Chitwan National Park


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Chitwan National Park is a protected area in Nepal that covers an area of 932 square kilometers. It is located in the subtropical lowlands of the Terai region, in the southern part of the country. The park is known for its diverse wildlife, including the Bengal tiger, Indian rhinoceros, and Asian elephant, as well as a variety of bird species. The park also has a rich cultural heritage, with traditional Tharu villages located within its boundaries. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and is a popular destination for eco-tourism.

Why Tourists Visit Chitwan National Park ?

Wildlife viewing: The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Bengal tiger, Indian rhinoceros, Asian elephant, and many other species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. Visitors can take guided tours on foot or by jeep to see these animals in their natural habitat.

Cultural experiences: The park is home to traditional Tharu villages, where visitors can learn about the local culture and way of life. Visitors can also take part in cultural activities such as Tharu dance performances and traditional cooking classes.

Adventure activities: The park offers a variety of adventure activities such as jungle safari, elephant back safari, canoeing, and bird-watching.

Scenery: Chitwan National Park is located in the subtropical lowlands of the Terai region, which is known for its lush vegetation and scenic landscapes. Visitors can enjoy the views of the park from the back of an elephant or from the comfort of a canoe.

Peaceful retreat : This park is a perfect place for visitors who are looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. It is a perfect place for people who are looking to spend time in nature and enjoy the tranquility of the park.

Photography: The park is a perfect place for photographers to capture the diverse wildlife, traditional cultures and beautiful landscapes.

How to go to Chitwan National Park?

From Kathmandu: You can take a bus or a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park. The bus journey takes around 5-6 hours, while the drive by car or jeep takes around 4-5 hours.

From Pokhara: You can take a bus or a private vehicle from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park. The bus journey takes around 5-6 hours, while the drive by car or jeep takes around 4-5 hours.

From Sunauli Border: The Sunauli border is located between Nepal and India. Visitors can take a bus or a private vehicle from the border to Chitwan National Park. The journey takes around 4-5 hours.

By air: The nearest airport is Bharatpur Airport, which is about 20km away from Chitwan National Park. Daily flights are available from Kathmandu to Bharatpur.

It is important to note that the best way to go to Chitwan National Park can vary depending on the season and the road conditions, it's always good to check with locals or travel agents before making the trip.


2nights/3days package program in Chitwan national park including Transportation to Chitwan National park, all jungle activities, accommodation, 3meals a day and national park entrance fee, English speaking nature guide etc..

Personal expenses, tipping, laundry, drinks, extra accommodation, extra axtivities etc..

Trip Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival to Chitwan National Park

Arrival to Chitwan National Park from Kathmandu or Pokhara or Sunauli (India - Nepal border). 5 Hours drive from Kathmandu and Pokhara. Welcome drinks and introductory talk followed by lunch. Free time followed by visit to Tharu village. Dinner and retire for the night.


Day 2: Chitwan National Park

Wake up with tea in bed. Breakfast. Canoe trip. Jungle walk. Lunch and free time, followed by elephant safari and return to camp at dusk. Tharu music and stick dance. Dinner & retire for the night.


Day 3: Drive back to Kathmandu or Pokhara

Early morning bird watching program in the National Park. After Breakfast drive or fly back to Kathmandu or Pokhara or can continue tour to Lumibini.


Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.

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Clothing and Equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.


1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph