Chitwan National Park declared as the world heritage site by UNESCO in 1979 is the first national park of Nepal where the dominant ethnic group living are Tharu. Chitwan National park is situated in central Nepal covering an area of 932sq.km having an easy road access with 4 to 5 drive or 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. The park covers hilly areas of Siwalik area occupied by dense Sal forest and carpeted with grass, Savannah and riverine vegetation. The park has floodplains of the Narayani, Rapti and Reu Rivers. Chitwan National Park offers the wilderness of diverse ecosystem which consists of mammals, birds, reptiles and water animals of various kinds. This national park provides habitat for more than 450 endangered Asian one-horned Rhino and has got largest population of Royal Bengal Tiger. Along Rhinos and Tigers you too will find four species of deer, leopards, langurs, sloth bear, wild boars, rhesus monkeys, wild dogs, white stocking gaurs and many others. Gharials and Marsh mugger’s crocodile roam around in the rivers here. It is also one of the great destinations of different migratory birds.
Here, 450 different unique species of birds can be witnessed some of them are cormorants, egrets, storks, geese, jungle fowl, kingfishers and endangered species such as Bengal florician, Lesser florician, Brahmin, duck, pintails, Indian pitta and parakeets. All these make Chitwan National Park a nature lover’s paradise. It is one of the richest wildlife reserves in Asia. Here, you can enjoy the activities such as Jungle walk, Jungle Safari on elephant back, Canoe ride etc.
Day 01: Fly or Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan. Meeting upon arrival at the bus station or at the Bharatpur Airport. Transfer to the resort/hotel.Refreshment drink and briefing about the accommodation and the facilities.After lunch our manager will brief you about the program of the followingdays. After a short rest, visit to the Tharu village and the National ParkVisitors Center. Sunset view from the riverbank. Dinner. Slide-show onwildlife.
Day 02: Dugout canoe trip followed by a Nature Walk Program or a visit to the Elephant Breeding Farm. Enjoy an ox-cart ride or a jeep drive back to the resort.After refreshment you can wash the elephants and swim with them in the Rapti River, Lunch. Elephant back safari, Dinner. Tharu dancing performance.
Day 03: After tea or coffee you will go for a bird watching tour. B/F. Transfer to the bus station or the Bharatpur Airport.
I had one my most beautiful life experiences at Nepal. I did a combined trip: a volunteer stay at an orphanage, a trekking of 10 days at the Langtang national park, and some days of guided tour at Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), Bhaktapur and Pokhara.
The tour organizer, Devi Baral, did a fantastic job, adapting everything (schedules, hotels, city visits...) to my requests without changing the total price of the adventure. He always had an optimal solution to any unexpected situation, and he is an extremely easy going person you can trust.
My stay at the orphanage has been a wonderful experience, and I decided to extend it for some days, and shorten the trekking. After the trekking, I decided to visit Pokhara, and then I needed to do several changes on the initial plan: hotel bookings, different bus schedules... but there was not any problem for Devi to change the plans several times.
Recien llegados de subiral Campo Base del Annapurna y del parque nacional de Chitwan.Han sido unos dias increibles los que hemos vivido. Safaris y banos en elefantes, paseos en canoas avistando cocodrilos, rinocerontes y todo tipo de animales salvajes y un trato humano genial e instalaciones fenomenales.
Devi se ha portado genial con nosotros, facilitando en todo momento nuestro viaje y haciendonos disfutar de este marivilloso pais, de sus gentes, de su cultura sin ninguna preocupacion queel enorme gozo que hemos sentido hacienda las actividades que tan bien ha cooridnado.
La subida al campo base del Annapurna ha sido preciosa, disfrutando de la naturaleza en estado puro y guiados magistralmente por RAI (the best guide), que se convirtio en un companero entranable.
Recomiendo a todos los que tengais la oportunidad de realizar estas actividades, no lo duden, y confiad en Devi, su equipo y su forma de organizar los viajes,nos ha resultado excelente.Saludos desde Khatmandu.