Chitwan National Park

Trip Duration 3
Max Altitude 110m to 850m
Group Size 1-15
Best Time for Visit All around the Year except Monsoon

Trip Overview

 Chitwan National Park which stand today as successful testimony of nature conservation in South Asia. This is the first National Park of Nepal. It established in 1973 mostly to preserve a unique eco system significantly valuable to the whole world. The Park covering the protected area of 932 Sq. Km. is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of southern central part of Nepal. The Chitwan National Park gained much wider recognition  when UNESCO included this area on the list of World Heritage Site in 1984. This National Park should   emphasize on a very small part used for tourism. The great majority of the land, particularly in the hills, remains unvisited and therefore undisturbed. This is ideal for wildlife, and also preserves an element of mystery for humans . large areas are still unexplored, our knowledge of what birds and animals the park contains is by no means finalized, and there is always the possibility of making new discoveries. Jungle Safari in Chitwan is to observe wildlife at it’s natural habitat and to witness varied flora and faunas of the Chitwan National Park. Chitwan is home to more than 700 species of wildlife and more than 500 species of birds. The main attractions of Chitwan is the Royal Bengal Tiger and Asian one-horned rhinoceros. Other mammals include hog deer, leopard, sloth bear, golden fox, wild cats, rhesus monkeys, grey langur where birds are the thin-billed bubbler, the Gray-crowned Prinia, the swamp francolin, and many more.

 Trip Highlight

  • Visit the Chitwan National Park
  • Observe the birds in their natural habitats
  • Go canoeing on the rivers of Chitwan
  • Embark on an exciting jungle safari around the forests
  • Take a village tour around Chitwan


12:30 : Welcome drinks upon arrival

13.00 : Lunch.

15.00 : Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. Visit to the National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River.

19.00 : Tharu cultural dance presentation (which you will also participate in) by the local villagers or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

20.00 : Dinner.

Wake up call. /Breakfast / Canoe ride along the Rapti river. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. Plus Jungle walk and on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. / Lunch / Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhino, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear, and the Royal Bengal Tiger (if you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home. / Tharu Cultural Dance presentation or slides show presentation. / Dinner.

Wake up call / Breakfast / Elephant Breeding Centre / Departure for onward Journey.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • All jungle activities as per the itinerary.
  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu/Pokhara by A/C tourist bus.
  • Deluxe A/C Accommodation Hotel/Resort.
  • All meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner including tea and coffee.
  • Highly experienced safari guide during the trip.
  • National park and conservation area permit & fees.
  • Government Tax
  • Tourist service charge

Price Excludes

  • Transportation by Private Car/jeep or Flight.
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Travel insurance, accident or health emergency, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.

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Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour Package: Explore Nepal’s Wildlife

The Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour is a renowned and compact wildlife adventure that unfolds over the course of 2 nights and 3 days in the heart of Nepal. Nestled within this remarkable country, Chitwan National Park boasts the prestigious status of a UNESCO World Heritage site and a Ramsar site due to its immense ecological importance, highlighted by the Beeshazari Tal wetlands that grace the park. Over the past three decades, Chitwan National Park has accrued invaluable experience in managing the delicate balance between the park and the local communities, fostering coexistence and conservation.

Located in Nepal’s subtropical region, the Chitwan Jungle Safari tour unveils a stunning tapestry of natural diversity. The park is a sanctuary for 68 mammal species, 544 bird species, 56 herpetofauna species, and 126 fish species. It stands as a protector of critically endangered animals like the One-Horned Rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal Tiger, and the Gharial Crocodile.

Wildlife Encounters and Thrilling Experiences

The Chitwan Jungle Safari tour package encompasses exhilarating elephant rides and jungle safaris, offering visitors the opportunity to witness wildlife in their unspoiled natural habitats, all while ensuring safety and sustainability. One of the highlights of this journey is the chance to encounter the One-Horned Rhinoceros up close in its natural habitat. Moreover, the area is teeming with various deer species, langur monkeys, and wild boars, providing ample opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts to observe and photograph these magnificent creatures.

As a pivotal part of our Chitwan National Park tour, we’ve arranged a captivating canoe ride along the serene waters of the Rapti River. This extraordinary experience allows participants to marvel at one of the world’s largest populations of Gharial crocodiles, gracefully sunning themselves on the riverbanks. Historically, the crocodile’s distinctive snout was believed to possess aphrodisiac properties, a notion stemming from its formidable prowess in fish hunting.

Seamless Travel Arrangements

Your Chitwan Jungle Safari begins with a comfortable bus journey from Kathmandu to Chitwan, or alternatively, you can opt for a scenic drive or a quick flight from Kathmandu or Pokhara to reach Chitwan. The return leg of your journey can be tailored to your preferences, with the option to head back to Pokhara or Kathmandu via a tourist bus. This flexibility allows you to seamlessly integrate the Chitwan jungle safari into your travel itinerary, either before or after embarking on trekking or mountaineering adventures in Nepal’s iconic Annapurna or Everest regions.

In summary, the Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour offers a compact yet thrilling wildlife experience in Nepal. It provides a unique opportunity to delve into the extraordinary biodiversity of Chitwan National Park while actively contributing to conservation efforts and gaining profound insights into the harmonious coexistence between the park and its remarkable inhabitants.

Best Time to Visit Chitwan: A Season for Every Explorer

Chitwan National Park offers a spectrum of distinct and exceptional experiences in every season. Autumn, extending from October to February, presents travelers with pleasant weather, with average temperatures hovering around 25 degrees Celsius. As March approaches, temperatures gradually rise, often reaching up to 43 degrees Celsius, signaling the advent of hot and humid weather. The transition to the monsoon season occurs from late June through September, during which time the rivers swell and the roads become challenging to navigate.

In January, local villagers are granted permission to harvest thatch grass for their needs, a unique opportunity for visitors to observe wildlife up close. The months of September, November, February, and April witness the convergence of a diverse array of migratory birds, mingling with the resident avian population, creating spectacular bird-watching opportunities.

During the monsoon season, the park becomes a lush oasis due to generous rainfall, while most trees burst into bloom during the winter season. The Palash tree and silk cotton tree, known as the “flame of the forest,” bedeck themselves with stunning red flowers. Our solo or small group tours to Chitwan, spanning 2 nights and 3 days, can be seamlessly integrated into your pre- or post-trekking adventures in Nepal’s Annapurna or Everest regions.

In summary, each season in Chitwan National Park offers its unique allure, from the pleasant autumn temperatures to the warm summers, vibrant monsoons, and the chance to witness wildlife and bird migrations. Exploring the park’s natural beauty and wildlife adds an enriching dimension to your Nepal trekking itinerary.

Chitwan Jungle Safari Price: Tailored Experiences

The cost of jungle safari packages in Chitwan National Park varies among tour operators and travel agencies. Prices hinge on several factors, including the duration of the safari, included activities, accommodation type, and the service provider. On average, a 2-night, 3-day jungle safari package in Chitwan typically ranges from approximately $200 to $300 per person per day.

It’s crucial to note that these prices are approximate and may fluctuate. The package may encompass accommodation, meals, and a diverse range of activities such as jungle walks, elephant rides, canoe trips, jeep safaris, bird watching, cultural encounters, and the services of an expert guide. Nevertheless, certain packages may offer limited activities.

For the most precise and up-to-date pricing details, it is advisable to contact multiple tour operators or travel agencies that specialize in jungle safari tours in Chitwan. They can provide comprehensive information about their packages, including specific activities, inclusions, and corresponding prices.

One reputable tour operator, Nepal Wilderness Trekking, stands ready to provide detailed insights into their Chitwan jungle safari packages, ensuring transparency regarding activities, services, and pricing.

Journey to Chitwan: Unveiling the Routes

By road, the distance from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park spans approximately 155 kilometers (96 miles). The travel duration by tourist bus may vary from 5 to 7 hours, contingent on traffic conditions and road quality.

The route from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park covers a distance of approximately 175 kilometers (109 miles) when traveling by road. The journey by tourist bus typically takes around 5 to 8 hours, influenced by factors such as traffic congestion and road conditions.

It’s important to acknowledge that these travel durations are approximate and subject to fluctuations based on variables like the type of vehicle used, road conditions, and traffic volume. To obtain the most precise and up-to-date information concerning travel times between Pokhara, Kathmandu, and Chitwan National Park, it is advisable to consult with local transportation providers or tour operators.

In conclusion, embarking on a journey to Chitwan is a gateway to Nepal’s vibrant wildlife and natural beauty. Whether you’re captivated by the allure of diverse seasons, curious about jungle safari pricing, or planning your route, Chitwan promises an unforgettable experience that blends adventure, conservation, and discovery. Explore Chitwan National Park, and let the wilderness of Nepal leave an indelible mark on your heart.

Chitwan National Park Route Map

Chitwan National park Route Map


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