October 2023- April 2024
Cost:$3990 per person twin share
Embark on an incredible Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal, an adventure that follows the long rising ridge of Mardi Himal, culminating at its summit at 5,588 meters. This trek takes you along the south-westerly slope of the iconic Mt. Machhapuchhre, famously known as Fishtail Mountain, which looms majestically over the Pokhara Valley.
Your Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal commences with a gradual journey along the foothills of the Annapurnas, offering breathtaking views of renowned peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. As you venture off the beaten path for several days, you’ll gain unique insights into the timeless way of life of the Nepalese people. Moving through lush Nepalese forests and beyond the tree line, you’ll follow the ridge to reach ‘High Camp’ at 3,620 meters. This is a crucial acclimatization point as you prepare for your ascent, all while being captivated by the awe-inspiring scenery.
- In the final stage of the trek, you will enter the wilderness territory as we go beyond 4,500 meters. Here you will get a picture-perfect view of the great ice fields and blue glaciers of Annapurna Base Camp lie below.
- You will get to experience unrivalled views of glistening snow-capped giants, with Annapurna I standing high above the rest. The view is almost impossible to equal.
- As well as spectacular views, you will enjoy a wonderful insight into the rural life of Nepal. As you through many villages, you will have ample time to take photographs and chat with the local people – who are so friendly and hospitable!
While the first legs of the trek may be gradual it is important to remember you are in the Himalayas, and that 95 per cent of the country is hilly and crisscrossed by numerous trails. There is very little flat land. But from experience, we know that if you take it slowly and walk at an even pace you should not experience any problems. Not to mention you will have your tour buddies to encourage you along the way!
Difficulty: This Mardi Himal Trek requires a moderate to high level of fitness. For more information about our tours visit our FAQs page here.
Did you know? The highest peak of Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) has never been officially climbed due to the impossibility of gaining a permit from the Nepalese Government.
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Departure: June - August 2023 - 2024
Cost: $4,500 Twin Share (enquire about our single supplement)
Cost: from AUS $2,550 twin share