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Trip Name: Chitwan Park Tour Destination: Chitwan National Park
Duration: 03 Days Trip starts- ends: Kathmandu -

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Between 1846 and 1950, when the Rana prime ministers were de facto rulers of Nepal, Chitwan was declared a private hunting reserve, maintained exclusively for the privileged classes. Penalties for poaching were severe - capital punishment for killing rhino - and the wildlife in the area thus received a measure of protection.
From time to time great hunts for rhino were held during the cool, mosquito-free winter months from December to February. The Ranas invited royalty from Europe and the Princely States of India, as well as other foreign dignitaries, to take part in these grand maneuvers, which were organized on a magnificent scale, often with several hundred leopards.
In 1973, Chitwan National Park was established covering 932 sq km area is now listed in the World Heritage site by UNESCO. The Park consists of a diversity of ecosystems-including the Churia hills, Ox-bow lakes, and the flood plains of the Rapti, Reu and Narayani Rivers. The Churia hills rise slowly towards the East from 150 m. to more than 800 m. The western portion of the Park is comprised of the lower but more rugged, Someshwor hill. The Park shares its eastern boundary with the Parsa Wildlife Reserve.
Elephant back ride safari is the most popular activity of Chitwan National Park and provides opportunity to get a closer view of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros along with other may faunas fond in the park. 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. 

If you’re one who likes the ultimate thrill, animals and want to experience the unique adventure, The chitwan National Park is your paradise. Spreading 864.25 sq km, the park is home to 43 species of mammals and 543  of birds . It is best known for One-Horned Rhino and some hundred nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers that live in the dense forests of this park.The grassy terrain  along with the dense jungle makes it the perfect home for the wild animals to flourish and makes for a challenging safari through the park for the adventure lover in you!

Some of the animals you can spot here are the lumbering elephants, crocodiles, pythons and deer; brilliantly colored birds and if you are fortunate – the superb Royal Bengal Tiger,rhesus monkey, grey langur, and make sure your camera has plenty of space to capture it all.

Best time to visit - November-February is the best time to visit.

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Day 1 :

Arrive in Kathmandu international airport. Welcome by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine with a brief cultural program.

Day 2 :
After breakfast, we start sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of river Bagmati and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva. The Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa in South Asia which is built on the ancient Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. Swayambhunath Temple is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.

Day 3 :
Early in the morning breakfast and drive to Chitwan located 175 kilometers from Kathmandu.

Day 4 :
13.00 : Lunch.
15.00 : 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.
19.00 : Tharu cultural dance presentation (which you will also participate in) by the local villagers or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.
20.00 : Dinner.

Day 5 :
06.00 : Wake up call.
06.30 : Breakfast.
07.00 : 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.
13.00 : Lunch.
15.00 : Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, 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.
19.00 : Tharu cultural dance presentation or Slides show presentation.
20.00 : Dinner

Day 6 :
06.00 : Wake up call.
06.30 : Breakfast.
07.00 : Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre.
10.00 : Departure from Chitwan to Kathmandu and overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 7 :
Departure your country.

Services Include :

  • Transport to Chitwan from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • All meals during the stay in the Hotel according to the Hotel mgmt. 
  • Guide for all the activities in the National Park.
  • National Park fee.
  • All other applicable fees / taxes and charges.
  • Necessary assistance

Services Exclude :

  • Transportation not mentioned above.
  • Drinks and Bar bills with other expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips for staff ( not mandatory but expected)
  • Others not mentioned above as included