Bardia Jungle Safari
Bardia National Park is the largest and most undisturbed national park in Terai region situating southern part in mid west of Nepal, with covering an area of 968 skm. The park is in the distance of 600 km. form the capital city Kathmandu. Exploring the wildlife including Royal bengal tiger, one horned rhinoceros, elephants, over 500 spices of birds, many types of reptiles and many more excursion is what we call Bardia Jungle Safari. A normal bus takes you up to there in 12-15 hours drive form Kathmandu. Either you have also a choice of taking an hour flight up to Nepalgunj city and hire a private vehicle for more 2 hours drive.
Park represents for its virgin wilderness which stand within the Churia hills on the northern and eastern while it enclose with the longest river of Nepal Karnali in western border. With 14 national parks and wildlife reserves in Nepal, Bardia National Park, Chitwan National Park and Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve are best known for the jungle safari trip.
It is originally a hunting reserve and became Wildlife conservation area in 1976. After extending Babai river valley in 1984, it gained the status of Bardia National Park in 1988.
The park is rich in flora and fauna which has covered with deep forest more than 70% of its total area. The remaining 30% is a mixture of grassland and riverine forest. The park provides habitat to many rare and endangered animals including Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, one horned rhinoceros, Gangetic dolphin, four horned antelope and crocodiles. Likewise about 125 spices of fishes, over 500 spices of birds including native as well as migratory, 55 different mammals and many others has been recorded Within the 153 m. – 1441 m. of altitude.
There are many ways to explore the wildlife. Jungle walk safari, elephant back safari, rafting in the Karnali River, jeep safari through the park are main attraction that everyone want to experience. Besides bird watching, Tharu village tour, cultural show and dolphin sightseeing also are very helpful to explore the park. For those who are interested in fishing, the Babai and Karnali river can be the best river in west of Nepal. This safari will be an extraordinary experience in your lifetime.
- Scenic flights-bus to/from Nepalgunj.
- Tharu culture & lifestyle.
- Spot the wildlife and its habitat.
- Sunset view from river bank.
- Elephant back safari.
- 4N/5Days package tour.
- Guided tour.
- Between 152m.-1441 m. elevation.
- A mix tour including Culture, Nature and Wildlife.
- Experience untouched wildlife.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Your safety is of our major concern while traveling with Mountain World Treks. Please note that your Tour guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary.
However, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters etc., and can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
Greet and breefing about the activities. Post lunch Tharu village tour, sunset view including elephant stable visit.
You will be walking wholeday inside the National Park with a guide and helper. You will have packed food as lunch. Explor the wildlife by walking is best way. Back to lodge, overningt at lodge.
You will explore the wildlife early in the morning by an hour elephant back safari. After you will visit the crocodile breeding center and tharu musueam. Back to lodge for lunch and go for half day jeep safari inside the National Park where you explore more that haven’t cover by the walk.
Today is the day for whole day Rafting in the Karnali River, where is possible to see many water animals including dolphin & crocodiles, river birds and other wildlife as well like tiger, elephant, rhino etc. Back to lodge. Overnight at lodge.
You will have a chance to explore the birds this morning with expert guide. you will be departure after the lunch.
(Can be done these activities in early days if your flight or bus ticket is in the morning.)
Have a nice time !!!
See you again.
- Airport Pick up and drop off
- All domestic land and air transportation
- All Accommodation
- 3 main course meals a day while on tour
- Necessary manpower.
- Mountain World Treks t-shirt and tour map
- A comprehensive medical kit
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal
- Tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Meals while not on the tour
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, wifi, charging devices, hot shower etc.
- Tips for the guide, porters and driver
- Any services not mentioned in the itineraries.
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.
Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and tour will provide on twin sharing basis.
Most lodges now have twin bedded rooms but you should still be prepared to sleep in multi-bedded rooms on the occasional night. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra. During the tour, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.).
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for Safari Tour in Nepal. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding clear sky.
During winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb) could also be another great option. However, the temperature during winter could go down to 2 degree. Tour in the summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You don’t need any special gear for touring around Nepal. Suitable attire for men would include long sleeved shirts and long trousers. Women should wear long skirts or a sari. Loose fitting trousers are becoming widely accepted too. Shoulders and chest areas should remain covered.
You may buy hiking gears for your friends and family while you are here in Kathmandu. Gears found here are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) in some famous stores in Kathmandu.