Limited to only 8 travelers, this journey will be hosted by our favorite naturalist Ritish Suri, Dr. Denis Shrestha (a heart specialist from Kathmandu by profession, but also a passionate fly-fisher and conservationist at heart), and myself, Misty Dhillon. The expedition starts by floating the Babai river through the heart of the Bardiya National Park. Home to some of Nepal’s most prolific habitat for the one-horned rhino, asiatic elephant, and tiger to name a few.
Arrive to a warm welcome at the Kathmandu International airport. You will be met after you clear customs and chauffeured to the Kantipur Temple House which is about 30 minutes from the airport.
Drive to Kakani, well known for astounding perspective of mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar and other numerous Himalayas on a clear day (subject to weather conditions). Continue driving to the witness the monetary at Pharping before heading back to Kathmandu.
Board your airport shuttle shortly after breakfast before boarding your short flight to south-west to Nepalgunj. Be met by your guides and journey to the starting point of your float trip. After a safety briefing begin your float-trip through the Bardiya National Park.
Spend the next two days exploring the Babai valley, floating roughy 40 miles though the heart of some of Asia’s finest habitat. Journey on your self-contained river expedition spending three nights camping along this stretch of river within the Bardiya national park.
End your full-day river-adventure angling and wildlife viewing in the Babai valley with a 45 minute drive Tiger Tops Karnali lodge. Enjoy familiar emanates as you are pampered before calling it a day.
Enjoy two days within the Bardiya National Park. Viewing can be split on 4WD and on foot, especially if you are an avid angler. Enjoy this opportunity to explore special access, angling in some of the quieter stretches within the Bardiya National Park.
Journey back to Nepalgunj after a morning safari and saying goodbye to your hosts at Tiger Tops. Take a short flight back to Kathmandu. You will be met at the airport and chauffeured to the Kantipur Temple House.
Say goodbye to your hosts at the Kantipur Temple House before being chauffeured to the Kathmandu airport to board your flight back home.