Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking

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  • Last Updated on Aug 13, 2023

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Highlights of Mardi Himal Trekking.

  • On least visited areas away from mainstream trekking trails and villages
  • Enjoy awesome views of mountain range on daily walks to Mardi Himal
  • Explore nice traditional farm villages of Gurung the tribe of Annapurna region
  • Enchanting forest lined with tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks and pine trees
  • Variation of climate from low warm to cool alpine hill to arctic zone of mountains
  • Fabulous panorama from Mardi Himal base camp with peaks that surrounds you
  • Close to famous Machhapuchare Himal the Fish Tail within a mere distance
  • Walk on peaceful and tranquil trail in the harmony of pristine surroundings.

Overall view and Introduction.

annapurna mardi himalAnnapurna Mardi Himal Trekking located Nepal North Mid West within massive Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks, where Mardi Himal a separate mountains of its own but close to towering Machhapuchare Himal, popularly known as Fish Tail peaks.

Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking a new and fresh adventure destination within hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya, actually a broken ridge of Machhapuchare South Western flanks that separates Mardi Himal from the Fish Tail and other range of peaks closeby.

Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking first ventured, explored and pioneered by late Mike Cheney and Jimmy Edward for British Expedition to Machhapuchare Himal, in the mid 1960’s, Machhapuchare Himal still remains as a virgin and unclimbed peak around Himalaya.

After years of exploration by early adventurer the area remained hidden for many decades, where few interested trekkers seldom visit for climb to Mardi Himal that stands at the height of 5,587 m high, listed as trekking peaks of Nepal by NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) where seldom climbers venture for the adventure to Mardi Himal climb.

Slowly Mardi Himal getting noticed and gaining popularity at present some simple lodge has been built on route to Mardi Himal base camp, where trekkers can find the comfort in a nice and cozy lodge.

At present more trekkers are pouring in due to its remote and isolated destinations and well hidden from villages and main trekking trails, as walk to Mardi Himal is enjoyable in serene environment away from human settlement and off the beaten tracks.

Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking takes you on a higher ridges of Annapurna Himalaya where walk leads you on green hills covered within dense lush vegetation and cool alpine forest lined with tall rhododendron, oaks, pines, magnolia and fir tree lines as walk progress soon trees and greens drops for alpine short bushes.

On this adventure where treks leads you with constant views of Annapurna Himalaya with close range of Machhapuchare Himal and scenery extends as far towards Manaslu in the east with Dhaulagiri towards west direction.

An adventure for all age from beginners to veteran walkers as on this trek where altitude gains gradually without problem of catching high altitude or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) this makes Mardi Himal trekking an enjoyable with delightful moments on daily walks.

Route to Mardi Himal base camp.


Actually there are several few routes that one can enjoy walks to Mardi Himal base camp where the main route from Deurali and Forest / Kokar Camp is a main and straight forward path with facilities of lodges for overnight stop all the way to High Camp of Mardi Himal.

The other route where early pioneer used and seldom ventured by some trekkers taken the eastern south route through Lwang via Mardipul, Simre Kharka, Kumai  and Khorchon, this is falls on more remote areas hardly used by trekkers only climbers, as this trail does not have lodges to accommodate trekkers.

Where full camping facilities needs to be ferried on this old and original routes to reach at the base of Mardi Himal.

Whichever route that you choose where adventure begins and ends at lovely Pokhara city a beautiful place blessed with natural beauty of mountains and lakes with rolling green hills and verdant valley.


Short Guide line Itinerary for Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking:

Day 1:  Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m - 02 hrs drive and trek to Deurali 2,100 m - 04 hrs walks.

Day 2:  Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520m via Pitam Deurali 2,100m - 05 hrs.

Day 3:  Trek to Badal Danda / Low Camp 2,970 m - 05 hrs.

Day 4: Trek to High camp 3, 700 m - 05 hrs.

Day 5:  At High Camp for hike to Mardi West Base Camp 4,500m.

Day 6:  Trek to Siding village 1,750m | 5,740ft - 06 hrs.

Day 7: Trek to Lwang village 1,230 m - 04 hrs.

Day 8: Trek and drive to Pokhara via Mardi Pul - 04 hrs.

On this old route where rest day is not included one can add as per your holiday duration for this trek to Mardi Himal.

Seasons for Mardi Himal Trekking:


Mardi Himal Trekking the best time during the months of March to May around spring seasons, when most days are clear for views and good pleasant walks, can expect few thunder showers during afternoon with snow sometimes around higher elevation from 2,400 onward.

Morning and nights are cooler and cold altitude wise where hills are bright with wild-flowers in full bloom with rhododendron of various species (national flower of Nepal) with magnolia and other flowers makes a lovely picture along with views of white snow capped mountains.

Another best months from October till November during autumn / fall season when days are mostly clear with crystal clear blue sky and views of mountains and surrounding beautiful scenery.

During autumn morning and night times expect freezing temperatures with snow on walks around higher altitude, where sunlight and days are shorter during autumn and fall season.



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