Mardi Himal Trek of Annapurna region takes you to the base of Mardi Himal, as you also witness the imposing Mount Annapurna( 8091 meters), Mardi Himal (5587 meters), and Machhapuchhre (6993 meters) up-close. This gem of Annapurna sanctuary is a bit less popular compared to other famous treks of Nepal like Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek. However, it is just as appealing and filled with possibilities, natural splendor and adventure.
This trek is felicitous for those adventure enthusiasts who prefer to trek in solace without crowds. Also called Eco-trek, Mardi Himal trekking is still very pristine. Thus, more than often, trekkers feel like the trek route is just being revealed. This untouched trek drags you to the utter wilderness of nature as your mind and soul gets rejuvenated by the charm of the Mardi Himal trekking route. Among countless scenery and panoramas, the mountain range of Annapurna region like Annapurna massif (I-IV), Fishtail (6993 meters), Lamjung Himal (6972 meters), Mardi Himal (5587 meters), Hiuchuli etcetera are among the few.
This trek commences from Pokhara and as it progresses to the base camp of Mardi Himal, you will trek past different villages, hills, rivers, valleys, lush forests, different ethnic settlements, mountain panoramas, and authentic tea houses. A little piece of advice- pick the trekking season wisely, maintain your physical game, and so on short hikes. This trek is something that both novice and seasoned trekkers can take advantage of, given its diversity, off-the-beaten track, and convenience.
Mardi Himal Trek Highlights
- Spectacular glacial valleys and picturesque views of the Annapurna region.
- Breathtaking views of Annapurna (8091 meters), Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Annapurna I (7937 meters), Machhapuchre (6993 meters), etc.
- Off the beaten trekking trails and pristine beauty of Annapurna Sanctuary.
- A glimpse of the diverse natural vegetation of Nepal along the driving journey as well as trekking trails.
- Mountain landscapes, green hills, beautiful villages, dense rhododendron forest and so much more.
- Witness the lifestyle and culture of the local people.
Day 01: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara scenic drive
Day 03: Pokhara to Phedi drive and Phedi to Deurali trek: About 4 to 5 hours
Day 04: Deurali to Forest Camp trek: About 7 hours
Day 05: Forest camp to Low camp trek: About 6 hours
Day 06: Low camp to high camp trek: About 4 hours
Day 07: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and trek back to high camp: About 3 hours
Day 08: Trek from High camp to Siding village: About 7 hours
Day 09: Trek Lumre followed by a drive to Pokhara: About 2 to 3 hours
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu scenic drive: About 7 hours
Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu.