Mardi Himal peak is one of the smaller peaks among trekking peaks in Nepal and a peak of little technical difficulty for climbing. It is situated in less than 15 miles from Pokhara and the most southerly peak of the Annapurna range. The summit of the peak offers magnificent view of Annapurna ranges and spectacular one of Machhapuchhre. A climbing trip to Mardi Himal can be combined with trekking in remote areas through dense forest of bamboo and rhododendron and pasture land away from human civilization. Base camp will be pitched at 4100m. below the south face of Mardi Himal and the south – west ridge of Machhapuchhre. High camp will be placed at 4600m. climbing steeply towards the col between the east face of Mardi Himal and the connecting ridge of Machhapuchhre. We climb to a col and further steep up of snow slopes leading to the summit.

Trip Facts

Duration: 12 days Region: Annapurna Range Trekking Type: Lodge stay/Camping Organize Trekking Grade: **** Peak Height: 5587meters Best Season: Spring & Autumn

 

Day 1: Drive or fly to Pokhara

Day 2: Trek to Tushe (1380m) 3 hrs

Day 3: Trek to Hile Kharka (2100m). 4 to 5 hours

Day 4: Trek to Khumai (3,260m). 5 hours

Day 5: Trek to Korchon(3682m) 3 hours

Day 6: Trek to Bunga (4,120m)

Day 7: Trek to Base Camp (4,600m). This is a short day and the whole route to base camp is visible from Thulo Kharka. It takes about 2 hours to reach it, where it sits in the obvious valley, which descends between the south and southeast ridges of Mardi Himal.

Day 8: Acclimatization day.
Another important acclimatization day. It is best to rest during this period rather than try and do too much – there will be plenty of opportunity for exertion later!

Day 9: Climb Mardi Himal (5,555m).
With 900m of ascent before us, we need to make a very early start to ensure success. The first part of the climb is the couloir leading to the East Col (5,400m), between Mardi Himal and Machhapuchare. The base of the couloir is at 4,950m, where we will most likely need to put on crampons. The couloir is a very long snow climb, not steep, but it is sustained and tiring, and it will take about 4 hours to reach the col. On the col it will probably be quite windy (unless we are very lucky), but it is only an hour or so to the top, up a pleasant snow ridge. Once on the summit, we can rest and enjoy being on a Nepalese summit in the midst of the Himalaya. After taking photos and perhaps having a bite to eat, we descend to the high camp and then continue to base camp for a good meal.

Day 10: Trek to Pipar (3200m)

Day 11:Trek to Karuwa (1,480m).

Day 12: Trek to Kharpani and drive back to Pokhara.

Note: There is alternative way to climb Mardi Himal starting from Kande via Forest camp all the way to Mardi Himal Base Camp and we can climb from there too but this part is little bit difficult.

 

-Full camping trek arrangement ( cook, kitchen boy, porters, all meals, cooking and camping equipment)
-Peak permit fee.
-Climbing guide and his equipment allowance
-High altitude tent, ropes, snow bars, gas (high fuel) & high food.
-Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu land transportation
-Staff insurance.
-National Park entrnace fee.
-Airport arrival and departure

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