Mardi Himal is a challenging and beautiful trek in the Annapurna region that offers breathtaking views of the mountain range. It’s a lesser-known route Mardi Himal Trek is located just east of one of the most legendary trekking destinations of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Mardi Himal trek is an unseen gem yet. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp outstandingly positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region´s most iconic mount Machapuchhre meaning "Fishtail". The trail goes along small winding paths, through enchanted rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation of around 3,300 meters. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli.
From High Camp, 3700m, you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, which offers spectacular close-up views of the entire Annapurna Range. There are simple guesthouses and homestays along the entire route.
Mid-September - October - November is Autumn Season: this is Nepal´s peak and the best time to go trekking. March-May is the second-best season of the year to go trekking. December – January –February; the sky is clear but it can get very cold and there is a risk of passes being closed due to snowfall.
May - June: This is Nepal´s hot pre-monsoon season and it can get very warm indeed. The valleys however are starting to bloom with flowers though green leaves come up, still a good time to trek.
Like most of the Annapurna treks except Annapurna Circuit, Mardi Himal Trek also starts and ends in Pokhara - the second biggest city and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hikes in Annapurna. It is 200km to the west of Kathmandu. All domestic airlines run several flights daily from Kathmandu. And about 6 hours’ drive by tourist bus.
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