Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu
After your Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and then you will be taken to your hotel. Our tour operator will explain briefly about the program. Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore "Thamel". In the evening we host welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with local music and ethnic dance. O/N Kathmandu.
Day 2: Explore Kathmandu
Places we visit: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square
Distance of driving: 3 to 4 hours drive
After breakfast, we will move for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; we will visit Pashupatinath, which is the famous Hindu Temple in Nepal. We keep visiting different places like stupa of lord Buddha which is the largest stupa of South Asia. We will visit to swayambhunath temple; this temple is lovingly called the 'monkey temple', for the innumerable monkeys that have made the temple their permanent residence. Swayambhunath is a stupa based on top of hill, from where we can generally view the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. and we will also visit Kathmandu Dubar Square. O/N Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Bandipur
Altitude: 1030m/ 3379ft
Distance of driving: 144 km/ 4 hrs, Evening Explore around
After breakfast, we will drive for Bandipur for 4 hours (144 km) from kathmandu.Bandipur lies in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal. Bandipur is famous for its natural beauty and another popular tourist destination. Bandipur is situated on a hilltop above the highway town of Dumre; Bandipur captivates the visitor with its cultural performances and wonderful scenery. Bandipur is a natural view tower where visitors can enjoy a spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna Range also the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang. O/N Bandipur.
Day 4: Drive from Bandipur to Pokhara
Distance of driving: 80 km/ 2-3 hrs
After breakfast, we depart from Bandipur and move to Pokhara approximately, it is two and half an hour drive (80 km). While moving from Bandipur to Pokhara you can enjoy the view of green mountains. O/N in Pokhara.
Day 5: Explore Pokhara
Place we visit: Sarangkot, Seti river Gorge, Davis fall, Binda basini temple, mountain museum & Mahendra Gufa
After having Breakfast we will explore the pokhara valley, in the morning we will move to Sarangkot to have the beautiful view of Montain and after returning from Sarangkot we will spend our time along the bank of Phewa Lake, from there you can also view the amazing scene of Annapurna panorama. We will regularly visit the Seti River gorge, Davis fall , Binda basini Temple , mountain museum and cave of Mahendra Gufa. O/N Pokhara.
Day 6: Pokhara to Chitwan
Altitude: 150m/ 492ft
Driving: 152 km/ 4.5hrs
Place we visit: Tharu village
After morning breakfast, we travel overland from Pokhara to Royal Chitwan National Park.After a short rest, visit to the Tharu village and the National Park Visitors Center. Sunset view from the riverbank. Dinner. Slide-show on the wildlife.O/N at Chitwan Park. O/N at Chitwan Park.
Day 7: Explore Chitwan
Altitude: 150m/ 492ft
Things we do: canoeing, visit Elephant Breeding Farm, Elephant back safari & Tharu stick dance
After breakfast, you will have a full time for the safari activities, After breakfast, Dugout canoe trip followed by a Nature Walk Program or a visit to the Elephant Breeding Farm. Enjoy an ox-cart ride or a jeep drive back to the resort. After a refreshment you can wash the elephants and swim with them in the Rapti River. Lunch. Elephant back safari. Dinner. You will be entertained with Tharu stick dance and different cultural performances with the bonfire. Surely you will get a chance to have a lots of amazing photographs. O/N at Chitwan Park.
Day 8: Chitwan to Lumbini
Driving: 123 km/ 3.5hr
Place we visit: Ashoka's pillar, Maya Devi Temple & Kapilvastu Museum
Today morning you will go for Bird watching and after breakfast, we drive from Chitwan to Lumbini. Lumbini is the traditional birthplace of Lord Buddha. In Nepal, Lumbini lies in the foothills of the Himalayas. Lumbini is the wonder place to visit the different Buddhist temples and shrines from various nations could be finding there. The other main sight of interest at Lumbini is Ashoka's pillar which is near the Maya Devi Temple. You will have a wonderful time with lots of beautiful scenery around there. There you will also find the ancient museum that is Kapilvastu Museum; with the lots of pottery, jewelry and ornaments in museum. O/N at Lumbini.
Day 9: Lumbini to Bardia National Park
Driving: 140 km/ 6 hrs
Things we do: Explore Bardia National Park and cultural program
After exploring lumbini we will drive to Bardia for 6 hours. Bardia is famous for Bardia Naional Park. After your arrival you will get a time to relax at Tharu(one of the tribe of Nepal who resides in Tarai region) bar or beautiful garden .Discover Tharu life and culture through our Tharu village and cultural tour. In the evening we will enjoy the cultural Program. O/N at Bardia National Park.
Day 10: Explore Bardia
Things we do: Jungle activities & Safari activities
After breakfast, you will spend your full day in Jungle activities and walking safari to view gangetic Dolphin-swimming if possible. O/N at Bardia.
Day 11: Full Day Wildlife Excursion at Bardia National Park
Things we do: Elephant back safari, Jeep Safari, Crocodile Breeding center & rafting.
Today after breakfast we move towards for full day sight seeing program, we will be walking Half day for the exploration of Tiger territory and rest of the you will go for Elephant Back safari, jeep safari in Bardia National Park. we will go for fascinating visit to crocodile Breeding Center, the sights and sounds of real animal, if we got time we will Rafting. This trip might be one of the best trips to have a full picturesque view of the Bardia. O/N at Bardia.
Day 12: Bardia to Nepaljung transfer and Nepaljung - Kahtmandu flight (1 hrs)
Things we do: Watch birds and Nature walk in the morning
Driving: 70 km, 2hrs
Today early we watch various Birds and if we get more time we will explore surrounding village, Jungle and Nature. After breakfast, we will drive to Nepalgunj airport for 2 hours (70 km) from Bardia National Park and fly back to kathmandu. Today you will take rest or explore the Thamel market during the day time.
Day 13: Departure day from Kathmandu
Free day for shopping and deparuture
Hotel and Lodge:
Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu, you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trip there will be such facilities as the place where we are travelling and visiting. We have a three star hotel in Pokhara and 2-3 star hotel even in Nagarkot. While we are in National park, we stay in well and deluxe resort.
We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while we are in trip. While we are on trip all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city, Pokhara even in Lumbini sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary. During our trip breakfast and dinner will be served in the Hotel where we stay for a night and for the lunch our expert leader/guide will be taking you the best clean hotels and restaurants.
Best Season to Travel:
The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We asked the clients not to travel on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to walk with heavy rains and wet. So, we suggest every client trip in the specific seasons.
You have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trip can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.
We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained/experienced guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Like if you are in a huge group tour like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group.
Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.
Our Greetings at Airport:
We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:
Our usual itinerary is main customary and pragmatic which has also included your arrival day, departure day. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.
Booking and Payment:
For booking any trip, first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trip you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable. The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card, even throughout Pay pal account lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.