Nepal is an incredible destination for a wildlife experience. Wildlife safari in the national parks of Nepal brings an opportunity to witness one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, four different types of deer, wild boar, bear, and many other wild animals.
Bardiya National Park in the western plains of Nepal is one of such national parks where wildlife safari can be best experienced. As Bardiya National Park is not famous as Chitwan National Park because of its remote location. It provides an incredible opportunity of exploring the wildlife inside the national park. It takes about 600 kilometers of overland journey or one hour by flight followed by one and half hours of drive to reach Bardiya National Park. As a result of being a less explored national park, the wildlife is still at peace thus we have more chance of coming across more wild animals. The recent development of infrastructures and good accommodations has made a visit to Bardiya National Park much easier and more accessible.
By visiting Bardia National Park for a wildlife safari, you will be exploring a less explored and less touristy area but will have an awesome wildlife safari experience.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you will be transferred to the hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest and relax at the hotel. After short rest, we take you short Thamel tour which is a main tourist hub in Kathmandu to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changers, Supermarket, gear shop and other necessary things you might need for your trip. After a short explore you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in the hotel.
If your arrival is late today, this tour and trip briefing will be shifted for tomorrow.
After having breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing.
Pashupatinath Temple: It is a most famous Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. One of the most significant temples for the Hindu devotees around the world and the UNESCO site. The golden pagoda style temple is richly carved with silver doors. On the day of Shivaratri, a big fair is held around the month of February/March.
Boudhanath stupa: One of the biggest Stupas in the world is located on the east in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four prime directions, keeping watch for virtuous behavior and human success. King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini had built this remarkable Stupa. The Stupa resembles the Mahayana philosophy. After back from the tour you have some time to rest and prepare your gear and so on. Overnight in hotel.
We will drive to Kathmandu airport for our morning flight to Nepalgunj 366 kilometers by air to the western part of Nepal. The flight will take about an hour to reach Nepaljung and once we reach Nepalgunj airport, a vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us to Bardiya National Park. We reach our hotel in Bardiya after driving for about one and a half hours.
Once at the hotel, we will be briefed about our scheduled jungle safari activities. We will have lunch at the hotel and then go for an exploration of the local lifestyle. We will visit an ethnic Tharu village and nearby farmland to have a very firsthand experience of the lifestyle of local people here. Overnight local lodge.
We will leave for a full day jungle walking tour after breakfast. We go deep inside the park exploring the wildlife. Bardiya National Park is home to one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, wild buffalo, leopard and many other animals and species of birds. Our walk will take us to the area where we can experience the animals the best from. The day walk should bring us some good opportunities for seeing all these animals in the wild.
We will carry our packed lunch and find someplace to enjoy our jungle picnic. Once we return back to our hotel, we will be entertained by ethnic Tharu cultural dance program in the evening. Overnight local lodge.
Another awesome day of wildlife safari. We will go for Elephant Ride tour in the jungle searching again for wildlife. The tour on the back of an elephant takes us deeper into the park so that we get more chances of seeing wild animals.
We return back to the hotel after the elephant safari tour for our lunch. After lunch, we continue with another activity. This afternoon has an amazing jeep ride inside the park. The jeep ride will take us to the areas that we haven’t covered so far thus giving us more chances of exploring the wildlife. Overnight local lodge.
We have an early morning bird watching tour. After the bird watching tour, we will have some free time to prepare and relax for our departure to Kathmandu. As per our flight schedule, we will check out the hotel and drive to Nepalgunj airport to catch our flight to Kathmandu. Once we land in Kathmandu, there will be a vehicle waiting for us to transfer us to the hotel.
Today we will walk around the local town in Kathmandu to experience the historical, cultural and spiritual affluence to unveil the social and historical mysteries to view the artistic Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour to capture the snaps of the centuries-old monuments and historical crafts in the Kathmandu city. We explore the Local market of Ason, the glass beads market at Indrachowk, oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and Hidden Stupa, etc. Then we walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The most unique experience in the square is the visit to the temple of the living goddess “Kumari”. Durbar square walking tour will be a perfect mixture of culture, history, art, architecture and traditional values prevalent in Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.