Bardia Jungle Safari – 4 Nights / 5 Days

Trip Facts

  • Total Days - 5
  • Hotel in Bardia - 4 Nights
  • Best Time - Spring / Autumn / Winter
  • Highlights: Jungle walk / Canoe ride / Elephant Safari / Jeep Safari

Riding an elephant through the silent jungle catching wildlife by surprise; it will be one of your most enduring experiences in Nepal. The jungles in the southern and south-western parts of Nepal are only a half hour to an hour’s flight away. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are home to an incredible variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. The former is recognized as the best preserved conservation area in all Asia with a fascinating range of wildlife roaming free. With their natural habitat well preserved the animals are thriving. Among these are some endangered species: the Greater one-horned rhinoceros and the most sought after Royal Bengal tiger. Many safari lodges in Chitwan and Bardia provide excellent accommodation and facilities for guests to enjoy wildlife activities. See wildlife up-close on an elephant safari or a jeep drive, a boat ride or nature walk under the guidance of expert naturalist with years of experience. Each trip is unique as one never knows what will show up: a bear; a herd of deer; a flock of peacocks; Langur monkeys on treetops; or a pair of rhinos. Some lucky guests get to see the elusive tiger prowling among the tall grass. Away from the noise and distractions of city life, there is unbelievable peace in the middle of a jungle listening to bird calls and animal sounds. Surrounded by greenery and filled with natural sounds, the mind relaxes and one finds peace in the wilderness. It’s an experience of a lifetime.

Day 01: Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & drive to Bardia
Day 02: Bardia Jungle Safari
Day 03: Bardia Jungle Safari
Day 04: Bardia Jungle Safari
Day 05: Drive Bardia to Nepalgunj & flight to Kathmandu

Day 01: Flight Kathmandu to Nepagunj and drive to Bardia: scenic flight to Nepalgunj for about an hour then a drive to Takurdwara (Bardia NP), check into Racy shade resort.
After the lunch, village visit: we visit the temple area, the Bazaar and enter in a real traditional Tharu house and see the local life.
Overnight: Racy Shade Resort - www.racyshade.com

Day 02: Jeep and Elephant safari: After an early breakfast, Jeep safari in the national park. This is a good excursion to discover the geography of the park and the different ecosystems. In some areas we can get off the jeep and have short walks.
After lunch, elephant safari (2h00). Elephants are very adapted to go inside the vegetation and give good possibilities to get close to rhinos
Overnight: Racy Shade Resort - www.racyshade.com

Day 03: Floating safari: After breakfast, we drive an hour to Chisapani, over the Karnali Bridge where we have a typical lunch (with local fish) in typical restaurant. After lunch we begin the floating safari (on raft). There are no big rapids on the river and this excursion offers good opportunities for magnificent landscapes and birdlife among other animals.
In the evening, we pitch the tents on a sandy beach (just across the river, outside NP) and we go in a very remote and authentic Tharu village for cultural dances and dinner (A must see program of the Bardia trip).
After the program we go back to the tents where a big wood fire awaits us.
Overnight: Camping / Tents

Day 04: Jungle walk (full day): after an early picnic breakfast, we cross the river and go on foot in the national park for the day with a naturalist / guide and a porter. There are good possibilities to see one horned rhino, wild Asian elephants or Bengal tiger among other animals. Picnic lunch
Overnight: Racy Shade Resort - www.racyshade.com

Day 05: Drive Bardia to Nepalgunj and flight to Kathmandu: In the late morning, we drive to Nepalgunj for about an hour then fly back to Kathmandu.

THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodations in Bardia on twin sharing Basis
  • Flights Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Private Vehicle Nepalgunj - Bardia - Nepalgunj
  • A professional English speaking local guide
  • All the activities (mentioned above) in Bardia National park including Elephant & Jeep Safari
  • Meals Full board during Bardia tour (Lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 5)
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee only)

THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Alternative / Additional transportation (flights / vehicles), accommodations in case of bad weather, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade, flight cancellation etc
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone etc.
  • Emergency evacuation rescue charge, if needed.
  • Personal medical supplies.
  • Tips for guide / local guide or car driver.

Special Note: This Itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.

NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.



WEATHER REPORT

Climate:
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year.  Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer.  Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C.  Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period - It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.

LUGGAGE

  • Travel Pack / Suit case
  • Day pack

CLOTHING

  • Lightweight, low maintenance and versatile clothing
    Shirt/t-shirt(s)
  • Convertible travel trousers
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes/boots
  • Sandals
  • Hat (sun/warm hat)
  • Warm clothes / Jackets / trousers (If travelling in early Spring / Autumn / Winter)

ACCESSORIES

  • wallet
  • Luggage locks
  • Head light (torch)
  • Wash bag
  • Travel towel
  • All purpose travel soap
  • Small repair kit (needle and thread)
  • First aid kit
  • Accessory bags
  • Guide book
  • Electrical adaptor
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun cream

DOCUMENT

  • Valid passport
  • Print out of Airline tickets
  • Contact detail of Embassy / Tour agency
  • Travel insurance

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