Mardi Himal Trek is the least known but hidden gem as it offers an amazing up-close stunning view of the range of mountains namely the Annapurna Himalayan range, incredible landscapes, more importantly, first-time experience of a trekking mountain peak. Located in north-western Nepal, just o the south of Annapurna massif; is undoubtedly a hidden gem, as it offers the splendid view of the up-close view of the non-stop mountain range of Annapurna Himalayan range including Mt. Fishtail. Mardi Himal is the southwest ridge of Mt. Machhapuchre famously known as Mt. Fishtail, and best seen from the south. Footprint Adventure has been organizing Mardi Himal peak climbing trips for long years with carefully designed itineraries so that every one of you will have the successful ascent of the peak and have the life experience.
It is one of the peaks in Nepal managed and granted permission by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for climbing. Relatively it is a newly opened route in the Annapurna region and therefore, many travelers still do not know about this peak, therefore, only a few trekkers make it to the Mardi Himal, which is spectacularly situated at the base of Mt. Machhapuchre. Mardi Himal is located very close to Pokhara and offers an amazing opportunity for photographs. This peak is said to have drawn attention in the year 1953 and was climbed successfully in the year 1961 for the first time from its east ridge.
Mardi Himal trekking trip no doubt offers an amazing mountain vista of numerous majestic mountains namely Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre known as Mt. Fishtail, and so forth.
Besides exploring mountains, the Mardi Himal trekking trip offers many other things, as the trail goes through magical rhododendron forest, full of rare birds and animals throughout the path in the jungle you will enjoy with the chirping of birds, crossing alongside picturesque hillside you will pass through a few mountain passes, sloppy and rocky hills finally takes you to the Mardi Himal base camp, as you climb up alongside slippery icy trail, beating the hurdle of slippery of ice and thick fog, you will reach the top of the Mardi Himal, from where you will have amazing up-close mountain views of entire Annapurna range. In the bellow, you will pass through a beautiful village settled by different ethnic groups namely Gurung, Thakali, and others offering you simple guesthouses and home-stay facilities. Their unique style houses thatched by stone, farm field like artistically carved, flora and fauna and wide varieties of natural wonders are worth exploring.
Mardi Himal peak trekking trip begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the picturesque valley, after landing at Pokhara you will start trekking via Kande and then continue trekking to Forest camp and finally reach Mardi Himal base camp at meter height, subsequently trek to the high camp of Mardi Himal and then finally ascend to the top of the peak, from where you will sneak around the magnificent views around and then retrace back to high camp, subsequently to Siding and via Lawang, you will get down to Lumle and finally drive back to Pokhara. You will have a sightseeing tour all around Pokhara around the magical caves, waterfalls and finally fly back to Kathmandu.
Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek
- Trekking through the vibrant and less crowded trail which offers majestic views of valleys, forests, mountains, and so on.
- You will get a chance to experience stunning mountains like the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and many more snowy peaks.
- Trekking through the traditional mountain village, lush green jungle, authentic natural beauty.
- Explore the local culture, traditional villages, warm hospitality from the local people.
- Experience sunset and sunrise from the Mardi High Camp above snowy peaks.
- You will get a chance to see the Pokhara valley from the Mardi Viewpoint.
- Explore Pokhara and lakeside after trekking.