Chitwan National Park Tour

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Chitwan National Park Tour
At a Glance
  • Duration3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Effortless
  • Places to Visit Chitwan National Park
  • Max Altitude 425 m/ 1,394 feet
  • Group Size 2-50
  • Starts Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity JUNGLE SAFARI
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn/Winter

Chitwan National Park Tour 2 Nights 3 Days Highlights:

  • Beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan giving you ample idea over the rustic side of our country, culture, and the spectacular view.
  • View of outstanding farming terraces as you drive along our small highway.
  • Village walk at Chitwan
  • Tharu, the indigenous people's cultural dance program.
  • Walk into the wilderness for a wildlife view and the sunset is phenomenal.
  • Elephant safari is awesome but you can take an alternative to Jeep Safari.
  • Canoe ride along the Rapti River with ample crocodiles around is adventurous.
  • Tour to Elephant Breeding and Training Center and
  • Visit the Gharial and Turtle Conservation Breeding Center

Chitwan National Park Tour Overview:

Chitwan National Park Tour is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Nepal. It is home to ample wild animals, different species of birds, the rare One-Horned Rhino, and the Royal Bengal Tiger. This National Park is located about 175 km south-west of KATHMANDU where you can drive or take a short domestic flight. Chitwan National Park Tour takes you to the most intriguing natural amphitheater. The tour includes a jungle walk, elephant ride, jeep safari, canoe ride, and being in the serenity of nature.

Chitwan National Park History:

The Chitwan National Park is certainly a fascinating reserve that protects an area of 932 square km (360 square miles). Until the 1950s, this huge extended grassland of Chitwan was accessible only by foot or horse. Chitwan is inhabited by the local communities of THARU who are truly known as the aborigines of Nepal.

Legend speaks of Tharus winning over the fatal disease of MALARIA with their gifted natural resistance to survive such fatalities. Though Chitwan was declared a National Park of Nepal in 1973, however, until the late 19th Century it served as a Hunting ground for the Nepali and Foreign Aristocrat people.

It is believed that hundreds of wild animals that literally populated the Chitwan jungle, especially Tigers, Rhinos, Leopards, and Bears were hunted for fun, snobbery, and their royal dignity.

Besides, in the late 1950s people from the hills swarmed down to Chitwan in search of suitable farmlands. This migration eventually led to the clearance of a massive area of Chitwan forest and poaching became rampant. As a result, there was a considerable decline in the number of Tigers, Rhinos, and birds with the loss of their habitat.

Fortunately, in the year 1984, Chitwan was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list with things improved remarkably since then. In 2008, a Vulture breeding center was introduced to conserve the declining vulture population in Nepal.

Sadly, the starting of the Maoist insurgency with the government of Nepal which started from 1996 until 2006 made a huge impact on the Chitwan habitat. This 11 years of Maoist insurgency led to the disappearance of countless animals from the Park. Nepal's army was more preoccupied with the Civil War than tracing the poachers.

Furthermore, due to the lack of a defense mechanism against floods during 3 and ½ months of monsoon season, every year we lose ample animals in Chitwan.

Chitwan National Park Tour 2 nights 3 Days:

However, the world heritage of Chitwan National Park is one of the most popular destinations. It is in the heart of the jungle that delivers you phenomenal wildlife experience. Consider yourself being in the wilderness with the dramatic setting of Sal forest, water marshes, elephant grassland, and Rhino trees.

Furthermore, Chitwan also delivers a stunning view of snow-capped mountains in the distance. It is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit the most fascinating national park in Asia. Besides other activities, the most interesting is the visit to the elephant breeding center which is a must-see sight, and the Gharial Conservation Center. It's sensational to watch the interaction between mother and baby elephants.

Chitwan organizes the Elephant polo championship every year which is really fun. The Chitwan National Park Tour 2 Days 3 Night package is the best way to explore the ambiance of Chitwan.


Occasionally, the activities in Chitwan may deviate from the detailed itinerary, offering delightful surprises. While there are typically prearranged activities, additional experiences can be tailored to your preferences upon arrival at the lodge or resort.

It is important to NOTE that the monsoon season is not the most favorable time for Chitwan National Park Tours, as the Rapti River tends to swell, leading to frequent flooding.


Flying to Chitwan is a 20-minute domestic flight to Bharatpur and then a 30-minute drive to our Lodge or resort. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan - 175 km / 108 miles (425 m/ 1,394 feet)
  • Day 02:Full Day Activities in Chitwan National Park
  • Day 03:Morning activity / Breakfast and then Drive to Kathmandu

Chitwan National Park Tour Detailed Itinerary

In case of driving, we'll leave earliest from Kathmandu to skip the traffic since Chitwan is 175 km / 108 miles from Kathmandu, and driving usually takes 4 / 5 hours.

Flying is 20 minutes to Bharatpur from Kathmandu and then we will drive to our lodge or resort which usually takes 30 minutes. Once we reach Chitwan below are our first day activities.

  • Welcome Drinks on arrival
  • Lunch
  • Program briefing
  • Village walk/Village by Ox Cart
  • Cultural program
  • Sunset View
  • Dinner

Our drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan unveils a captivating drive through the heart of Nepal's diverse landscapes. As you leave behind the bustling cityscape, the road winds its way through picturesque valleys, offering glimpses of terraced fields, quaint villages, and majestic mountains in the distance.

The journey presents an opportunity to witness the gradual transformation from urban to rural life, blessed with the authentic charm of the countryside. Along the route, you may encounter vibrant markets, ancient temples, and traditional settlements, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal.

As you approach Chitwan, you enter the realm of the renowned Chitwan National Park, where thrilling wildlife encounters and breathtaking natural beauty await.

  • Altitude: 425 m/ 1,394 feet
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours DRIVE
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 175 km / 108 miles
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

The next day the Chitwan tour guide usually gives us the itinerary and time schedule for our activities. Below is a list of activities. However, people have options to choose between Elephant Safari or Jeep Safari - jeep safari is usually long hours and ample chances to see the wildlife.

  • Breakfast
  • Elephant Safari / Jeep Safari (Choice)
  • Elephant Bath
  • Lunch
  • Canoeing + Nature walk and Elephant breeding center visit
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
  • Meals: All Meals

On our third day, we will receive an early wake-up call for bird-watching activities. After we are done with our activities we will get back to our lodge and soon after breakfast, we head out to Kathmandu. Driving or flying to Kathmandu entirely depends on your preference.

  • Bird watching
  • Breakfast
  • Departure
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hrs. DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE
What's Included
  • PERMITS: National Park Entry Fee.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Best Available Hotel at Chitwan.
  • ACTIVITIES: All-inclusive Activities at Chitwan.
  • FEES: All essential Fees and Entrances during activities.
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: All Ground transportation in PRIVATE VEHICLE.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS ON REQUEST: Flights will be arranged under requirements for convenience.
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot beverages) during the trip.
  • LEADER: We provide you with a professional Group Leader to ensure your safety and enhance your convenience during your trip.
  • SAFARI GUIDE: Highly experienced safari guide in all Activities.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: An all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips.
  • TAXES: All Government and Local Tax.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
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