Chitwan jungle safari tour is one of most popular adventure wildlife tours for those who has dream to see wild animals, green forest and flat landscape of Nepal. A holiday to Nepal is not complete without a wildlife safari to Chitwan National Park. Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour can easily be added after to any of your trekking, climbing & expedition holidays in Nepal. 02 nights / 03 days Chitwan jungle safari package proves great scope of jungle safari tours.
On this 2 nights / 3 days tour from Kathmandu or even from Pokhara, visit one of Nepal’s most popular tourist destinations, Chitwan National Park. The park, located in the lowland of the Inner Terai Region, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the habitat for 50 species of flora and 700 species of wild fauna. Every year it is visited by a large number of domestic and foreign tourists who want to see the natural wildlife and do jungle activities, like jeep safaris, bird watching, canoe riding, learning about Tharu culture, and more. The park has the easiest accessibility among the other national parks in Nepal.
Nepal Tours offers in our Chitwan Safari Tour program includes an elephant ride, canoe ride, bird watching, jungle walk, 4 Wheel jeep drive, visit to the local village, elephant bath, cultural program etc. Via Kathmandu you have a two option to reach Chitwan National Park either you 25 min fly to Bharatpur or 06 hours drive from Kathmandu.
||02 Nights / 03 Days Chitwan Safari Tour|
||Kathmandu, Sauraha, Chitwan National Park|
|MODE OF TOURS:||Private transportation + Kathmandu – Bharatpur – Kathmandu Flight|
||2 to 15 persons.|
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Day 01: Fly to Chitwan and Drive to Island Jungle Resort
You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to Kathmandu domestic terminal for Chitwan flight. After 25min flight to Chitwan we will 40min drive to Island Jungle Resort. Upon arrival check-in and refresh then we have a short briefing about the lodge, the facilities and programs of the day. At 1pm you will enjoy a buffet lunch and free time. Then at 3pm you will have a village tour in the Tharu community where you will learn about their lifestyle and culture. Then, visit the National Park Visitor’s Center where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and its wildlife. At 7pm you will have the choice of a Tharu cultural dance presentation by the local villagers (which you can also participate in) or a slide show presentation about Chitwan. The day will conclude with a buffet dinner at 8pm. Includes an overnight stay at a local hotel.
Flight: 25min Kathmandu to Bharatpur | Stay: Island Jungle Resort | Meal: Lunch & Dinner
Day 02: Full day Chitwan Jungle Activities:
There will be a wake up call followed by morning tea at 6am, then a buffet breakfast will be served at 6:30 am. At 7 am you will proceed to go bird watching and canoe riding along the Rapti river. Here you will observe two rare species of crocodiles – the Marsh Mugger and Gharial. On the way back, you will walk through jungle where you can witness species of flora and fauna.Buffet lunch will be served at 1pm. At 3pm, continue on a jeep safari which will provide you with an excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceroses, wild boars, monkeys, leopards, sloths and even Bengal tigers (if you are lucky). You will also catch sights of many other smaller mammals that have made the Chitwan National Park their natural habitat.You will visit the Tharu Cultural Museum. The day will be over with buffet dinner served at 8 pm.
Activities: All Jungle Activities | Stay: Island Jungle Resort | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 03: After breakfast 40min drive to Bharatpur airport and fly to Kathmandu.
At 6 am you will get a wake-up call followed by morning tea and buffet breakfast at 7:30 am. At 8 am you will be transferred to the Bharatpur airport to fly back Kathmandu. Reach Kathmandu and transfer back to your hotel.
Flight: 25min Bharatpur to Kathmandu | Meal: Breakfast
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus
5* Accommodation on twin sharing basis during the tours
Full board service during the tours
Tour Entrances fees of the monuments
Professional English speaking nature tour guide during the wildlife safari.
Kathmandu – Bharatpur – Kathmandu flight tickets
Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
Personal travel and medical insurance.
Any kind of personal expense.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Tips for trekking staff, driver (Tipping is expected).
Chitwan has a range of climatic seasons each offering a unique experience. October through February with average temperatures of 25 °C (77°F) offer an enjoyable climate. Winter lasts from October to the end of February. Migratory birds join the residential birds and create spectacular bird watching opportunities between September and November and February and April,. The northern winds are cool, coming down from the mountains, and this is the best time of the year to see the Great Himalayan Range, the air being particularly clear in November.
January is the coldest month, with temperatures falling almost to freezing-point, especially when it rains. From late November the relative humidity touches 100 percent in the mornings, and so there is dewfall during December and January nights and sometimes when you hear the drips pouring off the trees in the morning, it is often mistaken for rain. After an especially cold morning it is hard to believe that the temperature will rise to 20-25 Celsius in the afternoon.
In late January, local villagers are allowed to cut thatch grasses to meet their needs, which offer a better viewing of wildlife for visitors. While the monsoon rains bring lush vegetation, most trees flower in late winter. The palash tree, known as the “flame of the forest’ and silk cotton tree have spectacular crimson flowers that can be seen from a distance.
What to Bring:
Although the Terai can be cool during the winter, It can be stiflingly hot during the summer months. If you are headed there in winter, bring along a sweater or jacket. Summer months require cool clothes, good walking shoes, shady hat and sunscreen; Make sure your clothes are in colors-like brown and green-that help you blend into the background.
Carry along some mosquito repellant, anti-diarrhea tablets and anti-histamines. Meanwhile, along with photo equipment, a pair of binoculars will prove invaluable. If you are closer to the monsoon months, carry some water proof jackets and an extra pair of shoes. Just in case.
The Terai jungles are also famous for leeches that appear in the monsoon and are around for a few months after, Salt or a lighted cigarette will make them fall off, do not pull them off as the wound may get infected. Try an insect repellant to keep them away.
The Park offers interesting sites and activities. The display at the visitor centre at Sauraha provides fascinating information on wildlife and conservation program. The women’s user groups’ souvenir shop offers a variety of handicrafts and other local products for gifts and souvenirs.
Elephant safari provides opportunity to get a closer view of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. One may also get a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. The Elephant Breeding Center at Khorsor, Sauraha gives you information on captive elephant and the calves born there.
The museum at Kasara, the Park headquarters, has informative displays- near the HQ visitors can see Bikram Baba, a Hindu religious site of archival value. A short walk (1km) from the Park HQ will take you to the Gharial Breeding Center, which is also a home to the Marsh mugger, gharial crocodiles and other turtles.
Inside the Park, there are 7 resorts run by Park concessionaires that can provide lodging and access to wildlife activities. Various resorts and lodges situated outside the park also offer variety of services.
How to get to Chitwan?
From Kathmandu: There are daily flights between Kathmandu and Bharatpur Airport of Chitwan which takes mere 25 minutes. From the airport, your lodges inside the Park or in Sauraha Village are 30-45 minutes drive. There are also daily tourist buses from Kathmandu to Chitwan which takes about 6 hours. You can also book a private car with driver and take the trip at your pace. By private car, it takes about 4-5 hours.
From Pokhara: From Pokhara, you can take public bus (5-6 hours) or private car (4 hrs)
Coming by rafting: From rafting take out point, your lodge at Chitwan National Park will lie in a distance of about one hour. You can arrange a private car to pick you up at take out point or rafting crews will put in a bus and you will get off at Narayangarh or Tadi Bazaar depending on which lodge you have chosen for. Local guide will pick you up at the bus park and will transfer you to the resort.
Coming from Lumbini: From Lumbini, Chitwan National Park is about 4 hrs drive to the east.
Coming from the east: If you are entering Nepal from the east, you should catch a bus that heads to Kathmandu but you will get off at Tadi Bazaar where we can arrange our guide to pick you up and transfer to the hotel.