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Day 01 Kathmandu Chitwan [146km 4-5 hrs] BLD:
After breakfast, our journey takes us through hills and river banks of the Trisuli River, through many smaller towns and villages onto Chitwan National Park. You will stay in a comfortable resort for 2 nights and enjoy 3 days of activities. This park is regarded as the third biggest attraction in Nepal and one of the largest refuges of the One-Horned Rhinos. Nepal?s most famous National Park is large and encompasses diverse terrain. The Chitwan valley is characterized by tropical to subtropical forest. 70% of park vegetation is predominantly Sal forest - moist deciduous flora of the Terai region. The remaining vegetation includes grasslands, and riverine. Terai forests are full of jasmin, minosa, accecia reeds and bamboo. The pipal (Ficus religiosa) and banyan trees have significant meaning for the villagers.This tropical zone is Nepal?s richest area for wildlife including gaurs, buffaloes, tigers,leopards, rhinoceros, and deer found in the valley grasslands, as well as two species of crocodile and the Gangetic dolphin inhabiting the rivers. The alluvial floodplain habitat of the Terai is one of the best tiger habitats anywhere in the world. The principle birds are peacocks, jungle fowl and black partridge, while migratory duck and geese swarm on the ponds, lakes and big rivers of the Terai.
Day 02 Chitwan National Park BLD:
Entire day at Chitwan for wildlife activities. A Typical two-night/three day jungle safari consists of the following activities. Special programs can be arranged with your tour operator.
Elephant ride: The best and safest way to view wild animals is from the top of an elephant. Usually a number of elephants enter the jungle together.
Boat ride: There are crocodiles in the jungle rivers. Riding in a canoe allows you to see them from up close as they are sunning on the sandbanks. You will see a lot of water birds too.
Jeep ride: (Optional - $20 if you wish to do both activities – elephant ride and jeep ride – one of these are included). Driving through the jungle in a jeep is another good way to observe the flora and fauna, especially for those not fond of riding elephants.
Jungle walk: Walking in the forest puts you in the thick of things. Please note that it can be dangerous.
Bird Watching: With the vast array of birdlife in the park, a bird watching tour can be a real highlight, even if you are no great enthusiast.
Village tour: The Tharus are the indigenous people of the Terai plains. You can visit their villages by ox-cart or on foot to observe their lifestyles.
Cultural Program: At the end of the day, you will be entertained by a traditional Tharu dance around a campfire. An extremely enriching experience full of colour and skill unique to the local people.
Day 03 Chitwan – Pokhara (156km 4-5 hours) or return to Kathmandu B:
After breakfast, we will finish the safari activities and take a scenic drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of fish-tailed Machapuchare rising behind it makes it an ideal setting to spend a few days and explore the environs. Free in the afternoon to explore the town. Overnight at Hotel.
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