Enjoy the wildlife sanctuary and dramatic scenery as you pass the traditional village life in the pristine air of Bardia National Park.
Bardia National Park is one of the finest and largest wildlife reserve in Nepal that has been a haven to various rare species of animals and birds. It lies near the southern border in the far north west region of Nepal and covers an area of around 968 sq. km. Lying on the low land of Terai, the national park forms a transition between plains of India and outer foothills of Himalayas. The vegetation in the national park varies from lush dense forests to grasslands, woodlands and riverine which makes it favorable home to diverse range of faunas found in various kinds of vegetation.
Bardia National Park is amongst one of the less explored wildlife sanctuary where wilderness and challenges are found in abundance. The national park which was once a hunting reserve has now been turned into a wildlife reserve. It is an unspoiled and untouched habitat of wildlife that holds a pride of treasuring largest population of Bengal tigers in Nepal. It also provides shelter to some endangered species of animals likes Rhinoceros, Gharial crocodile, Tiger, Wild elephant, Swamp deer, Gangetic dolphin, Bengal florican, Sarus crane, etc. Apart from wildlife, it is a home to over 350 species of beautiful birds.
The Himalayan Thar, a rarest animal and the only living member of genus Hemi Tragus was recorded as seen in this reserve. Besides, a distant cousin of a wild goat which was confirmed as extinct animal was spotted here. This also proves how well preserved this reserve is. There might still be many unique species of animals stored out in this national park; and who knows you might be the lucky one to spot them?
- Day 1: Fly to Nepalgunj
- Day 2: Explore Bardia National park
- Day 3: Visit Karnali River for Dolphin sightseeing
- All ground transportation private vehicle
- Return flight from Nepaljung including departure tax
- Accommodation with meal on full board basis
- All jungle and tour activities
- All entry permits, Jungle guide, etc
- Foods and accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips for jungle guide
Day 1: Fly to Nepalgunj
We initiate our journey to Bardia National Park with a flight to Nepalgunj. As we land on the grounds of Nepalgunj, we can feel the rise in temperature. Nepalgunj is amongst the hottest place in Nepal.
Upon your arrival, a representative from hotel will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel. Check in to the hotel and rest for a while. You will be briefed about your plans ahead. In the afternoon, your guide will escort you to the Tharu villages nearby. Learn about the unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Tharu peoples as you walk by the streets. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel and take a sound sleep.
Day 2: Explore Bardia National park
Today is an exciting day where you will be close to the wildlife in its natural habitat. Your schedule for the day is as follows:
6:00 a.m. Wake up early in the morning and finish up with your daily routine.
6:30 a.m. Breakfast time! Warm up yourself with a delicious breakfast.
7:30 a.m. We head towards the Bardia National Park for an exciting ride over an elephant. As the elephant heads in between the forest, you can encounter the wildlife sheltered inside the park. Get ready to get a glimpse of one- horned rhino, Asian elephant, Spotted Deer (Chital), Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer, Barasingha, Black Buck, Bull, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild Dog, Leopard, Striped Hyena, Golden Jackal and many other wild animals. After completing the elephant ride, we will head towards the visitor centre in the National park followed by visit to crocodile breeding centre and a museum that treasures Tharu culture.
1:30 p.m. Accomplishing the exploration part, we cater our hunger for food with a delicious lunch at the park.
15:00 p.m. After lunch and rest for a while, we take a peaceful walk between the jungles. We walk towards the tower in the jungle and explore the life of birds and wildlife. If you are interested in photography, you can take good pictures and feel refreshed.
19:00 p.m. You will be treated with an interesting Tharu cultural dance.
20:00 p.m. enjoy the Nepalese cuisine and go to sleep for a refreshing tomorrow.
Day 3: Visit Karnali River for Dolphin sightseeing
6:00 a.m. Wake up and finish your daily routine.
6:30 a.m. Breakfast time! Enjoy the delicious breakfast.
7:00 a.m. We head towards the Karnali River. The beautiful bank of Karnali with recently with the golden sun in the backdrop is an amazing sight to be seen. If lucky, you can see the dolphins in the river of Karnali. Take photographs, enjoy the lush landscape and return back to hotel for lunch.
12:30 p.m. Enjoy your lunch.
13:30 p.m. Beholding the memories of closeness with nature and wildlife, we bid Bardia National Park a goodbye and head towards Nepalgunj airport.
We take a flight to Kathmandu and within an hour, we will find yourself at the airport in Kathmandu.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.