Nature Of Trip
The Mardi Himal Trek is a short, newly opened route, moderate type and hidden treasure in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal trek offers imaging view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu ranges. Australian Camp, Pothana, Mardi Himal base camp, Siding village and Lwang are the major attraction of this trek.
Mardi Himal trek starts at Kande after 1 hours driving from Pokhara. The trail is good, first slowly up, then a bit steeper to Australian Camp (2060m – About one hour), then after that slightly downhill to Pothana (1950m) then up again to Deurali (2100m). There is a right turn in Deurali signposted “Forest Camp” the trail is through jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2600m). The trail is initially quite steep leaving Forest Camp but soon gets less steep as you again get up on the ridge. The trail leaves Low Camp again in the jungle, but the trees soon start to get smaller and after about one hours trekking broke out of the jungle and onto the open ridge with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to my left. It is possible to continue trekking along the ridge for another 1 to 2 hours to Mardi Himal View point and return to High Camp .This makes a long day but there is imaging view can be from view point .After that, we trek down to Siding via Low Camp. From Siding, we drive back to Pokhara.
Day 01: Drive to Kande and trek to Deurali/ Pothana
Altitude: 2, 125 m, Deurali
Trek duration: 3 to 4 hours hike
We start our trek from Pokhara, the beautiful city of lakes in Nepal. A short drive for nearly an hour from Pokhara will take us to Kande. From Kande, the real trek begins. We trek to Pothana/ Deurali for a nightstand.
Day 02: Trek to the Low Camp
Maximum altitude: 3,150m, Low Camp
Trek duration: 3 to 4 hours
We will enjoy a fresh morning with a nice breakfast at the hotel in Deurali. then we continue our trek to the Low camp. Trekking along the beautiful trail enjoying the most scenic views, we will enjoy the trek.
After walking for nearly 4 hours, we will reach the Low Camp. The Low Camp displays the mesmerizing view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Himal.Overnight at the Low Camp.
Day 03: Trek to the High Camp
Maximum altitude: 3,700 m, High Camp
Trek duration: 5 to 6 hours
Starting at the Low Camp, we will trek straight to the High Camp today. After ascending through the Rhododendron forests for 1.5 hours we will reach the Middle Camp.
Leaving behind the Badal Danda, we will continue for 4-5 hours along the Mardi Himal ridge. You can enjoy the majestic view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna ‘South’ and Hiunchuli. Also, few Rhododendron bushes and the colorful Danphe in the region are mesmerizing.Overnight at the High Camp.
Day 04: Hike to the mardi view point and trek down to Siding
Maximum altitude: 4,500 m, Mardi Base Camp
Trek duration: 8 to 9 hours
Starting from the High camp in the morning, we finally head towards our major destination. It takes around 5 hours to reach the Mardi Base Camp. At the base camp, we will enjoy the splendid nature. We will spend some time there exploring the lustrous Himalayas and snowy landscapes.
It’s now time to descend back to Siding. The trail demands around 4 hours of a bit steep and slippery descent. The harsh trail takes you into a beautiful traditional village of Siding.
Day 05: Drive back to Pokhara
This is the last day of our trek. The day involves a trek to Lumre from where we can find a jeep ride back to Pokhara. It is around an hour’s drive from there to Pokhara.
- Amazing trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp 4,500m the highest point of this trek.
- Eye-catching view of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail 6,993m), Annapurna South 7,210m, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal peak. As well as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range and many other beautiful snow-capped mountain peaks.
- Enjoying the trek with Green Valley, Rhododendron Forest, Wildlife are the main highlights of this trek.
What Is Included?
English Speaking Guide
Porter To Carry Luggage (01 porters for 02 pax)
Asst. Guide for 05 pax
Accommodation in Homestay and Community Lodge
03 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) & tea/coffee
Private Transportation To and From Pick up point & End Point
What Is Excluded?
Extra Personal expenses such as bar bills, the expense to charge electronic devices
Accommodation in Pokhara