Besides the magnificent Himalaya and stunning rivers, Nepal is home to a diverse variety of wild animals, birds, fishes, reptiles and flora. In the National Parks, Conservation Areas and former king's hunting reserves, you can meet and experience endangered species and rare animals normally seen only in zoos
We have two world famous National Parks Chitwan and Bardia located in the Terrai, only a 4-5 hour drive from Pokhara or Kathmandu. We arrange the package tours to both National Parks to suite any budget.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan is located between the two major tourist cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara. (150 km southwest of Kathmandu & 150 km southeast of Pokhara. To reach there, you can take private transportation or regular tourist buses from Pokhara or Kathmandu. If you want to fly, you can easily reach there in 20 minutes from Kathmandu but currently there are no direct flights from Pokhara.
Originally, the hunting grounds of the King of Nepal, Chitwan became world renowned for safari hunters in the 19th century. The trophy hunting of tigers and rhinos eventually led to a decline in their numbers. In 1963, its southern part was declared a Rhino Sanctuary. In 1984, Chitwan National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It covers an area of 900 km2 filled with different types of plants & trees. It is known as the best habitat for One Horn Rhinoceros. There are lots of other species of wild animals: Monkeys, different types of deer, Wild Elephants, Tigers, Leopards and over 400 different types of birds, making it a paradise for bird watchers.
Bardia National Park
In the far West of Nepal, Bardia was established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. Covering an area of 968 km2 it is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in Nepal. This national park is little bit far from the main tourist hubs. It is 600 km west of Kathmandu and 450 km from Pokhara. To get there it takes about 15 hours by bus from Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you want to make your journey shorter, you can fly to Nepalgung in an hour and drive the remaining 70 km to reach the park. This national park is famous for many wild animals: Tigers, Wild Elephants, Black Bucks and River Dolphins. You can also enjoy white water rafting in Karnali River during the hot season