Planning a trip for Nepal next year, December or January. I want to go to the Terai and see wildlife - not just the big ticket mammals, but birds. I am willing to splash to stay in the park for longer than the usual 2-night package, get an early start (5-6 in the morning) to view the critters. I am also willing to pay for an expert guide/spotter. However, the Tiger Tops website prices are completely insane! Can anyone advise if the less expensive packages outside the park can see the same beasties, leave early, and provide expert guides? How about Bardia, Kosi Tappu, Royal Sukla Phanta or Shivapuri Watershed? Anyone been there? And, lastly, can anyone recommend an expert bird guide in the Kathmandu Valley and Poharka available for day hire (and of course, willing to go out at crazy early hour)? Thanks in advance!