MARDI HIMAL TREK
Mardi Himal is a beautiful trekking peak in the Anapurna region which leads to the heart of Mardi Himal. The area is located at the east of one of the most legendary trekking destination of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek
. Mardi Himal trek is a hidden trekking destination therefore very few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp and have a splendid enjoyment into nature.
WHAT CAN YOU SEE IN MARDI HIMAL TREK?
The Mardi Himal trek takes you through enchanted rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 meters, rugged high mountain landscape, see amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Himchuli. After climbing up to Mardi Himal Base Camp (3-4 hours) by crossing high camp (3700m), which offer a spectacular, close up views of the entire Annapurna Range.
HOW’S THE ACCOMMODATION IN MARDI HIMAL TREK?
There are simple guest houses and homestay are available in route. But the guest houses are served with clean rooms and toilets whereas, in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will be accommodated according to your choices.
WHEN TO GO TREK?
Autumn season September, October, November is the best time to do the trek in Mard Himal. March, April, May is the second best season of the year to go trekking. December, January and February are also favourable as these months the skies are clear but it can get very cold and there is a risk of passes being closed due to snowfall.
May and June is also the best time for the hike as it is a pre-monsoon season. Here, at this stage the climate is warm indeed, the valley starts to bloom with flowers, green leaves come up. June - Mid September is Monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal. The risk of leeches, downpours increases greatly.
HOW TO GET MARDI HIMAL AND AWAY?
The Mardi Himal Trek is placing in the Annapurna region, so the trek starts and ends in Pokhara - third biggest city. Among all the trekking trail of Annapurna Region starts from Pokhara but Annapurna Circuit trek is only start with another destination. Pokhara can be reached by a short fly 25 min from Kathmandu and either reach by seven hours drive from Kathmandu and 30 minutes drive from Pokhara to Phedi.
HOW FIT SHOULD I BE?
Actually, Mardi Himal is the short trek, therefore, doesn´t require super fitness but however, the moderate level of fitness is necessary though there is no direct climbing involved. Mardi Himal trek leads over some rocky section near the high camp and base camp. The Wilderness Excursion advises our clients going trekking to see a doctor before they go for a check-up and to talk about dealing with altitude sickness. For pure trekking along the Mardi Himal trek in Nepal, you´ll need to consider the amount of day’s you´ll be out trekking to get an idea of how to fit you should be. Most days of this trek include 4-7 hours of slow hiking.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu and meeting with your trekking guide. Overnight in Hotel B
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara. (850m/6 hours.) Overnight in Hotel B
Day 04:Pokhara to Pothana. (1970m/5 hours.) Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 05:Pothana to Forest Camp. (2550m/ 7 hours.)Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 06:Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m/ 6 hours.)Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 07:High Camp, trek to Base Camp.Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 08:High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m/ 7 hours.)Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 09:Siding Village to Pokhara. (850m/2.5 hours trek and 1 hour drive.) Overnight in Hotel BL
Day 10:Sightseeing and relaxing Pokhara. Overnight in Hotel B
Day 11:Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel BD
Day 12:Departure to destination. If the above Itinerary doesn't meet your needs.We can design individualized trekking,tours plans base on your desire and Private departure are available everyday upon your request.