National park

Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park is situated in west Nepal which is still very undeveloped region. It is better habitat for Tiger.There are difficult to access. It -First gazetted in 1976 and further extended in 1984. National Park status was gazetted in 1988 ( Area 968 sq. kms)

Introduction
Bardia National park is the largest national park in the lowland Terai covering on area of 968 sq.km. The park situated in Nepal’s Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems and conserve tiger and its prey species. Initially, a small area was gazetted as the Karnali Wildlife Reserve in 1976.

1500 households of the Babai valley were resettled outside the park allowing the vegetation and wildlife to flourish. In 1982, it was renamed as Bardia Wildlife Reserve, and in 1984 it was extended to its current size. The reserve was given the status of a National Park in 1988. Greater One-horned Rhinoceros were translocated from Chitwan National Park in 1986, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.

In 1997, an area of 327 km2 surrounding the park was declared as a buffer zone, which consists of forests and private lands. The park and local communities jointly manage the buffer zone. Together they initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zones.

An elephant ride provides a different view of the park as one can go off the main trail, Morning and late afternoon is the ideal time to go on a ride. Karnali river is the suitable home for Gangetic dolphin. Babi valley is a majestic place to visit where flagship Rhino, tiger, elephant can be observed in the wilderness site.

Babai valley
The Babai valley extending from Parewa odar to Chepang (bridge) was included In the park in 1984. The pristine valley is characterized by rich biodiversity. The major vegetation and forest type are wooded grassland and the riverine forest. The translocated rhinoceros from Chitwan were reintroduced in this valley. The luxurious forests in the east of the park also provide a good habitat and corridor for several wildlife species. The Karnali river is home to the endangered Gharial crocodile and Marsh mugger. The blue waters also provide habitat for the endangered Gangetic dolphin. Large Mahasheer, a game fish, is considered an excellent catch.

The fast flowing water also provide excellent rafting expeditions that can stop in the park. Riverine forests along with the shores of the river creating prime habitat for birds such as Herons, Egrets, Black-necked, stork, and Little pratincole. The Tharu ethnic group is native to this area. Traditionally they are subsistence farmers and practice their own tribal religious. Handicrafts made by the community members could be bought as souvenirs.

Features

Climate
The park has three distinct seasons, each providing a unique experience. Form October through early April the weather is dry. The days are warm, and the nights are cool and pleasant. From April to June the temperatures warm up, are peaking up to 450c in May. The hot sticky days give way to the monsoon rains that lasts until September.

Flora and Fauna
The park offers a variety of experiences in its vast undisturbed wilderness. About 70% of the forest consists of Sal trees with a mixture of grassland and riverine forests.Sal leaves are used in festival and religious offering. The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, Greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck, The other endangered species include gharial-crocodile, marsh mugger and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, lesser florican and sarus crane, More that 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds and several species of snakes, lizard and fish have been recorded In the park’s forest, grassland and river. In addition to the resident species, several migratory birds visit the park,

Facilities
Museum and Tharu culture are available for visitors at HQ. The wireless radio communication facility at the park headquarters, could be used in emergency, If you are traveling by private vehicle make sure that you have ample amount of fuel. Be advised to carry a comprehensive first-aid kit including medicines for intestinal problems. There is a community health post at Thakurdwara. You can spend your nights at the lodges surrounding the pork. These lodges provide service to tourists.

How to get there
You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj or take the doily flight. From Nepalgunj bus service is available to the park HQ at Thakurdwara during the dry season.

Chitwan National Park


Chitwan National Park :

The most famous and Nepal’s first national park. this ‘ World Heritage Nature Site’ declared by UNESCO is situated in the central development region covering an area of 932 sq. Chitwan National Park is the home to more than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tigers. This is also the home to around 600 plant species, 50 mammals, 526 birds and 49 amphibians and reptiles. For jungle safari Royal Chitwan National park is famous. Here you will travel through open grassland and dense forest on elephant back and while doing this you will come across different wild animals including rhinos, different kind of deer’s, wild boars, and in rare cases, tigers.

Another way you can experience this wild world is by 4 wheel drive jeep. By jeep or elephant back, you can go deep into the heart of the park, viewing some of the rare species of flora and fauna. You can also go on foot in to the park escorted by our well-trained naturalist who will interpret to you the concealed secrets of the jungle. You will have a great opportunity to see many species of birds including water fowl, Brahminy ducks, pintails, bar-headed geese, cormorants, woodpeckers, hornbills, peacocks, peahens, floricans, red-headed trogons and many others.

Another activity in the park is the boat/canoe trip down the Rapti and the Narayani Rivers. This is one of the more serene ways to explore the area as float downstream with the river’s flow. On the out skirts of Chitwan you can the Tharu community, and see their artistically decorated thatched huts, their typical dance and how they manage life next to the national park. A Chitwan jungle safari is certainly an adventure that the whole family can enjoy.

What to bring

  • Neutral colored clothing is recommended.
  • Light clothing is needed for daytime with a sweater and warm jacket for the evenings from November to March.
  • Pants / Trousers are recommended for elephant safari.
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses etc. are essential.
  • Binoculars add greatly to your enjoyment for bird and wildlife viewing.
  • Terai jungle are infested with leaches during monsoon hence one should carry insect repellent to keep them away.
  • It is advised to bring the necessary medical items such as mosquito repellent, anti-direahea tablets and anti-histamines

When to visit: 
Chitwan National park is one of the most visited National Park for exciting wildlife activities. The best time to visit the National park is from October through March, with an average temperature of 22 degree Celsius. The months of March to June temperatures can reach 42 degree Celsius. Generally, the hot temperatures last from June until September. The month of June to September is the monsoon season. Rivers becomes flooded sometimes during the season. Sometimes during May to August the park can be closed due to monsoon.

How to reach Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is well connected by national high way as well as has daily airlines services from October through May to Meghauli airstrip just outside the Park boundary. Alternatively, Rafting on Trishuli River is another exciting way to get to the Park. The bus leaves to Chitwan national park regularly from Kantipath, near by Thamel as well as central bus station often called new Bus Park. A bus or private car to Chitwan takes about 5 hours.

Activities in the park:-

Elephant Ride
Elephant safari is one of the best ways to explore the Chitwan National park. The tour enables you to enter into the dense forest and tall grassland to view animals species and birds. Here, you will have great opportunity to photograph the animals from close range

Jungle drive 
A Jeep safari through the jungle provides more game spotting opportunities than might be expected otherwise because it goes deeper into the jungle, usually beyond the beaten track. A thrilling tour in a four-wheel drive into the heart of the park will enable you to view some of the rarest species of animals, birds etc. You can also visit the observation Tower for viewing the enchant movements of the animals in the wilderness. The jeep can be diverted to visit the crocodile-breeding farm as well.

Jungle walk
Jungle walk is another way of experience the wilderness. Our trained naturalist will take you across the flowing water of the Rapti River and the prime areas of the park to view nature’s gifts like wild species of animal and birds blended with the surrounding flora and fauna. Early morning and late afternoon walk is the best to avoid midday heat.

Bird watching:
The parks are well known as a paradise for the birds. Some 450 species of resident and migratory birds have been recorded so far. You may encounter many of them, while making this tour. Other species like the Giant Hornbill, Lesser Frolic and the paradise Flycatcher will also attract your attention when your are traveling along the banks of the Rapti River.

Village tour:
Village tours allow visitors to experience a stay in a typical Nepali village. This gives visitors an opportunity to observe the rich Nepalese cultural tradition from the closer quarter and intermingle with locals.

Tharu culture programmed:-
The cultural program is another way to enjoy and make meaningful contrast of visit. The drumbeat and the agile breathtaking stick dance performed by the Tharus people. Their rhythmic movements and the exciting drumbeat may urge you to join them in their performances

Canoe Trip:-
A typical hand made Canoe will take you along the famous Rapti River where you will encounter the Harmless Gharial and the mud-drenched crocodile, basking in the sun at the Riverbanks. Moreover, many aquatic birds can be seen on the way.

Elephant Breeding Center:
We will take you to the first Elephant Breeding center in Asia , which is only two kilometers away from our resort. You can see baby elephantsocializing with their parents and other babies. The center belongs to the Nepalese Government and its objective is facilitating the breeding of young elephants, and to train them to convey tourist around the region.

1 nights/2 days Package
Day 01 : Arrival in Chitwan, Transfer to Hotel, Reception, Welcome drinks, Lunch, and Elephant Back Safari, evening walk ,Dinner and Tharu Cultural show.
Day 02: Wake up Call, visit bird watching tour, break fast and departure.

2 nights/3 days Package
Day 01 : Arrival in Chitwan, Transfer to Hotel, Reception, Welcome drinks, Lunch, and Tharu Village visit, Museum and sun set tour, Dinner.
Day 02: Wake up call, breakfast, Canoeing, Jungle walk, Visit Elephant breeding center, Lunch, and Elephant Back Safari or Jungle Drive, evening walk, dinner and Tharu Cultural show.
Day 03 : Wake up Call, visit bird watching tour, break fast and departure.  For Cost please click here.

3nights/4 days Package
Day 01 : Arrival in Chitwan, Transfer to Hotel, Reception, Welcome drinks, Lunch, and Tharu Village visit, Museum and sun set tour, Dinner.
Day 02: Wake up call, breakfast, Canoeing, Jungle walk, Lunch and Jungle Drive, evening tour, Dinner, Tharu Cultural Show.
Day 03 : Wake up Call, Breakfast, Visit Elephant Breeding Center, Lunch, elephant back safari, evening walk, dinner.
Day 04 : Wake up Call, visit bird watching tour, break fast and departure.

4nights/5 days Package
Day 01: Arrival in Chitwan, Transfer to Hotel, Reception, Welcome drinks, Lunch, and Tharu Village visit, Museum and sun set tour, Dinner.
Day 02 : Wake up call, breakfast, Canoeing, Jungle walk, Lunch and Jungle Drive, evening tour, Dinner, Tharu Cultural Show.
Day 03 : Wake up Call, Break fast, visit with our expert Nature guide to twenty thousands lake, bird watching, lunch, jungle walk, evening tour and dinner.
Day 04 : Wake up Call, Breakfast, Visit Elephant Breeding Center, Lunch, elephant back safari, evening walk, dinner.
Day 05 : Wake up Call, visit bird watching tour, break fast and departure.

5nights/6 days Package
Day 01: Arrival in Chitwan, Transfer to Hotel, Reception, Welcome drinks, Lunch, and Tharu Village visit, Museum and sun set tour, Dinner.
Day 02 : Wake up call, breakfast, Canoeing, Jungle walk, Lunch, and again Jungle walk, pony trek to Churiya hill, Inside the park, Dinner.
Day 03 : Wake up Call, Visit Elephant breeding Center, Lunch and Jungle Drive, evening tour, Dinner, Tharu Cultural Show.
Day 04: Wake up Call, Break fast, visit with our expert Nature guide to twenty thousands lake, bird watching, lunch, jungle walk, evening tour and dinner.
Day 05: Wake up Call, breakfast, Canoeing, visit : buffer zone jungle site, lunch, elephant back safari, evening walk, dinner.
Day 06: : Wake up Call, visit bird watching tour, break fast and departure.

Cost Information:
(The trip price will different by categories and depending on the group size, duration and services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a quote.)

Cost Includes:
All Safari Activities.
All jungle activities
All accommodations while safari including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Highly experienced Government licensed safari guide during the trip.
Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide insurance and salary, national park and conservation area fees.

Cost Excludes:
International airfares.
Transportation to and from Kathmandu by air or road as per itinerary.
International Airport Departure Tax.
Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.

(Programs and Timings vary somewhat according to change in season and are also subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances.)

For more information please contact us.