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Royal Chitwan National Park

Safari in Kathmandu

Tour Price : upon request Duration : 2-4 days Jungle activities Languages: English

As the crow flies ninety kilometers southwest of Kathmandu, is the Royal Chitwan National Park. Widely acknowledged as one of the best national parks in Asia, covering a pristine area of 932 sq. km. This is the first national park in Nepal, established in 1973 to preserve a unique ecosystem of significant value to the entire world. The park is situated in the sub-tropical inner 'Terai' lowlands of south central Nepal. There are more than 43 species of mammal in Chitwan National Park. The park is especially famous for its protection of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. The estimated population of rhinos is 460. 
The park also secures populations of endangered species such as tiger Gaur (Largest of all bovine ) wild Elephant, four horned antelope , striped hyena, pangolin, gangetic dolphin, gharial crocodile, gangetic dolphins, monitor lizard and python. Other animals found in the park include 4 different types of deer: Sambar, Chital, hog deer, barking deer, sloth bear, common leopard, ratel, palsm civet, Tiger civet (Linsang), wild dog, langur and rhesus monkeys. 
There are over 450 species of birds in the park, among the endangered birds are the Bengal floucan, giant hornbell, lesser floucan, black stork and white stork. A few of the common birds seen are peafowl, red jungle fowl, parakeets and different species of egrets, herons, kingfisher, flycatchers and woodpeckers. The best time for bird watching is March and December. More than 45 different species of reptiles and amphibian occurs including Marsh mugger, crocodile, cobra, green pit viper and various species of frogs and tortoises. Royal Chitwan National Park is actively engaged in the scientific study of several species of wild flora and fauna.
Activities. One of the best ways to view the flora and fauna of Chitwan is from elephant back enabling you to penetrate deep into the jungle through tall grasslands but there are many other exciting ways too. Our experienced naturalists and nature guides will take you on jungle walks, jungle drive, bird watching, for boat rides to seek out both the marsh mugger and gharial crocodiles and to observe wildlife from one of our watch towers. 
What to Bring. Chitwan is located in the sub-tropical lowlands of Nepal and days are generally warm, requiring only light clothing. During winter (early November to February), mornings and evenings are cool, requiring a woolen sweater or a warm jacket. You may bring a sun hat and glasses, swim-wear, binoculars, flashlight, protective skin cream and insect repellent which will come in handy for your out-door activities. We recommend neutral colored clothing. Comfortable walking shoes are essential.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: upon request
Duration: 2-4 days Jungle activities
Languages: English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO
Attractions:Nepal, Lowlands