Wildlife Safari in Nepal

Recommended by 99% of travelers

Country

Nepal

Duration

3 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Activity

Wildlife Safari

Best Season

March to May August to December

Wildlife Safari in Nepal

Wildlife Safari in Nepal

Chitwan National Park is Nepal’s oldest national park. It is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of South-Central Nepal and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1984.

The Chitwan National Park covers a pristine area with a unique ecosystem of significant value to the world. It contains the Churiya hills, ox-bow lakes, and Rapti, Reu, and Narayani Rivers flood plains. So, approximately 70% of the park’s vegetation is salted forest. The remaining vegetation types include grassland (20%), riverine forest (7%), and sal with Chirpine (3%). The latter occurs at the top of the Churiya range. The riverine forests consist mainly of Khair, sissoo, and Simal.

The grasslands form a diverse and complex community with over 50 species. The Saccharum species, often called elephant grass, can reach 8 m. in height. Shorter grasses, such as Imperata, are useful for thatch roofs.

In Chitwan National Park, there are more than 43 species of mammals and over 450 species of birds, as well as more than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles. Also within the park lie the Churia hills, ox-bow lakes, and the flood plains of Rapti, Reu, and Narayani Rivers. The Churia hills rise gradually towards the east from 150m to over 800m elevation. The lower but more rugged Someshwor hills occupy most of the western portion of the park.

The floodplains of Chitwan contain rich alluvial soils. The park boundaries are delineated by the Narayani and Rapti Rivers in the north and west and the Reu River and Someshwor hills in the south and southwest. It shares its eastern border with the Parsa Wildlife Reserve.

The grasslands form a diverse and complex community with over 50 species. The Saccharum species, often called elephant grass, can reach 8 m. in height. Shorter grasses, such as Imperata, are useful for thatch roofs.

In Chitwan National Park, there are more than 43 species of mammals and over 450 species of birds, as well as more than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles. Also within the park lie the Churia hills, ox-bow lakes, and the flood plains of Rapti, Reu, and Narayani Rivers. The Churia hills rise gradually towards the east from 150m to over 800m elevation. The lower but more rugged Someshwor hills occupy most of the western portion of the park.

The floodplains of Chitwan contain rich alluvial soils. The park boundaries are delineated by the Narayani and Rapti Rivers in the north and west and the Reu River and Someshwor hills in the south and southwest. It shares its eastern border with the Parsa Wildlife Reserve.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:

PM Meet and great upon arrival in Chitrasari or Tandi or Bharatpur airport. Transfer to Resort Refreshmant drinks and briefing about the programs. Rooms assigned. After lunch, you will visit Tharu village and National Park’s visitors’ center. Sun set view from the riverbank. Dinner with Tharu dancing programs or slides-show on wildlife. Overnight in bungalow.

Day 02:

Chitwan Activities

The park covers a pristine area with a unique ecosystem of significant value to the world. It contains the Churiya hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains of Rapti, Reu, and Narayani Rivers.

Day 03:

Departure

A.M. Breakfast , Elephant Back Safari, Transfer to Chitrasari or Tandi or Bharatpur for departure.

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What is excluded?

  • Travel insurance incl. Repatriation by helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • International Airfare
  • Visa India (40 euros) and Nepal (35 euros)
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff

Wildlife Activities

Elephant safari:

One can monitor wildlife activities in the deep jungle while sitting on an Elephant. The duration of the elephant back safari is about 1 hour. But you can hire an Elephant as long as you wish at an additional price. So, the Elephant ride is the most pleasant activity in the park. Also, You may not want to miss the opportunity to explore the Elephant breeding center, where the number of elephants is kept for reproducing purposes only.

Bird watching:

Chitwan National Park is home to more than 450 species of birds, so most people consider it a heaven of the bird world. The best way to explore and study the different bird activities and behaviors is to walk with a guide along the riverside of the Royal Chitwan National Park. Himalayan Leaders’ expert bird watcher will guide you to view the colorful birds early in the morning. Moreover, you can enjoy a sunrise tour simultaneously.

Jungle Drive:

Jeep safari is the fastest way to discover the wide range of forest areas in the Chitwan National Park. After an hour’s jeep drive, you will be in the dense forest, which takes you about 50 kilometers inside the park, passing all sorts of vegetation and wildlife. The chances of discovering wildlife are high as it goes through the deep jungle and covers a big area. Jeep safari is not the only fastest way to discover wild activities; it is also safe. It is a very exciting program. You will drive towards the crocodile breeding farm through the jungle drive.

Nature walk or jungle walks:

The Jungle Walk tour allows you to explore several different habitat areas. It is from the floodplain grassland to the dense Sal forests. You can encounter different animals’ sight at your own pace. Since it disturbs the animals, less to walk through the forest, it is usually a better chance of discovering wildlife. You may learn about different kinds of plants and herbs in the National Park that might be useful sometimes. The guide can explain the wild animals, birds, trees, herbs, and even reptiles.

Dugout canoe ride:

Floating down the Rapti River on a dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river. It is also a relaxing and better way to watch different kinds of birds and wildlife species while they are drinking water on the bank of the Rapti.

Tharu Cultural Dance:

A melodious ethnic dance performed by men and women with rhyme or drums. The clashing of sticks represents a performance of keeping the rhinos and other wild animals away from the human habitat and their farming land. And you can enjoy your evening after dinner and watch the Tharu Stick Dance. Himalayan Leaders will arrange dance for your enjoyment adjacent to their restaurant.

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