Lowland Nepal – Kathmandu, Chitwan & Koshi

A holiday in the Himalayan republic of Nepal can combine incredible treks, stunning wildlife, fascinating culture and magnificent scenery. You could take it easy in characterful hotels in Kathmandu and enjoy the architecture and life of the city, or you could head for the mountains and camp in amongst the wilderness. Nepal holidays really can be very different and depend totally on what type of experience you want.
Nepal is a remarkable country with a rich and vibrant cultural heritage. The very heart of the country’s character is born of the intertwined beliefs of Buddhism, Hinduism and Shamanism, with their associated temples, monasteries and evocative spiritual and religious festivals.

The Kathmandu Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a host of ancient architecture and traditional culture in its famous towns. On top of this cultural aspect, the country has some of the best trekking routes in the world ranging from gentle walks to the Everest base camp trek. There is also a choice of river routes to try out some white water rafting, suitable for the complete beginners or the more experienced rafters. Nepal has a profusion of wildlife in some excellent national parks from the popular Chitwan in the lowland Terai, to the lesser visited Royal Bardia in the west of the country. There really is a chance of seeing tigers here as well as the great one-horned Asian rhinos, and the bird watching in some of the more remote national parks is superb.
Nepal has a diverse range of ecosystems from lowland sub-tropical forests right through to the high altitude environments of the Himalayas. Some 160 species of mammals and 871 species of birds can be found. There are numerous national parks and wildlife reserves providing unique opportunities to view this exotic and rare wildlife.

  • Price:4075 USD
  • Duration:8 Days
  • Primary Activity:Bird Watching
  • Group Size:1-12 Peoples
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Normal
  • Meals:As per itinerary
  • Accomodation:As per itinerary
  • Trip Code:
  • Max-Altitude:2760 m.
  • Transportation:As per itinerary
  • Departure from:Kathmandu
  • Culture:

Itinerary

Day 1.
Arrive Kathmandu Airport, meeting and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2.
Full day birding around PhulChowki Hill.

Day 3.
Post breakfast drive to Chitwan National Park.

Day 4.
Chitwan National Park.

Day 5.
Drive Chitwan/Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.

Day 6 and 7.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.

Day 8.
Transfer to Biratnagar Airport and fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 9.
Departure

Itinerary

Day 1.
Arrive Kathmandu Airport, meeting and transfer to Hotel Royal Singi – Centrally located 4 Star.

ChitanNationalPark photo by JimmyChew

Day 2.
Full day birding around PhulChowki Hill – 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).

Bardia Park Water Source photo by Shankar Tiwari

Day 3.
Post breakfast drive to Chitwan National Park, 165 kms about 4.5 hrs. – Chitwan National Park stands today as a successful testimony of nature conservation in South Asia. This is the first national park of Nepal established in 1973 to preserve a unique ecosystem significantly valuable to the whole world. The park covering a pristine area of 932 sq. km is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of southern central part of Nepal. The park has gained much wider recognition in the world when UNESCO included this area on the list of World Heritage Site in 1984.
Formerly, the Chitwan valley was well known for big game and was exclusively managed as a hunting reserve for the Rana Prime Ministers and their guests until 1950. In 1963, the area south of Rapti was demarcated as a rhinoceros sanctuary. In 1970, His late Majesty King Mahendra had approved in principle the creation of Chitwan National Park.
The park consists of churia hills, ox-bow lakes, flood plains of Rapti, Reu and Narayani rivers. The Churia hill rises gradually towards the east from 150 m to over 800 m. The lower but most rugged Someshwor hills occupy most of the western portion of the park. The flood plains of Chitwan are rich alluvial. The park boundaries have been delineated by the Narayani and Rapti rivers in the north and west, and the Reu river and Someshwor hills in the south and south-west. It shares its eastern border with Parsa Wildlife Reserve.
Overnight at Tiger Land or Similar.

Ibisbill

Day 4.
Chitwan National Park.
Day 5.
Drive Chitwan/Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve – Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the alluvial flood plain of Sapta Koshi River in southeastern lowland. Almost all eastern and western embankments of the river define the area. Arna of wild Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), Blue Bull (Bocelaphus tragocamelus) 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 300 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve area that mostly includes waterfowls, birds of prey, waders and other water birds.
Overnight at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp or Similar.
Day 6 and 7.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
Day 8.
Transfer to Biratnagar Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Royal Singi.
In the evening transfer to Nepalese Restaurant for Typical Nepalese Dinner with Live Cultural Program.
Day 9.
Departure

Feature Price: $ 4075 USD

8 Day tour price is: 1 pax $4075.  2 pax US$2420 per person. 4 pax US$2215 per person.  5 – 7 pax $1905
Single room supplement: US$415

Due to currency fluctuations and fuel cost we reserve the right to adjust any pricing prior to departure.

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Cost Includes: All necessary transfers by private vehicle, One full day watching in Phulchowki with Sr. Bird Guide and entrances, Pack Lunch & 4WD vehicle, 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Hotel Royal Singi or similar on Bed and Breakfast Basis, 2 nights accommodation in Chitwan with Tiger Land or Similar on full board with all Jungle activities with NP Fees, 3 nights accommodation in Koshi Tappu with Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp or similar on Full Board basis with bird watching, Bird guide through out the tour, One Dinner with both way transfers, Flight Biratnagar/Kathmandu with airport tax.
Excludes: Personal expenses like bar bills, bottled water, telephone calls, laundry, tips etc., Any extra expenses due to natural causes.

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