Kathmandu Sightseeing and Bardia National Park

In this tour we visit Kathmandu World Heritage Sites and Bardiya National Park. The national park covers an area of 968 km2 (374 sq mi), and is a protected area in Nepal that was established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. 

Tour Highlights:

  • Jungle Walk and canoeing
  • Tharu Village Homes and birdwatching tour
  • Crocodile Breeding Centre
  • Jungle safari in Bardia National Park
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing for 2 days
  • 4 days in Bardia National Park

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Four times airport pick up/drop in Kathmandu and all ground transportation in private vehicles.
  • Twin sharing accommodationin Kathmandu for 4 Nights with breakfast
  • Twin sharing accommodation in National Park for 3 Nights
  • All Breakfast and all standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) in Bardia National Park
  • All jungle activities in Bardia National Park.
  • All paperwork and Bardia National Park Permit
  • An English speaking knowledgeable tour guide
  • Farewell Dinner with Nepalese cultural dance

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu flight
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Pick up/drop from Nepalgunj airport to Bardia National Park

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. 

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

 

Day 02: Mountain Fight and  Kathmandu Tour
Early morning: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT 
Early morning you are transferred to the airport to board the mountain flight. The approximate one-hour mountain flight takes you close to some of the highest peaks in the world including Mount Everest. One can clearly see and identify the peaks, and see the Himalayan landscape and glaciers during the flight. Drive back to hotel for breakfast
Kathmandu’s DurbarSquare: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. At the southern end of Durbar Square is the Kumari Chowk. The gilded cage has the Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards. Kashtamandap is the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree.

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth, the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

BoudhnathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 03: Visits to Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
Like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the centre of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
As that of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, this is the third medieval city-states in Kathmandu Valley which is home of medieval art and architecture. Located 14 kms east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century. Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple, also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands on five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures - two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 04: Fly to Nepalgunj, drive to Bardia National Park (300m/1000ft): 1 hour flight; 90km, 2 hours drive

After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu Domestic Airport for our flight to Nepal gunj. In Nepalgung Airport you will be greeted by our representative and drive to your hotel in Bardia. There will be a briefing about the program at the National Park. In the evening, village tour to an ethnic Tharu village nearby, believed to be original inhabitants of the local jungle area. Also visit to crocodile breeding center and the Tharu Museum.

Overnight:  Lodge in National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 05: Full Day Activities in Bardia National Park 
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee . After breakfast we go for a Jungle drive accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life tracker. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals such as Asian Elephant, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Golden Jackal, and Striped Hyena, etc.  Visit to crocodile breeding center and the Tharu Museum.  ccompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life tracker. There are also towers (Machan) at different places where you can wait to see the wild animals pass by and let you take pictures. 

Overnight:  Lodge in National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 06: Full Day Activities in Bardia National Park 
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee . We have another full day for our wildlife experience  accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life tracker. An interesting feature of today's activities is the elephant safari into the dense forest. Apart from the fun, we have the more chances of spotting wild animals on this rideanother benefit of elephant ride. Moreover, riding the elephant also saves you from any potential attacks by the wild animals. The elephants usually head northwest and you may see deer, langur monkeys, rhinos and boar. In the evening, watch the cultural program and Western Nepal Tharu dance organized by the villagers.

Overnight:  Lodge in National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 07: Drive to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu

After breakfast we drive to Nepalgunj Airport. You will board a flight to Kathmandu that takes almost an hour. In Kathmandu Airport our representaive will meet you and drop you to your hotel. 

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 

Day 08 Departure Flight

Today you are at leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

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This tour will be arranged according to your desired date and comfort. So please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 for this tour. 

Accommodation

The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms with hot shower, dining place, a bar and internet service.


Food

All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.


Transportation

We use comfortable and reliable Japanese Toyota SUVs, vans or micro-buses to transport our guests. These light-weight vehicles are navigable in the narrow roads of Nepal. You will have a vehicle, a guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times.


Best Season

The best season for this tour is any time of the year except for the rainy months of July and August.


Nepal Visa & Visa Fee

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

 


Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. During the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 27°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.


Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform to us


Tour Guides

All our tour guides have received 45 days training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides also take first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).


Insurance Coverage

A travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses, evacuation, theft and loss is recommended.


Departure Dates

The tour will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.


Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at 977 9841414582