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Chitwan National Park

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About the Challenge

Chitwan National Park lies in Nepal’s subtropical Terai lowlands in the south of the country. It was Nepal’s first National Park, awarded World Heritage Site status in 1984.

Its dense jungle, marshy wetlands and rippling grasslands are a haven to wildlife such as the one-horned rhino, sloth bear, gharial, leopard, and the creature everyone hopes to catch a glimpse of – the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. We will also keep our eyes open for the many other species of animals and birds which live here, including several species of deer and monkey.

We explore this beautiful and enchanting habitat by jeep and dug-out canoe, and also visit a local community, where the way of life is very different to what we have experienced in the mountains of Nepal.

Min 3 pax - £50 supplement for 2 pax

5 DAYS
  • (main group departs Nepal)

    We leave Kathmandu and drive through the valley, heading south to Chitwan National Park. The drive takes approx 5 hours, with plenty of fascinating sights to enjoy on the way. We break for lunch en-route. On arrival at the National Park, we check in and relax, and can enjoy a wander around.

    Breakfast and dinner provided. Provide own lunch. Hotel accommodation.

  • This morning we visit a nearby village, where we see how the indigenous Tharu people live. With different customs and way of life to the mountain communities we have seen, the Tharu are well-known for being resistant to malaria. We have an enjoyable morning exploring the village, where we will be welcomed into one of the mud-houses, as well as observing farming methods. Much of the work here is done by oxen, and we may get the chance for an ox-cart ride. We then explore the beautiful Rapti River, which flows through the lush Chitwan jungle, by canoe. It’s a serene trip, with abundant aquatic birdlife and a good chance of seeing crocodiles, including the critically-endangered gharial, and other wildlife on the river-banks. The canoe trip is a wonderful introduction to the diversity of habitats and species in the National Park.

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided. Hotel accommodation.

  • Our morning starts early, with a bird-watching walk. The bird-life here is colourful and diverse; over 276 species have been recorded in the immediate area of our hotel alone! It’s wonderfully atmospheric in the early morning forest. We head back to relax, and after an early lunch we head out by jeep on tracks deep into the National Park, hoping to spot the elusive tiger, sloth bear, rhino and the many other creatures that live here.

    Breakfast and lunch provided. Provide own dinner. Hotel accommodation

  • After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu for our last night in Nepal. Once we arrive you are free to explore, shop for souvenirs, or simply relax at the hotel.

    Breakfast provided. Provide own Lunch and Dinner. Hotel accommodation.

    NB: Activities in Chitwan National park may be undertaken in a different order to that detailed above, depending on local conditions.

  • Morning transfer to the airport for the flight back to London.

    Breakfast provided.


Prices may vary depending on date.

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  • Available pricing options

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

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  • Available pricing options

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

    Download Challenge Details

Detailed Information

  • Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.

Preparing for the Challenge

  • We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.

  • This is designed to be a challenge, and it is vital that you train sufficiently for it. We will supply you with a thorough training guide once you have registered. We expect all participants to train hard in advance, but we respect everyone’s limits and do not expect everyone to maintain the same pace. Inadequate training is likely to have an impact not just on your chances of completing the challenge, but enjoying it too - and we want you to have the time of your life!

    Our challenges attract people of all levels of experience and fitness, all ages and backgrounds. We design our challenges so that everyone can go at their own pace: this is not a race. For logistical and safety reasons we sometimes need to re-group, so the front-runners may find themselves waiting for the slower ones. Please relax, and remember that this is a team effort that enables people to achieve their personal goals and earn sponsorship.

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