One-Horned Rhino Tour in Nepal is one of the best wildlife activities for nature enthusiasts. Bardia and Chitwan National Parks are ideal locations for sighting varieties of wildlife including the one-horned rhino. Chitwan National Park is a place where you can unwind yourself and also grow closer to nature. In addition, the national park provides perfect access to encounter different species of flora and fauna. Because of this, around 200,000 tourists visit Chitwan every year.
One-Horned Rhino Tour in Nepal is possible in Bardia (BNP) and Chitwan National Parks (CNP). CNP is located in the inner lowland plains of south-central Nepal. It connects Parsa, Nawalpur, Chitwan, and Makwanpur districts. The park lies in an altitude range of 100 m to 815 m in the Sivalik Hills.
The park is also home to 68 species of mammals including the Royal Bengal Tiger and greater one-horned rhinos. Similarly, it housed 55 species of amphibians and reptiles. Likewise, around 546 species of resident and migratory birds are found in the forests, riversides, and lakesides around the park.
One-Horned Rhino Tour in Chitwan National Park trip itineraries is customizable; according to your choice & the number of days you want to stay. Simply, you can also modify your daily activities.
Welcome to the land of tranquil beauty, warm hospitality, real wilderness, and spiritualism. Flying through the beautiful mountain view and thickly wooded hills and plains, you will land in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. Upon arrival at the airport, one of our team members will be waiting for you at the terminal displaying a placard with your name or company name on it. S/he will warmly greet you and assist you with your transport to the luxurious hotel in Thamel.
Once checked in at the hotel, get refreshed and relaxed. Then you will be briefed about the tour and the preparation with a sip of a refreshing welcome drink. In the evening you can stroll around the lively streets of Thamel, Kathmandu's tourist hub. Here you can also find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine at. You can enjoy the live music in the different pubs and bars as well.
Fly (25 minutes) from Kathmandu to Bharatpur. Arrive at Megauli or Sauraha which is approx. 32 km from the main highway in Bharatpur. Upon arrival, a welcome drink is served and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities, and rooms will be assigned.
In the afternoon floating downstream the Rapti River, towards the western boundary of the park formed by Himalayan Narayani, a boat safari will be arranged for the evening time offering our unique sundowner experience at the confluence point.
Slide presentation, one of our jungle experts will introduce background data and the history of the Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Your Questions are most welcome. Evening dinner at the resort.
Jeep Safari with Breakfast in the jungle: Duration – Approx 4-5 Hours: Proceed for the Jeep Safari crossing the Rapti River by Patela Boat to start with from Bhimle army check post. There are two choices of routes available, which our naturalists pick upon their experience with current sightings and animal movement.
Route 1: Bhimle post - Sukhibhar post towards Kasara (park headquarter)
Route 2: Bhimle post - Reu River- Surung Khola
Route 3: Bhimle Post - Reu River- towards Khoria Muhan Post
Breakfast will be served in between the safari in a scenic and safe spot chosen by the Naturalist. After the Safari leisure time to relax by the pool or use Spa Facilities till lunchtime.
Walking safari Inside the National Park:
After Lunch proceeds towards the Rapti River just in front of our resort in a Boat put-in point and crosses the river on a patela boat. After crossing the river start a Nature Walk inside the Chitwan National park to explore the different oxbow lakes like (Devi Tal, Munda Tal, Lamo Tal, and Kamal Tal) to view the Marsh Mugger and different mammals, aquatic and other bird species. Duration – Approx -3-4 Hours
Back to the lodge and relax by the pool for the rest of the late afternoon or use the spa/couple massage room facility at the lodge. Tharu Cultural Dance: Tharu Cultural Dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. Dinner at the resort.
Boat Safari (Morning): Wake-up call followed by Tea/Coffee. Can experience the morning boat safari for about 1 hour floating downstream the Rapti River, towards the western boundary of the park formed by Himalayan Narayani.
Breakfast at the resort or by the River (as per the present season/ condition) back to the lodge and relax by the pool for the rest of the late afternoon or we can go for a jeep safari to the different habitats of one-horned rhino and others wild animals with pack lunch.
Optional Short Village Walk: A visit around the village on foot to experience the daily life of the village people in the company of an experienced communicator to enhance knowledge of the life of the Tharu people, Duration – approx. -2 Hours.
Dinner at the dining hall or by the pool.
Drive to Bharatpur Airport and fly back to Kathmandu.
Once you reach Kathmandu, we will check you in the same hotel in Thamel. Self-exploring 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.
Your wilderness wildlife safari will come to an end today. We will drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule. It is suggested to be at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure to complete the airport check-in on time.
Tiger Encounter hopes to take you on another exciting wildlife safari in Nepal soon. Contact us for planning the greatest adventures of a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.
Note: During monsoons (End of June / July to August) Jeep safaris are not conducted by park authorities. Alternate activities are provided during this period.
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.
One-Horned Rhino in Nepal
The one-horned rhinoceros or greater one-horned rhinoceros is the largest of the three Asian rhinos. Along with the African white rhinos, one-horned rhinos are the largest of all rhino species. One of the rare animals in the world, the one-horned rhino is identified by a single black horn about 8.25 inches long. It is a grey-brown hide with skin folds, which gives it an armor-plated appearance.
The decline of alluvial grassland and riverine forests has affected the rhino population in the wild. For this reason, IUCN red list has listed them as vulnerable species. On the other hand, the population of greater one-horned rhinos in Nepal has increased by 111 individuals from 2011 to 2015. The latest rhino count conducted in 2015 has revealed 645 individuals living in Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Parsa National Park, and Suklaphanta National Park. All in all, the one-horned rhinoceros is one of the main tourist attractions of Nepal.
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Excellent safari in Chitwan and Bardia. Very professional company and we were looked after really well. Communication was easy and fast response. The guides on the safaris were brilliant and the accommodation was excellent. Can’t rate them highly enough.
I’ve been to 28 different countries and countless safaris over the world- let me tell you that this is the standard for every other safari I’ve been on since! The attention to detail, the absolute love and care of the guides, and the tour operator’s genuine wish for you to have the best experience possible made this one of the most amazing tours/safaris I’ve been on. It was just as amazing to meet the locals and meet the Tharu people as it was to see the rhino and to be close up with an elephant!! (And That tiger that kept in front of our raft to cross the river!!) As an experienced traveler, take my word that you will have a genuinely wild and carefree adventure!!!🤩🥳🥳
Had the most wonderful and life changing experience with Tiger Encounter. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Mr. Sharma (owner) who had accompanied me as my guide throughout my adventure. They had planned everything so well and truly make you feel like family. Be it every step of the way from jeep safari, jungle walk, canoe ride, trek through the jungle, mountain trek Mr. Sharma is truly amazing guide, photographer and wonderful motivator. It goes without saying that your guide is your doorway to experiencing everything about the beautiful country you visit. Be it food, shopping, adventure or pleasure. I truly loved every moment of my time…and hope to return to this beautiful country with Tiger Encounter to many more adventures and celebrating a wonderful friendship. Hop you all have as amazing adventures and journeys with them. 🌟
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.
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Come across the magnificent Royal Bengal Tigers, and watch them live their untamed lives. Experience this immense quest in the wilderness of the most undisturbed protected area in Nepal.
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