Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu Nepal

Chitwan Jungle Safari




BEST TIME Jan - May and Sept - Dec


LODGING Tourist Standard Hotel


MEALS Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner (BLD)


Trip Overview

The Chitwan national park is located in south-central Nepal, covering 932 sq.km. in the subtropical lowlands of the inner Terai. The park is very rich in bio-diversity. Chitwan national park is the home to more than 55 species of mammals, 600 species of birds and 55 species of reptiles and amphibians. Chitwan National Park is very famous for the One-horned Rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tiger which lives in the dense forest of the park. Besides rhino and tiger it includes many other animals like; deer, wild dog, monkey, grey langur, wild boar, wild cats and many others. Similarly reptiles include many kinds of snakes, Python, Gangetic crocodile, Marsh crocodiles etc. Likewi9se the birds include the Woodpeckers, Peacocks, Hornbills, Peahens, Brahminy Ducks, Indian Pitta and Parakeets, Waterfowl, Floricans and many more. . Similarly the equally important things in Chitwan are the Tharu people and their culture. The Tharu were well known for their resistance to Malaria. A stroll through the Tharu Village will provide an opportunity to see their traditional farming and relics. Tradition Tharu Stick dance gives an insight into their culture.
The activities include Jungle Safari on elephants back riding, Jungle walk, Canoe ride, Jeep drive, and observation of Tharu Village. There are many hotels and resorts for accommodation. One can reach there by 25 minutes by air or 146 km (6\7hrs.) drive by road from Kathmandu.

Highlights of the Chitwan Jungle Safari

  • You have Elephant or Jeep safari tour
  • You have Jungle walking
  • You have canoe ride tour
  • You have Bird watching tour
  • You have Tharu cultural program

Day 01: Drive to Chitwan

You drive to Chitwan from Kathmandu/Pokhara that takes about 5-6 hours by private car/jeep and on your arrival at lodge/hotel/Resort where you are offered refreshment & be given a briefing & its facilities. After being given your program for the day, your room will then be allocated to you then lunch will be provided. You will be taken for Tharu Village tour and in the evening and return to lodge and overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Full day Jungle Activities

After having breakfast at the lodge, you will be taken for Canoe ride along the Rapti River which is an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for rare species of crocodiles (the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial). You then have Jungle Walk into the National park, return to lodge for lunch and will be taken for the Elephant Safari or Jeep safari (as per your choice). It is an excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home, return to lodge and visit the Elephant breeding center and overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Drive from Chitwan- Kathmandu/Pokhara

You will have short bird watching tour in the morning then will have breakfast then you will drive to Kathmandu or to Pokhara.

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price
  • Transfers Kathmandu - Chitwan- Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • National park entrance fees.
  • All the jungle activities as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Chitwan on full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Whats not included in this tour

Items that are not covered in the cost of tour price
  • Bar Bills.
  • Tips.
  • All the drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section.

Elephant Safari in Chitwan

Elephant Safari is the best activities to do in Chitwan Park, you travel through open grassland and dense forest on elephant back in search of rare games; you can spot one horned rhino, various species of deer, wild boar, sloth bear, leopard, bison and the big one, the Royal Bengal tiger etc.

Canoe Rides in Chitwan

Canoe ride in Rapti River of the park is another activities that you do in Chitwan. A traditional dugout takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view birds, crocodile and the animals of the river, especially from October through to mid-March.

Nature walking in Chitwan

Nature walking or hiking is another way to explore the Chitwan Jungle as well-trained naturalists/ecologists take you to prime spots to view deer, rhino, sloth bears and other wildlife and no doubt the detailed explanation from the experienced guide on wildlife and jungle help to widen the knowledge and enjoy your Jungle tour.

Bird Watching in Chitwan

Bird watching is another popular thins to do in Chitwan. You can view the birds while  you are for an early morning walk through the bush and along the Rapti River where over 450 species of exotic birds including Giant, Hombill, Lesser florican and Paradise Flycastcher exist, no doubt you be accompanied by our experienced naturalist.

Tharu Stick Dance in Chitwan

Tharu Stick dance is cultural program offered by the Tharus, the indigenous of the region. You have a look a melodious tribal dance performed by Tharu men with the rhythms of drums and with clashing of stick that embodies and projects how to drive away Rhino and other wild animals from human habitat, especially after dinner at the hotel /lodge/tented camp, you are taken to watch Tharu stick dance.

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