Chitwan is quite different from Kathmandu and Pokhara. It’s home to two indigenous communities in Nepal as well as the first National Park in the country. The experiences you can have here is grounded in rustic charm yet full of fun and adventure. From jungle safaris to cycling tours through villages, Chitwan enthralls you with its varied charm.
Culture Tour Through Tharu Villages
Tharu people are indigenous to Chitwan, and some research suggests they are the descendants of the kingdoms that existed here when Buddha was born. A guided tour through these villages is like a trip down historic lanes that date back to thousands of years. Learn about their culture, history, and religion. Enjoy local cuisine, their traditional music, and other arts at leisure.
Chepang Hill Trek
This experience blends adventure and cultural explorations. Trek to the top of the Chepang Hill to enjoy breathtaking views of the sunrise and the panoramic sight of the Himalayas. Then proceed to visit a Chepang village. Chepangs are another indigenous group in Nepal. This isolated tribe has preserved their culture and traditions without much change for generations.
A Day with Elephants
Explore the wildlife and vegetation of the forest along with elephants. Take a walk with the might creatures and the mahouts. Observe the routines of the elephants, join the mahouts in caring for them. If you are lucky, you might spot other wildlife too.
Chitwan on Cycle
Go on a guided cycling trip to nearby villages. Start early in the morning. Observe the traditional life of the indigenous Tharu people at Godar. Ride through lush green farms, appreciate local culture, festivals, lifestyle practices and much more. Enjoy local foods, chai, and assorted snacks during the day. And mark the end of the expedition by enjoying the beautiful view of the sunset near Narayani River.