Lowland Nepal Tour 12 Days - Private Tour

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Extremely Popular

Trip Grading:
Easy to Moderate
Max Elevation
Major Attractions
Chitwan, Lumbini, Bardia
Best Season
October to April
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouses, Hotel
Transportation options
Private vehicles
Trip Start/End


Explore the vibrant landscapes and cultural tapestry of Lowland Nepal on an unforgettable journey through its diverse attractions. Begin with thrilling wildlife encounters in renowned national parks like Chitwan and Bardia, where encounters with Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceroses await. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and discover the rich heritage of Janakpur’s religious sites. Experience the bustling commercial hub of Birgunj, where modernity meets tradition, and wander through the medieval streets of Bhaktapur to admire its timeless architecture. Conclude your adventure in the picturesque city of Pokhara, where breathtaking views of the Himalayas and exhilarating outdoor activities beckon, promising an unforgettable journey through the heart of Lowland Nepal.

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(Golden Triangle Tour) Kathmandu – Chitwan – Pokhara

Arrive KTM. Meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel Yak & Yeti or Royal Singhi.

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, including the Durbar Square, the Temple of Living Goddess. You will also visit Kasthamandap, a temple built from a single tree and from which the city Kathmandu derives its name.
Continue for a visit to Swayambhunath, the oldest Buddhist shrine, said to be 2000 years old. The stupa is situated on a hilltop with breathtaking views of the city. Looking east from here one can see the entire Kathmandu valley spread out below.

Full day Bird Watching Tour in Pulchowki.
Phulchowki (2760 m) is the highest of the mountains encircling the Kathmandu valley. This broad-leafed-sub tropical forest is the richest for birds and wildlife in the valley and remains the most convenient place to see some of the birds that are rare or local to Nepal. Phulchowki lies 18 km south east of Kathmandu above Godawari village (1525 m).

Full day Bird Watching Tour in Nagarjun.
Our birding begins at nearby Nagarjung, with a gentle walk along an easy trail through lovely hill forest. Warblers are abundant and this is a favourite haunt of Blue Whistling Thrush and the eye-catching White-crested Laughingthrush etc…

or Shivapuri.
Shivapuri, lies 12kms north of Kathmandu. Forest cover is much depleted on the lower slopes facing the Valley but higher up and on the northern side there is still rich forest. A wide variety of forest and scrub bird species occurs.

Post breakfast transfer to Kathmandu Domestic Airport to connect flight to Biratnagar, Upon arrival at Biratnagar transfer to KOSHI TAPPU WILDLIFE CAMP or Similar.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve lies on the alluvial flood-plain of Sapta Koshi River in south-eastern lowland. Almost all eastern and western embankments of the river define the area.

The reserve was officially gazetted in 1976 giving it a status of the wildlife reserve having an area of 175sq.km. The river Sapta Koshi (largest river of Nepal Kingdom) flows through the reserve which is one of the three main tributes of Ganges.

The mighty river Koshi calm in winter, swells up largely in monsoon brining severe flood problems and often changes it’s course. The depth of the river fluctuates largely from season to season.
Riverine forest dominate the vegetation of the reserve. Sal forest and grassland are also found to the west of the Koshi River. This diverse habitat of different vegetation type and wetland and scrub side makes the faunal wealth of this place incomparable to other protected area system of Nepal of which birds dominate the scenery.
Arna or wild Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetic) are the main attraction of this reserve. The lesser mammalian species include varieties of deer, cats, otters, bats, boar etc.
Around 475 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve area which mostly includes waterfowls, birds of prey, waders and other water birds.
Globally threatened “Swamp Froncolin” (Francolinus gularis) becomes a familiar bird frequently coming on every day list here.
Koshi barrage although not inside but close and south of the reserve has created a vast expanse of water – making this place by far the most important staging point for migrating birds and an all – the – year – round playground for residents.
Lesser known reptiles, amphibians, fishes and arthropods are worth exploring here.
Besides these, wealth of flora and fauna, natural scenery for sun rise add more life to a nature – lover while being at Koshi. On a clear day a glimpse of Makalu (8463 meters) the world’s fifth highest mountain, enhances the beauty of the area in an inexplicable way.

Post breakfast drive to Chitwan National Park, 350 Kms, about 8 hrs drive. Overnight at wildlife Resort.

To view mammalian fauna of Tarai region of the country is to visit the Chitwan National park (above 150m. elevation), considered to be of the finest wildlife parks in South – East Asia. Besides the excitement of suddenly coming upon a tiger or a rhino, one can view here impressive wild animals such as graceful deers, peaceful Gaur, full grown wild boar, sloth bear and many more. Here the sound of songbird and peacock mellows the ears of visitor. Langurs are seen frolicking in the trees whose shrilly cries echoes for miles. Within 932sq.kms of the Chitwan National Park contains over 400 rhinos, about 100 Royal Bengal Tigers, four species of deer (more then 53 kinds of mammals), and over 525 species of birds.
Chitwan National Park is located about 165km. South -West of Kathmandu. The easiest way to reach it, of course, is to fly half an hour by Avro or Twin-otter plane at Bharatpur airfield. From there tourists are transferred by privet vehicle to the Jungle Lodges. The drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park generally takes 5 to 6 hours, depending upon the condition of the highway. The Chitwan National Park can also be reached by a river rafting journey.
Tourists enjoy elephant ride as they provide superb view of wildlife. It is fascinating to see armored beast, the massive rhinos from elephant back safari.
The Chitwan National Park provides an opportunity for a fascinating and memorable holiday for people of all ages. Here a tourist can stay in comfort while experience one of the best wildlife activities.

After early morning breakfast drive to Bardia National Park – 480 kms, about 9-10 hrs drive. Upon arrival at Bardia, Transfer to Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge is built right on the park boundary and is built out of local materials in the Tharu village style – simply outstanding.

Located in the mid – western region of Nepal, east of the Karnali River, the Bardia National Park is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in the Nepalese Tarai. Proclaimed in 1988 specifically to ensure survival of tiger and its prey species as well as to conserve a representative ecosystem of the mid-west Tarai of Nepal including flora and fauna. The park sprawls over 968 sq. km. The park sits at the foot of Churia hills (Siwalik range). The scenic Babai river flows through the park.
The Bardia National Park is reckoned as one of the richer wildlife treasure troves of Nepal. Formerly known as the Royal Bardia Wildlife Reserve, the richness of Bardia National Park has all along been recognized.
A range of species typical of the Nepalese Tarai are found here. It is one of the few refuges for the Swamp Deer or Barasingha. Even the blackbuck is found in quite a fair number which can frequently be sighted at Khairapur.

It is one of the finest habitats for the Tiger. Bardia National Park has become one of the finest places to view tigers in the wild. Other animals that inhabit the area are wild elephants, Gharial crocodiles, Marsh Muggar crocodiles, Fresh Water Gangetic dolphin, leopard, civet cats, Rhesus and langur monkeys, Nilgai and deer. The Asian One-horned Rhinoceros have been introduced here from the Chitwan National Park. Among the rich selection of bird life are the Lesser and Bengal Florican, Silver-eared Mesia, Great slaty Woodpecker, herons (5 species), egrets (4 species) and several others.

Observation and viewing of wild animals is done here on elephant back and Game Drives. The Karnali River provides excellent fishing for Mahseer. Other activity including rafting on the Karnali, Babai and nearby Bheri rivers.

Transfer to Nepalgunj Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to HOTEL Yak & Yeti or Royal Singhi. Rest of the day at leisure or shopping.

After breakfast, we visit the medieval city of Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon. It is situated about 17 kms. East of Kathmandu and was one of the three kingdoms of the Mallas. Here we shall visit the Lion Gate, Picture Gallery, beautiful embellished Golden Gate and 17th century Palace of Fifty fife Windows. The city’s ancient temples and palaces are magnificent examples of Newari craftsmanship with their beautiful carved wooden windows and latticework, and Bhaktapur’s people are still renowned for their pottery and hand woven fabrics, including the traditional local red and black saris.

In the afternoon we visit Dhulikhel, an ancient and scenic small town on the Arniko Rajmarg (Kathmandu – Kodari highway). From here one can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges of the Himalayas from east to west.

What’s included?

  1. Accommodation
  2. Transportation (airport transfers, inter-city travel)
  3. Meals (often breakfast and some dinners)
  4. Guided tours and entrance fees
  5. Activities (such as jungle safaris, river rafting)
  6. Taxes and fees

What’s Excluded?

  1. International flights
  2. Visa fees
  3. Travel insurance
  4. Personal expenses (souvenirs, additional meals, tips)
  5. Optional extras (hot air balloon rides, mountain flights)
  6. Additional services (private guides, special transportation arrangements)

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