Welcome to Bardia National Park

The park suffered greatly during the Maoist insurgency of the 1990s. Tourism dried up, lodges were mothballed and wildlife was hit hard by poaching, particularly the rhino population. The good news is that this damage is now being reversed, with 31 rhino being counted in 2014, and five more transferred from Chitwan in 2017.

The park may be inaccessible from May to September due to flooding.

Top experiences in Bardia National Park

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Bardia National Park activities

$1200 Water Sports

Karnali River Rafting

The 10 days Karnali trip Day 01: SurkhetSurkhet can be reached by flight to Nepalgung and a drive straight away to Surkhet.Day 02: Tallo DhungeshworThe put-in-point on the Karnali is Tallo Dhungeshwor which is reached after a six hour drive through beautiful sal forests. The village of Sauli is reached after passing through many small villages and the scenery on the way is spectacular.Day 03: First EnquiryFrom the first day on there are exciting wild rapids to face. A lunch stop follows, after which the descent on the karnali until first inquiry is reached. This is the location chosen for a campsite for the night. Another lovely night spent by the river.Day 04: God’s HouseThe fourth day promises more adventures. The river in this section is made up of wild torrents as the boat enters the ‘Jungle Corrider’ flowing through a narrow gorge that is surrounded by forest. Here collective efforts needed so must be followed the instruction of the guide. The long day on the river comes to an end at the superb camping site near God’s house, the day’s major rapid.Day 05: Seti DovanThis day also proves to be full of action and more fun is guaranted. The rapids around this area are trickily and technically. After rapids of God’s house, there are many challenging rapids should be faced.Day 06: Jamuna villageThere is also much to admire as the landscape seen today is simply marveleous. After a full day of action and fun, the boat arrives at Jamuna village where tents are set up for the night. Campsite is always a great place for conversation which generally hovers around the day’s adventures.Day 07: campsiteThis day is for relaxing and taking in the surrounding lush green vegetarian, a visit to a local village and the exploring jungle to see wildlife animal. The camp is on the beach where a good meal ends the day.Day 08-09: Bheri confluenceOnce out of the gorge, the rapids slowly ease off and further down at the confluence of the Bheri and Karnali, the river broadens and the gradient decreases as it meanders through astounding scenery. Finally it comes out Bardia National Park. Today and next day is a good time for explore.Day 10: ChisopaniThe last day trip of karnali is ends at Chisopani Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in Nepal.

$925 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Day Bardia Jungle Safari with Tiger Encounter

Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj (1 Hr)Today, we fly to Nepalgunj. After 1-hour flight, we reach Nepalgunj. We take a tour of the town, visit local markets, and mini zoo in the town. Overnight at a hotel in Nepalgunj. Day 2: Drive Bardia National Park via Kohalpur (4 Hrs)Driving on Ratna Highway, we take 30-45 minutes to reach Kohalpur. From Kohalpur, we drive on an off-road till we reach Bardia National Park. After we reach the park, we visit Tharu village. Tharu stick dance performance in evening is worth enjoying and participating. Overnight at a hotel. Day 3: Full day exploration of Bardia National Park, drive back to NepalgunjWe take an early morning tour of Bardia National Park on Open Jeep. If we are lucky, we’ll get sight of one-horn rhinos, Bengal tiger,  swamp deer, black buck, spotted deer, wild boar, leopard and other wildlife. We spend our morning exploring the park. We then go to Tharu cultural museum around the park. Overnight at a hotel in Bardia. Day 4: Fly back to Kathmandu