Valji Varia February 13, 2024

I have no hesitation in stating that Shankar Tiwari is the finest guide in all of Nepal. His understanding and knowledge of nature is second to none and he is a credit to the country of Nepal. If you wish to experience the Asian continent with one of the leading field guides in the area look no further than Travel Nepal. Alongside Shankar you will fully appreciate the wonderful wilderness that Asia has to offer.

April 2012 was my third trip with Shankar to explore the true wilderness of Nepal with a particular emphasis on witnessing the Royal Bengal Tiger. We spent 8 fantastic days together in the Royal Bardia National Park and our combined efforts resulted in no fewer than 6 individual tiger sightings. Not only were we able to appreciate the true beauty of the tiger, we were fortunate enough to observe the type of behaviour which is seldom encountered these days in the National parks of India as tigers there are so habituated to the tourist vehicles. Staring face to face with a tiger before a charge is an amazing experience. Alongside the exceptional tiger encounters we also had the chance to see wild elephants, crocodiles, gharial, many species of deer, avifauna, pythons and one-horned rhinoceros. Natural Variation Film have produced a short compilation of the highlights of our trip to Bardia which can be seen on YouTube at the following link:

The Royal Bardia National Park truly is a natural treasure on the Asian sub-continent and I can not wait to return with Shankar again.

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