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Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge

Bardia National Park, Nepal

Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge has recently been refurbished and is located in Bardia National Park in the west of Nepal. Offering both a superb wildlife experience and an exceptionally comfortable stay, Karnali Lodge has upped the game for the Nepalese lodges.

At a Glance

  • Bardia National Park is much less visited than Chitwan and offers a more exclusive wildlife experience

  • Recently refurbished and the new rooms are of a superb standard

  • Tiger Tops are pioneers in terms of eco-friendly sustainable tourism practises

  • Wonderful naturalists offering a variety of wildlife experiences - elephants, boats, jeeps and walks

  • Food is grown in their organic garden and is lovely and fresh

Wildlife, Adventure, Couples, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Why not spend a day with an elephant? Start with an elephant safari, then help with feeding time, followed by bathing the herd in the nearby river.

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Call us on 6469186980 to start planning your vacation to Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Bardia National Park


Bardia is a very unspoiled and remote park, as most tourists travel to Chitwan due to its closer proximity to Kathmandu and Pokhara. Bardia is worth the extra effort in terms of travel, and guests are always rewarded with a quieter, more in depth wildlife experience.

The lodge has been completely refurbished in 2013, and with the new look rooms and communal areas, it is now considered one of the very best lodges in Nepal. With just 20 en-suite rooms, blending local Tharu design with international levels of comfort, they use neutral colors and fabrics.

Tiger Tops have always championed sustainable tourism, so the lodge is powered with Solar energy, and they grow organic meals with fresh vegetables and fruit grown in the grounds of the lodge.

They offer a wide range of wildlife experiences from walking, jeep and river safaris. The resident elephants are unable to go into the park anymore, but you can ride them down to the river to a quick bath in between game drives. The naturalists at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge are second to none and your wildlife experience will be superb as a result.

If is fairly difficult to get to Bardia National Park, being a flight from Kathmandu and a 2-hour drive to the lodge. You can't make a drive all the way to Chitwan, except by flying back to Kathmandu and back to Chitwan. You can also possibly make the drive and cross into India to access Almora and that area of the Indian Himalaya.


There are 20 en-suite rooms comfortable furnished with a mixture of local Tharu design and light, neutral tones.

Location & Directions

Bardia National Park, Nepal

When to go

Nepal has a Monsoonal climate with four main seasons. Fall and spring are the two most favourable seasons for visiting Nepal. Fall (September to early December) brings in clear weather with sunny days and warm nights. Spring (March to May) with occasional rain falls. From June to September, is the monsoon season. Uncomfortable time to visit as the climate of Nepal at this time of year brings about hot weather and rain falls almost every day.

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Call us on 6469186980 to start planning your vacation to Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Bardia National Park

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