Starting PriceUS$ 300
Duration of Trips6 Days
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Max. Altitude:1340 M (Kathmandu)
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Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is a protected area located in the central lowlands of Nepal, covering an area of approximately 932 square kilometers. Established in 1973, Chitwan is the country's first national park and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The park is located in the floodplains of the Rapti and Narayani Rivers, which provide a diverse range of ecosystems for wildlife to thrive.
Chitwan National Park is known for its large mammals, including tigers, leopards, rhinoceros, and gaur. The park is home to over 50 species of mammals, as well as 525 species of birds, 55 species of reptiles and amphibians, and a variety of fish species. The park is also home to many nationally threatened bird species, making it an important site for conservation efforts.
In addition to its diverse wildlife, Chitwan National Park is also known for its rich cultural history. The park is home to several indigenous communities, including the Tharu people, who have lived in the region for centuries. Visitors to the park can participate in cultural activities, such as village tours and traditional dance performances, to learn more about the local culture.
Chitwan National Park is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in nature and cultural tourism in Nepal. Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or simply looking to experience the beauty and culture of the region, Chitwan National Park has something for everyone.
Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel
Day 02Sight seeing in Kathmandu Darbar squire, swayambunath( Monkey temple) , Pashupatinath and Boudha nata stupa.
Day 03Transfer to Chitawan National park by Tourist bus, Tharu village tour in the late afternoon.
Day 04Jungle tour in the morning, canoeing and elephant safari and elephant breeding centre afternoon and tharu culturalProgram in the evening.
Jungle walking:well trained naturalist takes you to prime spots to view deer, rhino, sloth bears and other wildlife. Detailed knowledge of the wildlife and jungle will enhance your trip Canoe Rides:A traditional dugout takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view birds, crocodile and the animals of the river.(From October through to mid March) Elephant Safari:Travel through open grassland and dense forest on elephant back in search of rare games. Be on the lookout for the great one homed rhino, four species of deer, wild boar, sloth bear, leopard, bison and the big one, the Royal Bengal tiger. Tharu cultural Dance:A melodious tribal dance performed by Tharu men to the rhythms of drums and with clashing of stick embodies and projects how to drive away Rhino and other wild animals from human habitat. Once the driving away of animals is achieved, the dance turns into joyful. After dinner at the hotel /lodge/tented camp you can watch Tharu stick dance. We will arrange dance for your enjoyment. Bird Watching: An early morning walk through the bush and along the Rapti River is a must to view many of the more than 450 species of exotic. Birds including Giant, Hombill,Lesser florican and Paradise Flycastcher. Again you will be accompanied by our experienced naturalist.
Day 05After Bird watching tour in the morning and Drive Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Day 06Morning breakfast at Hotel and departure yours onward destination.
- Airport pickup and drop.
- 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu
- 2 night 3 days jungle safari tour on full board basis and overnight accomudation at resort / Hotel.
- Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu world heritage side.
- Jeep safari / All jungle activities
- National park and conservation area permit & fees.
- All accommodations while safari including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Highly experienced safari guide during the trip.
- Guide insurance and salary
- Transportation to and from Kathmandu/Pokhara by tourist bus.
- Government Tax
- Domestic and International Flight
- Sightseeing tour entrance fee in Kathmandu
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- Travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss and personal effects.
- Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue) - you may easily issue the
visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
- Tips & Gratuities.
Note: Chitwan National Park offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of Nepal's wilderness and cultural splendor.
Where is Chitwan National Park located?
- Chitwan National Park is located in the southern part of Nepal, covering areas of the subtropical lowlands of the inner Terai region. It spans over four districts: Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Parsa, and Makwanpur.
What is the significance of Chitwan National Park?
- Chitwan National Park is one of the most important protected areas in Nepal and holds great ecological and conservation value. It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is renowned for its rich biodiversity, including endangered species like the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, and gharial crocodile.
How can I reach Chitwan National Park?
- Chitwan National Park is easily accessible from various parts of Nepal. The nearest major city is Bharatpur, which has an airport with regular flights from Kathmandu. You can also reach Chitwan by road, with regular bus services available from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and other major cities.
What activities can I do in Chitwan National Park?
- Chitwan National Park offers a range of activities for visitors. Some popular activities include jungle safaris, where you can explore the park's diverse wildlife on elephant-back or in a jeep. Canoeing, bird-watching, and guided nature walks are also popular. Additionally, you can learn about the local Tharu culture through village visits and cultural performances.
Is it safe to visit Chitwan National Park?
- Chitwan National Park is generally considered safe for visitors. However, it is always advisable to follow the guidelines provided by the park authorities and take necessary precautions. It's important to be cautious while exploring the park and follow the instructions of your guides to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
What is the best time to visit Chitwan National Park?
- The best time to visit Chitwan National Park is during the autumn (October to December) and spring (February to April) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and wildlife sightings are relatively more frequent. However, the park is open throughout the year, and each season offers a unique experience.
Are accommodations available in Chitwan National Park?
- Yes, there are various accommodations available in and around Chitwan National Park to suit different budgets and preferences. These include luxury resorts, jungle lodges, and guesthouses. It is advisable to book your accommodation in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.
What are the entry fees for Chitwan National Park?
- The entry fees for Chitwan National Park for Nepali citizens NRS 150, SAARC nationals NRS 1000, and the entry fee for foreign tourists was NPR 2,000 per person per day.
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