Embark on an extravagant expedition to Nepal’s captivating wildlife havens: Shivapuri and Bardia National Parks. This remarkable luxury journey invites you to a symphony of nature and culture, where every moment becomes a cherished memory.
Begin your odyssey in Kathmandu, a city steeped in history. Uncover UNESCO heritage sites and engage with the warmth of local life. The blessings of a Buddhist guru will infuse your journey with spiritual significance, as you immerse yourself in Kathmandu’s rich cultural heritage.
From the city’s embrace, transition to the tranquil wilds of Shivapuri. Here, an avian paradise awaits, with a chorus of Storks, Egrets, Woodpeckers, and more. The air is alive with the enchanting calls of Pheasants and Cuckoos, while the elusive Spiny babbler and Wren babbler beckon from the shadows. This natural symphony will surely resonate in your heart.
A continuation of opulence takes you to Bardia National Park, where the esteemed Tiger Tops resort awaits. With a commitment to eco-consciousness, the resort stands as a testament to sustainable luxury. Traverse the park’s wonders by jeep, canoe, and foot, witnessing the magnificence of diverse wildlife. Engage with the Tharu community, gaining insights into their ancient traditions and way of life.
As the expedition nears its conclusion, Dhulikhel’s luxurious retreat beckons. Bask in the embrace of serenity, indulging in spa treatments that rejuvenate the senses and yoga sessions that harmonize mind and body. Delve into the art of pottery and find solace by the poolside, where relaxation takes center stage.
This Luxury wildlife holiday unveils the splendors of Nepal’s natural and cultural tapestry. Every experience is etched into memory, creating a treasury of moments that will endure for a lifetime.
When to visit
Departure from home
Arrival and Kathmandu tour
Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our dedicated driver and guide will be present to receive us. We will be greeted in the warm and traditional Nepali manner. Later in the evening, at our Welcome Dinner, our Nepalese tour guide will provide us with an overview of our upcoming itinerary.
2nd day, our first destination is Swyambhunath, popularly known as the monkey temple. Situated on a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, this temple offers breathtaking views of the valley and mountains if the weather permits. Our next stop is the renowned Shiva Temple, Pashupatinath, considered one of the most prominent Hindu temples in the entire Indian subcontinent. Adjacent to the temple is a cremation site where departed individuals receive their final rites.
Our journey continues with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where we have the opportunity to see the living goddess Kumari. This square is famed for its captivating arts and crafts and was once a palace. After exploring this area, we will take a walking tour of Asan, a lively and vibrant Nepalese market.
On day 3rd, we drive 30 minutes to the entrance of Shivapuri National Park after an early breakfast. We will tour this national park, one of Nepal’s biodiversity hotspots, after paying the entry fee. Long-tailed Broadbill, Golden-throated Barbet, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Orange-headed Thrush, Asian-barred/Collared Owlets with the rarest being the Spot-bellied Owl, Long-tailed and Scarlet Minivet, Long-tailed Thrush, Himalayan Vulture, Forktails, Warblers, and Black Eagle are some of the top bird species in this area. Later in the afternoon, return to the hotel.
Accommodation: The Dwarika’s Hotel (3 Nights)
Fly to Nepalgunj & Explore Bardia National Park
Accommodation: Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge – Bardiya (4 Nights)
Fly to Kathmandu and drive to Dhulikhel via Bhaktapur
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, followed by a scenic 4-hour drive to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we’ll embark on a journey to Bhaktapur, a captivating medieval city, known for its charm and history. A leisurely 30-minute drive will lead us to this remarkable destination, allowing ample time for exploration.
Continuing our adventure, we’ll make our way to Dhulikhel, where the luxurious Dwarika Resort awaits us. Here, we will indulge in a two-night stay, treating ourselves to a range of rejuvenating experiences. From spa treatments and invigorating yoga sessions to tranquil meditation or simply unwinding by the pool, the choices are yours to make. As you bask in the breathtaking Himalayan panorama, you’ll create lasting memories before concluding this unforgettable journey and heading back home.
Accommodation: The Dwarika’s Resort (2 Nights)
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Welcome Dinner
- All sightseeing trip with entry fees and guide
- All hotel accommodation as mentioned
- English speaking local guide throughout the trip
- All transport on private coach with local driver
- 4-5* accommodation with breakfast
- All taxes and fees
- Meals as mentioned
- 4 nights in Bardia national Park with all activities, and entry fees
- 2 Night in Bhaktapur
- 1 day birdwatching at Shivapuri
- Meals other than mentioned
- Drinks and bar bill
- Gratitude for guide, porter and driver
- Personal Insurance
- Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, and changes of flight and itinerary.