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.
What to Expect
Get up close with elephants, spot Royal Bengal tigers, and see one-horned rhinos during this 3-day tour of Chitwan National Park from Kathmandu.
Situated in the subtropical lowlands of the Terai, Chitwan National Park 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 summer, 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 very rare fresh-water 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 Nepalese culture at the hotel.
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, or a visit to an elephant breeding farm.
Day 3: Birdwatching Tour and Departure (Meals: B)
Enjoy morning birdwatching 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.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
- Services of an English-speaking guide
- Meals (as listed in the itinerary)
- Park entrance fees
- All activities as per itinerary
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
Know Before You Go
While you are in the jungle it is suggested that you do not wear bright clothes.
Comfortable walking shoes, a sun hat, sunglasses, and insect repellent are essential.
Binoculars add greatly to your enjoyment of bird and wildlife viewing.