The Mardi Himal Trek is a beautiful short trekking adventure in the gorgeous Annapurna region of Nepal. It is perfect for trekkers loving solitary way
As such, Trek to Mardi Himal by the Himalaya Land Treks is a marvelous blend of both the famous commercial trekking route of the popular Annapurna and the more obscure trekking path away from the regular trekking route.
The Mardi Himal Trekking takes trekkers to the east of the Annapurna Base Camp. It is a marvelous adventure that includes amazing views of the Annapurna massif like Machhapuchhre (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna I (8091m), and many more. Since the Mardi Himal Trek route is an off-beaten-path adventure, it presents a pristine and untouched environment that presents a very isolated feel to the journey.
The Mardi Himal trek path lets you explore the lower skirts of the Annapurna Conservation Area. As such, you will be trekking through lush woodlands. You may encounter some wild elusive animals who reside there, like the Musk Deer and the Himalayan Thar. The trees are also roosting nests for Danphe birds and Lophophorus. The change in species of flora from hilly to Himalaya can be observed here.
The thick forests and Himalayan Rivers make the trekking journey an unforgettable event. The Mardi Himal trekking route is specially paired with the brilliant mountain views and the ethnic Gurung and Magar villages. The trek also includes many ethnic villages and settlements occupied by the Magar, Rai, Tamang, and Limbu people. The trekking trail passes through villages like Phedi and Pothana and includes High View Point and Forest Camp. These villages offer you a warm gesture with their own culture. All the while, the panoramic view of mountain peaks like the Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) greets the trekkers in glee.
The trekking journey to Mardi Himal starts from the famous tourist hub of Nepal- the gorgeous lakeside city of Pokhara. Pokhara offers you a majestic view of nature. Here trekkers can enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the Phewa Lake and relax. This popular tourist hub also presents you with the shiny Himalayas reflected on the silent lakes. Blessed with nature its weather doesn’t leave a spot to remain your heart with yourself. Its beauty is so catchy that trekkers never wish to take their eyes off.
The best time for Mardi Himal trek is during autumn and spring. Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon are always preferred. As monsoon makes the trial route slippery and difficult it is better not to trek during this season. Regarding scenic views, the season of autumn and spring are the best.
Moreover, the Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate trekking journey. There is no need to have any prior trekking experience to do it.
If Mardi Himal trek didn't convince you and want to follow some different trekking route and access the short route then you can go through the following link Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Short Poon Hill sunrise trek, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. For those who want a more adventurous trek then please check our next trek package through the following link Annapurna Sanctuary trek, Annapurna Circuit With Tilicho Lake Thorung La Pass Trek. For those who want additional adventure other than trekking than you can go through the following link Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Safari, Annapurna Panorama Trek with rafting.
Join Himalaya Land Treks for a wonderful and breath-taking adventure where you can enjoy the Himalayan views in the ethnic villages of the exotic Annapurna region of Nepal. With us, you are guaranteed the best services and an unforgettable vacation!
After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at any time, you will be greeted by a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative who will transfer you to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
From Kathmandu, you will board an early bus to Pokhara on a 6-hour drive where you can enjoy the scenic view of terrace farms, rivers, and vast pastures. As you near the city, you can also catch your first glimpse of the Annapurna range and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, and in the evening, you can also enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the beautiful Phewa Lake. Overnight say at the hotel in Pokhara.
From Pokhara, you will have a short drive to the village of Phedi. From there, the trek begins as you follow the path to the beautiful village of Pothana. The trekking trail is laden with rhododendron trees and the environment is lush and brim with greenery. From Pothana, the trekking trail will then lead to the settlement of Pitam Deurali. Turning away from the main trail, you will climb towards the Forest Camp. Overnight stay at Forest camp.
From Forest Camp, you will follow the trail that will take to Low Camp. The views of the Annapurna mountains along the trekking journey is quite amazing; the Himalayan peaks tower over the Annapurna Valley and look like they are floating in the air. While ascending, you will start to notice the change in the vegetation as well, as the rhododendron woods are replaced with moist forests of maple and oak. Low Camp has a sparse number of lodges. Overnight stay at Low Camp.
From Low Camp, you will make your way to High Camp today, following a steep flat path through the wet woodlands. As you trek up to High Camp, the trail presents marvelous views of the Himalayas, with the Annapurna South (7219m) and Hiunchuli (6441m) towering beautifully in the horizon. The broken trail continues towards the Mardi Himal ridge. Finally, the trail arrives at High Camp, where there are few lodges and basic guesthouses. Overnight stay at High Camp.
Early in the morning, you will wake up to witness the breath-taking phenomenon of the rays of the rising sun flowing down the silvery mountains of the Annapurna. After enjoying the panoramic views of the Himalayas, you will then trek along a well-established path through the grassy slope to Upper View Point. From Upper View Point, you can see the panoramic view of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The views also incorporate mountains in the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges. Then, you will trek back to High Camp. Overnight stay at High Camp.
While returning, you will take another route that winds around the valley, making a complete circuit. From High Camp, you will get back to Low Camp, from where the trail goes steeply towards the Siding village- a traditional settlement that is situated away from the busier trekking trails of the region. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Siding village.
From Siding, you will first trek for about 3 hours to the village of Lumre, passing by the ethnic Brahmin villages of Kalimati and Ghalel. At Lumre, a car or a jeep will take you back to Pokhara; the drive takes about 2 hours. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.
From Pokhara, you will bid farewell to the Annapurna Mountains and drive back to Kathmandu. Following the same Prithvi Highway, the drive continues along the Trishuli River and heads east to Kathmandu. Here, you can shop around the local markets and prepare to head to your next destination. At the end of the day, you will indulge in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.
We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date