Bardiya Wildlife Reserve is one of the largest and least explored National Park in Nepal. It is located in the remote Far Western Terai in Nepal. This National Park is the largest habitat of Royal Bengal Tigers in Nepal and is only one National Park with fresh water Dolphins. You stand a better chance of seeing a tiger here than anywhere else in Nepal. It’s a stunning place that seems a very long way from the 21st century,watching the sunrise over the forest from the back of an elephant. It is believed that the largest male elephant in Asia is in this park. This place is supposed to be safe heaven for royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, jungle cats, mongooses, sloth bears, blue cow antelopes, langurs, spotted hog, samber deer, masheer fish, gharial and mugger crocodiles, Gangetic dolphin etc. Same way, more than 30 different type of mammals and 250 species of birds are believed to be here.
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia National Park by private car and transfer to Hotel. Arrival and Relax in our Tharu bar or beautiful garden. Discover Tharu life and culture through our Tharu village and culture tour. This essentially dances performed by local Tharu dance troupes and is a highlight of any visit to Forest Hideaway. You will see the colorful dances with traditional costumes and music
Whole day walking safari to view Gangetic Dolphin- swimming possible. Walking in allows you to explore the rich diversity of the jungle, grasslands and rivers. This is the best way to see wildlife and nature close up. Your guide can give you in-depth information on the habitats you pass through, details of the plant and animal life you encounter and will brief you on general tracking tips.
Exploration of Tiger territory (Half day Walking), Elephant back safari, Bardia National Park provides a number of well looked after domestic elephants. These fearless, majestic animals provide the safest and easiest way to move around inside the park. Walking through tall grasslands and dense jungle, you’ll sight wildlife safely from the back of the elephant.
OR, Jeep safari, This is the fastest way to explore the park, allowing you to journey deep into the jungle. You visit some of the best viewing towers and you go off-road in a four-wheel drive vehicle for an unforgettable safari experience.
Option: Rafting (minimum 4 persons)
An early morning 30 km drive by jeep will drop you by the Karnali River. This is followed by a serene day rafting down the gentle Karnali. Drifting down the river allows you to spot wildlife, especially the endangered freshwater Gangetic dolphin, the gharial crocodile, exotic birds and big game on the nearby river banks. Swimming is also possible and sometimes the dolphins may join you!
Early morning Bird watching followed by chance to relax or explore the surrounding village. Explore the community forest, river habitats and open water areas to see the wide range of varieties of birds. Bird watching is best done on foot for the least disturbance, but you can take a jeep safari or drift down the Karnali River for sightings of the many river birds. Our well-trained guides can help identify the different varieties of resident and migratory birds encountered. During the months of September, November, February and April, migratory birds arrive to augment then number of residential birds giving birdwatchers a great opportunity to enjoy their sport.
Departure after lunch to Nepalgunj Airport by private car and fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your own Hotel.
Elephant Safari,Jungle walk,Tharu Village walk, Jeep drive,Bird watching,Cultural Dance(stick Dance)
Year Round (Any Season)