The Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal is a lesser-known trek that runs along the ridge just east of the Annapurna Base Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail provides panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), and Mardi Himal as, well as sweeping vistas of the Himalaya foothills and cities of Ghandruk, Chomrong, and Pokhara.
The Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal officially opened in 2012 with the lodges that provide food and accommodation. Compared to nearby treks, it is less busy, shorter, and has a more consistent ascent to its maximum elevation of 4,500 m.
The Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal is comfortably completed in 5-6 days including, transport to and from Pokhara although, most trekking companies advertise an 8-day itinerary out of Kathmandu.
The increased popularity of the trek has led to an accommodation shortage at peak times. In response, many tea houses have set up tents to accommodate the overflow. If you wish to be sure of securing a room either, call to reserve or arrive early in the day.
Most lodges have gas showers and lights provided by solar power, although some have backup generators. Prices are fixed and regulated by a committee so, they should be the same for all lodges at a single location.