Mardi Himal is the most southerly peak of the Annapurna range which is 15 miles from Pokhara. It is the lowest and the least climbed or visited peak. Photographs of Mardi Himal taken in 1953 by Baisl Good fellow and drew the attention of western climbers, and the mountain received its first ascent in 1961. The first route was via the East Flank and is the only one used so far. The mountain separates the southwest ridge of Machhapuchhare as a separate mass at right angles to the ridge and is best seen from the south. The southwest face of the mountain has three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers.
Its east face is separated from the Machhapuchhare ridge by a col at 5,200 meters. The normal climbing route to the summit of Mardi Himal passes through this col. The summit offers a splendid view of the Annapurna Range and the Fishtail Mt. Machhapuchhare. The valleys and ridges south of Mardi Himal are steep and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Alpine pastures.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 02: Free day in kathmandu or self sightseeing around Kathmandu valley( option are)
Patan Durbar Square:
Day 03: By Bus: Kathmandu – Pokhara and transfer to Hotel
Day 04: Drive to Phedi. Trek to Pothana
Day 05: Pothana – Forest camp
Day 06: Forest Camp – Bhaisi Kharka
Day 07: Bhaisi Kharka – Mardi Base camp
Day 08: Base Camp – High Camp
Day 09: High Camp - Summit Mardi Himal. Back to base camp
Day 10: Base Camp – Forest Camp
Day 11: Forest Camp – Siding village
Day 12: Siding Village – Mardi Pul
Day 13: Mardi Pul – Hyanja. Drive out to Pokhara
Day 14: By Bus / Plane: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.
Day 16: Tour ends