Chitwan is situated in the southern part of Nepal and is famous for the National Park which is home to myriad animals and birds (some of them endangered). It is situated in the lowlands popularly called the Terai. The word Chitwan itself means “heart of the jungle” and is considered one of the finest wildlife reserves in Asia. It is the habitat for the famous Bengal Tiger and the endangered one-horned Rhino. Chitwan offers you a wonderful opportunity to observe these amazing animals while you ride on elephant backs. You can also enjoy the local Tharu village and explore their culture.
The Chitwan National park was established in 1973 and covers an area of 932 sq. km. There are more than 43 species of mammals, over 450 species of birds, and more than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles in this reserve. You can find the Chital, Sambar, Hog Deer, Barking deer, wild elephant, four horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, Gangetic dolphin, monitor lizard, python, sloth deer, common leopard, ratel, palm civet, wild dog, Langur and rhesus monkeys. You can also find endangered animals like the one-horned rhinoceros, Tiger and the Gharial.
Day 1: Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu Airport from where our representative will pick you up and drop you at your hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed about your tour by our guide or tour leader.
Day 2: Kathmandu
Early in the morning, you go on a mountain flight to see Mt. Everest and all the eastern Himalayan range. After your flight, you will be driven back to the hotel where breakfast will be served. After breakfast, you head out on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.
Day 3: Chitwan
After having breakfast you will be driven to Chitwan. It takes about 5-6 hours to reach Chitwan. Refreshment drink awaits you there and you will be briefed about the accommodation and the facilities. After lunch, our guide will brief you about the program and the activities. After a short rest, you will visit the Tharu village and the National Park Visitors’ Center. You can view the sunset from the riverbank before dinner. There will be a slide-show on wildlife after dinner.
Day 4: Chitwan
Today you shall go on a dug-out canoe trip followed by either a Nature Walk Program or a visit to the Elephant Breeding Centre. You can enjoy an ox-cart ride or a jeep drive back to the resort. After refreshment, you can wash the elephants and swim with them in the Rapti River. After lunch, you will go on an elephant-back safari. Dinner will be followed by a Tharu dance program.
Day 5: Kathmandu /Pokhara
In the morning, after you have tea or coffee, you will go for a bird watching tour. The breakfast will be served later and you will be driven back to Kathmandu.
Day 6: Departure
Leisure day or drive to the airport for your departure and your onward flight.