Mardi Peak is located just east of one of the most legendary trekking destination of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Mardi peak is still an unseen gem. 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 literally meaning “Fishtail”. The trail goes along small winding paths, through enchanted rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 meters. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
Talking about the history of Mardi Himal, Photographs of Mardi Himal taken in 1953 by Basil Goodfellow first drew the attention of western climbers, and the mountain received its first ascent in 1961. The first route was via the East Flank and is the only one used so far. As per the local information, the present trail of Mardi Himal was the only way to ABC (starting from Dhampus). It was very difficult and underdeveloped trail then. Some old locals remember Mardi trail as a necessary evil. It was their way to Pokhara market and up. But after the establishment of Baglung Highway, people started raveling through Nayapul and the trail was abandoned by trekkers. Later in the year 2012, the trail was re-established as a short trekking route up to the base camp and regained its popularity steadily.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 Fly to Pokhara(Overnight)
Day 04 Drive to Phedi and then start trek to Pothana
Day 05 Pathana -Trek to Forest camp
Day 06 Forest camp – Trek to Mardi Himal High camp
Day 07 High Camp – Trek to Mardi Himal Base camp
Day 08 Rest Day at Base camp
Day 09 Summit Mardi Himal & back to Base camp
Day 10 Base camp – trek back to low camp
Day 11 Low camp – trek to Siding village
Day 12 Siding village – trek to Mardi Khola Bridge
Day 13 Mardi Khola Bridge – trek to Hyanja & drive to Pokhara
Day 14 Fly to kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 15 International Departure
*Note: This Itinerary is based on general itinerary. So, you can customize it by your own taste.