Bardiya National Park Jungle Safari

Bardiya National Park is one of Nepal’s best-kept secrets. Located in the Terai region it is Nepal’s largest national park and wilderness area, protecting 968 km² of sal forest, grassland, savannah, and riverine forest. On the west side, it’s bordered by the Karnali River and it’s bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District. The foot of the Siwalik Hills marks the northern boundary of the park. Nepal is not only known for trekking in the snow-capped Himalayas but also an exquisite Jungle Safari through the pristine National parks.

The geography of Nepal is such that the northern side has Himalaya’s whereas the southern lowland commonly known as Terai is densely vegetated with tropical forests providing habitat to a diverse variety of wildlife, flora and different native as well as migratory birds. Nepal has got some exotic Jungle Safari destination in the world. With 14 national parks and wildlife reserves in Nepal, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, and Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve are best known for the activity of Jungle Safari.

Bardiya National Park tour provides habitat to different rare and endangered wild species which includes Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhino, Crocodile, Four horned antelope, Striped hyena, Gangetic Dolphin, and many others with 550 species of birds.

About 70% of the park is covered with Sal jungle, the remaining 30% is a mixture of grassland, savannah, and riverine forest. The park contains eight types of ecosystem. The park headquarters are situated at Thakurdwara (also the location of Forest Hideaway) and is surrounded by idyllic villages and fields inhabited by an indigenous ethnic group, the ‘Tharu’.

Originally a hunting reserve, Bardia became a conservation area in 1976 and then attained National Park status in 1988. Presently a plan is being considered to further expand the park both north and eastwards. Conservation is a strong theme within Bardia; the park as well as providing a home habitat for many species also provides an ideal environment for the study of wildlife.

The WWF and the King Mahendra Trust for nature conservation are active in the park monitoring wildlife and breeding habitats. They have also implemented an educational scheme for local people identifying the meaning of, and the need for conservation. Bardia Wildlife Safari is one of the popular tour packages to explore the largest and most undistributed national park of Nepal.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

After morning breakfast Wongchhu Peak Promotion will introduce you with your tour guide and he will pick you from respective hotel for an interesting tour of Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill top, with fabulous views of Kathmandu city, green hills that surrounds the valley and of high snow capped mountains.

Swayambhunath one of the oldest historical sites listed in world heritage of more than 2,5000 years old Buddhistreligious complex with huge dome shape stupa with four mystical eyes of Buddha overlooking four directions North, South, East and West. After an impressive tour visiting the monastery and small chapels this place surrounded with green forest with many monkeys around and this place is also known as “Monkey Temple”.

Next nice tour leads towards east of Kathmandu city at Pashupatinath Temple area, tourist or non Hindu are not allowed inside the main temple, however one can overlook the temple from the bank of Bagmati river the holy and famous Shiva temple with golden pagoda tier roofs and four silver doors surrounded with lovely forest with many monkeys around. This place is flooded in the mid February on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of lord Shiva). Nearby on the opposite bank of the river funeral and cremation takes places for all Hindu religion.

Then after drive towards north east reaching at Bouddhanath Stupa also called as “Little Tibet” due to strong Tibetan influence in culture, traditions and Buddhist religion, Bouddhanath a huge dome with tow tier where one can walk up near the top with nice views of surrounding Bouddhanath area with shop, stores, restaurants and monasteries.

After a fascinating and lovely historical and cultural tour return back to respective hotels. Then take rest for a while and in evening you will meet with your trekking guide and representative from Wongchhu Peak Promotion (WPP) office for short briefing before your trip because you should know all the essential factors and places before going to the trek. 

Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardiya National Park by private car and transfer to Hotel.

In Bardia National Park, you enjoy a full day of Wild-Life Safari activities such as: Elephant back safari, Nature walks, Canoe trip or boat ride, Jeep drive in the Deep forest, Elephant bathing, bird watching, Tharu Village tour etc. as per time permits. Trained local naturalists and guides will guide all to you. Animals and birds to be seen are rhinoceros, crocodiles, bear, monkeys, several species of deer, pythons, peacocks, hornbills, woodpeckers (amongst more than 400 species of birds recorded in the park).

 

After having breakfast. Drive back to Nepalgunj and fly back to kathmandu. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

Finally it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

  • Flight Ticket to Kathmandu-Nepalgunj -Kathmandu,
  • Transportation from Nepalgunj-Bardiaya-Nepalgunj,
  • All activities (Elephant safart, Bird watching, Jungle walking, jeep driving),
  • Cannoning, Tharu culture dance) are included as per itinerary,
  • All necessary monument entrance fee,
  • All meal in National Park at Bardia National Park,
  • Wildlife reserve entrance and park fee,
  • Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag.
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
  • Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek – Personal trekking equipment,
  • All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance,
  • All other additional charges for additional services, including recommended TIP,
  • Additional tips for the tour guide, others as one sees fit,
  • Personal purchases.

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Trip-Code: WPP-002-BNT
Destination: Nepal
Region: Short Tour
Altitude: 1350 M
Season: Spring / Autumn
Difficulty: Easy
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Duration: 6 Days

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