Chitwan National Park Tour
Chitwan became Nepal’s first National Park in 1973. The UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage site in 1984. It is in the southwestern of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, which covers 932 square km. The park boundaries have been delineated by the Narayani and Rapti River in the north and west, and the Reu River and Someshwor hills in the south and south-west. Its eastern part borders the Parsa Wildlife Reserve. There are roughly 70% of Sal (shorea robusta) trees, 20% of grassland in the forest of the national park.
There are more than 43 species of mammals in the park. More than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles are found in the park, some of which are the marsh mugger crocodile, cobra, green pit viper and various species of frogs and tortoises.
The estimated population of rhinos is about 400. We can see the wild elephant, white footed gaur (the world's largest wild cattle), leopards, wild boar, sloth bear and several species of deer including the spotted, barking, and Sambar and hog deer, in this park. It is the home of one-horned rhinoceros and harbors, including the Royal Bengal tigers. The moist areas and numerous ox-bow lakes are perfect for marsh crocodiles. Some of the other animals found in the park are Sambar deer, chital, barking deer, sloth bear, common leopard, palm civet, wild dog, languor and rhesus monkeys.
The park hosts around 500 species of birds. The giant hornbill, black stork and white stork are, among others, the endangered birds. The commonly seen birds are peafowl, red jungle fowl, and different species of egrets, herons, kingfishers, flycatchers and woodpeckers. March and December are the best time for bird watching.
The Tharu indigenous people are pre-dominant in this area. They have their own language and unique culture and tradition. There are different types of lodge available inside and outside of the park to be chosen as per your budget and interest. Usually, tourists spend 2 nights and 3 days over there with possibility to extend. The following are the main activities in Chitwan.
Canoeing is provided on the Rapti River for you to view crocodiles basking or swimming and aquatic plants in the river.
In the early morning you could watch the birds. There are around 500 species of resident and migratory birds.
There is more chance to see different types of wildlife through jungle drive. We can drive 35 km deep of jungle to visit the crocodile breeding centre.
Our nature guide will take you deep into the park to introduce the vegetation, wildlife and the importance of the local eco system. It is an exiting programme where you can grasp a glimpse of mysterious wild animals.
Elephant Breeding Centre:
In elephant breeding centre, there are more than 20 elephants. They are 1-60 years old. June-July is the copulation season of the elephant.
Close to your lodge around the national park, there is a Tharu village where you will learn and see the life style and tradition of Tharu indigenous peoples.
In the culture programme you will enjoy the Tharu stick dance and other cultural programmes performed by the Tharu people in one of the evenings during your stay.
Elephant riding into the depth of the jungle is an exciting trip to approach the wild animals, birds and plants.
Elephant bathing is a unique experience. Visitors join the daily bath of the elephants that helps the elephants to scrub themselves to clean and cool down from the hit. In this programme, the visitors get bathed by the elephants through their trunk.
- Outline Itinerary
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- Useful Information
Chitwan National Park Tour Itinerary
01 Day: Departure from Kathmandu or Pokhara – welcome drinks and lunch at the hotel and rest - village tour in the evening
02 Day: Breakfast - canoeing in the Rapti River - jungle walk and visit the elephant breeding centre –lunch – elephant ride to the jungle and elephant bath –dinner –culture programme
03 Day: Bird watching early in the morning – breakfast – departure for selected destination
Trip cost: USD 150.00
- Pick up and drop off transport as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation and three meals per day during the tou
- jungle guide
Entrance fees and government royalties
All kind of jungle activities as mentioned in the itinerary
Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
- International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
All kinds of drink during tour and travel with us
Travel insurance and the cost of medical services of tourists
All kinds of cloth and personal belonging
Other personal expenses and tips
Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency
Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal
Payment: Down payment: 15% of total payment is required to confirm the reservation.
Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.
Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.
Booking Air Ticket: If you don't have regular travel agent, please visit makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They offer you very good price.
Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of the guests and their budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.
Tour Leading Person: Our tour guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.
Currencies: USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There are ATM facilities in the city area.
Drinking Water: We can get mineral water and boiled water in city and the national park areas. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote touristy sites.
Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available during the tour.
Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD for 15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.
Orientation Program: Before starting trip, tourists are provided with an orientation by our office representative or tour guide about the necessary trip information.
Group Size: There will be maximum 25 persons in one group.
Accommodation: You can stay in a 5***** to nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas. Normal hotels also are available upon your desire.
Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food during the trip.
View of Mount Everest: For tourists wishing to view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest. Mountain flights could be taken after or before the trip to the National Park.
Travel Insurance: It is compulsory to have travel insurance.
Personal Expenses: It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.
Luggage: Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.
Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.
Rules and Regulation
Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.
1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trip, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.
2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the tour, we will not refund your money. But we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.
3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.
4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our tour leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.
5. If you have any complain with regards to trip, please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and proceeded with necessary actions.
6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents are with you during the entire trip.