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, comprises 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 is designated as a UNESCO natural heritage site. Evidently, the park alone houses 128 Royal Bengal Tigers according to a national survey in 2022. For the same reason, it is the largest playground for tigers in Nepal. So, it is the perfect destination after Bardia National Park for tiger tracking in Nepal.

The best time to visit the park is from September to November and March to April. For encountering tigers along with other wildlife. During this time, the jungle is less dense making the clear visibility of the surrounding areas. The wildlife roaming freely in the wild is visible.

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 hat, 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.

Tiger Encounter in Chitwan National Park trip itineraries are customisable; according to your choice & the number of days you want to stay. Simply, Contact Us

Tour Plan


Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Namaste! Welcome to Nepal to discover, explore and experience the tranquil beauty and the warm hospitality of Nepalese. Flying through the beautiful mountain view and verdant hills, varied terrains, and plains, you will land at the Tribhuwan International Airport of Nepal. At the airport, you will meet one of our team members holding a placard with your name or office name who will greet you and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel.    

Once checked in at the hotel, unpack and unwind. Along with the refreshment welcome drink, a briefing will be provided about the tour in the following days. In the evening, you can stroll around the hippest and most happening area of  Thamel, Kathmandu's tourist hub. Here you can find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine at and enjoy the first meal of your choice.



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.



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)



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. 



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



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. 



Final Departure

It is time to bid farewell ! Your tour comes to an end today. Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule. It is recommended 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 scheduling the greatest adventurous tour in a prompt and easiest way.

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.


We will meet pickup you from Internatinal Airport:

We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick-up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Tiger Encounter) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.

As per our plan, we’ll provide you with domestic departure and arrival as per the flight schedule.

Passport & Visa: 

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport-size photo.

The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, and the time intended to stay in Nepal.

Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

Safety precautions for Bardia National Park Safari:

Aside from geographical protection, Tiger Encounter has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  1. Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
  2. Tour leaders and guides have years of wildlife experience and can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
  3. We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Tiger Encounter team assisting you.
  4. Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
  5. Food and accommodation in the national park would be rechecked for additional hygiene.


Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, driver, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the tour and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips on the last day of the tour.

Safety Precautions: 

  1. A first-aid kit is recommended to carry by the visitors for their own safety.
  2. Visitors should be alert to the wildlife inside the core area.

Stop Population:  

  1. Carry out what you carry in.
  2. Buy only what won’t pollute, or carry it out.
  3. Take only photographs, leave only footprints.
  4. Do not use polythene/ plastic materials.


Facts About Chitwan National Park:  


National Park declared the year: 1973 AD

National park area: 952.63 km²

Location: Central Nepal (Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Makwanpur & Parsa districts)

World Heritage site listed: 1984 (Natural Site)

Ramsar site declaration: 2003 (Bishajari and associated lakes)

Bioclimatic zone: Sub-tropical

Elevation: 140-800m from the sea level

Major geophysical characteristics: Churia, Bhabar, Chitwan Valley

Major Lakes: Tamor Tal, Lami Tal, and Devi Tal

Major Rivers: Narayani, Rapti, and Reu

Main mammals: Grater One-horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, Gaur Bison, Sloth Bear, Asian Wild Elephant

Main birds: Bengal Florican, Lesser Florican, Giant Hornbill

Main reptiles: Asian Rock Python, Gharial Crocodile, Golden Monitor Lizard

Buffer zone declared: 1996 AD

Buffer zone area: 729.39km²

Major tourist destinations: Sauraha, Madi Valley, Kasara, Laukhani, Khagendramalli, Padampur, Amaltari, Balmaki, Ashram, Sanachuri, Meghauli

Districts: Chitwan, Bardaghat/ Susta Purb Nawalparasi, Makwanpur & Parsa (Privince 2,3 & 4)

Metropolitan: 1 (Bharatpur)

Municipalities: 8 (Rapti, Khairhani, Ratnanagar, Madi, Gaindakot, Devichuli, Kawasoti & Madhyabindu

Rural Municipalities: Nirmal-Thori, Binaya-Triveni and Manahari

Economy: Tourism, Agriculture, animal husbandry, business & Mountaineering

Population: 223,260

Major caste groups: Tharu, Brahmin, Chhetri, Kumal, Gurung, Bhote, Tamang


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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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