Mardi Himal Peak Climbing In Nepal (5,587m/18,325ft) Mardi Himal climbs in the Annapurna Himal area. Mardi Himal Expediton can be combined with trekking in the Annapurna Area in Nepal.
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 southwest 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 southwest 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 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.
Mardi Himal Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02 Sight seeing in kathmandu Valley
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04 Pokhara to Lamachour (9,90m)
Day 05 Lamachour to Lhachok (1000m)
Day 06 Lhachok to Lalghar Kharka (1500m)
Day 07 Lalghar Kharka to Juction Kharka (2300m)
Day 08 Juction Kharka to Kumai (3050m)
Day 09 Kumai to Korchen (3682m)
Day 10 Korchen to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4120m)
Day 11 Mardi Himal Base Camp to High Camp (4660m)
Day 12 Rest day at High camp II for acclimatization
Day 13 High Camp I to High Camp II (5120m)
Day 14 High Camp II to Summit Mardi Himal (5587m)
Day 15 High camp II to Korchen (3682m)
Day 16 Korchen to Junction (2300m)
Day 17 Junction to Kangmang (1100m)
Day 18 Kangmang to Pokhara
Day 19 Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 20 Free day at Kathmandu
Day 21 Departure you destination