Mardi Himal Trek is a new short and amazing trekking route in the east of Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). This circuit trek leads you too dense forested areas through rocky hilly terrains with no human settlement en route. This is a perfect trek for travelers who want to spend time in nature with no crowd. This trek offers breath-taking views of valleys and beautiful landscapes of the Annapurna region. The trek also features gorgeous views of the Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Mardi Himal (5553m) making it a visually satiating retreat.
Your trek will start from Pokhara. You will drive to Kande which is a 1-hour drive and begin your trek. The trail will give you an amazing view of the Himalayas. The trail will lead you to Australian Camp (2060m), and after a little walk downhill, you will reach Pothana. Climbing up ahead you will reach Deurali, and after an hour walk through pine forests and rhododendron forests, you will reach Forest Camp. It is a quiet walk from Forest Camp to Low Camp as there are no settlements along this route. The trek moves through tranquil bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forests with the peace only broken by the hissing of streams and chirping of birds. The trail gives you exceptional views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna South (7219m) and Patal Hiunchuli (6441m). The final destination of the trek, Upper View Point, offers a mind-blowing vista of the Annapurna massif along with the peeking peak of Machhapuchhre (6993m) and a close-up view of Mardi Himal (5553m). The return trail takes you to the Siding village which is located very close to the beautiful waterfall from where you retrace your way to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.
Mardi Himal Trek Altitude Chart