Mardi Himal Trek is one of the most beautiful trails and less explored route in Annapurna region with exotic scenery of Himalayas, rhododendron forest, hills, mountains .This trail is also a newly established trail and quickly accessible to the Himalayas with in a few days- could be a good choice for those trekkers with short time. One can enjoy a spectacular view of Fishtail(Machhapuchhare), Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Huinchuli, and Ganga purna after reaching Mardi Himal High Camp, the most amazing view of Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail) can be seen.
High Camp is a mezmorising views of mountains, hills, valleys and rivers. The next morning before the sunrise, you could hike to the Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) to see a better view of mountains and glaciers. It is about 3 hours steep walk up but it’s worth it.
Take a flight/bus/hire a private car from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The flight will take about 25-30 minutes where as bus will takes 6-7 hours including some lunch breaks even though it is only 200km distance. Taking a flight or hiring a private car will saves your a lot of time to explore around Pokhara.
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Kande, which is an approximately 1:15 minutes. Then, start your hike to Australian Camp (1600m), which is about 2 hours uphill hike passing through villages and forest. Further continue your trek to Pothana, which is an easy walk through jungle, and then reach to Pitam Deurali (2100m).
The trek will gradually starts to gain altitude from forest Camp (2600m) which is about 3 hours hike through forest, lunch at forest camp. There are no any teahouses in between forest camp and Deurali. If altitude is not a problem with you then can further continue to Low camp, which is approx. 2 and half hour ahead.
After an hour hike, soon the trees will start to turn into bushes and onto an open ridge with spectacular views of mountains. About two more hours walk will take you to High camp where you can stay an night at teahouses.
After breakfast, ascend up to Mardi Himal Base Camp for better views and photos. You can spend a day exploring around or after lunch, descend towards lowcamp/Forest Camp/Siding(1700m) (5 hours approx.).
From Sidhing, hike about 1 and half hour to Ghalel village and Catch a local jeep to Pokhara.
Drive or flyback to Kathmandu
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