Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park

Elephant safariChitwan National park is Nepal's first and most famous national park is situated in the Chitwan Doon or the lowlands of the Inner Terai. Covering an area of 932 sq km. the park includes hilly areas of the Siwalik Range covered by deciduous sal forest. One fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of the Narayani, Rapti, and the Reu Rivers and is covered by dense tall elephant grass interspersed with riverine forests of silk cotton (kapok), acacia and sisam trees. This ecologically diverse area is the last remaining home in Nepal for more than 300 of the endangered Asian one-horned rhinoceros and harbours one of the largest populations of the elusive and rare Bengal tiger. Besides rhino and tiger, Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora and fauna. There are four species of deer, including the spotted chittal, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, rhesus monkey, grey langur monkey, wild dog, small wild cats, the white stockinged gaur (the world's largest wild cattle) and many other smaller animals. The swampy areas and numerous oxbow lakes of Chitwan provide a home for marsh crocodiles. In a stretch of the Narayani river is found one of the few remaining populations of the rare and endangered fish-only eating gharial, or Gangetic crocodile. Here also is found one of the world's four species of freshwater dolphins. For the ornithologist and the amateur bird-watcher the park offers excellent possibilities with more than 450 species recorded. Some of the resident specialities are several species of woodpeckers, hornbills, Bengal florican, and red-headed trogons. Winter birds such as waterfowl, Brahminy duck, pintails and bareheaded geese, amongst many other cold weather visitors are drawn by the sanctuary of the park's rivers. In the summer the forest is alive with nesting migrants such as the fabulous paradise flycatcher, the Indian pitta and parakeets.

Access:
Chitwan is easily accessible from Kathmandu, being well connected by a national highway to Bharatpur and to Sauraha. There are daily fights fromElephant Bathing October through May to Meghauli airstrip just outside the park boundary. Another exciting alternative is a two to three day raft trip down the Trishuli river to Narayanghat or directly into the western edge of the park.

Visitors can stay in one of the several lodges and camps inside or outside the park. Visitors can actively participate in exciting stalks through the forest looking for animals signs. One unique Chitwan experience is elephant back safaris in search of the one-horned rhinoceros, leopard, deer, bear, monkey and crocodile. Few visitors can ever forget the excitement of crashing through 20 feet high elephant grass and sightseeing wildlife. Apart from elephant safaris, the traveller will be happily occupied for several days with nature walks, canoe rides down the park rivers, and land-over drives through the forest. 

1 Night/ 2 Days Itinerary

 Day 01: On Your arrival at Chitrasari, Tadi or Bharatpur Airport our staff will receive you. You will then be transferred to our Lodge where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing on our lodge & its facilities. After being given your programmes for the day, your room will then be allocated to you.

13.00 : Lunch

15.00 : Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.

19.00 : Tharu cultural dance presentation (which you will also participate in) by the local villagers or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

20.00 : Dinner.

Day 02:

 06.00 : Wake up call.

06.30 : Breakfast.

07.00 : Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle

09.30 : Departure for onward journey.

 

2 Night/ 3 Days Itinerary

 Day 01: On Your arrival at Chitrasari, Tadi or Bharatpur Airport our staff will receive you. You will then be transferred to our Lodge where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing on our lodge & its facilities. After being given your programmes for the day, your room will then be allocated to you.

13.00 : Lunch

15.00 : Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.

19.00 : Tharu cultural dance presentation (which you will also participate in) by the local villagers or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

20.00 : Dinner.

Day 02

 06.00 : Wake up call.

06.30 : Breakfast.

07.00 : Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing.

13.00 : Lunch

15.00 : Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.

19.00 : Tharu cultural dance presentation or Slides show presentation.

20.00 : Dinner

Day 03

 08:00 : Wake up call

08:30 : Breakfast

07:00 : Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre.

10:00 : Departure for onward journey.

 

3 Night/ 4 Days Itinerary

 Day 01: On Your arrival at Chitrasari, Tadi or Bharatpur Airport our staff will receive you. You will then be transferred to our Lodge where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing on our lodge & its facilities. After being given your programmes for the day, your room will then be allocated to you.

13.00 : Lunch

15.00 : Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. Visit to the National Park Visitor's centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River.

19.00 : Tharu cultural dance presentation (which you will also participate in) by the local villagers or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

20.00 : Dinner

Day 02

 06.00 : Wake up call.06.30 : Breakfast.

07.00 : Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing.

13.00 : Lunch

15.00 : Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.

19.00 : Tharu cultural dance presentation or Slides show presentation.

20.00 : Dinner

Day 03

 06.30 : Wake up call

07.00 : Breakfast.

07.45 : Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre.

13.00 : Lunch

13.00 : Jeep Drive at Twenty Thousand Lake or Elephant Safari

20.00 : Dinner

Day 04

 07.00 : Wake up call

08.00 : Breakfast.

09.30 : Departure for onward journey.

NOTE : Schedule and timings are subject to change as per season

 

 

Detail itinerary

Tour Type Standard Deluxe
Price USD  
Service Includes
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour guide

 

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour guide

 

Service Excludes
  • International Flight fare
  • Nepal Visa Fee

 

  • International Flight fare
  • Nepal Visa Fee

 

If you want to do the trip on budget style, please make an inquiry with your requirement.

 

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