Chitwan National Park 3N/4D
Difficulty : Comfort
Reference Code: CNPNP
Trip Start: Sauraha
Age: 10 year to 70 years
Season: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Service: Full board
Trip End: Sauraha
Trip Durations: 4 Days
Physical Rating: Comfort
Group Size: 1-40
Theme: Jungle Safari
Name : Chitwan National Park
Established : 1973
Park Area : 952.63 sq.km.
Buffer Zone Area : 729.37 sq.km.
Chitwan National Park is situated in south central Nepal in the sub tropical lowlands of the inner terai of Chitwan, Makawanpur, Parsa and Nawalparasi districts. It lies between 27°16.56’- 27°42.14’ Latitudes and 83°50.23’-84°46.25’ Longitudes. The altitude ranges from 110m to 850m above sea level. The park is bounded by the Rapti and Narayani River in the north, Parsa Wildlife Reserve in the east and Madi settlements and India border in the south. The physiography of the park consists of the Terai and Siwaliks. Three major rivers Narayani, Rapti and Reu, and their floodplains; and several lakes and pools are the major water sources of the park.
Being the first protected area of Nepal, it has a long history of over three decades in park management and rich experiences in nature conservation. Chitwan was a big game area for the royal families, Rana rulers and their guests. The area comprising the Tikauli forest from Rapti River to the foothills of the Mahabharat extending over an area of 175 sq. km was declared as Mahendra Deer Park in 1959. The area south of the Rapti River was demarcated as a Rhino Sanctuary in 1963. It was proclaimed as Royal Chitwan National Park with an area of 932 sq. km in 1973. After the peoples’ revolution in 2006, the park’s name was changed to Chitwan National Park.
In recognition of its unique biological resources of outstanding universal value, UNESCO designated CNP as a World Heritage Site in 1984. In 1996, an area of 750 sq. km surrounding the park was declared a buffer zone, which consists of forests and private lands including cultivated lands. The buffer zone contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Lakes.
The park and the local people jointly initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zone. The government of Nepal has made a provision of plowing back 30-50 percent of the park revenue for community development in the buffer zone.
Day 01 Arrival Sauraha and immediate start National Park activities
On Your arrival at Sauraha Bus Park, Tadi or Bharatpur Airport resort staff will receive you. You will then be transferred to the resort where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing & its facilities. After being given your programmes for the day, your room will then be allocated to you.
15:00 Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. Visit to the National Park Visitor's centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River.
19:00 Tharu cultural dance presentation (which you will also participate in) by the local villagers or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.
Day 02 Full day National Park Activities
6:00 Wake up
7:00 Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing.
15:00 Jeep Suffari at Twenty Thousand Lake or Elephant Safari
19:00 Tharu cultural dance presentation or Slides show presentation.
Day 03 Full day National Park Activities
6:30 Wake up
8:00 Visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre.
14:00 Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and theRoyal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
Day 04 Departure for next destination
6:00 Wake up
9:00 Departure for your next destination.
- Schedule and timings are subject to change as per season.
- This trip is suitable as extension program.