Nepal is the well known destination for trekking and adventure. With the highest mountain peaks above 8,000m, trekking is an ideal activity taking you to the Himalayas. The diversity of nature and culture makes your holidays more memorable. Among the trekking destinations in Nepal, Annapurna region trekking is highly demanded by trekkers and the eco trekking route, Mardi Himal is one of the best trek in Annapurna for picturesque view of glorious Mountains, local culture and festivals.
Mardi Himal trke is a newly-opened trekking trail and not so much popular as other trekking trails in Annapurna region. During the trek, you will hike to the base camp of Mardi Himal (5588 meters) situated just east of the Annapurna Base Camp. Before 2011, the trekking trail was operated in camping base but nowadays there are many tea houses accessible on the route to Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Mardi Himal trek offers as much other trekking trail does – the rhododendron forests, culture, beautiful panoramic views and rocky mountain terrain. Apart of these, the trek offers the spectacular views of Mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli.
Mardi Himal Trek Route
Mardi Himal Trek starts just from Pokhara following the route Phedi, forest camp, Deurali, Mardi Himal base Camp, High Camp, Lwang, Phedi, Sidhing and finally Pokhara. To complete this trekking route, it takes 7-8 days.
Mardi Himal Trek Season
From mid September to November and from March to May are the best season for this trek as these are the peak trekking seasons in Nepal. During winter season and monsoon season, there will be risky. There will be chances of snow fall during winter time and during the monsoon season, there might be risk of leeches and heavy rainfall that might causes flood and landslides in the Himalayas.
If you are looking for some wilderness less touristic area trekking in Nepal, we recommend you to trek on Mardi Himal route. For itinerary, Cost, Map and required information, visit this website.
4 Reasons Why You Should Trek Mardi Himal
Beautiful Mountain Panorama
The stunning panoramic views of Annapurna mountain ranges will make your trip awesome and you feel like you are in heaven when you trek upto the high camp (3,582m). This is an ideal hiking trip for the beautiful breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks.
People and Culture
You will meet with the world’s most hospitable and smiling people while trekking to Mardi Himal. You will be warmly welcomed with the flower and Namaste (respect to you joining two palms together).
Lodge and Food
You will be served with the organic, green and fresh locally sourced food which is the best part of whole trekking. Dal Bhat is the popular food that fill and fuel you during the trek. Tea houses are on the process to build as it is getting popular so expect shared bathrooms and foam mattresses.
Feeling like in Heaven
The moderate climate, blue sky, snow capped mountains infront of you and greenery trekking trail, you might be thinking and dreaming like this when you are trekking to Nepal and this is real in Mardi Himal trek whereas heaven is myth.