Bardiya National Park- 2 Nights 3 Days

Bardia National Park 2 NIght 3 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration3 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude415 m (1,362 ft)
  • ActivityWildlife safari
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu/Pokhara
  • Trip EndKathmandu/Pokhara
  • Best TimeSeptember- June
Highlights

Welcome to Bardiya National Park, one of Nepal's most significant protected areas! Situated in the western part of the country, this park offers a unique and unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to a destination renowned for its rich biodiversity and natural beauty.

Major Highlights: Bardiya National Park.

  • Explore the diverse species of wildlife, such as Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, one-horned rhinoceroses, leopards, spotted deer, barking deer, sloth bears, and wild boars, among others.
  • Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in this park, making it a birdwatcher's sanctuary. Numerous waterfowl, raptors, and migratory birds can be found in the park, making it a wonderful destination for birders.
  • The Babai River, which flows through the Bardiya National Park, allows river rafting and kayaking opportunities making it is a thrilling way to experience the scenic majesty of the park and observe wildlife from a unique vantage point.
  • Visitors have the opportunity to learn about distinctive Tharu culture, traditions, and way of life through cultural programs, homestays, and community interactions.
  • The trip to Bardiya National Park offers you numerous jungle safari options, such as jeep safaris, elephant safaris, and pedestrian safaris. These guided excursions offer an up-close look at the wildlife and ecosystems of the park.

Trip Introduction: Bardiya National Park 2023/2024.

Bardiya National Park is a protected area in the far west of Nepal that is known for its natural beauty and wildlife. The park was established in 1988 and includes a vast territory of approximately 968 square kilometers (374 square miles), making it one of the largest national parks in Nepal. Bardiya National Park is situated on the Nepal-India border and provides visitors with a remarkable wilderness experience. 

This national park is characterized by its diverse ecosystems, spanning from lush subtropical forests to vast grasslands and the meandering waters of the Babai River. Such ecological diversity sustains an extraordinary variety of flora and fauna, making it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, nature aficionados, and conservationists. The Bengal tiger, the one-horned rhinoceros, the Asian elephant, the leopard, the spotted deer, and the barking deer are among its most notable residents. Bardiya National Park is regarded as one of the best places in Nepal to observe these iconic and frequently enigmatic animals in their natural environment.

Bardiya National Park provides a variety of outdoor activities, such as jungle excursions, river rafting, bird watching, and cultural encounters with the indigenous Tharu community. In comparison to some of Nepal's more popular tourism destinations, the park is renowned for its tranquil and less-crowded atmosphere.

National Park offers a rare opportunity to immerse oneself in the natural grandeur of western Nepal's wilderness and to support conservation efforts aimed at preserving the region's incredible biodiversity. It is a location where visitors can connect with nature, observe wildlife, and develop a greater appreciation for the natural world's wonders.

Why jungle safari to Bardiya National Park? Specialties of Bardiya National Park safari/ Why should I go to Bardiya National Park? 

A safari tour in Bardiya National Park is an unforgettable memory and one of the best reasons to visit this beautiful wilderness area. Here are some of the unique things Holiday Planner Nepal shares reasons why you might want to go on a jungle safari

  • Wildlife Spectacle: Bardiya is known for a wide variety of wildlife. It's one of the best places in Nepal to see majestic animals like Bengal Tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, Asian elephants, leopards, and different kinds of deer in their native environment. A safari tour is a great way to get up close to these well-known animals.
  • Abundant Birdlife: The Bardiya National Park is a sanctuary for birdwatchers, with over 400 bird species, including waterfowl, raptors, and migratory birds. Bird watchers and photographers will have ample opportunities to observe and photograph birds.
  • Unique Ecosystems: Bardiya National Park is home to a variety of ecosystems, including verdant riverine forests, expansive grasslands, and wetlands. Each ecosystem supports unique flora and fauna, making it a fascinating location for photographers and nature enthusiasts.
  • The Babai River meanders through the park and provides exciting opportunities for river rafting and kayaking. It is an exciting opportunity to observe wildlife along the riverbanks and explore the park's picturesque landscapes.
  • Interactions with the indigenous Tharu community provide a one-of-a-kind cultural experience. Cultural programmer and homestays can teach you about their traditions, customs, and way of life.
  • Conservation Efforts: Visiting the park helps conserve endangered species such as tigers and rhinoceroses. Your presence and support contribute to the financing of conservation initiatives aiming at protecting these iconic animals.
  • Bardiya offers a variety of safari options, including jeep safaris, elephant safaris, and pedestrian safaris. These safaris are led by knowledgeable guides, increasing your possibilities of seeing wildlife and ensuring your safety.
  • The park's diverse landscapes, including riverbanks, forests, and grasslands, provide incredible opportunities for photography and appreciation of nature.
  • Accessibility: Bardiya National Park is reasonably accessible by road from major cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, making it a convenient destination for tourists interested in exploring the natural splendor of Nepal.
  • Bardiya National Park offers a remarkable opportunity to explore the natural grandeur of Nepal, observe extraordinary wildlife, immerse oneself in the local culture, and contribute to conservation efforts. Its relatively unspoiled wilderness and diverse offerings make it an attractive travel destination for those in search of an authentic and enriching journey.

Preparation Tips: Bardiya National Park Jungle Safari/ How Should I prepare for the Bardiya National Park Jungle safari/ Important Tips regarding the preparation of Bardiya National Park Safari 

To ensure a safe and pleasurable jungle safari in Bardiya National Park, extensive planning is required. Holiday Planner Nepal presents some helpful hints for preparation guidelines are listed below:

  • Research about the destination: The first and foremost task to be done before embarking on any trip is research. Start learning about the park's geography, wildlife, and safari possibilities.
  • Documents for Travel: Check if you have the appropriate travel documentation, such as your passport, visa, and documents for the trip. We help you with the arrangement of permits and park entry tickets.
  • Vaccines and Health: Consult with your doctor about any necessary vaccinations or drugs for your travel, such as malaria prophylaxis. Always carry the basic medicine with you.
  • Clothing and equipment: Pack clothing appropriate for the season and weather circumstances. Clothing that is lightweight, breathable, and neutral in color is advised. Bring suitable walking shoes, a hat with a wide brim, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Rain jackets or ponchos are required because rain showers can occur, particularly during the monsoon season.
  • Proper Gear and Equipment: Wildlife and bird watching require binoculars and a high-quality camera with a telephoto lens.
  • Repellent for insects: Mosquitoes and other insects might be common, so bring bug repellent.
  • Medications and personal belongings: Bring any prescription drugs and personal toiletries you may require. To stay hydrated, bring a refillable water bottle and consider water purification tablets or a portable water filter.
  • Observe Local Customs:  You will be able to learn the local customs and traditions, especially when interacting with the Tharu people. Before snapping images, be respectful and obtain permission.
  • Safety Precautions: Holiday Planner Nepal will recommend visitors to follow the advice of their safari guides and park officials. Avoid approaching or disturbing wildlife. Keep a safe, polite distance. Be on the watch for snakes, bugs, spiders, and other potentially harmful animals. Stick to authorized trails when strolling or hiking in the bush.

By planning ahead of time and following these guidelines, you can make the most of your jungle safari in Bardiya National Park while also assuring your safety, comfort, and enjoyment of this wonderful natural site.

What is the ideal period to travel to Bardiya National Park? / What is the best time of the year to Bardiya Jungle Safari? /Which is the ideal season of the year for Bardiya National Park Jungle safari?

The ideal time to see more animals in Bardiya National Park is during the dry season, which includes the months of autumn and winter. In particular, the months of September to November (autumn) and December to February (winter) offer a higher probability of wildlife sightings due to the following factors:

  • Water Sources: As the dry season continues, there is less availability of water sources in the park. This makes many animals gather around the rivers, lakes, and waterholes that are still there. When animals like elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers, and rabbits come to drink and cool off, it is easier to see them because they are all in the same place.
  • Less Plant Life: Because it doesn't rain as much during the dry season, there is less plant life. Animals that might be hiding in the thick undergrowth during the wetter months are easier to spot when there is less greenery. As visibility gets better, your chances of seeing wildlife go up.
  • Comfortable Weather: In general, the weather is better for outdoor activities during the dry season. The lack of heavy rain and mud makes it easier to walk or take a jeep tour through the park. You can stay out in the field longer without having to think about bad weather.
  • Migration Patterns: Some animals, especially migrating bird species, are more likely to be in Bardiya National Park during the dry season. People who like to watch birds can take advantage of the fact that there are more birds in the area.

Even though the dry season is the best time to see animals in Bardiya National Park, it's important to remember that animals are still there all year long. Wildlife sightings depend on the animals' natural behavior and movements, which can be affected by things like the supply of food and the time of year when they mate. So, you can still see amazing wildlife during other times of the year; it may just take more time and work.

Some Rules and Regulations you might need to follow inside the Bardiya National Park.

  • Visitors must pay an entry fee of NRs. 1500 (foreigners), NRs. 750 (SAARC nationals), and NRs.100 (Nepalese) every day at the appropriate ticket booth.
  • Valid admission permits are available from the Nepal Tourism Board's National Parks ticket counter or the Park entrance gate at Bardiya National Park.
  • The entrance permit is non-refundable, non-transferable, and only valid for one entry.
  • It is unlawful to enter the park without a permit. Park personnel may seek the permit, thus visitors should maintain the permit with them.
  • Obtain a documentary/filming permit from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC).
  • Documentary/filming fees of US$1500 (Foreigner) Rs.50,000 (SAARC Nationals) and Rs.10000 (Nepali) are most paid at DNPWC. Additional 25% for drone filming.
  • When used for other purposes, the drone (UAV) fee is the same as the documentary/filming fee.
  • Elephant rides, jeep rides, camping, boating, and rafting all require an extra cost.
  • Plants and animals should not be removed or harmed. All of the vegetation and fauna are absolutely safe and cannot be disturbed.
  • Rubbish must be dumped, buried, or disposed of in designated sites.
  • No one should wander through the park between the hours of sunset and morning.
  • Respect religious and cultural sites.
  • For camping in certain areas within the national park.
  • Non-biodegradable products such as batteries, plastic bags, and bottles should be avoided.
  • For jungle walks, a guide is required.

Weather and Climate of Bardiya National Park.

The temperature of Bardiya National Park of Nepal varies throughout the year, with notable seasonal fluctuations. Holiday Planner Nepal presents the average temperatures for Bardiya National Park in degrees Celsius by season:

Season of the Monsoon (June to September): 

During the monsoon season in Bardiya National Park, daytime temperatures normally range from 28°C to 33°C (82°F to 91°F).
Temperatures at night can range from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F).

Autumn Season (September to November):

Bardiya National Park Autumn days are comfortable, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F).
Temperatures drop at night, ranging from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F).

Winter Season in Bardiya National Park (December to February):

Temperatures are colder and more comfortable throughout the winter months in Bardiya National Park. Temperatures during the day range from 18°C to 24°C (64°F to 75°F). Temperatures can dip to 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F) or lower at night, especially in January and February.

Spring Season in Bardiya National Park (March to May)

Temperatures gradually rise during the Spring Season in Bardiya National Park. Temperatures range from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F) during the day, with warmer conditions near the conclusion of the season. Temperatures at night range from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F).

Accommodation and Lodging during Bardiya National Park.

The accommodation of Bardiya National Park totally depends upon personal preference and choice. There are a lot of places to stay near and in Bardiya National Park that fit a wide range of prices and tastes. Whether you want a luxurious jungle getaway or a more affordable trip, you can find the right place to stay. Some of the lodging options are listed below: 

Jungle Resorts and Lodges:

  • Bardiya has a number of jungle resorts and lodges where you can stay comfortably and get close to nature. Most of the time, these places to stay are inside or close to the park.
  • Jungle resorts and lodges usually have nice rooms or cottages with modern comforts like en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and private balconies or verandas.
  • There are restaurants on site that serve both local and foreign food.
  • Many of these places to stay offer guided jungle safaris, trips to watch birds, and cultural events.

Bed and breakfasts and homestays:

  • Staying in guesthouses or homestays in nearby Tharu villages can give you a more authentic and traditional experience.
  • You can meet the local Tharu people, take part in cultural events, and eat traditional food when you stay in these places.
  • Guesthouses and homestays may have fewer services than resorts and lodges, but they offer a unique way to learn about the culture.

Lodges and hotels on a budget:

  • There are lodges and hotels that are easy on the wallet in the towns and villages near Bardiya National Park.
  • These places to stay have basic rooms at lower prices, making them good for visitors on a budget.
  • Even though the services aren't as great, they make it cheaper to visit the park.
  • If you want to stay at Bardiya National Park, it's best to make plans ahead of time, especially during times when there are a lot of tourists. Keep in mind that the places to stay near the park are pretty far away, so the services may be less than in cities. But the chance to spend time in a pristine natural setting and see amazing animals makes the experience well worth it. Holiday Planner Nepal ensures you the best accommodation facility as per your choice after you confirm your booking.
Itinerary
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On your arrival at Nepalgunj Airport or Amebas Stand hotel representative will receive you. You will then be transferred to our Lodge where you will be offered refreshment and be given a briefing on our lodge and its facilities. After being given your programs details you will check in, than lunch. After lunch you have Tharu village tour near by the hotel where you will be able to learn about Tharu ethnic. Dinner- cultural program.

    Wake up call followed by tea/coffee. Breakfast Elephant ride, an excellent opportunity to get the lifetime experience on the elephant back and to see the wildlife of the Park. Visit to visitor Center, Crocodile Breeding Center and Tharu Cultural Museum. Lunch Jungle Walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds and waits in the tower to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful.

      Wake up call followed by tea/coffee. Breakfast Bird Watching. An excellent opportunity to see a great many species of birds found in Bardia. Visit to Karnali River for Dolphin sightseeing. Lunch Departure for onward journey.

        Cost Details
        What's Included
        • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
        • Kathmandu to Nepaljung to Kathmandu by flight ( you can travel by local bus or private vehicle, but the cost will be different).
        • Nepaljung to National Park to Nepaljung transfer by private vehicle.
        • National Park entrance fee.
        • Twin/double shearing accommodation during the safari in Bardia National.
        • Three meals a day; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and tea/coffee during the Safari.
        • Safari activities as per the given Itinerary with a natural guide.
        • Safe drinking water.
        • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
        What's not Included
        • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport-size Photos).
        • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
        • All meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu (We do provide on your request with extra charge).
        • Personal travel and health insurance and insurance for helicopter evacuation.
        • Extra night accommodation and meals, extra activities (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
        • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.).
        • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions,s or any event out of our control.
        • Anything not included in the service includes a column.
        Availability
        • The trip departs everyday if the year
        • The trip and trek is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

        • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers

        • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

        • If the given date are not appropriate for the travllers and trekkers the trip can be conducted on the custom date provided by our clients

        • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time specially sometimes in themountains the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

        Contact us at info@holidaytoursnepal.com or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 we are available 24/7 on whatsapp viber wechat for additional informations.

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