This trek offers the opportunity to escape Nepal’s tourist trails to venture in to the deep forests and roam the high alpine pastures that flank the Annapurna ranges. The emphasis of the trek is on the forest at Machhapuchhre himal and wilderness zone of these mountain . Some village are visited on the last days of the trek and these receive few visitors and retain much of their traditional charm.
There is an essence of exploration on this trek. The trails we follow are not well used and sometimes hard to identify. Sometimes shepherds and pilgrims pass by. Our Annapurna Machapuchare trek is designed to provide outstanding mountain views. and to get away from the tea-house trails and into the forests and villages that have not felt the impact of tourism.
Mardi Himal is a mountain with a height of 5587 m in the Annapurna area in Nepal .
The Mardi Himal mountain is less than 20 km north of Pokhara in Nepal. It is the southernmost summit of the Annapurna Mountains. The photos taken in 1953 by the Englishman Basil Goodfellow caused the mountain to be “discovered”. The first ascent was in 1961, via the east wall. This is the most used route so far. Attempts to climb via the south wall have so far failed.
The mountain lies in the extension of the south-west bone of its “big brother” Machhapuchhare and is most visible from the south. The south-western wall has three distinct rock boulders with hanging glaciersin between . The east wall is separated from the Machhapuchhare ridge by a pass at 5200 meters. The most common climbing route is via this pass. The summit offers the most beautiful view of the Machhapuchhare and other peaks of the Annapurna massif.
The valleys and ridges at the foot of the Mardi Himal are steep and heavily overgrown with bamboo and rhododendrons .