The Chitwan National Park in Nepal is one of the most preferred jungles for viewing animals in their natural habitat. Occupying an area of 932 sq.km, this national park in the Terai region of Nepal offers an opportunity to explore the wilderness of rich ecosystem that includes mammals, reptiles, birds and a number of water animals. Some of the animals that you might encounter are one-horned Rhinos, Royal Bengal Tiger, different species of birds, elephants, pythons, deer as well as crocodile. Apart from animals, this place also allows you to enjoy the company of Tharu people, their lifestyle, culture as well as dances.
Upon your arrival the Tribhuvan International airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Nepal Wanders who will take you to our hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali cuisine restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali meal with a brief cultural program. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
A day to explore Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal. We organise a full day of guided sightseeing to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath – the Buddhist monkey temple- and Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple complex on the banks of the Bagmati River. Three major towns are located in the valley, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, each having a great artistic and architectural tradition. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city in the country. Patan, the second largest is separated from Kathmandu by a river. Bhaktapur, the third largest, is towards the eastern end of the valley and its relative isolation is reflected in its slower pace and more distinctly mediaeval atmosphere. In the Kathmandu Valley the landscape is dramatically sculpted by the contours of the paddy fields. The towns and villages are alive with the colours of farm produce, ranging from pyramids of golden grain to the vivid reds of chilli peppers laid out on mats to dry in the sun. In the streets and towns there is a constant bustle of activity, especially in the bazaars and markets where the farmers sell their vegetables and fruit. You will get back to the hotel after your sightseeing tour around mid-afternoon and the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city further and pack bags ready for the start of the trek the following morning. You can leave a bag at the hotel with items you will not need on the trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
On this day we will drive to Chitwan, which translates as the heart of the jungle. Chitwan is famous for its wildlife habitation. It is said that the tiger population cannot be matched anywhere else. We will begin our activities with Tharu village walk, sunset view from the bank of the Budhi Rapti river and Tharu cultural dance show in the evening. Overnight at hotel in Chitwan
Today, we start our day with an elephant ride. After about a-hour-and-a-half elephant ride in the community forest, we bring you back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we set out for elephant bath, a dugout canoe trip down the Budhi Rapti River and jungle walk. We then visit the elephant breeding center and elephant camp and if time permits, we also visit the Bis Hajar Taal (lake). If you want to save time, instead of elephant ride we can hire a jeep and enjoy jeep safari. The entire day will be spent spotting the wildlife variety available in Chitwan National Park. Overnight at a hotel in Chitwan.
The day starts with a bird watching trip in the national park. After the bird watching trip, we will come back to the hotel for breakfast. We will then drive back to Kathmandu using the same highway. After about 5 hours drive, we will reach Kathmandu. The evening will be free to explore on your own. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Our representative will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to international airport for onward journey.