Glimpse of Chitwan is an itinerary package in which you get to take some jungle related activities for one night and two days in Chitwan. The activities that you are involved in while here are jungle safaris on an elephant back, bird watching, canoe rides, visit a Tharu village, visit an elephant breeding centre, cultural activities from the Tharus and much more.
The jungle safari tour which you do is in Chitwan, a wildlife sanctuary that is in the mid centre of Nepal in what is known as Terai. This wildlife sanctuary like any other in the country gives sanctuary in its natural state to animals and birds in what one can call, its natural state so much so it allows for those animals that are on the verge of extinction to begin living as they normally would. As the Chitwan sanctuary can now boast that it has allowed the royal Bengal tiger to make it home. The increase in the number of animal species has also increased. This is provided by the frequent sighting of other animals while taking safaris on elephant back into the jungle. Then there are the freshwater crocodiles in the two rivers that run through the territory of the national park. So much so that Jungle Safari tours in Chitwan is a highly flavoured activity.
Day 1: Drive to Chitwan and Start Activities
Day 2: Return Home
- Explore around Chitwan National Park
- Visit Tharu Village
- Enjoy Elephant Safari
- Encounter One-horned rhinoceros & many other animals & birds sightings
There is much to gain from taking this short trip to Chitwan where you get to see animals, birds and do some activities there. The first you being brought from your location and dropped back to your location in a tourist bus the next day. Then you reside one night in a comfortable three-star hotel. You do such activities as bird watching on the day you return just before boarding the bus. The day you get there, you visit a Tharu village, then go to an elephant breeding centre, have a bath with an elephant. Then you take a jungle safari trip on the back of an elephant and watch a cultural show in a Tharu Village at dusk. Even though the time seems short you are offered sufficient to make your time there engaging. If you like to spend a longer duration of time in Chitwan, you might consider take the longer ones such as Chitwan Wildlife Safari and Chitwan Luxury Tour.
How do we get there?
You are basically taken to Chitwan in a tourist bus and brought back by the same means. In Chitwan, you are housed in a three-star lodging for the night with lunch, dinner and breakfast the following morning.
We drive early to Chitwan by tourist bus and check into a three-star lodging. We then start the activities here. We first pay a visit to a Tharu Village and then go to an elephant breeding centre. Then we go on a elephant back safari ride with a naturalist. Later it is sunset point for the view of the setting sun. We then go to the Tharu village for a cultural programme. We return for dinner and bed then.
We wake early for bird watching over breakfast and then catch the tourist bus back home.
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.
Glimpse of Chitwan 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.
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.
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.
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.
Glimpse of Chitwan 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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pick-up from Bharatpur airport is available as per your hotel location which costs a little extra besides your Chitwan package cost.
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.
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.
All the activities are done inside the Chitwan National Park except for elephant safari which is done in a community forest.
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.
Elephant safari in Chitwan national park 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.
Elephant bath in Chitwan is possible during the summer season only since in winter, it will be too cold for the elephant to go to the river.
Jeep safari in Chitwan national park 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.
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.
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.
Yes, there are bank ATM in Chitwan but not inside the Chitwan National Park but outside at Sauraha.
Yes, you can use a credit card at most of the good hotels.
Most of the luxury hotels in Chitwan have a swimming pool but there are also hotels where a swimming pool isn’t available.
There are several 5 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.
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.
All Chitwan national park fees is already covered and already included in your tour cost, you don’t need to worry about it.
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.
Chitwan jungle safari cost 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.
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.
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.
We operate Glimpse of Chitwan 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.
The tour duration is 1 night/2 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.
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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.