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Mardi Himal trek 2019

The Mardi Himal Trek 2019 is a relatively newly open route in the Annapurna region

The Mardi Himal Trek 2019 is a relatively new open route in the Annapurna region – That is to say that 4 nights or 5 days stop with tea houses have now been created to make it possible to trek the route without the necessity to camp.

It is possible to trek there and back in around 5 days – But you can choose to make your own trek in Mardi Himal more of a circular route and take in Jhino and Ghandruk,  so the trek report below is for a 9-day trek(excluding arrival Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara also departure time), but the same route could be trekked in as little as 6 days if someone wished to and was short of time.

Mardi Himal trek (5,587 Meters) is one of the best side trips around the Annapurna region. View from there is outstanding. Even the path to Mardi Himal Base Camp is awesome. This trek lies less than 20 km from Pokhara Nepal. Mardi Himal is the most southerly peak of the Annapurna ranges.

Photographs of Mardi Himal taken in 1953 by Basil Goodfellow. First drew the attention of western climbers, and the mountain received its first ascent in 1961. The first route was via the East Flank and is the only one used so far.

Annapurna Range

The mountain is a continuation of the southwest ridge of Machhapuchhare and is the best seen from the south. The southwest face of the mountain has three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separate by hanging glaciers. Its east face is separate from the Machhapuchhre ridge by col at 5200 m. The normal climbing route to the summit of Mardi Himal passes through this col. The summit offers a splendid view of the Annapurna Range and the scared Machhapuchhare, commonly known as “Fishtail”.The valleys and ridges south of Mardi Himal are steep and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron.

Mardi Himal Trek also starts and ends in Pokhara. Pokhara is second biggest city of Nepal and naturally bless place to relax after the big hikes in Annapurna. It is 200km to west from Kathmandu. All domestic airlines run several flights daily from Kathmandu. If you want to travel in Road, Local buses leave every one hour from Kathmandu till 3 pm.

In conclusion, Mardi Himal trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal where we stay in Teahouses (lodges), try local food, appreciate the excellent hill and mountain landscape; and marvel at the panoramic views of the massive Himalayan mountains including Annapurna, Machhapuchhre.

Similarly, Mardi Himal is one of the newly open, hidden and unseen treks of Nepal. It is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is one of the short, smooth and spectral treks in the Annapurna region because This trek offers an amazing view of to 8 tellest Mountain Mt. Manaslu(8,163 Miters), Dhaulagiri(8176 Miters), Machhapuchhre(6.933 Miters) and Annapurna I (8091 Mitter). Siding village and Mardi Himal base camp are the major attraction of this trek.

The Mardi Himal Trek 2019 is a relatively newly open route in the Annapurna region
The Mardi Himal Trek 2019 is a relatively newly open route in the Annapurna region

What to Bring / Take

South Asia is gifted by nature with variety of vegetation. Different types of whether, temperature can be found in small distance. The things you are taking during the tour in Nepal and the trekking in Nepal depends on the package and season you have chosen. Backpack bag as lightly as possible is expected during the trip to South Asia and Tibet. Tents will be suggested only in camping trekking in Nepal and Sleeping bag in high altitude area, camping trekking in Nepal, home stay and very rural area trip. Towel, Slippers, Tissues are recommended to carry for rafting and trekking members. A small bag for the instant stuffs, like chocolate, water, snacks, lotions/cream, are highly recommended during the tour in Nepal and trekking in Nepal.

Checklist

Clothing:

Clothing for the travelers during ‘Tour in Nepal’ are suggested to check as per the season you are travelling and high altitude trekkers should bring / take as per during ‘Trekking in Nepal’ as well as ‘For above 3500 m altitude’.

Winter Season (October – February)

  • Warm Hat / Cap, Sunglass
  • Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
  • Warm gloves
  • Jacket
  • Long-sleeved clothes (Shirts, Sweaters)
  • Trousers
  • Woolen Socks
  • Comfortable Shoes

Summer Season (March – September)

  • Hat / Cap, Sunglass
  • Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
  • Light / Windproof Jacket
  • Half Shirts / T-Shirts
  • Trousers
  • Cotton Socks
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Raincoat / Umbrella

During Trekking in Nepal,

  • Trekking Stick,
  • Light T-shirt / Shirt,
  • Half / Quarter Pants,
  • Towel,
  • Slipper,
  • Water bottle,
  • Thermos,
  • Personal medication and First-Aid-Kit with Sun-screen Lotion, Cold-cream, Lip-protector,
  • Chocolates & Snacks along the way,
  • Small back-pack (self-carry) to carry instant stuffs,
  • Backpack – carry by porter(s),
  • Flashlight / head-light / torch-light with batteries,

Also Required

  • Personal entertainment (Reading book / I-pod / portable MP3),
  • Digital Camera with batteries,
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Earplugs
  • Locks for bags
  • Money belt
  • Insect repellent
  • Pocket knife
  • Toilet articles
  • Waterproof backpack cover


For above 3500 m altitude,

  • Warm Hat / Cap,
  • Warm Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna,
  • Waterproof Hand-gloves,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Gore Tex Jacket,
  • Warm Sweaters,
  • Woolen Shirts,
  • Warm Muffler,
  • Gore Tex Trouser,
  • Warm Trousers,
  • Thermal Underwear,
  • Woolen Socks,
  • Comfortable shoes (light but full trekking boot-waterproof),
  • Light sleeping bag
  • Waterproof backpack cover.

Documents needed while trekking in Nepal,

  • Flight info
  • Insurance info
  • Passport
  • required visas
  • vaccination certificates
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Passport size photos

Some Important Information to Tourist: Don’t or Do’s

  • A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year (January 1-December 31).
  • A tourist may extend his / her visa before expiry of the visa validity period.
  • A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable of fine and other prosecution as provided in Immigration Act and Rules.
  • A foreigner having obtained tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving, remuneration.
  • A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose she / he has obtained the visa.

Short Itineary

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive to Kande (1770m), Trek to Bhichok Deurali (2100m)

Day 4: Trek to Forest Camp (Kokar) (2550m)

Day 5: Trek to Low Camp (3000m).

Day 6: Trek to High Camp (3900m).

Day 7: Rest Day / Acclimatization Day.

Day 8: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m).

Day 9: Trek to Mardi Himal (5553m) and back to High Camp.

Day 10: Trek down to Siding (1700m).

Day 11: Trek down to Milan Chowk and Drive to Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure.

 

Full Itineary

Full Itinerary

 

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