Mardi Himal Trek
Though Pokhara is the city of Nepal which experiences rain the most, Mardi Himal Trek can be trekked during the summer/monsoon season too.
Mardi Himal Trek is a short trek starting from Pokhara. This trek is a great way to get a taste of Nepal's mountains for people with limited time. It encompases breathtakingly gorgeous forests along with Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, and Mardi Himal.
The Mardi Himal walk is located just east of the Annapurna Base Camp. Being an easy trek, yet it provides you a very authentic trekking feel. The trail covers various rhododendron trees up to 3,300 meters. Then it transforms into a mountainous landscape with Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. The highest point of the trail is 3,580m in Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail offers an amazing view of the Annapurna Massif from the Base Camp. You can further hike up to High camp which is around 2 hours away.
Though Mardi Himal lies in the most rainfall area of Nepal, you can still go on this trek in Summer. The trail is the best destination to escape from hot Summer and enjoy nature.
As you will follow a solid trail, there’s near to no chance of Landslide. The rain only starts after mid day, so you will find zero hassle in trekking. Likewise, in Summer, you will find waterfalls and numerous swamp vegetations. Rare migratory birds, colorful funguses along with sprouting greenery can also be seen during this time of the year.
Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek
- View of Mardi Himal along with other mountain ranges
- Closest viewpoint of Machapuchare
- Beautiful view of landscapes, mountains and rivers at a same time
- See various Migratory Birds
- Walk through dense Rhododendron Forest
- Fungus and hydroponic vegetation
- Shortest trail to reach up to the base camp of mountain in Nepal
Humid jungle of Mardi Himal will save you from the hot sun. Though it hails rarely, you will face zero difficulty if you gear up properly. Rather than going for a beach party, this summer you should opt out for Mardi Himal trek. Not only in Summer, the trail is open throughout the year. So you can go trekking on this trail whenever you wish to feel lost in nature.