Total Days
16 days trip 12 days trekking Climbing Mardi Himal 4 night hotel in Kathmandu
Trek cost
$ 1215
Maximum elevation
5, 587m. / 18,325ft.

Less than fifteen 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 south-west flank of Machhapuchhare. Mardi Himal is the lowest and perhaps least climbed or visited of the trekking peaks.

Once again it was Col. Jimmy Roberts who, with two Sherpas, climbed to the summit by a route on its East Flank in 1961. The normal route of ascent reaches a col from a glaciated amphitheatre that rises above a hidden plateau; the 'Other Sanctuary', as Roberts calls it. Although another route has been made on the south-West Face, Roberts' route is the only recorded line and the one used on most subsequent ascents.

Obviously, the peak has commanding view of the Annapurna ranges and undoubtedly a spectacular one of Machhapuchhare the "Himalayan Matterhorn," better known as Fish Tail Peak. Few

Climbing Area
Mera Peak
Kwangde Ri
Lobuje East
Kusum Kangru
Imja Tse " Island Peak "
Khongma Tse
Chulu West
Chulu East
Singu Chuli ("Fluted Peak")
Tharpu Chuli "Tent Peak"
Mardi Himal
Paldor Peak
Ganjala Chuli

westerners visit the valleys and ridges south of Mardi Himal. They are steep sided and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Above the forest high alpine pastures provide good grazing and a habitat for undisturbed wildlife. Despite it lowly altitude the mountain obviously has a great deal of potential for those interested in small-scale exploratory mountaineering and the ridges, already mentioned, present obvious climbing challenges at a reasonable standard

Day 01 :
Arrive in kathmandu.
Day 02 : Briefing and In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to pokhar.
Day 14 : Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 15 : Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 16 : Departure day.

Participation: A minimum of 2 participants is required.