11-day trip

Chitwan and Bardia Luxury Safari

From 4390 PP


Experience Nepal's wildest national parks

Head to the jungles and plains of Nepal’s south in search of iconic wildlife, getting an insight into the country’s rich history and culture as you explore two diverse national parks on safari.

Begin with two nights in the colourful bustle of Kathmandu, with a full-day private tour to introduce to the city, its people and sacred sites. Then fly south to the iconic Chitwan, a beautiful park that is home to an abundance of species, and the rarely visited Bardia National Park, with two wonderfully relaxed nights at a lodge in the mountains outside Pokhara in between for an immersion into rural Nepali life.

In both parks, discover the landscape on an engaging mix of activities, from game drives and elephant walks to village visits and boat trips. Alongside expert naturalist guides, spot Nepal’s most iconic species, such as leopards, Asian elephants, greater one-horned rhinoceroses, gharial crocodiles, river dolphins, sloth bears, monkeys, hundreds of bird species and, of course, the majestic Bengal tiger.


Trip highlights

  • A chance to see iconic species including tigers in the wild

  • A great mix of safari activities on land and water

  • Sundowners with the elephants at Tharu Lodge

  • Authentic cultural experiences in Pokhara


What's included

  • Ten nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, experiences and safari activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

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An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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Days 1 — 3

An introduction to Kathmandu

You’ll be met on arrival in Kathmandu and taken to Dwarika’s Hotel, an oasis in the heart of the city. For your full day here, a guide and a car are on hand to show you around this fascinating city of centuries-old temples, colour and modern energy, with highlights including the sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and bustling Durbar Square.

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Days 3 — 6

Chitwan National Park

Take a short flight south and drive to Tharu Lodge, a charming luxury retreat on the fringe of a rural village right on the edge of Chitwan National Park. Enjoy an engaging array of activities from here, such as exploring the national park and its buffer zone by Land Rover, stopping at hides, trekking through the forest on guided walks, and taking to the river by boat on the lookout for deer, birds, monkeys, one-horned rhinoceroses, sloth bears, crocodiles and, with luck, Bengal tigers.

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Days 6 — 8

Annapurna views

Fly the short hop from Chitwan to Pokhara, a scenic old city in the green hills of central Nepal. A popular spot for visitors drawn by the lake, historic sites and epic views of the Annapurna Range. Enjoy two nights relaxing at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, a forward-thinking lodge with close ties to the community.

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Days 8 — 11

Bardia National Park

As one of Nepal’s lesser visited and best-preserved wilderness areas, the remote Bardia National Park and the chance Karnali Lodge offers to reconnect with nature are well worth the journey, especially with Karnali Lodge as your base.

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Chitwan and Bardia Luxury Safari
4390 PP
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