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Royal Bardia National Park

  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
  • Royal Bardia National Park
bardia national park
  • More Trip Facts:
    • Country: Nepal
    • You will visit: Kathmandu, Bardia
    • Tour type: Group
    • Safari standard: Economy
    • Wildlife: One-horned rhinos, Water buffalo, Elephants, Tiger, Black beer, Deer, Antelopes, Wild boar, Wild chickens, Peacock, Birds, Reptiles
    • Viewing by: Game viewer, canoe, 4x4 vehicle
    • Getting around: 4x4 transfer vehicles
    • Trip Mode: Flight ( 60 min) / Drive ( 14 hr)
    • Arrive/Depart: Fly in/out of Kathmandu/ The nearest airport to Bardia is Neparlgunj (from Nepalgunj to Bardia is 75kms 2 hour drive)
    • The Royal Bardia National Park is also known as Karnali National Park as it is located in the east of Karnali river which flows in Far West Nepal. It is an undisturbed wilderness in the Terai(plain) section of Nepal. The national park was the hunting reserve during the Shah dynasty. The Eco-system and flora and fauna of the place will naturally captivate your attention. Like in Chitwan it has Sal, Savannah and riverine forest and grassland. This park was created by resettling the people to another area. Natural vegetation in this forest is now providing sanctuary for wildlife.

      There are around 600, plant species, 50 over mammals, 500 over birds, 50 over amphibians and reptiles are found around the park. It is one of the few remaining habitats of the Royal Bengal tiger and great one-horned rhinoceros. A small herd of wild elephants are occasionally seen. There are scientific research projects funded by WWF (World Wild Life Fund) and international organizations to understand ecology, behaviour and preserve species like rhino, tiger and deer. There is a breeding centre for nearly extinct Gharials - crocodiles. Tharus are an inhabitant of this place and the culture adds a distinct touch to the Bardia experience in a colourful way.

      The following list should give you an idea of the essentials;
      • 1.Short and Long Sleeve Shirts and Trousers
      • 2.Swim wear for on the river
      • 3.Shoes – Comfortable trainers/shoes and a pair of sandals. You will need some type of hiking or safari boot if you plan on any walking safaris.
      • 4.Binoculars Camera
      • 5.Personal first-aid kit and wash kit
      • 6.Guidebooks, maps, etc
      • 7.Water bottle
      • 8.Insect Repellent
      • 9.Sunscreen and lip protector
      • 10.Sunglasses /or a cap
      • 11.Personal medication
      • 12.Flashlight
      • 13.Footwear
      • 14.Reading book
      • Temperature:
      • Oct/March (average temp. 25 degrees)
      • April to June – Hot above 40 degrees
      • July to Sept: Rainy
    • Day 01: Arriva in Kathmandu

      Our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu. He will brief you about the program and assist you throughout your stay in Nepal. Later, you can explore the streets of Thamel, the tourist capital of Nepal.

      Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Vally

      In the morning we take you to a walking tour of Kathmandu Durbar square. We walk through Asan, Hanuman Dhoka, temple of living Goddess, and Kastha Mandap. You go through medieval wonders that have given Kathmandu much of its mystery and atmosphere. The city itself is a labyrinth of streets and markets, crowded with exotic products and a bewildering mix of people. One can see Tibetan women in their stripped aprons, traders from India and Sadhus-Hindu holy men, who are perhaps on pilgrimage to one of the countless shrines and temples spread in the valley. As you wander, your tour guide will explain the intricacies of Nepal’s distinct blend of Hinduism and Buddhism.

      In the afternoon we visit Swayabhunath. It is one of the secret Buddhist stupa located on a hill top. Legend has it that the Goddess Manjushri found a shrine here after she drained the water from the valley. Today it is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist temples. The temple is located on a hill just 2 km from the city center. It has a vantage point for a panoramic view over the surrounding city and countryside. With its tremendous big white stupa it is a memorable sight to capture.

      You will then be guided to Boudhanath, an important place for Tibetan pilgrims and Buddhist monks. It is one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in the world and the center of Buddhism. It was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979.

      Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia National Park – Fly (25 mins) Drive (1hr)

      After breakfast take the earliest flight to Nepalgunj. At the airport, our representative will receive you and you will be escorted to your resort. The journey to Bardia National park is around 48 kms – 1 hour ride from the airport.

      Upon arrival- The staff of the resort will welcome you, you will be served some refreshment and lunch. Rooms will be assigned and there will be a short briefing about the program and the facilities.

      3:00 PM: After rest, your jungle guide/naturalist will brief you about the activities and take you for a Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. Visit the National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife and; Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River

      7:00 PM: Slide presentation. One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Bardia National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Your questions are most welcome.

      8:00 Dinner

      Day 04: In Bardia National Park
      06.00 AM: Wake up call. 06.30 AM: Breakfast.

      07.00 AM: Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. You will visit the Crocodile breeding farm and Jungle Walk back to the pickup point. In addition, one can enjoy an elephant bathing view or participate with a minimum fee to the mahout.

      13.00 PM: Lunch

      15.00 PM: Jeep Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, antelopes, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkeys, leopard, Black beer, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many bird species and other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home.

      19.00 PM: Tharu cultural dance. 20.00 : Dinner
      DAY 05: In Bardia National Park
      Wake up call. 07.00 AM: Breakfast. 07.45 AM: Guided Jeep Safari, visiting areas of the park you didn’t reach during the jungle walk. 13.00 AM: Lunch. 14.00 AM: Half day Tiger Tracking (half day jungle walk) 20.00 AM: Dinner
      Day 06: In Kathmandu
      8:00 AM: Breakfast 9:30 AM: Departure
      Day 07: Depart Kathmandu
      We bid you final farewell at the airport.
      • US$ 1075 per person
      Cost includes:
      1. Airfare
      2. Airport transfers
      3. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 2 star
      4. Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with English speaking tour guide
      5. Sightseeing entrance fees
      6. Full board –breakfast, lunch and dinner in the camp at Royal Bardia National Park with Jungle
      7. All taxes
      Cost does not include:
      1. Personal clothing, sleeping bag etc.
      2. Personal accident and health insurance
      3. Emergency evacuation and medical-box.
      4. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips
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