Chitwan Tiger Tracking Tour is one of the most thrilling and adventurous activities one needs to experience for a lifetime. This tour is designed for those who want to know about the magnificent Royal Bengal. This tour exposes you to tranquil nature full of wilderness and wildlife.
The Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera Tigris) is the biggest animal in the cat family. It is one of the most threatened animal species that sits at the top of the wildlife food chain and actively contributes to maintaining the ecosystem. The primary goal of this tour is to track the tigers on its trails and territories and encounter them without causing any harm or disturbing them. Many tigers are tracked and encountered due to the experienced naturalists and nature guides in the park. Chance encounters with these magnificent tigers create long-lasting memories and a real wildlife experience. During this tour, we come across an abundance of flora and fauna.
Besides thrilling experiences like tiger tracking, Chitwan Tiger Tracking Tour also involves other wildlife activities. In addition, it includes a variety of wildlife-related activities, including elephant bathing, sunset watching, and jeep safaris. There are also visits to Tharu communities and breeding centers for elephants and crocodiles.
The months of September to November and March to April are ideal for visiting the park for tiger tracking as well as other wildlife. The jungle is less dense with low grass during this season, allowing for clear visibility of the surroundings. It is possible to spot wildlife in the wild roaming freely.
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As you land in the capital of Nepal, you will be welcomed by our office representative in a typical Nepali style at the airport. Nepal is one of the most welcoming countries in the country. Get ready to be overwhelmed by Nepalese hospitality. Following the completion of your paperwork and baggage collection, you will be transported to your preferred hotel or our recommended hotel at Thamel and then check in.
Once you've checked in, you'll have time to freshen up while sipping a cold refreshment. Then after, a briefing on the next day's programs will be provided.
This morning, we will take a 25-minute morning flight to Bharatpur, and then drive about 2 hours to the Temple Tiger Green Jungle Resort for our stays during this trip. The resort is one of the best resorts in Chitwan and the first choice of both national and international tourists visiting the Chitwan National Park. It is a perfect destination located at the serenity of nature with various wildlife activities, good food, and hospitality.
After having a delicious lunch, we will take a traditional dugout ride into the Rapti River. You will have the opportunity to observe the aquatic wildlife in the river including endangered Gharial crocodiles and marsh muggers, Even the Royal Bengal Tiger and the One-horned Rhinoceros occasionally visit the river to quench their thirst, so you might sometimes encounter them.
Later in the evening, we will be watching and enjoying a beautiful sunset on the Rapti River in complete serenity. The flying birds and a few dugout boats crossing the golden sun reflecting on the clear wide river are more interesting to watch. After a long drive and multiple activities, get some relaxation and refreshment. Then, you will take part in a dinner and cultural dance performance by the Tharu people at the hotel after sundown.
The desire for watching the tiger in the wild starts today. Get into the jeep and start the jeep safari for tracking the tiger trails. Chitwan is one of the best sites in the world to spot tigers in the wild. There are specific places in Chitwan National Park where the chances of encountering tigers are higher. Some of the most likely locations where tigers are frequently seen in Chitwan are Vulke Salghari, Katan ( Riu River), Thulo Bhaluwahi, Sano Bhaluwahi, Jarneli Area, Kachhuwani Chowk, Sukivar Area and so on. We will be scouting out these locations for 3 to 4 days until we spot a tiger. Today, we will cover the areas like Vulke Salghari, Katan (Riu River), and Thulo Bhaluwahi.
During the tiger tracking process, we also will engage in the jungle walk in the areas like Vulke Salgari, Temple Tiger, Saili Maili, and Kukurn Khola. We come across many wild animals like Asian Elephants, One-horned Rhinoceros, sambar deer, spotted deer, hog deer, swamp deer, black buck, wild boar, leopard, golden jackal, hyenas and many more during the jeep safari and nature walk.
There are view towers (Machans) at different spots inside the forest of the park where we can wait for unaware wild animals including the big cat tigers to pass us by. Expert nature guides will lead you to the places that precisely know the places with a chance of tiger sightings. The guide will identify the exact location of the tiger by observing its movements and looking for the cues such as pug marks, scratch marks, scats, scents, and alarm calls. The waiting game begins when the guide finds the ideal location. You will patiently await the arrival of the tiger at the specified spot. Once you see the tiger, please your eyes and take some shots to capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
On this day, a delicious packed lunch will be served, and take a break in a secure spot determined by the naturalist. Following lunch, we will make another push in the direction of the hotspots of tiger seeing in the dense jungle in pursuit of the Royal Bengal Tiger.
We will be tracking the Royal Bengal Tigers for one more day. We will be keeping an eye out for these magnificent creatures on this day at potential spots, including Sano Bhaluwahi, and Jarneli area.
If we are still unable to spot the tiger on the previous day, we will repeat the task today and explore more jungle trails and core places with the best chances to witness the tigers. On this day as well, a packed lunch will be provided so that you do not need to return to the hotel for lunch. It saves our time allowing us to spend the entire time tracking tigers and other wildlife all day long.
The main focus of our tour is to encounter a tiger. If we are fortunate enough to see the majestic animal on previous days, you can enjoy a free day or other jungle activities. In case of no tiger encounter yet, we continue tracking the tigers in Kachhuwani Chowk and Sukivar area. Bird watching, Tharu village excursions, elephant safari, elephant bathing, and elephant and crocodile breeding center are the jungle activities at Chitwan National Park you can enjoy in the event of a successful tiger encounter or during the tiger tracking tour.
After completion of this wonderful wildlife journey, you will drive back to Bharatpur and take a flight to Kathmandu.
As you arrive in Kathmandu, we will check in at the respective hotel at Thamel. The rest of your day can be spent independently wandering the winding streets of this tourist area in search of refreshments and souvenirs. Later that evening, we will take you to a farewell dinner while talking about your wildlife trip experiences.
Have a safe trip back home with a priceless and richness memories and experiences of Chitwan Royal Tiger encounter! Following breakfast at your hotel, our office representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your departure to board your flight on time. We hope you had a good time touring with us!
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Note: During monsoons (End of June / July to August) Jeep safaris are not conducted by park authorities. Alternate activities are provided during this period.
Established in 1973, Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park in the southern central Terai of Nepal with the highest number of tigers. It serves as the tiger encountering spot with more than 128 Royal Bengal Tigers (National Survey 2022) in the same habitat. Thus, it is the ideal place to go for tiger tracking in Nepal after Bardia National Park.
Chitwan National Park is the home to the second largest and one of the last populations of the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros in the world. And other endangered animals like wild elephants, leopards, sloth bears, hyenas, and so forth. It is also heaven for bird watchers with more than 6% world’s bird species (546 bird species).
UNESCO has enlisted Chitwan National Park as a World natural heritage site due to its wide variety of flora and fauna. It is a perfect place for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts wanting to witness wildlife in the wild. The park has diverse wildlife making it the ideal place for wildlife safaris.
What to Bring:
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 Chitwan 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!
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.
This is a pre-booking form for the lead traveler. We would send you the actual booking form after the confirmation
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.
Tiger Encounter made our tiger encounter possible. On tiger tracking day two we saw the beautiful beast come out to drink it has an incredible experience. Waiting for almost two days on the blazing heat of May was really worth it!!
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.
Walking along with the wild that shelters varieties of birds and animals felt amazing. Very organized and fun wildlife tour.
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.
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.
Snow Leopard has a luxuriant pale Smokey-grey coat with dark grey rosettes, and black spots on limbs and face.