Royal Chitwan National Park is situated in the southern terrain (lowland) of Nepal. Chitwan -meaning the heart of the jungle is one of the finest wildlife reserve in the Asia. Originally set up as wild life conservation park, is enriched by more than 400 spices of the birds, over 70 species of wild animals including endangered Royal Bangal tiger, one horned rhino, Sloth Beers, Gharial and many more. The park is easily accessible from 2 main tourist destination Kathmandu and Pokhara; by air, bus or after short river rafting. It has been known as most popular jungle tour destination in Nepal. Just outside the buffer zone of the park is home of culturally rich Tharu people. Along with the jungle tour on elephant back safari, cultural tours into those Tharu villages are worthy. Short package tour of 2-4 day's combined with 1-2 day's rafting trip is very popular to visit the park. People who don't want to get into raft and thrill in the river rapids can go directly to the park by ground transport or by air.
|Duration||2 nights 3 days|
|Best time to travel||March to May, October to December|
Day 01: leave Kathmandu or Pokhara on a tourist bus in the morning to Chitwan - reach in Chitwan after about 5 hours drive - see the jungle guide in the bus terminal and proceed to the camp/resort - welcome drinks - introductory talk by the program manager - lunch served - a little rest after a little tour around Tharu (Chitwan's an indigenous tribe) village - dinner - good night.
Day 02: wake up with bed tea - refresh - breakfast - ready for canoeing - jungle walk - return to camp -lunch - rest - ready for an elephant safari - return to camp in about dusk - cultural program performed by Tharu youngsters (Famous Tharu Stick Dance) - dinner - good night.
Day 03: wake up with bed tea - refresh and rush to go for bird watching tour (this tour must be made at the time birds awake and head for food just before sun dawn) - return to camp - heavy breakfast - time to say good bye to the staffs - proceed to the bus - bus starts late morning from Chitwan to Kathmandu or Pokhara.