Bardia National Park
Bardia National Park is the largest national park and wilderness area in the Terai and has excellent wildlife-watching opportunities in 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 the 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. From here, we drive to the Bardia National Park and check-in to our resort. After lunch, we take a tour of an authentic Tharu village. The Tharus are believed to be the original inhabitants of the local jungle area. We will also visit the Bardia National Park visitor center and tour its crocodile farm. Overnight in Bardia National Park.(Service include:Flight+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+drive)
Day 03: Bardia National Park Activities.
After breakfast we embark deep into the woods on foot. We will be accompanied by a nature guide and porter. The steamy jungles of Bardia is home to a number of wild animals including Asian elephant, one horn rhinoceros, spotted deer, hog deer, barking deer, samber, swamp deer, black buck, wild boar, royal Bengal tiger, leopard, golden jackal, striped hyena and others. There are also towers (Machan) at different places within the jungle where we can wait for unsuspecting wild-lives to pass us by. Our experienced nature guide will help us track the wildlife. After the jungle tour we return back to our resort and enjoy dinner and take part in the traditional Tharu dance. Overnight at the National Park.(Service include: Nationa lpark activities+Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Hotel)
Day 04: Bardia National Park Activities.
After breakfast, we drive for an hour to Chisapani, a village located over the Karnali River. We embark on our wildlife discovery tour on a Safari float which is a pleasant way to experience the rivers and wildlife of western Nepal. We will be accompanied by a trained guide, well suited for maneuvering the river which does not have any rapids. Throughout the journey we get to admire the beautiful sub-tropical landscape along with the plentiful wildlife. Catching glimpses of wild animals quenching their thirst in the vast Karnali River will be an amazing experience! If you must know we would not be the only ones floating in the Karnali River as the river is home to endangered Gharial crocodile, marsh mugger and gangetic dolphins. Furthermore, this trip is also good for bird-watching as there are quite a number of resident and migratory birds in the Bardia National Park. We end the day with another Tharu cultural dance program. Overnight in Bardia National Park.(Service:B+L+D+Hotel+Activities)
Day 05: Drive to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu.
After breakfast we set forth on an interesting elephant-back safari. Apart from the fun, another benefit of elephant-back safari is that there is a better chance of seeing wild animals, since the wild animals are less scared when you''re on the top of their mammoth friend. Moreover, riding the elephant also saves us from any potential attacks by the wild animals.The elephants usually head northwest and we may see deer, langoor monkeys, rhinos and boars. After the safari, we drive back 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.
- 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 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 in 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 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.|