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Chitwan National Park

How to arrive Chitwan National Park:

This
Park can be reached by daily tourist bus or by private car or by flight. The journey takes approximately 5 hrs drive from Kathmandu / Pokhara or 20 minutes flight and half an hour jeep drive to reach at resort.

A rafting trip can also be included on the way to the Park for those who are interested to combine white water rafting down to the Trishuli River.  


Upon arrival by land or by air or by raft our jungle naturalist guide will be standing by, to escort you to your famous resort where you are going to spend two nights or more. 

 

2 nights three days package itinerary based on:

Day 1: Get ready at 6.30 am at hotel. Drive early in the morning 7 am from Kathmandu ( Kantipath street) to Chitrasari by tourist bus (sharing with other tourists) than 10 minutes jeep drive to the Hotel.  Welcome drink, check in room around 1 pm (neat and clean room with beautiful garden has private toilet and private bath with hot shower), lunch, Tharu village visit near by, Tharu stick dance culture show in the evening. Dinner at dining hall, over night at hotel.

Day 2: Wake up call, breakfast, dugout canoe and elephant breeding center visit, elephant bath if permitted (some time close), elephant ride, and dinner.


Day 3: Wake up call tea / coffee, bird watching, breakfast. Depart to Kathmandu by tourist bus (sharing bus with others) at 9.30 am. You will arrive at
Kathmandu around 4 pm.

 

Accommodation / jungle activities and land transport are available in three different catagories as per your wishes- for example deluxe price US $ 150 per person, standard US $ 125 per person and budget US $ 80 per person. These above prices are  2 night 3 days complete package program with full board basis plus both way tourist bus transport.


Jungle activities while you are in National parks are:

Elephant ride: with full security, sitting on the back of a trained elephant with the Mahauti (driver) exploring the grasslands, and forest. On Elephant safaris you will safely approach some of the world's rarest animals including Sloth Bearsm (one-horned rhinos), Bisons, Tigers and Leopards. Of Course, you have to be lucky to catch a glimpse of the latter two animals. The Experience, last about one and half-hours.

Canoe-ride: the Rapati river glides past the jungle, snakes its way through wide grasslands, over shallow rapids and meanders between sandy banks. A journey down Rapati River by dugout canoe provides a chance to observe many exotic species of birds and crocodiles basking in the sun at the river bank.

Bird-Watching: The Chitwan National Park is a well known paradise for birds of the world with over 450 species of resident and migratory birds. Peacock's Courtship dances, woodpecker's rhythmically taps in the branches and the beautiful songs of cuckoo will also attract your attention.

Jungle-Drive: a thrilling tour in a four wheel drive jeep into the interior of the park will enable you to view some of the rarest species of birds and animals in existence. Along the way you will observe incredible flora and fauna. You will also visit the crocodile-breeding farm near the headquarters of the park.

Nature-Walk: our experienced naturalists will take you across the Rapati river to see nature's gifts, the wild species of birds and animals blended with the surrounding flora and fauna are a fascinating experience.

Village Tour: our tour-guide will take you to Tharu villages to meet the unique society of Tharu People. For centuries the Tharus have been living close to the jungle. Their rich traditions reflect their intimate relationship with the natural world. Visit a Tharu's Village and share their world with them. You will long remember this experience.

Tharu Folk-Dance: in the evening you will enjoy the drumbeats and the symbolic dances performed by the Tharu people. Their rhythmic movements and the exciting drumbeats may urge you to join in their performance. For which, of course you will be most welcome.

Visit to Elephant-Breeding center: another exciting experience is to visit Nepal's only elephant breeding center. It is located only 2 KM away from the hotel. Watching baby elephants with their mothers in a memorable experience.   

What to bring: Flash light, binocular, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, casual and comfortable clothes and shoes for easy movement. While on safari, we suggest not to wear very bright colors. During the winter months (November to February), sweaters and jackets may be necessary in the morning and evening.

Park facilities:

- Display center Kasara.

- Library at Kasara, Sauraha

- Visitor Center, Sauraha.

- Machan (view tower).


Park guideline:

- Flora and fauna are fully protected and must not be disturbed.

- Camping inside the park except in designated areas is strictly prohibited.

- Movement inside the park before sunrise and after sunset is prohibited.


Lodges and hotels are situated in a serene setting adjacent to the
Chitwan National Park, near the Rapti River. It has spacious, clean and comfortable carpeted rooms, with two completely tiled bath facilities. The solar or gas heated hot water is available 24 hrs a day. It is located in a colorful flower garden with beautiful Himalayan vistas. Although not a 5 star hotel, we are sure you will enjoy your stay.  

About the Chitwan National Park: It stands today as a successful testimony of nature conservation in south Asia. This is the first national park of Nepal established in 1973 to preserve a unique ecosystem significantly valuable to the whole world. The park covering a pristine area of 932 sq km. is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of southern central part of Nepal. The park has gained much wider recognition in the world when UNESCO included this area in the list of World Heritages Site in 1984. Features - formally, the Chitwan valley was well known for big game and was exclusively managed as a hunting reserve for the Rana Prime Minister and their guests until 1950. In 1963, the area south of Rapti was demarcated as a rhinoceros Sanctury. In 1970, His Late Majesty King Mahendra had approved in principle the creation of Chitwan National Park. The Park consists of Churia hills, Ox-bow lakes, flood plains of Rapti, Reu and Narayani Rrivers. The Churia Hill raises gradually towards the east from 150 m to over 800 meters. The lower but most ruged Someshwor hill occupy most of the Western protion of the park. The flood plains of Chitwan are rich alluvial. The park boundaries have been delineated by the Narayani and Rapti rivers in the north and west, and the Reu river and Someshwir hills in the south and south –west. It shares its eastern border with Parsa Wildlife Reserve. The valley is characterized by tropical to subtropical forest. 70 % of park vegetation is predominantly sal (Shorea robusta) forest, a moist deciduous climax vegetation type of the Tarai  region. The remaining vegetations types include grassland 20 %, Riverine forest (7 %), and Sal with chirpine (Pinus roxburghii 3 %), the latter occurring at the top of the Churia range. The riverine forest mainly consists of Khair , sissoo and Simal. The Simal is with spiny bark when young and develops buttress at the bottom in older stage. The grasslands form a diverse and complex community with over 50 species. The sacchrum species, often called elephant – grass can reach 8 m in height. The shorter grasses such as; imperata is useful for thatch roofs.

There are more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The park is specially renowned for the protection of the endangered one –horned rhinoceroses, tiger, gharial crocodile along with many other common species of wild animals. The estimate population of endangered species of animals such as gaur, wild elephant, four horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, gangentic dolphin, monitor lizard and python, etc.

Some of the other animals found in the park are Samber, chital, hog deer, barking dear, sloth bear, common leopard, rates, palm, civet, wild dog, longer, rhesus monkey, and etc.

There are over 450 species of birds in the park. Among the endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, giant hornbill, lesser, kingfishers, fly-catcher, and wood pickers. The best time for bird watching is March and December.

More than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles occur in the park and some of which are marsh mugger crocodile, cobra, green pit viper, and various species of frogs and tortoises.

The park is actively engaged in the scientific studies of several species of wild flora and fauna. The park is under the tropical monsoon climate with relatively humidity in summer. Autumn, Winter, Spring, Monsoon are the main seasons. The cool winter season occurs from 15 Dec – 15 Feb, the spring begins in March, the summer begins in May, and Monsoon begins in July.

Price include: National Park entry fee, elephant ride or jeep drive (jeep drive not in the monsoon), elephant breeding center visit, elephant bath, bird watching, Tharu village visit by walking next to the hotel areas, one naturalist guide, culture show, dug out canoeing, two nights accommodation, meals as per above, tea /coffee, both way transport by tourist bus.

 

Price not include: Private car or flight ticket, extra activities than mention above, bottle drink and bar bill.

 

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