|Activity||Jungle Safari and Tour|
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The first national park of Nepal and ‘World Heritage Nature Site’ declared by UNESCO is situated in the central development region covering an area of 932 sq.km.
Your 7-day Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan Tour begin in the valley where you visit a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered in Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur, which are all cities within the Kathmandu Valley. These sites showcase Kathmandu’s rich cultural heritage such as its architectural marvels and the ancient Hindu and Buddhist relics. During this trip, we also visit Nagarkot, a village in the hills of Bhaktapur, which is an ideal place for stunning Himalayan views. We end our tour in Chitwan, famous for housing Chitwan National Park which is another World Heritage Site. In the steamy sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan, we enjoy bird-watching and a laid-back safari by elephant-back while also getting acquainted with the tribal culture of the region.
The Chitwan National Park is the home to more than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tigers. This is also the home to around 600 plant species, 50 mammals, 526 birds and 49 amphibians and reptiles. For jungle safari, Royal Chitwan National park is very famous one. Here you will travel through open grassland and dense forest on elephant back and while doing this you will come across different wild animals including rhinos, different kind of deer’s, wild boars, and in rare cases, tigers.
Another way you can experience this wild world is by 4 wheel drive jeep also. By jeep or elephant back, you can go deep into the heart of the park, viewing some of the rare species of flora and fauna. You can also go on foot into the park escorted by our well-trained naturalist who will interpret to you the concealed secrets of the jungle. You will have a great opportunity to see many species of birds including waterfowl, Brahminy ducks, pintails, bar-headed geese, cormorants, woodpeckers, hornbills, peacocks, peahens, floricans, red-headed trogons and many others.
Another activity in the park is the boat/canoe trip down the Rapti and the Narayani Rivers. This is one of the more serene ways to explore the area as float downstream with the river’s flow. On the outskirts of Chitwan, you can visit the Tharu community, and see their artistically decorated thatched huts, their typical dances and how they manage life next to the national park. A Chitwan jungle safari is certainly an adventure that the whole family can enjoy there.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath and Bauddhanath
Day 03: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and Sunrise or Sunset views from Nagarkot.
Day 04: Drive to Chitwan (815m/2,674 ft): 4-5 hours
Day 05: Chitwan National Park.
Day 06: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 07: Final departure day.