January 25, 2021
Written By Shree-Yoga-Nepal
Mardi Himal trek is one of the best, relatively easy and unspoiled shortest treks to the snow-capped mountains in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal is a 5,590 metre (18,330 ft) peak in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The destination is situated in the East of Annapurna base camp trek route.
This trek is also known as a hidden gem within the Annapurna Region as it offers heavenly vistas along with lush meadows, numerous streams, rhododendron woodlands and waterfalls.
Mardi Himal trek rewards you with stunning views of the majestic mountains in Annapurna range while following ancient Hatha yoga classes. It is highly diverse with cultural insight, alpine landscape and nice-looking forest walks. It also has closest view of snow-capped mountains as – Dhaulagiri Himal (8167m), Annapurna I (8090m), Annapurna III (7560m ), Gangapurna (7454 m), Annapurna South (7220m), Fishtail (6995m) & more.
Yoga trek to Mardi Himal allows you to experience the Himalayas quicker and in a more thrilling manner.
If you are looking for fantastic short holiday in Nepal, then this trek combined with yoga and meditation will benefit you better.
When to trek
September, October, November : Peak and best season for trekking.
February, March, April : Second best season for trekking.
May, June : Hot season and it can get very warm. The valleys however are starting to bloom with flowers & green leaves, good time to trek.
July, August : Monsoon season, very less trekkers trek in this time. You may face hailstorm & leeches.
December, January : The sky is clear but it can get very cold and there maybe a risk of passes being closed due to heavy snow fall.
If you are in Kathmandu and want us to arrange your transportation to Pokhara, let us know, we feel really happy to assist our God-like guests in Nepal.
Below is the detailed Mardi Himal trek itinerary based on Pokhara.
Main highlights :
👁 Adorable landscapes 👁 Enchanting environment / trails
👁 Gaze at stunning views of Himalayas 👁 Flavorful Nepalese meals
👁 Different Nepali culture and ethnic group
👁 Connected with Poon Hill trek 👁 Accessible and Affordable Trekking
👁 Spectacular sunrise and sunset views over High Himalayas
👁 Natural and Cultural diversity 👁 Yoga practices above the clouds
Day 01: Drive to Kaande (1780m) from Pokhara & trek to Deurali (2100m) 4-5 hours
Total walking distance – 12 km
After breakfast in the morning, we will get into a private car & drive to Kaande and trek to Deurali. This drive may take around 50 minutes. We will start our trekking by 1.5 hours of ascend to Australian base camp, scenic with the panoramic view of Annapurna range and Pokhara valley and continue our easy walk to Pothana. We may have short rest & lunch in Pothana. Then we will make our way to Deurali by crossing the rhododendron, oak and woodland of birch. Deurali village is overlooking into the Modi stream between Mt Fishtail & Annapurna South. Evening yoga, relaxation & overnight in the lodge in Deurali.
Day 02: Deurali to Forest camp (2500m) trek 3-4 hours
Total walking distance – 10 km
After having nice breakfast in Deurali, we will start hiking towards Forest camp. Forest Camp is not an actual village but basically just a couple of guest houses built for tourists. Today, we will walk through rhododendron forest which is beautiful with gradual uphill, seductive woodland comprising hemlock, rhododendron, birch, oak and maple for the most part. The tranquil trail is nice together with the smell of decayed leaves and woods, damp soil, and the sounds of various insects such as Cicadas. Evening yoga, relaxation & overnight in the lodge in Forest camp.
Day 03: Forest camp to High camp (3590m) trek 5-6 hours
Total walking distance – 12 km
We will wake up in the morning then join the yoga class till the breakfast is ready. After tea & breakfast, we will start hiking towards High camp, which has got couple of guest houses in the forest. As we start ascend hiking, the vegetation starts to change with more rhododendron and the trees are covered with moss. The trail gradually climbs up through dense rhododendron & woodlands. 1.5 hours climb through rhododendron forest will take us to Low camp. You will have short rest & lunch in the way.
You will also spot many different birds hiding between the trees. You will continue the trek through rhododendron forest to reach to Middle camp then to Badal Danda (cloud hill) which offers stunning view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Fishtail & Gangapurna. The view from Badal daanda is wonderful, its just amazing. You will walk closely with the clear blue sky with view of layers of Himalayan foothills and wide valley towards south. Keeping up with the trek, we’ll make an ascent beyond steep ridges and you will find yourself above the clouds and closer to snow capped peaks at the end of the day. Evening yoga, relaxation & overnight in the lodge in High camp.
Day 04: Trek to Base camp (4500m) & back to Low camp 5-6 hours
Total walking distance – 16 km
Wake up early in the morning for sunrise view & gentle stretching yoga. After breakfast, we will hike towads Mardi Himal base camp (MBC). You will start hiking on well-established trail through the grass with a couple of steeper sections. The trail becomes more vertiginous at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps. After 3 hours of hike, we should reach at MBC. You will spend some time gazing stunning views of Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Fishtail & more. Later we will trek back to High camp for lunch then after retrace back Low camp. Evening yoga, relaxation & overnight in the lodge in Low camp.
Day 05: Trek to Sidhing village (1800m) 3-4 hours & Drive back to Pokhara
Total walking distance – 8 km
Wake up in the morning with nice cup of tea and join the yoga class. After breakfast, we will start hiking down towards Sidhing village. Sidhing is a traditional Nepalese village away from the busier modern tourist treks. We will trek down the woods and appear out on the region touched by modern civilization. Later, we will cross suspension bidge over a river & reach at Siding. You can have short break & lunch here. Then we will drive back to Pokhara which may take around 90 minutes.
You may leave for your next destination or plan another course with us.
This yoga trekking course can also be done combined with Pon hill yoga trek.
We can help you on your arrival at airport in Kathmandu & transportation to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
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