BARDIYA JUNGLE SAFARI:


The Bardiya National Park is situated in the far west Terai of Nepal adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali river in the Bardiya district. Covering an area of 960 sq. km., it is the largest wilderness area of Nepal.

It extends from the Churia hills southward to the gentle slopes of the Bhabhar. It includes 839 species of flora,642 faunal species, 53 mammals,407 bird species. Wildlife and eco system in Bardiya National Park is not significantly different from that of Chitwan National Park; however, this one features black buck, hog deer, samber deer, wild boar,barasingha or swamp deer, rhesus macaque and the Gangetic dolphin. The Karnali and Babai rivers attract a large number of water species such as herons, kingfishers and wall creepers. A true paradise for wildlife and an excellent habitat for most of the endangered species, this national park was initially a royal hunting reserve. Only in 1988, it was declared a national park.

ITINERARY FOR BARDIYA NATIONAL PARK:

Day 01: Early morning fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj/ Green Valley Nepal Treks representative will welcome you at the Nepalgunj airport and then transfer you to the resort/hotel. It will be followed by refreshment drinks and briefing about the accommodation and the facilities. After lunch, our manager will brief you about the program of the following days. Then there will be a visit to crocodile breeding center, Tharu village and jungle jeep drive. In the evening, you’ll enjoy dinner and cultural programs conducted by Tharu people. You stay overnight at lodge/camp.

Time table and program

- Pick up from bus station or airport; transfer to hotel
- Briefing by the Lodge manager
- 13:00. Lunch
- 15:30. Crocodile breeding center/Tharu village/Jungle Jeep drive
- 17:00. Sunset view from Riverbank
- 18:30. Slide show/Tharu stick dance
- 19:00. Dinner/Culture program

Day 02: In Bardia National Park, you enjoy a full day of Wild-Life Safari activities such as: Elephant back safari, Nature walks, Canoe trip or boat ride, Jeep drive in the Deep forest, Elephant bathing, bird watching, Tharu Village tour, etc. as time permits. Trained local naturalists and guides will guide you through the tour. Some of the animals and birds you will see are rhinoceros, crocodiles, bear, monkeys, several species of deer, pythons, peacocks, hornbills, woodpeckers, etc.

Time Table and Program

- 05:30. Wake up call
- 05:45. Tea/Coffee
- 06:00. Elephant ride/bird-watching
- 08:00. Breakfast
- 09:00. Canoe ride/elephant briefing / swimming and bath
- 13:00. Lunch
- 15:00. Elephant ride / nature walk / visit to observation tower / Canoe ride
- 18:30. Tharu Stick Dance/slide show
- 19:30. Dinner

Day 03:On this day, you will visit black sanctuary (lunch will be packed) and drive to Babai Bridge, and then walk upstream along the gorge of Babai River. Return to lodge in the evening. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at lodge.

Time Table and Program

- 05:30. A.M. Wake up call
- 05:45. Tea/Coffee
- 06:00. Bird-watching/elephant ride
- 08:00. Breakfast
- 09:00. Black sanctuary / Babai Bridge upstream along the gorge Babai River
- 14:00. Packed lunch
- 17:30. Return to Resort
- 18:30. Slide show/Tharu stick dance
- 19:00. Dinner

Day 04: After tea or coffee you will go for a bird-watching tour. B/F. Transfer to the bus station or the Nepalgunj Airport for your onward departure.

Time Table and Program

- 05:30. A.M. Wake up call
- 05:45. Tea/Coffee
- 06:00. Bird-watching Tour
- 08:00. Breakfast/Transfer to Bus station/airport
- 09:00. Final departure.