Example Itinerary

Back to Nature: Exploring the Birds and Wildlife of Nepal

Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Price Per Person
From $5,300
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

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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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Day 2

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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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Chitwan National Park

Day 3

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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

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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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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Day 5

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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

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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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Kathmandu

Day 7

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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!

Terms & Conditions

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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