Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
You will be arriving in the ancient city of Kathmandu Valley. Nepal’s capital was created through the coming together of three historic kingdoms: Patan, Kathmandu city and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu’s culture and history go back centuries with much of it shown in the rituals taken place by the Nepali people today. You will be staying overnight in Dwarika's Hotel. Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu is a heritage hotel that contains some of the best Nepali craftsmanship and captures the beauty and spirit of Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
The short flight to Nepalgunj, in West Nepal, brings you to the plain and fertile land of Terai . The views from the flight offer a panorama view of the Himalayas, like no other, white-capped Himalayas as far as the eye can see! . On arrival in Nepalgunj, you will be transferred to your new home away from home You will be staying in a Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge. Karnali lodge is an intimate lodge with outstanding personal service and expert guiding and the emphasis is on fresh, local, organic food. The lodge creates a intimate retreat with a beautiful and clam rooms.
Day 03 : Tiger Spotting in Bardia National Park
Once settled, we will head out into Bardia National Park on either the back of an elephant or by jeep, in search for the elusive Bengal Tiger and leopard. Tigers hunt in the cool parts of the day so dusk is a great time to catch a glimpse of the great cats patrolling their territories. Tiger safaris can last for two and a half hours, or for hardcore enthusiasts half or full days. You will be accompanied by an experienced naturalist who will provide in-depth knowledge of the local fauna and flora of Bardia National Park. The evening will be spent with cocktails around an outdoor fireplace before moving into the GholGharr (Nepalese dining room) for dinner.
Day 04 : Free Day in Bardia
Today is an early start at Karnali as we watch morning come to life in Nepal’s Terai. At Karnali you will be whisked into a world of comfort and relaxation amidst the rawness of the jungle. Take a hot shower warmed by the power of compost heating, swing in a hammock under the trees, or plan the coming days’ adventures relaxing on the balcony day beds. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy out in the bush searching for the Bengal Tiger.
Day 05 : Elephant Feeding in Bardia National Park
One of the most popular activities at Karnali Lodge is the elephant encounter. Spend a day with the elephant keepers, locally known as mahouts, and watch daily life at the elephant camp unfold. Help prepare the 150 kilograms of feed each elephant requires each day, head down to the river to watch the elephant bathing, and take an afternoon stroll through the villages and community forest.
Day 06 : Bardia- Kathmandu
Today you will be back in Kathmandu " The city of Temples " . You will be taking flight back to Kathmandu. We will have a farewell dinner in a authentic Nepalese style in Kathmandu today.
Day 07 : International Departure Transfer
We will meet you at the Hotet and escort you to the airport