A great marvelous adventure of week duration takes you to highest point spot at the bottom of Mardi Himal at base camp which is above 4,490 m high, around giant towering peaks of Annapurna Himalaya and beneath majestic Mt. Machhapuchare the famous ‘Fish Tail’ peak.
Mardi Himal base camp trekking a pleasant and high altitude walk where route enters dense alpine forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks, magnolia and fir trees as adventure progress reaching beyond tree lines at Mardi Himal base camp.
This is a special short trek of a week where you will be in the hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya range, and away from mainstream trekking trails as well beyond human settlement and farm villages.
Trekkers in search of remote and isolated areas for adventure around Annapurna region this will be a perfect trek to choose, where only few groups of visitors seldom venture around the furthest corners of North Mid-West Himalaya within Annapurna region.
Mardi Himal a smaller peaks rises above 5,587 m and 18,325 ft high, listed as one of trekking peaks, a broken south west ridges of towering Machhapuchare Himal, in early day taken as part of Machhapuchare or Fish Tail peak, then pioneers and explorer discovered as a separate and individual mountain.
The early explorer named the area of Mardi Himal base camp as ‘Other Sanctuary’ after the main around Annapurna base camp area, an interesting and different to other popular walks of Annapurna region.
Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking begins with short drive from scenic city Pokhara to reach mid hills around Gurung tribe village at Dhampus, offers incredible panorama of mountain range of Annapurna with Manaslu and tips of Dhaulagiri peaks.
From Dhampus on the high trail past nice village of Potana and Deurali which falls on main route to Landruk-Ghandruk and towards Annapurna base camp, where our route diverts off the main path into complete wilderness of dense alpine tree lines.
Slowly walk follows path leading higher elevation with overnight stops in between walk to reach at Mardi Himal base camp where you will be captivated soaking into beautiful scenery of snow-capped peak range of Annapurna Himalaya.
Enjoying an adventure of great scenic experience then walk downhill for return journey back to Pokhara on a new alternative route to reach low warmer farm village where short drive brings you at beautiful Pokhara after a fabulous memorable time on Mardi Himal base camp trekking.
Season for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking:
From March to May and September to November months within spring-autumn / fall, few people takes the chances during summer and monsoon wet season of June to mid September heavy rains on southern sides of Annapurna Himalaya range.
Best months and high season is from March to May when days are longer with much sunlight hours clear morning till late afternoon, chances of light shower and snow on mid hills above 2,000 m high.
Spring seasons, hills are alive with bright colors from wild-flowers in full blooming time especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to bush, also a national flower of Nepal.
Mid September to November months another best time for treks to Mardi Himal, where days are clear for mountain views as well for pleasant walks, but much shorter sun-light hours due to autumn season.
Freezing cold temperature in the morning and night times above 1,800 meters higher can expect snow above 2,500 m onward during autumn including months of March to May.