Name: Bardiya National Park (IUCN Category: II)
Established: 1976 Area: 968.00 km2. Buffer Zone (km2): 327.00 (IUCN Category: VI)
Bardiya National Park, with a total size of 968 sq. km., is the biggest national park in the lowland Terai in Nepal. The Western Terai region of Nepal is home to the park, which was created to conserve the representative ecosystems and preserve the tiger and its prey species' habitat. The Karnali Wildlife Reserve was initially established in a limited area in 1976. In order to let the plants and animals grow, 1500 residents from Babai valley were evacuated outside the park at that time. It was renamed Bardiya Wildlife Reserve in 1982, and it was expanded to its present size in 1984. In 1988, the reserve was designated as a national park. In 1986, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002, greater one-horned rhinos were moved from Chitwan National Park to Bardia National Park. A 327 km2 area around the park that is made up of woods and private property was designated as a buffer zone in 1997. The buffer zone is cooperatively managed by the park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Together, they start community development initiatives and look after the buffer zones' natural resources. As one may deviate from the main track on an elephant ride, it offers a distinct perspective of the park. The best times to bike are in the early morning and late afternoon. Gangetic dolphins are well-suited to life in the Karnali River. Babai valley is a majestic place to visit where flagship rhinos, tigers, and elephants can be cited in the wilderness site.
The park was expanded to include the Babai valley in 1984, which runs from Parewa Odar to Chepang Bridge. Rich biodiversity is present in the pristine valley. Wooded grassland and river system woodlands are the two main vegetation and forest types. In this valley, rhinoceros that had been relocated from Chitwan had been reintroduced. A number of animal and birds species benefit from the lush woods in the park's eastern region as a home and migration route. Bardia is famous for bird watching. The gharial crocodile and marsh mugger may be found in the Karnali river. The endangered Gangetic dolphin has a home in the clear seas. Good capture of a large Mahseer is regarded as a game fish. The swiftly moving water makes for fantastic rafting excursions. The habitat of choice for birds like herons, egrets, black-necked storks, and tiny pratincole is created by riverine trees and the river's banks. This region's indigenous ethnic group is the third. They traditionally live off of agriculture and have their own tribal religion. People in the community might purchase their handmade goods to take home as mementos.
The park experiences a different climate in winter, summer, and monsoon seasons in that order. The weather is dry from October to the beginning of April. The evenings are chilly and pleasant, while the days are warm. With a high temperature of 450C in May, the temperatures climb progressively from April through June. The monsoon rains, which start in July and persist until September, replace the humid, sweltering days.
A wide range of adventures is available in the park's vast, untamed environment. Sal trees, together with a mix of grasslands and riverine forests, make up around 70% of the forest. Traditional dishes for religious offerings and festivals are made of sal leaves. The Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, bigger one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck are among the endangered species that call the park home. Gangetic dolphins and marsh mugger crocodiles from Gharialand are two more endangered species. The Bengal florican, smaller florican, and sarus crane are three endangered bird species found in the park. In the park region, records show that there are over 30 different types of animals, over 230 different bird species, and a number of diverse snakes, lizards, and fish species. Numerous migratory birds also stop by the park in addition to the local species.
Visitors to the HQ may access the museum and learn about Tharu culture. There are various places in the park where you may use a phone or a mobile device. Make sure you have enough petrol in your car if you're driving privately. Carry a complete first-aid kit with medications, it is advisable. Near the park headquarters, at Thakurdwara, there is a community health post. The lodges located in the park's surrounding areas are where you may stay the night. Tourists can get Facilities and accommodation services from these resorts.
You can take a bus or take the flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, bus services are available to the park Headquater at Thakurdwara during the dry season.
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with the Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check-in, if time allows, you will visit the MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on Board basis)
The day after breakfast we will start a sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Places in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After coming back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. The rest of the time you could use it for traveling around the Thamel and shopping for needed equipment and other necessities. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. You will be picked up from here. After briefing about the programs, enjoy breakfast. Visit the crocodile breeding centre and Tharu village. Jungle drives the whole day with packed lunch. You enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge.
After breakfast, Elephant safari, Asian Elephant, Great one horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer, Chittal, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer, Nilgai or Bull, Black Buck, Wild boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild dog, Golden Jackel, Striped Hyena, Visit the visitor center, crocodile Breeding Center & Tharu Cultural Museum. Jungle Walk is an excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, and birds, and waits in the Tower (Machan) to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wildlife tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful. Tharu Culture dance. You enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge.
On this day you visit black sanctuary with packed lunch and drive to Babai Bridge and walk upstream along the gorge of the Babai River. You return to the lodge in the evening. You enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge.
After breakfast, you depart from the lodge for Kathmandu.
Today is the last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying goodbye to the mountains as the journey in Nepal, comes to an end today, There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.
Note: The Cost Includes and Excludes part in the itinerary may help you better understand how the trip is planned. We will get back to you with the actual cost of the trip as soon as you let us know the number of interested travellers and the departure date.
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