Wildlife Photography in Nepal

  • 06 Days
  • 05 Nights

Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve are Nepal’s renowned national wildlife photography park.

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Trip Highlight

  • Specially crafted wildlife photography tour that includes wilderness experience with great wildlife photography opportunities.

  • Explore the wildlife of Nepal in Asia's most famous national park for wildlife viewing (Chitwan National Park)

  • Capture the rich diversity of wildlife at Chitwan, with around 57 species of mammals, 47 species of reptiles, and 545 species of birds.

  • Potentially encounter the big 3 of Nepalese wildlife - royal Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, and one-horned rhino.

  • Learn more about wildlife and how to track them with experienced nature guides on the tour.  

Trip Facts
  • Trip Profile : wildlife-photography-in-nepal
  • Trip Type : Photography & Wildlife Safari
  • Trip Duration : 06 Days
  • Trip Route : Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu
  • Trek Accomodation : Hotel & Breakfast
  • Preferred Seasons : March to May & September to November
  • Transportation: Flight, Car & Jeep
  • Age Limit : No limits
One-Horned Rhino Tour in Nepal

Photography in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is Asia’s famous wildlife viewing national park. The area of 952 sq km along with 729 sq km as a buffer zone covered mostly with dense forest. Its subtropical climate has made it the natural residence of numerous birds, mammals & reptiles including the big 3 of Nepalese wildlife, the majestic Royal Bengal tigers, the mighty Asian elephants, and Greater One-Horned Rhinos. The rich diversity is also enhanced by wild water buffalo, four-horned antelope, swamp deer, spotted linsang, and many more.

This specially crafted wildlife photography tour includes an unforgettable wilderness experience with incredible wildlife spotting and photography opportunities. 3 night 4 days trip focusing on wildlife spotting and photography opportunities. On this trip, you will be in an open safari vehicle that is great for wildlife viewing and photography.


Entry Protocol for Wildlife, and Trekking in Nepal

Photography in Bardia National Park

Bardia National park was established in 1976 with an area of 968 sq km and later 507 sq km declared as a buffer zone. Covered with grassland, savannah, and riverine forest adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali river. It intersected by the Babai river, it is the most undisturbed protected area of Nepal.

Home to 642 species of animals and more than 435 species of resident and migratory birds. This intact wilderness is famous for tiger tracking. More than 80 royal Bengal tigers have marked their territory in Bardia national park. This adjoining Banke national parks, for this reason, the possibility of Tiger Encounter is highest here.

This wildlife safari experience will leave you fascinated and your camera will overflow with pictures from the wild. 3 night 4 days trip specially designed for wildlife photography enthusiasts with excellent opportunity to capture with your lens. The untamed wild animals living in their natural home include the magnificent beast the royal Bengal tiger.


Wildlife Photography in Nepal

Photography in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve is the best place for those who love birds and those who would be keen to photograph as many birds as they can. Located on the eastern plains of Nepal is home to more than 400 species of birds.

This wetland covers 175 sq km which comprises mudflats; reed beds and freshwater marshes in the floodplains of the Sapta Koshi River. Rare species likewise Bengal florican, stork, lesser florican among many has been recorded in this Ramsar site-declared wildlife reserve.


Tour Plan

1

Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

See for yourself if all that you have read and watched on the internet, about the tranquil beauty of Nepal and the warm hospitality of Nepalese. After flying through the beautiful view of this trekkers; paradise, you will meet our company representative at the airport. You must have an impatient heart for a breathtaking adventure. Get ready to experience Nepal up close and personal. But first, we will transfer you to your hotel.

If you have an early arrival, you may stroll around the hippest and happening area in Thamel, where you can find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine. This first night in the country, you will be staying in Kathmandu.

2

Morning flight to Bharatpur and drive to Chitwan National Park

Your photography opportunity starts as soon as you reach Chitwan. Freshen up and you can walk around the nearby ethnic Tharu village and observe their lifestyles. And in the evening enjoy capturing the golden hour while the sun sets over Rapti River.

You will participate in the Tharu cultural dance program after sundown.

3

Wildlife Photography and Jungle activities

Canoe Ride along the Rapti River is an excellent opportunity for bird watching and to see the rare species of crocodiles; the marsh mugger as well as the fist-eating gharial.

Jungle walking under the guidance of an experienced nature guide offers a great chance of spotting wildlife. On the way back you can enjoy watching the elephants take their regular bath in the river. 

4

Wildlife Photography and Jungle activities

Visit elephant home, A chain free corral for rescued retired elephants 

4-5 hours Jeep safari inside the national park to encounter various wild animals.  Visit the crocodile breeding center on the way back to the hotel. 

5

Fly back to Kathmandu

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

Once you reach Kathmandu you will check in at a nice hotel around the Thamel area. In the evening you can stroll around for souvenir shopping, drinks, and dinner. Walking around Thamel and nearby areas for shopping and self-exploring the narrow streets of this tourist hub is a good idea to spend your evening in Kathmandu.

6

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.
  • Three night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan
  • Flight from Kathmandu - Chitwan - Kathmandu for member & guide
  • 3 nights 4 days accommodation in Chitwan (3-star category hotel) 
  • Full board veg/non-veg. basis accommodation entire the Chitwan jungle safari tour, Lunch, dinner, and breakfast
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 of bird and wildlife viewing.

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    Frequently asked questions

    • Where to practice wildlife photography in Nepal?
      Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve etc.
    • What is the best time for wildlife photography in Nepal?
      October to March, when the towering phanta grass is slashed by villagers, the best time to see wildlife is early January to March, significantly improving visibility.
    • What is the best digital camera for wildlife photography?
      Sony A77II DSLR. Canon 7D Mark II. Canon EOS 80D. Nikon D7200. Nikon D500. Nikon D5. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Canon EOS 5D Mark IV etc.
    • What lens do I need for wildlife photography?
      Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II (£1,820 // $2,000) - Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 (£1,150 // $1,400) - Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 (£800 // $1,000) - Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G2 (£1,300 // $1,400) - Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 (£1,750 // $2,100) etc.
    • What animals are in Chitwan National Park?
      Chitwan has 68 different species of mammals, including rhinos, tigers, deer, monkeys, elephants, leopards, sloth bears, wild boars and hyenas.

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