Chitwan Jungle Safari

Trip Facts

Duration

7 Days

Max. Altitude:

1400 meters

Location

Nepal

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu and Chitwan

Accommodation

3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Chitwan

Group size

1-16

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Overview

Chitwan Jungle Safari takes you to Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s first national park. It is located in the Terai region to the south and extends to the foothills to the north. Designated as a national park in 1973, Chitwan National Park was granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

This world heritage site covers over 932 sq. km of forests, marshlands, and grasslands. That makes it one of Asia’s best-preserved conservation areas. As a result, the park has a vibrant flora and fauna. It is also home to one of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros. In addition, it is also one of the last refuges of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Moreover, the park also shelters more than 500 species of birds, making the conservation area a bird watchers paradise. We can also find sloth bears, leopards, and wild elephants.

Chitwan Jungle Safari awaits you with a wildlife experience like no other. Witness the wilderness of the jungle in style, just like the Maharajas used to do in the old days on elephant backs to spot Rhinos and deer. You can also go on a jeep safari into the forest to glimpse the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. However, you must be lucky to see one, never rule it out. Another exciting adventure is canoeing in the marshy Terai River among hundreds of marsh mugger crocodiles basking in the sun, waiting to pounce on their prey. All in all, Chitwan National Park offers you the chance to see the wilderness of the jungle in the most pristine condition possible.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Naata Travel & Adventures will be waiting for you at the airport, displaying a playing card imprinted with your name. He/she will then transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening, we can enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by Naata Travel & Adventures. We can enjoy Nepalese cuisine during dinner, introducing us to the country’s food culture.

  Maximum Altitude : 1400 meters
 Meal : Dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 2: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu

We will have a pre-trip meeting after breakfast, during which you will be introduced to your guide. You will be given the details of the trip, and you can clear any questions regarding the Kathmandu Valley tour and sightseeing. We will be visiting the following places today,

Boudhanath Stupa

Located 8 km east of Kathmandu, Boudhanath is the largest stupa in Kathmandu Valley. Surrounded by countless monasteries, Boudhanath is Nepal’s center of Tibetan Buddhism. Built-in the shape of a mandala designed to replicate the Gyangtse of Tibet, Boudhanath was renovated by the Lichhavi rulers in the 8th century.

Swyambunath

Better known as ‘the monkey temple,’ Swayambunath is located 3km west of Kathmandu on a hillock. It is believed that Swayambunath evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a lake more than 2000 years ago. A hallmark of faith and harmony, Swyambunath is one of the holiest Buddhist Chaityas in Nepal.

Bhaktapur Durbar square

Among the three major cities of Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is a living representation of how the valley would have looked in the medieval periods. The town is valued for its massive royal courtyards, pagoda-style temples, and glorious architecture.

  Maximum Altitude : 1400 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 3: Drive to Chitwan

We have breakfast and start our 4-5 hours drive to Chitwan, a flatland located south of Kathmandu. We will check in at our hotel and rest before going to the elephant breeding center. Later in the evening, we visited the Tharu village, an indigenous tribe of the region, and saw them perform their cultural program.

  Maximum Altitude : 415 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 4: Elephant safari and canoeing

Elephant ride is the safest way to enter the jungle and allows us to observe wild animals and birds from proximity. Moving through the dense forest while listening to wild birds singing feels pretty novel. Seated high on the back, the elephant ride, though not the most comfortable ride, is a fantastic experience, and it doesn’t take too long to spot at least a rhino.

Later in the day, we will go on a canoe ride on the Rapti River. Canoe rides in the Rapti River offer us a great chance to see marsh muggers and gharial crocodiles basking in the sun. Apart from the crocodiles, you will also see various species of birds, reptiles, and deer coming to the banks to drink water. The canoe ride ends with a visit to a small yet informative elephant museum.

  Maximum Altitude : 415 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 5: Jeep Safari

After breakfast, we get on a jeep and tour the jungle. Albeit it can’t take you to denser areas, jeep safari allows you to cover a great area and increases the possibility of spotting a wide range of mammals and birds. The jeep safari also takes you to the ‘Gharial Crocodile Breeding Centre’ at Kasara of CNP’s headquarters, where you can observe breeding activities of Gharial, Marsh Mugger and tortoises alike. We can spend the rest of the day relaxing at the banks of the Rapti River and watching the beautiful sunset.

  Maximum Altitude : 415 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 6: Drive back to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu early morning. The 5-6 hour drive is particularly scenic as we are accompanied by the Rivers and rolling green hills most of the way. We have the rest of the day for leisurely activities.

  Maximum Altitude : 1400 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 7: Departure

Today is the last day of the trip and our office representative will drive you to the airport for your departure.

 Meal : Breakfast

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Chitwan with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner programs
  • All ground transportation on a private vehicle
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu in a private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • An experienced, English speaking and government-liscensed tour leader

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee (Bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide(s), and driver(s)
  • All other not mentioned in cost includes section

Traveler Reviews

FAQs

Trip Information

Best TIme for Chitwan Jungle Safari

The best time for Chitwan Jungle Safari is when the weather is dry, mild, and chilly. The best way to measure the time can depend on the season you will visit. So let’s get into it.

Spring

Spring is the ideal trekking season for the Chitwan Jungle Safari. The Spring season is the perfect mix of adequate weather, mild temperatures, and the beautiful trails of the surroundings. Furthermore, during Spring, some unique festivals are celebrated in Nepal. Some trekking agencies or companies might also give discounts and concessions on the Chitwan Jungle Safari. Furthermore, in the hot and dry seasons, the behavior of animals is not aggressive, and they follow their remote routine. Often, they come outside to bathe in the sun or cool themselves, so it will be easier to spot them during your Safari.

Autumn

Another ideal season for the Chitwan Jungle Safari is autumn. After the end of the monsoon season, the Autumn season begins. Autumn is a bit more chilly than Spring, but the weather is so clear that the skies and mountains are visible far away. The environment looks stunning, especially in the morning and evening, so it is among the best seasons for the Chitwan Jungle Safari.

Packing List for Chitwan Jungle Safari

Although Chitwan Jungle Safari is not a high-altitude trek in the Himalayas, you still need to pack some essential items. If you are unprepared for the Chitwan Jungle Safari and have not filled the suitable equipment, clothing, gear, or medication, your tour will be less fun and more challenging. So here are some of the crucial items you must be on your packing list.

  • Lightweight Clothing
  • Protection
  • Footwear
  • Rain Protection
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellent
  • First Aid and medical kits
  • Personal Hygiene Items and toiletries
  • Daypack
  • Binoculars
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun Protection
  • Camera
  • Power Bank
  • Mobile Phone
  • Chargers and Adapters
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