Introduction: Trek & climb of Mardi Himal at 5.555 meters also known as the four fives peaks situated in the hidden corners of other side of the Annapurna Sanctuary, let Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions show you the magic of Himalaya around the Annapurna region with breathtaking scenery of the surrounding landscapes and tall mountains of Annapurna I A South and Huinchuli peak, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, A II, A IV , Lamjung Himal and towards east the Manaslu range of mountains, Mardi Himal located just beneath the towering Mt.Macchhapuchere Approximately 15 miles north of Pokhara, as the crow flies, this mountain is the most southerly of the Annapurna range. From some viewpoints it seems little more than an outlier on the southwest flank of Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail).
Mardi Himal is the lowest and least climbed and visited of all the trekking peaks in Nepal. As it is lowly altitude the mountain obviously has a great deal of potential for those interested in small scale exploratory climbing and the ridges will certainly present climbing challenges at a reasonable standard. Great Adventure professional guides will lead and support you all the way to the top summit of Mardi Himal at 5,555 meters.
This rarely visited area provides a tough trek isolated from the teahouses and lodges, which dominate most of the trekking in and around the Annapurna Range.
So, this will be an exciting adventure to Mardi Himal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions in this isolated region within Annapurna range.
Note on Mardi Himal climb:
Western mountaineers first noticed this mountain by the photographs of Basil Good fellow, taken in 1953. It was climbed to its summit by a route on its east flank by Jimmy Roberts with two Sherpa. As seen from the south, Mardi Himal terminated the Southwest ridge of Mt. Machhapuchare as a distinct and separate mass, at right angles to that ridge. On Mardi Himal’s South West Face are three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. It is the most southerly of these is said to have been climbed, but no such details has been recorded. Mardi Himal’s East Face is separated from Mt. Machhapuchare ridge by a col (circa 5,200m/17,060ft). The normal route of ascent reaches this col from glaciated amphitheatre that rises above a hidden plateau, also known as ‘Other Sanctuary’. The trail to base camp is short and sharp on ill-defined trails that would be particularly difficult in wet and snowy conditions.
Trip highlights: “Isolated area, other side of Annapurna sanctuary, traditional l villages, remote local culture, breathtaking scenery of snow top peaks, landscape, hills and valleys on the hidden rail, enchanting forests, beneath the staggering majestic Mt.Macchhapuchere.”
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Half day Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara,
Day 4: Trek to Gyachok
Day 5: Trek to Sano Khoban (1,600m).
Day 6: Trek to Pipa (3,150m).
Day 7: Acclimatization day.
Day 8: Trek to Thulo Kharka (4,120m).
Day 9: Trek to Base Camp (4,100m).
Day 10: Acclimatization day.
Day 11: Climb to High Camp (4,650m).
Day 12: Climb Mardi Himal (5,555m).
Day 13: Trek to Korchon (3,680m).
Day 14: Trek to Riban (1,780m).
Day 15: Trek to Hyenja, drive to Pokhara.
Day 16: Return flight to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Rest day at Kathmandu
Day 18: Final departure