Mardhi Himal Peak
- Destination: Nepal
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Group size: 2+
- Best Seasons: Spring & Autumn
Mt. Mardi Himal crest 5,587m untruths southern piece of Annapurna range. The mardi Himal pinnacle is the lower and the slightest climbed top. In the first place rising was made in 1961 by means of the East Flank and is the just a single utilized up until this point. Mt. Mardi Himal isolates the southwest edge of Machhapuchhare as a different mass at right edges to the edge and is best observed from the south.
The southwest face of the mountain has three very much characterized edges ascending from shake supports and isolated by hanging icy masses. Its east face is isolated from the Machhapuchhare edge by a col at 5,200 meters. The typical climbing course to the summit of Mardi Himal goes through this col. The summit offers an awe inspiring perspective of the Annapurna Range, the Fishtail mountain, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt. Machhapuchhare and the valleys down intensely lush with bamboo and rhododendron.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival to the airport, you will be greeted by the friendly Good Karma Trekking staff who will escort you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After settling in and exploring the streets of Thamel, we will arrange a special welcome diner featuring local specialties to introduce you to the city and the Good Karma team.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today we will take a tour featuring the highlights of Kathmandu including several UNESCO world heritage sites such as Durbar Square and Pashupati temple before visiting Sqayambhunath, and Buddha Nath, which is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. After lunch, we will hold a briefing with your trekking guide addressing any questions or concerns you may have about your trip.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
We will take a scenic bus ride passing through traditional rice terraced fields, charming villages, powerful rivers and waterfalls on the way to the charming lakeside town of Pokhara where we will spend the night.
Day 04: Trek to Gyachok
We take an early morning drive to the village of Hyenja to begin our trek passing along the Mardi Khola River over a rope bridge before passing through a series of peaceful farming villages. We will stay the night in the town of Gyachok taking time to talk to the locals to learn more about their traditional lifestyle before taking in a scenic sunset with views of Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal
Day 05: Trek to Sano Khoban
We continue our hike through charming villages, each with their own unique culture and architecture. We move along scenic traditional terraced fields before continuing along a hill to Dhiprang and stopping for lunch along the river. We finish the day with a relaxing hike before finishing the day with a steep climb to the pasture of Sano Khoban to make camp for the night.
Day 06: Trek to Pipa
After breakfast we pass through a relaxing forest before continuing up the arduous uphill forest path leading to a small ridge that takes us to Pipa.
Day 07: Acclimatization Day
To protect against altitude sickness, we will take an acclimation day where you are free to relax with the locals or take a few short hikes to admire the local scenery.
Day 08: Trek to Thulo Kharka
The trail continues along the ridge offering several scenic vantage points offering sights of Manaslu in the east and the greater Annapurnas to the west. We spend the day hiking along the ridge before making camp for the night in the traditional grazing grounds of Thulo Kharka.
Day 09: Trek to Base Camp
We continue along the trail past the scenic pastures rising towards the basecamp. We continue for a few hours before reaching the valley base camp offering excellent sunset views of Mardi Himal.
Day 10: Acclimatization day
To protect against altitude sickness and ensure proper rest for the following days, we will take another acclimation day where you are free to relax with the locals or take a few short hikes to admire the local scenery.
Day 11: Trek to High Camp
We take a very steep climb up from the basecamp moving along slippery rocks before arriving in a conveniently located campsite providing shelter from the strong winds. We will spend the night preparing our gear and enjoying the beautiful starlight sky in anticipation of our ascent the following day.
Day 12: Mardi Himal Ascent
We take an early start to climb to the peak located nearly a kilometer overhead. We head toward a path between Mardi Himal and Machhapuchare before using our crampons for the 4-hour trip up the slippery and windy ridge. After a steep climb, we arrive at the summit stopping to enjoy the panoramic views to highlight our journey. We then continue down along the same path and spend the evening back at high base camp for the night.
Day 13: Trek to Korchon
In order to properly enjoy our descent, we will move along a different path back to Pokhara first continuing to the town of Korchon. Todays hike is a relatively easy gradual descent that passes through several scenic vantage points.
Day 14: Trek to Riban
We will continue along the trail past Odane Hill down a difficult hill known for its hidden holes and unstable ground. Taking plenty of time to make a safe descent, we will continue through a dense forest before spending the evening in Riban known for its local beer and traditional music.
Day 15: Trek to Hyenja and drive to Pokhara
Our final day of hiking takes us past the Mardi Khola and Mardi Pul where we will stop for a relaxing lunch before arriving to Kyenja. We continue with a scenic drive to the laidback town of Pokhara to spend the evening explore the scenic lake and friendly local streets.
Day 16: Return to Kathmandu
We will take a scenic bus ride back to the bustling capital city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival we will arrange a special cultural diner filled with traditional music, dancing and local specialties before returning to Thamel for the night.
Day 17: Departure
Today, a Member of the Good Karma team will escort you to the airport for your flight. After saying our farewells you will continue on your journey with fond memories of you adventure in Nepal.
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