A trek to Mardi Himal takes you on a 12-day journey into the Annapurna Region in central-west Nepal. This peak has an elevation of 6,000 meters - often considered a strenuous climb. In this program from Happy Yeti Adventure, you will reach Mardi Himal Base Camp (at 4,200 meters), often staying in camps and tents. This camping trek consists of diverse terrain and wonderful sceneries.
You will pass through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and other alpine plants. The unspoiled landscape provides an opportunity for a comprehensive trek in Nepal. You will also go in the vicinity of Machhapuchhre (or Fishtail) Peak. En route you will cross valleys with scattered villages and hamlets, and see a remote lifestyle so much dependent on Nature.
The average walking duration is five to six hours daily. You need a very good level of stamina as the terrain can sometimes get rough and harsh. The best season to trek to Mardi Himal is in autumn and in spring. The vegetation is specially lush and green during the spring, with chances of seeing the rhododendron forests in full bloom.
The trek opened as recently as 2012; however the route is rapidly rising as a more popular alternative to the regular ones in Nepal. The rare views of Annapurna and Fishtail peaks from an extremely close distance is what makes this trek meaningful and memorable.