seasonBest Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November are the best seasons. However, July and August are good and hiking can be done, but not so clear visibility due to rain.
A short fascinating treks in perfect wilderness, as this area is very seldom visited by westerners and it lies approximately 15 miles north of Pokhara.From some viewpoints, it seems little more than an outlier on the southwest flank of Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail). Mardi Himal is the lowest and least climbed and visited of all the trekking peaks in Nepal.
Mardi Himal's East Face is separated from Machhapuchare ridge by a col (circa 5,200m/17,060ft). The normal route of ascent reaches this col from glaciated amphitheatre that rises above a hidden plateau, also known as 'Other Sanctuary'.
This trek isn’t taken upon by many westerners and remains a hidden jem.
The area is quite steep sided and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Above the forest, high alpine pastures provide good grazing and a habitat for undisturbed wildlife.
As it is in low altitude, the mountain obviously has a great deal of potential for those interested in small scale exploratory climbing and the ridges will certainly present climbing challenges at a reasonable standard.
This rarely visited area provides a tough trek isolated from the teahouses and lodges, which dominate most of the trekking in and around the Annapurna Range.
The trail to base camp is short, and goes through ill-defined trails that would be particularly difficult in wet and snowy conditions.
Day 1: Meet at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel
As soon as you reach to Kathmandu, a guide will pick you up and take you to a hotel. We’ll discuss the tour later in the afternoon.
Day 2: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu VISITS: Full day visit in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex of Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath. You can also visit the Monkey Temple Swyambhunath (Temple 2000 years old) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to hotel.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m
Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m. Driving in private bus / van or take a flight. If the unit is about 6 to 7 hour drive to Pokhara Prithvi a picturesque way to high and if the flight will be 25 minute flight to the majestic view of the high Himalayas. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 4: Pokhara to 1600m Dhampus
Pokhara to 1600m Dhampus: 30 minutes 2 and half hour work.After break fast drive through Tibet Phedi camp and steep climb to the village of Dhampus a major Gurung village spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas Annapurna .. Overnight in a camp with a full view of the Annapurna ranges.
Day 5: Dhampus to Forest camp 2480m
Dhampus to Forest camp 2480m, 6 works When: Today Trek enter an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnia, camping in a small clearing off the beaten track for the night at camp.
Day 6: Forest camp to Low camp
Camp Low Country Forest 3150m, 5 hours. As we ascend, the flora has become a "cloud forest" classic of mosses and lichens, ferns and orchids organized by the most resistant trees. Occasionally, there are windows in the forests that give exciting landscape: towards Himchuli, Annapurna South and boast spectacular views to the north of the increasingly close "fishtail"
Day 7: Low camp to high camp 4100m
Camp less than 4100m high camp, 4 hours of work: Have an early breakfast and start trekking to reach our highest point of the walk, if conditions are favorable, up to 15,000 / 16,000 feet the afternoon returned to our camp. If the sky is clear, today's hearing will never be forgotten. Overnight in camp.
Day 8: Mardi Himal Base Camp and back to Low Camp
Mardi Himal Base Camp and back to Low camp
Day 9: Low camp to back Lumre
low camp camp to Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara