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Wildlife Safari in Chitwan National Park - 3 Days

The Royal Chitwan National Park is situated in south central Nepal, covering 932 km2 in the subtropical lowlands of the inner Terai. The area comprising the Tikauli forest-from Rapti river to the foothills of the Mahabharat-extending over an area of 175 km2 was declared Mahendra Mriga Kunj (Mahendra Deer Park) by the late King Mahendra in 1959. In 1963, the area south of Rapti River was demarcated as a rhinoceros sanctuary. The area was gazetted as the country's first national Park in 1973, recognizing its unique ecosystems of international significance. UNESCO declared RCNP a World Heritage Site in 1984,

In 1996 an area of 750 km2 surrounding the Park was declared a Buffer Zone, which consists of forests and private lands including cultivated lands. The Park and the local people jointly initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zone. His Majesty's Government has made provision of ploughing back 30-50 percent of the park revenue for community development and natural resource management in the buffer zone.

The Park has a range of climatic seasons each offering a unique experience. October through February with average temperatures of 25oc offer an enjoyable climate. From March to June temperatures can reach as high as 43oC. The hot humid days give way to the monsoon season that typically lasts from late June until September, rivers become flooded and roads are impossible.

In late January, local villagers are allowed to cut thatch grasses to meet their needs, which offer a better viewing of wildlife for visitors. Also, between September and November and February and April, migratory birds join the residential birds and create spectacular bird watching opportunities. While the monsoon rains bring lush vegetation, most trees flower in late winter. The palash tree, known as the "flame of the forest' and silk cotton tree have spectacular crimson flowers that can be seen from a distance.


The Park consists of a diversity of ecosystems-including the Churia hills, Ox-bow lakes, and the flood plains of the Rapti, Reu and Narayani Rivers. The Churia hills rise slowly towards the East from 150 m. to more than 800 m. The western portion of the Park is comprised of the lower but more rugged, Someshwor hill. The Park shares its eastern boundary with the Parsa Wildlife Reserve.


The Chitwan valley consists of tropical and subtropical forests. Sal forests cover 70 percent of the park. Sal leaves are used locally for plates in festivals and religious offerings.

Grasslands cover 20 percent of the Park. There are more than 50 different types of grasses, including the elephant grass (Saccharum spp), renowned for its immense height. It can grow up to 8m in height. The park is home to more than 50 mammal species, over 525 birds, and 55 amphibians and reptiles. The endangered fauna found in the Park are: One-horned rhinoceros, Gaur. Royal Bengal tiger. Wild elephant, Four horned antelope, Pangolin, Golden monitor lizard, Python, etc. Bengal florican. Lesser florican, Giant hornbill, Black stork, White stork, etc.

Days: 3 days, 2 nights

Cost : 80 EurosDay 1: Arrive at the resort around 1 pm. Then the volunteer can either rest or go around the small town. Around the evening, the volunteers will be taken to a cultural show where the local ‘Tharu’ people dance and perform their typical traditional customs. Then will be the time for dinner.Day 2 : Wake up call at 6:15am. Have a breakfast and then get ready by 7 am. The local person will take volunteers to the river where they will board a long boat. They will then canoe downstream for 2-3 miles and cross the river to enter the National Park. There will be two guides. They will take you through the jungle and warn you time and again. He will explain you about the different birds and animals. After 2 stops and 3 hours, you will reach the place where you started canoeing and then cross the river in the boat.

After the long walk, you deserve food. So have lunch, and set off for the exciting, elephant bath! After few hours of rest, you will then go for the elephant ride through the jungle for about 2 hours. You will be able to see some tigers, deer, rhinos, and many different animals during your 2 hours elephant ride.

Then you will have some free time of your own which you can spend at the river bank sitting on the bench looking at the setting sun with some Nepali beers!
End of the day will bring you to another cultural show which you can go to again. It is worth going again.Day 3: In the morning, you will take a bus and go out of chitwan.Note: If the volunteer wants to extend a day, then it will be 25 Euros a day and 45 Euros for 2 days.

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