"Experience the best of the Annapurna region with the Mardi Himal trek, a short but challenging route that offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre. Traverse through dense rhododendron forests, cross suspension bridges over small streams, and push yourself physically with steep climbs and descents. Spend nights in remote villages where you can immerse yourself in the local culture."
The Mardi Himal trek is a well-kept secret of the Annapurna region, lying just to the east of the famous Annapurna Base Camp trek. Fewer trekkers venture towards the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which sits majestically at the base of Mardi Himal and the iconic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The Mardi Himal trek route meanders through lush rhododendron forests, following narrow paths and involves gradual climbing.
Starting at 2,000 m/6,562 ft (Mahabhir), the Mardi Himal trail goes through dense forests and rugged hillsides to High Camp at 3,550 m/11,647 ft before ascending to Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4,500 m/14,764 ft. The Mardi Himal Base Camp offers stunning and up-close views of the entire Annapurna range (8,091 m/26,545 ft) along with many other mountains like Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), etc.
The Mardi Himal trek's short duration makes it an ideal option for travelers with limited time, who want to experience the Himalayas' magnificence. The Mardi Himal trek is a great way to escape the city's hustle and bustle and connect with nature. The trek also supports local tourism and helps generate income for the local community. It is an eco-friendly way to explore the beauty of the Himalayas while preserving the environment.
The Mardi Himal trek 11 days is suitable for people of all ages if they have a reasonable level of fitness. The trekking route's elevation gain is gradual, which allows for adequate acclimatization. However, we recommended consulting your doctor before embarking on the Mardi Himal trekking to be aware of any potential health issues.
Why should you do the Mardi Himal trek?
The Mardi Himal base camp trek has come a long way since it was first discovered by a handful of adventurous trekkers. In 2012, the route was officially opened to the public, and since then, it has gained immense popularity among trekkers from all over the world.
One of the main reasons for its popularity is the fact that it can be completed in just five days. This makes it an ideal trek for travelers who have a shortage of time but still want to experience the thrill of trekking in the Himalayas. And the stunning views along the way make it all the more worthwhile.
The trek takes you through a variety of landscapes, from stone-made stairs to dense forests to rocky pathways to snowy slopes. The diversity of the terrain makes the Mardi Himal trek in Nepal a truly unique trekking experience. And, of course, the breathtaking views of the mountains and landscapes are the icing on the cake.
Another great thing about the Mardi Himal trekking is that it can be combined with other treks in the region, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Poon Hill Trek, and Khopra Danda Trek. This makes it an excellent choice for trekkers who want to explore more of the Annapurna region while they are in Nepal.
What is the best time to do the Mardi Himal trek?
The best time to do the Mardi Himal trek is during the spring and autumn seasons. The months of March, April, and May offer the ideal weather conditions for trekking. The temperature is mild, and the skies are clear, which offers stunning views of the mountains. The autumn months of September, October, and November are also great for trekking as the weather is dry, and the visibility is excellent.
The peak trekking season in Nepal is during April and May, which makes the trekking routes crowded. If you prefer solitude and quiet trails, you may want to consider trekking during the off-season. The monsoon season, which falls between May to September, should be avoided as the trails can be muddy and slippery, making it hazardous to trek.
The winter months of December to February are freezing, and the number of trekkers is minimal. However, if you are up for the challenge, trekking during winter can be a unique experience. If you plan to trek during the off-season, feel free to get in touch with us anytime. We will organize the best Mardi Himal trek for you in the winter season.
Alternative trekking packages in Nepal
If you are looking for more trekking packages like Mardi Himal, then we highly recommend the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Langtang Valley trek, Everest View trek, and Jomsom Muktinath trek.
Likewise, if you are up for a bit of a challenge and want to push yourself, we recommend the Everest base camp trek, Langtang Gosaikunda trek, and Annapurna base camp trek. For beginner trekkers, these trekking packages will be best- Everest three high passes trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Manaslu circuit trek, and Upper Mustang trek.
Why should you do the Mardi Himal trek with A1 Excursion?
We have the best Mardi Himal trek package with ample acclimatization period and comprehensive service. As we have been working in the travel and tour industry of Nepal for more than two decades, you will get authentic service with us. Our trekking guides are highly experienced and knowledgeable. We offer many complimentary services in our Mardi Himal trek cost. A few of them are mentioned below:
- Free airport pick-up and drop-off as per the itinerary
- Duffel bag and down jacket for trekking (to be returned at the end of the trek)
- No hidden charge
- 24/7 support
- 100% guaranteed trip departure
- Safety assurance
- Complimentary welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
Join us on our Mardi Himal trek 2023/2204 departure and make your dream of trekking in the Himalayas come true! To know more about the trek, feel free to contact us anytime.