Tiger Tops Karnali Jungle Lodge - INTRODUCTION
Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge and Tented Camp are situated in the Royal Bardia National Park in far west Nepal. Accessible by flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a trip which offers breathtaking views of the Himalaya, followed by a 2 hour scenic drive along the East West Highway through the lowlands of Nepal passing many fascinating Tharu villages.Tiger Tops Nepal has pioneered adventure tourism in far West Nepal with the opening of a uniquely styled Jungle Lodge on the edge of the Royal Bardia National Park and a comfortable Tented Camp within the park, 18 kms north of the Lodge on the banks of the great Karnali River.
Approximately 1000 sq kms in area, the park has a rich and varied wildlife - wild elephant, the Greater One Horned rhinoceros, leopard, blue bull, sambar and swamp deer, Chital (spotted deer), wild boar, and the most magnificent of cats, the Royal Bengal Tiger. Bardia is remote and still relatively unexplored, but over 300 species of birds have been recorded here. The park is surrounded by villages of some of the most spectacular and colourful Tharu tribal peoples.
Tiger Tops Karnali offers a unique wildlife cultural and adventure experience. The lodge, built appropriately from local materials, is decorated in the style of the Tharus and blends perfectly with its surroundings. Its twelve double rooms with attached bathrooms offer comfortable accommodation whilst the central dining area and a well stocked bar provide an ideal setting for dining and relaxing.
Over looking the snow-fed waters of the Karnali River is one of the most enchanting jungle camps in Asia - Tiger Tops Karnali Tented Camp. Patterned after the famous Tiger Tops Tented Camp in Royal Chitwan National Park, it offers the same high class facilities-spacious safari tents with twin beds, separate hot and cold showers and modern jungle toilet amenities. A fully stocked bar is open until the last guest retires. Nepali and Western cuisine is served around the campfire.
Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge and Tented Camp, in conjunction with its affiliate Himalayan River Exploration, has introduced river running on the Bheri and Karnali Rivers. White water and scenic float trips are arranged for several days through the exciting rapids, deep gorges, forested hillsides and remote villages of these little known rivers before arriving at Tiger Tops Karnali Tented Camp.