Jungle safari in Nepal

Nepal is a tiny country, yet with lots of surprises. Wherever you travel, you will have a unique experience either it is an adventurous activity or a cultural tour. Due to diverse geography and environment, it is home to different species of flora and fauna. Basically, Nepal is arranged into three different regions according to the landscape and climate.

With the changing environment, you get to see what alluring beauty this small country is. You can carry out mountaineering in the Himalayan region, trekking, rafting and village tours in Hilly region and jungle safari, elephant riding in Terai region. Nepal is not only the perfect destination for alpinist but also suitable for green panthers as safari provides you that opportunity to be close with nature and its creations.
Trip Code: JSIN22
Starts: Chitwan
Finishes: Dhangadi
Duration: 18 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 3020m/ 9908.1ft
Trip Views: 501
Activities: Overland Tours
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 18
Lunch: 16
Dinner: 16
Car
Flight
Bus
Jeep
Hotel: 16 Night(s)
Teahouse: 1 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Get to experience jungle safari, jeep safari as well as elephant-back riding in this trip.
  • Other activities like canoeing, boating, sightseeing, bird watching, trekking, photography, jungle walk, and cultural tours are also included in this trip.
  • Safari within Chitwan National Park, Bardiya National Park, Suklaphanta National Park, and Khaptad National Park. All other national parks lie in the Terai region except for Khaptad National Park.
  • During the safari, you can take a glimpse of endangered faunas like One Horned Rhinoceros, Bengal Tiger, Wild Elephants, Panther, Deer, Wild Pigs, Bear, Wild Ass, Stag, Chital, Porcupine and many more.
  • The area is most likely covered with green forests, riverine, grasslands and therefore you will be surrounded by greenery.
  • You will get to experience Tharu culture, traditions, and festivals as well (if you reach there during the festive season) and also meet Rautes (nomadic indigenous ethnic group).
  • You will get to perceive the smallest national park to the largest national park in the lowland Terai region.

 

Why this Trip

  • Trekking and mountaineering is not always an option to be close to nature. Sometimes, you can get closer with nature through other activities as well such as jungle safari, which provides you an opportunity to perform jungle walk, jeep safari, photography, bird watching, rafting, canoeing, cultural tour and many more. And of course, because of less congestion, you can enjoy your own company.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    Arrival at Tribhuvan international airport at any time, you will be received with gratitude and directly transferred to the hotel. If time supports, we will be going for sightseeing in Thamel area and welcome dinner will be organized for you to experience our authenticity. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pickup
    • Welcome dinner
  • placeDAY 2 : SIGHTSEEING AT BHAKTAPUR AND NAGARKOT
    Having Breakfast, we will lead to Bhaktapur for sightseeing, where you will get to perceive the ethnic art and architecture of Newar community. From there, we will pay a visit to Changunaryan Temple, which tends to be the oldest temple of Nepal. Then we will move towards Nagarkot to spend the night.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO CHITWAN
    Along with the beautiful sunrise and fascinating view of gigantic Mountain ranges, we will have our breakfast at the hotel and then move towards Chitwan. About 8 hours’ drive take us to Chitwan, which lies in the lowland of Terai region. Reaching there, first, we will visit Elephant Breeding Center. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive to Chitwan
    • Visit elephant breeding center
  • placeDAY 4 : ELEPHANT RIDING AND CANOEING
    Early in the morning after breakfast, we will start our day at Chitwan with an Elephant ride which continues with swimming and elephant bath. Later on, we will do canoeing on Rapti River and trek in the national park to explore what it has to offer, you can observe beautiful sunset as well. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Elephant ride
    • Elephant bath
    • Canoeing
    • Trek to national park
  • placeDAY 5 : CHITWAN EXPLORATION AND JEEP SAFARI
    Next morning, after breakfast, we will go for Tharu village tour. Right after, we will hop on a jeep for safari, where we can also arrange bird watching program for you as per your preference. Then, we will visit the crocodile hatching farm and in the evening, after dinner, we will go for Tharu cultural show. Back to hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Tharu village tour
    • Jeep safari
    • Bird watching
    • Visit crocodile hatching farm
  • placeDAY 6 : TRANSFER TO BARDIYA NATIONAL PARK
    After an early morning breakfast, we will start our journey of around 7 hours towards Nepalgunj. Reaching where, we will drive to Bardiya National Park, which takes around 5 hours. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive to Bardiya national park
  • placeDAY 7 : EXPLORE BARDIYA NATIONAL PARK
    Your heart will be aroused with the idea of the national park tour and therefore after breakfast, we will go for the jungle trek, where we can carry out various activities such as bird watching, visit crocodile breeding centre, elephant breeding centre, pay a visit to temples and so on. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Jungle trek
    • Bird watching
    • Visit crocodile breeding center
    • Elephant breeding center
  • placeDAY 8 : CAMPING AT BABAI VALLEY
    Today, we will start our journey towards Babai valley, which is named after Babai River, where we can spot rhino and different species of birds and therefore is famous for photography tour as well. As the place is untouched and unexplored, you have a hard time finding any hotel or lodges, which is why we will stay in camps.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : FISHING AND TRANSFER TO SILGADHI
    After breakfast, we can go for fishing in Babai River as per your desire and start our journey towards Silgadhi. Silgadhi is the entrance point for us to trek to Khaptad National park. After reaching Silgadhi we will take a good rest and prepare for the trek tomorrow.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Fishing
    • Drive to Silgadi
  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO JHIGRANA
    Our actual trek commences from Silgadhi to Jhigarna. Jhigarna is about 7 hours far from Silgadhi on foot. Upon reaching Jhigarna, we will stop our trek and spend the night in a teahouse.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : TREK TO BIKUPANI
    On the second day of the trek, we walk from Jhigrana to Bukipani. Today the trek is long and requires better physical fitness. After the exhausting trek of 6-7 hours, we reach Bukipani.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : TREK TO KHAPTAD
    Today is the day when we finally reach our ultimate destination 'Khaptad'. It’s a short trek from Bukipani to Khaptad that lasts about 2 hours. Soon after we reach Khaptad, lunch is served followed by the sightseeing of Khaptad Baba ashram and Triveni.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 13 : EXPLORE KHAPTAD NATIONAL PARK
    Khaptad National Park is nature’s haven for those who enjoy wide diversity of vegetation and wildlife. Beautiful meadows, Lake, and lush forests are the main attractions of Khaptad National Park. You can get lost among the natural beauty of Khaptad or go see Flora and Fauna, either way, both are equally rewarding. There are many religious sites in Khaptad that can suit your taste.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Visit Khaptad national park
  • placeDAY 14 : TREK TO JHIGRANA
    After the wonderful stay at Khaptad, we will bid farewell and return back to Jhigarna using the same route.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 15 : TREK TO MAHENDRA NAGAR
    From Jhigarna, we will further trek to Mahendranagar. After walking for about 5 hours, we will finally reach our today’s destination and end our trekking.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 16 : EXPLORE SUKLAPHANTA NATIONAL PARK
    With the sunrise view from the hotel, we will have our breakfast and start our day with a trek into the national park, where you can catch a sight of different types of flora and fauna, various species of birds, grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, riverine and many more. In the evening, we will back to the hotel for overnight stay.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 17 : JEEP SAFARI AND ELEPHANT RIDING
    Early morning, we will do our breakfast and go for jeep safari and continue the day with elephant back riding. At the end of the day, we will have our dinner at the hotel and go for the cultural show of Tharu community. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Jeep safari
    • Elephant riding
    • Tharu cultural show
  • placeDAY 18 : DRIVE TO DHANGADI, FLY TO KATHMANDU
    Today after the breakfast we drive towards the Dhangadi from where we take a flight to Kathmandu that lasts for about 1 and half hours. After reaching Kathmandu you will be transferred to Hotel for relaxation. After the lunch, we go for sightseeing of the major attraction of Kathmandu.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Kathmandu
    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
  • placeDAY 19 : DEPARTURE
    The day has come to bid you goodbye with heavy hearts. We will have a farewell lunch or at least a sip of coffee if time allows and share those bitter sweet memories. We will give you souvenirs and see you head off to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
    • Farewell lunch
  • Detail Inclusions
    • All applicable government tax
    • Authorized English speaking guide
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Dhangadi to Kathmandu transfer by air transportation
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • All expenses of guide –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
  • Complimentary
    • Map of Nepal
    • Sim card service
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Certificate of appreciation
    • Photos and videos of the trip
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Exclusions
    • Entrance fee(s)
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight;
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, etc.)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trip we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 3. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small, intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep group as small as a group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
  • 5. Can I do solo trip ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
  • 6. What is the main purpose of this trip ?
    Jungle safari in Nepal trip main purpose is to get closer with nature through other activities as well such as jungle safari, which provides you an opportunity to perform jungle walk, jeep safari, photography, bird watching, rafting, canoeing, cultural tour and many more.
  • 7. What about security during trip ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect in trip ?
    Jungle safari in Nepal is a place where you can see natural scenery, flora and fauna. This region provides few western meals like Pasta, noodles, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 9. Can we get safe drinking water during this trip ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private transportation for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu valley and transfer to Chitwan, Bardiya,Khaptad and Suklaphanta on tourist coach. To go back to Kathmandu from Dhangadi we use domestic flight.
  • 11. What is the best season for trip ?
    The Jungle safari in Nepal can be done in every season but February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December are the best time to do this trip.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    In case of emergency like any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage vehicle then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the tour, consult the guide.
  • 14. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
  • 15. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    You can charge your electronics in the hotel where you stay and spend your nights by paying minimum amount.
  • 16. Is there any communication while we are on trip ?
    Yes, you will get telephone service which is available in the hotel you will be staying at. In case of emergency, you can also ask your guide for his/her help.
  • 17. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trip, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 18. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 19. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 20. Can we use the credit card during the trip ?
    Yes, you can use but it is better to transfer your money so that you can enjoy your trip without any problems.

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