Tiger Encounter in Bardia National Park

  • 07 Days
  • 06 Nights

Come across the magnificent Royal Bengal Tigers, and watch them live their untamed lives. Experience this immense quest in the wilderness of the most undisturbed protected area in Nepal.

Trip Highlight

  • 4 Nights 5 Days Bardia wildlife safari
  • Special tiger tracking deep inside Bardia National Parks 
  • A glance into the indigenous Tharu community's lifestyle & culture. 
  • Encounter with the great one-horned rhino and other wild animals
  • Beautiful sunset view from the bank of Karnali River
  • Maximum possibilities of spotting the Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Different species of flora and fauna in Bardia National National


Trip Facts
  • Trip Profile : Tiger Encounter in Nepal 07 Days/ 06 Night
  • Trip Type : Safari, Wildlife, Camping
  • Trip Duration : 07 Days
  • Trip Route : Kathmandu, Nepaljung, Bardia National Park
  • Trek Accomodation : Hotel in city & Resort in safari
  • Preferred Seasons : March to May & September to November
  • Transportation: Flight, 4WD Private Jeep / Car
  • Age Limit : No limits

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.

Tiger Encounter in Bardia National Park

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.

Tour Plan


Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

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.


Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive to Bardia National Park

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. 


Tiger Tracking

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.     


Tiger Tracking

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.


Tiger Tracking and Jungle Activities

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.


Drive to Nepaljung and Fly to Kathmandu

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. 


Final Departure

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.

Cost Detail

Trip Includes
  • ​​​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.

Trip Excludes
  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days, and US$ 125 for a three-month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu  
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the red panda tour.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • All food and beverages are other than on the itinerary. 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Location Detail

Tour Location

Description of the Location

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.


What to Bring

  1. Neutral colored clothing is recommended. 
  2. Light clothing is needed for the daytime with a sweater and warm jacket for the evenings from November to March. 
  3. Pants / Trousers are recommended for safari and jungle walk.
  4. Comfortable walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, etc. are essential.
  5. Insect repellent and personal medical requirements should be carried. 
  6. It is highly recommended to travel light with only one small suitcase or duffle bag.
  7. During the warmer months, swimming suits are recommended.
  8. A small flashlight is recommended.
  9. Binoculars add greatly to your enjoyment of bird and wildlife viewing.

Just Fill and Book

This is a pre-booking form for the lead traveler. We would send you the actual booking form after the confirmation

    Frequently asked questions

    • Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?
      Yes, Tiger Encounter representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Tiger Encounter name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.
    • Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
      All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
    • How can I track tiger in Bardia National Park?
      Tracking mostly in tiger trails and territories can give you highest possibility of seeing tiger.
    • How many tigers are there in Nepal?
      There are now estimated 235 tigers in Nepal as of September 2018, nearly doubling the baseline of around 121 tigers in 2009.
    • What do we do if we cannot see tiger in whole day?
      We generally have more than one day just for tiger tracking. If we don’t see any tiger in first day then we will move to another tiger territory in next day. Similarly our days can be increased this way until we finally see tiger.
    • How tall is Royal Bengal Tiger?
      90 – 110 cm, Height
    • What do Royal Bengal Tiger looks like?
      Tigers are usually orange or reddish orange with very bold, uneven black stripes and white areas on the chest, neck, belly and inside of the legs.
    • Do Royal Bengal Tiger live alone or group?
      Tigers, except mothers and their cubs, are solitary animals. Individual tigers travel through large areas, also known as home ranges, whose size is determined by food availability.
    • How long can a Tiger go without eating?
      They can go for a maximum of 14 days without food and 4 days without water
    • Where can we find Bengal Tigers in Nepal?
      Tigers are found in Southern Part of Nepal in following protected areas. - Chitwan National Park - Bardia National Park - Banke National Park - Sukla Phanta National Park - Parsa National Park Among these, Chitwan and Bardia national park is common place and can be found tiger easily.

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