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Bardiya National Park Tour

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Max. Elevation
1320 m / 4330 ft
Group size
Min 2+
Level
Easy
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
All around year
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
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Highlights

  • Enjoy the thrill of safari in the dense green jungles of Bardiya national park.
  • One of the most undisturbed parks for wild-life amidst tranquil locations.
  • Bardiya National Park less visited by visitors makes the place quite unique.
  • An exciting safari riding on elephant in search of wild endangered mammals.
  • One of the few national parks where endangered animals and birds exists.
  •  Explore the park's rich avifauna, with over 400 bird species recorded, including endangered species like the Bengal florican and Sarus crane, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.
  • Discover the unique Tharu culture and lifestyle by visiting Tharu villages surrounding the park, interacting with locals, and experiencing their traditional dances, music, and cuisine.

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.

Important Note

Mode of Tour: In best available Lodges.
Tour Grade: Moderate with short nature walks.
Area of Tour: Nepal Far South Mid-West around Bardiya district.
People and culture: Populated by indigenous Tharu tribes, with Chettries, Bharamins with Magar people, follows Hinduism religion and cultures.
Tour duration: 03 / 04 Days, with flights and drives both ways.
Total Trip: 06 Nights / 07 Days from arrival to main departures.
Best Seasons:
Nearly all months of the year except for monsoon wet seasons of rainy time from mid-June to August. The rest of the months are good for the Safari around Bardiya National Park. However the best time is spring from March to May, and autumn/fall from September to November. 
As well as during the winter months of December to February, cold morning and night time. March to May is quite warm with most days being clear for views and short walks and drives. 
Autumn is also the best time for safari in Bardiya National Park, most days are clear but cold morning and night time. The days are shorter during autumn and winter times due to limited sunlight hours.

Trip Itinerary

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. 

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

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Welcome Dinner
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.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

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. 

Max. altitude

150m / 492 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

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.

Max. altitude

138m / 453 ft.

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Lodge

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BLD

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.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

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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Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • 3*** (Three Star ) Hotel in Kathmandu / Bardiya at tourist standard hotels 
  • In Kathmandu / Bardiya on Bed and Breakfast only basis.
  • Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  • Service of city guides throughout the trip with tour escort.
  • Comprehensive medical kits and re-confirmation of international air tickets.
  • Airfare as per the itinerary Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu including private vehicles as per size of a group to and from airport at Kathmandu and Nepalgunj vice-versa.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa-Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Personal gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation services required.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from the tour back to Kathmandu. Including expenses of accompanying guides.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and at Bardiya, besides breakfast.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Bardiya National Park approx. 387 km or 247 miles air distance. A drive of more than 7-8 hours to Bardiya National Park at a distance of 531 km / 330 miles from Kathmandu. From Nepalgunj airport a drive of 87 km / 34 miles to Bardiya National Park premises of 2-3 hour drive.

Bardiya National Park and the district town, is not a popular tourist destination,but slowly gaining popular among foreign visitors. 

At present several hotels and lodge has been built for travelers providing various standard from budget to deluxe class accommodation. Most good hotels restaurants offers comprehensive food menu to choose from, the foods. From Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali and bakery products. The most famous and popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled or steam rice, served with various lentil soups, vegetable or meat mild curry, includes pickles of choice.

Spring time of March to May will be the best time, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours. Quite warm during the day time, but cooler morning and night time. The other best season are autumn / fall starts from September to November, days are mostly clear and fine with mild sunny days. Cold morning and night time, interested people can visit during winter time of December to February, very cold morning and night time. 

At present all cities and towns including rural villages have facilities of ISTD and STD or cell / SAT phones. Where one can easily communicate around the world.WI-FI and Internets available around all cities and towns as well in most hotels in Bardiya. SIMS cards available on showing your passport copies with small charge as per your time in Nepal.

The main religions of Nepal is Hinduism about more than 80 %, followed by Buddhism. The two main religions Hindu and Buddhism have their own special interesting culture and custom. The native Tharu of Terai belt and Bardiya district follow Hindu religion and culture. Celebrates many festival events to mark the harvest, good times to plant paddies and other Hindu religious festivals.

The Bardiya National Park Tour is a wildlife and nature exploration journey that takes visitors to Bardiya National Park in Nepal, renowned for its rich biodiversity.

Bardiya National Park is situated in the western lowland of Nepal, covering parts of the Terai region.

The journey usually involves a drive or flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, followed by a road transfer to Bardiya National Park.

Key attractions include wildlife safaris to see Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, deer, various bird species, and the Babai River.

The tour duration can vary but usually ranges from 2 to 5 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and activities.

Yes, a permit issued by the park authorities is required for entry into Bardiya National Park.

Wildlife sightings may include Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceros, Asian elephants, spotted deer, langurs, various bird species, and more.

Yes, Bardiya National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers, offering opportunities to observe a diverse range of bird species.

Other activities include nature walks, bird watching, cultural visits to nearby Tharu villages, and boat excursions on the Babai River.

Follow the guidelines provided by the park authorities, stay within designated areas, and maintain a safe distance from wildlife.

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