10 days in Nepal is plenty of time to enjoy some of the country’s attractions. From breathtaking treks in the high Himalayas to visiting the Buddha’s birthplace at Lumbini, white-water rafting, and Hindu pilgrimage sites. Without question, Nepal is one of the most scenic countries in the world, rich in history and unique culture. We’ve put up a 10-day itinerary for you if you want to see as much of Nepal as possible in a short amount of time. In these 10 days, you will get the opportunity to experience the capital’s main attractions. Like historical sites, ancient temples, monasteries, monuments, shrines, and varied cultures. Experience the local culture, enjoy the most beautiful landscapes explore the wildlife, and many more.
Whether you are an adventurer or dreaming about traveling, make the most of your time in this heavenly country and trekkers’ paradise Nepal. Nepal is, no doubt gifted by all the qualities to be the most marvelous and impressive trekking country. The majority of travelers visit Nepal to trek in the Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and other popular trekking destinations. Besides high mountains and trekking trails, Nepal has a lot of touring activities to offer to visitors as well who are planning to spend 10 days in Nepal. Many tourists are attracted by the beauty of lowland Terai and the national parks to experience the wildlife. You can also combine touring destinations like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve during your stay in Nepal.
ITINERARY 1: Kathmandu, Chitwan, Bardia, and Koshi Tappu
Kathmandu Valley is a city of temples and a museum itself including the 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the valley. Chitwan and Bardia are two of Nepal’s renowned national parks known for their diverse wildlife and natural beauty. If you are a wildlife adventure seeker, Chitwan and Bardia National Parks are the best places for wildlife spotting activities in the serene natural habitats.
For those who love birds, visiting the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in Nepal can be a wonderfully gratifying experience. Koshi Tappu is one of the best places in Nepal for bird viewing. The reserve is known for having a diverse population of birds and wild buffalos.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and half-day guided city tours
Day 2: Morning flight to Bharatpur and drive to the Chitwan National Park
Day 3: Jungle Activities at Chitwan National Park
Day 4: Drive to Bardia National Park
Day 5: Jungle Safari at Bardia National Park
Day 6: Flight to Biratnagar and drive to the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Day 7: Bird watching and canoe ride
Day 8: Drive to Biratnagar and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 9: Visit Shivauri Nagarjun National Park
Day 10: Final Departure
Your arrival day will be the first day in Nepal. You will be flying with beautiful scenic views of mountains, varied terrains, and plains. As soon as you land, you will meet our office representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport of Nepal. Then, s/he will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Further, the office representative will provide a briefing about the trip and answer your questions and queries if any. If you have an early arrival, you can go for a half-day sightseeing tour. Some of the world heritages like Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are easily reachable and the most visited places you might go for.
In the evening, you can enjoy your first meal in a variety of restaurants offering different cuisines. You can stroll around the street of Thamel and enjoy the live music as well.
After having breakfast, we will drive to Kathmandu airport, and take a 25-minute morning flight to Bharatpur. And drive 2 hours to the hotel near the Chitwan National Park. In the evening, we will enjoy our dinner with a Tharu culture dance performance in the hotel premises.
On the third day, our jungle safari begins after having breakfast. We will enjoy bird-watching early in the morning. Then go on a traditional wooden canoe ride this morning for about 2 hours at the Rapti River to see some aquatic animals. After that, the jeep safari to watch rare Royal Bengal Tigers, Greater One-horned Rhinoceros, and other wild animals in their natural habitat. After lunch, a jungle walk to explore some more flora and fauna. Other activities that Chitwan offer includes enjoying elephant bathing, visiting elephant and crocodile breeding center, and experiencing Tharu culture walking in the Tharu village.
On the fourth day, we take a long road trip of about 8-9 hours from Chitwan to Bardia National Park. Upon arrival, a welcome drink will be served a briefing on the next day’s activities and facilities will be given, and the rooms will be assigned.
In the evening you can enjoy the beautiful sunset over the Karnali river sipping the drink of your choice after a long drive to feel relaxed and refreshed.
On the fifth day, we will drive into the Bardia forest in a jeep to encounter the wildlife and bird watching. The majestic Royal Bengal Tiger, rhinos, elephants, deer, and a great species of birds can be spotted during this safari. Bardia National Park is the place to go if you really want to see the Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild. Tracking the tiger trails to spot the tiger is one of the thrilling and exciting activities you should not miss in Bardia. Then visit the Crocodile Breeding Center on your way back from the safari. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and the Tharu Cultural program in the evening.
On the sixth day, drive to Nepalgunj, take a flight to Biratnagar, and drive to the hotel near the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. Upon arrival at the hotel, we will have lunch during which the naturalist will brief us about the day’s activities.
The seventh day starts with a canoe ride on the Sapta Koshi River observing the birds, water buffalos, dolphins, and various other aquatic animals. The Koshi River is the home to Gangetic Dolphins and various waterfowls. After enjoying the birding with a packed breakfast by the river, you will head to Koshi Barrage to view some more birds and beautiful sunset views. A picnic lunch will be arranged for you at the Pink Tower. So that you can enjoy the amazing views with your lunch. Koshi Tappu is one of the major bird-watching sites having about 527 species of resident and migratory birds. During winter many migratory birds from China, Mongolia, and Siberia can be seen around the reserve.
On the eighth day, take a drive to Biratnagar and fly back to Kathmandu. After you reach Kathmandu, we will check you in the same hotel in Thamel. A half-day city strolls around some World Heritage Sites like Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple according to your choice if you have not visited on the arrival day and back to the hotel.
On the ninth day, hike and explore the wildlife in the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park situated only 12 km from the capital city Kathmandu. The park is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park covers 159 sq km with mammalian species such as Himalayan Black bears, leopards, jungle cats, and rhesus monkeys. The park is also home to 177 species of birds, including at least 9 threatened species where you can enjoy the birding.
Several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists, like Baghdwar and Bishnudwar lie in the park. Famous trekking routes like Gosainkunda, Chisapani, Helambu, and Langtang National Park also pass from this park. One can enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley from the southern slopes of the park.
The tour concludes on the tenth day after our office representative will meet you at your hotel and drop you off at the airport according to the flight schedule for your return flight home. It’s good to be at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure. Trekkers’ Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting tour in Nepal.
ITINERARY 2: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Bardia National Park
-Enjoy guided city tours of Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini
– Explore the UNESCO heritage sites including the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
-Experience the Sunrise and 360-degree Himalayan views from the Sarankot
– Experience the wilderness wildlife activities in Bardia National Park.
– Maximum possibilities of spotting the Royal Bengal Tiger
– Highest number of Asian Wild Elephants in Bardia
– The indigenous Tharu culture and tradition.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Full-day Sightseeing Tour
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara
Day 4: View the Sunrise from Pokhara and Sightseeing
Day 5: Drive to Lumbini
Day 6: Half-day Lumbini tour and drive to Bardia National Park
Day 7: Jeep Safari and Tiger Tracking
Day 8: Canoe ride and Jungle Walk
Day 9: Morning Bird Watching, afternoon drive to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 10: Final Departure
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal also known as ‘the city of temples’. When you land, our office representative will meet you and drive you to your accommodation. You can spend the remaining hours of the day at the hotel relaxing.
On the second day, you will go for a full-day guided sightseeing tour around some world heritage sites like Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square as per your choice.
After having breakfast on the third day, we will head towards Pokhara on a tourist bus, van, or car depending upon the size of your group. The drive will be filled with scenic views of the mountains, rivers, terrace farming, and attractive hilltop villages and verdant hills. Alternatively, you can take a 25-minute flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu as well. Upon arrival at the hotel in Pokhara, get refreshed and wander around the lakeside in the evening.
On the fourth day, we wake up early in the morning and take a drive of 45 minutes to catch the sunrise at the viewpoint of Sarangkot. Get amazed by the mesmerizing sight of the golden sun rising over the white steeples of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Sarangkot is well known for panoramic views of Himalayan ranges like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu. It also provides a wide view of Pokhara Valley including Phewa Lake.
Then, we return to the hotel at Pokhara. Later in the day, we visit some of the famous places of Pokhara like Shanti Stupa and Lord Shiva Statue at Pumdikot. If we have some leisure time, Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, Seti River Gorge, Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple are other places to visit.
On the fifth day, we will drive from Pokhara to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a World Heritage Site.. The drive will be about 6 hours covering 200 km. Lumbini is the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site that attracts many Buddhist devotees around the world. Ashoka Pillar, a famous landmark was raised by the great Emperor Ashok in 250 BC. The pillar carries an old inscription confirming Lumbini as the birthplace of Nepal. Lumbini has a number of oldest temples, including the Mayadevi Temple, various new temples, many monuments, and monasteries funded by Buddhist organizations from various countries. A museum and the Lumbini International Research Institute also lie within the holy site.
On the sixth day, we will do a half-day tour of the pilgrimage site of Lumbini and its surroundings. Later transfer to Bardia approximately 260km/6-hour drive. Upon arrival at the hotel, check in and our guide will brief you about the next day’s activities.
On the seventh day, we will be out in the wilderness of Bardia chasing tigers all day. You will go to the renowned tiger-tracking area within the park on this day in an open-top jeep. We mostly concentrate on tigers by keeping an eye out for their scratch marks on trees, following their scents and scat, and looking for their recent pawprints along routes.
We will travel to the “Balcony,” where a watchtower will allow you to see across the meadows. You might spot a distant herd or a lone tiger emerging from the tall grass to drink from the river. There are a few great tigers and other wild animal habitats, including Tented Camp, Bagora Phanta, and Lamkauli.
On the eighth day morning, we will paddle down the Karnali River for about two hours. While listening to the sound of the water flowing and the calming symphony of birds chirping. Canoe trips provide fascinating views of the park and its animals. It includes the opportunity to observe rhinoceroses, the Marsh Mugger, and fish-eating Gharial crocodiles. As well as numerous bird species soaring over the river, which heightens the adventure.
Then, we’ll go on a jungle walk to look for the Royal Bengal Tiger in the dense jungle’s tiger-spotting areas. A nature walk provides a wonderful opportunity to watch animals and birds up close. Today there will also be a packed lunch available. In the evening, immerse yourself in the beautiful sunset from the bank of the Karnali River.
We will march for an early stroll around the forest for bird watching on the ninth day. The early morning is the best time to see many colorful birds chirping all around the forest adding beauty to the wonders of nature. Bardia is home to more than 400 species of birds. In the afternoon, we will drive to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu. After you reach Kathmandu, we will check you in the same hotel in Thamel. A city stroll, souvenir shopping, and drinks are a good way to spend the rest of the day. In the evening, we will take you to the farewell dinner and listen to your wildlife tour experiences.
The tour comes to an end on the tenth day. Our office representative will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the airport in accordance with the flight schedule for your journey back to your home country. It is advisable to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to your flight. Trekkers’ Paradise hopes to take you on another thrilling tour in Neal.
ITINERARY 3: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and Bardia Wildlife Safari Tour
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and Bardia Wildlife Safari Tour is a fantastic combo that provides visitors to Nepal with a varied experience in a single trip. Not only does this journey immerse you in the authentic Nepalese trekking culture. But it takes you across the magnificent Himalayan highlands. At the same time, the Bardia National Park offers a different kind of jungle experience, letting you partake in numerous pursuits including wildlife safari, nature walks, tiger tracking, canoe rides, and many more. Along with wildlife, visitors may learn about the unique Tharu culture by visiting nearby villages, taking in traditional dance performances, and witnessing their distinctive way of life.
A complete trip that highlights Nepal’s natural beauty, wildlife, rich history, and friendly people is possible by combining both of these adventures. It offers a voyage that is unforgettably immersive and intriguing. Taking guests through both the tranquil mountains and the full-of-life forest.
Without a doubt, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the best short trek in the Himalayas. The trip generally takes 4 to 5 days to complete and is less than a week long. All ages are welcome on the journey, but families with young children really benefit from it. The viewpoint in the Annapurna Conservation Region lies at 3200 meters famously known as Poonhill. A bird’s-eye view of the Western Snow-capped Himalayas, including the towering Annapurna Range and the 8,167-meter-high Dhaulagiri, is admirable from the summit of Poonhill. The Poonhill offers a clear view of the Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Fang (Varaha Shikhar), and Lamjung Himal as well.
On the Bardia Jungle Safari, you will have the exceptional chance to see a variety of species throughout the jungle activities, including rhinoceroses, elephants, leopards, wild boar, crocodiles, and if you’re lucky, even spot a tiger. With hundreds of different exotic bird species to appreciate, the park is also a sanctuary for birdwatchers. Additionally, both the walk and the safari offer chances for interaction with various Nepalese distinct groups, allowing you to fully experience the locale’s rich cultural diversity.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and the Bardia Wildlife Safari both provide unique experiences in Nepal that highlight the nation’s scenic splendor, cultural diversity, and different ecosystems. You have the option of exploring the tranquil mountains and rich cultural history of the Annapurna region or soaking yourself in the wildlife and wilderness of Bardia National Park, depending on your preferences.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Trip Preparation
Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Tikhedhunga, and hike to Ulleri
Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani
Day 05: Morning hike to Poonhill and trek Tadapani
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Gandruk
Day 07: Drive to Pokhara, fly to Nepalgunj, and drive to Bardia
Day 08: Full-day Jungle Safari on Jeep
Day 09: Canoe ride and Jungle Walk
Day 10: Bird watching and Return to Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal and the city of temples. The country of charming people, rich culture, and history will definitely amaze you.
At the airport, a representative from our office will give you a traditional Nepalese welcome. Nepal is one of the friendliest countries in the world. Get ready to be astounded by Nepalese hospitality. You will be transported in a private vehicle to your chosen hotel or one of our top selections in Thamel, where you spend the first night.
Get some refreshments after checking in, then meet with the guide for a briefing on the day’s activities. The guide will help you prepare for the trip as a whole. S/he will be assisting you in purchasing the hiking equipment you’ll need for the walk and wildlife tour.
After breakfast on the second day, we will take a full-day tour of the Kathmandu Valley. On our guided tour of Kathmandu, we will stop at several important historical and religious sites that are listed as World Heritage Sites. We will visit Pashupati Nath shrine, a well-known Hindu shrine that dates back to the fifth century. Visits to Swayambunath, well known as the “Monkey Temple,” and Bouddhanath, one of the biggest stupas in the world and a well-known Buddhist landmark are also recommended.
Additionally, you may visit the Durbar Squares in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan, which are old palaces that are adorned with magnificent stone and wood carvings that are a reflection of Nepal’s artistic achievements from prehistory.
On the third day, we will take a 30-minute morning flight to the picturesque lake city of Pokhara. Upon arrival at the Pokhara Airport, a private vehicle will be waiting for us to transfer to the trails that start from Tikhedhunga village. In about 2-3 hours of driving, we reach Tikhedhunga and we will hit the trail towards Ulleri. The trail is uphill with the inclining stone staircase leading up to Ulleri village and it takes about 2-3 hours of walking to get to the hotel at Ulleri.
On the fourth day, we will start our trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani passing by the village of Banthanti. Today, we have breathtaking views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli from the trekking routes. Then we climb gradually through gentle trails filled with rhododendron forests, rivers, meadows, and pastures as you make your way to Nangethani. We move ahead to Ghorepani for the overnight stay. Several mountains, including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794 ft) and Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545 ft), are clearly visible from Ghorepani.
On the fifth day, we get up early this morning to climb for about an hour to Poon Hill (3,210m) to watch the sunrise when the golden sunrays touch the Himalayan ranges. From Poonhill, admire the breathtaking view of a massive collection of panoramic mountains including Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Tukuche (6920 m), Nilgiri (6940 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m).
After taking enough pictures of the stunning sunrise over the mountains, we will return to the hotel at Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing on to Tadapani. Before we cross the Deurali Pass, the trail to Tadapani is fairly steep through the rhododendron and oak forests. After that, it is easier with downhill and gentle steep trails. We have a second opportunity to view the mountain range from the Deurali Pass (3,150m). The trail falls through rhododendron trees to reach Banthanti (2,600m). The route next climbs steeply towards Tadapani (2,710m). Tadapani is another beautiful village with breathtaking views of the Annapurna peaks.
The sixth day of our trip will be a relatively short trek than other days. So, we enjoy the sunrise from the Tadapani in the morning while having breakfast and then we start the trek slowly. The trail is mostly downhill through the beautiful forests with the sounds of chirping birds. After walking for about 3 to 4 hours we will reach the Ghandruk village, one of the largest Gurung villages in the Kaski district of Nepal. Once arrive at Ghandruk, we will have leisure time and we can explore the village surrounding and visit the Gurung cultural museums.
On the seventh day morning, we will take a 2-3 hours private jeep drive from Ghandrk to Pokhara. Then we will fly to Nepalgunj and drive towards the Bardia National Park. When you arrive at the resort or hotel, enjoy a refreshing drink while briefing about the jungle activities you will be engaging in the next day.
On the eighth day, we embark on a wonderful wildlife jungle safari journey on a private jeep and foot in the wilderness of Bardia to spot some of the amazing animals and birds Bardia offers. There is a high possibility of seeing Asian Elephants, One-horned Rhinos, Sambar deer, Spotted deer, Hog Deer, Swamp Deer, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Leopard, Golden Jackal, Hyenas, various bird species, and many more. Also, we will track the tigers to spot them in the wild in the areas where they are frequently roaming around. In the evening, we will enjoy a delicious dinner with the cultural Tharu program at the hotel.
On the ninth day, we will travel over the Karnali Bridge for an hour to reach Chisapani. Then the canoe ride floating safari will start. This journey provides excellent possibilities to view beautiful landscapes and a variety of aquatic wildlife, including birds. We occasionally stop the raft for short hikes in regions where there is a lot of wildlife.
We will observe the sunset from the bank of the Karnali River in the evening when the sun’s golden rays touch the calmly flowing water and get a breathtaking view of soaring birds and canoe trips making their way back to their homes. When animals descend to the riverbank to drink water at the end of the day, we can still see some of them.
We will take an early stroll around the forest to spot the rising birds chirping near the buffer zone. The Babai River Valley and the Karnali River are the perfect places for bird watching in Bardia. Bardia is the home to over 400 species of birds. During the spring, the migratory Siberian birds are also visible all around the park.
In the afternoon, we head to the hotel for lunch. Then travel back to Nepalgunj and board a flight to Kathmandu after this incredible trekking and wildlife adventure. Depending on your arrival time, you may either spend the remainder of the day exploring the bustling streets of Thamel in search of drinks and souvenirs or sign up for a half-day sightseeing tour in some of the world heritage sites in Nepal. Later that evening, we will take you out for a farewell dinner and exchange your experiences.
The next day, you will leave Nepal today with wonderful memories and experiences. In the near future, we plan to take you on another trekking and thrilling wildlife safari in Nepal. Contact us to arrange the greatest adventures as soon as possible and in the simplest way possible if you wish to visit Nepal again for another trek and tour.
ITINERARY 4: Mohare Danda Trek and Bardia Tiger Tracking Tour: 10 Days
The Mohare Danda Trek and the Bardia Tiger Tracking Tour are two different adventure experiences in Nepal, each providing a unique opportunity to discover the country’s natural beauty, cultural richness, and various wildlife. The Mohare Danda Trek in the Himalayas offers a picturesque and cultural trekking journey, while the Bardia Tiger Tracking Tour immerses you in the ethnic Tharu culture, wildlife, and wildness of a national park recognized for its tiger conservation efforts. Combining these two adventures in a single trip takes you from the hilltop viewpoints with a view of majestic mountains to the plain Terai with a lush forest full of wildlife.
Mohare Danda Trek is one of the most well-known short and easy treks located just next to Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna Trekking Region. This is a new trekking trail acknowledged as the first and top Community Lodge Trekking track in recent years. Introduced by the communication technology pioneer Mahabir Pun, the trek is also known by the names Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trekking and Community Eco-Lodge Trek. This journey offers a suitable alternative to the frequently crowded Poon Hill trek. For those who want to avoid the busy Poon-Hill Trekking and enjoy the peaceful trails, the Mohare Danda Trek is the best alternate option. The sunrise view from the Mohare Danda is as beautiful as the Poonhill, giving you wider views of the surrounding mountains above the green pine forests. The Mohare Danda Trek also fulfills your desire to trek in Nepal and discover the hidden attractions of Nepal surrounded by the Himalayas.
This short Mohare trek itinerary includes the ideal blend of these unexplored trekking trails, gorgeous green forests, picturesque villages, their way of life, and breathtaking views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalayan Ranges. You have a variety of hiking pathways to choose from even in the Short Itinerary Mohare Danda Trek. From Nayapul, Dimuwa, Beni, Galeshwar, and Tatopani, you can begin the four-day Short Mohare Danda Trek. Lespar Village, Nangi Village, Ghorepani, and Ghandrk can all be covered during these four days of the Mohare Danda Trek itinerary.
Mohare Trek provides hikers of any level of experience with an accessible, well-maintained trail. Even novices will be able to enjoy the tour due to the gentle elevation climb. You can alter the Short Mohare Danda Trek’s itinerary by omitting Ghorepani and Poon Hill. This continues the old trekking route from the Annapurna Community Lodge through Danda Kharka and Tikot and ends in Pokhara. Depending on where you start, the original Mohare Danda Trek route might take up to 6 days. The trek is finishable in as little as in just 4 days of time and the duration of the trek is changeable to fit your schedule demands.
Just 25 minutes by foot to the eastern north of Mohare Danda lies a tranquil hill Khokhe Danda. The hill is the highest peak o the Parbat district of Nepal. The Kokhe Danda Trek is becoming more well-known today because it provides 360-degree views of the Himalayas and deep valleys covered in verdant lush woods. To get the most out of a single trekking plan, Kokhe Danda Trek must be combined with Mohare Danda Trekking.
After completing the Mohare Danda Trek, you can hike up the well-known Poon Hill for breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas as well. Staying in Ghorepani will allow you to see the sunrise. If you follow a 4-day plan for a short Mohare Trek, you can get to Pokhara in one day after an early walk up to Poon Hill.
Bardia Tiger Tracking Tour is an exciting wildlife safari tour experience in the Terai plains of Nepal to spot the magnificent Royal Bengal Tigers in the wild. In fact, the Bardia National Park is the largest wildlife haven in Nepal’s lowlands. The park is the best-protected place to explore its unique flora and fauna, and attractive, peaceful, and pristine forests. It is the place to enjoy thrilling wildlife activities like tracking the tiger trails and experiencing the culture of the indigenous tribe-Tharu people. Bardia is the spot to go if you want to get away from the throng and enjoy a calm jungle safari experience. Bardia National Park is tranquil and serene compared to other national parks o Nepal.
The Bardia Tiger Tour is getting popular among wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers these days. With 125 individual tigers, the Bardia National Park comprises Asia’s largest tiger conservation territory. Bardia has a higher chance of seeing the Royal Bengal Tigers than Chitwan because there are fewer water sources and less densely forested areas. In this tour, our main focus is to track the tiger trails and spot the tigers in their habitat without harming and captivating them. A chance encounter with the tiger will really create a long-lasting memory and a real wildlife experience. Even the roaring of the tiger gives you goosebumps and a thrilling experience in the wild. The Royal Bengal Tiger is an endangered species found only in a few places in Asia, one of which is Nepal. During this tour, we will also come across other animals like Asian White Elephants, One-horned Rhinoceros, Swamp Deer, endangered Gharial and Mugger Crocodiles, Black Bucks, etc. and various bird species.
In addition to thrilling experiences like tiger tracking, the Bardia tiger tracking tour also includes other jungle activities inside the national park’s boundaries, including river safaris, jeep safaris, nature walks, traditional Tharu dances performed inside hotels and resorts, and numerous other extraordinary experiences that will make you feel alive.
Mohare Danda Trek Highlights
A broad vista of the Himalayas flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Enjoy the unspoiled pristine less crowded trail in the Annapurna region.
A fantastic chance to escape city life and embark on a short trek to Nepal’s countryside.
Diversified landscapes with wide meadows, high hill passes, and rich green alpine forests.
Stunning panoramas of the surrounding mountain ranges of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu from the summit of Mohare Hill.
Traverses through a number of traditional villages, offering a wonderful chance to meet with locals of different ethnic groups like Gurungs and Magars.
Travelers can learn about the many cultural traditions and ways of life of the people they come across through this educational experience.
Contributes actively to the well-being of the community-run eco-tourism, their development projects, and the livelihoods of locals.
Take a less expensive alternate route, becoming a part of the local community by tasting authentic Nepali cuisine.
The trek encourages sustainable tourist practices while showcasing the area’s natural beauty and establishing a closer relationship with the local culture.
Every community lodge of Mohare Danda Trekking offers free internet and WiFi access.
Bardia Tiger Tracking Tour Highlights
Special tiger tracking deep inside the Bardia National Park.
Highest likelihood of spotting a Royal Bengal Tiger.
Beautiful sunset view from the Karnali River’s bank.
Canoeing and witnessing aquatic animals.
Encounters various wild animals, birds, and plant species.
Experience the unique culture and traditions of the indigenous Tharu community
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and Trip Preparation
When you arrive in the capital of Nepal, our office representative will greet you at the airport in a traditional Nepali manner. One of the friendliest nations in the world is Nepal. Prepare yourself to be blown away by Nepalese hospitality. Once your paperwork is finished and your bags have been collected at the airport, you will be taken on a private vehicle to your chosen hotel or one of our top picks in Thamel where you spend the first night.
After checking in, get some refreshments followed by a meet-up with the guide and briefing on the activities for the following day. The guide will assist you in buying the trekking gear you need for the trek and wildlife tour and prepare for the trip as a whole.
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Nangi Village
This morning, we will take a 30-minute flight to the tourist capital city, Pokhara. Then, drive towards the Nangi village. The village is famous because it is the birthplace of Dr. Mahabir Pun, the wireless internet pioneer and the founder of the Mohare Danda trekking trail. He is the perfect example of the community to show how the communities can join together to run the lodges using local resources and develop cultural tourism and sustainability in the remote villages of the Parbat district of Nepal. Nangi has a number of attractions worth seeing, such as the community Himanchal High School and a nursery for medicinal plants. Additionally, you may see how Naangi residents make paper from locally cultivated plants.
Day 03: Trek from Nangi Village to Mohare Danda
Today will be a strenuous hike of 6 to 7 hours to Mohare Danda elevated at an altitude of 3,300 metres. We will depart Nangi by traveling along a path that goes through forests of oak, rhododendron, bamboo, and yak pastures. The path will be climbing and maybe tiresome, but the scenery is magnificent because you can see the entire expanse of the snow-capped mountains. You may get up-close views of Mount Machhapuchre (6,997m), Dhaulagiri (8,172m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Annapurna South (7,219m), and Annapurna I (8,091m) from the top of Mohare Danda. You should not miss out on the breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunset over the mighty mountains from Mohare Danda and also enjoy a glimpse of the stars and mountains at night from your room. The communal lodge at Mohare Danda is surrounded by wilderness and peace.
Day 04: Hike to Khoke Danda and trek to Banthanti
Get up early to catch the most spectacular sunrise over the peaks of the Himalayas. Then you have an option to hike 30 minutes to the nearest Khokhe Danda to enjoy another perspective view of the surroundings. After that, we will begin the six-hour descent to Banthati.
Day 05: Trek from Banthanti to Tikhedunga and drive to Pokhara
After breakfast, a 6-hour descent to Nayapul and will travel back to Pokhara. Relax and unwind at Pokhara.
Day 06: Fly from Pokhara to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia
On day 6, we take a 30-minute flight from Pokhara to Nepalgunj and drive to the hotel at Bardia. Then after refreshment, if we have an early arrival, we get ourselves engaged in some of the activities like canoe rides, and sunset views and enjoy the Tharu cultural program in the evening.
Day 07: Tiger Tracking
Tiger tracking is one of the thrilling activities of a lifetime that no one should ever miss while visiting the Bardia National Park. There are several well-known tiger tracking locations in Bardia National Park that can be reached on foot, including “Hatti Machan,” “Tinkune,” and “Kingfisher.” As part of the tiger tracking procedure, we will go on jeep safari and jungle walks throughout the jeep safari and nature walk, we will encounter a variety of wild species, including Asian Elephants, One-horned Rhinos, Sambar deer, Spotted deer, Hog Deer, Swamp Deer, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Leopard, Golden Jackal, Hyenas, various bird species and many more.
Day 08: Tiger Tracking and Jungle Activities
We will spend one more day searching for tigers. On this day, we will march to another well-known tiger tracking location inside the park. From a watchtower at the Balcony, you can view out across the grasslands as you approach “Balcony.” There are excellent chances that you may see a distant herd or a lone tiger moving out of the tall grass to drink at the river. The other excellent tiger and other wild animal habitats in the park include Tented Camp, Bagora Phanta, and Lamkauli.
Day 09: Drive to Nepalgunj and Fly to Kathmandu
After this amazing trekking and tiger-tracking tour, we will drive back to Nepalgunj and take a flight to Kathmandu. Spend the rest of the day at Thamel by yourself wandering the congested streets of this tourist hotspot in search of drinks and souvenirs or go for a half sightseeing tour depending upon your arrival time. We’ll take you out for a final meal later that evening and hear about your adventures.
Day 10: Final Departure
You will leave Nepal today with wonderful memories and experiences. In the near future, we plan to take you on another trekking and thrilling wildlife safari in Nepal. Contact us to arrange the greatest adventures as soon as possible and in the simplest way possible if you wish to visit Nepal again for another trek and tour.
ITINERARY 5: Kathmandu Valley and Bardia Wildlife Safari Tour- 10 Days
The Kathmandu Valley is a museum in itself because it is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located within a 7 km radius. The Valley has a long history stretching back to 300 BCE and is the most advanced and inhabited urban area in Nepal. This tour gives you an overview of all the top sights in and around the Kathmandu Valley, including these UNESCO sites and a wonderful wildlife safari experience in the serene wilderness of Bardia National Park. Anyone visiting Nepal should see these sites, so be sure to do so. Explore all of its spiritual and cultural landmarks. This tour is a great opportunity to explore and experience the unique art and architecture, rich history, and culture of the beautiful Kathmandu Valley.
This 10-day tour will let you explore some of the sacred and most important Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Nepal, which are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour also includes a visit to the oldest palaces of Nepal like Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan Durbar Squares. A hike to Shivapuri National Park, a cable car ride to the hilltop Chandragiri, and Nagarkot sunrise are the other attractions of the tour. Take in the rich cultural heritage and natural beauties of Nepal at the same time.
The journey begins in Kathmandu, where you are going to visit Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Buddhist monasteries and Pashupatinath Temple (a significant largest Hindu temple), Changu Narayan (the oldest temple of Nepal), ancient cities and palaces of Kathmandu Valley (Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Squares). Then, you will embark on an excursion to the renowned Nagarkot viewpoint, a wonderful location to observe the incredible sunrise view and the mountain’s view. A visit to Nepal is incomplete without the vistas of the majestic Himalayas. We shall therefore plan for sunrise views from Nagarkot Viewpoint.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 02: Full-Day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour: Swaymbhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath Temple
Day 03: Day hike to Shivapuri National Park and visit to Boudhanath Stupa
Day 04: Visit Changu Narayan and drive to Nagarkot
Day 05: Sunrise at Nagarkot and visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Day 06: A cable car ride to Chandragiri and Visit Patan Durbar Square
Day 07: Fly to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia
Day 08: Full-day jeep safari
Day 09: Boating safari and walking safari
Day 10: Bird watching and return to Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal
Welcome to the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. After arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport, our office representative will greet you with a garland in a typical Nepali manner. Then s/he will assist you in transferring to the hotel at Thamel in a private vehicle. All of our visitors have access to this service so that they won’t have to worry about getting lost while visiting a new country. Check into the hotel and unwind for a while. Then get prepared for the trip the following day. Buy the equipment if you haven’t already. In the evening, our crew will brief you about the trip and organize a welcome dinner for you at the hotel.
Day 02: Full-Day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour: Swaymbhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath Temple
On this day, you will tour some of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites which are the most famous cultural and historical monuments. We will be visiting Swayambhunath Stupa (a hilltop monkey temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square (the former palace), and Pashupatinath Temple9 ( one of the sacred world’s main Hindu religious sites).
Day 03: Hike to Shivapuri National Park and visit to Boudhanath Stupa
This day we will hike and explore the serene nature and wildlife in the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park The park is only 12 kilometers from Kathmandu and easily accessible. During the hike, you can witness the mountain views ranging from Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and Lantang to Jugal Himalayan ranges. Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is 159 square kilometers in size and home to mammalian species such as Himalayan Black bears, leopards, jungle cats, and rhesus monkeys. The park also has 177 bird species, including at least 9 vulnerable species, where you may go birdwatching.
On our way back, we will visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest spherical stupas in the world and a Buddhist shrine. The stupa is an extraordinary enchanting site to visit during dawn and dust, when devotees light the butter lamps, and perform kora of the stupa beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha while spinning the praying wheels and reciting mantras as a part of the spiritual workout. So, we will visit the stupa in the evening, sipping a refreshing beverage at one of the rooftop restaurants and rejuvenating the jet lag after the hike.
Day 04: Visit Changu Narayan and drive to Nagarkot
Our tour begins with a visit to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple of Nepal, which dates back to 464 AD. The temple is believed to have been erected in the 4th century CE during the Licchavi Dynasty. It is one of the legacies of Lichhavis. Situated at the hilltop village of Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. After the stroll around the temple, we will drive to Nagarkot to enjoy a refreshing night’s stay and an amazing and eye-catching sunrise the next morning.
Day 05: Sunrise at Nagarkot and visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The day starts with an early morning sunrise view over the mighty mountains of the Nagarkot. The sunrise from the hilltop Nagarkot is what amazes you and you should not miss it. The Annapurna ranges (8,091m), Manaslu (8,163m), Langtang (7,246m), Ganesh Himal Range (Ganesh Himal 1 to 5), Sisa Pangma (8,013m), Gaurisankar Himal (6,874m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,799m) can all be seen in their entirety from this vantage point.
In the afternoon, en route to Kathmandu, we will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Dating back to the 12th century, Bhaktapur is the most ancient of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur). This historic palace complex is home to a number of temples, courtyards, and palaces that serve as examples of Nepal’s rich cultural history. Antique sculptures, handicrafts, cultural traditions, and antique arts are abundant in this city. Bhaktapur is known for its exquisite wood carvings, ceramics, tea, coffee, and organic curd (JuJu Dhou).
The 55-Window Palace, the Golden Gate, the Vatsala Temple, and the Nyatapola Temple are a few of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square’s top attractions. The 55-Window Palace is a historic building that originally housed the Malla dynasty’s capital. A remarkable example of authentic Newari art and architecture, the palace is decorated with beautiful wood carvings. The largest and tallest pagoda temple in Nepal is the five-story Nyatapola Temple.
Day 06: A cable car ride to Chandragiri Hill and visit Patan Durbar Square
The Chandragiri Hill is the ideal location in Kathmandu for anyone looking to get away or escape from everyday life. The Chandragiri Hills have it all, including a serene pilgrimage, a stunning 180-degree view of the Himalayan range, exhilarating adventures, leisurely pastimes, and a restful staycation.
The quickest way to get to the Chandragiri Hills is via cable car. The 2.5 km long cable car ride gives you a close-up view of the pristine nature while ensuring a comfortable and secure experience. The journey takes 9 minutes to reach the top station of the Chandragiri Hills.
We will visit one more UNESCO World Heritage Site on this day: Patan Durbar Square, also known as the Malla Kings’ Courtyard. Here, you may view Sundari Chowk, Mul Chowk, and Keshav Narayan Chowk, three courtyards. Visitors may admire the unique Hindu and Buddhist-influenced traditional Newari art and architecture. One of the most well-known structures in Patan Durbar Square is Krishna Mandir, which was built in Sikhara-style architecture.
Day 07: Fly to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia
Today we will have an early morning flight to Nepalgunj and then drive 2/3 hours on a private vehicle to the hotel at Bardia National Park. Enjoy a refreshing beverage upon arrival at the resort or hotel while receiving a briefing on the jungle activities you will be doing the next day.
Day 08: Full-day jeep safari
In a private jeep with an occasional jungle walk, we set out on an enjoyable wildlife jungle safari adventure in the Bardia wilderness in an effort to see some of the incredible animals and birds Bardia has to offer. Asian Elephants, One-horned Rhinos, Sambar deer, Spotted deer, Hog Deer, Swamp Deer, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Leopard, Golden Jackal, Hyenas, different bird species, and many more are likely to be seen. Additionally, we will follow the tigers to see if we can see them in the wild in the places where they regularly forage. We will have a delectable meal at the hotel in the evening together with a cultural Tharu program.
Day 09: Boating safari and walking safari
We will go for a boating safari in the Karnali River and a walking safari today. The floating safari canoe ride will begin from the Chisapani. This excursion offers fantastic opportunities to see stunning scenery and a variety of water creatures, including birds. In areas where there is a lot of wildlife, we occasionally stop the raft for a short nature walking safari to witness the wildlife closely.
In the evening, when the sun’s golden rays touch the peacefully running water, we will watch the sunset from the bank of the Karnali River and enjoy the spectacular sight of soaring birds and canoe trips returning to their homes. We can still spot some wildlife when it comes to the riverbank to drink water in the late afternoon.
Day 10: Bird watching and return to Kathmandu
We will take an early stroll in the forest to listen to the chirping birds as they emerge close to the buffer zone. In Bardia, the Babai River Valley and the Karnali River are the ideal locations for bird watching. More than 400 different bird species call Bardia home. The migratory Siberian birds are also noticeable across the park in the spring. We travel to the hotel for lunch in the late afternoon. Finally, after this amazing trekking and wildlife excursion, return to Nepalgunj and take a flight to Kathmandu.
Depending upon what time you arrive, you can spend the rest of the day wandering the busy streets of Thamel in search of drinks and souvenirs. We will take you out for a farewell dinner later that evening and share our experiences.
You will depart Nepal on the next day with fantastic experiences and memories. Trekkers Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting wildlife safari and hiking trip in Nepal soon. If you want to return to Nepal for another trip and vacation, get in touch with us to schedule the greatest adventures as quickly as possible and in the simplest method.
Itinerary 6: Best Southern Nepal Terai Tour: Chitwan, Lumbini, and Bardia
Best Southern Nepal Terai Tour combines heritage sites, cultural exploration, and wildlife viewing in southern Nepal. This 10-day journey covers most of Nepal’s frequented locations, world heritage sites, and national parks rather than concentrating on just one region. The tour includes stops at Lumbini, the Buddha’s birthplace, the well-known Chitwan National Park, and the less-frequented Bardia National Park, searching for Bengal tigers. For those who enjoy the environment, culture, and wildlife, this journey offers amazing natural settings and uncommon, exciting, and remote wildlife experiences.
This trip’s high point will be the luxury safari camp in the national parks of Bardia and Chitwan. The distinct Tharu culture, their way of life, and their coexistence with nature, nevertheless, will enchant you. You can unwind your mind and soul by adding the breathtakingly beautiful sunsets over the rivers Rapti in Chitwan and Karnali in Bardia.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Namaste! Greetings from Nepal, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and the country of the world’s highest mountains. For anyone who wants to explore Kathmandu city and find the captivating attractions of the capital, a tour guide will always be on standby to assist you. Given that you won’t have much more time in Kathmandu on the arrival day, depending on your arrival time, you might want to engage in a little fast touring. Swayambhunath Stupa with panoramic views of the city and Kathmandu Durbar Square with ancient palaces, arts, and architecture are fantastic world heritage sites to begin because it is close to Thamel, a popular tourist destination.
Day 02: Morning flight to Bharatpur and drive to Chitwan National Park
The following day, we will travel to the Kathmandu airport to board a 20–30 minute flight to Bharatpur, Chitwan. A 40-minute journey will next take us to the resort, where we will spend the next three nights. When you arrive at the resort, you’ll be offered a welcome drink, be briefed on the amenities and activities for the following day, and have your room assigned.
After lunch, we’ll take a trip in a traditional dugout boat down the Rapti River on the western side of the national park to see animals, birds, and aquatic sunbathers like crocodiles. Discover the marsh mugger and a fish-eating gharial crocodile, two rare species of crocodiles, up close. At times, you may even see a one-horned rhinoceros and a royal Bengal tiger drinking from the river.
Experience the breathtaking sunset over the Rapti River later in the evening while enjoying your favorite beverage. You will take part in dinner and Tharu ethnic dance performance at the hotel after sundown. After a long travel and a full day of activities, feel relaxed and refreshed.
Day 03: Full-day Jeep Safari
A day of pure discovery and adventure awaits you, so get up early with the melodious chirping birds. To keep you energized during the day, there will be a prepared lunch and beverages available. This will save us time and enjoy the safari the whole day in the heart of the forest to the fullest.
Under the direction of a qualified nature guide, we will explore the jungle and look for tigers as well as other wild animals and birds. Jeep safaris typically visit Kata, Dumre Chekpost, Tamor Tal, and Lamital, which are the primary tiger habitats. You are likely to encounter several species of deer, birds, monkeys, the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, and maybe the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger during the safari.
Day 04: Jeep Safari and Walking Safari
On this day as well, we will drive on a jeep through forests in search of wildlife. Jeep safaris are a little noisy, which occasionally threatens the wild creatures and prevents you from seeing them in their natural habitat. We will thus go on a jungle walk as a better alternative to explore the jungle and get a close-up look at the wild animals.
Step outside the jeep to begin yet another nature experience. A jungle walk led by a knowledgeable nature ranger offers a fantastic opportunity to see wildlife. In addition, you will enjoy the sounds of chirping birds, cool air caressing in, and the sound of your feet moving through the silent jungle. In the evening, stroll around the Tharu villages to learn about their culture and lifestyle.
Day 05: Drive to the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini
On the journey to Lumbini, the day begins with a 2-hour trip to CG Temple Shaswat Dham. CG Temple is a spiritual and tranquil location to escape hectic cities and enjoy a quiet setting. It is also a place to obtain some spiritual vibrations and fresh air.
Without stopping by Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and the Lumbini Crane Sanctuary for a chance to see the endangered Sarus Crane, no tour to the Terai would be complete. Your experience of Nepal will be enhanced by visiting this location, which is rich in contemporary culture and bird species. After lunch, take a 6-hour trip to Lumbini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage place, attracting Buddhist devotees from all around the world. Visit the magnificent World Peace Pagoda, the Maya Devi Temple, and the numerous other temples and monasteries constructed by Buddhist organizations from different countries.
Day 06: Drive to Bardia National Park
It’s an interesting drive from Lumbini to Bardia National Park. The journey covers about 262 kilometers in 6-7 hours, traveling through rivers, beautiful green forests, and the rural Terai plains. Transfer to the Babai resort for the three overnight stays after arriving in Bardia. After a long travel, relax by watching the sunset over the Karnali River while drinking your preferred beverage.
Day 07: Full-Day Tiger Tracking
We’ll be out looking for tigers all day. Enjoy and explore nature in a comfortable and convenient way on a jeep. You will go to the renowned tiger-tracking area within the park on this day in an open-top jeep. We will start the jeep safari early in the morning when the wildlife is most active. There are a few great tigers and other wild animal habitats, including Tented Camp, Bagora Phanta, and Lamkauli.
While you wait for a glimpse of the awaited orange and black stripes, enjoy a packed lunch. We will travel to the “Balcony,” where a watchtower will allow you to see across the meadows. You might spot a distant herd or a lone tiger emerging from the tall grass to drink from the river. In the evening, we will have a delectable meal at the hotel together with a cultural Tharu program.
Day 08: Boating and Walking Safari
This day will be exciting because we will embark on a boat safari in the Karnali River and a walking safari. The Chisapani will be the starting point for the floating safari canoe journey. This expedition provides excellent possibilities to see beautiful surroundings as well as a variety of water creatures, including birds. We occasionally stop the raft in locations with a lot of wildlife for a brief nature walking safari to observe the creatures up close. Moreover, we will be walking through Bardia National Park’s prominent tiger-tracking regions, namely Hatti Machan, Tinkune, and Kingfisher. In the evening, enjoy the sunset from the bank of the Karnali River.
Day 09: Bird watching and return to Kathmandu
We’ll go for an early walk in the woods to listen to the chirping birds as they emerge near the buffer zone. Bird watching is best at the Babai River Valley and the Karnali River in Bardia. Bardia is home to around 400 distinct bird species. In the spring, migratory Siberian birds can also be seen throughout the park. In the late afternoon, we drive to the hotel for lunch. Finally, after this incredible wildlife adventure, drive to Nepalgunj and catch a flight to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure
You will depart Nepal today with fantastic experiences and memories. But if you have some leisure time before your departure, you may go for a sightseeing tour at Boudhanath Stupa (the largest stupa in the world) and Pashupatinath Temple (the largest Hindu temple).
Trekkers Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting wildlife safari tour in Nepal soon. If you want to return to Nepal for another trip and vacation, get in touch with us to schedule the greatest adventures as quickly as possible and in the simplest method.