Mardi Himal Trekking is short and best trek route for stunning views of Annapurna and Mt. Fishtail. Mardi Himal trek route is relatively newly opened routes in Annapurna Region to escape away from the crowds. Within short days and in lower elevation we can reach the best view point to see the stunning mountains. Mardi Himal trek is located to the east of the Annapurna Base Camp and under the Mt. Fishtail (Macchhapuchhre). This trekking is suitable for all kind of hikers; from beginners to experienced. For the Mardi Himal trekking, you don’t need a previous hiking experience and with less pain in your knees.
The 4 days Mardi Himal Trek start from Pokhara. We will take a short drive up to Phedi and start walking towards to Dhampus village. From the beginning, we will see stunning Annapurna ranges, Fishtail, Himchuli, and Lamjung Himal. Dhampus is the beautiful typical village of Gurung people and also other mixed community. The first night we will spend on Pothana Village, Dhampus to Pothana is about 1 hr gentle walk.
Check our Facebook page to see the picture of Pothana. We will wake up early morning to see the sunrise from the Pothana viewpoint where you can see Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Fishtail, Annapurna Ranges, and Lamjung Himal range. Also, you can see Pokhara Valley from the viewpoint.
In Pothana, there are many tea houses, but above Pothana there are limited hotels and we have to book hotels in advance.
The second day we will walk through Rhododendron forest, along with the way we will able to see Mt. Fishtail but mostly we will be walking into the forest. From Deurali you can see Annapurna south and will have a lunch over here, above Deurali there are no hotels to stop by. Today we will skip the Forest camp and hike about 30 minutes more up to Rest Camp. In Rest camp there is only one hotel with few rooms, Forest camp has 3 hotels but inside the forest and we can’t see any views. From Rest Camp we will able to see Mt. Fishtail and in the evening and a good spot for Sunrise view.
The third day also same walking through the forest on the way we will see Sheep grazing and colorful leafs, jungles, yaks and obviously mountain and rhododendron. At low camp we will take a short tea break, from here we can see Mt. Fishtail. Mardi Himal trekking is almost the best way to see Mt. Fishtail as the trails pass through the forest we will be on Badal Danda. We will stop for Lunch and this place is just an amazingly beautiful on top of Hills and Mountain ranges. After Badal Danda, there is no forest and almost walking over the hills. Tonight you will stay in High Camp, there are also limited hotels so we will have to book in advance.
Let us share you that most of the routes are ups and down, On 4 day we will wake up very early to see sunrise and today we will go to Mardi Himal Base Camp and Upper Viewpoint of Mardi Himal. You can see in our video and pictures too, we will see breathtaking mountains in front of us. The trek route is pretty narrow from High Camp to Viewpoint and difficult steps but follow our guide instructions and walk slowly.
The final day we will walk all the way down to Siding village, today might be tiring and you can feel your knees pain. You will walk same way up to Low Camp and from there we will walk towards to Sidding Village. From Low Camp to Sidding village is walking through the forest and you can’t see any mountains along the way. From Sidding we will take a jeep drive back to Pokhara.
For more details and information about the Mardi Himal trek, contact Day Tours Nepal tour experts, if you are thinking to hike with your children then we do customize the tour.