TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Kathmandu is the open museum for Nepali culture. It has several cultural heritages which reflect Nepali History and culture. Kathmandu is also a holy city, The pashupatinath temple lies in the banks of bagmati river and is a famous hindu temple. Kathmandu durbar square area is enlisted in the world heritage site by UNESCO and reflects the history of Nepal. The traditional Newari culture which has been practiced by locals for years is also pleasing and convincing. Sowyambhunath temple has quite a history of its own in buddhism and boudhanath stupa is the largest spherical stupa of Nepal. All of these sites are world heritage sites elnlisted by UNESCO.

Similarly, Bardiya National Park is one of the famous National Parks in Nepal and is widely known for the variety of flora and fauna. This lies in the terai region of Nepal covering an area of 968 Square Kilometers. This place is best for Rhino and Tiger Spotting and Bird watching. Endangered tigers and other species are protected in this region by the Government of Nepal. Boating in the Karnali River, which is the longest river of Nepal provides a unique oppurtunity for bird watching.

ITINARARY

Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

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: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Places we visit: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath & Kathmandu Durbar Square

After having breakfast we will go for the exploration of Kathmandu valley and our journey starts from the exploration of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, which is one of three Durbar (Royal palaces) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. It is the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace complex, which was the Royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies used to be held during the monarchy. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch that opened up Nepal to the outside world. It is also possible to visit the State Rooms inside the palace. At the Southern end of Durbar Square there is a place of one of the most curious attractions in Nepal i.e. Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Kumari-- a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.

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. We will drive towards Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal. Pashupatinath is considered as the main shrine to the devotees not only of Nepal but to the Hindus people around the world. Pashupatinath, an ancient plinth, by the banks of the holy Bagmati River, stands the 16th century of Pashupatinath - Shiva, as Lord of all Creatures. The flowing Bagmati is a holy river and the Ghats (crematorium) at its' bank is the earnest Hindus truest cremation center. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main temple. They can have good view of the temple complex from Slesmantak forest-- a forest across Bagmati River.

After exploring the Pashupatinath temple, we move towards our next destination that is Bouddhanath Temple, it is located at 5km east from the center of Kathmandu. Bouddhanathis one of the largest Stupas in South Asia and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. It is considered to be one of the most important Tibetan Buddhism monuments outside Tibet. There are 30 gompas in the premises of Bouddhanath. There is a brick wall that goes around the Stupa with 147 niches, along with the prayer wheel that have got the mantra (chant) of om mani padme hum. O/N Kathmandu.

 

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu - Nepaljung - Bardia National Park

Altitude: 152m/498ft
Kathmandu to Nepaljung 1 hr flight
Driving: 2-3 hrs

After breakfast we drive to airport and 1 hours flight to Nepaljung. After we reach Nepaljung we drive to Bardia National Park for 2 to 3 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 4: Explore Bardia

Altitude: 152m/498ft
Things we do: Safari

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 5: Full Day Wildlife Excursion at Bardia National Park

Altitude: 152m/498ft
Things we do: Safari

Today after breakfast we move towards for full day sightseeing 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 6: Bardia - Nepaljung transfer and Nepaljung - Kathmandu flight

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Nepaljung to Kathmandu 1 hr flight
Driving: 2-3 hours

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 Nepaljung 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. O/N at Kathmandu.

 

Day 7: Departure day from Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Free day for shopping and Deparuture

Free morning, after breakfast, if you having enough time, you may explore town of Kathmandu thamel, shopping paradise. Ontime transfer to airport and our trip ends here.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke inn or any other hotel of similar standard) with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

TRIP INFO


Trip Note

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.

Meals:

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.

Luggage/Backpack:

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.  

Guide:

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. 

Personal Expenses:

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.

 

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

Price from USD 1,060 p/p
24/7 Customer Support
+977-9851047508

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Sightseeing & Cultural visit

Departure City: Kathmandu

Trip Grade:

Trip style: Luxury

Country: Nepal

Price: USD 1,060

Group size: Min 1 pax

Best Season: Anyday