Chitwan National Park

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy
Chitwan national park is listed in UNESCO world heritage site and is the first national park in Nepal.

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy
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It covers an area of 932 km2 and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal. It is one of Nepal’s popular tourist destinations for the best wildlife viewing national parks in Asia.

Chitwan national park is the best place to experience Jungle Safari in Nepal. You can reach there in about 5-6 hour by land and 20 min flight from Kathmandu and about 4-5 hours by land from Pokhara. This National park is famous for rare wildlife such as bangle tiger and one horn rhino.

Chitwan national park is a habitat of more than 43 species of mammals, 450 species of birds and more than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles. The Park is especially renowned for the protection of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, bangle tiger, and gharial crocodile along with many other common species of wild animals. Among the endangered birds found in the park are Bengal Florican, giant hornbill, lesser florican, black stork and white stork. The best time for bird watching is March and December in this national park. You can experience wildlife in Chitwan national park staying in one of the luxury lodges located on the edge of the park away from the crowds at Sauraha.

Unfortunately, the government has stopped the luxury lodges to operate inside the park in 2012. Most of the lodges have developed alternative lodges just outside the national park boundaries. You can also enjoy the elephant ride and jungle safari in a jeep. You can visit elephant breeding center located in Sauraha. There are often small baby elephants and the small museum. Other activities you can do during this trip are river boating and canoeing in Chitwan and Elephant washing. There is no particular time to explore the Chitwan national park but September to May consider as the best month to travel.

Chitwan national park offers interesting sites and different day’s activities. Trekking planner will help you to make all your trip arrangements as per your interest and timing. This National park is ideal for wildlife and also preserves an element of mystery for humans. There is always a possibility of making new discoveries.

" We have been trekking once with Dipak when he was our guide on two tailor-made treks in the Nepal regions of Annapurna and Everest. We had booked these treks through an agency, and we were so impressed with Dipak’s work that we stayed in contact with him. Two years later we went on a third trek..."
Norma Sherratt & Chris Sherratt ,Bristol, UK
“Everest Base Camp Trek & Jungle Safari in Chitwan” We researched many companies to book our EBC trek and after exchanged e-mails with Dipak he helped plan our EBC trek, tour in Kathmandu and Jungle Safari in Chitwan in a professional, helpful and organized manner. On arrival in Kathmandu, we were greeted at the airport with a friendly, warm welcome from Dipak and he helped settle us in at our hotel and took us out for a traditional Nepalese meal as well as organizing a day tour with guide of Kathmandu. Dipak's organization of our EBC trek was wonderful and the guide he supplied on the trek was informative, friendly and very organized in looking after us, making sure we had enough food, tea, and a decent bed for the night after a long day walking. The trek was beautiful and we had an amazing experience. We went back to Kathmandu after the trek was finished and Dipak greeted us and hear about our adventure and keep us informed about our next part of the trip - Jungle Safari in Chitwan. We stayed in Chitwan National Park for 4 nights 3 days and stayed at a lovely lodge by the river just outside the town. We went on Elephant safari, Jungle walks, bird watching, canoeing, traditional evening performance and much needed relaxing after our EBC trek. We had lovely accommodation and by the river and very helpful staff who looked after our every need. It was our first visit to Nepal and Dipak made our trip hassle free, organized and all with a warm welcome which meant we could enjoy our trek to the fullest. I would recommend Dipak and Trekking Planner services and I myself would love to return to complete some Annapurna trekking in the future and will be using Trekking Planner Nepal to do so. Many thanks for such a brilliant holiday of a lifetime! Lauren Connors Visited November 2014
We had a good trip in Nepal last year on part of the Annapurna circuit, the Jomsom trek, with Dipak as our guide. His experience and knowledge of the area are second to none and when we return to Nepal we will certainly be contacting him again. We received a first-class, personal service and, remarks from other visitors we met in various tea houses who had booked with other trekking companies, were that our package was superior to theirs. For a reliable service and interesting trek, we strongly recommend this guide and his team.
Lynne & Patrick Ward-Booth Essex,England
There are no words that can adequately describe the experience we had on the Everest View Trek (Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, the Dudh Kosi River and all the places in between). The word "Awesome" falls considerably short in describing our experience. My wife and I were recently married and from our first date, we both had always wanted to trek in the Himalayas. Deepak was the catalyst that made our Trek one of the tremendous experiences of our lives. He was knowledgeable about the mountains and the cultures. He is also a very enjoyable person to be with. And that in and of itself is extremely important if you plan any type of extended Trek. My wife and I were lucky we had the chance to have Deeps as our guide. We still keep in contact with Deeps and have recommended him to friends. Our hope is to someday get back to Nepal, and when we do, there is only one person I would want for our guide.
Mike and Molly ,USA

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