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. Conclude this wild adventure with your own exploration of Kathmandu.
Once home to a royal hunting reserve, Chitwan is now widely recognised as one of the best national parks in Asia, and this trip includes walking, canoeing and driving safaris through its lush landscapes.
Take a boat along the Rapti river, which shelters about a quarter of the world's remaining gharial population.
Jump on a jeep safari to Bishazari Tal and enjoy a guided bird-watching experience.
Spend some time in a local Tharu village, visiting the museum and learning about local life.
This is a join-in trip rather than a scheduled group trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities but you may also be lucky enough to have the trip to yourself.
You will have some up close and personal encounters with wildlife on this trip, including seeing the small fish eating gharial crocodiles while on the canoe trip on the Rapti river.
While there will be opportunities to spot many different kinds of wildlife, sightings cannot be guaranteed as this is a national park where animals are free to roam rather than a zoo or wildlife park.
You will see tour operators offering elephant riding activities and many tourists taking part in them during your time in Chitwan. Intrepid Travel has a strong elephant welfare policy and as such we discourage travellers from riding elephants in Nepal or anywhere around the world. See the Responsible Travel section of this information for more.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2013 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Chitwan Extension trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
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
ITINERARY CHANGES IN 2019
In 2019 this trip will include a return flight back to Kathmandu on Day 4 instead of returning by bus. The length of the trip remains unchanged.