Chitwan National Park
The Royal Chitwan National Park is an area of approx. 1000 square kilometres located 175 km south-west of Kathmandu near to the Indian border in the Terai or jungle area of Nepal. The Park was formed in 1973 as an animal sanctuary for the rapidly declining species of rhino and tiger, and today offers one of the finest wildlife experiences in Asia.
The Park now contains an estimated 400 Indian one-horned rhinoceros, 80 Royal Bengal tigers, plus another 50 species of mammals and 400 different types of bird.
A short trip to Chitwan is the perfect way to round off a trip to the mountains as it is both relaxing and stimulating. We offer a 3 day all-inclusive trip (the only extra is the bar bill !) to a luxurious jungle lodge within the National Park. This includes all jungle activities such as elephant safari, traditional dug-out canoe ride, nature walk, and bird-watching, as well as giving you the chance to lounge around the pool or relax in one of the many hammocks slung between the trees.
Chitwan National Park Typical itinerary
- Transfer to Chitwan, arrive at lunchtime.
- Afternoon - elephant safari
- Evening - slide presentation followed by dinner
- Wake-up call, early morning canoe trip
- Morning - elephant briefing
- Evening - display of traditional dancing followed by dinner
- Wake-up call, early morning bird watching
- Departure mid-morning
- Arrive Kathmandu mid-afternoon
Transfer to Chitwan can be made from either Pokhara or Kathmandu, and the return to Kathmandu is scheduled such that you arrive back at your hotel by mid-afternoon. The price includes private transportation to and from the National Park, park fees, local taxes, accommodation in jungle camp with all meals and a range of jungle activities for 2 nights, 3 days. Below we have shown a typical itinerary but this can be varied according to your interests.