There is nothing quite like seeing a Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild. These noble cats roam freely in the jungles of Bardia National Park, where you have the greatest potential of seeing one anywhere in Nepal. Tigers are elusive creatures. Unlike other jungle animals, they simply strut across the terrain, taking command of their surroundings. The sight of one will literally take your breath away as you watch them in all of their majesty.
Bardia National Park is located in far western Nepal. It is in Bardia that you have the greatest possibility of sighting the Royal Bengal Tiger. But there is much more to see and do than to watch for tigers. Bardia National Park is home to wild elephant herds. The park is home to the rare One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros as well as the endangered Gharial crocodile. There are many varieties of deer, plus a jungle full of colorful butterflies, birds, reptiles and more. Unlike its more popular counterpart at Chitwan, Bardia National Park is the one less visited because of its remote location. This means that you will have the opportunity to be one with nature, rather than sharing your surroundings with hundreds of tourists. Only in Bardia you do get a true sense of what the jungles of the Indian sub-continent were really like a century ago.The Bardia experience is like nothing else in all of the Indian sub-continent. Here you will meet the amazing Tharu people who have called these jungles home for centuries. They have learned how to live as one with the jungle creatures with their fascinating culture. This is the Ultimate Tiger Safari here at Bardia National Park. Himalayan Planet Adventure takes you deep into this jungle experience as you look for tigers, rhinos, elephants and much more. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the most amazing jungle scenes anywhere.
DAY 1 – Arrival in KathmanduYour jungle safari begins upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Once you pass through immigration and collect your luggage, you will be met by your representative of Himalayan Planet Adventures and taken to your hotel. Relax and enjoy, but in the evening, plan on joining your team at Himalayan Planet Adventures with a traditional welcome dinner with great Nepali food and dancing.
DAY 2 – Fly to Nepalgunj then drive to Bardia National ParkOur journey begins today with a 55-minute flight to Nepalgunj, Nepal’s largest city in the west. The flight follows along the backbone of the mighty Himalayas. From your window seat on the plane, look down at Mt. Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world! You will be able to see the Annapurna plus other impressive, snowcapped mountain ranges before landing in Nepalgunj. Pick up your luggage and take a three-hour journey by private vehicle to your luxury resort in Bardia National Park. Once you get settled, enjoy an elephant safari into the jungle. You travel on the back of an elephant as you look for wild animals. In the evening, relax after dinner.
DAY 3 – Jungle Safari around Bardia National ParkRise early and travel with your guide deep into the jungle to look for the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. It takes patience to spot a tiger. They don’t punch a time-clock; they come out when they feel like it. When you are king of the jungle, you do what you want! As you wait near a water hole, you will see plenty of wildlife to photograph, ranging from wild elephants to rare birds, monkeys, deer and more. While there is no guarantee that you will see a tiger, your chances are at their best in Bardia National Park. Your guide knows the jungle and where the best places are to see them. While in the park, take a trip past the crocodile breeding farm and later visit the elephant breeding stable where you will probably see a cute baby elephant! In the evening, go and enjoy a Tharu cultural program with traditional Tharu music, dance,and costumes.
DAY 4 – Return to KathmanduIt’s a return flight to Kathmandu, with again the most amazing views of the mountain peaks. At Kathmandu, enjoy the day exploring the city, doing some shopping or just relax reading a book at your hotel’s rooftop gardens. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your representatives at Himalayan Planet Adventures.
DAY 5 – DepartureIt’s been a short visit to Nepal, in fact, way too short. There is no reason not to extend your holiday in Nepal. There is so much to see and do; it is said a lifetime is not enough to see and appreciate all that this mountain nation has to offer. Be sure to talk to your representative at Himalayan Planet Adventures about ways to extend your trip. We also offer exciting adventures into neighboring Bhutan, Tibet, India, Bangladesh and Thailand and beyond. Himalayan Planet Adventures are your travel experts when it comes to South Asia.
Why Should I Consider this Jungle Adventure?
There is nothing quite like a jungle safari where you can actually see tigers, rhinos, elephants and more in their natural habitat. Bardia National Park is far enough away from the crowds to give you the feeling of being in the jungle. Your professionally trained jungle guide knows where to take you for the best opportunities to see the animals in the wild, along with respecting your personal safety. There is probably nowhere in the world where there are greater number of jungle sightings of the Royal Bengal Tiger than Bardia National Park.
Meals and Accommodations
We feature deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu. In Bardia, we choose the finest hotels which feature air conditioning. All facilities are based on double occupancy (single supplement is available at an additional cost.)
All meals are provided while at Bardia National Park. Breakfast is included in the price while in Kathmandu. Cuisine is quite varied, giving you a choice of Nepali, Chinese or Continental foods. The welcome and farewell dinners are included in the package.
This five day adventure can be done by any size group. Groups usually range anywhere from 2 to 20. This is also an adventure that can be done by a solo traveler (extra charge for single supplement.)
Physical Requirements of the Trip
Anyone can do this trip. If you cannot walk, then jeep can be arranged to transport you to good places to watch for tigers. It is recommended that you have a daypack to carry personal items when out in the jungle, but this can be carried by your guide if necessary.
Himalayan Planet Adventures has the highest quality of staff in the industry. Your jungle guide is not only specially trained; he or she is far exceeds the minimum government requirements. From our office staff to our trained guides, you will find nothing but professionalism in all of our services. We have over ten years of experience in the industry, and we are respected as a leader.
Permits and Fees
There is a daily entrance fee for Bardia National Park. This fee is included in your Bardia package.
Before traveling to Nepal, it is always a good idea to buy travel insurance. These policies cover your trips, emergencies medical assistance, lost luggage, delays and cancellations and more. It’s just a good idea to buy a policy before traveling. Travel insurance is not very expensive, and while you may not need it, it is good security in case anything should go wrong, including you getting sick at the last minute.
Passport and Visa Requirements
Before traveling, your passport should have a minimum validity of at least six (6) months prior to the ending date of your trip. You will need to send Himalayan Planet Adventures either a faxed or scanned copy of your passport prior to arriving in Nepal so we can get all of the necessary permits prior to your arrival.
A Nepal visa is obtained upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. The fee schedule is as follows:
Visas are only obtainable via a cash payment. You can pay with US Dollars or the following currencies: Euro, British Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and the Japanese Yen.
Credit cards, Indian and Nepali currency is not acceptable as visa payment.
Climate and Weather
Bardia National Park is located on the northern edge of the plains of India and therefore experiences warmer temperatures than Kathmandu. The hot season is March through May when temperatures can climb to nearly 40° C. This is also the best time to see tigers in the wild as waterholes are drying up prior to the rainy season.
The rainy season is June through September as Bardia does have heavier rains than the Kathmandu Valley. Autumn (mid-September to November) is warm and pleasant. Winter is from December through February and can have cool nights but warm days.
You can visit Bardia National Park any time of year.
Himalayan Planet Adventures takes great pride in Nepal, and we practice the highest standards of ecology in the industry. All non-disposable items are packed out. We do not allow water or other plastic bottles to be left behind. We also make sure nothing that can cause injury to the animals is left behind as well. We take great care to maintain the pristine elements of the jungles of Nepal.
µ How to Book This Jungle Experience
The Bardia Jungle Experience is one trip you can book for anytime. Just go to our website (www.himalayanplanet.com) and fill out the on-line booking form. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them either before or after you book your trip. A 20% deposit is required to book the trip with the balance due upon arrival in Kathmandu. Payment can be made either through bank transfer or by credit card. We accept Master Card and Visa.
Upon paying the 20% deposit, we will e-mail you the final invoice prior to your arrival. In Kathmandu, you can pay the balance using cash or credit card.
Our Experience and Expertise
Himalayan Planet Adventures began in 2008. We are a government registered company headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal. We are members of all major travel organizations within the country.
Because of our high standards, we quickly became a recognized leader in Nepal’s travel industry. We hold a 95% satisfaction rating with our clientele. Our clients are our best form of advertising, and we encourage anyone to check with our past clients to learn about our professionalism in all aspects of tourism.
We are proud of our record and look forward to serving you as another happy and satisfied customer.
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