A relaxing wildlife safari in Royal Chitwan National Park is the ideal addition to any trekking adventure. Royal Chitwan National Park was declared UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 1979. Nepal's first & most famous national park, The Chitwan National Park covers 932 sq. km and lies in the southern Terai lowlands of Nepal. Widely known for one of the richest varieties of wild life adventures it is the best known safari park in Nepal. Only 160 km from Kathmandu valley, it is home to many species of animals such as the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger, the great one horned Rhinoceros, 4 different kinds of deer, Sloth Bear, Leopards, crocodiles, monkeys as well as many different species of butterflies, insects & over 450 sorts of colorful & endangered birds and more than 43 species of mammals in the park. Among the endangered birds are the Bengal florican, giant hornbill, lesser florican, black stork and white stork. Another most important factor adding to the Chitwan experience is the colorful Tharu Culture, their way of living, culture and tradition and heart touching Tharu Dance. Even if you do not get the chance to see all of these animals, the rich vegetation with dense forest, grassland & riverside areas will be worth walking through.
Explore the Chitwan National Park
Observe more than 500 Asian One-Horned Rhino and Royal Bengal Tigers
Discover the unique tradition and culture of Tharu people
Swimming and Elephant Bathing
Tharu Stick Dance
Activities can be done in Chitwan National Park
Activities in Chitwan National Park
Riding an elephant is the safest mode to enter the jungle. In the Safari, you can enjoy the close up views of the wild animals and their activities safely from the elephant back. Many tourists have described this program as one of the unforgettable moments of their life. Seated high on the back of a trained elephant exploring the grasslands and core area of the park, you become an integral part of the life of the national park.
Elephant Breeding Centre
Of all the animals, elephants are probably the most graceful. We will take you to the first Elephant Breeding center in Asia. They will explain the nature and habits of elephants. The unique Centre was established in 1985 where you can see baby elephant socializing with their parents and other babies. The center belongs to the Nepalese Government and its objective is facilitating the breeding of young elephants, and to train them to convey tourist around the region.
If you want more adventure and intimacy with nature you can walk through the jungle accompanied by a well- trained nature guide. This is a very enjoyable program that allows you to have a close watch and learn about the flora and fauna of the park. The nature guide will explain give detailed information about the plants and animals there. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
Jeep Drive one of the active and exciting activities for Jungle safari, which goes through the grasslands, riverine forests and sal, forests to Kasara (the National Park's head quarters). Moreover, to Gharial Hatchery Farm where you will learn about how crocodiles are brought up at this farm. You will drive through the jungle where you can see hundreds of wild animals in their natural setting including the rare and endangered species of Royal Bengal Tiger, One- horned Rhino etc .
Chitwan is the homeland of Tharu, which is one of the unique tribe of Nepal. In the evening, before dinner you can enjoy the Tharu cultural performances in their traditional costumes. The drummers and stick dancers perform traditional movements and invite guest to join them maiming rhythmically.
Tharus are the indigenous ethnic tribe of Terai of Nepal. Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu Village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. We offers guided cultural tours to the Tharu Villages where you can interact and see the Tharu. On the way you will also visit the recently opened Tharu cultural museum where you can explore and learn about the artifacts, tradition and living culture of Tharu & at the last moment we have change to have Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River.
If you are interest to have more fun, you can enjoy the exotic elephant bath in the fresh running water of Rapti. You can bath together along with elephant in the clean water of Rapti where well-trained domestic elephants will shower and caress you with their trunks and you can do your bit to the elephant as well.
You can boat on the Rapti River on a typical hand-made canoe dugout of wood. Canoe ride along the Rapti River will be an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the two rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial.
Sun set Viewing
It's a time to have full relax while sunset viewing. To share this pleasure moment it is good if you can manage 2 days rafting trip before here or we mean through the rafting route we can be there. This includes in every packages.
Chitwan national park is home to about 500 species of residential and migratory birds including the endangered species like great pied hornbill, Bengal Florican and Peregrine falcon. The reasons for Nepal’s great wealth of birds are mainly topographical. Chitwan, with its dense forests, grasslands, rivers, swamps and lakes, provides a multitude of habitats for birds. Each provides a different type of food and shelter. Even within the same habitat, different birds feed selectively, minimizing competition for food. The Park is a paradise and excellent site for birdwatchers alike.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu(1300m) Transfer to hotel & overnight at hotel
Day 02: Half day sightseen in kathmandu /welcome Nepali Dinner & overnight at hotel
Day 03: fly or drive to Chitwan, Transfer to Hotel, check in,relax After your refreshment we will discuss about the activities.then Tharu Village visit, Museum and sun set tour.
Day 04: Jungle walk, Canoeing,Visit Elephant breeding center, Elephant Back Safari or Jungle Drive, evening walk, and Tharu Cultural dance show.
Day 05: In morning visit bird watching tour, fly or drive to kathmandu& overnight at hotel
Day 06: Trip ends/Departure for onward journey
What to bring?
Binoculars add greatly to your enjoyment for bird and wildlife viewing.
Neutral colored clothing is recommended for a visit to the jungle.
Light clothing is needed for day time with a sweater and warm jacket for the evenings from November to March.
Pants / Trousers are recommended for elephant safari.
Comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses etc. are essential.
Insect repellent and personal medical requirements should be carried.
We suggest guests travel light bringing only one small suitcase or duffle bag.
During the warmer months, swimming suits are recommended.
Small flash light is recommended.
How to get there?
A pleasant five-hour drive by car or bus on the Kathmandu-Narayanghat highway along the Trishuli River offers you a continually changing landscape from the mountains of the Himalayas to the plains of the Terai.
One of the most exciting ways to travel to the Park is to raft down the Trishuli River. For two or more days, you can float down the river experiencing its numerous rapids and observing a diversity of village life, flora and fauna along the bank.
A half-hour flight will bring you from Kathmandu to Bharatpur where you will be met by our staff and driven to the resort. Daily morning flights are available from Kathmandu.
Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.