Private vehicle drive/ flight to Pokhara-Kathmandu.
Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr.
Mardi Himal Trek is moderately intense, and is often less traveled (relatively new) hiking trail but offers lot regardless of days required.
Like all the trails of the Annapurna region, the beautiful trekking trail towards Mardi Himal has allured many travelers with its majestic mountain views and surroundings. The landscapes of this region creates a sight that is truly to behold. No wonder that so many travel enthusiasts flock to this wonderful area with outstanding natural beauty.
The trek is also a cultural retreat as varied ethnic groups of Magars, Brahmins, Tamangs, and Gurungs mainly practicing Buddhism and Hinduism can be observed on the trekking trails. 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).
It is also sometimes regarded as an ‘off beaten trek trial’ as the route was recently opened. Nevertheless, the journey to Mardi provides very 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.
Without breaking the tradition of Annapurna region, you start your journey from the city of Pokhara. Footwork starts from Kande and goes through the Australian Camp and Deurali. Then after some time in the wilderness filled with forests of pine, rhododendron and junipers you reach the forest camp.
After you reach the Mardi Base Camp at 4500 m having acclimatized at the two high camps you just relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the Madri Khola valley with the southern face of snow covered Annapurna while sharing a meal with friends and strangers.
This trek gives experience to novice trekkers and allows you to come in close proximity to wild animals like the musk deer. At the summit, you get the complete mountain vista of Annapurna, Hiunchuli and Fishtail that is way above the benchmarks for incredible and barely touched the divine.
An option of camping is also available. The best time to opt-in is Spring and Fall. In these seasons, the blooming rhododendron flowers can make you fall in love with nature.
What’s more on this trek?
- Welcoming warm-hearted people
- Scenic views of small stone-built villages
- Stupendously attractive mountain views
- Untainted natural resources, flora, and fauna
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 Himal is not as popular as the Annapurna base camp trail; but we can assure you that you will have the most amazing experience on this trek route. So, why wait anymore? Pack your rucksacks and start on the trail!
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation.
Day 3: Drive to Kande & trek to Australian base camp. 7-8 hrs drive & 2 hrs easy trek.
Day 4: Trek to high camp. 7-8 hrs
Day 5: Trek to viewpoint 3850m and free day at high camp. 4-5 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Sidhing & drive to Pokhara. 6-7 hrs & an hour drive.
Day 7: Fly/drive to Kathmandu. 30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive.
Day 8: Departure.