Langtang Valley Trekking and Bardiya National Park Tour - Asian Heritage

Langtang Valley Trekking and Bardiya National Park Tour

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16 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 25
Tour Details

The Langtang Valley Trekking and Bardiya Tour combine two unique experiences in Nepal. First, explore the exclusive Tamang culture and heritage in the Langtang Valley, known for its abundant wildlife and rich history. Despite the devastation caused by the 2015 earthquake, the valley is making a comeback, offering picturesque scenery and warm hospitality.

Next, embark on an adventurous journey to Bardiya National Park, home to diverse wildlife including Royal Bengal tigers, rhinos, and elephants. Engage in exciting activities such as jungle safaris, elephant breeding center visits, and cultural tours while interacting with the local Tharu people.

 

Highlights of the Langtang Valley Trekking and Bardiya Tour:
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Spectacular views of mountains.
  • Adventure activities in Bardiya National Park.
  • Taste authentic Nepalese cuisine.
  • Experience the mixed Tibetan lifestyle and local Tamang culture.

 

This comprehensive package ensures you make the most of your time in Nepal, offering a deeper understanding of its culture and natural beauty. Join us to explore the best of Nepal and create unforgettable memories.

Price Includes

  • All land transportation based on the above -mentioned program.
  • 6 nights accommodation in 4*Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Rhino Lodge or similar in Bardiya on full board basis.
  • 6 Nights hotel accommodation throughout the trek on full board basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in the available hotel/lodge.
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • Langtang National park fee, TIMS & other necessary permits.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
  • All Porter service 2 trekkers: 1 porter (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients. So both clients are suggested to bring 9 kilos of luggage each)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Expenses of personal natures like internet, telephone, Wifi, Laundry, hot shower.
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Drinks/Beverage bills for all places.
  • Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters)
  • International Flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Visa fee for Nepal visa
  • Heritage sites entrance fee.
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Personal hiking gear, personal kits.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Any other items not specified in the package.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu Nepal. Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative welcomes you at the Airport with your nameplate.  After Arrival at Nepal airport, we will transfer you to the Hotel. On the way Airport to Hotel, you will pass by the Pashupatinath Temple, Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhiti, Garden of Dreams and reach Thamel. Your hotel will be in downtown of Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.
Including: Private Transport, Overnight Hotel accommodations in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar.

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today, you’ll embark on a captivating journey to Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage gems. A private vehicle and an expert guide will accompany you. Kathmandu Durbar Square unveils its ancient charm, showcasing exquisite wood-carved temples and historic edifices. Witness the fusion of Buddhism and Hinduism’s spiritual coexistence at Swyambhunath, while soaking in Kathmandu’s panoramic vistas. Venture to Pashupatinath Temple, a paramount Hindu pilgrimage site in South Asia. Here, you’ll witness the sacred cremation rituals along the holy Bagmati River. Nearby, explore Guweyswori Temple, another pilgrimage gem. Your journey continues to Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO site dating back to the 14th century, epitomizing Buddhism’s essence. Delve into its serene surroundings. Having completed this enriching expedition, return to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Including: Breakfast, Private transport, English–speaking local tour guide, overnight hotel accommodations in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar.

Day 3Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur

Today, you will explore two ancient cities near Kathmandu: Patan and Bhaktapur. In Patan, your itinerary includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Next, explore the Patan Museum to delve deeper into the history of this city and the reign of its kings. Then, proceed to the Golden Temple, a significant attraction for both Hindus and Buddhists, as well as the Banglamukhi Temple. In Bhaktapur, you will be captivated by its well-preserved architectural marvels that have maintained their historical charm. Marvel at the intricately carved wooden buildings throughout Bhaktapur before moving on to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Take your time to explore the surroundings and then visit the Nyatopola Temple, one of Nepal’s largest temples.

Including: Breakfast, Private transport, English–speaking local tour guide, overnight hotel accommodations in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar.

Day 4Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460 m) (7-8-hour drive)

After breakfast, drive along the Trishuli River towards Syabrubesi. The road from Syabrubesi leads you into Langtang National Park, where you can immediately notice the remote, high-altitude settlements. Follow the trail up to a viewpoint at Dhunche offering beautiful panoramas of Ganesh Himal, Goljang Valley, and the Gosaikunda range. At Syabrubesi get acquainted with the friendly locals, who are mostly from the Tamang community, and settle for the night.

Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Private transport, English – speaking trekking guide, Porter and overnight hotel accommodations in available local lodges.

Day 5Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m) (5-6-hour hike)

Today is the first day of Langtang valley trek. Syabrubesi village is the entrance of Langtang national park and Tamang heritage trek as well. The trek begins from Syabrubesi in Rasuwa district Nepal. After crossing Bhote Koshi river trail continue towards the Lama Hotel along Langtang Khola; a beautiful river flows by the spot making Langtang trekking even more picturesque. About 5 to 6 hours via Hot spring, bamboo and Ramche we will reach Lama Hotel. Lama Hotel area is influences by the Tibetan culture and lifestyle, explore the vibrant culture and lifestyle of local Tamang people.

Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and English – speaking trekking guide, Porter and overnight hotel accommodations in available local lodges.

Day 6Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,420m) (5-6-hour hike)

Today is a strenuous day as we have to climb about 1000 meters. We start by climbing up towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. Continuing our trail, we reach Ghoda Tabela, which means the Horse Stable. After this, the path is slightly gradual and offers the beautiful sight of grazing Yaks in the valley. After ascending for some time, we cross a stream and climb past several water-driven prayer wheels. Langtang is one of the oldest villages along this trekking route. From Langtang, the view of mountain peaks is spectacular.

Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and English – speaking trekking guide, Porter and overnight hotel accommodations in available local lodges.

Day 7Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) (5-6-hour hike)

After breakfast, head to Kyanjin Gompa. Along the way, you’ll cross several yak pastures, wooden bridges, and hamlets. Along the path to Kyanjin Gompa, you can see the wonderful view of Langtang Lirung. The trail passes through the largest Mani wall, made from stone and with prayers written on them, the water mills, chortens, a sacred pile of rocks with various inscriptions carved on them, and many more. After crossing some rivers, we reach Kyanjin Gompa. Kyajing Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. Here, you can test the cheese and curd made from Yak milk.

Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and English – speaking trekking guide, Porter and overnight hotel accommodations in available local lodges.

kyanjin-gompa

Day 8Explore Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) and Tserko RI (5,000m)

Relax for the day by exploring the surrounding areas of Kyanjin Gompa. Today you will explore in and around Kyanjin Gompa. You can also go for a hike to Tserko RI (5000 m) for magnificent mountain views. As Tserko RI lies at quite a high altitude, you might feel the thin air but it is not the place where you will spend your night. After getting some wonderful views of the mountains and the surroundings, we returned to Kyanjin Gompa. In the remaining time, you can stroll around Kyanjing Gompa and enjoy the surrounding views along with various floras and faunas.

Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and English – speaking trekking guide, Porter and overnight hotel accommodations in available local lodges.

 

Day 9Kyanjin Gumba to Lama Hotel (2,470m), (5-6-hour hike)

You will now start to retrace your steps back to Lama Hotel (2470m). From Kyanjin Gompa, you will descend for 5-6-hours to lose an altitude of 1400m. The walk will be mostly downhill which is not as tedious as climbing up a hill. But, it does exert a lot of pressure on your knees and ankles. Wearing kneecaps and using trekking poles is a good option to avoid the pain. You will reach Lama Hotel, where you can rest for the remainder of the day, and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views.

Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and English – speaking trekking guide, Porter and overnight hotel accommodations in available local lodges.

Day 10Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi and Drive back to Kathmandu (2-3-hour hike), (7-8-hour drive)

Today is your last day of trekking. After having breakfast, you will start trekking down to Syabrubesi. The total trek is downhill and you will walk through a lush green forest. Follow the route along the river towards Syabrubesi.

After reach Syabrubeshi; you will drive back to Kathmandu. Along the way, you’ll pass numerous hilly villages and settlements. The path up to Dhading Besi is a little bumpy but from Dhading Besi the road is relatively smooth. During the drive, you can enjoy the scenery of hills, farms, small settlements, and rivers. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Private transport, English – speaking trekking guide, Porter and overnight hotel accommodations in available local lodges.

Day 11Flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu and drive to Bardiya (1,441m/4,727ft)

The flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj takes about an hour. Nepalgunj is a city in the western part of Nepal, and it is the gateway to the remote and beautiful Bardiya National Park. Many tourists who are interested in wildlife and nature visit Bardiya to explore the dense forests, grasslands, and riverbanks, where they can encounter a variety of rare and endangered animals, such as tigers, elephants, rhinos, and crocodiles. After landing in Nepalgunj, you will drive to Bardiya, which is about 90 km away from the city. The drive takes about four hours, and it can be quite bumpy and dusty, especially during the dry season. However, the journey is also very scenic, as you pass through picturesque villages, rice fields, and forests.

Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Domestic airfare Private transport, English – speaking guide, and overnight hotel accommodations at Rhino Lodge Bardiya or Similar.

Day 12Jungle Safari and Exploration of Tiger Territory

The safari typically takes half a day and includes a packed lunch. During the safari, you will explore the park’s dense forests, grasslands, and riverbanks on foot, accompanied by an experienced guide who will help you spot and identify the animals and birds that you encounter along the way. While strolling through Bardiya’s jungle, soak in its natural beauty and explore the unique Terai region ecosystem. Encounter diverse wildlife, including deer, wild boars, langurs, and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. The second part of the day is dedicated to exploring the territory of the magnificent Bengal Tiger. Bardiya National Park offers a rare chance to witness majestic Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat. Join an exhilarating jungle safari that ventures deep into the park’s heart, where these impressive creatures reside.

Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and English – speaking local guide, and overnight hotel accommodations in Rhino Lodge Bardiya or similar.

Bengal Tigers

Day 13Jeep Safari

Jeep safari is one of the most popular ways to explore Bardiya National Park, located in the western Terai region of Nepal. The park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including endangered species such as the Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, and Asian elephant. A jeep safari offers a thrilling and comfortable way to explore the park’s vast expanses, dense forests, and open grasslands. The jeep safari typically lasts for several hours and is led by an experienced guide who will provide information about the park’s geography, history, and wildlife. You will be driven through the park in a specially designed jeep, which is equipped with comfortable seats, a roof for shade, and large windows that provide excellent views of the surroundings. As you ride through the park, you will have the opportunity to see a variety of animals, including deer, wild boars, monkeys, and peacocks.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and English – speaking local guide, and overnight hotel accommodations in Rhino Lodge Bardiya or similar.

jeep safari in bardiya

Day 14Bird Watching, Explore Crocodile and Elephant Breeding Centers, Drive to Nepalgunj and Flight to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft).

A bird-watching tour in the park is a great way to experience the beauty and diversity of the avian world. Bardiya National Park is also home to a crocodile and elephant breeding center. It was established to conserve and protect endangered species. Crocodile breeding center is located near the Karnali River, over 100 crocodiles of different species. The elephant breeding center is located in the park’s eastern part and is home to several baby elephants that are being raised by trained mahouts. After exploring the breeding centers, you can drive to Nepalgunj, a city located in the southern plains of Nepal. From Nepalgunj, you can take a flight back to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The flight offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and the lush green landscapes of Nepal.
Including: Breakfast, Domestic air fare, Private transport, and overnight hotel accommodations at Yatri Suites & spa or Similar.

Day 15Enjoy in Kathmandu or Free Day

As your journey nears its end, you have the flexibility to choose how to spend this day. This day is a free day for you to explore Kathmandu at your leisure. You can have an option to revisit favourite spots, or venture into Kathmandu to explore areas you may have missed earlier. Perhaps you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel for some shopping and local cuisine or visit one of the many art galleries or museums in the city.
Optional Activities you can do in your free day:

  • Everest Mountain flight (40 -60 Minutes).
  • Nepali food cooking workshop (Approximately 3 hours)
  • Momo cooking workshop (Approximately 3 hours)
  • Handicraft tour (Approximately 6 hours)

(Note: Extra cost apply for optional activities)
Including Breakfast, Hotel accommodation at Yatri suites and spa Thamel or similar in Kathmandu.

Day 16Departure

Your trip will come to an end today. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by private transport around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination. Have a safe journey onwards.

Including Breakfast and private Transport.

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