Trek & climb of Mardi Himal at 5.555 meters also known as the four fives peaks situated in the hidden corners of other side of the Annapurna Sanctuary, let Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions show you the magic of Himalaya around the Annapurna region with breathtaking scenery of the surrounding landscapes and tall mountains of Annapurna I A South and Huinchuli peak, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, A II, A IV , Lamjung Himal and towards east the Manaslu range of mountains, Mardi Himal located just beneath the towering Mt.Macchhapuchere Approximately 15 miles north of Pokhara, as the crow flies, this mountain is the most southerly of the Annapurna range. From some viewpoints it seems little more than an outlier on the southwest flank of Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail). Mardi Himal is the lowest and least climbed and visited of all the trekking peaks in Nepal. As it is lowly altitude the mountain obviously has a great deal of potential for those interested in small scale exploratory climbing and the ridges will certainly present climbing challenges at a reasonable standard. Great Adventure professional guides will lead and support you all the way to the top summit of Mardi Himal at 5,555 meters. This rarely visited area provides a tough trek isolated from the teahouses and lodges, which dominate most of the trekking in and around the Annapurna Range. So, this will be an exciting adventure to Mardi Himal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions in this isolated region within Annapurna range.
Note on Mardi Himal Climb:
Western mountaineers first noticed this mountain by the photographs of Basil Good fellow, taken in 1953. It was climbed to its summit by a route on its east flank by Jimmy Roberts with two Sherpa. As seen from the south, Mardi Himal terminated the Southwest ridge of Mt. Machhapuchare as a distinct and separate mass, at right angles to that ridge. On Mardi Himal’s South West Face are three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. It is the most southerly of these is said to have been climbed, but no such details has been recorded. Mardi Himal’s East Face is separated from Mt. Machhapuchare ridge by a col (circa 5,200m/17,060ft). The normal route of ascent reaches this col from glaciated amphitheater that rises above a hidden plateau, also known as ‘Other Sanctuary’. The trail to base camp is short and sharp on ill-defined trails that would be particularly difficult in wet and snowy conditions.
Trip highlights: “Isolated area, other side of Annapurna sanctuary, traditional l villages, remote local culture, breathtaking scenery of snow top peaks, landscape, hills and valleys on the hidden rail, enchanting forests, beneath the staggering majestic Mt. Macchhapuchere.”
Mardi Himal Trekking Map:
Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (827 m/ 2,712 ft) 7- 8 hrs by Tourist Bus. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Hemja and trek to Gyachok (1420 m / 4,657 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 5: Trek to Sano Khoban (1,600m/52,48 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 6: Trek to Pipa (3,150 m/ 10,332 ft). 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 7: Acclimatization day for a local hiking and enjoying the lake’s beauty and its surroundings. Tea House Accommodation.
Day 8: Trek to Thulo Kharka (4,120 m/ 13,513 ft). 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 9: Trek to Base Camp (4,100 m/ 13,448 ft ). 3 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 10: Acclimatization day for a local hiking and enjoying the lake’s beauty and its surroundings. Tea House Accommodation.
Day 11: Climb to High Camp (4,650 m/ 15,252 ft). 3- 4 hrs, Tent Accommodation.
Day 12: Climb Mardi Himal Summit (5,587 m/ 18,325 ft ), and descend to Base Camp. 8 – 9 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 13: Trek to Korchon (3,680 m/ 12,070 ft). 5 -6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 14: Trek to Riban (1,780 m/ 58,38 ft ). 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 15: Trek to Hyenja, drive to Pokhara (827 m/ 2712 ft) 3 hrs trek and 40 minutes Drive. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 16: Return flight to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Rest day at Kathmandu
Day 18: Final Departure
On availability of your time and interest after your trek, please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS , Jungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.