Mardi Himal Trek a Short Trek in Nepal Himalayas
Mardi Himal Trek is a lesser known easy, gentle and a short trekking trail. The Trail runs along the ridge east of the Annapurna Sanctuary attaining a maximum altitude of 4500m only. From high on the ridge, Mardi Himal Trekking trail provides panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre or the Fish Tail and ofcourse Mardi Himal.
Sweeping views of the Himalayan villages of Ghandruk, Chomrong and as well of Pokhara are visible. Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened trail and is less frequented by trekkers. This Trek can be completed within a limited time frame of 4-5Days.
- Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate
- Duration: 4Nights & 5 Days
- Maximum Sleeping Altitude: 3700m
- Maximum Hiking Altitude: 4500m
- Best Season : January-May & October – December
- Trek Availibility: Private Treks only.
Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary
Day 1 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara(6Hrs). Overnight Hotel in Pokhara (B/B only).
Day 2 : Drive to Kande(1770m/1.30Hrs drive). Trek Starts. Trek to Australian Camp(2160m/2Hrs Trek) continue trek to Pothana(1980m/30minutes Trek) or further on to Pitham Deaurali(2125m/1Hr trek). Overnight Lodge.
Day 3 : Trek to Forest Camp(2900m/5Hrs). Overnight Lodge.
Day 4 : Trek to High Camp(3700m/5hrs). Overnight Lodge.
Day 5 : Early Morning (3:30am) trek to View Point(4200m/2hrs) for Sunrise views on Annapurna Range. Trek further on to Mardi Himal Base Camp(4500m/1.30Hrs). Return to High Camp for lunch. After lunch Trek to Low Camp (2Hrs). Overnight Lodge.
Day 6 : Trek to Sidding (2Hrs). Drive Back to Pokhara(3Hrs Drive). Overnight Hotel (B/B only).
Day 7 : Drive Back to Kathmandu. End of Mardi Himal Easy Trek.
- NOTE : Itinerary can be modified to suit one’s trekking ability and need.