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Bird watching and photography tour in Bardiya national park


6 Days Day/s

Max. Elevation

N/A Meter

Group size

Min 4Pax

Private vehicle | Domestic Flight
Best Season
September - November, March - May
Star category hotel
All types meals
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Bardia NP - Kathmandu

Bird watching and photography tour in Bardiya national park Highlights

    • An interesting bird-watch with an exciting wildlife safari around pristine location.
    • Pristine, undisturbed park full of rare endangered wild mammals and birdlife.
    • Great place to enjoy bird-watching and catching wild animals in your camera.
    • Less ventured national park of Bardiya around Nepal Far Western Terai belt
    • Enjoy the local Tharu culture with an impressive jungle safari and bird-watching

    Tour profile of Bird watching and photography tour in Bardiya national park

    Mode of Tour
    Accommodation in jungle lodge and resorts
    Tour Grade
    Leisure to Moderate short walks
    Tour Region
    Nepal Far South West Terai belt, district of Bardiya around Karnali Zone
    Mode of transport
    Scenic flight and drive in jeep, or coach as per the size of a group both ways
    Local Culture
    Populated by indigenous Tharu tribes with a mixed group of hill people Hindu Brahmin and Chettries with Magar follows the Hindu religion and colorful culture.
    Total Trip
    05 Nights and 06 Days with flights and drives
    Best Season
    All months of the year, except the monsoon wet times from June to August. The best time is Spring March to May and early autumn/fall September to November including a pre-winter month of December.

Tour Overview

Bardiya National Park Bird Watching and Photography Tour, only a few groups of visitors have the opportunity to be in this pristine location. As Bardiya National Park is situated in the Far South West of Nepal low land of Terai belt. 

A heavily farming and agriculture country, yielding rice, wheat, and other major crops the close to the park. Where wild animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, Rhinoceros, and deer roams within the park premises, as well near to some villages. In search of prey and a nice grazing area, one of the undisturbed areas with less number of tourists due to its remote location. Hence, it makes a perfect place for wild animals and birdlife, with an enjoyable safari in the quietness of the jungle. With only the sound of animals and bird calls, such as jackal, hyena, wild dogs with many peacocks, and wild jungle foals. Near the park, boundary farming has ceased in the Babai Valley, where natural vegetation is regenerating, making the area a prime habitat for wildlife. For endangered animals like the rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger, swamp deer, blackbuck, with two types of crocodile Gharial and marsh mugger with rare Gangetic dolphin. 

Within the park, interesting bird watching and for photography of endangered birds, the Bengal Florican, Lesser Florican, silver eared mesia, and Sarus crane. 
Besides exotic birdlife of more than 200 species, the Bardiya National Park is home to more than 30 different mammals. Includes many snakes, lizards and fish have been recorded in the park's forest, grassland, and river habitats. 

Where a large number of resident and migratory birds are found within the park streams, ponds, and near Babai River. Certainly a nice and pleasant place for quiet sighting of birds and wildlife in the comfort of a nice cozy jungle lodge, situated near the park premises.

After an enjoyable and mesmerizing experience in the jungles of Bardiya National Park with time visiting the local Tharu village. Here you can witness the local immense culture and excellent photography of the indigenous tribe and their colorful custom. Then completing our wonderful Jungle and Nature activities, a short drive takes you to Nepalgunj city airport for a scenic sweeping flight to Kathmandu. 

Outline itinerary of Bird watching and photography tour in Bardiya national park

Day 01
In Kathmandu preparation for onward exciting bird-watch tour
Day 02
From Kathmandu fly to Nepalgunj airport and drive to Bardiya and transfer to hotel, jungle lodge, and resorts- 02 hrs drive.
Day 03
Full day safari in Bardiya National Park bird watching, photography.
Day 04
Full-day Jungle activity bird watching and photography.
Day 05
Morning nature activities, bird watching visit places of interest for photography and transfer to airport flight to Kathmandu.
Day 06
International departure for homeward or to respective countries.

Bird watching and photography tour in Bardiya national park Itinerary



On reaching Kathmandu by various airlines and checking at respective hotels with time for preparation, like buying bird guide book or other necessary items like binocular and maps of the area, required for the journey beyond Kathmandu.



Morning as per flight time for Nepalgunj, transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a scenic flight with an amazing panorama of Himalayan range from Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri peaks, with country’s dramatic landscape views. 

After 50 minutes land at Nepal Far South West tropical city of Nepalgunj airport, at the airport our naturalist and guide receives you for a few hour drive further west from Nepalgunj city to reach on the outskirt of Bardiya Park, where many good hotels and lodge located.

Enjoy the afternoon visiting local villages of Tharu people for interesting photographs and witness impressive culture and custom, with dinner in the lodge, hotel restaurants.



Jungle activities with packed lunch: 

Morning Bird Watch Tour, Machan (Watch Tower) Tour, Jungle walks, nature 

walks, elephant or jeep safari with elephant briefing and bathing elephants 

include more with entertainment of local Tharu cultural programs.



Another full day for safari and bird watching as well taking photographs of some 

wildlife, enjoy jungle or nature walks to observe the animals like deer and wild 

boar, where the tiger is often sighted with one-horned or Indian rhinoceros with 

many species of birdlife and peasants, jungle fowls including peacocks.


Jungle and nature takes you near the river banks and ponds for more sighting of 

Birds like common to larger egrets, storks, kingfishers of various species and 

Crocodiles, while inside the jungle witness woodpecker, beautiful paradise fly 

catcher bird with more as you explore the quiet green area.

After a wonderful day, with some wild and rare animals sighting as well as watching 

many bird species of different vibrant colors, then back to the lodge enjoying a 

lovely active day.



More jungle and nature programs with more places of interest to explore from 

river, ponds to dense forest and open grassland to observe wildlife and birds, and 

then after a last morning activity, bid farewell to our naturalist and guide, then 

drive to Nepalgunj city airport for an exciting flight to Kathmandu.

With the rest of the afternoon free at leisure for personal activities and shopping gifts and souvenirs with a farewell dinner to complete your wonderful stay in Nepal.



Last day in Nepal in the country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time either morning, afternoon, or evening. Open Trail Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport for the homeward journey or to the next port of call.

Bird watching and photography tour in Bardiya national park Cost Detail

    • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
    • Star Standard twin-sharing accommodation (5 Night).
    • Tour program with including Professional guide, Private vehicle, and entrance fees
    • Two way Domestic flight ticket
    • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) only in bardia NP
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff.
    • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
    • Personal care & attention.
    • All Local and government taxes.
    • All kinds of beverages including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, during Tour
    • Travel and Rescue Insurance
    • Tipping to the crew.
    • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
    • International airfare and airport departure tax
    • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
    • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"



Frequently Asked Questions

How big is Bardiya National Park and where is it?

Bardiya National Park covers an area of 968 sq. km, located in the Far Mid-Western Nepal around the Terai region, the flat land. One of largest and undisturbed of pure wilderness with dense tropical jungle and vast grassland.

How are the hotel accommodation standard and food on this trip?

<div>On booking with Open Trail Treks, as per the trip cost, we book and provide the best tourist standard hotels, from non-star to 2 or 3 stars hotels to 5 stars deluxe on a bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu, with twin sharing rooms. For single supplement with extra charge in all hotels on the tour.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hotel accommodation in Bardiya will be on tourist standard with simple facilities but comfortable with friendly service at beck and call.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In Bardiya, accommodations and meals are included like Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For extra refreshment drinks and snacks at your expense including laundry services and tipping.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Meals served in any hotels and restaurants are of international standard taking care of hygiene and choice of order from the La Carte menu. In a larger group like a set of meals will be served. All drinking water in the hotel rooms and restaurants is safe to drink, or one can buy bottled water also.</div>

To charge our electronic device and gadgets what are AC power?

<div>In Kathmandu / Nepal capacity 609 MW in Integrated Power System, of 230&nbsp;</div><div>Volt in A.C. power, single-phase, and 400 volt in three phases for general.</div><div>The hotel in Bardiya lodge and camps have full electricity, in case of power cuts which happens sometimes, where all lodge have their generator to supply the power and for the connivance of the guest.</div>

What are the currency value in Nepal?

The currencies in Nepal are Nepalese Rupees which is at present exchange rate is US$ 1 equals to NRS 116.95, Nepalese Rupees made of smaller denominations called paisa a 100 paisa makes a Rupee. The bills from Rs. 1000, 500, and 100 with 50, 20, 10, 5, and one rupee. All denominations of different colors with value marked in English as well in Nepalese numbers.

Who will accompany us during the whole trip in Nepal?

<div>Our expert guide with knowledge of birds and wildlife including local culture will accompany the group throughout the trip for the main arrival to your final departures. In a large group of more than 6 people, our Nepalese guide with some staff will accompany the group throughout the trip, as well the same driver will be with you or the group during the whole trip to make it easier for our valued clients.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>All guides we assign have good knowledge of communication in the English language. For other foreign languages if required please inform and contact us on pre-booking, so that we can arrange the respective language guide available for you or the group</div>

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