Bardia National Park
A handpicked selection of experiences endorsed by our experts. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, let us know, as our extensive network of local contacts can open many doors.
In addition to an incredible number of mammals, Bardia National Park is home to over 400 unique bird species, including the white-rumped vulture and the bar-headed geese. To get the most out of the experience of bird-watching in the park, guests are advised to bring their binoculars and guidebooks: this is serious business for serious bird-watchers!
If the best way to experience a place is from the perspective of a native, why not let an elephant lead the way? Guests can have the chance to cross an item off their bucket-list and take a ride on an elephant through the park, observing the world around from atop one of the largest mammals.
With so many exotic mammals living in the protected wildlife area, no one can go wrong with a good old-fashioned jeep safari. Guests can zip around the 374 squared miles of the park to see elephants, tigers, rhinoceros, and many other mammals in their natural habitat.
It might not provide as much mileage as a jeep safari, but a jungle walk is a great way for guests to get up-close and personal with the vast varieties of flora and fauna that flourish in Bardia National Park. Visitors may even trek to the observation tower in the park to check it all out from above.
For the thrill-seeking guests, the Rapti River provides an excellent opportunity to raft through the park. If they are lucky, guests will also have the chance to observe animals taking a drink or bath – including the crocodiles that often line the riverbed.
Just outside the boundaries of the park is the Tharu Village, home to the Tharu people, an identified nation by the Government of Nepal. Guests can spend some time with the people of this village, learning about life in the foothills of the Himalayas and experiencing the tribe’s different customs for themselves.
Explore in-depth information, experiences and highlights by navigating to specific regions using the links below on the right.
Bardia National Park Itineraries
Tigers & Temples: Nepal's Nature and Traditions
This action-packed seven-day itinerary will take you into the heart of Nepal, where you can experience village life, visit local temples, spot different types of wildlife in Bardia National Park and Pokhara’s lake district, and get up-close and personal with the majestic Himalayas. It’s a week you won’t soon forget!
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $8,200
Escape into lush jungle living at the Karnali Lodge in Nepal: a perfect getaway for adventurous, nature-loving souls. Located on the periphery of Bardia National Park, the largest protected wildlife area in the country, Karnali Lodge provides the comforts of home in the wilderness, with nine newly-decorated private rooms, complete with adjoining bathrooms. The lodge is a nearly fully-sustainable eco-center, with an organic vegetable farm that provides fresh fruits and vegetables for daily meals – the perfect sustenance for a jungle walk or jeep tour led by one of the lodge’s expert naturalists or for visiting with the lodge’s eight resident elephants. As guests enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife around them, they may take comfort in the fact that Karnali Lodge is committed to minimizing its impact on the park, adorning the lodge with soft colours and lighting and running nearly entirely on solar energy.
Nepal Goes Well With
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
An Asia-focused magazine brought to you by Remote Lands - a platform for adventure, luxury, and authenticity from experts and explorers around the continent.
Nepal’s Bardia: Trekking with Tigers and Rafting with Rhinos
There’s another side to Nepal, a wild side, a world brimming with rhinos and elephants, tigers and crocodiles, lazy rivers and grasslands.
What Others Say
Here is a small selection of the kind words our clients have said about us recently.
A couple from Texas
My wife and I traveled to Nepal with Remote Lands, and had an incredible time. This was our fourth trip with Remote Lands and the trip was planned perfectly with every detail accounted for.