Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park

  • Max Altitude 415 m
  • Vehicle Bus and Jeep
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
  • Trip Duration 6 days

Trip Overview

A visit to Chitwan National Park in central Nepal will provide you with a rejuvenating experience, as the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s untamed and natural environment will assist to relieve the daily tension that you face in the busy metropolis. Whether it’s a jungle safari, elephant riding, or lake boating with gharials, the daredevil adventures will leave you completely delighted at the end of the day when you can relax in the tranquil setting of the lodges that provide outstanding hospitality services deep within the wild woods.

Elephant bathing, canoeing, guided forest walks, Terai culture, wildlife breeding initiatives, and four-wheel-drive safaris are also available. Because the park is located in the hot tropical monsoon climate region with heavy humidity, the best time to come is in the spring and cool winter. The capital, Kathmandu, is about four to five hours away. Flights to Bharatpur and Meghauli, the nearest airports, are also accessible at reasonable prices.

According to the most recent official study. there are 198 Royal Bengal Tigers and 645 one-horned rhinoceros in the 932 square kilometers of the protected area. Chitwan National Park is home to more than 68 species of mammals, including gaur, wild elephant, four-horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, monitor lizard, and python, in addition to endangered creatures. The endangered Gangetic dolphin, which is only found in the Royal Bardiya National Park, about 500 kilometers west of Chitwan, is another major feature of the national park.

Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour

A jeep safari is one of the ways to see the wildlife in Chitwan National Park. You will sit in the back of an open jeep to watch the animals throughout this journey. The driver will pull over to show out the sights and wildlife. This will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to take some excellent photographs.

Throughout the journey, the guide will stay in the back of the van to see wildlife. In addition, he will provide information about the environment and fauna.

To do the Jeep safari you get two options:

A short safari is the first choice. This will take about 4 hours, and there will be a maximum of 7 people in the vehicle. Sit to the side of the jeep with your back to it. This safari will begin at 13:00 p.m. and conclude at 17:00 p.m.

A full-day safari is the second choice. Because you have superior seats and a private car, the jeep is comfier. This excursion will begin early in the morning and end at the same time as the short drive. This tour will take you deeper into the jungle, where you will have a better chance of seeing tigers. During the trip, there will be lunch for everyone.

Where is Chitwan National Park

The Inner Terai lowlands of Nepal’s south-central Terai plains are home to Chitwan National Park. Which spans the districts of Nawalparasi, Parsa, Chitwan, and Makwanpur. In addition, this massive conservation area covers 932 square kilometers and is home to some of the world’s most endangered plants and creatures, including one-horned rhinos, crocodiles, and various wild species. Nepal’s stunning green countryside is known for attracting tourists from all over the world for its world-famous wildlife safari.

Highlights of the Chitwan National Park Tour

  • Chitwan National Park wildlife tour
  • Learning about the Tharu people in Nepali culture.
  • Jungle walks, elephant safaris, boating on the Rapti River, and other adventure activities are available.
  • Observing the various types of birds
  • Narayani River sunrise and sunset


Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu

You arrive in Kathmandu on this day, and we transfer you to your accommodation. After checking into the hotel, you relax and recuperate while taking in the sights. On the same day, a representative from Travel Nepal Now will give you an overview of the itinerary.

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu city and Patan City

While our back-end staff is busy making plans for the day ahead, we’d want to take advantage of the opportunity to tour the city and see some intriguing historical monuments. On this day, we’ll visit the world heritage sites of Swayambunath stupa, also known as a monkey temple, Basantapur Durbar Square, a historic royal courtyard, and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 03

Kathmandu- Chitwan ( 170km) 05 hours

Drive to Chitwan after breakfast (about 05 hours). Following your arrival, you will be given a refreshing drink and briefed on the day’s activities. After a short rest, visit the National Park Visitors Center, enjoy a sunset view from the Rapti riverbed, attend an evening culture dance or slide show presentation, and spend the night at the resort.

Day 04

Full day in Chitwan

Today is a very exciting day on our journey. Because today we will explore Chitwan National Park. Inside the national park, you can go on an elephant back safari to witness endangered animals. One-horned rhinos, black monkeys, crocodiles, Gharial, many bird species, deer, tigers, and a plethora of other flora and fauna.

Day 05

Chitwan- Kathmandu ( 170km) 05 hours

Early in the morning, have a Tharu village visit, then eat breakfast before returning to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in a hotel

Day 06

Departure from Kathmandu

We will assist you in getting to the airport on time for your trip. We say our goodbyes for the time being with a sorrowful heart and anticipation of what we will see in the future.

Useful Info

Best time to visit Chitwan National Park

Though the park is open all year, the best time to come is from October to March, when the skies are bright and the average daily temperature is 77°F/25°C. Late January to March is the ideal period to watch animals since the locals slice the tall grass, making it easier to spot wildlife.

The monsoon season (June to September) is when rivers may flood, making certain trails unusable, and the park’s grass grows extremely tall (up to 26 feet/8 meters), making it difficult to observe wildlife.

How to get to Chitwan National Park

By bus

Option 1: catch a tourist bus from Kathmandu’s Thamel end of Kantipath at 7 a.m. Bookings can be made with the assistance of hotels or travel agents.

Option 2: board an air-conditioned bus provided by us, a local bus company that serves routes between Kathmandu and Pokhara. At 7:30 a.m., it leaves Kathmandu. Always check before booking, since service may be interrupted or suspended during the monsoon.

By air

Duration: 30 minutes

Yeti Airlines and Buddha Air operate daily flights from Kathmandu to Bharatpur Airport (10 km from Chitwan), from where you can take a taxi to Chitwan/Sauraha. Alternatively, your hotel in Sauraha can organize a transfer for you. Flights are generally rescheduled for the next day during the low season. Bookings can be made through travel brokers or hotels.

Food and Accommodation at Chitwan National Park

If your tour package includes meals, you can eat at your hotel’s restaurant. If not, you can eat at one of the many independent restaurants along Sauraha’s main street. Because Chitwan/Sauraha is a small town, there are fewer restaurants and food alternatives than in Kathmandu or Pokhara. However, it is still simple to locate places that serve meals to your liking. There are a variety of cuisines to choose from, including Nepalese, Continental, Indian, Thai, Chinese, and others. Some restaurants provide a relaxing dining experience by offering views of a garden or a river.


What is Chitwan National Park famous for?

Chitwan National Park is one of Asia’s top wildlife-viewing national parks, with a good chance of seeing endangered One-horned Rhinos, Royal Bengal Tigers, Deer, Monkeys, Wild Boar, and up to 544 bird species.

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