Taking place east of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek promises even more natural beauty in terms of views! As one of the most fascinating trekking destinations and as one of the most popular short treks in Nepal. The Mardi Himal trek is unfolds with amazing displays of incredible snowcapped peaks, forests of lovely rhododendrons, oaks and magnolia pines, green rolling hills, spectacular landscapes and panoramic Himalayan views! Join up with Himalayan Friends for one of the best trekking experiences in Nepal. Trekking through the high ridges, verdant forests, terraced farms, dazzling rivers with the Annapurna Himalayas and the Manaslu Mountain range in the east, Mt Dhaulagiri in the west, and with Mt Machhapuchhare towering in the north, it’s really amazing to witness.
Trekkers that make their way to Mardi Himal Base Camp experience an overwhelming and picturesque adventure. During this fascinating Mardi Himal trek, we not only get to see the views but also encounter with the warmth and generosity of the locals. Also we get a rare opportunity to observe their unique culture and traditions, along with magnificent views of the Mt. Annapurna Ranges, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare). Although the route is less used, this interesting and exotic trail wanders through lush valleys, dense forests, alpine meadows, waterfalls and numerous streams. Ideal for a short trek!
The route to Mardi Himal
This awe-inspiring Mardi Himal trek begins from Pokhara. With wonderful views and the famous Phewa Lake this city makes for a great start! Driving to Phedi just takes about 30 to 40 minutes and from there we start trekking to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. Our first destination is Pitam Deurali village, from where we get to see our first views of the amazing Annapurna Himalayas. Now it goes more up and down passing streams, forests and ridges. Himalayan Friends takes you through beautiful forests of pine, juniper and rhododendron trees. The route takes us also to the Upper Mardi River. Trekking in this undisturbed trail of the Mardi Himal is to experience the real wilderness of mountains and forests. We head on to Badal Danda and finally to High Camp our stop before reaching Base Camp.
The views from the Mardi Himal Base Camp are absolutely amazing and gives a different panoramic view then the Annapurna Base Camp. After enjoying the height and the accomplishment of reaching Mardi Base Camp we head back to High Camp. The next day we head back down stopping at Siding village and ultimately reaching to Lumle from where we can drive back to Pokhara.
The Mardi Himal trek is best done in either spring or fall/autumn to get the best weather and experience. Book today the Mardi Himal trek with Himalayan Friends and discover the beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas in Nepal!