Tramping around the Himalayas grants separate memory in your life. You may have heard of Annapurna circuit trekking trail, but most of you still might not know about the Mardi Himal Trek. It lies in the Annapurna region at a height of 4500 meters. Mardi Himal tramping is legally in existence since 2012. Being the newest trekking track, Mardi Himal is less crowded and wholly off-beaten than other trails in the Annapurna region. To outlook the glimpse of the Himalayas, the distinct flora and fauna, and the diverse culture of Gurung and Sherpa, the Mardi Himal trek has started to gain popularity.
If you are seeking the best short trekking destination across Nepal, then Mardi Himal is best for you. With the slightest trekking tramp, even the elders and children can complete the track without any difficulty. However, make sure to be physically fit or involve in any physical exercise to be a part of this trek. Although this trail is wholly off-beaten than other trekking trails, you can experience this trek as an alternative route to Annapurna base camp tramp and Ghorepani Poonhill trek.
Unlike other companies, Peregrine Treks and Toursoffers you this trek with a suitable period of trekking duration without wasting any time. It accesses you the tramp to Mardi Himal base camp with the itinerary of just ten days in total. Yes, you can cover all the trekking areas by exploiting all the tramping destinations such as Ghandruk and Jhinu Danda. By walking for 4 -6 hours on average per day, with the expert guides and potters from Peregrine trek, you can go for this trek.
Why Mardi Himal Trek?
Closest view of Annapurna region
The sparkling beauty of the Himalayas never leaves to follow you no matter in which Northern corner of Nepal you go. Just driving through around the area differs from going into the tramping. When you head toward the trail of Mardi Himal, you get to interact through various scenic beauties. However, each of them differs, but most hugely, the sunning rays of shinning Himalayas strike on your face.
Once you gradually start to trek from Kande to Deurali, you are likely to be aware of what is waiting for you next. The magnificent ranges of Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, and Mt. Nilgiri give you the best shot themselves. However, once you get up at the elevation of 4500 in the base camp of Mardi Himal, you will realize how fascinating the journey is in actuality. You will not regret a single decision that you get access to outlook from the camping.
Once you reach the lap of these astonishing Himalayan ranges, you will feel very lucky and fortunate to have been able to stick out there.
While you are at the spot of camp, make sure to outlook the sparkling view of the Himalayas from each angle. It is up to you how you want to evaluate your journey into your life book. But you will not forget the glance of those smiling peaks even when you leave the camp. They follow with their fading rays, but they remain inside your memory throughout your life. Hence, it is one of the foremostly prominent regions for you to keep the Mardi Himal trek on your bucket list.
Easy trekking trail
After analyzing the above highlight of the Mardi Himal trekking, you must be considering that such a beautiful journey must be intensively grueling to complete. Let me tell you, the trek to Mardi Himal base camp is utterly focal for the physically strapping people. Yes, you must be physically strong to complete the tramp. However, you do not have to be extensively fit for the tramp. As you will be proceeding toward the elevation of 4500 meters in the base camp of Mardi Himal, it is likely for you to have regular exercises before getting into the trek.
As you will be walking for 4–6 hours every day during the period of trekking, you must be mentally fit as well. Although there are many up and down rocky paths on the way to Mardi Himal base camp, even children and elders can enjoy the trail.
However, make sure to choose reliable weather to go trekking. All the months are suitable in Nepal for tramping but it is better to restrict the trekking during Winter and Monsoon. Always make sure to have an effective resting duration the night before trekking. The thought of it will for sure add more power and energy to your journey but do not worry too much.
As mentioned above, Peregrine Treks and Tours offers you the easiest tramping route by looking at your safety and desires. You cannot even imagine how gorgeous is the trekking trail of the Mardi Himal base camp is. The simplest it sounds; the more exciting and worthy it is!
Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pokhara:
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
So, how many of you just thought this trek was only about exploring the Himalayas? Don’t worry, it is much more than just that. It does not just bound you with Himalayans and tramping paths only. Peregrine treks offers a period of excursion around Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys as well. As there is a total of 5 days without trekking in this package, we can still extend your package if you want to exploit the valleys.
Let me get you informed about what is there in these places to explore. So, as you arrive in Kathmandu on the first day, you will have your day or evening to roam around the streets of Kathmandu and places by yourself. And the same goes for when you reach Pokhara on the second day. You get to exploit the Phewa lake and the market of lakesides by yourself. However, you cannot explore Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys within a limited period.
Hence, Peregrine offers to sight-see around these valleys by extending your trip. Kathmandu has a lot for you to explore. The Hindu’s well-known temple Pashupatinath, the junction of Buddhists in Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath, and Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan are the UNESCO sites. Not only this much, Kathmandu valley offers you the chance to learn about the Newari and Hindu people of Nepal.
Do not forget to observe traditional occasions if you visit during such a period. You can also spend your time trying delicious local dishes in Nepal.
Sightseeing in Pokhara
Exploring in Pokhara valley access you to a foremostly beautiful lake with a peaceful time with your accompany. The Phewa lake also has the Hindu Barahi Temple in between the lake where you can access it by boat. Otherwise, you can instead spend your time boating around the lake by drawing the beautiful canvas of the lakes. Furthermore, Pokhara has the sightseeing of the Himalayan ranges from the hill station of Sarangkot.
You can experience adventurous activities like Paragliding, Bungee Jump, hot air balloon, short hiking, and many others. Do not forget to explore the magnificent waterfalls of Davis fall, Mahendra cave, bat cave, and the damp of Seti river inside the valley. Set a chance to understand the local people of Brahmin, Chhetri, and Gurung culture close enough.
Explore the ethnic village of the Himalayan region
Visiting any of the locations does let you interact with the local people. But not all the destinations you have reached have a cooperative nature. We understand you need moral support, especially when you are traveling alone. On the way to exceeding 4500 meters of Mardi Himal base camp, you get to interact with a lot of people. Prominently, you get to interact with the local people of the Himalayan region such as Gurung, Sherpas, Thakali, Magars, etc.
The friendly and warm-welcoming nature of these people is the foremost reason why the trekking trail in the Annapurna region has become so well admired.
Most of them own tea houses and lodges that are their prime profession. Half of the mainstream people earn a livelihood through farming in Nepal. Recently, due to better development and popularity in tourism in Nepal, they are seen affianced in the tourism sector. However, it is the uttermost chance for you to understand the way of village life.
You can also exploit the traditional dances and rites performed by the local people in the area. Most of the lodges entertain traditional dances in few parts of the hilly and Himalayan region of Nepal. Furthermore, also you must try the traditional dishes of the local community people.
Thus, it is one of the prominent reasons for you to experience the Mardi Himal trek once in your life.
Interact with adventurous trail:
You must have heard a lot about the Himalayas and their magnificent views during the trek. However, how many of you have an idea about the walking path of the track? So, once you head towards Deurali from Kande, your trail starts. The adventurous trekking tramp is full of rocky hiking paths. On the way from Deurali to the forest camp, you can experience the slightest joy of a dense forest filled with flora and fauna.
However, the real journey begins once you proceed towards high camp from forest camp. The path gets full of dense mosses and orchids that follow that snowy-covered trail up to the Mardi Himal base camp trek.
Once your journey of tramping begins, every spot you reach is full of natural beauty. The road is full of rocky paths, so it is cardinal for you to carry trekking gears. Also, make sure to wear snug sporty and trekking wear to experience a less tiring track. The contrasting rhododendron and the sound of the birds chirping add more beauty and adventure to the trail.
Do not forget to extend your excursion in Pokhara valley. There you can experience the adventure of rafting, Bungee jumping, paragliding, Hot air balloon, etc. Thus we offer all the adventure tramping and activities during the journey of the Mardi Himal base camp trek.
Exploit Ghandruk and Jhinu Dandha:
Most of you might be considering that your tramping only exceeds the experiencing of trekking paths and Himalayas. I would like to disagree with you on this point. When you return from the trek, we offer you the tracking route from Base camp to Low Camp and then from Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk.
Situated at an elevation of 1760 meters, Jhindu Dandha offers you the experience of a natural hot spring pond. However, according to the mythology of people, there is the self-formation of hot spring water in Jhinu Danda. It lies on the bank side of Modi Khola, and the pond offers the power of destroying all the pains from your body. It is extremely popular with the tourist and the visitants who have come from the long journey of trekking tracks.
Besides this, at an altitude of 1940 meters, you also get to experience the village life of the Ghandruk region. It is the exploitation of locals like of lower Himalayan people. With that, you also get a chance to experience the local dishes of different community people of these regions.
Hence, the Mardi Himal trek has so much to offer you with the excursion in the Ghandruk and Jhinu Danda. Each of these places has a unique representation of its importance. Unlike those people who do not go on the trek, they visit the Pokhara along with that exploring these villages so short hike.
Therefore, these are some of the prominent reasons why the Mardi Himal Trek should be on your bucket list. Besides these, the other reason could be the starting offer from Peregrine treks and tours. The agency grants you the safest and adventurous trek at a shallow price. However, the cost per person is only USD 950. If you come along with the other group member, the cost per person is even cheaper.
The stunning beauty of the Himalayas follows you up to the elevation of 4500 meters in the base camp of Mardi Himal Base camping.