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Mardi Himal Trek

‘In the least, unfrequented area of Annapurna region, breathe taking scenery, traditional rural villages, warm friendly locals, serene woodlands, on the isolated trail in complete wilderness and tranquility in the close backdrop of the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchere or Fish Tail’.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

A fabulous adventure in a short duration of time, adventurer who is interested for a good challenging climb on the less technical peak then this is just for you, a scenic journey in just one week. Our trek and climb unto Mardi Himal which takes you in the southern Annapurna region. A beautiful peak and to be on top of over 5,5500 meter and in the less climbed mountain certainly adds a life time adventure thrill and achievement and to be within this unspoiled area, where you will be in complete harmony and in tranquility with the nature in this complete wilderness. 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’. These regions are seldom frequented by westerners and the ridges south of Mardi Himal. 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.

Mt. Dhaulagiri

Mt. Dhaulagiri

As it is lowly 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 sharp on ill-defined trails that would be particularly difficult in wet and snowy conditions. It is located, approximately fifteen miles or 45 km north of Pokhara as the crow flies, this mountain is the most southerly of the Annapurna range. 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. Western mountaineers first noticed this mountain by the photographs of Basil Goodfellow, taken in 1953. It was climbed to its summit by a route on its east flank by Jimmy Roberts with two Sherpas. As seen from the south, Mardi Himal terminated the Southwest ridge of Mt. Machhapuchare as a distinct and separate mass, at right angles to that ridge. On Mardi Himal South West Face are three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. It is the most southerly of these is said to have been climbed, but no such details has been recorded.

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Trips Details

  • Total Duration : 11 days
  • Trek Duration : 06 days
  • Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Max Elevation: 4200m at Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse
  • Trek Starts : Phedi
  • Trek Ends: Sidding Village