Nepal Chitwan National Park
Nepal Jungle safari is generally taken in the Chitwan National Park, in the Terai Lowlands of south-central Nepal. Excursions in the park can be taken on 4 x 4 and elephant safaris, boat rides and forest walks. Field trips are guided by naturalists made up mostly of trained locals. On a good day trip, you may see various species of birds, including crested serpent eagles and majestic hornbills, as well as one-horned rhinos, deer and Terai gray langurs. But keep your eyes peeled for leopards and Bengal tigers.
Jungle safari to Chitwan Park is generally taken as a side trip from Kathmandu during or after your adventure tour in the Himalayas. Bharatpur Airport is an hour’s drive from the park. A number of luxury safari lodges are set just outside the park. Meghauli Serai, the new Taj property is the most luxurious safari lodge in the country. Built on a wide expanse of the Rapti River floodplain, its 16 earthtoned villas are partly hidden by wild grass and designed for spying on the surrounding wildlife.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 7-DAY TOUR OF NEPAL…
And, experience Nepal’s culture, scenic wonder and wildlife.
This private tour suits travellers who have limited time in Nepal. The tour features comprehensive touring of historic and spiritual Kathmandu valley plus soft adventure and wildlife in subtropical Chitwan National Park. All touring is private, with your own private guides and drivers. Accommodation is at the best luxury hotels.
Begin in Kathmandu, the crossroads of the Himalayas. Located at an altitude of 4,261 feet, the country’s capital boasts a history dating back to the 12th century as well as plenty of 21st-century comforts. ith your expert private guide and driver, explore the best of Kathmandu as well as the most interesting towns in the surrounding valley: Patan and Bhaktapur.
Browse atmospheric streets lined with boutiques selling jewelry, prayer wheels, Buddhist thangkas and more. See spectacular squares featuring traditional architecture. Visit Hindu temples, such as Maju Deval, with its erotic carvings and assortment of marigold sellers, and Shiva Parvati, where a likeness of the god and his consort peer down over the square.
Also enjoy excursions to the much-photographed Buddhist temples at Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, with their massive white stupas and fluttering prayer flags. Optional activities include a private fixed-wing scenic flight to view Mount Everest or privately guided trekking.
Next, explore the natural wonders of Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s first national park located in subtropical lowlands. Home to a variety of species, the park is most famous for its sizeable population of endangered one-horn Indian rhinos, as well as tigers, sloth bears and wild elephants.
From the comfort of your jungle lodge, you’ll enjoy opportunities to spot and photograph these animals during a variety of lodge-based activities, including an elephant-back or Jeep safari, canoeing and walking tours through the jungle. The area’s rivers are also home to the unique gharial, an endangered crocodilian found only in India and Nepal.
Return to Kathmandu for overnight and connect with your onward flight.
Kathmandu & Wildlife Safari Explore historic and spiritual Kathmandu plus soft adventure and wildlife in Nepal.
(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park
Day 1 – Arrive
Kathmandu, Nepal Meet and greet on arrival. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.
Day 2 – Tour
Kathmandu Full-day private touring with guide and driver.
Day 3 – Tour
Kathmandu Continue private touring in the valley.
Option for fixed-wing scenic flight to see the Himalayan peaks.
Day 4 – Transfer & Safari
Chitwan National Park Private transfer and flight to Chitwan for 2 nights. Afternoon jungle tour.
Day 5 – Safari
Chitwan National Park Lodge-based activities, such as an elephant-back or jeep safari, canoeing, nature walks.
Day 6 – Transfer
Kathmandu Morning lodge-based activities.
Transfer and flight to Kathmandu.
Private transfer to hotel for overnight.
Evening cultural performance.
Day 7 – Depart
Kathmandu Private airport transfer.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
When to go Nepal like the rest of the Gangetic plains has four seasons. The winter in the Himalayas is cold and damp, when the high passes are closed and certainly not a good time to visit Nepal. But beginning February as the weather gets warmer, travellers rush to make high-altitude treks. The skies may not be very clear but the forests are full of rhododendrons and other flowers are in bloom.
The heat wave runs through May and the high altitude plateau sees dust storms until the monsoon finally arrives in mid-June. Mountain streams become torrents, landslides take down mountain paths and the Himalayas itself get shrouded in mist and mystery. It is not a popular time to visit Nepal.
But in September, when the rains stop, the dust has settled, the weather is balmy, the air is crip and the sky is clear; it is the most perfect time to visit Nepal. Visitors, trekkers and mountaineers are rewarded with gorgeous uninterrupted views of the high Himalayas.
Getting There Kathmandu has an international airport and is easily accessed via flights with Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Lufthansa. On arrival you can exchange your money at a bank just before immigration. Nearby is the visa counter where you can pay for your visa if you haven't got one already. While departing, for an international flight check-in at least two hours before departure, if not earlier as the counter gets busy during high season.
Passport/Visa A valid passport is required for all tourists except Indian nationals to travel to Nepal. A valid passport is required for all tourists except Indian nationals to travel to Nepal. You can apply for a visa on any entry points upon arrival. Payment should be made in US currency (exact change). Any other currency or credit cards are not accepted for visa payment. You will also need a photograph. However, to save time, tourist visa can also be obtained from Nepalese Embassies or Consulates abroad.