Nepal's first and most famous national park is situated in the Chitwan, the lowlands of the Inner Terai. Covering an area of 932 sq km. the park includes hilly areas of the Siwalik Range covered by deciduous sal forest. One fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of the Narayani, Rapti, and the Reu Rivers and is covered by dense tall elephant grass interspersed with riverside forests of silk cotton (kapok), acacia and sisam trees. This ecologically diverse area is the last remaining home in Nepal for more than 300 of the endangered Asian one-horned rhinoceros and harbours one of the largest populations of the elusive and rare Bengal tiger. Besides rhino and tiger, Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora and fauna. There are four species of deer, including the spotted chittal, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, rhesus monkey, grey langur monkey, wild dog, small wild cats, the white stockinged gaur (the world's largest wild cattle) and many other smaller animals. The swampy areas and numerous oxbow lakes of Chitwan provide a home for marsh crocodiles.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley: Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square including living God Kumari, Pashupatinath (Biggest Hindu Temple) and Boudhanath (Biggest Stupa) and Patan city tour (city of fine art and architecture).
Day 03: After breakfast, fly to Bharatpur and transfer to Sauraha lodge/resort/camp. Elephant breeding center visit in the afternoon
Day 04: Full day jungle activities including, Elephant back safari, canoeing, Jungle safari, ethnic village visit, Tharu cultural museum visit
Day 05: Fly from Bharatpur airport for Katmandu. Arrive in Katmandu and check into hotel, free day
Day 06: Departure, transfer to airport