Mardi Himal Trek has emerged as one of the most beautiful short treks in the Annapurna region. For a short trekking adventure, this trek offers the best in the Himalayas. This blog focuses on some interesting facts about Mardi Himal Trekking.
Mardi Himal Trek certainly has to in the list of best short trekking adventures in Nepal. It is a trek that offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna range. In addition, the adventure also offers a peaceful walking experience in natural surroundings.
Facts about Mardi Himal Trekking
Mardi Himal has been popular as a beautiful trekking destination these days. However, only fewer people would visit the region, and was one of the lesser-visited areas in the Annapurna.
Let's take a look at some interesting facts about the trek.
This trek is a short adventure in the Annapurna region, which brings wonderful Himalayan views. You can complete the trek in five days from Pokhara even when you are on an easy pace. It is possible to complete the trek even in fewer days but we recommend five days as an ideal time.
The trek is a perfect adventure for people looking for a trek in less than a week.
An Alternative for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Mardi Himal is the destination for you if you want to trek in a peaceful place. People take it as the best alternative for the popular Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna. There are only fewer trekkers in the Mardi while Ghorepani is crowded with trekkers
You will also have a more impressive view of the mountains from Mardi Himal than from Ghorepani.
The highest elevation that you reach in the Mardi Himal Trek is 4,500 meters above sea level. You start the trek from around 2,000 meters above sea level and gain 2,500 meters of altitude in three days. This elevation gain is an impressive change for a short trekking adventure.
Although you gain a huge elevation change, you do not feel it much as you will enjoy nature and the views along the trail.
Accommodation & Food
When you trek in the Mardi Himal region, you will need to stay at simple accommodation called a teahouse. We can see the number of teahouses increasing as the number of trekkers is growing every year. You can stay at comfortable teahouses during your trekking adventure in Mardi Himal.
When it comes to food, you can enjoy varieties of food options. Although you can choose to eat from options, Dal Bhat is the dominant food along the trail.
Trekking to Mardi Himal can be divided into two sections when it comes to its difficulty level. The first couple of days is easy for trekking in the mountains. You trek in the fairly easy trail that doesn't test your endurance much. However, the third and the fourth days really test the endurance of trekkers as you trek up the hill that gains elevation pretty quickly.
However, the spectacular views of the mountains and peaceful nature make the adventure feel easy.
Author: Step on Himalaya
Date: 19th January, 2022