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 and deer. Conclude this wild adventure with your own exploration of Kathmandu.
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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 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.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Chitwan National Park 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 after breakfast, approximately 8 am and finishes in Kathmandu on Day 4 at approximately 3 pm. Please meet at our Kathmandu office listed in the 'Joining point' section in the Essential Trip Information the day prior to your tour 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. If you have booked on this trip by yourself and without other travel companions, then you will be assigned a single room on this trip.
Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.View Essential Trip Information