5-Day Bardiya National Park Wildlife Tour

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5 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

The Bardiya 4-Night, 5-Day Tour is a wonderful opportunity to explore the unspoiled wilderness and natural beauty of Bardiya National Park. The park is located in the western Terai region of Nepal. This Bardia 4-night, 5-day tour offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. It allows you to immerse yourself in the serene and peaceful surroundings of the park while enjoying a range of exciting outdoor activities. The Bardiya 4-Night, 5-Day Tour is filled with exciting activities, including jungle walks, bird watching, elephant safaris, and canoe rides on the Karnali River.

During the Bardiya 4-Night, 5-Day Tour, you will explore the pristine wilderness of Bardiya National Park. The park is home to a vast array of exotic wildlife, including Royal Bengal tigers, rhinos, elephants, deer, and various bird species. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the local Tharu people and learn about their traditional culture and lifestyle.

Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle with the driver.
  • 4-night stay at Rhino Lodge Bardiya, on a full-board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • The hotel accommodations are basic twin-sharing.
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fee for a national park.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.

Price Excludes

  • Beverage bills in all places.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tipping (tips for a guide, drivers and supporters).
  • International flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donations at temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Travel insurance of any kind.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Any other services that are not mentioned in the package.

Day 1Flight to Nepalgunj and Drive to Bardiya (1,441m/4,727ft)

The Bardiya 4-Night 5-Day Tour starts with an hour flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a city in the western part of Nepal. Also, it is the gateway to the remote and beautiful Bardiya National Park. Many tourists who are interested in wildlife and nature visit Bardiya to explore the dense forests, grasslands, and riverbanks. There they can encounter a variety of rare and endangered animals, such as tigers, elephants, rhinos, and crocodiles.

After landing in Nepalgunj, you will drive to Bardiya, which is about 90 km away from the city. The drive takes about four hours, and it can be quite bumpy and dusty, especially during the dry season. However, the journey is also very scenic, as you pass through picturesque villages, rice fields, and forests.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Rhino Lodge Bardiya or a similar lodge.

Day 2Walking Safari to Baghauraphanta and Karnali River Bank

A walking safari in western Nepal offers a chance to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of Baghauraphanta and the Karnali River Bank. An experienced guide leads you through the park in the morning, pointing out diverse flora and fauna, including birds, mammals, and reptiles. You may see Sarus cranes, spotted deer, and wild boar, and visit small Tharu villages to learn about local culture and practices.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Rhino Lodge Bardiya or a similar lodge.

Day 3Exploration of Tiger Territory and Jeep Safari

Exploring tiger territory through a Jeep safari is an exciting and adventurous way to witness the beauty of tigers and their natural habitats. These safaris typically take place in national parks and protected areas where tigers roam freely.

During a Jeep safari, an experienced guide drives you through the park, providing you with the opportunity to see tigers and other wildlife up close. You may encounter other animals, such as elephants, rhinos, and various species of deer, as well as different bird species.

Jeep safaris are a safe way to explore tiger territory while minimizing the impact on the animals and their environment. However, it’s crucial to follow the park’s rules and regulations and respect the animals’ space.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Rhino Lodge Bardiya or a similar hotel.

Bengal Tigers

Day 4Rafting in Karnali or Half Jeep Safari

Rafting in Karnali or taking a half-jeep safari are two exciting ways to explore the natural beauty of western Nepal. Rafting in the Karnali River is a thrilling adventure that takes you through the beautiful landscapes and challenging rapids of the river. As you navigate through the rapids, you can also enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding forests and mountains. Rafting trips can range from a few hours to several days and can be customized to suit your preferences and skill level.

A half-jeep safari is a great option for those who want to explore the natural beauty of western Nepal but have limited time. With an experienced guide, you can explore the rugged terrain and wildlife of the region in a comfortable and safe Jeep. The safari typically lasts for a few hours and provides an opportunity to see animals such as tigers, rhinos, and elephants.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Rhino Lodge Bardiya or a similar hotel.

jeep safari in bardiya

Day 5Departure

The drive from Bardiya to Nepalgunj takes about four hours and is a scenic journey that passes through picturesque villages, rice fields, and forests. Once you arrive in Nepalgunj, you can take a flight back to Kathmandu, which takes approximately one hour.

The drive to Nepalgunj provides an opportunity to see more of the beautiful landscapes and rural life of western Nepal. The flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan mountains and the surrounding landscapes. It’s a convenient and efficient way to travel between the two cities and is a great way to end your trip to western Nepal.

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