Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal

This compact dip into Nepal packs an almighty punch combining historical tours, local culture, river rafting, mountain trekking and a jungle safari too.
Boudhanath Pasupatinath Temple Bhaktapur White water rafting Royal Chitwan National Park Jungle safari Tigers, leopards, rhinoceros and exotic birds Pokhara Sarangkot Kathmandu
Price
US $485ToUS $550 excluding flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Single supplement cost US $ 75 - US $ 125
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Description of Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal

This tour in Nepal serves up diverse culture and nature experiences in the Royal Chitwan National Park, one of Asia's most celebrated nature havens.

You'll see several of Nepal's most striking ancient settlements. Boudhanath's Buddhist shrines have led to the nickname 'Little Tibet', while Bhaktapur is renowned as a centre of wood carving. Other visits take in the beautiful 'nature city' of Pokhara, and a chance to explore Kathmandu. As you delve, discover Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, ancient irrigation systems, palace complexes plus dazzling local craftsmanship.

This wild and dramatic land offers pulse-quickening experiences too, beginning with an exhilarating river raft ride on the Trisuli River, shooting Grade 2-3 rapids. Wildlife encounters include a jeep safari in the Royal Chitwan National Park in search of rhinoceros, exotic deer, crocodiles, sloth-bear plus two iconic big cats – leopards and Royal Bengal Tiger. For bird-watchers, there are over 400 species – such as eagle, parrots, peacocks and kingfisher.

A trek to Sarangkot, meanwhile, delivers breathtaking views of silvery mountains including Machachapuchare (Fish-tail), Annapurna South, Himchuli and Dhaulagri Mountain, as well as outstanding views of Fewa Lake.

Price information

US $485ToUS $550 excluding flights
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Single supplement cost US $ 75 - US $ 125
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Departure information

This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary. Up to 3 small group departures per month Sep-Apr

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Holiday information

Our top tip:
Pack light: good walking boots essential.
Trip type:
tailor made
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
5 nights 3* hotel, 2 nights jungle lodge.
Solos:
Welcome. Single rooms available for a surcharge (hotels only).
Meals:
5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.
Included:
Accomm., transport, entrance fees, listed activities, guide.

Reviews

9 Reviews of Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal

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Reviewed on 09 Oct 2018 by

GREAT! One of the best I've taken. The tour operator was flexible and accommodating. Guides and accommodation were genuine. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2016 by

It was amazing! It's too difficult to select a single moment or city. Nepali people are really terrific. Exploring Chitwan was incredible. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Apr 2016 by

Best bit: Pokhara, seeing the mountains on a clear day and the chance to go paragliding for the first time. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2015 by

Superb! Nothing like it! Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2015 by

8/10. Nepal is a wonderful place....Nepali people obviously were employed and the tour was run locally. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2014 by

Beautiful country that will stay in our hearts forever. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2014 by

In terms of excitement (and having never done it before) the White Water Rafting was excellent and potentially a new hobby. The stay at Sarangkot was most peaceful and the view of the mountain range at 5.30am in the morning was quite breath taking. Pokhara was a lovely place to stay with an abundance of bars and restaurants. Sunsets at Chitwan was another highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Mar 2014 by

The most memorable part was without a doubt Chitwan National Park! Our guides Krishna and Prakash were amazing! With their careful guiding we were able to see rhinos, crocodiles, deer, wild boar, bison, monkies and many species of birds! Sunset over the river was spectacular and without the light pollution of the city we were able to see hundreds of stars. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2011 by

The whole trip was amazing. We covered a range of environments within Nepal - bustling Kathmandu, the exotic Chitwan jungle resort, Pokhara and the beautiful (and sometimes scary) mountain roads in between. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

Our trekking company is wholly committed to responsible tourism. On our treks & tours, tourism helps improve the standard of living for the local people by generating income for the local community through purchasing of local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and providing job opportunities.

We employ well-trained & experienced local tour guides. Our guides will give a briefing about responsible tourism e.g. rubbish disposal, giving food scraps to domestic animals, paying the porters to carry out trash, using a fire pit when camping, not picking flowers, using kerosene instead of firewood, avoiding bathing/washing clothes in streams, using local tea houses or camping sites. In addition the small group size of 4-10 people helps to minimise the impact on the environment.

On this tour, we stay at hotel / Jungle Resort operated by local communities such as 3* hotel or similar in city areas and Island Jungle Resort or similar in Chitwan Park. The resort manages garbage properly; minimize using fire-wood, arrangement comfort accommodation for visitors.

Our trekking company supports a local school & health post by financial donations and educational and medical materials.

We also support the Kvresthali Women society with financial donations which provides goat farming and adult literacy for women. On this trip, our guests will have the opportunity to give donations to these causes, and visit the Kavresthali Women Society to observe their activities.

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