17D16N Discover Nepal Tour Cum Tiger Tracking-1

Your 17-day Discover Nepal tour cum Tiger Tracking begins in the valley where you visit a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites spotted in Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur, which are all cities within the Kathmandu Valley. These sites showcase Kathmandu’s rich cultural heritage such as its architectural marvels and the ancient Hindu and Buddhist relics. One of Nepal's…

Duration: 17 Days

Trip Code: DNTT-T-17D-01

Maximum Altitude: 1700m/5577ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Best Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Feb/Mar/Apr/May

Physical rating: Easy

Day 01. Arrival at the Kathmandu[altitude 1400 m/4595ft]
Day 02. Kathmandu-Bandipur [Altitude 1030m/3380ft]
Day 03. Bandipur-Pokhara[altitude 830m/2723ft]
Day 04. Pokhara
Day 05. Pokhara-Tansen[altitude 1350m/4430ft]
Day 06. Tansen
Day 07. Tansen- Bardia  [Altitude300m/984ft]
Day 08. Bardia  
Day 09. Bardia  
Day 10. Bardia  
Day 11. Bardia  
Day 12. Bardia-Lumbini[Altitude165m/492ft] 
Day 13. Lumbini-Kathmandu 
Day 14. Kathmandu
Day 15. Kathmandu
Day 16. Kathmandu
Day 17. Depart from Kathmandu

Day 01. Arrival at the Kathmandu[altitude 1400 m/4595ft]
Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Welcome by Tour officer of DNTT  
Transfer to the hotel 
Briefing about program
 
We’ll discuss the trip details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. The evening is free to explore the streets of Kathmandu, whose mixture of ancient architecture and modern development, and rich artistic and cultural heritage, means it remains the famous destination it has been for decades. Busy markets and bazaars are the centre of Nepali life and the narrow streets are home to holy men, monks, bicycles, incense, goats and sacred cows. 
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • There are no Meals included on this day 
Day 02. Kathmandu-Bandipur [Altitude 1030m/3380ft]
After breakfast, drive to Bandipur [143km-4 hr]
Half day self visit around Bandipur
One of Nepal's most charming towns, Bandipur is a living museum of Newari culture, a beautifully preserved village crowning a lofty ridge, its main street lined with traditional row houses.
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 03. Bandipur-Pokhara[altitude 830m/2723ft]
After breakfast, drive around [70 km-2 hrs] to Pokhara, passing through valleys, rivers, terrace fields and some spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges. Today evening free time to explore around Lake side [around Phewa Lake]
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 04. Pokhara
Early morning drive to Sarangkot [1700m/5577ft] for sunrise and close-up view of Annapurna & Fishtail Mountain range
After breakfast, Half day city tour of Bindabasini temple, Davis fall, Gupteswori Mahadev cave, Tibetan refugee camp & Seti gorge 
Free time for adventure activities or self visit around Lake Side [Around Phewa Lake]
 
You will get a early morning wakeup call from the reception as we need to drive 12 km from the city of Pokhara to see the sunrise and the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range. Your city guide will come to receive you after breakfast and drive towards the Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961.  Then cross the road and go to the Gupteshwor cave with a self created statue of Lord shiva and the view of Davis fall coming down from the other side.  A 5 minutes walk from the Gupteshwor cave is the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see Tibetan refugees doing different kinds of work for livelihood such as making carpets, making jewelries with semi precious stones and selling things to tourist. After spending some time to understand Tibet and its political conditions in the area we head towards the Bindabasini temple and the Seti river gorge.
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 05. Pokhara-Tansen[altitude 1350m/4430ft]
After breakfast, drive to Tansen(Palpa) [130km-3-4 hrs]. After check in at hotel, Short sightseeing trip to Ranighat, the palace (Rani Mahal-{Nepali Taj Mahal}) built on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River by Khadka Shamsher in remembrance of his beloved wife Tej Kumari.
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 06. Tansen
Full day sightseeing trip to ancient Tansen town, Tundikhel, beautiful three storey pagoda style Amarganj Ganesh Temple, another largest and three storey pagoda style Amarnarayan Temple as well as the dry stone masonry wall which is called “the great wall of Palpa”, white octagonal shaped Sital Pati, the vantage point of Shreenagar Hill from where breathtaking Himalayan scenery from Dhaulagiri in the west to Ganesh Himal in the east, another worth visiting places Ramdi, Ridi, Bhairabsthan and Satyawati Lake by private car
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 07. Tansen- Bardia  [Altitude300m/984ft]
After Breakfast, drive to Bardia [300 km-6-7 hr] 
Arrival and welcome with the wildlife information
Accommodation: 
  • Lodge/cottage [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner 
Day 08. Bardia  
Wildlife experience (jeep safari and camping)      
Wake up 6.am and breakfast 6.30am 
Wildlife experiences by Jeep safari 6.30 am to 5.30pm
Lunch 12. After in the jungle
Stay in jungle ( LALMATI camping ) enjoy in the nature
Enjoying evening tea/coffee surrounding by the nature 
Dinner 8.pm and wildlife information before get in sleep
Accommodation: 
  • Lodge/cottage [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner 
Day 09. Bardia  
Wildlife experience (rafting and camping).    
Wake up 5.am and have just tea/coffee 5.15am
2 hours tiger tracking 5.30am to 7.30am
Breakfast 7.30 am   
Wildlife experiences by rafting 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Lunch 12.noon in the jungle
Stay in jungle (GOLAGHAT camping) enjoy in the nature.
Enjoy evening tea/coffee surrounding by nature.
Dinner 8.pm and wildlife information before get in sleep. 
Accommodation: 
  • Lodge/cottage [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner 
Day 10. Bardia  
Wildlife experiences (rafting and tiger tracking)  
Wake up 5.am and just have tea/coffee 
1 and half hour walk to tiger crossing point 5.30am to 6.30am.
Breakfast 7.am. Just few hours rafting (rest of the whole day tiger tracking).
Lunch 12.after noon in the jungle
Back to hotel at evening and enjoy around the campfire with hard drink.
Dinner 7.30 am
Wildlife information 8.30am before go to sleep.
Accommodation: 
  • Lodge/cottage [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner 
Day 11. Bardia  
Jungle walk with 2 experienced jungle guides.    
Wake up 6.30am and have breakfast 7.am
Whole day jungle walks 7.30am to 5.30.pm
Back to hotel 6.pm and enjoy around the camp fire.
Dinner 7.30pm or after culture program 
Tropical Tharu culture dance program 8.pm to 9.pm
Sharing wildlife experienced before go to sleep.
Accommodation: 
  • Lodge/cottage [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner 
Day 12. Bardia-Lumbini[Altitude165m/492ft] 
After Breakfast, drive to Lumbini [280 km- 5-6 hr]
Evening visit around Maya Devi temple [Birthplace of Lord Buddha], Monasteries etc
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 13. Lumbini-Kathmandu 
After Breakfast, drive to Kathmandu [300 km; 7-8 hrs] 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 14. Kathmandu
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur durbar square, Boudhanath stupa & Pashupatinath temple 
 
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a well preserved fine UNESCO world heritage site where you will witness the 55-window palace, the Golden Gate, Nyatapole temple, stone temple and many more. Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 15. Kathmandu
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Patan durbar square, Swoyambhunath stupa & Kathmandu durbar square
 
Patan Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attractions is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. Swayambhunath is located in the heart of the city and is also called Monkey Temple by the tourists owing to the large number of monkeys in the temple area. Kathmandu Durbar Square (“UNESCO World Heritage Site") holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Here you can see Goddess Kumar, Temples etc 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 16. Kathmandu
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Dakshinkali, Chobhar, Pharping and Kirtipur 
 
We take our breakfast and head towards the southern part of Kathmandu. Dakshinkali Temple is located within a forest and is dedicated to goddess Dakshinkali who is one of the most important Hindu goddesses.  Pilgrims throng the area to visit the temple and offer prayers. Chobhar is known for the Chobhar gorge through which all the water of the valley drains and also for the vast network of natural mountain caves. Pharping has several Buddhist and Hindu monuments, temples and monasteries.  Kirtipur is a historic town situated atop a hill of the valley. The historic town has many interesting sights, shrines and temples, old houses, people working on ancient looms, etc. which are all delightful to see.
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Optional Activities:
  • Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [complimentary]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 17. Depart from Kathmandu
Free time until departure
Transfer to the international airport for final departure (Or stay longer for short tours - ask us)
We hope you had a magical experience in the Himalayas and we hope to see you again soon.
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 

Royal Begal Tiger; Bardia National Park Elephant; Bardia National Park Himalaya View from Sarangkot, PokharaPashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)Bandipur VillageView from DhulikhelBirth Place of Lord Buddha-Lumbini (World Heritage Site)Lumbini (World Heritage Site)Lumbini (World Heritage Site)​Phewa lake in PokharaRoyal Bengal Tiger in Bardia National ParkRani Mahal -Nepali Taj Mahal, Palpa, TansenView from Sarangkot, PokharaSunrise view from Sarangkot, PokharaBhaktapur durbar square (World Heritage Site)Bhaktapur durbar square (World Heritage Site)​Patan Durbar square (World Heritage Site)Swoyambhunath stupa-Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)Traditional Nepali dance with Nepali dinner (Complimentary in our package)

 

2022 2023

Price For 2023
Package Categories Group size SRS extra bed child w/ bed child w/o bed
Single 2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 10
luxury 4450 2680 2595 2280 2145 1070 2350 1125 570
comfort 3845 2335 2275 1960 1820 805 2155 930 560
standard 3160 2025 1975 1660 1525 430 1880 705 450
budget 3050 1930 1885 1570 1435 420 1785 615 435
Price For 2022
Package Categories Group size SRS extra bed child w/ bed child w/o bed
Single 2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 10
luxury 4400 2555 2480 2165 2030 1190 2240 1055 545
comfort 3665 2205 2150 1835 1695 755 2025 840 505
standard 3015 1850 1810 1495 1360 460 1730 610 395
budget 2885 1775 1740 1425 1290 405 1655 540 380

Notes: 

  • The above rates are net inclusive all taxes & per person on twin/double sharing basis. 
  • SRS-single room supplement
  • All the above optional activities are just for your information and subject to available at the time of tour period. You will do these activities if time permitted during your travel time and you are interested. Our itinerary is already with day by day activities and we made itinerary to fit all tourist. 
  • The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixing by local operator due to traffic & weather conditions 
  • Non-refundable for any cancellation that made by clients after tour start  
  • Following guide are available on the supplementary charge: "Spanish, Germany, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese & Korean etc as per your requirement"

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport pick up & drop by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle
  • All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle 
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with an English speaking trained, professional guide 
  • Pokhara city tour and Sarangkot Sunrise tour with an English speaking local guide
  • Naturalist guide, program as mention in itinerary and entrance fees in Chitwan 
  • Lumbini guided tour with an English speaking local guide  
  • All applicable monument entrance fees
  • All government and local taxes
  • Daily buffet breakfast in all hotels 
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in Chitwan 
  • All accommodation in the mention hotel 

Category

Hotel Details

Luxury

5 Nights Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu

1 Night Ghaun Ghar or similar in Bandipur

2 Nights Fish Tail Lodge or similar in Pokhara

2 Nights Hotel Shreenagar or similar in Tansen

1 Night Buddha Maya Garden or similar in Lumbin

5 Nights Rhino Lodge or similar in Bardia

Comfort

5 Nights Maya Manor Boutique Hotel or similar in Kathmandu

1 Night Ghaun Ghar or similar in Bandipur

2 Nights Hotel Barahi or similar in Pokhara

1 Night Lumbini Garden NewCrystal or similar in Lumbini

5 Nights Rhino Lodge or similar in Bardia

Standard

5 Nights Hotel Le Himalaya or similar in Kathmandu

1 Night Bandipur Mountain Resort or similar in Lumbini

2 Nights Dahlia Boutique Hotel or similar in Pokhara

1 Night Lumbini Buddha Garden or similar in Lumbini

5 Nights Mr. B's Place or similar in Baridya

Budget

5 Nights Hotel Pilgrims or similar in Kathmandu

1 Night Bandipur Mountain Resort or similar in Lumbini

2 Nights Hotel Peninsula or similar in Pokhara

1 Night Lumbini Buddha Garden or similar in Lumbini

5 Nights Mr. B's Place or similar in Baridya

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Nepal Visa fees & International airfare   
  • Tips for driver & guide [It is not compulsory but recommended]
  • Entrance fees for children in case of needed in any sightseeing place 
  • Meals [Lunch & dinner: US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
  • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc 
  • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides/emergency evacuation and reasons beyond our control

Estimated Personal Expenses

Bellow total expenses is base on Market and estimated; it can be bit higher or lower as per hotels, shops and restaurants as well as how much you will do expenses. So, we will recommend you to use extra service out of the hotels like restaurant, department store, local market etc. We will also guide you how to save money during the your Nepal tours; once you will arrived in Nepal. This Information is just for your kind information to estimate your tour budget.

Package Category Lunch/Dinner Waters[3 bottle per day] Total per person on USD
Luxury  550 $17 $567
Comfort 396 $17 $413
Standard 330 $17 $347
Budget 264 $17 $281

Why choose DNTT?

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  • 12 years of experienced in tour & trekking operation
  • All insured vehicle we use in our tour 
  • All insured trekking guide & porter 
  • Government certified guide 
  • Trustworthy travel agency
  • Unbeatable value for money
  • Real care customer service
  • Tailor made itinerary as per clients interest 
  • Flexibility in itinerary, price, dates & during the tour operation 
  • You can book upto 10 person group directly through website; so you can travel togather with your family, co-worker, realtivies.

GENERAL INFORMATION
VISA 

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph. So, please download form from the link below (visa form) and get ready while you are passing through the immigration Point. Only People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. For more and updated information: Click here

VISA FEES
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years except US citizens
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals

Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).

Visa Extension

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

PASSPORT AND VISAS: 
You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip; please refer to the Trip Notes for details. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.

INFORMATION FOR INDIAN CITIZENS: 

Visa is not require for an Indian citizens For updated information: Click here

Identity documents required for Indian citizen going to/coming from Nepal by Air:-

  • Valid National passport.
  • Photo Identity card issued by the Government of India/State Govt./UT Administration in India to their employees or Election ID card issued by Election Commission of India.
  • Emergency Certificate issued by Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
  • Identity Certificate issued by Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
  • Persons in the age of group of above 65 years and below 15 years would be exempted from the requirement of approved identity documents mentioned at SL. No. (i),(ii),(iii) and (iv). However, they must have some documents with photograph to confirm their age and identity such as PAN card, Driving license, CGHS card, Ration card etc.
  • Children between the age group of 15 to 18 years may be allowed to travel between India and Nepal on the strength of Identity certificate issued by the principal of the school in the prescribed performa.
  • In case of a family (family means husband wife, minor children and parents) traveling together, the approved identification document at SL. NO.(i) ),(ii),(iii) and (iv) would not be insisted from all the family members if one of the adult members of the family has in possession of one of the prescribed identification document  at SL. NO.(i) ,(ii),(iii) and (iv). However, the other family members must have some proof of their identity with photograph and their relationship as a family viz. CGHS card, Ration card, Driving license, ID card issued by school/college etc.

Note:-

  • Aadhaar (UID) card is not an acceptable travel document for travel to Nepal/Bhutan.
  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Nepal to Indian nationals is not an acceptable travel document for travelling between India and Nepal.  
  • The Emergency Certificate & Identity Certificate issued by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu will be valid for single journey for travelling back to India

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 40% of total trip cost & the balance 60% of total trip cost after on arrival in Kathmandu. 

CANCELATION 
In case of cancellation by the Traveller, the Agency has the right to charge a percentage cancellation fee according to the following scale:
•    Up to 30 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 20% 
•    15-29 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 30% 
•    7-14 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 60% 
•    6 or less days until the “Trip Start Day” and in the event of non-appearance a fees of 90% 

TIPPING:
If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. We recommend that any tips are given to the intended recipient by a member of your group, rather than collected and passed on by the group leader.
The following amounts are based on local considerations and just our suggestion:
Hotel porters: NPR50-100 is adequate for porters that assist you with bags to your room.
Restaurants: Please check the bill and if there is an addition of 10% service charge, there is no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 5-10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.
Local guides: Throughout your trip, you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$4-5 per person, per day for local guides. (Including city tour guides, jungle guides, rafting guides, assistant trek guides)
Porters: Throughout your trip, you may at times have a porter in addition to your leader. We suggest US$4-5 per person, per day, per porter.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group however, a base of US$4-5 per person, per day is generally appropriate.
Local transport: For a city tour, we suggest US$3 per person, per day.
Your Group Leader: You may also consider tipping your leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however, as a guideline US$4-5 per person, per day can be used. Of course, you are free to tip more or less, as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

NOTE: Please do not tip with coins or notes of or less than NPR50, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.