Bardiya Tour & Jungle Safari
Start/Finish : Kathmandu-Kathmandu
Trip Duration : 5 days
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The Bardiya National Park about this sound Bardiya Rastriya Nikunja.ogg (help•info)also spelled Bardia, 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 national park in Nepal's Terai, adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River and bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District. Its northern limits 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.
White-water rafting in the longest river of Nepal, Karnali, where you could even spot dolphins or gharial on a lucky day. And meet the charming Rana Tharu and Dangora people of southern Nepal to know more about their culture. A trip to Bardiya is certain to stay in your memory as one of the most enduring experiences in Nepal. These jungles in the south-western parts of Nepal are an hour’s flight away with an incredible variety of mammals, reptiles and birds.
Bardiya National Park is also one of the most undisturbed protected areas in the Terai and is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and Nepal's famous one-horned rhinoceros. The park located in the far western district of Bardiya, is bordered by River Karnali in the west, the Churia range in the north, while the River Babai flows right through. The varied geographical factors together with the cover of Sal, Savannah forests and grasslands render this region ideal as wild animal habitat.
The park hosts 30 different mammals, more than 250 species of birds, and several varieties of reptiles and water animals.
Several safari lodges in Bardiya provide excellent accommodation and facilities for guests to enjoy wildlife activities. The nearest cities from here are Nepalgunj and Mahendranagar. Park headquarters Thakurdwara is approximately an hour's drive away from the Nepalgunj-Surkhet road. Nekos Treks & Expeditions (P). Ltd. Legal, Responsible Tour & Travel Company in Nepal. If you want to search your Tour & Jungle Safari, directly www.nekostreks.com // firstname.lastname@example.org . We play excellent role with you.
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. Overnight in Forest Hideaway Hotel and Cottages.
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. Overnight in Forest Hideaway Hotel and Cottages.
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.
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!
Overnight in Forest Hideaway Hotel and Cottages.
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.
Day 5: Your beautiful Departure.