The Longest Way Home logo
currently traveling for  
Countries visited Portugal | Spain | France | Germany | Poland | Slovakia | Hungary | Romania | Bulgaria | Turkey | Iran | Pakistan | India | Nepal | Tibet | China | The Philippines | Sabah | Singapore | Malaysia (west) | Thailand | Overland travel
 
 
 

All about Jungle treks in Bardia

Get into the real jungle of Nepal with wild tigers & wildlife
Updated: March 28th 2016 | Nepal travel guides

My Rating:
 
On foot or by jeep a jungle adventure awaits
Download my latest guidebook to Bardia National Park

(click on a topic heading to skip to that section)

» What types of jungle treks are available?

» What type of trek is best in Bardia?

» Jungle treks on foot

» Half day, full day, or overnight treks?

» Jeep treks in Bardia

» River boating

» More on Bardia National Park


Types of Jungle Trek in Bardia


There are basically only three types of jungle trek in Bardia. Two of these (Treks and jeeps) are the most popular. Elephant jungle safaris are not very popular compared to Chitwan National Park.

Jungle treks / walks

By far the most enjoyable and popular jungle treks in Bardia take place on foot. These walks take place on half day / full day / or overnight excursions with a high chance at seeing wildlife.

Jeep safaris

The second most popular way to explore Bardia National Park is by jeep. These jeeps allow you deep into the jungle with a good chance at spotting wildlife.

Elephant safaris

The elephant safaris in Bardia National Park are not popular for several reasons. The first is that the wildlife in Bardia is not as numerous compared to Chitwan where elephant safaris are popular. The second reason is that only the larger more expensive resorts own elephants in Bardia.

Rafting / boating safaris

While not so popular for wildlife spotting rafting or boating in Bardia is possible and does offer a unique jungle experience.

Here is my full online guide to Bardia National Park. Meanwhile the rest of this page will deal with jungle treks in Bardia.


Types of Jungle treks in Bardia


There are several types of jungle treks on foot. You can pick and choose as you wish with your jungle resort of guide service. If they have a fixed list of activities don't worry as they are rarely adhered too.

It's quite common for people to do several full day jungle treks rather than overnight treks which don't actually allow you to stay in the jungle. Full day treks involve trekking in the jungle, plus long periods of wildlife spotting.

The second most popular trek is a jeep safari which means you will drive deep into the jungle before trekking / walking in the jungle to various look-out points.

(link to top)


The best type of jungle trek in Bardia


The most popular trek in Bardia is a full day walking trek. A full days jungle trek offers a lot of potential to spot a tiger and other wildlife without breaking ones budget.

Half day jungle trek

A half day trek can happen either in the morning or after lunch. You'll trek for a few hours in the jungle before reaching a popular look out point for wildlife. These types of trek offer only a small chance at seeing big game due to the short amount of time you actually have at a look out point.

Full day jungle treks

Full day jungle treks/walks offer the best value and the best chance at seeing wildlife. They start out in the morning with a couple hours of trekking before resting for lunch at a look out point. Short walks then take place to various wildlife look-out points. Linking up several full day treks increases your chances at spotting wildlife. A good guide can make the difference in your full day jungle trek so choose carefully.

Overnight jungle treks

Overnight treks mean you'll be camping out in the buffer zone's of Bardia National Park. No one is allowed to stay in the actual park at night. It is illegal to do so. The buffer zone looks similar to the park and it's hard to tell the difference. It does mean you get to explore the jungle like few other people. The chances of spotting wildlife increases based on the extra hours you are outside. The biggest thrill is staying out overnight with the sounds of the jungle all around you.

(link to top)


Jeep Safaris in Bardia


Jeep safaris offer you a chance to go deep into the depths of Bardia's jungle and then trek for a while.

Jeep safaris can be done for a half-day, full-day or overnight. They are very similar to jungle treks only you will have the fun of being in a jeep and will be able to go deep into the jungle before getting out to trek.

By going deep into the jungle you increase your chances at seeing a wild tiger. It's still not a guarantee but you will be in places less populated by people where tigers are known to live.

Jeep Safaris can start from USD $170 for a full day. But you can break this price up if there's a group of you going.

(link to top)

 


River boating in Bardia


Hiring a boat in Bardia will enable you to paddle along the river for a different perspective on wildlife spotting in Bardia. During the dry season you will often spot deer, rhino or even tigers drinking along the shores.

The boats are rubber-dingy types and the rivers are inhabited by marsh-mugger and gharial crocodiles!

 

(link to top)


 

More things to do in Bardia


Even though Jungle treks and safaris are the most popular activities in Bardia National Park there are many more things to do. From cultural village tours, fishing, rafting, bicycling, to visiting crocodile or elephant breeding centers.

Do check out my online guide to Bardia National Park to find out more, or better yet download my full guidebook below!

(link to top)


 

Download my full guidebook to Bardia National Park


Are you looking to discover more about Bardia National Park? Look no further as I've written the most comprehensive travel guide to Bardia!

Find out more!


(back to top)

Was this page helpful to you? If so please tell others!

From full day treks to overnight stays

Watching for wild animals in Bardia
Choosing the type of trek you go on in Bardia will determine what wildlife you will come across
Big photo of the way to Everest Base Camp sign Take a boat ride on the Rapti River in Chitwans jungle Nepal Om mani padme hum written onto stone Streets of Kathmandu
Huge photo of a Baby Elephant in Chitwan Learn more about Nepalese food starting with Dhal Bhat Visit the Swayambhunath Monkey Temple with this free guide See a huge photo of Mount Everest


Click a heading to browse my Nepal
travel guides



Patan

Full guide:
» Guide to Patan    
Central Patan
  - Patan Durbar Square
 South Patan
  - Mahaboudha Temple
  - Uku Bahal
  - Machchhendranath temple
North Patan
  - The Golden Temple
  - Kumbeshwar Temple Complex
West Patan
  - The Kumari Living Goddess
East Patan
  - The Balkumari Temple

Make the most out of your journey:
» Get my full guidebook to Patan!

Bhaktapur

Full guide:
» Guide to Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
» Guide to Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  - Erotic Elephants Temple (Shiva Parvati)
  - Basantapur Chowk (Sculptures)
  - National Art Gallery / Museum
  - The Golden Gate (Sundhoka)
  - Taleju Temple (Mul Chowk)
  - Naga Pokari 
  -
55 Window Palace
  - Siddhi Lakshmi
  - Stone Lions
  - Pashupatinath Temple (Bhaktapur)
  - Vatsala Durga Temple & Taleju Bell
  - Chyasalin Mandap
Near Durbar Square
» Taumadhi Square
Just outside Bhaktapur
» Kailashnath Mahadev (Tallest Shiva statue)
» Nagarkot

Like to know more?
» Get my full guidebook to Bhaktapur!

Bardia National Park
Lumbini

Full guide:
» Guide to Lumbini
History:
» History of Lumbini
» Ashokan Pillar in Lumbini

Get the most out of your trip:
» Download my Guidebook to Lumbini!

 
Going for a jeep safari in Bardia National Park
Jeep safari in Bardia National Park
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Longest Way Hotel Search
 
 
 
 
click here to get my free email updates, it's easy! Follow me on Twitter! site map | home | travel blog | inspiration | gallery | travel | stories | about | contact | disclaimer | © copyright 2005 - 2016 www.thelongestwayhome.com The Longest Way Home logo