Tiger Encounter in Chitwan National Park

  • 07 Days
  • 06 Nights

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.

Highlight of Chitwan National Park

Trip Highlight

  • 4 Nights 5 Days jungle safari in Chitwan National Park
  • Special tiger tracking deep inside Chitwan National Park
  • A glance into the indigenous Tharu community's lifestyle & culture
  • Encounter with the Great One-Horned Rhino and other wild animals
  • Beautiful sunset view from the bank of Rapti River
  • Maximum possibilities of spotting the Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Stay in a luxurious safari camp  
  • Canoe ride in the national park
Trip Facts
  • Trip Profile : tiger-encounter-in-chitwan-6-night-7-days
  • Trip Type : Wildlife & Tour
  • Trip Duration : 07 Days
  • Trip Route : Kathmandu- Chitwan- Kathmandu
  • Trek Accomodation : Hotel or Resort
  • Preferred Seasons : March to May & September to November
  • Transportation: Flight, Drive
  • Age Limit : No limits

Tiger Encounter in Chitwan National Park is a wildlife activity that requires lots of patience and immense enthusiasm. To observe this amazing animal that resides at the top of the wildlife food chain. The park is a thrilling experience for all of us.

The Tiger Conservation Unit, Chitwan-Parsa-Valmiki, is made up of two national parks in Nepal; and one in India, with a total area of 3549 km2. This area consists of large patches of alluvial grasslands and dense sub-tropical forests suitable for tigers. Chitwan National Park alone houses 128 Royal Bengal Tigers according to a national survey in 2022.

Tiger Encounter in Chitwan National park offers you the experience of observing the Royal Bengal Tigers engaging in natural behavior in their natural habitat. What’s more, you will be contributing to wildlife conservation and buffer zone communities while experiencing wildlife intimately. All you need to do is wear your sun hats, strap in your binoculars and patiently follow the nature guide’s instructions. Furthermore, the park’s lush grasslands, forests in its peak canopy, and wetlands will reveal the tree hugger in you.

Tour Plan

1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

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.


 

2

Fly to Bharatpur and drive to Chitwan National Park

Fly (25 minutes) from Kathmandu to Bharatpur. Arrive at the hotel in Megauli or Sauraha which is 32 K.M. 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.


 

3

Tiger Tracking

The quest of watching the Royal Bengal Tigers without them knowing that they are being watched begins from this day. The experienced guides will escort you to the places where the tigers are mostly found. From various watchtowers inside the national park, you will be able to see over the grasslands and possibly spot the tigers. While a herd or single tiger walks out of the long grasses for a drink at the river.

This day of the journey will be a thrilling experience since you will be driving or walking to different tiger territories. The places like "Rapti Machan, "Tinkune", "Dumre Check Post" and "Bhallori" can be covered on foot and are famous tiger tracking spots of Chitwan National Park.  The packed lunch will be served for this day so, you can focus on wildlife tracking all day long. 

(Note: Jeep Safari is prohibited during monsoon season by the park authorities from June-September and in some seasons it can prolong till September)


 

4

Tiger Tracking

One more day dedicated to tracking the Royal Bengal Tigers. On this day you will be waiting for the glance of these majestic creatures in different locations like Tamor Lake, Lamital, Kata & Dumre Checkpost.  

If we become unable to spot the tiger on day 3 and day 4 then we will repeat the activity in a location with the highest possibility. However, if you get lucky enough to get the sight of the magnificent beast in both attempts then you can have a free day or other jungle activities.

Lunch will be served for this day so, you can focus on wildlife tracking all day long. Dinner at the resort. 


 

5

Tiger Tracking and Jungle activities

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 Pool 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 use the spa/couple massage room facility at the lodge.

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 on the life of Tharu people, Duration – approx. -2 Hours

Dinner at the dining hall or by the pool


 

6

Drive to Bharatpur and Fly back to Kathmandu

After this wonderful trip, you will drive back to Bharatpur and fly to Kathmandu. 

Once you reach Kathmandu we will check you in the best hotel in the Thamel area. 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. 


 

7

Final Departure

We will drop you to the airport according to your flight schedule. Tiger Encounter hopes to take you to another exciting wildlife safari in Nepal soon.

Cost Detail

Trip Includes
  • ​​​International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary by private vehicle.
  • Two night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Flight from Kathmandu - Chitwan - Kathmandu for member & guide
  • 4 nights 5 days accommodation in Chitwan (4/5-star category hotel) 
  • Full board veg/non-veg. basis accommodation entire the Chitwan jungle safari tour, Lunch, dinner, and breakfast
  • Bharatpur - Chitwan National Park - Bharatpur transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance and National Park fees included
  • All activities as mentioned itinerary are included
  • All ground transport inside the national park
  • Professional government license holder English speaking tour guide.
  • Welcome/ farewell dinner in typical Nepali food and cultural program
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. (Guide and driver)
  • Government Tax and office service charge.
Trip Excludes
  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days, and US$ 125 for a three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, during the tour.
  • All food and beverages are other than on the itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
     

Location Detail

Tour Location

Description of the Location

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.

 

What to Bring

  1. Neutral colored clothing is recommended. 
  2. Light clothing is needed for the daytime with a sweater and warm jacket for the evenings from November to March. 
  3. Pants / Trousers are recommended for safari and jungle walk.
  4. Comfortable walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, etc. are essential.
  5. Insect repellent and personal medical requirements should be carried. 
  6. It is highly recommended to travel light with only one small suitcase or duffle bag.
  7. During the warmer months, swimming suits are recommended.
  8. A small flashlight is recommended.
  9. Binoculars add greatly to your enjoyment for bird and wildlife viewing.

 

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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    Frequently asked questions

    • Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?
      Yes, Tiger Encounter representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Tiger Encounter name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.
    • Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
      All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
    • How can I track tiger in Chitwan National Park?
      Tracking mostly in tiger trails and territories can give you highest possibility of seeing tiger.
    • How many tigers are there in Nepal?
      There are now estimated 235 tigers in Nepal as of September 2018, nearly doubling the baseline of around 121 tigers in 2009.
    • What do we do if we cannot see tiger in whole day?
      We generally have more than one day just for tiger tracking. If we don’t see any tiger in first day then we will move to another tiger territory in next day. Similarly our days can be increased this way until we finally see tiger.
    • Are there tigers in Chitwan National Park?
      The number of tigers in Chitwan National Park, home to the largest number of wild tigers in the country, 128 in 2022
    • What animals are in Chitwan National Park?
      Chitwan has 68 different species of mammals, including Tigers, Rhinos, Deer, Monkeys, Elephants, Leopards, Sloth bears, Wild boars and Hyenas.
    • How many Rhinos are in Chitwan National Park?
      There are 600 Rhinos in Chitwan National Park - CNP, Nepal
    • In Which zone dose Chitwan National Park Lies?
      It is situated in the subtropical highlands of Inner Terai, in south-central Nepal, in the counties of Nawalpur, Parsa, Chitwan and Makwanpur, covering an area of 952,63 km (367,81 sq mi).

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