Mardi Himal Trek | Annapurna Mardi Trek in Nepal

The Mardi Himal Trek is the best destination and thrilling hiking int the Annapurna region with7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal. Mardi Trek also called ‘Other Sanctuary’ a name given by early explorers and pioneers when they discovered this marvelous scenic location trying to find a new route to Annapurna base camp. Mardi Himal Trek with several routes that one can reach at the base of Mardi Himal located at the height of 4,500 meters and 14, 764 feet high which actually placed beneath towering South Face of Machhapuchare Himal.

Holy Mountain Machhapuchhre

Machhapuchare Mountain is famously known as Fish Tail due to twin summits, where Mardi Himal which is an original broken lower ridge and flank of Machhapuchare Himal, which is listed as Trekking Peak of Nepal rises above 5, 587 m /18,325 ft. Mardi Himal Trek which was unknown and unexplored for many years at present getting much attention and slowly gaining popularity due to its pristine wilderness and away from mainstream trekking trails. A journey within remote mountain wilderness and in complete isolation far from human settlement and villages that take you into the hidden country of Nepal Far North Mid-West just a mere distance of 30 km and 18 miles as the crow fly from scenic Pokhara. The Trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill Via Mardi Himal Trek one of the most enjoyable and scenic walks that take you in the midst of dense deep green forest lined with tall tree lines of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines, and firs. In springtime whole hills will be bright and beautiful when wildflowers are in full blooming seasons from March to May months especially rhododendron of various species and colors that fill the hills and valley. Mardi Himal Trek one of few high altitude adventures without much problem of catching altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) as elevation gains at gradually a speed which makes the walk enjoyable.

Panorama View from Badal Danda

Annapurna Mardi Base Camp Trek is also beautiful and scenic trekking in Nepal a week duration walks to cover the whole distance to and from the beautiful city of Pokhara where the most adventure starts and ends on scenic Pokhara. From Pokhara short drive takes you to the foothill and starting point of the trek where the climb takes you towards the high hill with constant views of snow-capped mountains from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna to Manaslu range with majestic Machhapuchare Himal. As walk progress enters into the beautiful cool forest to reach Potana and Deurali villages the last permanent human settlement for many days, from Deurali onward into the pure wilderness.

A beautiful sunrise view

On leaving mainstream trekking trails of popular Southern Annapurna as route diverts to remote, isolated and hidden corners to reach around high ridges filled with serene green forest. Slowly the adventure takes you towards final highlight and mains destination at Mardi Himal base camp after several overnight stops at Badal / Forest Camp and High Camp. On reaching at High Camp where tree lines drop for dwarf rhododendron and juniper bushes and alpine shrubs, staying here for extra nights. Next free days take you for a hike and excursion to reach on the highest spot of the adventure at Mardi Himal base camp above 4,500 meters and 14,764 feet high. From the base of Mardi Himal located beneath majestic Machhapuchare Himal / Fish Trail that soars high above 6,997 m towards sky-high the main dominion peaks around southern Annapurna, which can be seen clearly from Pokhara.

On the way to Mardi Base camp

Enjoying wonderful time on high ridges of Mardi Himal area within the close shadow of massive Annapurna Himalaya, return journey takes you to long descend reaching around low warm farm village. Reaching at the nice village of Siding situated directly on the bottom of a high hill of Mardi Himal and Machhapuchare Himal, from here trek comes to an end and then few hour drives bring you to scenic Pokhara. Pokhara a leading touristic city located on the laps of high Annapurna Himalaya adorned with beautiful scenery of rolling green hills and calm lakes, a beautiful spot to complete Mardi Himal Trek.

Best time and seasons for Mardi Himal Trek:

March to May months in spring season days are clear for walks and views with much longer sunlight hours can get cloudy in late afternoon some days, with cooler morning and night time. Chances of light rains and snowfall around the higher altitude where most days are fine, the perfect time where wildflowers are in season make the walk more interesting and exciting. Next the best time from mid-September to November where most days are crystal clear for excellent views and pleasant walks, but days are shorter with sunlight hours due to the autumn/fall season. Can expect snowfall some days on route high areas of Mardi Himal sometimes.


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