12 days from £4452pp plus international flights.
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 jeep safaris in Bardia and Chitwan National Parks give you the opportunity to spot this magnificent creature, but there is much more to be seen, including wild elephants, deer, leopards, langur monkeys and even the rare Gangetic dolphin. The region is rich in bird life, 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.
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.
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 and rare antelopes. You have a full of activities here including jeep safaris, canoeing, nature walks and village tours.
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.
A full day of activities in Bardia National Park, including 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.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £4452 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2019 prices based on 2 sharing and excluding flights: 01 Jan – 31 Dec. 2019 from £4452
All accommodation in a double/twin room; meals as specified; all transportation in private vehicle; all domestic flights; all activities and game drives in national parks with naturalist guide; guided tours of Kathmandu; all entrance fees.
International flights; departure taxes; visas; travel insurance; tips; items of a personal nature; meals and activities not specified.
International flights return from London to Kathmandu start from about £650 per person, although flights in October and November can be much more expensive.
Departure dates: We can arrange this trip for you at any time your like as this is a private tailor made holiday.
A good value lodge just a few minutes from the entrance to Chitwan National Park.
Kantipur Temple House is a 42-room hotel in traditional Newari style in the heart of Kathmandu.
Located on the edge of Bardia National Park, Karnali Lodge provides a very comfortable base for viewing wildlife.
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Time: GMT +5.45 hours
Flight time: There are several airlines flying to Nepal via the Middle East with flight times of 10 to 15 hours depending on the length of the stopover.
Language: Nepali is the official language and there are many other minority languages. English is widely spoken by people involved in the travel industry.
Visas: Required for British citizens, can be obtained on arrival at the airport.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations.