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Chitwan Jungle Tour 4 days

  • Elephant Festival in Chitwan

  • Crocodile in Chitwan National Park

  • One-horned rhino in Chitwan National Park


Trip Overview

Duration: 4 days
Accommodation: Hotel
Best Season: October - March

The Royal Chitwan National Park belongs to the most popular Wildlife National parks in Nepal. It was declared a National Park in 1973 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It has a particularly rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of Single-horned Asiatic Rhinoceros lives in the park, which is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal Tiger.

Covering an area of 932 km2, the park is also the home of 56 different mammals, incl. the Leopard, Sloth Bear, wild Elephants, Striped Hyenas, the Ganges River Dolphin, wild Bison, Bengal Fox, Spotted Linsang, Clouded Leopards, etc. Besides the King Cobra and the Tigerpyhtoen there lives another 17 species of Snakes, Elongated Tortoise, Bengal Monitor Lizard and Marsh Crocodiles. In the year 2006, 543 different Bird species have been recorded in the National Park and 47 different species of Butterflies.

Chitwan is located in the south of Nepal to the Indian border, and thus has a subtropical climate. The park is the last surviving example of the natural ecosystems of the ‘Terai’ region and covers subtropical lowland, wedged between two east-west river valleys at the base of the Siwalik range of the outer Himalayas.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Royal Chitwan National Park is from October to March when the temperatures are in average 25 degrees.

During the months of March to June, it can be extremely hot, and from July to September monsoon dominates the weather, at that time the rivers are extremely swollen and leads to flooding.

Getting there

From Kathmandu by bus (6 - 7 hours) along the Trishuli River with alternate view of the Himalayas.

Or by boat - River rafting down the Trishuli River.

Or by plane, a 20-minute flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur and subsequent journey to the resort.

What should I bring

Binoculars, flashlight, insect repellent. Long sleeve t-shirts and / or jackets for the winter months and as an insect repellent. Light clothing during the warm months. Sunglasses. Clothing that is suitable for a bath with the elephants. Comfortable shoes those are suitable for a walk through the jungle. Avoid wearing flashy jewellery.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Chitwan National Park

Day 03: Chitwan National Park

Day 04: Chitwan National Park - Drive to Pokhara or Kathmandu

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Chitwan National Park
The tour begins with a drive to the south to the Royal Chitwan National Park. Once there, we enjoy our lunch first before we start with the Chitwan program.

  • Walk along the river
  • Sunset at riverside
  • Cultural program, Tharu Stick dance

Day 03: Chitwan National Park
In the National Park you able to see the One-horned Rhinoceros (Indian Rhinoceros), various types of Deer, Monkeys, Wild Boar, Bison, Sloth Bear, Leopard, and if you are lucky enough to see the Royal Bengal Tiger.

  • Bird watching program
  • Jungle tour on the back of an Elephant
  • Canoeing: with the traditional dugout canoe, we float quietly the Rapti River from where we are able to see wildlife on the banks.
  • Elephant-breeding program: Learn more about the fascinating animals during a visit to the Elephant stable.
  • Visit the riverside and take the chance to take a bath with the good-natured giant.
  • If you have not yet had the pleasure of Tharu stick dance yesterday, today you have the opportunity.

Day 04: Chitwan National Park - drive to Pokhara or Kathmandu

  • Rare bird watching (If you missed it yesterday)
  • Breakfast and drive to Pokhara or Kathmandu

Pokhara has one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in Nepal. Enjoy your dinner with the magnificent view to the peaks of the Annapurna and famous "Fishtail"

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
2 nights in a Hotel in Chitwan (B & B)
Activities (Elephant Jungle tour, Cannoning, Culture Program etc.)
2 ways Bus ticket (for example Kathmandu to Chitwan to Kathmandu)
English speaking guide

Not included:
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Alcoholic drinks
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)