Mardi Himal peak climbing is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwesterly lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare, the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara. As we shall soon see from a closer and more westerly vantage point, the mountain hold win peak – thus its name, Machhapuchhare, which is English means “Fish tail”. Machhapuchhare is the most southerly high point of the Annapurna Massif, the awesomely majestic grouping of mountains in the central Himalaya that includes 5 of the 12 highest mountains in the world – all at close of very close quarters to our route. An eight-day hiking through the forest and on above the tree line and on up to from our high altitude camp at 4,100 m. from where there are the most amazing close quarter’s views of all.
Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) mountain is holy mountain and no one allow to climb. No permits for climbing. So, climbing Mardi Himal (5587m), makes great exploration of Fish Tail as well as Mardi Himal and it’s neighbouring mountains peaks.
Now descending first through the forest, a different route takes us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola, the torrent that has been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from all the much-used trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the moods of the warm valleys and the friendly villages. Here, as we make our way along the bank of the Mardi Khola from the hill- side village of siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the “interesting” bridges, there is no doubt this indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside.
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Mardi Himal is the most southerly peak of the Annapurna range. It is the lowest and least climbed peak. The photograph of the Mardi Himal (in the foreground) was taken in 1953 by Baisl Goodfellow and it drew the attention of western climbers. The first ascent of Mardi Himal was in 1961. The first route was via the east flank and it is the only one used so far. Mardi Himal separates the southwest ridge of fishtail as a separate mass at right angles to the ridge and it 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 fishtail ridge by a col at 5200m.
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
Outline Itinerary: Mardi Himal Peak Climbing
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet with Nature Trail representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing about Trekking and Peak Climbing.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/6-7hours by A/C Tourist Bus and transfer to Hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Mardi Pul 1000m/2hours and trek to Ghachok 1254m/3-4hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Trek from Ghachok to Dhiprang 1440m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Trek from Dhiprang to Chichemle Kharka 2645m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Trek from Chichemle Kharka to Khumai Danda 3245m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Trek from Khumai Danda to Korchon 3682m/4-5hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Exploration Day, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Trek from Korchon to Mardi Himal Base Camp South 4120m/6-7hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Climb from Base Camp to High Camp 5120m/6-7hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Summit to Mardi Himal 5553m and back to Base Camp 4120m/7-8hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Reserve day for climbing just incase of weather change or required extra acclimatisation day.
Day 13: Trek from Base Camp to Meshrom Kharka 2960m/6-7hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek from Meshrom Kharka to Takru 1450m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek from Takru to Lwang 1460m/6-7hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Trek from Lwang to Lachok 1160m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Trek from Lachok to Mardi Pul and drive back to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel.
Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 1300m/6-7hours by A/C Tourist Bus and transfer to Hotel.
Day 19: After breakfast Nature Trail drive to airport for final departure.
Peak Climbing Information:
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has categorized 33 climbing peaks 2 different groups ‘A’ and ‘B’ which are given below. Please check the related fee accordingly.
In exercise of the powers conferred by Nepal Government (NPG). Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has made the following rules to be observed for the climbing of the peaks of Nepal Himalaya as listed in Appendix “1” These rules will come force at once.
Payment of Fee:
1 – 4 Persons: USD 350
5 – 8 Persons: USD 350 – Additional Cost USD 40 Per Person
9 -12 Persons: USD 510 – Additional Cost USD 25 Per Person
Garbage Deposite (Refundable):
USD 250 (Group Deposite)
Protection of Environments:
Base camp and other camps will be left perfectly clean at the conclusion of the climb. No foreign materials such as fix ropes, pitons etc. shall be left on the mountain. All rubbish and waste material must be burnt or otherwise disposed off.
Revision of the Regulation:
Any article of this regulation may be revised or amended by NMA with prior permission of Nepal Governmen