KATHMANDU & BARDIA NATIONAL PARK 8 Days

Trip Code : IN-01
Destination : Bardia National Park
Duration : 8 Days
Accomodation : 3*
Meals : Breakfast
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Kathmandu
Best Season : Autum/Spring

Overview

Bardiya National Park tour takes you closer to nature and its tranquil forests of far west part of Nepal. The tour is adventure enough where we shall be witnessing wilderness and sightseeing parks’ flora and fauna.
 
Bardiya National Park is a popular tourist destination in western region of Nepal. You shall find less settlements around the border of national park. There are few good resorts which make the jungle expedition hassle free. Due to these factors, the park is less spoiled and the nearby surroundings are in its best condition. The jungle safari around the exotic park will be preferred activity to taste wildlife adventure. Yet jungle walk is also possible with experienced guide. The rafting in the Karnali (longest river of Nepal) pushes the exploration of wildlife. You will be able to see different species of birds, endangered Gharials, mugger crocodiles along the banks of the river and if lucky enough Gangetic dolphin can be spotted.
 
Bardiya National Park is located in far western district of Bardiya which is bordered by Karnali in west. River Babai flows through the national park. Bardiya National Park was established in 1988. The total area of 968 sq. km is enclosed by the park. About 70% of total area is forest with Saal trees and mixture of grassland, savannah and riverine forest. The park provides ideal area for 642 faunal species including 125 species of fishes, 23 reptiles, birds of 407 species etc. The animals include gharials, mugger crocodile, swamp deer, one-horned rhinoceros, Asian wild elephant and Bengal Tiger. Bengal tiger can be considered as the highlighted animal of the park. The conservation strategies and teaming with nearby Banke National Park have contribute to improve tiger’s population over a decades and population of Bengal tiger is increasing. You might be lucky if you spot one of them.
 
Nearby parks around border regions there are villages inhabited by local ‘Tharu’ community. Tharu are hardworking people who do farming and fishing for their support. You can also explore Tharu cultures and lifestyle. Their warm hospitality surely comforts you in their locality. There is also Tharu museum and crocodile breeding center which provides insight look of Tharu community and information of mugger crocodile and Gharials respectively. The Bardiya National Park invites you to get closer to the nature.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Birds watching.
  • Kathmandu world heritage sites; Pashupatinath temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Syambhunath Temple.
  • Rich Tharu culture and dance
  • Silent encounter with wildlife.

Itenarary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival


Flight Tracker Travels team member will be there to welcome you at the airport in Kathmandu. He will transfer you to hotel. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2: Kathmandu City Sightseeing


Wake up early in the morning and after breakfast we shall go on sightseeing. We shall Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square observing the architect that reflects Nepalese cultures and traditions. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and evening drive to Nagarkot


Our sightseeing continues to Patan and Bhaktapur which provides the glimpse of the rich ancient culture via stone and wood carvings in different pagoda styled temples and other structures. Then we shall drive to Nagarkot, a village famous for spotting incredible vistas of mountain ranges. Overnight in Nagarkot.

Day 4: : Fly to Nepalgunj, drive to Bardiya National Park (300m/1000ft): 1-hour flight; 90km, 2 hours’ drive


Wake up early in the morning to observe breathtaking sunrise from Nagarkot. We shall drive to the airport for Nepalgunj flight. Then we shall drive for 2hours to reach Bardiya National Park. We will be staying in a resort. After refreshment we shall be visiting local ethnic village of Tharu and crocodile farm. Overnight in Bardiya National Park.

Day 5: Tour around Bardiya National Park


Today we shall be roaming deep in jungle on foot. You shall be fully assisted by experienced naturalist/guide. You shall encounter many wildlife such as one horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, golden jackal, musk deer, Bengal tiger etc. along the path. There are also watch tower in many spots where you can have a surprise look at wildlife. After day long tour around national park, we shall return to the resorts. Overnight in the national park.

Day 6: Tour around Bardiya National Park


After early morning breakfast we shall visit Tharu village at Chisapani. Then we will be rafting along the rivers to observe river dependent wildlife such as Gharials, mugger crocodiles, water birds, gangetic dolpins etc. Rafting provides quality time to explore water wildlife and birds and is if lucky enough you shall see gangetic dolphins. Evening Tharu stick dance performance in evening is worth enjoying and participating.Overnight stay in the national park.

Day 7: Drive to Nepalgunj, fly to Kathmandu


Today we drive back to Nepalgunj and eventually to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Departure Day from Kathmandu


Today is your departure day you will have some free time to recall your tour, shopping nearby hotel local markets. According to your flight schedule Flight tracker travels team member will drop you to the airport to say good bye.

What's included

  • Accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle (Depending upon the group size we provide Car, Van, Jeep, Coaster, Sutlej).
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicles.
  • Accommodation in resorts in Bardiya National Park
  • All Jungle safaris Activities in Bardiya National park.
  • Management of meals according to contract (Breakfast).
  • A professional English-speaking or your native speaking guide for entire trip.
  • Farewell dinner in a Typical Nepali cultural restaurant.
  • All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges.

What's not included

  • Nepal entry visa fee International / any air fare.
  • (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks) Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, Political Disturbances etc.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Services not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.

Good to Know

Extra: As it is clearly known once is not enough in the case of Nepal. So, if you have time, we can organize different types of activities which is also listed below.
  • Mountain Flight
  • White water rafting
  • Jungle Safari
  • Bungee Jump
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain Biking
Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and we can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
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