Chitwan National Park

Duration: 4 Days(5)of 3 reviews

Overview

  • Duration 4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Chitwan - Kathmandu
  • Best Season April and May

Highlights

  • Tour to the Oldest National Park of Nepal
  • A glimpse of the endangered species like the one-horned rhino and Royal Bengal tiger
  • A walk through the exquisite local culture of Nepal called Tharu Culture
  • Adventurous Jungle and Elephant Safari

Nepal's first and most famous national park is situated in the Inner Terai lowlands of Chitwan. Covering an area of 932 sq. kilometers the park includes hilly areas of the Shivalik Range covered by deciduous trees. Parts of the park are floodplains of rivers Narayani, Rapti, and the Reu, covered by dense tall elephant grass, forests of silk cotton, acacia, and Sisam trees. Chitwan National Park was officially established in 1973 and included as World Heritage Site in 1984.

The park in Chitwan has sheltered the last endangered Asian species like the one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal tiger. Other animals found here are the leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, rhesus monkey, grey langur monkey, wild dog, small wild cats, bison, the four species of deer, and other small animals. Marsh crocodiles inhabit swampy areas. The Gangetic crocodile that only feeds on fish, is found in a stretch of the River Narayani. Also found here is one of the four species of fresh-water dolphins.

Chitwan park is also home to 450 species of birds and hence is ideal for bird watching. Some of the resident specialties are woodpeckers, hornbills, Bengal florican, red-headed trogons, waterfowl, Brahminy duck, pintails, and bareheaded geese. In summer the forest is alive with nesting migrants such as the fabulous paradise flycatcher, the Indian pitta, and parakeets.

Itinerary

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 As per your flight plan, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to stretch out a warm welcome to you in our wonderful nation for the lovely outing. As you fly towards the International Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport on a clear sunny day, you can see the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread in distance. Once you land, a representative from Himalayan Scenery Treks will escort you to your hotel. The day is complete leisure. You can either choose to rest in your hotel room and remove jet lag or take a short walk around the ancient valley of Kathmandu.

You will take a 5 – 6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park on a Tourist bus. You can also take a private car/jeep or even board a flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Chitwan. Once you arrive at the Chitwan, one of our staff will receive you and then escort you to the resort.

At the resort, you will be briefed by our guest relations officer. We will have lunch at the resort. After lunch, we will head out for a short village tour of the Tharu community. In the evening we will participate in the Tharu Cultural dance presentation, by the local villager. Enjoying the cultural program for a while, we head back to the resort for the dinner. Overnight at the resort.     

Once we have had our breakfast in the morning, we move ahead for a morning Canoe ride along the Rapti river. This ride will provide you an excellent opportunity for bird watching and for witnessing the 2-rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish-eating Gharial. After the canoe ride, we will take a Jungle walk in the Chitwan National Park.

We will provide you with one of the best times to observe the wildlife from up close with Elephant Safari/ Jeep Safari. On the way back, you can also enjoy the elephant bath. Though out the jungle safari, you come close to the animals like deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear, and the Royal Bengal Tiger. Overnight at the resort. 

Today is the last day of our trip. Waking up early in the morning, we will go bird-watching. Chitwan is famous for different species of birds. We will also take a short visit to the elephant breeding center of Chitwan. After that, we head back to the resort, have breakfast, and get ready for the departure to Kathmandu in a tourist vehicle. One of the representatives of Himalayan Scenery Treks will transfer you to the bus station. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.   

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Cost Details

Included

  • Pickup and drop at the hotel
  • Transportation in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Chitwan at a 4-star and 5-star hotel
  • Lunch, Dinner, and Breakfast
  • Insurance for Nepalese Staff
  • Proper guidelines 
  • Airport Drop
  • Our fees also include Government tax and office service charges

Excluded

  • Airfare from/to your country
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Drinks

Useful Info

The itineraries provided by the Himalayan Scenery Treks Are guided and standard; however, the itineraries are subject to be altered or changed because of uncertainties beyond our control. Note that, the itineraries are just a Guideline to show you the overview of tentative tour plans. The alteration on the tentative itineraries may differ or be altered as per the best interest, due to the unpredicted event caused by physical, technical, and natural conditions.

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Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 10 to 20 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

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