Mardi Himal trek is one of the preferred trekking trails in the Annapurna region. This trek is preferred especially by those trekkers who would like to explore the scenes of majestic Himalayas and the rich natural beauties, blend of culture, lifestyles of peoples living in the high lands. The Mardi has been named to the long ridge of the southern slope of Mt. Machhapuchhare, popularly known as fishtail, the most triangular shaped ridge and its summit that form the westerly lower slope of mountain. Its great skyline is seen even from Phewa lake at Pokhara. It is situated to the most southerly high point of Mt. Annapurna massif, around these appears majestic grouping of mountains in the central Himalayan that includes five of the 12 highest mountains in the world, all these awaits to this route. Mardi Himal Trek is designed for those trekkers who are looking for a fresh trekking trail that offers you captivating views of mountain ranges, rich vegetation along with the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic dwellers then this is just the perfect one for you. While having trekking to the Mardi himal, you will have numerous choices for trekking and hiking. The length of the trek very much depends upon the requirement of the tourists that how long they want to spend from five-day in short to two weeks.
Mardi Himala trek begins at Suiket Phedi nearby Pokhara and climbs up to Dhampus with stunning views of Machhapuchare (6997m) and the Annapurna Mountain ranges. This is truly a private trail, which is considered to be one of the unique trails in the Annapurna region. For the first few days, you will follow the uphill trail as the trek winds along the ridge through forests of birch, rhododendrons, hemlock and pines and finally brings you right in front of Machhapuchare or fishtail and also to the Annapurna South with Mardi Khola river winding its way through the valley thousands of feet below and making excursion around you will follow the same way and end at Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.
A Himalayan Joy Adventure representative will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival and provide transportation to your hotel. After checking into your room and refreshing, our HJA representative will describe the details regarding your trek. Then, you can visit the tourist hub in Thamel. There are many places to shop for trekking gear and souvenirs. In the evening, Himalayan Joy Adventure will host a welcome dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural dance. After dinner, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, our city guide will take you to various historical places and world heritage listed sites. These will include Pashupatinath (One of the greatest Hindu temples in Asia), Bouddhanath stupa (Buddhist stupa), Swayabhunath (Buddhist stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (home of the living goddess Kumari)). After sightseeing, you will be dropped at your hotel with time to prepare for your trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
At 7 o’clock in the morning, you will take a tourist bus to Pokhara, which takes around 6 hours. The drive is beautiful, and you will enjoy a variety of landscapes, including the Trishuli River, which is a popular rafting destination. The bus will stop in Kurintar for lunch, and continue to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara
Early in the morning, you will drive about 45 minutes to Phedi and starts your trek ascending through forest, past small village and terraced farmed land to village of Dampu. Dampus is beautiful village on the top of hill offers magnificent view of Machhapuchchhre, Annapurna range, Lamjung and far beyond manaslu. After lunch, you will slightly ascend to Pantana through forests and meadows. Potana is a trekker’s hub surrounded by forest. The trek continues to Deurali through rhododendron forest with up and downhill however, you can witness some beautiful flower and birds. Overnight in Deurali
Today you will trek whole into the forest. There is no any tea house en-route to forest camp. That’s way you will be provided pack lunch. At first you will ascend leaving famous Ghorepani poonhill trail. The trail leads through the forest enjoying variety of plants and birds. After 6 hours walk you will get in forest camp. Overnight in Forest camp
After breakfast you will start the trek ascending again through the forest of rhododendron to Low camp 2970m for lunch. From here you can see most amazing view of Mt. fishtail. After lunch, you will continue up to a view point place where you will have fascinating view of Annapurna range, Hiuchuli, Ghandruk, Chomrong village and Annapurna base camp trail valley. Then finally you will get at high camp. Overnight in high camp
You will begin your day with slow and through the series of steep rocky ascend to Mardi himal base camp 4500m. This altitude is the highest of whole Mardi himal trek which offers magnificent view of 14 mountain peaks including Annapurna I,Mardi himal, Gangapurna, Gandharba chuli, Fishtail and hiuchuli. After enjoying the view you will descend same way down to high camp. Overnight in high camp.
You will begin your day with most precious sunrise view and have breakfast then descend to Low camp. You will continue descend through a beautiful rhododendron forest to Siding 1700m. Overnight in Siding.
After breakfast you will start the trek slightly up and flat passing Kalimati to village of Ghalel. Ghalel is small village with teahouse and home-stay where you will have lunch. Then trek continues crossing paddy field to Lwang. Lwang is a traditional village with ACAP office, temple, stupa and tea garden. Overnight in Lwang.
You will begin your last day trek with visit to green tea garden and view then along flat trail via farmed land following the river get at Hemja kot. Here, wonderful Mardi himal trek ends and drive to scenic valley Pokhara in nice comfort hotel. In the evening, dinner will in near lake side. Overnight in Hotel.
In the morning, you will drive along the Prithivi high way to Kathmandu by tourist bus.You will cross the Trisuli River (famous rafting river) and cable car station. After a six hour drive, you will arrive back in Kathmandu with transportation to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu. In the Evening Himalayan Joy will host as a farewell dinner in the typical Nepali restaurant. Drive back to hotel.
Himalayan Joy Adventure will drop at the Tribhuwan International Airport terminal with sufficient time to check in for your flight. We hope that you had an incredible time in Nepal and encourage you to share your experiences with us on Trip Advisor or email. We welcome all feedback and hope that you had an experience of a lifetime with us! Have a safe flight!
Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can takes long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had.