ridges of Mardi Himal hills. as we head towards high camp we enjoy the views of the surrounding hills and snow-capped mountains. Finally, after a steep climb, we finally reach the High camp with from where we can get breathtaking views of Mardi Himal and Fishtail. Overnight in high camp.
Today is a short, steep ascend that will bring us out of the forest. The trail on a ridge, grassy way and also under the snow to reach High Camp. Rest of the time at leisure.Enjoy stunning views, here you will get an opportunity to view Machhapucharefrom so close that you’llfeel like touching it. Overnight in camp
Today we acclimatize. After breakfast, We take a narrow trail as we head towards the viewpoint passing through pastures hiking along a ridge before reaching the upper viewpoint at 4250 meters which is also the highest point of our trek. View from the upper viewpoint gives a great view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna, Himchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Tent peak, Singhachuli, Fishtail, and others. After spending some time we head back to High camp where we will be staying for the night.
Today we will trek through the huge ice fields and blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lying underneath. Annapurna I will be beyond and all around us. The trail from Dhaulagiri to the Ganesh Himal, among a lot of shining snow-topped mountain peaks. Lastly, we will reach our main spot, Mardi Base Camp. Enjoy your great achievement amid the stunning mountain view all around you. Then we will trek downward, to reach back to the Low Camp. Overnight in camp
Today we head towards Sidhing village from High Camp. We take a trail through rhododendrons and pines forest as we retrace our way to low camp as we keep descending towards the Sidhing village. we spend the night at Sidhing village at an elevation of 1700 meters.
After having our breakfast we start the last leg of our trek of 2-3 hours to reach Lumre. Form Where we drive back to Kathmandu.Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today is the last day of our wonderful journey and memories. We bid farewell and best wishes.
CLOTHING AND BASIC TYPES OF EQUIPMENT
Destination: Annapurna Region
Duration: 14 Days
Trip Grade : Moderate
Max altitude:4250m/ 13943.57 ft
Daily walking: 4-8 Hours a Day
Transportation: Deluxe Bus and Private vehicle
Accommodation: Hotel in cities /Tea House/Guest House during trek
Group Size:Min-02 Person