Mardi Himal Trekking route is a hidden gem for the trekking lovers which is a relatively newly opened route in the Annapurna region since 2012, located to the east of the Annapurna Base camp virtually under the spectacular Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The Mardi Himal trek rewards you with stunning views of this majestic mountain range of Annapuran Himalayas and surroundings. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp spectacularly situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre.
While trekking in Mardi Himal Trekking Trekkers follow the ridge above the Modi Khola river draining Annapurna Base Camp. The trail at first winds through dense rhododendron and maple forests rich in bird life. The clearings in the forests offer magnificent view of the Annapurna range. The trail offers really gorgeous views of view of snow-covered peaks, including the most spectacular Mt. Fishtial. The changing colors of the peaks at sunset and sunrise appear heavenly. Mardi Himal The trekking goes through quiet stone built villages past wonderful rhododendron forests blooming in many different colors. The forest path continues until about 3,300 m.
It takes around 3 to 4 hours climbing up from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range. Basic teahouses and home stays are available during the Mardi Himal trekking.
During the Mardi Himal trekking there are many of interesting villages in this route like Lumre, Kalimati–a village inhabited by Brahman and Ghale- mixed Brahman and Gurung are equally fascinating to learn their way of life and culture. Overall, to enjoy a new trek, this would be a good choice for the trekkers those who looking for an alternative to the busy trails of Annapurna region like Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trekking or Ghorepani poon hill trekking. However, the trek is never short of superb mountain views, forest, amazing landscapes and rich, traditional settlements.