Bardia National Park is largest National Park of Nepal Located in Mid-Western Region of the country, It covers an area of 968 square kilometers. It is a popular destination to see Royal Bengal Tiger, One-Horned Rhino, and Swamp deer.The park also inhabits around 23 species of aquatic animals and among them, Mugger crocodile and Gangetic dolphin are popular ones. Two rivers, Karnali and Babai flow from the middle of the park. Several species of birds are sighted here. It is reported that more than 400 different varieties of birds are seen here. The Tharu culture and Tharu Museum adds new flavor to your trip.
Before going to Bardia National Park you will get the opportunity to explore Kathmandu City of Temples. Here you visit four UNESCO listed WORLD Heritage Sites—Kathamndu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa.
A representative of Adventure White Mountain will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by the journey, you can take the short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel.
The real fun begins from today as you will be visiting four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu.
We visit Kathmandu Durbar Square in the beginning. Here you get chance to see century-old palace called Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Lord Hanuman (Monkey God) is enshrined at the entrance of the palace and due to it, the palace is named after it. The Durbar Square is stretched at an area of five acres. Entire Square is divided into two quadrangles—outer and inner.
The Hanuman Dhoka Palace is covered within inner part wehereas Kumari Ghar, Shiva-Parvati Temple, Kashtamandap, is located in the outer part of the vicinity. Living Goddes (Kumari) lives in Kumari Ghar. She is worshipped as female energy and it the system of worshipping her was started many centuries ago when Malla dynasty ruled the Valley.
Before the quake of 25th April, 2015 there were 50 temples in this area and at present, there are around 20 such sites including Hanuman Dhoka Palace.
From here we move towards Pashupatinath Temple. Lord Shiva is worshipped here in the form of Linga. It is the greatest Shrine of Hindu. The temple is located on the bank of Bagmati River.
Bouddhanath is another place of our visit today. No, any exact record is found regarding the foundation date of Bouddhanath. Some believe that the stupa was built by one of the Kings of Lichhavi dynasty more than 2000 years ago.
The stupa is built in octagonal-mandala structure and is protected by the wall from all side. There in the wall, you can see 108 depiction of Amitabh Buddha.
From here we move towards Swoyambhunath. It is located in a hillock. It is said that the civilization of Kathmandu Valley started with Swoyambhunath. The literal meaning of Swoyambhunath is self-existing.
Legends say that Lord Buddha visited here and gave the sermon to his disciples here.
Overnight at hotel.
Today after breakfast we drive to Tribhuvan International Airport. Here we catch the flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is one of the largest city of Nepal located in Mid-Western Region of the country.
From here our staff will drive you to Bardia National Park. It is around 90 km away from the airport and takes around one and half hour to reach there.
Our staff in the park will brief you about the activities that you will be experiencing here in upcoming days. At noon you will get chance to visit Tharu Museum and get acquaint with the local culture.
It is a fun packed day today. We will penetrate jungle in a jeep or ride on elephant back. You will see One-Horned Rhino, Royal Bengla Tiger and many more species of mammals.
Boating in Karnali River will show you Mugger crocodile and Gangatic Dolphin. You will see many more aquatic and amphibian species.
Overnight in a resort.
Today, early in the morning we will be watching birds in Bardia National Park. We will go deep into the jungle for this.
After lunch, we get back to Nepalgunj and catch connecting flight to Kathmandu. In the capital, you will get some time to stroll around Thamel. In the evening Adventure White Mountain will offer you farewell dinner.
Here ends your trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to the airport three hours before your arranged flight to help you reach your destination.
As a government-registered trekking and travel company, we feel it is in our best interest to offer the best possible services to our national and international customers. While striving to maintain a high quality of service and competitiveness, we have put forward these conditions that will benefit you when you select to travel with us in Nepal. These conditions are applicable when you book with us directly.
For tours within Nepal and Bhutan, you should pay a non-refundable 20% of the total cost at the time of booking. For tours in Tibet, the booking cost is 50%; and the rest can be paid at our office in Nepal before starting the trek.
A travel insurance is mandatory in Nepal. And even if it is not by some authorities, we recommend that you have one. A comprehensive travel insurance package is required to cover medical expenses, emergency evacuations, accidents, cancellations, loss or theft of personal property such as electronic items and luggage, among others. Adventure White Mountain is not liable for the damage and loss of your personal effects.
Risk and Liabilities
We will notify you of any change in travel regulations in Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet but we cannot be held responsible for unknown restrictions, disasters, adverse political activities, delay, accident and/or sickness. Costs incurred in such circumstances is your liability. A good way to do it is to mention it to your travel insurance company.
Change of Price
Adventure White Mountain reserves the right to make slight changes in price in terms of foreign currency exchange rates, economic inflation or government actions.
While last-minute booking is not available for Bhutan and Tibet, we can arrange it for treks in Nepal. With full payment, you can book with us just seven days ahead of the tour date.
If you want to cancel your trip, you should inform us in writing 14 days ahead of the tour date. The cancellation charge is USD 180; but if you do not wish to pay the cancellation charge, you can transfer the trip to a person of your choice. In case of Bhutan and Tibet, the cancellation charge is 20 to 50 percent and you should write to us at least 30 days ahead of the tour date.
Tours not Completed
Adventure White Mountain is not liable for refunds for tours not completed due to personal reasons. However, in situations of unforeseen circumstances such as disasters, political blockades and/or adverse weather conditions, we will arrange another trip for you instead.
If you want to postpone your trip, you should inform us in writing at least 30 days ahead of the tour date. The postpone charge is USD 120 and the rest is transferred at a later date. In case of Bhutan and Tibet, the postpone charge is 20 to 50 percent of the total.
Flight Delays & Cancellation
In many parts of Nepal flight delays are common; and in really bad weather, the flights are canceled altogether. For such days, you should carry extra money for accommodation and food.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences