Chitwan Jungle Safari takes you to one of Nepal's most adventurous national parks and a world heritage site declared by UNESCO. Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park in Nepal. It was established in 1973 and covers a total area of 952.63km2. The national park is extended to the neighbouring districts of Nawalpur, Parsa, and Makwanpur districts covering the major portion of the Chitwan districts.
The safari is filled with sights of a diverse array of rare wildlife like Asiatic Elephant, Bengal Tiger, and One-horned Rhinoceros. You will get a chance to ride the elephant and traverse the jungle. This tour also offers you to know about the Tharu culture and tradition. You can watch the Tharu cultural dance with traditional music.
Chitwan National Park is home to a diverged species of flora and fauna. It has been preserving a huge species of endangered plants, animals, microflora and other microbes. The world-famous one-horned rhino has been an inhabitant of Chitwan national park. Chitwan Jungle tour is not only limited to Chitwan National park, however, also explores the cultural heritage and diversity throughout the journey. This trip by Himalaya Land Treks is one of the shortest journeys filled with an exciting range of services.
Firstly, you’ll have an elephant safari where you can see rhinos, deer, crocodiles and many other animals and birds during the elephant safari. Next, you’ll go on a jungle safari by jeep. You cross the main river and enter the jungle. The safari takes around 4-5 hours and you get to witness many wild animals and birds. Another way of exploring the jungle is by walking which takes a whole day. You can choose either elephant or jeep safari or walk into the jungle. Further, the next day, you visit the museum and elephant breeding centre in the morning.
The ethnic Tharu community has their own culture, tradition and way of living. You will visit the local Tharu village and observe their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. The Tharu dance is very popular in the most beautiful Tharu costume. Their local food takes your heart. You can visit the local theatre where the local Tharu perform their cultural dance with their cultural music in the evening.
Except for monsoon season i.e. July-August, you can go on this tour anytime throughout the year. But still, the best seasons for the Chitwan Jungle Safari tour are autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May).
Besides this tour package, if you want to visit other touring destinations, you can simply check tours in Nepal or you can go through the given package link, UNESCO World Heritage Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Everest Mountain flight tour, Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour.
We, at Himalaya Land Treks, provide you with all the necessary facilities for this tour. Our company provides you with nice transportation and the best accommodations during the trek. We also provide you with an experienced guide and manage all the passes and permits.
You will arrive at Kathmandu where a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative will welcome you and take you to our hotel. You will meet the guide and make a schedule for the tour. After that, you will have a light meal and go shopping. If time permits, you can also go for short sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Next day, you will drive to Chitwan from Kathmandu. You can either go via Prithvi Highway or Hetauda. If you go by bus you pass Thankot, Nagdhunga, Naubise, Malekhu, Muglin and finally Narayanghat. The drive gives you a nice view of hills, Trishuli River and some waterfalls. The geography changes from Hilly to plain Terai as you reach Chitwan.
Early in the morning, you will go for an elephant safari. After a short drive from your hotel, you’ll reach the ground where all elephants are kept for the safari. The Mahout (Elephant rider) takes you into the jungle where you can see Deer, peacocks, rhinos and other animals that are found in the National park. You also cross small rivers and see crocodiles at the bank of rivers. After the elephant safari, you’ll have lunch and then start your jeep safari in the deep forests. There are chances of encountering tigers, rhinos, and other rare animals on the safari. After the safari, you return to the hotel and rest
You will have breakfast early morning and then head to Chitwan National Park Museum. You can either walk or go on a vehicle. Next, you can visit the elephant breeding center and see how the elephants are raised. After lunch, you can visit the Tharu village and observe their lifestyle, culture, and traditions. In the evening, there is a small theatre at Gaidachwok that shows cultural music and dances of the Tharu community.
This day, you’ll return to Kathmandu by driving or a flight. In case of the flight back to Kathmandu, you'll have enough time to visit the heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. You can visit Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. All of these destinations are enlisted as world heritage sites by UNESCO and reflect the traditional ethos of the Kathmandu Valley. As the tour of the Kathmandu Valley comes to an end, you will participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks.
After breakfast and bidding goodbye, you’ll check out from the hotel and head to Tribhuvan airport. If you wish to stay and visit other places, you are free to choose from.
We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date