Mardi Himal Base camp is the name of the long rising ridge and its summit (5,588m) that forms the southwest slope of Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), immediately below its sheer south face. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), which towers majestically over the Lake city Pokhara, is best known as Fishtail Mountain because of its twin peaks that mirror the image of a fishtail. It is fabulously beautiful and is considered sacred, permission to climb it has, so far, always been denied. Mardi trek climbs through Rhododendron forests, Orchid, and above the tree lines to follow the ridge that takes us up to ‘High camp 3,620m where time is spent acclimatizing while being captivated by the views. Annapurna South seems near enough "eyes to eyes” at Machhapuchhre close enough to touch. Finally, we enter the wilderness territory as we go beyond 4,500 meters where the great ice fields and blue glaciers of Annapurna Base Camp lie below. Around us, in an arc from east to west, are a dozen or more glossy snowcapped giants, with Annapurna I being the highest of them all – the views are almost impossible to equal. Conquering this wilderness region and the incredible proximity of 5 of the highest mountains in the world leaves one feeling like they have to explore ever.
Mardi Himal trek is a non-challenging and most beautiful trek in the Annapurna region that offers the most scenic view of the Himalayan panorama. It is a less trek route compared to the world-famous Everest Base Camp and Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal. The trek starts from Dfhampus Phedi and end at Lwang or Anante Thanti. Every day you are fascinated by giant Himalayan ranges with an incredible landscape including much flora and fauna. It is a short trek in the Annapurna region and the trek can be extended up to Ghorepani-Poon Hill with a few additional days.