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This 3 nights 4 days Chitwan National Park, is the most popular to have a good experience of the region's wildlife. It was declared a National Park in 1973. In 1984, UNESCO designated Chitwan National Park a Natural World Heritage Site.Chitwan National park is the biggest National Park in Nepal . The Park offers protection to 56 species of mammals including the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild elephant, striped hyena, Genetic dolphin and wild bison. There are estimated to be 470 species of mammals, over 500 species of birds, 126 species of fish, 150 species of butterflies and 47 species of reptiles in the park! A recent study also points out that over a third of Nepal's tigers are in Chitwan.
The Park is spread over an area of 932 sq kms and located in the lowlands of the kingdom. The forest cover is predominantly sal forest, interspersed with tall grasslands, small hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains.
The best time to visit Chitwan is from October through February, when the temperature averages 25 degrees Celsius. The months of March, April and June can be extremely hot, while July-September is the monsoon season when rivers swell and parts of the park are inaccessible.
Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
Our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu. In the afternoon you can explore the streets of Thamel, the tourist capital of Nepal. In the evening during the welcome dinner you will be briefed about your program.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan (170km/5 hours) Lunch at the hotel. Visit the Tharu Village in the evening. Enjoy Tharu cultural Program and Dinner in the evening.
We start the day with a warm breakfast at Kathmandu and head towards Chitwan. We make stops for tea refreshment and at around 1 pm we reach Chitwan where a fresh lunch will be waiting for you. After rest your jungle guide/naturalist will brief you about the activities and take you for a walk around the Tharu Village. You can see the life style and things they do. Besides that the guide will also explain you how they are dependent upon forest and rivers for life and also their tattoo and Heena culture. You can see some of the Tharu men and women making baskets and fish nets from locally available resources. After you return back to the hotel you will be served some drinks and the Tharu dance starts in the hotel premises. It is an hour of program with different dances of the Tharu community. At last the dancers will invite you to dance and move your body for a while before dinner for good appetite!
Day 3: Full day jungle activities including Canoe trip, visit to the elephant breeding center, Elephant Bathing, Elephant back Safari and nature walk.
You day starts with a wakeup call which is mostly a knock at the door by the staff as most jungle lodges don’t have intercom services. You will have breakfast before heading out for the canoe trip. The canoe is a long wooden boat made from either silk cotton tree or Sal tree and accommodates as much as 15 people depending upon the length. The ride will be about 40 minutes and during the canoe ride you can see the two species of crocodile basking in the sun and many birds and if you are lucky enough a rhino drinking water from the river. The canoe ride ends near the Elephant breeding center where you can see more than 25 elephants and some small yet big new borns. The Naturalist will brief you about the daily routine, behavior and eating habit of the elephants. After the briefing we will go the river to see the elephants bathing. You can take a shower on top of a elephant after paying 2-3 dollars if not taking pictures of others doing so is always free. We will head back to the hotel and have lunch. After lunch we will participate in the elephant back safari which is usually 1.5 to 2 hours long. You often see animals like deer, monkey and Rhino in this trip. Walk back through the forest to the hotel.
Day 4: Drive back to Kathmandu and then to other destination.
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu with sweet memories of Chitwan and its wildlife.
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