Royal Chitwan National Park, the oldest national park in Nepal, is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of South-Central Nepal. The park was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984 by UNESCO.
Elephant Back Safari
Travel through open grassland and dense forest on elephant back in search of rare games. Be on the lookout for the great one horned rhino, four species of deer, wild boar, sloth bear, leopard, bison and the big one- the Royal Bengal tiger.
A typical hand-made dugout canoe will take you for a ride on the great Rapti River where you can see gharials and marsh mugger crocodiles basking in the sun and can enjoy watching the many colorful birds.
You can taste the wild world on the 4-wheel drive deep in to the heart of the park for viewing some of the rare species of flora & fauna.
You can enjoy a natural walk in the jungle in safety accompanied by our well-trained naturalist who will interpret the hidden secretes of the land as you walk through ancient groves or perch in a strategically located with tower (Machan) to observe animals grazing, drinking at ponds or resting in the bushes.
Bird lovers will have a wonderful opportunity to see many species of birds in the early morning as the new day dawns.
Buffer zone village tour
Experience the unique culture of the Tharu people. Relish what their culture is like in the Tharu village museum in the heart of Sauraha near the resort. For centuries, the Tharus have lived very close to this protected area and hence their tradition reflects their intimate relationship with the nature world. Visit the Tharu village and share their world with them as you reach out to touch another culture.
Elephant breeding center
Of all the animals, elephants are the most graceful. Our naturalist will take you to the Hattisar to demonstrate how elephant's meals are prepared and how they eat in the elephant breeding center. They will explain the nature and habits of elephant. And you can see the twin born baby elephant.
Swimming & Elephant Bathing
The clear water of Rapati River tempts you to swim in sunny days either before lunch or after lunch or just relax beside the serene river land and watch the graceful elephants taking a bath.
After dinner our friendly trained naturalist and jungle guide are there to make you feel at home and tell you jungle stories. This follows a breathtaking Tharu stick dance (a culture program performed by the ethnic group of Chitwan).
For those who love old ethnic traditional way of transport, we have an ox-cart that will give you an experience of the unique mode of transport while finding on the old dirt road near by Tharu village.
Visit to observation tower
Be calm and quiet on the 35- feet high wooden tower built in the prime location of the park, which offers unique chance to see the movement of the animals in wilderness.
The Park covers a pristine area with a unique ecosystem of significant value to the World. It contains the Churiya hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains of Rapti, Reu and Narayani Rivers. Approximately 70% of the park vegetation is Sal forest. The remaining vegetation types include grassland (20%), riverine forest (7%), and Sal with chirpine (3%), the latter occurring at the top of the Churiya range. The riverine forests consist mainly of khair, sisau and simal. The grassland forms a diverse and complex community with over 50 species. The Saccharun species, often called elephant grass, can reach 8 m. in height. The shorter grasses such as Imperata are useful for thatch roofs.
There are more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The park is especially renowned for the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, the tiger and the gharial crocodile along with many other common species such as gaur, wild elephant, four-horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, Gangetic dolphin, monitor lizard and python. Other animals found in the park include the sambar, chittal, hog deer, barking deer, sloth bear, palm civet, langur and rhesus monkey.
There are over 450 species of birds in the park. Among the endangered birds are the Bengal florican, giant hombill, lesser florican, black stork and white stork. Common birds seen in the park include the peafowl, red jungle fowl, and different species of egrets, herons, kingfishers, flycatchers and woodpeckers. The best time for bird watching is March and December. More than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles occur in the park, some of which are the marsh crocodile, cobra, green pit viper and various species of frogs and tortoises.
The park is actively engaged in the scientific studies of several species of wild fauna and flora.
On Your arrival at Sauraha Bus park, Tadi or Bharatpur Airport our staff will receive you. You will then be transferred to our Resort where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing & its facilities. After being given your programmes for the day, your room will then be allocated to you.
Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. Visit to the National Park Visitor's centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River.
Tharu cultural dance presentation (which you will also participate in) by thelocal villagers.
Wake up call.
Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing.
Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky).You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
Tharu cultural dance presentation or Slides show presentation.
Wake up call.
Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre.
Departure for onward journey.
- All jungle activities
- National park and conservation area permit & fees.
- All accommodations while safari including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Highly experienced safari guide during the trip.
- Guide insurance and salary
- Transportation to and from Kathmandu/Pokhara by tourist bus.
- Government Tax
- Tourist service charge
Cost does not include:
- Personal expenses (Tips, beverage, laundry, telephone call, etc. )
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not mentioned in the program
- All personal items and bar bill and 13% Government tax will be extra.
- Below 3 years free, above the 4- 9years is only 50% charge and above 10years charge is full.
- No 14 pay pax, one Group leader will be free.
- Nepali Guide, tour leader accommodation will be free, program will be charged as cost we pay.
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