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This was the very first National Park established in Nepal in the year 1973 and was granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. Formerly called the Royal Chitwan National Park, it was renamed to only Chitwan National Park after the dismissal of the royal family. The park covers an area of 932 square kilometers and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the district of Chitwan. It is certainly one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, with several lodges and hotels providing full accommodations inside the park along with elephant-jeep-safaris, rafting tours and guided jungle walks. The park is a sheer example of wildlife exploration and all the different kinds of birds and vegetation that provide importance to its existence.

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 :

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports by private vehicle. 
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, Jungle Safari Lodge in Chitwan 
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in Chitwan
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle
  • English speaking and experienced local tour guide
  • All jungle activities in Chitwan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All government and local taxe

Services Exclude :

Airfare for international and domestic flights
Nepalese visa fee
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu around $15-20 per day
Extra night accommodation if required
Excess baggage charges
Personal expenses
Services not mentioned in the ‘What Is Included’ sectionTravel insurance