Chitwan Jungle Safari packages offer a wilderness of a rich ecosystem that includes mammals, birds, reptiles and water animals of several kinds. The highlights of this park are the 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some hundred nocturnal Royal Bengal tigers that live in the dense forests of the park. You will discover a lost world of towering trees and twisting vines, of pre-historic rhino and lumbering elephants, crocodile, python and deer; brilliantly colored birds and if you are fortunate – the superb Royal Bengal Tiger. Sharing home with these are other animals like rhesus monkey, grey langur, deer, leopards, and wild cats, etc. Another most important factor adding to the Chitwan experience is the colorful Tharu Culture, their way of living, culture, and tradition and heart touching Tharu Dance. Here you will do many activities likes Jungle Safari on elephant back, jungle walk, canoe ride, jeep drive and much more.
What to expect ?
• Elephant ride through the jungle to see the one-horned Rhinos and maybe a Bengal tiger
• Jungle walks
• Boat trip in a dugout canoe on the Rapti River (if your lucky you will see a crocodile)
• Early morning Bird watching
• Car trip to visit local areas
• Visiting Elephant Breeding Centre
• Bicycle tour to many lakes in the jungle where all kinds of animals can be spotted
• Jeep drive in the jungle for those who don’t like to bike
• Jeep for transport to other destinations inc bus parks
• Experience the music and dance of Nepal at the Tharu Culture Programme
• One day trek to Saktikhor Hill to see traditional hills and lakes
• Visit the Tharu Culture Museum
6:00 - Departure from Kanti Path, Kathmandu, Nepal
1:30 to 2:00 pm
Arriving in Chitwan- after 6 hours Drive from Kathmandu or 5 hours from Pokhara, you will arrive at our hotel at about 1:30 to 2:00 pm. It would be a good time to have some meal.
3.00 pm: Village Tour and Visiting Elephant Breeding Center
Of all the animals, elephants are probably the most graceful. Our naturalists will take you to the Hattisar to demonstrate how elephants’ meals are prepared and how they eat in the Elephant Breeding Center. They will explain the nature and habits of elephants. The unique Center was established in 1985 for the captive breeding of domesticated elephants trapping for domestication.
6.30 pm: Dinner
7.00 pm: Cultural Program
In Chitwan, there are Tharu social groups, which they show their unique performance. In the evening before dinner Tharu cultural dance performances used to held. Along this performance, you will be holding drinks and roasted meats to make you more entertainer.
6.15 am: Wake up
7.15 am: Breakfast
8.00 am: Cannoning + Jungle Walk
Canoe Ride an active package program. This is included in every package. Canoe ride along the Rapti river will be an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish-eating Gharial. Take an exciting and invigorating walk through the lush sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan. Our trained naturalists take you to prime spots to view deer, rhinos, sloth bears and other wildlife. They will also give you interesting information about the various plants and animals in the jungle throughout your walk.
12.00 noon: Lunch
1.30 pm: Jeep Safari
Jeep Drive one of the active and exciting activities for Jungle safari. Jeep drive includes in above 3 nights four days package but on your special request, it can be done the day you refer. Jeep Drive goes through the grasslands, river in forests and Sal forests to Kasara (the National Park’s head quarters) Gharial Hatchery Farm where you will learn about how crocodiles are brought up at this farm & then later released into the rivers.
7.00 pm: Dinner
7.00 am: Wake up
7.30 am: Breakfast – Free for personal belongs – Swim etc
12.00 noon: Lunch
1.30 pm: Elephant Safari
Seated high on the back of a trained elephant exploring the grasslands and core area of the park, you become an integral part of the life of the Chitwan National Park. The elephant safari, though not the most comfortable rides, is an amazing experience. And it doesn’t take long to spot at least a rhino in these forests.
6.00 am: Wake up
6.15 am: Bird Watching
Chitwan is the best destination for bird watching. The birds found here are Cormorants, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Blue Indian Roller, Horn bills, Stork billed Kingfishers, Grey headed Eagles, Ruby Cheeked Sunbird, Bengal Florican, Large tailed Night jar, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Beaters & Lesser Florican, etc. More than 500 species have been recorded only in Chitwan.
7.30 am: Breakfast
9.00 am: Departure
- All jungle activities
- National park and conservation area permit & fees.
- All accommodations while safari including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Highly experienced safari guide during the trip.
- Guide insurance and salary
- Transportation to and from Kathmandu/Pokhara by tourist bus.
- Government Tax
- Tourist service charge
- Transportation to and from Kathmandu by Flight or Car as per itinerary. If you want to package with Kathmandu – Chitwan – Kathmandu, if you want to book Kathmandu – Chitwan – Kathmandu by private car, please add a private car to your booking
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
- Tips & Gratuities..
Where to meet ?
Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal
We will provide you with detailed information about the safari, trekking trail, rafting, etc for simplifying your expedition. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any queries we would be more than happy to provide you with all the information you are seeking from us.
Chitwan is easily accessible from major cities of Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini. There are several Tourist Bus services to and from Chitwan. Buses are also available directly from all entry points from India. Our package cost only included the bus services from and to Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you want to travel in a private car, you would need to Buy an additional Private car. You would able to add a private car to Chitwan when you shop online. If you want to fly to Chitwan, Please make a reservation of the trip which includes flights from Kathmandu to Bharatpur. Please click here for the Fly to Chitwan Packages Please go through the cost information for more details
Jungle safaris are all done as a package tour, the price depends upon the size of the groups and the number of days you will stay. The price includes all activities mentioned in the itinerary, accommodation, transportation, and all meals during your jungle visit. You make a reservation on what days would you like to spend.
During a stay at a jungle retreat, you will be either staying in good comfortable lodges with attached bathroom and insect nets or comfortable permanent tented camps. The standard of accommodation is of a very high standard, safe and clean.
Chitwan National Park – October to May, Bird Watching – December to March. The maximum temperature can reach up to 95 Fahrenheit (35 C) from April to September. November to February is cooler months with an average temperature of around 67 Fahrenheit.
Travel insurance is highly recommended for trekkers who plan their trekking in the Himalayas. Travel insurance is mandatory while going for trekking, hiking, etc in Nepal. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that your policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered by your policy. You must carry proof of insurance (i.e. your insurance certificate) with you during your expedition.
Safety and Security:
We do not compromise on the safety and security of our guests. We highly prioritize safety and security measures during the trek. We have to understand that there are certain risks while traveling at a higher altitude which you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and trekking trail and they would cancel or re-route a trip if they feel any destination is unsafe to travel.
For the good of us all that live on this planet, the protection and conservation of the environment is the most important thing. When traveling and trekking in, you will at times be entering environmentally sensitive areas. At Pathfinder Expeditions we put environmental issues first, all of our treks and tours are arranged to give minimum impact to the environment. We encourage our guests to carry out the litter and not use plastic water bottles. We also don’t use wood fires at our campsites and also try not to use tea houses which do so, we prefer to stay in places that use gas and solar power. It’s the small things that we all do that can help to preserve the environment for future generations of trekkers.