Exploring the laps of Annapurna and Fishtail
Mardi Himal Trek attracts trekkers from around the world who wish to explore the quieter trails in Annapurna region. In comparison to other busy trails in Annapurna region, the trails in this trek are delight to anyone who loves to travel in a complete peaceful environment. The trek starts at Phedi, a few hours’ drive from Pokhara and leads to Mardi Himal High Camp while crossing Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Further, the main highlight of the trek is ascending to upper viewpoint (4250 m) from the High Camp for the best sightseeing of mountains in Annapurna range. The breathtaking panoramic views of mountains Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiuchuli and of course Mardi make any trekker’s journey a blissful one. The trails to the base camp of Mardi Himal make up a small circuit to allow the trekkers in taking new trail from base camp, thus, without having to return back the same trail.
It is an ideal trekking destination for the travelers with a limited vacation time and looking to closely explore the Himalayas. The trek along the green forests, beautiful villages, mountain landscapes and stays at teahouses (lodges) offering exquisite hospitality make Mardi Himal Trek a memorable trip.
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3 Kathmandu – Pokhara drive 6/7 hours
Day 4 Pokhara to Pothana (1950m/6397ft) 4/5 hours
Day 5 Pothana to Forest Camp (2600m/8530ft) 5/6 hours
Day 6 Forest camp to Middle camp (3150m/10335ft) 5/6 hours
Day 7 Mardi Himal base Camp (4500m/14764 ft) Excursion day 5/6 hours
Day 8 High Camp to Sidhing Village (1700/5578ft) 6 hours
Day 9 Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara 3 hours trek and 2 hours drive
Day 10 Pokhara to kathmandu drive by tourist bus 6/7 hours