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Nepal Wildlife Safari - 7 Days

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Nepal Wildlife Safari

Wildlife safari is a rapidly growing activity in Nepal. Nepal’s protected areas, national parks and wildlife reserves are experiencing increasing number of visitors for such adventures. Watching wildlife is a great way to get back to nature. Among twelve national parks of Nepal, Chitwan National Park is more popular for wildlife safari. About 30% of the visitors visit Chitwan National Park, one of the natural World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Bardia National Park in western Nepal is situated in the similar climatic and geographical position like Chitwan National Park but the number of visitors is lesser than in Chitwan National Park. The number of visitors to Bardia National Park is increasing every year. Jungle safari is more related to wildlife and their natural habitat. So, wildlife lovers prefer more natural surroundings where they can stay in close contact with wild animals, birds and vegetation.

It is also interesting to observe the daily life style of the people living nearby. Tharu ethnic tribe is the main residents settling near the national park area. The jungle safari tour provides a chance of researching floral diversity as well. This trip includes going into the deep forest on elephant-back or jeep in order to view wild animals in their natural habitat. Other activities include canoe ride, nature walk, bird watching and village tours. About 57 species of mammals are found in Chitwan National Park alone. Thus, the endangered one-homed rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, Gharial crocodile, four-horned antelope, striped hyena and the Gangetic dolphin are the main attractions here. Since Chitwan is close to Kathmandu, one can reach easily by overland, air or raft. Rafting on the Trishuli River on a white water down to the tropical plains of the Terai in Chitwan gives another adventure.

Suggestion:

Don’t forget to bring your binoculars and camera with extra batteries.

  • Tour of major World Heritage Sites
  • Visit of main temples and religious shrines
  • Rafting on the Himalayan white water
  • Jungle tour and elephant safari
  • Adventurous drive on the hilly road
  • Small hike and activities
  • Awesome mountain views along the tour

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu.

Reception by the Office Representative at the airport and we shall transfer you by our comfortable vehicle to a hotel located in the downtown followed by a short pre-trip meeting.

Day 2
Kathmandu City Tour.

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of World Heritage Sites will be started by an experienced City Tour Guide. Tour includes to Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan & Kathmandu Durbar Squares. The entirely stone made Krishna Temple, three-storied golden temples and the three main courtyards of the Durbar Square are the main attractions of Patan. Before ending today’s tour, we move to Kathmandu Durbar Square where we can visit the famous Kumari Ghar (Temple of Living Goddess) and the guide will give a short account of Nepal’s history and art related to the shrines and palaces located here. Then we drive back to our hotel.

Day 3
Drive to Chitwan National Park via Trishuli Rafting.

After breakfast, we take a drive for approximately 3-4 hours along the bank of the Trishuli River and meet the crew at Rafting site. Trishuli is an ideal beginners’ River and takes through the remarkable landscape. Lunch we'll be served after 3/4 hrs rafting at the riverside. After lunch, drive continues to Chitwan National Park which was declared UNESCO Natural Heritage Site in 1984. There will be a short briefing on the program and facilities after rooms are assigned. After dinner, we are ready to witness the typical cultural dance performed by local Tharu community. This cultural show is known as Tharu Stick Dance.

Day 4
Chitwan - Elephant Safari day.

You will be given wake-up call followed by tea or coffee and tour starts with elephant back-ride safari to explore the jungle and wildlife where you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, sloth bear, leopard and if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. After lunch, we are ready for canoe trip on the Rapti River. A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. We continue our excursion to EBC (Elephant Breeding Camp) to learn more about these fascinating animals on a visit to the elephant stable.

Day 5
Chitwan - Jeep safari day.

With the wake-up call followed by tea or coffee we are ready for a Nature Walk. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter with. Then we head back to our resort for a lovely breakfast. We have some free time for relaxation. After lunch, we take a jeep safari tour in order to explore the inner beauty of the forest. Depending upon the season, we are to opt to visit Crocodile Breeding Camp or Twenty Thousands Lake.

Day 6
Drive back to Kathmandu, Nepali cultural dinner.

After breakfast, we are now retracing our drive through the scenic Highway on the bank of the Trishuli River and end our tour in Kathmandu. After refreshing and taking some rest, we will join the typical Nepali dinner with live cultural program. The show ends at 9PM and we are back to the hotel for rest.

Day 7
Final departure.

This is the time to say good-bye and transfer to airport. Fly out Kathmandu with some beautiful memories. The drive from Thamel to airport takes about half an hour and needs to report 2 and half hours before the flight time.

Cost Includes:

  • Arrival/departure transfers between Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • All accommodations on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • All internal transportation by private vehicle (car/van)
  • An English speaking City Tour Guide as per in the itinerary
  • Rafting on the Trishuli River, equipment, crew and lunch
  • Full board meals (B/L/D) during the stay in Chitwan and safari activities
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Bar and beverages bills
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to the staff
  • International Airfare and Taxes

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Trip Facts

  • Drive in/out Kathmandu
  • 1,350 meters
  • Easy
  • Budget/Standard/Deluxe