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Mardi Himal This trek is a great introduction for those who have limited time in the mountains of Nepal, as it is the perfect length - only a week long. Standing near Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Annapurna 1 and Mardi Himal and personally, it is an amazingly beautiful trek that takes you up the old rhododendron forest like the face of a mountain.
It is Located just east of the Annapurna base camp trek, Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem, as few hikers visit the base camp of the beautiful and attractive fishtail or fistel located at the foot of Mardi Himal. The trail crosses small paths through old rhododendron forests, until you climb about 3,300 meters. From here, the landscape changes dramatically with the amazing view of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. From High Camp (3,580 m) you can climb Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, which offers spectacular close-up views of the entire Annapurna range. There is also a wonderful view about 2 hours away from the high camp.
Hiking in the mountains can be challenging. But that doesn't mean you can't do it. If you love hiking and you get fit before the start of your hike, you can definitely make it. The average Mardi Himal trek is not difficult but hikers and hikers should still be moderately fit. After all, you are still trekking through the Himalayas of Nepal. If you are wondering what it takes physically to go hiking in Nepal and what you can do to become the most qualified version of yourself, you can continue reading.
What is the best season for Mardi Himal Trek?
Like other high altitude trekking routes, the best season for Mardi trekking is spring (March, April and May). However, hiking is also preferred from September to November.
What are the recommended Things to carry on Mardi Himal Trek?
• Smartphone: Smartphones can be really handy for navigation using navigation apps, or you can also carry a trekking map.
• Sleeping Bag: You should carry a small sleeping bag for you as the temperature at higher altitudes will be very cold.
• Hiking shoes, socks, towel and stick
• Warm and Light Jackets, yoga pants
• Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, and lotion, Cap, tissues, Sanitizer, and so on.
Day - 1: Drive from Pokhara 820m (220km)
We started our journey from Pokhara.
Day 02: Drive 1,770 meters in Kande and start the trek for 1,900 meters - 04 hours Potana village.
Early in the morning, we will drive for an hour to reach Fedi and start our Mardi Himal trek. We will climb the stairs from the foot. The road to Dhampus, a Gurung village known for its magnificent views of the Annapurna mountain range, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu, reaches Pothana via rhododendrons and pine forests. We will continue our ascent till we reach the small village of Pothana, surrounded by forests and displaying amazing mountain views. We will also get TIMS / ACAP card at Pothana checkpost. Overnight in Pothana.
Day 03: Trek at kokar Forest Camp 2,520 m Deurali 2,100 m
After a hearty breakfast, we will start our trek up the steep hill through the dense jungle with beautiful views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges. The forest is home to many rare wildlife and we can catch glimpses of some rare birds and animals along the way. After walking for about five hours we reach Forest Camp where we camp for the night.
Day 04: Trek to High camp 3, 700 m
The road from the forest camp to the high camp follows a steep hill through rhododendrons and juniper forests. The pattern for the day is a slow ascent to reach the mountain, then a relatively flat for a while and then start the ascent again. Upon reaching the top, we will be highly rewarded with the magnificent, breathtaking views of Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre Himal. Overnight at High Camp.
Day 05: Explore 4,500 meters from High Camp to Mardi Gras Base Camp.
We will get up soon to admire the panoramic view of the sunrise in the Annapurna range from High Camp. After breakfast, we will start our ascent at Mardi Gras Base Camp, which stands at 5300 meters. This trek is challenging on a narrow, rocky path. The hardships of the day have been generously rewarded with stunning mountain views with the old surroundings of the Mardi Himal base camp. After spending some time in base camp, we will return to our step up camp. Overnight at High Camp.
Day 07: Trek to Siding village 1,750m | 5,740ft
We will turn back our steps and follow the steep waterfall at the lower camp from where we will walk in the forest of Mardi Khol. After a pleasant hike through the river and forest, we arrive at the warm and hospitable village of Siding. Overnight in Siding Village.
Day 08: From walk to Mardi Pul and drive back to Pokhara
From Mardi Pul which takes about 4 to 5 hours. From there, we take a Jeep/ Bus ride to Pokhara, which will take approximately 3 hours.
• Other any transportation except Included in the section.
• Travel and rescue insurance.
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
• Tips and gratuities
• Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
• Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.