An amazing Luxury tour, promising the best of Nepalese culture & adventure
Insightful tours to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, thrilling helicopter rides to Annapurna Base Camp, exotic Pokhara and to the wilderness of Chitwan National Park; this trip promises a wonderful blend of culture and high adventure that Nepal has to offer.
Your trip begins with a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and the medieval palace of the Malla dynasty at Kathmandu Durbar Square.Your address at Kathmandu will be the serene and tranquil Gokarna Forest Resort, once the hunting grounds of Nepalese royalty.Your next destination is Pokhara, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal. From Pokhara you take an exciting helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), all the while enjoying a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks.
More thrill and adventure await you as you are flown to Chitwan National Park, one of Asia’s most famous national parks. Chitwan National Park is home to the endangered one-horned rhino and Royal bengal tiger.
Jungle activities include elephant safari and jeep safari , canoeing and a walk in the wilderness accompanied by a trained guide. By the end of your trip, you will have experienced the best that Nepal has to offer!
Trip Details – Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan Luxury Tour
Nepalese Ornithological Union and Nepal Rare Birds Committee have announced the discovery of two new species of birds in Nepal.The birds, Grey-necked Bunting and Long-billed Wren Babbler were sighted at Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and Makalu Barun National Park respectively.With the addition of two new species, the number of bird species found in Nepal has gone up to 867.
On the occasion the ‘World Tiger Day, ‘a press meet was organized by the Forest Ministry on 29th July, 2010 at the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).During the meet, the results of a study conducted in the country’s national parks was made public.The result was quite encouraging as the study found an increase in the total of numbers in Nepal from last year’s figure of 121 to 155 tigers.The tiger population monitoring was conducted by the Department of National Parks with the help of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other national and international agencies.
Reports show that the tiger population worldwide has declined from 100,000 to only 3,200 in one century. SAARC countries(Nepal, Bhutan, India & Bangladesh)are habitat for about 70 percent of the world’s tigers.Taking this into consideration Nepal is hosting a ministerial level meeting on tiger conservation in the SAARC region on the third week of August. Ministers from India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal will be discussing on issues related to tigers and provide inputs for the heads of state meeting on September in Russia.
At present Nepal has 121 adult breeding tigers.The Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) has stepped up efforts to make the newly established Banke National Park and the neighboring Bardiya National Park in mid-west Nepal the biggest tiger habitat in the whole of Asia. Nepal has committed to double the number of tigers by 2022.
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who has joined hands with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to launch a global campaign to double the world’s tiger population, paid a clandestine visit to Nepal’s Bardiya National Park this year, on the last week of May. According to a statement released by WWF, DiCaprio’s visit came as part of his travel to Asia with WWF experts to see the threats tigers face first-hand.
Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation in coordination with the WWF and the National Trust for Nature Conservation released an estimated population of the endangered tigers and snow leopards of Nepal. According to a press release issued by WWF, there are a total of 121 breeding tigers spread over the four protected areas, with the highest number in the Chitwan National Park with 91 tigers. Bardiya National Park, Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and Parsa Wildlife Reserve were estimated to have 18, eight and four tigers respectively. Similarly, the estimated population of snow leopards is 300-400 in the Himalayan region.The tiger census was conducted for four months — from December 2008 to March 2009. Camera trappings and scouting footprints were the two major techniques to survey the number of tigers.