Wildlife Safari Tour gives you great opportunity to explore some of the hidden treasures of nature and wildlife of Nepal. It takes you to the less visited national park of Nepal; Bardia National Park. While you are in Bardia National Park, you can see different wild lives on your every step. You might even get lucky to witness Bengal tiger’s family roaming around the forest as you would be riding elephant through the lush rain forest of the national park.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath / Kathmandu Durbar square & Patan
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & drive to Bardia
Day 04: Bardia - Jeep / Elephant Safari
Day 05: Bardia - Floating Safari
Day 06: Bardia - Jungle Walk
Day 07: Bardia - Elephant Safari
Day 08: Drive Bardia to Nepalgung & flight to Kathmandu
Day 09: Departure
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants.
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath, Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan: start our tour with a visit of a magnificent Buddhist stupa called Swoyambunath followed by Kathmandu Durbar square. Then we drive to one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley which is called Patan; to witness its incredible architecture from medieval period.
Swoyambunath is one of the oldest stupas of the Kathmandu Valley. It is situated on one of the highest hills in the valley. It watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and is recognized as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and most glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be two thousand years. The four sides of the stupa are painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square also surrounds quadrangles revealing courtyards and temples. The square is presently known as Hanuman Dhoka, a name derived from the statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, near the entrance of the palace. The preference for the construction of royal palaces at this site dates back to as early as the Licchavi period in the third century. When Kathmandu City became independent under the rule of King Ratna Malla (1484-1520) the palaces in the square became the royal palaces for its Malla kings. When Prithvi Narayan Shah invaded the Kathmandu Valley in 1769, he also favored the Kathmandu Durbar Square for his palace. Other subsequent Shah Kings continued to rule from the square until 1896 when they moved to the Narayan Hiti Palace. One of the most visited sites in the square is the house of the Kumari (a living goddess who is the reincarnation of Kali).
Patan - the second largest town in the valley is situated to the south of Kathmandu. Patan's great building boom took place under the Mallas in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Numerous temples of widely diverse styles, as well as many Buddhist monasteries, are scattered around the fascinating town. Patan is famous for its crafts and metal works which are wonderful souvenirs.
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia: a scenic flight to Nepalgunj for about an hour then drive to Takurdwara (Bardia NP) check into Racy shade resort.
After the lunch, village visit. we visit the temple area, the Bazaar and enter in a real typical Tharu house and see the local life.
Day 04: Jeep and Elephant safari: After an early breakfast, we go in the national park in a jeep. This is a good excursion to discover the geography of the park and the different ecosystems. In some areas we can go down the car for small walks.
After lunch, in the afternoon we go for elephant safari (2h00). Elephants are very adapted to go inside the vegetation and give good possibilities to get close to rhinos
Day 05: Floating safari: After breakfast, we drive one hour to Chisapani, over the Karnali Bridge where we have a typical lunch (with local fish) in typical restaurant. After lunch we begin the floating safari (on raft). There are no big rapids on the river and this excursion offers good opportunities for magnificent landscapes and birdlife among other animals.
In the evening, we pitch the tents on a sandy beach (just across the river, outside NP) and we go in a very remote and authentic Tharu village for cultural dances and diner (A must see program of the Bardia trip).
After the program we go back to the tents where a big wood fire awaits us.
Overnight: Camping / Tents
Day 06:Jungle walk (full day): After an early picnic breakfast, we cross the river and go on foot in the national park for the day with a naturalist / guide and a porter. There are good possibilities to see one horned rhino, wild Asian elephants or Bengal tiger among other animals. Picnic lunch
Day 07: Elephant Safari: We go for second Elephant safari to explore more wildlife in the jungle. In the afternoon, we have Elephant bathing in a nearby river.
Day 08: Drive Bardia to Nepalgunj and flight to Kathmandu: in the late morning, we drive to Nepalgunj for about an hour then fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Transfer to the airport and departure.
NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.