Kathmandu Valley and Bardia National Park Tour - 8 Days

Trip Highlights:

During this trip we will eye witness various lifestyles, culture, wildlife (Bardia National Park), temple, Himalayan ranges, river and many more. We can take glimpse of places such as Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, durbar square of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, Chagunaryan, Nagarkot, Balthi , Kailasnath Mahadev Statue ,jungle safari, karnali river and so on. Most fascinating facts are that we can not only witness temples, lifestyles and culture from our doorstep but also the wildlife and Himalayas too.


On day first we will explore some UNESCO heritage sites and which are Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of three durbar square (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley whose main attractions are Kumari (Living Goddess), Kalabhairav, Freak street, Taleju Temple (skyscraper pagoda form 16th century), Nasal chowk and many more.Swayambhunath, 2600 years old Buddhist Stupa, is world renowned Buddhist sacred place. It crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over Kathmandu city. Temple area consists of shrines and statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities, ancient sculptures, monasteries etc.


Patan is an ancient city containing huge collection of finest workmanship of Newari, Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Shikhara style Krishna Mandir, Patan museum along with temples constructed by Malla kings are main attractions of Patan Durbar Square.Boudhanath.


Bhaktapur, the city of devotees, delivers medieval settlement with a number of cultural and historical squares. Dattatraya temple, five storied Nyatapola temple, 55 window palace, golden gate are some of the many architectural showpieces of Bhakatapur Durbar square.


Bardia National Park is the largest National Park in Nepal where we can foretaste varieties of animals such as Tigers, Deer, Monkey, Rhino, Dolphin and Crocodile from a near sight which is so mesmerizing. Not only animals we can see varieties of landscapes also. All of these sorts of things will certainly lure our hearts to stay there. This place is far away from the human inhabitance and perhaps that is why wildlife is flourishing so beautifully here. Perhaps no more words are required to state that this park is certainly among the ultimate destinations for enjoying wildlife holidays in Nepal.


Brief Itinerary


  • Pickup from Airport –Hotel
  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Lalitpur Square including Pashupatinath,
  • Kathmandu to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changu Narayan (1500m.) and then to Nagarkot (2175m.)
  • Fly to Nepalgunj(1 hour), drive to Bardia National Park(2 Hours)
  • Bardia National Park: jungle safari, cultural exposure
  • Bardia National Park: float safari, bird-watching, cultural dance program
  • Elephant-back Safari, fly to Kathmandu
  • Final departure

Included in the Cost


  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and jungle resort in Bardia National Park
  • All meals in Bardia, Breakfast (only) in Kathmandu
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • Domestic flights to Nepalganj and back
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local guide
  • Heritage sites and national park entrance fees
  • All jungle activities in Bardia National Park as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost


  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Airfare for international flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance



Day1: Pickup from Airport –Hotel
Welcome to city of temple, Kathmandu from where your adventure land of mountains, Nepal comes to be to start. After clearing through immigration and customs at the airport, you will be received by our pleasant staff and moved to our guesthouse in the vibrant city, Thamel. The Hovering around that territory you can explore distinctive shops in each footstep to fulfill your needs. The remaining afternoon is yours. Check in hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Lalitpur Square including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath(Monkey Temple) and Boudhanath
We will pick you from hotel and drive to Swayambhunath temple located at hill of Kathmandu valley. It is also famous for Monkey temple because of presence of monkeys over there. It has been listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We can have glimpse of varieties of stupa and shrines of Lord Budhha. There are two ways to reach to main place of temple. One is walking through long stairway of 365 and another is through private vehicle. Then we will drive to Boudhanath located at Kathmandu. It has been listed in the UNESCO world Heritage site. We can have eye witness the Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath which is so mass appealing one. It is the largest in the world also. Furthermore we will drive to Pashupatinath temple located at 5km north-east of Kathmandu valley. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River. It has been also listed on UNESCO world Heritage Sites. It is one of sacred temple for Hindu religion. Then drive to Budhha stupa. Moreover we will drive to Patan Durbar Square located at Patan of lalitpur. It is a palace of Malls kings in ancient period. We can have glimpse of Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple and Taleju Bhawani temple. The palace has three layout which are keshav narayan chowk,Mul chowk and sundari chowk. Then drive back to hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changu Narayan (1500m.) and then to Nagarkot (2175m.)
After having breakfast on dawn, we will drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It lies on 13 km east of Kathmandu. It is the Royal Palace of Baktapur kings in ancient days. It has been listed in UNESCO world heritage site.The vital magnetism of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are 55 window palace, Batsala temple, statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapala temple, Golden gate, Lions gate and Mini Pashupati temple. We will drive to Changu Narayan Temple. This temple is situated at Bhaktapur District and surrounded by Champak tree. It is the oldest temple of Nepal. It has Shrine of Lord Shiva worship by the Hindu Community. It has Manahora River flowing over it. Drive to Nagarkot village renowned for sunset and sunrise glance of Himalayas, and we can relish marvelous sunset outlooks amidst by Himalayas. Overnight stay in Nagarkot.

Day 04: Fly to Nepalgunj, drive to Bardia National Park (300m/1000ft): 1 hour flight; 90km, 2 hours drive
In dawn we can foretaste sunrise outlooks amidst by Himalayas. After breakfast we will drive to Tribhuvan International Airport located on Kathmandu to have flied to Nepalgunj located on western Development Region. Upon your arrival on Nepalgunj airport, our company representative will address you. This national park is 90 km (2 hours drive) away from Nepalgunj. We will check in our resort. After refreshment we will towards to visit local inhabitant of Tharu village. We will visit Bardia National Park visitor center and its crocodile farm. Overnight stay in Bardia National Park.

Day 05: Bardia National Park: jungle safari, cultural exposure
Post breakfast we will enter in real journey aided by nature guide and a porter. The dense forest of Bardia is a home to many wild faunas such as Bengal tiger, leopard, spotted deer, swamp deer, hog deer and so on. On the way we can find towers where we can wait for gullible wildlife creature to pass across us. Our professional nature guide will help us to discover wildlife on the way. Overnight stay in Bardia National Park. After dinner we will witness traditional Tharu dance.

Day 06: Bardia National Park: float safari, bird-watching, cultural dance program
Post breakfast, we will drive towards village called Chisapani, residing near Karnali River. We will start our wildlife discovery on a safari float where we can foretaste wildlife and rivers of western Nepal. While crossing river we will be manipulated in a careful manner by our nature guide. So, we do not need to panic here. During the safari we can get chance to witness variety of Landscape along with varieties of flora and fauna. How fascinating will be that if we get chance to witness wildlife quenching their thirst on the bank of Karnali River? This river is home to a Crocodile and Dolphins. Furthermore, we can witness varieties of migratory and local colorful birds. After dinner we will witness Local Tharu cultural program and overnight stay in Bardia National Park.

Day 07: Elephant-back Safari, and fly to Kathmandu
Post breakfast, we will return back on Elephant safari which is so astonishing because elephant helps to protect us from the danger that could be encounter on the way due to wild life. An elephant is being ride by a Mammoth friend, so we do not need to worry. Generally, elephant heads towards northwest, so we can have glance on birds, deer, rhino, and monkeys and so on. Company representative of leaf holidays will pick us from airport and transfer to our hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Route Map

Kathmandu Valley and Bardia National Park 8 day Tour Map-Leaf Holidays


Trip Facts

Duration: 8 Days

Price: 1300 USD

Difficulty: Easy

Atitude : 2195m

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