The Kathmandu to Chitwan tour is a fantastic journey that takes you from the bustling capital city of Nepal to the serene and exotic wilderness of Chitwan National Park. The adventure begins with an early morning departure from Kathmandu, giving you a chance to witness the stunning landscapes of Nepal as you drive towards the southern plains.

The approximately 5-6 hour drive takes you through picturesque countryside, terraced farmlands, and charming rural villages, offering glimpses of local life along the way. As you leave the Kathmandu Valley behind, the scenery changes dramatically, and you’ll start to see the subtropical lowlands of the Terai region.

Upon arrival at Chitwan National Park, you’ll be greeted by the warm hospitality of the local community and check into your jungle lodge or resort. Chitwan is renowned for its rich biodiversity, and the national park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including endangered species such as the Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, and Asian elephant.

After a refreshing welcome drink and a delicious lunch, the real adventure begins. You’ll embark on an exciting jungle safari, either on an open jeep or the back of an elephant, accompanied by experienced naturalists and guides who will share their knowledge of the park and its inhabitants. This safari takes you deep into the heart of the jungle, providing opportunities to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, including deer, crocodiles, wild boars, and a plethora of bird species.

The next day in Chitwan is filled with even more thrilling activities. You can choose from a variety of options, such as a peaceful canoe ride along the Rapti River, a nature walk in the lush forest to spot rare birds and discover medicinal plants, or a visit to the nearby Tharu village to learn about the unique culture and traditions of the local Tharu community.

One of the highlights of the Chitwan tour is the chance to interact with elephants responsibly. You can visit the elephant breeding center, where you’ll witness adorable baby elephants and learn about the conservation efforts to protect these gentle giants. Moreover, if you’re comfortable with the idea, you can participate in an ethical elephant bathing experience, where you’ll have the opportunity to bathe and play with the elephants in the river, providing them with much-needed care and affection.

In the evening, you’ll be treated to a captivating cultural performance by the Tharu community, showcasing their traditional music, dance, and customs. It’s a delightful experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and create lasting memories.


Day 1: Kathmandu to Chitwan

  • Early morning departure from Kathmandu (around 7-8 AM) for the drive to Chitwan National Park.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive through picturesque countryside, terraced farmlands, and rural villages of Nepal’s Terai region.
  • Arrive at Chitwan National Park and check-in at your jungle lodge or resort.
  • Welcome drink and briefing about the activities for the next few days.
  • Lunch at the lodge, featuring a mix of Nepali and international cuisines.
  • Afternoon jungle safari on an open jeep or elephant back, accompanied by experienced naturalists.
  • Explore the wildlife of Chitwan, including one-horned rhinoceros, deer, monkeys, and various bird species.
  • Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Chitwan National Park Exploration

  • Early morning wake-up call with tea or coffee.
  • Embark on a guided nature walk through the lush forest, led by naturalists who will explain the park’s flora and fauna.
  • Explore the banks of the Rapti River, an excellent spot for birdwatching.
  • Return to the lodge for breakfast.
  • Choose from additional activities, such as a canoe ride on the Rapti River, visit to the elephant breeding center, or cycling tour in the surrounding areas (optional and subject to additional charges).
  • Lunch at the lodge.
  • In the afternoon, participate in an ethical elephant bathing experience in the Rapti River, where you can bathe and play with the elephants, providing them with care and affection.
  • Evening cultural program by the local Tharu community, featuring traditional music and dance performances.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3: Chitwan to Kathmandu

  • Enjoy breakfast at the lodge.
  • Depending on your schedule, you may have time for one last activity in the morning, such as a visit to the Tharu village to learn about the local culture or a short jungle hike.
  • Check out from the lodge and bid farewell to the wonderful staff and wildlife enthusiasts you’ve met during your stay.
  • Depart from Chitwan and drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Arrive in Kathmandu by late afternoon or early evening.


  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle.
  • 3 Nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 2 Night 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 2 Night 3 star hotel accommodation in Chitwan on twin sharing basis on BLD plan.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Jungle safari activities in Chitwan national park.
  • Complementary farewell dinner in a typical Nepali cultural restaurant.
  • Company provide sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary pick up drop by tourist vehicle as per itinerary.
  • All government & local taxes.


  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Temple & monasteries entry fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water during trip.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan during the trip.
  • Tips for guide & driver (tipping is expected).
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, mineral water etc) and any other expenses which are not mentioned above.

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