Karnali Lodge

About the Lodge

Off the beaten track adventure in the heart of tiger country

Bardia National Park is a world away from the chaotic hustle of Kathmandu. An area of extraordinary beauty and abundant wildlife, a visit to Karnali Lodge is a journey of off the beaten track adventure and an opportunity to reconnect with nature.

Karnali is an intimate lodge with ultra personal service and expert wildlife guiding. We’ve created a calming, soothing escape with a focus on our natural surroundings. Our rooms are in keeping with local architecture, our on-site farm produces fresh organic produce and the property has a strong focus on environemental practices.

Accomodation

With nine newly decorated Signature rooms each with an adjoining bathroom, Karnali Lodge is the epitome of comfort with a focus on privacy and calm. Additionally we have 12 Traditional rooms, built using local materials and traditional building methods. All our rooms are designed to minimize their impact on the environment and are adorned in soft natural colours and fabrics and locally sourced furnishings.

Things to do at
Karnali Lodge


Karnali Lodge is an opportunity to immerse oneself in nature and unwind in the peacefulness of a jungle environment. Accompanied by one of our expert naturalists, explore the park on foot, by jeep or head to the river put in point to experience the ultimate river safari. Keep an eye out for an Asiatic elephant, the mighty tiger or a svelte leopard. Alternatively choose to unwind in a sunny spot at the Lodge garden, taking in nature as it moves around you. Curl up with a good book and cool drink, and idle the day away.

Jeep Safari

Step aboard one of our restored iconic open-top Landrovers for a jungle jeep safari unlike any in Nepal.

Sundowners

An ideal way to end a long day on safari is to experience one of Nepal's famous sunsets with a cold drink in hand.

River Safari

Float down the Karnali river in search for Nepal's aquatic wildlife - a truly relaxing experience.

Bird Watching

Nepal is considered a bird watching sanctuary, with an astounding 848 species identified across the country.

Visit The local Communities

Immerse yourself in local Tharu culture by taking a guided tour of the local villages.

Walking Safari

Experience safari in its purest form by joining our naturalists on foot.

Useful Information

High season Rates

February-April, October-November
  • Signature room
    US $ 300
  • Standard room
    US $ 200

Low season Rates

December-January, May-September
  • Signature room
    US $ 240
  • Standard room
    US $ 160
The above rates are on a per person per night on twin sharing basis and subject to 13% government tax and 10% service charge. Single supplement is an additional 50% of the rate.

The above rates include all meals and safari activities, and exclude items of a personal nature and national park fees. Children age 0-3 years are complimentary, 4-11 years get a 50% discount on above rates, and 12 years and above are standard rates.
As well as working with various local stakeholders to protect and conserve the natural environment in which we operate, Tiger Tops also partners with key international charitable organisations

Testimonials


  • My dad and I had an amazing 3-night stay at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge. It was the perfect amount of time to see the park and enjoy the lodge. The location of Tiger Tops is beautiful and feels remote -- it's in the jungle, just past a quaint village. You feel like you are in a wild place, and it's nice to be cut off from wifi, TV, and cell service. There are lots of monkeys on the property. The rooms are stunning, simple, and elegant. !

  • It is quite a journey to reach this lodge - a flight to Nepalgunj airport and then a 2-hour drive to Bardia. The welcome was friendly and warm. Accommodation was quite basic in cottages up to 60 metres from the central lodge, but it was clean and comfortable. Breakfast and dinner were served in the central area. The food was locally obtained and was well-cooked and well-presented. The lodge is very convenient for the National Park. Recommended
  • I wonder why I waited so long to visit this oasis. But I’m so thankful that finally I made it. Tiger tops karnali is all good things one hear of and some more. It’s a purely jungle lodge with old world charm. You can sense character, grandeur in its own ways and class once you reach there. Rooms are well appointed with all amenities. Most importantly Tiger tops has amazing staff members. Unlike newbies, they’re not over powering and too eager but they are so polite, well mannered and prompt. Just right for a resort where one needs privacy as well as comfort. Also, this must be one of the rare resorts to serve best continental food.
  • We loved staying at Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge. The lodge, food, service and staff were terrific. The staff did everything they could to make our trip enjoyable. The food was incredible - fresh, tasty and creative. It might just be the best food we’ve had in Nepal. The lodge has great style, our rooms were super comfortable (we were in the superior rooms) and we really liked the communal main area centred around an open pit fire.

    Thank you very much to Tiger Tops and the people who helped us enjoy our stay so much - we will certainly be back.

Planning a
memorable trip?

Tiger Tops reservation staff will help you craft an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Nepalese jungle, a trip that will be designed to suit your tastes and needs.

Mehaki Thapa
Phone: +977 (0)1 4411 225
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