Newly open off the beaten tea house trek in Annapurna region – less than 2 weeks in Nepal.
Annapurna Machhapuchhre trek – Mardi Himal trekking – least trodden trail
The Annapurna Machhapuchhre trek (Fishtail) also known as Mardi Himal trekking itinerary follows the least trodden trail away from the trekkers’ madding crowd, best known for outstanding mountain profile and to venture into the forests and the Himalayan settlements that have not felt the impact of tourism as such till now. There are newly open tea house for the accommodation on this Mardi himal trekking route which used to be fully camping earlier and this trek can be done in less than 2 weeks time from arrival to departure ex. Nepal. Thus Annapurna Macchapuchhre Mardi himal trek is suitable to those who have less time and wish to explore the off the beaten track in Nepal with the essence of exploration.
We take short drive from Pokhara to the trek starting point at Phedi to trek the Dhampus – a tradition Gurung settlement on the lap of Annapurna range. We ascend through the tradition settlements and pristine oak and rhododendron forest to alpine village with newly open tea house that afford close up dramatic scenery of sacred Mt. Machapuchare, Mardi Himal and many other peaks in the Annapurna range. The great ice fields and the blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary walls lie below us while we are walking on the ridge towards the Mardi himal. We descend from the different route to the warm valley and friendly villages on the bank of Mardi river still away from the used popular trekking routes on our way back to Pokhara and then Kathmandu to end the exhilarating trip to the Annapurna region. Thus Annapurna Mardi himal trek is one of the finest short off the beaten tea house trek in the Annapurna region.
- Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu / dinner with cultural program.
- Day 02:
Cultural tour to Buddhist stupa and Pashupatinath temple. Trek preparation.
- Day 03:
Drive to Pokhara, Annapurna trekking starting point, over night at hotel.
- Day 04:
Short drive to Annapurna foothill and trek to Dhampus.
- Day 05-08:
Trekking to High camp / An exploration day / stunning close-up views of Machapuchare, Mardi Himal and Annapurna.
- Day 09-11:
Descend down / short drive to Pokhara / time to explore the lake city.
- Day 12:
Drive to Kathmandu / PM free.
- Day 13:
Trip end / Airport departure.