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Kathmandu & Bardia National Park Tour-7 days

Tip Introduction
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.

Customize Your Own Tour !
This tour itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this tour at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this tour at your timeline, interest and requirement. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1350m). O/N at Kathmandu
Day 2: Day Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley. O/N at Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepaljung (1 hour) then Drive to Bardia National Park( 95 kms)- 2 hours. O/N at Bardia
Day 4: Full day wildlife program in Bardia National Park. O/N at Bardia
Day 5: Full Day Wildlife Excursion at Bardia National Park. O/N at Bardia
Day 6: Bardia to Neapl by Jeep drive. Nepaljung to Kathmandu by flight( 1 hour). O/N at Kathmandu
Day 7: Departure 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 traveling 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.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email- sales@advadventures.com

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.

End of our services!

 

Price: US $1180 per person

What is Included?

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu (Including airport pick up and transfer) by private vehicle
  • 03 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan- 3 star deluxe accommodation( Apsara Boutique or similar)
  • Welcome dinner in one of the typical nepalese restaurant with cultural music and ethnic dance and farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant in town
  • Guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, all the entrance and monument fees, tour drive with private vehicle
  • Kathmandu- Nepaljung- Kathmandu flight, transfer and taxes
  • Nepaljung- Bardia- Neapljung drive by private Jeep
  • 03 Night twin sharing accommodation in Bardia National Park at Hotel Forest Hideaway or similar resort on full board of meals, park entrance and all the wildlife program and activities- Wildlife safari guided from Jungle specialist guide
  • All government and Local taxes as applicable 

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa/intl. flights in/out Nepal
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal nature expenses and cold and alcoholic beverage 
  • Cost of Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal tips to drive and guide
  • Any additional trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Start Date Availability Price
28 February, 2018 Available US $1180 Book Now

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 & 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 other cites in tour, we use 3 star deluxe accommodation or similar standard resort in chitwan and best available resort in Bardia. 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$- 250.

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.

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.

 

Bal Bahadur Tamang

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Bal Bahadur Tamang was born in Solukhumbu. After completing his eighth grade, he left his village and went to Jiri to work as a porter. His first experience as a porter was to carry a big sack of rice from Jiri to Lukla. He has carried as heavy as 110 kg of load on his back as a porter.

After working as a porter for some years, he met a trek company owner in Lukla and started working for them as a porter. He was later afforded the opportunity to work as a guide. He took the opportunity with both hands. As a guide, his first assignment was to lead two Canadian trekkers and an Australian trekker to the Everest Base Camp.

At present, he lives with his family in Kathmandu. He has a 12 years old son and a 7 years old daughter. He is very fond of the mountains. So much so that as soon as a trek concludes, he cannot wait for the other to begin so that he can be around the mountains again.

 his first assignment was a group of two trekkers from Canada and Australia whom he took to EBC…that being his first trip, it required him to ask a lot of questions to other fellow guides…he learnt a lot.

his family is now in Kathmandu….he has two kinds..a 12 yo son and a 7 yo daughter…and his wife…..when he is not on trek , all he does is wait for the next group to arrive so that he can go to the mountains.

He believes that it is important to give tourists a unique taste of places they visit- be it local animals or flora and fauna, celebrations or culinary experiences. He tries his best to always give the tourists a close view of the life in the Himalayas beyond just the majestic mountains.

Hom Rana

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Born in Bungkot village of Gorkha, Hom Rana is cheerful mountain guide with more two decades of experience. Most of the guests who trek Nepal with him thinks that he is a "cool" guide. Mr. Magar's engagement in trekking started when he was 15 years old (in year 1995). He went to Annapurna Circuit Trek and his first salary was a modest NRs 75. Hom Magar is passionate about trekking in the Himalayas. He talks fondly of the mountains, the people and the cultural heritage of Nepal.

Hom can play traditional Nepalese musical instruments like Madal and Flute. He is also fond of singing. He has a tiger face tattooed on his left arm and fondly tells his guests about the story behind it. He generally spends his free time with his family- cooking Momo and playing with his child.

He says that Nepal is a "small world with a lot to behold".

Ishor Lamichhane

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Born in Burlang, Gorkha District, Ishwor first came to Kathmandu in 1999 to get enrolled in a college to complete his under-graduation.

It was during the final year of his under-graduation that he got into tourism to support his financial instability. A novice, he first went to the Annapurna Circuit as a porter carrying a 30 kg goods on his back. He did the same for half a dozen trips, An earnest man, he waspromoted to be the porter cum guide for Annapurna trek and later guided a trek to Everest Base Camp.

He lives with his family in Kathmandu. A family guy, he loves to cook at home and help with other household chores along with assisting his children with school assignments.

His friends call him a jolly fellow. He loves dancing to folk tunes...and occasionally sings during the recreational activities in trek. He says, "If we consider going to Everest Base Camp to trek, it is not just about Everest, the cultural and natural extravanza along the way is what make the trip special [...] The fun of the trek is not in the destination but in what you meet along that way…and in Nepal one meets a lot!"

He is a man of various stories and you can talk about a variety of topics with him.

Lok Bhatta

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Mr. Lok Bhatta is one of our best and professional guide in the company. He has been guiding with us from last 12 years. He have trekked over to our major trekking region of- Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Mustang Region, Manalsu Region, Langtang Region etc. He is loyal, dedicated, honest and quiet person, but do guides his groups most carefully and ensure professional and personalized services.

He is licensed from Nepal Gov, Department of Tourism as professioanl trekking guide in Nepal. He loves meeting new peoples and guiding them to our Himalayas! 

 

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Trip Facts
Activities Sightseeing & Cultural Tour, Wildlife Activities in Bardia
Meals Full Board at Bardia & BB plan in Kathmandu
Difficulty Easy Trip
Room 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Max Elevation 1350m Kathmandu
Transport Private Vehicle & Flight
Group Size 2
Best Month Feb to June & Sep to Dec

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