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10 Day Wildlife Safari and Heritage Tour in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

Exciting Safari in Nepal

From the moment you arrive in Kathmandu, you discover its colorful cultural history, evident in the sheer number of temples and festivals. You will complete your tour to the cultural heritage sites of the Kathmandu Valley which is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous.

Overview

  • Group size: Two to 14 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Kathmandu
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Elephants and tigers

Highlights

  • See amazing elephants
  • Visit Chitwan National Park
  • Jungle walk and temple tours
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • National park permits
  • Airport transfers

Styles


7 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport
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Accommodation

You will stay on your first two nights in Kathmandu, your third night will be in Bhaktapur, your fourth and fifth nights will be in Pokhara, your sixth night will be in Lumbini, your seventh and eighth nights will be in Chitwan National Park, and your last will be in Kathmandu.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 meters / 4265 feet)

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) where you will be warmly welcomed by a representative and check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will depart the hotel for a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the "city of glory." You will visit Durbar (Palace) Square, the epicenter of religious and cultural life, an area filled with old temples and historical significance with old glorious Newari architecture. Some of the sights include Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Temple, Kasthamandap and Kumari Ghar; home to the Living Goddess.

Afterwards, you will visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world, which is majestically set high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. You will proceed towards Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This massive temple complex sits alongside the banks of the holy Bagmati River.

Only Hindus are allowed to enter the courtyard of the temple, whereas tourists can see the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati River. Later, you will visit Boudhanath, a Buddhist Stupa said to be one of the largest in the world. This massive structure stands tall with four pairs of eyes each facing the four cardinal directions, watching for righteous behavior of mankind and for human prosperity.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Patan and Bhaktapur

You will check out from the hotel after breakfast for a guided sightseeing tour of Patan, the city of Fine Arts. You will visit Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), etc. You will also visit the Tibetan Handicraft Centre where you can see the art of making carpets by the Tibetan refugees. Afterwards, you will head for one and half hour scenic drive to Nagarkot and enroute you will stop at Bhaktapur, the “City of Devotees”.

The tour begins in Bhaktapur with a visit to Durbar Square, the Golden Gate and the Palace of 55 Windows to see Lion’s Gate, The Nyatapola Temple, the tallest of its kind in Nepal, Bhairab Temple and the Pottery Centre.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Drive to Pokhara (884 meters / 2900 feet)

After morning breakfast in the hotel, the tour starts with the scenic view of beautiful hills, countryside lifestyle driving along the Trishuli River.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Pokhara

Early at dawn, you will hike up to Sarangkot viewpoint to witness nature’s ethereal lightshow as the sun rises over the Annapurna range turning its peaks from white to gold. After breakfast, you will go to see the deep, narrow gorge of roaring Seti River from where you drive to Devi’s Falls and further to Gupteswar Cave and the Bat Cave. In the evening, you will go lazing by the Phewa Lake for the leisurely row on its sparkling waters. *Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Drive to Lumbini

From Pokhara, you willl drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. The spiritual heart of Lumbini is the Maya Devi Temple where the Buddha was born under a Bodhi tree. Other sights in Lumbini are Ashoka Pillar, Buddhist Monasteries, World Peace Pagoda and Lumbini Crane Sanctuary. *Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Drive to Chitwan National Park

After breakfast, you will head for Chitwan National Park, one of the best managed parks in the world. After lunch, you can enjoy various jungle activities such as an elephant safari, jungle drive, and a nature walk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8: Chitwan National Park

For watching wildlife, birds and the rare species of flora and fauna you can either go for Jungle Safari deep into the park in a four wheel jeep or on walk or choose an altogether relaxing way on a canoeing trip on the Rapti or Narayani Rivers. Moreover, you can head for exploring surrounding Tharu villages.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu

From Chitwan National Park, you will drive back to Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner

Day 10: Fly back home

You will be dropped off to the airport for your flight back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Location

This safari will start from Kathmandu and will take you to Chitwan National Park, Nepal. The Chitwan National Park has Sal forests that cover 70% of the area and there are about 600 species of plants and 450 species of birds. Nepal is also home to the only significant number of one-horned rhinos and other endangered species like the Bengal Tiger, the gangetic dolphins, and the gharial crocodiles.

There are altogether over 43 species of large mammals, 526 species of birds, 150 different types of butterflies, 126 species of fish and 49 species of reptiles in this wonderful Park. From Chitwan we drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha that carries special importance for both Buddhists and Hindus and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Food

During this trip, you will be served with daily breakfast. On your stay in Chitwan National Park, all your meals will be provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Transfers from and to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Salary, food, insurance, and lodging cost for guide and porter
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea / coffee
  • Welcome and farewell meals and breakfasts while in Kathmandu
  • National park permit and TIMS for Everest
  • ACH Kitbag and T- shirt
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag rental
  • Internal flights including departure taxes

What's not included

  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • International airfare and departure tax
  • Bar bills, laundry and other expenses of personal nature
  • Travel insurance including evacuation
  • 1 lunch in Kathmandu
  • Tips for local staffs, guides and porters

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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