Chitwan National Park (3 days - 2 nights or 4 days - 3 nights)

Chitwan National Park (‘Chitwan’ means "in the heart of the jungle’) covers 932 sq. km. in the flat lowland region of southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks on the Indian subcontinent with populations of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, Greater One-horned rhinoceros, Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica), Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, Golden Monitor lizard, Gharial crocodile and many more.


Royal Chitwan National Park, the oldest national park in Nepal, is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of South-Central Nepal. The park was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984.

The park covers a pristine area with a unique ecosystem of significant value to the world. It contains the Churiya hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains of Rapti, Reu, and Narayani Rivers. Approximately 70% of the park vegetation is sal forest. The remaining vegetation types include grassland (20%), riverine forest (7%), and sal with chirpine (3%), the latter occurring at the top of the Churiya range. The riverine forests consist mainly of khair, sissoo and simal. The grasslands form a diverse and complex community with over 50 species. The Saccharum species, often called elephant grass, can reach 8 m. in height. The shorter grasses such as Imperata are useful for thatch roofs.


Itinerary:

Day 1
  1. Leave Kathmandu or Pokhara on a tourist bus in the morning tov Chitwan Reach in Chitwan after about 5 hours drive
  2. See the jungle guide in the bus terminal and proceed to the camp/resort welcome drinks
  3. Introductory talk by the program manager
  4. Lunch served
  5. A little rest after a little tour around Tharu (Chitwan's an indigenous tribe) village
  6. Dinner
  7. Good night
Day 2
  1. AM breakfast.
  2. Then start out canoe trip followed by a Nature Walk program or visit to the Elephant Breeding Farm.
  3. Take a break PM, Lunch, Elephant Back Safari programs.
  4. Dinner and
  5. Overnight in bungalow.
Day 3
  1. Wake up with bed tea
  2. Refresh and rush to go for bird watching tour (this tour must be made at the time birds awake and head for food just before sun dawn)
  3. Return to camp, heavy breakfast
  4. Time to say good bye to the staffs,proceed to the bus
  5. Bus starts late morning from Chitwan to Kathmandu or Pokhara.

4 days 3 nights Chitwan Safari (stay in the resort out side the Park Program

Similar to above but an extra full day, you can relax in the wonderful natural garden and write memorable diary, read books or choose any of your optional activities on the extra cost. Guides are always there to help you. Food supply and sleep is still in the package for the extra day.

Costs

(all costs are quoted in US dollars per person, per day)

Staying outside the park - $90

Staying inside the park - $230

N.B. The price does not include any incidental items such as beer, soft drinks or mineral water.