Mardi Himal Climbing

Mardi Himal Climbing

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Mardi Himal Peak Climbing is a beautiful excursion that offers a multitude of both natural and cultural beauties of the region. It is one of the more obscure peak climbing activities. Mardi Himal, located southwest of Mount Machhapuchhre’s lower slope, is one of Annapurna’s mystical peaks. The peak climbing expedition involves an off-the-beaten-path trek through a region that promises and delivers unsurpassed seclusion.

This peak climbing adventure begins in Kathmandu, and trekkers begin their journey in Pokhara, Nepal’s second-largest town and tourist center. Moreover, the peak climbing trek takes climbers past ethnic Magar and Gurung villages like Mardi Pul, Ghachowk, Dhiprang, and Chichemle, allowing them to discover the region’s background niches. It’s a long journey that will test your stamina and vitality. Climbing the Mardi Himal Peak in Nepal is also one of the greatest ways to immerse yourself in the region’s culture.

The Mardi Himal Peak Climbing provides climbers with a relatively crowd-free trail that winds through ethnic villages and communities where traditional practices are still intact since it is one of Nepal’s off-the-beaten-path treks. Climbers can also stroll through unspoiled trans-Himalayan terrains to beautiful alpine vistas with natural landmarks such as the Koshi River, verdant hill farms divided into terrace fields, and stunning Himalayan views towering over pasturelands and flowering meadows.

The ideal months to climb the Mardi Himal Peak are March through May and September through November. Because peak climbing is a more difficult experience, having high physical stamina is advantageous. The peak climbing excursion is a thrilling adventure that requires ropes, harnesses, and crampons with slingers and knots.

More about Climbing in Mardi

The Mardi Himal Climb is one of Nepal’s most beautiful and accessible trekking peaks. In the Annapurna range, it stays beneath the Machhapuchhre ridge. The Mardi Himal (5587 m) is one of Nepal’s lowest trekking peaks. It is great for mountaineers who wish to gain experience before tackling 8000m peaks. This peak’s climbers do not need any prior mountaineering experience.

From the peak, climbers may see Annapurna I-III, Gangapurna, Mt. Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Fang Peak, Him Chuli, Singu Chuli, and other snow-capped summits. The Mardi Himal region of Nepal is a pristine terrain that has yet to be discovered. There are extremely few trekkers and climbers on the region’s rugged trail.

This unique peak climbing expedition also involves a journey across the Himalayan foothills. To reach the Mardi Himal’s base, trekkers must travel for around two weeks. They will also have the chance to learn about the Thakali, Gurung, and Magar cultures, traditions, and ways of life. Buddhist prayer flags, chortens, and mani walls can be found throughout the pathways.

Views at Mardi Himal Climb

From some vantage points on Mt. Machhapuchare’s southwest flank, it appears to be nothing more than an outlier (Fish Tail). Of all the trekking peaks in Nepal, Mardi Himal is the lowest and least climbed and visited. Because of its modest elevation, the mountain has a lot of possibilities for small-scale exploration climbing, and the ridges will undoubtedly provide climbing challenges of a decent standard. Professional guides from Great Adventure will lead and support you to the top of the 5,555-meter Mardi Himal. This little-visited region offers a challenging trip away from the teahouses and lodges that dominate most trekking in and around the Annapurna Range.

In addition, the Mardi Himal trip offers a reasonably simple peak climbing excursion. To complete this adventure, you will require a basic level of physical fitness and stamina. This fantastic Mardi Himal climb package is available at an affordable price. Continue reading for a complete itinerary and other pertinent information.



Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will cover trip-related information & collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).


Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing)

After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating heritage and cultural sites. Few places are worth visiting such as the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan, and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces, and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.


Drive to Pokhara 950m-3,116 ft - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

As time set by our guide who accompanies you throughout this trip, depart from the hotel for an interesting drive on the busy road towards scenic Pokhara the drive leads through Himalayan foothills and green valleys till Pokhara is reached for an overnight stop in the comfort of excellent hotels by the lake Phewa with time for walks around the lakeside.

(For people with flying option 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara).


Drive and trek to Dhiprung 1,675m-5,495 ft via Mardipul - 05 hrs.

The morning after breakfast depart for the marvelous trek a drive of a few hours reaches the outskirt of Pokhara valley on the Pokhara / Beni highway, the starting and ending point of many treks of this region, walk leads through the villages and farm fields following and crossing Mardi river to Mardipul, and then on a gradual path for few hours passing through farm villages, cultivated terraces, and fields, from here climb towards a large Gurung village of Gachok, few hours from here walk reaches at Dhiprang for overnight and first night in tents with all camping facilities, time permitting a visit to a small hot spring close to this nice village


Trek to Simre Kharka 2,400 m-7,874 ft - 06 hrs.

After this nice and well-maintained Gurung village in Dhiprung, the morning walk heads towards a forested ridgeline, the path here can be hard to track with many misleading trails that can lead you in array! Here the temperature drops to cool weather after being in a semi-tropic climate around Pokhara valley, catching the cool mountain breeze and fresh air with a striking vista of Mt.Machhapuchare at 6,997 m high with Annapurna I and A South with Huinchuli towards east rise granite mass of Annapurna IV -II and Lamjung Himal, on leaving the pristine forested, walking towards at Simre-Kharka for overnight camp after the village of Kumai.


Trek to Khorchon 3,682 m-12,080 ft - 05 hrs.

Morning feeling fresh in the mountain environment and nice overnight stop, walk leads following the same ridge line which links with Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre peak, the walk is not tough however the altitude gains making slight tiredness, with rest to catch the views walk continues on the uphill trail with a short steep climb to reach at Khorchon for overnight camp, a beautiful spot with wide grazing pasture area, where folks from nearby villages bring their cattle’s for grazing in summer times.


Rest day at Khorchon for hike and acclimatization.

The trek and climb of Mardi Himal, although it is not over 6,000 meters high peak summit, is high enough for some people, and it’s a good idea to have a necessary rest day on this lovely spot at the right elevation of over 3,682 meters. This rest helps for acclimatization and preparation for the climb of Mardi Himal which is one of the less trekked and climbed the peak, enough time for a short hike and to enjoy the views of the surrounding mountain vista and beautiful landscapes.


Rest day at Khorchon for hike and acclimatization.

After feeling much at ease and fresh after a free day at Khorchon, summer pasture morning continues heading to our main goal and destination to Mardi Base Camp at 4,100 meters high, walk continues on a steep hill along the ridgeline to reach a hidden small area like a plateau beneath the towering south face of Mardi Himal with the south-west flank of Mt. Machhapuchhre; This area called as ‘Other Sanctuary’ named by early British explorer Jimmy Roberts when he first discovered this area in the early 1970s for British expeditions to Mt. Machhapuchhre (but could not reach the summit and abandoned the climb, so this high peak still unclimbed so far), overnight camp on this beautiful small plateau area for the climb of Mardi Himal, with an afternoon at leisure to marvel the amazing views from this campsite.


Trek and climb to High Camp at 4,650m -15,256ft - 03 hrs.

A short day but tough due to the high altitude, the morning walk follows a faint path that few trekkers, climbers, and Yak herders have seldom used. Route to high camp continues over rocks and gravel, ice, and glacier to reach beneath the towering Mardi Himal which is just beneath Mt. Machhapuchhre, finding a suitable spot for camps on a clearing from rocks and stones. Afternoon our guide will scout the area for a safe and possible route to the summit and fixing ropes and making ice ledges where necessary. High Camp is situated on a long ridge shoulder on the South-West Ridge of Mardi Himal, under some conditions this area may be under snow, afternoon free to sort the gear in preparation for the early morning climb.


Summit day and return to Base Camp.

A Big Day! Our main target and destination starting before the crack of dawn as the climb lead over moraine and rubble of ice fall, to reach a snow couloir leading to a col with a steep section of 45 degrees, at the col further steep snow slopes leads to the summit of Mardi Himal, without any difficulty but with few technical sections with great help and support of our expert guide. On reaching the summit take a rest and admire the beautiful panorama of the whole Annapurna Mountains, and views of Lamjung and Manaslu towards the east horizon, after being in the highest spot of this adventure descent by the same route to base camp and get relaxed rest of the afternoon.


A Big Day! Our main target and destination starting before the crack of dawn as the climb leads over moraine and rubble of ice falls, to reach a snow couloir leading to a col with a steep section of 45 degrees, at the col further steep snow slopes leads to the summit of Mardi Himal, without any difficulty but with few technical sections with great help and support of our expert guide. On reaching the summit take a rest and admire the beautiful panorama of whole Annapurna Mountains, views of Lamjung and Manaslu towards east horizon, after being in the highest spot of this adventure descent by same route to base camp and get relaxed rest of the afternoon.

After a wonderful adventure trek and climb of Mardi Himal which is quite something and a rare opportunity to climb the least climbed the peak of all Nepal Himalaya, morning a long day walk on the downhill slope on the same route following the ridgeline to reach back into tree lines and ending the hard long trek to camp in a small farm village of Kumai.


Trek all the way to Lwang village 1,230 m-4,035 ft - 05 hrs.

Today the last day trek of this remarkable adventure most of the walk leads on the same trail on the downhill path through many smaller villages and farmlands and then diverts just before the Mardi river to a nice Lwang village for overnight in the comfort of Home Stay accommodation in a nice typical hill hut and warm hospitality of local village community, these are few Home Stay places around Annapurna area, Homestay program is getting popular around Nepal Himalaya managed by village community with all modern facilities in local style.
Lwang village has a mix of ethnic tribes Chettries, Brahmin, Dalits, and mostly Gurung people, this place with large tea garden beneath the towering and majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre.


Drive to Pokhara with afternoon flight back to Kathmandu.

Last day in this wonderful Pokhara and Annapurna area, from here taking an hour drive back to Pokhara airport for a short scenic flight back to Kathmandu, after a memorable and fascinating adventure to Mardi Himal climb, afternoon in Kathmandu with free time for individual activities.


Departure :

Breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal.

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Trip Info

A great trip around traditional villages, green hills, forests, landscapes, mountains, and Mardi Himal climb beneath the towering unclimbed Mt. Machhapuchhre the Fish Tail, these are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, however to trek and climb around the world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m is quite something, out of this world feeling, trekking in the heart of other Annapurna sanctuary massive mountain ranges, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean to arctic climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung tribe villages.