Chitwan National Park 2/3/4 days
Chitwan National Park is located in the subtropical lowland of the Terai. The Terai is a vast expanse of forests and jungle, home to much of Nepal’s wildlife. Chitwan is the most accessible national park in the Terai. The park is home to at least 68 species of mammals. The Bengal tiger is the king of the jungle. The Terai is one of the best tiger habitats in the world.
Other mammals are wild boar, monkeys, leopards, countless of deer and the sloth beer. Chitwan houses a large population of sloth bears with approximately 225 individuals.
Chitwan is famous for its rhinos. The one-horned rhino was once almost extinct in Nepal, but after the National Park was established in 1973 the numbers grew again. Still, poaching poses a big threat to the population.
Apart from king cobra and rock python , 17 other species of snakes occur.
The jungle is home to more than 450 types of colorful and endangered birds. The animals concentrate in the dense forest and tall grasslands.
The park is drained by two major rivers, the Narayani and the Rapti. At the banks of the Rapti crocodiles slide through the Rapti River or sunbathe on the banks. The river is also home to the very rare freshwater Gangetic dolphins and occasionally they can be seen breaking the water.
Chitwan National Park has 6 premier jungle resorts spread within its borders. These remote resorts are the perfect place to experience the true safari atmosphere of the Terai. All jungle activities are just a step away, and there is always a chance to spot wildlife.
After breakfast you can enjoy adventure excursions that can take a canoeing, jungle looking for tigers, rhinos and other wildlife, or visit the elephant breeding centre.
It is also possible to join a village tour to a nearby Tharu village where you can learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus.
You can book an arrangement for 2, 3 or 4 days. It is possible to visit Chitwan National park from both Kathmandu or Pokhara.