Mardi Himal Trek, 20 km from Pokhara, is recently opened trekking route which exposes hidden treasure of Annapurna region. Situated just east of the Annapurna Base Camp, this peak as the elevation of 4250 meters. The first ascent on this peak was made in 1961. This short and spectacular trek offers jaw-dropping views, breathtaking glacial valleys and hidden landscape of Annapurna. This peak is less touristic area and probably least visited trekking peaks of Nepal. The southern part of Mardi Himal is covered with bamboo and rhododendron forests along with beautiful valleys and ridges. From the top of this peak, you can witness dazzling views of Mountain vistas like Fishtail, Annapurna, and HiunchuliHimal.
This adventurous trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara then we will head towards Phedi. From Phedi, our trail continues to Mardi Himal then we will submit the peak and return back. During the trail, we will experience beautiful forests of Rhododendron. Likewise, mind-blowing views of Himalayan vistas will be with us throughout the whole period of trekking. Upon reaching in the high camp we will set a camp for us and take some rest. From High Camp, we will move ahead for base camp of Mardi Himal from where we can see entire Annapurna Ranges. Those who want to experience short trek decorated by full of nature then Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal choice. Though this trek is short one should have sound physical and mental fitness in order to complete this trek
The base camp of Mardi Himal can be visited during any time of the year, however, the most preferred season is in spring when rhododendron forests are in full bloom and in fall when the skies get clearer each day revealing the majestic mountains in the horizon. Much trekking experience is not required but the trek demands a bit of physical fitness and energy.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representatives will be there to pick you up. Then after he will take you to your hotel and drop out there. We will have the short meeting in the evening about the trek with our trek leaders. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours
After having early breakfast, we will be ready to move towards Pokhara. There is two way to get to Pokhara, one via flight and another 7-8 hour ride in a vehicle. Scenic drive from Kathmandu would be much better because you can witness amazing countryside views. Upon reaching Pokhara you can see amazing views of Mountains from the city. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/6,720ft): 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hours trek
We will drive to Phedi, which is the starting point of our trekking. From Phed, we will walk through the stone steps, terraced fields, beautiful villages, and forests. After reaching Dhampus we will take lunch then we continue our journey towards Deurali. Deaurali is a small village from where we can see great views of Annapurna south, Mardi Himal and Fishtail. Overnight stay at Deurali.
Day 04: Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/8064ft): 6-7 hours
Today our trail goes through the lush forest of Rhododendron. We continue our trail through the quiet forests until we reach forest camp. After reaching there we can take some rest and then roam around to explore the area. This forest camp area is also known as Kokar. Overnight stay at Forest Camp.
Day 05: Forest Camp to low camp (2970m/9504ft): 5-6 hours
From forest camp, our next stop is low camp. We will walk through dense forest from forest camp to reach low camp. From the low camp dazzling views of Mt. Fishtail can be experienced. In the evening we can roam around in order to observe the local lifestyle of the people. Overnight stay at low camp.
Day 06: Low camp to high camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hours
From low camp, we will ascent uphill alongside ridges towards Mardi Himal and Macchapuchre. During the trial, we can find shrubs insulated with rhododendron flowers. We can enjoy the amazing scenic beauty during the walk. High camp is our last stop of the day. From the high camp, we can see the stunning views of mountains. Overnight stay at high camp.
Day 07: High camp to the upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours
This day is going to be a fascinating one. We have to ascend and descend on a steep and narrow trail during the trail. Before reaching to the upper viewpoint we have to pass through the narrow ridges. The views from the viewpoint are jaw-dropping. Dazzling views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, BarahaSikhar, Machhapuchre, Tent peak, and many other peaks will surely please you. After spending some precious timer out there we will return back to high camp. Overnight stay at high camp.
Day 08: High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours
From High Camp, we will leave for Sidhing Village. Our trail is a bit unique and different from the previous one as we may experience something unique during the trek. Overnight stay at Sidhing village.
Day 09: Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hour drive and 25 minutes flight
After having breakfast we will head towards Kathmandu. We will have a short walk up to Lumre then after we will drive up to Pokhara from Lumre. After reaching to Pokhara we will catch the domestic flight and return back to Kathmandu. In the evening there is farewell dinner to celebrate our successful trek. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final departure
Your short trip to Nepal ends today. our representatives will drop you off at the airport for your flight towards your home.