Mardi Himal used to be a newly opened Trek route in Annapurna Region. Nowadays Mardi Himal is popular trek routes in Nepal because of its unique Landscape, Mountains, people, and diversity in the lower elevation. Mardi trek route was opened in 2014, at the beginning days there were no lodges. Nowadays there are nice hotels and the amenities are also getting better. Mardi Himal is situated just east of the Most popular Annapurna base camp trek and on the bottom of Mt. Fishtail.
The Holy peak Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) 6993m, Annapurna South 7,219 M, Hiunchuli (6441 meters), Baraha Shikhar (7647 meters), Singu Chuli (6501 meters) Annapurna I (8090 meters) Mountains are the major highlights of the trek. From the Mardi Himal viewpoint, 4500 meters / 14,764 feet, spectacular views of Mardi Himal (5587 meters / 18,330 feet) and a myriad of other peaks surrounding you.
Our Mardi Himal Trek starts from Kathmandu. Before heading to the Pokhara which is the starting point of the trek we will explore Kathmandu and prepare our trekking permits. Rugged Trails Nepal team will give brief detail information about the trip during the welcome dinner. Pokhara is another beautiful city where we spend 1 night at the beginning and 1 night after the trek. We will explore lakes, monuments, and major highlights of Pokhara.
Places Cover During the Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal trek goes through typical village Dhampus, Pothana, Deurali, Forest Camp, Low camp, Rest Camp, Dadal Danda, and high camp. Along the way, you will be welcomed by the Mt. Fishtail, Rhododendron forest, typical villages, ships, yaks, colorful forest, and grassland. Mardi Himal trek is suitable for all kinds of hikers and also suggested for the family. You can see in the pictures how close you can see the mountains ranges in front, Mardi Himal trekking is one the best short trek routes in Nepal. Rugged Trails Nepal suggested itinerary can be customized on your request, we can make it shorter or can make it longer upon your request and time frame.
Best seasons to Trek to Mardi Himal
Trekking to Mardi Himal is possible throughout the year, but spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best seasons to trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Spring is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. If you want to avoid crowds then December, Jan, Feb, March are the best months but it will be cold and snow around. Mardi Base Camp will not be possible to trek but up to Mardi Upper Viewpoint.