Mardi Himal Climbing

Mardi Himal ClimbingLess 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 south-west flank of Machhapuchhare. 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 amphitheater that rises above a hidden plateau; the 'Other Sanctuary', as Roberts calls it. Although another route has been made on the south-West 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.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure
Day 02: Day at leisure/Hotel
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara (850m)
Day 04: Pokhara to Phedi by car, Phedi to Dhampus trek (1600m)
Day 05: Dhampus to Machhapuchre forest
Day 06: Camp at 2250m
Day 07: Camp at 3400m
Day 08: Camp at 4100m
Day 09: Camp at 4600m
Day 10: To summit at (5587m) and back to low camp (4100m)
Day 11: Camp at Near to Mardi River (2800m)
Day 12: Trek to PKR, drive to hotel/Hotel
Day 13: Drive or fly to Kathmandu (1350m)/Hotel
Day 14: Free day at Kathmandu/farewell dinner/Hotel
Day 15: Drive to Airport for Return flight

The cost includes the following services:

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Transport by bus
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Tent stay
  • Conservation permit
  • Royalty of Mardi Himal
  • Equipment of climbing guide
  • Insured-equipped guide
  • Insured-equipped porter

Cost does not include:

  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Drinks and bar Bill
  • Tipping
  • Personal insurance
  • Airport departure tax
  • Other things not mentioned



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