Tiger Encounter in Bardia National Park is best possibly during the warm months of March, April, and May. However, there are huge probabilities of seeing them during the early winter months of September to November. The number of tigers in Nepal had increased from around 121 in 2009 to 198 in 2013.
According to the census conducted in 2018, the tiger population has reached 235 in Nepal. The increasing number is positive news for all wildlife enthusiasts. This increment also gives us a lifetime opportunity to visit these majestic creatures in their natural state and innate habitat.
Bardia National Park’s tiger count was 17 in 2008, 50 in 2013, and 62 in 2016. The establishment of Banke National Park in 2010 made tiger conservation more effective in Bardia National Park. The two national parks are connected acting as transboundary protected areas linking to Katarniyaghat Wildlife Sanctuary of India in the south-western part. This extended boundary of protected areas has become one of the safest and suitable habitats for the Royal Bengal Tigers.
Tiger Encounter in Bardia National Park – If you want to encounter tigers with the least effort then Bardia National Park is the perfect destination for you. All you need to do is wear your sun hats, strap in your binoculars and patiently follow the nature guide’s instructions. Furthermore, the park’s lush grasslands, forests in its peak canopy, and wetlands will reveal the tree hugger in you.
Encounter everything that you've read and watched on the internet, the tranquil beauty of Nepal, and the warm hospitality of Nepalese. Flying through the beautiful mountain view and thickly wooded hills and plains, you will land in the capital of the country. At the airport, you will meet one of our team members who will escort you to the hotel in Thamel.
Once checked in, you can walk around in Thamel, Kathmandu's tourist hub. Here you can also find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine.
Early morning fly to Nepalgunj, This one-hour flight will take you to the city in the Terai Region. After landing at Nepalgunj, drive to Bardia National Park (3 / 4 hours) by private transport. Upon arrival, a welcome drink is served and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities, rooms will be assigned.
In the evening take a village tour to know more about the fascinating culture and lifestyles of the indigenous community. Rejuvenate yourselves by viewing the sunset over the Karnali River and sipping a beverage of your choice.
Bardia is a National park with a large territory of Royal Bengal Tigers. Tigers move around all over the park and lots of tiger evidence can be tracked. However, staking out some of the locations where tigers are often spotted increases the possibilities.
This day of the journey will be a thrilling experience since you will be walking to three different tiger territories. The places like "Hatti Machan, "Tinkune" and "Kingfisher" can be covered on foot and are famous tiger tracking spots of Bardia National Park.
We will dedicate one more day to tiger tracking. On this day you will be driving on an open-top jeep to another famous tiger tracking site inside the park. You will drive towards "Balcony" from a watchtower at the Balcony you will be able to see out over the grasslands. There are huge possibilities that you might spot a distant herd or a single tiger leaving the long grass for a drink at the river.
If you become unable to spot tigers on day 3 or day 4, you will repeat the activity on this day. However, if you have successful tracking on previous days, then you can be involved in other activities.
On your last day at Bardia National Park, you will be entertained by the local Tharu Community with Tharu cultural dance at the hotel premises.
Note: If we don’t see any tiger these days then we will move to another tiger territory. Similarly, our days can be increased this way until we finally see a tiger.
After this wonderful trip, you will drive back to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu.
Once you reach Kathmandu we will check you in at a nice and cozy hotel around the Thamel area. Self-exploring the narrow streets of this tourist hub for souvenir shopping and drinks is a good way to spend the rest of your day. Later in the evening, we will take you out for a farewell dinner and listen to your wildlife tour experiences.
We will drop you to the airport according to your flight schedule. Tiger Encounter hopes to take you to another exciting wildlife safari in Nepal soon.
International and domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary by private vehicle.
Two night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan
Flight from Kathmandu - Nepaljung - Kathmandu for member & guide
4 night 5 days accommodation in Bardia National Park
Full board Veg/Non-veg basis accommodation in the entire Bardia jungle safari
Nepaljung - Bardia National Park - Nepaljung transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance and National Park fees are included
All activities as mentioned in the itinerary are included
All ground transport inside the national park
Professional government license holder English-speaking tour guide entire the trip
A special tiger tracking guide and his salary
Welcome/ farewell dinner in typical Nepali food and cultural program
Insurance for Nepalese staff. (Guide and driver )
A comprehensive medical kit.
Government Tax and office service charge.
Bardia National park lies in the south-west part of Nepal. Its 968 sq km of area makes it the largest national park in the Terai region of Nepal. With the crest of Siwalik range on the north, Karnali River and its tributaries on the south, forest, cultivated land, less populated villages, and Mahendra highway on its south and east the park provides a large undisturbed area of surroundings for a large number of rare species.
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Thank you Tiger Encounter team for another great experience in beautiful Nepal. We had amazing memories in Mt. Everest & Chitwan! We did wildlife safari, jeep safari, bird watching, village tour & cultural program. You are super professional, knowledgeable. Strongly recommend.
We went on a wildlife safari tour operated by Tiger Encounter last May 2019. It was a great experience for the whole family our kids were very excited to see animals out in the wild.
Walking along with the wild that shelters varieties of birds and animals felt amazing. Very organized and fun wildlife tour.
Tiger Encounter made our tiger encounter possible. On tiger tracking day two we saw the beautiful beast come out to drink it has an incredible experience. Waiting for almost two days on the blazing heat of May was really worth it!!
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