Kathmandu Cultural Tour and Wildlife in Bardia

Bardia National Park of today is the combination of Babai Valley and the Royal Bardia Wildlife Reserve which was a 368 sq km of royal hunting area in 1960s. From Kathmandu we take a 50 minutes domestic flight to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj Airport, our representative will receive you and drive to your Lodge in Bardia where you will stay and get engaged with the jungle activities and wildlife safari. 

Tour Highlights:

  • Swayambhu and Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath
  • Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Bardia National Park
  • Scenic flight Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu

 

Tour Cost Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in lodge in Bardia National Park
  • Round trip flight of Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
  • All standard meals during the wildlife tour in Bardia according to itinerary
  • All jungle activities in Bardia National Park.
  • Bardia National Park Permit
  • An English speaking knowledgeable tour/nature guide
  • Ground transportation in private vehicles
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Tour Cost Does Not Include:

  • Tips,personal expenses and costs not mentioned in itinerary
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Pick up and drop off from/to Nepalgunj Airport

Day 1: 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 to freshen up and relax.

Overnight: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

 

DAY 2: Sightseeing in 2 World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley

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: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals:  Breakfast


Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj and drive to the hotel 

On arrival in Bardia, our representative will greet and escort you to your cottage lodge in National Park.  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: Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: Morning Jungle Walk and Tour ends 
Today after breakfast we go for a jungle walk for bird watching  and return by 11:45 am  and our tour ends here.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7: Visit to 4 World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

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.Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

Boudhnath Stupa: 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.

Kathmandu 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. 

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. 

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

Overnight: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner


Day 8: AIRPORT TRANSFER

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

Meals:  Breakfast

 

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Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May) is the best season when the sub-tropical weather is at its best. But you can visit any time of the year except for the rainy months of June, July and August.

 

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays.  Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Accommodation

We provide a standard hotel accommodation for the entire trip on a twin sharing basis. The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms with hot shower, dining place and internet service. You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel or can have a single supplement for the entire trip for an additional charge.

 

Transportation

Land transportation will be in tourist bus and private tourist vehicles 

 

Food

Breakfast is provided in hotels where you stay. Farewell Dinner will be provided in traditional Nepalese restaurant. 3 meals a day will be provided in Chitwan. 

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for 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.

 

Tour Guides

All our tour guides are Government Licensed Experienced Tour Guides. 


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 us.

 

Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss). We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The tour will be arranged for you according to your suitable date.. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  


Contact Us

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