Chitwan National Park, and the less visited Bardia National Park are beautiful regions full of varied, colourful wildlife. The jungle & river landscapes are home to many birds and animals including the majestic Indian elephant, endangered one-horned rhino, and the ever-elusive Bengal tiger. This tour combines exciting safari activities in both of these parks, with a walk through the Nagarjun Forest Reserve in the Kathmandu Valley, and the remote Shreeban Nature Camp allowing you plenty of time to immerse yourself in and experience Nepal's natural beauty and to discover its wildlife.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel
We meet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer you from airport to hotel. Introduction to local area.
This morning you will be given a pre-tour briefing before enjoying a full tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the many Temples and Palaces of Durbar Square as well as the impressive Swayambunath stupa which perched on a hilltop, offers incredible views over the city and the rest of the Kathmandu Valley. Take your time to explore the many market stalls before enjoying dinner at one of the many varied restaurants in town.
Today you'll take a nature walk through the Nagarjun Forest Reserve on the side of the valley, where you should see deer and monkeys, and enjoy some of the best birdwatching in the area.
Thattekad - Kothamangalam
From Kathmandu we have a short drive and a couple of hours walking (jeeps available) brings you to the Shreeban Nature Camp, from where you'll get spectacular mountain views, and a chance for more birdwatching and easy trekking through the surrounding farmland and forest.You'll spend 2 nights here in Shreeban.
Drive to Chitwan National Park
We have a leisurely drive today (approx. 6 hours) through the Terai region to Chitwan National Park. We'll make plenty of stops en-route.
We spend today exploring Chitwan National Park in search of, amongst others, tiger, rhino and wild elephant. We'll take a safari on the back of an elephant, a river ride by canoe, a jeep safari and a walking safari, and we'll also enjoy a village tour to see first hand the traditional day to day life of the locals.
Drive to Bardia National Park
After breakfast, you start the journey to Bardia National Park through the low-lying Terai region. We like to make the journey leisurely, stopping off at many points of interest and enjoying some snacks and lunch along the way. Once we arrive in Bardia, you are transferred by jeep to your lodge inside the park. The evening is free to take in your surroundings.
Bardia National Park. Park activities
The tranquil Bardia Park is situated in the far west of Nepal's Terai region and is home to a variety of wonderful wildlife. During your 3 full days inside the Park, you will experience Nepal's largest wildlife sanctuary by jeep safari, elephant rides and guided jungle walks. There is also the chance to visit some of the local people and take part in cultural shows designed to help you understand their way of life. Your evenings are spent relaxing at your lodge inside the park.
Fly to Kathmandu from Nepalgani
Today we travel to Nepalgani to take a flight back to Kathmandu. After arriving you will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is free.
Today is kept as a free day, leaving you to enjoy Kathmandu at your own pace. There are many options available including visits to the nearby towns of Patan and Bhaktapur as well as the chance to experience an Everest mountain flight.
Kathmandu - Tour ends. Airport transfer
Your time is free today until we transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.
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