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 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.
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
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 (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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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