About Mardi Himal Trekking
Mardi Himal Trekking is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in Nepal as it boasts of demonstrating the elite features of the stunning Annapurna Conservation Area. The eye appealing views of the Himalaya and because of its easy accessibility, this trek is gaining an enormous popularity within a short period of time.
The trekking trail of Mardi Himal is comparatively a newly inaugurated trail which starts from the travelers’ heart of Nepal - Pokhara. It will be approx. one hour drive to Kande where we will start the trek to Australian Camp followed by small village of Pothana. The sunset and sunrise view from Pothana is simply amazing. Then the journey continues to the junction point of Pitam Deurali where our trail to Mardi Himal separates from the Annapurna Base Camp route. It will take us another 4 hours from Pitam Deurali to reach (Kokar) Forest camp, situated in the middle of oak and rhododendron forests. It is a good camp to overnight with couple of Tea Houses.
The trek now gradually climbs in the hub of rhododendron mounds and Himalayan grasslands to the Mardi Himal Low camp via Rest camp. It is comparatively a short day compared to the last camp. The hike from Low camp to High camp is an interesting one. With beautiful mountains showing up once we get to Badal Danda. This place is literally above the clouds with astonishing views of Mount Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and others. Mardi Himal High Camp is the last point up to which Tea Houses are available. Though we can hike up to Lower, Upper View Point and finally to Mardi Himal Base Camp the following day. Definitely this day will be the major highlight of your Mardi Himal Trek. After the wonderful experience and vistas that we have witnessed, we descend down gradually to Sidding village and then drive back to Pokhara.
This is a teahouse trek which persuades you with the witness of the tongue - tying landscapes and diverse forests in the perfectly pristine atmosphere. Also, this trek offers you an opportunity to appreciate the local ethnic culture of the people. The Gurung, Rai and Limbu villages give intuition into the distinct customs and culture of the indigenous people who inhabit in the Himalaya of Nepal.
Hence, this short Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect mix of natural grace, Himalayan eminence and a serene trekking journey. Our highly skilled and hiking specialist team will assure to take care of you from the very start to the end of the journey and will put their best efforts to make your trip a journey to remember for the lifetime. Mardi Himal Trekking can be done throughout the year. Best season would be from March- May and September- December.