- Follow tiger tracks through the jungle with your trained naturalist guide
- Journey deep into the jungle atop an elephant
- Visit Nepal's largest elephant breeding center
- Canoe on the lakes and rivers of Chitwan
Enjoy 3 days of jungle excitement in Nepal during this tour of Chitwan National Park from Kathmandu. Ride atop an elephant to view spectacular wildlife and scenery. See Royal Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinos. Visit a traditional Tharu village.
Chitwan National Park is situated in the subtropical lowlands of the Terai. It offers elephant safaris, nature walks, and tours by both jeep and boat. The park is home to many species of animals such as the sloth bear, leopards, crocodiles, monkeys, many different species of butterflies, and over 450 sorts of colorful and endangered birds. In the summer months, the forest is alive with nesting migrant birds, such as the paradise flycatcher, the Indian pitta, and parakeets.
As you explore Chitwan National Park there's a very good chance of spotting the one-horned rhino and, with a little luck, you may see a leopard or Royal Bengal tiger. You're sure to come across deer and bird life, and look out for the crocodiles that glide through the Rapti River or sun themselves on the banks. The river is also home to the rare freshwater Gangetic dolphin and occasionally they can be seen breaching the water.
Chitwan National Park has 6 premier jungle resorts scattered within its boundaries. These secluded resorts are the perfect place to experience the true safari atmosphere of the Terai. All jungle activities are just a step away, and there's always a chance to spot wildlife.
Day 1: Arrival in Chitwan National Park (Meals: L, D)
Transfer from Kathmandu along the scenic Prithivi Highway. In Chitwan, you'll be met by a tour representative who will take you to your hotel for a welcome drink and time to freshen up. You'll get a safari briefing by your nature guide while having lunch. Enjoy a short rest, before visiting a village of the ethnic Tharu people. Take a short hike or ox ride through the village and visit the museum. Watch the sunset from the riverbank, before dinner and a program of Tharu Culture. Overnight at Hotel West Wood
Day 2: Chitwan National Park (Meals: B, L, D)
After breakfast, enjoy adventure excursions which can include a canoe ride, a jungle walk looking for tigers, leopards, and other wildlife, Elephant back safari, a visit to an elephant breeding farm. Overnight at Hotel West Wood
Day 3: Birdwatching Tour and Departure (Meals: B)
Enjoy morning bird-watching in the national park. Chitwan attracts the largest number of birds in Nepal, including several endangered species. Depending on the time of year, common sightings will include Brahminy ducks, kingfisher, egret, and the paradise flycatcher. Return to your hotel for breakfast, then transfer to Kathmandu.
B, L, D = Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner