Bardia National Park Tour

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai, covering an area of 968 square kilometers with Sal forest and grassland. It has been established in 1988 to protect the ecosystem and is one of Asia’s largest stretches of tiger habitat. The presence of one of the largest known herds of wild elephants adds specialty to Bardia National Park.

There are healthy population of elephants and one horned Rhino along with 300 species of mammals living here. Bardia National Park has the greatest number of deer species. Chital with its ubiquitous white spots on a brown coat, Hog deer is smaller than Chital but it looks similar to Chital where Sambhar is longest Deer in Indian subcontinent with a shaggy coat and thick antlers. Swamp deer, Barasingha and reddish-colored barking deer are other eye catching attractions of this park.

Forest has been shared among small and large mammals Gaur, wild Bear, Agile Sloth Bear, Blue Bull, Himalayas Tahr. Serow and Goral can be found with small mammals Langur Monkey, Rhesus Macaque, Jackal, Mongoose species of cats, yellow-throated Marten and other animals in this national park. Two species of crocodiles swim in Karnali, Geruwa and Babai rivers. The Marsh Mugger and the fish-eating Gharial can be occasionally spotted with the fresh water Gangetic Dolphin.

Birds are the park’s most abundant fauna with over 300 resident and migratory species, including the endangered Bengal florican and sarus crane. Month of November and from February to April is good time for bird watchers when migrant species are found in abundance.

ITINARARY

Itinerary 1

Day1: Arrival and Jungle Activities

You may drive or fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. It the place where our journey gets started. We will pick you up from here. We will be briefing about the program. After having breakfast, we will visit crocodile breeding center and Tharu village. You can observe local traditions and cultures of the local people. For whole day we will have jungle drive. After a refreshing day with unforgettable memories and experience, we will have good dinner and stay overnight at a lodge.

 

Day2: A day in the jungle

After having breakfast we will set out for jungle walk. It’s a day full of excitement with nature. We will walk through the territories of rhinos, elephants and tigers up to Gola. We can see Gangetic dolphins and Gharial crocodiles. After having jungle walk we will return back to lodge and have a dinner. You will be spending night at the lodge.

 

Day 3: Departure

You can have breakfast before departing from lodge for Kathmandu. You will have unforgettable, sweet memories in this journey. We will depart with the hope of seeing you again.

 

Itinerary 2

Day1: Arrival and Jungle Activities

You can drive or fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. You will be picked up from here. We will be briefing about the program ahead and have breakfast. We will visit to crocodile breeding center and Tharu village. Then we will go for jungle safari for whole day. With a refreshing day with nature we will return back to lodge and have a dinner. We will spend overnight at a lodge.

 

Day2: Jungle Safari

We will set out for jungle walk after having breakfast. We will walk to rhino’s, elephant’s and tiger’s territory up to Gola, place of the freshwater Gangetic Dolphin. After having excitement day in jungle we will get back to the lodge. After having a dinner we stay at the lodge for overnight.

 

Day3: More activities

After breakfast we will go out to visit a sanctuary. We will drive to Babai Bridge and walk upstream along the gorge of Babai river. You will have awesome experience of nature beauty. After a wonderful day we will return to lodge in the evening. We will provide a fine dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

 

Day 4: Departure

We will provide breakfast to you. After a memorable tour of Bardia National Park, you will depart from lodge for Kathmandu with lots of memories and awesome experience of nature.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke inn or any other hotel of similar standard) with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Kathmandu to Bardia & Bardia to Kathmandu transportation cost.
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

TRIP INFO


Trip Note

Hotel and Lodge:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu, you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trip there will be such facilities as the place where we are travelling and visiting. We have a three star hotel in Pokhara and 2-3 star hotel even in Nagarkot. While we are in National park, we stay in well and deluxe resort.

Meals:

We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while we are in trip. While we are on trip all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city, Pokhara even in Lumbini sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary. During our trip breakfast and dinner will be served in the Hotel where we stay for a night and for the lunch our expert leader/guide will be taking you the best clean hotels and restaurants.

Best Season to Travel:

The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We asked the clients not to travel on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to walk with heavy rains and wet. So, we suggest every client trip in the specific seasons.

Luggage/Backpack:

You have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trip can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.  

Guide:

We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained/experienced guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Like if you are in a huge group tour like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group. 

Personal Expenses:

Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.

Our Greetings at Airport:

We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:

Our usual itinerary is main customary and pragmatic which has also included your arrival day, departure day. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.

Booking and Payment:

For booking any trip, first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trip you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable.  The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card, even throughout Pay pal account lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.

 

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

Price from USD 550 p/p
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Duration: 3 Days

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Sightseeing & Jungle Safari

Departure City: Kathmandu

Trip Grade:

Trip style: Cottage

Country: Nepal

Region: Mid-western

Price: USD 550

Group size: min 1

Best Season: Anyday