Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour
Lying on the foothills of Mahabharata and Siwalik Hills of Central Nepal, Chitwan Jungle Safari explores the Chitwan National Park which is home to a rich tropical evergreen forest, exotic wildlife, and numerous tourist destinations. Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour takes you into the adventurous journey through the wilderness of Southern Nepal. The oldest inhabitants of the area, comprising of Tharu, Majhi, and Darai, own a unique tradition, culture, and lifestyle which are also ripe for exploration on the tour.
The 2N/3D tour takes you on an adventurous Jungle Safari into the lush tropical forests of Chitwan National Park. Established in 1973, it was granted the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. You’ll embark on a road journey 148km south of Kathmandu to Chitwan district. You’ll drive through the Prithvi Highway overlooking the lush forested hills and massive Trishuli River towards Chitwan valley via Hetauda. Once at Chitwan, you can check-in into your hotel at Sauraha, which lies inside Chitwan National Park. In the evening, you can take a soothing stroll around Sauraha. The next day follows a scenic Jungle Safari into the forested area of the National Park. You’ll embark on an elephant safari, or jeep safari and take a tour of the forest. Afterward, you’ll visit the nearby Crocodile breeding center and Elephant Breeding center.
In the evening, you can choose to visit the nearby Tharu village or take a stroll beside the Rapti River. The oldest national park of Nepal, it is home to the endangered species of Royal Bengal Tiger and One-Horned Rhino. If you’re lucky, you can spot the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger during the Jungle Safari. The tour concedes at Kathmandu upon your returns from Chitwan. You can undertake the Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour throughout the year; however, spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov) seasons guarantee best weather and accessibility.
Danphe Adventure Treks and its members are driven to facilitate our clients with the finest services. The mode of transportation and accommodation are also great including the trip guides. We also offer discounts on various trips throughout the year and also entertain the possibility of customization.
NOTE: If you want 3 Nights 4 Days Tour, you can 1 day extra for full day Jeep Safari
- A visit to the Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Scenic Jungle Safari into the Chitwan National Park
- Witness the indigenous lifestyle, tradition, and culture of Tharu, Danuwar, Majhi, and Darai tribes
- Get a chance to spot an endangered species of Royal Bengal Tiger and One-Horned Rhino.
- Enjoy the folk dance “Stick Dance” of the local Tharu tribe
Day 01: Drive to Sauraha from Kathmandu | Evening Village Walk
After breakfast, you’ll embark on a road journey towards the Chitwan to the south of Nepal. The road journey goes through the serpentine Prithvi Highway until Mugling and takes a detour towards the south. You’ll pass through Bharatpur en route. Once at Chitwan district, you’ll encounter the large expanse of lush tropical evergreen forests running through miles. In the evening, you can choose to take a walk beside the Rapti River or Sauraha market. Overnight stay at Sauraha.
Day 02: Full Day Jungle Safari /Elephant Riding/Crocodile Breed Centre
Today, you’ll embark on an adventure-filled jungle safari inside the Chitwan National Park. You’ll leave early in the morning and drive to the nearby station where you can hire the elephant for the safari. There will be numerous Asiatic elephants lined up at the station. While exploring the vast expanse of the jungle you may encounter numerous exotic wildlife including leopards, striped hyenas, Bengal foxes, Gharial, mugger crocodiles, Sambar deer, Hog deer, and Rhesus monkey. It’s common to spot the Great One-horned Rhino inside the forest. You can also choose to explore the forest in a private jeep accompanied by a guide, range, and a driver. The jeep-ride may take you deeper inside the forest.
Afterward, you’ll drive back to Sauraha and visit the ethnic Tharu village. Tharu tribe is the indigenous inhabitant of Chitwan valley along with Danuwar, Darai, and Majhi tribes. You’ll also get to visit the nearby Elephant Breeding Center and Crocodile Breeding Center. If time permits, you can visit the local landmark of Beeshazari Tal (Twenty Thousand Lakes), or take a canoe down the Rapti River. The canoeing allows exploring of the vicinity through the scenic Rapti River. You may also encounter mugger crocodiles lying on the banks of the river.
In the evening, you can enjoy a lavish local cuisine while enjoying the folk dance of the Tharu tribe. ‘Stick dance’ is a popular folk dance performed by Tharu tribe annually. You can relish this indigenous craft while enjoying the locally prepared cuisine. Overnight stay at Sauraha.
Day 03: Drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, you’ll embark on a short Birding or Bird Watching tour around the vicinity. Chitwan is also famous for the arrays of exotic birds found inside the park. You may encounter Cormorants, Blue Indian Roller, Hornbills, Grey-Headed Eagles, Stork-billed Kingfishers, Bengal Florican, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, etc. The sighting of more than 500 species of birds has been recorded in Chitwan. Afterward, you’ll catch your commute and drive back from Chitwan to Kathmandu. The 6-hour drive will take you along the Trishuli River through Prithvi Highway back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
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