Kathmandu Valley & Bardia National Park Tour-8 days
Pashu Pati Nath temple
One horned Rhino
The Royal Bengol Tiger
Kathmandu Durbar Square
The 08-day Kathmandu Valley & Bardia National Park Tour combines a tour of Kathmandu's architectural and historical grandeur with the natural and wildlife wonders of the Bardia National Park in the Western Nepal. The mountains encircling the valley, historically as an important travel point for the traders and travelers from Tibet, Nepal, and other South Asian Region, surround three medieval cities - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur - blending different culture and lifestyle practiced in the region in its own way. Similarly, the Bardia National Park in the Western Terai of Nepal is a famous habitat for the wildlife in the region. The National Park which also includes the Babai River Valley preserves in its forest, grassland and river habitats the rare species of flora and fauna - wildlife and birds - including rhinoceros, Wild elephants, The Royal Bengal Tiger, Swamp deer, Black buck, Gharial Crocodile, and Gangetic Dolphins. The Tour encompasses both the cultural visits to Kathmandu valley's ancient and medieval sites as well as activities like bird-watching, jungle tour, elephant safari, and cultural programs inside the Bardia National Park.
The 08-day Kathmandu Valley & Bardia National Park Tour has been designed to combine the cultural grandeur of the Kathmandu Valley along with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the wild experience in the sub-tropical jungles of Bardia National Park. However, if you've arrived in Kathmandu for a short business trip or are in transit and wish to make a tour of Kathmandu in just 3 days, you may try our Kathmandu Transit Tour - 3days. Some of our other tour packages that you may find interesting include: Nepal Village Home-stay Tour - 10 Days, Kathmandu Pokhara River & Wildlife Tour - 10 Days, Buddhist Cultural Tour- 8 Days. For a complete list of our tour packages for Nepal please click here.
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
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What Is Included
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Private car with driver
- Domestic flights to Nepalganj and back ( $340 round trip.)
- 4 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Shanker or similar standard in bed and Breakfast) and 3nights in Bardia Jungle Cottage with all meals, accommodation and activities.
- An experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
- T-shirt, City map
- Heritage sites entrance fees
- All government and local taxes
What Is Not Included
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Airport departure tax($ 2.5 = Rs. 200 per person per flight)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- All meals except breakfast and national park
- Extra night accommodation if needed
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc.)
All accommodations for Kathmandu valley and Bardia National Park tour are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are two styles of accommodations during our tour. You will spend four nights in a 4-star hotel, Hotel Shanker
or similar category hotel in Kathmandu; 3 nights Racy Shade Resort
or similar in Bardia National Park. Mostly the buffet style breakfast will be provided in the Kathmandu hotel and all meals are available in the Jungle Safari. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement USD 450.
Mostly the buffet style breakfast will be provided in the Kathmandu hotel; Set breakfast might be arranged in outside Kathmandu hotel and all meals are available in the Jungle Safari.
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrival & Overnight in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA) you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Himalayan Glacier Trekking display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel Shanker or a similar category hotel. After check in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city, visit our office - it all depends upon your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal. Included meal: Dinner (D)
KTM Sightseeing Tour: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath.
Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupas in the world. The stupa is also famous for being on the hilltop and is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. The Pashupatinath along with the Aryaghat or Funeral Site near the Bagmati River is one of the world's most sacred places of worship for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Bouddha Nath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. Included meal: (B)
Sightseeing Tour: Patan & Bhaktapur
Today we visit two more UNESCO World Heritage Site cities adjacent to Kathmandu: Patan & Bhaktapur. Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts. Patan Durbar Square is one of the places in the Kathmandu Valley where the medieval arts and architecture still remain in its original state. The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B)
Fly to Nepalgunj & Drive to Bardia National Park
We take an hour's flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj in Western Nepal, the nearest airport from the Bardia National Park. Nepalgunj itself is an interesting Terai town of Nepal with influences from both the Nepal hills as well as local Hindu & Muslim cultures. The Bardia National Park is 90 kilometers from Nepalgunj, a 2 hours' drive. Reaching Bardia, you will be transferred to your resort. 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. Overnight at the National Park. (B)
Full Day Activities in Bardia National Park including Jungle Walk
After breakfast we embark for a Jungle Drive deep into the woods. The Bardia jungle is home to a number of wild animals including 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. There are also towers (Machan) at different places where you can wait for the unsuspecting wild-lives to pass by so that you may shoot them (of course with your camera!). Our experienced nature guide would help you in tracking the wild life. Overnight at the National Park. (B)
Full Day Activities in Bardia National Park including Jungle Safari & Relax
We have another full day for our wildlife experience. In the morning, we go for a jungle walk which would also serve the purpose of bird-watching. An interesting feature of today's activities is the elephant safari into the deep & dense jungle. Apart from the fun, another benefit of elephant ride into the jungle is that there is a better chance of seeing wild animals, since the wild animals are less scared when you're on the top of their mammoth friend. 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 at the National Park. (B)
Drive to Nepalgunj & Fly to Kathmandu
Today after taking breakfast we drive back to Nepalgunj to catch the flight to Kathmandu. Depending on the flight time, we can spend some time visiting nearby places. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to Hotel Shanker or a similar category hotel. Share your experience with travel companions, trade emails, and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or strolling around in the streets. In the evening, celebrations & dinner together with Himalayan Glacier Trekking staffs. Overnight in Kathmandu. (B, D)
Fly Home: Farewell Friend
You are saying goodbye to the mountains as your holiday tour of Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back for a trip to Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. (B)
Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
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