The Bardiya National Park also spelled as Bardia, is a protected area in Nepal that was established in 1988 as Royal Bardiya National Park. Covering an area of 968 sq. km (374 sq. mi.) it is the largest and most undisturbed national park in Nepal’s Terai (border of India), with beautiful, unspoiled wilderness of sal forest, grassland adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River and bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District. Bardiya National Park is smaller than Chitwan but houses the same exotic animals and jungle environment of the Terai. Bardiya is more isolated than Chitwan which is why it has fewer resorts and fewer visitors.
Ecologically, Bardiya National Park has a greater range of habitats as compared to Chitwan National Park. Bardiya national park is a shelter to more than 53 different mammals, including the one horn rhino, wild elephant, swamp deer, Gharial, languor, rhesus monkey, wild dogs, wild boars, the famous Bengal tiger and Gangetic dolphin, also more than 350 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florican and sarus crane, welcomes you at the park. Apart from this, 23 species of reptile and amphibian are found in the Park as Karnali and Babai rivers border the area.
- Guided full day jungle walks
- Dugout canoes for crocodile and bird watching
- Full day jeep safaris
- Tharu Village life – fascinating insight into traditional lowland Nepal including music and dance
One-hour flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, which is in western part of the country. Hotel representative will wait you at airport and drive to hotel which about 2 hrs drive as Bardia National Park is 90 kilometers from Nepalgunj. Once you reach hotel you will get nice room. Just refresh and meet your guide at lobby, he will give you briefing about 4 days plan. After lunch small walk to an authentic Tharu village to know about Tharu life & Culture, visit Tharu Museum & visit Crocodile Breeding Center. The Tharus are believed to be the original inhabitants of the local jungle area.
After Breakfast whole day walking safari to view gangetic Dolphin or Rafting in Karnali river. The river is home to endangered Gharial crocodile, marsh mugger and gangetic dolphins. Walking in allows you to explore the rich diversity of the jungle, grasslands and rivers. This is the best way to see wildlife and nature close up. Our experience nature guide can give us in-depth information on the habitats we pass through, details of the plant and animal life we encounter and will brief us on general tracking tips.
Exploration of Tiger territory (3 hours walking into the forest), Half-day jeep safari to deep forest. As we go deep into the jungle, we might encounter various endangered animals. The steamy jungles of Bardiya 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 many others. There are also towers (Machan) at different places within the jungle where we can wait for unsuspecting wild-lives to pass us by.
Early morning small walk for bird watching followed by chance to relax or explore the surrounding village. We’ll explore the community forest, river habitats and open water areas to see the wide range of varieties of birds. Bird watching is best done on foot for the least disturbance, but you can take a jeep safari or drift down the Karnali River for sightings of the many river birds. Our well-trained guides can help identify the different varieties of resident and migratory birds encountered. Later we visit to Elephant breeding center. Lunch at hotel and Departure to Airport for fly back to Kathmandu.
- KTM-Nepalgunj & Nepalgunj-KTM flight
- Arrival/Departure at Nepalgunj
- All meals during at Hotel.
- Room at Bardiya National Park.
- Entrance fee.
- Accommodation at Kathmandu
- Personal Equipment
- Travel Insurance
- International Flight
Cost: USD 780 per person
Trekking season in Nepal:
The usual trekking season starts from September to May. During the remainder of the year, Monsoon makes travelling wet and offers little in the way of mountain views. But some treks that cross high passes are better attempted in months other than December and January because of the heavy snowfall in some parts of the country. The temperature rises considerably under altitudes of 3000 ft. in April and May in some parts of the country, therefore it is wise to plan accordingly.
Transportation: Skylark Himalayan using a best transport company for our clients. Before we using vehicle, we always check insurance of vehicle, good condition of vehicle (seatbelt, seat, wheel, looking glass, all windows etc.), Driver (driver attitude, make sure drunk or not, smartness, driving speed etc.)
Airlines: In Nepal, we have more than 10 Airlines Company but we only used 3 reliable, safest, good company, 1 airline company ( Tara Air) for rural area like short length runway. And another 2 airlines companies (Yeti airlines & Buddha Airlines) for urban area like Pokhara, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Nepalgunj etc.
Insurance: As strongly recommended by Skylark Himalayan Travel to the clients agree to effect what they consider to be adequate Travel Insurance to cover their person and their personal effects for duration of the tours, Trekking, Rafting or any of activities in Nepal
Health and Safety: Fundamentally we have experienced staffs that have been trained in how to look after clients safely, and what to do in the event of an emergency. Almost all the company’s staffs are experienced, all leaders have done advanced first-aid training from Initiative Outdoor school, Nepal (authorized by SOLO WILDERNESS MEDICINE SCHOOL), Child Protection training, and they are well aware of the high standards that we want in maintain. We also have strong relationships with local communities, health care facilities
Skylark Himalayan completely follow the every rules, regulation and code of Nepal responsible trek organizer of responsible tourism. Responsible tourism is an action based on a sustainable idea. We work under eco-friendly environment and we want you to follow and help to save the environment. Skylark Himalayan are keen to preserve and protect the historical places and mountain to show the value of those things to coming generation.
Skylark Himalayan Travel always aware to operate tours, trekking and other activities in eco- touristic destination to preserve natural and cultural heritages. Skylark Himalayan always alert to making extensive use of the local available products to help local communities. Skylark Himalayan staffs and guides are also employed from local communities, which helps more authentic experience for travellers. We believe that all the staffs including guide, porter, Sherpa are the back bone of organisation so its our responsibility to make them happy by providing protections insurance, good salary and outdoor gear. So that, they are happy to serve good service. Without them organization can't serve the costumer need.
Customizing a trip:
All the trips listed on our website itineraries are mostly we organize but it doesn’t mean you have to do same program. If you know the better itinerary or you want to add or less days or place, we are more than happy to design your own unique itinerary with your entire favorite elements. Choice is yours with the flexibility of our tailor made itineraries.
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