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.


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

Wildlife Photography in Nepal tour offers a chance to capture the abundance of wildlife of Nepal in their natural habitats. The best naturalist guides and experienced wildlife photographers in Nepal are in charge of and are leading this wildlife photography tour. Additionally, passionate nature lovers and wildlife photographers from around the world are the target groups of this tour. Having a keen interest in scientific and regional wildlife and nature conservation management.

Capture the Wildlife of Nepal on your Camera in the renowned national parks of Nepal

Nepal is the home of 10 national parks where you can witness the wildlife and capture them forever on your camera. Now recognized as some of the best-managed protected areas in the world, Chitwan and Bardia National Parks with a record of nearly nil wildlife crime and poaching, provide great opportunities for a wilderness experience and wildlife photography of a rich diversity of wild animals and birds of 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 the Greater One-Horned Rhinos. Furthermore, the rich diversity is also enhanced by wild water buffalo, four-horned antelope, swamp deer, spotted linsang, and many more.

One-Horned Rhino Tour in Nepal

This specially crafted tour of wildlife photography in Nepal 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

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

The park is 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 an excellent opportunity to capture with your lens. The untamed wild animals living in their natural home include the magnificent beast the royal Bengal tiger.

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 and comprises mudflats; reed beds and freshwater marshes in the floodplains of the Sapta Koshi River. This Ramsar site-designated wildlife reserve has been home to numerous rare species, including Bengal floricans, storks, and lesser floricans.

Wildlife Photography in Nepal

Tour Plan


Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

The tranquil beauty of Nepal and the warm hospitality of Nepalese awaits you!  As soon as you land at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative and assist with the transportation up to the hotel. 

After check-in at the hotel, get yourself refreshed. If you arrive early, you may stroll around the tourist hotspot of Kathmandu, Thamel. In the evening, you will be briefed about the tour and the necessary checklist to be packed. 


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.


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. 


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. 


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.


Final Departure

Today, you will leave Nepal with adventure-filled memories. A company representative will assist you to get back to your country during your departure. We will drop off you at the airport according to your flight schedule. It is recommended that you arrive at the airport at least two hours before takeoff to ensure a timely check-in process.

Tiger Encounter hopes to take you on another adventure wildlife photography tour in Nepal soon. Please get in touch with us so that we can swiftly and simply create the most thrilling tour in the near future. 

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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