Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy and Leisure
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Chitwan National Park
  • Trip Style: Safari Tour
  • Age Group: 6 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 1345
  • Best Season: September - May
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2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour Highlights

  • Two days complete jungle safari tour in one of the best wildlife hubs in Nepal, Chitwan National Park.
  • Witnessing the affluent wild animals and birds, including the endangered Bengal Tiger, Leopard, One Horned Rhino, Sloth Bear, Imperial Eagle, Babblers, Florican, and countless other species.
  • Jungle safari tour with an elephant or a jeep ride during the best time of the day to witness maximum wildlife species.
  • Exploration of Tharu communities, their rich culture, traditions, Maithili Art, and the Tharu Cultural Show and Stick Dance in the evening.
  • Birdwatching tour, elephant breeding center visit, canoeing, and short jungle hike during the evening in the Chitwan National Park.
  • Mesmerizing sunset from Rapti River Beach.
  • Luxurious accommodation at the hotels in Sauraha with the best meals.
  • 100% safe, thoroughly guided two nights, three days Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour with Sublime Trails.

The 2 Nights 3 Days Chitwan National Park Safari Tours in Chitwan National Park are among the best Jungle Safari Tours in Nepal, along with luxurious accommodations and plenty of recreational activities. The all-year subtropical humid temperature, lush forest, countless birds and animal species, including the endangered one-horned Rhino and Bengal Tiger, enriched Tharu Culture and Cultural Show, mesmerising sunset at Rapti, and other elements make Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour an exquisite short junket.

The Heart of Jungle, Chitwan National Park, was a hunting ground for Royal Families and diplomats in Nepal. And after 1960, with the establishment of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the establishment and declaration of a national park stopped hunting. And now, with rich biodiversity, Chitwan Wildlife Tour has been the most popular fashion in the Chitwan National Park, where tourists enjoy the 2-night and 3-day Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour Packages in various styles By Booking Online with Sublime Trails.

Departure Note for 2 nights 3 days Chitwan tour: Everyday departure is available for this safari tour. We have not posted any departure date because we can operate this tour on any dates you proposed.

Chitwan National Park- A short introduction

Chitwan National Park, established in 1973, is Nepal's first and oldest National Park. Expanding over a massive 952.63 km2, it touches four districts of Nepal, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Parasi, and Nawalpur. Sitting in the inner lowlands of Terai in the subtropical climatic zone, the weather here remains humid throughout the year.

Chitwan National Park sits at an altitude of just 100 metres from the alluvial river basins and valleys to at most 815 metres high Shivalik Hills.

This national park has a buffer zone that expands over 766.1 km2 on the western and northern parts of the Narayani-Rapti River system, the two prominent rivers of this region. The buffer zone also sits on the Nepal-India border and to the southeastern boundary of the national park itself.

People from the hills started migrating to Chitwan in the 1950s, but the Tharu people are natives of the national park. Still, most people who live today around the national park region belong to the Tharu community.

Wildlife in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is home to more than 700 different fauna species; still, there are unsurveyed insects and butterfly species. Due to the immense presence of wild animals of every kind, Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour offers you awe-striking glimpses of various wild species.

Sixty-eight mammal species live in Chitwan National Park, where Bengal Tiger and Indian Leopards are the focal animals. Since the number of tigers in recent years has increased tremendously, you'll witness one or two tigers during Jungle Safari Tour in Chitwan National Park.

Over 250 sloth beers, Honey Badgers, Bengal Foxes, Hyenas, Wild Dogs, Crab-eating Mongoose, Martens, and countless other animals live inside the national park. Wild boar, flying squirrel, Hares, four-horned antelopes, multiple deer species, jungle cats, Indian Civets, and other species are also widespread in Chitwan National Park, making it the best destination for wildlife tours in Nepal.

Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour is an ideal junket to witness the one-horned rhino. Even in the alleys of Sauraha, you may encounter some rhinos strolling around the city. In the jungle, while on Chitwan Wildlife Tour, riding on an elephant, you'll witness one-horned rhinos the most.

Birds in Chitwan National Park

Apart from wild animals, Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour is a hub for avid bird watchers, surveyors, bird researchers, and conservationists. There are more than 550 species of birds inside Chitwan National Park, including two-thirds of endangered birds in Nepal.

The warm temperature and alluvial grassland with plenty of food for birds make it the best habitat for endangered Bengal Florican, Grey-crowned Prinia, Swamp Francolin, grass wobblers, and more.

If you're on a study on endangered bird species, the lakes and ponds inside Chitwan National Park can be your bird spotting spot. The most endangered Oriental Darter resides and breeds around the lakes inside the national park. Other endangered bird species include Spotted Eagle, Jungle Fowl, Peafowl, Bitterns, and Storks bound and bred around the locale of this national park.

Migratory birds from the Northern Hemisphere also fly here during Winter to enjoy plenty of food and escape the northern cold. Species of eagles, including the spotted eagle, imperial eagle, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Goosanders, Brahminy Ducks, and Bar-headed geese, stop here in February before flying back to the northern hemisphere.

Not only winter birds but also many birds migrate here in Spring. The birds like Pitta, Sunbird, Flycatcher, and Cuckoos fly from the Southern hemisphere during the Spring. Hence, your 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour can be exciting throughout the year except for the monsoon months.

Ethnicity in Chitwan National Park

Before people migrated to Chitwan from hilly regions, Tharu people were the only inhabitants of Chitwan National Park until 1950. The Tharu tribe has its language, mores, traditions, customs, cultures, and way of life.

From the early days, these tribes did fishing and reared cattle for their livelihood. Still, Tharu people practise fishing and cattle rearing. On your trip to Chitwan Wildlife Tour, while in Tharu village, you'll see the fishing nets and rods outside of every house. These people work in the field during the day and grow crops like paddy, corn, and potatoes.

Every year, on the first day of Magh, January 15, 2023, Tharu people celebrate their largest festival, Maghi. If you're on Chitwan Jungle Wildlife Safari Tour In Nepal, you'll enjoy the vibrant colours of this festival and the way these people celebrate the whole day. The sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves and heated in the oven, sweets, and other meals make the day wholesome.

Mithila Paintings on the walls of houses are also a great asset of Tharu Culture. Peacock dance, fire dance, stick dance, and other plays enrich their cultures and traditions. Tharu Homestay, serving the ethnic taste to travellers, is now being widespread in Chitwan.

Activities to do in 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour

You can do many recreational activities during two nights and three days of Chitwan Wildlife Tours in Nepal. Inside the national park area, you can go on jeep rides, elephant rides, canoeing, birdwatching, elephant breeding centres, and even wildlife museums.

With us, we offer the following activities during your Wildlife Safari Tour in Chitwan National Park.

Elephant safari trip

Chitwan Wildlife Tour is famous for spotting the one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger and riding on an elephant to do the jungle safari.

A jungle safari with an elephant ride is the most popular style of cruising on the Chitwan Wildlife Spotting Tour. An elephant accommodates four passengers, one naturalist who explains and navigates through the forest, and Mahut, the elephant rider.

The elephant safari tour in Chitwan Wildlife Tour usually begins in the morning. You'll enjoy the serenity of the lush forest with towering plants, birds, butterflies, deers, antelopes, crocodiles, one-horned rhinos, sloth bears, and if lucky, you'll see Bengal Tiger.

Jeep safari tour

Jeep Safari Tour in Chitwan National Park Tour is another best way to tour deep inside the national park. Unlike a short elephant safari, a jeep safari tour can be a four-hour group safari tour or a whole-day private jeep safari tour with a guide. Also, a jeep accommodates a more significant number of people rather than four on the elephant.

With a jeep safari tour, you'll see elephants, the Bengal Tiger, Sloth Beer, Leopards, Antelopes, Crocodiles, various water wildlife, and the natural habitat of these animals.

Canoe Ride

The crocodile sun basks on the banks of the Rapti river, which flows from Sauraha. And the great way to witness these reptiles basking motionlessly on the banks is a canoe ride on Rapti during Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour.

The exotic birds, especially the migratory birds, in Autumn and Spring also search for food on the Rapti river bank and the lakes like Bishajari. Canoeing on the river and lake offers you close glimpses of exotic birds and other mammals.

You can also enjoy the canoe ride during the evening on the Rapti river with mesmerising sunset glimpses.

Tharu Village and Cultural Show

Tharu community is the ethnic community of Chitwan National Park. The way of life of these people has mostly stayed the same, and still, they adopt the traditional way of life.

As a tourist in Tharu villages in Chitwan, you can witness their daily lifestyle, attires, Maithili wall paintings, and even some festivals, especially in early Spring. A Tharu museum in the heart of Sauraha gives you insight into the close relationship between nature and the Tharu people living here for centuries.

During the evening, in Sauraha, you'll participate in the Tharu cultural show that lasts for about an hour. The Tharu artist performs various dances and rituals, and the Stick dance act is among the best. Every traveller enjoys this dance as it's an inspiring act in Stick Dance, Fire Dance, and Peacock Dance. They also sing and dance in their native language, which becomes an entertaining element of the evening.

Elephant Breeding Center Tour

The elephant breeding centre visit is a mandatory tour included in 2 night 3 days Chitwan Wildlife Safari Tour in Nepal. There are only two elephant breeding centres worldwide, one in Sauraha, Khorsor, inside Chitwan National Park, a 15-minute drive from the hotel you'll stay in. This also makes a visit to the breeding centre mandatory.

Until now, more than 52 elephants are in the breeding centre, including baby and adult elephants. On your visit, you may only see some elephants, as the majority of elephants here are used to patrol the national park and provide security to other animals against poaching and hunting. But, this centre is worth a visit as you'll enjoy the baby elephants all around the centre.

As you'll be with us on the 2-night 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour, we'll take you to this centre during the day while it remains open.

Usually, this centre is open for visitors for two shifts, morning and daytime. In the morning, it remains open from 7 am to 10 am in Summer and 8 am to 11 am in winter. The day opens from 3 pm to 4 pm in Summer and 2 pm to 4 pm in winter.

Birdwatching Tour

The birdwatching tour Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour is the best destination among avid bird watchers and researchers. The significant number of resident birds, along with the migratory birds that travel thousands of miles from the Northern and Southern Hemisphere during Autumn and Spring, makes Chitwan National Park the best place to witness birds.

We'll provide you with a guide for the birdwatching tour so that you will experience glimpses of rare bird species like Hornbill, Florican, Spotted Eagle, Flycatcher, and so on. Bishajari Taal in Chitwan National Park is the breeding hub for migratory birds. So, your trip to this beautiful pond in the early morning can be the best trip to witness the exotic birds in Chitwan.

Rapti River sunset view

The sunset from Rapti river is another incredible pleasure in 2 nights 3 days of the Chitwan Wildlife Tour. Since Chitwan remains humid throughout the year, you can chill on the Rapti river beach and enjoy the alluring sunset. You can lay on the chair, drink, and watch the sundown with the jungle in the background and the Rapti river in front.

Jungle Hike

Jungle walk on Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour is one of the most daring short hikes. You'll hike in the core area of the jungle for an hour or two. This hike gives you the essence of a Jungle Safari Tour through one of the largest national parks in Nepal.

The most common animals you'd see with jungle walks are one-horned rhinos, elephants, Bison, and Sloth bears. You may also see the Bengal Tiger on rare occasions.

You'll also climb to some observation towers in the national park to have a wider-angle viewing of the terrain. We'll provide two certified jungle guides for the walk so that you'll be in safe hands throughout. Also, these guides give you information about the plant species you'll see during your walk.

When to go for Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour?

Mid-September to May is the best time for the Chitwan Wildlife Tour in Nepal. Although the temperature in Chitwan remains humid throughout the year, these months are relatively warmer.

June, July, and August are the hottest months in Chitwan as the temperature rises over 40°C. Also, these months are monsoon, so it frequently rains every day. During monsoon, the bushes grow taller, and animals prefer to stay inside their hideouts; it won't be much entertaining with lesser animals in sight.

Autumn and Spring months are the best time for Chitwan Wildlife Safari Tour to spot the rarest animals. The temperature also becomes warmer in these months and averages around 30°C.

Animals breed most during these seasons; hence, spotting many animals during sightseeing makes these months ideal. Also, the rain-free days with utmost visibility make your time in Chitwan best during Autumn and Spring.

The daytime of winter is also ideal for Chitwan Wildlife Safari Tour In Nepal as the temperature averages around 25°C. The morning in Chitwan in winter becomes foggy and cold. Animals come out during the daytime to sun bask and search for food. Hence, spotting more animals during this time also makes it an ideal time of the year for this trip.

Getting to Chitwan National Park

As most of the visitors to the Chitwan Wildlife Safari Tour in Nepal stay in Sauraha, there are ways with which you can reach there. If you're in Pokhara or Kathmandu, you can take a flight to Bharatpur airport or take a bus ride from Pokhara/Kathmandu to Sauraha.

Fly from Pokhara/Kathmandu to Bharatpur Airport

Chitwan from Kathmandu is 20 minutes by flight and 10 minutes by flight from Pokhara airport. From Bharatpur airport, Sauraha is 16 kilometres away. Hence, upon landing, our representative will pick you up from the airport and drop you at the hotel in Sauraha where you'll be staying.

Private Jeep/ Tourist Bus from Kathmandu/Pokhara

The private jeep or tourist bus from Kathmandu and Pokhara takes five-plus hours to reach Sauraha. The private transfer offers air conditioning, comfortable seats, and better comfort. Also, the private overland jeep or tourist bus stops at some locations where you can stop for a pee or tea break.

Upon Online booking a 2-night 3 day Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour with us, we offer a complimentary tourist bus service from Kathmandu/Pokhara to Sauraha. The tourist bus we offer ensures your utmost comfort and safety.

But, if you want to take a private car or jeep from Kathmandu/Pokhara to Sauraha, it will cost you an additional USD 200. And, if you're going to take the flight from Pokhara/Kathmandu to Bharatpur Airport, it will cost you an additional USD 190 for a two-way flight.

Whichever you prefer, we'll arrange the best service to prioritise your utmost comfort and best tour experience.


You'll get luxurious accommodation for 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Wildlife Safari Tour When you made a booking with us. There are some three-star and five-star luxury hotels outside the national park from where you can view the forests inside the national park.

And you'll have the option of staying at countless other resorts and hotels with the best view swimming pool and fitness centres. You can also enjoy spa and restaurants inside the hotels.

Based on your preference, you'll get a deluxe room, a super deluxe cottage room, a family apartment, and wheelchair-accessible deluxe rooms.


Meals on Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with hot and cold drinks of your preference. The meal menu includes Indian, Italian, Continental, Chinese, and Thai cuisines prepared by incredible chefs.

All the meals will be served at the hotel you'll stay in, Chitwan. If you want to, you can taste some ethnic meals from the Tharu community.

Chitwan Jungle Safari Guide

On your Jungle Safari Tour, if you ride on an elephant, the elephant rider will be the guide for the safari tour. Usually, the Tharu people ride the elephant and know every corner of the national park. They also know the best and safe spots to sightsee animals and the best time to see certain exotic birds and animals.

While touring the Tharu village, Tharu Museum, or the Elephant Breeding Center, a Tharu Guide will assist you throughout. They know all the essential information regarding the Chitwan National Park Policies. These guides are government-certified tour guides.

Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival in Chitwan National Park
  • Day 2:Full day activities in Chitwan
  • Day 3:Morning Sunrise view and departure

Day 1:Arrival in Chitwan National Park

  • AccommodationJungle Safari Lodge
  • MealsLunch and Dinner

There are two best ways with which you can reach Chitwan National Park. One, you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur or from Pokhara airport to Bharatpur airport for 20 minutes. Second, you can drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara for 5 hours.

Our representative will pick you up from the airport/bus stop to the hotel where you'll stay for two nights and three days in Chitwan. Our tour manager will give you the tour briefing during the day/evening.

After lunch, at 1 pm, you'll start the tour to Tharu Museum and Tharu Village in Sauraha. The Tharu museum and village tour introduces you to the ethnic of the national park, their lifestyles, and cultures.

In the evening, you'll attend the Tharu Cultural Show, which lasts for two hours. In the show, you'll see various Tharu cultural acts like Stick Dance, Fire Dance, and Peacock Dance.

After a great tour and the cultural show, you'll head to the hotel, where you'll have dinner around 8 pm. Overnight at the hotel in Sauraha.

Day 2:Full day activities in Chitwan

  • AccommodationJungle Safari Lodge
  • MealsBLD

On day two of the Chitwan Wildlife Safari Tour, you'll be doing most of the activities that range from canoeing to birdwatching and jungle safari.

After breakfast, around 7 am, you'll have a canoeing session in Rapti river. Crocodiles, exotic birds, and other mammals come to the Rapti shore to bask in the warm sun.

Around 9 am, you'll visit the Elephant Breeding Center, one of the world's only two elephant breeding centers. As you'll be in the center in the morning, you'll see almost every elephant and calf.

After quality time at the breeding center, you'll return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch and some rest, you'll head to Jungle Safari Tour on an elephant ride or jeep ride. The jungle safari tour lets you catch glimpses of one-horned rhinos, bison, antelopes, deer, leopard, sloth bears, and countless bird species. And if you're lucky enough, you'll get the rare sight of the Bengal Tiger during the safari. The elephant rider (Mahut) will guide your jungle safari tour.

Not only animals but you'll also see the towering subtropical tree species in Chitwan National Park. Elephant bathing is also an entertaining activity of the day you'll encounter.

You'll be at Rapti River beach for sunset viewing in the evening. There are many restaurants at Rapti beach where you can grab some cold beverages and watch the sunset to the fullest.

After sunset, you'll return to the hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation.

Day 3:Morning Sunrise view and departure

  • MealsBreakfast

Our Chitwan Wildlife Tour comes to an end on the 3rd day. Our handpicked itineraries are for everyone who joins the trip. But, if you want to extend your Chitwan stay and want to explore the national park for a few more days, we'll be much happier to serve you.

There are various activities you can do in extra days in Chitwan. You can go further deep into the national park, stay some days birdwatching, tour lakes inside the park, and explore Tharu villages. If you didn't see a tiger on the jungle safari tour, you can go a few more times in the coming days and see the tiger firsthand.

You can also go fishing and do fieldwork with these locals. There are tons of activities in Sauraha for which you can extend your stay and make it worth it.

If you want to return to your following destinations or want to do trekking, we'll arrange every trek and tour for you.

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Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners at the safari hotel in Chitwan
  • 3-Star accommodation in Chitwan for 2 nights 3 days
  • All the necessary land transport as per activities
  • Activities in Chitwan national park 
  • Jungle safari guide for 2 nights days
  • All the entrance fees including Chitwan national park entrance fees

Cost Excludes

  • Personal shopping and tips
  • Accommodation upgraded fees (if you want to upgrade the hotel)
  • Private transport and flight from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Chitwan but available at extra cost mentioned above.

Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari Tour Reviews

5.0based on 2 reviews
  • Albert
    AlbertApril 16, 2018

    ABC And Chitwan Safari

    After completing my trek in Annapurna Base Camp, I wanted to get a feel of a different facet of Nepal. So I asked Sublime trails, who had arranged my ABC trek, to arrange a jungle safari tour in Chitwan. It was a completely different experience to trekking. It was simply satisfying. The animals, the Tharu Stick dance, and birds added a magical touch to the tour. You should be here once in your lifetime.

  • Joy Moh
    Joy MohNovember 07, 2017

    Jungle Safari Tour

    I have been an avid bird watcher since as far as I can remember. My wife also felt similarly about birds. My kids are animal fanatics who can't get enough of watching the channel “Animal Planet”. So I wanted to give them a glimpse of some of their favorite animals while we were holidaying in Nepal. We booked the 2 Nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour with Sublime Trials. I was as animated as my family members watching these animals. I was hoping that the tour never ended. The kids started to ask me when we would be back again for this tour. I hope we will be there again in the near future. You should join too.

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