This short route runs along the edge of the Mardi Himal, in fact, a shoulder of the beautiful Machhapuchhre, and therefore its views over the Annapurna and other mountains are quite spectacular. Here the lodges are basic and you still find the taste of the old routes, passing through less travelled, more solitary areas. An itinerary that can easily be extended to other routes in the south of Annapurna.
11 days / 10 nights full trip in Nepal (minimum recommended)
6 days’ trek
Medium. With no technical difficulties
Highest altitude 4200m
Highest altitude overnight 3600m
Local mountain guide English speaking
Meals and overnight in lodges during the trek
Accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Transfers in private vehicle and domestic flights
The Mardi Himal trekking is one of the “new” treks in the northern area of Pokhara and is an ideal trek to avoid the most crowded routes in high season. This also means that the environment is much wilder and the accommodations are more basic, but also more authentic.
It is a trek that runs in the middle of a beautiful landscape and has breathtaking views over the circus of the Annapurnas, at the foot of the Mardi Himal, from whom it takes its name, and the beautiful Machhapuchhre.
The route rises between forests sharing one of the options for the first part of the Annapurna Sanctuary and the treks of Ghandruk, but rises later to travel through the eastern ridge of the Modi Khola valley, following parallel to the itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp but at about 1300 meters above the bottom of the valley, which allows you to enjoy superb views.
It is a trek without technical difficulty, so it is suitable for anyone who is used to moving around the mountain. This tour can be easily connected to the Ghandruk and Poon Hill tours, with many different possibilities and it turns into a much broader experience.
Due to its duration, this trek can be perfectly included in a more complete trip around Nepal, since adding a few days to this program would allow you to visit interesting places around Kathmandu and Pokhara or even make a stop in Bandipur. Think that in the programs we propose the minimum days for a trip with no rush.
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