Please consider joining us on our tour outlined below... our NEPAL WILDLIFE TOUR-in Kathmandu/Chitwan/Bardia (10 days)
Dates of Nepal Wildlife Workshop are October 22, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Day 02: Full day tour in Kathmandu- Pashupatinath, Boudanath & Patan Durbar Square
After an early breakfast, we shall take you to the major sightseeing places in Kathmandu. On your tour you will get to see historic monuments, temples, monasteries, palaces and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Boudhanath- the largest stupa in South Asia, Hindu temples of Pashupatinath and the medieval royal palace of the Malla Kings at Patan Durbar Square. Patan, because of its artistic heritage is also known as Lalitpur or the ‘City of Artisans’. You will get to visit the handicraft centre in Patan. After the conclusion of your trip, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park
After your breakfast, we start driving to Chitwan. It is a pleasant scenic 5-6 hours drive by vehicle on the Prithivi Highway. As you descend towards the Terai lowland of Chitwan, rich wildlife, lush grasslands and spectacular sight of rare species of bird and animals unfolds before you. Chitwan national park is your target destination. It give a unique and exceptional wildlife experience, being the home to several are species, in particular, the one-horned rhinoceros and leopard and also leopard, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles etc. After your lunch, you will be taken for a village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the lifestyle of the Tharus. After your visit to the Tharu village, you will visit National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife. After returning back at the lodge, enjoy viewing the sun set from the bank of Rapti River.
Day 04: Safari and jungle activities
After your breakfast, you will canoe ride along the Rapti River which gives an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for spying the 2 rare species of crocodiles: the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. You will then go for jungle walk around national park. One the way back to Lodge, one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After your lunch, you will get an excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky).
You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home doing elephant safari. In the evening you will be presented either tharu cultural dance or slides show presentation.
Day 05: Safari and Jungle activities
Early morning, after the wake up call, you prepare yourself for an adventurous jungle safari. After refreshing yourself, you will have your breakfast. Once you complete it, you will visit the elephant breeding centre. After your lunch, you will be driven to Twenty Thousand Lake for jeep safari or if you prefer to take the Elephant safari once again, you can do it and give the jeep safari a miss.
Day 06: Drive to Bardia National Park
After this wildlife experience, you will be driven to Bardia for more wildlife adventure. You would be welcomed at the lodge with cool drinks and briefed about the program. After your lunch, you will visit a Tharu village where you will get to know about their tribal lifestyle. After your village visit, you get the opportunity to visit the elephant breeding center.
Enjoy the sunset view from the Karnali river bank on back to the lodge.
Day 07: Safari and jungle activities
After an early breakfast, you go for elephant ride safari which is about one hour. After elephant back safari, our guide will take to crocodile breeding centre and a visit to Tharu Museum. Once you do both things, you will go for the jungle walk with pack lunch. In the evening, the lodge presents the Tharu culture dance for your entertainment.
Day 08: Safari and Jungle activities
After breakfast, you enjoy half day jeep safari at the national park and half day guided tour to track the tiger in the park.
Day 09: Drive to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu
You wake up early in the morning and go for a bird watching tour. After returning to camp, you will have your breakfast and will be driven to Nepalgunj for your flight to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Depart Kathmandu
Our driver and airport representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home.
2 nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on twin sharing room with breakfast. http://dalailaboutiquehotel.com/
1 night Hotel accommodation in Patan on twin sharing room with breakfast. http://dalailaboutiquehotel.com/
3 nights package in Chitwan on full board basis. http://www.chitwanadventureresort.com/
3 nights package in Bardia on full board basis. http://www.racyshade.com/en/
HOTELS ARE BASED ON: (as per availability at the time of booking)
Airport transfers and tour transfers in private vehicle with escort.
English speaking local guide in Kathmandu and local jungle guide in Chitwan and Bardia.
All monument entry fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
Any airfares and airport taxes.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Patan.
Clients’ insurance and medical expenses
Any cost incurred in emergency evacuation due to any unforeseen reason.
Any expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, internet etc.
Personal gratuities as tips to guides, drivers, porters etc.
Extra baggage charges if any
Any other tours, transfers, services, etc. other than mentioned above.
Instructors: Kevin A Pepper and Len Silvester
Single Supplement: $500USD
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