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A visit to Nepal remains incomplete without seeing the beauty of the Terai. One of the most traditional and conservative indigenous nationalities of Nepal, the Chepangs live in Chitwan. They have their own distinct language, which belongs to one of the Tibeto-Burman strains. Chepangs are mostly hunters and gatherers. They are animists and their clan priests are called Pandes. It is felt that their religion and culture are influenced by the Tamangs. One of Asia’s finest national parks, renowned for its dense concentration of wildlife. Seas of elephant grass ripple beneath a magnificent sunset & pervasive sense of relaxation soaks in deeper the longer you stay. For a country known for its beautiful mountains, the Gangetic flat lands of the Terai that stretches through out the southern part of Nepal provide a whole different experience.Surrounding Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal is one of the best planned and most intelligently developed tourist areas in Nepal. Not only does it offer a wide variety of resorts and lodges, it is also easy to reach - by road or by air. Regular flights are scheduled by Royal Nepal Airlines and other airlines to Meghauli, Simara and Bharatpur. Many resorts provide coach service. Local buses offer a choice between a night ride and a day ride.
Chitwan National Park is perhaps the best park in Nepal for seeing animals in the wild. In the earlier part of the century, when rapid deforestation was devastating Nepal's southern Terai belt, Government of Nepal intervened and proclaimed the Chitwan area a national park. The Government of Nepal declared the Chitwan region a national park, outlawed settlement and deforestation within its boundaries, and a campaign to save the animals began. Projects carried out with the help of friendly nations have revived the animals that remained. Though the Terai is certainly not what it once was, the preserved portion within the Chitwan National Park is still a treat for animal lovers. Royal Bengal tigers roam the region; one-horned rhinos can be seen charging through the underbrush, feeding and even courting. The Rapti River has been dammed to form a man-made lake called Lamital where water-birds and marsh mugger peckers and many other birds are found in plenty in these forests. Elephant grass, five to six feet tall, provides excellent camouflage for animals. This grass serves as food for the gaur (a local bison), rhino and other herbivores. Once a year, local people are allowed into the park area to cut grass. The grass is dried, and used to thatch roofs or stored for food for the domestic animals during the dry season
By Raft (scenic or white water):If we departure from Kathmandu by surface we should start at 7.00 A.M. by car/coach for Mugling (confluence of Marshynagdi and Trisuli river) from where exciting rafting begins and floats down to a picnic spot for lunch along the river side. Continue your destination where our vehicle will be waiting to transfer you to Chitwan.
By Surface: Departure from Kathmandu at 7.00 A.M by car/ coach for Chitwan National park on the Mugling-Narayanghat highway 175 kms for a scenic four hour drive.
By Air: By air service will be available from Kathmandu to Bharatpur as every day. It takes about 20 min.
Activities in Wildlife Tour
We are a complete safari operator in Chitwan. Depending on your schedule and according to the length of your stay, your program will include as below:
Elephant Back Safari:
One can monitor wildlife activities in the deep jungle while sitting on a well trained elephant. The duration of elephant back safari is about one and half hours. Our trained naturalist will accompany you and can explain about the animals, flora and fauna of the Park.
Chitwan Cultural Tour
Tharus are the indigenous inhabitations of the Terai. Our expert guide will help you to meet the Tharu people and experience their traditional way of living. This brings you many years back to human civilization and in the evening, we will entertain you with Tharu folk dances performed by Tharu troupes and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display. Jungle Drive
Jeep Safari is a fast and safer way to discover a wide range of the forest environment in the Chitwan National Park. A four hour jeep drive covers about 50 km inside the park including the crocodile breeding centre.
Dugout Canoe Ride
During the canoe trip on the Rapti River, you will be able to view an array of nature's beautiful riverside scenery including different types of birds, two types of crocodile - Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank, and other aquatic creatures.
Elephant Breeding Center
This is the first elephant breeding centre in Asia and situated only two km. from our hotel. Our naturalist will take you to the elephant breeding center to show the baby elephants socializing with their parents. How the elephant meals are prepared and how they eat. They will explain the nature and habits of the elephant. The centre is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephant to secure a viable population.
On a sunny day, one of the main attractions in the Rapti River is swimming with the Elephants where you can have a lot of fun.
The Chitwan National Park is home to more than 530 species of birds. Our specialist will help you to view these and identify them. There are Cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Storks, Cranes, Ducks, Woodpeckers, Hawks, Osprey, Falcons, Kestrel, Parakeets, Ibis, Kites, Cuckoos, Kingfishers, Swallows, Orioles, Drongos, Babblers and many others. Bird watching is always best on foot early in the morning.
Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats of wild animals. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters the beauty of the flora and fauna. There are number of watch towers on the route in which you may climb to get a better view of the surroundings.
Night Stay at the Jungle Tower
Several towers and lakes have been created by a local community committee to preserved wildlife in forest. There are provisions for a whole night stay in an extraordinary deep and peaceful jungle environment.
|Accommodation:||»||Hotel/ Guest House/ Lodge|
|Transport:||»||Drive or Flight|
|Group Size:||»||2 to 25|
|Day 01.||Drive to Chitwan National Park upon arrival, rooms assigned and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities. 4:00 PM: Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. 7:00 PM: Dinner in the central dining hall. (B.L.D)|
|Day 02.||5:30 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, and then proceeds on a Nature Walk. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter.|
|Day 03.||Royal Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu
5.30 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride) after early morning tea/coffee.
8.00 AM: Breakfast
9.00 AM: Luggage down and departure at 9.30 AM. to Kathmandu
|Day 01.||Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport (T.I.A.) and pick up by our private vehicle and transfer to the Hotel. (D)
|Day 02.||Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley. (B.D.)
|Day 03.||Drive to Chitwan National Park upon arrival, rooms assigned and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities. 4:00 PM: Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. 7:00 PM: Dinner in the central dining hall.|
Royal Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu or Pokhara Aas per your interested.
5.30 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride) after early morning tea/coffee.
|Day 05.||Final Departure to your country.|
|Day 01.||Arrive at Kathmandu.
Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Welcome & assistance on arrive at Airport then transfer to Hotel.
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Visit Pashupatinath temple one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the World. The holy river Bagmati and the burning ghats and also visit one of the oldest and biggest stupa of Boudhanath. Overnight stay at Hotel.
|Day 03.||Chitwan National Park.
Fly (35 minutes) or Drive (6 hrs drive) from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park. Arrive Chitwan National Park. Transfer to the lodge followed by refreshments and a briefing about the Programme and the lodge facilities. Lunch. A talk on the elephants by the naturalists at the elephant stable. Jungle safari on the Elephant back. A slide show presentation about the natural history & flora & fauna of the national park. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
|Day 04.||Chitwan National Park.
Full day jungle activities including nature walk, elephant safari, canoeing, bird watching, tharu culture dance program etc. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Early morning wake up call and Nature walk. After breakfast, fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu. Hotel check in. Farewell dinner in kathmandu with nepal culture shows.
Final departure in your own destination..
|Day 01.||KATHMANDU AM Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Briefing about the program. PM For guests arriving Kathmandu before noon, we suggest optional sightseeing in the afternoon of Patan city famous for its arts and crafts. Tour highlights are the Shikara - style Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir - a Buddhist Monastery. Welcome dinner at the hotel.Overnight|
|Day 02.||KATHMANDU - NAGARKOT (BREAKFAST) AM: Begin half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley by visiting two very important religious centers, Pashupatinath Temple: It is a temple of Lord Shiva. It is situated in the bank of the sacred Bagmati river. It is a pagoda-style temple with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. One of the most holy temples in the entire Hindu world. Pashupatinath temple is the centre of pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri. Only Hindus are allowed to go inside the courtyard of the temple. It is situated five Kms. east of Kathmandu Tourists can view the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati river.Bodhanath: The Stupa of Bodhanath lies 8 kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the biggest in the world, and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.PM: Lunch enroute. Drive on to Bhaktapur, the medical cities of devotees and the best preserved of all the old cities of Kathmandu Valley. Then drive to resort in Nagarkot to sunset views over the Himalayan ranges. Dinner on own.Overnight: Hotel|
|Day 03.||KATHMANDU (BREAKFAST, DINNER) AM: Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise view. After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu for the half day valley sightseeing tour with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah kings of Nepal. Places of interest here are the Kasthamandap: It lies near the temple of Kumari. It was built in 1596 by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla. It is said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. It is believed that Kathmandu derived its name from Kastha Mandap.|
|Day 04.||KATHMANDU - POKHARA (BREAKFAST) 210 kms. 5.1/2 hrs. AM: After early breakfast, drive to Pokhara through scenic mountain terrain. This picturesque town set on the laps of Annapurna mountains is the staging area of all treks in this region. Lunch enroute and upon reaching Pokhara, commence brief sightseeing of Pokhara visiting Seti Gorge, Bindhyabasini temple, Barahi Temple, Old Bazaar and 1 hour boating on Fewa Lake you can enjoy. The evening can be spent most enjoyably on the bank of the Fewa Lake which reflects the towering Fishtail Peak in its water. Overnight: Hotel
|Day 05.||POKHARA - CHITWAN (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)165 kms-4 hrs AM: After breakfast, drive to Royal Chitwan National Park, your destination for wildlife viewing. Arrive at Chitrasari. Reception by Gaida naturalist. Transfer to the Lodge followed by refreshments and a briefing about the afternoon programme and the Lodge facilities.|
|Day 06.||CHITWAN (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER) AM: Wake up call. Tea/Coffee.Nature walk: An excellent opportunity to be familiar with the diverse vegetation of the park and to see a great many of those over 500 different species of birds which have made Chitwan their home. Breakfast.Dugout canoe ride along with Dungre/Rapti river. An excellent opportunity for bird watching and to see the 2 rare species of crocodile; the marsh mugger and the fish eating gharial. Half an hour walk through the jungle to The Elephant Breeding Farm. Drive back to the Lodge. Lunch at Resort.PM: Village walk. A conducted visit to the nearby Tharu village. Walk/drive back to the Lodge. 1 Tharu Tribal Dance presented by the local Tharu villagers.Dinner & Overnight:|
|Day 07||CHITWAN (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER) AM: Wake up call. Tea/Coffee.Nature walk: An excellent opportunity to be familiar with the diverse vegetation of the park and to see a great many of those over 500 different species of birds which have made Chitwan their home. Breakfast.Dugout canoe ride along with Dungre/Rapti river. An excellent opportunity for bird watching and to see the 2 rare species of crocodile; the marsh mugger and the fish eating gharial. Half an hour walk through the jungle to The Elephant Breeding Farm. Drive back to the Lodge. Lunch at Resort.|
|Day 08.||CHITWAN - KATHMANDU. 165 kms. 4.1/2 hrs. Morning: Wake up call. Tea/Coffee. Elephant Safari/Nature Walk or at Leisure. After breakfast, departure from the Lodge by drive to Kahtmandu.Overnight:|
|Day 09||Day 09 DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST) Free till departure and transfer to the airport for flight to onward journey|