Mardhi Himal Trek - 6 Days

Mardi Himal is a mountain with a height of 5587 m in the Annapurna area in Nepal which is also know as trail of Mardhi Himal Trek.Mardi Himal Mountain is less than 20 km north of Pokhara in Nepal. It is the southernmost summit of the Annapurna Mountains. The photos taken by the Englishman Basil Goodfellow in 1953 ensured that the mountain was “discovered”. The first climb was in 1961, via the east wall. This is the most used route so far. Attempts to climb through the south face have so far not been successful.

The mountain is in line with the southwest ridge of his “big brother” Machhapuchhare and is most visible from the south. The southwest wall has three clear rock ridges, separated by hanging glaciers . The east wall is separated from the Machhapuchhare ridge by a pass at 5200 meters. The most used climbing route goes through this pass. The summit offers the best possible view of the Machhapuchhare and other peaks of the Annapurna massif.The valleys and mountain ridges at the foot of the Mardi Himal are steep and strongly overgrown with bamboo and rhododendrons .

Mardhi Himal Trek is a trekking peak located in Annapurna conservation area of Nepal. This is
new trekking trail opened in 2012. The trekking region is rich in wildlife and vegetation
accompanied by great mountain views of Annapurna range, Himchuli, Tent Peak, Gongapurna and
Manaslu range. The trail passes through lush green forests and Gurung villages. This short trek
offers quick getaway into the beauty of Himalayas.

Mardhi himal trek will take you around the scenic view points of Annapurna conservation area. This trek is
suitable for family and all age groups. The region is inhabited by people of multi ethnicity which
gives reflection of true Nepali culture. The trail encompasses beautiful forest and landscape with
rich vegetation and wildlife. It offers magnificent views of mount Manaslu, Fishtail, Annapurna
range, Dhaulagiri and Ganesh Himal. There is also natural hot spring in the place called Tatopani
where people can take a bath which is believed to cure skin diseases.

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Newly promoted fresh trekking route – study the local culture and lifestyles of villagers.
Less touristy and authentic nature, great number of flora and fauna, birds and orchids.
Extremely close views of snow capped peaks Machhepuchhre, Annapurna I etc.

Day 1
KATHMANDU – POKHARA

We can enjoy the beautifully terraced farms, little shops by the side of the road and the raging Trishuli River on our drive to Pokhara also referred to as the ‘City of Lakes.’ From the city, we get great views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination, so we take some time out in the evening and enjoy! Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 2
POKHARA – DEURALI

After an early morning breakfast, we start our adventure with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 3
POTHAN – KOKAR FOREST CAMP

Our trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.

Day 4
KOKAR FOREST CAMP – LOW CAMP

We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal’s rich biodiversity and reach the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up the valley is mesmerizing. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. Overnight in low camp.

Day 5
LOW CAMP – HIGH CAMP (3540M) 3-4 HOURS

We trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If lucky, we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning. Overnight in high camp.

Day 6
HIGH CAMP – UPPER VIEWPOINT (4250 M)

On our trek to the upper viewpoint we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machhapuchhre (6993m) and others. We trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.

Day 7
HIGH CAMP – SIDHING VILLAGE (1700M) 6-7 HOURS

We take a different route in high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting. Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. Overnight in Sidhing village.

Day 8
SIDHING VILLAGE – LUMRE – KATHMANDU 2-3 HOURS TREK, 2 HOURS DRIVE AND 25 MINUTES FLIGHT

After an early breakfast, we walk towards Lumre finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. After reaching the city, we continue our drive to its domestic airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Someone from Mount Adventure Holidays will pick us from the airport and drop us off at our hotel. We take a rest and freshen up. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our Mardi Himal Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 9
DEPARTURE

Our friendly representative will drop you off at the airport. We are sure that you will be inspired to visit Nepal again after this trek. We hope that you choose us to plan your next trip to Nepal.

Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • All transportation: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu, Pokhara - Nayapul and Siwai - Pokhara
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary trekking permits: Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • Staff costs including salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Trekking Map
  • Fresh fruit

Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water,Beverage bills, shower, etc.)
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)

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Price From USD $ 600/person
600
Total $ 600 USD

Trip Facts

  • Car / jeep/bus
  • 1-8
  • 4500 m
  • Nepal