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Bardiya National Park Tour

Trip code
Package name Bardiya National Park Tour
Duration 7
Max. elevation 1320 m
Level Easy
Transportation All ground transportation as per itinerary
Accomodation 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 0 per person

Highlights

Overview

The Bardiya National Park is located in Nepal's Far South Mid-West, around the low flatland of Terai with a warm sub-tropical climate. Bardiya National Park covers an area of 968 sq. Km. is one of the least visited parks by the main flow of visitors.

Less visited park, due to its remote location about 387 km or 247 miles air distance. The driving takes more than 7-8 hours to reach Bardiya National Park at 531 km / 330 miles from Kathmandu. Certainly a long way, but the easiest and smooth way is flying to Nepalgunj city airport. Then drive for 2-3 hours on 87 km / 54 miles distance to the Bardiya park entrance outskirt. 

Where most hotels, and lodges are situated, a warm low area of Nepal around the Terai belt, and an agricultural region. Having dense deep jungles, a perfect habitat for many wild mammals and exotic bird species, famous for rare endangered Gangetic Dolphins.

A great place for jungle safari on the lookout for different wildlife, such as Royal Bengal Tiger and Rhinoceros. Includes swamp deer, black buck, Gharial crocodile and marsh mugger crocodile, and Gangetic dolphin. 

As well as many species of birds with endangered Bengal Florican, lesser Florican, and Sarus crane. Bardiya National Park is enriched with more than 30 different mammals, over 200 species of birds, and many snakes, and lizards.

The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck, the other endangered species include Gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles and Gangetic dolphin. 

To enter the park the lodge or hotel provides expert naturalists or jungle guides to show you the exciting wildlife. Takes you to a lovely forest where 70 % of the park is covered with Sal forest the remaining. A balanced mixture of grassland, savannah, and riverine forests makes an ideal habitat for wild mammals and bird life.

Bardiya National Park is the first park in Nepal, where the Tiger population has doubled to about 125. It is also home to 642 species of animals, and 407 species of resident and migratory birds. Includes 125 species of fish, and 839 varieties of plants which makes Bardiya one of the most exotic parks for wildlife safari.
The jungle program is set by the park authority in coordination with the hotels, where visitors can enjoy the thrill. 
A pleasant park for a few days safari or more in the harmony of pristine natural surroundings.

Bardia National Park in Nepal offers many activities:
1. Jeep Safaris
Embark on a thrilling Jeep Safari through the heart of Bardiya National Park, traversing its diverse terrain. Explore the park's vast grasslands, dense forests, and riverbanks while spotting an array of wildlife, including deer, elephants, and exotic bird species. Jeep safaris provide a comfortable yet immersive experience, ensuring close encounters with the park's rich biodiversity.

2. Elephant Safaris
For a unique and up-close wildlife experience, opt for an Elephant Safari. Traverse the park atop these gentle giants, allowing you to access areas that might be challenging to reach by other means. Elephants provide a vantage point for wildlife observation, and the experience adds an element of adventure to your journey through the park.

3. Jungle Walks
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Bardiya with Jungle Walks. Accompanied by experienced guides, explore the park on foot, delving into its intricate ecosystems. Jungle walks offer a closer look at the flora and fauna, allowing you to appreciate the biodiversity and serenity of the park while capturing the essence of the wilderness.

4. Wildlife Safaris
Experience the thrill of Wildlife Safaris in specially designed vehicles, ensuring both comfort and safety. Bardiya National Park is home to diverse species, including the endangered Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, and numerous bird species. Wildlife safaris offer optimal opportunities for wildlife photography and witnessing the park's inhabitants in their natural habitat.

5. Karnali River Rafting
For those seeking adventure beyond the land, Karnali River Rafting is a must-try activity. Navigate the pristine waters of the Karnali River, experiencing a blend of exhilarating rapids and serene stretches. This activity not only provides an adrenaline rush but also showcases the scenic beauty that surrounds the park.

6. Tiger Safaris
Delve into the heart of the jungle with dedicated Tiger Safaris, focused on spotting the elusive Bengal tiger. Accompanied by seasoned guides, venture into key tiger habitats for a chance to witness this majestic creature in its natural environment. Tiger safaris add a touch of excitement and contribute to the conservation efforts of this endangered species.

What is the best time to go for the Bardia Jungle Safari Tour?
For the optimal experience, we recommend choosing the Autumn season, which runs from mid-September to November. During this time, the weather is comfortable with warm days and cool nights. The grasses are also short, making it easier to spot even the smallest animals. Autumn is also ideal for enjoying the pleasant climate of the Terai region. Winter brings foggy conditions that can limit animal sightings, while summer can be extremely hot and lead to heat-related illnesses. It is advisable for travelers to plan their trip accordingly.

Food and Accommodation During the 6 Nights 7 Days Bardia Jungle Safari Tour
Enjoy delicious food and comfortable stays during your 6 Nights 7 Days Bardia Jungle Safari Tour with no worries. Green Valley Nepal Treks guarantees hygienic and healthy meals of various cuisines, including local Nepali and international dishes. Give a try to the unique Tharu dishes on offer for an authentic culinary experience like no other. Rest assured, all meals served will be ample to keep you fueled and energized throughout your safari adventure.

Bardiya National Park is the biggest national park in the lowland Terai, covering 968 square kilometers. Located in Nepal's Western Terai, it was established to preserve diverse ecosystems and protect the habitat of tigers and their prey species. Originally, a small portion was designated as the Karnali Wildlife Reserve in 1976. During that time, 1500 households from the Babai valley were relocated outside the park to allow for the growth of vegetation and wildlife. In 1982, it was renamed the Bardiya Wildlife Reserve and expanded to its current size in 1984. The reserve was upgraded to a National Park status in 1988. Additionally, in 1986, 91 Greater One-horned Rhinoceros were moved from Chitwan National Park to Bardiya National Park.

The best time to encounter Tigers in Bardia National Park is during the warm months of March, April, and May. However, you have a good chance of seeing them from September to November as well. The tiger population in Nepal has increased from 121 in 2009 to 235 in 2018. In 2022, Nepal won the TX2 Award for Tiger Conservation for doubling its tiger population. Since 2010, the tiger population in Bardia National Park has grown from 121 to 355 adult tigers. This increase is great news for wildlife enthusiasts as it provides a unique opportunity to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

The Bardiya National Park Tour is a holistic adventure, offering a spectrum of activities that cater to wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and thrill-seekers. Whether you choose Jeep safaris, elephant rides, jungle walks, or river rafting, Bardiya National Park ensures an unforgettable journey into the heart of Nepal's untamed wilderness.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will meet you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the tour, hotels. Includes details and local culture with do’s and don’ts, evening a group welcome dinner in a nice Nepali Restaurant. 

Day 2 : Tour of Kathmandu around places of interest.

The morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Located at the heart of the city, Kathmandu Durbar Square serves as a living museum of Nepal's royal history. Surrounded by ancient palaces, courtyards, and temples, the square boasts a captivating blend of Malla and Shah architecture. The Hanuman Dhoka Palace, with its intricately carved wooden windows and doors, stands as a testament to the city's regal past.
The Kumari Ghar, an integral part of the square, is the residence of the Kumari, a young living goddess revered by locals. Visitors may catch a glimpse of her during scheduled appearances, adding an air of mystique to the historical ambiance. The square's narrow alleys are lined with hidden courtyards, shrines, and bustling vendors, creating a vibrant atmosphere that reflects the cultural richness of Kathmandu.

Pashupati Nath:
A short distance from the city center lies Pashupati Nath, a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated on the banks of the Bagmati River, the temple complex exudes spirituality and tranquility. The main temple, adorned with intricate wood carvings and golden spires, attracts pilgrims and tourists alike.
The eastern bank of the Bagmati River provides a vantage point for observing the religious rituals and ceremonies performed by devotees. The site is also home to wandering sadhus, adding to the spiritual aura. Pashupati Nath not only serves as a religious center but also showcases Nepal's architectural heritage through ancient statues, shrines, and ghats along the river.

Boudha:
Heading northeast, the journey culminates at Boudha, home to the majestic Boudha Stupa. This UNESCO World Heritage Site stands as a profound symbol of Buddhism. The colossal white dome, adorned with the Buddha's all-seeing eyes, creates a serene and contemplative atmosphere.
Surrounding the stupa is a bustling market where vendors offer an array of Tibetan artifacts, prayer flags, and traditional handicrafts. The rhythmic chants of prayers, the spinning of prayer wheels, and the fluttering of colorful flags contribute to the spiritual ambiance. Pilgrims circumambulate the stupa, engaging in prayer and ritual, while nearby monasteries house monks immersed in their daily practices.

As the day progresses, the stupa is illuminated, casting a peaceful glow that enhances the spiritual experience. Boudha encapsulates the essence of Buddhist culture and serves as a haven for those seeking a connection to Nepal's spiritual roots. Completing the tour back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for the tour beyond Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for 55 mins flight to Nepalgunj, and 2-3 hrs. Drive to near Bardiya National Park.

As per the flight time for flight to Nepalgunj airport to reach Bardiya, transfer  to Kathmandu domestic airport. An exciting panoramic flight of less than an hour facing spectacular views of Himalayan peaks, with Nepal beautiful landscapes. On landing at Nepalgunj city airport around Nepal Far Mid-South West, our representative and staff of respective lodge and hotels; receives you.

Then enjoy an exciting drive of more than 3 hours to Bardiya National Park Premises. Where most good hotels is located, after checking into the rooms, our jungle guide, naturalist or staff of the hotels. Provides with briefing regarding the rules of the park, includes information about the jungle and wild-life activities.

Afternoon the guide will take you for a familiarization of the areas, villages, and cultures. Enjoy the nature walks or visiting the Tharu village, the indigenous tribes of low-land Terai. 

Day 4 : Day 04-05: Full day at Bardiya National Park for Jungle Safari.

On these two days you will be engrossed with Jungle activities, on an elephant safari amidst dense jungle within tall elephant grass. Activities as per the park program, likewise canoe ride, nature or jungle walk, and drive, bird-watching.As well as visit local indigenous Tharu Village, certainly a full day activities of great exciting delight. 

The Jungle activities during two days of exotic safari:

Early morning before breakfast nature or bird watching, elephant ride.Back to lodge for breakfast, walk to the river for canoe ride and observe Gangetic and Marsh Mugger Crocodiles. Includes full of bird life like Bengal Florican, lesser Florican, silver eared mesia and Sarus crane, giant Hornbills. If lucky can catch glimpse fresh-water Gangetic Dolphins and various species of water birds with ducks and Egrets. 

Back to Lodge for lunch, at leisure and late afternoon jungle drive or walks as well elephant ride of few hours. Evening dinner with Cultural programs of native Tharu tribes and slide shows of Bardiya National Park and wild-life.

Day 6 : Drive to Nepalgunj airport and fly to Kathmandu.

Morning as time for the flight to Kathmandu, get transferred to Nepalgunj city airport. A scenic flight of less than hour, facing superb panorama of Himalayan peaks till it lands at Kathmandu airport. On arrival at Kathmandu air terminal transfer to your hotel, with afternoon free to enjoy personal activities.

Day 7 : International departure for homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience on Wildlife Safari at Bardiya National Park.

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