A week long tour in Nepal that takes you the culturally most fascinating town and in wildlife aspect that allows you to explore the  best of Nepal's protected park, Kathmandu- Bardia Tour is a complete package for those travelers willing to peep inside the Nepalese culture and rich wildlife.

Our Bardia Tour begins at Kathmandu, where we explore all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu that include- Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and vibrant Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the tour of Kathmandu, we travel to the lowlands of far-western Nepal, where the wildlife actvities of Bardia National Park, the place best for Rhino and Tiger spotting and bird watching. In the park you will spend your days with jungle walks, elephant safari, jeep safari and boat riding. Bardia is also a popular destination for bird watching situated in the far west of Nepal. A boat ride on the slow moving in the river side of Karnali provides a plenty of opportunities to view a variety of birds like Ruddy shelduck, Darters, Brahmini Kites, Brown Headed Gulls, Cormorants, Oriental Pied Hornills, Night Heron and majestic peacocks, etc.

Tour Highlights

  • The ancient and the medieval landmarks of Kathmandu, which include the holiest Hindu Shrine, Pashupatinath, two Buddhist stupas, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath and the incredible site larger than life the Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • The stroll in the vibrant old market of Asan in Kathmandu, where travelers get to see the best of Kathmandu lifestyle.
  • The activities at Bardia National Park, which include Canoe Ride, Elephant Safari, Nature Walk and the Birdwatching session
  • The encounter with Tharu culture in the setllements around Bardia National Park.

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival day in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing n Kathmandu
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Bardia National Park
  • Explore Bardia
  • Full Day Wildlife Excursion at Bardia National Park
  • Bardia- Nepaljung transfer and Nepaljung- Kahtmandu flight
  • Departure day from Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


Day 1:

Arrival day in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

Bed & Dinner  

After your Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and then you will be taken to your hotel. Our tour operator will explain briefly about the program. Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore "Thamel".

In the evening we host welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with local music and ethnic dance. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 2:

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Altitude: 1400m 

B/B

After having the breakfast, we will go for the exploration of Kathmandu valley and our journey starts from the exploration of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, which is one of three Durbar (Royal palaces) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. It is the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace complex, which was the Royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies used to be held during the monarchy. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch that opened up Nepal to the outside world. It is also possible to visit the State Rooms inside the palace. At the Southern end of Durbar Square there is a place of one of the most curious attractions in Nepal i.e.  Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Kumari-- a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.
 

We will visit to swayambhunath temple; this temple is lovingly called the 'monkey temple', for the innumerable monkeys that have made the temple their permanent residence. Swayambhunath is a stupa based on top of hill, from where we can generally view the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. We will drive towards Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal. Pashupatinath is considered as the main shrine to the devotees not only of Nepal but to the Hindus people around the world. Pashupatinath, an ancient plinth, by the banks of the holy Bagmati River, stands the 16th century of Pashupatinath - Shiva, as Lord of all Creatures. The flowing Bagmati is a holy river and the Ghats (crematorium) at its' bank is the earnest Hindus truest cremation center. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple. They can have good view of the temple complex from Slesmantak forest-- a forest across Bagmati River.
 

After exploring the Pashupatinath temple, we move towards our next destination that is Bouddhanath Temple, it is located at 5km east from the center of Kathmandu. Bouddhanathis one of the largest Stupas in South Asia and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. It is considered to be one of the most important Tibetan Buddhism monuments outside Tibet. There are 30 gompas in the premises of Bouddhanath. There is a brick wall that goes around the Stupa with 147 niches, along with the prayer wheel that have got the mantra (chant)  of om mani padme hum. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 3:

Fly to Nepalgunj 1 hr flight & drive to Bardia National Park 2-3 hrs drive

Altitude: 152m B/L/D

B/L/D

After the breakfast, we drive to airport and 1 hour flight brings us to Nepalgunj. After we reach Nepalgunj we drive to Bardia National Park, which is 2 to 3 hours of drive. Bardia is famous for Bardia Naional Park. Relatively the park is not that frequently visited because of its location, which is little bit far from the tourist hubs of Nepal. However, this park is has lot more to offer. The chances of sighting the Royal Bengal Tiger at the Park is almost 50-50.  After your arrival you will get a time to relax at Tharu(one of the tribe of Nepal who resides in Tarai region) Bars or beautiful garden inside your resort .Discover Tharu life and culture thoroughly during our Tharu village  cultural tour. In the evening we will enjoy the cultural Program.  O/N at Bardia National Park.

Day 4:

Wildlife Tour in Bardia National Park

Altitude: 152m 

B/L/D 

After the breakfast, we will begin the wildlife activity at Bardia National Park. You will go for the walk inside the jungle with the packed lunch,which is led by our expert jungle guide. During the nature walking tour inside Bardia National Park, you have chances to sight different species of animals and birds including alluring swimming display of Gangetic Dolphin. O/N at Bardia.

Day 5:

Full Day Wildlife Excursion at Bardia National Park

Altitude: 152m 

B/L/D

Today after breakfast we move towards for full day sight seeing program, we will be walking Half day for the exploration of Tiger territory and rest of the you will go for Elephant Back safari, jeep safari in Bardia National Park. We will go for fascinating visit to crocodile Breeding Center, the sights and sounds of real animal, if we got time we will go for Rafting. This trip might be one of the best trips to have a full picturesque view of the Bardia.   O/N at Bardia.

Day 6:

Bardia- Nepaljung transfer and Nepaljung - Kahtmandu flight (1 hrs)

Altitude: 1400m

B/B 

Today early we watch various Birds and if we get more time we will explore surrounding village, Jungle and Nature. After the breakfast, we will drive to Nepalgunj airport for 2 hours (70 km) from Bardia National Park and fly back to kathmandu. Today you will take rest or explore the Thamel market during the day time.

Day 7:

Departure day from Kathmandu

Breakfast 

Free morning, after breakfast, if you having enough time, you may explore mian down town of kathmandu thamel, shopping paradise. Ontime transfer to airport and our trip ends here.

Price: US $1060 per person

Inclusions

• Airport pick up and transfer to hotel

• 3 star hotels in kathmandu on BB plan as per as itinerary suggested

• Guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, all the entrance and monument fees

• Well come and farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant

• Round trip Private vehicle throughout the trip(private car/ Toyota hiace as per the group size)

• 3 nights and 4 days complete Wildlife Safari in Bardiya National Park on full board of Meals and Accomodations and all programs and entry fees

• Round Trip English speaking escort

• Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu by flight/ Airport taxes

• All government and Local taxes

• Depature transfer

Exclusions

• Nepal Visa/intl. flights in/out Nepal

• Personal travel insurance

• Personal nature expenses & tips

• Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu

• Any additional trips

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

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Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure and sightseeing tour in Nepal, tour arranged by A.A will be easy trip but also sometimes weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so, you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Nepal and Nepali people
Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal.

Nepali believes that “guests are God” so no need to worry about the safety matter. Although you will be careful about it and always consult your guide. However, you are under our care on any trips you would be joining us so do not have to worry.

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)

• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)

• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)

• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

 Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

 (For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,

Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np)

Group Size
In our trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is twenty or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Our Guides, trip and safety
Despite the fact that you are with Advanced Adventures P. Ltd, it is very essential that you are accompanied with very experienced and qualified tour guide for the safety and successful of the trip. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Government and fluent in any language as per your need. Our guides are especially for the tour so that they have very good knowledge about the historical places with its entire history and many more. We assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

Meals, Accommodation and Transportation
While in Kathmandu and any other tour, we use 3 star standard or similar categories hotel on our trips. They are will all the modern facilities, rooms are with attached bath, 24 hours hot/cold water running, back up light if case of no electricity as it is usual at dry season, free WI-FI and internet access.. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200.

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in Safari tour (Either in Chitwan National park or Bardia National park) full board of meals are included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Tea and Coffee). We will offer fresh and hygienic food so that you do not have to worry.

On our every tour, we use deluxe private transport so it is very comfort and convenient as per the tourist requirements. And depending on the group size, car (3 seated), Toyota Van (6 seated and 12 seated), Coaster Bus (22 seated) would be used. Depending on the tour you choose, you might have to use tourist bus for long distance drive which is comfortable and the best tourist vehicles available in Nepal.

(Upgrade hotel to 4 stars or 5 stars is possible in Kathmandu, please write us if you interested)

Tour Best Seasons
We do have two different best seasons for the mentioned tour which are the best season as we call here in Nepal but we run the tour trip throughout the year.

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time of the year, best visibility, good Temperature.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent weather, crystal clear blue skies, best visibility.

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) - Winter also well, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this accordingly.

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We can still run the trip but not the best to be honest.

Travel Insurance and Vaccination
Travel insurance is compulsory. You are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before travelling with us. Please make sure that you know exactly what you are covered for. Make sure that your travel insurance covers trip cancellation insurance, general medical expenses, and hospitalizations.

Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling. Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.

To Book
once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. If you need to have your own date, please kindly write us so that we are happy for your own date.

Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected trip.

Please don't hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

 

Notation: Airport Stops Route

Equipments

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Head:
Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Hands:
Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this

 

Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
 

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
 

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars 
Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Walkman 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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