Bardia National Park
Bardia National Park is the largest national park and wilderness area in the Terai and has excellent wildlife-watching opportunities in a south-western part of Nepal. Bardia is often described as what Chitwan was like 30 years ago, before being overrun by tourism. The park protects 968 sq km of sal forest and grassland, and together with the 550 sq km Banke National Park, it protects one of Asia’s largest stretches of tiger habitat. The tiger numbers are increasing after their demise during the Maoist insurgency.
As well as tigers, there are also healthy populations of wild elephants and one-horned rhinos among the 30 species of mammals living here. The rhinos were reintroduced from Chitwan starting in 1986 in a bid to extend their range to help conserve the species. Unfortunately, the early progress was all but lost when poachers took advantage of the insurgency and the population was decimated. Today the population is slowly recovering, with 31 being counted in 2014.
Bardia also has more than 250 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florican and Sarus Crane. Gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins are occasionally spotted on rafting and canoe trips along the Geruwa River, the eastern channel of the longest Karnali River of Nepal.
Bardia National Park suffered greatly during the Maoist insurgency. Tourism dried up, lodges were mothballed and the wildlife was hit hard by poaching owing to inadequate protection. The good news is that all this is now being reversed, and while it’s a long, arduous journey out here, it’s well worth the effort.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.
After the landing of your flight, you will be warmly received by the representative of A One Nepal Trek. She/he will guide you towards the nearest and best hotel arranged by our company. The leisure time will be at Kathmandu visiting around the valley and preparing for the trekking. We will enjoy the delicious dinner at Kathmandu.(Service include: Airport pick up + Hotel with BB)
Day 02: Fly to Nepalgunj, drive to Bardia National Park (300m/1000ft): 1-hour flight; 90km, 2 hours drive.
Early in the morning, we enjoy amazing views of the sunrise amidst the Himalayas. After breakfast, we drive to the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and fly to Nepalgunj, located in western Nepal.You will then be transferred to our Lodge where you will be offered refreshment and be given a briefing on our lodge and its facilities. After being given your programs for the day your room will then be allocated to you.
15:00: Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus.
20:00: Dinner..(Service include:Flight+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+drive)
Day 03: Bardia National Park Activities.
06:00: Wake up call.
07:00: Elephant ride (for an hour), an excellent opportunity to get the lifetime experience on the elephant back and to see the wildlife of the Park. Visit visitor Center, Crocodile Breeding Center and Tharu Cultural Museum.
15:00: Jungle Walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds and waits in the tower (Machan) to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wildlife tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful.
(Service include: Nationalpark activities+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Hotel)
Day 04: Bardia National Park Activities.
06:00: Wake up call.
07:30: Tiger Tracking and Bird Watching. An excellent opportunity to see a Royal Bengal tiger and a great many species of birds found in Bardia.
14:30: Jeep Drive. An excellent opportunity to see wild animals and you will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home.
Day 05: Drive to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu.
06:00: Wake up call.
07:00: Visit Karnali River for Dolphin Sightseeing
13:00: Drive from hotel to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.(Service:B+L+Hotel+flight)
Day 06: Farewell.
After enjoying a night at Kathmandu, we will wake up early in the morning and will do some last minute shopping at the local market of Nepal. Then we will process for the departure.We will have drop you the international airport as per your time.
(Service: Breakfast+ Airport drop)
- All Airports pick up and drop.
- 2 nights your standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.2* hotel.
- 4 days 3 night excursion at park with all food,lodge and activities.
- Round trip domestic flight.
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit)
- A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- Trip completed certificate.
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Meal city like Kathmandu .
- Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
- Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Bardia National Park is one of famous spot for Wildlife's activities holiday in Nepal. The National Park located in the far west region of Nepal covers the total area of 968 sq km. It is a protected area and it is the second largest home of Royal Bengal Tiger in Nepal. The park also houses many other species of mammals that include one-horned rhino, blackbuck antelopes and wild Asiatic elephants. It is also the home to Gharial crocodiles, birds and Gangetic dolphins in the ideal ecosystem of Karnali River that lies on the western border to India. The park offers unique wildlife holidays to see wild animals in the wilds indulged in wild activities.
Compared to Chitwan National Park the wildlife safari in Bardia is expensive because of the remote location, which is not that easily accessible as Chitwan does from other tourist towns of the country. The wildlife activity in Bardia National Park comprises thrilling Elephant Ride deep into the woodlands, Jeep Drive into the possible habitats of Tigers and other wild species, dugout canoe ride for probable sights of aquatic, amphibians and birds species. Moreover, during the stay in the luxury resorts in the middle of the jungle, the Tharu cultural show is the bonus reward for the travelers.
For those wildlife lovers who prefer tranquil areas and who really want to sight more of wild species, the park is the best destination. Trained guides, welcoming resort staffs and safe accommodation facilities make your wildlife trip in Bardia the most beautiful one compared to any other parks of entire Asia.
|Trip Start Date||Trip End Date||Price for:1-4 person of Group.||Price for:5-10 person of Group.|
|Every day as Per clients date.||USD 550 Per Person.||USD 490 Per Person.|