Chitwan National Park once called Royal Chitwan National Park is Nepal’s first national park at a one time the hunting grounds of the ruling class of the country. Rich hunters and their entourage would make the arduous journey from the Kathmandu Valley to the Terai in Southern Nepal where they would shoot hundreds of tigers, rhinos and sloth bear while staying in their comfortable camps for months at a time.
Today although poaching still exists the species of Chitwan are protected and home to the largest population of one-horned rhinoceros in South Asia and the largest number of royal Bengal tigers in Nepal. Chitwan also has the highest population density of sloth bears and leopards can also be spotted around the peripheries of the park. A birder’s paradise Chitwan holds the record for the most birds spotted anywhere in the country. Over 543 species sighted in the park in 2006. This is a very special excursion to add to your adventures in Nepal. We have created two Chitwan National Park experiences, one for the budget-minded with a whole array of activities including a safari in search of tigers, rhinos and sloth bear, on the back of an elephant, walking and bird watching in the park, a cultural tour, elephant bathing and more. For the traveler who insists on the finest accommodations we have made special arrangements with the Barahi Lodge for a deluxe 3 night stay in a private air conditioned hut, with a variety of activities from canoe and elephant riding safaris to cultural shows, bird watching and nature walks and superb meals prepared with organic produce, locally produced grains and Himalayan herbs.
Kathmandu to Chitwan travel: Transportation by Tourist Bus at 6:00 am. Drive to Chitwan National Park(4-5 hours).
Depending on the schedule we will start activities today which may include elephant bathing and cultural activities. Overnight at lodge.
Chitwan National Park
A full day of activities in the park including an exotic safari on an elephant with the possibility of spotting rhinoceros, sloth bear, and if very lucky, a royal Bengal tiger. As well, a thrilling walk through the jungle to feel the park and it’s wildness right below your feet. We’ll also include bird watching. Later in the day/evening, you’ll enjoy a cultural show.
Chitwan to Kathmandu or to another destination of your choice, perhaps Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha or onward to India
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