Escape Nepal offers jungle safari tour in Bardia National park and the Bardia National park is located in mid-western Nepal and occupies the Karnali flood plain, the Babai river valley and Siwaliks Ranges. Bardia National park is practically untouched by modernnization and it is a major component of the tiger conservation Landscape in Nepal and it has been declared a “Gift to the Earth”, The Bardia National park covers 968 sq. km and it is 585 km a way from Kathmandu, the Capital of Kathmandu. The park is the largest and most undisturbed expanse of wilderness in Nepal. Although the largest park it is least explored by foreign tourists cause of being quite far from Central Nepal.
The Bardia National Park enjoys three distinct seasons, each of them provides unique experience, October through early April is quite dry, the days are warm and the nights are cool and pleasant, from April through June, the temperature rises up and reach 45 degree in May, the hot sticky days are way to monsoon rains that last till September , the best time to visit the park is from October through March. About the 70% land of the Bardia park is covered with Sal jungle and the remaining 30% is a mixture of grassland and savannah forest. The park headquarter is situated at Thakurdwara and is surrounded by idyllic villages and fields inhabited by an indigenous ethnic group, the Tharu people. Bardia National park became a conservation area in 1976 and then attained National Park status in 1988 AD, 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 providing a home habitat for many species also provides an ideal environment for the study of wildlife in Nepal. More than thirty different mammals, over two hundred species of bird and many snakes, lizards and fish have been recorded within the park. Both resident and migratory birds can be found within the park boundaries. As well as the numerous more common animals and birds the Bardia National Park is home to 19 of Nepals 39 legally protected species which include the One-horned Rhinoceros, wild Asian Elephant, Bengali Tiger, Swamp Deer, Black Buck Antelope, Gangetic Dolphin and Gharial Crocodile. Endangered birds include the Bengal Florican, the Silver-eared Mesia and the Sarus Crane. In fact the WWF indicated the Bardia National Park as playing a major role in the survival of the world tiger population. As a result, it is not surprising to find that Bardia provides the best opportunity to view the Bengal Tiger in Nepal.
How to Get Bardia National park:
By air flight: There are regular flights from Kathmandu and Nepalgunj (nearest airport) from the Bardia National park and this is the best way to reach Bardia park for the Safari, Upon arrival at Nepalgunj airport, our representative will receive you and transfer you by private vehicle/jeep to the park which is very scenic drive to the Bardia .
By Road drive: you can reach Bardia National Park by road from any part of Nepal. From whichever direction you approach, Ambassa is the easier turning-off point. By private vehicle, from Kathmandu or Pokhara, takes 12 to 14 hours. From Chitwan National Park allow 8 to 9 hours.
Escape Nepal offers many package for the Jungle safari in Badia National park according to your time or interest, however we have 3 nights 4 days pacakge to propose you so, please do let us know if this is ok for you or you have lesser days or want to spend more days in the park then we can plan your tour to the bardia accordingly, we do not have any fixed date for the tour to the Bardia so, we arrnage evey day or on any day you want, as you have option of drive or fly to there, we arrange both and the Jungle safari in Bardia is best adds on activities after doing the popular trekking in Nepal such as the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp or any other trekking in Nepal or we can combine the visit to the Bardia on our any other tour pacakges.
Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu- Nepalganj and transfer to Bardia National park: We will transfer you to the Kathmandu airport for the flight to Nepalganj, on your arrival at Nepalgunj Airport our staff will receive you and transfer you to our Lodge where you will be offered refreshment and be given a briefing on our lodge and its facilities. After being given your programs for the day your room will then be allocated to you, overnight at lodge, (A, L, D).
Day 02: Full day Jungle Activities: After having breakfast at lodge, you will go for Elephant ride (for an hour), an excellent opportunity to get the lifetime experience on the elephant back and to see the wildlife of the Park. Visit to visitor Center, Crocodile Breeding Center and Tharu Cultural Museum. Have a Lunch and go for Jungle Walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds and waits in the tower (Machan) to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful, overnight at lodge, (A, B, L, and D).
Day 03: Full day Jungle Activities: After having breakfast at lodge, you will go for Tiger Tracking and Bird Watching. An excellent opportunity to see a Royal Bengal tiger and a great many species of birds found in Bardia have Lunch and go for Jeep Drive. An excellent opportunity to see wild animals and you will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home, overnight at lodge, (A, B, L, D).
Day 04: Bardia-Nepalganj-Kathmandu: Have Breakfast and Visit to Karnali River for Dolphin Sightseeing, Have a Lunch and transfer to Nepalganj airport and flight back to Kathmandu ( B).
A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- lunch, D- Dinner
The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.
We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek) on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.
The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.
Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.
We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:
This type holiday does not need any physical fitness level, you need is just desire to do it. This category includes all the city luxury tours, hiking holidays, day tours, jungle holidays, home stay villages tours and treks and some flight tours like Mountain Flight, Ultra light flight Breakfast in Breakfast and city holidays in Tibet Like, Short Tibet-Lhasa Tour, Nepal Bhutan Tour, 5day Bhutan Tour, Nepal-Bhutan-Tibet tour as well.