Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is alternative of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Mardi Himal Base Camp is also rated one of best trekking destination in Nepal even it is newly developed for trekking holiday. Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp is offer better views than Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Nowadays, local people run the teahouses/lodges and homestay in this area to provide the accommodation and meals for the trekkers and climbers. The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is still virgin and easy trail located in Annapurna region of Nepal, situated just east of the Annapurna base camp trail. The Base camp of Mardi himal (5300m) is a closest base camp in all Nepalese Mountains. The Mardi Himal Base Camp trekking is offers an opportunity to explore traditional villages, infinite and diversity of culture, amazing views of mountains and tempting views of River. It is a stunningly beautiful trek, taking you up through ancient rhododendron forests, to what feels like the face of the mountains themselves, as you get up close with Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (fish tail), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Ganga Purna and Annapurna I.
The trek starts at Dhampus Phedi after 40 minutes driving from Pokhara. First steeps trail to Dhampus village then level and steeper walk to Pothana (1950m) then up again to Deurali (2100m). There is a right turn in Deurali sign posted “Forest Camp” the trail is through jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2554m). The trail is initially quite steep leaving Forest Camp but soon gets less steep as you again get upon the ridge. The trail leaves Low Camp again in jungle, but the trees soon start to get smaller and after about one hours trekking broke out of the jungle and onto the open ridge with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to my left. It is possible to continue trekking along the ridge for another 4 to 5 hours to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and return to High Camp in around 4 hours. This makes a long day but there is also a viewpoint about half way, the amazing view can be from here. After that, we trek down to High Camp then continue to Low Camp then we trek Sidhing and Saidighatta. From Saidighatta, we drive back to Pokhara
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu air port- transfer hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Drive or Flight to Pokhara (820m)
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana
Day 05: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2554m)
Day 06: Trek to High Camp (3980m)
Day 07: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4350m) and back to High Camp
Day 08: Trek from High Camp to Siding Village
Day 09: Trek from Siding Village to Saidighatta and drive to Pokhara
Day 10: Drive or Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 11: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 12: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
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