Bardia National Park belonged at one point to Britain’s East India Company. Returned to Nepal in the 1860s, it subsequently spent some 120 years as a hunting reserve for the royal family. It was
Bardia National Park belonged at one point to Britain’s East India Company. Returned to Nepal in the 1860s, it subsequently spent some 120 years as a hunting reserve for the royal family. It was one of the few areas that were a part of Nepal before the Sugauli Treaty when the British East India Company handed back control to Nepal. It's not a commercial tourist spot. It was designated a wildlife reserve in 1976 and a National Park in 1988. A visit to Bardia for the average tourist is one of adventure and real jungle treks with few other people around.
We first of all start our tour after your arrival at the airport. The next day you will have leisure time to go for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You will be able to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhanath along with other cities such as Patan and Bhaktapur. Now the real journey starts as we fly to Nepalgunj for a 2 hour long drive to Bardiya National Park. Then we plan to visit Crocodile breeding centre and Tharu Museum. Not only that but if you wish you can look and capture a photo many wild animals while standing at the towers located in various places. Gharial crocodile, Marsh mugger crocodile, leopard, swamp deer and grey langur monkeys are some of the animals that you might be able to see during this tour. Another full day will be given to you, for wildlife experience. You get to go for Elephant Safari into the deep and dense jungles. These elephants normally move towards north-west part of the National Park where you get to see more wild animals, as this area hosts 839 known species of flora, 642 species of fauna (including 53 mammal species and 23 reptiles), and 407 species of birds. And then afterward in the evening, we will watch the cultural program and Western Nepal Tharu dance organized by the villagers. Now we get to the end of our tour as we drive to Nepalgunj following with a flight to Kathmandu.
The best time to visit Bardia National Park is from mid-September till mid-December and the start of February till the end of May. During these months day temperatures vary between 25 up till 37 degrees and animals will move to the river to drink which gives you better chances to spot them. Join Incredible Mountains team to experience this epic tour of this huge National Park full of dense forest and wild life. Truly a tour you will never forget.
DAY 01: Arrival Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu, after clearing immigration and customs, step into the receiving area where your local tour guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.
DAY 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Baudhanath Stupa. There is nowhere quite like Bodhnath. Asia’s largest stupa (temple) pulses with life as thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a kora (ritual circumnavigation) of the dome, to spin the many prayer wheels, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gazes out from the gilded central tower. You will see Tibetan monks in maroon robes and with shaved heads wander around the prayer flag–decked streets. You’re welcome to spin the prayer wheels, enjoy the view, or take a cup of local tea in one of the many cafes and watch the many people perform their prayers.
DAY 03: Flight to Nepaljung at Raja Airport and drive to Bardia National Park
After breakfast drive to domastic airport fly to Nepaljung. It is nearest airport from Barida National park and from Nepalgunj we need to drive around 1 hours to reach Bardia National park.
Bardia National Park is a protected area in Nepal that was stablished in 1988 as a Royal Bardia National Park. Area of National Park is 968 km2 ( 374 sq mi). It is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area of Nepal. Bardia is popular to see the Bengal Tiger and many more wild animals and birds
DAY 04: Full Day Activities in Bardia National Park including Jungle Walk
After breakfast you go to inside the jungle with local guide and he will bring you Tinkuna ( mid point of 2 rivers ) which is very popular place to see tigers and other many more animals.
DAY 05: Full Day Activities in Bardia National Park including Jeep Safari
In Jeep Safari Bardia National Park is as the best sport in Nepal to see Bengal Tigers in their Natural habitat. In jeep safari most change to go morning and sunset time jungle safari. Where might not only get change to see Tigers but one horns Rhino Hyenas, different types of deer wild board any many more birds as well
DAY 06: Drive to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu
After breakfast drive back to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing
Pashupati Temple.One of the most mesmerizing rituals at Pashupatinath Temple is the Pashupati Bagmati Aarati (a religious ritual which involves cleansing in the river, or in oil). Bagmati is the holy river which flows through the temple. The river divides the temple into two sides, with the main Pashupatinath Temple being on one side and the location of the Aarati is performed on the other.Bagmati has great importance in Hindu religion. It is believed that taking a holy bath on this river washes away sins.
Swyambhy Stupa (Monkey Temple)A journey up to the Buddhist temple and Unesco World Heritage Site of Swayambhunath is one of the definitive experiences of Kathmandu. Mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a lofty hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. Even the 2015 earthquake failed to topple Kathmandu's best loved temple. You will see many monkeys who will continue to go about their business while you enjoy the views of the stupa. You can also walk up the 365 stone steps and be rewarded with a view of the whole Kathmandu Valley along with the monkeys.
DAY 07: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
After breakfast there will be a shorter drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur, once the capital city of the Malla reign has remained one of the major attractions for tourists from the beginning of tourism activities in Nepal. Since the downfall of the Rana-Regime, Nepal has opened up to the outside world and has observed gradual growth in incoming cultural tourists. Many tourism entrepreneurs have established souvenir shops in Bhaktapur and it is a bustling, spiritual place. Enjoy the rustic shops, local Nepalese people and the magnificent temples surrounding you.
Patan Durbar Square is the ancient Royal Palace of Patan and faces on to a magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal.
DAY 07: Final departure to home or next destination
We will drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule. So today willbe a rest day;this is so that you can spend some time trying to figure out how to repack your bag with the multiple gifts and presents you’ve bought for your family (and yourself) back into your suitcase! This is the dilemma of those who visit Nepal. You might also like to have a final cup of local tea, and just take in a lovely long breath of the Nepali air as you say your farewells.