Serenity, Safari and Adventure

20 years experience in Jungle Safari, Since 1994

About Us

Founded in 1992, Forest Hideaway Hotel & Cottages is a well run established Nepali owned company with an experienced management and dedicated staffs. Forest Hideaway Hotel and Cottages owns an unmatched reputation both in Nepal and all round the World for the top quality services, packages and travel planning advises to facilitate all the guests steps down to place.

Certified and approved by the Department of Tourism, Nepal,  Forest Hideaway possesses all the required government permits and licences to operate and hence has been committed to the provision of quality service ever since its establishment.

For over 20 years,  Forest Hideaway has successfully provided our clients, many of whom are repeat customers, from trip planning to trip operation yet to fit their special needs or interests too.

Honesty  and attention to detail movements are trademarks all of Forest Hideaway Hotel  & Cottages ensuring  that all our customers receive the best possible value for their money and time, and that they return home with cherished memories being with us or being a part of our World.

Due to our passion for our quality services on hospitality and different activities in and around Bardia, Forest Hideaway has been recommended by LONELY PLANET since years and also been recommended by number of our valuable guest on TRIP ADVISOR.



Our Core Values

Forest Hideaway Hotel and Cottages believes in providing the best possible services for everyone ensuring an unforgettable life changing experience  in their lifetime.  We believe in leading with services we provide and helping with choosing the perfect trip unlike anything they’ve ever imagined.

We are also here to share and preserve the natural and cultural history of Bardia that has been a part of life since years and will continue decades to decades.



Why us?

  • We encourage a  different way to travel to explore the World’s fascinating nature, customs, cultures and an inspiring wildlife adventure.
  • We provide an affordable way to travel that can deliver the adventure of a lifetime at a fraction of the cost you are investing for your travel experience.
  • We offer variety of trip styles and services levels to meet all your requirements, yet that matches your budget and interests.
  • Depending upon your chosen trip style and customized itinerary, we provide you an best and alternative ways to getting there and away.
  • We include must seen highlights in every packages designed plus we allow you your personal time to explore according to your own tastes.
  • We provide you the best, matured, experienced and professional guides and naturalist to explore the Bardia National Park and to enjoy different activities around.


Forest Hideaway is recommended by your guide books:

Lonely planet is showing best recommendation of forest hideaway since 1996 till 2012.

# Lonely Planet Guide Book 2012. page 250
# Rough Guide Book (UK) 2012 page
# Traveller Handbook Bucher, Germany 2012 page
# Lonely Planet Guide Book 2009, page 311
# Lonely Planet Guide Book 2001, page 286
# Guide du Routard (France), 2007-2008
# Trotter Dutch Guide Book, page 198
# Rough Guide Book (UK), 2009, page 306
# Rough Guide Book (UK), 2002, page 368



Local bikes are available for you to explore the local village, with or without a guide.


An early morning 30 km drive by jeep will drop you by the Karnali River. This is followed by a serene day rafting down the gentle Karnali. Drifting down the river allows you to spot wildlife, especially the endangered freshwater Gangetic dolphin, the gharial crocodile, exotic birds and big game on the nearby river banks. Swimming is also possible and sometimes the dolphins may join you!


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.


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.


Nepal is not only known for trekking in snow-capped Himalayas but also an exquisite Jungle Safari through the pristine National parks. The geography of Nepal is such that the northern side has Himalaya’s whereas the southern lowland commonly known as Terai is densely vegetated with tropical forests providing habitat to diverse variety of wildlife, flora and different native as well as migratory birds.