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Chitwan Highlights Tour

Chitwan Highlights Tour

Chitwan Highlights Tour is the most appropriate package to enjoy wildlife in the Chitwan National Park, one of the finest wildlife reserves in Asia, located in the plains of Nepal ‘Terai’. The park with a total area of 932km is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s the home to many animals, birds and plant species that includes one horn rhino, different kinds of deer, sloth bears, leopards, tigers, crocodiles, monkeys as well as many different species of butterflies, insects & over 450 sorts of colorful & endangered birds , and an incredible variety of other fauna and flora. A visit to Chitwan is must for any wildlife affectionate and even for the leisurely travelers who wish to relax in the tranquility of sub-tropical jungle and observe wildlife or the local culture, tradition and way of life in Terai.

In Chitwan you are not required to drive vast distances to actually notice animals in the wild. One of the most amusing features of jungle safaris is to explore wildlife in the community forest atop an elephant back accompanied by a trained naturalist/guide to view the wildlife close-up and undisturbed. In such quest, you will come across many animals like various kinds of deer, one horn rhino, monkeys and if you are lucky sloth bears, leopards and even tiger. The program also allows you to visit the local village of Tharu community riding the old fashioned way, in an ox-cart. Observing their daily lives and getting to know their culture and tradition is interesting experience. Jungle Walks are another interesting feature of this program with the experienced naturalist accompanying you tracing wildlife in their own natural habitat. Be prepared to get thrilled. Canoe ride on a traditionally dug-out canoe in the Rapti River extends nice opportunity to observe many birds and animals living closer to water sources. Bird Watching takes you to the deep forest to spot different spices of birds like water fowl, brahminy ducks, pintails, bar-headed geese, cormorants, woodpeckers, hornbills, peacocks, peahens, floricans, red-headed trogons as per their migratory seasons.

Overall Chitwan Highlights Tour is just the right program to explore wildlife and relax in the comfort of one of the last remaining primeval forests that once covered the Indian Subcontinent plus get closer with the local culture & tradition.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore around Chitwan National Park
  • Visit Tharu Village 
  • Enjoy Elephant Safari
  • Relish Bird Watching
  • Experience Canoe Ride
  • Visit Elephant Breeding Centre
  • Enjoy bathing with Elephant
  • Encounter One-horned rhinoceros, many other animals & birds sightings

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Drive to Chitwan, Start activities

Day 02 : Full Day Jungle Activities

Day 03 : Trip concludes & depart Chitwan

What is Included

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

What is Not Included

  • Transportation by Flight or Private Car (Contact us for the quotation)
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.

Day 01 : Drive to Chitwan, Start activities

After breakfast, pick up from hotel (Kathmandu/Pokhara) & drive to Chitwan
(From Kathmandu-5 hours approx. /From Pokhara- 4 hours approx.)

Upon arrival at resort, lunch will be served. Later in the afternoon, an experienced guide will accompany you for ethnic Tharus Village Visit. The surrounding farmland and villages has a pulse of its own, giving it a sense of timelessness. Afterwards, you will be taken to the Elephant Stable for a short briefing on the elephants by our naturalists. As well as visit the Sunset Viewpoint & the Visitor Center for more insight of the Chitwan wildlife, flora & fauna. Afterwards, Transfer to Resort.

Evening: Cultural program (Tharu Stick Dance)
Dinner will be served at the restaurant.
Overnight Resort.

Day 02 : Full Day Jungle Activities

Morning:  Wake-up call at dawn.
After breakfast, a ride on a traditionally dug-out canoe and on this silent canoeing in Rapti River, you will get an opportunity to view aquatic birds and see animals on the river banks. Then you will begin your Jungle (nature) walk accompanied by a trained naturalist and trace animals. The latter will walk some distance ahead to check on animal movement on the trail ahead. You are advised to closely follow the instructions of the naturalist at all times. Afterwards, visit Elephant Breeding Center then follows Elephant Bathing in the Rapti River, and you are most welcome to join in giving the elephants a scrub.

Afternoon: Lunch will be served and a short rest.
Later in the afternoon, Elephant Safari (ride) in the Community Forest (Chitwan National Park) for more animal sightings.

Dinner will be served at the restaurant.
Overnight Resort.

Day 03 : Trip concludes & depart Chitwan

Morning: Wake-up call at dawn.
A naturalist will take you for a Bird Watching tour over the banks of the river in the Chitwan National Park then return back to hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel & depart Chitwan for your onward destination.

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Chitwan Highlights Tour with your personal guide and can be organised as per the desired traveling dates.

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the sightseeing tours. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3-10 people.
 
Tour duration
The tour duration is 2 night/3 days. 

Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

Meals
Full-board in Chitwan

Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the UNESCO Natural Wolrd Heritage site located in the plains Terai of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.

 

 

How to Enter Nepal?
In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Royal Nepal Airlines (RNAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

What do I need to get my visa?
You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.

Where do I apply to get my visa?
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?
There’s no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and February to May.

What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal’s national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language – the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What should I wear?
Light, loose garments are recommended in spring (March, April and May) and summer (june, July, August), while woolens and jackets or similar warm clothing’s are required from November to February.

What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn’t been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

What health precautions need to be taken?
Make sure to use only boiled or bottled water and avoid raw vegetables and fruits as far as possible until you get assured.

What is the time difference in Nepal?
Nepal time is GMT plus 5 hours 45 minutes.

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 3 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Easy

Activities: Jungle Safari

Best Season: All year round

Transportation: Tourist Bus

Meals: Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

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