Mardi Himal Peak Climbing (5587m)
Mardi Himal is the most southern peak of the Annapurna range. Mardi Himal is the barely climbed peak and separates the south-west edge of Machhapuchhre and it is perfectly seen from the South. The southwest face of the peak has three well-defined edges towering from the rock walls and divided by hanging glaciers. Its east face is spitted from the Machhapuchhre edge by a Col at 5200m. The normal climbing path to the peak of Mardi Himal passes via the col. The pinnacle offers a superb view of the Annapurna Himalayan Range and the blessed Machhapuchhre, frequently known as ‘Fishtail’.
Superb views of Lamjung ranges, Annapurna ranges, picturesque village and diverse community with the majority of Gurung, Tamang, Bramhin and magnificent hilly landscapes will mesmerize you during the trek. This is one of the perfect treks that allow you to observe natural beauty and wild life as well. Nepal's national bird- Pheasant, national flowers- Rhododendron, Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, spotted deer, snow leopard and many more wild life and several herbs, wild flower greets you in this region.
We Unique Adventure will design the 16-days Mardi Himal Trekking Peak which lets you view terrific views of Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna range; walk through the forest and wilderness zone of peak; explore around beautiful villages and rural life style of Nepalese people and observe traditional farming system and more while trekking. The best season to go for this trek is spring and autumn.
Day 01 : free
Day 02 : was morning tour around main sites of Khatmandu - great early start and views
Day 03 : bus trip pokhara
Day 04 : Trek - pick up and walk with pp and Harry (Guide and Porter).
Walked through villages, past school, lunch near Australia camp, then stayed at camp. First day of Diwali so lots of children dancing (slightly off putting as needed to keep giving gifts). Food at camps was great, stir fry, omelettes etc. drank lots of water and ginger tea.
Monsoon rain that day but cleared. Great views of Annapurna Himalayas.
Day 05 : Trek day two to Forest camp. Beautiful early morning views of mountains.
Good climb up through rhododendron forest. Good weather. Arrived forest camp, great accommodation, good facilities and clean. Hot so able to sunbathe, saw golden eagles, and rested. Food similar and drinks too. Very relaxed.
Day 06 : Trek day 3 forest camp to high camp. Good climb.
Weather nice at first then colder and cloudier as climbed to high camp. Stopped at low camp on way for a rest. High camp was cold and cloudy, but sun broke through a bit. Had to share a room. Cosy hut to stay warm, but more basic accommodation compared to forest camp.
Day 7 trek day 4: Early start and climb to Mardi Himal view point at 4,300m.
Tough climb up for an hour she a half at early light. Lots of frost, great weather, clear and fresh. Saw 14 different peaks including fishtail and Mardi Himal. It was beautiful and great sense of achievement. Then climb back to camp for breakfast. Once sorted climb back to low camp. Stayed there. Bucket shower, basic dorm but warm hut.
Day 08 : Low camp down to last base.
Lots of steps and long climb down. Great weather. Lovely final stop, great views, great accommodation even if shared. Food similar as had been. Proper toilet and shower!
Day 09 : last leg to finish.
Great walk down, diversity and contrast of fauna, paths etc. long local bus trip but was day after Diwali finished. Quite an experience as very crowded. Eventually back to . Next day back to khatmandu by plane which was great. Relax in hotel.
Day 10 : mountain flight - awesome views.
Then free time to shop and last minute souvenirs.
All pick ups were as arranged
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.