Mardi Himal lies to less than 15 miles north of Pokhara and south of Annapurna range. Mardi Himal is the lowest and least climbed or visited trekking peaks in Nepal. This Himal is perfect for those who want to avoid the overcrowded trekking routes.
From the point of Mardi Himal, You can see the magnificent views of Annapurna I 8078m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna South 7273m, Manaslu 8156m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Himalchuli 7540m, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) 6997m, Lamjung Himal 6986m, and Hiunchuli 6336m. Mardi Himal Peak climbing is a relatively new climbing/ trekking route in Annapurna Region.
However, this peak is less technical and difficult, Mardi Himal Peak Climbing is a good option for beginners and those seeking to gain climbing experience. Mardi Himal Peak Climbing starts with a scenic drive to Pokhara. After that, we take a short drive towards Hyenja – the gateway of our trek. From hyenja, we trek through the dense forest of rhododendron and bamboo exploring around the less visited trails.
Then, we reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp after several days of trekking. When we reach the base camp, we can set up our camp. For next upward direction to Mardi Himal i.e. Mardi Himal High camp. We properly acclimatized surrounding and make sure that our climbing equipment is good before climbing the summit.
We move towards climbing to Mardi Himal, according to our itinerary. Using crampon, ropes and ice axes we ascend towards the summit. Our experienced climbing Sherpa guides order to follow our footstep, to make the successful climb a summit.
After achieving the successful summit of Mardi Himal, you can see the stunning views of Annapurna Range Himalaya and Dhaulagiri Himal. We return back to base camp, hyenja and Pokhara. Finally, the adventurous and unforgettable memory experience of Mardi Himal peak climbing with Nepal guide Treks ends with a drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive Hotel/Resort
Our airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
5-6 hours drive Hotel/Resort
Today we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara along the scenic zigzag hilly roads that take approximately five to six hours. Pokhara is a beautiful town set on the banks of the Fewa Lake. Pokhara is tourist's paradise full of natural wonders as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with the magnificent views of surrounding mountains. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu.
Meals: BB Plan
45 Min Drive & 3-4 hrs Trek Tented Camp
From Pokhara, we will take another short drive towards the village of Hyenja - the starting point of the trek. We will start our trekking from Hyenja, following the trail that goes along the bank of Mardi Khola before crossing the river. We will continue our trek along the banks Seti Khola, passing through beautifully terraced farmlands to reach the village of Gyachok. From Gyachok we can enjoy great views of Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) and Mardi Himal.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek Tented Camp
Leaving Gyachok, we will continue to trek higher up through paddy field terraces towards the village of Dhiprang. We will pass along two more villages - Mirsa and Kaduwa, which are the last settlements that we will come across. We will continue to follow the trail that gradually ascends at first and then steeply at the end to reach the pasture land of Sano Khoban where we will set up our camp for the overnight stay.
4-5 hrs Trek Tented Camp
From Sano Khoban we will make a steep climb through the dense forest. We will continue to ascend into higher altitude through dense forest until we reach towards a breakout point into the open air. During our up-hill struggle, we will have an opportunity to spot several species of birds and wild animals. A final climb over a steep ridge will lead us towards a small lake at Pipa where we will be camping for the overnight stay.
Acclimatization is very essential, especially in higher altitudes. Both mental and physical sickness may arise while gaining higher altitudes. So, today we will spend our day acclimatizing and exploring around Pipa before heading further up to the higher altitudes. Besides, proper acclimatization is a must for a successful peak climbing experience.
After spending a good acclimatization day at Pipa, we will continue our trekking that climbs up the ridgeline with striking views of Manaslu Himalayan ranges to the East and the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges to the West. Our forward trekking eventually leads us to the pleasant grazing grounds of Thulo Kharka, where we will set up our camp for the overnight stay.
2-3 hrs Trek Tented Camp
The entire route connecting Mardi Himal Base Camp is visible from our campsite at Thulo Kharka. Leaving Thulo Kharka we will follow the trail towards the base camp that takes approximately around 2 - 3 hours of walking. Mardi Himal Base Camp is situated in the valley between the south and southeast ridges of Mardi Himal. Once we reach the base camp, we will quickly set up our camps and our Sherpa crew will make necessary checks concerning proper acclimatization and necessary climbing equipment before heading up to high camp.
We will leave the base camp and start climbing steeply up for 200 meters and then traverse around the south-east ridge. From there we will continue to make a steady climb over the rocks and perhaps with some snow towards a good camping site. As soon as we reach our campsite, we will set up our camps, check that everyone is properly acclimatized and make necessary arrangements for the climbing equipment for climbing the summit tomorrow.
7-8 hrs Climb Tented Camp
Today is the day that we have been waiting for. We will start early for the successful climb, as the strong winds after midday will make it almost impossible to summit the peak. The first part of the climb leads to the East Col at 5400 meters between Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre (FishTail) which is approximately 4 hours of tiring climbing. Using our climbing equipment and following the footsteps of our experienced climbing experts, we will make a very long snow climb which is not steep but very tiring. So, resting every now and then is very important as we head towards the top of the Col. From here it will take about one more hour of climbing over a pleasant snow ridge to the top of the summit. Once at the summit, we are rewarded with great views of Annapurna mountain ranges and surrounding high peaks. After spending quality time at the top we will descend following the same route and head back to reach base camp.
From the base camp, we will follow the trail that traverses around the south ridge towards a col at 4280 meters with magnificent views, of surrounding high peaks. Along with the great views, we continue to trek towards the grazing pastures of Korchon where we will camp for our overnight stay.
Leaving the pastures of Korchon we will descent steeply downhill towards the col below Odane Hill. During our trek today, we will have magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Manaslu, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Himalchuli, and Dhaulagiri. We will continue to follow the ridgeline that heads south and passing through the dense forest we will arrive at Riban.
3 hrs Trek and 45 min Drive Hotel/Resort
From Riban it is a pleasant walk as we pass through Lachock. From there we will cross the Mardi Khola and Mardi Pul to reach Hyenja. From Hyenja we will take a scenic drive over zigzag hilly roads that will take us back to Pokhara. Pokhara is home to thick forest, emerald lakes and a place of remarkable natural beauty. The reflection of the Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) Himal over the serene Fewa Lake makes this place truly magical. Besides, visiting sacred places and sightseeing around the city in Pokhara could be a good way to spend your day.
4-5 hrs Drive Hotel/Resort
It takes approximately four to five hours drive to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. We will drive along the Prithvi Highway which offers scenic hilly zigzag roads through the banks of Trishuli River. We can see the daily activities of the local people for their survival, along the road when we pass through several villages and towns during our drive journey.
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
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5,587m is the Height of Mardi Himal Peak. Mardi Himal Peak is one of the trekking peaks for beginner climbers and also for adventure-loving climbers.
The difficulties of Mardi Himal Peak Climbing depends on these common factors:
During Mardi Himal Peak Climbing, good standards of organic and hygienic fruits and vegetables are served.
At City: Kathmandu
Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Mardi Himal Peak Climbing because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:
Mardi Himal is the lowest and least climbed or visited trekking peaks in Nepal. This Himal is perfect for those who want to avoid the overcrowded trekking routes.
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Our wonderful trip of Mardi Himal Peak Climbing arranged by Nepal Guide Treks. Our guide Dendi Sherpa was a great guide for us having climb numerous times of Mardi Himal and also good knowledge of Mardi Himal and surrounded environment. That was a great peak climbing experience of Mardi Himal. I think, it easy to climb having a low altitude and less technical peak. Our guide Dendi Sherpa having fun with us and always smiling in his face. Less crowded and visited that is a plus point of Mardi Himal. Overall, Our journey is wonderful and full satisfied with Nepal guide Treks. Everything service provided by Nepal Guide Treks is good. We also recommended those who want to climb then you should choose Mardi Himal.
Hjalmar Månsson & Michel Olsson
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