Chitwan Wildlife Safari

3 Days


Chitwan wildlife safari of 2 nights and three days is a tour package of time spent in the Chitwan Wildlife sanctuary where you are involved with various jungle related activities once there.

Chitwan wildlife safari takes place in Chitwan which is a district in the south, in the central part of Nepal close to the Indian border in the plains of Nepal better known as the Terai. Chitwan Wildlife National Park is not a park in the true sense but also is a sanctuary for wild animals to take root. It has been in operations for animals of all kinds and with the protective care taken by the local tribes called the Tharus, Chitwan National Park cum Sanctuary, managed to bring back many than extinct animals from the brink. So much so, the royal Bengal Tiger has made it home along with many other rarer animal species. Plus Chitwan with its thick forest, rivers and mash-lands has allowed the species of birds to grow. There are now over nearly 68 mammals, 543 birds, and over 700 species of wildlife. Not to forget mentioning the plant and vegetation found here. Naturally, activities within the ambits of the Chitwan National park would become a sough-after thing to do. We all love the wild and the best place to catch up with it would be in Chitwan.

What does Chitwan Wildlife Safari have for you? Plenty. It is a trip where you get to spend two nights at a three-star lodge in which you are taken each of the days on some activity related to the jungle of Chitwan. The main things are getting there. On your passage from either Pokhara or Kathmandu, you are taken there, in a tourist bus and returned after it is all over with. This trip helps you to get acclimatized with the rural setting of Nepal and the hilly lush green terrain, Nepal is known for. Plus the river in this area is known for rafting while on the trip in you get to see this wonder, passing your time in nature. The staying part of it is in lodges of three-star in quality which gives your views of the natural landscape you are in the rural setting. Then there are the safaris which you take atop an elephant-back with a naturalist who points out and informs you of where to look and what to see when all might be hidden from view in the thick forest. Then there are jeep safari rides, jungle walking, canoeing in a river infested with crocodiles. Then when the day is done to a nice sunset from a viewpoint are all highlights of the wildlife safari in Chitwan. Once it is over, you might consider coming back for a longer duration in another known as AAA (hyperlink to the largest category of 3nights and 4 days) or go on to do BBB (hyperlink to Bardia NP) in another Wildlife sanctuary.

Is there any specific requirement for this trip?
None as such, but you need to take proper clothing for the weather which is quite warm in Chitwan even in winter. It can get a bit chilly in the evenings and morning in winter, though it is in the tropical region. Food is provided for while in Chitwan, as well as lodging. It rains quite a lot from mid-June to the end of September, so a raincoat should do the job if you don’t like getting wet in the rain.

Outline Itinerary for Chitwan Wildlife Safari
Day 1: Drive to Chitwan and Start Activities
Day 2: Jungle Activities in Chitwan
Day 3: Returning to Kathmandu or Pokhara

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


You are first taken to Chitwan by tourist bus, where you are then check into a hotel. On having lunch, we head to a Tharu Village to see how the tribal people of the place go about their walk of life. Later we go to the elephant breeding centre. From there it is to sunset point to view the sun setting over the jungle in Chitwan. Later, we return to the Tharu village for a cultural show of stick dance. We then turn in for the day after dinner at the hotel.

Today, we continue with our activities here. We are woken up early for bird watching and breakfast after which it is a walk in the jungle. Later we go to the elephant breeding centre to see how elephants are bathed and then go on an elephant safari of the jungle with a naturalist. Later it is a canoeing trip down the river to spot some crocodiles. Later we return to the hotel for dinner and bed.

We wake early for some more bird watching over breakfast then catch the tourist bus back to Kathmandu or Pokhara, depending on our destination
At Breakfree Adventures, we only hope that you had a fine time on this Chitwan Tour, where we take your security and comfort into high importance.


What is Included

  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu or Pokhara by tourist a/c bus.
  • Deluxe A/C Accommodation in Chitwan.
  • All meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner including tea and coffee.
  • Highly experienced nature guide during the safari.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tips & Gratuities.


What is Chitwan jungle safari?

Chitwan jungle safari is all about safari programs organized at the Chitwan National Park to observe wildlife including different species of birds, mammals and the natural environment of the park as well as witness the unique culture and traditions of Tharu community who are the local residents of Chitwan in Nepal.

Where is Chitwan located?

Chitwan is located in the plains of Nepal called ‘Terai’ with Bharatpur – the fourth largest city of Nepal. Chitwan is closer to ‘Sunauli’ the border town of Nepal and India. Another popular tourist destination from Sunauli is Varanashi. Chitwan is also closer to Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Where is Chitwan national park located?

Chitwan national park is located in the Southern Central Terai plains of Nepal closer to the city of Bharatpur. The park was established in 1973 and is Nepal’s first national park. It is also the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest wildlife reserves in South Asia.

What is the Chitwan national park popular for?

Chitwan national park is popular for one of the best wildlife observing in Asia. The prime attraction is the One-horned Rhinos, Royal Bengal Tiger besides other wildlife, different bird species and the natural environment of the park. The park has over 450 sorts of colorful & endangered birds, and an incredible variety of other fauna and flora.

What kind of wildlife is seen during Chitwan wildlife safari?

Chitwan wildlife safari offers various wildlife sightings like one horn rhino, different kinds of deer, sloth bears, leopards, crocodiles, monkeys as well as many different species of butterflies, insects and if luck favors ‘Royal Bengal Tiger’.

How to reach Chitwan?

Chitwan can be reached either via drive or flight. You can connect with Chitwan either from Kathmandu or Pokhara including India via Sunauli border including from Lumbini. Various tourist buses ply from Kathmandu and Pokhara and the service of a private vehicle can also be taken.

Are there flights to Chitwan?

Yes, there are flights to Chitwan both from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Kathmandu to Chitwan flight duration is 20 minutes with flight operating almost the whole day. Pokhara to Chitwan flight duration is just 10 minutes but this flight is limited, only one flight per day.

Is drive Kathmandu to Chitwan or drive from Pokhara to Chitwan possible?

Drive Kathmandu to Chitwan is possible which duration is 5-6 hours and from Pokhara to Chitwan is also 5-6 hours. Please note these driving hours depend upon the traffic conditions on the highway and can be more. You can take either a tourist bus or private car for driving into Chitwan from Kathmandu/Pokhara.

How safe is it to travel by Road?

It’s safe to travel by road but since Nepal is a mountainous country so you may find the highway a bit smaller than your country. Also during monsoon, there can be landslides en-route blocking the highway for hours. But the drivers are experienced and will take you to your destination without any risks.

Is pick-up from Bharatpur airport available?

Pick-up from Bharatpur airport is available as per your hotel location which costs a little extra besides your Chitwan package cost.

Is pick-up from Sauraha Bus Station available?

Yes, pick-up from Sauraha Bus Station is available and there won’t be any extra cost. We shall be waiting for you at the station then transfer to your hotel upon arrival.

Is Chitwan and Sauraha the Same?

Chitwan is a district name and Sauraha is the small village in Chitwan. Sauraha is the tourist hotspot with many hotels, lodges, restaurants, pubs, shops etc like Thamel or lakeside of Pokhara.

Are all safaris in Chitwan activities done inside the National Park?

All the activities are done inside the Chitwan National Park except for elephant safari which is done in a community forest.

Is Chitwan safari safe?

Safety is our prime concern. All of our nature guides are well trained and have many years of experience make sure all the activities are carried out safe and sound. They routinely conduct the areas where activities are done and avoid any areas which are under risk.

How is elephant safari in Chitwan?

Elephant safari in Chitwan is the most popular activity in which you explore the jungle on an elephant’s back. Elephant safari is done in a group, so any individual needs to join with another person/group. The total number of a person in one elephant is four people.

Is Elephant Bathing Possible Though out a year?

Elephant Bathing is possible during the summer season only since in winter, it will be too cold for the elephant to go to the river.

How is the jeep safari in Chitwan? Is it possible round the year?

Jeep safari in Chitwan is another interesting and popular activity though it’s possible from the 1st week of October till the end of June. In monsoon, the road inside the jungle will be impassable due to floods. But alternate Jeep Safari in 20,000 Lake is possible round the year.

Is it possible to carry out other activities instead of Elephant Back Safari?

Yes, you can opt for Jeep Safari instead of Elephant Back Safari as per your wish.

Can I stay overnight in the jungle?

Staying overnight in the jungle can be done which you need to tell your travel agent in advance so that they can arrange accordingly. You will have a packed lunch and head out to the jungle in the evening with your jungle guide and stay in the treehouse/jungle house and wait for the animals to show up.

Can a solo traveler do the Chitwan Safari?

Yes, you can and you will have your own room but for jungle activities, you need to join with a group i.e. other travelers from the same hotel.

Is there ATM in Chitwan National Park?

Yes, there are ATM in Chitwan but not inside the Chitwan National Park but outside at Sauraha.

Can I use a credit card in your lodge?

Yes, you can use a credit card at most of the good hotels.

Is there a swimming pool at hotels in Chitwan?

Most of the luxury hotels in Chitwan have a swimming pool but there are also hotels where a swimming pool isn’t available.

Is there five-star hotel in Chitwan?

There are several five-star hotel in Chitwan with best of service with comfortable rooms and state of the art facilities which you will be amazed in the middle of nowhere or amid the jungle.

What about food/meals?

All food and drinks besides alcoholic beverages are included during your Chitwan stay which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals served will be international cuisine including Nepali cuisine (Daal, Bhat). Usually on the last day, only breakfast is included.

Is there a fee to enter Chitwan National Park?

All the fee to enter Chitwan National Park is already covered and already included in your tour cost, you don’t need to worry about it.

What is the packing list for Chitwan national park wildlife safari?

Packing list for Chitwan national park wildlife safari depends upon your time of travel. In summer (Mar, – May) light clothing is recommended since Chitwan is in plain so it will be very warm. In winter (Sep-Jan) requires warm clothing and in monsoon (Jun – Aug) rain gears need to be packed. Colorful clothes aren’t recommended during the safari as it may attract wild animals.

How much is Chitwan jungle safari price?

Chitwan jungle safari price depends upon your duration of travel. Chitwan safari packages can be 1 night/2 days, 2 nights/3 days, 3 night/4 days, 4 night/5 days including day tour so the price depends on which package you are booking.

What is the level of fitness?

Anyone can participate in Chitwan Jungle Safari and suitable for all age groups, and you don’t have to be fit since it won’t require long days of walk or climbing of any sort. In fact, Chitwan Wildlife safari is a relaxing program after a tiring hike up in the mountains.

Trip Information

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.

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 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.

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.

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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 02 Nights/03 Days
  • All year round
  • Tourist bus
  • Easy
  • Kathmandu or Pokhara vice versa
  • Kathmandu or Pokhara vice versa
  • Elephant Safari, Jeep Safari, Village tour, Cultural Show, Canoeing
  • Jungle Safari
  • Chitwan National Park, Elephant Safari, One-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Hotel/Resort

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