Mardi Himal Climbing – Nepal
Mardi Himal (5,587 m) lies less than 15 miles from Pokhara, and is the most southerly peak of the Annapurna range. It is the lowest and the least climbed or visited peak.
Photographs of Mardi Himal taken in 1953 by Baisl Goodfellow first drew the attention of western climbers, and the mountain received its first ascent in 1961. The first route was via the East Flank and is the only one used so far.
The mountain separates the southwest ridge of Machhapuchhare as a separate mass at right angles to the ridge and is best seen from the south. The southwest face of the mountain has three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. Its east face is separated from the Machhapuchhare ridge by a col at 5,200 meters. The normal climbing route to the summit of Mardi Himal passes through this col. The summit offers a splendid view of the Annapurna Range and the Fishtail mountain – Machhapuchhare.
The valleys and ridges south of Mardi Himal are steep and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Alpine pastures above the forest provide a good habitat for wildlife. also you can start this trip from Naya pull and famous trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill, and trek decent to chumrong,Landruk and you will have spectacular view of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna and Manaslu.poon hill is 3200m and you will have quite good acclimatization for Mardi Himal.
Day 01: Pick up from Kathmandu Airport, transfer to Hotel
Day 02: A free day in Kathmandu for the climbing prepairation
Day 03: Drive/flight to Pokhara O/N at Pokhara (915m) O/N in Hotel
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and then start trek to Pothana, overnight camping
Day 05: Trek to Forest
Day 06: Trek to Bhaisi Kharka
Day 07: Trek to Mardi Base camp
Day 08: Climb to high camp
Day 09: Summit Mardi Himal and back to base camp
Day 10: Trek back to Forest camp
Day 11: Trek to Siding village
Day 12: Trek to Mardi Pul
Day 13: Trek to Hyanja and drive out to Pokhara Over night in Hotel
Day 14: Drive or fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: A free day in Kathmandu
Day 16: Transfer to International Airport for the departure flight