Mardi Himal Trek and Chitwan Jungle Safari - 11 Days

Mardi Himal Trek and Chitwan Jungle Safari
At a Glance
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 3900 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport
  • Explore the less-traveled trail of the Annapurna region.
  • Pass through dense forests, traditional settlements, and diverse landscapes on the way.
  • Witness the close-up view of Mount Machapuchre and Mardi Himal, along with the rest of the Annapurna mountain range.
  • Explore the home to unique ecological diversity, the UNESCO world’s heritage site, and Chitwan National Park.
  • Witness and experience the ethnic Tharu culture and lifestyle.

Looking for a new adventure? Come join us for this beautiful trip to the base camp of Mardi Himal, a hidden gem of Nepal, along with the jungle safari in Chitwan. This perfect package gives a golden opportunity to experience trekking in the Himalayas as well as to get closer to the wild animals in their natural terrain (all in one). Escaping away from the hustling and bustling areas, this trip also rewards the amazing scenery of Annapurna ranges, cultures, nature, wildlife, lifestyles, etc.

Mardi Himal is a short and relatively easy trek that starts from Kathmandu. This takes you to the charming city of Pokhara and lets you be amazed by the natural beauty, then to Kande, from where the adventure begins. Following the least-trodden trail away from huge crowds gives an immense opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Annapurna region. The peaceful trail passes through the blooming rhododendron forests, oak forests, charming villages, and unspoiled terrain with astounding close views of Macchapuchre (6993 m) and takes you as high as the Mardi Himal base camp (4100 m). Get closer to the magnificent scenery of the incredible Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8163m), Mt. Machhapuchre (6991m), Mt. Huinchuli (6441m) and Mardi Himal (5588m). The rich culture of this region provides a unique experience and presents a way of living every day in the Himalayas. As well, the region is also home to extremely unique natural biomes of ecological diversity, such as spotting Danphe, Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, snow leopard, and many others. Furthermore, the trip continues to the UNESCO World’s Heritage Site Chitwan National Park for adventurous and thrilling activities including elephant safaris, jungle walks, bird watching, canoeing rides, and jeep safaris. Throughout this activity, you will see the best animal sights, such as one-horned rhinos, sloths, deer, Bengal tigers, colorful birds, Gharials and many others. 

In addition, the Tharu culture adds more charm to this trip, and at the same time, you can have a unique experience of Nepalese lifestyles to adore forever.


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     As you arrive at the airport the representatives of the company will be there to welcome you to the city of temples and the country of the Himalayas. You will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu and there will be a short briefing about the trip. In the evening you can roam around the marketplaces on your own. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel

      Today you will be transferred to the famous tourist hub of Nepal, Pokhara. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Prithivi highway witnessing the views of thundering rivers, green hills, traditional houses and a glimpse of glittering mountains. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel take a rest, or also you can stroll around the lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara hotel

        Take a short drive to Kande, starting point of this trek. From there you can see some clear views of the Himalayas. The trail further passes through the rhododendron forests, and villages then finally to the mountain pass Deurali. Get the panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges. Stay overnight at teahouses in Deurali. Overnight in teahouse.

          Today, you’ll be heading to a low camp invigorating through the lush green forests of oak, maple, hemlock, rhododendron, flora and fauna. A glimpse of the Himalayas is always with you all the way to Low Camp. Get closer yourself to the clear blue sky with a perspective on the layer of the Himalayan lower region and clearing valleys toward the south. If you are lucky you may get a chance to see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Snow leopards and many others. As you reached the low cap you will be so close to the stunning Mt. Machhapuchre. Overnight in teahouse

            The trail leads you to the High camp walking uphill alongside the rivers and passes through the magnificent moss-covered trees in classic cloud forests with swirling mist. The area mostly consists of shrubs with confined rhododendron trees also there may see the beautiful bird Danphe along the trail. As you reach the higher altitude the grassland terrain is becoming wet with snow. Annapurna South seems near enough to almost touch. The views of the Annapurna ranges are amazing and so close to the high camp. Overnight in teahouse

              Wake early in the morning to observe the astonishing sunrise views over the Annapurna ranges. After then embarking on the adventure to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, the trail is more difficult than other days with a steep climb and long hours of walking. At some points, the trail becomes more vertiginous with bumpy and steep rocky steps. After the hardest trail, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the entire Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges.  Mainly the tall Mardi Himal is standing right in front of you and with other peaks you’re surrounded by Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Baraha Shikhar, and Macchapuchre. After spending enough time in the base camp descend back to the High camp and stay overnight.

                Enjoy the close views of snow-capped mountains and sunrise before heading to Siddhing village. Retrace your steps and follow a steep descent to low camp from where the trail takes you to the forest and then to Mardi Khola.  After walking along with the green forests and the glimmering river you will reach the beautiful village Siding. Then take a scenic drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara hotel.

                  As the journey heads to another destination Chitwan with a scenic drive through the green hills, Nepalese settlements and a glimpse of the Himalayas. Upon reaching check-in hotel take a rest after a long drive then in the evening make your way to Tharu village for exploration followed by the elephant breeding center with a sunset view over Rapti River. As you are in the village they welcome you and present a cultural Tharu dance. Along with experiencing their culture, traditions and lifestyles. Overnight in Chitwan hotel.

                    Chitwan National Park, the first National Park of Nepal enlisted as a UNESCO world heritage site where thrilling activities can be done provides a great experience with wildlife. The day starts as you mount an elephant for a jungle safari; it is an exciting and must-do activity in Chitwan. Spot archaic rhinos, trundling elephants, deer, beautifully colored birds, macaque monkeys, wild cats, leopards, Langur and Royal Bengal tigers etc. Then, visit the elephant stables and take a bath with an elephant in Rapti River. After that head canoeing, enjoy the views and witness crocodiles and Gharials resting at the river beds and water birds. A short walk into the jungle for bird watching, spot the variety of birds. Behold the wild lives in their natural habitat during this jungle safari. After experiencing all the activities you will be transferred back to the hotel overnight. 

                      With enough memories on your bag packs head back to Kathmandu with a scenic drive of about 7hrs. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the hills, terraced fields, highway ships and rustling Trishuli River. Upon reaching, you will be transferred to your hotel. In your Leisure time, you can wander on your own in the Thamel areas. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.

                        On the last day of the trip, today you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport 3hrs before your scheduled flight. 

                        Cost Details

                        Cost Includes
                        • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
                        • 3 standard meals a day during the trek and in Chitwan
                        • 2 nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
                        • 2 nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
                        • 2 nights' accommodation with full board at a 3-star category hotel in Chitwan
                        • Kathmandu to Chitwan to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. (options private car at extra cost) (Round way)
                        • All the activities as per the itinerary such as sightseeing in Pokhara and Chitwan jungle safari and more
                        • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
                        • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the trip.
                        • Porter services during a trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers).
                        • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
                        • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
                        • Required Annapurna National Park Permit fee and TIMS Fee
                        • First aid medicine kit
                        • Farewell dinner with cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
                        • Government taxes & office service charge
                        Cost Excludes
                        • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
                        • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
                        • Alcoholic drinks and any other beverages.
                        • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
                        • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
                        • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
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