Serenity, Safari and Adventure

20 years experience in Jungle Safari, Since 1994

Our Team

Mohan Aryal 

Managing Director

mohanMohan Aryal is currently the Managing Director of FOREST HIDEAWAY HOTEL COTTAGE established in 1994 at the edge of “Bardia National Park” of far west Nepal. He fetched decent training in “Chitwan National Park” and “King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation” relating to modern wildlife before being declared a Senior Naturalist. He had been a jungle excursion operator since 1986. Having gained profound experience around the national parks of South-East Asia he helps you to quench your thirst for flora and fauna. He started working as a naturalist in “Chitwan National Park” and in event extended his jungle tour to “BardiaNational Park” and other national parks in Nepal and India.  He at first visited “ Bardia National Park” in 1989 simply as a tour guide.  The untouched wilderness of “Bardia National Park” fascinated him so much that he was under charm of Bardia’s beauty to start his own small tourist cottage in 1994. Ever since he has been serving nature lovers as a guide, manager and above all as a friend.


I spent – “sadly too short-2 nights in bardia, and the management, guides and other members of staff were professional, well informed and extremely helpful. Thoroughly recommended”

Shafik Meghji -(Rough Guides)



Thank you Mohan, Santa, Santosh, Santi and the rest of staff. Our short stay was made memorable by the beauty of this space and the hospitality of all of you. We will definitely recommend your cottages to anyone travelling in the area.


Mareily and Lorrie, Seattle,WA, USA


Thank you all for an awesome time and helping us to appreciate this aspect (the terai ) after our Himalaya trek (Everest region) for three and half weeks. Our guide Gautam was fantastic. Our last day was made memorable when we got very close to a mother Rhino and her baby. The hospitality shown by Mohan & staff was superb and we shall be sure to tell our friends acquaintances what a fabulous time we had at Forest Hideaway. Again, thank you for an exciting end to our nepali adventure.

Best Wishes

Salli. Bruce, Australia


Hemanta Maharjan

SEO Analyst & Online Marketer

safari holidays in bardiaHemanta Maharjan is a Digital Marketing Strategist specializing in content strategy, organic search strategy, social media strategy,pay per click and conversion tracking. Currently works as an SEO analyst and online marketer for couples of companies and SEO consultant for couples of agencies. He has his experince in differents industries [travel/software/online shopping and other industries etc] to add a qualitative and quantitative touch to marketing campaigns at a tactical and strategic level.

He is engineering graduate in Information Technology and believes working for both the users and robots for the success in any online business with proper tracking metrics, followed by optimization of strategies as per data, performance and conversions.





Bardia National Park provides a number of well looked after domestic elephants. These fearless, majestic animals provide the safest and easiest way to move around inside the park. Walking through tall grasslands and dense jungle, you’ll sight wildlife safely from the back of the elephant.


This essentially dances performed by local Tharu dance troupes and is a highlight of any visit to Forest Hideaway. You will see the colorful dances with traditional costumes and music.


The Karnali River is one of the longest Himalayan river of mid-west Nepal famous for fishing game. A good habitat of great fish like the mahseer, you can go fishing with good fishing equipment. The best time for fishing is generally October to April.


This is the fastest way to explore the park, allowing you to journey deep into the jungle. You visit some of the best viewing towers and you go off-road in a four-wheel drive vehicle for an unforgettable safari experience.


This year I had my most amazing jungle safari in Nepal going around Bardia National Park as a part of market research, feasibility study and safari holidays.