Bardia Jungle Tour

Bardia National Park is largest and most undisturbed wildlife area of the Terai region of the Nepal. Located in Nepal's western plain lands, east of the Karnali River, covering an area of about 968 sq. km, it is home of many endangered species of wildlife and birds. Bardia encompasses 1,000-sq-kms of riverine grassland and sal forests. The park has the second largest tiger population after Chitwan National park.

The herd, numbering less than two dozen, roaming in the forests of Bardia makes the visit to this national park special. Bardia also boasts the greatest number of deer species in Nepal. The six deer species found in the park are: Chital or spotted Deer with its ubiquitous white spots on a brown coat; Hog Deer; similar to but smaller than Chital; Sambhar, the largest Deer on Indian subcontinent with a shaggy coat and thick antlers; Swamp Deer; Barasingha; and reddish-colored Barking Deer, the park's smallest Deer.

Other large mammals are: Gaur, the largest wild oxen in world; wild Boar, an omnivorous black-coated creature with large tusks; the agile sloth Bear, a shaggy black bear with a distinctive white "V" on its chest; Blue Bull or Nilgai, the largest Antelope on the Indian subcontinent; and Himalayan Tahr. Serow and Goral, two goat-Antelope members, are also found. Small mammals include: Langur Monkey, Rhesus Macaque, Jackal, three species of cats (jungle, leopard, and fishing); yellow-throated Marten; Mongoose; and Indian Otter.

The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, Greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck; the other endangered species include gharial-crocodile, marsh mugger and Gangetic dolphin. Two species of crocodiles swim in the Karnali, Girwa, and Babai Rivers - the blunt-snouted Marsh Mugger and the fish-eating gharial with its long thin snout. These creatures share the water with the fresh-water Gangetic Dolphin. The Karnali also supports the great mahseer, which weigh up to 90 lbs, an angler's prize catch.

Birds are the park's most conspicuous fauna with over 300 resident and migratory species. Avid bird-watchers will want to visit the park in November or from February to April when migrants arrive, depart or pass through. Endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, lesser florican and sarus crane, more that 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds and several species of snakes, lizard and fish have been recorded in the park's forest, grassland and river. In addition to the resident species, several migratory birds visit the park.

When to visit?

The best time to visit Bardia National Park is from October through March, when the temperature averages 25 degrees Celsius because the rest of months March, April and June can be extremely hot, &  July - September is the monsoon season when river swell.

How to get there?

By surface: Royal Bardia National Park can be reached by direct bus departing every afternoon from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Royal Chitwan National Park.
Buses reach at Ambassa, the turn off for the Park, at approximately 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. Forest Hideaway Hotel & Cottage is 13 k.m. from Ambassa. You will be received at Ambassa by our staff, and transferred to the hotel.
By fight: Flights are available daily from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon your arrival at Nepalgunj Airport, you will be transferred to the resort by Jeep, which takes 2.5 hours from the airport.

What to bring?

Binoculars, Flashlight, A jacket or sweater from November through February. Lightest clothing with sunglasses and hats from April onwards. Pants should be worn during elephant rides. Bright colors such as red and white should be avoided since those colors have been known to upset the rhinos. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. Please carry only the bare necessities but not jewelers and valuable items. During the warmer months swimming suits are recommended.

2 Nights 3 Days Packages

Package Tour Cost: USD 675.00 per person on twin sharing for 2 nights / 3 days
Single Supplement: USD 50.00

Details Programmes

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon your arrival, our staff from the Lodge will receive you. You will then be transferred to Rhino Lodge (88k.m) where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing about the programs.
15.00 Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu Village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharu.
20.0 Dinner

Day 02: 06.00 Wakeup call
06.30 Breakfast
07.30 Elephant Ride. An excellent opportunity to see Asian Elephant, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai, or Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home. Visit to Visitor Center, Crocodile Breeding Center and Tharu Cultural Museum.
13.00 Lunch
15.00 Jungle Walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds, and waits in the Tower (Machan) to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists, and wildlife tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful.
19.00 Tharu Culture dance
20.00 Dinner

Day 03: 06.00 Wakeup call
06.30 Breakfast
07.00 Visit to Karnali River for Dolphin sightseeing
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Drive to Nepalgunj airport to catch up your flight to Kathmandu

Cost included during the trip:

Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and flight back to Kathmandu.
Pick up and transfer to and from Nepalgunj Airport
Meal on full board basis
Accommodation as per itinerary.
All jungle and tour activities as above programs.
All entry permits, Jungle guide, etc.

Not Included during the trip

Accommodation & any meal in Kathmandu.
Your travel insurance
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa , you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.) (US$ 40 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 30 days from date of issue. You required 2 passport size photos & your password copy.
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Personal clothing and equipments.
Tips for guide and driver. (Tipping is expected).
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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