Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden jewel located at 5,587 m/18,330ft, is adjacent to the holy peak of Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) in the Annapurna Region. It is the Annapurna range's farthest southerly mountain. Mardi is the lowest of Nepal's trekking peaks, and arguably the least climbed or visited. The Mardi Himal Trek is a freshly opened route. The primary route ascends the East Face through snowy terrain, passing a plateau at 5,200 meters.
Like all the trekking trails of the Annapurna region, the Mardi Himal trekking trail has allured many travelers with its majestic mountain views and surroundings. The landscapes of this Mardi area truly creates a sight that to behold.
No wonder so many tourists visit these wonderful areas with outstanding natural beauty surrounded by majestic peaks of Annapurna ranges in Mardi peak.
Mardi Himal trekking takes you through the least trodden trails. You can see the beautiful Modi Khola and the Hiunchuli Valley as well. In route, you will be amazed by the view of the entire Annapurna Himalayan range which includes Annapurna I (8091m), II (7937m), III (7855m), IV (7525m), Annapurna south(7,819 m), Himchuli(6,441 m), Dhaulagiri I, II (8,163m/7751m), Machhapuchhare(6,991m), Mardi Himal(5,588 m), Nilgiri(6,940 m), Varaha Shikhar(7,847 m), Thapa Peak(6,015 m), Tukuche Peak(6,920 m), Singu Chuli(6,500m), Tharpu Chuli(5,663 m), Gangapurna(7,483 m) and Lamjung Himal(6,931m), etc.
You will walk through the amazing rhododendron forest and cross some pristine landscape, terrace farms, lush green valley, and the waterfalls & cascade.
Mardi Himal Trek is also a cultural retreat as you get accustomed to different ethnic groups of Magars, Tamangs, Gurungs, Brahmins, on the trekking route.
This particular package has a precise 5 days of trek excluding Kathmandu sightseeing, arrival and departure days leading you all the way up to an altitude of 4500 m (Mardi Himal Base Camp).
Often regarded as an "off-beaten trek", nevertheless, provides mesmerizing views of snow-capped peaks of Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (8091 m), Machapuchare (6993 m), plus other peaks including lush green forest, scenic landscape, and some wilderness around.
Mardi Himal Trek Route
You begin your journey from Pokhara, in keeping with the Annapurna region's tradition. Kande is the starting point for footwork, which continues through Australian Base Camp and Deurali. Then, after some time in the woods, you arrive at the forest camp, which is surrounded by pine, rhododendron, and juniper forests.
You simply relax and enjoy the amazing vista of the Mardi Khola valley with the southern face of snow-covered Annapurna while sharing a meal with friends and strangers after you reach the Mardi Base Camp (4500 m) after acclimatizing at the two high camps.
There is also the option of camping. Spring and autumn are the finest seasons for trekking in Mardi Himal. The blooming rhododendron blossoms might make you fall in love with nature during these seasons.
- Trekking in the less explore route and destination
- Delightful view of the small pretty stone-built human settlement
- Incredible view of Mountain peaks including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, and other more
- New & unique culture and traditions of the local community
- A very heartwarming hostility of the local people of Annapurna Region
- Get the perfect view from Low, High, and Base Camp
- Experience the local’s daily lifestyle and their warm hospitality
The experience of the Mardi Himal trail is the one that will always be stored on the panorama of your mind. The scenic beauty and the enthralling atmosphere will always be a thing for you to cherish. Though Mardi is not as popular as the ABC trail; but we can assure you that you will have the most amazing experience on this trip.
Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty
The Mardi Himal Trek is a short and intermediate climb that requires very little technical knowledge. The trek's lower levels are characterized by lush green forests, while the top levels are more exposed and rugged.
The trip from the High Camp to the Mardi Himal Base Camp is the most challenging stage of the trek because the terrain grows steeper and more strenuous on this day. The majority of the walk, though, is comfortable, providing for a lovely and enjoyable stroll.
Although this excursion is suitable for beginners and requires no prior experience, it is recommended that they complete the necessary preparation and cardio-related exercise.
Permits and Entrance for Mardi Himal Trek
Since the Mardi Himal Trail is accessible in the Annapurna region, trekkers must first get an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). You'll also need Trekkers Information Management System in addition to ACAP (TIMS). The fees for these permits are as follows:
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): NRP 3000.00 (USD 28.00 P/P for foreigners, NRP. 1500 (USD 14.00) P/P for SAARC Nationals
Group TIMS Card: NRP. 1000 (USD 10.00) P/P for foreigners, NRP 600 (USD 6.00) P/P for SAARC Nationals
Best Season for Mardi Himal Trek
Trekkers can visit the Mardi Himal at any time of year. However, most trekkers and travelers prefer to trek in Mardi Himal during the spring and autumn seasons. The weather will be very pleasant throughout this season, with bright blue skies and happy days, as well as greenery and blooming flowers on the trekking routes.
Autumn and Spring are the finest time to travel since nature is at its most beautiful. The view of the Himalayan peaks is breathtaking, and both seasons bring a slew of festivals to Nepal.
If you want to avoid the crowds and hike in perfect solitude, go during the monsoon/summer (June-August) or winter (December-February) (December-February).
It rains practically every day throughout the summer and monsoon, making the paths and route muddy and treacherous, making this the most arduous phase of your walk. After the rain, the Annapurna region, on the other hand, seems fantastic, with a breathtaking panorama of natural beauty.
Most of the paths going to the Mardi Himal may be covered with snow during the winter, and the climate becomes exceedingly dry and frigid. As a result, most visitors avoid visiting the Mardi Himal in the winter. However, the region's visual splendor and snow-covered mountains are breathtaking at this time. One disadvantage of this season is that due to significant snowfall, several pathways may be buried in snow, prohibiting tea establishments from operating.