Cameron Diaz – Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. Formerly called Royal Chitwan National Park it was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 km and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan district.
The Chitwan National Park is home to at least 43 species of mammals. The “King of the Jungle“ is the Bengal Tiger. Apart from these top predators leopards, fishing cats, jungle cats, clouded leopards, leopard cats, marbled cats, golden jackals, Indian wild dogs, sloth bears, Bengal foxes, Spotted linsangs, palm civets, Large and Small Indian civets, several species of mongoose, binturongs, honey badgers and yellow-throated martens roam the jungle for prey. Striped hyenas are rare and prevail on the southern slopes of the Churia Hills. Apart from numerous wild boars also sambar deer, Indian muntjac, hog deer and herds of chital inhabit the park. Four-horned antelopes reside predominantly in the hills. Furthermore rhesus monkeys, hanuman langurs, Indian pangolins, Indian porcupines, several species of flying squirrels, black-naped hares and endangered hispid hares are present.
The park is one of the few known breeding sites of the globally threatened Indian spotted eagle. Peafowl and jungle fowl scratch their living on the forest floor. Apart from the resident birds about 160 migrating and vagrant species arrive in Chitwan in autumn from northern latitudes to spend the winter here, among them the Greater Spotted Eagle, Eastern Imperial Eagle and Pallas’s Fish-eagle. Common sightings include Brahminy ducks and goosanders. Large flocks of bar-headed geese just rest for a few days in February on their way north.
As soon as the winter visitors have left in spring, the summer visitors arrive from southern latitudes. The calls of Indian cuckoos herald the start of spring. The colourful Bengal Pittas and several sunbird species are common breeding visitors during monsoon. Among the many flycatcher species the Paradise flycatcher with his long undulating tail in flight is a spectacular sight.
Day 1: Arrival Day: Kathmandu
Namaste and welcome to Nepal and the start of our adventure! We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
After Breakfast – Full day sightseeing of Swayambhunath Stupa / Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa
Optional: Everest Mountain Flight at 06:30AM
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara
After breakfast –
09:00AM – Drive Pokhara (200 km – 7 hrs) – Lunch at Malekhu (1 hr)
Day 4: Pokhara valley sightseeing
04:30AM – Early in the morning you will drive to Sarangkot hill for sunrise and view the Himalayan ranges. Visit Bindabasini Temple on the way back to hotel.
10:00AM – After breakfast you will go for half day sightseeing to Devi’s fall and Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave (spend 1 hr)
11:00AM – Drive to International Mountain Museum (spend 1 hour)
12:00PM – Drive to Phewa Lake and enjoy boat ride & relax your rest of of the day
Day 5: Pokhara to Chitwan
09:00AM – After Breakfast Drive to Chitwan (6 hrs). During lunch there will be briefing about Chitwan National Park and Resort & its facilities.
After Lunch – Village tour and visit Tharu Museum
After Tea / Coffee – You will go for Sunset view from Rapti River Beach
After Dinner – Relax at resort
Local Tour Guide: Included
Day 6: Chitwan Jungle Safari
After Breakfast – You will go for Elephant back safari where you will sit on elephant back and travel throughout the jungle of Chitwan National Park. This is easy way to view the birds and wildlife in its natural habitat where you are able to see lots of wildlife such as one horned rhino, bengal tiger, deer, Leopards,etc (depends upon season and luck)
After Lunch – Canoe ride in Rapti River – more thrilling activities to explore Chitwan National Park and to view different aquatic animals and wildlife of Chitwan National Park. Visitors can enjoy sights of Marsh Mugger & Gharial crocodiles basking on the banks of the Rapti river
Afternoon – Nature walk (Jungle walk), Bird watching, Visit Elephant Breeding Center
After Tea Coffee – Tharu Cultural Dance
After Dinner – Relax at resort
Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. If there is enough time then go for the exploration of local markets and shopping. We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we’ll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip.
Day 8: Extend your trip or Final departure.
You may want to consider extending your trip with endless activities such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, White Water Rafting, Paragliding in Pokhara & many more. If you are departing then our representative will drop you off at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight. Namaste and we hope to see you again soon!
Cost, Includes and Excludes
- All Jungle Safari activities.
- National park and conservation area permit & fees.
- All accommodation during safari including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Experienced safari guide during the trip.
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Chitwan return trip by Tourist bus.
- All Government taxes.
- Nepal entry visa.
- International air ticket.
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.