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Nepal is a country of Hills and Mountains and it has become attractions for worldwide visitors for hundreds of years ago. However, the beauty of lowland Terai, bordering India, has become equally a target place for visitors for long. Nepal’s plain lands situate just 100 m above the sea level. Luxury Chitwan Wildlife Safari takes you to the same plain land down to the tropical and flat lowland. This is found as a real contrast to Hills and Mountains. Among this, Chitwan National Park has become the jewels of the Terai region.

Highlights of Luxury Chitwan Wildlife Safari

  • Enjoy Scenic flight
  • Sweet Accommodation
  • Exciting Jeep Safari and Jungle Walk
  • Thrilling Dugout Canoe ride
  • Opportunity to watch many birds among more than 400 Aves species found inside National Park
  • Endangered Royal Bengal tiger,
  • Encounter with rare Indian one-horn rhino
  • Sloth bear, langur, monkeys, wild bear, leopards, jungle cats and various types of deer and more.

This national park has successfully run a one-horned rhinoceros breeding program. Furthermore, you will have a chance to explore wildlife animals including rhino, various types of monkeys and deer and even sometimes a tiger.

The National Park is one of the major tourist destinations in Nepal. Since the national park locates in plain land of Terai, it is at easy access from other cities, either by flight or highway. It locates 45 Km far away from Bharatpur Airport. Even transportation facilities are good in Chitwan.

Luxury Chitwan Wildlife Safari provides you a time to fully explore the highlights of Chitwan National Park while living in luxurious accommodation. You can further plan for the family trip to Nepal to show a variety of landscapes.

Day 01: Welcome to the Land of Himalayas and capital city of Kathmandu

As you entered the border of Nepal, you will see the beautiful views over the valley, mesmerizing view of Himalaya and terraced field below. After you get out from the custom, the representative of Oriental Journeys waits for you outside to guide you in the narrow and winding streets of Kathmandu. The representative helps you to settle in the hotel. In the evening, you can explore the tourist hub city, Thamel. This is a good enough place to have your first meal on your choice in a variety of restaurants. You can enjoy both western and Nepali dishes in Thamel. You can further explore Hinduism and Buddhism within Kathmandu valley.

Day 02: Explore cultural highlights of Kathmandu

Kathmandu is culturally rich and it is more than trekking. The cultural highlights of Kathmandu are one of the important aspects of exploring both Hinduism and Buddhism. Besides this, you will further explore incredible woodcarving, painting, sculptures, heritage sites with very unique architecture and living traditions in its surrounding. You will enjoy local food of Nepal in the evening.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Bharatpur and drive to Chitwan

The representative of Oriental Journey takes you early in the morning from your hotel and drop off you at the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International airport. After the 20 minutes of fly, you will reach Bharatpur. You have a private vehicle from Bharatpur to drive to Chitwan. The distance of Bharatpur and Chitwan National Park is 45 km away. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to reach Barahi Jungle Lodge.
You will find different landscape and culture once you reached in the surrounding of Chitwan National Park. While entering in Chitwan, you will get plain land which is famous and known as Terai in Nepal. The people here share both Nepali and North Indian culture and even the language is found to be a mixture of both Nepali and North Indian dialects. Overnight in Chitwan.

Day 04: Jeep and foot safari

You will fully enjoy the safari activities in Chitwan National Park premises. You are guaranteed to see some of the spectacular wildlife animals during the jungle safari walk. There is a high chance of seeing one-horned rhinoceros, spotted deer, hog deer, sambar deer, barking deer, gharial crocodiles as well as many species of birds. Sometimes with luck, you may even see a leopard, sloth bear, and Royal Bengal Tiger.

Day 05: Boat safari down the river

No doubt, you will have an amazing experience each day. Today, you will take a long boat from the river’s edge and transfer to the Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge, where you stay tonight. Since the boats are low to the water, you will have a good chance to spot some of the wildlife such as gharial crocodiles, sometimes even tiger and rhinoceros at the water edges with many species of birds. After you reach at Tiger tops Tharu lodge, you can dine in the shade of Mango tree, take a refreshing dip in the poo and play a spot of tennis, sway gently in a hammock with a book. Furthermore, for the fancy activity, you can go for a bullock card ride into the Tharu village in the evening. At night you can enjoy the sounds of the forest from your window.

Day 06: Enjoy your day with elephants

Today, you have full day spending with elephants. For this, you have to wake early in the morning and follow the elephants into the grasslands beside the river. The caretaker of Elephants to whom we called mahouts in Nepali cut and collects the grass for elephants for a day. At the same time, you can see the beautiful sights of the elephants grazing in the morning mist with a traditional cup of Nepali tea. If you are interested, you can involve yourself in cutting and binding the grass however, the task is harder one although it looks easier one. You will again return to the elephant camp after having breakfast where you sleep tonight. Spend the rest of the mornings with Mahouts and get information of how to take care of elephants. The lunch will be ready in the noon.
In the afternoon, if you find the weather pleasant, go for a walk in the jungle with the elephants and mahouts. This time you have plenty of time to observe how elephants move, what they eat and also got a chance to listen to their communication: mostly rumbling and trumpeting. The naturalist will explain to you everything about its surrounding, ecosystem, grasslands, wetlands along with elephants. During the walk, you may have a chance to encounter tiger, deer, rhino and various species of birds depending on the route you take. In the evening too, you can observe all the activities taken by Mahouts with elephants.

Day 07: Enjoy your day with elephants

In the morning, you will be taken to the village activity before you depart Chitwan and drive to Kathmandu. It takes 5 to 6 hours drive depending on road conditions and weather. Although the drive takes longer, it is very scenic and also interesting to see the landscape progress from flat plains to high hills and terraced farmland.

Day 08: Depart to your destination

Since you have scheduled to depart from Kathmandu today, you can enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast along with souvenir shopping. The representative will meet you again at your hotel and drop you at the airport. It’s good to be at the airport at least two hours prior to your scheduled flight.

How long does it take to get to Chitwan National Park?

The easiest way to reach Chitwan National Park is by tourist bus/AC bus from Kathmandu with a drive of approximately 6-7 hours. Buses leave the Nayabazar, near Thamel in Kathmandu at around 7 am. From Pokhara, tourist buses will take 7 hours and depart from the tourist bus stand at 6.30 am.

How far is Chitwan from Pokhara?

The approximate distance between Pokhara and Chitwan is 147 km and can be reached in a 5 to 6-hour drive.

Are all safari activities carried inside the National Park?

The activities other than the Elephant back Safari, are carried inside the Chitwan National Park. Elephant Back Safari is done in Community Forest near Sauraha.

Is there any discount for Child?

Definitely, you will have a child discount offer. The child below four years are freely allowed to enter whereas below 10, need to pay 70% of the Adult Price. The child above 10 years has to pay the full fee.

How long will it take the bus from Kathmandu to Chitwan? Is it the same time from Chitwan to Pokhara?

The exact time for a drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan is just 5 hours but due to highway traffic it will take approximately 6-7 hours. In normal condition, the Tourist Bus from Pokhara will take you to Chitwan in around 5-6 hours.

Is there internet facility with free WI-FI in the Lodge?

Most of the lodges/resort/hotel we use, have internet facility with FREE Wi-Fi.

Is it safe to travel by Road?

Traveling by road in Nepal is safe, especially by tourist coach is completely safe. However, we suggest that you take a Private Vehicle for a more reliable and convenient journey.

Do you provide a pick-up from Bus Station?

We do have a pickup service for the traveler traveling by bus. One of a representative from Oriental Journeys comes to pick-up at Sauraha Bus Station for FREE. The same way, we have dropped off the facility up to the Bus station at Sauraha.

How far are the Chitwan and Sauraha?

Chitwan National Park is located in the Chitwan district. Sauraha is a small village and tourist hub near the national Park where most of the hotels/resorts are located. The Bus from Pokhara and Kathmandu drop travelers in the Sauraha bus stand.

Can everyone enjoy Elephant Bath?

Especially, the travelers visiting Chitwan National Park during the months of Summer can see and enjoy Elephant Bath. However, during monsoon and winter, you can not participate due to cold water and a high level of water in the river.

Is it possible to enjoy the Jeep Safari throughout the year?

The best way of enjoying the wildlife of Chitwan National Park is through Jeep Safari. The Jeep Safaris in Chitwan National Park are conducted from the 1st week of October till the end of June. However, Jeep Safari in Bishajari Taal (20,000 Lake) is possible throughout a year.

What standards of accommodation can I expect during Wildlife Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park?

Depending upon your budget, the different standards of Hotels and resorts are available in Sauraha area of Chitwan National Park. However, Oriental Journeys provides its travelers with a Tourist standard accommodation. The accommodations have A/C and will provide you all the meals in a packaged trip.

What are the foods that I can expect during Chitwan Jungle Safari?

Normally, the lodge provides meals in a buffet with a variety. If there are minimum guests they have to serve then you can choose from the menu also. The menu has always a choice of American, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Nepali food.

What is the best season to go for Chitwan Jungle Safari?

People visit Chitwan throughout the year. However, February to Mid June and September to December are the best time to go for Chitwan Jungle Safari. Compared to Kathmandu and Pokhara, Chitwan lies at a lower altitude with a warm temperature during the wintertime.

Is it hot in Chitwan? What temperature can we expect in Chitwan National Park?

Since the national park lies at a lower elevation, it is a bit warmer than Kathmandu and Pokhara. But, the region is colder during the winter months (December – February). It is generally misty with much humid air.

What about the electricity? Can I charge my Phone, iPod, digital camera, or batteries?

The lodges in Sauraha and Chitwan area are equipped with electricity facilities. You can easily get them recharged. We advise to bring a charger and adapter with. You can easily buy one in local shops to fit your gadgets.

Can I buy a Local Sim card? How about the telephone Calls?

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can get Nepali Sim card or you can easily get from shops near your hotel at Thamel and Sauraha, Chitwan. Two telecommunication companies distributing sim cards for tourists are Nepal Telecom and NCell. You need to present a copy of your passport and a passport size photo to get a shim card. You can use a volume-based internet with a sim card and make calls. It will charge normal call charges. Additionally, you can use telephones from your hotel you will be staying in.

How much money should I carry as an additional?

Regarding Chitwan Wildlife Jungle Safari trip three accommodation and meals in a day are included during your stay in Chitwan. However, you may need extra money for your personal expenses and for the drinks depending upon your drinking and spending habits. Generally, USD 10 to 15 will be sufficient for a day.

How will we get the drinking water during Chitwan Jungle Safari? Is it safe to drink tap water? Shall I have to bring water purifying tablets/filter?

The tap water is not recommended to drink freely. The bus on the way to Chitwan and Kathmandu will serve you with a bottle of sealed drinking water. The hotel will serve you with bottled water per day per person. Additionally, you can buy a bottle of water  You can buy a bottle of water with a cost of NPR 30 per bottle.

What about the extra night stay in Chitwan? Can I add an extra day in the packaged trip in your website?

Yes, you can stay an extra day by paying additional costs on top of the package cost. The extra cost should cover the salary for guides, accommodation, and food. Besides the set activities, we can add extra activities of the additional day.

Cost Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation on 4 Star hotels in Kathmandu on a B&B basis.
  • 2 Nights at Barahi Jungle Lodge in Chitwan with full board meal.
  • 2 nights at Tiger Top Tharu Lodge in Chitwan with full board meal.
  • An English speaking Licenced guide
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Full Board Meal in Chitwan
  • All the ground transportation as per the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • International and Domestic Airfare
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Extra Hotel stay in Kathmandu and Chitwan
  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flight
  • Drinks & Beverages

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Trip Duration

8 Days

Maximum Altitude

1360

Trip Grade

Easy

Group Size

1-16 People

Accommodation

Star Hotel/Resort

Start/End

Kathmandu

Overview of Luxury Chitwan Wildlife Safari

Nepal is a country of Hills and Mountains and it has become attractions for worldwide visitors for hundreds of years ago. However, the beauty of lowland Terai, bordering India, has become equally a target place for visitors for long. Nepal’s plain lands situate just 100 m above the sea level. Luxury Chitwan Wildlife Safari takes you to the same plain land down to the tropical and flat lowland. This is found as a real contrast to Hills and Mountains. Among this, Chitwan National Park has become the jewels of the Terai region.

Highlights of Luxury Chitwan Wildlife Safari

  • Enjoy Scenic flight
  • Sweet Accommodation
  • Exciting Jeep Safari and Jungle Walk
  • Thrilling Dugout Canoe ride
  • Opportunity to watch many birds among more than 400 Aves species found inside National Park
  • Endangered Royal Bengal tiger,
  • Encounter with rare Indian one-horn rhino
  • Sloth bear, langur, monkeys, wild bear, leopards, jungle cats and various types of deer and more.

This national park has successfully run a one-horned rhinoceros breeding program. Furthermore, you will have a chance to explore wildlife animals including rhino, various types of monkeys and deer and even sometimes a tiger.

The National Park is one of the major tourist destinations in Nepal. Since the national park locates in plain land of Terai, it is at easy access from other cities, either by flight or highway. It locates 45 Km far away from Bharatpur Airport. Even transportation facilities are good in Chitwan.

Luxury Chitwan Wildlife Safari provides you a time to fully explore the highlights of Chitwan National Park while living in luxurious accommodation. You can further plan for the family trip to Nepal to show a variety of landscapes.

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Luxury Chitwan Wildlife Safari - Detail Itinerary

01

Day 01: Welcome to the Land of Himalayas and capital city of Kathmandu

As you entered the border of Nepal, you will see the beautiful views over the valley, mesmerizing view of Himalaya and terraced field below. After you get out from the custom, the representative of Oriental Journeys waits for you outside to guide you in the narrow and winding streets of Kathmandu. The representative helps you to settle in the hotel. In the evening, you can explore the tourist hub city, Thamel. This is a good enough place to have your first meal on your choice in a variety of restaurants. You can enjoy both western and Nepali dishes in Thamel. You can further explore Hinduism and Buddhism within Kathmandu valley.

02

Day 02: Explore cultural highlights of Kathmandu

Kathmandu is culturally rich and it is more than trekking. The cultural highlights of Kathmandu are one of the important aspects of exploring both Hinduism and Buddhism. Besides this, you will further explore incredible woodcarving, painting, sculptures, heritage sites with very unique architecture and living traditions in its surrounding. You will enjoy local food of Nepal in the evening.

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Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Bharatpur and drive to Chitwan

The representative of Oriental Journey takes you early in the morning from your hotel and drop off you at the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International airport. After the 20 minutes of fly, you will reach Bharatpur. You have a private vehicle from Bharatpur to drive to Chitwan. The distance of Bharatpur and Chitwan National Park is 45 km away. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to reach Barahi Jungle Lodge.
You will find different landscape and culture once you reached in the surrounding of Chitwan National Park. While entering in Chitwan, you will get plain land which is famous and known as Terai in Nepal. The people here share both Nepali and North Indian culture and even the language is found to be a mixture of both Nepali and North Indian dialects. Overnight in Chitwan.

04

Day 04: Jeep and foot safari

You will fully enjoy the safari activities in Chitwan National Park premises. You are guaranteed to see some of the spectacular wildlife animals during the jungle safari walk. There is a high chance of seeing one-horned rhinoceros, spotted deer, hog deer, sambar deer, barking deer, gharial crocodiles as well as many species of birds. Sometimes with luck, you may even see a leopard, sloth bear, and Royal Bengal Tiger.

05

Day 05: Boat safari down the river

No doubt, you will have an amazing experience each day. Today, you will take a long boat from the river’s edge and transfer to the Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge, where you stay tonight. Since the boats are low to the water, you will have a good chance to spot some of the wildlife such as gharial crocodiles, sometimes even tiger and rhinoceros at the water edges with many species of birds. After you reach at Tiger tops Tharu lodge, you can dine in the shade of Mango tree, take a refreshing dip in the poo and play a spot of tennis, sway gently in a hammock with a book. Furthermore, for the fancy activity, you can go for a bullock card ride into the Tharu village in the evening. At night you can enjoy the sounds of the forest from your window.

06

Day 06: Enjoy your day with elephants

Today, you have full day spending with elephants. For this, you have to wake early in the morning and follow the elephants into the grasslands beside the river. The caretaker of Elephants to whom we called mahouts in Nepali cut and collects the grass for elephants for a day. At the same time, you can see the beautiful sights of the elephants grazing in the morning mist with a traditional cup of Nepali tea. If you are interested, you can involve yourself in cutting and binding the grass however, the task is harder one although it looks easier one. You will again return to the elephant camp after having breakfast where you sleep tonight. Spend the rest of the mornings with Mahouts and get information of how to take care of elephants. The lunch will be ready in the noon.
In the afternoon, if you find the weather pleasant, go for a walk in the jungle with the elephants and mahouts. This time you have plenty of time to observe how elephants move, what they eat and also got a chance to listen to their communication: mostly rumbling and trumpeting. The naturalist will explain to you everything about its surrounding, ecosystem, grasslands, wetlands along with elephants. During the walk, you may have a chance to encounter tiger, deer, rhino and various species of birds depending on the route you take. In the evening too, you can observe all the activities taken by Mahouts with elephants.

07

Day 07: Enjoy your day with elephants

In the morning, you will be taken to the village activity before you depart Chitwan and drive to Kathmandu. It takes 5 to 6 hours drive depending on road conditions and weather. Although the drive takes longer, it is very scenic and also interesting to see the landscape progress from flat plains to high hills and terraced farmland.

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Day 08: Depart to your destination

Since you have scheduled to depart from Kathmandu today, you can enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast along with souvenir shopping. The representative will meet you again at your hotel and drop you at the airport. It’s good to be at the airport at least two hours prior to your scheduled flight.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get to Chitwan National Park?

The easiest way to reach Chitwan National Park is by tourist bus/AC bus from Kathmandu with a drive of approximately 6-7 hours. Buses leave the Nayabazar, near Thamel in Kathmandu at around 7 am. From Pokhara, tourist buses will take 7 hours and depart from the tourist bus stand at 6.30 am.

How far is Chitwan from Pokhara?

The approximate distance between Pokhara and Chitwan is 147 km and can be reached in a 5 to 6-hour drive.

Are all safari activities carried inside the National Park?

The activities other than the Elephant back Safari, are carried inside the Chitwan National Park. Elephant Back Safari is done in Community Forest near Sauraha.

Is there any discount for Child?

Definitely, you will have a child discount offer. The child below four years are freely allowed to enter whereas below 10, need to pay 70% of the Adult Price. The child above 10 years has to pay the full fee.

How long will it take the bus from Kathmandu to Chitwan? Is it the same time from Chitwan to Pokhara?

The exact time for a drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan is just 5 hours but due to highway traffic it will take approximately 6-7 hours. In normal condition, the Tourist Bus from Pokhara will take you to Chitwan in around 5-6 hours.

Is there internet facility with free WI-FI in the Lodge?

Most of the lodges/resort/hotel we use, have internet facility with FREE Wi-Fi.

Is it safe to travel by Road?

Traveling by road in Nepal is safe, especially by tourist coach is completely safe. However, we suggest that you take a Private Vehicle for a more reliable and convenient journey.

Do you provide a pick-up from Bus Station?

We do have a pickup service for the traveler traveling by bus. One of a representative from Oriental Journeys comes to pick-up at Sauraha Bus Station for FREE. The same way, we have dropped off the facility up to the Bus station at Sauraha.

How far are the Chitwan and Sauraha?

Chitwan National Park is located in the Chitwan district. Sauraha is a small village and tourist hub near the national Park where most of the hotels/resorts are located. The Bus from Pokhara and Kathmandu drop travelers in the Sauraha bus stand.

Can everyone enjoy Elephant Bath?

Especially, the travelers visiting Chitwan National Park during the months of Summer can see and enjoy Elephant Bath. However, during monsoon and winter, you can not participate due to cold water and a high level of water in the river.

Is it possible to enjoy the Jeep Safari throughout the year?

The best way of enjoying the wildlife of Chitwan National Park is through Jeep Safari. The Jeep Safaris in Chitwan National Park are conducted from the 1st week of October till the end of June. However, Jeep Safari in Bishajari Taal (20,000 Lake) is possible throughout a year.

What standards of accommodation can I expect during Wildlife Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park?

Depending upon your budget, the different standards of Hotels and resorts are available in Sauraha area of Chitwan National Park. However, Oriental Journeys provides its travelers with a Tourist standard accommodation. The accommodations have A/C and will provide you all the meals in a packaged trip.

What are the foods that I can expect during Chitwan Jungle Safari?

Normally, the lodge provides meals in a buffet with a variety. If there are minimum guests they have to serve then you can choose from the menu also. The menu has always a choice of American, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Nepali food.

What is the best season to go for Chitwan Jungle Safari?

People visit Chitwan throughout the year. However, February to Mid June and September to December are the best time to go for Chitwan Jungle Safari. Compared to Kathmandu and Pokhara, Chitwan lies at a lower altitude with a warm temperature during the wintertime.

Is it hot in Chitwan? What temperature can we expect in Chitwan National Park?

Since the national park lies at a lower elevation, it is a bit warmer than Kathmandu and Pokhara. But, the region is colder during the winter months (December – February). It is generally misty with much humid air.

What about the electricity? Can I charge my Phone, iPod, digital camera, or batteries?

The lodges in Sauraha and Chitwan area are equipped with electricity facilities. You can easily get them recharged. We advise to bring a charger and adapter with. You can easily buy one in local shops to fit your gadgets.

Can I buy a Local Sim card? How about the telephone Calls?

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can get Nepali Sim card or you can easily get from shops near your hotel at Thamel and Sauraha, Chitwan. Two telecommunication companies distributing sim cards for tourists are Nepal Telecom and NCell. You need to present a copy of your passport and a passport size photo to get a shim card. You can use a volume-based internet with a sim card and make calls. It will charge normal call charges. Additionally, you can use telephones from your hotel you will be staying in.

How much money should I carry as an additional?

Regarding Chitwan Wildlife Jungle Safari trip three accommodation and meals in a day are included during your stay in Chitwan. However, you may need extra money for your personal expenses and for the drinks depending upon your drinking and spending habits. Generally, USD 10 to 15 will be sufficient for a day.

How will we get the drinking water during Chitwan Jungle Safari? Is it safe to drink tap water? Shall I have to bring water purifying tablets/filter?

The tap water is not recommended to drink freely. The bus on the way to Chitwan and Kathmandu will serve you with a bottle of sealed drinking water. The hotel will serve you with bottled water per day per person. Additionally, you can buy a bottle of water  You can buy a bottle of water with a cost of NPR 30 per bottle.

What about the extra night stay in Chitwan? Can I add an extra day in the packaged trip in your website?

Yes, you can stay an extra day by paying additional costs on top of the package cost. The extra cost should cover the salary for guides, accommodation, and food. Besides the set activities, we can add extra activities of the additional day.

Cost Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation on 4 Star hotels in Kathmandu on a B&B basis.
  • 2 Nights at Barahi Jungle Lodge in Chitwan with full board meal.
  • 2 nights at Tiger Top Tharu Lodge in Chitwan with full board meal.
  • An English speaking Licenced guide
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Full Board Meal in Chitwan
  • All the ground transportation as per the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • International and Domestic Airfare
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Extra Hotel stay in Kathmandu and Chitwan
  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flight
  • Drinks & Beverages

Luxury Chitwan Wildlife Safari - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.