7 days Jungle Safari and Bird Watching at Bardiya National park
Jungle Safari and bird watching at Bardiya National park indeed is another popular activity in Nepal for wildlife and nature enthusiast. Interestingly, the chances to spot Royal Bengal tiger is maximum at this National park. Many researchers and wildlife experts spend numerous days and nights at Bardiya National park for a glimpse of Royal Bengal tiger.
Bardiya National park is one of the most unexplored wildlife National Park in Nepal. Listed on the year 1988 it covers the area of 968 Sq.km.The National park mostly has a dense deciduous forest with rich open grassland a perfect habitat for wild animals. The National park records 53 mammals, 23 reptiles and 407 species of birds. In fact, Bardiya national park is an ideal place to spot Royal Bengal Tiger in comparison to other wildlife parks. In addition, you can see wild Asian elephant, one-horn rhinoceros, and deer on open grassland. Bengal florican, lesser florican, peafowl, sarus crane, white-rumped vulture are few species of birds on long lists. The Karnali river is also home for mugger crocodiles, Gharial, and Gangetic dolphins.
Located in Far-west region of Nepal means jungle safari and bird watching at Bardiya National park , traveller needs to pay a bit high money for transportation. Especially, transportation to Nepalgunj. But it is worthy. Again, one can combine jungle safari and bird watching at Bardiya National park with Nepal tour and other short activities. Or, a traveller can spend the days they want, to explore deep Bardiya National park targeting the Royal Bengal tiger.
Besides one can see and enjoy different cultural and natural aspects in lowland Terai of Nepal. The region displays the unique cultural heritage throughout the region at far west southern part of Nepal. Visited by and known to only a few travellers,it is a hidden gem of Nepal.
Day 1 International Arrival
Day 2 Mountain Flight in the Early Morning Sightseeing around Bhaktapur and Kathmandu
Day 3 Fly to Nepalgunj and Drive to Bardiya National Park
Day 4 Jungle safari in Bardiya National park
Day 5 Jungle Safari in Bardiya National Park
Day 6 Flight to Kathmandu sightseeing in the afternoon
Day 7 International Departure
Note: This is a standard itinerary proposed for general travelers which can be modified upon request of clients. The day to day itinerary can be changed as well depending upon the timing of International Arrival and Departure.
Detailed Day to Day Itinerary
We will drive you straight to your hotel in private vehicle as soon as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. We will give short briefing on our final agreed program and if you are the first time traveler in Nepal we provide general information on restaurant, ATM, money exchanges until we meet for next day.
Early in the morning before breakfast we drive you to domestic Airport for mountain flight to see the magnificent mountains and peak across Himalaya ranges .After breakfast in your hotel the day starts for sightseeing around Bhaktapur and Kathmandu with highly qualified tour guide. Bhaktapur Durbar square is ancient Royal palace courtyard with archeological monuments and historical significance. Towering temples, unique and ancient archeology and local custom and tradition of people are amazing to explore. . Next we visit religious temple Pashupatinath a holy site for Hindu community all across the globe. The final will be Baudhhanath the largest stupa of Nepal highly cherished by Buddhist.
You can reach Nepalgunj by road transportation or flight depending upon your budget and time frame but we highly recommend you to take flight. Upon reaching Bardiya a short briefing is given about your program and after lunch you will walk around authentic Tharu Village to enjoy their culture and tradition. We also visit crocodile breeding centre. In the evening you can enjoy magnificent sunset as well. The day is finally over after enjoying Tharu cultural dance and campfire.
After your breakfast we will do elephant safari for in deep jungle with highly qualified guide. It is always great opportunity to see numerous wild mammals including Asian elephant, different species of deer, wild boar, golden jackal and various species of birds like Bengal florican, lesser florican, peafowl, sarus crane, white rumped vulture.You can see mugger crocodiles ,Gharial at the bank of Karnali river and beautiful species of fresh water dolphin, Gangetic dolphin. Upon returning back you will enjoy Tharu cultural dances with camp fire.
We will start a day by walking around the authentic village of Tharu community to understand their culture and tradition. Today we do nature-walk deep in the jungle to understand the real surrounding and eco system of of the Park since it is always great opportunity to see birds, mammal and arthropod we missed earlier day. After returning back we enjoy the great sunset view on horizon and enjoy the evening looking the pictures we took during the trip.
A flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu saves enormous amount of energy and time to explore remaining monuments, Swayambhu Nath temple and Kathmandu Durbar square .Kathmandu Durbar square is ancient Royal palace courtyard decorated with lots of archeological heritages. The site carries a lot of historical and cultural value. The next spot will Swayambhunath a religious monument equally cherished by Hindus and Buddhists. The Kathmandu valley looks spectacular from the top of the stupa yard. You may take a short walk around busy Nepali local market before sealing your day.
Our office representative will be in your hotel 3 hour prior your flight time to drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport.
- All Airport Transfers.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
- Full board during Bardiya Jungle safari. Including 3 meals and Accommodation
- Air and Road transportation as per the agreement made.
- All the necessary staff for the Bardiya Jungle safari including 1 English speaking guide.
- All the paper works and documents required for the Bardiya Jungle Safari including all the permits.
- Salary, wages, food, accommodation and transportation of all the Nepalese staffs during safari.
- Insurance of all the Nepalese staffs during safari.
- First Aid Kit Bag(specially for Nepali staffs).
- All local taxes and fares.
What's not included?
- International Flight Fare.
- Visa fees.
- Travel Insurance (mandatory) of all the clients that needs to cover medical and Helicopter evacuation.
- Expenses of Personal nature (Laundry bill/Telephone bill/Equipment Charging Bill/Bar bill etc).
- Expenses incurred due to the unexpected situation (Strike/Natural calamities).
- Tip to Jungle safari staffs.
- All Expenses not mentioned on Cost Includes section.
Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.