Chitwan Jungle Safari

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Overview

Trip code
NNTR-1081
Duration
3
Max. Altitude
450m
Level
BEGINNER
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Accomodation
3-Star Hotel/Resort
Meals
All Meals Included
Transportation
Private tourist vehicle/Deluxe Tourist Bus
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Chitwan National Park-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Explore the dwellings of the endangered one-horned rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Enjoy jeep safari and glide along the river on a traditional dugout canoe
  • Cruise on waters to find endangered spices crocodiles like Marsh Mugger and the fish-eating Gharial.
  • Experience the culture and cultural show of Tharu people.

Chitwan National park was established in 1973 and is the first National Park Designed in Nepal. And in 1984 it was granted as a Natural World Heritage site. It is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central parts of Nepal. It has an extraordinarily rich flora and fauna. The park is the home to the second largest population of one-horned Rhinoceros. It is also an excellent habitat for the Royal Bengal Tiger which is one of the most endangered species in the world. The park also has the highest centralization of birds in the world (over 544 species), the park is the shelter of 31% (68 Species) of mammals, 61 %( 544) of birds, 34 %( 58) spices) of amphibians and reptiles, and 65 %( 126 species) of fishes recorded in Nepal.  The park is recognized as one of the world's Biodiversity Hotspots.

Our 2 nights 3 days Safari and Wildlife tour to Chitwan National park, is something everyone should try once when they are in Nepal. The guided trip to the Chitwan National Park with proper guidance from experienced Jungle safari and Nature Guide will provide an excellent Jungle safari experience. You will experience a number of activities like jeep safaris, Bird Watching, elephant back riding, canoe Riding, learn about ancient Tharu culture, and many more. Other major highlights of this tour are you will encounter one of the most endangered spices in the world like One Horn Rhino, Royal Bangle Tiger, crocodiles, and many Birds.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1– Drive to Chitwan, Village Tour, Visit Elephant breeding centre, and Tharu Cultural Program:
Day 2– Canoeing, elephant bathing, Elephant/Jeep safari
Day 3– Bird Watching and departure from Chitwan.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Drive to Chitwan 4 to 5 hours.

After breakfast, you will drive from Kathmandu valley to Chitwan National Park. On the way enjoy the great view of the different Himalayas, the Countryside of Nepal, lower alpine forests, many green hills, and Riverside. On reaching the hotel/Resort in Chitwan, you would be briefed by our Jungle Safari and nature Guide about your jungle activities. 

After lunch you will be doing the following activities:
  • Village Tour and Visiting Elephant Stable.

After lunch, you will take a Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village, where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. Then you will visit the Government Elephant Breeding Centre. Out of all the animals, elephants are probably the most graceful animals on the planet. Your nature guide will take you to show Elephant Stable. They will describe the nature and habits of elephants. The extraordinary Center was established in 1985 for the captive breeding of domesticated elephants trapping for domestication. You can learn about the efforts they are putting to increase the population of elephants and get to see several cow elephants and their calves.

Dinner: by the time you get back to your hotel the dinner would be ready.

  • Tharu Cultural Program.

In the evening you will walk to see ancient Tharu cultural program where they will be performing the Tharu cultural Dance, Stick Dance, Peacock Dance, etc with traditional music, getup, and musical instrument. 

Day

2

Full day Jungle Activities and safari inside The Chitwan National Park.

Wake-up calls followed by tea or coffee and then proceed for canoeing. A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River; it is the brilliant opportunity for Bird Watching and seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish-eating Gharial. You can do a Jungle Walk and on the way back to your Hotel for lunch you can enjoy the elephant bathing View; if you are interested you can try for Elephant Bathing as well.

After lunch, you will set up for another ride to deep inside the Chitwan National park. Elephant/Jeep safari covering the distance of about 10 km, with chances of seeing rare wildlife. An excellent opportunity to see four 1 Horn Rhino, different kinds of deer, leopard, wild boar, monkey, sloth bear, the Royal Bengal Tiger, Many Birds, flora and Fauna. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan National park their home.

Day

3

Departure from Chitwan

Early in the Morning after the wake-up tea, you will up for the Bird Watching; this is the best time of the day to watch the birds. Then you will be back for the breakfast.

After the morning activities, you will set off for your way to Kathmandu. If you are interested to extend your trip you can visit Lumbini from Chitwan or visit Pokhara.

Inclusions

What is included?

  • Elephant and or Jeep safari charge.
  • Chitwan National Park Entry Fee.
  • Private tourist vehicle/Deluxe Tourist bus from and to Kathmandu.
  • Elephant Breeding Centre charge.
  • Jungle walk and Tiger tracking charge.
  • All meals included in Chitwan.
  • All the mentioned activities in the itinerary.
  • Other office surcharges and government taxes.
  • 2 nights 3-star hotel accommodation with AC in Chitwan
  • Nature Guide and Driver Fee.

What isn't included?

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, personal drinks)
  • Tips for guide, driver, bellboys 
  • services that isn’t mentioned above

Complimentary

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