Example Itinerary

Back to Nature: Exploring the Birds and Wildlife of Nepal

Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Price Per Person
Interests
Wildlife
Destinations
Nepal

Home to over 600 species of bird, Nepal has long been known as a destination for avid birdwatchers. Between its stunning scenery and its vast and preserved wildlife areas, it is a true paradise for any nature enthusiast. Begin your journey in the cultural epicenter of Kathmandu, getting a brief taste of city life and culture. Then, enjoy several days exploring amazing and remote wildlife preserves, seeing and learning about many rare species unique to this part of the world.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Tigers & Rhinos: Chitwan National Park deserves its reputation as one of the best wildlife destinations in Asia, where visitors can go trekking for tigers and spot rhinos from a 4WD.
  • Twitcher’s Paradise: Over 300 species of birds, wild buffalo, blue bulls, and Gangetic dolphins take shelter in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, situated in the alluvial flood plain of the Sapta Koshi River.
  • Luxury in Kathmandu: After all the safaris and nature walks, travelers bed down in Dwarika’s Hotel, the only luxury hotel in the capital of Kathmandu and a great base for seeing the temples and cremations of Shree Pashupatinath.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Kathmandu

Arrive in stunning Kathmandu, taking in the scenic mountain views as your plane lands in this incredible piece of paradise. Then, meet your guide to be transported to your hotel for a relaxing evening. We recommend Dwarika’s Hotel for your stay in this charming city.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu, one of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most stunning pieces of architecture, sits within walking distance of the famous Pashupatinath temple, while also being just a short drive away from the airport.

History: The hotel hosts an impressive array of artifacts dating back as far back as the 13th century. The area itself is also teeming with ancient culture, with an impressive history that spans two millennia.

Service: Guests will love the warmth of traditional Nepalese hospitality for which this hotel is widely-praised.

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Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu Preferred Hotel

Day 2

Chitwan National Park

After breakfast, drive to the airport and enjoy a quick and relaxing flight to the Bharatpur airport. Then, head into Chitwan National Park, known for its incredible population of rare and endangered species. Here, you will be briefed about the park’s daily program before enjoying a guided jeep exploration of the grounds. After, retire to the park’s resort for a relaxing overnight.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Set on the banks of the Rapti River, the Taj Meghauli Serai offers beautiful, dramatic landscapes and some of the best wildlife-viewing opportunities in the world, making it a highly sought-after destination.

Service: Taj Safaris is renowned for offering their guests unique wildlife experiences coupled with outstanding personalized service, creating the feeling of living in nature’s lap.

History: Established back in 1973, Chitwan National Park was Nepal’s first national park and - thanks to its rich array of flora and fauna and the opportunity to see rare animals - it was granted the status of World Heritage Site 11 years later.

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Taj Meghauli Serai Preferred Hotel
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park

Day 3

Chitwan National Park

Rise early and enjoy a guided journey through various birding areas of the park. After lunch, hop in a traditional canoe and adventure into the jungle for a lesson in tracking local wildlife. After, return to the resort for a delicious dinner and a night of rest.

Day 4

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic, six-hour drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. Known as Nepal’s ‘Birdwatcher’s Paradise”, the reserve is home to a recorded 439 species of birds as well as one of Asia’s few elephant stables. After an afternoon and evening spent admiring the surrounding nature, head to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp for a tranquil night of refreshment and rest.

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About

Over 300 species of birds, Wild Buffalo, Blue Bulls, and Gangetic Dolphins take shelter in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, situated in the alluvial flood plain of the Sapta Koshi River. Since 1993, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp has been the premier destination for tourists and sightseers seeking to take in the reserve's natural beauty.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Day 5

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Before breakfast, take a leisurely nature walk throughout the vicinity. Later, adventure along the Sapta Koshi River by raft for a guided exploration of water and wildlife. You may see birds, water buffalo and dolphins. Then, enjoy a riverside lunch before an afternoon of birdwatching and a relaxing evening back at your scenic camp.

Day 6

Kathmandu

After a light breakfast, enjoy a few hours of exotic birdwatching before returning to Kathmandu. Once here, spend the evening dining on local cuisine and taking in the city’s cultural nightlife before retiring to your hotel for a relaxing sleep.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu, one of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most stunning pieces of architecture, sits within walking distance of the famous Pashupatinath temple, while also being just a short drive away from the airport.

History: The hotel hosts an impressive array of artifacts dating back as far back as the 13th century. The area itself is also teeming with ancient culture, with an impressive history that spans two millennia.

Service: Guests will love the warmth of traditional Nepalese hospitality for which this hotel is widely-praised.

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Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu Preferred Hotel
Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Day 7

Departure

After an early breakfast and a final stroll through nearby city streets, pack your bags and head to the airport. Home or your next destination awaits!

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