Chitwan Wildlife Safari; Nepal is not just rich in Mountains and Cultural Places but also in wildlife. Among the many established protected areas, Chitwan National Park is a major destination for people who want to see different species of flora and fauna and enjoy wildlife. Established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. Chitwan National Park is also one of the top destinations for tourism as a whole. Chitwan National Park is also considered one of Asia’s best national parks for viewing wildlife.
This 3-night 4 days tour in Chitwan includes different activities inside the national park and community forest. You can enjoy a canoe ride on the Rapti River followed by a walking safari inside the jungle. Likewise, you can enjoy the wilderness drive inside the Jungle, watch birds, and indulge in Ethical Elephant activities. Similarly, you can spend the night at the jungle tower or with a local indigenous community. This package includes everything that you should do during your stay in Chitwan.
Encounter everything that you've read and watched on the internet, the tranquil beauty of Nepal, and the warm hospitality of Nepalese. Flying through the beautiful mountain view and thickly wooded hills and plains, you will land in the capital of the country. At the airport, you will meet one of our team members who will escort you to the hotel in Thamel.
Once checked in, you can walk around in Thamel, Kathmandu's tourist hub. Here you can also find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine.
On your first day at Chitwan, you can walk or cycle around the nearby ethnic Tharu village and observe their lifestyles. Be informed about the National Park, its history, and wildlife through the park's visitor's center.
Also visit the elephant home, a facility for retired elephants, which is just 5km from the center of Sauraha. Learn about the elephants and the complex needs of elephants in captivity and the crisis facing elephants in the wild. In this session, you will learn all there is to know about elephants, generally and specifically in Nepal. Meet the rescued elephants and learn about the challenges elephants face in captivity. This elephant refuse is managed by an NGO, which is working in Chitwan to improve the lives of the captive elephants and their mahouts (caretakers).
Later in the evening enjoy the stunning sunset over Rapti River sipping the beverage of your preference. After sunset, you will participate in the Tharu cultural dance program.
Early morning Bird watching in the nearby BisHazari Tal is another great way to immerse closer to nature and its colorful creations. In the afternoon enjoy a Canoe ride along the Rapti River which is an excellent opportunity for bird watching and to see the rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh mugger, as well as the fish-eating Gharial Crocodiles. Get off the canoe and start yet another adventure inside the wilderness. A jungle walk under the guidance of an experienced nature guide offers a great chance of spotting wildlife.
Optional: Depending upon your willingness you can spend an adventurous tower night or in a Local Home Stay. The tower night can be an excellent opportunity to experience the wildlife of Chitwan National Park. Whereas in a homestay you will be eating locally made food and staying over at a local Tharu village as their guest.
Jeep Safari inside the national park is a great way to be familiar with the wildlife. Also, visit the Crocodile Hatching Farm managed by the government for the Conservation of endangered Gharials or Mugars located at Kasara. In this facility, the eggs are hatched, brought up, and released into rivers.
On the way back, visit Direct Aid Nepal where you can meet the herd of elephants and watch them live in their chain-free corrals. You can also indulge in ethical elephant activities like Bush Walk with Elephants or Elephant wellness programs or watch them a bath.
Spend the rest of the day cycling or strolling around Sauraha or just sitting by the riverside.
Drive to Bharatpur Airport and fly back to Kathmandu.
Once you reach Kathmandu we will check you in the hotel in Thamel. Self-exploring or guiding the narrow streets of this tourist hub for souvenir shopping and drinks is a good way to spend the rest of your day. Later in the evening, we will take you out for a farewell dinner and listen to your wildlife tour experiences.
We will drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule. Tiger Encounter hopes to take you to another exciting wildlife safari in Nepal soon.
The first national park of Nepal, Chitwan National Park covers an area of 952.63 sq km and covers the districts of Nawalpur, Parsa, Chitwan, and Makwanpur. Its altitude ranges from 100m to 815m. Narayani-Rapti River is a natural boundary in the north and west of the park whereas Parsa Wildlife reserve lies in the east part of the park and India’s Valmiki National Park is in the South.
To reach Chitwan National Park, you can go either by Vehicle for 5 to 6 hours to the South of Kathmandu or by air to Bharatpur Airport for 25 minutes followed by half an hour drive to the national park.
Note: Evening Entertainment of Tharu Cultural dance and PowerPoint Presentation about CNP and flora and fauna by expert Naturalist will be offered from the house those staying on Jungle Plan.
Note: During monsoons (mid-June / July to October end) Jeep safaris are not conducted by park authorities. Alternate activities are provided during this period.
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Thank you Tiger Encounter team for another great experience in beautiful Nepal. We had amazing memories in Mt. Everest & Chitwan! We did wildlife safari, jeep safari, bird watching, village tour & cultural program. You are super professional, knowledgeable. Strongly recommend.
We went on a wildlife safari tour operated by Tiger Encounter last May 2019. It was a great experience for the whole family our kids were very excited to see animals out in the wild.
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Explore the wilderness of Chitwan National Park to visit Royal Bengal Tigers, one horned rhinos and many other animals and birds in their natural residence.