MARDI HIMAL TREK (6 - 8 DAYS)

An undiscovered, highlight of the Annapurna region

Maximum elevation 4600m

Difficulty: Medium

Accommodation -: Hotel / Tea house

Transportation:  Private jeep / car

Start /End point :- Pokhara - Nayapul

Best season: March to May and September to December

Culture: Gurung

 

The Mardi Himal trek is one of the most wonderful, short and spectacular treks of the Annapurna region. It has panoramic, close-hand views of the 8,000m mountains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna(I), as well as the peaks of other Annapurnas (II, II and IV), the sacred Mt Machhapuchhre known as Fishtail Mountain, Gangapurna, Mardi Himal and many other snow capped mountains.

 

This is a beautiful area, largely untouched by tourism and part of the Snow Leopard conservation area, with abundant wildlife, wild flowers, waterfalls and Rhododendrons forests.  The region is known for its Gurung culture and tradition, welcoming visitors and offering warm hospitality, may’be even an opportunity to witness the beautiful Gurung culture dance. An essential experience is the Sunset and Sunrise views which colour the mountains golden and pink. With few other trekkers on the trail, this is a highly recommended itinerary.

ITINERARY

Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 02 Drive from Pokhara to Khade and trek to Dheurali (3-4 hrs)

Day 03 Trek from Dheurali to Forest Camp (6 hrs)

Day 04 Trek from Forest Camp to Mardi Himal High Camp at 3900m (3 hrs)

Day 05 Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500m and return back to High Camp (6 hrs)

Day 06 Trek from High Camp to Low Camp at 3100m (3 hrs)

Day 07 Trek from Low Camp to Ghandruk at 1940 m (4-5 hrs)

Day 08 Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (5 hrs) and then drive to Pokhara (1hr 30m)