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Duration

6 Nights/ 7 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

2-15 people

Overview

While Nepal is known as a country of hills and mountains, many visitors are pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the Terai, the lowlands bordering India. The Chitwan National Park is a jewel on the Terai. It has run a very successful one-horned rhinoceros breeding program, and visitors on safari are almost guaranteed to spot one of these spectacular animals, as well as other wildlife. This tour gives you time to fully explore the highlights of Chitwan while staying in some luxurious—as well as unique—accommodation.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Roam narrow alleyways in bustling Kathmandu and discover Durbar Square
  • Explore the famous Terai region of Nepal and discover why it's so unique
  • Go on safari by jeep, boat, and foot in search of exotic and endangered wildlife
  • Spend the day with elephants: feed and interact with them, enjoying their company from morning to night

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu

Flying into Kathmandu, you'll have views over the valley, the Himalaya, and the terraced fields below. After completing customs, a representative will be waiting to greet you outside the airport and to guide you through the initial culture shock of Kathmandu’s narrow, winding streets to your hotel.

Overnight: Kathmandu

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Chitwan
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Chitwan

This morning, you'll get up early for your flight to the famous Terai region of Nepal, home of Chitwan National Park. You'll find that the landscape and culture here are totally different from those of Kathmandu or the Himalaya. The name 'Terai' refers to the extensive plains in the southern part of Nepal — this area is the most northern extension of the great Gangetic plains of India, land that was won and lost in decades of struggle and it shares both Indian and Nepali characteristics and culture.

Upon arrival at the airport in Chitwan, you will be picked up by a representative from your lodge; you'll arrive at your accommodations in time for lunch (unless you choose an afternoon flight) and a briefing about the activities available during your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Chitwan National Park

Day 3: Explore Chitwan : Safari by Jeep or Boat
Day 3: Explore Chitwan : Safari by Jeep or Boat

Today is sure to be memorable, as it's a full day of safari activities in the Chitwan National Park and you're guaranteed to see some spectacular wildlife. All wildlife activities are escorted by an experienced naturalist who will tell you everything you want to know about the park and its flora and fauna.

Wildlife that you can see includes the greater one-horned rhinoceros, spotted deer, hog deer, sambar deer, barking deer, gharial crocodiles and a wide variety of birdlife. With a bit of luck, you may even glimpse a leopard, sloth bear, or Royal Bengal tiger.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Chitwan National Park

Day 4: Explore Chitwan: A Day With Elephants
Day 4: Explore Chitwan: A Day With Elephants

Get up early this morning and follow the elephants into the grasslands beside the river, where the mahouts cut and collect the grass for the elephants to eat during the day. While watching the beautiful sight of the elephants grazing in the morning mist, enjoy a steaming cup of traditional Nepali tea. You can even have a go at cutting and binding the grass yourself—it's harder than the mahouts make it look!

Return to the Elephant Camp after breakfast, where you will sleep tonight. Spend the rest of the morning with the mahouts, learning how to take care of the elephants. Lunch will be ready around noon, and you might wish to relax and be lazy (just like the elephants) during the hot midday hours.

In the late afternoon, when the temperature is pleasant, go for a walk in the jungle with the elephants and their mahouts. You will be walking alongside the elephants, watching how they move, what they eat, and listening to their communication, which consists of rumbling and trumpeting. The naturalist will explain everything you want to know about the surrounding eco-system as you move through the jungle, grassland, and wetlands with the elephants. You will most likely encounter tiger tracks, deer, various species of birds, and maybe a rhino or two, depending on the route you take.

As an overnight guest at the Elephant Camp, you will be surrounded by elephants living in a spacious, chain-free environment. You'll be immersed in the elephants’ daily life all day; even after dark, you will feel the elephants' presence through their verbal and infrasonic communications.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Chitwan National Park

Day 5: Fly from Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 5: Fly from Chitwan to Kathmandu

After breakfast in Chitwan, you'll be transferred to Bharatpur airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. In the capital, you'll be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours. Explore the city's streets on foot, bicycle, or rickshaw, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or seeing anything you may have missed at the beginning of your trip.

Flight time: 25 minutes
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight: Kathmandu

Day 6: Depart Kathmandu
Day 6: Depart Kathmandu

It's time to say farewell to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a final stroll through the narrow alleys and temples, and some souvenir shopping. A driver will be waiting for you at your hotel to take you to the airport for your return flight home. It's best to be at the airport at least two hours prior to departure.

Meals included: Breakfast

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