The wildlife of Nepal is rich and varied. This trip gives you a superb chance to see as much as possible.'A two week trip exploring the rich wildlife of the lowlands of Nepal. This trip gives you the chance to explore the diverse variety of wildlife that can be found in the lowlands of Nepal. The Bengal Tiger is the most famous inhabitant of this region, and an elephant-back safari in Bardia and Chitwan National Parks gives you the best opportunity to spot this magnificent creature, but there is much more to be seen, including deer, leopards, langur monkeys and even the rare Gangetic dolphin. The region is rich in birdlife, too, especially in the wetlands of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, where it is possible to see more than 100 species in a day. There is also the opportunity to visit the remote villages and learn about the many different cultures of the Terai, as well as exploring the many temples and palaces in and around Kathmandu.
* Diverse wildlife of Chitwan, Bardia and Koshi Tappu
* Elephant-back safaris in search of Bengal tigers
* Beautiful scenery, with the lowland jungle backed by the towering Himalayas
* Exploring the rich culture of the Terai
* Visiting the many sights in and around Kathmandu
➕ DAY 1: KATHMANDU
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Stay in the traditionally-styled Kantipur Temple House.
➕ DAY 2: KATHMANDU
Today you have a full day guided tour of Kathmandu, taking in many of the city's famous temples and squares. This evening you will have dinner at Bhojan Griha, a restaurant offering traditional Nepali food and entertainment.Breakfast, dinner.
➕ DAY 3: KATHMANDU TO KOSHI TAPPU
In the morning take the flight from Kathmandu to Britnagar in the south east. On arrival you will be transferred to Koshi Tappu Camp in the wildlife reserve. This is the first luxury camp in the reserve and will be your base for the next 2 nights.Full board.
➕ DAY 4: KOSHI TAPPU
A full day in 'Koshi Tappu Reserve. Established in 1976 to protect the last haven of the wild water buffalo it has become one of the best bird watching sanctuaries in Asia. The river barrage has created a vast expanse of marshes, lagoons and mud flats, attracing both migrating and endemic species. The rare Gangetic River Dolphins and otters are found here, while the dense riverine forests harbours deer and blue bulls as well as the wild water buffalo.Full board.
➕ DAY 5: KOSHI TAPPU TO CHITWAN
You take a morning flight back to Kathmandu and on to Bharatpur. From here you will be transferred to your hotel just outside Chitwan National Park.Full board.
➕ DAY 6: CHITWAN
Chitwan was Nepal's first national park, established in 1973 to protect the rare Asian one-horned rhino. There are many other large mammal species here, including tigers, sloth bears, wild boars, rare antelopes and wild elephants. You have a full of activitiesd here including elephant and jeep safaris, canoeing, nature walks and village tours.Full board.
➕ DAY 7: CHITWAN TO KATHMANDU
In the morning you have time to explore Chitwan further. In the afternoon you fly back to Kathmandu and will stay at Kantipur Temple House.Breakfast.
➕ DAY 8: KATHMANDU TO BARDIA
You have a morning flight to Nepalgunj and transfer by car to Bardia National Park with afternoon activities within the park.Full board.
➕ DAY 9: BARDIA
A full day of activities in Bardia National Park, including elephant-back safaris, jeep safari, jungle treks and birdwatching expeditions. The park was established to protect the tiger, and the region is more densely forested than Chitwan. A population of over 100 rhinos has been re-established here, and this is one of the best places in Asia for seeing herds of wild elephants. The area is rich in other animal and birdlife, including deer, leopards and monkeys.Full board.
➕ DAY 10: BARDIA TO KATHMANDU
You spend the morning in Bardia National Park before taking an afternoon flight to Kathmandu and transferring to Kantipur Temple House.Breakfast, lunch.
➕ DAY 11: KATHMANDU
Today a full day's bird watching tour has been arranged. In the late afternoon you will return to your hotel.Breakfast, lunch.
➕ DAY 12: DEPART
We take you to Kathmandu airport in time for your onward flight arrangements. Breakfast.