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8 Day Chitwan Jungle Safari and Cultural Tour in Nepal
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Lemon Tree Hotel, Shree Ratna Marg, Paknajol, Kathmandu, Kathmandu District, Province No. 3, Nepal

Jungle Safari and Cultural Tour Nepal

Chitwan safari and cultural tour is an exploration tour of the wildlife in Chitwan, nature and views in Pokhara, and cultural immersion in Kathmandu valley. An amazing blend of culture, nature, and safari adventures, this trip gives you a wonderful experience of various activities in Nepal. Exploring the age-old culture, enlightening spiritual atmosphere, thrilling jungle safari, and breathtaking Himalayan views have something that makes it a wow trip. You certainly feel the thrill of cultural traveling and jungle safari activities while on this trip.

Overview

  • Starting point and ending point: Kathmandu
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: rhino, deer, wild boar, bison, leopard, bear, crocodile and, Bengal tiger, and elephants

Highlights

  • A jungle safari tour in Chitwan
  • A visit to the elephant breeding center
  • Crocodiles and other animals like one-horned rhino
  • Close up views of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas
  • Use of Jeep and canoe during the jungle safari
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 7 nights of accommodations

Styles


7 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport
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Accommodation

During this safari, you will stay in three-star category hotel accommodations on twin sharing basis.

Lemon Tree Hotel

Lemon Tree Hotel is a family-managed accommodation in Kathmandu where you can experience the luxury for which you would normally have to pay much more elsewhere. Surprising their low prices may seem, but they assure you that they will cater the best of their services without giving you any reason to complain.

The reason behind their unbelievable offer is actually quite simple; they are free from the leasing burden that they would have to bear if their accommodation business was set up on someone else’s property. Besides, from the building construction to furnishing and finishing, everything you get to use or experience at Lemon Tree Hotel has been done with utmost passion and care, without any compromise in quality. As it is a family business and they want it to be part of their honor and success, Lemon Tree Hotel assures you of total value for every penny you pay.

Hotel Parkland

Hotel Parkland is situated in perhaps the best part of Sauraha, just 10 minutes’ walk from the center of Sauraha and only a minute away from the Park and its office. The hotel is run by an experienced and dynamic person who has been involved in the field of hospitality since 1987. Their location provides a quiet and peaceful stay with easy access to the town. A magnificent mature garden surrounds the complex with many rare indigenous trees, shrubs, and flowers, which attract various birds and butterflies.

Nature can be observed from your private balcony or bedroom windows. All the rooms at Hotel Parkland are en-suites with all the modern facilities. Satellite television, air condition, tiled attached bathrooms with hot and cold shower around the clock. A separate dining room serves delicious Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisine. A conference centre can accommodate approximately 150 people, making it an ideal place to host your conference. Hotel Parkland assures you that your vacation will be an experience of a lifetime. Hotel Parkland is proud that many guests return to them to enjoy once more their traditional hospitality in a sylvan setting.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Himalaya Hearts’ representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) on the first day of your soft adventure with jungle safari. They will drive you to the hotel and brief about the programs for the next couple of days. It’s a day at leisure to adjust in a completely new climatic and cultural atmosphere. So, take it easy and wander around to get an insight on the local area.

Day 2: Kathmandu - Chitwan (Drive)

It’s the day when you drive to Chitwan to explore the wildlife there. You will set out of a driving journey of about six hours to Sauraha, near Chitwan National Park. The drive is an introduction to the rural life in Nepal. As you drive past local towns, villages, and beautiful surroundings, you will come to know a bit about how the rural life and the middle hills landscape in Nepal look like. Leaving the valley, you will drive through middle hills and finally to the plains of Chitwan in the south of Nepal.

As you reach Sauraha and check into your hotel, the hotel management will provide you the schedule of safari activities. You will follow the same schedule to experience an amazing wildlife safari.

Day 3: Jungle Safari Day (Chitwan National Park)

It is the day when you set out into the jungle to explore the wild. During your activities today, your sole purpose will be to spot one-horned rhino, deer, wild boar, bison, leopard, bear, crocodile and, if fortunate enough, the Bengal tiger. You will use Jeep drive, canoe, and walk to explore the wildlife. An interesting part of the activity today is the visit to elephant breeding center where you can see baby elephants with their mothers. The domesticated female elephants are impregnated by the wild male elephants here at this center.

Later, you will have a luxury of evening Tharu cultural show at their cultural house. This will be an interesting cultural immersion night.

Day 4: Chitwan - Pokhara (Drive)

After the wonderful safari time exploring the wildlife in Chitwan National Park, you will drive to Pokhara today. Another five hours of drive takes you to the beautiful lake city that is Pokhara. On a clear day, you will enjoy the view of snow-capped mountains as you drive towards your destination for the day. You will reach Pokhara and check into your hotel near the Lake Fewa. Your second half of the day in Pokhara will be at leisure. There is nothing scheduled for today so you can wander around the streets of the lakeside and can take a walk along the lake and spend relaxing time.

Day 5: Explore Pokhara

Your time in Pokhara today will be full of exciting activities for the first half of the day with the latter half a little bit at ease. You will start the day before the break of the dawn and drive to Sarangkot hill station to enjoy a beautiful sunrise and view of the Annapurna range. The mountains view from Sarangkot is simply breathtaking. Then, you will drive back to Pokhara and start the rest of the activities after breakfast. Other activities include a peaceful boat ride on the Lake Fewa, a visit to the Davis falls, Gupteshwor cave, and mountaineering museum. You will have some free time after lunch until you drive to World Peace Stupa for a sunset view over the Annapurna range.

Day 6: Pokhara - Kathmandu (Drive)

You will drive back to Kathmandu today. It will be about seven hours on the highway before you reach Kathmandu and spend your time at leisure.

Day 7: Explore Kathmandu

After a few days of jungle safari activities and wonderful exploration in Pokhara, it’s time now to indulge in the cultural exploration of Kathmandu valley. You will have a heritage tour in Kathmandu scheduled for the day.

You will explore the cultural heritage sites like Swoymbhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath today. These sites will give you insights on the ancient and medieval life in Kathmandu, faith of people on the spirituality, their love for art and craft, and beautiful history of Kathmandu valley. This will be the day full of beautiful cultural, spiritual, and historical wonders to wrap up your trip with an incredible cultural indulgence.

Later in the evening, you can take leisurely walk around to find out something that might interest you.

Day 8: Departure Day

Get ready to drive to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) to catch your departure flight. Himalaya Heart Treks & Expedition will drive you there three hours prior to your flight time.

Included excursions

  • Evening Tharu cultural show
  • Sunrise viewing at Sarangkot hill station
  • Sunset viewing at World Peace Stupa
  • A heritage tour in Kathmandu

Location

Nepal

Nepal is a Himalayan country, which lies in South Asia between Tibet, an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China to the North and India to the South. This country is rectangular in shape having 885 kilometers in length from east to west and its breadth varies from 145 kilometers to 241 kilometers north to south. The elevation of the country ranges from 70 meters above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mount Everest at 8,848 meters all within a distance of 150 kilometers with climatic variations from sub-tropical to alpine. The country is popularly known in the world for an incredible variety of ecosystems, the greatest mountain ranges, thick tropical jungles teeming with a wealth of wildlife, thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys.

The temples and historical palaces full of architectural values give a glimpse of the craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity of the people then and now. Numerous religious and social festivals are celebrated all year round, as these festivals are the inevitable and aesthetical part of the religious and traditional heritage of the people from time immemorial. Smiling and welcoming attributes of the people add more meaning to the hospitality to give guests the feeling that homely atmosphere is waiting for them in this beautiful and enchanting land of myths and legends.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is the most visited destination by tourist. Being the capital of Nepal, you can find Kathmandu as one of the most luxurious destinations in Nepal. The destinations around Kathmandu Valley mainly provides you the best experiences of the historical as well as the best artistic architectural sites to visit. At the old palaces present here in Kathmandu you can have a short glimpse of ancient Nepal ruled by different Shah and Malla Kings.

Pokhara

Pokhara offers you the best places for sightseeing in Nepal which consists of Lake Fewa, Mt. Fishtail, Davis Falls, Mahendra cave, etc.

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park (932 square kilometers) is the most popular safari destination in Nepal. It covers a unique ecosystem, containing hills, ox-bow lakes, and floodplains. Being dominated by Sal forests, the park has 50 species of grasses and 43 species of animals which include the endangered one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, glacial, crocodile, gaur, wild elephant, four horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, Gangetic dolphin, monitor lizard, cobra, krait and rat snake.

Food

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during your time in Chitwan. However, breakfasts will be provided throughout the trip.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • A peaceful boat ride on the Lake Fewa
  • A visit to the Davis falls
  • A visit to the Gupteshwor cave
  • A visit to the Mountaineering Museum

What's included

  • Jungle safari tour with Jeep in Chitwan
  • A visit to the elephant breeding center
  • Evening Tharu cultural show
  • Sunrise viewing at Sarangkot hill station
  • Sunset viewing at World Peace Stupa
  • A heritage tour in Kathmandu
  • Pick up and drop off on arrival and departure at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)
  • Private overland transportation
  • 7 nights of accommodations
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Chitwan
  • Breakfasts throughout the trip
  • Service of tour guides

What's not included

  • Airfare and travel insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kind of drinks and the expenses on your personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Any other cost that’s not included

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 20 days before arrival.
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