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 Trek and Tours will be waiting for you at the airport displaying a playcard 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 Trek and Tours. During the dinner we can enjoy Nepalese cuisine which will introduce 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 and you will be introduced to your guide. You will be given the details of trip and here you can clear any questions you have regarding this trip.
We will be visiting the following places today,
Boudhanath Stupa
Located 8kms east of Kathmandu, Boudhanath is the largest stupa in Kathmandu Valley. Surrounded by countless monasteries, Boudhanath is the centre of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. 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 like in the medieval periods. The city is valued for its massive royal courtyards, pagoda style temples and its 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 to the south of Kathmandu. We will check in at our hotel and take some rest before we go the elephant breeding centre. Later in the evening we visit the Tharu village, an indigenous tribe of the region and see 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 gives us a chance to observe wild animals and birds from close proximity. It feels quite novel to move along through the dense forest while listening the sound of wild birds singing. Seated high on the back, elephant ride though not the most comfortable ride is an amazing experience and it doesn’t take too long to spot at least a rhino.
Later in the day we go on a canoe ride in the Rapti River. Canoe ride in the Rapti River offers us a great chance to see marsh mugger and gharial crocodiles basking in the sun. Apart from the crocodiles you will also see various species of birds, reptiles and deers coming to the banks to drink water. The conoe 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 take a tour of the jungle. Albeit it can’t take you to denser areas, jeep safari allows you to cover great area and increases the possibility of spotting a wide range of mammals and birds. The jeep safari also takes you to ‘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 a particularly scenic one 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

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