Day one; Arrive Katmandu and transfer to the Everest Hotel. We
all get together in the evening for dinner and cultural song and
Day two; We spend the Day touring the Katmandu valley visiting
Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, a Hindu temple and my favorite, Syanboudhanath,
"the Monkey Temple".
Day three; We depart Katmandu and fly to Nepalganj. The flight
is short, but the mountain scenery is spectacular, Manaslu, Annapurna
and Dhaulagiri should be visible for most of the flight. Once clearing
the airport we take a jeep deep into Royal Bardia National Park.
We have never failed to see mugger crocodiles on the way in.
Day four; Up early for breakfast and then a two hour elephant
ride into the jungle in search of tiger, rhino and wild elephant.
The number of rhino in the park has been steadily rising and so
has the number of sightings. These are amazing, ancient looking
animals. After lunch we will go on a jeep tour to see the many species
of deer and monkey.
Day five; We take the jeeps into different parts of the park looking
for wild elephants and nilgai. It is also possible to go looking
for blackbuck. We cover a lot of ground and see a lot of wildlife
on this Day.
Day six; We spend this Day rafting a gentle stretch of the
Karnali river looking for more crocodiles and rhinos. Good chance
of seeing the rare garhial crocodile on this day. Very tranquil
Day drifting past jungle and then farms where the men bring their
elephants down to the river for a bath.
seven; We go on foot in the morning to look for birds and spiders.
Later we hike along the river and spend time viewing from blinds
and getting a closer, slower look at the riverine environment.
Day eight; We hop back in the jeep after a fond fair well
and return to the airport at Nepalganj. The short flight sees us
back to Katmandu and the Everest Hotel.
Day nine; In the morning we visit the carved village of
Baktapur, a village little changed from the 16th century. In the
afternoon there will be plenty of time for shopping and perhaps
a meditation class if you so desire. In the evening we will have
a farewell celebration and find the time has gone all too quickly.
Day ten; Transfer to the airport in Katmandu and you are