Mardi Himal Trek is noted for being the lowest altitude peak approved by the Nepal Government for climbing. Mardi Himal exists at the close proximity of Annapurna Range and it demarks the southwest ridge of Fishtail Mountain. Southwestern face of Mardi Himal comprises three ridges and all of them are distinguished by hanging glaciers. Mardi Himal can be easily accessed from the lake city of Pokhara by covering 15 miles of distance.
Mardi Himal Trekking follows an alternative trekking route for Annapurna Circuit Trek. Despite being at the lowest altitude, MardiHimal is also the least climbed peak in Nepal. Once arrived at the foothill of Mardi peak, we will follow the MardiHimal trekking route that stretches up through the eastern face of Mardi peak. We can enjoy the sights of valleys and forested ridges in the south of Mardi peak.
Despite being a difficult, the ascent will lead you to the summit of Mardi Peak from . It is from here that we will enjoy the panoramic views of magnificent Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchhre peak. Mardi Himal is an easy trek. You absolutely need zero climbing experience to aim for it. To add to it, Mardi Himal treks remains open throughout the year.
Ace Holiday Treks currently offers 12 days Mardi Himal treks. We will take 5hours of the drive to Pokhara and reach Phedi from where the trek begins. Then we make an ascent towards the ridge to Dhampus village and pass through the forest to Pothana from where the trail stretches through forest and meadow to Mardi himal base camp.Afterwards , we will return back from the base camp through Siding village to Hyanja village. Then, we will return back to Kathmandu through Pokhara.
You will find our representative ready to greet you as
soon as you dislodge from the flight.
You will be transferred to the hotel where you will have a brief orientation
about the Helambu trekbefore you enjoy the delicious welcome dinner.
Early in the morning, we will take the light breakfast
and head out for half day guided city tour during which we will explore the
sites enlisted in the World heritage list in Kathmandu namely Pashupatinath,
Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Returning back, we will
prepare for Helambu Trek that begins on the next day.
We will walk along
the sublime Prithvi Highway for
about 5hrs to reach Pokhara. The route offers scenic views of Trishuli River,
terraced fields and green hills. Pokhara is also known as the lake city because
it has several beautiful lakes. We will stay in hotel in Pokhara and get pumped
for necessary preparation of Mardi Himal Trek that begins from the next day.
A brief bus ride of of 45minutes will lead us to Phedi from Pokhara. Enroute,
we will enjoy the magnificent view of Annapurna Himal. MardiHimal trek
commences from Phedi. We will take the steep climb through forested ridge for
about 2hours to reach Dhampus village from where we will lower down to Pothana
Leaving the main route to Annapurna Base Camp behind, we
will take the bifurcating route and walk through dense pine woods. In case we are lucky, we can enjoy the sight of
wildlife in these woods. We will reach the clearing area where we will set our
tented camp and stay overnight in forest camp.
An early trek will help us to exit from the forest. Leaving
forest, we will continue the path through the local tea houses and lodges to
the meadow of lush green vegetation where local inhabitants bring their cattle
for grazing . overnight in;Low Camp.
We will leave the grazing area and head north. We will cross
the suspension bridge over river and follow the escalating trail through rocky
terrain to Mardi Himal High Camp. It will already be evening by the time we reach Mardi Himal Base Camp. So we will
pitch our camp at the foothill of Mardi Himal.
The trekking leader will supplant you with appropriate instructions for the trek along with things to be considered before
climbing High camp. We will follow the steep path upward to Mardi Himal High
Camp.The summit of Mardi Himal offers
striking views of Machhapuchhre peak and Annapurna Range mountains. We will
lower down to Mardi Himal Base Camp and &have a lunch and to go countinu
Low Camp. Overnight stay in there.
We will traverse the forest and take the lowering trail to
culturally rich Siding village. If we are not short of time, we will visit the
houses in Siding village . You will get to acquaint ourselves with tradition and ways of
living of villagers in Siding.
This is the last day of trekking. We will leave Mardi Pul
and take a trek of about 4hrs that passes through few local teahouses to arrive
at Hyanja from where we will drive to Pokhara. We will pursue the Baglung
Highway and pass through Milanchowk for Pokhara.
It takes about five
hour drive along Prithvi highway to shift us back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Enroute, we will get the magnificent sights of Trishuli River and cable cars in
Manakamana temple- the goddess most notorious for her wish fulfillment
repotiore. We will return back to hotel in Kathmandu and enjoy the pleasant
In the last moment preparation , you will have some help.
Then, our representative will take you to International Airport . It I s from here
that you will move to your next