Wildlife Safari Tour – 8 Days

Trip Facts

  • Total Days - 8
  • Hotel in Kathmandu - 3 Nights
  • Bardia Safari - 4 N / 5 D
  • Highlights - Culture / History / Wildlife Safari
  • Best Time - Spring / Autumn

Wildlife Safari Tour gives you great opportunity to explore some of the hidden treasures of nature and wildlife of Nepal. It takes you to the less visited national park of Nepal; Bardia National Park. While you are visiting Bardia National park, you can see different wild lives on your every step. You might even get lucky to witness Bengal tiger’s family roaming around the forest as you would be riding elephant through the lush rain forest of the national park.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath / Kathmandu Durbar square & Patan
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & drive to Bardia
Day 04: Bardia Jungle Safari
Day 05: Bardia Jungle Safari
Day 06: Bardia Jungle Safari
Day 07: Drive Bardia to Nepalgunj & flight to Kathmandu
Day 08: 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.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath, Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan: start our tour with a visit of a magnificent Buddhist stupa called Swoyambunath followed by Kathmandu Durbar square. Then we drive to one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley which is called Patan, to witness its incredible architecture from medieval period.

Swoyambunath is one of the oldest stupas of the Kathmandu Valley. It is situated on one of the highest hills in the valley. It watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and is recognized as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and most glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be two thousand years. The four sides of the stupa are painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha.

The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square also surrounds quadrangles revealing courtyards and temples. The square is presently known as Hanuman Dhoka, a name derived from the statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, near the entrance of the palace. The preference for the construction of royal palaces at this site dates back to as early as the Licchavi period in the third century. When Kathmandu City became independent under the rule of King Ratna Malla (1484-1520) the palaces in the square became the royal palaces for its Malla kings. When Prithvi Narayan Shah invaded the Kathmandu Valley in 1769, he also favored the Kathmandu Durbar Square for his palace. Other subsequent Shah Kings continued to rule from the square until 1896 when they moved to the Narayan Hiti Palace. One of the most visited sites in the square is the house of the Kumari (a living goddess who is the reincarnation of Kali).

Patan- the second largest town in the valley is situated to the south of Kathmandu. Patan's great building boom took place under the Mallas in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Numerous temples of widely diverse styles, as well as many Buddhist monasteries, are scattered around the fascinating town. Patan is famous for its crafts and metal works which are wonderful souvenirs.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Nepagunj and drive to Bardia: scenic flight to Nepalgunj for about an hour then a drive to Takurdwara (Bardia NP), check into Racy shade resort.
After the lunch, village visit: we visit the temple area, the Bazaar and enter in a real traditional Tharu house and see the local life.
Overnight: Resort

Day 04: Jeep and Elephant safari: After an early breakfast, Jeep safari in the national park. This is a good excursion to discover the geography of the park and the different ecosystems. In some areas we can get off the jeep and have short walks.
after lunch, elephant safari (2h00). Elephants are very adapted to go inside the vegetation and give good possibilities to get close to rhinos
Overnight: Resort

Day 05: Floating safari: After breakfast, we drive an hour to Chisapani, over the Karnali Bridge where we have a typical lunch (with local fish) in typical restaurant. After lunch we begin the floating safari (on raft). There are no big rapids on the river and this excursion offers good opportunities for magnificent landscapes and birdlife among other animals.
In the evening, we pitch the tents on a sandy beach (just across the river, outside NP) and we go in a very remote and authentic Tharu village for cultural dances and dinner (A must see program of the Bardia trip).
After the program we go back to the tents where a big wood fire awaits us.
Overnight: Camping / Tents

Day 06: Jungle walk (full day): after an early picnic breakfast, we cross the river and go on foot in the national park for the day with a naturalist / guide and a porter. There are good possibilities to see one horned rhino, wild Asian elephants or Bengal tiger among other animals. Picnic lunch
Overnight: Resort

Day 07: Drive Bardia to Nepalgunj and flight to Kathmandu: In the late morning, we drive to Nepalgunj for about an hour then fly back to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 08: Transfer to the airport and departure.

The tour price includes:

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport.
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants
  • Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for whole tour
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing tour
  • Accommodation in Bardia (Resort / Tent)
  • Full board in Bardia Tour (Meals) (Day 3 - Lunch to Day 7 - Lunch)
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee only)
  • All activities in Bardia Tour
  • Flight Kathmandu - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu


The tour price does not include:

  • International Flights
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All Activities / services not mentioned above
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident / repatriation helicopter / medical care)
  • Alternative / additional transportation (flights / vehicles), accommodation in case of bad weather, heavy rain, flood, landslide, strike, road blockade etc
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone etc.
  • Tips for tour staff or car / van / bus driver.

NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.



Weather Report

Climate:
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.

Luggage

  •         Travel Pack / Suit case
  •         Day pack

 Clothing

  •         Lightweight, low maintenance and versatile clothing
  •         Shirt/t-shirt(s)
  •         Convertible travel trousers
  •         Lightweight fleece
  •         Lightweight waterproof jacket
  •         Comfortable shoes/boots
  •         Sandals
  •         Hat (sun/warm hat)
  •         Warm clothes / Jackets / trousers (If travelling in early Spring / Autumn / Winter)

Accessories

  •         wallet
  •         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

Document

  •         Valid passport
  •         Print out of Airline tickets
  •         Contact detail of Embassy / Tour agency
  •         Travel insurance

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