Best Season: March-April-May and September-October-November
We present you a four-day itinerary to help you get the most of your trip to Bharatpur and Chitwan National Park.
A 20min flights will land you in Bharatpur Airport from Kathmandu. Once you land at Bharatpur airport, head to Amaltari and hour drive about 49 km from the airport. Amaltari falls in the west part of Chitwan National Park. Once you checked into a hotel, head out for a jungle safari. Jungle safari provides the hotel itself so makes sure to book a jungle safari when booking room at a hotel. A walked through the jungle with all its sights and sound is certain to bring out the explorer in you.
Make sure to keep your senses aware of any movements or sounds of animal and a bird’s call. Binoculars and a camera with a good lens are good gadgets to carry with you while on the move. During the safari, look out for some common animal sightings such as the Indian hog deer, spotted deer, wild boar, rhinoceros and birds such as peacock, storks and ruddy shelduck.
After an exciting time in the jungle, you can either chose to return to the hotel or stay by the bank of the Narayani River to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the jungle. This scenic view is the best seen from the river bed. Relax as you unwind for the day, and then retire to the hotel.
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Meal: Full Meal Board with tea/coffee
Wake up and prepare for the an of adventure. After a hearty breakfast at a hotel, head over to Jatayu Vulture Restaurant in Paithani, located about 7km from Amltari. Don’t be deceived by the center’s name. This isn’t a place where they serve vulture! And endangered species in the Chitwan National Park. The vulture restaurant has been established to help conserve the population of this endangered species.
Enjoy your time at the Jatayu restaurant as you learn about the conservation measures Then to help preserve the wildlife of the national park. You’ll be in awe of the power of nature! These vultures are said to be able to turn the corpse of an adult cow into bones in just 20 minutes! A trip to Jatayu Vulture Resturant will definitely bring awareness about the need for conservation of the eco-system. After a thrilling experience at Pithauli, head east to Kasara in Paithani. The route is about a two hours drive. Bharatpur lies halfway long along the route then turn you south and drive for one hour to the destination.
Paithani has recently made a mark on the map as multi-stop itinerary when visiting Chitwan National Park. Located on the bank of Rapti River, along with the border of Chitwan National Park, Paithani is peaceful and boasts some of the best sunsets in the region. Once you reach here, check into your hotel and stop for lunch then head out for elephant safari. Most lodges and resort provide elephant safari upon arrival or you can also book a safari while booking a resort. Moving towards the elephant safari will take 10-minutes jeep ride across the villages of Paithani. This is a great chance to observe village life as well as the nearby banana cultivations. Towards the north, you can view the mountains of the Manaslu range on a clear day. Once you reach the safari point, ride the elephant and head towards the jungle. Again, keep an eye out of sights and sounds and makes sure to carry binoculars with you.
To get the best of the elephant safari, head out in the late afternoon when the animals move towards to riverbeds for water. Again, you can spot animals such as herds of a spotted deer, hog deer and even a wildcat, rhesus monkey as well as wild boars and birds such as open-billed stork and peacocks. Enjoy the tranquil ride on a gentle giant as the sun set over the horizon and you enjoy the best of Chitwan National Park, from dense jungle and abundant wildlife to breathtaking scenes of the sunset and the Himalayan ranges in the distance.
After the safari that lasts about three hours, head back to the resort and enjoy its amenities. Most resorts offer slideshow presentation of the natural park and you can get to know the list of birds and animals that call the national park home. Along with that, you also get a chance to learn more about the history of the national park.
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Meal: Full Meal Board with tea/coffee
Day 03 starts with breakfast at Paithani. After breakfast, take a boat’s ride across the Rapti River that will land you in the bank of Chitwan National Park. Take a guide with you and a short hike about 15 minutes to the crocodile breeding center. This breeding center houses over 1500 gharials as young as a few weeks old to fully matured gharials spanning over 7 feet in length. The breeding center has been able to protect the endangered species. It also has an area designed for tortoises breeding as well as vulture breeding. However, only the gharial and tortoise breeding center allow visitors. Since the breeding center lies within the National Park, you can also take a walk or a jeep ride while in the park.
After a visit to the breeding center, it takes an hour’s long drive to reach Sauraha. Check into the hotel and enjoy a hearty lunch. Enjoy walking the streets of Sauraha, where you can see traditional “tangas” (a carriage that is pulled by horses) passing by. You can catch a ride in one of the tangas and explore Sauraha as it is also a great place to buy souvenirs from your trip to Chitwan National Park. Some of the notable souvenirs include animal’s figurines carved out of wood or natural honey sold in shops. You can also buy t-shirts and other hand-made merchandise made by Tharu women.
In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Tharu Museum nearby. Depending on the place that you are staying, the Tharu Museum will take about a 5-10 minute’s drive. The museum holds exhibitions and research done about the Tharu community; natives of the Terai region that are found mostly in the area of Chitwan National Park. Some of the highlighted of the museum including paintings depicting the daily lifestyle of the Tharu people, sculptures that present their traditional utensils and cooking wares. After gaining some information about the Tharu people of Nepal, head back to the hotel where a Tharu culture show will be waiting for you. The Culture shows consist of traditional Tharu dances, including Danda Nach(stick dance), Mayur Nach(peacock dance) and Aago nach(fire dance). With new found knowledge about the local Tharu community, you are certain to appreciate the cultural show evermore.
Transportation: Private car/Tourist bus as per group size
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Meal: Full Meal Board with tea/coffee
The trip to Chitwan National Park comes to an end on the fourth day. Before heading out to Bharatpur to catch your flight, you have just enough time to check out the Elephant Breeding Center at the edge of the National Park. Located about 6km away from Sauraha, it takes about 15 minutes to reach the center on a tempo.
The breeding center is located at the forest so that wild male elephants can visit to conceive the female elephants in the center. It goes without saying that the breeding center only houses the female elephants and their offspring. Most of the elephants leave the center to provide jungle safaris or to gather food during the afternoon. Thus, it is advised to visit the center early in the morning when all the elephants are presents in their tents. You will be thrilled at the sight of young, playful elephants that stay close to their mothers. Start a conversation with the local caregivers and they will tell you the tale of Ronaldo, the famous wild elephant bull that visits the center often. Most of the elephant born in the center happens to be in offspring. However, the center is lined with electrical wires to discourage Ronaldo from crossing over to the villagers and creating havoc. The center and its elephants are well taken care of by the caregivers and it even houses a small exhibition of the center’s history and elephant’s skull on display.
This concludes your trip to Chitwan National Park. And we hope that when you check out of your hotel in Sauraha and return towards home, you have receives a newfound love and admiration for the oldest national park in Nepal, which is full of wildlife and of course the iconic elephants, that truly the backbones of Chitwan National Park.
Transportation: private car/Tourist bus as per group size
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- Arrival and departure
- Star categories hotel with BB plan
- Reliable vehicle for jungle safari
- Trained guide with all allowances
- All government-required tax
- Nepal entry visa
- Monumental areas entrance fees during sightseeing
- Any domestic and international flight cost
- Travel insurance and emergency evacuation services,
- Expenses of personal nature
Accommodation in Chitwan on BB plan. This tour is more designed for the star categories hotel. The meals comprised of American, Nepali & Chinese cuisines. The meals served on breakfast during welcome and farewell dinner is included in the price. Snacks, mineral water is included but alcoholic beverages are not included in the price. During the stay in Chitwan, we provide 3 nights’ double sharing accommodation within star categorized hotels.
Trip gears suggestion:
Before starting the trip with us you need to be complete within yourself especially with the kit vital for sightseeing. The list is given below separating as per your body parts.
Sunblock UV protection cream
Sunglasses as well as reading glasses
Lightweight walking pants
Min 3x T-shirt
Essential Medical Kit:
For this, you need to consult with your doctor for a complete medical kit.
Other additional Stuff:
Camera & extra batteries
Map: Trail map & guidebook
Diary, Journal & Pen
Mostly we do arrange a trip with single supplement (except for some region most of the regions needs min. 2 persons). Before booking the trip, you make sure that you do have a group and then only we will arrange the trip on a huge scale as per your request.
Tour Head and Employees:
With an experience of a decade in the adventurous tourism, we do have our unbelievable teams of conductors and employees who are the backbone of this company inculcated with experiences and are highly professional with their technical expertise, proven safety measures records, solicitous judgment, and as well as support training styles and abundant personalities. Mostly we do have our field staff from the local area that covers from eastern to western Himalayan ranges, which backs the local people directly. As being local they have good knowledge of that respective region and they have good health fitness, can cope with the worst case scenario, as well as well experienced with a good team leading capabilities in the Himalayan region.
Emergency Evacuation Rescue Service (EERS) and Travel Insurance:
As we know that the trip can be canceled, or in those worst case scenario we need to be aware, so we highly recommend to purchase trip cancellation and travel insurance. This broad travel insurance offers you huge benefits including the coverage of trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical expenses, and emergency assistance.
Climate and Weather:
A country with a diversified culture does have a diversified topography as well beginning from 60 meters to top of the planet 8,848 meters i.e. the top of Mt. Everest. We have arid season start from October until May and the rainy season (monsoon) from June to September. All season are better for the sightseeing but during the end of winter (end of March) is best for the clear tour.
Passport and Visa Necessities:
The foremost thing to confirm before traveling to this trek is to check your passport and its valid date. Passports must have at least 6 months’ validity just after ending date of your trip. We must need your copy of passport and its full details sent either by fax or scan. While staying in Nepal you will need a visa which can be gotten in advance from the Nepalese Embassy in your country or you can even get on arrival at the airport in Kathmandu (Conditions: Within a peak season you need to wait long in the airport to get your visa). The general list of Nepalese visa fee is mentioned below and you can even surf thoroughly this web link as (www.nepalimmigration.gov.np )
Fees charged while delivering a tourist visa by the Mission or entry point:
US Dollars 40 or another convertible foreign currency equivalent for 30days multiple entry visas.
US Dollars 100 or another convertible foreign currency equivalent for 90days multiple entry visas.
Notwithstanding anything written in clause (a) and (b), no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.
US Dollars 25 or another convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15days multiple entry visas.
We need to have permission in many places in Nepal for a tour. Mostly the sightseeing tour of Nepal are listed in World Heritage list so, we need world heritages site entry permits. All these relevant entry fees are included/excluded in the given cost(according to a proposal) except the personal donations & contribution. Just in case of any such unassured conditions we will inform you if any additional fees are required or not before you make a booking with us.
Information on Health and Medical Evidence/Assistance:
We need to know about our health and the medical information during our Nepal Tour. As mentioned earlier our squads are well-experienced travelers and are achieving the traveler’s ambition since long. We are expert in the adventurous tour and the best thing is we all are from the Himalayan region with plenty of local knowledge as we have been guiding for a decade, which stands as a key factor to enunciate the standard service that we have been delivering to our clients. The utmost thing we believe is the client’s safety and satisfaction. We deliver the extraordinary series of quality services and we even take care personally of our clients during the pour trip. Each of our guides carries medical kit bag for any kind of worst-case scenario during our trip and all of them are trained medical assistance especially the “First Aid”.
Our motto is sustainable development thus we are extremely sensitive to protect our nature i.e. environment and contributing to many environmental cleanup and nature saving campaigns. We do believe in “Tourism within Nature,” thus our responsible tourism conveys a good message to the locals and we vow and train them to do’s and don’ts, how to keep environment in perfect shape, how to eliminate environmental degradation etc. and how to conveys message to save environment and leads towards environment friendly society or country. The tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve the natural environment for future generations as well. These days many NGOs are collaborating with many tourism agencies and are much keen to save environment form doom. For example, Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) (http://www.keepnepal.org ) is helping to co-work with many trekking companies and this organization is also providing much useful training to our staffs and awareness program in the mountain.
Our Experience and Familiarity:
Going Nepal Pvt. Ltd. is a Govt. registered company based in Nepal and we have been working in adventurous travel in the Himalayas of Nepal. The operator of this company has more than a decade of experience in the relevant field of adventure tourism working, in fact initiating as a guide, adventure travel consultant and thus stabilizing own company. We are more dedicated to fulfilling our clients’ requirement and always sincere with client’s gratification and the utmost thing we always carry within us is the client’s satisfaction. We are also pleased to convey that many of our past clients who institute their trip in the Himalaya they wouldn’t hesitate to apprise you about our organization and about our professional organizing skills.
How to Book a trip?
If you have chosen your trip with our company, contact our head office either by email or phone to check the available dates (you may visit the updated departure date page of our sites as well, groups or any queries you have. We feel very pleased to help and reply promptly and responsively. Before your final decision, we will hold your booking.
Both advance payment and full payment are possible through the bank transfer or as per your comfort we do have a procedure pay through your Credit Card (VISA/MASTER CARD) along the details within the booking form. After you choose the process of advance payment in an appropriate way still we want a signed and completed booking form for the confirmation. Once we received a completed and signed booking form with the mentioned amount of payment, bookings will only be confirmed and we start looking forward towards our trip together.
A: There is no fixed time to walk each day. From a few minutes minimum to 1 hours’ maximum, you shall walk. Check the itinerary to see how long you shall walk each day.
Q: How difficult is the tour?
A: The walk into the sightseeing area is easy ones. In some places, you have to face the stairs trials.
Q: What kind of food do I get there?
A: During a tour, you will find a different restaurant and lodge. Every restaurant and lodge serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup). Many of them have western food on the menu. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the restaurant and lodge.
Q: What kind of clothes is needed for a tour?
A: The normal clothes that you wear is better for the tour.
Q: What type of shoes should I have?
A: For a tour, comfortable tennis shoes or snickers is enough which should be kind of strong, well-made but light boots.
Q: What happens in the case of an emergency?
A: We are prepared for any emergency situation and know how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a safari. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal for the case of an emergency.
Q: How much weight of luggage can I carry?
A: You can carry light handbags and gadget accessories with you.
Q: What about the phone? Does it work there?
A: Yes, the telephone service exists in the place you visit. The network will work properly.
Q: Do I have to carry a Passport, Money, Id with me during the tour?
A: Yes, you have to carry Password, Money, Id, and Travel permit along with you during the tour.
Q: What sort of experience do your guides have?
A: Our guides have many years of guiding experience in Nepal as well as Tibet. Most of them have been spending years exploring the country. Our guides are trained in first aid and know how to handle any situation. All our guides speak fluent English and happy to share their deep knowledge of the country and beauty of Nepal with you. We believe in and follow the idea that it’s not enough to take visitors to special places or special cultures, we need to provide guides who can get people feel involved in what they are experiencing, explain it thoroughly and keep them entertained. Our main concern is to make your trip in Nepal safe, memorable and fun!