Mardi Himal Climb

Superb mountain views and glacier, high passes, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, impressive display of wild flower, picturesque Gurung settlements, friendly people and many more.
  • Duration:12 days
  • Trip Grade:Classic / Easy
  • Max Elevation:5558 m.
  • Max Group Size:2
  • Best Time:March till May & October till November

Trip Overview

Less than fifteen miles north of Pokhara, as the crow flies, this mountain is the most southerly of the Annapurna range. From some viewpoints it seems little more than an outlier on the south-west flank of Machhapuchhare. Mardi Himal (5587m) is the lowest and perhaps least climbed or visited of the trekking peaks.
Once again it was Col. Jimmy Roberts who, with two Sherpas, climbed to the summit by a route on its East Flank in 1961. The normal route of ascent reaches a col from a glaciated amphitheatre that rises above a hidden plateau; the ‘Other Sanctuary’, as Roberts calls it. Although another route has been made on the south West Face, Roberts’ route is the only recorded line and the one used on most subsequent ascents.
Obviously, the peak has commanding view of the Annapurna ranges and undoubtedly a spectacular one of Machhapuchhare the “Himalayan Matterhorn,” better known as Fish Tail Peak. Few westerners visit the valleys and ridges south of Mardi Himal. They are steep sided and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Above the forest high alpine pastures provide good grazing and a habitat for undisturbed wildlife. Despite it lowly altitude the mountain obviously has a great deal of potential for those interested in small-scale exploratory mountaineering and the ridges, already mentioned, present obvious climbing challenges at a reasonable standard.
Climbing Routes
  • Normal
  • Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (D)
  • Day 02 Kathmandu to Kande (1770m) by vehicle and trek to Australian Camp (2000m) (B,L,D)
  • Day 03 Trek from Australian  Camp to Forest Camp 2550m/6hrs (B,L,D)
  • Day 04 Trek from Forest Camp (Kokar) to Low Camp 3000m/5hrs (B,L,D)
  • Day 05 Trek from Low Camp to High Camp 3900m/5hrs (B,L,D)
  • Day 06 Climbing pratic day; Explore from High Camp – Upper View Point 4450m and back to High Camp (3900m);8hrs (B,L,D)
  • Day 07 Climb Mardi Himal (5588m) and back to High Camp (B,L,D)
  • Day 08 Trek from High Camp to Siding village (1750m); 6hrs (B,L,D)
  • Day 09 Trek from Siding to Lumre and drive to Pokhara; 3hrs trek and 2hrs driving/ Hotel  (B,L)
  • Day 10 Drive to KTM (1350m) /Hotel (B)
  • Day 11 Day at leisure/ farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 12 Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)
  • International airport pickup and drop service
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu category in 3 star in
  • double occupancy
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Transport as per mention in the itinerary
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House or and Tented accommodation during the trek in double
  • occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • The required number of trekking staff and Porters to carry camping luggage during the trip.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staff
  • Mardi Peak Permit fees
  • Garbage Deposit Fee
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
  • Duffel/kit bag by Trekking Team Nepal (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expense
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

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Client's Reviews

Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia

From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Leonardo,
United Kingdom

I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Allessandra L,
United Kingdom

We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia
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