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Chitwan Jungle Safari

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Kathmandu and Chitwan Tour

5N/6 Days 1,350m/4,430ft

Quick Facts

Trip Duration 5N/6 Days Trip Grading Easy
Max Altitude 1,350m/4,430ft Best TimeAll Year Round
Trip ModeHotel Group SizeMin 1

Trip Highlights

  • Chitwan Jungle safari 2N/3Days
  • Half day sightseeing of Kathmandu's highlights
  • Suitable for any age group
  • UNESCO Heritage Sites 

Located in south-central Nepal, the UNESCO Heritage site of Chitwan National Park is extended over 932 sq. km. of an area. Chitwan can easily be reached by 5 hrs of drive or 25 minutes of flight from Kathmandu.  Chitwan- the heart of jungle provides shelter to several species of amphibians, reptiles, mammals like langur, rhesus monkeys, boar and leopard and more than 400 species of colorful birds. We will visit Elephant Breeding Center where we can feed elephants. We will stay in jungle resort and wake up with the sound of cuckoo cawing.  We Visit to Chitwan is a unique experience that introduces you with different climate and ecology than that of Kathmandu. We can explore the jungle of Chitwan by elephant back riding or 4WD Jeep Safari or Canoeing or we can also arrange for nature walk. Most of our guests prefer elephant back riding as it allows you with advantage of height so that you can get wildlife views in far distance while you can also pass close to the rhinoceros from the safe height. Canoe rides will take place at Rapti River which is located on the western side of National park.

Highland Expeditions offer options in Chitwan Jungle Safari itinerary.

Accommodation in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Guest House

Accommodation in Chitwan National Park: Maruni Sanctuary Lodge

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Day 02 : Exploration of Kathmandu's highlights
  • Day 03 : Drive to Chitwan National Park
  • Day 04 : Full day jungle activities
  • Day 05 : Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 06 : International departure

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Map & Itinerary
  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of arrival hall. Enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening where you will take the taste of authentic Nepali dishes.
    • Meal : None
    • Accommodation : Kathmandu Guest House
  • Day 02 - Exploration of Kathmandu's highlights

    Full Day Kathmandu Tour will be organized on this day during which you will be exploring different UNESCO sites in Kathmandu. There are altogether 10 UNESCO sites in Nepal and you will find it amazing that seven UNESCO sites exist in Kathmandu Valley alone at mere radius of 20km distance. We will begin our tour with visit to Pashupatinath which is the most sacred Hindu temple of Nepal. We will witness Hindu cremation ceremony on the Aryaghat that is located at the edge of Bagmati River. We will visit Nepal’s largest Buddhist stupa of Bouddhanath. We can see rich Tibetan culture in Bouddhanath. We will conclude the day tour with visit to Kathmandu Durbar square which is the old Royal Residence of Nepal. Kumari Ghar- the home of Living Goddess, Kasthamandap Temple, Kal Bhairav Statue and Hanuman Dhoka Museum are places of interest in Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will take leisure walk in the tourist hub and ultimate shopping destination of thamel before returning to hotel.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : Kathmandu Guest House
  • Day 03 - Drive to Chitwan National Park

    Our next destination is Chitwan, home of the jungle. We will leave Kathmandu and take 5-6 hrs of drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan. We will be staying tonight in a comfortable jungle lodge near the park. In the evening, we will visit Tharu village where we can witness their traditional stick dance.
    • Meal : (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation : Maruni Sanctuary Lodge
  • Day 04 - Full day jungle activities

    This is going to be a very exciting day. There are various options available to explore the dense forest of park. We can walk and chase tiger’s trail. If you choose to walk, we recommend you never to walk alone without guide as several ferocious beasts walk unleash in this jungle. Next alternative is an elephant back riding. Feel the adrenaline of having close encounter with Bengal tiger and one horned rhinoceros from the safe height. We can also participate in cannoning in Rapti River. This park is rich in floras and faunas. The park provides shelter to 43 species of mammals, 45 species of amphibians and 500 species of birds. Gangetic dolphins can be found in Rapti River. We will also visit elephant breeding center.
    • Meal : (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation : Maruni Sanctuary Lodge
  • Day 05 - Drive back to Kathmandu

    Our jungle safari concludes today after breakfast. Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel
    • Meal : (B,L)
    • Accommodation : Kathmandu Guest House
  • Day 06 - International departure

    You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe Journey!! We hope to see you again.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : None
    • Trekking Hours :
Dates & Price

Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.

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Cost Inclusion

  • Accommodation at Kathmandu Guest House for 3 nights on BB basis
  • Accommodation at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge for 2 Nights
  • All meals (B,L,D) during safari
  • 2N/3 Days Jungle Safari Activities with park fees
  • An Experienced licensed tour guide for tour
  • Private transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu's highlights 

Cost Exclusion

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • International airfare and Visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation (In case of early arrival or journey being incomplete) 
  • Gratuities for staff

Important note

The day-to-day program is subject to weather, conditions and the progress and wishes of the group. Most importantly, the leaders will be making daily decisions, for example, about exactly how far or which way we go, and will be thinking ultimately about the safety and health of all in the party, as well as the enjoyment of the group and success in the outcome of the tour. We ensure liability as per indicated itinerary and list of services. If the holiday is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon client’s wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for Hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.

TRIP GRADE – Leisure

The duration of the trips on this grade take a week. The trails generally do not go above 3000 meters.  You can expect to walk approximately for 4 – 6 hours daily. This is a perfect introduction to holiday in Nepal. The activity level/physical rating is fairly easy but do expect some ups and downs as there will be some big hills to climb as well and the well-known ‘Nepali flat’ – a little bit up and a little bit down.


Meals are included during Chitwan Jungle Safari and will be served at the hotel where we will stay. 


Kathmandu: In Kathmandu we stay at Kathmandu Guest House, a well-known hotel where many famous celebrities like Beatles, Ricky Martin, Jeremy Irons and others have stayed. Centrally located in Thamel, the hotel also boasts of a beautiful garden where you can relax and enjoy the greenery.  Breakfast will be provided in the hotel and your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price as stated in the trip costing.

Chitwan: In Chitwan, We stay at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge, located in a pristine natural environment on the edge of the Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage Site, managed by the team of the famous Kathmandu Guest House.

Itinerary Changes

The itineraries for each trip should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion must coincide with the original itinerary.

You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into a remote region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original program

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