Bardiya National Park

7 Day(s)

Overview Bardiya National Park, located in southwestern Nepal, is a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Covering an area of approximately 968 square kilometers, the park offers a diverse range of ecosystems, including lush forests, marshy grasslands, and riverine habitats along the ¬†Karnali River, making it a perfect destination for an unforgettable wildlife adventure. The park renowns for its rich biodiversity, housing over 50 species of mammals, including Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, Asian elephants, and the elusive Bengal florican. It also boasts a significant population of endangered Gharial crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins in the Karnali River. Birdwatchers will…

Overview

Bardiya National Park, located in southwestern Nepal, is a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Covering an area of approximately 968 square kilometers, the park offers a diverse range of ecosystems, including lush forests, marshy grasslands, and riverine habitats along the  Karnali River, making it a perfect destination for an unforgettable wildlife adventure.

The park renowns for its rich biodiversity, housing over 50 species of mammals, including Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, Asian elephants, and the elusive Bengal florican. It also boasts a significant population of endangered Gharial crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins in the Karnali River. Birdwatchers will delight by the presence of over 400 bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatching enthusiasts.

Embarking on a safari through the park offers a unique opportunity to witness these incredible animals in their natural habitat. Jeep safaris and guided walking tours are available, ensuring a safe and immersive experience while respecting the park’s conservation efforts.

The local Tharu culture adds an extra layer of charm to the trip. Visiting the nearby Tharu villages provides insight into their traditional lifestyle, arts, and crafts, enhancing the cultural aspect of the journey.

For the more adventurous, Bardiya National Park offers thrilling activities such as river rafting on the Karnali River and guided jungle walks. Camping under the stars in the park’s designated areas allows visitors to truly connect with nature and experience its raw beauty up close.

The best time to visit Bardiya National Park is during the dry season, from October to April, when wildlife sightings are more frequent, and the weather is pleasant. It’s important to note that permits are required to enter the park, and it’s advisable to arrange the trip through a reputable tour operator for a well-organized and safe experience.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, a trip to Bardiya National Park is a captivating journey into the heart of Nepal’s wilderness, offering a chance to witness some of the world’s most incredible creatures in their natural habitat. It’s an adventure that combines breathtaking wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and the beauty of untouched nature, leaving visitors with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • Bengal tiger, one-horned rhino and Asiatic elephants
  • Crocodile Breeding Center
  • Karnali River and bird watching
  • Colourful Tharu community, their lifestyle and culture
  • A wide range of flora and fauna

Itinerary

Meeting upon arrival in Kathmandu International airport (TIA) and transfar to Hotel.

 

Departure to Bardia, arrival at Hotel and Cultural tour to a Tharu village and visit Elephant breeding center.

 

Jungle trek (Chance to see the barking dear, bear, blue cow, rhinos and might be Royal Bengal tiger).

 

A trek to Karnali River to see Dolphins and Elephant Safari.

 

Wild sight seeing rafting at Karnali River.

 

Bird watching and back to Kathmandu.

 

Transfer to airport and departure on your own destination.

What's Included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by our private vehicle
  • Kathmandu hotel room with breakfast basis
  • Fluent english speaking license holder sightseeing tour guide
  • Sightseeing tour guide fee
  • Sightseeing entrance fee
  • Katmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu Domestic air fares
  • All ground transportation and activities.
  • All sightseeing tour by our private vehicle
  • Bardia National Park fees
  • All activities in Bardia

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Kathmandu hotel lunch and dinner (L.D)
  • Personal spending money & all bar bill, i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.

Trip Information

Bardiya National park (968 sq. km); is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in the Terai. It is thickly covered with sal trees and carpeted with class and savannah . The park has the second largest tiger population after Chitwan National park. Other wild animals that roam here are the one-horned rhino, wild elephant, swamp deer, black buck, antelope, Gharial crocodile, and gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds that make there home here include the Bengal florican and sarus crane. The Park headquarters is about a four hour drive from the town of Nepalgunj. It is linked to the Kathmandu by road (531 km) and by air 75 Minutes.

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