Bardia National Park Tour
Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai, covering an area of 968 sq. km. The park was established to protect the ecosystems and conserve tiger and its prey species. What makes a visit to Nepal\'s Bardia National Park particularly special is not just its large and intact habitat area and its isolated location, but also the presence of one of the last known herds of wild Elephants in South Asia.
Gaur, the largest wild oxen in world; wild Boar, an omnivorous black-coated creature with large tusks; the agile sloth Bear, a shaggy black bear with a distinctive white on its chest; Blue Bull or Nilgai, the largest Antelope on the Indian subcontinent; and Himalayan Tahr. Serow and Goral, two goat-Antelope members, are also found. Small mammals include: Langur monkey, Rhesus Macaque, and jackal, three species of cats (jungle, leopard, and fishing); yellow-throated Marten; Mongoose; and Indian Otter. Two species of crocodiles swim in the Karnali, Girwa, and Babai Rivers - the blunt-snouted Marsh Mugger and the fish-eating gharial with its long thin snout. These creatures share the water with the fresh-water Gangetic Dolphin. The Karnali also supports the great mahseer, which weigh up to 90 lbs, an angler\'s prize catch. Birds are the park\'s most conspicuous fauna with over 300 resident and migratory species. Avid bird-watchers can visit the park in November or from February to April when migrants arrive, depart or pass through.
How to get there?
By surface: Royal Bardia National Park can be reached by direct bus departing every afternoon from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Royal Chitwan National Park. Buses reach at Ambassa, the turn off for the Park, at approximately 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. Forest Hideaway Hotel & Cottage is 13 k.m. from Ambassa. You will be received at Ambassa by our staff, and transferred to the hotel. By fight: Flights are available daily from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon your arrival at Nepalgunj Airport, you will be transferred to the resort by Jeep, which takes 2.5 hours from the airport.
What to bring?
Binoculars, Flashlight, A jacket or sweater from November through February are needed. Summer clothes are recommended with sunglasses and hats from April onwards. Pants should be worn during elephant rides. Bright colors such as red and white should be avoided since those colors have been known to upset the rhinos. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. Please carry only the bare necessities but not jewelers and valuable items. During the warmer months swimming suits are recommended.
Day 01: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. You will be picked up from here. After briefing about the programs, enjoy breakfast. Visit to crocodile breeding center and tharu village. Jungle drive whole day with packed lunch. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay at lodge.
Day 02: After breakfast you set out for jungle walk. You walk to Rhino\'s, Elephant\'s and Tiger\'s territory up to Gola, Dolphin Place. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay at lodge.
Day 03: This day you visit black sanctuary with packed lunch and drive to Babai Bridge and walk upstream along the gorge of Babai River. You return to lodge in the evening. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay at lodge.
Day 04: After breakfast you depart from lodge for Kathmandu.