Situated in the mid-far western Terai region of Nepal, Bardiya National Park covers 968 sq. km of the area being largest National Park of Nepal containing eight types of ecosystem. The park, a sub-tropical jungle, is thickly forested by sal trees and carpeted with grass, savannah and riverine vegetation. The north is bordered by the Churia hill range, the west by the Karnali river, while the Babai river cuts its course almost through the middle of the park. On the southern fringe of the park are the villages of the unique and indigenous Tharu people of Western Nepal. This great range of different natural habitats means that there is always plenty to explore and a great variety of species to encounter.
This is a land of endless potential for the wildlife enthusiast – from great migratory herds of the wild Indian Elephant to an incredible abundance and variety of bird life. It has been home to 19 of Nepal’s 39 legally protected species which include One-horned Rhinoceros, wild Asian Elephant, Bengali Tiger, Swamp Deer, Black Buc Antelope, Gangetic Dolphin and Gharial Crocodile including endangered birds Bengal Florican, the Silver-eared Mesia and the Sarus Crane.
It also provides an ideal environment for the study of wildlife, the more than thirty different mammals, over two hundred species of birds and many snakes, lizards and fish have been recorded within the National park, both resident, and migratory birds can be found within the park boundaries. Considered as one of the most picturesque National parks in Asia, it teems with rich and diverse flora and fauna.
If you can walk 5 miles a day and are in good aerobic shape (with a doctor’s approval), you can do fine and make it. The actual trekking is on mostly level ground with a few sections of steep hillsides – up and down. You should not carry more than a light day pack with a jacket, water and snacks. However, it is the altitude that creates the main issues. That said, the better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy the overall experience.
There’s no specific training needed if you are reasonably fit. If you are completely sedentary, then yes some cardiovascular training would be recommended. Stair climbing or hill walking will get most people ready. Remember you’ll be walking up and down rough paths for 8-12 days. You’ll be at altitude too which will make things much harder. Having a good level of fitness will help you enjoy your trek more and always remember, it’s not a race!
October, November and December is Nepal’s peak season and it is the best time to go trekking.
February, March and April is the end of the dry season and it is the second best time of the year to go trekking.
November, December, January and February, the sky is clear, but it can be very cold in the mountain. May to June is Nepal’s hot season and it can get very warm indeed. June to September is the monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal.
01: Large backpack/rucksack:
02: Day pack or day rucksack:
03: Sleeping bag:
04: Down jacket:
05: Trekking/Hiking shoes
06: Fleece jacket
07:Drinking water bottle-Aluminum
08: Sun glass
09: Wool hat and Sun cap
11: Walking Poole
12: Torch or head lamp
It depends on your route, but EBC trek usually takes about 15 days. We suggest you not to go on a rush trek primarily due to the altitude. You will be landed in Lukla at (9,250 feet) and go to EBC at (17,500 f.). If you go too fast or rush your itinerary, you might get altitude sickness which is harmful.
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