Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park

Situated in the mid-far western Terai, bordered by the Karnali River, Bardia National Park covers 968 sq. km. It is 585 km from Kathmandu and is the largest and most undisturbed expanse of wilderness in southern Nepal, although it is also the least explored by tourists.

About 70% of the park is covered with sal jungle; the remaining 30% is a mixture of grassland, savannah and riverine forest. The park contains eight types of ecosystem. The park headquarters are situated at Thakurdwara (also the location of Forest Hideaway) and is surrounded by idyllic villages and fields inhabited by an indigenous ethnic group, the ‘Tharu’.

Originally a hunting reserve, Bardia became a conservation area in 1976 and then attained National Park status in 1988. 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. The WWF and the Nature Conservation Trust are active in the park monitoring wildlife and breeding habitats. They have also implemented an educational scheme for local people highlighting the importance of, and need for conservation.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1. In Kathmandu

The representatives from World Sight Journeys will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02: Sight-seeing tour around Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will have a full day guided sight –seeing tour around Kathmandu where you can feast your eyes on the rich and colorful history of the country. The tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square- houses the old royal palace of the Kathmandu kingdom, Monkey Temple- swarming with monkeys, Pashupatinath- one of the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world, Boudha Stupa- one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. One will be able to appreciate how the country is as it is. From the top of the Monkey Temple to the fluttering of the colorful prayer flags at Boudha Stupa, you will be able to feel the way of life of the people in the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

Day 03 fly to Nepalgunj
When you arrive at Nepalgunj Airport or Ambassa bus stand, you will be received by our staffs. You will then be transferred to our resort where you will be offered welcome drink and refreshment & be given a briefing on our hotel & its facilities. There you can have a brief relaxation in our Tharu bar or beautiful garden which will refresh your mind and body and devote you to the extra ordinary beauty of the nature. After informing about your programme for the day, we will bring you to your room for the best accommodation.
12:00 Enjoy with delicious lunch

13:00 You will discover Tharu life and culture through our Tharu village, Culture tour and Tharu museum.

15:00 Crocodile breeding centre and Elephant breeding centre will be visited in order to gain more information about their habitat.

20:00 Nutritious Dinner

DAY 04
06:00 Wake up call for our precious guest
06:30 Yummy and Healthy Breakfast
07:30 Elephant Back Safari (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 centre.
12:00 Enjoy with delicious lunch
14:00 Jungle walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, birds, and waits in the Tower (Machan) to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life tracker.
Excellent Photographic opportunities will be provided.


Day 05
06:00 Wake up call for our precious guest
06:30 Yummy and Healthy Breakfast
07:00 Tiger Tracking & Bird Watching. An excellent opportunity to see a Royal Bangal Tiger and a great many species of birds found in Bardia
12:30 Enjoy with delicious lunch
14:00 Jeep Drive. An excellent opportunity to see wild animals and you will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home.
Option Karnali Rafting. An excellent opportunity to see gigantic dolphin and you will also encounter many smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home.
20:30 Nutritious Dinner

Day 06
06:00 Wake up call for our precious guest
06:30 Yummy and Healthy Breakfast
07:30 Bird watching. An excellent opportunity to see a great many species of birds found in Bardia. Visit to Karnali river for Dolphin sightseeing.
12:00 Enjoy with delicious lunch
14:00 Do come again, if you are satisfied with our facilities and behavior and keep exploring countless beauty of the nature. Wish you safe and happy journey. Departure for onward journey.

Day 07 fly or drive back to Kathmandu, farewell dinner overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 08 farewell Departure 

Note :  We  have other Packages for Bardia Jungle Safari.