Chitwan National Park Tour
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Chitwan National Park Tour

Although Nepal is just famous for its majestic mountains, it beholds great prosperity to grow as a bio-hub spot. The great species, both flora and fauna biodiversity in different regions of Nepal are greatly important for touristic development. Since Nepal has land ranging from 80m to 8848m above sea level, there is a large variety of plants and animals. This small landmark has over 10% of the world’s bird species (867 birds) and 651 butterfly species. There are 208 mammas,123 reptiles, and 55 amphibians around the Nation. Also, the pristine mountain lakes and cascading rivers are home to 230 freshwater fish. Also, the number of flora in the tropical, temperate, and alpine landscapes is unbelievable.

Now, do you know where you can witness such majestic biodiversity at its finest? Chitwan National Park is home majority of Nepal’s flora and fauna bio-diversity along with lots of engaging activities for tourists. Whether you want a short tour of the best of nature, capture some beautiful wildlife, have a relaxing holiday with family, or plan to do some research in Nepal, this Chitwan Jungle Safari is our best recommendation.

Our 2-night 3-day Chitwan National Park tour covers transportation from Kathmandu, a stay at luxurious hotels in Saraha, the Tharu cultural exhibition, elephant rides, Jungle safari, a museum visit, and more. This Itinerary is crafted perfectly for you to have a relaxing holiday with a lot of leisure time to explore the beauty of Nepal on your own. If you opt to finish this entire trip in a shorter time, you can take flights to Chitwan or drive back to Kathmandu in the nighttime.

About Chitwan National Park

This is among Nepal’s well-preserved wildlife located in the southwestern part of Chitwan District. The Chitwan National Park is spread over an area of 932 square kilometers (360 square miles) and a little space for buffer zones. Located in the core Terai region, this region has been under the protection of a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984.

Initially, the goal of Chitwan National Park was to conserve the One-horned Rhino, a very rare mammal breed in Terai of Nepal. They also worked for the conversation of Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, and valuable species of deer that can be seen during the Chitwan Jungle Safari tour.

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Highlight of Chitwan Jungle Safari

Things to do in Chitwan National Park
Things to do in Chitwan National Park
  1. Riding in the back of Elephant around the area of National Park for almost half an hour
  2. A detailed tour into the National Park in a Jeep for the Chitwan Jungle Safari
  3. Accompanied by an expert guide with knowledge of Plants and animals in the area along with the history of the local community
  4. Boating (canoe rides) in the small wooden boat in the Rapt River through the National park
  5. Visit inside the museum in the breeding area of Crocodiles and short hikes in the safer areas.
  6. Night’s stay at Tower that lies within the premises of National Park
  7. Visit the local Tharu community, visit their museums, and enjoy the unique Tharu dance.
  8. Luxury accommodation and full-course Nepalese meal included in the package

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Day 01: Pick up in Kathmandu and drive to Chitwan

On the first day of Chitwan Jungle Safari, we shall pick you up at any spot near and around Kathmandu Valley in a private car. We can drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan in a tourist van or a private car, depending upon the budget of the tour. As we drive along the bank of the Trishuli River, we shall stop at Maleukhu to enjoy some local fish delicacies and reach our hotel at around 2 to 3 pm in the evening. Royal Chitwan National park Nepal tour begins here.

In the hotel, you shall be welcomed with some drinks and snacks. After a few moments to freshen up, you have the following things in your Itinerary.

  • Cultural tour of the Tharu villages of Chitwan Park
  • Sunset view in the riverside
  • Tharu cultural dance and dinner in the evening
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Meal : Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation : 3-star Hotel

Walking / Driving : 4-5 hrs ride

Day 02: Explore Chitwan National Park

Now, this is an important day for the trip. After breakfast, we have a bunch of activities lined up for you inside the Chitwan Park. We complete all these activities one by one.

About Chitwan National Park
About Chitwan National Park
  1. Horse riding for about 10 minutes
  2. Visit the Elephant and Crocodile Breeding Centre
  3. Elephant riding for about half an hour
  4. Jungle Safari on a Jeep with a guide for about 4 hours
  5. Bird watching along the Rapt River
  6. Canoe riding for about 1 hour

Meal : Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner

Accomodation : 3-star Hotel

Day 03: Visit CG temple and drive back to Kathmandu 

As an added bonus to this trip, Himalayan Masters also integrates a visit to CG temple in the west of Chitwan park towards Nawalparasi district. This temple is about 1 hour and 15 mins of ride from our hotel and oversees the modern Hindu Temple of Nepal. This is one of the latest commercial temples made by a popular billionaire of Nepal Binod Chaudhary.

After that, we drive back to the Chitwan district and trace our route back to Kathmandu. We stop at one of the beautiful hotels on the riverbank for lunch and drive along the Trishuli River, back to Kathmandu. You can also include an exciting white water rafting trip in Trishuli on the way back or go for a cable car ride in the famous temple of Manakamana. Back at the hotel, we shall have a small celebration and call an end to our trip.

Meal : Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner

Accomodation : 3-star hotel

Walking / Driving : 6-7 hrs ride

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Things to see inside Chitwan National Park


Things to see in Chitwan National park
Things to see in Chitwan National park
  1. Bengal tigers,
  2. Indian rhinoceros,
  3. Asian elephants,
  4. various species of deer
  5. leopards,
  6. sloth bears,
  7. gharial crocodiles

Birds within Chitwan National Park

  1. Kalij Pheasant,
  2. Great Hornbill,
  3. Woodpeckers, Blue peafowl
  4. Black-necked Stork,
  5. Wooly-necked Stork,
  6. Deep-blue Kingfisher,
  7. Stork-Billed Kingfisher,
  8. Bar-headed Goose
  9. Black-crested Bulbul bird
  10. Red-vented Bulbul
  11. Grey-headed Fish Eagle
  12. White-eyed Buzzard
  13. Red-breasted Parakeet bird


Mix of grasslands, deciduous forests, and wetlands

How to get from Kathmandu to Chitwan?

Chitwan is about 4-5 hours of road distance and 15 mins of areal distance from Chitwan National Park. There are four options to get from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park.

Fly to Bharatpur Airport: You can fly from the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport to Chitwan. This is a 15-minute short flight and costs about $100 for foreigners. From the airport, you can take a private taxi to Saraha which costs about $20.

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Drive in a private vehicle: You can hire a private car directly from Kathmandu to Sauraha and a taxi can cost you about $70 to $90 depending upon your bargaining skills.

Drive in a tourist bus: You can get a tourist bus/van from Thamel, Buspark, or Kalanki to the bus park of Chitwan. From there, the drive to Sauraha is about 45 minutes and you can again take a private taxi. The fare of a tourist bus is about $15 from Kathmandu to Chitwan. This bus usually leaves Kathmandu in the morning and it’s recommended to book your trip in advance.

Drive in a local bus: Many local buses or microbikes leave Kathmandu and take you to Chitwan every day. While these local buses are crowded and not as comfortable as tourist vans, you can find many local buses throughout the day. The best place to find a local bus leaving for Chitwan is from Kalanki and you don’t need to book in advance. The price for the local bus to Chitwan is $5 to $7 and from Chitwan bus park, you can take another local bus to Sauraha that costs about $1. But again, the local buses are very dirty, crowded, and noisy.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Elephant rides

There are elephant-rearing units inside the Chitwan National Park and one can ride on the back of the Elephant by paying a certain charge. You will be accompanied by a local guide or Elephant masters who take care of your safety throughout the ride. In about 30 minutes of the ride, the Elephant takes you around the forest and along the river bank where you can see many other animals bathing and enjoying the sun. It’s time to capture one of such beautiful pictures.

Jeep Safari

On the outskirts of Chitwan National Park, we can hire a jeep for the rides. Option for private rides and group joining are available depending on the season and the time we go there. In about 4 hours, we dive deep into the thickest of forests to spot some of the rare wild life in the woods. The naturalist guide will explain to you all the animals and unique flora you see along the ride.


Now, this is an exciting activity of riding on a small wooden boat into Rapt River. You will have a boat driver to lead the boat as you see some Crocodiles basking in the sun. It’s of course a thrilling ride as you see crocodiles swimming alongside you. This is also a great time to spot some beautiful and unique birds.

Tharu cultural tour and dances

Tharu are the indigenous group of people who still live in the forest of Chitwan. Their nomadic lifestyle takes you back to the last century when you can observe humans living in harmony with nature. Their way of life, tools, foods, and houses reflect the very old traditions of Nepal. Despite being close to Chitwan, the commercial capital of Nepal, they lead a very poor and basic lifestyle.

Also, Tharu foods and dances are getting very popular in Nepal. The young ladies shall perform their cultural dance the Tharu dress and obviously, you can join them to learn a few moves.

Elephant Breeding Centre and Museum visit

In the outer circle of Chitwan National Park, you get to visit a small museum with a display of animals inside the park. Some organs of the rear animals as horns, skins, teeth, etc are displayed along with the information card of all the animals.

Then, we visit the breeding center of Elephant. Since the government has planned to increase the number of Asia elephants on this premises, the adult Elephant is given assistance to mate and give birth while the younger children are given extensive care. You can see many elephant babies of different sizes and ages during the visit.

Bird watching in Chitwan

Chitwan National Park trip is the best spot to watch some of the rare migratory birds. If possible, we provide you with binoculars for a close-up view of the birds and the naturalist guide will explain to you about their origin.

Sunset Viewing

How to get from Kathmandu to Chitwan

The Sunset of the Terai area is very beautiful, especially when you observe it from the river shore. When you are tired from the numerous activities throughout the day, a beautiful sunset is the best possible way to end the Royal Chitwan National Park tour now.

What is the possible extension to Chitwan Jungle Safari?

Chitwan NP almost lies in the centre of Nepal and many other nearby areas are accessible from Chitwan. You can drive to Pokhara, the city of lakes and caves about 3 hours from Chitwan. Or, you can get to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha about 7 hours from Chitwan. Within Chitwan, you can visit water parks, temples, the local market, Devghat, and also go rafting or Cruising in the Narayani River.

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What is the possible extension to Chitwan NP tour?

Chitwan almost lies in the centre of Nepal and many other nearby areas are accessible from Chitwan. You can drive to Pokhara, the city of lakes and caves about 3 hours from Chitwan. Or, you can get to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha about 7 hours from Chitwan. Within Chitwan, you can visit water parks, temples, the local market, Devghat, and also go rafting or Cruising in the Narayani River.

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