The trail led by small paths through rhododendron forests. Similarly, the landscape changes quite abruptly into a rough high mountain landscape. The trail features the best and most amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. From High Camp (3580 m), you can climb in about 3-4 hours to Mardi Himal Base camp, which offers spectacular close-up views of the entire Annapurna Range.
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Drive to Phedi from Pokhara. Trek uphill to Dhampus village. Stop for lunch. Trek to Deurali through the forest area and have a panoramic view of Mt. Fishtail and other surrounding peaks of the Annapurna Region. Stay overnight at Pothana.
Trek to forest camp. We follow the ridge all the time and watch views of Modi Khola valley on the left, and Mardi Khola on the right. We get a closer view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal. It is a quiet trail along the forest of rhododendron and pine trees. Overnight at Forest Camp (Kokar) Kokar, a local name, will have a homestay for the night.
Trek to High Camp early in the morning via a dense forest of rhododendron. On the way, we stop for quick lunch at Low Camp. The view from Low Camp is superb, with Mt. Machhapuchchhre visible up the valley. Then we move forward to High Camp. Overnight stay at a guest house.
Trek around and exploration of Mardi Himal Base Camp/ Upper View Point. Great view of Annapurna Sanctuary, Hiunchuli, and Mt. Fishtail (Machapuchchhre) Base Camp and. Return back to Low Camp for Night’s Stay.
Trek downhill to Siddhing Village. This place has a rich habitat of Himalayan Langoor, Barking Deer, Black Bear, and many varieties of pheasants like Danphe and Munal. This is not the route we climbed up, so we made a circuit.