The history of Bardia Eco Lodge stems from roots in overlanding, and the idea of creating something special and giving something back to the community. Most of the owners of the Lodge are formally trained environmental scientists who quickly realised that Bardia is a fragile pristine environment where tourism should be tailored for the needs of the community. Some years ago a large overland company with an office in Kathmandu sold us a number of trucks and we decided to bring this one to rest at Bardia. The truck and many of its parts were utilised by the community, until just the shell was left. We may turn this into an outdoor bar area. This truck is an icon from those heady days of London to Kathmandu overland trips, that started way back in the later 60’s. Today of course, its a lot more difficult to travel the same route.