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.
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.