The Mardi Himal Trek is an underrated and relatively unknown trek in the Annapurna region. Even many people living in Nepal are unaware of the trail’s existence. Much of the trail’s allure comes from this fact. Enjoy a great feeling of solitude on the trail, as you travel through, and stay in, charming villages. The interactions that you will have with the locals on the Mardi Himal Trek are more personal than on most other trails in Nepal. Have a meaningful cultural experience while getting up-close to some of the world’s highest mountains.
Join Roar Himalaya Adventure for this marvelous, off-the-beaten-path trek. The trail follows a loop in the eastern Annapurna region, each day is filled with refreshing, new scenery. Find peace in the quiet roar of the river and the sound of the wind through the trees. You will see lots of rhododendrons, Nepal’s national flower. In fact, between 1,400 and 3,600 meters, you can find entire forests of them! During the spring season, these bright, blooming flowers create a brilliant spectacle on the trail.
The highest point reached on the trek is 4410 meters, where unbelievable views of Mardi Himal (5587 meters) and plenty of other dazzling peaks can be seen clearly.
The adventure starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and then to Kunde the following days. Stroll through dense forests and lively villages. Become mesmerized by the cascading terraced hills, with grow the local vegetables and rice. Continue ascending through the glacial valley and hidden slivers of the Annapurna region.
As we move higher, the landscape changes from the lush green of the forest to the stark grey of the mountains. We eventually arrive to a ridge high above the meadows and forests. There is nothing between you and the mountains. Upper Viewpoint provides the incredible views, from where you can see Mardi Himal, Macchapucchre (6993 meters), Hiunchuli (6441 meters), Baraha Shikhar (7647 meters), Singu Chuli (6501 meters) Annapurna I (8090 meters), and Annapurna South (7219 meters) in all their glory. The views get even better at Mardi Himal Base Camp, where an expansive panorama of the Annapurna range is seen. From here, we finish the loop and head back to Pokhara and Kathmandu for two full days of relaxing and sightseeing.
Book the Mardi Himal Trek all throughout the year. Though the trek is available anytime, certain seasons provide the best weather. In the springtime (March to May), the rhododendrons are blooming and scenery is lush. During autumn (September to November), skies are clearest and mountain views are best. Summer (rainy season) and winter do not provide the best trekking conditions, but on the other hand, you can enjoy more solitude on the trail. If you have any questions, please contact us!