More About the Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal trek takes us through high-altitude remote trails with fewer crowds. We experience some of the most stunning scenery during this trek. This trek is an adventure at its purest like discovering a hidden ruby in the wild. Our journey starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara; the beautiful ‘City of Lakes. The next day we drive to Dhampus from where we start our Mardi Himal trek adventure. The trek offers brilliant views of the world’s famous and most majestic mountains. They include Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna II(7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna South (7219m), Fishtail (6988m). Our Mardi Himal trek itinerary offers a unique experience for trekkers. From the Mardi Base Camp breathtaking views of Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Machhepuchre, Dhaulagiri, and Mardi can be captured. For those who are looking for a short trip, Mardi is a perfect place to go for.
Best Time to Trek Mardi Himal
It is the lowest and perhaps the least accomplished trekking in Nepal. The cultural mixture and friendly locals are the main attractions of this trek. The knowledge of western mountaineers to Mardi Himal came to light by photographs of Basil Goodfellow, taken in 1953. In the year 1961, the mountain was climbed for the first time. Jimmy Roberts, with two Sherpa, first made a climb to the summit by a route on its west flank. There were rumors of another route made on the South-West Face, but Robert’s route is the only one found. While on this trek, we get to see beautiful mountain views, sparkling rivers, and lush green terrace fields. Our Mardi Himal trek route goes through beautiful forests, interesting villages, and breathtaking valleys. The warm welcome and activities of the local folks living by the trails touch most trekkers. Certainly, what’s even more heartwarming is the sweet welcome of chirping birds while hiking into the thick forest. Perhaps, this is why Roberts fondly says the Mardi Himal is the ‘Other Sanctuary’. The peak provides awesome views of Annapurna Range along with a fantastic show of Himalayan meadow peaks and Machhapuchhre. Despite its low altitude, the mountain clearly has a great future for those with an interest in the small-scale discovery of mountaineering. The ridges on the way to the peak present understandable climbing challenges at reasonable standards. Our Mardi Himal trek in October is such a lovely time to begin this memorable adventure. In short, this trek offers you some great nature, friendly locals, and a culture of a kind that stirs your feelings. This is a short and motivating trek in the Annapurna range since it is one of the least explored areas. It has an adventurous trail following a ridge top among untouched and wild nature. Since new to Everest and Annapurna base camp this point is comparatively less crowded. Mardi Himal trek lies almost fifteen miles north of Pokhara, the most southerly mountain of the Annapurna range.
||Strenuous – Peak Climbing
||Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
||Hotel and teahouse lodges
||Flights, private car, or a tourist coach
||all meals provided on the trails