Program Code: GA-NST01
Duration: 03 days
Program Type: Tour
Mode of Travel: Flight/Land
When to go: (October to May) whereas (December to March) is an ideal time specially for Bird watching
Chitwan meaning” heart of the jungle” has lot of exciting places for tourists that will undoubtedly provide an exhilarating experience. Chitwan National Park and Sauraha are one of the popular destinations among tourists in Chitwan. Located in an area of 932 sq. km, surrounded by Rapti and Narayani River to the north, Parsa Wildlife Reserve in the east and Madi settlements and India border in the south, this world heritage listed Chitwan National Park has a sizable variety and population of Wildlife. Established in 1973, Chitwan National Park is the first national park of Nepal and famous for best wildlife viewing in Asia. Tourists can enjoy the Elephant and jeep safari which is the best medium to view wildlife in Chitwan national park. Tourists can enjoy the view of one horned rhinoceros, gharials, if lucky the majestic Royal Bengal tiger and many more. On our Chitwan tour,aside from chitwan National Park we will also visit a Elephant stable and for the brave ones , you can take part in a crash course about how to ride and lead these giants. We will also go down canoeing along the Rapti River which also is a fantastic opportunity for watching birds and gharials. The local ethnic group show great hospitality to tourists and you will be entertained by the traditional tharu stick dance on the evenings.
Chitwan Package Tour
Day 01: Drive to Chitwan National Park upon arrival, rooms assigned and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities.
4:00 PM: Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours.
7:00 PM: Dinner in the central dining hall. (B.L.D)
5:30 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, and then proceeds on a Nature Walk. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter.
8:30 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Elephant briefing program: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants)
1.00 PM: Lunch. After lunch, canoeing: A traditional dugout canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti river to view aquatic birds and the animals of the riverbanks. Back to resort through the Jungle.
7:00 PM: Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
8:00 PM: Dinner around the camp firing. (B.L.D)
Day 03: Royal Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu
5.30 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride) after early morning tea/coffee.
8.00 AM: Breakfast
9.00 AM: Luggage down and departure at 9.30 AM. to Kathmandu.
The actual program for your stay, will be given to you on arrival at Resort / camp. The activities are adjusted to the season and weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule to the minute and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety. O/N in Kathmandu (B.L.D)