HIMAL Mardi Himal is the name of the long rising ridge and its
summit, 5,588m (18,500ft.), that forms the southwesterly slope of
Mt. Machhapuchare, immediately below it's sheer south face.
Machhapuchare, which towers majestically over the Pokhara Valley,
is best known as Fishtail Mountain because of its twin peaks that
mirrors the image of a fish tail. It is superbly beautiful and is
considered sacred, so no permits as of yet have been issued to
climb this mountain.
The ridge, mostly grassy and sometimes under snow, takes us up to
'High camp', 3,620m (13,550 Ft.), where a second consecutive
afternoon is spent acclimatizing while awestruck with views.
Annapurna South seems near enough to throw a rock at and
Machhapuchare close enough to touch. Finally, upon reaching 5,000
meters or more, the great ice fields and blue glaciers of the
Sanctuary Wall lie below. Around us, in an arc from horizon to
horizon, (from Dhaulagiri to the Ganesh Himal), are a dozen or
more glistening snow-bound giants, with Annapurna I, highest of
all, beyond. You are standing on a spot that has been your
constant aim for days now, a place, a time, a view that is almost
impossible to equal- and you've earned it!
Destination : .. ..
Duration : 15 Days
3 Nights In Kathmandu
Duration of Trek : 6 Days