Mardi Himal-Fish Tail Base Camp Trekking actually, Mardi Himal is broken southern ridges of majestic and towering Machhapuchare Himal. This is called a Fish Tail peak due to its twin summit tops.
Enjoy walking into both base camps of Mardi Himal and Fish Tail Base. Which is one of the few hidden areas within the massive Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains. The area was first explored in the early 1960s by British Expedition to Machhapuchare Himal climb. So, the early pioneer also named this beautiful and scenic area ‘Other Sanctuary’ after the original and famous Annapurna sanctuary. The Annapurna sanctuary is situated close to Mardi Himal towards the northwest.
A fabulous walk leads you to enjoy the perfect harmony of tranquil nature and high mountains on this fantastic adventure. The walk leads you to high hills after an exciting short drive from scenic Pokhara city and its lovely valley.
Hike from low, warm rice fields to reach cooler alpine hills covered with thick, dense forests of tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines. The Mardi Himal trek route leads past beyond farm villages of the Gurung people, the domain tribe of the Annapurna region.
Then, enter into a complete wilderness of forest and high green hills, and soon tall trees drop for smaller bushes. Afterward walk leads to the Mardi Himal height of 4,490 meters, the tallest point of the adventure. Next, enjoy the incredible panorama of the Annapurna range of peaks with close views of Mardi and Machhapuchare Himal.
After a glorious and enjoyable time around the highest spot, stop for an overnight stay. The accommodation will be in a nice and simple mountain lodge with fabulous views. Then, head back to Pokhara on the scenic alternative route into the low warmer of paddy fields and a farm village. And a short drive to your hotel by the serene Phewa Lake in Pokhara, after a great adventure and experience on Mardi Himal trekking.
Also, if you want to experience this amazing trekking within 5 days then you are recommended to go through the short Mardi Himal Trekking package.
Best Seasons for Mardi Himal Trekking:
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May best time for clear views till the afternoon, when wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. Moreover, a pleasant day with cooler morning and night time.
Another best time for clear views of peaks is October to December. With short sunlight, days can be freezing cold in the morning and night time, depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.