About the Trip
The perfect safari experience in the wild where you can walk or ride in the hushed jungle and encounter wild animals right in front of you. A Bardia Jungle Safari day tour is designed for those travellers who wish to visit Bardia National Park, Nepal. This day tour will take you to Tiger Tracking, Elephant Tracking, Jungle/Nature walk, Bird watching, Full day wild sightseeing, Jeep safari, Dolphin sightseeing, Camping and Hiking, etc.
- Bengal tiger, one-horned rhino and Asiatic elephants
- Crocodile Breeding Center
- Karnali River and bird watching
- Colourful Tharu community, their lifestyle and culture
- A wide range of flora and fauna
Have you always wondered what it would be like to walk in the wilderness with lush greenery and an opportunity to see wildlife right in front of your eyes or around you for a long time? Come and join this adventurous jungle experience with us to Bardia National Park Tour.
Bardia National Park lies in the south-western part of Nepal and is present in Bardia district. This district is interlinked with Kathmandu only by road transport. To reach Bardia via air, one must go to Nepalgunj, which is one of the largest cities in Nepal and a popular tourist destination, and then by road to the national park. Bardia National Park is the largest national park located in the southern part i.e. Terai region of Nepal. This park is largely unpopulated and undisturbed and is regarded as one of the best national parks for spotting Royal Bengal tiger. The park lies in an average elevation of 415 m (1,362 ft) and covers an area of 968 km2 (374 sq mi).
The trip to Bardia National Park is a marvellous experience for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. We will begin our trip with a flight to Nepalgunj. Upon reaching the national park after a two hours’ drive from Nepalgunj, we will check-in to our resort where our staff will inform us about the trip. There, we will eat our lunch and then go to the beautiful Tharu village and crocodile breeding centre. On the next day, we will enter the dense forest of Bardia National Park which consists of wide variety of animal species including Gharials, Marsh muggers among crocodiles, Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhino, monkeys, python, wild elephants, black buck, wild boar, spotted deer, hog deer, swamp deer. The following day, we will drive to Karnali River for bird watching. Bardia National Park comprises about 400 species of birds including few endangered species such as Bengal Florican and Sarus Crane. On our last day, we will go for an elephant safari around Bardia national park and after a refreshing lunch too, we will head back to Kathmandu. We guarantee that we will help you to experience the true beauty of Bardia. We want each and every visitor to reminisce a truly unforgettable journey and we try to maintain it every single time to uphold our quality services.
Day to Day Itinerary
Flight to Nepalgunj 1 hr., drive to Bardia National Park (300m/ 1000ft) 2 hrs.
After an early morning breakfast, we will head to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport for one hour flight to Nepalgunj which lies in the south western part of Nepal. As the flight commences, we will observe green hills beneath us and shimmering mountains beside us and while we approach our destination, we will be surprised to see a completely different landscape- flat plain green lands below us. Once we land in Nepalgunj, we will proceed to Bardia National Park which is two hours apart from the airport. After checking in at our resort, we will eat our lunch and get the briefing on our plan for the trip. Then, we will stroll around the beautiful Tharu village to learn about their lifestyle and culture and also visit the crocodile breeding centre.. Doing all these things, we must say you'll love the first day of your journey towards Bardia National park Tour.
- Overnight at a lodge in the national park
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
Bardia National Park Jungle safari
In the morning, we will eat our breakfast and then stretch our legs into the deep forest with our guide and porter to look for Royal Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceros. Bardia National Park is a home to wide range of wildlife including Gharials, Marsh muggers among crocodiles, monkeys, python, wild elephants, black buck, wild boar, spotted deer, hog deer, swamp deer, and many more. We can track these wild animals by looking out for their foot prints, scats (droppings), and scratches on tree. Inside the jungle, there are towers where we can wait patiently and quietly for the wild animals to walk past us. We will eat our packed lunch in the jungle and walk further inside in search of animals. In the evening, we will go back to the hotel and enjoy our dinner accompanied by colourful Tharu cultural dance.. In this way, the 2nd day of our bardia national park tour will be successful.
- Overnight at a lodge in the national park
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
Drive to Karnali river- 30 km for bird watchingToday, we will drive to the Karnali River which is situated about 30 km away from the national park. This day is especially allocated for watching beautiful, colourful birds belonging to different species which come to waterholes to drink water or which live in the trees nearby water. We will row a boat and go for canoe ride to look around at even greater varieties of birds. There will also be gharials and muggers in the river. If we get lucky, we will see animals such as tigers, rhinos who approach the river to quench their thirst and even, dolphins swimming in the river.
Elephant safari, drive to Nepalgunj and flight to KathmanduThis is the last day of our journey. Today, we will go for an elephant safari as it will be a different experience than walking in the dense forest. We can enjoy the wildlife from a safer height which is near enough to see the animals closely. By riding an elephant, we will not disturb or scare the wild animals by our presence. After the safari, we will eat lunch and drive to the Nepalgunj airport. From there, we will fly back to Kathmandu.
What is Included?
- Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
- Hotel accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trip.
- Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified guide and porter to help with luggage
- Coverage of guides and porter’s meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
- Catering extra dietary requirements
- All government and Local taxes
- Discovery World Trekking’s certificate of appreciation after the successful trip
- Farewell Dinner
What is Excluded?
- International flight airfare
- Excess baggage charges
- Accommodation, 3 meals (breakfast, meal and dinner) in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return
- Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, etc.
- Personal clothing
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porters
- Additional costs or delays cause by out of management control for example, landscape, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
How Your Journey Towards Bardia Jungle Safari Will Start?
You will arrive to the only international airport in Nepal which is Tribhuvan International Airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival. Then the next day, at early morning we will take a domestic flight to Nepalgunj, approximately 1 hour
Don’t worry, We’ll pick You!
We provide free airport pickup and drop by private vehicle. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of Khada or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service, please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.
Accommodation Details During The Bardia National Park Tour!
The trip to Bardia National Park will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. Two nights in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trip and is not included in the package. There are excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets. The accommodation is almost twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blanket and pillows. Discovery World Trekking has good public relation with service providers in the national park.
How about the Meals, Don’t you wanna know?
The meal package is very convenient. Three meal items of 4 breakfasts, 4 lunch and 3 dinners are included in the package. The meals will be the best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine. Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages, although there is a variety of Nepalese and international cuisine readily available for you to choose according to our taste.
Best Season for an Adventurous safari in Bardia National Park
Weather is one of the most important aspects when planning a trip. Bardia National Park is open throughout the year. But, the best time to visit at the end of dry season and beginning of the hot season which is from February to June. At this time, we will have higher chances of seeing tigers and rhinos near the water holes. In the winter i.e. from November to January, the park will be foggy and animals will hide in the dense forest.
Passport and visa
All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np. The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan) that may not receive visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.
You can exchange most foreign currencies through the banks and through the money exchanges. Money exchangers are also legitimate. You might be able to also exchange small amounts of cash at the hotel you are staying. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu. Money changers or Money exchangers in Kathmandu are found all over Thamel. The going rate is normally displayed in the front of the stores on a board. The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NRP). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined. Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheque, many hassles problems like a lengthy process and high rate of commission may take place during the processing at banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of many ATMs in Kathmandu (if your card is linked to the International Cirrus System), or by exchanging your travel cash at a bank in Kathmandu, the service fee charge will impose on around four per cent or more depending up on the bank. There is a day transaction limit on cash withdrawing if you use the bank. Please note that most establishment banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.
Discovery World Trekking guarantees our client’s safety, security and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trip, our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. During the jungle walk, all of us will be together so that everyone is safe and wont wander off alone.