Things To Know Before Going Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is the best choice for trekkers looking for an ‘off the beaten path’ trekking experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal. As this trek route was officially opened for trekkers in 2012 due to which it has yet to catch an eye among trek lovers.
It is one of the short and easy treks in the Annapurna region which is still fresh and unspoiled. But is highly diverse with beautiful view, culture, landscape and many more. This trek is completely worth your time.
But before you decide Mardi Himal trek as your next trekking destination, there are few things you need to know like, best season, trek difficulty, cost, etc. This article will provide some useful information that will be helpful for you to plan a perfect trek for Mardi Himal and enjoy to its fullest.
Best SeasonTo Go For Mardi Himal Trek
The weather around the Himalayas doesn’t remain stable for a long time. But according to the weather report and past experience of trekkers, the best season to go for Mardi Himal trek is Autumn (Mid-September – Early December)and Spring (March-May).During this season, the weather is sunny and clear and you can get a beautiful view of Himalaya Ranges. It also makes trekking easy and enjoyable.
Though there is not any rigid time for Mardi Himal trek, you can travel throughout the year the decision is yours. But you need to know a few things like,during winter (December – January) the temperature gets very cold and the heavy snow will make the trek difficult. And sometime due to heavy snowfall the passes may get closed.
Pre-monsoon (May to June) is also a good time to trek, you can observe a beautifuland colorful blooming flower. The beauty of wildflowers will make the trek worth it. But the temperature is quite hot during this time.
And it better not to go for the trek during June to Mid-September, as it’s monsoon time and heavy rainfall will make the trek difficult and spoil your trek.You won’t be able to enjoy your trek to its best.
How Difficulty Is Mardi Himal Trek?
The Mardi Himal trek is a Moderate grade trek in Annapurna region. The route of this trek is very easy and short. If you are physically fit and your health condition is good, you don’t have to worry about the trek.
The path of Mardi Himal trek will start to gain altitude as you walk and reaches its max height at Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m).If you aregood with high altitude and lower oxygen density situation, it will make this trek even easier.
The narrow path and steep slope between high camp to the base camp can be challenging and tiring one. And the path back down to the high camp from base camp has decent steep, but again trekkers with knee problem can face a tough situation during this part.
What Are The Chances Of Altitude Sickness?
While trekking in high altitude some people have altitude Sickness. But duringMardi Himal trek trekkers won’t have to trek at a high altitude for very long. Due to which there is very less risk of altitude sickness. However, it is better to be aware of altitude sickness.
If you have altitude sickness problem, you need to avoid quick walking during the trek. Enjoy the beauty of the forest, Himalaya range and walk slowly. To avoid altitude sickness, you should always stay hydrated.
Major Highlights OfThe Trek
When it comes to short and beautiful trek in Nepal, Mardi Himal trek is always the best choice. As this trek is not popular as other treks in the Annapurna region due to which its fresh and unspoiled. It’s also a less crowded trek which makes easier to trek and enjoy the beauty of Annapurna and Lamjung Himalayan range.
During this trek, you can observe a beautiful view of rhododendron, pine, and juniper forest and also enjoy a diverse lifestyle, culture, and tradition. The hospitality by people of local ethnic groups will totally amaze you.
These are the major things that will help you get a summary of Mardi Himal trek and decide on your own. Regarding the duration and price of the trek, it varies according to the travel agency, you will normally get a package from 5-8 days and the price will be charged accordingly.