Bardia National park established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park is most largest and intact wilderness areas in the Terai occupying an area of 968sq.km. It is situated adjoining the eastern bank of Karnali River in Bardia District. The northern boundary is defined by the ridge of Siwaliks Hill. Nepaljung- Surkhet Highway partly forms the southern border which acutely disturbs the protected area; natural boundaries to human settlement are made in the west by the Geruwa a branch of Karnali River and by Babai in the southeast. Along with the neighboring Banke National Park with a coherent protected area of 1,437sq km embody tiger conservation unit.The easiest way of reaching here is by cruising 12-13 hrs by bus from Kathmandu or taking a 90min flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung and a few hours’ drive. The park which is a sub tropical jungle is densely forested by Sal Trees and carpeted by green grass, riverine and savannah vegetation. Bardia National park is considered as one of the most pictorial national parks is the whole continent of Asia. This national park which consist of diverse range of flora and fauna is the home to more than 30 different species of mammals which includes Langurs, Rhesus monkeys, Civets, Hyenas, Wild Tiger, Rhinoceros, Wild Elephant( park consist of the biggest wild tusker in Asia) and Black buck. Gharial and Marsh Mugger crocodile, the great game fish masher and dolphin hover in the water body.
The park consist of more than 350 different species of birds which include cormorants, egret, stork, geese, jungle fowl, kingfisher and other endangered species such as Bengal florican, Lesser florican, Silver eared mesia and the Saurus crane. All these ingredients from mammals to aves from pices to amphibians make this national park a true paradise for all the natures’ lovers.
Day 01: Arrival, You will be picked up by our representative from Amabasa or Nepalgunj Airport and transferred to your hotel. Later you can visit the crocodile breeding centre. You can also make a short excursion to the nearby village, which is inhabited by the Tharu community, to explore their culture and lifestyle.
Day 02: National Park, In the morning you will go for a Jungle walk and later for an elephant back safari. Bardia National Park is by far the largest and the most pristine wild area in Nepal’s lowlands. In the evening, you can take delight in a Tharu Cultural dance program.
Day 03: Departure, Today you will depart for our onward destination after breakfast.
I had one my most beautiful life experiences at Nepal. I did a combined trip: a volunteer stay at an orphanage, a trekking of 10 days at the Langtang national park, and some days of guided tour at Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), Bhaktapur and Pokhara.
The tour organizer, Devi Baral, did a fantastic job, adapting everything (schedules, hotels, city visits...) to my requests without changing the total price of the adventure. He always had an optimal solution to any unexpected situation, and he is an extremely easy going person you can trust.
My stay at the orphanage has been a wonderful experience, and I decided to extend it for some days, and shorten the trekking. After the trekking, I decided to visit Pokhara, and then I needed to do several changes on the initial plan: hotel bookings, different bus schedules... but there was not any problem for Devi to change the plans several times.
My girlfriend and I arranged our tour in Nepal with Adventure Nepal Eco Trek after reading the positive reviews on Trip Adviser. We were not disappointed. Devi the tour organizer was very accommodating arranging a tour to suit us. We stayed for 19 Days and saw Kathmandu, Pokhara, trekked through Annapurna and visited the Chitwan National Park. The trip was very well organized and Devi was very helpful with all our requests.
While Trekking in Annapurna our guide was Kumar Basnet. He was very knowledgeable of the area and we even had other guides and travelers asking him for information! We trekked for 6 days starting at Nayapool through Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Jhinu danda, Syaulibazar and then ending at Nayapool. The trekking was beautiful, the views from Poon Hill and Ban Thanti were both spectacular. The tea houses were both very comfortable too, with most having hot water, western style toilets and comfortable beds. The food was also very tasty and we had no problems with getting sick while trekking, although we were careful to take the necessary precautions (e.g. drinking boiled water, ensuring the food/tea was hot).
Devi was very helpful in helping us arrange our holiday to Nepal and ensuring we had an enjoyable stay. I would recommend this company to anyone travelling to Nepal.