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The Bardia National Park is the largest and most undisturbed protected area of Nepal and it is located in the Terai region of Nepal. Bardia National park is the home to the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger and Nepal’s famous one horned rhinoceros. Spread in the 968 sq km area, Bardia is the largest National park in Terai. Bardia is what Chitwan used to be 30 years ago, visited by very few tourists.
There are estimated to be around 22 royal Bengal tigers and 100 one-horned rhinos in Bardia national park but these animals are elusive and sightings are rare. Other mammals in the park include grey langurs, rhesus macaques, leopards, civets, hyenas, sloth bears and barking, spotted, sambar and hog deer. Bardia also has more than 250 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florican and sarus crane. Gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins are occasionally spotted on rafting and canoe trips along the Geruwa River. In this tour, you’ll witness the rare animals and flora and fauna of national park.
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Kathmandu-Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia National ParkDepending on your flight time, you’ll transfer to Kathmandu airport and will fly to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia National Park by private car and transfer to Hotel. Upon arrival at hotel, you’ll have time for relax. In the evening, you can discover Tharu life and culture through 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. Accommodation: Rhino Lodge Included Meals: Dinner
Jungle Tour/ActivitiesToday, you’ll have whole day for jungle safari. During the tour, 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. Accommodation: Rhino Lodge Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Jungle Tour/ActivitiesToday as well you explore the Tiger territory (Half day Walking), elephant safari and jeep drive. During the tour, you’ll witness other local elephants, other many animals in the national park, walk tall grasslands and dense jungle etc. Also you can do rafting in 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. Accommodation: Rhino Lodge Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Bird watching and back to KathmanduToday rarly morning, you’ll have Bird watching program 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. After the lunch, you’ll transfer to Nepalgunj airport and fly to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be picked up and transfer to hotel. Accommodation: Self Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
- 3 nights in Bardia National Park at Rhino Lodge or similar hotel with full board basis on twin sharing basis
- Flight for Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu with airport taxes and 20 kg baggage per person
- 4 days jungle activities guided by professional English speaking guide
- All required national park fee and permits fees
- All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
- Tips for driver
- Single supplement for occupying single room USD 65
Trip cost is based on twin sharing. You'll share room with one of your same gender team member. If you would like to stay at single room, yes you can. But supplement cost for occupying single room for 3 nights is USD 65.
Yes, you can have private car for Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj-Kathmandu. However for small group size, flight will be cheaper than the drive. Also you can take cheapest option to reach Nepalgunj of local bus. But of the local busses to Nepalgunj and return to Kathamndu departure in the night. In this case, you’ll need one or two days for travel by bus.