Chitwan National Park is located in the fertile subtropical plains of Nepal along the border with India. It is world famous as a wildlife refuge with a wide range of rare and exotic animals and plants. The park has the subcontinent’s largest animals including the Bengal Tiger, Indian Bison, One-Horned Rhino, crocodiles and wild elephants as well as over 480 exotic bird species and more. Our jungle safari is a thrilling must do adventure for visitors to Nepal.
Join us for an exciting journey through the protected realm of Chitwan National Park with a vast jungle full of wildlife. Chitwan National Park and adjoining Parsa Wildlife Reserve total 932 sq km / 360 sq mi. Chitwan became the first protected area of Nepal in 1973.
It has achieved the status of World Heritage Site (Natural) and is one of the most enjoyable and popular destinations in Nepal. The park’s lush landscape and exotic animals are the highlights including more bird species than any other protected area of Nepal.
Our Chitwan Jungle Safari is an exciting exploration of the grasslands and jungles with many Sal trees…sacred to Hindus and Buddhists, in fact Buddha was born under one in Lumbini, Nepal in the 6th century B.C.E.
Chitwan National Park averages around 150 mt / 490 ft above sea level, and even the snowy mountains can sometimes be seen to the north. March to June usually means fog in the mornings and evenings with fog in the cool winters, too. The grass is shorter from February to May and wildlife is more easily seen then. Autumn is beautiful, too, and the monsoon from June to September is wet and wild.
Guests enjoy comfortable lodging along the border of the park. The view from the lodge overlooks the broad plains and sunsets and sunrises are especially dramatic and drench the sky and landscape in unforgettable colours. Along with fine cuisine and the relaxing setting, we have exciting day trips into the jungles. There are several options for moving through the terrain and each offers a unique perspective and experience. All excursions into the jungle are led by a veteran, experienced guide who understands the area and animal patterns. Modes of travel include jeep, elephant back, canoe and even hiking about on foot.
Within the grasslands and forests, we have a good chance of encountering the world’s most exotic animals in their own natural environment. There will be photo opportunities and informative descriptions by the guides.
After the safari thrills, lounging at the peaceful lodge and soaking up the views and retelling the day’s safari adventure will be a memorable event. Dusk on the plains with the darkening of the skies as the stars come out will put you in another world.
Our Chitwan Jungle Safari is a chance to experience all that Nepal has to offer in a landscape far different from the mountains.
Please Note : There are additional options for more exploration in the Chitwan area including the Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail, river rafting, paragliding and more. If you have the time and the interest, we can combine this jungle safari with other adventures, too.
Day 01Drive from Kathmandu / Pokhara / Lumbini to Chitwan by Car / Tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Full day Jungle Activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu / Pokhara / Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.
Day 1Drive from Kathmandu / Pokhara / Lumbini to Chitwan by Car / Tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.We drive to Chitwan National park by Car/Tourist bus in the morning at 7:00 am. It takes approx 5 hours to get Sauraha bus park where our representative will be waiting to receive you and transfer to the hotel. You will have a lunch and brief about the list of program and time. You will have some program in the same day then buffet dinner is provided in the evening.
Day 2Full day Jungle Activities. Overnight at hotel.Wake-up call is given in the early morning followed by tea/coffee and breakfast. The program will start after breakfast such as Jungle walk, Elephant back safari, Canoeing, Bird Watching, Visit elephant breeding center, Tharu stick dance and cultural show etc. You will have lunch in the afternoon between the programs and buffet dinner in the evening.
Day 3Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu / Pokhara / Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.Wake-up call is given in the early morning followed by tea/coffee and breakfast. And transfer to Sauraha bus park for your journey to onward destination.
Our Chitwan Jungle Safari can be arranged any time and has frequent departures from Kathmandu, Pokhara and beyond can be personalized to accommodate specific wishes and timetables.
All the accommodations as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu for your comfort and safety and safari lodge in Chitwan. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. All the hotel accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.
Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Meals during the jungle safari in Chitwan is as per full board basis. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst fare well dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side.
Tour / Nature Guide
An experienced and licensed Nature guide will accompany you for the entire trip in Chitwan. In a group with more than 10 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for travelling in Nepal. Where normally days are sunny, temperature is perfect, sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This tour can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) and Winter (December to February) but you should not expect the great weather and view.
Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We therefore advise that you schedule at least an extra day cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.