'Amazing views around pure wilderness within high Mardi Himal’
Mardi Himal Climbing is an adventure into remote and isolated corners of Annapurna's massive Himalayan peaks. It is located on the foot of majestic Machhapuchare (known as ‘Fishtail’ due to its unique twin summit tops) Himal.
Mardi Himal stands above 5,587m high, hidden and enclosed lesser mountains often climbed/ ventured by other trekkers and adventurers. It’s situated on the high scenic hills of Annapurna Himalaya, a broken Machhapuchare Himal southern ridge.
Mardi Himal Climb and Trek, where all interested trekkers and adventurers can participate in short adventurous activities. This week(or a little more) duration leads you to exciting and scenic areas of the massive bulk of Annapurna Mountain within well-hidden trails from main trekking routes.
Mardi Himal Climbing takes you directly north of beautiful Pokhara city and its verdant valley. Then, after a short drive and walk leads you to the traditional farm villages of the Gurung people, an indigenous tribe of the Annapurna region.
On this trek, we walk on hills and forests with amazing mountain range scenery. Then, we leave the villages behind for sheer wilderness within dense coniferous woodland of tall rhododendron pines and oaks. Then, we reach an open wide area where tree lines disappear for rocky hills and mountains at Mardi Base Camp.
Allowing enough rest days with short walks for some days, we take time for practice and preparation for the classic climb on top of Mardi Himal. The grade taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing for climbing Mardi Himal is F which means ‘Facial Easy.’ That means a peak of less technical effort, but this climb leads to a strenuous climb on ice rocks and snow to reach Mardi Himal.
After a great effort and skill to reach the apex, we enjoy a fantastic panorama of the beautiful high Himalayas. The view includes the whole Annapurna range with Dhaulagiri and Manaslu towards the west and east of Mardi Himal.
Enjoying great success, departing from the base camp with a long downhill to a road head at Dhampus village. Then, we take a short drive back to beautiful Pokhara for an overnight stop. We enjoy the lakeside of Phewa after completing a fabulous adventure on Mardi Himal Climbing.
Best Seasons to climb Mardi Himal:
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon. Monsoon starts from mid-June to mid-September.
March to May is the best time for clear views till the afternoon, when wildflowers bloom with fantastic views of mountains. A day will be pleasant with cooler morning and nighttime.
Nevertheless, the other best time for Mardi Himal Climbing is from October(a famous month for Festivals in Nepal) to December. The main reason is clear views of peaks, but short sunlight hours can be cold in the morning and night.