Situated just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal, the Mardi Himal Trek trek, the Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp spectacularly situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre. Fantastic Mardi Himal Trek is located just east of one of the most legendary trekking destination of Nepal, the Mardi Himal Trek trek. Mardi Himal trek is an unseen gem yet. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp outstandingly positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region´s most iconic mount Machapuchhre literally meaning “Fishtail”. The trail goes along small winding paths, through enchanted rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 meters. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
From High Camp (3580 m; some maps incorrectly mention 3900 m) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range. There are simple guesthouses and homestays along the entire route. If you plan to do this trek in the winter months please check with us Wilderness Excursion – Kathmandu based registered adventure trekking company operated by enthusiastic trekking pioneers. Like most of the Annapurna treks except Annapurna Circuit, Mardi Himal Trek also starts and ends in Pokhara – second biggest city and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hikes in Annapurna. It is 200km to west from Kathmandu. All domestic airlines run several flights daily from Kathmandu which cost USD 122.00 per person. And about 7-8 hours drive by tourist bus. Local buses leave every one hour from Kathmandu till 3 pm. Green Line Buses (USD 25.00 per person) and other tourist buses live every morning. Wilderness Excursion arranges and handles everything on your request.
This trek doesn´t require super fitness but however the moderate level of fitness is necessary though there is no direct climbing involved. You will need to trek over some rocky section near the high camp and base camp. Wilderness Excursion advises our clients going trekking to see a doctor before they go for a check-up and to talk about dealing with altitude sickness. For pure trekking along the Mardi Himal trek in Nepal, you´ll need to consider the number of days you´ll be out trekking to get an idea of how to fit you should be. Most days include 4-7 hours of slow hiking. If you plan to do the trek in 4 days (which you can).