Set on the edge of Royal Bardia National Park, Karnali Lodge offers each visitor the chance to explore the most undisturbed wilderness area in the Terai lowlands. The Park has a rich and varied wildlife and is home to endangered species including the One Horned Rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Gangetic Dolphin, a very rare species with a limited population found only in the Ganges River of Nepal and India. From the lodge one can explore the surrounding areas on elephant back, foot, jeep and boat.
The villages of the indigenous Tharu people surround the park and the jungle lodge embraces much of the Tharu architecture offering a perfect mix of nature, culture, adventure and luxury. The lodge’s double rooms are complete with en suite bathroom. There is a central dining area and Western and Nepali cuisine is served. The fully-stocked bar remains open until the last person goes to bed.
Karnali Jungle Lodge is accessible by land, by air (flight to Nepalgunj followed by a 2-hour drive) or one can raft down the mighty Karnali River into the Park itself.
At Karnali Jungle Lodge individual interests are encouraged and programmes are designed after discussion with every guest. Tiger Mountain remains the leader in conservation and environmental control.
A Day at Tiger Tops Karnali Jungle lodge
Our mountain flight expert – Yeti Airlines awaits us at Kathmandu airport. We take the flight to Nepalgunj, which last for an hour.
THREE NIGHTS WEST NEPAL ITINERARY
TIGER TOPS KARNALI LODGE
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival you will be met by a Tiger Mountain representative and transferred to Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge on the edge of Royal Bardia National Park. This two hour drive along the East West Highway passes through many fascinating Tharu villages.
Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge is built in the materials of the local Tharu people and is situated on the edge of Royal Bardia National Park. Upon arrival, the Lodge Manager will brief you on the National Park and on the wildlife activities available..
The rich wildlife of Bardia includes swamp deer, chital, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, nilgai or blue bull, monkey, elephant, tiger, leopard, crocodile and over 300 species of birds. One of the highlights of a trip to Bardia is a visit to the nearby Tharu villages. This provides an excellent and colourful introduction to the culture, farming and crafts of the Tharu people. Evening – Slide show presentation of the history, wildlife, flora and fauna of the Royal Chitwan National Park. A hot and relaxing shower is followed by drinks and dinner. Overnight at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge
Early morning - Elephant safari deep inside the jungles to view and observe Wildlife at close quarters for viewing and photographing wildlife. After Breakfast jeep drive through the jungle. Lunch at the lodge and time to relax. Afternoon - An elephant briefing following by elephant bathing in the nearby river Dinner and overnight at the Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge.
Day 03:Early morning drive to river point for a boat trip to view the ‘gharial’crocodiles and migratory birds of the season. Walk or drive back to the lodge. After breakfast jungle walk / birdwatching tour. Lunch at the lodge and time to relax. After lunch time for another elephant safari. Dinner and overnight at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge
Day 04:After breakfast and early morning activities you will be transferred back to Nepalgunj airport for your return flight to Kathmandu.
New Package ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Upon arrival, meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Remaining day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Morning Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City and Swayambhunath. Afternoon Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur City. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Transfer to airport. Fly Kathmandu/Nepalgunj. Transfer to Tiger Tops Karnali Jungle Lodge. Jungle activities. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 04: Full day jungle activities. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 05: After breakfast and early morning activities, transfer to airport. Fly Nepalgunj/Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Remaining day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Transfer to airport and onward flight.
Climate,Clothing & Tips :
September to October & March to April: The days are hot (70o-80o F); however, by evening it cools down again.
November-February:The days are pleasant whilst the mornings and evenings are cool.
May to August:The days are hot and the nights are warm and slightly humid.
Clothing & Shoes: Casual clothes of jungle colours such as beige, brown, khaki and green that are least disturbing to the environment and most appropriate for wildlife viewing. Natural fibre clothing is best in the often humid conditions in the jungle. Trousers are best for jungle activities Cotton full shirts, T-shirts
Fleece jacket, sweater, warm jacket for winter Shoes made easy for walking - heavy walking boots are not needed Flip-flops or similar light shoes for use in the lodge.
- Binoculars are vital for detailed wildlife viewing.
- Personal medical requirements and insect repellent
- Sunscreen Lotion
- Film Rolls
We strongly recommend that you bring a small bag or suitcase, equivalent to aircraft carry on baggage rules, for your stay in Bardia. Most hotels in Kathmandu can store your main luggage until your return. Karnali Lodge’s Head Office or your local Travel Agent in Nepal, may also be able to assist.
For visits during March to September and early October light summer clothing is needed and raingear is useful. During November to February sweaters and warm jackets are required for the mornings and evenings.