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Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park

Bardia National park is located in the far western part of the country. Bardiya National Park is a protected area in Nepal that was established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. Covering an area of 968 km2 (374 sq mi) it is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in Nepal's Terai, adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River in the Bardiya District.The northern limits of the protected area are demarcated by the crest of the Siwalik Hills. The Nepalgunj-Surkhet highway partly forms the southern boundary, but seriously disrupts the protected area. Natural boundaries to human settlements are formed in the west by the Geruwa, a branch of the Karnali River, and in the southeast by the Babai River.Together with the neighboring Banke National Park, the coherent protected area of 1,437 km2 (555 sq mi) represents the Tiger Conservation Unit (TCU) Bardia-Banke that extends over 2,231 km2 (861 sq mi) of alluvial grasslands and subtropical moist deciduous forests.About 70% of the park is covered with forest, with the balance a mixture of grassland, savannah and riverine forest. The flora recorded in the park comprises 839 species of flora, including 173 vascular plant species comprising 140 dicots, 26 monocots, six fern, and one gymnosperm species.The park has three distinct seasons, each providing a unique experience. From October through early April the weather is dry. The days are warm, and the nights are cool and pleasant. From April to June the temperatures warm up, are peaking up to 45? in May. The hot sticky days give way to the monsoon rains that lasts until September.The Park offers a variety of experiences in its vast undisturbed wilderness. About 70% of the forest consists of Sal trees with a mixture of grassland and riverine forests.Sal leaves are used in festival and religious offering. The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, Greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black sloth bear, The other endangered species include gharial-crocodile, marsh mugger and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, lesser florican and sarus crane, More than 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.The park registered 407 bird species, among them the Bengal florican, white-rumped vulture, peafowl, and bar-headed geese, which are symbolic of the park. Lesser florican, silver-eared mesia and Sarus crane have also been sighted.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to your hotel. It is about 45 minutes flight and about one hour drive to the hotel.
Day 02: Jungle excursion and elephant back safari or jeep drive inside the national park.
Day 03: Full day Jungle excursion tour in different area of the park.
Day 04: Departure from Bardiya.

This trip you can join with any cultural trip and if you like to do only safaris in Nepal you can join Chitwan and Bardiya together.

Outline itinerary for the safari trip with introduction to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon free to take a rest.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu including popular world heritage sites. Visit to Swoyambhunath also popular by the name Monkey temple, visit to Patan durbar square and visit to Pashupatinath, the holy Temple for hindu people around the globe.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan , approximately 5-6 hours and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit to Tharu village.
Day 04: Safari in Chitwan national park.
Day 05: Drive from Chitwan to Bardiya and transfer to your hotel.
Day 06:  Jungle excursion and elephant back safari or jeep drive inside the national park.
Day 07:  Full day Jungle excursion tour in different area of the park.
Day 08: Transfer to Nepalgunj airport, take a flight to Kathmandu and rest of the afternoon free.
Day 09: Sightseeing of Bhaktapur, a medieval town and drive to Nagarkot for Mountain View.
Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu to another destination.


Price Includes:

  • private transfer from Kathmandu according to the group size
  • All national park activities
  • accomodation in twin sharing basis with full board meals

Price Excludes:

  • bar and beverage bils
  • tips and gratuities

The park is considered better place to sight the royal Bengal tiger than Chitwan national park but it is also quiet far from Kathmandu and the cost for transportation will be much higher compared to Chitwan national park.