Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park is located in Nepal’s western plain lands, east of the Karnali River, covering an area of 968 sq.km. It is the largest and most undisturbed protected area in the Terai, home to many endangered species including tiger, wild elephant, rhinoceros, swamp deer, blackbuck, gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile and Gangetic dolphin. The enchanting birds found here are Bengal florican, lesser florican, Silver-eared mesia and Sarus Crane. The national park is full of open grasslands and glades ‘making it an ideal place for game-viewing.

This park is famous for elephant safari or jungle drive. During jungle safari or elephant safari you will come across small herds of wild elephants. You will see rhinoceros also in the park. Here you can gain an experience of your life time. While doing the jungle safari you can observe 30 different mammals, more than 250 species of birds, and varieties of reptiles and aquatic animals.

For pleasurable sight-seeing you should be in Sukarmala from where you can see the panoramic view of Surkhet valley and the elongating plains of the Terai. Here you will have the opportunity of for fishing masher, a large game fish.

Day 01: Transfer to airport and fly to Nepaljung from Kathmandu :
Arrive at Nepaljung airport to and transfered hotel. After the lunch, visit village near by the hotel. You will visit the temple area, you will enter in a real typical "Tharu" house and see the local life. You will also visit Bardia National park visitor centre with its crocodile farm then back to hotel and dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Full day safari tour:
After breakfast, you will visit by foot in the national park with a naturalist guide and a porter. There will be good possibilities to see one horned rhino, wild Asian elephants or Bengal tiger among other animals.
You will have packed lunch in the afternoon. Evening back to hotel and overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Full day safari tour:
After breakfast, we drive one hour to Chisapani, over the Karnali Bridge then we will begin the floating safari (on raft). There are no big rapids on the river and this excursion offers good opportunities for magnificent landscapes and birdlife among other animals. After rafting you will enjoy small walk in wildlife prone areas. You will have picnic lunch in the afternoon. After that back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Departure to Nepaljung airport then fly back to Kathmandu:
After an early cup of tea, you will start elephant riding safari (2h30). Elephants are very adapted to go inside the vegetation and give good possibilities to get close to rhinos. After elephant riding safari back to hotel, have a breakfast and drive to Nepaljung airport then fly back to Kathmandu. After arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel.

Trip Facts

Trip Code: Bardia Safari 3

Seasons:  All

Grade Easy: Max. Height

Accomodation: Hotels/ Lodge    

Starting from: Kathmandu