Nepal’s first national park situated in southern central part is declared as ‘world heritage nature site’ in 1979 by UNESCO. Chitwan National park is the shelter of one-horned rhinoceros and royal Bengal tigers.
While the high Himalaya makes up Nepal's northern region, the southern lowland known as the Terai is covered with dense tropical jungles teeming with diverse wildlife and exotic birds, which makes Chitwan National park one of the most popular destinations for tourists who want to see wildlife animals up close. This national park shelters up to 56 different kinds of mammal species including the one horned rhinoceros, Bengal Tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild elephant, striped hyena, Genetic dolphin and wild bison. There are an estimated species of birds, 126 species of fish, 590 species of butterflies and 47 species of reptiles in the park. The forest is covered predominantly by 'Sal', a kind of tree which mainly is found in the mountain area, interspersed with tall grasslands, small hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains.
Chitwan Jungle safari tours offer other thrills that include canoe rides along the Jungle rivers, nature walks, bird watching excursions, and elephant back safaris as well as elephant bathing, and village tours. Here you will find some of the most exciting safari destinations in the world, where deep in the jungle on elephant back or four-wheel drive vehicle you can view some of the rarest and most endangered wild-life on earth in their natural habitat.
Day 1: Kathmandu/Pokhara/Lumbini to Chitwan National Park
Heading from Kathmandu/Pokhara/Lumbini and upon arrival at tourist bus station in Chitwan, our staff will receive you. You will then be transferred to our resort where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing & its facilities. After being given your programmes for the day, your room will then be allocated to you.
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.
Day: 2 Full day activities including Canoe ride - Bird Watching - Elephant Safari etc
06.00: Wake up call.
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.
15.00: Elephant Safari. 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 will also
encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
19.00: Tharu Cultural Dance presentation or Slides Show Presentation.
Day: 3 Visit to Elephant Breeding Centre - Departure
08:00: Wake up call
07:00: Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre.
09:30 Departure for onward journey.
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Chitwan Jungle Safari trip is operated round a year, let us know your desired date to book a place for you.
1. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
2. Two-night Deluxe A/C room
3. Activities i.e. Slide Show, Elephant Ride, Jungle Walk, Canoe Ride, Visit to Elephant
Breeding center, Bird Watching, Village Tour and Tharu Cultural Program.
4. Transportation to and from Chitwan (from/to Kathmandu or Pokhara or Lumbini)
5. Highly experienced Government licensed safari guide during the trip.
6. Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide insurance and salary, national park and conservation area fees.
1. Any type of personal expenditure such as phone, laundry, Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip.
2. Travel insurance
3. Tips, Gratuities and other expenditure.
Frequently Asked Question(s)
What sort of accommodation can I expect?
We will provide a cottage type A/C accommodation during your Chtwan Jungle Safari trip.
What type food can I expect?
You can choose from the menu; there is always choice of American, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Nepali food. All western food is available.
What type of transportation do we get?
If you are going to Chitwan from Kathmandu, you will get deluxe tourist bus otherwise public bus if from other places like Pokhara or Bhairahawa or Lumbini.
Note: Private transportation is available to hire upon request.
What is the best season for Chitwan Jungle Safari?
The best time for this safari is February to Mid June and September to December.
What temperature can I expect?
Normally Chitwan National park is bit warmer than Kathmandu and Pokhara. But, it will be cold during the month of winter (December, January and February).
Is it possible to charge my iPod, digital camera or batteries?
Yes, it is possible but don’t forget to bring your adapters. But, please remember that plugs might be different so don’t forget to buy adaptors in Kathmandu before the trip. Those are sold in the many stores and stalls on the street in Kathmandu.
What about telephone service?
Telephone calls can be made from the hotel that you are staying in.
How much additional money do I need per day?
It is all depends on your spending habits. 10 to 15 US$ are good enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates and few drinks.
Do I need to tip my safari guides? How much that would be?
Due to the low wages in Nepal we recommend that you do tip based on your quality of service that you receive. It’s not compulsory.
Is the water OK to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter
Water available directly from water is not drinkable directly. We recommend to use bottled water that is available everywhere.
Can I add extra day in my 3 days trip?
Yes, along your tour we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, accommodation and food.
These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries.