The Mardi Trek

Planning a short holiday in Nepal? Or do you feel the adrenaline rush for a real mountain thrill??  I’ve the perfect travel destination for you that is not just a surprise but also a place that makes you feel like HOME , the  ‘HIMALAYAN-MARDI TREK!!’ MARDI TREK, opened up for travelers from 2012. It is a new trail around ANNAPURANA. It’s a great travelling experience, with comfortable lodgings, an amalgam of Rhododendron forests, high hills and amazing mountain views. So, here I share the 4 days and 5 nights travel journey with my colleagues and a wonderful moment of my life,  the “hidden trail treasure”. The journey to  Mardi started on a bus  from the Baglung Bus Park, Pokhara towards  Lumle, through the beautiful paddy fields of Hemja, the speedy turns, high bumpers and riversides. High up in the hills is Kade, the  place with recorded the most rainfall in a year.  Few hotels serve hot tea made from their own produce and cookies to warm up before the beginning of the trail.  This is where the  foot trail starts. After  an hour walk through the tropical jungle, villages, steep paths, we reach the  Australian Base Camp. The paved ways, the beautiful Marigolds in front of the houses, and hospitality of the  people were are few reasons to pause our hike and relax our fatigued limbs. The destination ahead , Pothana offered the easy walk with stone stairs for about 1 and half hour in the forest with some rest stops on the way. With  a Tourist information center, hotels with delicious menu  and friendly locals to interact with, we got some few trekking questions answered and a motive to walk with adventure in our heads. Getting the relevant maps...