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CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

As the crow flies ninety kilometres southwest of Kathmandu, is the Royal Chitwan National Park. Widely acknowledged as one of the best national parks in Asia, covering a pristine area of 932 sq. km. This is the first national park in Nepal, established in 1973 to preserve a unique ecosystem of significant value to the entire world. The park is situated in the sub-tropical inner 'Terai' lowlands of south central Nepal.
The Chitwan valley feature sub-tropical forest. Roughly 70% of the park is covered b sal forest (shorca rebusta), a moist deciduous vegetation type of terai region. The remaining types include grassland (20%), riverine forest (7%), and sal with chirpiness (30%) forest which occurs on the churea range south border of the park.
The grassland form a diverse and complex community with over 50 plant species. The saccharin species, often called Elephant grass, can reach 8m. in height. The shorter grasses such as imperata are useful for roof thatching.
There are more than 43 species of mammal in Chitwan National Park. The park is especially famous for its protection of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. The estimated population of rhinos is 460. The park also secures populations of endangered species such as tiger Gaur (Largest of all bovine ) wild Elephant, four horned antelope , striped hyena, pangolin, gangetic dolphin, gharial crocodile, gangetic dolphins, monitor lizard and python. Other animals found in the park include 4 different types of deer: Sambar, Chital, hog deer, barking deer, sloth bear, common leopard, ratel, palsm civet, Tiger civet (Linsang), wild dog, langur and rhesus monkeys.
There are over 450 species of birds in the park, among the endangered birds are the
Bengal floucan, giant hornbell, lesser floucan, black stork and white stork. A few of the common birds seen are peafowl, red jungle fowl, parakeets and different species of egrets, herons, kingfisher, flycatchers and woodpeckers. The best time for bird watching is March and December.
More than 45 different species of reptiles and amphibian occurs including Marsh mugger, crocodile, cobra, green pit viper and various species of frogs and tortoises.
Royal Chitwan National Park is actively engaged in the scientific study of several species of wild flora and fauna.

Activities

One of the best ways to view the flora and fauna of Chitwan is from elephant back enabling you to penetrate deep into the jungle through tall grasslands but there are many other exciting ways too. Our experienced naturalists and nature guides will take you on jungle walks, jungle drive, bird watching, for boat rides to seek out both the marsh mugger and gharial crocodiles and to observe wildlife from one of our watch towers

What to Bring

Chitwan is located in the sub-tropical lowlands of Nepal and days are generally warm, requiring only light clothing. During winter (early November to February), mornings and evenings are cool, requiring a woollen sweater or a warm jacket. You may bring a sun hat and glasses, swim-wear, binoculars, flashlight, protective skin cream and insect repellent which will come in handy for your out-door activities. We recommend neutral colored clothing. Comfortable walking shoes are essential.
Package
1 night/2 days Jungle activities
2 nights/3 days Jungle activities
3 nights/4 days Jungle activities

KOSHI TAPPU WILD LIFE
Nepal is a land of diverse topography, climate, ethnicity and biodiversity. Within an average breadth of about 150 km, the altitude varies from 60 meter above sea level to the world's highest peak Mount Sagarmatha scaling 8848 meter. And within a length of 800 km it has three large river basins namely Koshi in the east, Narayani in the central and Karnali in the west.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve was established in 1976, and covers an area of 175 sq.km. the reserve is named after the biggest river of Nepal, the Koshi. It is a major residing, staging and wintering site for waterfowls and waders in the sub-continent. Due to its international importance for the conservation of waders and waterfowls, it has been accorded the Ramsar Site by the Wetlands convention in 1987.
The water body supports more than 100 species of fish including the human size catfish known as Gonch, famous sporting fish the Mahasheer and delicious species the Jalkpoor.
The large reptiles inhabiting this reserve includes the longest snake species of the sub continent the rar Indian Rock Python, globally threatened fish eating Gharial Crocodile and number of lizards and turtle species.
The reserve and the adjacent area supports more than 350 bird species. During October to April one could be able to spot more than 100 species in a single day birding. Massive flocks lf ducks numbering more than 50,000 chiefly of Northern Pintails, Mallard and Northern Shoveler is a common sight during fall and winter. Globally threatened species occurring in this area includes Black-necked Stork, Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Baer's Pochard, Red-necked Falcon, Bengal Florican, Great Stone Plover, Black-bellied Tern, Dusky Eagle Owl, Swamp Francolin, Marsh Warbler, etc.
Koshi Tappu supports large ungulates such as wild water Buffalo, Blue Bull Antelope, Hog Deer etc. it is the last refuge for the globally threatened wild water Buffalo (Anran in Nepali) in Nepal. Currently their population is about one hundred only. These bovine possesses the longest horn (about two meters in length) among any surviving mammals in the world and are aggressive in nature. The small wetland carnivore includes the rare Fishing Cant Smooth-coated Otters. There are few rare Gangetic Dolphins found in the Koshi River.

Package for KOSHI TAPPU WILDLIFE
Day 01 Fly or Drive to Biratnagar. Met and transferred to Koshi Tapu
          wildlife.
Day 02 Wildlife activities
Day 03 Wildlife activities
Day 04 Departure to
Kathmandu by flight or Drive

ROYAL BARDIA NATIONAL PARK
Accessible by flight from
Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a trip which offers breath-taking views of the Himalaya. Followed by a 11/2 hour scenic drive along the East West Highway through the lowlands of Nepal passing manu fascinating Tharu villages.

Package for BARDIA NATIONAL PARK
Day 01 Fly or Drive to Nepalgunj. Met and transferred to Bardia
          National park.
Day 02 Wildlife activities
Day 03 Wildlife activities
Day 04 Depature to
Kathmandu by flight or Drive



 

 
 
 

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