The untouched Mardi Himal Trek is certainly a hidden treasure in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal trek was discovered only very recently around 2012 and instantly it got to its fame due to its impressive views and experience. This trek is undoubtedly an ideal pick for those novice trekkers who fancy experiencing trekking into the wilderness and at the same time wish to be in nature’s serenity in different to the maddening popular trekking destinations. Mardi Himal Fishtail Trek is truly a gem blessed with very dramatic scenic beauty. This epic trek is very remote, untouched by the outside world, and one of the ultimate off the beaten track that delivers you the real trekking experience into the wild. Besides a delightful walk into the time-honored lush woodland of pine, rhododendron, and bamboo it offers you a remarkable view of Mardi Himal (5,587m / 18,330 feet), the Holy Machhapuchare (Fishtail) (6,993m / 22,942 feet), Hiunchuli (6,441m / 21,131 feet) and Annapurna South (7219m / 23,684 feet).
Legend states that Colonel Jimmy Roberts in 1957 tried to climb the holy Fishtail mountain (Machhapuchare) but the authority forbade him to climb in relevance to Machhapuchare being the holy mountain. So he was authorized to climb the Mardi Himal instead.
This 11 Days classical Mardi Himal Trek is one of the most peaceful journey that gives travelers an exceptional prospect of Nepal, which is simply phenomenal. The region of Annapurna that offers so much variation in terms of hiking, trekking, and climbing, Mardi Himal trek proves to be a heaven. If by any chance you have the opportunity to trek this region around April (spring) season, you would be amazed to find yourself in a paradise-like setting with different color Rhododendron blooming and the awesome view in contrast to the flowering is mindboggling. It’s a trek that starts from tropical and leads you to the alpine within a short period of time giving you the genuine trekking experience. Mardi Himal lies to the east of Annapurna Base Campand it's designed to deliver the reconciliation that people wish for.
The beauty of Mardi Himal Trek:
This enchanting trek starts with driving to the beautiful Pokhara, “The Lake City” and the second home of the tourist. Pokhara is a naturally blessed city of Nepal situated at the lap of the Holy Fishtail mountain and the splendor of which cannot be compared. The holy Machhapuchare (Fishtail) dominates the horizon that elegantly reflects itself in the Phewa Lake with its absolute magnificence. Overnight stay at Pokhara undoubtedly makes your day with further hope of beauty and anticipation. We drive to Kande and walk to Deurali, a short walk through the forest with panoramic Annapurna range at the backdrop. As we ascend further we are enveloped more into the providence of nature with lush forest, varied species of flora and fauna, series of the waterfall, and the untouched natural abode, the sanctity of the dwelling spirits.
Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchare) dominates the entire valley that stands high with its elegance and beauty. This least explored trail is considered by many as ‘wonderland’, a dreamland far away from home that has the property and the power to spellbind anyone who arrives. After we get to the upper viewpoint for the glorifying view of the mountains that rise high above the clouds we celebrate our achievement with contentment. Soon we start heading back to the village of Lwang, the number one homestay destination of Nepal. Subsequently, we head back to Pokhara and drive back to the capital city of Kathmandu concluding our Mardi Himal Trek with contentment.
Finally, all this makes Annapurna Mardi Himal trek as one of the best short off the beaten teahouse trek in Nepal.