Trip Introduction: Mardi Himal Trekking 2024/2025
The Modi River and Mardi River valleys are connected by an interflowing ridge that the Mardi Himal Trek follows. Everyone can have fun on the Mardi Himal Base Camp walk. Along with rhododendron woods, the road passes through some of the most stunning valleys in the world, including Pitamber, Deurali, and Badal Danda peaks. Mardi voyage might also take place throughout the winter. Since the Mardi trek travels through beautiful terrain the entire way, it is also known as the Annapurna Hidden Treasure Trek.
The Mardi Himal Base Camp routes opened in 2012 following a survey by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the National Trust for Nature Conservation, and the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), (ACAP).
Mardi Himal trekking package offers the greatest views of a snow-capped mountain, which includes Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), making it the most accessible six-day hike. Mardi Himal (5,553 m), Him Chuli (6,441 m), and Annapurna III (7,555 m). Dhaulagiri Himal (8167 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m), and so on. The nearest walk to the recently opened Kori Trek is the Mardi Trek, which is situated on the east of a well-known route to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, beside the majestic and towering Fishtail Mountain.
The first leg of the Mardi Himal walk is a 40-minute drive up the Beni Baglung Highway from Pokhara to Naudanda Kande and a 1.5-hour climb from there towards Australian Camp. The Annapurna and Pokhara valleys may be seen in stunning detail from the Australian Camp. The camp is now situated at Pitam Deurali, between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal, and it has views of the Modi Khola gorge and a rhododendron forest.
The Mardi Himal Base Camp climb, one of Nepal's most renowned trekking locations, is located just east of Machhapuchre Himal. An undiscovered beauty is the Mardi Himal Trail. Few hikers travel to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is magnificently situated at the foot of Machapuchhre, or "fishtail" peak, the most recognizable summit in the Annapurna Range. The walk passes through enchanting rhododendron forests on tight, winding roads until you exit the forest at a height of around 3,300 meters.
A high mountainous terrain with a stunning view of Mardi Himal, Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli suddenly appears as we reach the high camp.
Why is Mardi Himal trek so popular, and why should you go on it?
Mardi Himal Trip is well-known for several factors. This one is one of the quickest excursions on which we may go to a height of 4550 meters. Even though it aids many budget tourists in reaching a particular elevation, this trek is regarded as a mid-budget excursion owing to its cost and quick trip that allows us to achieve a high elevation and enter 4550 meters. Along the walk, we may enjoy some breathtaking views from Badal Danda as we approach the low camp, take in some of the greatest views from the Australian Camp, and examine various types of plants at the forest camp. When the weather is clear, we can view the spangled light at night from the low camp and the ABC path during the day. It doesn't take long to get to the high camp, but the views and panoramas are breathtaking once there. If you remain there, the morning views are some of the greatest. Likewise, as we ascend to the viewpoint, we are treated to some of the most breathtaking vistas and surroundings.
Where does the Mardi Himal Trek start and end?
After a one and half hour's journey from Pokhara, the Mardi Himal Hike begins at Kande. The track is excellent; it begins with a steady, moderate ascent, then becomes somewhat steeper around Australian Camp (2060 m—about two hours away) before dipping slightly toward Pothana (1950 m) and rising once more as we approach Deurali (2100 m). From Deurali, there is a right turn, and the word "Forest Camp" is written on a sign on the side of the road. The path winds through a rainforest, initially ascending and then descending on top of a ridge.
The route becomes steeper just above the midway point, then gradually ascends until returning to the ridge and Forest Camp (2600 m). As you leave Forest Camp, the route is at first fairly steep, but as you near the top, the terrain quickly gets less steep.
After approximately an hour of hiking, the path exits the jungle and approaches an open ridge with breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South to the left of Machhapuchhre. The trail departs Low Camp once again via the bush.
To reach Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m), it is feasible to go up the ridge for a further 4 to 5 hours, and it takes around 4 hours to return to High Camp. Although this makes for a lengthy day, there is a viewpoint where the imaging vista may be viewed halfway through. After there, we make our way via Low Camp to Siding. We take a car back to Pokhara from Siding.
Is it challenging to hike or trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp?
It might be difficult to complete the Mardi Himal Trek. However, this does not imply that you cannot succeed. You can do it if you enjoy hiking and start working out well before the start of your adventure. Although the typical Mardi Himal walk is not challenging, hikers and trekkers should nonetheless be in fair physical condition. After all, you are still traveling across Nepal's Himalayas, after.
Climate and weather during Mardi Himal Trek
The best seasons for visiting or hiking in the direction of Mardi Himal are spring and autumn when the bright skies make for stunning views. At this period of the year, the mountains and landscapes visible through the clear sky are breathtaking. As the height rises, the temperature may fluctuate between +15 and –3 degrees Celsius. Compared to spring and autumn, summer and the monsoon season are wet and slick. There is less probability of rain whether it is spring or autumn since the cool wind blows through a clear sky. The weather may cause natural catastrophes; thus, lowering the risks of adverse weather will help finish the trek on schedule. Additionally, nice weather enhances perspective and even aids in our mental and spiritual reconnection with nature. Thus, due to the weather and temperatures, spring and fall are the ideal seasons, the temperature drops as elevation rises.
Religion, and culture around Mardi Trekking Trail
Visitors may discover more about the regional customs and civilizations. In this area, we could see how many ethnic groups lived. We could see and watch people working with bamboo, producing ghee, preserving food, growing plants, and even observing a wide variety of cultures and traditions.
The area is home to several ethnic groups, including the Brahmins, Chhetri, Gurungs, Magars, and many others. There are many different ethnic groups, but we can categorize them into the Mongolian and Aryan tribes in a nutshell. The key factor influencing this location is the rich culture and tradition that vary according to caste. We could see that ethnicity had an impact on how people lived in different homes.
How can I prepare physically for the Mardi Himal Trek?
It will be difficult to prepare your legs for greater elevations if you live anywhere other than the Himalayas. After all, Nepal is the highest country on the planet. The Mardi Himal Walk, thankfully, is not a long or high-altitude trek and is shorter than some other treks in Nepal. Making preparations for the Mardi Himal Trek is not too difficult.
Do I need to prepare for the trek?
Rehearsing is a good way to start to get the feel of what you do. Climbing is the finest exercise. We recognize that you appreciate walking since you are interested in a multi-day hiking adventure. Awesome. Add to it. The time has come to see them more regularly if you are fortunate enough to live in an area that is surrounded by hills or even mountains.
What If trekking is new to you?
We advise starting three to six months before the commencement of your walk, or roughly an hour and two for seven days. After around three weeks, after you have the hang of it, you will have the perfect chance to strengthen your power. Carry a 10kg to 15kg load and schedule a longer, three-hour climb each week. In the unlikely event that this way of life differs from your own, you will soon experience the benefits of this mild exercise.
Trekking with Nepal Trekking Planner
We place the highest priority on safety. Because of this, when it comes to keeping the cost of our walks and treks low, this is one area where we simply do not make any exceptions. Trekking organizations have been chosen for their technical skills, demonstrated safety performance, perfect judgment, amiable demeanor, and capacity to offer helpful and knowledgeable advice. Additionally, they are very competent in first aid and personal safety gear. First aid supplies are provided on all guided climbs and treks in the Annapurna Region.
Travel Insurance for Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp
Nepal Trekking Planner highly advises and suggests that all its clients get to travel and medical insurance to safeguard themselves from unforeseen events that could occur while on their Himalayan holiday. Before traveling to places in the Himalayas, travel and medical insurance must be purchased. Before embarking on any trip or trek, Nepal Trekking Planner recommends all its customers to purchase the legally required travel and medical insurance. It should offer enough protection for treks and tours, covering and having a policy for any physical harm, fatalities, medical costs, and repatriation costs for any mode of transportation during emergency evacuations, such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, or luggage coverage.
Mountain sickness at altitude (AMS)
Anyone can become ill with altitude sickness. There is less oxygen present at high elevations, breathing becomes challenging. It primarily occurs over 3300 m (10,000 ft).
The followings are the symptoms and signs:
- Tired but unable to sleep.
- Appetite loss
- Anger or stress.
The best way to avoid getting AMS is to dress appropriately for the temperature, drink lots of fluids, eat healthily, and move carefully. If the body is not feeling well, it is wise to request relaxation and sleep. Keep hydrated, and be careful to adhere to the tour leader's instructions on altitude sickness.
Always feel free to request a break from the trip leader or guide if you don't feel well. Sometimes we believe that the dizziness we are experiencing is small, yet that tiny factor might allow water to enter your brain or lungs without your knowledge. Prevention is always preferable to a cure.
Accommodation for hikers at Mardi Himal Base Camp
All of our walks, treks, and tour itineraries include accommodations in the appropriate hotels, lodges, homestays, guest houses, and resorts. In some isolated locations, camping is done according to the schedule. Depending on the customers' fitness level and speed, the availability of aircraft cancellations, poor or terrible weather conditions, roads, or trails, certain trails may take more or less time.
Being in an impoverished nation, we often have to make concessions for the finest services because, as we ascend in the hilly region, the greenery and local population density diminish as the height rises. However, because it is a tourist route, most amenities are still available, albeit some may require concessions. Fruit, the internet, hot showers, toilet commodes, laundry services (due to a lack of warmth and sunlight), 24-hour power, and room quality and availability (standard-quality rooms designed to meet the basic requirements are found) are examples. However, the trekking planner team makes every effort to offer the greatest amenities and services.
Communication and Adaptation During the Mardi Himal Trek
One of the key factors in completing and enjoying the walk is learning to adapt to the environment, including the weather, traditions, cultures, and food. We always keep in mind not to ascend more than 1000 meters in a single day while arranging routes. This does not prevent us from ascending higher than 1000 meters in a single day, although doing so may result in breathing difficulties and altitude sickness. However, if we take our time and stop along the way, it indicates that we are assisting our body in adapting to the temperature, weather, and climate.
Asking questions about the locals, their way of life, customs, and culture is a method to learn more about the traditions and cultures of the location we are traveling to. We are not going on a journey to walk constantly, and having a guide doesn't imply he or she is leading and you are just following. Sometimes it's impossible to compromise on food or drink since doing so causes stress on the body and mind, which can result in headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and anger problems, as well as a lack of services and a sense of being mistreated. Travelers should always identify which foods and beverages they are allergic to or do not consume when enquiring about available lodgings and before setting out on a journey to help create a plan B for food and drink.
The Mardi Himal base camp trip has access to water and restrooms
Because of the limited natural and man-made amenities in the highlands, the quality of services must be reduced. Some locations lack access to hot showers owing to a paucity of gas and wood in the higher elevations, therefore, customers must pay an extra price for the biomass needed to generate the heat needed to provide hot water for drinking and showering. Due to a lack of transportation, mineral waters are not readily accessible; thus, it is preferable to carry a bottle that filters water as it enters. Water purification pills are also a good option.
Some lodges, tea shops, and motels feature squat toilets, which force you to squat to manage your body's waste because there is a dearth of water in rural locations. Not only that, but contemporary western toilets need at least 2 to 3 liters of water to flush, and there isn't enough of it to fulfill those requirements.
Electricity, Internet, and Battery Recharge: Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking
In certain areas, there are no electrical facilities because of a lack of infrastructure, and even if there were, load shedding can result in an artificial or natural scarcity of electricity. To recharge the batteries of smartphones, cameras, flashlights, and other gadgets, it is advised to carry a power bank. Some locations charge extra for battery recharging because they purchase or utilize power from other sources. For instance, solar energy, generators, and even personal hydropower.
The internet demands a particular amount of payment, which varies from place to place and is not applicable everywhere due to the power as well as the private poles and the amount of money that the locals must severely invest in poles, cables, and internet service providers.
Short Intresting facts about Mardi Himal.
Mardi Himal was first summited by Basil Good fellow at 1961. Mardi Himal a 5587 meter elevated peak from the sea level, located beneath Machapuchare and Annapurna Region of Nepal. Western Mountaineers were first introduced to this mountain after the photographs got viral which were taken by Basil Good fellow and group at 1961.
It was also climbed to its summit by a route on its east flank by Jimmy Roberts with two Sherpas. It could be observed from the south that Mardi Himal terminates the Southwest ridge at Mt. Machhapuchare as a distinct and separates the mass from a right angle towards the ridge.
At the south west face of Mardi Himal three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses could be viewed which is separated by hanging glaciers. It is said that most people climbed it from the southern region at the late 70s but, no details have been recorded.
Mardi Himal East Face is separated from Mt. Machhapuchare ridge by (5,200m/17,060ft). Located approximately 52 k.m. / 17 miles north from Pokhara.
Mardi Himal is trailed from two main routes to reach towards its base camp. the east route from Lwang, Dhiprung via Mardipul to reach at Simre Kharka, Khorchon towards the base camp of Mardi Himal however, this route does not have enough lodges, hotels or teahouses facilities so, camping is recommended.
The main and popular route at present is set and planned in the itinerary below from Potana and Deurali to Mardi Himal North West Base Camp.
Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350 m) and check in at the Hotel.
Day 2:Drive / Fly towards Pokhara (822 m) 30 minutes on air or 7 hrs overland.
Day 3:Drive to Kande then a walk to Thulo Kharka (Australian Camp) (2060 m) - 02 hrs drive with 3-4 hrs of walk.
Day 4:Trek to Kokar Forest camp (2,520 m) - 05 hrs
Day 5:Trek to Low Camp 2,970 m/ Badal Danda 3210m - 05 hrs.
Day 6:Trek to High Camp (3,700) meters - 05 hrs.
Day 7:Hike from High Camp to Mardi Himal base camp (4,500)m via viewpoint and Trek to Low Camp about 6-7 hrs walk
Day 8:Trek to Siding village (1,750) meter - 04 hrs. and Drive back to Pokhara
Day 9:Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 10:Final International departure from Nepal.
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