Mardi Himal is at an altitude of 4100 meters & the trekking trail is recently opened one located in the eastern part of the Annapurna Himalayan range on the south-west ridge of Mount Machappuchre (Fishtail). Mardi Himal Trekking is one of the excellent cultural treks of the Annapurna region. This trekking offers you stunning views of the whole Annapurna ranges like Mount Annapurna (8091 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna South(7219 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) and Machapuchare (a sacred peak which has never been climbed yet - 6988 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), etc.
Diverse kinds of flora and fauna can be perceived all the way throughout your Mardi Himal Trekkingtrails like thick dense rhododendron, oak, pine forests and different wild species like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, snow leopard, etc. The special charism of this trek is that you also get to experience the varied culture of Magar, Brahmin, Tamang and Gurung culture varied with practices of Buddhism and Hinduism.
Trekking to Mardi Himal can be accomplished within a week whereby we initially head to Pokhara via a scenic short flight (30 mins) or a private vehicle which takes about 6 hours to reach. The next day our trekking to Mardi Himal begins from Phedi. Our trail leads us to Deurali and after that, we will be passing through the thick forests & one of the forested camp finally to reach the Mardi Base Camp.
From here - we will be ascending down to Jhinu where there is a hot spring where we can relax and take a natural spring bath. From Jhinu - we then head towards Ghandruk – a local village mostly inhabited by the Gurung communities. And then, we retrace back to Pokhara and if you happen to have some more vacation time left, we can explore around the popular landmarks of the beautiful city of Pokhara such as Phewa Lake, the Davis fall, Mahendra Cave, etc. There are many other adventurous and recreational sports activities that can be done in Pokhara such as Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, etc.
Specific months for trekking to the Mardi Himal is on the month of February to May and September to December which gives clearer views of the magnificent mountains. Other months other than spring and fall are also feasible but to get the picture-perfect vista you desired for, we GHHT suggest you to trek during the specific months mentioned above.
Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) also provides an option for you to customize your itinerary - such as by prolonging or abbreviating it, according to your vacation schedule. If you happen to know some other places you would like to visit, you can surely combine that and send it to us. We will consult our operation manager, expert team leader, and guides to make an itinerary for you as according to your wish. For further inquiries or want more information about this Mardi Himal Trekking, please feel free to contact or email us.