Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwest lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare(Fishtail), the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara. As we shall soon see from a closer and more westerly vantage point, the mountain hold win peak – thus its name, Machhapuchhare, which is English means “Fishtail”. Mardi himal trekking is relatively short and easy trek in the Annapurna Region.
Majestic Grouping of Mountains
Machhapuchhare is the most southern high point of the Annapurna Massif, the awesomely majestic grouping of mountains in the central Himalaya that includes 5 of the 12 highest mountains in the world – all at the close of very close quarters to our route. An eight-day hiking through the forest and on above the tree line and on up to from our high altitude camp at 4,100 m. from where there are the most amazing close quarter’s views of all.
In this trek you will be moving to your final destination through the path offering visions of numerous mountains, valley, forests, beautiful lakes, waterfalls. The trek starts from Pokhara where we start our drive till Phedi and start our trekking till Deurali. This is where all adventure and fun begins, you will enjoy your trekking right from this moment. This trek is of its own kind, you will get to see the magnificent outlook of Mt. Macchapuchare, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Hiunchuli. The national flower Rhododendrons that blooms magically will pilfer your heart. You will come across with the prevailing culture and lifestyles of Magar and Gurung community. This trek can be arranged as a private or joining an existing group upon availability and is preferred by all grade trekkers.
Mardi Khola (River)
Now descending first through the forest, a different route takes us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola. The torrent that has been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from all the much-used trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the moods of the warm valleys and the friendly villages. Here, as we make our way along the bank of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of siding. Down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the “interesting” bridges, there is no doubt this indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside.
Mardi Himal Trekking Facts
• Destination: Nepal
• Highest altitude: 4500m/14,762ft (Mardi Himal Base Camp)
• Lowest altitude: 1400m (Pokhara)
• Start point: Pokhara
• Departure point: Pokhara
• Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara and teahouse/lodge throughout the trek
• Other activities in Pokhara: Zip Flyer, Paragliding, Kayaking, Boating, Bungee Jumping
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 (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100 m/ 6888 ft) 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hrs trek, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 05: Deurali to Forest Camp (2520 m/ 8266 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 06: Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970 m /9742 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp (3540 m/11,611 ft) 3-4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 08: High Camp to upper viewpoint (4250 m/ 13,940 ft) return back to High Camp 2-3 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 09: High Camp to Sidhing Village (1700 m/5576 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
Day 10: Trek to Lumre 2-3 hrs, and drive to Pokhara 35 minutes, Hotel Accommodation.
Day 11: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.
Day 12: 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.