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.
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 Trek Map
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and drive to hotel (1300m)
Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (827m) (6-7 hrs) drive
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m) 30 minutes drive, (4-5 hrs) trek
Day 05: Deurali to forest camp (2520m) (6-7 hrs)
Day 06: Forest Camp to low camp (2970m) (5-6 hrs)
Day 07: Low camp to high camp (3540m) (3-4 hrs)
Day 08: High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m) return back to High Camp (2-3 hrs)
Day 09: High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m) (6-7 hrs)
Day 10: Trek to Lumre (2-3 hrs), drive to Pokhara(35 minute) drive
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara
Day 12: Final departure