Mt. Mardi Trek : Mardi Mountain known by foreigners before Nepalis!


Mardi trek to the base camp of Mardi Himal, which was formally started in 2012, has become very popular among those trying to take a short trek in the last few years. Mardi Himal can be seen under Machhapuchhre. The Mardi footpath, which can be reached in just two days from Pokhara without being a tourist, may be the right choice for those who want to travel a short distance.The trek can be reached by car from Kaski’s Kande or Dhampus to a place called Pitam Deurali. 14 different mountains are also visible.

Mardi Himal  Trek is a short-term adventure destination. It is also a mountain known to foreigners before Nepalis. The trekking has started as an alternative route after many trekking routes in Annapurna area fell on the Chepuwa of the road. The trekking route was identified and promoted before 2011 with the help of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAN) Western Chapter and locals.

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Mardi Trek

The main feature of this Mardi Trek is to be able to walk at an altitude of four thousand six hundred meters in a short period of time.
From Pokhara, one can reach Pothana, Pitam Deurali, Kokar (Forest Camp), Humal (Low Camp), High Camp, Siding and Mardi Bridge and return to Pokhara. Mainly Gurungs, Tamangs, Vahuns, Kshatriyas and Dalits live in this area. Interviews with Tamang culture can be done in Siding. The Mardi Himal trek can be completed in a week from Pokhara.

The trekking in the area was calm, clean and gave a new experience as very few people walked there. Traditional villages, Pokhara can be seen at close range, Machhapuchche and Dhaulagiri can be seen from many mountains, Laligura and wild animals and birds including scarecrows are present on this route. Sheep and buffalo rearing can be seen even at an altitude of over 4,000 meters under this trekking route.Mardi Trek

 Mardi Trek -Notes Nepal
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Mardi Himal Trek is a short-term adventure destination. It is also a mountain known to foreigners before Nepalis. The trekking has started as an alternative route after many trekking routes in Annapurna area fell on the Chepuwa of the road. The trekking route was identified and promoted before 2011 with the help of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAN) Western Chapter and locals.

The main feature of this route is to be able to walk at an altitude of four thousand six hundred meters in a short period of time.
From Pokhara, one can reach Pothana, Pitam Deurali, Kokar (Forest Camp), Humal (Low Camp), High Camp, Siding and Mardi Bridge and return to Pokhara. Mainly Gurungs, Tamangs, Vahuns, Kshatriyas and Dalits live in this area. Interviews with Tamang culture can be done in Siding. The Mardi Himal trek can be completed in a week from Pokhara.

The Mardi Himal trek has been popular lately as it is attractive, beautiful and adventurous, full of biodiversity and natural beauty. Months like Chait, Vaishakh, Mansir, Pus and Magh are considered good for this trek. He said that this trekking route has become the best option to prolong the stay of tourists coming to Pokhara for a few days. Mardi Trek.

From the place where the trek starts, you can see different types of flowers including Guran in the spring. The beauty of the blooming flowers and the chirping of the birds make the atmosphere very modest. Especially when you start the journey, especially at this time, you can see the pink gurans, but when you go up the hill, you get dark red gurans. They like to go on this trip.

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Mt. Mardi

As it is difficult to reach the Mardi base camp at 45,000 meters in this season, it is better for non-experienced travelers to travel to the viewpoint or highpoint (3550 meters) at 42,000 meters. Once there, the stumbling blocks in front of your eyes can be exhausting. This trek can be a ‘conscious choice’ for travelers who want to get close to the mountains on the third morning of their journey.

The trekking route to Annapurna base camp, Ghandruk-Ghorepani trek, Machhapuchche model trek and seven districts of western Nepal can also be seen. The area, which used to have an organized camping trek, has recently included a tea house trek with accommodation.
The high camp at the foot of Mardi Himal Trek, which is 5,587 meters high, is at an altitude of 4,100 meters. From here the hikers hike up to an additional five hundred meters.

Mesi Mardi became famous in the West in 1953 when the British citizen Vassil Goodfellow took a picture of Mount Mardi. Jimmy Roberts, along with two Sherpas, climbed the mountain for the first time in 1961, eight years later. A Japanese national lost his life while trekking in Mardi Himal Trek . Earlier, a student studying at Manipal Kajal died during the same journey.

On the first night of the trip, most people choose low camp (2970 m) to stay. The largest fish tail can be seen from the low camp. Cheap accommodation is available at all the hotels on the way from here to High Camp. The ‘menu’ for both locals and foreigners seems to be relatively expensive. For those traveling through Kaski’s Dhampus or Kaande, the trek from Siding, known as Kaski’s last village, is short and easy. The jeep reaches Pokhara in two hours from Siding.

Mardi Himal  Trek is a short-term adventure destination. It is also a mountain known to foreigners before Nepalis. The trekking has started as an alternative route after many trekking routes in Annapurna area fell on the Chepuwa of the road. The trekking route was identified and promoted before 2011 with the help of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAN) Western Chapter and locals.

A mountain range standing in front of the eyes as if it could be held by hand. It is a pleasure to see the snow-capped white mountains, green forests, beautiful hills and settlements. Such an opportunity is available only to those who trek to Mardi Himal.
More than half a dozen mountains including Mardi, Annapurna South, Himachuli, Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Gandharva Chuli, including Kumari Machhapuchhe, can be seen from the same trip.

The number of people marching in different organizations and groups is the same now. The Ultra Marathon World Cup held here two months ago has also made it known in the international arena. Due to the lack of access to road transport so far, it has become the choice of internal and external tourists.

It has been developed as a Mardi Himal Trek  trekking route as the base camp of Mardi Himal near Kumari Machhapuchhe can be reached without climbing till now. Kalimati and Siding can be reached by jeepney through Ghalel of Machhapuchhe village municipality which is 22 km away from Pokhara. From there, you can climb the hill through the forest and reach the low camp located at an altitude of 2,970 meters.

Tourists reach Low Camp via Pothana, Australian Camp, Pritam Deurali and Forest Camp from Machhapuchhe’s Dhampus and Annapurna. From Low Camp, you can reach Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of 4,500 meters via Badaldanda, High Camp and View Point.Mardi Trek

From the view point, you can see more than half a dozen mountains, including the Pokhara Valley.

Most of the tourists reach Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to Pokhara via Ghalel, Canoning and Lwang, known as the Tea Village.

Five or six years ago, this route was anonymous. It is difficult to keep tourists even in the main season during the last two-three years due to the difficulty of seeing tourists, while the number of tourists is high even at other times. The number of Nepalis is the same as that of foreigners.

With the increase in the number of tourists, except for those who have already booked in advance, others have been suffering due to lack of adequate infrastructure in the main season.

Shiva Prasad Bhandari, a member of the Mountaineering Management Committee, which has been operating Mardi Himal Eco Village in Machhapuchhe Gaonpalika-8, Kalimati for the past five years, says that the tourist crowd can be stopped in the main season for the last two years.

It is believed that new hotels and restaurants are being added in other places along the trekking route. It attracts young and old alike, even for short distances. As it can be completed in a short period of time, it has attracted even those who have a busy diary. Some tourists reach Kalimati in a jeep and return from there after seeing the scenery of the mountain range.The tourism entrepreneurs have demanded that Mardi Himal should be developed as a trekking route at a time when the popular trekking routes including Annapurna, Ghandruk and Ghorepani are causing inconvenience to the pedestrians.

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