|Start / End point||Kathmandu/ Kathmandu|
|Meals Included||All meals|
|Nature of Trek||Jungle Safari|
|Transportation||Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)|
About the Trip
Chitwan National Park Safari takes you on an adventurous exotic wildlife trip in the wilderness so that you can enjoy the rich flora and fauna. Our tour package is centered around the Chitwan National Park safari that includes an elephant safari, jungle walk, bird watching, canoeing, elephant bathing, and traditional cultural shows that will entertain you to the fullest.
- Exploring Chitwan National park, one of the top wildlife reserves in Asia
- Observe one-horned rhino, and possibly the Royal Bengal Tiger
- Colorful Tharu culture and their tribal dance
- Elephant ride in Chitwan National Park
- Jungle walk and bird watching
- Scenic ride to Chitwan from Kathmandu/Pokhara
Benefits of Chitwan National Park Safari with Discovery World Trekking
- Free transfer, on a private vehicle, from Tribhuvan International Airport to your hotel on arrival and vice-versa on return
- Easy booking and reservation system
- 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
- Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
- Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
- Easy payment system.
- Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trekking period
Online Trip Briefing
The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person.
If you wish to see wildlife in their own habitat, surrounded by lush greenery, you should visit the first National Park of Nepal - Chitwan National Park. Inside the national park, you can enjoy elephant safari, canoeing, jungle walking, bird watching, elephant bathing, or watching the sunset.
Chitwan National Park lies in the south-central part of Nepal and extends into four districts, Nawalparasi, Parsa, Chitwan, and Makwanpur. Chitwan is linked with Kathmandu by road as well as by air. Sauraha, located in Chitwan, is a famous destination in the national park. The park lies at an average elevation of 415 m (1,362ft) and covers an area of 932 km2 (360 sq mi).
The literal meaning of Chitwan is the heart of the jungle. In the past, Chitwan National Park used to be a dense forest, famous among the royal family for hunting wildlife. However, after its establishment as a national park, hunting is banned.
The national park is home to a wide range of animal species, including rhinos, Bengal tigers, Indian Rock Pythons, Rhesus monkeys, wild boars, deers, alligators, gharial, and about 543 species of birds, including spotted eagles, kingfishers, storks, egrets, babblers and many more. Furthermore, Chitwan National Park includes Beeshazari Lake - a Ramsar site known for bird watching.
The trip to Chitwan National Park is an amazing experience for travel enthusiasts. We will begin our drive from Kathmandu, passing through twists and turns of hills among mesmerizing natural beauty.
Upon reaching Chitwan in the afternoon, our staff will inform you about the trip, and then you will get to the observation tower to watch the beautifully colored sunset.
The following day, you will ride on an elephant's back or a jeep to enter the dense Chitwan forest full of wildlife. Lastly, we will take you to the elephant breeding center in the park.
On your third day, early morning, we will take you to Beeshazari Lake for bird watching before returning to Kathmandu. We will ensure that your journey is enjoyable and refreshing throughout your trip.
Day to Day Itinerary
Drive to Chitwan (815m / 2,674ft) from Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft)
After early morning breakfast, you will start your journey to Chitwan, which lies 175 kilometers south of Kathmandu and lies in the flat plains. You can go there on a tourist bus or in a private car. Within 4-5 hours, you will descend to Chitwan, enjoying the meandering Trishuli river flowing by the side of the road.
After arriving at the hotel, you will meet our staff, who will brief you on the plan for the next two days and provide refreshments. After freshening up in your room, you can stroll around the bank of the Rapti river. When it gets time for sunset, you can visit the observation tower and enjoy the hypnotic views of the sunset. Finally, to end the day, Tharu ethnic group will perform a cultural program reflecting the tribal dance of Chitwan for you to enjoy.
- Overnight at a hotel in Sauraha (room with attached bathroom)
- Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Elephant Safari, Canoe ride, nature walk, elephant breeding center
Today, after breakfast, you will go for a canoe ride along the Rapti river on the western side of the national park. There you will see a variety of bird species and get closer views of two rare species of crocodiles - Marsh Mugger and Gharial.
You will return to your hotel for lunch and then ready yourself for an elephant safari or jeep safari. For an elephant safari, you will mount on an elephant that walks through the dense forest as we look around to observe one-horned rhinos, different types of deer, rhesus monkeys, peacocks, and wild boars. If you are lucky, you can come across the Royal Bengal tiger. You can also enjoy elephants bathing themselves while bearing you on their back. In the evening, we will take you to the elephant breeding center. You will also visit the elephant breeding center in the evening.
- Overnight at a hotel in Sauraha (room with attached bathroom)
- Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Bird watching and drive to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) from Chitwan (815m / 2,674ft)
Early in the morning, we will take you to the Beeshazari lake, a Ramsar site, for bird watching. In the Beeshazari Lake area, you will see several bird species, especially water birds. It is a not-to-miss site for passionate photographers and bird watchers. Then you will return to your hotel, have breakfast, and head to Kathmandu.
- Included standard meal (Breakfast)
What is included?
- Two-night hotel accommodations in Chitwan
- All standard meals (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners)
- Activities: elephant ride, jungle walk, canoe ride, visit the elephant breeding center, bird watching, village tour, and Tharu cultural program.
- Transportation to and from Kathmandu/Pokhara to Chitwan and vice-versa
- Safari guide service charge. Guide salary, insurance, lodge food salary, etc
- Highly experienced, government-licensed safari guide during the trip.
- Chitwan National Park entrance fee.
- All government and local taxes
What is excluded?
- International flight airfare
- Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return
- Personal expenses - shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottled or boiled water, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, etc
- Additional costs caused by circumstances beyond management control, for example, landscape, weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
Customize your tour
The itinerary above is just a guideline. You can redesign your trip, including jeep safari, elephant safari, rafting, and many more. For more details, please call/Viber/WhatsApp us at +977-9840055491 or email [email protected].
The trip to Chitwan National Park will make you feel at home with the warm hospitality of the local people. The accommodation in Chitwan will be on twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blankets, and pillows. Discovery World Trekking has good public relations with service providers in the national park. This package does not include accommodations in Kathmandu.
The package includes three breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners. You will have ample food choices, mainly local, Asian, and Western cuisine, and the meals will be nutritious, tasty, and hygienic.
Best season for the adventurous safari in Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is open throughout the year. The park lies in a subtropical monsoon-influenced humid area. Most tourists prefer to visit Chitwan National Park from October to March. When the hot season starts from late February to June, you will have a higher chance of seeing tigers and rhinos near water holes. In winter, however, the animals hide in the dense forests. The fog also disturbs the views.
Passport and visa
All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Fortunately, an on-arrival visa is available for citizens from most countries. For an on-arrival visa, you will need visa fees (the rate is USD 50 for a 30-day stay), a passport-size photo, and a passport with at least six months of validity. For the latest visa rules, visit https://www.immigration.gov.np/. Please note that citizens from certain countries are not eligible for an on-arrival visa. SAARC and Chinese nationals can get free visas with some restrictions.
Nepali Rupees (NPR) is the official currency in Nepal.
1 USD = ~130 NPR
You can exchange most foreign currencies through banks and money exchanges. We recommend cash exchange through legal money exchanges to avoid high bank fees and cumbersome processing. You can also withdraw Nepali Rupees from ATMs around Kathmandu. If you use ATMs, you can withdraw up to NRs 35,000 for a Rs 500 fee. If you have Indian Rupees, please note that INR notes of 100 and 2,000 are only legal in Nepal. Nepali Banks will not honor old, torn, or faded foreign currency. So, make sure to bring new and crisp bills. You will have to exchange your foreign currency in Kathmandu as this service may not be available in other towns and cities. We estimate that you will require 10 USD to 20 USD per day as spending money.
Discovery World Trekking guarantees client safety, security, and satisfaction. Your safety is our topmost priority. Our guides are experienced, government-licensed, and have completed extensive first-aid training. During the jungle safari, all of us will be together, adding a further layer of security.
We strongly believe in protecting the environment. Hence Discovery World Trekking works with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips. We request our clients not to litter but instead consult our guides for proper waste disposal.
Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as a confirmation of the quality of service rendered. We advise you to tip collectively at the end of the trip. Please take into account the length of the trip, its cost, and service quality while tipping. Tipping does not form a part of our employee pay.
Booking and payment process
Discovery World Trekking is a government-authorized, registered, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, you can book a trip with Discovery World Trekking with confidence.
We require 10 percent of the trip cost as advance to confirm the booking. You can pay through bank transfer, western union, or online. The rest of the payment is due after you get to Kathmandu. Again, you have several payment options - cash, bank transfer, or using credit cards. We will also email you the payment details, including the available payment methods.
Last minute booking
It is best to book in advance, but for those who aren't able to, for whatever reason, Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking. To take advantage of this service, you must pay 100% of the total cost of the trip 24 hours before the trek departure date.
Though we do our best to operate trips at any time, in case of last-minute booking, you cannot hold us responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control, such as the weather and the unavailability of lodging. You can call Paul at 977- 9840055491 or email [email protected].
After completing Chitwan Safari, if you want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal, we can organize other entertaining activities for you, such as sightseeing in and around Kathmandu Valley, paragliding, rafting, or other treks. Just let us know.
After completing the Chitwan Jungle Safari, Discovery World Trekking will host a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After the dinner, you can provide us with your feedback about the trip so we can better our services in the future.