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: Chitwan
Today, you head for Chitwan. The drive will take about 5 hours. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Chitwan. After lunch, you will take some time and visit a nearby Tharu village. Dinner and retreat for the night.
Day 3: Safari
After breakfast you will go for an elephant safari. An elephant safari will let you travel deep in the jungle and across the marshland without any hindrance. A lot of animals (some endangered ones) can be observed closely. You will return back to the hotel in the evening.
Day 4: Kathmandu
Wake up early to catch the sunrise. After breakfast you will go for a Canoe Trip. A dug-out canoe in Rapti River is a wonderful experience. Later in the day, you return back to Kathmandu.
Day 5: Departure
Leisure day or departure to your final destination.