About Mardi Himal Trekking
Nepal is a trekker’s paradise. There are dozens of trekking routes all over Nepal, ranging from easy to extremely difficult. Mardi Himal trek is a hidden treasure that has been a choice of very few trekkers over the years. It is a peaceful trekking path with very few trekkers along the way.
Campers trekked the Mardi Himal unofficially for a long time. The trek route was officially opened in 2011. Few tea houses and guest houses have since opened, but they provide only basic facilities. It is an overlooked trekking route in Nepal that offers stunning views of the Annapurna region, Machhapuchhre Himal, and Himchuli.
Mardi Himal is located at the east of the famous Annapurna Base Camp. The trek is relatively short and comfortable as compared to other trekking routes in Nepal. The trail moves along the ridge and gradually ascents with the highest elevation of 4500m at the Mardi Himal Base Camp. Mardi Himal trek is one of the least travelled trekking routes in Nepal. It is also a low trekking path with the maximum elevation being 4500m.
You can enjoy the quiet trails in all its glory with alpine forests, villages and the valley, terraced farms and rivers. The exciting aspect the Mardi Himal trek is that the path has an alternate way from the base camp. You will not need to backtrack the same terrain. The first choice of trekking in Nepal has always been the Everest base camp. However, the Annapurna region of Nepal is equally beautiful and adventurous if not more.
The Mardi Himal Trek in the Annapurna region is ideal for those trekkers who want quiet trekking atmosphere. We offer this awesome trek at a reasonable price. Come and get refreshed in the tranquillity of nature. Here are the detailed itineraries.
Best Time for Mardi Himal Trek
As with all the trekking routes in Nepal, the best season to trek the Mardi Himal is the spring and the autumn season. The months of March, April and May fall under this season. The spring season comes with crystal clear skies and unobstructed views of the mountain range. The weather is warmer in the day time and cooler in the mornings and nights. You will see the rhododendron blooming in the forest.
The autumn months of September, October, and November is also considered as the best time to trek. The autumn season sees the most breathtaking sunrise and sunset on the clear sky. The weather is generally clear and stable. However, you might see some scattered rainfalls.
Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty
The difficulty level of the Mardi Himal trek is easy to moderate. The treks are short but gradually ascending with the highest point being 4500m in the Mardi Himal base camp. However, the hike from high camp to Mardi Himal base camp is a long and challenging. We walk via narrow path and steep slopes. The altitude is relatively lower, so the altitude sickness might not be a huge problem.
The trail being new is not that developed. The route is not marked clearly, so there is a chance of getting lost. You are advised to trek in a group, if you are trekking solo you are advised to hire a guide. The tea houses are few, so you need to book in advance. The other most important thing is to carry drinking water to stay hydrated as there are not many tea houses or guest houses along the way.