BARDIA JUNGLE SAFARI

  • DURATION4 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELEasy
  • GROUP SIZE1-14

Highlights

  • Jeep safari in the Bardia national park
  • A boating trip in the Karnali river
  • Bird watching tour
  • Nature/Jungle walk into the jungle
  • View of numerous species of birds and animals

Trip Overview

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 climate of the Bardia National Park: - The Bardia National Park enjoys three distinct seasons, each of them provides qnique 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 National 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.

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 National 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: 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, you can take package for 2 nights 3 days or 3 nights 4 days, from our experience the 3 nights 4 days package is the best suited as it is quite far from other tourist destination and we would like to advise to take at least 4 days package for the Jungle safari in Bardia National park and we have given the sample itinerary for the 4 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu however we can offer you shorter or longer package for the Bardia if you want and from other tourist destination of Nepal like, Pokhara, Chitwan or Lumbini as well, just drop an e mail to us if you want different itinerary than the one that we have proposed here.

We have not included your arrival and departure to and from Nepal on our Bardia Safari Package as we are focusing to visit Bardia National for those people have trek in Nepal as the Jungle Safari in Bardia will be different experience after completion of the trekking in high Himalaya including Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Renjo la pass Trek and all trek that we have in Nepal, however if you are wild life lover and do not have to have trekking and just want to experience the Jungle tour in the Bardia Park then that is not a problem, you can take our this package and arrange your accommodation in Kathmandu yourself or we also offer you hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with airport transfers and even tour in Kathmandu valley, the Bardia Jungle tour is best combined with tour in Kathmandu for the cultural experience, so, please contact us with your choice then we will tailor you itinerary and offer you.

Itinerary

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Our driver will transfer to Kathmandu airport. You take a flight to Nepalgunj, which takes about 45 minutes. On arrival at Nepalgunj Airport, our staff welcome you and transfer you to Lodge in Bardia national park.

Brief information will be given after you get refreshed. And your evening is free.

  • Lodge
  • L, D
  • Bardia National Park

After having breakfast at the lodge, you go for a jungle safari tour that is an excellent opportunity to get a lifetime experience on the jeep safari to see the wildlife of the Park.

You visit the Crocodile Breeding Center and Tharu Cultural Museum. You then have a Lunch and go for a Jungle walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds, and waits in the Tower (Machan) to have sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wildlife tracker.

  • Lodge
  • B, L, D
  • Bardia National Park

After having breakfast at the lodge, you go for a Tiger tracking and Bird watching tour. An excellent opportunity to see a Royal Bengal tiger and a great many species of birds found in Bardia park.

You then have Lunch and go for a Jeep drive, which is a great opportunity to see wild animals, and you also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home.


  • Lodge
  • B, L, D
  • Bardia National Park

You have Breakfast and visit to Karnali River for Dolphin sightseeing, and you then have a Lunch and transfer to Nepalganj airport and flight back to Kathmandu.

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What's Included

  • Domestic airport transfers
  • Transfer from Nepalgang to Bardia and from Bardia to Nepalganj.
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj and Nepalganj to Kathmandu
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners)
  • All the jungle activities as per the itinerary
  • National park entrance fees

What's Excluded

  • Bar bills and drinks
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Check Available Dates

  • Departures: We offer a Bardia Jungle Safari Tour every day from Kathmandu, However we have scheduled only few dates. So, select your date and book the tour if any of the offered date is ok for you, or if you need to travel in different date, Contact us & We let you know for the booking and payment for those dates.
  • Group Size & Price: We have listed the price for up to 14 people only on this page, if you are more than 14 people, please contact us for the group price and process to book.
  • Booking Confirmation: We need the booking confirmation 72 hours before the tour date and if your tour date is less than 72 hours then please Contact us before you make a booking and pay.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date30 Sep, 2022End Date03 Oct, 2022AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$700

Useful Information

The climate in Bardia national park

Bardia National Park has a subtropical monsoon climate. The park has three main seasons, which are the Summer season, Monsoon & winter. The temperature rises and reaches up to nearly 40 degrees and sometimes above in Summer. The monsoon has hot, humid, and sticky days. Where in winter, the temperature drops and reaches nearly 10 degrees.

Bardia National Park has a very extreme temperature pattern as in summers it's too hot, in winters it's too cold, and during monsoon, this park becomes inaccessible due to flooding.

Vegetation in Bardia National park

Most of Bardia National Park is untouched deep forests covering nearly 70% of the total land area of this region overpowered by the forests of Sal trees. Within the forest, there is a mixed balance of the riverine forest, Savannah, and long grasslands. This place has a wide variety of plants- nearly 839 species of flora are recorded to date.

Wildlife in Bardia National park

Bardia National Park is very rich when it comes to having faunal diversity, as there are nearly 642 faunal species, 125 recorded species of fishes, and nearly 23 species of reptile & amphibian species. This park provides shelter for nearly 53 mammals including one-horned rhinos, Bengal Tigers, Elephants, and Gangetic Dolphins. This place has around 407 species of birds, which makes Bardia National Park, a paradise for bird watchers. This park is famous among the visitors for the tigers, rhinos, and other animals & birds.

People in Bardia National park

Most of the people living in this region belong to the Tharu community who is the ethnic group of indigenous people of Nepal. They have their way of living, their unique language, art culture, and tradition. Here, people are mostly farmers and practice their animistic faith. Handicrafts made by these groups of people are very famous and taken as souvenirs.

How to Reach Bardia National park

Reaching Bardia National Park is relatively easy. One can either opt for taking a bus from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and from there can take a bus or a private vehicle to reach the national park, which is nearly a 2 to 3 hours ride.

There is also an option for a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, and from there can take a bus or hire private transport. We at Escape Nepal Holidays have included a flight to Nepalganj & return on our 4 days Bardia Jungle Safari Package.

Necessary Permits to Enter the Bardia national park

Bardia National Park is a protected area, and tourists need to get entry to enter the park, for entering this park, visitors are asked to pay a certain price as a fee. For Nepali citizens, the fee is Rs 100 per person, for SAARC countries 750 per person, and foreigners, it is 1,500 per person while the children who are below 10 years are free. The entrance permits are included in our Bardia Jungle Safari.