Chitwan National Park is synonymous with some of the most rewarding and stimulating wildlife activities in Nepal. The park is approximately 1,000 sq. km. of sub-tropical lowland jungle, five hours by road from Kathmandu or a 25 minute flight. It is home to a multitude of wild animals including the Royal Bengal tiger and the endangered one horned Rhinoceros, native to Nepal of which there are less than 1,500 surviving. There have also been more than 420 species of birds recorded inside the park.
Most of our jungle itineraries include a stay at a lodge within the park of which there are only six. The accommodation is normally in double attached cottage style rooms. A typical package is based on a two nights / three days stay. Activities include elephant safaris, canoeing, bird watching and nature Tours conducted by resident professional guides and naturalists.
A visit to Chitwan allows the opportunity to fully experience the contrasts of Nepal. It offers an insight into a very different natural and cultural setting compared to the more familiar visions of the Country. Chitwan fits well into a tour with a varied itinerary and can be easily combined with rafting and treks in the Annapurna region.
Our clients often choose to continue the trip from Chitwan to Lumbini, the birth place of the Buddha, an important pilgrimage site. Others proceed directly to the beautiful lakeside town of Pohkara with arguably the most famous mountain backdrop anywhere in the world.
KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel
O/ N Hotel – (BB)
Half day city Tour and welcome dinner
O/ N Hotel – (BDB)
Drive - Chitwan 6-7hrs and afternoon activities
O/ N Hotel – (full board)
Full Day activities, Jungel Safari and Culture program
O/ N Hotel – (full board)
Drive back to Kathmandu
O/ N Hotel – (BB)
Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel O/ N Hotel – (BB)
On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. You will be taken to the hotel where you have your time to settle in and freshen up.
Overnight at Hotel – (BB)
Day 02: Half day city Tour and welcome dinner O/ N Hotel – (BDB)
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.
Overnight at Hotel – (BDB)
Day 03: Drive - Chitwan 6-7hrs and afternoon activities O/ N Hotel – (full board)
Early in the morning after having breakfast we will drive down to Chitwan and this is about a 6-7 hours wonderfully scenic drive along the banks of the Trisuli river and you are able to view the beautiful landscapes, valleys, mountains, lush green hamlets set amidst color rural landscapes and so much more, Upon arrival at Chitwan, our representative will brief you about the chitwan jungle safari program. Take a short walk tour to the village of Tharu aboriginal people whose life style remains unchanged over the century.
Overnight at Hotel – (full board)
Day 04: Full Day activities, Jungel Safari and Culture program O/ N Hotel – (full board)
Jungle activities (Full board) Enjoy full day activities in Chitwan. Start up with Canoe ride at Rapti River to observe many different species of water birds, Crocodile and other wild life if you are lucky depending of the season, visiting Elephant breeding center. In the afternoon you will enjoy Elephant safari to observe such as a Royal Bengal Tiger, one Horn Rhinos, wild boar, different species of Deer’s and many others flora and fauna. In the evening we will enjoy our dinner watching Tharu Culture stick dance where Tharu youngsters will perform. At the end of the program you can even join to dance with them. It was nice knowing about one new culture from Nepal.
Overnight at Hotel – (Full Board)
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu O/ N Hotel – (BB)
This morning your will have weak up call for sunrise and then if you are keen to do bird watching our local naturalist will show you many beautiful species of birds around the hotel. Chitwan is home paradise for more than 549 species of birds. Then after your breakfast Drive back Kathmandu about 5-6hrs.
Overnight at hotel (BB)
Dates & Cost
- Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
- Accommodation 2-3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with B/B plan
- According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
- Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
- Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House – lodge during the trek.
- English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites.
- All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
- English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained.
- Along the trek basic complete First Aid Kit.
- Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed.
- Manaslu Trekking map.
- Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Cook, porters and Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks.
- All necessary officials pepper work.
- Manalsu special permit, TIMS, Manaslu conservations entry fee.
- Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
- Travel and Rescue arrangements
- All the Government Taxes
- Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary
- Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
- International Airfare
- Your Travel Insurance
- Lunch, Dinner & Drink in cities.
- Any kind of dinks & personal expenses on trek
- Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
- Personal gear & clothing
- Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
- Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
- Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual
- And anything not specify on the cost
Train and Fitness
The trekking rout and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the way, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering’ which is require equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep and never-ends!
You will meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to one side, towards slopes side of the hill/ inside of the Trail. Note that: never ever stand ridged side of the trail; it can be push by them down to mountains.
The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you additional support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.
Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.
Experience for the Nepal Trek
The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. Himalayan Trails do recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You can likely to carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag this is a good weight to walk with it.
Experience for the Nepal Trek
The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country.
Himalayan Trails do recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You can likely to carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag this is a good weight to walk with it.
If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps and running would be the best preparation for a trek.
Accommodation on the trek
Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.
Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.
For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.
Himalayan Trails support
The porters will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 15 kg and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in lodges or teahouses which are very well equipped, warm and sociable. Our main back bones of the trek the porters will carry you main luggage max. Weights up to 10 – 12 kg per person and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley including assisting you. Except specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or teahouses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.
Our entire trip we run from permanently guide or leaders and porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standard services.
All of our Guides have been employed over ten years with us; we were friends each other since long time and we have been trained personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with westerners, they know westerns needs and understanding.