Nepal beyond mountain trekking and expedition destination is also popular for its diverse flora and fauna. The tiny state in the lap of Himalaya is a paradise for nature lovers. The different national parks in different geographical locations of Nepal reserve large numbers of endangered animal species, 750 species of birds and rare natural herbs. In making a tour in the national parks of Himalayas you will be traveling into the heart of nature’s sanctuaries. The joy of discovering the wild animal in their natural habitat, the thrill of jungle safari and roaming around national parks of Nepal really extend the ultimate spirit of Himalayas. Here are listed the 4 Topmost National Park Tours in the Himalayas.
1. Bardia National Park Tour provides you an opportunity for experiencing many wild species, including the rare the endangered flora and fauna of Nepal. The tour encompasses the jungle activities like bird-watching, jungle tour, elephant safari, etc. The Bardia National Park in the Western Terai of Nepal is a famous habitat for the wildlife in the region. The Park is the largest and least encroached upon wilderness in the Terai. The National Park which also includes the Babai River Valley preserves in its forest, grassland and river habitats. The region is home to many wild species, including the rare the endangered flora and fauna. The Park provides a number of well maintained domestic elephants, hence it’s also famous for elephant safari. The Elephant Safari inside the jungle provides both fun and safety. On an Elephant Safari, you enjoy the company of tall grass, forests, and wild animals. The Bardia National Park was declared a wildlife reserve in 1976 and a national park in 1988. Among the rare wild animals include rhinoceros, Wild elephants, The Royal Bengal Tiger, Swamp deer, Black buck, Gharial Crocodile, and Gangetic Dolphins. Just imagine the thrill and adventure of following the big cats in their own original habitat! Moreover, you will also enjoy the cultural programs by the Tharu people – the ethnic inhabitants of the jungle.
2. Kathmandu and Chitwan Tour, an amazingly interesting tour, includes nature, culture, and wildlife to make out the best of your Nepal holidays in the Himalayas. Stroll in the medieval streets of Kathmandu full of architectural wonders, swim in the local river with the elephants, make a canoe trip in the dense sub-tropical jungle, or learn to follow the wild-lives in their natural habitat. The tour has combined everything that you are wishing to squeeze out in your short Nepal Tour. Discover the most wonderful array of flora and fauna, and if you love bird-watching, here is a bird-watchers paradise with every type of imaginable bird from Kingfishers, to Serpent Eagles to Pheasants to Peacocks. Even if your wildest dream is to watch marsh crocodiles sunbathing or you feel like bathing with an elephant in a jungle river – you make it happen in reality. This assures you the best views of the wild animals in their natural habitat – monkeys, rhinos, deer, elephants and many more species. The tour starts from Kathmandu Valley, with its UNESCO World Heritage Site cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Then you drive into the mountains to Chitwan Jungles along the cascading Trishuli River below. In Chitwan, you will discover, the National Park that holds an important place in preserving the wild lives which are rapidly getting extinct from this planet. The trip also encompasses some of the most spectaculars natural, cultural, and wildlife splendors of Nepal as well as provides an opportunity to mingle with the local people with their ethnic lifestyles.
3. Kathmandu Valley and 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. 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. In overall, 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.
4. Wildlife, Lakes and Mountain Tour, another extravaganza in the Himalayas, begins from Kathmandu-a historical and cultural heart of Nepal. Kathmandu presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. The ancient cities Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur are the major attractions, with their evocative city squares and also represent an epitome of harmony in urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture. Hindu Temple Pashupatinath, Buddhist pilgrimage sites Boudhanath stupa and Swyambhunath are the major attractions in Kathmandu. And it would be a serious oversight for any travelers to Nepal to neglect visiting the lake city Pokhara and its beauty. Pokhara itself offer the excellent views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Fishtail , other sightseeing opportunities and outstanding Himalayan sunrise view from Sarangkot. Furthermore, Chitwan National Park is full of natural beauties and offers dense habitat for the wildlife such as Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, one horned Rhinoceros, wild Elephant, marsh Crocodile, wild Boar, sloth bear, and several species of deer including spotted, barking Samber and hog deer. The Park is also home to more than 450 species of birds and a great variety of flora. Besides the flora and fauna, the Park is also home to the local ethnic groups called Tharu people, who have their own unique culture and traditions.