The Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden jewel East of one of the most famous treks in the Annapurna Conservation Area. As this trail has only recently been opened, few trekkers have found their way to
Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is spectacularly located at the foot of the Mardi Himal and the impressive Machhapuchhre, also known as Fish Tail. This trek takes you to the closest possible point
to the Fish Tail summit. This mountain has never been climbed because of its sacred status both to Buddhists and Hinduists. The trek leads on narrow paths through enchanting rhododendron forests
until you leave the forest behind at an altitude of about 3,300m. The landscape changes abruptly and becomes a rugged high mountain landscape with impressive views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre,
Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. From High Camp (3,580m; some maps indicate the altitude of 3,900m) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp within 3-4 hours. If the weather is good, breathtaking
views of the whole Annapurna mountain range will fascinate your heart from there. In the villages of Siding and Lwang you can get to know the traditional way of life of the Nepalese rural
population. Lwang is famous for its organic tea plantations, stone roads and great mountain views. Along the whole route there are simple guest houses and possibilities to stay overnight with the
local people. There is a high possibility to meet few other trekkers on this remote route.