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 (3580 m; some maps incorrectly mention 3900 m) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, 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.
Drive to Pokhara (800m). Stay overnight at Pokhara
Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1925m, it takes around 5 hours trek)
Trek to Forest Camp at Kokar (2,600m), it takes around 5 hours walking.
Trek to Low Camp (3,150m), it takes around 5.5 hours trekking.
Trek to High Camp (3,700m), it takes around 4.5 hours trekking.
Trek to Siding village (1,750m), it takes around 6.5 hours walking.
Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara, it takes around 4 hours walking and 2 hours driving.
Drive back to Kathmandu.