Chitwan Photo Safari Extension
ALL LAND COSTS INCLUDED!
• Jungle photo safari on elephant back
What’s Not included?
• All airfare to and from Kathmandu (Inquire to learn more about our flight booking service)
Nepal’s first and most well-known national park is located in the lowlands of inner Terai. Covering an area of 932 sq. km the park is consisted primarily of hills covered by deciduous woodland. This ecologically diverse area is the last home in Nepal for little more than 300 of the endangered Asian One-horned Rhinoceros and harbors one of the largest population of the extremely rare Royal Bengal Tiger. Beside the rhino and tiger, Chitwan is also home to hugely diverse flora and fauna population. There are four different species of deer, including the spotted Chital; Leopard, Sloth bear, Wild boar, rhesus monkey, Grey Langur monkey, wild canine, small wild cats, the white gaur (the world’s largest wild cattle) and numerous other small animals. In a stretch of the Narayani River you can find one of the few remaining of populaces of the endangered, fish-only eating Gharial or Gangetic crocodile. For the ornithologist and the amateur bird watcher the park provides endless viewing possibilities with more than 450 species.
At Backwoods Adventures we know that well fed travelers are happy travelers. We aim to please your palate. Since we will be staying in a lodge for the duration of this trip, we will have our breakfast and dinner at the lodge. Box lunches will be provided during the photo photo photo photo photo photo safari days.
The menu includes a variety of Nepali and western style foods including rice, noodles, vegetables, Nepali pizza, soups & stews, eggs, porridge, cereal, peanut butter, jam, bread, yak cheese, fish, canned & fresh fruit, crackers, cookies, snacks, juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc. Since we are staying in a lodge as opposed to camping, you can count one having options at every meal. It will be more restaurant style dining.
*Please let us know ahead of time if you have extreme personal food preferences or dietary restrictions.
We will be staying at the amazing Chitwan Adventure Resort. A striking destination inspired by the extraordinary landscape, melding the offerings of thrilling in outdoor recreation and renowned spa treatments, with the hot & unsurpassed beauty of the Chitwan.
*All accommodations are on a twin sharing basis, unless otherwise arranged
Our Chitwan jungle photo safari is a relaxing adventure and no physical training is required, however we will be spending full days in the jungle traveling by elephant, which by nature can be a bumpy ride.
Talk to your doctor about the following vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), altitude sickness (Diamox pills), prescriptions you are currently taking.
You must hold a valid passport and visa to enter Nepal. You can obtain your visa at the airport upon your arrival in Nepal. You will need to present your passport, two passport size photos and $40.00 in USD for a 30+ day single entry visa. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the return date of your trip. Visas can also be obtained through the Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country prior to departure. You should carry a photocopy of your passport, insurance information and emergency contact numbers with you at all times. You should leave a copy of this information with a friend or relative at home.
• Chitwan National Park was established in 1973 and was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1984
• Much of the park was wiped out in the 60′s using DDT (and insecticide) also wiping out much of the rhino population
• Since 1977 the park has continued to grow in size and many species that once called it home were reintroduced to their native land
• For about 14 weeks a year, the the park experiences absolute pouring rain; receiveing over 2500 mm in rain
• The park sustains much mammal life, such as: such as, the Bengal tiger, leopard, and the One-horned Rhinocerous
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"I’m speechless. Having just returned from this very trip all I can say is – can I do it all over again? This trip is absolutely unbelievable at every level. The accommodations, the food, the people, the ruins, the hiking-I find I have to pinch myself while reviewing my pictures in order to believe that I was actually there!"
" Thank you to Joe for being our trip leader. His sense of humor and patience played a huge part in the success of the trip. It was a great experience that was planned well!"
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