The Mardi Himal Trek is a lesser-known trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, offering a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience for trekkers. The trek begins in Pokhara, a picturesque lakeside town, and takes you through lush forests, traditional villages, and high-altitude landscapes. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the spectacular views of the Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain ranges. The trek culminates at the base camp of Mardi Himal, where you can witness the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
The Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect combination of culture and nature. As you trek through the remote villages, you’ll have the chance to interact with the local people and learn about their way of life. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience the rich culture and tradition of the Gurung community.
The trek is moderate in difficulty and is suitable for trekkers with some prior hiking experience. It is a relatively new trekking route, so you’ll have the chance to explore the trail less traveled. The trek can be completed in 5-7 days and can be customized to suit your preferences.
Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect option for those looking for a unique and challenging experience in the Annapurna region, away from the crowds. It offers a chance to explore the natural beauty, culture and tradition of the region, with a chance to witness some of the most spectacular mountain views in the world.
Mardi Himal Trek is one of Nepal’s best trekking adventure holidays to discover fascinating Himalayan vistas and deeply spiritual ethnic culture that is yet to be explored. This trek is designed for a keen naturalist who wants to explore the beauty of the Annapurna region while taking a less-trodden trail. Trekkers get an exceptional opportunity to witness the looming Mardi Himal in front of sacred Machhapuchhre (fishtail), as seen from Pokhara.
Madri Himal Trail rises through torrent streams and emerges through a dense forest of oak, rhododendron and bamboo to the ridge. The scenery becomes magical as we grow high from the forest camp and expands further as we climb to the high camp: Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna group I (8,091m), II (7,937m), III (7,555m), IV (7,525m), South (7,219m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m). You can see more than 60 (6,000m+) peaks from a higher viewpoint. Very few other treks in Nepal offers such majesty.
The villages along the trekking routes see very few trekkers and thus offer you warm hospitality and personalized care. There are very few guesthouses along the trail which offer very basic facilities (but improving). If you wish to trek Mardi Himal in winter, do check the availability of the teahouse.
(April – May) spring and (September – October) autumn are the best seasons for Mardi Himal Trek. The Mardi Himal Trek package offered by Himalayan 360 covers all the permits, transport to and from Kathmandu, porters, accommodation and meals during the trek.
- Stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including a close-up of the Mardi Himal peak.
- Trekking through lush rhododendron forests, passing by cascading waterfalls, and traversing steep ridges.
- Exploring the traditional villages of the Gurung people and getting a glimpse into their unique culture and way of life.
- A chance to experience the beautiful culture and local hospitality of the people living in the surrounding villages.
- The trek ends in Pokhara, one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal, which offers a wide range of activities to explore, such as paragliding, boating, and sightseeing.