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Bengal tiger in Chitwan National Park
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Max. Elevation
1320 m / 4330 ft
Group size
Min 1+
Level
Easy
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
All around year
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
Hotel / Lodge in Chitwan
Meals
BLD
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Chitwan - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Tiger and Rhino Spotting: Opportunities to see Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceroses in their natural habitat.
  • Diverse Activities: Enjoy jeep safaris, elephant rides, canoe trips, and jungle walks.
  • Birdwatching Haven: Spot a wide variety of bird species in one of Asia's richest bird habitats.
  • Cultural Insights: Experience the traditional lifestyle and customs of the Tharu community.
  • Natural Beauty: Explore the lush forests, tranquil rivers, and expansive grasslands of Chitwan National Park.

Overview

The Chitwan Wildlife Adventure Tour offers an exhilarating journey into the heart of Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its rich biodiversity and stunning natural landscapes. Located in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal, this tour provides a thrilling adventure for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and cultural explorers.

Discovering Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park, established in 1973, spans 932 square kilometers of diverse habitats, including dense forests, grasslands, and wetlands. The park is famous for its wildlife conservation efforts and is home to a variety of endangered species, making it a premier destination for a wildlife adventure.

The Chitwan Wildlife Adventure Tour is designed to maximize wildlife sightings and offer an immersive experience in nature. Participants can expect to encounter:

1. Bengal Tigers: The park is one of the few places in the world where the Bengal tiger can be spotted in the wild.
2. One-Horned Rhinoceros: Chitwan is renowned for its population of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros.
3. Asian Elephants: Both wild and domesticated elephants can be observed, with opportunities for close encounters.
4. Leopards, Sloth Bears, and Deer: The park is home to a variety of other mammals, including leopards, sloth bears, and several species of deer.
5. Birdlife: With over 540 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florican and the great hornbill, Chitwan is a birdwatcher's paradise.
6. Reptiles and Amphibians: The park's rivers and wetlands host the marsh mugger crocodile and the critically endangered gharial.

Adventure Activities
The Chitwan Wildlife Adventure Tour includes a range of activities to explore the park and its wildlife:

1. Jeep Safari: A guided jeep safari offers the best chance to cover large areas of the park and spot elusive wildlife.
2. Elephant Safari: Riding on an elephant provides a unique vantage point to see the jungle and its inhabitants.
3. Canoe Ride: A serene canoe trip down the Rapti River allows for close-up views of aquatic wildlife and birds.
4. Jungle Walks: Guided jungle walks offer a more intimate experience with nature, perfect for observing smaller wildlife and plants.
5. Birdwatching Tours: Expert-guided tours focus on the park's diverse bird species, ideal for avid birdwatchers.
6. Tharu Cultural Experience: Visit local Tharu villages to learn about the customs, traditions, and lifestyle of the indigenous Tharu people.

Conclusion
The Chitwan Wildlife Adventure Tour offers an unparalleled adventure into one of Nepal's most diverse and vibrant ecosystems. Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, a birdwatcher, or someone seeking to immerse yourself in the natural and cultural richness of Nepal, this tour provides a comprehensive and thrilling experience. The combination of exciting wildlife encounters, diverse activities, and cultural immersion makes the Chitwan Wildlife Adventure Tour a must-do for any traveler visiting Nepal.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Your adventure begins with an early morning drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park, one of the premier wildlife reserves in Nepal. The journey takes about 5-6 hours, winding through the scenic landscapes of the Terai region. You'll pass lush green hills, quaint villages, and terraced farmlands. Upon arrival, you'll check into your lodge or resort, which is typically designed to blend seamlessly with the natural environment. After settling in, you'll have some time to relax and explore the surroundings. In the evening, you'll attend a briefing about the park and the exciting activities planned for the next few days. Dinner will be served at the lodge, providing a delightful introduction to the local cuisine.

After an early breakfast, we head out for our first adventure in Chitwan National Park. You can choose between a jungle walk or a jeep safari.

Jungle Walk: Accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide, you will explore the dense forests and grasslands on foot. The jungle walk offers a unique opportunity to closely observe the flora and fauna of the park. Your guide will help you spot various animals like deer, monkeys, and perhaps even a rhinoceros. You will also learn about the different plants and their traditional uses.

Jeep Safari: If you prefer a more comfortable yet thrilling experience, the jeep safari is a great option. Riding in an open jeep, you will traverse the park’s diverse terrains. The jeep safari allows you to cover a larger area and increases your chances of spotting wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger.

Elephant Safari: Riding on the back of an elephant, you'll traverse through dense forests and open grasslands. This method allows for a higher vantage point, increasing your chances of spotting wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger.

After an exhilarating morning, you'll return to the lodge for lunch and some leisure time. 

Evening: Tharu Cultural Program

In the evening, we will attend a traditional Tharu cultural program. The Tharu people are the indigenous inhabitants of the Terai region, and they have a rich cultural heritage. The program includes vibrant dance performances and traditional music, offering insights into Tharu customs and traditions. It is a lively and colorful experience that provides a deeper understanding of the local culture.

Early Morning: Bird Watching

We start the day early with a bird-watching tour. Chitwan National Park is home to over 500 bird species, making it a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Accompanied by our naturalist guide, we explore the best spots for bird watching. You can expect to see species like the Great Hornbill, Paradise Flycatcher, and various types of kingfishers and egrets. The early morning is the best time for bird watching as many birds are most active during this period.

Morning: Canoe Ride

After breakfast, we head to the Rapti River for a serene canoe ride. Gliding silently along the water, we can observe the river’s wildlife up close. The canoe ride offers a peaceful and unique perspective of the park, with opportunities to see marsh mugger crocodiles and the endangered gharial basking on the riverbanks. The calm environment is perfect for capturing stunning photographs of the wildlife and scenery.

Late Morning: Visit to the Elephant Breeding Center

Following the canoe ride, we visit the Elephant Breeding Center. Here, you will learn about the efforts to conserve and protect the elephant population in Chitwan. The center is home to baby elephants and their mothers, providing a unique opportunity to observe these gentle giants up close. Our guide will explain the breeding program and the challenges faced in elephant conservation.

Afternoon: Lunch and Free Time

After the morning activities, we return to the lodge for lunch. You have some free time in the afternoon to relax and unwind. You can explore the lodge’s surroundings, take a dip in the pool if available, or simply rest in your room. This is also a good time to review your photos and enjoy the tranquil environment.

In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at the lodge. Overnight stay at the lodge.

After breakfast, you'll bid farewell to Chitwan National Park and begin your journey back to Kathmandu. The return drive offers another chance to soak in the beautiful scenery of Nepal's countryside. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel, marking the end of your memorable Chitwan Wildlife Adventure Tour.

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Includes

  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • National Park Permits.
  • Services of guide
  • Accommodation in Lodge / Resorts
  • All activities
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Entrance fees

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa-Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude (tips)
  • Hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Personal gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation services required.

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An Immersive Wildlife Adventure in Chitwan

The Chitwan Wildlife Adventure Tour exceeded all my expectations! From the moment we entered Chitwan National Park, the thrill of exploring the wild was palpable. Our knowledgeable guides led us on jeep safaris, jungle walks, and boat rides, each offering unique perspectives on the park's rich biodiversity. We encountered majestic rhinos, playful monkeys, and a variety of bird species, making every moment exciting. The cultural dance performances and visits to local Tharu villages added a wonderful cultural dimension to the trip. This tour is perfect for anyone looking to experience the raw beauty of nature and local culture.

Emily Davis
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