Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek
- The less crowded route in ACAP area.
- Natural and cultural diversity.
- Wide varieties of Flora and Fauna.
- Short and Sweet trail for the beginners with a combination of forest, village and ridge trail.
- Extremely beautiful view of Annapurna massif.
- The view of Mount Fishtail, Annapurna South and Himchuli from the in front.
Mardi Himal Trek Overview
Mardi Himal Trek is short and fascinating trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Trekking to the Mardi Himal Base Camp is amazing as it offers the best views of the mountains and amazing Himalayan sceneries. The altitude of Mardi Himal is 5587 m above sea level. The base camp of this marvelous Himal lies at 4500 m. Since, its less difficult, accessible and can be completed in a short period of time, it is getting popularity as one of the amazing trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
The trekking to Mardi Himal is less explored but it offers an amazing mountain panorama. It lies eastern to the Annapurna Base Camp, beneath the Machhapuchre mountain. The total trekking distance to Mardi Himal Base Camp is around 65 Kilometers. This trekking is one of the convenient and short trekking in the Annapurna region however it gets a little difficult from the High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Trekking experience is at its best in the Annapurna region of Nepal. However, the Mardi Himal Trek is an underrated trekking route but it has immense beauty to offer. The Mardi Himal Trek was officially inaugurated in 2012 looking after its facilitating possibilities of lodges and teahouses. The major places that offer the mindblowing experience in Mardi Himal Trek are Deurali, Low Camp, High Camp, and Forest Camp.
The majestic Annapurna Himalayan Range, Machhapuchre, Manaslu Himalayan Range, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, etc. are the major highlights of the trek. Furthermore, you can explore the pristine culture and traditions of the local people along the trail. This trek is one of the short trekking that can be completed in 4-6 days from the beautiful Pokhara valley. The Mardi Himal Yoga Trek, cultural trek are the major trekking genres that are getting popularity in the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trail.
The Mardi Himal is a mountain peak that lies adjacent to the Annapurna Himalayan Range of Nepal. Situated at an altitude of 5587 m., this Himal offers a great trekking experience in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. This area is governed by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. It is also considered as one of the easiest climbable mountain peaks in Nepal. In 1951, Basil Goodfellow summitted this peak for the first time.
This trekking peak is comfortable and no royalty as of now are charged by government to climb Mardi Himal Peak. So, many peak climbers choose Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region to climb. It offers the spectacular Himalayan beauty along with the mindblowing views of the valleys and lush green forests. This area is mainly inhabited by Gurungs and Tamangs. So, chances are you can explore the culture and traditions in the rural settlement of Nepal.
Because of the easy accessibility and comparatively easier trekking trail, Mardi Himal is getting popularity as one of the finest trekking trails in the Annapurna region. Lying at the east of Modi Khola, alongside the valley of Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal offers the amazing sight of the Himalayas and valleys. You can closely witness the astounding mountains such as Mount Fishtail, Hiuchuli, Annapurna south.
Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp starts with a drive from Kathmandu valley to Pokhara. A further drive will drop you to your trek starting point, Kande. You will trek from Kande to Deurali. The trail of Mardi Himal through the woodlands and lush green forests to Australian Base Camp is amazing. You can see the amusing views of Annapurna Himalayan Range from the Australian Base Camp. The further trek from Australian Camp is towards Pothana village which will take you to Deurali.
From Deurali, you will trek to Low Camp. The lush green forest in the Annapurna Conservation Area with the sight of Machhapuchre is amazing. You will cross Forest camp (2500 m) to reach Low Camp. You will trek from low Camp to High camp. This is the difficult part of trekking to Mardi Himal. You can explore the isolated rhododendron forests and mind-boggling landscapes along the trail. From High Camp, You will trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp and return back to Low Camp. You can see the amazing views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Mardi Himal, Tare Khang from the Base Camp. This is the best part of trekking to Mardi Himal. From Low Camp, You will trek to Sidhing from where you can get a drive to Pokhara. A further drive from Pokhara will take you back to the Kathmandu valley.
The Mardi Himal Trek is not difficult and accessible trek in the Annapurna region that can be completed in a short period of time. Since the highest altitude is 4500 m, you are prone to Altitude Sickness but with some precautions and understanding about it, it can be avoided. This trek is not so explored and isolated trek. It will be perfect trekking if you are seeking to explore the pristine and not spoiled Himalayan beauty in a short period of time.