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8 Day Jungle Wildlife Tour in Nepal

Hotel Yak & Yeti, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Kathmandu District, Province No. 3, Nepal

Fantastic Nepal Wildlife Tour

In this tour, you will find fantastic encounters with animals, breathtaking views of the snow-capped ice giants of the Himalayas, and centuries-old cultural treasures of the mystical Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys. If you want to know the highlights of this fascinatingly diverse country in a comfortable and decelerated manner, this is the place for you as it is just made for first-time Nepal visitors and connoisseurs. You will get a chance to encounter Indian rhinos, Bengal tigers that live in the dense jungle of the park, leopards, elephants, swamp crocodiles, and water buffalos. The lush green national parks and game reserves of Chitwan await you with the "Big Five" of Nepal. Whether comfortably in the SUV or sliding on the river in the dugout canoe, look forward to extraordinary animal encounters up close!

Overview

  • Minimum group size: 2 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: starts in Kathmandu and ends in Nagarkot
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: rhinos, monkeys, Bengal foxes, Sambar deer, cranes, swamp crocodiles, gavial, turtles, water snakes, Ganges dolphins, vultures, eagles, and herons

Highlights

  • 3 days of safari
  • Park entrance fees for the safari
  • Encounter rhinos, elephants, crocodiles, and more
  • Explore Chitwan National Park, Sarangkot, and Bhaktapur
  • Engage in art and cultural tour in Kathmandu
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

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6 activity days
Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport
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Accommodation

You will stay in comfortable, eco-friendly five and four-star hotels and resorts that value sustainable tourism. Warm water and electricity are generated by solar energy and completely dispensed with plastic. Local employees, who realize the sustainable approach in private life as well, provide the in-house service.

You will spend two nights at Hotel Yak & Yeti or Hotel Radisson Kathmandu in Kathmandu City, two nights at Landmark Forest Park or Green Park Resort in Chitwan National Park, two nights at Pokhara Grande or Shangri-La Village Resort in Pokhara City, and one night at Club Himalaya or Country Villa in Nagarkot.

Hotel Yak & Yeti

Hotel Yak & Yeti is a luxury five-star hotel in the heart of Kathmandu, offering sophisticated comfort and elegance in grounds steeped in history. Located at fashionable Durbar Marg, Hotel Yak & Yeti is just minutes from Kathmandu’s best shops and restaurants and central to all of the city’s sights.

The whole hotel is a sumptuous array of beautiful artifacts, art, and traditionally crafted fixtures. Attention to detail has been meticulously considered throughout, giving the feeling you aren’t just in a hotel as much as an art gallery or museum. Over the years, the hotel has been upgraded and extended and now boasts a shopping arcade, a swimming pool, two tennis courts, and a state of the art fitness center and luxury spa.

Landmark Forest Park

Landmark Forest Park is an eco-friendly resort in Chitwan, conveniently located close to Chitwan National Park, hence perfect for people who prefer vacationing away from urban to enjoy nature at its best, whether you are in Nepal for wildlife exploration, documentary filming, a vacation with your family, a business trip, or honeymoon.

Pokhara Grande

Pokhara Grande is the five-star hotel of Pokhara, Nepal, providing the right blend of service, luxury, and quiet efficiency. Internationally acclaimed for all-round excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Pokhara Grande ranked number five of Top 10 Hotels - Nepal on Tripadvisor's Traveller's Choice Awards 2017. The hotel features 140 rooms and suites, views of Fishtail Mountain and Annapurna range, conference halls, travel desk, complimentary parking, outdoor swimming pool, spa Pavitra and fitness center, and shopping arcade.

Club Himalaya

The hotel offers a rare blend of nature and modern amenities and has become synonymous with Nagarkot, situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu. Each room opens to a private balcony, where one can view the most splendid sunrise and sunsets. The interior is traditional and simple yet stylish and elegant. Club Himalaya's comfortable accommodation, cozy ambiance, delicious food, and the welcoming and gracious staff creates a true 'comfort above the clouds' experience.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel

A representative and driver from Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions office will meet and greet you at the airport, escort you to your hotel, and help you check into your hotel. They will arrange a meeting with you at the hotel to brief you about your daily activities, etc. In the evening, you will meet for a traditional welcome dinner and enjoy the rich cuisine of Nepal. Your overnight stay is at Hotel Yak & Yeti.

  • Hotel: Hotel Yak & Yeti
  • Included: airport pickup, welcome dinner, and accommodation

Day 2: Full-day art and cultural tour of Kathmandu

After a late breakfast, you will visit the main religious sites in and around Kathmandu. First, you will visit the Buddhist and Hindu temple complex of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. Afterward, you can explore the most important Hindu sanctuary in Nepal, the temple complex and cremation sites of Pashupatinath. You will continue the tour to Patan city, which is famous for its fine arts. You will be guided along this religious journey to interesting places around Patan like Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha temple, Kumbheshwor temple, Krishna temple, Golden Temple, etc. This is an easy, relaxing day with a comfortable ride and a local guide. You will discover a totally different perspective of Kathmandu and Patan.

  • Hotel: Hotel Yak & Yeti or Radisson Hotel

Day 3: Drive to Chitwan National Park (160 kilometers / 5 hours)

In the morning, after a healthy buffet breakfast at your luxury hotel, you will drive to the Chitwan National Park. On the way, you will pass countless small villages and get a good insight into the country life of Nepal. A private vehicle with an experienced driver makes the journey pleasant. Chitwan National Park is the last undisturbed vestiges of the Gangetic Plains, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. You will reach Chitwan National Park in the afternoon.

After a warm welcome from your local tour guide and briefing at the lodge, a brief refreshment, and instruction on the program, you will start a late-afternoon tour of a typical Tharu village and learn more about the life of the Tharu people. Once there, you will be accommodated in an excellent lodge right at the national park border. Let the day fade away and enjoy the flair and ambiance of your accommodation. Your overnight stay is at the Landmark Forest Park or Green Park Resort.

  • Hotel: Landmark Forest Park or Green Park Resort

Day 4: Adventure in Chitwan National Park (UNESCO)

Today, you will spend a full day in this jungle paradise. There is enough time to experience the diverse flora and fauna and relax in your comfortable accommodation. There are also numerous activities and excursions. Together with an experienced nature guide, you will go on a safari through the subtropical jungle landscape, and with a bit of luck, you will see rhinos, monkeys, Bengal foxes, Sambar deer, and cranes, which are swimming in ponds and rivers, dense shrubs, and low grasslands.

A game drive by canoe on the Rapti River is also exciting, where you can discover swamp crocodiles, gavials, turtles, water snakes, or even Ganges dolphins up close. For those who prefer a leisurely pace, you can leisurely stroll through small, original villages along farmed rice terraces in traditional oxcarts. Vultures, eagles, and herons float in the air and complete this idyllic scenery. In the evening, a stick-dancing cultural program awaits you in a nearby village of the Tharu minority.

  • Hotel: Landmark Forest Park or Green Park Resort

Day 5: Drive to Pokhara, visit the lakeside, and boating

After a hearty breakfast, you will board the comfortable private vehicle in the morning and proceed towards Pokhara, which is 100 kilometers away from Chitwan, for approximately five hours. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will check into a luxury hotel, refresh, and get familiar with your surroundings. You can also do some boating on the tranquil Fewa Lake. You will then have a relaxing afternoon around the lakeside, where you can simply chill out with some cold beers. Your overnight stay is at the Pokhara Grande Hotel or Shangri La Village Resort.

 *Hotel: Pokhara Grande or Shangri-La Village Resort

Day 6: Adventure tour in the lake city of Pokhara, visit Sarangkot, and hike to peace stupa and tour

Today, you will have an early morning drive to Sarangkot hill (1,500 meters). You will get up early and drive to Sarangkot to see sunrise views over the Himalayas. It takes about 45 minutes to get to Sarangkot, from where you can admire the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas. You will return by car to have breakfast and start your journey in the Pokhara Valley by day hike from lakeside to world peace stupa. After the hike, you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant and visit popular places like "Davi's Falls", the cave of Gupteshwor, and the International Mountain Museum. Furthermore, you also can visit the Gurkha Museum and tour the Bat's Cave and Seti River Georg. Your overnight stay is at Pokhara Grande or Shangri-La Village Resort.

  • Hotel: Pokhara Grande or Shangri-La Village Resort

Day 7: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, visit Bhaktapur, and drive to Nagarkot

After a healthy buffet breakfast at your luxury hotel in Pokhara, you will go on a short drive to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, your tour guide and driver will pick you up from there and drive to Nagarkot. On your drive to Nagarkot, you will stop in Bhaktapur where you will witness unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship.

Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal that has remained untouched by Western culture. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, art gallery, the statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple, and 55-windowed Malla Palaces are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places. You will spend about three to four hours in Bhaktapur. Late afternoon, you will drive to Nagarkot. You will spend your night at one of the best resort or hotel in Nagarkot.

  • Hotel: Club Himalaya or Country Villa Nagarkot

Day 8: Drive to the airport from Nagarkot

Today, you will enjoy the sunrise with panoramic views of the Himalayas. After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu and drive to the airport. Your local tour guide and office vehicle will be on standby at your hotel to transfer you to the airport for your connecting flight home. Serving you was a wonderful joy and pleasure. Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions will cherish the bonds of your relationship created over the time you spent with them, and they thank you for choosing them as your travel partner and for visiting this amazing country Nepal. Sayonara friends!

Note: If you do have a flight at late evening today, you will also hike from Nagarkot to Changu for about three hours.

Included excursions

  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
  • Pokhara sightseeing with the Sarangkot sunrise trip

Location

This wildlife tour will take place around Nepal. Nepal is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites which further adds to the cultural charm. Make sure to check out the various temples, monasteries, inns, and more to experience Old World culture.

You will explore various locations such as Kathmandu City, Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan National Park, Pokhara City, Pokhara Valley, and Nagarkot. The Kathmandu Valley is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and is composed of seven different “Monument Zones”. These zones include urban centers with palaces, temples, and the oldest known Buddhist monument thought to be built in the third century B.C.

Food

You will get breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Nagarkot. Meanwhile, during your stay in Chitwan, you will be served meals on a full-board basis. Local organic produce from home will fill a healthy and rich menu. You can enjoy culinary delights from traditional Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, Thai, and continental cuisine.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 days of safari including the park fees
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
  • Pokhara sightseeing with a Sarangkot sunrise trip
  • Service of an experienced English-speaking tour guide
  • Agency service charges and government taxes
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu flight ticket with tax
  • Ground transport by a private vehicle
  • Airport pickups and drops (Tribhuvan International Airport / KTM)
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Nagarkot
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in Chitwan

What's not included

  • Monuments entry fees while touring the city
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any alcoholic or cold drinks during the tour
  • Gratitudes for guide and driver after the end of the tour
  • Unforeseen cost such as delayed flight / sick

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 30% 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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