Tour Itineraries > Wildlife Adventure Tour (11 days / 10 nights)

Kathmandu - Bardia - Chitwan - Koshi Tappu - Kathmandu

For centuries Nepal is renowned as one of the best areas for wildlife viewing in Asia. The diverse flora and fauna of the low land of Terai national parks attracts wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world. Equally interesting for ornithologists, the following three national parks prize the bird lovers with several hundred species of native as well as migratory birds, some from as far away as upper Mongolia, Siberia and even Spain. Chitwan National Park (932 sq. km) is considered to be one of the richest wildlife areas in Asia and boasts the largest remaining areas of tall & bounteous grassland habitat. The park lies between Siwalik (Churia) and Mahabharat range and is drained by the Narayani and Rapti rivers. In 1964 a sanctuary was declared by moving Tharu peoples who developed a resistance to malaria. In 1973 the national park was established with the protection of Nepalese Army. Over 50 species of mammals and 450 species of birds are found in the park. The Bardia National Park, located in the remote and sparsely settled far west Terai is an untouched and is one of the best to see tigers and leopards in the forests. The Karnali river forms its western boundary and Siwalik (Churia) the northern boundary. In 1988 the national park was established by adding the eastern extension to Karnali Wildlife Reserve to its present size (968 sq. km). The phantas, the short grassland meadows on the forest edge are the characteristic of Bardia. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in the eastern Terai lies on the floodplain of the Sapta Kosi river. The reserve is bounded on the south by the barrage and on the east & west by river banks. The little reserve (175 sq. km) is a haven for waterfowl during winter and more than 20 different ducks and the rare swamp partridge. As many as 280 species of birds have been recorded here. It harbors the only remaining wild buffaloes.

Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet, greet with flower garlands and transfer to your hotel.
AM: Visit Kathmandu and Swayambhunath. Afternoon is free. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly Kathmandu/Nepalgunj in the morning. Meet the coordinator at the airport and drive to Bardia National Park (2 ½ hrs. drive). PM: Jungle safari. (B,L,D)
Full day jungle activities. Tharu stick dance or slide show on flora & fauna. (B,L,D)
Raft down on Karnali River to see Crocodiles, Gharials, Otters, Dolphins and other aquatic wildlife and viewing birdlife of Karnali region . (B,L,D)
Drive to Chitwan National Park. Meet naturalists at the park boundary and check-in at your jungle resort. (B,L,D)
Full day jungle activities such as elephantback safari/jeep safari, dug-out canoe ride, bird watching etc; In the evening, Tharu stick dance or slide show on flora & fauna. (B,L,D)
Drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. Afternoon, elephantback safari. (B,L,D)
Full day jungle activities such as bird watching, boating and dolphin watch. In the evening, slide show or cultural dance. (B,L,D)
Transfer to Biratnagar airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
Departure transfer for your international flight out of Kathmandu. (B)