Located at the heart of Shiva Community Forest lying at the buffer zone of bardiya national park, a night stay at machan lets you feel the thrill and excitement of the free roaming wild animals like elephants, rhinos and tigers. The location is such that you will be walking with your necessities like packed food and beddings passing through tall elephant grass to reach the awaites machan.


Machans mainly serve as watch towers. their presence has helped tourism grow by people being able to observe the wildlife from a very close proximity without being threatened. This has led to zero poaching in Nepalese national parks today. Also because Shiva Community Forest is home to the Rhinos, they are frequently visited by people who come to Bardiya national park.

The experience is conducted by locals of the village who are certified nature guides. They will be able to answer all your queries related to many animals, birds and plants of this area. Also they have a thorough knowledge about the history and culture of this place which makes the trip more enthusiastic.

What's The Best time to visit?

This place is best to visit during August- December. It can be enjoyed throughout the year but during the monsoons it might sometimes be impossible to camp.

$69 per guest
What's Included
  • packed dinner
  • tree house bedding
  • mosquito net
What To Bring
  • drinking water
  • insect repellent cream
  • sunscream
  • camping boots
  • torch light

Night stay at Machhan (in community forest), Bardia in pictures

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund will be issued if cancellation is within 48 hours of arrival. 50% will be charged if canceled within 48hours and 100% will be charged for no show.

Is this for you?

Any one can participate in this experience. even if you are differently-able you can enjoy the stay at here. It may require small walking but it can also be reached through small jeep.

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Night stay at Machhan (in community forest), Bardia