Nepal Cultural Safari Trip – 8 Days
Riding an elephant through the silent jungle catching wildlife by surprise; it will be one of your most enduring experiences in Nepal. The jungles in the southern and south-western parts of Nepal are only a half hour to an hour’s flight away. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are home to an incredible variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. The former is recognized as the best preserved conservation area in all Asia with a fascinating range of wildlife roaming free. With their natural habitat well preserved the animals are thriving. Among these are some endangered species: the Greater one-horned rhinoceros and the most sought after Royal Bengal tiger. Many safari lodges in Chitwan and Bardia provide excellent accommodation and facilities for guests to enjoy wildlife activities. See wildlife up-close on an elephant safari or a jeep drive, a boat ride or nature walk under the guidance of expert naturalist with years of experience. Each trip is unique as one never knows what will show up: a bear; a herd of deer; a flock of peacocks; Langur monkeys on treetops; or a pair of rhinos. Some lucky guests get to see the elusive tiger prowling among the tall grass. Away from the noise and distractions of city life, there is unbelievable peace in the middle of a jungle listening to bird calls and animal sounds. Surrounded by greenery and filled with natural sounds, the mind relaxes and one finds peace in the wilderness. It’s an experience of a lifetime.
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Chitwan
Day 04 : Chitwan Jungle Safari
Day 05 : Chtwan Jungle Safari
Day 06 : Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 07 : Visit Bhaktapur
Day 08 : Transfer to the airport and departure
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath and Patan: start our tour visiting a magnificent Buddhist stupa called Swoyambunath followed by a true open air museum called Patan with its pagodas, temples, & monasteries.
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Chitwan: a scenic drive to Chitwan for about 5 hours.
14:00: Lunch, then two hours free time.
16:00: Tour of a Tharu village and museum. Sunset point for a drink and the magnificent view of the setting sun.
Overnight: Wildlife Resort
Difference in Elevation: -519m
Day 04 : Chitwan Jungle Safari:
7:00: Breakfast, then head out for our canoe ride on the Rapti River, followed by a short jungle walk.
15:00: Elephant safari: An excellent opportunity to see: four different kinds of deer; rhinoceros; wild boars; monkeys; leopards; sloth bears and the Royal Bengal Tiger (if you are lucky). You may also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
20:00: Tharu culture program
Overnight: Wildlife Resort
Day 05 : Chitwan Jungle Safari:
7:30: Jeep safari for four hours into the heart of the jungle
Overnight: Wildlife Resort
Day 06 : Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu (1334m): a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
7:30: Elephant breeding center
9:00: Departure for Kathmandu
Difference in Elevation: +519m
Day 07 : Visit Bhaktapur: escorted by our experienced city tour guide, you travel approximately one hour to visit the very ancient city of Bhaktapur.
Day 08 : Transfer to the airport and departure.
THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Transfers airport / hotel / airport.
- Accommodations in Kathmandu and Chitwan on twin sharing Basis
- Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments
- Private vehicle Kathmandu - Chitwan - Kathmandu
- A professional English speaking tour guide
- Chitwan Jungle Safari
- Meals Full board during tour
- Drinks (Tea and Coffee only)
- Your international flight re-confirmation.
- All necessary documents and government tax.
- Insurance for staff
THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International flights
- Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation helicopter/medical care
- Alternative / Additional transportation (flights / vehicles), accommodations in case of bad weather, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc
- Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone etc.
- Emergency evacuation rescue charge, if needed.
- Personal medical supplies.
- Tips for trekking staff or car/van/bus driver.
Special Note: This Itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.
NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.
Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year. Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer. Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C. Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.
The summer/monsoon period: It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.
Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.
In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.
- Travel Pack / Suit case
- Day pack
- Lightweight, low maintenance and versatile clothing
- Convertible travel trousers
- Lightweight fleece
- Lightweight waterproof jacket
- Comfortable shoes/boots
- Hat (sun/warm hat)
- Warm clothes / Jackets / trousers (If travelling in early Spring / Autumn / Winter)
- Luggage locks
- Head light (torch)
- Wash bag
- Travel towel
- All purpose travel soap
- Small repair kit (needle and thread)
- First aid kit
- Accessory bags
- Guide book
- Electrical adaptor
- Insect repellent
- Sun cream
- Valid passport
- Print out of Airline tickets
- Contact detail of Embassy / Tour agency
- Travel insurance