This Wildlife Tour in Bardia is a fabulous opportunity to explore the exotic wildlife in its original form. Although, it is less visited compared to Chitwan Jungle Safari in Chitwan. Yet, it provides a rare variety of jungle activities. Besides, elephant rides are the best way to explore the jungle. On the contrary, jeep rides are also available if you do not feel like riding on an elephant’s back. Furthermore, other activities like jungle walk, local Tharu village visit, Bird watching, Jungle Walk, Tiger Tracking, Camping, Rafting, and Jeep Safari. Moreover, you will also get the rare chance to see the freshwater Gangetic dolphins.
Bardia National Park lies in the mid-far western region of Nepal. Therefore, it is more isolated and less visited than the Chitwan National Park. It lies on the eastern banks of the Karnali river. The National Park covers an area of 968 sq. km. This National Park is one of the largest National Park in the southern part of Nepal. Sal forest covers about 70% of the total area, and the remaining, by a mixture of riverine, savannah, and grassland. The headquarter of the National Park is at Thakurdwar.
The Government of Nepal declared Bardia Wildlife Reserve as a National Park in 1988. It was declared a National Park to preserve the decreasing species of its rare ecosystem, unique flora, and fauna. This park is the most undisturbed wilderness area in the Terai region. Thus, providing excellent habitat for most of the endangered species of wildlife. Such as the endangered rhinoceros, Asiatic elephant, the Royal Bengal Tiger, swamp deer, blackbuck, Gharial crocodile, and Gangetic dolphins.
- Enjoy the Elephant ride and Jungle Safari at Bardia National Park.
- Enjoy watching rare species of birds and wildlife habitats.
- Experience the culture, tradition, and unique lifestyle of the Tharu people.
- Encounter wild animals, including Asiatic elephants, One-Horned Rhinos, Deers, Leopards, and Royal Bengal Tiger.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport, meet our guide/representative and transfer to the hotel. You have the option to stroll around Thamel and the local streets of Kathmandu, depending on your arrival time. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing-Drive to Nagarkot.
After breakfast, we start our sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Begin with a visit to the Pashupatinath temple, followed by the Boudhanath Stupa. Then drive to Nagarkot, situated at 2175 m on a hilltop. It is about 32 km east of Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot is famous for its view of sunrise and sunset. Besides, it provides a fantastic panoramic Mountain view of the Annapurna range, Rolwaling range, Langtang range, Manaslu range, and Everest range. Overnight in Nagarkot.
Day 3: Fly to Neplagunj-Drive to Bardia National Park
After breakfast, drive to the domestic airport(1.5hrs) and fly to Nepalgunj(1hr). Upon arrival, transfer to the resort at Bardia National Park. Rest and relax for some time, and then there will be a short briefing regarding the jungle program. And after lunch, we will visit the ethnic Tharu village. Here you will learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Tharu people. Next, visit the park visitors center. In the evening, enjoy the sunset view from the riverbank.
Overnight in a resort.
Day 4: Bardia National Park(Jungle Activity)
Today we have a full-day Jungle activity. Embark on a jungle safari on an open Jeep ride. A jeep safari is the best way to see the wildlife and nature close up. The Bardia National Park is home to several animals like Asiatic Elephant, One Horned Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Antelope, Black Buck, Wild Boar, and the Royal Bengal Tiger. There are watch towers set at several points where you can wait and watch the wild animals pass by. We will also visit the crocodile breeding center and the Tharu Museum. Overnight in a resort.
Day 5: Bardia National Park(Jungle Activity)
Today we have another full day in Bardia National Park. In the morning, we will go for a Jungle walk. The jungle walk provides you with a good opportunity for bird watching. After breakfast, we will embark on an excursion into the deep & dense jungle on elephant back. Apart from the fun of riding the massive animal, we will have a chance to encounter the wild animals. There will be a Tharu cultural program in the evening, followed by dinner. Overnight in a resort.
Day 6: Drive to Neplagunj-Fly to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will transfer to Nepalgunj airport to catch a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel, and the afternoon is free to pursue your interest. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 7: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight homewards.
- Accommodation in 3-4* hotels and resorts.
- All transfer by exclusive private vehicle as per itinerary.
- Sightseeing with entrance fees as per itinerary.
- English speaking local tour guide during the tour.
- National Park entrance fees and Safari fee accompanied by a local Jungle Guide/Naturalist.
- Only breakfast in Kathmandu and Nagarkot and all meals in Bardia.
- Domestic flight to and from Nepalgunj.
- Nepal Visa fee.
- International flights to and from Kathmandu.
- Any other meal other than the listed above.
- Expenses of personal nature like portage charge, tips, telephone, laundry, bar, beverages, etc.
- Travel Medical Insurance.
- All other expenses not listed in the included section.