chitwan Bardia Tour

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Trip Overview


The Chitwan Bardia Tour offers a mesmerizing journey through the natural wonders of Nepal, showcasing two of the country's most renowned national parks: Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park. This captivating adventure is also a dream for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, presents a vibrant tapestry of dense forests, grasslands, and winding rivers. The park is a sanctuary for an impressive array of wildlife, including endangered species like the one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal tiger. Embark on thrilling jeep safaris, canoe rides along the Rapti River, and guided jungle walks to spot the diverse flora and fauna that call this place home. The indigenous Tharu culture also awaits exploration, offering a chance to connect with the local heritage and traditions. The journey continues to Bardia National Park, a hidden gem situated in the remote western region of Nepal. Bardia boasts untamed wilderness, providing a haven for elusive wildlife species like the Asiatic elephant and the Gangetic dolphin. Its unspoiled landscapes make for unforgettable wildlife encounters. Visitors can also partake in jungle treks, birdwatching excursions, and exhilarating elephant safaris, immersing themselves in the raw beauty of the wild. Apart from wildlife adventures, both parks offer a wealth of other activities. Engage in cultural experiences by visiting local villages, witnessing traditional dances, and savoring authentic Nepali cuisine. The parks also serve as crucial conservation hubs, contributing to the preservation of Nepal's rich biodiversity. The journey between Chitwan and Bardia is equally enchanting. Travelers traverse through picturesque landscapes, picturesque hill stations, and charming rural communities, gaining insights into Nepal's diverse cultural tapestry.

Conclusion and Summary

With its blend of rich wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and breathtaking landscapes, the Chitwan Bardia Tour promises an unforgettable expedition that will leave a lasting impression on every adventurer. As visitors explore the pristine wilderness, they will also contribute to the conservation efforts, ensuring the protection of these invaluable natural treasures for generations to come.

Trip Highlights

  • Search for Tigers in Nepal, where their population is growing rapidly
  • Explore two stunning national parks – Bardia and Chitwan – by jeep, boat and on foot!
  • See some of Asia’s most spectacular wildlife, including Asian Elephant and Greater One-horned Rhinoceros
  • Gharial, Ganges River Dolphin, Sloth Bear & Gaur all possible
  • Stay in stylish and luxurious accommodation throughout
  • The reserves are home to over 300 species of bird
  • Optional 3-night extension to the breathtaking Himalayan foothills, where mountain birds abound
  • Add a 2-night extension to Bardia and Chitwan National Park for further Tiger opportunities


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu. In the afternoon you can explore the streets of Thamel, the tourist capital of Nepal. In the evening during the welcome dinner, you will be briefed about your program in Bardia and Chitwan.

Although most of your queries are answered during our correspondence, you can share any doubts or queries if you have any during the welcome dinner phase.

Day 02: Scenic Drive to Chitwan

We start the day with a warm breakfast at Kathmandu and head towards Chitwan. We make stops for tea refreshment and at around 1 pm, we reach Chitwan where a freshly prepared lunch will be waiting for you.

After rest, your jungle guide/naturalist will brief you about the activities and take you for a walk around the Tharu Village. You can see the lifestyle and the things they do. Besides that, the guide will also explain to you how they are dependent upon forests and rivers for life and also their tattoo and Heena culture. You can see some of the Tharu men and women making baskets and fishnets from locally available resources.

After you return to the hotel, you will be served some drinks and the Tharu dance starts on the hotel premises. It is an hour-long program with different dances of the Tharu community. At last, the dancers will invite you to dance and you can move your body for a while before dinner for a good appetite!

Day 03: Full Day Chitwan Jungle Safari Activity

Your day starts with a wake-up call which is mostly a knock at the door by the staff as most jungle lodges don’t have intercom services.

You will have breakfast before heading out for the canoe trip. The canoe is a long wooden boat made from either a silk cotton tree or Sal tree and seats as many as 15 people depending upon the length. The ride will be about 40 minutes and during the canoe ride, you can see two species of crocodile basking in the sun and many birds, and if you are lucky enough a rhino drinking water from the river.

The canoe ride ends near the Elephant breeding center where you can see more than 25 elephants as well as some small and yet big newborns. The Naturalist will brief you about the daily routine, behavior, and eating habits of the elephants.

After the briefing, we will go to the river to see the elephants bathing. You can take a shower on top of an elephant after paying 2-3 dollars.  Soon after the shower, we will head back to the hotel and have lunch.

After lunch, we will participate in the elephant back safari which is usually 1.5 to 2 hours long. You are likely to encounter some wildlife animals like sambar deer, spotted deer, rhesus macaques, gray langurs, jungle cats, marbled cats, and Indian Rhino on this trip. Walk back through the forest to the hotel.

Day 04: Continue Driving to Bardia

After breakfast, we drive to Bardia with sweet memories of Chitwan and its wildlife. We have a more promising destination for wildlife in the name of Bardia.

You can expect to discover the species of wildlife in the Bardia National Park that you didn’t get to witness in Chitwan, making animal sightings much easier than Chitwan.

Day 05: Full Day Bardia Jungle Safari Activity

Today after breakfast we walk into the forest in search of the Bengal tiger. The half-day walk in the forest provides an opportunity to encounter many wild animals including the Bengal tiger as Bardia is one of the best places for tiger spotting.

In the afternoon after lunch, you will be taken for a walk into the local village of Tharu people. The evening will be nice as you participate with the local Tharu people in a cultural program.

Day 06: Explore Bardia National Park with Jungle Safari

Today you will experience the Elephant back ride, bird watching, and canoe/boat ride just like at Chitwan National Park.

Day 07: Drive to Nepalgunj and Fly Back to Kathmandu

We will have breakfast and depending upon your flight schedule, which is usually late afternoon we drive towards the Airport at Nepalgunj. Arrive in Kathmandu and stroll around the old markets of Kathmandu like Ason, Indra chowk, and Thamel for souvenirs.

Day 08: Final Departure

Our airport representative will assist and transfer you to the airport for your scheduled flight back to your hometown.

Price Includes

  • Round trip flight ticket from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu and airport tax.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle from and to the airport/bus station.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea, Coffee and Hot Water).
  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis at Hotel/Resort.
  • All the Jungle Safari/Activities as per the above-mentioned itinerary/program.
  • All national park fees/entry permits.
  • English speaking Nature/Jungle guide.
  • Office Service charge

Price Excludes

  • Any meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature and gratuities.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks/beverage bill, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Tips for guide, supporting staff and driver
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