Jungle Safari in Chitwan (3 Days)

The headquarter of Chitwan National Park is situated at Kasara which is at a distance of about 21 kms from Bharatpur. Bharatpur is linked to Kathmandu by a 146 km long road while it only takes about 20 minutes by a domestic flight. Many resorts, lodges and hotels of different categories are available for accommodation in the park area.

This park is renowned for its rich and diverse ecosystem. It is considered as a huge natural observatory to watch and understand the lifecycle of many mammals, birds, reptiles as well as aquatic animals. It is also conserving about 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and several hundred nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers living in its densely forested grounds. Likewise, rhesus monkeys, grey langurs, deers, leopards, wild cats, wild boars etc. are abundantly found here.

For jungle walks too, this park is an ideal place as it has a vast stretch of forest of towering trees and twisting vines. The park area and its surrounding areas hold great cultural values. More specifically, you can witness the lifestyle and culture of ethnic Tharu people. You can also enhance your experience by participating in one or more cultural programs conducted especially for visitors.

Day 1: Drive/fly to Chitwan, Welcome and tansfer to hotel. Enjoy some of jungle activities and cultural show. Night at hotel

Day 2: Envolve in different kinds of jungle activities such as Elephant back safari, Elephant Breeding Centre, Canoe ride etc. Night at hotel

Day 3: Early morning bird watching then transfer to Buspark/Airport for your next destination

Day 1: Kathmandu or Pokhara to Chitwan
Our representative will meet you at Chitrasari, Tadi or Bharatpur Airport in Chitwan, and transfer you to your hote. Enjoy the welcome drinks and get some rest either in your own room or in the garden. Next, your tour guide will tell you about the various activities that you will be participating in.

Lunch will be served between 1 and 2 PM. When you are done, you can take a walk in the garden or get some rest indoors.

At about 3 PM, you guide will take you out on a tour of the nearby village where indigenous Tharu people are living a very simple life, following their centuries old traditions.

From there, you will visit Chitwan National Park Visitor's Centre to learn more about the history of the National Park as well as the wildlife within. When it is time, watch the sun set on the horizon from the bank Rapti River.

In the evening (about 7 PM), you will be invited to participate in a Tharu cultural dance show (performed by the local villagers). Alternatively, a slideshow presentation covering almost everything about Chitwan will be played for your viewing pleasure.

You can have dinner anytime between 8 and 10 PM. Enjoy the cuisines and go to bed early enough.

Day 2: Full-day jungle safari in and around Chitwan National Park:
After the wake up call, prepare for some early monrning activities. You can discuss about today's activities with your tour guide.

Have breakfast and go out for canoeing on the Rapti River. This will be a great opportunity for watching several species of migratory birds (depending upon the season) and also two rare species of crocodiles (the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial). Afterwards, take a jungle walk and on your way back one can also observe elephant bathing. You will also visit the Government operated Elephant Breeding Centre.

Return to the resort for lunch, and have some rest. At about 3 PM, you will go out again for elephant safari. You may be lucky enough to sight animals like rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear, some four different kinds of deer and the Royal Bengal Tiger During the safari, you will also see several other smaller mammals.

In the evening, you either a cultural program or a slideshow will be presented. After finishing the presentation, enjoy your buffet dinner and prepare to sleep.

Day 3: Early morning bird watching, museum visit, and transfer to Kathmandu or Pokhara
If you want to do see more birds, you should wake up as early as possible and take a walk in the jungle and the river bank. Make sure you ask your guide and the resort manager to give you a wake up call. After you get back from the morning walk, have your breakfast and prepare to leave.

On your way to the bus park, you can visit Tharu Cultural Museum. At 8.30 AM, You will be transferred to the airport or bus park depending on how you will be travelling onward.

Note: There may be some changes in this tentative schedule depending on the season.

* Dress complytely Informal. Natura colours are recommended 

* Windbreaker or warming jacket for winter 

* COmfortable Walking Shoes 

* Swimming Custome- You may need while bathing an elephant 

* Sunhats and Sunglasses

* Sunscreen 

* 2 nights deluxe accommodation on twin sharing basis. If solo traveler, single supplimentary will be surcharged.  

* 6 meals during your stay (2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunchs and 2 Dinners) 

* Chitwan National Park entry permit and entire entry fees during the jungle/cultural activities

* Entire jungle activities such as canoe Elephant back safari, Elephant breeding centre visit, Tharu cultural show, Tharu Village walking tour, Canoe ride, etc. 

* Experienced nature guide 

* Both way transportation by tourist bus (from and to Chitwan ) 

* Any types of drinks (Mineral water, cold beverages, Alcoholic drinks, etc)

* Personal nature of expenses 

* Extra foods 

* Tips for gide and any kind of donations 

Country: Nepal
Duration: 3 days
Grade: Easy
Best Season: Jan-Dec
Group Size: 2
Mode of Travel: Tour