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Nepal’s first and most famous national park for its wildlife and culture activities. Chitwan means "heart of the jungle", because of its dense forests and wild animals. Chitwan national park is located in central south of Nepal, just 165 km far from Kathmandu and 150 km far from Pokhara, which offers you many jungle as well as cultural activities. Such as Elephant back safari, canoeing trip, jungle walk, visit to ethnic local people house, culture dance perform by local tribe people, visit to sunset point, jeep drive and so on.


It’s covering an area of 932 sq. kilometers the park includes hilly areas of the Shivalik Range covered by deciduous trees. Parts of the park are floodplains of rivers Narayani, Rapti, and the Reu, covered by dense tall elephant grass, forests of silk cotton, acacia and Sisam trees. Chitwan National Park was officially established in 1973 and included as World Heritage Site in 1984.

 

The Activities
Your Balcony view would instill a lust for Chitwan and the River Rapti. No wonder it is one of the oldest and most visited (yet preserved) National Park of the country. We want our guests to experience the magical Chitwan and its’ prolific flora and fauna of migratory birds especially. The Park has significant population of 4 among the Big 5 wild animals (Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Leopards and Rhinos). Our offered activities are aligned to justify your stay and interest by maximizing experiences in terms of forests and cultural involvement.
Flora & Fauna
The Chitwan valley consists of tropical and subtropical forests. Sal forests cover 70 percent of the park. Sal leaves are used locally for plates in festivals and religious offerings.
Grasslands cover 20 percent of the Park. There are more than 50 different types of grasses, including the elephant grass (Saccharum spp), renowned for its immense height. It can grow up to 8m in height. The park is home to more than 50 mammal species, over 525 birds, and 55 amphibians and reptiles. The endangered fauna found in the Park are: One-horned rhinoceros, Gaur. Royal Bengal tiger. Wild elephant, Four horned antelope, Pangolin, Golden monitor lizard, Python, etc. Bengal florican. Lesser florican, Giant hornbill, Black stork, White stork, etc.
Nature Walks & Bird Watching
Early morning and evening nature walks into the Chitwan National Park, when our Naturalists proactively interpret the forests in the process of spotting the elusive Tigers and gigantic Rhinos for you. The peak game hours are selected, basis your comfort for a coveted experience. The giant woods and rambling creepers clinching the branches often drop a secret; our naturalists would help you decipher them in the most succinct way. Bird Watching is always best on foot. Our specialists will help you spot identify the different varieties of birds, both local and migratory, that are found in Nepal.
Canoeing
There is no alternate experience to canoeing towards a confluence of three rivers for sundowner. Narayani, Rapti and Reu River merge to form Narayani River a few kilometers away from National Park . As birds start their evening stint we sail quietly towards the setting sun. What you hear in the silence of the moment as ghariyals eye for prey and pelicans fly in the blue sky is- flapping of the canoe and ripples meeting the waves.
Elephant Safari
The forest gets friendlier when you ride on an elephant. Naturalists and you together try to spot maximum possible birds and animals in the dense of the Community Forest. The arrays of sky high Kapok trees will soothe you under its canopies, as gracefully as it shelters its wild.

Elephant Breeding Center
Next to the wild adventures in the national park, it has a second major attraction; the elephant breeding center. This was installed because the elephant population is becoming endangered in Nepal. The elephant breeding center is unique as it is one of the only 2 in the world.
You can have the opportunity to visit this center and see the elephant cows with their calves. Next to this, you can learn more about the efforts to increase the pachyderm population at the center.
Cultural Performance
Century’s old culture of ostensible survivors in Nepal, Tharu Dance is an eclectic way of expressing the significance of festivals, fields and a united community. The performers belong to Tharu tribe and have inherited these from their forefathers. The folk lore reveals their story with a pinch of salt that you must enjoy!
Jeep Safari
Our Naturalist would drive you into the core area of Chitwan National Park. Crossing the savannahs and entering into the dense Chitwan, you would get fair chances to spot various birds and animals (can count on Rhinos) in their natural habitat. The forest is quiet and active, and we take care of necessary comfort during your hours of safari.
Village Walk
The jungle Scenery, birds and animals alone do not make up the unique features of Chitwan National Park. This is a cultural trip emphasizing on the know-how of centuries old traditions and skills that simplify the life of Tharu people and how they have developed without disturbing the balance of nature and culture. Their methods of conservation are old but not redundant. Pollution free roads, ancestral homes and welcoming locals are what Nepal nestles!

Option I: 01 Night 02 Days
Day 01: Drive to Chitwan
Upon arrive in Sauraha Bus Park, Tadi or Bharatpur; you'll be taken to your hotel. Where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing & its facilities. After being given your programmers for the day, your room will then be allocated to you.

13:00: Lunch.
15:30: Elephant Safari / Jungle Walk / Nature walk with Boat ride.
20:00: Dinner.
Day 02: Chitwan to Kathmandu/ Pokhara
5:30: Wakeup call followed by tea/coffee.
6:00: Bird watching / Elephant Safari /Jungle walk.
8:00: Breakfast.
9:30: Departure from Chitwan to Kathmandu by flight or private vehicle or Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.


Optional II: 02 Nights 03 Days
Day 01: Kathmandu to Chitwan
Upon arrive in Sauraha Bus Park, Tadi or Bharatpur; you'll be taken to your hotel. Where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing & its facilities. After being given your programmers 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.
20:00: Dinner.
Day 02: At Chitwan
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. Then Jungle Walk and 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 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.
20:00: Dinner
Day 03: Chitwan to Kathmandu / Pokhara
06:00: Wake up call.
06:30: Breakfast.
07:00: Visit to the Elephant Breeding Centre.
09:00: Departure for onward journey.


Option III: 03 Nights 04 Days


Day 01: Kathmandu/ Pokhara to Chitwan
Pick up from arrival point.
Reception, welcome drinks and introduction to your room.
Freshen up and briefing session.
Lunch
Visit to Tharu Village and elephant stable
Riverside Sunset view
Tharu stick dance
Dinner
Day 02: At Chitwan
Wake up Call
Breakfast
Elephant Back Safari
Lunch
Canoeing Ride, short jungle walk and Elephant Breeding Centre Visit.
Dinner
Day 03: At Chitwan
Wake up Call
Breakfast
Elephant Bathing
Lunch
Bicycle Tour to 20,000 Lake Area.
Free time for Refreshment
Dinner
Day 04: Chitwan to Kathmandu/ Pokhara
Wake up Call
Tea/ Coffee
Bird Watching
Breakfast
Departure for onward journey.