Travel to Nepal and experience the Chitwan National Park

Travel to Nepal and visit the Chitwan National Park. Once home to a royal hunting reserve, Chitwan National Park is now widely recognised as one of the best national parks in Asia. Discover an enchanting lost world of verdant jungle pierced with birdcalls and punctuated with wildlife sightings. Head out in search of rhinos, crocodiles, monkeys, deer and - fingers crossed - Bengal tigers. Discover the quiet nobility of elephants and meet their mahout caretakers. Conclude this wild adventure with your own exploration of Kathmandu.


Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Country
Nepal
Style
Original
Theme
Short Breaks
Code
HNAC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why we love this trip

  • Once home to a royal hunting reserve, Chitwan National Park is now widely recognised as one of the best in Asia.

  • Boat along the Rapti River, which shelters about a quarter of the world's remaining gharial population

  • Enjoy a guided jeep safari to twenty thousand lake and a guided bird watching experience.

Is this trip right for you?

  • We travel by traditional canoes in the Rapti Riover, please note there are Gharial (fish eating crocodiles) in this river.

  • Intrepid Travel has a strong Elephant welfare policy and as such we discourage travellers from riding elephants in Nepal.

Itinerary

Namaste! Welcome to Nepal.

Please make your way to the Kathmandu Guesthouse lobby where you will find the Travel information desk. Please meet there at 17:00 (5:00pm) the day prior to departure
If you arrive after 17:00 on the day prior to departure, please contact us for a briefing on:
+977 98412 31506 or
+977 98510 68827


We leave Kathmandu at 7am, travelling by bus to Chitwan National Park (approx 5 hours) where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.

Of all the world's remaining jungles, this is one of the most enchanting. Discover a lost world of towering trees and twisting vines, of pre-historic rhinos and lumbering elephants, of crocodiles, pythons and deer, of brilliantly coloured birds and - if you are fortunate - the superb royal Bengal tiger. We stay in the small village of Sauraha, on the edge of the park by the banks of the river Rapti.

Boat along the Rapti River on the park's boundary, which shelters about a quarter of the world's remaining gharial population. This fish-eating crocodile has long been hunted for the supposed aphrodisiac qualities of its snout.

Enjoy a guided jeep safari to twenty thousand lake and a guided bird watching experience.

Use traditional ox-cart transportation to tour around a local village.

Cap the experience off with a night performance - a traditional stick dance performed by the local Tharu people.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (3 nights)
Included Activities
  • Canoe ride on the Rapti River
  • Safari to Twenty Thousand Lake
  • Tharu Dance Performance
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Board the bus back to Kathmandu (approx 5 hrs) where your adventure concludes. There is no accommodation included tonight. If you would like to stay for longer, please enquire with your booking agent.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Meals

No meals are included on this tour

Transport

Bus, Canoe, Jeep

Accommodation

Jungle resort (3 night)

Included Activities

  • Canoe ride on the Rapti River
  • Safari to Twenty Thousand Lake
  • Tharu Dance Performance

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Important notes

1. This trip departs Kathmandu on day 1 at 7.00AM and finishes in Kathmandu on day 4 at approx 3.00PM. Please meet at our Kathmandu office listed in the trip notes the day prior to departure for a pre departure meeting.
2. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities.
3. A single supplement is available for all nights on this short break

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