Chitwan National Park and Culture Tour

$1,090.00

The Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park in Nepal. Chitwan Park was established by king Dipendra in 1973, it was not granted national park status until 1984. It was originally a game preserve for royalty and dignitaries, but due to increased tourism it became evident that the preservation of the park was in the countries best interest.

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Chitwan National Park and Culture Tour

Highlights

  • Experience a Taru cultural dance show featuring traditional dances from the people indigenous to Chitwan.
  • Take part in and introductory nature hike to the Rapti river where wild animals are commonly seen drinking and bathing
  • Make friends with an elephant then let it take you on a tour through Chitwan national park.
  • Glide across the water in a canoe while watching wildlife come within feet to take a drink from the river.
  • Hike through Chitwan to see the elephant breeding grounds

About Chitwan National Park

The Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park in Nepal. Chitwan Park was established by king Dipendra in 1973, it was not granted national park status until 1984. It was originally a game preserve for royalty and dignitaries, but due to increased tourism it became evident that the preservation of the park was in the countries best interest.

Chitwan is now on par with Asia’s best National Parks. Visitors to Chitwan National park can expect to see any number of the over 700 identified species of wildlife, from the dangerous king cobra and crocodile to the majestic Gangetic dolphin and great hornbill.

The park is renowned for its mega fauna such as the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, gharial crocodile and Asian elephant. Other common animals include the various deer species, monkeys, monitor lizards and many others. Of the others, there are over 450 bird species that have been spotted in the park, including the Bengal florican, lesser florican giant hornbill, black and white stork, egrets, herons, kingfishers, flycatchers, and woodpeckers. The best time for bird watching is March and December.

Outline itinerary
Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: meet guide and check into hotel. Go on an introductory hike to Rapti River to watch the sun set then visit the Taru cultural dance show.

Day 02: Elephant expedition through Chitwan then a canoe ride down the Rapti River and a hike to the elephant breeding grounds to conclude the tour.

Day 03: Continue on vacation.

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