Nepal is well known for its epic mountain scenery and attracts hikers from around the world to its famous trails. But Nepal is also home to lush jungle forests teeming with rare and exotic wildlife. Your 4-day extension to Chitwan National Park takes you to southern Nepal, where you’ll have the opportunity for up-close experiences with wildlife while relaxing at boutique, luxury accommodations. Before departing for your return journey, you’ll have a chance to explore Kathmandu further on a guided tour.
For those wishing to conclude their journey with a flight over Mount Everest, this can be arranged (at an additional cost) and is a perfect way to complete your journey to the world’s highest mountains.
Arrival in Chitwan
You will be picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu and transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Bharatpur, the airport closest to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival at your resort, you have an opportunity to settle into your room, enjoy lunch, and participate in lodge activities at your leisure this afternoon.
Today's wildlife viewing activities include a morning jeep safari, where you may have the opportunity to spot local wildlife including wild boar, deer, birds, leopards, the rare sloth bear, and the elusive Bengal tiger. Of course, no sighting is guaranteed, but your guide will share fascinating information about Chitwan National Park and its flora and fauna. In the afternoon, stretch your legs on a walking safari in Chitwan National Park.
This morning enjoy boat ride down the Rapti River, viewing the local bird life and spotting Gharial crocodiles which inhabit the waters. Keep your eyes peeled for the endangered one-horned rhino, as they can be found grazing along the banks of the river.
In the afternoon you may opt to join a walk to a nearby village to learn about the local Tharu ethnic group.
In the evening, you are treated to a special dinner in the jungle. Dine al fresco and enjoy a meal using local ingredients and flavors.
Bid Chitwan and its exotic wildlife farewell. You will be transferred to the Bharatpur airport to catch your short flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will either be escorted to the international terminal to catch your flight home, or transferred to your post-tour hotel in Kathmandu where you may explore the city independently.
Please note that this is a typical itinerary, and actual activities may vary due to weather conditions, local events, and to allow serendipity to play a hand in your experience. Accommodations are as outlined in the itinerary, although we reserve the right to change these or the order visited should the need arise.
$2,495 Per Person
$258 Per Person
See single supplement policy below.
Accommodations (hotels, tents, cruise cabins) are based on double occupancy. A single supplement is paid by participants who specifically request single accommodations, subject to availability. If you reserve at least 120 days prior to departure, you may be eligible for a reduced or free single supplement.* This is generally limited to the first one or two solo travelers to reserve, and the reduction is outlined in the pricing for each trip. Please note, free or reduced single supplements are not combinable with other offers or promotions.
If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate of the same gender. If you reserve at least 120 days ahead and a roommate is not available, you will only be charged a “forced” single supplement in the amount of 50% of the standard single supplement* (unless otherwise noted in the detailed itinerary). Single accommodations are limited so you are encouraged to reserve early!
*This may not apply to certain trips with unique accommodation arrangements. Please see specific trip information for more details.
Boundless Journeys' trips are designed for energetic and flexible individuals who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. This particular tour is rated 1+, easy, on a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being the most strenuous). The safari activities may involve walking, climbing in and out of vehicles (including a dugout canoe), and interaction with wildlife.
Most Convenient Airport for Arrival:Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (airport code KTM)
Temperatures in Nepal tend to be quite cool in the mornings and evenings, but heat-up at midday due to strong direct sunlight at high altitudes. These mountainous areas have pronounced rainy and dry seasons. The dry season lasts from October through May. Again, days tend to be warm with nighttime temperatures dropping significantly. Any time of year, dressing in layers is a good strategy, so that you can shed or add layers as the day heats and cools. You may obtain more detailed weather information on www.weatherbase.com
The flight lasts approximately one hour, and the cost is $250 per person. The mountain flight may be scheduled on the morning of the last day before your departing international flight, if time allows. International departure flights should be scheduled no earlier than 2:00 p.m. to allow enough time for the mountain flight. Alternatively, this flight can be arranged on post-tour days if you are spending extra time in Kathmandu. Please note: You may have the opportunity to see some of these mountains on your flight to Nepal; however, it will be from a much greater distance.
Nepalese cuisine is not well-known in the rest of the world. While the food in Nepal is plentiful, healthy, and flavorful, it is not the reason anyone should plan a trip to this country. Kathmandu has a surprising variety of restaurants serving many types of international cuisine. Remember that Nepal is a relaxed culture and service is usually much slower than Westerners are used to. Outside of the cities, the food is primarily a combination of Nepalese (which has a large Indian influence) and Tibetan. Rice, lentils, and vegetables are staples, with a variety of meats, which are used somewhat sparingly. Tasty soups, fried breads, and steamed dumplings filled with meat or vegetables are among the local favorites. The national drink is sweet tea brewed with milk. The local beer is quite good, though it's not always served ice cold.
Please call our office with any questions or concerns about our ability to meet your needs.
Safari game drives, resort activities, and optional city walk, 4-6 hours per day
This trip can be your own adventure by taking over one of our scheduled dates, or we can request a fresh one.
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