Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Total Duration:3 days
  • Best Time:All around the year
  • Group Size:Minimum 1

About Bardia National Park

One of Nepal’s best kept secrets is Bardia National Park. It is located in the Terai region.  It is also Nepal’s largest national park and wilderness area. Its protected  968 km² of sal forest, grassland, savannah and riverine forest. On the west side it’s bordered by the Karnali River. It’s bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District. The foot of the Siwalik Hills marks the northern boundary of the park. Bardia National Park is among one of the less explored wildlife sanctuary where wilderness and challenges are found in abundance. It was a wildlife reserve once but now has turned into a wildlife reserve. It is an unspoiled and untouched habitat of wildlife. This holds a pride of treasuring largest population of Bengal tigers in Nepal. It also provides shelter to some endangered species of animals.

The Himalayan Thar, a rarest animal and the only living member of genus Hemi Tragus was recorded as seen in this reserve. Besides, a distant cousin of a wild goat which was confirmed as extinct animal was spotted here. This also proves how well preserved this reserve is. There might still be many unique species of animals stored out in this national park; and who knows you might be the lucky one to spot them? We can find more than 400 species of birds. Including the endangered Bengal Floridian and Sarus crane, Bardiya is a paradise for bird lovers. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Fly to Nepalgunj
  • Day 02 - Explore Bardia National park
  • Day 03 - Visit Karnali River for Dolphin sightseeing

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 - Fly to Nepalgunj

We initiate our journey to Bardia National Park with a flight to Nepalgunj. As we land on the grounds of Nepalgunj, we can feel the rise in temperature. Nepalgunj is amongst the hottest place in Nepal.

Upon your arrival, a representative from hotel will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel. Check in to the hotel and rest for a while. You will be briefed about your plans ahead. In the afternoon, your guide will escort you to the Tharu villages nearby. Learn about the unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Tharu peoples as you walk by the streets. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel and take a sound sleep.

Day 02 - Explore Bardia National park

Today is an exciting day where you will be close to the wildlife in its natural habitat. Your schedule for the day is as follows:

6:00 a.m. Wake up early in the morning and finish up with your daily routine.

6:30 a.m. Breakfast time! Warm up yourself with a delicious breakfast.

7:30 a.m. We head towards the Bardia National Park for an exciting ride over an elephant. As the elephant heads in between the forest, you can encounter the wildlife sheltered inside the park. Get ready to get a glimpse of one- horned rhino, Asian elephant, Spotted Deer (Chital), Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer, Barasingha, Black Buck, Bull, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild Dog, Leopard, Striped Hyena, Golden Jackal and many other wild animals. After completing the elephant ride, we will head towards the visitor centre in the National park followed by visit to crocodile breeding centre and a museum that treasures Tharu culture.

1:30 p.m. Accomplishing the exploration part, we cater our hunger for food with a delicious lunch at the park.

15:00 p.m. After lunch and rest for a while, we take a peaceful walk between the jungles. We walk towards the tower in the jungle and explore the life of birds and wildlife. If you are interested in photography, you can take good pictures and feel refreshed.

19:00 p.m. You will be treated with an interesting Tharu cultural dance.

20:00 p.m. enjoy the Nepalese cuisine and go to sleep for a refreshing tomorrow.

Day 03 - Visit Karnali River for Dolphin sightseeing

6:00 a.m. Wake up and finish your daily routine.

6:30 a.m. Breakfast time! Enjoy the delicious breakfast.

7:00 a.m. We head towards the Karnali River. The beautiful bank of Karnali with recently with the golden sun in the backdrop is an amazing sight to be seen. If lucky, you can see the dolphins in the river of Karnali. Take photographs, enjoy the lush landscape and return back to hotel for lunch.

12:30 p.m. Enjoy your lunch.

13:30 p.m. Beholding the memories of closeness with nature and wildlife, we bid Bardia National Park a goodbye and head towards Nepalgunj airport.

We take a flight to Kathmandu and within an hour, we will find yourself at the airport in Kathmandu.

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Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation private vehicle
  • Return flight from Nepaljung including departure tax
  • Accommodation with meal on full board basis
  • All jungle and tour activities
  • All entry permits, Jungle guide, etc

Cost Excludes

  • Foods and accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips for jungle guide

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.

Jonbon,
Germany

Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!

Maellelh,
France

Annapurna base camp

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India

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Je tiens à recommander l'Agence Bharal Adventure que nous avons eu l'occasion d'utiliser dans le cadre de notre Trek au Népal.

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Au de-là d'un rêve qui a pu devenir réalité, ce trek qui partait de Shivalaya après Jiri jusqu' au Kala Patthar en passant par GokyoRi et le col du Cho La, est finalement une des meilleures approches de la découverte de ce pays et des paysages de haute montagne. 
C'est sur la recommandation de Base Camp que nous avons pu l'aborder, l'envisager et finalement le reussir. De fait, je retiens que si je devais avoir de nouveaux objectifs montagneux dans l'avenir au Népal, je n'aurai aucune hésitation à les contacter pour envisager avec eux ce projet

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France

Everest Base Camp – Wonderful Trekking Experience 26 Nov – 7 Dec 2017

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Liza,
Malaysia

EBC trekking with Bharal Adventure

We team of 6 from Malaysia undergoing our trekking journey guided by our professional tour guide, Arjun Dhakal & 3 good porters. We managed to make it to EBC on 19 May 2018. Arjun he is well in arranging our itinerary included route, accommodation, meal and even care about our safety. I was having bad cough and walking very slow far behind my teammate on my last day of trekking down to Lukla. And he was walking next to me, never left me alone. Together we finally reached Lukla within estimated time. Due to bad weather, we were stuck at Lukla for 1 day, as our flight is on the day after. Arjun had been trying his best to get us helicopter ticket on the next day. Once ticket confirmed, we went down hill to Sukey to catch our helicopter. From there I saw some others feeling upset as they waited for 6 hours but couldn’t get their helicopter ticket back to Kathmandu. We are blessed that Arjun never dissappointed us. He had make us a wonderful and unforgettable trip. Thanks to Arjun! Highly recommended tour with Bharal Adventure

Suk wang,
Malaysia

Excellent people!

After many searches on the internet, fate took me to contact Arjun, one of the founder of Bharal Adventure. After emailing for 2 months, I eventually took the trip to EBC. 

Arjun, despite being on the road or enroute to EBC always did his best to reply to my email or whatsapp and patiently responded to my question. He did that in between is trekking whenever he got internet access. This includes giving me a very good price for the trip.

So, I took the trip in Apri to May 2018. I was met by Bharal Team at the Airport and took my hotel. The first impression was really good as the Team really looked after me well. They ensure everything was ok and constantly checking with me if everything was ok. They also ensure that I contact them if I needed assistance.

I met Arjun the night before the trip. He is a very nice, pleasant and polite young man. He is very open to all the situations that I might face including the additional costs that might be incurred such as personal shopping, extra meals and coffees, tipping, etc.

There were 5 of us in a group that trekked to EBC. We met at the airport in Kathmandu heading for Lukla. In Lukla, we were accompanied by 2 porters and 1 Sherpa and a group leader. So, there were 9 of us together as a team.

The trip went very well despite we had to medivac 2 of our team members at Gorekshep. The Team organized the helicopter the night before and constantly in contact with their team member in Kathmandu to ensure our team members are looked after when they reached Kathmandu by helicopter. The rest of us, continued our trip to Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri Lake.

The view was fantastic. I promise myself, circumstances forbid, that I will be coming back and heading for higher altitudes.

We completed the trip and along the way we built not only friendship with the entire team (including the sherpa and porters) but also a small family that travel and solve the issues together.

When we arrived back at Lukla, we were stranded for 1 day due to bad weather. Our team leader ensured that we eat and sleep well and did his best through his connections to get us on the first flight the following day, despite we missed our original flight and there were many other passengers.

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Indonesia

Perfect Everest Base Camp Trek

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Bernard,
France

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Switzerland

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Paris, France

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