Mardi Himal trek offers a wonderful introduction to the mountains of Nepal for a limited time, just over a week-long plan. It is a gorgeously beautiful trek, taking you up through antique and den rhododendron forests, one can feel like the face of the various mountains themselves with Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchhre, Ganga Purna, and Mardi Himal with local Gurung culture and custom.
Mardi Himal Trek is located just east of one of the most legendary trekking destination of Nepal,the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Mardi Himal trek is an unseen gem yet. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp outstandingly positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region´s most iconic mount Machapuchhre literally meaning "Fish tail". The trail goes along small winding paths, through enchanted rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 meter. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.From High Camp (3700m; some maps incorrectly mention 3900 m) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp , which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range. There are simple guesthouses and homestays along the entire route. If you plan to do this trek in the winter months please check with a us Wilderness Excursion – Kathmandu based registered adventure trekking company operated by enthusiastic trekking pioneers.
Arrive in Kathmandu and refresh yourself in the hotel and prepare for Mardi Himal trek. Stay overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast drive for Pokhara and on the way you can see beautiful view, on the way you can see Trisuli and Marsyandi river and continue your through Prithvi Highway.
After breakfast we will move towards Phedi and continue our trekking to Pothana. This trek is steep until Dhampus but easy to reach to Pothana.
From Pothana we will move towards Pitam Deurali where you can see main Annapurna Sanctuary trek and continue trail through a dense forest of oak, maple. We even can see the friendly environment at Kokar; Tonight we will stay in forest as forest camp and enjoy the forest camp at Kokar.
Today is the 5th day of your trek which only takes 5 hours. The view from Low Camp is spacticules with Mount Machhapuchhre visible up the valley. Today we will continue our trek to Low Camp , as the trek to low camp begin we can see rhododendron and the trees are covered with moss, lichen and tree ferns.Today we will stay overnight at low camp.
We can see beautiful view of Annapurna South and Hinchuli towards the west after the trile breaks above the tree. It only takes 4 hours from Low Camp to high Camp. We can see colourful Danphe in this place. This one has eight rooms and a separate dining room with heater. The view from the lodge is superb to Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre and stay overnight at High Camp
Today we will weak up early in the morning to see the sunrise view of mountain we will ridge towards Mardi Himal Base Camp after the breakfast, In the summer the sheep and goats from lower villages are brought up to graze in this area so you will pass a number of herder’s huts along the way. After three hours you will reach Base Camp at the elevation from where one can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary and the panorama view is spectacular looking at south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre and stay overnight at base camp.
Today is the 8th day of your travel, today you will trek to siiding village. On the way back we can take a different route so completing a circuit, from Low Camp there is a trail that goes down to Siding village rather than going back down Mardi Himal back to Kokar. Siding is a traditional Nepalese village and still very much away from the busier modern tourist treks and it is likely you will stay at a homestay in Siding village today.
Trek to Lumre from siding village ,you will pass the village name Kalimati which the village of Brahmin and Ghalel. Siding is the mixture of Brahmin and Gurung, today you will stay overnight at Pokhara.
Today you will get back to Kathmandu by bus and rest for the day or you can go for sightseen and stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Today you will get back to your country and the journey of Mardi Himal trek ends .