‘adventure on elusive hidden path to Mardi Himal within Annapurna Himalaya’
“Explore hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya to high Mardi Himal base camp walk into lovely dense forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia and blue pine trees adventure away from mainstream trails and villages towards complete wilderness enjoy panorama of Annapurna Himalaya and other high mountain range on walks trek to the highest spot of Mardi Himal within close to towering Fish-Tail peaks”
Brief Trip Profile
Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu / Pokhara with local lodge on trekking.
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Highest Spot: At Mardi Himal Base Camp 4,500 m / 14, 763 ft.
Walking Hours: Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs sometimes
Activities: Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration: 06 Nights and 07 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
Total Trip: 11 Nights and 12 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Best Seasons for Mardi Himal Trekking
March to May and September to November months of the year, March to May when most of day is clear for views and pleasant walks with moderate temperatures, longer sunlight hours when wild flowers are in bloom, especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colors (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).
March to May where late afternoon can get cloudy with chances of rain and snow in higher altitude sometimes.
September to November around autumn / fall best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.
Sunlight is short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks with chances of snow around higher areas above 1,800 m.
People and Culture
Low warm farm areas of Nepal Mid West are of mixed ethnic tribes of people with mostly Gurung, Magar with some Tamang including Hindu Brahmin, Chettries and Dalits with various cultures and custom with same farm traditional life of both Hindu and Buddhism religion.
Higher mid hill around Annapurna region where villages populated by Gurung ethnic tribe of Annapurna and Western part of Nepal, follows Buddhism religion along with their ancestral heritage rites, worshipping nature and mountain spirits.
Gurung people are traditional farmers and cattle herders where most men folk are famous as courageous and brave Gorkha soldiers in British, Indian Army and as well in Singapore police infantry.
Mardi Himal Trekking an amazing place to be and to experience its scenic wilderness of high mountain range that includes close views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak.
Mardi Himal Trekking takes you around Nepal Far North Mid-West which is directly north of beautiful Pokhara city a mere 25 k.m away within crow fly or aeronautical miles distance.
An elusive and exclusive adventure that lead you around hidden areas of Annapurna Himalaya, where early explorer discovered this grand new scenic spot and named as the ‘Other Sanctuary’ after Annapurna Sanctuary.
Mardi Himal Trekking where walk takes right beneath towering Machhapuchare Himal or Fish Tail, due to its twin shaped tops appears like tail of a fish, a well respected and dominion which is also a virgin unclimbed peaks of Annapurna range.
Mardi Himal a broken ridge and formed as a single lower peak of Machhapuchare Himal southern flank, where walk takes you above 4,500 m the highest point of the adventure.
Starting from beautiful Pokhara to reach walking point of the journey, where climb leads to a high ridge within dense tree lines with excellent panorama of Annapurna-Manaslu with views of Dhaulagiri in the far west including Machhapuchare Himal.
Walk continues on leaving main popular trekking trails and villages to enter into complete tranquil surrounding within forested area and soon tree lines fades for wide open and exposed area at Mardi Himal base camp.
Enjoy spectacular views of staggering range of snow-capped mountains and then head back into green tree lines, where return journey takes you on alternative route to reach at low warm farm village to end the trek.
A short drive brings you at famous and leading touristic city in Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake to conclude our fabulous adventure Mardi Himal Trekking.
Short Guide Line Itinerary
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (220 k.m)-06 hrs (30 mins by air).
Day 04: Drive to Kande 1,700 m and trek to Deurali 2,100 m via Australian Camp or Thulo Kharka 2,050 m - 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Jungle Camp 2,520m - 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to High Camp 3,600 m / 11,811ft -05 hrs.
Day 07: At High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp 4,500m /14,763 ft.
Day 08: Trek to Low / Jungle Camp - 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Siding 1,700 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10: Drive back to Pokhara - 02 hrs.
Day 11: Drive or fly to Kathmandu -06 hrs ride or 30 mins by flights.
Day 12: International Departure to respective country.