Mardi Himal Trek a Short Trek in Nepal Himalayas
Mardi Himal Trek is moderate grade Trek in the Annapurna Region which can be completed within four to five days depending on your ability. A beautiful moderate trek that offers beautiful Himalayan scenery especially from High Camp, View Point and Mardi Himal Base Camp.
While at High Camp trek up to the view point early in the morning for sunrise views and you get to see the most beautiful Himalayan scenery with the ever imposing Machapuchare and the Annapurna Range in the background.
Mardi Himal Trek is side trek to the great Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the trek route runs almost parallel but on a high Mardi Himal Ridge. The Himalayan scenery from high on the Mardi Himal Ridge, especially from Mardi Himal Base Camp and view point is incredible.
Entire Pokhra Valley down below and the Villages of Ghandruk and Choomrong which leads to the Machapuchare Base Camp can be seen. Mardi Himal Trek absolutely suits someone who is looking to do a first trek in his life. An easy Trek that is gaining popularity lately.
Mardi Himal Trek, a Tea House Trek where the trek head is not far from the main town of Pokhara is one of the best short Treks in Nepal. For an average trekker this trek to Mardi Himal can be completed within a period of just five days.
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: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule.Numerous factors such as weather,road conditions, physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participant’s safety, comfort and general well being.
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