About the Trip
One of the most exotic wildlife adventurous trips in the wilderness to enjoy the rich diversity of flora and fauna. We offer a package tour for Chitwan National Park with safari and many things more, where you can have your holidays relaxable with elephant safari, jungle walk, bird watching, canoeing, elephant bathing, culture visit and traditional shows and many more activities to make a much enjoyable trip for you.
- Riding on an elephant's back to observe one-horned rhino and Royal Bengal tiger up close
- a wide range of flora and fauna
- Visit a Ramsar site- Beeshazari lake for bird watching
- Colourful Tharu culture and their tribal dance
Do you wish to see wildlife in their own habitat surrounded by lush greenery? If so, plan your visit to the first National Park of Nepal- Chitwan National Park where elephant safari, canoe riding, jungle walk, bird watching, elephant bathing, or watching the sunset on the riverside will surely make you relax and make you forget your everyday chores.
Chitwan National Park lies in the south-central part of Nepal and extends in four districts namely Nawalparasi, Parsa, Chitwan and Makwanpur. Chitwan district is interlinked with Kathmandu by road as well as air transport. Sauraha which is located in Chitwan is a famous destination to visit the national park. The park lies in an average elevation of 415 m (1,362 ft) and covers an area of 932 km2 (360 sq mi).
The literal meaning of Chitwan is heart of the jungle. Chitwan National Park used to be a dense forest which was famous among the royal family for hunting wildlife. However, after its establishment as national park, any kind of hunting has been banned. The national park consists of wide range of animal species including rhinos, Bengal tigers, Indian Rock Pythons, Rhesus monkeys, wild boars, deers, peacocks, alligators, ghorals, and about 543 species of birds including spotted eagle, kingfisher, storks, egrets, babblers and many more. Furthermore, for bird lovers, Beeshazari Lake- a Ramsar site is a famous spot for bird watching near the national park.
The trip to Chitwan National Park is an amazing experience for travel enthusiasts. We will begin our drive from Kathmandu through the twists and turns of hills, mesmerizing the beauty of nature. Upon reaching Chitwan in the afternoon, our staff will inform us about the trip and then we will go to the observation tower to watch the beautifully coloured sunset. The following day, we will ride on an elephant's back or on a jeep to enter the dense forest full of wildlife. Lastly, we will go to an elephant breeding center in the park and also to Beeshazari Lake for bird watching. We will make sure that your journey is enjoyable and refreshing throughout.
Day to Day Itinerary
Drive to Chitwan (815 m/ 2,674 ft)
After an early morning breakfast, we will start our journey to Chitwan which lies 175 kilometers south of Kathmandu, in the flat plain. We can go there by a tourist bus or a private car. On our short ride of 4-5 hours, we will descend to Chitwan enjoying the meandering Trishuli river flowing by our side. After our arrival on the hotel, we will meet our staff who will brief us on our plan for the next two days as well as provide some refreshments. After freshening up in our room, we will stroll around the bank of Rapti river. We will then visit the observation tower to watch the hypnotic view of sunset which is regarded as the best part of the day. Finally, to end our day with entertainment, Tharu ethnic group will perform a cultural program reflecting the tribal dance of Chitwan.
- Overnight at a hotel in Sauraha
- Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
Elephant Safari, Canoe ride, nature walk, Elephant breeding centerToday, we will go for canoe ride along the Rapti river in the western side of the national park after having breakfast. There, we will see a variety of bird species and also get a closer view of two rare species of crocodiles - Marsh Mugger and Gharial. We will return to our hotel for lunch and then go back for elephant safari where we will mount on an elephant who walks through the dense forest as we look around to observe one horned rhino, different types of deer, rhesus monkeys, peacocks, wild boars, and if we are lucky enough, we can come across Royal Bengal tiger. We can also enjoy the elephant bathing in the river, which is something we will not want to miss. We will also visit the elephant breeding center in the evening.
- Overnight at a hotel in Sauraha with included meals. (Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner)
Bird watching and drive to KathmanduEarly in the morning, after drinking tea/coffee, we will go to the Beeshazari lake, which is also a Ramsar site, for bird watching. There we will get to see a wide range of bird species, especially water birds. This is worthwhile for passionate photographers and bird watchers. Then, we will come back, eat our breakfast and then drive to Kathmandu.
- Included meals (B+L).
What is Included?
- Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
- Hotel accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trip.
- Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified guide and porter to help with luggage
- Coverage of guides and porter’s meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
- Catering extra dietary requirements
- All government and Local taxes
- Discovery World Trekking’s certificate of appreciation after the successful trip
- Farewell Dinner
What is Excluded?
- International flight airfare
- Excess baggage charges
- Accommodation, 3 meals (breakfast, meal and dinner) in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return
- Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, etc.
- Personal clothing
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porters
- Additional costs or delays cause by out of management control for example, landscape, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
Customize Your Tour
The above mentioned itinerary is just a guideline. You can redesign your trip including jeep safari, elephant safari, rafting and many more. For more details, please contact us.
How Your Journey Towards Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Will Start?
You will arrive to the only international airport in Nepal which is Tribhuvan International Airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival. Then the next din, at early morning we will take a domestic flight to Bharatpur, approximately 1 hour
Don’t worry, We’ll pick You!
We provide free airport pickup and drop by private vehicle. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of Khada or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service, please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.
Accommodation Details During The Chitwan National Park Tour!
The trip to Chitwan National Park will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. Two nights in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trip and is not included in the package. There is the excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets. The accommodation is almost twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blanket and pillows. Discovery World Trekking has good public relation with service providers in the national park.
How about the Meals, Don’t you wanna know?
The meal package is very convenient. Three meal items of 4 breakfasts, 4 lunch and 3 dinner are included in the package. The meals will be the best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine. Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages, although there are variety of Nepalese and international cuisine readily available for you to choose according to our taste.
Best Season for the Adventurous safari in Chitwan National Park
Weather is one of the most important aspects when planning a trip. Bardia National Park is open throughout the year. But, the best time to visit at the end of dry season and beginning of the hot season which is from February to June. At this time, we will have higher chances of seeing tigers and rhinos near the water holes. In the winter i.e. from November to January, the park will be foggy and animals will hide in the dense forest.
Passport and visa
All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np. The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive the free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan) that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.
You can exchange most foreign currencies through the banks and through the money exchanges. Money exchangers are also legitimate. You might be able to also exchange small amounts of cash at the hotel you are staying. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu. Money changers or Money exchangers in Kathmandu are found all over Thamel. The going rate is normally displayed in the front of the stores on a board. The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NRP). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined. Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheque, many hassles problems like a lengthy process and high rate of commission may take place during the processing at banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of many ATMs in Kathmandu (if you card is linked to the International Cirrus System), or by exchanging your travel cash at a bank in Kathmandu, the service fee charge will impose on around four percent or more depending up on the bank. There is a day transaction limit on cash withdrawing if you use the bank. Please note that most establishment banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.
Discovery World Trekking guarantees our client’s safety, security and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trip, our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. During the jungle walk, all of us will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.