Quick InfoMinimum: 2 persons
Duration: 11 days
The highlight of the this unique program, we raft down the Karnali river inside the National Wildlife Park of Bardia, right into the heart of the park. while observing the jungle and hopefully some wildlife as we float by. Once we are in the park, we transfer to our jungle lodge and continue the next day with an elephant back safari. Adrenaline rush guaranteed!
Around 70 km from Dhagadhi is Asia's largest herd of Swamp deer at the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. We combine a drive into the jungle to view the herd. Not far from the reserve we undertake a small hike to the Jilmila lake, where you can enjoy the cool waters of the Himalayas. The Royal Gardens of Tikapur are said to have medicinal properties, which is why the King used to come and stay here. We visit this amazing gardens in this trip and add experience of the hospitality of the ethnic. Tharus at homestay, rafting down the Karnali and eating at a restaurant which makes everything out of Banana.
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu. Welcome and asstance on arrival at airport. Transfer to hotel. Hotel check in. Dinner and overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Arrive in Dhangadi airport. After lunch dive to Mahendranagar, the most westerly town located about 5km east from Indian border. Visit of the longest suspension bridge of Nepal. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Mahendranager.
Day 3 After breakfast 1 day hike near Mahendranagar. We can enjoy being in a hilly forest impregnated with mint and lemongrass aromas. On the higest point fo the hills we will have a great view of India, as well as of the amazing screnery of the Terail on the way back. The highlight of this hike is the mysterious lake Jalmilla.
Day 4 Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive to Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. Full day safari program. Overnight stay at the tented camp.
Day 5 Driveto Dhangadhi. Bird watching at Mohana River corridor. Breakfast. Check-in in the hotel. Afternoon cycling to the Jokhar Lake. Dinner and overnight in Dhangadhi.
Day 6 After breakfast drive to Chisapani. It is a start point of the boating through th largest river of Nepal-Karnali river. After three hours of boating we will reach Tikapur, which is famous for banana cuisine and wine. In the evening we will have our dinner in the beautiful Banana resort
Day 7 In the morning visiti of the Royal Gardens of Tikapur. After lunch, 4 hrs drive to Bardiya Nationalpark. Arrive Thakurdwara and discorver Tharu life and culture. Amazingly unique Tharu culture and their tradition capture and spell a cast on the visitor. Dinner and overnight at lodge.
Day 8 After breakfast, jungle safari. After lunch, bird watching and jungle walk in Bardiya National park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 9 Leisure morning at Bardiya National park. After lunch, drive to Nepalgunj airport to connect flight to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 Breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing. Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swoyambhunath stupa, Kathamandu Durbar Square – the old royal palace of Kathmandu, temple of living Goddess Kumari. Visit Patan – second largest city of valley.
Day 11 Morning breakfast at hotel. Free time till departure to airport.